FRIDAY, JUNE 29:
Baseball: Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether:
9:00am Bombers Maroon vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
11:30am Bombers Black vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
11:30am Watertown vs. Mitchell Black Erv Huether
11:30am Sioux Falls Central vs. Marshall Mickelson Field
2:00pm Bombers Maroon vs. Sioux Falls Central Bob Shelden
2:00pm Marshall vs. Mitchell White Erv Huether
2:00pm Sioux Falls Cyclones vs. Brandon Valley Mickelson Field
4:30pm Bombers Black vs. Watertown Bob Shelden
4:30pm Mitchell White vs. Watertown Erv Huether
4:30pm Marshall vs. Yankton Mickelson Field
7:00pm North Heights-Stillwater vs. Yankton Bob Shelden
SATURDAY, JUNE 30:
Baseball: Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether
9:00am Bombers Maroon vs. Sioux Falls Cyclones Bob Shelden
9:00am Marshall vs. North Heights-Stillwater Erv Huether
9:00am Yankton vs. Watertown Mickelson Field
11:30am S.F. Cyclones vs. S.F. Central Bob Shelden
11:30am Marshall vs. Yankton Erv Huether
11:30am Yankton vs. Mitchell White Mickelson Field
2:00pm Brandon Valley vs. Watertown Bob Shelden
2:00pm Yankton vs. Sioux Falls Central Erv Huether
2:00pm Watertown vs. Marshall Mickelson Field
4:30pm Mitchell Black vs. Brandon Valley Bob Shelden
4:30pm S.F. Central vs. North Heights-Stillwater Erv Huether
4:30pm Brandon Valley vs. S.F. Central Mickelson Field
7:00pm Bombers Black vs. Mitchell Black Bob Shelden
SUNDAY, JULY 1:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby’s @ Larchwood, 2:00pm
Aurora A’s @ Volga Cormorants, 5:00pm
Brookings Friends of Baseball Teener Tournament (Majors: Bob Shelden & Erv Huether
Minors: Mickelson & Aurora
9:00am: Pool A #1 vs. Pool B #2 Bob Shelden
9:00am Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #4 Erv Huether
9:00am Pool C #1 vs. Pool D #2 Mickelson Field
9:00am Pool C #3 vs. Pool D #4 Aurora Field
11:30am Pool B #1 vs. Pool A #2 Bob Shelden
11:30am Pool B #3 vs. Pool A #4 Erv Huether
11:30am Pool D #1 vs. Pool C #2 Mickelson Field
11:30am Pool D #3 vs. Pool C #4 Aurora Field
2:00pm Majors Third Place Bob Shelden
2:00pm Majors Seventh Place Erv Huether
2:00pm Minors Third Place Mickelson Field
2:00pm Minors Seventh Place Aurora Field
4:30pm Majors Championship Bob Shelden
4:30pm Majors Fifth Place Erv Huether
4:30pm Minors Championship Mickelson Field
4:30pm Minors Fifth Place Aurora Field
MONDAY, JULY 2:
Baseball: Brookings Cubby’s @ Colman
Volga Post 114 @ Clark (DH), 6:00pm
Mitchell @ Bullets 16’s (DH), 5:00pm
Golf: SDGA-First Dakota National Bank Junior Tour, Rapid City
Big I Qualifier and College Preview Event, Bakker Crossing, Sioux Falls
TUESDAY, JULY 3:
Baseball: Huron @ Brookings Bandits (DH), 5:00pm
Golf: Big I Qualifier and College Preview Event, Bakker Crossing, Sioux Falls
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4:
No Events Scheduled
TEENER BASEBALL…The Brookings Bullets 16’s took two games from Aberdeen Thursday in the Hub City. Brookings made it a sweep with wins of 16-5 and 11-5.
FBT HELP…The Brookings Friends of Baseball is looking for help for this weekend’s U14 tournament, specifically with public address announcing, scoreboard operators, scorebook keepers, and a few field maintenance workers. Anyone is welcome (and encouraged) to help out, but specifically, Bullets parents (both 15's and 16's), this is YOUR tournament to be working at and we expect everyone to pitch in - points exempt or not. If you haven't signed up for anything now is the time to do so. There are still 62 slots open. Those need to be filled.
Tournaments are what make this organization money, keeping costs for your children to play baseball in Brookings as one of the lowest in the state. Less tournament participation resulting from a bad tournament experience = less revenue = higher registration fees.
Please visit the signup on the front page of the website and pitch in for a couple shifts somewhere if you haven't already done so.
SANCHEZ OUT… The athletic director who helped develop the University of Sioux Falls into an NAIA powerhouse and then led the program into the NCAA Division II ranks says he was not forced out.
Willie Sanchez says he decided to step down because of the stress of the job. He says he often had disagreements with university President Mark Benedetto because "we're two emotional, fiery guys who dig in their heels in an argument." But he says he was not fired because of it.
Benedetto said earlier that Sanchez "laid a great foundation at USF" after being named athletic director in 2002.
BCC ACE…Erik Dahl of the Brookings Country Club had his fourth hole-in-one Wednesday at the Brookings Country Club. He used a six-iron to ace the 155-yard, par 3, third hole. The shot was witnessed by Brian Berkenhoff, Rick Salonen and Greg Fargen.
MILES TO OLYMPICS…Despite finishing fourth in the men’s pole vault finals at the U.S. Track and Field Trials Thursday, USD assistant track coach Derek Miles will advance to the Olympic games for a third straight time.
Brad Walker won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches. Walker set the American record of 19-9 3/4 at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in 2008. He finished third in the Olympic trials that year before no-heighting in Beijing.
Jeremy Scott, a native of Norfolk, Neb., was second at 18-4 1/4, and Scott Roth third at the same height, but Roth does not have the Olympic “A” standard this season of 18-9 1/4 required to compete in the Olympics.
DWU ALL-AMERICAN…Five members of the Dakota Wesleyan football team have been named to the Beyond Sports Network NAIA Preseason All-American team.
Offensive lineman Nathan Little was named to the first team, wide receiver Anthony Muilenburg earned second team honors, quarterback Jon Bane was named to the third team and linebacker Mike Barnaud and punter Derek Carlson earned honorable mention accolades.
Dakota Wesleyan finished the 2011 season 6-4 overall and 5-4 and tied for fourth in the conference. The Tigers open the 2012 season Saturday, Sept. 1, with a home contest against nonconference rival Dakota State University. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Joe Quintal Field.
FOURTH CAMPING… Campsites are still available at many South Dakota state parks for the Fourth of July.
With the Fourth falling on a Wednesday this year, campers are focusing their attention on the weekend before and the weekend after the Fourth of July. This gives more people the opportunity to stay at the parks for the popular camping holiday.
Parks and Recreation Director Doug Hofer says about 800 campsites remain. He says only a couple of parks do not have at least a few sites available mid-week.
Since the holiday is on a Wednesday, a three-night stay is not required for midweek outings. Camping reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-710-2267.
NFL START TIME… The NFL is shifting the start time of the second game of its Sunday TV doubleheaders by 10 minutes to ensure fewer fans miss any of the action on the field.
The late afternoon matchups on CBS and Fox will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET instead of 4:15. Because of the networks' contractual obligations, fans in the past would sometimes miss the end of the early telecast or the beginning of the late one if the 1 p.m. game ran long.
The broadcasters must switch to the start of the second game in the home teams' cities even if the day's first televised contest is still going on. For fans in other markets, that overlap means they don't get to see the opening of the late game.
LEBER TO TV…The Minnesota Vikings Entertainment Network has hired former Minnesota linebacker and Vermillion native Ben Leber.
Leber will be added to handle sideline interviews during the preseason TV broadcasts. Leber also will serve as video talent on Vikings.com and will have regular appearances on the Vikings pregame TV show, Vikings GamePlan.
NCAA HOOPS…The NCAA has hired Big East executive Dan Gavitt as its vice president of men's basketball championships, a new position under a restructuring.
Gavitt will oversee the Division I tournament, the NCAA's marquee event, as well as the Division II and III men's basketball championships. He had served as the Big East Conference associate commissioner for men's basketball.
Gavitt essentially replaces Greg Shaheen, who resigned after 12 years overseeing the March Madness tournament and following the hiring of Mark Lewis as the new vice president overseeing all 89 national championship events. Lewis has extensive experience in sponsorships, ticket sales, private donations and merchandising agreements.
Gavitt will report to Lewis, who has not yet hired a VP to oversee women's basketball championships.
OLYMPIC WRESTLING…Two-time Olympic champion John Smith is among three volunteer coaches picked to serve as assistants for the men's freestyle team in the London Games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee says it has approved USA Wrestling's nominations of Smith, Nebraska coach Mark Manning and Lou Rosselli to help out head coach Zeke Jones.
Smith, the head coach at Oklahoma State, won gold for the United States in Seoul in 1988 and in Barcelona four years later.
Manning is the personal coach for Jordan Burroughs, the reigning world champion at 74 kilograms. Manning also assisted the U.S. team at last year's world championships.
Rosselli, a 1996 Olympian and the associate head coach at Ohio State, works in Ohio with heavyweight Tervel Dlagnev.