SPORTS 6-17-13

Baseball:  Brookings Cubby’s @ Sioux Falls Saints
   Huron @ Brookings Bullets, 5:00pm

Golf:   First Dakota National Bank Junior Golf Tour @ Brandon, Rapid City

Baseball:  Bombers Maroon @ Aberdeen, 4:00pm

Golf:   First Dakota National Bank Junior Golf Tour @ Watertown

BANDITS…Spearfish nipped Brookings 5-4 Sunday in the championship game of the Alan Tellinghuisen American Legion baseball tournament in Spearfish.
   Spearfish led 5-2 after two innings, and made the margin stand up.
   Brandon Kemp and Mason Kaitfors each had two hits and two runs scored for Spearfish -  Kemp pitched the first five innings for the win, with Ryan Hamilton getting the save.   Hamilton also drove in two runs.
   Trevor Puetz, Gunner Peterson and Skyler Cary each had two hits for the Bandits – Konner Beste had a double, and drove in two runs.  Corey Roach went the distance, and took the loss.
   Saturday, the Bandits dominated Dickinson, winning 8-0 in six innings. Brookings had nine hits and drew seven walks. Gunner Peterson was 3-4 while Kyle Krogman added a pair of hits and an RBI. Cody Shepardson had a hit and sacrifice fly and drove in three. Thomas McMacken, Jordan Lerdal, and Corey Roach each trotted to first base twice via walks.
   Friday the Bandits rallied for six runs in their half of the seventh inning to defeat Laramie, Wyoming, 7-6, then walked off again on in game two for a 3-2 win over Billings. 
   Post 74 only managed five hits in the game but drew five walks, were hit by two pitches, and benefited from four Laramie errors.  Jordan Lerdal picked up the win on the mound with a complete game effort, allowing six runs (five earned) while striking out four.
   Shepardson led the Bandits against Billigs with two hits, while Cary added two RBI. Shepardson also picked up the win in relief on the mound, tossing a scoreless seventh in relief of Trevor Hornig. Hornig struck out seven in six innings of work, allowing just two runs.

VOLGA LEGION…Volga Post 114 (3-4) swept an American Legion baseball doubleheader from Kingsbury County Friday night.   
   In game one, Jake Larsen scattered four hits and struck out three over five innings to get the win. Larsen and Jon Wilson each contributed two hits and two runs scored for Post 114. John Hasche pitched all seven innings giving up eight runs and allowing eight hits while taking the loss. Kingsbury County had five singles all from different players.
   Game two saw Kingsbury County score four runs in the second inning and added three more in the third to take a 7-2 lead into the fourth inning. Volga was able to plate a single run in the fourth and then forced extras by scoring four in the top of the seventh. In the top of the tenth Austin Chase led off with a single and advance all the way home on a throwing error to give Volga the lead. Kyler Krogh then singled in an insurance run to give Volga their final tally. Austin Chase struck out the side in the bottom of the tenth to earn the win for Volga.
   Volga will host Flandreau on Tuesday evening at 7pm.

FLANDREAU LEGION…Flandreau defeated Clark/Willow Lake 6-5 in American Legion baseball in Webster.
   Michael Nelson pitched into the sixth inning to get the win, with Jeff McGraw, who came on in relief of Andrew Wegner in the second, taking the loss.
   Drew Eldeen had two hits, including a double, for Flandreau.  Mitch Foster drove in two and Kyle Scofield scored twice for Flandreau.
   For Clark/Willow Lake, Lane Schmidt had three hits, Jake Karber two hits, Rhett Florey had a triple among his two hits, and McGraw doubled.  C/WL committed four errors in the game.

CUBBYS…Matt Thomas singled, stole second and scored on Kelby Beste’s second double of the game as the Brookings Cubby’s defeated Lake Norden 1-0 in eleven innings Friday night.
   Marcus Heemstra and Christian Larson combined on a four-hitter to post the shutout – Heemstra struck out 12 over eight innings.
   Jordan Johnson took the loss.  Brookings outhit Lake Norden 5-4.
   Brookings plays Monday night at the Sioux Falls Saints.

CORMORANTS…The Volga Cormorants (5-5, 5-3 EDL) swept Sisseton Sunday in an Eastern Dakota League doubleheader Volga won the opener by a score of 7-2 and took the nightcap by a score of 10-4.
   Volga took the lead for good in game one, scoring four in the bottom of the fourth lead by Adam Vaux’s two RBI single and Randy Santema’s RBI single. Volga got three hits from Randy Santema and two each from Paul Santema and Adam Vaux. Sisseton got a pair of hits from Matt Remp. Nate Kramer earned the win going five innings allowing two runs and striking out seven Redmen batters. Ryan Toelle took the loss for Sisseton.
   Game two saw Volga score four runs in the top of the fifth inning taking advantage of two Sisseton errors and a two RBI double from Jordan Vanderbush. Sisseton pushed across two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to close the gap to 8-4 after five innings. The Cormorants got two more in the top of the seventh on a RBI double from Josh Nelson. Randy Santema pitched a complete game to earn the win. Matt Remp took the loss for Sisseton. Volga got doubles from Nelson, Vanderbush, Tanner Thompson-Moad, Levi Larsen and Vaux to lead the offense. Adam Remp had three singles to lead the Redmen offense.
   Volga and Aurora square off Wednesday night.  The Clark Traders defeated the A’s 13-1 on Friday night.

BULLETS…The Brookings Bullets swept Watertown Friday – winning game one 5-3, and taking the nightcap 8-5.
   Sam McMacken had two hits and drove in three in the first game – Bryce McMacken and Jacob Puppe each had hits.  Puppe started on the mound.
   Sam McMacken also had two hits in the nightcap, while four other players each had hits.
   Brookings split with Aberdeen Saturday, winning the first game 4-3 but dropping game two 8-4.

CDFR…The College National Finals Rodeo concluded Saturday in Casper, Wyoming.  The individual, and team, champions:
Bareback – Orin Larsen, College of Southern Idaho, 304.5 points
Tie-Down Roping -- Zac Wilson, University of West Alabama, 38.1 seconds
Breakaway Roping – Kimberlyn Fehringer, Idaho State University, 9.7 seconds
Steer Wrestling – Corey Rogers, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 18.6 seconds
Saddle Bronc Riding – Spencer Wright, College of Southern Idaho, 299.5 points
Steer Wrestling – Corey Rogers, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 18.6 seconds
Goat Tying – Jordan Thurston-Miller, Gillette College, 24.8 seconds
Team Roping – Billy Bob Brown (header) Tarleton State University &
Logan Medlin, Eastern New Mexico University, 25.3 seconds
Barrel Racing – Timmi Ward, College of Southern Idaho, 56.19 seconds
Bull Riding – Timothy Bingham, Hill College, 242 points
Men’s All-Around – Billy Bob Brown, Tarleton State University, 370 points
Women’s All-Around – Hayden Segelke, Northeastern Junior College, 465 points
Men’s Team – Panhandle State University, 820 points
Women’s Team – Idaho State University, 520 points
Men’s Rookie – Casey Meroshnekoff, West Hills College, 215 points
Women’s Rookie – Kimberlyn Fehringer, Idaho State University, 445 points
   The winners in the final performance Saturday:
Bareback Riding: (final round) Deven Reilly, Gillette College, 81 points
Tie-Down Roping: (final round) Cy Eames, Idaho State University, 8.7 seconds
Breakaway Roping: (final round) Katey Anthony, Tarleton State University, 2.0 seconds
Steer Wrestling: (final round) Christian Radabaugh, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 4.1 seconds
Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round) Spencer Wright, College of Southern Idaho, 79.5 points
Goat Tying: (final round) Jordan Thurston – Miller, Gillette College, 6.1 seconds
Team Roping: (final round) Billy Bob Brown, Tarleton State University and Logan Medlin, Eastern New Mexico State University,
   5.7 seconds
Barrel Racing: (final round) Timmi Ward, College of Southern Idaho, 13.86 seconds
Bull Riding: (final round) (tie) Riker Carter, Odessa College, and John Young, Iowa Central Community College, 85 points

DWU BB COACH…Mitchell native Matt Sevareid says he’s a finalist for the open Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball coaching position.
   The current Northern State University assistant men’s basketball coach, Sevareid tells the Mitchell Daily Republic he will be interviewing in front of DWU’s search committee Wednesday.    DWU Athletic Director Curt Hart said there are four candidates remaining after receiving 122 applicants for the position that opened May 27 when former coach Shane Murphy resigned. Hart did not give any of the finalists’ names. Another name that’s been bantered about is Sioux Falls O’Gorman head coach Derek Robey.

WSU COACH RESIGNS…Wayne State College men’s basketball coach Paul Combs have resigned and has accepted the head men’s basketball position at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis.
   Combs spent four seasons as head coach at Wayne State College, compiling a 54-58 overall record and a 39-47 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He led the Wildcats this past season to a 17-12 record, going 11-11 in the NSIC. It was the first winning season for the Wildcats since the 2007-08 campaign.
   Carroll University is an NCAA Division III school that competes in the Midwest Conference. Last season, the Pioneers were 18-7 overall and 13-5 in league play.

STORM CLINCH PLAYOFFS…The Sioux Falls Storm (10-4) defeated the Texas Revolution (5-9) 52-28 on Saturday night on the road. This win clinches home field advantage for the Sioux Falls Storm in the 2013 IFL playoffs.
   Next week, the Storm host the Cedar Rapids Titans in the United Conference Championship game. The game will be held at the Storm Shelter with a 7:05 kick off. The winner advances to the 2013 IFL Championship game.


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