Daily Republic Sports
BRANDON—The Mitchell soccer teams both dropped 5-0 decisions against Eastern South Dakota Conference foe Brandon Valley on Saturday in Brandon. The Mitchell boys fell behind 4-0 at halftime in the defeat, but coach Ken Novak noticed signs of improvement from the previous game against Yankton. "We did a much better job keeping and moving the ball," Novak said. "Our next step is to bring it into the final third to finish. Our defense closed passing lanes much more effectively as well."
The Dakota Wesleyan University soccer teams split a nonconference soccer doubleheader with Waldorf University on Sunday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. The Tiger women won 1-0, while the DWU men lost 4-1. Gemini Wesley netted the lone goal in the women's match at the 45 minute mark on an assist from Jocelyn Behm. DWU goalie Cristal Villalvazo recorded two saves in the win.
FARGO, N.D. -- Mitchell’s Asher Dannenbring won the Subregional Drive, Chip, and Putt on Saturday in Fargo, North Dakota. Dannenbring, 8, won the boys 7-9 age group. He now qualifies for the Regional Qualifier in Edina, Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 30. Dannenbring is now one step closer to the championship round of the event, which will be played April 1, 2018 at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the 2018 Masters.
Class 11B 1. Winner (lost 24-6 vs. Sioux Falls Christian) 2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (won 40-0 vs. Beresford) 3. Groton Area (lost 21-0 vs. No. 4 Aberdeen Roncalli) 4. Aberdeen Roncalli (won 21-0 at No. 3 Groton Area) 5. Chamberlain (idle) Receiving votes: Sioux Valley (won 42-14 vs. Canton) Sioux Falls Christian (won 24-6 at Winner) Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central (won 36-6 at Wagner) Stanley County (won 30-20 vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton Thursday)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—It was a rough start for the Sioux Falls Little League baseball team at the Little League World Series as it fell 6-0 to Greenville, South Carolina Friday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Greenville, which was representing the Southeast Region, had three pitchers combine for a perfect game, holding Sioux Falls hitless. Sioux Falls will face Northwest Region champion Walla Walla Valley (Wash.) at 7 p.m. today in Williamsport. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.
CORSICA — The No. 3-ranked Corsica-Stickney Jaguars raced out to early 22-0 lead, capitalizing on Avon turnovers, and cruised to 50-22 victory in prep football action on Friday in Corsica. The Jaguars recorded 488 yards of total offense, rushing for 352 yards and passing for 136 yards.
FORT PIERRE—Mount Vernon/Plankinton dropped its season opener 30-20 against Stanley County on Thursday in Fort Pierre. The Titans fell behind 23-6 at halftime against the Buffaloes. MVP got within 30-20 with under five minutes left, but Stanley County was able to run out the clock for the victory. Jesse Hastings scored two rushing touchdowns for the Titans, including a 59-yard scamper for the game's first score. Hastings' plowed into the end zone in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 30-20.
HARRISBURG—The Mitchell High School girls tennis team opened its season up with a 6-3 victory over Harrisburg on Thursday in Harrisburg. Mitchell earned wins in singles action from Avery Larson (Flight 2), Ashley Jones (Flight 4), Sarah Zimmerman (Flight 5) and Kiersten Bathke (Flight 6). Sammy Pooley (Flight 1) and Kelsey Dahme (Flight 3) each dropped matches to Harrisburg's Sydney Rott 6-2, 7-5 and Hannah Markman 6-3, 6-3, respectively.
Yankton picked up a pair of wins over the Mitchell High School boys and girls soccer teams at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. In the girls match, the Gazelles took a 1-0 halftime lead and went on to earn a 3-0 victory over the Kernels, while the boys fell 6-0 on Thursday. Yankton outshot the Kernel girls 21-3, while Mitchell goalie Caroline Titze recorded 16 saves in the loss.
The Mitchell High School boys golf team edged Huron by one stroke in a dual Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course. As a team, Mitchell recorded a score of 332, while Huron finished with a 333. Nick Bennett and Max Dailey each fired rounds of 82, good enough to tie for second place to pace the Kernels. "Nick and Max each shot one of their better rounds of the year," MHS head coach Mark Horan said. "Overall, we played a lot better on the back nine. We had some nerves again right away, but settled down and played some pretty good golf the rest of the day."