Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—One of the highest scoring teams in the nation was at it again on Thursday. No. 9 Dakota Wesleyan scored more than 100 points for the eighth time this season in a 101-72 Great Plains Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Morningside College. The Tigers, who are the fifth-highest scoring team in the nation, led from start-to-finish in the convincing win and swept the season series against the Mustangs (16-7, 6-6 GPAC).
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School gymnastics team recorded its second-highest team score of the season on Thursday night. At the Brookings Triangular, Mitchell recorded 143.600 points to win the event, while Madison took second with 138.100 points and Brookings finished third with 137.600. The Kernels finished with a season-high score of 36.200 on bars, 36.550 on floor, 35.800 on vault and 35.050 on beam.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball allowed a season-high 91 points as No. 11 Morningside topped the Tigers in Great Plains Athletic Conference action on Thursday night in Sioux City, Iowa. Tied at 40 at halftime, Morningside outscored DWU 32-14 in the third quarter and 51-36 in the second half to earn a 91-76 victory. It's the Tigers third GPAC loss, all on the road, this season.
Bridgewater-Emery boys basketball head coach Scott Schultz will be the special guest speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting on Monday. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grill.
A pair of area sprinters have made an early impact in the indoor track and field season for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this month. Freshmen Kaelyn Kaul and Korder Cropsey each were on winning relay teams for the Hardrockers at the Black Hills State Invite Jan. 13 in Spearfish. Kaul, a freshman from Mitchell, was on the winning team in the women's 4x400 relay, taking home first place in 4 minutes and 19.66 seconds. Cropsey, a freshman from Presho, was on the first place team in men's 4x400 in a time of 3:30.14.
South Dakota State Soccer Association Executive Director Jeremy Tosaya is leaving his post to become a soccer coach at Nebraska Christian College. Tosaya, who was men's soccer coach at Dakota Wesleyan University for seven seasons, was the first executive director for the group and operated the SDSSA out of Mitchell. He resigned as the Tigers' coach in January 2016 to take the SDSSA job.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—An important basketball doubleheader in the Great Plains Athletic Conference for the Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's teams has been postponed due to severe winter weather. The Tigers and Morningside University were set to play Wednesday but that doubleheader has been moved to Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa. The women's game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m. at Allee Gymnasium. DWU called off classes on Wednesday due to the snowstorm that blew through Mitchell.
RAPID CITY—It's been three tournaments and three championships for Mitchell Ravens FC. The U12 indoor soccer team claimed its latest title at the Black Hills Rapids Winter Classic on Sunday in Rapid City. Mitchell won its three pool play games over Oahe Green Diamonds (9-0), Black Hills Rapids Red (6-2) and RFC Galaxy out of Scottsbluff, Nebraska (16-1). In the semifinals, the Ravens defeated Black Hills Rapids Burgundy 12-1 and the team defeated RECCOS (Scottsbluff, Neb.) 11-0. In five games, Mitchell outscored its oppoentnts 54-4.
A number of area sporting events have been called off Tuesday due to severe winter weather. Mitchell’s boys and girls basketball games with Aberdeen Central have been postponed to Feb. 13. The boys will play at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen, while the girls basketball team will host Aberdeen at 7 p.m., at the Corn Palace. A number of area events were also called off Tuesday:
The South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school basketball polls for the week of Jan. 23 are below. Teams are listed with first-place votes in parentheses, record, vote points and last week’s ranking. BOYS BASKETBALL Class AA 1. SF O’Gorman (3) 10-3 31 T1 2. Brookings (4) 9-1 30 T1 3. Brandon Valley 6-2 20 4 4. RC Stevens 7-2 17 3 5. Sturgis 8-2 5 RV Others receiving votes: SF Washington 1, Huron 1. Class A 1. Madison (4) 9-2 27 T2 2. St. Thomas More (2) 9-2 25 5 3. Sioux Valley (1) 11-2 20 1 4. SF Christian 6-3 14 T2 5.