TUESDAY, JUNE 10:
Renner @ Jr. Legion, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Bandits @ Huron, DH, 5:30pm
Canova @ Bombers Gray, 6:00pm, Mickelson Field
Minor League Games (5:30, Four Fields)
-- Cubs vs. Twins
-- Giants vs. Rockies
-- Cardinals & Royals practice
Major League Games (7:00, Four Fields)
-- Century 21 vs. CF Promo
-- First Bank & Trust vs. Superior Homes
-- BraVo's vs. Pizza Ranch
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11:
Castlewood @ Volga Cormorants, 8:00pm
Milbank @ Aurora A’s, 8:00pm
Volga Post 114 @ Madison, DH, 6:00pm
Sioux Falls East @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Bandits @ Watertown, DH, 5:00pm
Bombers Gray @ Watertown, 6:00pm
SDSU COACHES…South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell hopes to fill two head coaching openings in a couple of weeks.
One is the head golf coaching job – that opened when Jared Baszler resigned at the close of this past season. Sell says Baszler was highly respected. He says several pieces have to fall into place for the program. 97635 :23 "work on that".
Sell says several resumes have come in – and he says he’s made several phone calls searching for a coach.
The softball position is also open – Sell says players and coaches have worked hard, but wins have been harder to come by. 97636 :33 "to put together".
An interim head coach led the Jacks last season, after Kim Aggabao resigned last fall to return to California.
HURON SOCCER COACHES… Josh Bowlin (boys) and Lucien Roden (girls) will become Huron’s first school-sponsored head soccer coaches.
Bowlin has coached Marion Lightning (all-star U-14 team), Papakura High School (Auckland, New Zealand) and Huron varsity and junior varsity club teams in 2013. He led the Huron soccer team to a state championship last fall.
Roden has 20 years of college coaching experience, including the Dakota Wesleyan women’s soccer coach from 2007-13 and the Huron University women’s soccer coach from 1997-2001.
BHSU VB RESIGN…Sally Nichols has resigned as the Black Hills State University head volleyball coach for personal reasons, effective immediately.
Former Yellow Jacket player and assistant coach Kristin Carmichael will take over as the program's head coach.
Nichols led the Yellow Jacket volleyball program for three seasons. Last season the Yellow Jackets finished 12th in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at 3-16, and 8-21 overall. Nichols was 32-61 overall at Black Hills State and was 7-31 in two years in the RMAC.
A two-time NAIA All-American, Carmichael has been with the BHSU volleyball program since 2006, first as a player from 2006-2009, then as an assistant coach for the past four seasons.
GREENWAY-VIKINGS…The Minnesota Vikings are into the final week of their spring organized team activities this week.
Linebacker Chad Greenway says the practice sessions have been an opportunity to get to know new head coach Mike Zimmer - Greenway says he likes what he sees. 97621 :24 "the right way"
Greenway is entering his ninth season, and is seeing a lot of new faces on the Vikings defense. He’s also had to learn a new defensive system. He says players are being held accountable. 97622 :21 "done every day".
Greenway will be back in South Dakota for the annual Hyvee-Sanford Legends banquet and football clinic. He’ll also host a free one day clinic for players in grades three through high school July first in Mt. Vernon.
PIERRE TENNIS… Summer is when high school athletes go to camps and workouts trying to improve for the upcoming school seasons. Pierre’s tennis players are doing just that daily.
Head boys tennis coach Jeff Schlekeway says his entire team is putting time on the tennis courts. 97623 :20 "improve upon".
Schlekeway’s encourging his team to play weekend tournaments around the state, learning how to handle pressure situations. 97624 :17 "to do that".
Most everyone’s back for the Govs - Pierre had only one senior graduate.
PHEASANTS FOREVER… Pheasants Forever is setting up its first office in South Dakota in response to a sharp drop in bird numbers.
Longtime vice president of governmental affairs Dave Nomsen will move to Brookings next month and be the group's point person in the state.
The nonprofit organization that encourages the development of habitat has 32 chapters and about 6,000 members in South Dakota.
Pheasants Forever says it's increasing its efforts to address substantial habitat losses and land use changes in the state.
NCAA TRIAL… A trial that could change college sports for good has begun in California. Former college athletes are suing the NCAA and its member schools asking for a share of the million-dollar TV and video-game contracts the NCAA generates using the athletes names and images.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says colleges should view their athletes first as students, then as sports' stars. 97633 :15 "men and women".
Duncan says the structure of college sports is backwards. 97634 :09 "is backwards".
Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon brought the suit – other student-athletes have signed on.