Daily Republic Sports
PARKSTON — Nick Tadlock slugged a grand slam as part of a six-run fifth inning to help Dimock-Emery to a opening-round victory in the District 5B tournament over Mount Vernon 7-3 in Parkston Friday. After Dimock-Emery had already scored two runs to gain their first lead, Tadlock drilled a ball to center field and cleared the bases, putting the Raptors up for good.
The Denver Nuggets made their re-signing of Mitchell native and forward Mike Miller to a multi-year contract official on Thursday. "We're thrilled that Mike will be back with us going forward. He exemplifies what it means to be an ultimate teammate and professional, and his resume certainly speaks for itself," said general manager Tim Connelly. "Last season Mike made a major impact on our young core and we look forward to continuing to have his veteran leadership both on the court and in our locker room."
PIERRE — The South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation announced Thursday the awarding of 10 free Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to SDHSAA member schools this summer. Member schools were encouraged to apply, and the ten recipient schools were selected out of a pool of 29 requests based upon specific need or lack of access to such a life saving device.
The Mitchell Mad Dogs will move into postseason play starting July 28 in Sioux Falls, taking on the Sioux Falls Saints. The game will be played at 8 p.m. at Harmodon Park. The Mad Dogs' region includes the Saints, the Vermillion Red Sox and the Yankton Tappers and the region play will continue at Riverside Park in Yankton on July 30. The top two teams will advance to the Class A state tournament's opening round, being held in Aberdeen Aug. 5-7. The Mad Dogs (5-13) close out the regular season at 5 p.m. Sunday, taking on the Yankton Tappers in Yankton.
PARKSTON — Winner/Colome kept Platte off the board in their District 5B tournament opener Thursday night in Parkston, winning 10-0 in seven innings. J.J. Farner pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and no runs, while striking out six. Austin Calhoon had two hits and an RBI, including a double, while Lakin Neugebauer drove in two runs. Geno Katz had a single and an RBI for Winner/Colome.
RAPID CITY — For a second consecutive day, the Mitchell Post 18 Legion baseball team couldn't get off to a solid start. In the double-elimination Region 3A tournament, it meant the season coming to an end for Mitchell. Post 18 scored three runs late in the game but couldn't rally from a 7-0 deficit, as Pierre Post 8 knocked out Mitchell 8-3 in an elimination game Thursday at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City. After an opening-round loss on to Rapid City Post 22 on Wednesday and Thursday's loss, Mitchell's season ends with a 22-19 record.
Mitchell High School boys golf coach Mark Horan will be holding a parent meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria. All boys grades 7-12 interested in participating in golf should attend along with their parents or guardians. For more information, contact Activities Director Cory Aadland at 770-0757 or email@example.com .
DELL RAPIDS — Colin Karst and Gregg Hilmoe combined for a five-hit shutout for the Dell Rapids Mudcats Tuesday night, defeating the Salem Cubs 6-0 in amateur baseball action to wrap up the Cornbelt League season. Karst picked up the win, throwing seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven. Hilmoe allowed two hits in two innings and struck out one. Travis Peters was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Aaron Johnson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Mudcats.
RAPID CITY — The Rapid City Post 22 Legion baseball team is the host of the Region 3A tournament this week. They weren't afraid to give Mitchell a rude welcome in Post 18's opening game Wednesday night. Four runs in each of the first two innings helped the perennial power Hardhats to build a 9-0 lead and coast to a 13-3, seven-inning victory at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City.
The Mitchell Shockers capped a successful season last weekend with a second-place finish at the 10-and-under state tournament at the Cadwell Sports Complex. The Shockers defeated Brandon Valley and Watertown by 4-3 scores in the first two contests, before taking down the Aberdeen Eagles 13-3 and defeating Sioux Falls Royals 9-5 before dropping a close 2-1 decision to Aberdeen Kusler in the championship game.