Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX FALLS—The second round of the Warrior/Lynx Invitational at Willow Run Golf Course on Tuesday was canceled due to rain, meaning Monday's scores will now be the final scores. The Mitchell boys golf team finishes 10th overall as a result after posting a 330 team score on Monday in the 15-team tournament. Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls O'Gorman finish tied for win, with each team recording a score of 309. Spearfish and Watertown complete the top five with scores of 316 and 319, respectively.
HARTFORD—The Parkston High School boys golf team placed third at the West Central Early Bird Invitational on Monday. The Trojans carded a 356, finishing just ahead of fourth-place Dakota Valley by one stroke. Lennox won the team title with a 329 and Tea Area placed second with a 344. Individually, Tea Area's Brock Murphy claimed the title with a 72. Lennox's Eli Cinco and Sioux Falls Christian's Alex VandeGriend tied for second with 77s. Parkston's Quinn Bormann tied for fourth place with an 81, including a tourney-low 36 on the back nine.
BROOKINGS—The defending Eastern South Dakota girls tennis champions took to the court for its first match of the season as Mitchell High School traveled to Brookings on Monday. With a veteran lineup in place, the Kernels proved why they are once again a favorite to contend for an ESD championship, besting Brookings, 8-1. Not only did Mitchell win all but one match, but it also won every set but two throughout the duration of the match, earning its first conference and overall win of the season.
SIOUX FALLS—The Mitchell High School boys golf team is off to a better start than last year. The Kernels shot a 330 during the first day of the Warrior/Lynx Invitational at Willow Run Golf Course on Monday. Mitchell is in 10th place at the 15-team tournament, which consists of Class AA teams from across the state. "The team score of 330 is not a bad score on a very challenging course and compared to last year we were, I think, 36 shots better than when we played on that course last year," Mitchell coach Mark Horan said. "I think it's a positive start to the season."
The Mitchell High School volleyball team checks in at No. 5 in the preseason South Dakota Prep Media volleyball poll, which was released on Monday. The Kernels, who finished 21-6 last season, received 30 points in the first Class AA poll of the season. Mitchell opens the season on Aug. 25 at the Huron Invitational.
The Mitchell High School girls soccer team started its season with an impressive 6-0 win over Douglas/Rapid City Christian on Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. “It’s always good to start with a win,” Mitchell head coach Bob Lemon said. “To really improve as the game went on, I think that was really the key (Saturday).” Caroline Titze was in goal for the Kernels (1-0) and started the season with a clean sheet. She finished with five saves.
SIOUX FALLS—The Renner Monarchs claimed its sixth straight Class A state amateur baseball championship Sunday after defeating Aberdeen, 6-1, on Saturday at Ronken Field. Five of Renner's runs came in the third inning, highlighted by Eric DeJong's two-RBI single to give Renner a 3-0 lead. Brain McGuire and Jason Nyhus both hit an RBI single, while Nate Hewes scored on an error to cap the big inning. The win marks Renner's 21st all-time state championship and was the 16th straight year they've been in the title game.
Ben Grupe and Keith Reiners used a strong Saturday performance at Wild Oak Golf Course to claim the 48th annual Corn Palace Invitational golf tournament this weekend in Mitchell. Grupe, of Rapid City, and Reiners, of Mitchell, teamed up to score 18 points on Friday and then held on with 20 total points on Saturday to win the event by 1.5 points.
SIOUX FALLS — Jace Guthmiller, of Yankton, and Karissa Guthrie, of Pierre, claimed the South Dakota Golf Association's amateur championships Sunday at Elmwood Golf Course. Both are first-time winners of the event.
SIOUX FALLS—The Harrisburg Woodies scored the final six runs on Friday to defeat Madison, 6-4, in a Class B amateur baseball state tournament game. Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Brody Kunzman hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the Woodies' first run of the game. Aaron LaBrie hit an RBI single during the next at-bat, followed by a game-tying two-run single from Kyle Rozeboom a couple of batters later. In the sixth, Mark Abrahamson crushed a two-run home run over the right field wall, giving Harrisburg a 6-4 lead.