Daily Republic Sports
The 2016 season debut brought about a split for the Mitchell High School softball team Monday, as the Kernels halved a doubleheader with Sioux Falls O'Gorman. The Knights shut out Mitchell in game one 5-0, while Mitchell rallied for a 7-6 win over O'Gorman in the second game. In the opener, Mitchell was held to just two hits, with Haylee Schoenfelder and Halley Zephier picking up the hits. Pitcher Tori Misiaszek took the loss in the circle for Mitchell, throwing a complete game, allowing five runs (three earned), six hits and picking up four strikeouts.
HARTFORD — Jacob Lee led the Parkston High School boys golf team in the opening meet of the year Monday, finishing in fifth place at the West Central Early Bird Invitational, which was held at Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford. Lee shot a 9-over-81, while Sioux Falls Christian's Gunner Stugart led the way with a 4-over-76 for individual medalist honors. Alex Scott was just outside the top-10 for the Trojans, shooting a round of 83 and taking home 11th place.
YANKTON — Arron Lickteig was the only golfer in the 84-man South Dakota Men's Amateur Championship field to avoid a round over-par over 54 holes at Hillcrest Golf Course in Yankton this past weekend.
The Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer matches against Douglas today at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex are Mitchell Athletic Booster Club events. Members will receive free admission with a card and the MABC will be selling memberships at the gate.
Class B State Tournament *All games at Cadwell Park in Mitchell (# denotes home team) First round Wednesday's games G1: Dimock-Emery 7, Harrisburg 2 G2: Dell Rapids Mudcats 2, Menno 0 Thursday's games G3: #Parkston Mudcats vs. Vermillion Grey Sox, 11 a.m. G4: #Redfield vs. Armour, 1 p.m. G5: #Dell Rapids PBR vs. Larchwood (Iowa), 5:30 p.m. G6: #Garretson vs. Irene, 7:30 p.m. Friday's games G7: #Northville vs. Winner/Colome, 11 a.m. G8: #Four Corners vs. Tabor, 1 p.m.
The rematch is set. The Renner Monarchs blanked Circus Sports Bar 5-0 on Saturday during a semifinals elimination game of the Class A state amateur tournament at Cadwell Park. Renner will now play the Sioux Falls Brewers at noon Sunday in the Class A championship game at Cadwell Park. It will be the third time in four seasons the Monarchs and Brewers will play in the state championship. Renner beat Sioux Falls in 2013 and again in last season's title title. The Monarchs will be making their fourth straight appearance in the title game.
For the first time in Class B state amateur tournament history, the Garretson Blue Jays will play in the title game. The Blue Jays knocked off the Dell Rapids Mudcats 7-4 in the semifinals of the Class B state amateur tournament on Saturday at Cadwell Park. Garretson (18-6) will now play in the state title game at 2 p.m. on Saturday against the Alexandria/Crofton, Nebraska, winner. Alexandria and Crofton will play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Cadwell Park.
BROOKINGS — While it was a rough score line, Mitchell girls soccer coach Jason Wear was quite pleased with the effort of the Kernels in their season debut Friday. Brookings scored four times in the second half, including on two Kernel own goals to defeat Mitchell 5-0 in the match at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings. Mitchell was down 1-0 at halftime before Brookings poured in four more goals. Wear said his team was physically strong during the game but the team didn't keep focus after allowing a few odd goals in the second half.
YANKTON — The first day of the South Dakota Men's Amateur Golf Championship saw some rough weather and plenty of area talent atop the leaderboard at Yankton's Fox Run Golf Course. Former Freeman High School golfer Arron Lickteig and Mitchell's Brandon Sigmund share the lead of the 54-hole tournament after the first round, where both golfers fired 3-under rounds of 69. Jeff Meyerink, of Mitchell, is tied for third place after shooting a 1-under-71, along with Mitch Schlingman, of Pierre.
Derek Appley threw a complete game shutout to propel Crofton, Nebraska to a 5-0 win over Colman in the quarterfinals of the Class B state amateur tournament on Friday at Cadwell Park. Appley scattered five hits and struck out five batters in the shutout victory. He also received some help from Crofton's bats. The Blue Jays scored five runs through the first three innings. James Kaiser had an RBI triple and Austin Hegge had an RBI single in the second inning for Crofton.