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SPEARFISH — It was a fast start for the Parkston girls golf team in its pursuit of a third straight title, but coach Tyler Hockett said it’s just half time at the Class A state tournament. The Trojans hold an 18-stroke lead after the first of two rounds, as Sydney Bormann and Sydney Weber posted the top two individual rounds Monday at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club. Sioux Falls Christian is in second place after a first-round score of 358.
Two days after being eliminated from the Class A region tournament, the Mitchell spring high school baseball players were back to work at their home field, trading in their bats and gloves for bricks and power tools. The Kernel players were joined by parents and members of the Mitchell Baseball Association to help build a new ticket booth and entrance to Cadwell Park.
The DakotaDome in Vermillion is South Dakota's home for high school football championships. For the Class B state high school wrestling meet, it's Aberdeen's Barnett Center. The two cities and venues have become synonymous with those annual events over the years, while Mitchell has lost state tournaments and now has no signature state high school event. On Monday and Tuesday, for the first time, Mitchell will host the combined Class B state golf tournament, which will be split between the two courses in the city, Lakeview Municipal and Wild Oak.
The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment from former NCAA Division I player Gabby Frykbo for the 2014-15 season, it was announced Friday. The guard will join the Tigers as a transfer from Colorado State University. The native of Sodertajie, Sweden, played with the Swedish national team from 2008 to 2013. She ranked first on the Swedish U20 team in 3-pointers made in 2013. “She has some experience playing a pretty high level,” DWU women’s basketball coach Jason Christensen said.
PARKSTON — A trio of new faces and a pair of experienced champions have the Parkston girls golf team looking to continue its run of success in recent years that has ignited a passion for the sport in the town. The Trojans will attempt to win their third consecutive state title at the Class A tournament Monday and Tuesday at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club. The team has won three titles since 2009, with runner-up finishes in the other two seasons. “Golf has picked up as a big thing in this town,” Parkston coach Tyler Hockett.
ALEXANDRIA — The Sunshine League amateur baseball season started with a matchup of the last two State B champions Saturday in Alexandria, with the home team picking up the win. The Alexandria Angels (1-0, 1-0 SL), the defending state champions, picked up the win over the Parkston Mudcats on a walk-off three-run home run by Jordan Gau in the bottom of the 10th inning. “I thought we battled pretty well,” Alexandria player/manager Chris Marek said.
The 2015-16 school year will end a few weeks beyond graduation for some student athletes in South Dakota, as the spring state golf tournaments are set to move back two weeks to lessen the impact of bad weather and poor course conditions. The change was voted on earlier this year when the South Dakota High School Activities Association Golf Advisory Committee recommended the new schedule to ensure an equitable season for participants in comparison to the fall season. The athletic directors voted 70 to 42 in favor of the change, but Class AA
Offering a competitive place for soccer has caused an explosion of participation in the sport among the youth of Mitchell. The Mitchell Soccer Association’s numbers in 2014 have jumped more...
The Daily Republic announced Alex Herrick and Macy Miller as its most valuable athletes at the Mitchell High School athletic awards banquet Wednesday at the Corn Palace. The awards were among a number announced at the annual event sponsored by the Mitchell Athletic Booster Club. “It takes hundreds of people, thousands of hours to do what they do for Mitchell athletics and I would like to thank them all,” Mitchell activities director Geoff Gross said. Herrick, a senior, was a standout for the Mitchell High School football and wrestling teams during the 2013-14 school year.
SIOUX FALLS — Mitchell High School senior Macy Miller was named the 2013-14 Miss Basketball for the state of South Dakota at a banquet Sunday at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls. The award, presented by Hansen-Anderson Basketball, is given annually to the top senior girls basketball player for all classes in South Dakota. Miller was chosen from a group of ten finalists from around the state. The award is voted on by the South Dakota high school basketball coaches.