WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18:
Sioux Falls East @ Bombers Maroon, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Watertown @ Bandits, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden (Game one on KBRK-AM)
Bombers Black @ SF Cyclones, DH, 5:00pm
Bombers Gray @ Madison 14's, 7:00pm
THURSDAY, JUNE 19:
Little League Minors Games (5:30, Four Fields Little League Complex)
-- Cardinals vs. Rockies
-- Giants vs Twins
-- Cubs vs. Royals
Little League Majors Games (7:00, Four Fields Little League Complex)
-- CF Promo vs. Superior Homes
-- Century 21 vs. Pizza Ranch
-- BraVo's vs. First Bank & Trust
BOMBERS MAROON…Brookings Bombers Maroon evened the season series with Huron – getting a sweep Tuesday at Mickelson Field.
Parker Beers’ bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run in a 3-2 victory in the opener. Cody
Nicklason went the distance for the win. Trevor Berreth and Drew Cole each had two hits.
The Bombers get three hits from Tyler Kreutner in a 12-2, five-inning win in the nightcap. Ryan Treiber threw a complete
game for the win, and had two hits. Jacob Schoon doubled, and Berreth had two hits.
Head coach Alec Johnson says the Bombers are learning to mentally stay in games. 97647 :17 "get the win".
Johnson says the defense is good, and the Bombers are hitting the ball. 97648 :08 "putting up runs".
Brookings hosts Sioux Falls Wednesday, then will play the Friends of Baseball tournament this weekend.
SDSU FB ACADEMIC…A league-high 67 members of the South Dakota State University football teamhave been recognized on the 2013-14 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll.
Outgoing seniors Brandon Hubert and Taylor Suess were recipients of the league’s highest academic honor as they were named recipients of the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. To receive the award, a student-athlete is required to have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, be within 18 hours ofgraduation and participated in athletics for at least two years.
In addition, 23 Jackrabbit student-athletes were named recipients of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award for compiling a GPA of at least 3.2 for the previous two semesters. Freshmen are not eligible for the award.
The 67 Jackrabbits named to the MVFC Honor Roll recorded at least a 3.0 GPA during the fall 2013 semester, and were enrolled in at least 12 credits. More than 450student-athletes league-wide were honored academically.
USD GROUNDBREAKING…USD has broken ground for the new $66 million Sports Performance Enhancement Complex.
The project includes a new basketball/volleyball arena; space for performance labs, weight room and offices; and a soocer field and running track.
Athletic Director David Herbster says the facility was planned when the DakotaDome was built in the late ‘70’s.. 97644 :32 "expectations for excellence".
President Jim Abbott credited those who had the vision to build the DakotaDome. He says the new facility will allow USD to "play up". 97645 :17 "generations of students".
Governor Dennis Daugaard says the DakotaDome’s a great place for football and track, but not for other activities. 97646 :22 "time has come".
Daugaard says the new arena will allow USD to become something more than it already is.
PRESENTATION DOME… Presentation College in Aberdeen is moving ahead with plans to build a $4.1 million seasonal sports and recreation facility, and complete the stadium around the college’s existing turf field.
The seasonal sports and recreation facility will provide an indoor facility for students, team practices, and recreation during the winter months. The plan includes a winter dome over the current turf football/soccer field, providing 108,000 sq. ft. of space for our growing student population during the winter months.
Plans include a stadium around the field, complete with 2,400 seats, lights, scoreboard with video, press box, annex sports store, concession stand, ticket window, rest-rooms, storage area, and all other amenities to make the field game ready for both football and soccer as well as evening practice.
COY AWARDS…The South Dakota High School Coaches Association announces the Coach of the Year Awards for the Spring of 2014 (Other nominees listed below each winner): Boys’ Golf – Mick Hoglund of Dell Rapids High School
Mike Buseth-Deubrook Area, Scott Carroll-Brandon Valley, Rod Garrison-O’Gorman, Tyler Hockett-Parkston, Kari Stoltenberg-Garretson Girls’ Golf – Billie Jo Indahl of Burke/South Central High School
Mike Buseth-Deubrook Area, Dan Garnaas, Sioux Falls Christian, Tyler Hockett-Parkston, John Knox-Bill Scholten-Brookings Tennis – Pat Moller of Mitchell High School
Don Barnes-O’Gorman, Jesse Gladis-Brandon Valley, Tom Krueger-Sioux Falls Lincoln, Lisa Link-Aberdeen Central Boys’ Track & Field – Jim Jarovski of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School
Phil Bjorneberg-Parker, Craig Black-Custer, Doug Fiedler-Dell Rapids, Rory Hermsen-Freeman Girls’ Track & Field – Bob Garry of Sioux Falls Christian High School
David Dolan-Rapid City Central, Paul Hendry-Rapid City Stevens, Brent Mutchelknaus-Irene-Wakonda, Todd Thorson-Ipswich Last year’s winners:
Boys’ Golf –Kari Stoltenberg of Garretson High School
Girls’ Golf – Tyler Hockett of Parkston High School
Tennis – Scott Ewald of Watertown High School
Boys’ Track & Field – Jim Appl of Aberdeen Central High School
Girls’ Track & Field – Jim Appl of Aberdeen Central High School
These coaches will be recognized at the annual awards banquet to be held in Aberdeen on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in conjunction with the summer coaches’ clinic.
FREEMAN FOOTBALL…The Freeman school district is looking at its options to provide students the chance to play football next fall.
School officials say the 9AA program will only have about a dozen boys out for the sport. The district asked the activities association for permission for a one-year "hardship co-op" with Canistota, but assistant executive secretary John Krogstrand says the request was denied. 97641 :18 "and those things".
Krogstrand says the board asked Freeman officials to explore all options. 97642 :35 "situation for anybody".
So where could the Flyers go? Krogstrand says there are possibilites: 97643 :17 "change Yankton’s classification".
Freeman officials were asked to notify the board of their plans by July 15th.
UND WBB… The University of North Dakota women's basketball team will play Colorado in the first round of the Preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament in November.
The bracket for the Preseason Women's NIT was announced Tuesday. Colorado will host UND on Nov. 15.
UND is the defending Big Sky regular season and tournament champion. The team last season advanced to its first NCAA Division I Tournament.
UND is the first Big Sky Conference member to participate in the Preseason WNIT since 2009. Other teams competing are Albany, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Jackson State, Mercer, Mississippi State, Penn State, Rider, Seton Hall, St. Francis Brooklyn, Towson, West Virginia, and Western Kentucky.
The tournament is formatted to give all teams a three-game guarantee. The championship is set for Nov. 23.
DEER SEASONS… The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission finalized all 2014 deer hunting seasons at their June meeting. The most notable change from last year will be the reduction in the number of licenses and tags available to hunters.
The West River firearm season will have a 17 percent reduction in licenses and a 56 percent reduction in tags, while the East River firearm season has a reduction of 22 percent in licenses and a 41 percent reduction in tags.
Deer hunters participating in the archery, muzzleloading and youth deer seasons will see decreases in the number of available deer licenses and where antlerless deer tags are valid.
In addition, deer hunters with an archery, muzzleloading or youth deer license will be required to obtain a free access permit to hunt on the Hill Ranch Game Production Area in Fall River County, Custer National Forest lands in Harding County and the Little Moreau Game Production Area in Dewey County. Permits are free of charge and unlimited. The issuance of these permits will allow the department to collect important management information such as hunter use and harvest information from hunters who use these areas during these seasons.