Daily Republic Sports
RAPID CITY—Nine area wrestlers have qualified for Saturday's championship matches at the South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament. At 106 pounds, Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Sam Kruger (43-7) had a dominating victory over Dylan Wolf of Lemmon/McIntosh with a 10-2 decision. He will meet Tri-Valley's Trevor Klinnert, who is 48-6 on the season.
• Mitchell High School wrestling at Class A state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center. • Mitchell Marlins boys hockey vs. Sioux Falls East, 8 p.m. at...
Today, at the Corn Palace, Hanson and Ethan will play in the District 8B girls basketball championship game. Time: 7 p.m. Records: Hanson (17-4), Ethan (17-4).
No. 3 DWU women at No. 2 Mount Marty When/Where: 5 p.m. in Yankton Records: DWU (24-7), Mount Marty (22-9) Projected starters: DWU: G: Rylie Osthus, 5-9, freshman, De Smet, G: Gabby Frykbo, 5-7, junior, Sodertaje, Sweden, F: Amber Bray, 6-0, sophomore, Anoka, Minn., F: Ashley Bray, 6-0, sophomore, Anoka, Minn. F: Erica Herrold, 6-0, junior, Dimock MM: G: Cassidy Gebhart, 5-6, senior, Elkton, G: Logan Wagner, 5-7, junior, Parkston, G: Alex Kneeland, 5-9, senior, Summit, F: Raquel Sutera, 6-0, senior, Tabor, F: Kellie Winckler, 6-0, junior, Lake Andes
WATERTOWN—Behind Grace Halvorson's hat-trick, the Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team pulled out a 6-2 win over the Watertown Lakers on Friday in Watertown. Halvorson finished the game with three goals, while Shannon Koch, Adrionna Long and Jenna Grosdidier each added a goal. Grosdidier and Sarah Zimmerman each added an assist in the win. Mitchell outshot Watertown 24-20 in the contest. Marlin goalie Ashley Zimmer recorded 18 saves. Mitchell ends the regular season at 6-14 and will compete in the state tournament on Thursday in Mitchell.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys basketball team cruised to victory on Friday night, defeating Wessington Springs 58-26 in Wessington Springs. Brady Tiede recorded 16 points and seven rebounds, while Trent Kingsbury added eight points and four assists. The Blackhawks shot 24-of-56 from the field and 8-of-21 from the line. For Wessington Springs, John Witte had 16 points, six rebounds and three steals in the loss. The Spartans shot 8-of-47 from the field and 10-of-25 from the free-throw line.
With four goals in the third period, the Sioux Falls Flyers West defeated the Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team 5-2 on Friday in Mitchell. Five separate players for the Flyers had goals in the contest. Jacob Thill had two goals for the Marlins. Spencer Neugebauer and Jake Jarman each had an assist in the loss. Mitchell goalie Joshua Loecker had 24 saves. Mitchell outshot Sioux Falls 29-25. Mitchell (6-10) hosts the Sioux Falls Flyers East today in Mitchell.
Tate Deinert's double-double pushed Mount Vernon/Plankinton past Mitchell Christian 58-53 in a high school boys basketball game on Friday in Mitchell. Deinert finished the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Devin Rihanek added 19 points and nine rebounds. The Golden Eagles led 17-11 after the first quarter and held a 30-25 advantage at halftime. MVP outscored Mitchell Christian 20-12 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—No. 21 Missouri Baptist University swept the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team in a doubleheader on Friday in St. Louis, Missouri. DWU fell in the first game 4-1 and dropped the second game 8-0. In Game 1, Patrick Whetham took the loss, allowing three runs off six hits in five and a third innings pitched. Austin Calhoon had two hits and Peyton Price picked up an RBI for the Tigers. In Game 2, Dustin Steckler allowed seven runs, three earned, on eight hits in four innings pitched. Jonah Johnson had two singles in the loss for DWU.
• Mitchell High School wrestling at Class AA state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center. • Mitchell Christian boys basketball vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton at MCS, 8 p.m. • Mitchell Marlins boys hockey vs. Sioux Falls West, 8 p.m. at Mitchell Activites Center. • Mitchell Marlins girls hockey at Watertown, 8 p.m. in Watertown. • Area high school wrestling at Class A and AA state championships, 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Civic Center.