SPORTS 6-13-14

Bandits @ Alan Tellinghuisen (Spearfish) Tournament
-- Bandits vs. Mandan, ND (3:45 MT, Black Hills Power Stadium, Spearfish)

Bombers Black @ Watertown Tournament
Bombers Maroon @ Watertown Tournament

Brookings 'Chutes Wood Bat Tournament (Bob Shelden and Erv Huether fields)
-- 'Chutes vs. Sioux Falls East (9:00, Bob Shelden)
-- Bullets vs. Sioux Falls West (1:30, Erv Huether)
-- 'Chutes vs. Groton (6:00, Bob Shelden)
-- Bullets vs. Sioux Falls Titans (6:00, Erv Huether)

White Wildcats @ Volga Cormorants, 4:00pm

Bandits @ Alan Tellinghuisen (Spearfish) Tournament
-- Bandits vs. Wheatland, WY (3:45 MT, Black Hills Power Stadium)
-- Bandits vs. Spearfish (6:00 MT, Black Hills Power Stadium)

Bombers Black @ Watertown Tournament
Bombers Maroon @ Watertown Tournament

Brookings 'Chutes Wood Bat Tournament (Bob Shelden and Erv Huether fields)
-- Bullets vs. Andover (9:00, Bob Shelden)
-- 'Chutes vs. Brandon Valley (1:30, Erv Huether)
-- Bullets vs. Renner (6:00, Bob Shelden)
-- 'Chutes vs. Mitchell (6:00, Erv Huether)

Brookings Friends of Baseball U10/U12 Tournament (all Brookings Major League teams involved)
-- Pizza Ranch vs. CF Promo (9:00, Field A)
-- Superior Homes vs. BraVo's (9:15, Field B)
-- Century 21 vs. Baltic Riverbats (9:30, Field C)
-- Pizza Ranch vs. Pipestone-Heidebrink (10:45, Field A)
-- Superior Homes vs. Dell Rapid's Dauby's (11:00, Field B)
-- Century 21 vs. Pipestone 11's (11:15, Field C)
-- CF Promo vs. Pipestone-Heidebrink (12:30, Field A)
-- BraVo's vs. Dell Rapids Dauby's (12:45, Field B)
-- First Bank & Trust vs. Sioux City Futures U11 (Field C, 2:45)
-- First Bank & Trust vs. Clear Lake (4:30, Field C)

Aurora A’s @ Clear Lake, 5:00pm
Bryant @ Volga Cormorants, 7:00pm

Bandits @ Alan Tellinghuisen (Spearfish) Tournament
-- Placing Game: Time and opponent TBD

Bombers Black @ Watertown Tournament
Bombers Maroon @ Watertown Tournament

Brookings 'Chutes Jr. Legion Wood Bat Tournament
-- 'Chutes placing game: Time and opponent TBD
-- Bullets placing game: Time and opponent TBD

Brookings Friends of Baseball U10/U12 Tournament (all Brookings Major League teams involved)
-- All Brookings teams in placing games, time and opponent TBD

Baseball: Volga Post 114 @ Castlewood, DH, 6:00pm

Golf: U-S Amateur Public Links Qualifying, Elmwood, Sioux Falls

Huron @ Bombers Maroon, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Sioux Falls West @ VFW Bullets, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden Field

SDHSAA POLICIES…Members of the South Dakota High School Activities Association voted to pass three of five new amendments to the organization's constitution.
The Association governs sports and fine arts activities in member schools across the state.
A new policy sets consequences for students and coaches ejected from a contest. And after a third ejection, the offender will miss the remainder of the season.
The other two polices will affect the makeup of the association's Board of Directors. One change states that no school can have more than one representative on the board. The second states that if a board member loses his or her position, such as in a school, then he or she is no longer eligible to serve on the board.
The new policies take effect July 1st.

NCAA TRACK…Boise State junior Emma Bates won the women's 10,000 meters on Thursday night in the NCAA track and field championships in 32 minutes, 32.35 seconds, the second-fastest time in the history of the meet.
Bates' finish was second only to the 32:28.57 run by Sylvia Mosqueda of Cal State Los Angeles in 1988. Bates is the first women to win an NCAA outdoor title for the Broncos.
Alabama-Birmingham senor Elinor Kirk was second in the race that capped the second day of the championships at Oregon's Hayward Field.
Georgia sophomore Maicel Uibo won the decathlon with 8,182 points, and Texas' Johannes Hock was second at 8,092.
Uibo overtook Hock with a third-place finish in the final event, the 1,500. Hock finished in 12th.

EDL BASEBALL…It’s a season of change in the Eastern Dakota League.
Aurora A’s manager Terry Anderson says there are some new faces – with Brookings and Watertown not fielding amateur teams this year. 97627 :28 "all shakes out".
But an old challenge remains – getting a league team deeper into the state tournament bracket. 97628 :20 "if that happens".
Two teams – Castlewood and Aurora – will be in the "A" playoffs this summer. The rest of the league will battle for four "B" tourney spots.

SF EAST COACH RESIGNS…Sioux Falls Post 15 East coach Chris Janisch has stepped down, citing personal reasons.
Janisch, who was an assistant coach for Post 15 West for two seasons, led East to the Class A state legion championship game in 2012 before missing the postseason last summer.
East is 3-15 this season after losing 17-1 to Brandon Valley on Wednesday night. The team heads to Eagan, Minn., this weekend for a tournament.
Assistant coach Mike Greco will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Greco is the freshman head coach at Roosevelt and served as the head coach for the Brandon Valley junior legion team from 2012-13.

SDSU BASEBALL ACADEMIC…South Dakota State University pitcher J.D. Moore and outfielder Scott Splett are two of the nine players named to the Summit League All-Academic Baseball Team.
Moore was selected to the team with a 3.47 grade-point average while majoring in pre-economics. Splett earned a spot on the all-academic team with a 3.48 GPA while majoring in biochemistry.

PIERRE BASEBALL…Pierre ended the high school baseball season with a berth in the state "A" title game.
Boy, things have changed.
Pierre’s American Legion team is just 1-9 on the season and has been outscored by a nearly 3-to-1 ratio. Post 8’s struggling at the plate, and even more on the mound. Coach Matt Sisk says his pitchers have to be more consistent in throwing strikes. 97621 :15 "games so far".
Pierre’s schedule has been tough – Sisk likes it that way. 97622 :19 "way they’re playing".
Sisk remains optomistic things will turn around, starting this weekend. 97623 :22 "before too long".
Pierre American Legion baseball coach Matt Sisk.

VIGER TO LINCOLN…Former Augustana baseball player Tony Viger signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs this week. The Saltdogs are members of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
He is the 13th player from Augustana to sign a professional contract.
Viger, a finalist for the Tito Martinez Award, awarded to the top baseball player in all of Division II, made his debut Tuesday evening. He went 0 for 4 in his first game as a member of the Saltdogs.

FISK-GEESE…South Dakota game officials continue to deal with an excessive number of resident Canada geese.
Game, Fish and Parks wildlife damage program coordinator Keith Fisk says in 2010, a population objective of 80-thousand to 90-thousand was set – but the latest U-S Fish and Wildlife survey puts estimates about three times that figure. 97624 :28 "that lush foilage".
Fisk says they’ve used hunters, and hunting, in different ways to reduce numbers – with some success. But he says it’s difficult to get the goose population under control. 97625 :18 "handle on it".
Fisk says it may take a cooperative effort between states to reduce numbers. The Fish and Wildlife Service recently allowed states to increase bag limits to eight. 97626 :23 "it via hunting".
Fisk says officials will need help from Mother Nature to really cut into goose populations. He says the problem gets more attention from his staff than other species.

PICKERING HONORED…Ken Pickering was one of 12 individuals selected to receive National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citations. The honor will be presented at the NFHS summer meeting, July 1 in Boston, Massachussets.
Pickering retired from the South Dakota High School Activities Association in 2011 after a 48-year career in secondary education, 21 of which was spent as an assistant executive director of the SDHSAA. Pickering was responsible for administering the organization’s speech, drama, music, journalism and student council activities.
In addition to his day-to-day duties at the SDHSAA, Pickering was involved with many speech and debate organizations at the state and national levels. Before joining the SDHSAA in 1989, Pickering taught social studies and English, coached speech and debate, and directed theatre activities for 26 years at Clear Lake.

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