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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer coach Paul Bennett has resigned after one season with the program. Bennett’s resignation was announced by DWU Athletic Director Jon Hart via email on Thursday.  Bennett leaves the program after going 3-13 overall and 2-7 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action last season. He coached three All-GPAC Honorable Mention members in his one year with the Tigers. Prior to DWU, Bennett was the head coach of the University of Sioux Falls for three seasons and will move back to the Sioux Falls area.  The Tigers season is set to begin on August 12th with an exhibition game against Iowa Lakes Community College.  DWU women’s soccer coach Clay Glasgow will oversee the operations of the men’s soccer program during the search. 


The Mitchell Junior Legion baseball team is in the Rapid City Firecracker Tourney over the weekend and they split on day one.  Mitchell lost to Rapid City Post 22 8-7 in the first game and defeated Rapid City Post 320 11-1 in five innings in the second game.  In game one against Post 22, Brady Hawkins pitched a complete game and gave up three earned runs. Peyton Nash went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs.  In game two against Post 320, Jackson Sadler pitched a complete game and struck out three batters. Austin Kerr went 4-for-4, with four runs scored and three RBI. Brady Hawkins finished 3-for-3 and drove in four runs.  Mitchell will play Billings, Montana, today in the tournament in Rapid City. 


Hayden Kuiper hit two homeruns and knocked in three runs while Nate Spawn added three RBI as well as the Platte Killer Tomatoes earned a Sunshine League victory over Winner/Colome 10-1 last night in Platte.  Richard Sternberg picked up the win, tossing a complete game. Sternberg allowed one run on 10 hits with five strikeouts in nine innings pitched.  Platte improved to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Sunshine and will play winless Wagner on Sunday in Wagner. 


The Mount Vernon Mustangs used three big innings to fuel a 14-4 Sunshine League amateur baseball victory over the Wagner Rockets last night in Wagner.  The Mustangs scored three in the first, six in the second and four in the fifth to secure the win.  Zac Custer powered the Mustangs as he had two hits and scored three times.  Seth Cavanaugh added a three-run double.  Cameron Deinert hit one single and two triples. 


Owen London earned the win for Mount Vernon. He struck out six batters, scattered five hits and gave up one run in four innings.  Mount Vernon improved to 13-4 overall and 6-4 in the league and will host Corsica-Stickney at 7:00pm tonight in Mount Vernon.  Wagner fell to 0-8 overall and in the Sunshine League and will play Platte on Sunday in Wagner at 5:00pm. 


Fueled by a seven-run second inning, the Plankinton Bankers picked up a Pony Hills amateur baseball win over the Kimball/White Lake Nationals 14-1 in seven innings last night in White Lake.  Tyler Waddle had two hits including a home run and three RBI, while Chris Hill and Kyle Bruinsma each added two RBI. Jon Beckman also had three hits and picked up the win on the mound.  Beckman allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts in five innings pitched.  For KWL, Brian Zeman had a double, while Trent Wookey added a hit. Zeman took the loss, allowing eight runs, two earned, on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 3 and 1/3 innings pitched.  Plankinton improved to 11-6 overall and 7-1 in the Pony and will play Miller on Sunday in Plankinton.  KWL fell to 2-6 overall and in the Pony Hills and will play Chamberlain on Sunday in White Lake.


Madison downed Canova 8-6 in a Cornbelt League amateur baseball game last night in Canova.  For Canova, Jason Miller had a two-run home run and had three hits. Garrett Gassman added two hits and scored two runs. Tim Gassman had three hits, while Devin Alfson recorded a hit and two runs.  Canova fell to 8-9 overall and 4-4 in the league with the loss and will play Humboldt/Hartford at 2:00pm Sunday in Canova. 


Flandreau hammered out 16 hits en route to a 10-6 win over the Salem Cubs in a Cornbelt League amateur baseball game last night in Flandreau.  Salem is now 2-12 overall and 1-7 in the Cornbelt League and will play Colman on Sunday in Salem.


The Parkston Mudcats will travel to Harrisburg tonight in a non-league game.  Sunday Alexandria travels to the Parkston Mudcats and Platte is at Wagner. 


The Mitchell Post 18 American Legion baseball team, 12-9 overall, had their doubleheader at Watertown last night postponed due to wet field conditions in Watertown.  No make-up date was announced and if they do make it up, it may be on the last week of the season before Mitchell hosts the Legion Region Tourney July 18th-20th.  Post 18 has won six in a row and will head to Pierre tonight for a doubleheader at 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  Both games will be on-line only at  Click on Listen Live then Special Events for all the action.  Tuesday Mitchell Post 18 travels to Valley Springs, Wednesday the host Sioux Falls West, Thursday Post 18 heads to Sturgis and then Friday thru Sunday play five games in Gillette Wyoming.    


There will be a lot of volleyball happening July 17th-20th in Mitchell as the Mitchell High School volleyball team will have its summer individual skills camp July 17th and 18th at the MHS gym.  The camp is open to players in grades 7-12 and the cost is $65 and includes a T-shirt. The camp will start at 9:00am each day with skill work and drills until Noon.  The camp will resume at 1:00pm with competitions and games until 4:00pm.  The Annual Kernel Klassic Team Camp of Champs is July 19th and 20th at the Mitchell High School. The cost is $30 per player and the camp features pool play format. T-shirts will be given to all players and coaches involved.  Pre-registration is due on June 30th and make checks payable to Kernel Volleyball.  For more details, contact head coach Deb Thill at 770-3097.


The Lil' Kernel Volleyball Camp is set for August 7th and 8th at the Mitchell High School.  The camp is for players entering grades third-through-sixth this fall. The time is from 9:00am to Noon each day and the cost is $35.  The focus of the camp includes the concepts of fun, fundamentals and the game concepts of volleyball. Each camper will also receive a volleyball T-shirt and various participation prizes at the end of the camp.  For more details, contact head coach Deb Thill 770-3097.  


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