THURSDAY, MAY 15:
Baseball: South Dakota State @ North Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 6:15)
Summit League Championships @ Fargo
Dakota Valley Conference meet @ Elkton, 1:30pm
Dakota XII Conference meet @ Lennox, 2:30pm
Golf: Brookings @ Harrisburg Invitational, 9:00am
REGION 1A GOLF…Results of Region 1A girls’ golf Tuesday in Aberdeen:
TEAM SCORES: 1, Madison, 400; 2, Aberdeen Roncalli, 439; 3, Dell Rapids, 453; 4, Sioux Valley, 466; 5, Groton, 468; 6, Sisseton, 473; 7, Redfield-Doland, 483; 8, Milbank, 513.
Medalist: Samantha Langford, Madison, 85. State Qualifiers: April Tomes, Dell Rapids, 108; Kaitlyn Greenhoff, Dell Rapids, 110; Samantha Algood, Sioux Valley 112; Sarah Haak, Dell Rapids, 116; Ashley Rennich, Sioux Valley, 116; Kortnee Moir, Sioux Valley, 117; Natasha Reit, Dell Rapids, 119.
REGION 1B GOLF…Region 1B golf was played Tuesday in Watertown. The results:
GIRLS: Deuel 283, Hamlin 289, Webster Area 342, Castlewood 342, Great Plains Lutheran 366, Clark-Willow Lake 378, Leola 398.
Medalist: Kali Trautman, Deuel, 79. State qualifiers: Molly Koisti, Hamlin, 87; Jaci Carter, Deuel, 93; Jaci Carter, Deuel, 93; Celeste Bloch, Hamlin, 96; Halee Carlson, Hamlin, 106; Malorie Anderson, Hamlin, 110; Peyton Korinek, Deuel, 111; Morgan Huber, Clark-Willow Lake, 112; Brooke Bruinsma, Castlewood, 117; Katy Hansen, Great Plains Lutheran, 117.
BOYS: Aberdeen Christian 244, Hamlin 247, Great Plains Lutheran 267, Webster Area 277, Clark-Willow Lake 277, Castlewood 279, Florence-Henry 281, Britton-Hecla 286, Langford Area 302, Frederick 304, Deuel 319, Leola 355, Tiospa Zina 395.
Medalist: Ben Koisti, Hamlin, 73. State qualifiers: Ethan Jaeger, Great Plains Lutheran, 83; Devan Weelborg, Hamlin, 86; Dylan Weelborg, Hamlin, 88; Canyon Ching, Castlewood, 89; Jackson Feyerisen, Castlewood, 91; Aiden Holien, Great Plains Lutheran, 92; Nick Hansen, Great Plains Lutheran, 92.
REGION 2B GOLF…Deubrook captured the Region 2B girls’ golf title Tuesday with a 296 total. Howard was second at 305, with Wessington Springs at 353, DeSmet 392 and Chester at 410.
Medalist was Kelsey Dawson of Howard at 91, three shots clear of Deubrook’s Kayla Ovall. The Dolphins’ Morgan Schwartz had a 97, Caitlin Christianson 105 and Jenna Christianson 110.
Bailee Groos of Colman-Egan had a 112, Cylie Pastian of DeSmet 120, Brooke Kuehl of Elkton-Lake Benton 121 and Bailey Scheider of Chester 123.
For the boys, Deubrook carded a 264 to win the event and had the individual champion as Riley Hanson claimed the title with an 80. Wessington Springs and Howard each totaled 275 to tie for second. Deubrook’s Trent Johnson had an 85, with Jordan Wright at 99. Kade Groos of Colman-Egan shot 92, Nathan Klein of Dells St Mary’s 92, the Cardinals’ Ethan Schmidt at 98, DeSmet’s Austin Janssen at 98 and C-E’s Trenton Hemmer at 99.
BHS BASEBALL…Brookings scored three runs in each of the second, and sixth, innings to take a 7-1 win over Harrisburg Tuesday in the baseball regular season closer.
Thomas McMacken had three hits – including a triple – and drove in two for the Bobcats. Carter Roach and Jordan Lerdal added two hits each.
The third of five Brookings pitchers – Jared Tschetter – earned the win. He allowed no hits and struck out two.
Drew Andela had two hits and an RBI for Harrisburg. Dalton Allen allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings, and took the loss.
Brookings will play the winner of Wednesday’s Watertown-Aberdeen game in the opening round of Saturday’s super regional. The Watertown-Aberdeen game winner will host the super regional.
SDSU BASEBALL…South Dakota State visits North Dakota State Thursday through Saturday for a four-game Summit League series to wrap up the regular season.
Everything’s on the line – head coach Dave Schrage says anyone can finish anywhere in the standings. 97626 :32 "fun to play".
Omaha and Western Illinois are 11-and-9…the Jacks are 9-and-9…Fort Wayne is 11-and-13, and the Bison are 8-and-10. Due to transition rules, Omaha’s ineligible for the league title.
Schrage says a three-way, or even a four-way, tie for the regular season title, are possible.
He says lately, the Bison-Jacks series has been very close: 97627 :27 "the six games".
Schrage says the Bison have an experienced lineup. He says the Jacks have to rely on pitching and defense, as they did last weekend against Western Illinois. 97628 :25 "you never know".
SDSU hosts the Summit League tournament next week in Sioux Falls – the champion gets an NCAA tournament bid.
281 TRACK…Results of the 281 Conference track meet in Huron:
GIRLS: James Valley Christian 141, Sunshine Bible 125, Wolsey-Wessington 115.5, Hitchcock-Tulare 92.5, Highmore-Harrold 86, Wessington Springs 70, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 49, Iroquois 6.
BOYS: Sunshine Bible 158.3, James Valley Christian 139, Wolsey-Wessington 104.5, Hitchcock-Tulare 95, Highmore-Harrold 64.3, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 62.3, Wessington Springs 50, Iroquois 11
MEYER-HOSPICE…The family of former Northern State University basketball coach Don Meyer says he is now in hospice care in Aberdeen.
The family says in a statement that Meyer's health has been declining over the past several months, and after a three-day stay at a hospital with a feeding tube he is now at home in hospice care.
Meyer retired from coaching in 2010 with a then-NCAA record 923 victories. The native of Wayne, Nebraska, is 69 years old.
Meyer in 2008 was critically injured in a car accident that later resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. Doctors discovered during his treatment following the crash that he had an inoperable form of cancer.
REGENTS-STADIUM…South Dakota's Board of Regents has approved design plans for a new football stadium at South Dakota State University.
The board voted unanimously in favor of the plans. State lawmakers earlier this year agreed to build the 19,359-seat venue. It will include a space for retail operations and the University Police Department.
The project will cost up to $65 million; $36 million will come from bonds to be repaid with stadium revenue. Rates for bonds have gone down since late 2013 when the board approved the funding structure. Board staff members hope the rates will continue to drop.
The board has yet to approve a final bid for construction, which is expected to begin this summer.
DeBOER LEAVING STEVENS… Rapid City Stevens girls’ basketball coach Donovan DeBoer, who led the Raiders to a Class AA runner-up finish in his first year and four state tournament appearances in five years, has officially resigned his position and will become the superintendent of the Parker School District effective July 1.
Stevens will open the position to applicants as soon as possible. DeBoer, who went 77-58 in his five years, is endorsing assistant Dallas Richter for the head position.
TENNIS ALL-ACADEMIC…The Summit League released its 2014 Academic All-League Teams and South Dakota State had three representatives on the two squads. Parker Lawley and Mateus Moreira were honored on the men's side, while Jenny Blackburne garnered all-league recognition on the women's side.
Lawley, a mechanical engineering major, owns a 3.986 GPA. Moreira owns a 3.614 GPA majoring in civil engineering. Blackburne boasts a 3.922 GPA in mechanical engineering/HPER.
SDSU EQUESTRIAN…The South Dakota State equestrian team signed a pair of riders during the late signing period. They are: Katherine McCabe – Hunt Seat – Granville, Ohio; and Miranda Sullivan – Western – Orleans, Ind.
McCabe has seven years of success as a member of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). She competed at the IEA nationals five times in equitation on the flat as well as equitation over fences, and traveled to the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., to compete at the College Preparatory Invitational, where she won equitation on the flat and finished in the top-five over fences.
Sullivan earned numerous honors from the American Quarter Horst Association, Indiana Quarter Horse Youth Association, National Reining Horse Association and Interscholastic Equestrian Association. She qualified two horses for the AQHA Youth World Show from 2011-13, earning both performance register of merit and high point limited rider in reining in 2012.