WEDNESDAY, JULY 25:
Baseball: Region 1A American Legion @ Huron
Region 2A American Legion @ Mitchell
Mitchell @ Bombers Black (DH), 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Bombers Maroon @ Brandon (DH), 5:00pm
BANDITS…Brookings advanced to a winners bracket game at the Region 1A American Legion baseball tournament, knocking off Watertown 11-1. The Bandits face Sioux Falls Post 307 at 4:00pm Tuesday – Sioux Falls got by Huron 8-3. Huron and Watertown play an elimination game at 1:00pm.
REGION 2A LEGION…Scores from Region 2A baseball in Mitchell:
Mitchell 8, Yankton 2 Sioux Falls East vs. Sioux Falls West, 1:00pm
Sioux Falls East 16, Mitchell 5 Mitchell vs. Valley Springs, 4:00pm
Sioux Falls West 10, Valley Springs 9 Mitchell-Valley Spgs winner vs. East-West loser, 7:00pm
TEENER BASEBALL…The Yankton CorTrust Black Sox swept the Brookings Bullets 11-3 and 6-5 in VFW Teener baseball action on Tuesday.
VOLGA STATE…The VFW Junior Varsity “B” baseball state tournament starts Friday at Mt. Vernon. Opening round pairings:
Noon: Alcester vs. Canova
2:30pm: Gregory vs. Volga
5:30pm: Selby/Eureka vs. Parkston
8:00pm: Mt. Vernon vs. Garretson
DISTRICT 1B AMATEUR…Sisseton built a huge lead and needed a late rally to sneak past Lake Norden 12-10 in a consolation-round game from the District 1B amateur baseball tournament.
The visitors benefitted from a six-run second inning and led 8-0 after five and a half innings. Trailing 9-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth, Lake Norden came up with a big inning of its own, scoring seven runs to tie the game.
Sisseton answered with three runs in the ninth and relief pitcher Josh Stickland held Lake Norden to a single run in the bottom of the inning.
Five players had two hits each for Sisseton, which will face the loser of the Lake Norden Lakers/Milbank game Friday at 6 p.m. With a victory in that game, Sisseton would earn a spot in the Class B tournament.
SDGA GOLF…The SDGA Junior golf championship ended Tuesday in Sioux Falls:
BOYS’ 14-15: Riley Duncanson, Brandon, 151; Adam Karst, Dell Rapids, 158; Zach Steen, Brookings, 188
BOYS’ 16-18: Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, 135; Jake Steen, Brookings; Brad Penny, DeSmet; Zach Schroeder, Dell Rapids, 159.
GIRLS 14-15: Kelsey Johnson, Sioux Falls, 148; Taylor Bird, Arlington, 202
GIRLS 16-18: Jordan Bormann, Parkston, 151; Kali Trautman, Clear Lake, 159; Lauren Fitts, 160
NSU FB SIGNEES…Northern State football coach Tom Dosch says eight more players will enroll in classes and join the NSU squad for fall camp next month. The group includes Dalton Wangerin of Mitchell, Tanner Feterl of Rapid City, Jackson Pasco of Yankton, Ross Ackerman from Rock Rapids, Iowa; Nick Murphy of Elk Point, Lucas Anderson from Starbuck, MN; Blake Lohr of Watertown and Monte Meyerink of Spearfish.
NCAA-CHADRON…The Nebraska State College System says an investigation by Chadron State College and the NCAA enforcement staff regarding possible infractions in the football program at Chadron has been completed. Chadron has sent its report of the investigation to the NCAA and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for review.
Last fall, CSC self-reported possible NCAA violations relating to unauthorized checking accounts opened by former CSC head football coach Bill O’Boyle and invited the NCAA enforcement staff to work cooperatively with the college to investigate the possible violations.
According to NSCS Chancellor Stan Carpenter, CSC and system office personnel cooperated with the enforcement staff to thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the possible infractions.
Carpenter said that the college’s investigative report is being forwarded today to NCAA officials for review. Consistent with NCAA enforcement procedure, the enforcement staff will review the report and determine whether to issue a Notice of Allegations.
BINSTOCK BACK…Greg Binstock, who competed for Augustana during the 1990s, has returned to the Vikings’ track and field program as assistant coach.
The Sioux Falls native served as assistant director of financial aid at Augustana for the past three and a half years. He begins his new duties Aug. 1 with primary responsibility for the sprints, jumps, and hurdles. He will also be teaching.
Binstock competed in the 400-meter run and long jump at Augustana, graduating in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation. He was a graduate assistant at Bemidji State University for two seasons, helping the team’s jumpers to six Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles.
He was the head track and field and Cross Country coach for five years at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn., where he rebuilt the programs. He was named 2002 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference track and field coach of the year.
Binstock spent one season as the interim head women’s track and field coach at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
PEANUT ALLERGIES…Anyone going out to the Omaha Storm Chasers ball game on Aug. 1 won't be able to buy peanuts or, for that matter, Cracker Jack.
The Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals will take anything containing peanuts off its concessions menu for the game against the Reno Aces. The Storm Chasers and an Omaha allergy clinic are holding Peanut Free Night to bring awareness to people who have peanut allergies.
Several minor-league baseball teams have held peanut-free games for years, and major-league teams occasionally reserve sections of their stadiums for people who have peanut allergies.
About 3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts or foods containing peanuts.
BIG 12 MEDIA…West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is no stranger to the Big 12.
While the Mountaineers are league newcomers, Holgorsen was a Big 12 assistant coach for nine of 11 seasons before becoming their coach. He was at Texas Tech for eight seasons and spent a year as Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator.
Holgorsen says West Virginia is a lot like Big 12 schools: There is a football culture, a passionate fan base to fill the stadium and a team used to winning.
New Kansas coach Charlie Weis also spoke during the second day of Big 12 media days. He talked about recruiting players to the school: 97626 :22 “to start”.
Weis wants to see football grab attention on campus: 97627 :18 “become like”.
Weis says more troubling than the Jayhawks' 10 losses last season were how badly they lost so often. They lost by at least 30 points six times. Kansas hosts South Dakota State September first.
MAC FB POLL…Ohio is the favorite to win this season's Mid-American Conference title.
The Bobcats, who lost to Northern Illinois in last season's conference title game, were picked to finish ahead of Bowling Green and Miami in the East Division while Toledo was picked to top NIU and Western Michigan in the West.
Ohio welcomes back 15 starters from a team that went 10-4 last fall. Quarterback Tyler Tettleton, son of former major league catcher Mickey Tettleton, also returns after throwing for 3,286 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.
The MAC also announced an extension with Ford Field, the downtown home of the Detroit Lions, to host the conference title game through 2015.