TUESDAY, JULY 10:
Baseball: Lake Norden Lakers vs. Volga Cormorants, 8:00pm
Brandon Post 318 @ Brookings Bandits, 6:30pm
Brookings Bullets 15’s @ Huron (DH), 5:00pm
Sioux Falls East @ Bombers Black, (DH), 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
VOLGA LEGION…Clear Lake defeated Volga Post 114 10-7 Monday evening in American Legion baseball action. Walker Ruhd struck out Layne Lucas with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to halt a Post 114 rally. Clear Lake led the entire way and took a 10-4 lead into the ninth inning.
Jordan Nelson led Volga with four singles and two runs scored. Jordan Vanderbush, Tyson DeGroot, Jake Larsen, and Layne Lucas each added a single for Volga. Tyler Tofte had two sacrifice flies to drive in two runs. Brenndon Lebert pitched seven innings allowing eight runs, of which six were earned. Trevor Lundin pitched the final two innings allowing two runs.
Fred Noem and Weston Martinmaas each had three singles for Clear Lake. Walker Ruhd added a double and a single. Ryan Bjerke and Trevor Cassels each had a double. Caleb Pruitt earned the win pitching six innings allowing three runs.
Volga returns to action on Thursday facing Aurora in a doubleheader that begins at 6pm.
USGA GOLF…Garretson’s Chris Long shot an eleven-over 82, and finds himself tied for 148th place at the USGA Amateur Public Links golf championship in Utah.
The 156 golfers will play another qualifying round Tuesday – the top 64 players after qualifying advance to the start of Wednesday’s match play tournament.
The first-day leaders are Jace Long of Missouri and Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taipei – each at four-under 67.
MVFC PICKS…Nine Missouri Valley Football Conference players, including three who earned first-team honors, have been named to the Sports Network Pre-Season All-America FCS Team. Indiana State's Shakir Bell and Ben Obaseki, and North Dakota State's Marcus Williams represent the league on the First Team.
Bell, Obaseki and Williams are joined by second-team selection Tyler Sievertsen (PK, UNI); and third-team picks Jamaine Cook (RB, YSU); Jordan Neukirch (FB, ILS); Tyrone Walker (WR, ILS); Aaron Archie (LB, INS); and Tyler Starr (LB, USD).
SDSU EQUESTRIAN…The South Dakota State equestrian team added seven riders to the 2012-13 roster, all of whom indicated their plans to enroll at South Dakota State and compete for the Jackrabbit equestrian team.
Marielle Golden competed up and down the East Coast in the three-feet and three feet six inches, and showed horses at prestigious shows such as Pony Finals, Marshall and Sterling Finals, Winter Equestrian Festival, ASPCA Medal Maclay and Interscholastic Equestrian Association finals.
Jessie Miller received numerous honors in American Quarter Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association shows.
Lexus Hoffman won multiple American Quarter Horse Association Regional Championships and high point youth titles. She also brings with her an extensive show record, including top-10 finishes at the Quarter Horse Congress.
Caroline Lesousky won a top-10 Appaloosa Youth World Title, along with a National Horse Show Top-10 and Georgia Appaloosa Horse Association high point performance horse award
Elaina Johnson achieved great success in equitation, children's hunter division, junior hunter division and in the Jumper ring. She also worked with top trainers in the Midwest and makes a great addition to the hunt seat team.
Amanda Murray acquired more than 350 performance points and 11 register of merit awards to go along with many American Paint Horse Association World Show titles.
A transfer from the University of New Mexico, Alisha Haddock received the American Quarter Horse Association Justin's Rookie of the Year award, along with American Quarter Horse Youth World Show.
SDSU PLAYERS GIVE…South Dakota State University student-athletes gave back during the recently completed 2011-12 academic year, totaling nearly 2,400 hours of community service activities.
Jackrabbit teams participated in about 40 different community service events, including assisting with Special Olympics, conducting holiday food, clothing and toy drives and hosting a variety of youth clinics. Numerous student-athletes volunteered additional time on an individual basis.
DEER LICENSES…The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has decided to cut the number of East River deer hunting licenses this year.
The commission voted to issue licenses allowing a total of 58,585 deer to be shot east of the Missouri River this fall. That's a reduction of 16,360 tags from last year, with most of the reduction due to fewer three-tag licenses being sold.
The East River deer season will run from Nov. 17 through Dec. 2.
From Dec. 29 through Jan. 6, the season will reopen for hunters with unfilled antlerless deer and antlerless whitetail deer tags.