Daily Republic Sports
PLATTE—The Platte-Geddes girls track and field team placed first at its home meet, while Corsica-Stickney took home the boys team title at the Platte-Geddes Relays on Saturday in Platte. PG totalled 102 points to edge Hanson, who took second with 101 points. The Jaguar boys finished with 142 points, while the PG boys recorded 91 points for second. Individually, Hallie Hallock took home the girls MVP honors by winning both the shot put and discus with tosses of 35 feet, 4.75 inches and 104-4, respectively.
ABERDEEN—Five Kernels won events at the Ah Sahli track and field meet on Saturday in Aberdeen. In girls events, Mitchell's Mary Krause won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 13.41 seconds and she provisionally qualified for the state meet with that time. Kyla Crago won the 400 (1:00.58) and Carly Haring won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches. Mitchell High School track and field head coach Joe Shepardson said Haring had three attempts at setting the school record at 5-04.25 and barely missed on all three attempts.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team split a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. DWU fell to the Bulldogs 6-0 in the first game, but rallied for a 6-5 in the second game of the contest. In Game One, Dillon Stadlman took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in three innings pitched. The Tigers only managed three hits in the loss. In Game Two, Reed Harter hit the game-winning single in the eighth inning and finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Tyler Waddle went 3-for-4.
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell High School boys tennis team took second place at the Rapid City Invite on Saturday in Rapid City. Mitchell finished with 97 total points in the two-day tournament, while Rapid City Stevens won the 10-team tournament with a total score of 108.
The Dakota Wesleyan University softball team earned a sweep over College of Saint Mary on Saturday in Mitchell. DWU defeated the Flames 6-1 and 5-4 in 10 innings to clinch the the No. 6 seed for the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament, which begins on Friday in Hastings. DWU (19-32, 9-11 GPAC) will take on No. 3 Concordia. In Game One, Lorissa Loeppky earned the win, tossing seven innings and striking out six batters. Meylsia Ortega went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while Amber Budmark added three hits and two RBIs in the win.
YANKTON—Scoring 12 runs in the last three innings, the Mitchell High School baseball team earned a sweep against Yankton and extended its winning streak to eight games on Saturday in Yankton. Mitchell had to come from behind in both contests, winning the first game 7-3 by scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning and taking the second game 16-15.
LENNOX—The Plankinton Bankers picked up their first win of the amatuer baseball season 9-3 over the Alcester Zips on Friday in Lennox. The newly reformed Zips took an early 3-1 lead over the Bankers, but Plankinton broke the game open with a six-run third inning. Billy Hamilton went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Plankinton, while Jon Beckman earned the win. Beckman allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with five strikeouts in five innings pitched. Plankinton (1-0) plays Freeman and Corsica-Stickney today in Lennox.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team dropped a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference games to Concordia on Friday at Cadwell Park. DWU fell 9-0 in the first game and 3-1 in the second game to the conference-leading Bulldogs. The Tigers managed just two hits in the first game and committed four errors as Dominique Boerger took the loss, allowing nine runs, six earned, on eight hits. In the second game, DWU took an early 1-0 lead after two innings but Concordia scored runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning to earn the win.
MILLER—The Sanborn Central/Woonsocket boys and girls finished second and third respectively at the Jimmy Rearick/Warbird Invitational The Blackhawk boys finished second with 71 points, while the SCW girls placed third with 80 points. Wolsey-Wessington won the boys team title with 113 points. Aberdeen Roncalli won the girls team title with 146 points. SCW's Myah Selland claimed four individual titles. She won the 300-meter hurdles (50.36), the long jump (14-10.5), triple jump (32-9.5) and high jump (5-2).
YANKTON — Mitchell's boys sprinting relays remained in high gear Friday at the First Dakota Relays in Yankton. The Kernel quartet of Barry Browning, Reed Overweg, Courtney Miller and Spencer Neugebauer won three relay races, including a meet record in the 4x200 and a state-qualifying time on the first try for the 4x400.