SPORTS 4-22-13

Golf:   South Dakota State @ Summit League Championships, Keller, TX
   Brookings Invitational, 2:00pm (CANCELLED)
   Lake Central Conference Tournament, Lake Region, 10:00am
   Deubrook Invitational, 2:00pm

SUMMIT GOLF HONORS… South Dakota State senior Morgan Fitts was named to the 2012-13 All-Summit League First Team on the eve of the Summit League Golf Championships in Keller, Texas.
   The awards are based on Golfstat rankings heading into the tournament.
   The Brookings native was the lone Jackrabbit on the All-Summit squad after posting a 77.43 stroke average over the course of the 2012-13 season.
   Junior Hudson Carpenter was named to the All-Summit League First Team after posting a 73.04 stroke average in the 2012-13 season, which ranks second in The Summit.
   Senior Greg Fehrman earned his first All-Summit selection, being named to the 2012-13 second team squad.  He posted a 75.00 per-round average over the course of his senior year which ranked 12th in the Summit.
   The men’s and women’s Summit League championships begin Monday.

SDSU MEN’S TENNIS… The South Dakota State men’s tennis team locked up the No. 2 seed at The Summit League Championships with a 4-1 win versus Fort Wayne.
   The Jacks closed out the regular season with wins in must-win meets versus Western Illinois on Friday (5-2) and Fort Wayne on Saturday (4-1) in Macomb, Ill.
   The championships are set for Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

SDSU EQUESTRIAN… Both the South Dakota State western and hunt seat teams bowed out of the national event Saturday with losses in the second round.
   The No. 7 seed western squad fell to No. 2 seed Kansas State 8-0, while the No. 12 seed hunt seat team fell by the same 8-0 score to No. 4 seed Auburn.
   The losses mark an end to a season that not only saw SDSU earn its first-ever win at nationals, but also saw the Jackrabbits earn their first-ever national ranking during the season, when the Jacks rose as high as ninth in the national standings.

SDSU SOFTBALL…South Dakota State scored first in the finale of a three game Summit League softball series against Western Illinois in Omaha, but the Fighting Leathernecks responded with 10 unanswered runs to secure a series sweep with a 10-1, five-inning win Sunday at Fontenelle Park.
   The loss drops the Jackrabbits to 14-24 on the season overall and to 4-11 in The Summit League.
   Sammy Bingham, who led the Jacks with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, knocked in the Jacks lone run of the game in the first inning, which scored Devon Reick from second.
   Western Illinois came back with three runs in the top of the second to take the lead for good at 3-1, adding a single run in the fourth and three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings to lock up the run-rule victory.
   The Jacks dropped the first two games in the series - the opener 6-3 and the nightcap 4-3.
   The Jacks got five hits from five different players in game one, while Kori Seidlitz took the loss in the circle after giving up six runs on 10 hits with four walks and a pair of strikeouts.
   Jackrabbit starter Jennifer Sutton settled down to finish with four runs on eight hits, with three strikeouts and two walks in the game two loss. Reick led the SDSU offense with a 2-for-4 day at the plate and a run scored.

SDSU BASEBALL…The South Dakota State University baseball team's weekend slate of games against Omaha and Western Illinois was called off due to unplayable field conditions in Sioux City, Iowa.
   Further announcements regarding the Jackrabbits' schedule for the next few days are pending.
   The Jackrabbits, 17-12 overall, currently stand in second place in The Summit League with a 5-3 mark.

SDSU TRACK…One day after setting a personal best in the 1500-meter run at 4:33.90, Tera Potts recorded an SDSU record in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Potts ran 10:34 – the previous mark was held by Nicole Davis (10:42.84) in 2010.  Potts set the mark during a meet in Norwalk, CA.
   Brooke Garner was fifth in the discus at 167 feet.
   The women’s 4x100 relay placed sixth – Ashley Odegaard and Carly Carper are on the team.  Carper also placed tenth in the 100 meters.
   Kali Olson tied for tenth in the high jump.
   For the men, Joel Reichow placed eighth in the 5-thousand meters. 
   At Azuza, CA, Olson was eighth in the high jump…Amy Leiferman set a new personal mark in the pole vault at 10-10…the women’s 4x100 relay was second in :46.91 seconds.
   At Mount Sac, Carper placed 12th in the 100 meters…Garner was fifth in the hammer throw and eighth in the discus.
   For the men, Justin Carson ran a time of 54.61 in the 400-meter hurdles. He finished fourth in his heat and 11th overall. He also ran the 200-meter dash in 22.62. His time in the 200-meter dash is a personal best.
   Nate Schaefer set a P-R in the pole vault at 14-10.75.
   Anthony Bongard’s time of 14:23:94 in the 5-thousand meters is a personal best.

BROOKINGS BASEBALL…Monday’s Brookings High School baseball action has been called off.  The rest of the week’s schedule:
Tuesday, April 23
Varsity vs. SF O'Gorman (5:00)
JV vs. SF O'Gorman (7:00)
Frosh/Soph @ Brandon Valley (5:00 DH)
Little League Coaches Meeting (5:30-6:30, old Park & Rec downtown)
Thursday, April 25
Varsity vs. Watertown (5:30)
JV vs. Watertown (7:30)
Little League practices (5:30-6:45, 3rd/4th grade. 7:00-8:30, 5th/6th grade)
Friday, April 26
Varsity triangular with Brandon Valley, Huron
Brandon Valley vs. Huron (3:00)
Brookings vs. Brandon Valley (5:00)
Brookings vs. Huron (7:00)
Saturday, April 27
Frosh/Soph vs. West Central (4:00 DH, rescheduled from 4/13)
Sunday, April 28
Varsity vs. Sturgis (12:00 DH)

BKGS LITTLE LEAGUE COACHES…For all interested in Little League coaching, there is a coaches meeting Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 in the upstairs meeting room of the old Park & Rec building downtown (221 Main Avenue).

ELK LICENSES… The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has finalized several elk-hunting seasons for 2013.
Archery elk hunters will have 92 “any elk” and 15 “antlerless elk” licenses available for the season. The 2013 Archery Elk Season will run from Sept. 1-30.
   The Black Hills Firearms Elk Hunting Season will run from Oct. 1-31 for the “any” elk license holders. Antlerless elk seasons will run from Oct. 16-31 and Dec. 1-15. Black Hills Firearms Elk hunters will have 620 licenses available, comprised of 445 “any” and 175 “antlerless" licenses.
   The Prairie Elk Season will have 45 “any” elk and 51 “antlerless” elk licenses available, which is four less than 2012. Other changes from 2012 are:
 Boyd County, Nebraska will no longer be part of Unit 30.
 The season dates for Unit 30A will run from Sept. 1 – Dec. 31.
 The season dates for Unit 11B will run from Sept. 1 through the Friday before the third Saturday in October (2013 season dates are Sept. 1 – Oct. 18)
 Unit 11D was added with season dates of Sept. 1-Dec. 31.

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