Daily Republic Sports
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team opened its season up with a 6-3 victory over Harrisburg on Thursday in Harrisburg. Mitchell earned wins in singles action from Avery Larson (Flight 2), Ashley Jones (Flight 4), Sarah Zimmerman (Flight 5) and Kiersten Bathke (Flight 6). Sammy Pooley (Flight 1) and Kelsey Dahme (Flight 3) each dropped matches to Harrisburg's Sydney Rott 6-2, 7-5 and Hannah Markman 6-3, 6-3, respectively.
Yankton picked up a pair of wins over the Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer teams at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. In the girls match, the Gazelles took a 1-0 halftime lead and went on to earn a 3-0 victory over the Kernels, while the boys fell 6-0 on Thursday. Yankton outshot the Kernel girls 21-3, while Mitchell goalie Caroline Titze recorded 16 saves in the loss.
The Mitchell High School boys golf team edged Huron by one stroke in a dual Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course. As a team, Mitchell recorded a score of 332, while Huron finished with a 333. Nick Bennett and Max Dailey each fired rounds of 82, good enough to tie for second place to pace the Kernels. "Nick and Max each shot one of their better rounds of the year," MHS head coach Mark Horan said. "Overall, we played a lot better on the back nine. We had some nerves again right away, but settled down and played some pretty good golf the rest of the day."
It was a rainy night at the 21st annual Miller Lite Bull Bash but the outcome was all sunshine for Casey Henninger. Henninger, of Fort Pierre, had the night's best ride with an 87 in the bonus round, taking home $1,000 and a Henry repeating 22-caliber rifle for the bonus round win. Henninger had the third-best score in the opening round, winning $1,140 with a score of 79 and bringing the grand total for the night to $2,140.
BRANDON—The Mitchell High School boys golf team improve its team score by 25 strokes on the second day of the Warrior-Lynx Invitational. Mitchell carded a team score of 346 on Tuesday at the Brandon Golf Course in Brandon and finished the two-day tournament in 13th place with a total score of 717. Sioux Falls Washington won the event, posting a two-day score of 604, edging Sioux Falls O'Gorman (606) by two strokes.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell boys golf team finished 14th at the Warrior Invitational at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Kernels recorded a 371 in the season-opening tourney, which featured 15 teams. Sioux Falls O'Gorman won the team title with a 293 as the four Sioux Falls Class AA schools dominated the field. Sioux Falls Washington (306) finished second, Sioux Falls Roosevelt (307) placed third and Sioux Falls Lincoln (313) finished fourth. Aberdeen Central's Jonah Dohrer was the individual medalist with a 1-under-par 70.
BROOKINGS — Former Jackrabbit football standout and Tyndall native Josh Ranek will be inducted into the South Dakota State University athletic hall of fame Oct. 7. The former Bon Homme High School standout, Ranek more than doubled the previous Jackrabbit record for career rushing during his standout career from 1997-2001.
Floyd Shattuck, of Mitchell, shot better than his age during a round of golf Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course. Shattuck, age 76, shot a round of 75. It's the second time he's shot his age or better in an 18-hole round. Jim Lynde and Bret Jorgensen were the witnesses of the round.
Defending state champions Winner and Gregory are at the top of the preseason rankings heading into the 2017 season in the inaugural South Dakota Prep Media football poll. The Warriors, the two-time defending champions and winners of 24 straight games, are ranked No. 1 in Class 11B in the poll released Monday afternoon, while the Gorillas, who have won two of the last three state titles in Class 9AA, hold the No. 1 spot in the class for the start of the new year.
BRANDON — University of South Dakota golfer Tom Vining and South Dakota State University golfer Megan Mingo won the South Dakota Golf Association amateur championships Sunday in the men's and women's divisions, respectively. Vining, who won the 2015 amateur title, shot a pair of 66s — one on Friday and another Sunday — for a 9-under score of 204, winning by two shots over Freeman High School graduate and University of Wyoming golfer Arron Lickteig (69-68-69—206), who won the 2016 title.