SPORTS 5-16-14

Baseball:          South Dakota State @ North Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 12:45)
Track:               Summit League Championships @ Fargo
Tennis:              Brookings @ ESD Conference tournament, Pierre
Baseball:          South Dakota State @ North Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 12:45)
                        Region 4 High School Playoffs @ Aberdeen
                                    Watertown vs. Huron, 1:00pm
                                    Brookings vs. Aberdeen, 3:30pm
                                    Championship, 6:30pm
Track:               Summit League Championships @ Fargo
                        Brookings @ ESD Conference Championships, Brandon
SDSU BASEBALL… North Dakota State scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning, and David Ernst and the rest of the Bison made the lead stand up as NDSU defeated South Dakota State, 4-2, in the opening game of a Summit League baseball series Thursday night at Newman Outdoor Field.
   Both teams ended the night tied for third place in Summit League play with 9-10 records. Overall, NDSU improved to 21-22 overall, while SDSU dropped to 25-26.
  Adam Bray allowed five hits to go along with three strikeouts and three walks in dropping his third consecutive start.
  Hits were even at seven apiece. Aaron Machbitz was the lone player in the game with more than one hit, going 2-for-5 on the night.
SUMMIT TRACK… Amy Paulzine claimed her first Summit League hammer throw title Thursday as the South Dakota State women’s track & field team competed on the opening day of the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
   Paulzine won the title with her mark of 169 feet, 3 inches. Three other Jackrabbit throwers posted top-five results. Paulzine’s win today marks the fourth time a Jackrabbit thrower has won the women’s hammer throw title in the past six years.
   Paulzine also placed third in the javelin throw with her mark of 135-9.
   Joel Reichow ran to a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run on the first day of the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Reichow posted a final time of 31 minutes, 00.40 seconds to claim second.  Three Jackrabbit throwers placed in the top-10 of the men’s hammer throw event.
DVC TRACK…The Dakota Valley Conference track meet was held Thursday in Elkton:
   GIRLS:  Deubrook 121.5, Elkton-Lake Benton 120, Arlington 11.5, Estelline 106, DeSmet 65, Dells St. Mary’s 60, Castlewood 48, Lake Preston 42, Colman-Egan 39, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 25
   DRSM’s Ally Mullaney won two events…Arlington won three relays
   BOYS:  Elkton-Lake Benton 151, Deubrook 98, Dells St. Mary’s 93, Arlington 74, Castlewood 68.5, Estelline 66, Colman-Egan 59.5, Lake Preston 52, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 31, DeSmet 25
   Deubrook’s Mads Ebensen wins 100, 200 and 400…E-LkB’s Justin Sudtelgte wins 800 and 1600…E-LkB’s Trevan Farnham wins long and triple jumps…Arlington wins three relays.
ESD TRACK…The ESD Conference track championships will be decided Saturday in Brandon. Competition starts at 11:30am, with finals in the running events starting about mid-afternoon. 
   Brookings coach Jason Sebern says Pierre, Brandon Valley, Watertown and Yankton are the favorites in both boys’ and girls’ divisions.  He says the addition of Harrisburg makes the meet more competitive.  97634   :22   “ESD this year”.
   Alexis Gannon – who last week set an all-time state record in the triple jump and fourth-best all-time distance in the long jump – will also run sprint relays.  Sebern says those relays will be tough.  97635   :22   “win a title”.
   Addison DeHaven’s been battling an injury, so Justice Lamer will lead the Bobcats, running the 1600 and 3200.  97636   :25   “big for us”.
   Sebern’s hoping for temperatures in the 60’s, little wind and no rain for the meet. 
SDSU WRESTLING… SDSU wrestling was tabbed a finalist for the Best of Brand Awards. The announcement by the National Wrestling Coaches Associating, in coordination with Elite Level Sport Marketing, named SDSU as one of 12 finalists for the prestigious Best of Brand Gold Standard Award.
   The award, recognized as the highest honor in the Best of Brand Awards program, strives to highlight the collegiate program that sets a unique standard in marketing their programs in an innovative manner.
   Chattanooga, Drexel, Iowa State, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Princeton, Stanford and Wayland Baptist join SDSU as finalists for the award.
   The Gold Standard Award is an evolved version of the Top Newcomer award. In addition to honoring both content and messaging produced by programs, the Gold Standard award recognizes the number of followers a program has and how they interact with them.
BHS PHYSICALS… The SDHSAA plysical examination will be administered to Brookings students at the Avera Brookings Medical Clinic, according to the following schedule:
            Tuesday, May 27   -   Boys
            A-K  @  7:00 pm;  L-Z  @  7:30 pm.
            Wednesday, May 28   -   Girls
            A-K  @  7:00 pm;  L-Z  @  7:30 pm.
In order to receive a physical examination, each student must:
1.         Bring a signed parental permission form and annual health history form
            (available at Brookings High School and Mickelson Middle School).
2.         Bring a check in the amount of $25.00, payable to the Avera Brookings Medical Clinic.
3.         Report at the assigned time, dressed in shorts and t-shirt (girls should wear a
            swim suit under)  in order to expedite the orthopedic screening.
   The Brookings School District also recommends a physical examination prior to entering grade nine.  The SDHSAA examination will suffice as the grade nine examination.  A standard, ninth grade physical examination, however, is not comprehensive enough to be acceptable as an athletics physical in South Dakota.
   Student athletes are encouraged to participate in the May 27 and 28 mass screenings as individual physical examinations are often more expensive. 
   The SDHSAA physical examination may be administered by either a doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, doctor of chiropractic, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner.

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