SATURDAY, MAY 24:
Tennis: State boys’ high school championships @ Rapid City
Baseball: Summit League Championships @ Sioux Falls
State "A" High School Tournament @ Mitchell
Brookings vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 10:00am (Live on Kcountry 102)
Sioux Falls O’Gorman vs. Pierre, 1:00pm
Third Place, 4:00pm (Weather permitting)
First Place, 7:00pm
SUNDAY, MAY 25:
MONDAY, MAY 26:
No Events Scheduled
TUESDAY, MAY 27:
Baseball: Brookings Junior Legion @ Brandon Valley, DH, 5:00pm
Brookings Bombers Maroon @ Clear Lake, DH, 6:00pm
SUMMIT LEAGUE BASEBALL…Kyle Kleinendorst gave North Dakota State the lead with a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning and the Bison held on for a 4-3 victory over top-seeded South Dakota State Thursday night in the Summit League baseball championship.
The fourth-seeded Bison improved to 23-24 overall and will face second-seeded Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Friday. SDSU, the defending tournament champion, dropped to 27-28 overall and will face third-seeded Fort Wayne in an elimination game at 11 a.m. Friday. Western Illinois defeated Fort Wayne, 8-7 in 10 innings in Thursday's first game.
Adam Bray fanned eight and walked only one in 7 2/3 innings, falling to 5-7 on the season. Scott Splett and Cody Sharrow tallied a pair of hits for the Jackrabbits, who finished with 11 hits.
STATE TENNIS…There is a five-way tie atop the team standings after day one of the state boys’ tennis tournament in Rapid City.
Mitchell, Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Sioux Falls Washington all sit at 332 points heading into day two. Brookings is in 16th place with 79 points. The Bobcat results:
1 – Baylor Dobbs lost to Kaleb Dobbs, SFL, 6-0, 6-1
2 – Dylan Rittershaus lost to Brenden Amiotte, STM, 6-1, 6-2
3 – Dalton Rittershaus lost to Alex Hegg, Mitchell, 6-1, 6-0
4 – Vlad Chilom lost to Kyle Lyons, SFR, 7-5, 6-1
5 – Andrew Crawford lost to Henry Rubish, Huron, 7-5, 6-4
6 – Nick Bien lost to Matt Hollan, AC, 7-6 (4), 6-1
1 – Dobbs/Chilom def. Hoffman/Lahr, SPF, 6-1, 6-3…lost to Olson/Tang, RCS, 6-1, 6-0
2 – Rittershaus/Rittershaus lost to Herbert/Lyons, SFR, 6-0, 7-6 (5)
3 – Crawford/Bien lost to McDowell/Dangaard, OG, 6-2, 6-2.
REGION 2A TRACK…The Region 2A track meet was held Thursday at Hayti. The results:
GIRLS: Sioux Valley 113, Redfield/Doland 105, Deubrook 105, Clark/Willow Lake 101, Hamlin 100, Deuel 25 Deubrook’s Ashley Vandermeer wins 100 and 200…R/D’s Kate Gillette wins 400 and 800…C-WLk’s Angela Young wins 100 hurdles and long jump…Deubrook wins three relays
BOYS: Sioux Valley 150, Deubrook 114, Clark/Willow Lake 87, Redfield/Doland 69, Hamlin 65, Deuel 58 R/D’s Ephram Albrecht wins 100, 200, long jump and triple jump…C-WLk’s Tyson Jenkins takes shot and discus.
REGION 3A TRACK…Region 3A track results from Flandreau:
GIRLS: Madison 160, Sioux Falls Christian108, Dell Rapids 52, Garretson 49, Flandreau 25 Madison’s Hailey Streff wins 1600 and 3200…SFC’s Allison Brooks takes high jump and pole vault.
BOYS: Dell Rapids 115, Madison 113, Sioux Falls Christian 92, Garretson 50, Flandreau 22 DR’s Zach Schroeder wins 100 and 200…DR’s Brett Nichols wins long and triple jumps…Madison’s Tyler Currey wins shot and discus.
REGION 5A TRACK…Results of the Region 5A track meet run Thursday at Lyons:
GIRLS: West Central 180, Mt.Vernon/Plankinton 138, Bon Homme 117, Tri-Valley 112, Ethan/Parkston 94, Wagner 52, McCook Central/Montrose 35
BOYS: West Central 187, Bon Homme 182, Tri-Valley 123, Ethan/Parkston 96, Mt.Vernon/Plankinton 75, McCook Central/Montrose 30, Wagner 20
REGION 1B TRACK…Team results from the Region 1B track meet in Milbank.
GIRLS: Great Plains Lutheran 151, Northwestern 107, Warner 98, Wilmot 86, Waverly-South Shore 85, Frederick 48, Summit 42, Waubay 31, Rosholt 29, Langford 18, Grant-Deuel 15, Aberdeen Christian 12
BOYS: Great Plains Lutheran 162, Langford 123, Warner 112, Northwestern 74, Waverly-South Shore 66, Aberdeen Christian 53, Wilmot 39, Rosholt 39, Frederick 32, Waubay 11, Summit 10, Grant-Deuel 8
REGION 3B TRACK…The Region 3B track meet was run Thursday at Estelline.
GIRLS: Arlington 123, Estelline 122, DeSmet 78, James Valley Christian 64, Lake Preston 61, Wolsey-Wessington 58, Florence/Henry 57, Castlewood 54, Wessington Springs 50, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 33, Iroquois 2 Cast. Haley Strait wins 800 and 1600.
BOYS: James Valley Christian 107, Wolsey-Wessington 102, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 99, Arlington 71, Lake Preston 63, Castlewood 60, Florence/Henry 58, Estelline 57, Wessington Springs 49, DeSmet 33, Iroquois 5 WS’s Jase Kraft wins 800, 1600 and 3200…W-W’s Lorenzo Williams wins 100 and high jump..SC/W’s Davion Brooks takes long and triple jumps.
REGION 4B TRACK…The Region 4B track meet was run Thursday at Chester. The results:
GIRLS: Elkton-Lake Benton 136, Chester 111, Canistota 88, Dells St. Mary’s 74, Hanson 71.5, Howard 60, Bridgewater-Emery 44.5, Baltic 42, Mitchell Christian 39, Colman-Egan 29, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 20 DRSM’s Anna Wolles wins 1600 and 3200…E-LkB’s Lexy Lynn wins discus and long jump…DRSM’s Ally Mullaney wins 100 hurdles and high jump…Chester’s Sara Heyn wins 200 and triple jump.
BOYS: Elkton-Lake Benton 134, Chester 119, Bridgewater-Emery 97, Baltic 88, Dells St. Mary’s 52, Mitchell Christian 50, Colman-Egan 42, Canistota 34, McCrossan 31, Hanson 30, Howard 28, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 21 Baltic’s Austin Row wins 100 and 200…MC’s Aaron Lemon wins 400 and 800…E-LkB’s Justin Sudtelgte wins 1600 and 3200…MC’s Chandler Nelson wins shot and discus…E-LkB’s Trevan Farnham wins long and triple jumps.
WENDELGASS RELAYS…Brookings took part in Thursday’s Wendelgass Relays in Huron. It was the Bobcats’ final meet before next week’s state event.
For the girls, Alexis Gannon claimed the long and triple jumps…and Ronna Heaton won the 1600. The 4x200 relay placed first.
Justice Lamer won the 1600 and Dayton Bird won the long jump to lead the Bobcat boys.
SDSU TRACK QUALIFIERS… Three South Dakota State track & field student-athletes are on their way to the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round next week in Fayetteville, Ark. Shelby Assmus (shot put), Kali Olson (high jump) and Mary Wirth (high jump) will be representing South Dakota State next week at the University of Arkansas.
Assmus enters the shot put event with the 47th-best mark in the field. She a tallied distance of 48 feet, 4 inches en route to a second-place finish last weekend at the 2014 Summit League Track & Field Championships. This is the first regional meet for Assmus. Currently, her mark ranks third all-time at SDSU. The shot put event is slated for 6:30 p.m. on May 29.
In the high jump, Wirth holds the 10th-best height in the field (5-10 3/4) and Olson ranks 43rd (5-8 3/4). Wirth set her personal-best height in the outdoor season-opener at the Arizona State University Invite. Olson cleared her personal-best height of 5-8 3/4 last weekend at the 2014 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The high jump event takes place May 31 at 6 p.m.
STADIUM SIGNING…Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 15 ceremoniously Thursday – the legislation that allows construction of a new football stadium at South Dakota State University.
Construction of the 19-thousand-plus seat facility will begin this fall, with completion in time for the 2016 football season.
The project will cost about 65 million dollars – funded largely by public gifts and donations.
President David Chicoine says Coughlin-Alumni Stadium served the university well for 50-plus years. He says the new facility helps SDSU position itself as a valued asset in the region. 9763A :19 "their athletic dreams".
Former Jackrabbit player Dana Dykhouse made the lead gift for the project. He says the stadium project is being done for former SDSU players. 9763B :18 "give something back".
Dykhouse says it’s remarkable backers have raised 27 million dollars since last October. Governor Dennis Daugaard says taxpayers should know their dollars go toward academics. 9763C :19 "their college experience".
Head coach John Stiegelmeier says facilities are now catching up to the school’s Division I commitment. 9763D :14 "South Dakota State".
Dykhouse did make one pledge regarding the stadium capacity. 9763E :15 "going to happen".
The new stadium will include meeting space that can be used year-round. The university police department will also be located at the site.
STATE BASEBALL…Brookings plays Sioux Falls Lincoln at ten Saturday morning to open the state "A" baseball tournament in Mitchell.
Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Pierre play at 1:00pm in the other opening round game. The third place game is at four, with the title game at seven.
Brookings and Lincoln didn’t play in the regular season – Bobcat coach Ryan Bauer: 9763F :21 "to make up".
Coaches place a premium on pitching and defense in regular season games – Bauer says in tournaments, the key shifts to hitting. 9763G :19 "get that lead".
Bauer says the regional tournament showed Brookings has to score more than two or three runs in a game to win.
BASEBALL SENDOFF…There will be a send-off ceremony for the Bobcat varsity baseball players and coaching staff Friday at 1:00pm in the west lot of the high school.
Brookings plays Sioux Falls Lincoln at 10:00 while Pierre takes on Sioux Falls O'Gorman at 1:00. The losers and winners of those games meet up at 4:00 (3rd place game) and 7:00 (championship.)
Both games are being broadcast on K-Country 102.3 with a pre-game show getting underway at approximately 9:50 Saturday morning and again 10 minutes before whichever game the Bobcats take part in Saturday afternoon/evening.
TRAPPING RULES…The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has rejected a petition from departed outdoorsman and trappers' rights champion Brian Reynolds.
Commissioners voted unanimously by teleconference to maintain the rules disputed in Reynolds' petition.
One contested rule requires trappers to remove snares and traps by May 1 annually. Another requires the removal of all traps from public land by May 1 each year.
Reynolds monitored statutes and instigated change before he died May 9 in Monroe. His petition claims that the commission does not have the authority to make the rules in question. It states that the rules obstruct trappers' ability to do their jobs.
Game, Fish and Parks officials say the rules in question were adopted according to current laws and procedure. They recommended that the commission keep the rules.