Daily Republic Sports
SALEM—The Bridgewater-Emery boys track and field team and the Freeman girls team each finished in second place at the Fighting Cougar Invite on Tuesday in Salem. The Huskies finished with 114.5 points, while Freeman finished with 122 points. West Central won the boys (261) and girls (199.5) events in the seven-team meet. Bridgewater-Emery's Jacob Eddy won the 110 hurdles (18.05) and 300 hurdles (43.6), while the Huskie 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams won with times of 46.27 and 1:37.69, respectively.
Mitchell native and University of Nevada-Las Vegas associate men's basketball coach Ryan Miller won't be returning to his job with the Runnin' Rebels after two seasons, Miller said Tuesday. Miller could be trading the job in for one closer to home, after it was reported Tuesday that Miller is a serious candidate for the open head coaching job at South Dakota State.
GREGORY — Winner/Colome knocked around 13 hits and scored 11 runs Tuesday, defeating Gregory County 11-1 in six innings of prep baseball action. Winner/Colome's Kelly O'Bryan had five innings of solid pitching, striking out 10 and allowing three hits and an earned run. The Royals led 2-1 heading to the fifth inning, when Winner/Colome scored four runs and added five more in the sixth inning.
YANKTON—Mason Carpenter was overcome with relief after he finished competing in the pole vault on Tuesday. The senior had finally broken Mitchell's school record in the pole vault at a quad meet in Yankton. Carpenter won the event with a vault of 14 feet, 6 inches. "It was pretty cool," Carpenter said. "I've been waiting to do it for three years now. It's nice to get it out of the way." No team scores were kept in the meet, but Mitchell head coach Joe Shepardson said he was pleased with how the Kernels performed overall.
HURON—Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Rex Schlicht won three events at the Sunshine Bible Academy Invite on Tuesday in Huron. Schlicht won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.4 seconds, the 1,600 (4:57.7) and the 800 (2:13.9) as the Blackhawks took fourth with 60 points. Kimball/White Lake took sixth with 57 points and Wessington Springs took ninth with 29 points. James Valley Christian won the 14-team boys event with 145 points, while Potter County took the girls event with 105 points.
SIOUX FALLS — In a game full of tough at-bats, Mitchell's Jed Schmidt battled away at the plate in the top of the seventh inning, fouling off seven straight 0-2 pitches. But Schmidt found one that worked, lining a base hit to right field and moving Spencer Neugebauer to third base with no outs. The two then combined on a double-steal play for Neugebauer to score the go-ahead run, helping the Kernels' spring baseball team to a 4-3 road win over Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tuesday at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.
WAGNER—The Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls track and field team each took first place at the Wagner Relays on Tuesday in Wagner. The Titan boys finished with 161 points, while the MVP girls had 153 points at the 10-team event. MVP's Dane Rihanek won the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.68 seconds and the 800 (2:13.64), while Logan Bush won the 3,200 (11:48.77) and Jacob Stange won discus (132 feet, 5 inches). The Titans' 4x200 relay team took first with a time of 3:40.43.
SIOUX FALLS—Alex Hegg provided the lone win for the Mitchell High School boys tennis team against Sioux Falls O'Gorman on Tuesday, as the Kernels fell 8-1 in Sioux Falls. The loss was the Kernels' first in the regular season since the 2014 season. "The score pretty much sums it up on its own," Mitchell head coach Pat Moller said. "We got beat by a more experienced team. Our youth and inexperience showed today. We're going to learn from this match and take the experience and prepare for the next go-around." Hegg defeated Cade Damgaard 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 1 singles spot.
PARKSTON—Jake DeLange had two hits and three RBIs in Parkston/Ethan's 6-5 victory over Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes on Monday in Parkston. Josh Rands also collected two hits for Parkston/Ethan, while Jesse Grosdidier picked up the victory on the mound. Grosdidier pitched 5.1 innings, gave up five runs (one earned) and picked up two strikeouts. Parkston/Ethan jumped on Wagner/Avon/Lake Andes starting pitcher Caden Kazena in the first inning, picking up five runs on four hits and three walks.
LINCOLN, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's golf team finished sixth at the Great Plains Athletic Conference qualifier No. 3 on Monday in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Tigers had a team score of 325. After three qualifiers, DWU is fifth in the the conference with a three-round score of 926. Senior Tyler Burr led DWU with an individual score of 80 and tied for 14th place. Senior Anthony Husher and junior Thomas Hogg both shot an 81, tying for 17th place. DWU is back in action on Monday at an invitational hosted by Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.