SPORTS 6-3-14

Clark @ Volga Legion, 7:00pm
Madison vs. Bombers Gray, 6:00pm, Mickelson Field
Bandits @ Aberdeen, 5:00pm (POSTPONED)
Brandon Valley @ VFW Bullets, 5:00pm
Minor League Games (5:30, Four Fields)
-- Cardinals vs. Rockies
-- Giants vs. Twins
-- Cubs & Royals practice
Major League Games (7:00, Four Fields)
-- Century 21 vs. First Bank & Trust
-- CF Promo vs. Pizza Ranch
-- BraVo's vs. Superior Homes

Sioux Falls West @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Sioux Falls East @ Brookings Chutes, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field

VOLGA BASEBALL… Volga fell to McCook/Miner County 6-1 in American Legion baseball action Monday night.
Volga jumped up 1-0 after a pair of singles to start the game and a sacrifice fly from Jake Larson. But Post 114 managed just two hits the rest of the game.
Layne Lucas led Volga with a pair of singles. Kyler Krogh took the loss, allowing five runs, two earned, on five singles. Layne Lucas threw the final four innings allowing only an unearned run.
Volga will play host to Clark Tuesday night at 7pm.

A SHOT CLOCK…South Dakota Class A high school basketball will have the shot clock for the 2014-15 school year after a proposed amendment failed to receive the necessary support to halt the change.
School boards from South Dakota voted 89-76 no on the amendment – a 54 percent majority. For an amendment to go into the constitution, there needs to be a 60 percent majority vote in favor of the change.
All school boards in South Dakota were included in the voting process. School boards were the deciding parties for each school, while the original vote for the shot clock to be added to Class A for the upcoming school year was conducted by polling the state’s athletic directors from Class A and B.
The amendment was not put forward to stop the implementation of the shot clocks in Class A, but to instead keep the SDHSAA from making a ruling that may have financial consequences on the the school districts in South Dakota. The cost of adding shot clocks to a facility is between $4,000 and $5,000 for non-portable models, plus schools will need to find and pay operators for the clocks at games.

YANKTON SOCCER…Yankton High School has hired its soccer coaches for the upcoming season.
Warren Brenner, who has been the head coach of the Yankton club high school soccer program in recent years, will head the boys’ program, with former Yankton soccer player Riley Smith serving as his assistant.
Tyler Schuring, the club JV girls’ coach this past year, will be the head coach of the girls’ program, with local soccer association president Deb Lillie serving as his assistant.
Smith and Lillie both teach in the Yankton School District - Smith at Yankton Middle School and Lillie at the high school.

SDSU VB SKED…South Dakota State has announced its 2014 volleyball schedule.
The Jacks open the season at Princess Anne, Md., for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tournament Aug. 29-30. The Jacks meet Weber State in their opener and then Fairleigh Dickinson and the host Hawks Aug. 30.
SDSU returns to Frost Arena for a pair of two-day tournaments and a meeting with North Dakota. It hosts Stephen F. Austin, Kansas City and Valparaiso Sept. 5-6 in the Jackrabbit Invitational. UND is at Frost Sept. 11 before the Jacks host Florida International, Eastern Illinois and Iowa in the SDSU Challenge Sept. 12-13.
South Dakota State begins league play Sept. 26, traveling to Oral Roberts. The Jacks return to Frost for a three-match homestand vs. Fort Wayne (Sept. 28), North Dakota State (Sept. 30) and Denver (Oct. 3).
The Summit League Championship is Nov. 21-23, at IUPUI’s The Jungle in Indianapolis.

USD ASST VB COACH…South Dakota head volleyball coach Leanne Williamson has named Michelle Cole as assistant coach for the Coyotes. Cole comes to South Dakota after being an assistant coach at Azusa Pacific University, a NCAA Division II school in Azusa, Calif., last season.
Cole helped APU to a 26-11 record and a National Christian College Athletic Association championship game appearance last season.
Cole played Division I volleyball at Texas A&M where she was a four-year starter, helped the Aggies to two Elite Eight appearances and earned first-team All-Big 12 honors during her senior season in 2002.

HURON RODEO…Results of last weekend’s high school regional rodeo in Huron:
Barrel Racing: 1. Brandi Wolles of Dell Rapids, 33.283; 2. Siarra Johnson of Castlewood, 33.621
Breakaway Roping: 1. Kayla Hemmingson of Bradley, 6.910
Bull Riding: 1. Rance Johnson of Philip 119.0
Boy's Cutting: 1. Sawyer Strand of Harrisburg, 142.0
Goat Tying: 1. Kaycee Monnens, 17.080; 10. Makayla Fox of DeSmet, 29.220.
Girl's Cutting: 1. Skyler Lutter of Zell, 131.0
Pole Bending: 1. Shelby Vinson of Worthing, 44.381; 6. Kara Robbins of Aurora, 44.742
Saddle Bronc: 1. Trey Gates of Miller, 100.0
Steer Wrestling: 1. Reed Johnson of Philip, 22.260; 4. Brock Belkham of Flandreau, 36.250; 6. Jace Christiansen of Flandreau, 108.28;
Team Roping: 1. Karly Niemann of Baltic/Sutton Adams of Dell Rapids, 23.180; 4. Ethan Parr of Mitchell/Jr Dees of Aurora, 112.89; 5. Damon Wangerin of Mitchell/Sterling Gehrke of Castlewood, 114.05; 7. Jace Christiansen/Kayla Hemmingson, 125.07
Tiedown: 1. Brock Belkham of Flandreau, 26.440; 5. Kole Latham of Flandreau, 42.320; 6. Cole Schneider of Brookings, 50.490; 8. Jace Christiansen, 112.05

BLIZZARD DRAFT…The North American Hockey League draft takes place Tuesday, and the Brookings Blizzard will look to address some "need" areas with their choices.
Head coach Dan Daikawa says they’d like to be able to choose the best athletes available at the time of their picks. 97621 :26 "like about him".
Daikawa says the Blizzard didn’t have a lot of assets for the draft: 97622 :27 "higher end kids"
Daikawa did pick up two defensemen and a goaltender last week in a trade with Odessa: 97623 :45 "on the ice".
The Blizzard open their training camp in mid-August.

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