Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota State's Kerri Young was named to the Summit League's women's basketball all-conference first team Thursday.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team landed six players on the All-Great Plains Athletic Conference team. For the second-straight year, senior Erica Herrold was named to the All-GPAC First Team while junior Ashley Bray joined her for the first time in her career.
Dakota Wesleyan University’s Ty Hoglund has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference freshman of the year. Hoglund, a 6-foot-3 guard from Dell Rapids, averaged 18.5 points per game this season, second-best on the team behind junior Jason Spicer’s 21.5. The honor was announced Wednesday morning. DWU’s last freshman of the year was Jalen Voss in 2011-12 and David Nour in 2001-02 before that.
A senior leader, a school-record holder and now a player of the year. Dakota Wesleyan University guard and Mitchell native Tate Martin has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the year.
HURON — Three players scored in double figures to power Sanborn Central/Woonsocket to 77-51 boys basketball win over James Valley Christian in a District 6B semifinal game on Tuesday.
PHILIP — From the opening tip, it was all New Underwood Tuesday night. The Tigers' girls basketball team outscored Lyman 26-4 in the first quarter, as New Underwood clinched the first Class B state tournament berth with a 58-29 win over the Raiders in Philip in the Region 7B championship. New Underwood, which improves to 22-1 for the season, opened the game on a 15-2 run and held the District 12B winners from Lyman to just eight made field goals in the contest.
Mitchell Christian mounted its rally late in the contest but it was Canistota that emerged with a District 8B boys basketball semifinal victory Tuesday at the Corn Palace, as the Hawks won 58-49. Mitchell Christian trailed by 10 points with 2:43 remaining but trimmed the Canistota lead to just four points with 48 seconds left in the game but the Hawks were able to salt the game away from there.
SEWARD, Neb.—With a national tournament berth secured, Dakota Wesleyan University's women's basketball team used the conference championship game as a tune-up for the national tournament. And the Tigers almost walked out of a hostile Walz Arena with a win. Instead, it was No. 2 Concordia University that escaped with a 78-77 overtime win in the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament title game on Tuesday. No. 9 DWU (26-5) had chances at the end of regulation and overtime to upset the Bulldogs (30-2) in front of 1,250 fans.
Kelly Kost, of Mitchell, bowled a 300 game on Monday at Village Bowl in Mitchell. It's Kost's first career 300 game, which came in the Universal League bowling for Spare Change Casino. Kost opened with games of 194 and 193 before rolling the perfect game to close out a 687 series.
The Mitchell Quarterback Club will meet today, with the Mitchell High School wrestling and gymnastics seniors as the special guests. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille in Mitchell.