SPORTS 6-24-13

Baseball:  Watertown @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
HAUSCHILD TOURNEY…Due to heavy overnight rainfall and subsequent unplayable field conditions, Sunday’s games of the 2013 Wayne Hauschild Memorial Tournament were cancelled.
   Brookings defeated Flandreau 9-1 on Saturday.  The Bandits shut out Lennox 3-0 and defeated Holmen, Wisconsin, 4-1 on Friday.
   Gunner Peterson had two of Brookings’ nine hits against Flandreau.  Thomas McMacken drove in two runs to back up winning pitcher Jordan Lerdal.  For Flandreau, Austin Ross and Jake Patterson had hits.
   Skyler Cary had two hits and Konner Beste two runs batted in as the Bandits defeated Lennox.  Sam Schutt fired a complete game two-hitter for the victory.  
   Flandreau got by Lennox 6-3 in their tourney opener, and came back with a 7-6 win over Holmen.
   Flandreau got two hits and two RBI from Patrick Whetham to defeat Lennox.  Alex Schwing pitched the first three and one-third innings for the win. 
   Volga fell to Spearfish 4-0. Ryan Hamilton had three hits to pace Spearfish, including a double. Trevor Lundin had a single and a double for Volga. Austin Chase took the loss for Volga. Chase allowed four runs, struck out five Spearfish batters scattering nine hits.
   Volga nipped West Central 5-4. Volga got two hits from Jon Wilson. Austin Chase added a triple and Jake Larsen had a double. Layne Lucas pitched all seven to earn the win. Lucas allowed only one earned run while striking out six batters. West Central was led by Drew Eldeen's three hits.
   Clear Lake lost to Pierre 6-2…lost to Coon Rapids 3-0, and lost to Vermillion 5-1.

CUBBY’S…Heavy rain and unplayable field conditions at Erv Huether forced postponement of Sunday’s Sioux Empire League baseball doubleheader between Larchwood and Brookings.  No word on a reschedule date.

AURORA A’S…The A’s split an Eastern Dakota League doubleheader with Milbank Sunday to get their first win of the season.
   The Firechiefs, 3-5 on the season, scored four runs in the first inning of Game 1 en route to a 10-5 win. Aurora, 1-10 overall, returned the favor in the nightcap as a three-run first frame powered the A’s to a 12-2 win.
   Jesse Krause picked up the win on the mound for the Firechiefs as he allowed one earned run by scattering 10 hits, while striking out two and walking six Aurora batters. Matt Paulson finished with three hits and two runs batted in, while Krause, Brock Gomer and Tyler Reil each added a pair of hits. Doyle Price and Mike Holen each had two hits and two RBIs to lead the A’s. Nick Swisher chipped in with a double and single as Dan Johnson suffered the loss on the mound. Johnson gave up five earned runs with six strikeouts and three walks.
   Curt Anderson earned the win as he allowed six hits and no earned runs, while striking out six and giving up two walks.
   Price went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in two, while Ty Schneider chipped in with a 3-of-4 performance with two RBIs. Adam Mills, Mike Graybill and Koenig contributed a pair of hits apiece.
   Matt Paulson took the loss as the A’s pounded out 14 hits, but only four of the 12 Aurora runs were earned. Krause singled twice to lead the Firechiefs’ attack.
   The A’s travel to Castlewood for an 8 p.m. game on Wednesday.

CORMORANTS…The Lake Norden Lakers defeated Volga (6-6, 6-4 EDL) 5-2 Sunday afternoon in Volga. The Lakers struck first in the second inning on a double from Tim Kuphal and scored on an RBI single from Jordan Johnson. Volga responded with an unearned run when Jordan Nelson hit an RBI double to plate Jordan Vanderbush. Lake Norden scored two more runs in the third inning and added single runs in the fourth and eighth.
   Lake Norden got a pair of singles from Tony Campbell,Ty Fuller, and Matt Deknikker. Tim Kuphal added a double and Jordan Johnson added an RBI single. Jordan Johnson earned the win on the hill pitching all nine innings, allowing only two runs and striking out 10 Cormorant batters.
   Volga was led offensively by Jordan Nelson’s two doubles. Adam Vaux drove in Volga’s other run with an RBI groundout. Randy Santema took the loss allowing five runs, four earned, striking out nine batters.
   Volga returns to action on Saturday when they host the Clark Traders.

SDGA GOLF…Jenny and Brett Coluccio fired a 144 to win the SDGA Husband-Wife golf title over the weekend.  Adam and Heather Anderson of Mitchell placed second, two shots back.
   Bud and Kelly Postma of Madison won the fourth flight with a 175.
   In the senior division, Bert and Cindy Olson of Rapid City won the title at 156, six shots ahead of Keel and Patty Coddington.  Keith and Cherie Jensen of Brookings finished at 192, with Donald and Sheryl Deibert at 200.  Dick and Barb Ellis of Madison won the fifth flight at 190, with Claud and Patty Hacker at 213.

COACHES OF YEAR…The South Dakota High School Coaches Association has announced the Coach of the Year Awards for the Spring of 2013
Boys’ Golf – Kari Stoltenberg of Garretson High School
   Scott Carroll-Brandon Valley, Rod Garrison-O’Gorman, Mick Hoglund-Dell Rapids, Mike Schouten-Sioux Falls Christian, Brett  
Girls’ Golf – Tyler Hockett of Parkston High School
   Tom Cooney-Andes Central, Rod Garrison-O’Gorman, Dan Garnaas, Sioux Falls Christian, Dave Merrill-Hot Springs, John
   Knox-Pierre, Brett Sime-Yankton
Tennis – Scott Ewald of Watertown High School
   Don Barnes-O’Gorman, Jason Olson-Rapid City Stevens, Mark Schlekeway-Brandon Valley, Doug Sims-Madison
Boys’ Track & Field – Craig Black of Custer High School
Phil Bjorneberg-Parker, Everett Gebhart-Sioux Falls Washington, Bill Hansen-Viborg-Hurley, Rick Quaschnick-Herreid/Selby
Girls’ Track & Field – Jim Appl of Aberdeen Central High School
   Scott Benson-St. Thomas More, Bob Garry-Sioux Falls Christian, Todd Thorson-Ipswich
Sportscaster – Pat Morrison of Mobridge
   Jeff Duffy-Huron, Brad Peterson-Sioux Falls, Scott Solberg-Aberdeen
Last year’s winners:
Boys’ Golf – Mick Hoglund of Dell Rapids High School
Girls’ Golf – John Knox of Pierre High School
Tennis – Braden Bradfield of Sioux Falls Washington High School
Boys’ Track & Field – John Nyhaug of Viborg/Hurley High Schools
Girls’ Track & Field – Todd Thorson of Ipswich High School
Sportswriter – Padraic Duffy of Rapid City

NATIONAL AWARD…Gayville-Volin’s Larry Buffington is among 26 prep track and cross country coaches named national finalists for the Brooks Running Company’s Inspiring Coaches Award.
   Each finalist will receive $5,000 in Brooks footwear and apparel for his team plus $500 for additional team expenses.
People can vote for their favorite finalist until July 21.

BOWLING AWARDS…The staet bowling jamboree will be held July 26 & 27 in Pierre at the Ramkota Inn and Lariat Lanes.  
   The Hall of Fame inductees include Clint Dunker, Sturgis; Dorothy Dean (posthumously), Sioux Falls; Ron Galbraith, Rapid City; Fred Kiewel, Rapid City.
   Other awards include the Meritorious Service award for Carol Ellston, Sioux Falls; LeRoy DeBeer, Brookings; Robert Chamberlain, Aberdeen; the Pioneer Award: Gene & Het Haviland, Rapid City and Family of the Year

ARY JUMPS…South Dakota State men's track and field jumper Jeremiah Ary placed seventh overall in the long jump competition on Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships.
   Ary took seventh overall with his distance of 22’ 1.00”.  He competed against some of the best long jumpers between the ages of 16-19 that the United States has to offer.
   Heading into his sophomore year, Ary will be looking to improve upon his third place finish in the long jump at The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

HS RODEO…The South Dakota High School rodeo championships concluded Sunday, after Saturday’s performance was delayed due to rain.
   The host Belle Fourche High School Rodeo Club took home the team trophy. The 20-member team compiled the most points at the state finals that ran Wednesday through Sunday on the century-old turf at Roundup rodeo arenas.
   A Sisseton cowgirl, Natalie Prins, will represent the state in the national high school rodeo queen competition. She is wearing tiara of Miss High School Rodeo South Dakota.
   Qualifying for the national finals team were Matt Nelson of Colman and Dalton Fisher of Centerville in team roping…and Jerry Lammers of Hartford in barrel racing.

SF STORM…The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Cedar Rapids Titans 44-20 Saturday night at the Sioux Falls Arena in the United Conference Championship game of the Indoor Football League. The Storm (11-5) will host the Nebraska Danger (11-4) of the IFL’s Intense Conference on June 29 at the arena in the United Bowl.
   The Storm have won six United Bowl championships since 2005, including the last two titles. They have also won the last 32 games at the arena. The multi-purpose arena can hold 4,760 people for Storm games.

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