MONDAY, AUGUST 6:
Baseball: State “B” Amateur Tourney @ Cadwell Park, Mitchell
6 p.m.: Salem vs. Lennox
8 p.m.: Larchwood (Iowa) vs. Crofton (Neb.)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7:
Baseball: State “B” Amateur Tourney @ Cadwell Park, Mitchell
BANDITS WIN!!!…The Brookings Bandits won their first-ever state “A” American Legion baseball title Sunday, defeating Sioux Falls East 11-10 in Aberdeen.
The Bandits advance to the Central Plains Regional tournament which begins Thursday in Dickinson, ND. Brookings will play the Nebraska runner-up at 11am, Central Time.
Brookings pounded out 16 hits in the title game – tournament MVP Matt Thomas and Skylar Cary each had three, with Kelby Beste and Corey Roach each getting two. Beste drove in four runs and Thomas McMacken two for the Bandits.
Beste pitched the first five innings, allowing eight runs on eleven hits. Cary allowed two runs on one hit over two innings and earned the win. Thomas allowed no runs on two hits over the final two innings for the save.
Brookings scored four runs in the third, and three each in the sixth and seventh innings to offset a six-run third for Sioux Falls. Austin Kost had three hits to lead East.
Earlier in the day, Brookings eliminated Rapid City Post 22 3-1.
A welcome home for the state champion Brookings Bandits will be held Monday evening at seven at Bob Shelden Field. The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend.
STATE “B” AMATEUR…Results from the state “B” amateur baseball tournament at Mitchell:
Canova-Howard 15, Four Corners 0
Tabor 16, Renner Old Timers 0
Clark 3, Martin 2
Akron (Iowa) 4, Winner/Colome 1
Milbank 4, Parkston Rock Bass 1
Parkston Mudcats 5, Harrisburg 2
(Start of second round)
Madison 4, Wynot (Neb.) 3
Britton 12, Clear Lake 7
STATE “A” AMATEUR…It’ll be the Renner Monarchs and the Brandon Valley Merchants in the battle of unbeatens Friday at the state “A” amateur baseball tourney in Mitchell.
Castlewood defeated Mitchell 9-3 in the opening round, but fell to Renner 7-6 – the Ravens face an elimination game Friday in Mitchell.
Renner def. Sioux Falls Saints, score not available Castlewood 9, Mitchell 3
Renner 7, Castlewood 6 Sioux Falls Saints 7, Mitchell 1
Brandon 10, Pierre 2 Vermillion 13, Rapid City A’s 4
Brandon 11, Vermillion 0 Rapid City A’s 9, Pierre 8
TEENER BASEBALL...Yankton defended its VFW 13-14 "AA" Majors baseball title Sunday, defeating Sioux Falls West 8-2 in the title game at Bob Shelden Field.
Yankton had a 14-11 edge in hits - West committed four errors in the game. Mason Townsend went the distance, and got the win for Yankton
Brookings did not qualify for Sunday's single elimination round.
SDGA GOLF…Jenny Coluccio of Sioux Falls and Dani Bellet of Lead shot a 70 on Sunday in the Chapman format at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell to earn their third straight South Dakota Golf Association Two-Woman Championship.
Their two-day total of 7-under-par 137 was good enough for a seven-stroke win over Julie Jansa and Kelli Sinksen, both of Sioux Falls, who shot a 76 on Sunday for an even-par 144.
Morgan and Lauren Fitts of Brookings combined for a 2-over-par 146 to place third for the tournament.
Ruthie and Jessica Moore of Scotland were the low-net team at 8-under-par 136 after shooting a net 65 on Sunday. They also won the third flight of the net division. Peg and Patty Even of Hartford won the first flight in a scorecard playoff over Sarah Egan and Sharon Wilson of Sioux Falls. They shot 1-over-par 145. Mary Grogan and Kelly Munce won the second flight with a 5-under-par 139.
SDSU INDOOR PRACTICE…South Dakota State University officials have announced 18 million dollars in donations toward construction of an indoor practice facility.
Sanford Health of Sioux Falls has contributed ten million dollars, with eight million from anonymous donors.
Another six to ten million dollars are needed to build the structure. Athletic Director Justin Sell: 97630 :21 “to do that”.
Sell says the biggest issue facing SDSU is the timeline: 97631 :30 “it done quickly”.
Sell says the Sanford name will appear on the building, but the donation isn’t tied to naming rights. 97632 :26 “to do that”.
The facility will include a 300-meter running track, a 100-yard turf field, athletic training facilities, and offices.
BHS PRACTICE DATES…Brookings High School has announced practice dates for fall sports:
Athletes that participate on high school teams will not be permitted to practice until they have submitted proof of a 2012
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
9:00 AM BOYS GOLF (Bill Scholten) Meeting & Practice (Grades 7-12) Brookings Country Club
9:00 AM GIRLS TENNIS (Brian Dobbs) Meeting & Practice (Grades 7-12) Hillcrest Courts
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
9:00 AM FALL Sideline Cheerleading Tryouts (Brittany Brown) Aux Gym (BHS)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
9:00 AM FOOTBALL (Lee Schmidt and staff) Meeting & Equipment Issue (Grades 9-12) Jostad Gym
MONDAY, AUGUST 13
8:00 AM VOLLEYBALL (Jodi Melius and staff) Meeting & Practice (Grades 9-12) Brookings Jostad & Aux Gyms
Senior & Freshman wear White Shirts
Juniors wear Black Shirts
Sophomores wear Gray Shirts
8:00 AM BOYS & GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY (Chris Gruenhagen and Rachelle Engbrecht)
Practice (Grades 7-12) BHS Room 306 South Hallway
4:00 PM Cross Country Meeting (Grades 7-12)
8:00 AM FOOTBALL (Lee Schmidt and staff) Meeting & Practice (Grades 9-12) Jostad Gym
9:00 AM SIDELINE CHEER (Football) (Brittany Brown) Meeting & Practice (Grades 9-12) Aux Gym
SDHSAA Physical Examination. Forms are available at Brookings High School and on the Brookings Activities website.
Please contact Bobcat Head Coaches for sports-specific information.
FCS PLAYOFFS…The NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff field will grow to 24 teams, beginning in 2013.
Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Patty Viverito says expansion was a top priority. 97633 :14 “important step forward”.
Viverito says more teams will be seeded into the draw: 97634 :21 “the opening game”.
Viverito says expansion was the main offshoot of an FCS strategic planning process started about a year ago. 97635 :10 “teams and traditions”.
Missouri Valley Football Conference commissioner Patty Viverito.
NDSU FB…North Dakota State looks to defend its Missouri Valley, and national, football titles this fall.
The Bison had several young players on the field, but head coach Craig Bohl says NDSU’s not reloading. 97636 :15 “at that point”.
A key focal point for the opposition will be defensive back Marcus Williams: 97637 :26 “of a game”.
NDSU led the nation in kickoff return yardage – Bohl, who sits on the NCAA rules committee, was asked what impact changes in kickoff rules might have. 97638 :30 “the hang time”.
Bohl says changes were implemented to prevent concussions, and to preserve one of the more exciting plays in football.