SPORTS 4-25-14

   South Dakota State @ Iowa
   Sioux Falls Washington @ Brookings, 5:00pm (JV @ 7:00pm)
Softball:  South Dakota @ South Dakota State (DH), 2:00pm (Live on Ranch AM910)

Tennis:   South Dakota State @ Summit League Championships

   South Dakota State @ Drake Relays
   Brookings, Clark/Willow Lake, Hamlin, Grant-Deuel, Great Plains Lutheran, Waverly-South Shore
   @ Watoma Relays, Watertown, 11:30am

Golf:   Brookings @ Mitchell Invitational, 10:30am

   South Dakota State @ Iowa
   Brookings Sophomores/Freshmen @ Rapid City Central

Softball:  South Dakota @ South Dakota State, Noon

Football:  South Dakota State spring scrimmage, 11:00am (Live on Ranch AM910)

Tennis:   South Dakota State @ Summit League Championships

   South Dakota State @ Drake Relays
   Deubrook, Baltic, Colman-Egan, Elkton-Lake Benton @ Tom Main Invitational, Chester, 9:30am
   Sioux Valley, Dell Rapids @ Flandreau Invitational, 11:00am

   South Dakota State @ Iowa
   Yankton, Huron @ Brookings JV, Noon
   Brookings Sophomores/Freshmen @ Rapid City Stevens

Tennis:   South Dakota State @ Summit League Championships

   Brookings @ Sioux Falls Washington, 9:00am
   Dell Rapids, Madison, Sioux Falls Christian @ Vermillion Invitational, 9:00am

Baseball:  Watertown @ Brookings JV, 5:30pm

BHS BASEBALL…Brookings will host Sioux Falls Washington Friday night – Bobcat head coach Ryan Bauer says the Warriors are a younger team, having sent several players on to college programs.  97634   :29   “have to go”.
   The varsity plays first at five, followed by the JV teams.

West Central Invitational:
   BOYS:  West Central 142, Roosevelt 128, Tea Area 99, Elk Point-Jefferson 79, Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 53, McCook Central-Montrose 34, Oldhan-Ramona-Rutland 21
   GIRLS:  West Central 204, Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 116, Tea Area 94, Elk Point-Jefferson 64, Roosevelt 50, McCook Central-Montrose 16, Oldham-Ramona-Rutland 10

Freeman Invitational:
   BOYS:  Freeman 138.5, Bridgewater-Emery 83, Irene-Wakonda 81, Parker 70, Centerville 67, Freeman Academy 49, Canistota 43, Hanson 41, Menno 39, Alcester-Hudson 33.5, Gayville-Volin 31.5, Tripp-Delmont-Armour 28, Colman-Egan 26, McCrossan 24, Howard 20, Marion 5.5
   GIRLS:  Irene-Wakonda 111, Freeman 107, Gayville-Volin 91.5, Canistota 87, Hanson 80, Menno 54.5, Parker 47, Howard 41, Alcester-Hudson 36, Colman-Egan 31, Centerville 29, Bridgewater-Emery 27, Marion 24, Freeman Academy 10

SDSU TENNIS…Head coach Michael Engdahl was named the women's Coach of the Year, as the Jacks finished the regular season second in the conference standings at 5-1.
   Individually, Parker Lawley, Henrique Pereira, Tacy Haws-Lay and Iasmin Rosa were named to the All-Summit League Team.
   Lawley went 2-3 at No. 1-2 singles, while Pereira was 4-1 at No. 4 singles. On the women's side, Haws-Lay went 5-1 at No. 6 and Rosa went 4-2 at No. 3.
   Engdahl's Coach of the Year honor was the second of his career. The former Jackrabbit standout was named the Men's Coach of the Year last season.
   South Dakota State will travel to Denver, Colo., this weekend for the 2014 Summit League Championships, hosted by the University of Denver. The men, seeded No. 3, will face IPFW Saturday at 10 a.m. The second-seeded Jackrabbit women received a first-round bye and will face the winner No. 3 IPFW and No. 6 Western Illinois.

BLIZZARD COACH…The Brookings Blizzard have a new head coach. 
   The team’s marketing director, Riley Courtright, says an offer was extended, and accepted, earlier this week.  He says the new coach will be introduced during a press conference next week.
   Owner Chris Canavati says he received over 50 inquiries and applications for the job.
   The new coach will succeed Cory Laylin, who left the team after two seasons to become the head coach at Division III Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

SDSU FOOTBALL…The South Dakota State spring football scrimmage will be Saturday morning at eleven at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
   Head coach John Stiegelmeier says, due to weather delays, the Jacks will have three practices remaining after the scrimmage.  He says, objectively, the team’s accomplished what it needed in spring ball.  97635   :44   “Missouri’s next year”.
   Stiegelmeier says they’re developing depth on the offensive, and defensive, lines.  97636   :36   “come August 30th”.
   The Jacks also had to find a number two running back:  97637   :26   “at running back”.
   Stiegelmeier says some players missed practice due to injury, but there have been no serious injuries during spring ball.

REIFF TO IOWA…Brady Reiff, a junior at Parkston High School, verbally committed to the Hawkeyes on Thursday, according to Parkston head coach Eric Norden.
   Reiff, a 6-foot-4 defensive end, is the younger brother of former Iowa offensive lineman Riley Reiff — who now plays for the NFL’s Detroit Lions.
   Brady Reiff, whose commitment is not binding until he signs his letter next February, had offers from Wyoming and South Dakota State.

DEER SEASONS…State wildlife officials will present proposals for the upcoming deer seasons to the Game, Fish and Parks Commission early next month.
   Wildlife director Tony Leif says times are changing when it comes to deer management.  97638   :31   “habitat for deer”.
   Leif cautions hunters there could be significant reductions in the number of available licenses.  97639   :30   “that doe population”.
   State Game, Fish and Parks wildlife director Tony Leif.

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