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Sports Play by Play this week
Friday: Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox Baseball 6:05 pm 6:00 pm
Saturday: SDSU Women College Basketball at Summit League Tournament
vs. Oakland 12 Noon 11:30
SDSU Men's College Basketball Summit League Tournament vs. IUPUI 6:00 pm
5:30 pm Pre-Game
Sunday: Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays Baseball 12:05 pm 12 Noon
Monday: SDSU Women's College Basketball at Summit League Tournament
SDSU Men's College Basketball Summit League Tournament TBA
Tuesday: SDSU Women's College Basketball at Summit League Tournament
SDSU Men's College Basketball Summit League Tournament TBA
Thursday: State AA Boys Basketball Tournament Pierre vs. Rapid City
Central 6:00 pm 5:20 pm
Friday: Class A Girls Basketball Tournament Chamberlain vs. Spearfish
1:45 pm 1:30 pm
Saturday: Class A Girls Basketball Tournament Chamberlain vs. TBA
Thursday: Class B Boys Basketball Tournament White River vs. Langford
Area 12 Noon 11:40 am
Friday: Class B Girls Basketball Tournament Timber Lake vs. Sanborn
Central-Woonsocket 12 noon
Class B Girls Basketball Tournament Sully Buttes vs. Warner 6:00 pm 5:45
Saturday: Class B Girls Basketball Tournament Timber Lake and Sully
Buttes vs. TBA
Thursday: Class B Boys Basketball Tournament Potter Co. vs. South
Central 1:45 pm 1:30 pm
Class A Boys Basketball Tournament Aberdeen Roncalli vs.
Mobridge-Pollock 7:00 pm 6:45 pm
Thursday: Class B Boys Basketball Tournament Dupree vs. Arlington
7:45 pm 7:30 pm
IN SPORTS TODAY:
HURON, S.D. - Remi Wientjes scored 18 points and Karlea Stahl
added 16 as Sully Buttes knocked off Sanborn Central-Woonsocket in the
first round of the girls State Class B basketball tournament in Huron on
Thursday. Despite shooting just 35 percent from the field, the Chargers
hit 29 of 40 free throws to move into the semi final round of the
tournament against top seeded Warner tonight. Myah Sellend had 13 and
Rachel Sellend 11 for Sanborn Central-Woonsocket which lost for just the
second time this season. The Chargers were outrebounded 27-23 in the
HURON, S.D. - Timber Lake was no match for top seed Warner as the
Monarchs rolled to a 63-43 win over the Lady Panthers in the first round
of the State Class B girls basketball tournament in Huron. Warner jumped
out to a 16-5 first quarter lead and cruised to the win. Minranda Ristau
led 3 double figure scorers with 27 points for Warner. Kristie Mettler
had 17 and Courtney Dahlgren 13 for Timber Lake which plays Sanborn
Central-Woonsocket in a consolation semi final round game of the
tournament this afternoon at noon. Warner takes on Sully Buttes in one
semi final round game tonight at 6 pm.
WATERTOWN, S.D. - Pine Ridge outscored Chamberlain 29-13 in the second
and third periods and cruised to a 55-34 win over the Cubs in the
opening round of the State Class A girls basketball tournament in
Watertown. The Cubs struggled offensively shooting just 25 percent from
the field on the game. Shaylene Richard led a balanced Pine Ridge attack
scoring 12 points. Chamberlain was led by Kennedy Wagner and Jaymie
Knippling who notched 7 points apiece. Pine Ridge faces West Central in
the second semi final game tonight. Chamberlain, which had it's 19 game
winning streak snapped, plays Spearfish in the second afternoon
consolation semi final round game at around 1:45 pm.
UNDATED - The semi final rounds for the 3 girls state high school
basketball tournaments are set for tonight. In the Class AA girls
tournament in Rapid City, top seeded Aberdeen Central faces number 5
Sioux Falls Lincoln and #2 Sioux Falls Washington takes on 3rd seed and
defending state champion Mitchell. At the A State tournament in
Watertown, top seed Harrisburg takes on number 5 Aberdeen Roncalli in
one semi final and #7 West Central faces 3rd seed Pine Ridge in the
other semi final game. The Class B tournament in Huron has top seed
Warner taking on number 5 Sully Buttes and # 2 DeSmet faces number 3
Hanson in tonights semi final games.
PIERRE, S.D. - Pre purchased tickets for the State AA Boys Basketball
tournament that was sold at Riggs High School can be picked up beginning
next Tuesday, March 12th at the Riggs High School Athletic Directors
office beginning at 8:30 am. All State AA boys basketball tournament
games will be played at the Sioux Falls Arena with Pierre's first game
set for Thursday against Rapid City Central at 6 pm.
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Dakota State (S.D.) upsets the No. 5 seed Warner
Pacific (Ore.) 89-80 in the highest scoring game in the championship so
far in the final game of the first round of the 2013 NAIA Division II
Men's Basketball National Championship Thursday night. DSU recorded
their first national tournament victory for the first time since 1992.
DSU's John Lamb led all scorers with 26 points – 18 of which came in the
second-half. Cameron Krump shot 8-for-9 from the field and made three
free-throws to earn 19 points off the bench. Stephen Harris scored 25
points for the Knights. Dakota State, which made their second straight
national tournament appearance for the first time in school history,
extended their school wins record to 23 victories (23-9 current overall
record). The Trojans had won their fourth straight game and their ninth
win in the last 11 games. DSU recorded their fourth victory versus
NAIA's 'Top 25' ranked teams this season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Summit League men's and women's basketball
tournaments begin tomorrow in Sioux Falls. South Dakota State is the
number 1 seed in both the men's and women's brackets. SDSU's men open
play against IUPUI at 6 pm tomorrow night while the SDSU women face
Oakland in their opening game at 12 noon tomorrow. Both games tomorrow
can be heard on the Dakota Radio Groups 1060 KGFX with the pregames
beginning at 11:30 am for the women and 5:30 pm for the men. The
University of South Dakota is the 7th seed in the tournament and will
make their first tournament appearance on Sunday when they take on 2nd
seed Western Illinois tomorrow night at 8:30 pm. The South Dakota
women's basketball team is the third seed and will face North Dakota
State in a first round Summit League contest at 2:30 pm on Sunday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League announced its regular season
awards on Thursday in a press conference in Sioux Falls, where they
revealed the selection of South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters as The
Summit League Player of the Year. Already a two-time All-Summit League
First Team selection, Wolters adds a third first team honor and becomes
the 13th Jackrabbit to earn league player of the year honors in SDSU
history, the first in The Summit League, and the first overall since
Jason Sempsrott earned North Central Conference MVP in 1997. In addition
to Wolters, the league also honored junior Jordan Dykstra on the second
team and senior Tony Fiegen on the honorable mention squad.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota State University women's basketball
players Ashley Eide and Megan Waytashek earned first-team all-Summit
League recognition and Katie Lingle was honored as the Summit League
Sixth Woman of the Year Thursday as league officials announced award
winners prior to the start of this weekend's Summit League Basketball
Championships. Eide ranked second on the team in scoring during Summit
League play with an average of 12.7 points per game, while also
collecting four rebounds per game. Eide, who reached the 1,000-point
mark this season, enters postseason play with an overall scoring average
of 13.9 points per contest. Waytashek put together a breakthrough season
in 2012-13 by averaging a team-best 15.7 points per game in league play
to go along with 4.6 rebounds per contest. Lingle provided consistent
play off the bench on both ends of the floor for the Jackrabbits,
averaging 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.25 blocked shots per game in
league play. Lingle is the third Jackrabbit to earn Sixth Woman of the
Year honors in the last six seasons, joining Kristin Rotert (2007-08)
and Jill Young (2008-09).
SPEARFISH, S.D. - In their debut season in the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference, the Black Hills State University basketball men's and
women's programs produced a total of three All-RMAC performers.
Sophomore guard, Chelsey Biegler was selected as first team All-RMAC, as
junior forward, Calli Bechtel took home third team All-RMAC honors.
Men's junior guard, Tanner Adler earned second team All-RMAC honors for
his performance this season.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – First Bank & Trust has pledged $1 million in support
of the Indoor Practice and Human Performance Center at South Dakota
State University. The gift puts SDSU significantly closer to the
project’s $32 million goal. With First Bank & Trust’s commitment, $28
million has now been raised from more than 400 donors. If fundraising
goals are reached, construction will begin this summer on the
161,500-square-foot complex directly north of Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
The facility could be occupied by late fall 2014. The indoor practice
and human performance facility has been a long-identified need at SDSU.
It is a major component in the 2025 Master Plan for athletics. The
complex will include an eight-lane, 300-meter indoor track, with a pole
vault, long jump, triple jump and throwing areas. It also features 100
yards of artificial turf and a clear-span ceiling 65 feet high.
PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre-Ft. Pierre Capitals Varsity boys hockey team
opens up State Tournament action as the State High School Varsity boys
hockey tournament begins it's 3 day affair in Brookings at the Larson
Ice Arena. The Capitals are the third seed in the tournament and open up
play against number 6 seed Huron at 1 pm. Pierre-Ft. Pierre is 3-0-1 in
4 meetings with Huron and the tie was the game that was called in the
third period due to an ice malfunction at the EXPO Center. The other
games during the first day of the state tournament have 2nd seed Sioux
Falls taking on number 7 Mitchell at 3:30 pm. Watertown takes on
Rushmore in the matchup of 4 vs. 5 seeds at 6 pm and the day's final
game pits top seeded Brookings against 8th seed Aberdeen. The semi
finals will be played tomorrow with the championship, 3rd and 5th place
games to be played on Sunday. Fans can view the games over the internet
by logging on to the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association website
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks hit three home runs and the
Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 victory on Thursday.
Hicks went deep in the first, fifth and seventh innings. His first homer
came on the second pitch of the game from Phillies starter Cliff Lee. He
now has five home runs this spring as he tries to win the Twins'
starting center field job. Lee pitched 3 2-3 innings, gave up two runs,
four hits and struck out five in his third appearance of spring
training. Hicks' solo homer in the seventh, along with a run scored on
Zach Miner's wild pitch, narrowed the Phillies lead to one before the
Twins scored five runs in the eighth.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer for Boston,
Clay Buchholz overcame leg soreness to pitch three scoreless innings and
the Red Sox beat a split squad of Minnesota Twins 12-5 on Thursday.
Buchholz, who aggravated a hamstring muscle on the first day of spring
training, struck out four with two hits and no walks in his second
preseason start. Reliever Daniel Bard, who struggled in 2012 with a 5-6
record with a 6.22 ERA, struck out the side in the sixth inning. Dustin
Pedroia went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs for the Red
Sox. Twins starter Kevin Correia gave up three runs in 2 1-3 innings.
Signed to a two-year contract to help fill out a depleted rotation, the
right-hander allowed six hits.
PIERRE, S.D. – Registration for Legion and Teener Baseball teams for
this coming summer in Pierre will be held on Monday, March 18th at the
American Legion Cabin starting at 5:30 pm. Registration will be for the
Post 8 Varsity American Legion team. A JV team if there is enough
interest. Two 15-16 age Teener teams and at least two 13-14 age Teener
baseball teams. Last year, Post 8 fielded three 13-14 Teener teams.
Also, the March Pancake and Sausage breakfast fund raising event will be
held on Saturday March 23rd at the American Legion Cabins with serving
from 7 to 11 am. $3 all you can eat and once again those showing up
before 8:30 am will be receiving a free day pass to any Post 8 Legion or
Teener tournament that the team host this summer. It will be the second
to last feed of the season for Post 8 baseball.
PIERRE - Walk In Registration for summer youth baseball and JO Softball
will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21st, at the Georgia Morse
Middle School cafeteria. Any player new to the either program must
provide a copy of a birth certificate. The Capital City Baseball
Association is open to any boy or girl in Central South Dakota ages
7-14. Divisions include PeeWee (born May 1, 2004 through April 30,
2006). Minor (May 1, 2002 through April 30, 2004). Major (Born May 1,
2000 through April 30, 2002). Registration fees range from $40 for
PeeWees and $45 for Minors and Majors. With each registration, players
will receive a $5 credit to the Jaycee batting cage located at the Oahe
Sports Complex. Parents can also drop off registrations at Capital
Sports, All Around Graphix, or mail them to CCBA, PO Box 231, Pierre,
SD, 57501. Check out the league’s website and join the email list at
www.ccbapierre.org No current resident registrations will be accepted
after April 6.
PIERRE, S.D. - The 2nd Annual Pierre School District 5K Run/Walk will be
held on Saturday, May 11th. The race will start at the Pierre Area
Chamber of Commerce at 9:00 AM. Preregistration in now open and forms
can be found on the Pierre School District website along with the Pierre
Area Running Club website. Participants that register before April 22nd
will be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Additional information can be found
on the registration forms.