Daily Republic Sports
The Bon Homme/Scotland baseball team's next step toward defending its Class B state title comes on Monday. In the Region 1B semifinals at 4 p.m. in North Sioux City, No. 2 Bon Homme/Scotland (12-1) takes on third-seeded Beresford (9-4), with the winner advancing to face the winner of No. 1 Dakota Valley (10-1) vs. No. 4 Hanson/Bridgewater-Emery/Mount Vernon/Plankinton (3-8), which plays at 6 p.m.
The Burke girls golf team cruised to a decisive win at the Class 4B Pre-Region meet on Friday at Lakeview Golf Course. The Cougars earned four of the top-five spots on the individual leaderboard and shot a 269 as a team, which was 51 strokes lower than second-place Ethan's 320. Platte-Geddes took third with a 321, Mount Vernon/Plankinton was fourth with a 334 and Bon Homme was fifth with 335.
Six Dakota Wesleyan University track and field athletes have officially qualified for the NAIA outdoor track and field meet. The national meet is May 23-25 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Four throwers—Matthew Campbell, Tyson Jenkins, Mikaela Stofferahn and Caden Milmine—have all qualified. Campbell is competing in the shot put, discus and hammer throw. Jenkins is throwing in the shot put and hammer, while Stofferahn is competing in the shot put and discus. Milmine will compete in the shot put.
CANOVA—In a matchup of traditional Class B amateur baseball powers, Canova waited until the final moment before making its move on Alexandria in Sunshine League play on Thursday. The Gang fell behind 7-0, but scored all eight of their runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to score an 8-7 win. The Angels surrendered six hits all game, but the pitching staff couldn't finish the game, as Alexandria allowed four walks, four hits and hit three batters in the eighth inning. Justin Miller scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk.
SIOUX FALLS -- The Mitchell High School boys tennis team played inside and outside on Friday at the state tournament. However, coach Pat Moller didn’t think it impacted his team, as the Kernels still have four players competing on the final day today. Matches were played at McKennan Park, Sioux Falls Washington, Brandon Valley and the indoor Huether Family Match Pointe throughout the day.
MOUNT VERNON—Mount Vernon jumped out to a 5-0 lead and then had to fend off Platte, 6-4, to pick up the Sunshine League win on Thursday in amateur baseball action. The Mustangs built a lead on three RBIs from Chase Hetland, RBIs from Deric Denning and Cameron Deinert, but Platte used a four-run fifth inning to pull within one. Michael Buitenbos, Richard Sternberg, Ryan Allen and Payton Foxley each recorded RBIs, but a bases loaded walk by the Killer Tomatoes ended the rally.
HURON—The Mitchell High School track and field team set a couple of personal records at the Huron Last Chance meet on Thursday. Kernel coach Joe Shepardson was extra pleased to see that, with this being the last meet prior to state on May 24-25. "We had some big PRs today," Shepardson said. "Some of their seasons ended today, so I was really happy they were able to finish with a PR. They finished the season on a high note."
ARMOUR—The Gregory boys were able to hang on to edge Andes Central/Dakota Christian and Corsica-Stickney in a three-way race for the Region 6B title. The Gorillas finished with 128 points, AC/DC had 125 and the Jaguars scored 120 after Reece Odenbach, Parker Harding, Caleb Stukel and Coy Determan won the 4x400-meter relay in 3:43.80 to secure the Gregory win in the final race of the meet. On the girls side, Kimball/White Lake racked up 136 points to beat second-place Scotland by 33 points.
SIOUX FALLS—There was plenty of tennis played during the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday. Due to rain in the forecast for today, another round of singles matches were played on Thursday. As a result, some players played six matches on the first day. Despite the overload of tennis, every Mitchell High School tennis player is still alive as day two continues today. "They played a lot of tennis," Mitchell coach Pat Moller said. "These kids fought hard and everybody is still alive. Nobody got eliminated and I was real proud of the way we played."
BROOKINGS—The Mitchell High School girls golf team tied Harrisburg for seventh place with a 352 at Thursday's Brookings Invitational, but head coach Keri Munsen was pleased with the way her team competed. The Kernels finished the day five strokes behind Pierre for sixth place and 11 behind Yankton for fifth, while Sioux Falls O'Gorman ran away with the tournament with a 315 at Edgebrook Golf Course. Mitchell used a team effort as four players shot within 10 strokes of each other and six Kernels placed in the top 50.