SPORTS 6-5-14

Watertown @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Bombers Maroon @ Huron, DH, 5:00pm
Sioux Falls West @ Bandits, 6:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Minor League Games (5:30, Four Fields)
-- Giants vs. Royals
-- Cardinals vs. Cubs
-- Rockies & Twins practice
Major League Games (7:00, Four Fields)
-- BraVo's vs. Century 21
-- Pizza Ranch vs. Superior Homes
-- CF Promo vs. First Bank & Trust

Golf: SDGA Junior Tour @ Brookings Country Club

Bombers Gray @ Baltic
Brookings Junior Legion @ I-29 Tournament, Fargo
Volga Legion @ Milbank Tournament

Bombers Gray @ Volga; vs. Dell Rapids
Jr. Legion @ Fargo I-29 Tournament
Aberdeen @ VFW Bullets, DH, 1:00pm
Bandits @ Mitchell, DH, 2:00pm
Volga Legion @ Milbank Tournament

Golf: SDGA Two-Man Championship @ Mitchell

Jr. Legion @ Fargo I-29 Tournament
Volga Legion @ Milbank Tournament

Golf: SDGA Two-Man Championship @ Mitchell

Baseball: Watertown @ Bombers Maroon, DH, 4:00pm

Renner @ Jr. Legion, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Bandits @ Huron, DH, 5:30pm
Canova @ Bombers Gray, 6:00pm, Mickelson Field

SDSU BUCKETS TO BRAZIL…The South Dakota State men's basketball team is going to Brazil.
The Jackrabbits will embark on a four-game tour of Sao Paolo and Jundiai from Aug. 3-12, according to school officials. NCAA Division I teams are allowed to take an offseason international trip every four years. SDSU last did that in 2010, playing four games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Jacks graduated four seniors in 2013-14, three of them starters and 1,000-point scorers. They're bringing into the mix three true freshmen, three redshirt freshmen and three transfers.
To prepare for the trip, SDSU is allowed 10 practice days; they don't have to be concurrent. That can start at anytime as the entirety of the roster already is on campus for summer classes and workouts.

JEWETT PROMOTED…Mike Jewett has been named SDSU women’s basketball associate head coach and Haylie Linn named director of basketball operations.
Jewett, who spent the last two seasons as a Jackrabbit assistant coach, enters his third season with the women’s basketball program. Linn joins the Jackrabbit program after spending two years as the graduate assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s basketball program.
Jewett has coached at the collegiate level throughout the Midwest for 20 years. Prior to returning to coaching with the Jackrabbits, Jewett served as head coach at Southwest Minnesota State from 2006-10. The Mustangs improved their win total each of his four seasons on the bench, compiling a 15-12 record his final season. His career record as a head coach stands at 110-85, including a three-year run at Franklin College (Ind.).
Jewett began his coaching career as a student and volunteer assistant at Augustana (S.D.) from 1992-97. He was elevated to a full-time assistant in 1997 before heading to Franklin in 2001. Jewett returned to the North Central Conference as an assistant coach as St. Cloud State (Minn.), where he helped guide the Huskies to back-to-back NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances in 2005 and 2006.
Linn transferred after her sophomore season at Indiana and played two years at the University of Toledo where she was an Academic All-MAC Team recipient. As a senior for the Rockets, Linn appeared in all 34 games, making 28 starts at guard, and averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.7 steals in 28.7 minutes per game.

A SHOT CLOCK…A Class "A" girls’ basketball coach doesn’t see teams having trouble adjusting to a 35-second shot clock.
A recent activities association vote on an amendment regarding shot clocks passed, but not with the 60 percent majority needed for enactment. That cleared the way for shot clocks to be in play this winter.
Sioux Valley coach Leah Pitts says it’s rare when a team doesn’t get a shot within 35 seconds. 97628 :24 "problem with it".
Pitts says coaches may now emphasize setting more screens, and movement without the ball. 97629 :14 "a quality look".
She says the big adjustment may be late in games, when teams will have to run plays to a shot – rather than to kill time, draw fouls and get free throws. 97630 :20 "of the basketball".
Pitts says coaches may be looking for summer camps where shot clocks are used.

NCAA TRACK…High jumper Mary Wirth will be SDSU’s lone representative at next week’s NCAA national track meet in Corvallis, Oregon.
Wirth cleared 5-9.75 last week in Arkansas to advance. Head coach Rod DeHaven says it’s hard to judge the field based on preliminary meet performances. 97631 :24 "I would believe".
DeHaven says three jumpers figure to be at the top of the field. 97632 :31 "to jump well".
DeHaven says it would take a jump around 6-3 to have a chance to qualify for the Olympic trials.

WATERTOWN JUNIOR GOLF…The SDGA’s Junior golf tour stopped Tuesday in Watertown. The results:
16-18 Girls: 79 — Karissa Guthrie, Pierre.
16-18 Boys 70 — Drew Mahowald, Watertown.
14-15 Girls: 89 — Sara Jo Skorheim, Huron; 3rd, 91 — Brook Piearson, Brookings.
14-15 Boys: 73 — Andrew Van Gerpen, Pierre.
12-13 Girls: 85 — Cassidy Gough, Watertown.; 2nd, 94 — Nicole Steen, Brookings.
12-13 Boys: 80 — Devan Weelborg, Bryant.
11 & Under Girls: 77 — Kelsey Heath, Sisseton.
11 & Under Boys: 41 — Jack Hilgenberg, Sioux Falls.

SDGA GOLF…The South Dakota Golf Association’s two-man championship will be held Saturday and Sunday at Lakeview Golf Club near Mitchell. Several area players are entered:
Pat Lockwood-Brookings/Mike Brummer-Rapid City
Derek Burshiem-Flandreau/Kent Speirs-Huron
Drew Trautman-Clear Lake/Matthew Drake-Sioux Falls
Grant Smith-Brookings/Trevor Tobin-Brandon
James Green-Brookings/Larry Green-Madison
Chad Hungerford-Brookings/Rick Lee-Brookings
Sean Welsh-Brookings/Adolph Shepardson-Brookings
Alex Steen-Brookings/Jake Johnson-Vermillion

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