SPORTS 6-7-13

Baseball:  Clark @ Volga Legion, DH, 6:00pm
Brookings Jr. Legion Bullets @ Fargo Jim McLaughlin Junior Legion Tournament
                    -- vs. Fargo Jets (10:00am)
             Yankton @ Brookings Bandits, DH, 3:00pm
Bombers Gray @ Watertown, 7:00pm

JUNIOR GOLF…The SDGA’s junior golf tour stopped at the Brookings Country Club Thursday.  The results:
16-18 Boys:  Ben Prisbe, Sioux Falls, 77;  Jake Steen, 83; James Chapma, Dell Rapids, 84
14-15 Boys:  Drew Seubert, Canistota, 77;  Dylan Weelborg, Bryant, 93
12-13 Boys:  Sam Batta, Watertown, 82; Gunner St. John, Bryant, 95;  Kaden Vugteveen, 106;  Haeden Uecker, Bryant, 109
     Grant DeWitt, Castlewood, 113; Kyler Tvedt, Castlewood, 127; Wyatt Mack, Castlewood, 140
11-Under Boys:  D-J Heiberger, Sioux Falls, 58;  Logan Steffensen, Volga, 63; Landon Moe, 65
16-18 Girls:  Katie Bartlett, Pierre, 83;  Kali Trautman, Clear Lake, 89
14-15 Girls:  Brooke Piearson, Brookings, 91;  Cassidy Bridges, 124
12-13 Girls:  Lauren Wittler, Onida, 122

SDSU EQUESTRIAN…The South Dakota State equestrian team signed five riders to National Letters of Intent, all five of which signed letters indicating their plans to enroll at South Dakota State University in the fall of 2013 and participate for the Jackrabbit equestrian team.
   Four individuals were signed for horsemanship: Elizabeth Niewojna of Wilsall, Mont. (Castle View HS), Victoria Johnson of Olympia, Wash. (Tumwater HS), Danielle Dickerson of Independence, Mo. (William Chrisman HS) and Kelsey Swainston of Nampa, Idaho (Nampa HS). Christina Dexter of Harrisonville, Mo. (Harrisonville HS) was signed for reining.

NSU CUTS…Northern State University is eliminating golf, tennis and a student service program in an effort to shift funding to other priorities.  Officials say about 35 students will be affected. .
   NSU administrators were required to make changes after encountering budgetary challenges over the years that included rising costs, stagnant amounts of state funding and expanded operations.
   In golf and tennis, NSU has had trouble meeting roster requirements.
   Students in the two programs receiving athletic aid will still receive it for the next school year if they choose to stay, he said. Those who wish to transfer will be helped.
   Women's athletic programs and maintenance of strong athletic rosters will benefit from the change, according to the release. With the changes, NSU will field six men's teams and seven women's teams.

ACADEMIC TRACK…The state’s track and field coaches have released their Academic All-State team. For this honor an athlete must be a senior, have participated in the sport for at least three years, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and be nominated by their head coach.
Brookings - Patrick Chapin, Elliot Johnson, Alex Wiemann, Margaret Chell, Brittni Gustafson, Morgan Mahanke, Mackenzie Rief,   
     Lily Sanderson, Alexa Suarez and Sami Swedlund
Arlington - Cole J. VanBockern and Lane C. Weber
Elkton-Lake Benton - Lacey Lynn
Colman-Egan - Paityn Groos and Laramie Olivier
Castlewood - Lindsey Strait
Estelline – Matt Konrad, Brady Miller, Brian Vohlken and Trevor Ward.
Flandreau – David Johnson, David Parsley and Kyle Scofield
Deubrook - Evelyn Klein, Alex Sperlich and Josh Kruse
Sioux Valley - Brandi Antonsen and Johanna Fuhr
De Smet - Amanda Poppen and Andrew Foley
Lake Preston - Peter Schukking and Elizabeth Bradfield
Dell Rapids - Corynn Hoff, Morgan Hoglund, Karen Eddy and Cassidy Wright
Hamlin - Mason Leiseth

NCAA TRACK…Clemson junior Brianna Rollins set a collegiate record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.47 seconds at the NCAA track and field championships on Thursday.
   Rollins set the wind-legal mark in her heat of the semifinals at Oregon's Hayward Field. The final in the event is set for Saturday.
   The 21-year-old breaks the record of 12.48 seconds set by USC's Ginnie Powell at the 2006 NCAA outdoor championships in Sacramento.
   Her mark is also a world best this season.
   Rollins set a championship meet record in the 60-meter hurdles earlier this year with a 7.79 for the NCAA indoor title.  

NCAA INSURANCE…The NCAA will spend more than $10 million to help fund additional in-home care for college athletes who have suffered catastrophic injuries on the playing field.
   The governing body said Thursday it will cost an estimated $4 million to help improve the benefits for athletes who were injured before the current insurance coverage was available in 1992. It will cost an additional $6 million to cover inflationary increases on home health care for those injured after 1992.
   The change allows these athletes to collect up to $100,000 annually toward in-home health care and could be used for personal hygiene, feeding and daily living activities.
   NCAA President Mark Emmert said it's the "right thing to do." The additional coverage is still pending regulatory approval.

CAR SHOW…The 21st annual Brookings Car Show willt take place this weekend. Events will be condensed into one day, Saturday – says coordinator Christopher Gross:  97631   :14   “3:30 then”.
   Vehicles must be at least two years old, and will be judged in several different areas:  97632   :18   “the car overall”.
   Groos would like to see 160-to-180 vehicles in the show.. If it’s rainy the number could drop itnto the 120’s.

WAYNE ST. FIELD…Wayne State University has made the first pitch on its Harwell Field Project.
    School officials announced plans Thursday to honor late Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell and his wife, Lulu, with a renovated field that will be part of a baseball complex. The Ernie Harwell Estate and the Ernie Harwell Foundation also is a part of the project.
    Harwell died in May 2010 at the age of 92. He spent 42 of his 55 years in broadcasting with the Detroit Tigers.
    Wayne State's team will use the field as will youth leagues and high schools. The complex will include grandstands, a press box, team clubhouse and an area to recognize the Harwells. The school is seeking donations to help finance the project.

KANSAS-ADIDAS… The familiar three stripes of adidas will adorn Kansas apparel through at least 2019 after the two sides agreed to renew their partnership in a deal worth in excess of $26 million.
   Kansas has worn adidas footwear, uniforms and accessories since 2005, when it signed an eight-year deal for the manufacturer to provide apparel for its 18 athletic teams.
   Jayhawks athletic director Sheahon Zenger said Thursday "we have been extremely pleased with our partnership with adidas.      
   The fact that adidas eagerly sought to extend our partnership clearly demonstrates to us their continued understanding of the tremendous value of the entire Kansas athletics program."
   The company has partnerships with about 70 college programs, including Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA, Tennessee, Indiana, Nebraska and Louisville.

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