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Today's sports briefs: 6-15

Plankinton tops Springs 3-2 PLANKINTON-- Plankinton defeated Wessington Springs 3-2 in Pony Hills League amateur baseball action Thursday. Travis Gant was the winning pitcher for Plankinton. He threw a complete game, gave up two runs on eight hit...

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(Claire Meador/Republic) Wessington Springs' Jay Fischer throws the ball to first base during an amateur baseball game against Plankinton Thursday in Plankinton.

Plankinton tops Springs 3-2

PLANKINTON-- Plankinton defeated Wessington Springs 3-2 in Pony Hills League amateur baseball action Thursday.

Travis Gant was the winning pitcher for Plankinton. He threw a complete game, gave up two runs on eight hits and had 14 strikeouts. Kyle Bruinsma had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Plankinton.

Josh Hoffmann took the loss for Wessington Springs. He pitched five innings, allowed five hits and three earned runs and had one strikeout. Logan Kopfmann had two hits, Adam Kaus had two hits and Mitch McLagan had two hits and two stolen bases.

Wessington Springs is now 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the league and is back in action on Sunday when it travels to Miller to take on Miller/Wessington.

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Mudcats defeat Mount Vernon 4-2

MOUNT VERNON-- The Parkston Mudcats defeated Mount Vernon 4-2 in Mount Vernon Thursday in Sunshine League amateur baseball action.

Anthony Williams was the winning pitcher for the Mudcats. He pitched a complete game, gave up four hits, had 13 strikeouts and walked four. Dylan Dwyer had three singles and Matt Malloy had a double and a single. Jeff Heisinger had three and three singles and Tyler Nolz had two hits for the Mudcats.

Phillip Malde took the loss for took the loss for Mount Vernon. Freddy Ellis had a double and a single.

The Mudcats are 7-1 in league action and 11-3 overall. They are back in action Sunday when they host Corsica/Stickney. Game time is 7 p.m.

Mitchell White beats Brandon

The Mitchell White teener baseball team swept Brandon Valley Tuesday night at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

Mitchell won the first game 11-10. Matt Muth was the winning pitcher for Mitchell. He pitched six innings, went 3-for-4 with three stole bases and two triples. Cody Reichelt went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

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Mitchell won the second game 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Spencer Neugebauer was the winning pitcher. He pitched a complete game with two strikeouts. Muth went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored and Sam Michels went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

Mitchell White baseball falls to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS-- Sioux Falls East swept the Mitchell White teener baseball team Thursday in Sioux Falls.

Mitchell lost the first game 14-5 and the second game 15-0.

Sam Michels was the losing pitcher for Mitchell in the first game. He pitched four innings. Cody Reichelt went 3-for-3 with a double.

In the second game, Logan Kurtenbach took the loss for Mitchell. He pitched three innings. Reichelt had a double.

Mitchell is 6-6 and is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts Sioux Falls West for a doubleheader at Cadwell Park. Game times are set for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Lance Armstrong considering options in new drug charge

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong says he's considering all his options after new doping allegations have been raised against him.

The accusations of performance-enhancing drug use levied by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency prevent Armstrong from competing in a triathlon in France this month.

In a phone interview from Paris, Armstrong told The Associated Press he's leaving France to return to the United States.

Armstrong has until June 22 to file a written response to the charges. He's waiting to see USADA's evidence and questioned its tactics.

Says Armstrong: "They are well known to move the goal line on you." He says he's innocent.

USADA says it has more than 10 former Armstrong teammates and support personnel who will testify they saw the Tour de France champion use drugs or talk about using them.

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