TUESDAY, JUNE 26:
Baseball: Bullets 16’s @ Sioux Falls East (DH), 5:00pm
Huron @ Bullets 15’s (DH), 5:00pm
Watertown @ Bombers Maroon (DH), 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Colton @ Bombers Gray
BOMBERS BLACK…The Brookings Bombers Black swept Watertown Monday at Mickelson Field – game scores were 18-3 and 17-7. The Bombers Black get back to action Friday at 11:30 against Brandon Valley in the Friends of Baseball tournament at Bob Shelden Field.
ANDERSON-AURORA A’s…The Aurora A’s, and the rest of the Eastern Dakota League, are coming down to stretch run for seeding position in the district playoffs.
It’s the first year for wood bats in the league, and A’s manager Terry Anderson says the stats show they’ve had an impact. 97624 :16 “had hit one”.
Anderson says the A’s hit a key stretch of games as they move through “Hamlin County Week” – matchups with the Lake Norden teams on the list.
He says it appears to be close atop the league standings: 97625 :26 “three or four”.
Aurora A’s manager Terry Anderson.
KARST TO DWU… Dell Rapids native Colin Karst recently signed to play baseball at Dakota Wesleyan University, starting with the 2013 season.
Karst played four years of club baseball and three years of American Legion baseball in Dell Rapids. The right-handed pitcher went 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 2011. He threw 40 innings and struck out 45 batters with just five walks and helped his team to an 8-5 record. He was also selected to play in the 2011 Legion All-Star game.
Karst also lettered six times in golf and twice in basketball for the Quarriers. He was named the golf team’s MVP in 2008 and 2010.
McLAGAN WEEK…Brookings native Mitch McLagan had a week on the baseball diamond he won’t soon forget.
McLagan recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Wessington Springs Owls amateur baseball team to a 7-6 win over Pierre last Tuesday and decided to top that on Sunday as he pitched a no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Plankinton in Wessington Springs.
KASTIGAR-TRIALS…Aberdeen Swim Club member Hannah Kastigar competed at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha. Kastigar, 16, won her heat in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of four minutes and :56.13 seconds.
There were 13 heats with the top eight advancing to the finals later in the day. Each of the top two swimmers in every event will qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Monday was the first day of the trials and will continue through July 2.
MILES-TRIALS…South Dakota track and field assistant coach Derek Miles qualified for the finals in the pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Trials Monday.
Miles cleared 17-4 1/2 during preliminaries to advance to the finals, which are set for Thursday. The top three in Thursday’s finals will advance to the Summer Olympic Games in London, England, assuming they have met the Olympic qualifying standard. Miles met the standard of 5.72 (18-9 ¼) in Germany in July 2011.
NSIC HOF… The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced their 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees. The induction ceremony will be held July 11th at St. Cloud during the NSIC’s 13th annual Summer Kickoff event.
The class of 2012 includes: Don Niskanen, Bemidji State University; Ronald McClure, University of Minnesota Duluth; Fred Dahnke Minnesota State University Moorhead; Eric Kline, Northern State University; Bonnie Henrickson, St. Cloud State University; Sam Leggett, Southwest Minnesota State University; Brady Borner, Wayne State College and David Meisner, Winona State University.
NEIBER-TITLE IX…Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of Title IX – the federal act barring gender discrimination in any federally-funded educational program or activity. Former SDSU senior women’s administrator Nancy Neiber says it’s the most significant thing that’s happened for girls and women. 97621 :11 “in my lifetime”.
Neiber says progress has been slow over 40 years – she says, in the beginning, Title IX represented an opportunity to compete. 97622 :29 “down the street”.
Neiber says participation numbers have exploded in recent years – partially due to media coverage that probably wouldn’t hav existed without Title IX. 97623 :17 “five years ago”.
Neiber says athletes like Kris Tschetter, Robin Anderson, and Brookings standouts Renae Sallquist and Amy Mickelson – among others – are examples for young people today of what can be achieved.
UND-MIDCO… Midco Sports Network has announced an agreement to broadcast up to 45 live games, plus up to 40 weekly special shows featuring the University of North Dakota athletic program for the 2012-13 season.
Midco Sports Network will partner with the University of North Dakota to also include weekly shows featuring game analysis, interviews and reporting with several of the coaches of the University's athletic program.
The contract will span five years.
FIGHT COMMISSION…A South Dakota lawmaker says a Sturgis man who died after a mixed martial arts match last month could still be alive if the state had a commission that regulates boxing and other fighting sports.
Democratic Rep. Dean Schrempp says the death of 26-year-old Dustin Jenson in Rapid City shows why the state needs a commission. Schrempp has been involved in the sport for 50 years, both as a boxer and trainer. He also referees sanctioned matches in North Dakota.
Schrempp says Jenson would not have been allowed to fight in sanctioned matches, based on the number of fights he'd been in and the fact he had been knocked out less than three months before his last fight.
BCS PLAYOFF…The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.
They figure to be more of a speed bump than a road block.
The BCS commissioners will present their four-team playoff proposal to the presidential oversight committee in Washington.
The committee is headed by Virginia Tech's Charles W. Steger, and includes one university leader from each of the 11 major football conferences, and Notre Dame.
Whether approval will come quickly or the presidents will take some time to mull over the proposal, maybe toss it back for tweaks, is unknown. But it is safe to say the men who have spent hours upon hours hashing this out over the last six months believe their bosses will approve of their work.