SPORTS 7-25-14

VFW Varsity Minors State Tournament at Brookings
-- Bullets vs. Brandon (6:30)
Jr. Legion State Tournament at Aberdeen
Bombers Black at Regional in Huron
-- vs. Huron (5:00)

VFW Varsity Minors State Tournament at Brookings
-- Bullets vs. Pierre (1:30)
Jr. Legion State Tournament at Aberdeen

VFW Varsity Minors State Tournament at Brookings
Jr. Legion State Tournament at Aberdeen

REGION 1A LEGION…Brookings parlayed a base hit, an error, a fielder’s choice and two sacrifice flies into two runs, and made them stand up for a 2-1 win over Watertown in the Region 1A American Legion baseball game Thursday in Watertown.
Corey Roach and Mack Burns scored on fly balls in the sixth by Thomas McMacken and Seth Fraser. Watertown’s Dalton Olson scored on a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning, but Fraser threw out Logan Gabriel at the plate on the play to preserve the lead.
Kyle Krogman went the distance for the win, allowing one run on six hits, three strikeouts and three walks. Brody Ries took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
Both teams will participate in next week’s state tournament in Huron.

REGION 2A LEGION…Sioux Falls West and Yankton advanced to the state "A" American Legion baseball tournament Thursday out of Region 2A, while Brandon Valley can play into the tourney through a wild card game.
Thursday’s scores:
Yankton 8, Brandon Valley 2 (Brandon Valley eliminated, will host R.C. Post 320 in Wild Card game on Saturday)
CHAMPIONSHIP: Sioux Falls West 11, Yankton 1, 7 innings

REGION 3A BASEBALL…Rapid City Post 22 won the Region 3A American Legion baseball tournament Thursday, defeating Pierre 14-4 in Spearfish.
Both teams advance to next week’s state tournament in Huron.
  STATE "B" LEGION…The state "B" American Legion baseball tournament begins Friday in Tabor.
The eight-team event begins at 10 a.m. with McCook-Miner taking on Castlewood-Clear Lake. Defending champion Groton faces Piedmont in the second game.
The evening session begins with Parkston against Madison at 5 p.m., followed by host Tabor against Dakota Valley.

"AA" VARSITY MINORS…The "AA" varsity minors state baseball tournament will be played at Bob Shelden Field in Brookings. The schedule:
11:00 Aberdeen vs. SF East
1:30 Watertown vs. Pierre
4:00 West vs. Aberdeen
6:30 Brandon vs. Brookings
11:00 Watertown vs. East
1:30 Pierre vs. Brookings
4:00 Brandon vs. West
6:30 Friendship Game (#5 Seed vs. #6 Seed)
10:00 #1 seed vs. #4 seed
12:30 #2 seed vs. #3 seed
3:00 3rd place game
5:30 Championship Game
  REGION 1B AMATEUR…Pairings for the Region 1B amateur baseball tournament are set. Play begins Friday night in
Clear Lake.
Friday 7/25
Game A: 6pm #1 Clark vs #8 White
Game D: 8pm #2 Lake Norden vs #7 Bryant
Saturday 7/26
Game B: 6pm Volga vs Sisseton
Game C: 8pm #3 Clear Lake vs #6 Milbank
Sunday 7/27
Game G: noon loser of Game A vs loser of Game B
Game H: 2pm: loser of Game C vs loser of Game D
Game E: 5pm: winner of Game A vs winner of Game B
Game F: 7pm: winner of Game C vs winner of Game D
Thursday 7/31
6pm: winner of Game G vs loser of Game F (winner qualifies for state)
8pm: winner of Game H vs loser of Game E (winner qualifies for state)
Friday 8/1
7pm: Championship Game: winners of Games E and F

BROOKINGS CHUTES…Rapid City Post 22 held on for a 3-2 victory over Brookings in a semifinal game from the Junior Legion tournament Thursday in Aberdeen.
Rapid City tallied three runs in the fourth inning and held off a late rally, as Brookings scored twice in the seventh but fell short.
All 11 hits in the contest were singles. John Koenig and Sam McMacken had two hits each to pace Brookings.

BKGS LITTLE LEAGUE…The Brookings Little League championship night activities have been postponed to Tuesday, July 29. That includes games and the awards ceremony. Start times will be the same as they were originally scheduled.

"A" TEENER…The 13-14 state "A" teener baseball tournament will be played this weekend in Winner.
Opening round matchups start at noon today with Harrisburg Black taking on Parkston. Spearfish against Dell Rapids will follow at 2:30 p.m. and Dakota Valley will play Milbank at 5 p.m. Host team Winner will play Madison Maroon at 7:30 p.m.
The tournament will continue on Saturday with games starting at noon and end with the championship game at 5 p.m. Sunday.

SDSU TENNIS SCHEDULE… The Jackrabbit women hosting South Dakota in its first-ever home Summit League match on April 11 highlights the 2014-15 tennis slate.
The Jackrabbit men will make their season debut Sept. 5-6 at the Art Peterson Invitational in Macomb, Ill., while the women will travel to the Gopher Invitational on Sept. 19-21 in Minneapolis. Both squads will close out their fall schedules at the Omaha College Invite and ITA Regionals.
The SDSU men return to action on Jan. 17 at Minnesota to open its spring season, while the women make its spring debut on Jan. 23 at Butler.
The Jacks have identical Summit League slates with the exception of the women hosting USD on April 11.
The Jacks will make a return trip to Fort Wayne on April 24-26 for the Summit League Championships.

NAGY’S HONORED…Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) has chosen South Dakota State head men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy, his wife Jamie and their family for the 2014 Angels in Adoption Award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, of which Thune is a member.
Scott and Jamie adopted their daughter Naika from Haiti in 2006 when she was two-and-a-half years old. Naika’s adoption prompted Jamie’s collaboration with another adoptive family to create an adoption networking group in Brookings.
Their adoption experience also inspired Scott’s involvement in Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that provides shoes to orphans and impoverished children in developing countries.

SDSU WBB ACADEMIC…South Dakota State has appeared in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, placing 19th among NCAA Division I programs. The Jackrabbits compiled a 3.421 team GPA during the 2013-14 academic year.

SUMMIT CHAMPIONSHIPS… The Summit League has announced the dates and hosts for all 19 of its sport championships for 2014-15 season.
The Summit League Basketball Championships will be hosted by the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. This season, the championships move into the brand new Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls after six successful years at the Sioux Falls Arena.
North Dakota State hosts a league-high three championships this season, beginning with cross country on Nov. 1. Fargo will also welcome the indoor track & field and softball championships to town. The Bison will be hosting softball for the third-straight season and fourth time in the last six years.
Denver and IUPUI will then host back-to-back championships, respectively. The Pioneers host women’s soccer and men’s soccer on consecutive weekends while the Jaguars are scheduled to host volleyball and swimming & diving, both for the second-straight year.
The men’s and women’s golf championships will be split for the first time since 2010. The men’s championship will take place in Lompoc, Calif., while the women will be competing in Seaside, Calif.
Fort Wayne welcomes back the men’s and women’s tennis championships for the fifth time since joining the league in 2007-08. The outdoor track & field championships return to Hanson Field on the campus of Western Illinois for the first time since 2008 while South Dakota State will host the baseball championship for the second consecutive season.

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