Daily Republic Sports
KIMBALL—Kimball/White Lake brought home the first-place crown at its own tournament Saturday, defeating Burke/South Central in a hard-fought two-set sweep in Kimball. Set scores for the championship were 25-21 and 28-26. The WildKats had a well-rounded performance from Darby Deffenbaugh, who had 16 assists and 14 digs, while Brenna Blasius had 10 kills and eight digs, while Brooklyn Donald had 11 digs, two aces and eight kills. The Cougars were paced by Taylee Indahl's nine kills and Teah Serr's nine digs. Madison Wischmann's 11 assists and seven digs.
Terry Kirby, of Mitchell, hit a hole-in-one Sunday at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Kirby was playing on the 156-yard No. 12 hole, from the white tees. He made the shot using a 6-iron, and it's his third career ace.
SIOUX FALLS — It wasn't a win, but it was a fulfilling end to the Mitchell High School girls soccer season Saturday. The Kernels played a solid, well-rounded match for 80 minutes, coach Jason Wear said, and played Sioux Falls Christian to a 0-0 draw in Sioux Falls. "In a lot of ways, it was a perfect ending to the season," Wear said. "We did things we've worked on all year and we played a complete game, a full 80 minutes. We passed well and I would say we outpossessed them. We had good confidence but we just didn't get one in the net."
HASTINGS, Neb.—Dakota Wesleyan University's football team got right to it on Saturday. DWU scored on the third play of the game on a 75-yard Dillon Turner run and never looked back as the No. 22 Tigers picked up 644 yards of offense and grabbed a road win at Hastings 39-20 at Lloyd Wilson Field in Hastings, Nebraska. A total of 343 yards came on the ground for the Tigers, who got 160 yards on 15 carries from Turner and were helped by an 84-yard day by Gaige Marshall, who broke off a big 74-yard touchdown run in the middle of the second quarter for a 27-6 DWU lead.
WOLSEY — Homecoming was spoiled for the top-ranked Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds on Friday night. The No. 4 Gregory Gorillas overcame a sloppy start to the game to pull out a 40-36 upset on the Class 9AA defending state champions in Wolsey. The big play of the game was Andy McCance's 32-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Beck with 3 minutes and 27 seconds left in the game. McCance was under pressure and was nearly tackled before he let the throw go.
MILLER—Platte-Geddes ran 47 times for 343 yards and picked up a road victory Friday at Sunshine Bible Academy, downing the Crusaders 44-0 in prep football action.
Brianna Stoebner's 23 digs, two blocks and six kills Thursday helped Tripp-Delmont/Armour spoil Mitchell Christian's homecoming in four sets Thursday in prep volleyball action in Mitchell. Set scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-10. Also for TDA, Erica Koster had 18 digs, 21 assists and four aces, while Matti Reiner had eight kills. Kaitlyn Asmus led the Mitchell Christian effort by picking up 15 digs and knocking down nine kills. Erica Thompson assisted on 17 points and Colette Haag served three aces.
YANKTON—The Mitchell High School boys and girls cross country teams had strong showings at the Yankton Invitational on Thursday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. Mitchell had three boys runners finish in the top four, while Mary Krause placed fifth in the girls race at the four-team event. The Kernels had 34 runners run achieve personal best times at that meet. No team scores were kept at the meet, which included the hosts, Vermillion and Norfolk, Nebraska.
The Mitchell boys' soccer team finished their season with 1-1 tie against Harrisburg at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell on Thursday, while the girls' soccer team dropped a 5-2 decision against the Tigers. Mitchell boys' soccer coach, Ken Novak, said it was great way to end the season.
DETROIT — It's been a good start for Riley Reiff and the Detroit Lions in the 2016 season, with Reiff moving to right tackle. The Parkston native has transitioned well to the new position after playing left tackle for the first four years of his career. Reiff has been the league's top right tackle through the first two weeks, according to the football analytics website Pro Football Focus. In last Sunday's loss to Tennessee, Reiff had to leave briefly with an ankle injury and he missed practice Wednesday. The Lions are at Lambeau Field on Sunday to take on the Packers.