Track: Brookings High School Triangular, 3:30pm, BHS Athletic Complex
Sioux Valley Invitational, 4:00pm
Dwight Kinney Relays, Estelline, 3:00pm
Tennis: Sioux Falls Washington @ Brookings, 4:00pm
Baseball: Brookings @ Huron, 5:00pm
Brookings Freshman/Sophomore @ Brandon Valley, 5:00pm (DH)
Little League Practices
-- 3rd/4th Grade: 5:30-6:45
-- 5th/6th Grade: 7:00-8:30
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1:
Baseball: University of Winnipeg @ South Dakota State, 4:00pm
BHS GOLF…Brookings played in Monday’s Sioux Falls Washington girls’ golf invitational.
TEAM SCORES: Sioux Falls O’Gorman 295, Yankton 333, Sioux Falls Lincoln 345, Mitchell 351, Watertown 352, Brookings 359, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 368, Aberdeen Central 373, Sioux Falls Washington 384, Brandon Valley 385
Medalist: Jamie Benedict, O’Gorman, 71. Brookings: Madison Ammann 84, Maria Darrah 87, Brooke Piearson 91; Erika Bien 97, Heidi Bien 104, Peggy Sue Collins 160.
SUMMIT AWARDS…Omaha’s Tyler Splichal was named The Summit League’s Baseball Player of the Week while South Dakota State’s Stephen Bougher and Western Illinois’ Aaron Michel were selected as the Pitchers of the Week.
Bougher had a complete game victory over Oakland on Saturday. The senior allowed just one run on two hits with three strikeouts. He took a shutout into the seventh inning and retired 15 consecutive Golden Grizzly hitters at one point in the game. The win was the 19th of his career, placing him in a tie for seventh on the Jackrabbit career wins list.
For the week, Splichal batted .625 (10-for-16) with eight RBI, six runs, two walks, two doubles and a triple. He had a .667 on-base percentage and .875 slugging percentage in the four games against North Dakota State. Michel allowed just one earned run over seven innings with seven strikeouts and just one walk for his third win of the season. The seven innings pitched set a new career-high while he tied his career-best with seven punchouts against Fort Wayne.
NEW MITCHELL COACH… Erik Skoglund has been hired as the Mitchell High School boys’ basketball head coach pending school board approval.
Skoglund was the head coach of the Spearfish boys’ basketball team for the past five years and also has head coaching experience at McCook Central High School in Salem. He has also had experience as an assistant coach at high school and college levels.
Skoglund led the Spartans to a seventh-place finish at the Class A state tournament and a 19-7 record last season.
Skoglund succeeds Tom Young, who resigned from the job April 15 after one year in the position.
FARRAND OBIT…A former athletic director at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School has died. Floyd Farrand passed away Sunday at the age of 82. Funeral services will be Thursday morning in Sioux Falls.
Farrand’s coaching and teaching career began in 1952 at Chester. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1956, and taught elementary physical education classes. When Lincoln opened in 1965, he taught P-E and coached boys’ basketball, leading the Patriots to a state title in 1970.
Farrand became athletic director in 1976, and was instrumental in starting the Lincoln wrestling tournament. He also helped coordinate basketball camps at South Dakota State in the mid-70’s.
He also coached girls’ golf, and in his retirement, helped manage Cactus Heights Golf Course.
VOGEL…A former South Dakota State women’s basketball standout has joined the coaching staff at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Megan Vogel spent the past three seasons as an assistant at St. Cloud State.
Vogel says everything fell together in about a week. She says women’s basketball seems to be a priority at the school. 97635 :20 “South Dakota State”.
Vogel says the Phoenix graduated five seniors – three of whom will play in Europe. But she says the pieces are in place for continued success. 97636 :12 “Basketball from Wisconsin”.
Green Bay’s the school that had hired current SDSU coach Aaron Johnston, but he changed his mind before actually starting the job. Vogel says Johnston was helpful in her quest. 97637 :18 “that he’s done”.
Vogel says it was difficult to leave the players at St. Cloud behind.
OSTARELLO…A former South Dakota basketball star will represent the United States in a tournament in China.
Sam Ostarello, who played at Stanley County, and collegiately at Purdue, will play for the NetScouts all-star team against teams from China, Australia and Brazil. Her team’s made up of several players from the Upper Midwest. 97638 :37 “of ball games”.
The players leave Monday for China – they’ll have one day of practice, then play around nine games.
Ostarallo says she improved her strength, and rebounding, at Purdue – she leaves as the Boilermakers’ second-leading career rebounder.
She was passed over in the recent WNBA draft – she hopes to create a free-agent opportunity by playing in Europe. 97639 :18 “I’ll end up”.
Ostarello says the European, and WNBA, seasons don’t overlap, so it may be better she wasn’t drafted.