WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17:
Track: South Dakota State @ Kansas Relays
SDSU WOMEN’S GOLF… The Jackrabbit women’s golf team wrapped up a fifth place finish at the 36-hole Creighton Classic on Tuesday afternoon. SDSU shot a two-day total of 659.
Morga Fitts tied for 11th place at 161. The senior now is tied for first on SDSU’s career top-25 list with 15.
The Jacks had two golfers – Sydney MacDonald and Amber Houser- tied for 26th place with two-day totals of 168. Brianna Janu shot 171 and Michaela Kouri 175.
SDSU had two unattached players – Alli Plath shot 171 and Myranda Dunmire 190;
North Dakota State took top honors as a team at 625, winning the tourney by five strokes. NDSU’s Amy Anderson shot a 146 (74-72), winning tournament champion honors by eight strokes over UNI’s Kaylee Benson.
SDSU MEN’S GOLF… The South Dakota State men’s golf team finished second at the 18-hole Northwestern College Invitational Tuesday.
The tournament featured NAIA schools and their JV teams and was a late addition to the schedule to provide one final tune-up before The Summit League Championship next week.
The Jacks shot 293 as a team.
Tying for fourth were Greg Fehrman at Lukas Davison at 72. Bryan Wynia, playing individually, also shot 72.
Dillon Schultz tied for 12th place with a round of 74. Miles Knutsen finished at 75 and Hudson Carpenter at 78.
Two other SDSU golfers competed individually – David Smith and A-C Sitter shot 76.
B-AH TRACK… The Dell Rapids boys and Sioux Falls Christian girls won team track titles at a Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Invitational Tuesday.
On the boys’ side, Dell Rapids won six events to finish first overall with 147 total points. Canton was second at 108, well ahead of third-place Sioux Christian at 65.
The only double winner for the Quarriers was Cole Langer in the throwing events. Duane Jongeling of Parker took first in the 800 (2:06.43) and 3200 (10:59.2), and helped key the Pheasants’ winning 3200 relay.
On the girls’ side, Sioux Falls Christian was first with 138 total points, in front of Canton (126).
Beresford won three events, with Hannah McKelvey in the shot put (38-11), Ashley Ostrem in the discus (119-9) and Ashlynn Atwood in the 3200 (12:28.2).
BKGS BASEBALL SCHEDULE…The tentative Brookings baseball schedule for the week – weather and field conditions permitting:
Thursday, April 18
5:00 - Varsity vs. SF Washington
7:00 - JV vs. SF Washington
Friday, April 19
5:00 DH - Varsity @ Yankton
Saturday, April 20
12:00 DH - JV vs. RC Stevens
2:00 DH - Frosh/Soph @ RC Stevens
Sunday, April 21
12:00 DH - JV vs. RC Central
12:00 DH - Frosh/Soph @ RC Central
BKGS YOUTH BASEBALL…First practice for Brookings Little Leaguers is scheduled for April 23 starting at 5:30-6:45 for current 3rd and 4th grade students, and 7:00-8:30 for current 5th and 6th grade students.
All practices/games are held at the Four Fields complex at the corner of Medary Avenue and 8th Street South. If you child participated in the Park & Rec's program as second graders, this year you move across the street from the fields you were on last year.
Workouts for the 13-14 year olds should be getting underway over the next couple weeks in preparation for tryouts in early-mid May. Those dates will be announced.
BB CHANGES…The statistics say the just-completed college basketball season was ugly. With more physical play, average points per game was at its lowest since 1952, field goal percentage the lowest since 1965, and three-point shooting was the worst ever.
SDSU coach Scott Nagy says despite that, fans still turned out in droves. He says officials may have to call games tighter. 97629 :19 “drive the dollar”.
Nagy says some rule changes may be imminent. 97630 :27 “need to do”.
Nagy thinks players may prefer to go to teams that play wide-open ball, versus programs that keep scores in the 40’s and 50’s.
BHS SCHEDULES…Some of the Brookings High School sports schedules will have a different look next year.
Activities Director Randy Soma says, with reclassification of the larger schools, and the addition of Harrisburg in the ESD Conference – the Bobcats won’t have a full league slate. 97633 :25 “change or not”.
Harrisburg’s debut in the conference also alters the basketball schedules – the Rapid City schools have been dropped next year: 97634 :18 “with that, too”.
Under some regional alignment proposals being discussed, Brookings could be paired with the Rapid City schools for district play during some seasons.