Daily Republic Sports
PARKSTON — On its home track, Ethan/Parkston cruised to a Little Missouri Valley Conference title in both the boys and girls competitions Tuesday. In the boys competition, E/P had 205 points, besting second-place Bon Homme by 125 points. The Cavaliers had 80 points and Scotland was third with 75 points. On the girls side, E/P scored 179 points, with Wagner coming in second with 124 points and Bon Homme scored 96 points.
The Mitchell High School baseball team suffered another setback on Tuesday. Three errors came back to hurt the Kernels in a 5-3 region loss to Sioux Falls Roosevelt at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. "In our last six games, we're 2-4 and a lot of that has to do with the way we've been playing defense lately," Mitchell head coach Luke Norden said. "Our offense hasn't been what it has been at the beginning of the year either, but it's tough to watch when we have the opportunity to get out of innings and it doesn't happen."
SIOUX FALLS — Kailee Henglefelt shot 99 and finished in seventh place to lead the Mitchell High School girls golf team Tuesday in a triangular at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls. The Kernels finished with 417 team strokes, nine shots behind second place Sioux Falls Lincoln. Yankton was the team title winner, shooting 339 as a team and had all four of its golfers at the top of the varsity leaderboard, led by Becky Frick's round of 81 for medalist honors. Linze Cowman was second with an 84.
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School boys tennis team picked up a pair of wins over Harrisburg and Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Tuesday in Harrisburg. Mitchell blanked the Tigers 9-0 and topped Roosevelt 6-3 to improve to 17-1 on the season. MHS head coach Pat Moller said it was the first time the Kernels played at Harrisburg as the Tigers are just trying to build a program. "It went really well," Moller said. "Anytime you can beat a Sioux Falls school, it feels like a bigger win."
FREEMAN—The Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys and girls track and field teams won the Don Diede Relays on Tuesday in Freeman. The MVP boys took first with 93.5 points, while Canistota took second with 92 points. The Titan girls finished with a 159.5 points to win the 20-team event. McCook Central/Montrose took second with 69 points. In girls events, MVP won four relays taking home the 4x100 with a time of 51.23 seconds and winning the 4x200 (1:49.42), 4x400 (4:15.17) and the distance medley (4:28.13).
DELL RAPIDS—Sydney Bormann carded a 73 to help the Parkston girls golf team win the Dell Rapids Invite on Tuesday in Dell Rapids. The Trojans finished with a team score of 343, while Vermillion took second with a 387. Bormann won the individual title by seven strokes as Vermillion's Kyleigh Moran took second with an 80. Parkston's Sydney Weber and Jayden Bormann each tied for fourth, shooting rounds of 87. Jadee Matheis finished in 13th with a 96 and Tylee Neugebauer rounded out the team score with a 100.
Former Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the year and NAIA national player of the year, Bailey Morris is set to join the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball coaching staff the school announced on Tuesday. Morris, who led Concordia to a second place finish in 2014-15, was a graduate assistant with Oklahoma Wesleyan University last year. She will join a DWU team that graduated no seniors from a squad that made the NAIA quarterfinals and finished with a record of 27-9.
University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster and head football coach Bob Nielson will be the special guest speakers at today's Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at The Depot in Mitchell.
YANKTON — Heading into the final series of the season Monday, the Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team needed victories to help its chances of making the Great Plains Athletic Conference baseball tournament. Two shutouts against Mount Marty College did the job. DWU won game one 3-0 and took the second contest 5-0 to even its season record at 25-25 and gain the final spot in the GPAC tournament at 9-11 in the league.
ALEXANDRIA — Wyatt Kayser was 2-of-3 at the plate and threw six solid innings to help Hanson County to a 4-3 victory, rallying past Lennox in prep baseball Monday in Alexandria. Tucker Kingsbury added two hits and two RBI and Sam Arend and Josh Feiner each knocked in runs for the Ducks. Scoring three runs on offense, Kayser allowed just three hits and Owen London pitched one inning of relief, striking out two. Lennox scored the first two runs of the game in the first inning but Hanson County rebounded with two in the third and two more runs in the seventh inning.