SPORTS 7-7-14

Aberdeen @ Brookings 'Chutes, DH, 3:00pm, Bob Shelden Field
Brandon Valley @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Bandits @ Aberdeen, DH, 5:00pm, Fossum Field

Renner @ Bombers Black, DH, 4:00pm, Mickelson Field
Brookings 'Chutes @ Sioux Falls East, DH, 5:00pm, Harmodon Park
Bombers Maroon @ Yankton, DH, 5:00pm, Riverside Park
Brandon Valley @ Brookings Bandits, 6:30pm, Bob Shelden Field
**Brookings "Friend of Baseball" Award to be presented before the game
Bombers Gray @ West Central 14s, 7:00pm
Little League Minors Games (5:30, Four Fields Complex)
-- Cardinals vs. Cubs
-- Giants vs. Royals
-- Rockies vs. Twins
Little League Majors Games (7:00, Four Fields Complex)
-- CF Promo vs. First Bank & Trust
-- Bravo's vs. Century 21
-- Pizza Ranch vs. Superior Homes

MAHANKE…A Brookings man will head up South Dakota’s softball organization.
Doug Mahanke of Brookings has been named to succeed long serving South Dakota Amateur Softball Association Men’s Slowpitch Softball Commissioner Gary Harrington of Huron.

FISHBACK TO TENNIS HALL…Terry Jordre of Aberdeen and Bob Fishback of Brookings will be inducted into the 2014 South Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 27.

GFP MEETING…Residents can still comment on several outdoors issues ahead of this week's meeting of the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission in Fort Pierre.
The commission on Tuesday and Wednesday will finalize several hunting seasons, including fall turkey, antelope and early fall Canada goose.
Wildlife director Tony Leif says wild turkey numbers are down, and the proposal will reflect that. 97621 :30 "in turkey numbers".
Leif says game officials are proposing a reduction in the number of antelope doe tags available. 97622 :20 "in the state".
The commission will also discuss abandoned game at wildlife processing facilities, the replacement of lost or destroyed licenses, restrictions on use of firearms and bows in state parks and the definition of licensing agents.
The meeting at the Holiday Inn Express in Fort Pierre begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, with a public hearing beginning an hour before.

PHEASANTS FOREVER…Pheasants Forever is establishing a presence in South Dakota, and specifically in Brookings.
The group is in the process of opening an office in Brookings, with former SDSU faculty member Dave Nomsen heading up the effort.
A sharp reduction in numbers caught the group’s attention – leading to the decision to open the office.
Nomsen says a goal is to improve habitat, and in turn, the harvest. 97623 :26 "wake up call".
Nomsen would like producers to enroll more acres in the Conservation Reserve Program, but says Pheasants Forever can offer farmers a suite of options. 97624 :29 "the same time".
Nomsen also encourages delayed mowing and haying, to give chicks more time to get out of their nests.

IVERSON…Yankton’s Colton Iverson scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Summer League opener against the Miami Heat.
Iverson, playing in his second Summer League with the Celtics, also had three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in nearly 22 minutes of action.
Boston, which defeated the Heat 85-77, plays on Tuesday afternoon against the Indiana Pacers.

WAYNE ST. BASEBALL…Wayne State College has named former player and assistant coach Alex Koch its head baseball coach.
Koch was a first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection, as well as a two-time all-region selection. He played on four NSIC regular season and four NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2009 squad that reached the Central Region final.
He spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the program, and was a volunteer assistant with the program after becoming director of the Wayne Community Activity Center in February of 2012.
Koch also has high school coaching experience, working with the Omaha Roncalli and Millard South Legion teams and most recently assisting the Wayne American Legion baseball program.

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