Wednesday Sports, September 14th, 2022
— Mitchell Football (1-2) plays at Aberdeen Central on Friday night.
— The Mitchell Boys Golf will host the Mitchell Invite on Friday at Lakeview Golf Course starting at 10:30 am.
— Mitchell Boys Soccer (0-6-1) lost at Vermillion 3-1. The Kernels will host Yankton on Thursday at 4 pm.
— Mitchell Girls Soccer (5-3) will host Yankton on Thursday at 6 pm
— Mitchell Girls Tennis (12-5) lost to Yankton on Tuesday 5-4 and SF Lincoln 6-3 in a triangular against two of the top teams in AA girls tennis. The Kernels will host Spearfish and SF Jefferson on Saturday at Hitchcock Park starting at 9 am
— Mitchell Volleyball, 3-5 on the season, will take be at Yankton on Thursday at 7 pm.
— The 17th-ranked Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (8-2, 1-1 GPAC) will host Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Ady Dwight was named the GPAC attacker of the week for the 5th time in her career. Dwight had 37 kills to lead the Tigers to a 1-1 week. She hit a combined, .316 and currently ranks 1st in the county in kills per set and third in hitting percentage in the NAIA.
— Dakota Wesleyan Football (0-3) will play at home for the first time this season when they host No. 21 Dordt at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
— South Dakota State Football (1-1) close out nonconference play by hosting Butler in the Beef Bowl Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Dykhouse Stadium.
— South Dakota State volleyball (6-3) will travel to Iowa City next weekend for the Hawkeye Invitational. SDSU takes on Iowa and Northern Iowa Friday and wraps up the nonconference season with North Florida Saturday.
— South Dakota Football (0-2) will look for its first win of the season when they host Cal Poly in its home opener at 1 p.m. Saturday inside the DakotaDome.
— The South Dakota volleyball team (8-1) heads to Tampa, Florida, for the Bulls Volleyball Invitational on Friday and Saturday where they will face Stetson, Cornell and host South Florida.
Wessington Springs 3, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 1 – Avery Orth had 18 kills, 14 digs and 4 block
Madison 3, Ethan 0
Freeman 3, Bridgewater-Emery 0 – Kate Miller had 19 kills, 16 digs and 5 blocks
Howard 3, Menno 1 – Kate Connor had 18 kills, while Piper Thompson finished with 27 digs
Parkston 3, Gregory 1 – Mya Nuebel had a double-double with 13 kills and 14 digs,
Scotland 3, AC/DC 1 – Trinity Bietz had 17 kills, 14 digs, and 4 aces, while Martina DeBoer had 10 kills, 15 digs, and 7 aces
Tripp-Delmont/Armour 3, Bon Homme 1 – Megan Reiner recorded 13 kills, 13 digs, and six blocks
Mount Vernon/Plankinton 3, Redfield 0 – Reagan Rus had 25 digs, 13 kills
Wagner 3, Avon 0 – Emma Yost had 12 kills and seven digs. Macy Koupal had 28 assists and 6 aces
Colman-Egan 3, MCM 1
#2 Warner 3, Ipswich 0
Brookings 3, Brandon Valley 0
#2 Harrisburg 3, #2 Dakota Valley 1 – Freshman Gabrielle Zachariasen finished with 14 kills
Huron 3, Yankton 1
#1 O’Gorman 3, Watertown 0
#4 Washington 3, #3 Pierre 1
— Twins rookie Joe Ryan and reliever Jovani Moran combined to pitch no-hit ball until Bobby Witt Jr. doubled with one out in the ninth inning as the Twins beat the Royals 6-3. Ryan was pulled after seven innings and 106 pitches. There has never been a no-hitter at Target Field, and the crowd of 19,000 booed when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli sent Moran to the mound to start the eighth. Game two of the three games series continues tonight at 6:40 pm.
— Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-6 in 10 innings. Judge is 4 HR’s away from tying the American League record that Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961. Judge’s three hits raised his average to .310 and he leads the major leagues in home runs and 123 RBIs.
— Clayton Kershaw pitched seven dominant innings as the Dodgers clinched the NL West for the 9th time in 10 seasons, shutting out the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0. The Dodgers’ first playoff game is almost a month away, on Oct. 11. Kershaw allowed just two singles on the night over seven innings.
— Angels star Mike Trout’s streak of consecutive games hitting a home run ended at seven, one shy of the major league record as Cleveland beat the Angels 3-1. Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a walk. Cleveland has won 5 in a row and continue to lead the AL Central by 3 games over the White Sox and 5 games over the Twins.
— Toronto Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double while George Springer added a two-run homer as the Blue Jays beat Tampa Rays 7-2 to gain a doubleheader split between AL wild card contenders. Toronto is a half-game ahead of the Rays and Seattle in the race for the three AL wild cards.
— Atlanta’s Kyle Wright earned his major league-leading 18th victory of the season as the Braves beat the Giants 5-1 to gain ground on the first-place Mets in the NL East. Atlanta moved within a half-game of the Mets and snapped a season-long three-game losing streak.
— Jacob deGrom was outpitched by journeyman Adrian Sampson as the Mets lost to the Cubs 4-1. New York is just 5-6 in a 16-game stretch against Washington, Pittsburgh, Miami and Chicago — all four of those teams are more than 20 games under .500 this season.
— The Phillies Nick Maton hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning off Sandy Alcantara, leading Philadelphia past the Marlins 2-1 and tightening the Phillies’ grip on the second spot in the NL wild-card race. Philadelphia won its fourth in a row.
— Yu Darvish limited Seattle to two hits over eight innings as the Padres beat the Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Darvish pitched at least eight shutout innings for the 8th time in his career and needed just 94 pitches to get through 8 innings.
— Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three as the Milwaukee Brewers used eight pitchers in an 8-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The Brewers moved within seven games of the NL Central-leading Cardinals.
— Eloy Jiménez hit a three-run homer as the White Sox beat the Rockies 4-2.
— The White Sox say manager Tony La Russa will watch the team’s home series against Colorado from a suite while he awaits clearance to return to the dugout. The 77-year-old La Russa is on the mend after leaving the team on Aug. 30 to deal with a heart issue. There is no timetable for the Hall of Famer when it comes to returning to the stress of in-game managing.
— The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year and fined him $10 million after an investigation found that he had engaged in “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies.” The findings come nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. The league said the results of the investigation were based on interviews with 320 individuals and more than 80,000 documents and other materials. Sarver apologized for “words and actions that offended our employees,” though he disagreed with some of the report’s findings.
— Pittsburgh Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt will miss at least one game with a pec injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year sustained the injury late in the fourth quarter of a 23-20 overtime victory over Cincinnati. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said the injury isn’t as bad as initially feared and said it’s too early to tell how long Watt might be sidelined. The Steelers host New England in their home opener on Sunday.
— The Dallas Cowboys aren’t putting quarterback Dak Prescott on injured reserve after surgery on his right thumb. That leaves open the possibility that he could return within the next four games. That is the minimum number of games a player must miss if put on that list. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that the team wants Prescott to be a consideration for playing within the next four games. Prescott had surgery Monday, a day after he got hurt in the fourth quarter of a season-opening 19-3 loss at home to Tampa Bay.
— Thursday night’s game between the Chargers and Chiefs on Amazon Prime Video kicks off an 11-year agreement between Amazon and the NFL and marks the first time the league has sold a package of games to a streaming service. Amazon won the rights to the prime-time package last March. It was originally supposed to begin in 2023, along with the rest of the league’s broadcasting contracts, but two months later it was announced that Amazon would take over the Thursday night package from Fox a year earlier.
— Mickey Joseph says he wants to be Nebraska’s next head football coach and not just on an interim basis for the next nine games. Joseph met with the media for the first time since taking over for the fired Scott Frost on Tuesday. Joseph says when he accepted the interim position, he did it thinking it would be an opportunity to work toward becoming the permanent head coach. Joseph’s audition starts Saturday with a home game against former conference rival and sixth-ranked Oklahoma.
— Kyle Busch will move to Richard Childress Racing next season, ending a 15-year career with Joe Gibbs Racing because the team could not come to terms with NASCAR’s only active multiple Cup champion. Busch will drive the No. 8 Chevrolet for Childress in an announcement made Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He wore the two Cup championship rings he won driving for Gibbs on his middle fingers. Tyler Reddick, who is currently competing for the Cup championship in the No. 8 Chevrolet, will remain under contract at RCR and will drive for the team next season. Reddick in July told Childress he was moving to 23XI Racing in 2024.
— After two weeks of an offseason, the PGA Tour is ready for a new season. It starts with the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California. This will be the 10th and final year of a wraparound season. Max Homa is the defending champion. He won twice last season and will be making his Presidents Cup debut next week. Hideki Matsuyama also is playing. LIV Golf resumes outside Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms.