Ashley Thompson won three events to lead the Rapid City Stevens track and field team to a strong showing at the Longmont High School Invite in Longmont, Colo.
Thompson took the top spot in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles with times of 15.63 seconds and 46.35 respectively, as well as in the triple jump at 37-feet, 10.75 inches.
Also winning in Longmont from Stevens were Kyle Burdick in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 9:46.29, Cale Fierro in the 300 meter hurdles (40.54), Dallyn Schmidtlein in the high jump (6-1) and Colton Bender in the shot put (49-6.25).
As a team the girls took first in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 meter relays, the boys placed first in the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relays.
Second-place winners for the Raiders were Emily Delzer in the 100 and 200 meter dashes (12.87, 26.23), Tamara Gorman in the 3,200 meter run (11:50.34), Kati Rath in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles (16.37, 47.48), and Jorden Three Stars in the high jump (5-3). The only other Raider to place higher than third was Joe Brannon in the pole vault at 11-10.00.
The Raiders continue their season at the Race to the Ball Track Invite at Newcastle, Wyo., on Thursday.
HOCKEY: The South Dakota 16U hockey team opened play Saturday in the United States Tournament in Troy, Mich., with a win over the Utah Jr. Grizzlies, but were later defeated in the semifinals by Greensboro, N.C.
Team South Dakota defeated the Utah Jr. Grizzlies 6-3 after they got on the board early with 3:37 remaining in the first period on a goal from Ethan Meier, assisted by Patrick Merrigan.
Trailing 2-1 at the start of the second period, South Dakota exploded for three goals, with goals from Jayson Good, Alex Murtha and Spencer Riddle. Skyler Sutten and Jacob Cersosimo tallied two more goals in the third period for South Dakota. Spencer Manner saved 44-of-47 shots from team Utah.
With the win, South Dakota advanced to a semifinals matchup with an opponent they had previously defeated in the tournament, Greensboro. This time, however, South Dakota's fortunes would not be the same. North Carolina erupted for three goals in the first period, all coming from Austin Lewis.
Team South Dakota brought the contest to within two goals early in the second period when Rapid City's T.J. Nolan scored South Dakota's first goal, which was assisted by Rapid City's Brooks Mitzel. Nolan scored South Dakota's only other goal midway through the second period. The 6-2 loss to North Carolina ended South Dakota's quest for a national championship.
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Hot Springs took the team title at the St. Thomas More Golf Invite on Thursday with a four person 18 hole score of 376.
Belle Fourche came in second with 398 and Lead-Deadwood rounded out the top three with 420.
Hot Springs’ Aspen Watts won top medalist honors with a score of 84, followed closely by teammate Cassidy Vollmer with an 85. Belle Fourche’s Liz Day came in third with an 86, Hot Springs’ Kyla Oster came in fourth with a 92 and Belle Fourche’s Kylie Boston finished fifth with a score of 101.
Hot Springs, St. Thomas More,Douglasand Lead-Deadwood return to action on Tuesday in the Douglas Invite.
POOL: Top-ranked Shane Van Boening went undefeated to win the 6th Annual Wyoming Open billiards tournament on Saturday.
The Rapid City native defeated Hawaii's Rodney Morris in the 8-Ball bar table event that boasted a full field of 48 in the Masters Division.
"The way I've been playing, I knew Shane would have to play absolutely perfect to beat me. And sure enough, he played a flawless two matches against me this tournament. My hat's off to him," said Morris.