The Rapid City Stevens boys' tennis team moved to 5-0 with two wins Thursday in Pierre. The Raiders topped Pierre 9-0 and Aberdeen Central 8-1.
Against Pierre, Jamison Pfingston made quick work of Jace Wernsmann 6-1, 6-1. Jackson Ellis beat Ryan Warne 6-2, 6-0, Ben Anderson topped Grant Judson 6-1, 6-0, Michael Tang defeated Phil Adam 6-0, 6-0, Dawson Segrist was strong in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Matthew Hanson and Ty Studer completed a Raider sweep of the singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Leingang.
In doubles action, Pfingston and Ellis topped Wernsmann and Hanson 6-0, 6-2, Anderson and Segrist beat Warne and Adam 6-1, 6-0 and the team of Tang and Studer beat Grant Judson and Blake Judson 6-2, 6-0.
The Golden Eagles gave Stevens a bit more of a fight, but the Raiders didn't have much trouble with Aberdeen Central.
Pfingston lost to Jesse Margolies 5-7, 2-6 but Ellis beat Nic Allen 6-0, 6-3, Anderson topped Luke Reierson 6-3, 6-2, Tang got the best of Andrew Hartze 6-0, 6-0, Segrist beat Gabe Goetz 6-0, 6-1 and Studer handled Justin Teply 6-2, 6-1.
Pfingston got his revenge in doubles. He and Ellis beat Margolies and Hartz 6-4, 6-4, Anderson and Segrist beat Allen and Reierson 6-2, 6-1 while Tang and Studer topped Goetz and Zach Gonsor 6-0, 6-3.
Spearfish falls to Gillette
Strong doubles play lifted Campbell County of Gillette, Wyo., boys' tennis over Spearfish Thursday 6-3.
The teams split the singles matches, but the Camels won all three doubles matches.
The Spartan winners in the singles were Tim Doerges topping Miles Veyna, Matt Waters beating Jefferson Neary 8-3 and Jay Sayler topped Cole Sorenson 8-0.
Gillette winners were Tyler Neary beating Carter Thorman 8-3, Zach Bradley topping Tanner Hanson 8-1 and Austin Robertson beating Ty Sieber 8-3.
Tyler Neary and Bradley won their doubles match over Thorman and Doerges 8-6, Jefferson Neary and Robertson beat Waters and Sayler 8-5.
Watts wins Hot Springs Quad
Aryona Watts of Hot Springs utilized her home course well Thursday.
She shot a 39 through nine holes to take the individual crown, while the Bison also won the team title at the Southern Hills Golf Course.
Jade Burr of Belle Fourche finished second with a 42, Payson Birkeland of Belle Fourche finished third with a 46, Jessi Schroeder of Hot Springs took fourth with a 47 and Malory Olstad of Hot Springs shot a 48 for fifth place.
Hot Springs shot a 189 to take first. Belle Fourche took second at 197 and Lead-Deadwood finished third with 231. Pine Ridge and Custer didn't bring enough golfers to record a team score.
Custer, Belle Fourche, Hot Springs and Lead-Deadwood will see each other at the pre-Black Hills Conference meet in Box Elder Thursday. Pine Ridge will head south to face Gordon, Neb., in the Gordon Quad.
Sturgis blasts St. Thomas More
Sturgis baseball used a five-run fourth inning to blow by St. Thomas More 11-1 Thursday in Sturgis.
The Scoopers scored a run in the first, another in the third, five in the fourth and four in the fifth. The Cavaliers' only run came in the top of the third.
Nick Anderson recorded three RBI and two hits.
The Scoopers (2-0) take on Gillette, Wyo., Tuesday while STM takes on Douglas Tuesday as well.
BHSU softball to host MSU-Denver in Gillette
The Black Hills State University softball team will go to Gillette, Wyoming, for another home series, hosting Metropolitan State University of Denver Sunday and Monday at Energy Sports Complex.
MSU Denver (23-19, 18-10 RMAC) most recently swept Chadron State in a four-game series, outscoring the Eagles 10-1.
The Roadrunners are hitting .305 as a team, led by Kristyn Peters, who bats .353 with a team high seven home runs and 34 RBI. Five other players hit above .300, including Annika Anderson (.325) and Megan Sansburn (.359) who each have four homers. Koryna Wright (.320) has a squad leading 10 doubles.
The Yellow Jackets (8-20, 8-12 RMAC) split a four-game series with New Mexico Highlands. The Yellow Jackets hit 10 home runs over the four games, including eight in the doubleheader sweep on Sunday.
Katelyn Odle leads BHSU with a .367 batting average, hitting 10 doubles during the season. Maddi Fidler (.333) and Kindall Bethke (.271) are tied for the team lead with six home runs each. Fidler leads the squad with 17 runs batted in.