Daily Republic Sports
• Mitchell High School football vs. Sturgis, 7 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell. • Mitchell High School golf host Mitchell Invite, 10 a.m. at Lakeview Golf Course in...
Behind four goals from Mitchell's Kayla Stangeland, the Kernels girls soccer team scored a season-high seven goals and cruised past visiting Sioux Falls Christian 7-0 at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex Thursday in Mitchell. Erin Farnham had four assists for the Kernels and earned the team's MVP honors for the game, which is voted on by MItchell's players. Three of the assists came on Stangeland goals, showing off the Kernels' dynamic attacking pair. "They play well off each other and do a great job of setting each other up," said Kernels coach Jason Wear.
CHAMBERLAIN—Chamberlain's Ella Byers continued her strong start to the season on Thursday, capturing the girls individual title at the Chamberlain invite in Chamberlain. Byers finished with a time of 18 minutes, 33.73 seconds in her first-place finish. Ethan/Parkston's Lexy Leischner finished fourth with a time of 19:42.63, while Mount Vernon/Plankinton's Lorna Gregerson (19:47.58) and Lainey Gregerson (19:48.70) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Todd County won the girls team title with a team-low 19 points, while MV/P took second with 31 points.
Dakota Wesleyan University will hold its annual Blue and White Days golf outing on Sept. 25 at Wild Oak Golf Course in Mitchell. The event begins at 11 a.m. and the proceeds benefit the DWU golf program. The outing includes a Par 3 contest, a putting contest and special events on the course with Tigers golfers. Organizers are currently accepting individual and team entries and sponsorships. For more information, contact DWU golf coach Chris Gomez at 995-2179.
A Sioux Falls man struck his third career hole-in-one Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Jay Kuiper aced the No. 3 hole at Lakeview from 176 yards out. Kuiper used his 7-iron to make the shot.
Ronda (Morgan) Koepsell knows how far the Mitchell High School girls basketball program has come. Because she was there at the beginning Koepsell, who was a senior on the first-ever state championship winning team in 1990, will be inducted into the Mitchell High School/Mitchell Athletic Booster Club Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the County Fair Banquet Hall in Mitchell. "It's an honor for girls basketball in Mitchell," said Koepsell, who lives near Canova and teaches in the Montrose School District. "I wouldn't have accomplished what I did without the teammates I had back then.
The Mitchell Athletic Booster Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 21 at Overtime Sports Bar and Grill, in Mitchell. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Members and team representatives are encouraged to attend.
DELL RAPIDS — The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction banquet on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Old 77 Bar and Grille in Dell Rapids. The event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the ceremony. All fans of baseball are welcome to attend for a night of stories, memories and milestones.
SALEM—Danielle Hansen's double-double with 11 kills, 16 digs, three aces and one block helped McCook Central/Montrose down Menno 3-0 on Thursday in Salem. Set scores were 25-20, 25-9 and 25-19. Marissa Painter added nine kills and one block, while Natalie Gottlob finished the match with eight kills and two blocks. Setter Nicole Bies had 27 assists and two aces in the win. Menno was led by Tara Spencer, who finished the match with two kills, three blocks, two assists, and 17 digs.
• Mitchell High School girls soccer vs. Sioux Falls Christian at 4 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. • Mitchell Christian volleyball vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton at MCS. •...