SPORTS 5-13-14

Baseball: Harrisburg @ Brookings, 7:00pm

Track: Lake Central Conference meet @ Hayti, 2:00pm
281 Conference meet @ Huron, 9:30am
Tri-Valley Conference meet @ Baltic, 1:00pm

Golf: Region 1A girls @ Aberdeen
Region 1B girls, boys @ Watertown

REGION 2A GOLF…The Region 2A girls golf tournament was held Monday at Bakker Crossing.
TEAM SCORES: Sioux Falls Christian 343, Vermillion 350, West Central 362, Canton 366
Medalist: Alexa From, West Central, 81

REGION GOLF MAKEUPS… Two regional golf tournaments Monday were postponed due to weather, and will be played Tuesday.
   The Region 1A girls’ tournament is at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen. Participating teams are Aberdeen Roncalli, Dell Rapids, Flandreau Indian, Groton, Madison, Milbank, Redfield-Doland, Sioux Valley, Sisseton and Tri-Valley.
   The Region 1B girls’-boys’ tournament is at Cattail Crossing Golf Course in Watertown. Participating teams are Aberdeen Christian, Britton-Hecla, Castlewood, Clark-Willow Lake, Deuel, Florence-Henry, Frederick, Great Plains Lutheran, Hamlin, Hitchcock-Tulare, Langford Area, Leola, Tiospa Zina and Webster.

HS SOCCER…A number of South Dakota schools have joined Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen in sanctioning soccer.
   Monday, Brookings, Huron, Spearfish, Watertown, Yankton, and Vermillion (girls only) approved the sanctioning of soccer as a high school sport, while Pierre made the move last week.
   Custer voted "no" on the proposal for 2014, but will likely re-visit the issue in 2015.

CLEMEN POW…South Dakota State right-hander Andrew Clemen has been named Summit League Pitcher of the Week after helping lead the Jackrabbits to a 5-0 shutout victory over league-leading Western Illinois.
   Clemen pitched five shutout innings in his first career start, limiting Western Illinois to three hits, while striking out three and walking one in the first game of a doubleheader. He had previously made 25 appearances out of the bullpen during his two seasons with the Jackrabbits.

HURON GBB… Wade Stobbs will be the new head girls basketball coach for the HuronTigers.
   Stobbs has been a coach in the Clark school district for the past 13 years, in which he was head girls coach for eight seasons. During that time, Stobbs led the Cyclones to four state tournaments. In the past six seasons,  Stobbs has a 120-25 coaching record.
   Stobbs is a graduate of Willow Lake High School and Huron University.

TRESSEL TO YOUNGSTOWN…Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career.
   Youngstown's Board of Trustees and Tressel signed a letter of understanding identifying key terms of a contract through June 2017. The deal calls for a $300,000 annual salary the first two years and a salary based on performance the third year.
   The contract begins July 1. The university says it will be negotiated and approved later. Youngstown board chair Sudershan Garg says the university looks forward to Tressel's leadership.
   Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years and was a finalist for its presidency. He was forced out at Ohio State after players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

NELSON MESS…Former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault after a weekend fight outside a Mankato bar that left another man gravely injured.
   Nelson kicked 24-year-old Isaac Dallas Kolstad in the head while Kolstad was lying on the ground after being struck by another man early Sunday morning, according to a criminal complaint. Kolstad, a former Minnesota State-Mankato linebacker, was in critical condition with a severe head injury.
   The complaint said witnesses described Nelson as being upset over attention being paid to his girlfriend.

O’BANNON CASE…The judge in former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's antitrust lawsuit on Monday denied a motion filed by the NCAA as part of a bid to delay the scheduled start of the trial next month in federal court.
   U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the NCAA in a motion that questioned her earlier decision on what the NCAA can use as a defense in a case that has the potential to drastically alter the way college sports are regulated.
   The ruling involved one of the four motions the NCAA has filed in an effort to delay the trial over compensation for athletes for playing major sports that generate billions of dollars in revenue for the NCAA and its member schools.
   The trial is scheduled to begin June 9.

PROTECT ATHLETES…A U.S. Senate committee wants the NCAA to start providing college athletes with greater protections from "exploitative practices" on campuses.
    In a letter addressed to NCAA President Mark Emmert and obtained by The Associated Press, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation asked the NCAA to send information describing what protections are already in place. The letter, signed by three Democrats, insisted more needs to be done for athletes.
   The senators wrote that if the NCAA was accomplishing its mission by protecting college athletes, there would be no need for a players' union. In February, a National Labor Relations Board regional office ruled that Northwestern's football players could unionize. A vote was held in April, but the decision has been appealed.

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