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Post 8 Is State Tournament Bound And Will Play In Region Championship Today

Friday, July 21, 2017

Post 8 has done it, they will be returning to the state tournament and the region tournament championship after a 10-6 victory over Rapid City Post 320.

Pierre got out to a huge lead scoring six runs in the first to take a 6-0 lead going to the second inning. 320 would start to claw their way back in it scoring two runs in the second and two runs in the third to pull within two. Post 8 would respond with three runs of their own and take a commanding lead and keep it the rest of the game.

Garrett Stout started and earned the win going six innings, allowed five runs, 11 hits, struck out three and walked one. Austin Hoss would come in for relief going two and two-thirds innings also Peyton Zabel came in to face the final batter of the night. Seth Brewer for Post 320 would take the loss going three and two thirds innings, allowed eight runs, four hits and struck out four. Zabel and Joe King had good days at the plate each collecting multiple hits, Zabel had three runs batted in and went 3 for 5 on the day.

With the win Post 8 will go to the region championship game today against host Mitchell. Mitchell was able to defeat Rapid City Post 320 in the night cap last night 9-6. It will be a day one rematch between Pierre and Mitchell as Post 8 won that game 10-8. The game will start at 1 pm it is double elimination, so if Post 8 wins the game at 1 pm the tournament is over if they lose they will have to play again at 4 pm. You’ll be able to hear today’s games right here on Today’s KCCR.

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Post 8 U14 Picks Up Two Wins Over Huron

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Post 8 U14 team was in action last night as they took on Huron for a double header. Post 8 would win the first game 7-3 and the second game 13-3.

Pierre had two big innings in game one that brought them home the win they scored three in the fourth and three in the seventh. Isaac Polak earned the win going six innings, allowed three runs, six hits, struck out three and walked one. Post 8 was able to get 10 hits in game one.

In game two Post 8 would dominate this one winning 13-3. Huron would take an early 1-0 lead but that didn’t last long as Pierre would take the lead for good with three runs in the second and five runs in the third. Bennett Dean would earn the win going three innings, gave up two runs, two hits and struck out three.

The U14 team will now prepare for the region tournament at Hyde Stadium coming up next week. Post 8 finishes the year with a 21-16 record.    

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Local Golfers Compete In Watertown

Friday, July 21, 2017

The South Dakota Golf Associations Junior Summer Golf Tour made a stop in Watertown on Tuesday.

Several Pierre golfers would compete in the tournament in the girls 16-18 age division Hallie Gronlund shot a 91 and finished sixth. Annabelle Simpson would fire a 95 to finish eighth.

Carter Kast of Ft. Pierre competed in the 14-16 age division he would go on to finish third with a round of 88 and Grady Kludt finished eighth in the same division shooting a 91.

In the boys 11 and under division Luke Olson had a nine hole round of 48, which placed him sixth. Nicklaus Bothum shot a 52 that had him finish ninth.  

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Post Game Survives Late Comeback From Mitchell

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What a start it was last night for the Post 8 baseball team in the Region Tournament in Mitchell. Post 8 would take on Mitchell and hold on to a 10-8 victory.

Pierre had a 9-3 lead going into the top of the eighth inning when Mitchell would go on a run and score five runs to pull within one run. Post 8 would come to bat in the bottom of the eighth when Garett Stout would get walked. He advanced to second and third on two pass balls when Joe King would hit a sacrifice fly to left field that led to Stout tagging up and scoring for Post 8 to take a two run lead to the bottom of the ninth.

Maguire Raske would get the start and the win going seven innings, gave up five runs, five hits and struck out two. Spencer Sarringar would throw one and one-third innings as he recorded the last four outs to help Pierre to victory. Baley Miller for Mitchell takes the loss going four innings, gave up six runs, seven hits and struck out one. Post 8 was seeing the ball well at the plate as they had 13 hits in the game. Sarringar, Connor Gerber, Michael Lusk and Joe King all were able to get multiple hits.

Post 8 is now one victory away from playing in the championship game tomorrow and getting back to the state tournament. Today they will play Rapid City Post 320 who Pierre is 1-2 against this year. They loss in Rapid back on June 6th 10-0 and 4-1 but beat 320 in their last home game of the season back on July 5th in a rain shortened nine inning game 3-2.

The game today will start at 4 pm and if Post 8 wins they are in the championship game on Friday and if they lose they will play either Mitchell or Sturgis at 7 pm. You’ll be able to hear today’s games right here on Today’s KCCR.  

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Post 8 Junior Legion Eliminated On First Day Of Region Tournament

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Post 8 Junior Legion team saw their season come to an end in the Region 3A tournament, which is being held at Hyde Stadium.

Post 8 struggled in the first game as they loss to Rapid City Post 22 Expos 18-1. They would face an elimination game taking on Rapid City Post 320 Shooting Stars and lose that back and forth affair 11-9.

The Junior Legion teams final record on the season goes to 14-20. The tournament will continue on today from Hyde Stadium with three more games and the championship will be held tomorrow.   

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Post 8 Starts Region Tournament Tonight

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Post 8 baseball team will be in action today as they head to Mitchell for the Region Tournament. Post 8 will take on Mitchell game will start at 7 pm. The first game of the day will be between Rapid City Post 320 and Sturgis that will start at 4 pm.

Post 8 and Mitchell are very familiar with each other this season as they have played each other four times. Post 8 won the first two games in Mitchell back on June 4th, 4-1 and 8-4. Then Post 8 welcomed Mitchell to Hyde Stadium back on June 23rd and Post 8 went 1-1, they loss the first game 13-7 and won the second 8-7.

Pierre finished the regular season with a 28-15 overall record. You’ll be able to hear this game and all the games that Post 8 plays in the Region Tournament right here on Today’s KCCR. 

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PST Getting Ready For State Meets

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Pierre Swim Team’s long course season is starting to come to an end. PST had team member at three meets during the month of July so far. The State B Championship in Yankton and the State A Championship in Aberdeen are still remaining.

The SFST Independence Invite was held on July 7-9 in Sioux Falls. Five swimmers from PST went to the three day event. 21 swimmers would compete in Huron on July 14-16. Presley Frost won the girls six and under champion placing first in all of her races.The girls 12 and under 200 freestyle team placed second with a time of 2:22.54.

The State B Championship in Yankton, July 21-23 PST will send Kyleigh Molseed and Jaycee Bauer. The State A Championship, which will be in Aberdeen on July 28-30. PST will have 15 swimmers there to compete.

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Former Sully Buttes Standout Hosting Basketball Camp

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Former Sully Buttes stand out Blake Yackley and SDSU Alum Garrett Callahan will putting on the ALL-Access Scoring Camp today and tomorrow.

Camp times and cost are as followed 1st-3rd grades boys and girls 10:30 am-11:45 am $25, 4th-7th grade boys and girls 1:30 pm-3:30 pm $35 and 8th-12th grades boys and girls 5:30-7:30 pm $45.

Pleases register online at www.tri-stateambush.com/satellite-camps and click on the register tab. You can contact Yackley at 605-280-6810 if you have questions. 

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South Dakota Youth Compete in 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BROOKINGS, S.D. -The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30, 2017.

Twenty-seven South Dakota 4-H members were among the more than 700 to compete in the national event which attracted youth from across the country.

South Dakota youth competed in the Shotgun, 22 Pistol, 22 Rifle, Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Compound Archery, and Recurve Archery. Those youth qualified through their placings at the Spring Shoot in Pierre and the Fall Shoot in Mitchell.

Cassandra Rykman of Pierre was a member of the South Dakota 4-H Pistol team and she was able to finish in third. Rykman overall was able to finish in seventh place. 

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Pierre Blazers Win 11U State Tournament

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Pierre Blazers won the state 11U baseball tournament in Mitchell last weekend. The Blazers went 6-0 in the tournament, scoring 76 runs over the weekend.

The Blazers began Sunday with a 7-5 victory over Brookings in the semi-final matchup. In the Championship game, Pierre battled back from a 15-7 deficit to defeat Watertown Gray 16-15.

The Blazers were led by starter Grayson Hunsley giving up only five hits and three earned runs in three solid innings of pitching, and relievers Brock Moser and Spencer Easland who came in to shut down Watertown after a rough start to the 4th inning. Moser and Easland captured the final nine outs - giving up only one hit.

The Blazers were led offensively by Jett Zabel, who went 4-4 with two triples and a double along with 7 runs batted in. Spencer Easland and Jarron Beck each collected two hits and two runs batted in. Nick Gray had three runs batted in.

The Blazers ended their season with a 17-4 record. 

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