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SALEM — The Bon Homme Cavaliers took advantage of miscues by McCook Central/Montrose to pick up their first win of the season Friday in Salem. The Fighting Cougars (0-3) came into the game hoping to play off the emotion of their homecoming crowd. The energy was quickly drained when Bon Homme’s Joe Jaeger recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage. “Our defense played really well, allowing on 112 yards in the first and our special teams came through with big returns,” Bon Homme coach Byron Pudwill said.
The Dakota Wesleyan University football team set to kick off its Great Plains Athletic Conference schedule against Briar Cliff University at 1 p.m. today at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The Tigers (0-1) finished the 2012 conference schedule in fourth place at 5-4 and know the only way to ensure a spot in the postseason is to win the GPAC. "It is always nice to get back to your conference," DWU coach Ross Cimpl said at his team's practice Thursday. "Familiar faces are a good and bad things sometimes. They are as familiar with you as you are with them."
EMERY — Bailee Schultz has earned her place as a part of the Seahawk football family, breaking through to play with the boys at the high school level. Schultz, a sophomore tight end and defensive end on the Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan junior varsity football team, had no interest in cheerleading or being a spectator for Seahawk football games.
The Mitchell High School girls’ soccer team avenged an early-season tie with a 4-0 win Saturday over Sioux Falls Christian at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. The Kernels (1-4-1) battled the afternoon heat to pick up their first victory of the season against a Charger squad that played Mitchell to a 0-0 decision in the season opener. “The biggest difference (Saturday) was our effort and collective defense,” Mitchell head coach Kayla Braffet said.
The DWU women's softball team opened its fall schedule with a tripleheader Saturday against Mount Marty College by taking all three games over the Lancers. Tigers' pitching stole the show as freshman Krista Huber and senior Jill Dickson each picked up a win in the first two games. Lorissa Loeppky and Katie Ettecht combined to shut down Mount Marty in the final game. "Pitching looked really strong and we hit the ball well at times," DWU coach Ed Kieff said, adding the crowd was the largest he's ever seen at home.
The growing pains continue for the Mitchell High School boys soccer team, falling 5-0 to Sioux Falls Christian Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. The Kernels (1-3-1) failed to get their offense on track against the talented Chargers (2-0-2) as Mitchell’s defense was under assault all afternoon long. Kernel senior goalkeeper Cole Carlson finished with 16 saves on 21 shots by the SFC attack. “Cole is a great keeper, but what do you do when you face that many shots,” Mitchell coach Jason Wear adding that his team is making strides possessing the ball. “Our possession has got
After a 47-minute stalemate, Mitchell topped Harrisburg 21-14 on a blocked punt by Mitch Morgan with 30 seconds remaining in the Kernels’ home opener. The Kernels (2-0) and Tigers (1-1) fought back and forth, as both teams had to overcome mistakes and, at times, sloppy play on Friday night at Joe Quintal Field. Harrisburg, which had never played Mitchell, controlled the ball with the run most of the night.