SPORTS 7-17-13

Baseball: Sioux Falls East @ Bullets (5:00, DH)
Bombers Black at Mitchell (2:00, DH)
Bombers Maroon at Aberdeen (2:00, DH)

Baseball: Bandits vs. SF West (5:00, DH)
Bombers Gray at Mitchell (5:00, DH)
Little League Minors Games (5:30)
       Twins vs. Blue Jays
       Red Sox vs. Cubs
       Yankees vs. Dodgers
       Mets vs. Cardinals
Little League Majors – No Games Scheduled

BANDITS BASEBALL…The Brookings Bandits close out their regiular season this week – taking on Sioux Falls West Thursday and at Yankton Friday.
   Head coach Rob Hirrschoff says West is a typical Sioux Falls team.  97621   :33   “few last at-bats”.
   Hirrschoff says Yankton’s been playing well to wind down the season.
   The Bandits have a chance to be top seed in the upcoming regional tournament in Aberdeen – they won’t enter the post season with less than a second-seed in the region.

CUBBY’S…The Brookings Cubby’s versus Watertown matchup was postponed – Watertown was unable to field a team.  No makeup date has been announced.

FISHBACK SOCCER…The Fishback Soccer Classic begins mid-afternoon Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon at Fishback Soccer Park.
   Brookings Futbol Club technical director Brock Thompson says 94 teams , in different age groups, are entered.  97622   :20   “teams into one”.
   Thompson says he’d like to see the tournament grow to about 115 teams.  He says the field is a diverse group.  97623   :24   “a different game”.
   Thompson says Brookings will have about a dosen teams entered – all have done well this summer.  The tourney brings the Brookings summer season to a close.

ALL-STAR GBB…The North all-stars outscored the South Squad 19-10 in the third quarter to rally to a 62-57 victory in the South Dakota High School Coaches Association girls’ basketball All-Star Game in Aberdeen.
   Chynna Stevens of Clark-Willow Lake scored 17 points to lead the North squad. Sami Knecht (Aberdeen Central) posted eight points and nine rebounds.  Mitchell’s Kristen Sabers led the South squad with 14 points. Centerville standout Kieran O’Malley finished with 13 points.

ALL-STAR BBB…The South racked up a record number of points on the way to a 125-83 victory over the North during the South Dakota All-Star boys’ basketball game at Wachs Arena Tuesday night.
   The South shot a blistering 65 percent from the field, including 58 percent from three-point range. The South exploded for 36 points in the first period and never scored less than 25 points in any of the nine-minute quarters.
   All but one player for the South got into double figures – Canistota’s Alex Robertson had 22 points, Roosevelt’s Nate Cole scored 18, Brock Zeller of Elk Point-Jefferson 14 and Bryce Koch of Dell Rapids had 13.
   For the North, Watertown’s Tanner Heiser had 19 points, Tage Hargens of Arlington 11 points, Mitchel Foster of Flandreau scored nine and Branden Carmody of Elkton-Lake Benton had eight points.
MILLER RELEASED…The Miami Heat are designating Mike Miller as their amnesty player, a move that may save more than $30 million in luxury tax payments over the next two years.
   Miller spent three seasons in Miami, helping the Heat win two titles and playing big roles in each playoff run. He started the last four games of this year's NBA Finals and made seven 3-pointers in Miami's title-clinching Game 5 win over Oklahoma City in 2012.
   Miller was due $12.8 million over the next two seasons, which he still gets. But his salary will not count against Miami's cap, nor factor into a luxury-tax hit that would have exceeded $30 million in 2014.
   Miller says he understands the move, though he's disappointed to leave a championship club.

JUNIOR GOLF…The SDGA-First Dakota National Bank golf tour stopped at Lake Region Golf Club Monday.  The results:
16-18 Boys: Ethan Smith, Watertown, 77; Jake Steen, 81
14-15 Boys:   Conner Preston, Aberdeen, 86
12-13 Boys: Sam Batta, Watertown, 75;  Devan Weelborg, Bryant, 79;  Haeden Uecker, Bryant, 95;  Gunner St. John, Lake
   Norden, 97;  Kaden Vugteveen, 103;  Kyler Tvedt, Castlewood, 105;  Grant DeWitt, Castlewood, 112.
11-Under Boys: Landon Moe, 57;  Logan Steffensen, Volga, 60
16-18 Girls: Kali Trautman, Clear Lake, 78
14-15 Girls: Casey Arbogast, Watertown, 104
12-13 Girls: Sydney Wirebaugh, Aberdeen, 98
11-Under Girls: None entered

SDSU WRESTLING…South Dakota State signee Matt Seabold used a 5-3 effort at the 2013 USAW Junior Greco Nationals to earn eighth place and All-American honors.
   Seabold, now a three-time Junior Greco All-American, started 5-0 before dropping his last three matches, including an injury default that kept him from competing in the seventh-place match. Of his five wins in pool competition, Seabold recorded three tech falls and a pin.
   He opened the tournament with a 7-0 tech fall over Nick Weber (New York), before pinning Tanner Blank (California) just over a minute into the first period. Seabold went on to record back-to-back tech falls against Tyler Stevenson (Utah) and Isaiah Margheim (Ohio) 8-0 and 11-4, respectively. Seabold then defeated Jared Haught (West Virginia) 9-3 to record his final victory of the day.
   Seabold’s defeats came at the hands of Roland Zilberman (New York), Jeremy Sweany (California) and Matt Stopka (Illinois).
   SDSU will have three more incoming recruits competing on Thursday and Friday as future Jackrabbits Kyle Leet, Alex Macki and Jake Turk compete in the 2013 USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals.

SDSU-KELO DEAL…South Dakota State University Athletics and KELOLAND Television have entered a partnership to air “The Jackrabbit Insider,” beginning in September.
   The weekly half-hour show, hosted by Tyler Merriam, will be broadcast at 10:30 p.m. Sundays on MyUTV and at 11 p.m. Sundays on KELO-TV, starting Sept. 1. It will also air on KCLO-TV in Rapid City at 10 p.m. Mountain Time on Sundays. MyUTV is cable channel 10 in most areas and 11.2 over the air.
   “The Jackrabbit Insider” can be viewed online at, the official website of SDSU Athletics, starting on Mondays.
   As part of the agreement with KELOLAND, “The Jackrabbit Insider” will now air year-round. During the academic year, the show will include highlights from Jackrabbit sporting events, interviews with coaches and student-athlete features. Historical features will fill the summer schedule.

PETERSON-FOREIGN GAMES…The Pac-12 is looking to play some of its games in China to help expand the conference’s brand.  South Dakota State assistant athletic director Rob Peterson says that’s not surprising as conferences, and professional sports, think globally.  However, he doesn’t expect playing games abroad to become a NCAA trend. 97624   :25   “some challenges there”.
   Peterson says playing abroad enhances the student-athletes’ experience, and creates recruiting opportunties.  97625    :28   “or other institutions”.
   Peterson says the trips would be taxing on the players.  97626   :31   “the next week”.
   And the trips would be spendy for the schools without help from the overseas hosts.  97627   :40   “of a challenge”.
   SDSU assistant athletic director Rob Peterson.

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