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Today's Sports briefs: 6-8

Kortan strikes out 17 in Tabor win HARTINGTON, Neb. -- Ross Kortan struck out 17 in a complete-game win as Tabor defeated Hartington, Neb., 11-3 in Legion baseball action Wednesday in Hartington, Neb. Lance Ranek, Jeff Honner and Charlie Bentzen ...

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Kortan strikes out 17 in Tabor win

HARTINGTON, Neb. -- Ross Kortan struck out 17 in a complete-game win as Tabor defeated Hartington, Neb., 11-3 in Legion baseball action Wednesday in Hartington, Neb.

Lance Ranek, Jeff Honner and Charlie Bentzen all had two hits for Tabor. Ranek had a triple and four RBIs while Honner and Bentzen each recorded two RBIs.

Tabor improved to 2-0 on the season and takes on Beresford at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Beresford.

Ethan student qualifies for world's largest junior high rodeo

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DENVER, Colo. -- Tate Thompson, an eighth-grader from Ethan, has earned a position on the South Dakota state National Junior High rodeo team, it was announced Thursday.

Thompson will be traveling to Gallup, New Mexico from June 24 through June 30 to compete in the eighth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the team roping competition.

The competition will feature more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia. Contestants will be competing for cash prizes, college scholarships and the chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion.

Mitchell White drops two games to Bon Homme

TYNDALL -- Bon Homme swept the Mitchell White teener team in a doubleheader on Thursday in Tyndall in baseball action.

Bon Homme won the first game 9-2. Hunter Young was the winning pitcher for Bon Homme. He allowed two runs on four hits in four innings to pick up the win. Carter Mecham threw two scoreless innings of relief. Chase Kortan had two doubles and a single and Zach Sutera added three hits for Bon Homme. Spencer Neugebauer was the losing pitcher for Mitchell, he singled twice.

Bon Homme won the second game12-2. Chase Kortan was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run on four hits in three innings to pick up the win while Cole Uecker threw a perfect fourth inning, striking out two. Kortan tripled and singled while Collin Mann added two singles. Losing pitcher for Mitchell was Ross Yeo. Neugebauer doubled and singled for Mitchell.

Bon Homme improves to 8-1 on the season and hosts Redfield, Beresford, and Creighton, Nebraska in a four team tournament on Saturday starting at noon. Mitchell falls to 1-4 on the season and is back in action today when it takes on the Mitchell Grey teener team for a doubleheader at Drake Field. Game times are set for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Mitchell Gold falls to S.F. West 7-4

The Mitchell Gold teener baseball team was swept by Sioux Falls West Wednesday night in a doubleheader at Drake Field. Mitchell lost the first game 15-4 and the second game 7-4.

Aaron Sudbeck took the loss for Mitchell in the first game, he had two hits. Kanin Nelson had two hits and scored two runs and Jacob Cersosimo had two hits.

Ryker Kreutzfeldt was the losing pitcher for Mitchell in the second game. Nick Johnson went 4-for-4 and had four RBIs. Dylanger Pierson had two hits and Sudbeck scored two runs.

Mitchell is now 6-3 and is back in action today when it travels to Rapid City for the Rapid City Post 320 Tournament.

Pro baseball draft includes players from Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A player from the University of Sioux Falls has been drafted by a Major League Baseball team for the first time in school history.

Right-handed pitcher Chris Nichols was selected in the 31st round by the Philadelphia Phillies. He's the son of former major leaguer Rod Nichols. The Helena, Mont., native is the first Cougar athlete to be drafted in any major professional sport.

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Other players in the Dakotas also have been taken in this year's MLB draft. In South Dakota, Augustana College right-handed pitcher Derek Hansen was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 25th round.

Plankinton beats K/WL 7-6

PLANKINTON-- Plankinton defeated Kimball/White Lake 7-6 Thursday in Pony Hills League baseball action.

Preston Kristensen was the winning pitcher for Plankinton. Josh Geppert went 2-for-4, Kyle Bruinsma went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Rubin Earl was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Losing pitcher for Kimball/White Lake was Cody Dozark.

Plankinton improves to 1-1 in league play and 4-6 overall. Plankinton is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Wessington Springs. Game time is set for 8 p.m.

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