TUESDAY, JULY 15:
Brookings Bombers Black @ Yankton, DH, Noon, Riverside Park
'Chutes @ Aberdeen, DH, 5:00pm
Brookings Bombers Gray @ Watertown, DH, 5:00pm
Little League Minors Games (5:30, Four Fields Complex)
-- Royals vs. Twins
-- Cubs vs. Rockies
-- Cardinals vs. Giants
Little League Majors Games (7:00, Four Fields Complex)
-- Pizza Ranch vs. Superior Homes
-- CF Promo vs. First Bank & Trust
-- Bravo's vs. Century 21
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16:
Volga Cormorants @ Bryant Bucs, 8:00pm
Clear Lake Slough Sharks @ Aurora A’s, 7:30pm
Renner Post 307 @ Bandits, DH, 5:00pm, Bob Shelden
Brookings Bombers Maroon @ Sioux Falls East, DH, 5:00pm, Harmodon Park
Brookings Bullets @ Brandon Valley, DH, 5:00pm
MEN’S MATCH PLAY…Tyler Barrett of Rapid City won the SDGA men’s match play golf title Monday, defeating Scott Nowak of Harrisburg 4-and-2 in the 36-hole final.
Barrett clinched the match on the 16th hole of the afternoon round. It’s his first SDGA title.
WOMEN’S MATCH PLAY…South Dakota golf team member Janice Baumberger won the SDGA women’s match play golf title Monday, defeating Parkston’s Jordan Bormann 2-and-1 in the title match at Rapid City.
SDSU player Megan Mingo won the consolation title, defeating Sydney Bormann 3-and-2. That match was also played Monday.
ALL-STARS…Two hundred athletes and more than 20 coaches are in Aberdeen this week for the 28th annual South Dakota High School All-Star Games.
The girls basketball game will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Center with the boys game to follow at 8. The games will end Wednesday with the volleyball match at 5 p.m. at the Barnett Center and the football game at 7:30 p.m. at Swisher Field.
The athletes, who graduated from high school this spring, were selected by the coaches associations.
LEGION REGION…Volga Post 114 moves into regional American Legion baseball action Thursday night in Garretson.
Volga will meet Flandreau, with the winner to face host Garretson. Madison and Dell Rapids will play in the five-team, double-elimination tournament.
Volga coach Randy Santema talks about the field. 97621 :47 "playing their best".
The champion advances to the state tourney in Tabor.
ANTONEN-ALL STAR…Home field advantage for the World Series will be decided during Tuesday night’s All-Star baseball game in Minneapolis. The league that wins gets the World Series edge.
Mel Antonen covered the major leagues during his time at USA Today. He says that All-Star game feature is a gimmick. 97627 :46 "or 26 guys".
Players, All-Star managers, league officials and fans all have a voice in selecting the teams – Antonen says that’s a good system. 97628 :34 "in the game".
Antonen currently hosts pre-game coverage for the Orioles and Nationals, and has a satellite radio show.
SD BASEBALL HOF…Six men will be inducted into the South Dakota amateur baseball Hall of Fame. They’ll be recognized during the state amateur tournament in Mitchell.
The class includes three Sudbeck brothers from Dimock (Bill, Jim and Tom), former Canova Gang teammates Jerry Kampshoff and Ted Gosmire and Frank Cutler of Platte.
FB COACHES CLINIC…The state activities association’s "Coaches Clinic" takes place this week in Aberdeen. Along with that, the All-Star volleyball, football and basketball games will be played – and coaches in the various sports will get together to discuss different topics.
Sioux Valley football coach Dan Hughes says any number of topics could come up during his sport’s session – including classification. 97625 :29 "as rules go".
The majority of discussion’s been about the big-school teams, and how to align them for post-season. But some Class 11B teams, like Sioux Valley, have to travel long distances for games. Hughes was asked if there’s a remedy. 97626 :38 "in the playoffs".
Sioux Valley football coach Dan Hughes.
MAHANKE…A Brookings man is preparing to head up South Dakota men’s slowpitch softball. Doug Mahanke will replace the retiring Gary Harrington of Huron on January first.
Mahanke served as the Brookings-area commissioner for several years. He says men’s slow pitch has remained stable. 97622 :29 "like, some don’t".
At one time, some powerhouse teams came from small towns like Eagle Butte, among others. Mahanke says that’s not the case now. 97623 :25 "blast at that".
Mahanke’s year will start in January with the spring meeting. 97624 :44 "the right path".
Mahanke says his job as state commissioner won’t vary from his regional post, in one aspect – his main focus will remain taking care of the players.
SUMMIT WBB SKED…The Summit League announced its 2014-15 women’s basketball on Monday with each of the nine teams playing a 16-game double round-robin schedule beginning Friday, Jan. 2.
South Dakota State opens on that day with a home game vs. Denver; South Dakota opens on the road at Omaha.
The first USD-SDSU contest takes place on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the DakotaDome. The return game at Frost Arena is Saturday, Feb. 21.
The first rematch of the 2014 Summit League Basketball Championship Game between South Dakota and Denver takes place Jan. 28 in Vermillion. The Coyotes and Pioneers will meet again on Feb. 18 in Denver.
Regular season champion South Dakota State travels to regular season runner-up IUPUI on Jan. 11 and hosts the Jaguars in the regular season finale Feb. 28.
BYE, SDSU…Vermillion wrestler Brett Bye has verbally committed to South Dakota State.
Bye capped a perfect junior season with a 48-0 record and a South Dakota state title at 152 pounds. He credited SDSU wrestling coach Chris Bono, who took over the program in 2012, for playing a key role in his decision to commit to the Jackrabbits.
DOHERTY HONORED…Northern State sophomore tight end Conner Doherty was named to the Beyond Sports Network All-NSIC Preseason football team.
The Brookings native was the lone NSU player named to the 38-member squad. He was second in the league amongst tight ends with a team-leading 559 receiving yards. Doherty also led the Wolves with 42 catches and six touchdown grabs. Doherty’s 50.8 yards receiving per game were tops on the team as well.
Doherty caught a pass in all 11 games for the Wolves and had five or more grabs in four games. Against Minnesota-Crookston, Doherty had a career day as he caught six passes for 112 yards and two scores in Northern’s 28-0 win over the Golden Eagles.
NCAA FINANCIALS…NCAA President Mark Emmert received $1.707 million in compensation in 2012-13, a year in which the governing body turned a $32 million profit.
The figures come from the NCAA's latest tax returns, which were released Monday.
Jim Isch, the NCAA's chief operating officer, and top legal counsel Donald Remy also topped the $500,000 mark. Isch received $1.013 million in total compensation. Remy, who is listed as an executive vice president, was third at $619,663.
During that fiscal year, the NCAA generated $874 million in revenue - a 4 percentage-point increase over 2011-12 - and had $842 million in expenses, a 6.4 percentage-point increase over the previous fiscal year.
The tax documents also show a record $546 million was distributed to member schools in 2012-13.