Daily Republic Sports
The Mitchell Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for grades first-through-sixth boys and girls Little Kernel Basketball Camp, youth wrestling for ages five-through-12, grades third-through-sixth girls' volleyball and Safe Sitter Babysitting class for girls and boys ages 11-through-14. For more information, stop at the Rec Center, call at 605-995-8450 or visit the cityofmitchell.org.
KIMBALL—The Winner wrestling team placed second at the Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes Invitational on Saturday in Kimball.
SEWARD, Neb.—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday. The top-ranked Tigers dropped a Great Plains Athletic Conference contest 85-82 to No. 7 Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.
LARAMIE, Wyo.—Wyoming outlasted South Dakota 69-62 to earn an overtime victory in college women's basketball action on Sunday in Laramie, Wyoming. The Cowgirls outscored USD 17-10 in the overtime period to earn the win. Allison Arens led South Dakota with 18 points, while Jaycee Bradley added 12 points and Ciara Duffy chipped in 11 points in the loss. USD went 21-of-62 from the field for 33.9 percent shooting. Liv Roberts led Wyoming (6-2) with 19 points and the Cowgirls shot 39.2 percent from the field in the win.
BROOKINGS—Two Dakota Wesleyan University track and field athletes competed at the South Dakota State University Holiday Open indoor track meet on Saturday in Brookings. Both Gabe Dirksen and Kamber Lamer competed in the pentathlon, competing in five different events. Lamber earned an eighth-place finish and Dirksen placed ninth. Lamer competed in 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, high jump, shot put and long jump. She placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 5.15 meters.
SIOUX FALLS—It was a banner day for the Mitchell High School gymnastics team on Saturday in Sioux Falls. The Kernels claimed the Lolly Forseth Invite, held at Sioux Falls Washington High School, with a team score of 143.350. Mitchell won the 11-team event by nearly six points as Watertown finished second with 137.75. Huron and Aberdeen were the only two Class AA schools that didn't compete in the event.
SEWARD, Neb.—Concordia knocked off No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University 95-79 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference men's basketball game on Saturday in Seward, Nebraska. Holding onto a three-point halftime lead, DWU was outscored 58-39 by the Bulldogs in the second half.
BROOKINGS—South Dakota State University senior and former Mitchell Kernel Kerri Young scored her 1,000th point for the Jackrabbits during the team's 103-45 blowout win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday in Brookings. Young, the 35th SDSU player to reach 1,000-or-more career points, finished the game with 17 points and seven assists.
WATERTOWN—The Mitchell High School wrestling team went 1-3 during the Watertown Dual Tournament on Saturday in Watertown. Mitchell earned a 48-30 win over Yankton, but dropped duals to Aberdeen (56-8), Huron (57-9) and Harrisburg (45-24). "We got a lot to work on," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "There's some little things we need to iron out and work on our conditioning. Our kids battled and they fought but we just ran into tougher individuals."
BROOKINGS—In front of a record crowd of 4,087, the No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes topped No. 20 South Dakota State University 29-8 in a wrestling dual at Frost Arena on Friday in Brookings. Iowa won the first five matches of the contest and remained unbeaten in duals this season. Wagner native Alex Kocer opened the dual for the Jackrabbits, dropping a 9-5 contest to Iowa's Brandon Sorensen, the No. 2 ranked wrestler at 149-pounds. No. 15-ranked David Kocer, Alex's brother, dropped a 4-1 decision to Iowa's Alex Meyer 4-1 in the 174-pound match.