SPORTS 8-18-14

Soccer:             Brandon Valley @ Brookings, 6:00pm-Boys Varsity, Girls JV;  8:00pm-Girls Varsity, Boys JV
BHS GOLF…The Brookings boys’ golf team opened its season Monday with a ninth place finish at the Brandon Valley invitational.   TEAM SCORES:  Brandon Valley 284, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 298, Yankton 304, Aberdeen Central 322, Mitchell 326, Watertown 336, Harrisburg 344, Brandon Valley Black 346, Brookings 360, Huron 379.
   MEDALIST:  Riley Duncanson, Brandon Valley, 67.  BROOKINGS:  Kayde Bartels 88, Zach Steen 90, Dalton & Derek Axelsen 91, Jacob Puppe 94, Zach Treiber 100.
SV GOLF…Sioux Valley opened the golf season Monday by hosting an invitational at Meadow Creek.
   TEAM SCORES:  Aberdeen Roncalli 317, Sioux Valley 343, Sisseton 360, Brookings JV 372, Groton 432, Redfield-Doland 452.
   MEDALIST:  Keaton Deiter, Roncalli, 70.  SIOUX VALLEY:  Nate Algood 3rd 81, Nick Strasburg 6th 84, Austin Deibert 7th 86, Noah Puetz 13th 92, Tom Cotton 15th 94.  BROOKINGS JV:  Dane Munson 10th 90, Blake Kjelden 12th 91, Alex MIley 14th 93, Austin Himley 98, Cody Honkomp 110.
   JV:  MEDALIST:  Trevor Olson, Sioux Valley, 80.  SIOUX VALLEY:  Nate Christenson 91, Tyler Schwartz 93, Weston Trenhaile 96, Gunner St.John 100, Carter VanderWal 110, John Sterling 122, Jonah Price 123, Warren Jenkins 128, Lucas Trooien 139.  BROOKINGS JV:  Devin Spartz 100, Hunter Zink 103, Blaine Bacher 105, Dylan Garets 105, Hunter Liles 110, Steven Hayne 110, Thomas Holt 112.
WEST CENT GOLF…Results of Monday’s West Central Invitational golf tournament:
   TEAM SCORES:  Dell Rapids 311, Parkston 326, Vermillion 334, Madison 339, Canton 342, Tea Area 348, Sioux Falls Christian 350, Dakota Valley 362, Chamberlain 364, Milbank 367, Elk Point-Jefferson 370, West Central 375, Lennox 390, Tri-Valley 451:  MEDALIST:  Devon Weber, Dell Rapids, 73.  DELL RAPIDS:  Ty Hoglund 3rd 78, Adam Karst 5th 79, Mason Schmidt 9th 81.
USGA GOLF…Tommy Reynolds of Sioux Falls earned an automatic qualifying bid for the USGA Senior Golf Championship Monday, shooting a 71 at Moccasin Creek Country Club.
   Reynolds, who plays at Minnehaha Country Club, was one-under on his round. Kent Springs of Fargo, N.D. is the first alternate and Pat Lockwood of Brookings, who shot a 75, is the second alternate.
   Reynolds win qualifies him for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship to be held at Big Canyon Country Club Sept. 13-18 in Newport Beach, Calif.
BHS SOFTBALL…The Brookings softball team split a double header at Sioux Falls O’Gorman Monday. The Lady Knights won game one 11-5. Brookings’ offense was led by Kara McDougall with three hits and two runs scored. Alex DeGroot added two hits with a double, RBI and run scored.
   Brookings took game two 5-3. DeGroot had three hits including a double and triple, and an RBI. Mariah Gummer and Brianna Kreutner had two hits and an RBI apiece. Gummer picked up the win in the circle.
   The Brookings JV picked up a sweep over O’Gorman.
RC CANYON LAKE…Daniel Vigoren's go-ahead double and two errors by the Czech Republic helped Rapid City, South Dakota, win 5-3 at the Little League World Series on Monday.
   Vigoren hit a line drive to the right field gap after Colton Hartford scored the tying run when he got in a rundown between third and home and Czech Republic pitcher Tomas Oppelt made a throwing error to third base.
   Vigoren later scored on an overthrow by Czech Republic shortstop Marek Krejcirik.
   Czech Republic's Miroslav Krivanek tied the game at 2 in the top of the fifth with a bloop RBI double into shallow right field. Krivanek took  third on the throw and scored on a wild pitch moments later.
   Krejcirik homered in the game's first at-bat.  In the third inning, Rapid City took the lead with a two-run double into the left field gap by Matthew Hegre.
HAMMER MOVES UP…Sheridan College men’s basketball coach and athletic director Steve Smiley has accepted an assistant coaching position with Division I Weber State.
   Sheridan College assistant coach Matt Hammer will take over as interim head coach and athletic director. Hammer and Smiley played collegiate basketball at Northern State under head coach Don Meyer.
   In his six years at Sheridan College, Smiley paced the Generals to an overall record of 153-44, the best in the Region IX conference during that period.
PIERRE TENNIS…The Pierre girls’ tennis team is preparing for this weekend’s season opener.
   Third-year head coach Wade Kippley says graduation cut into the lineup and this team will be extremely young.  97621   :12   “because of that”.
   That youth is making the first two weeks of practice important.  97622   :23   “ready for those”.
   The only senior on the roster will play number one singles.  From there, Kippley says there are spots to be earned.  97623   :17   “going to play”.
   The number 1 singles spot will apparently be filled by the lone senior on the team this year to replace Eileen Leong who graduated last year. But after that there appears to be spots to be won according to coach Kippley.
   Kippley says the advantage of having played during the summer helps.  97624   :14   “extremely beneficial”.
   Pierre plays Friday at Sioux Falls Lincoln. Saturday, they meet Sioux Falls Washington and Roosevelt.
IA ST QB… Iowa State has named junior Sam Richardson its starting quarterback.
  Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said Monday that Richardson emerged as the starter following a competition in camp with Grant Rohach.
  Richardson opened 2013 as the starter. But he struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness, and Rohach started the final four games for the Cyclones.
  Richardson, who finished with 1,397 yards passing and 11 TDs last season, took advantage of the fresh start provided by new coordinator Mark Mangino to reclaim his starting job back from Rohach.
  The Cyclones, who 3-9 in 2013, open against North Dakota State on Aug. 30.
IOWA FIELD HOCKEY…Longtime Iowa women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum says she was fired after a group of former players falsely claimed that she mistreated them.
   Griesbaum tells The Associated Press that she did nothing to warrant being relieved from her post leading one of Iowa's most successful women's athletic programs. She denied creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
   In her first interview since her Aug. 4 firing, she says she conducted herself professionally "every single day" of her 14-year tenure. She says "there's a lot of untruths and a lot of fabrications" being made by former players.
   Iowa education professor Betsy Altmaier was a faculty representative to athletics through June 2011. She says Griesbaum's firing was deserved. She says she's aware of three players who felt mistreated.

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