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Post 8 Drops Third in A Row

Friday, July 1, 2016
Post 8 had their losing streak go to three in a row as they drop both games in Fargo yesterday. Game one against Minot would be a close game as they would loose this one 2-1. After beating Minot on June 14th that went 9 innings. Game two would not be so close as they would take on Aberdeen. Aberdeen would score 2 runs in the fourth, four runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth inning. Aberdeen would never look back as they would win the game 12-3. Garrett Stout was on the hill for Post 8 he would allow seven runs in four innings walking three and striking out one. Post 8 will continue play today as they will play Tri-City at 8 am and Hopkins at 3:30 pm. 
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SDHSAA Will Hold Moratorium

Thursday, June 30, 2016
For the first time, the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) will hold a moratorium on summertime workouts for high school athletes. The moratorium will begin Friday July 1st and end on the 7th. During that time period, coaches cannot hold workouts with their athletes. Recently, the SDHSAA discussed a moratorium to be established during the Christmas holiday break. The moratorium would require teams to take five days off in a row, which included Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. However, several schools were not for the motion due to scheduling of major tournaments over the holiday break.
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Post 8 Baseball Returns to Action Tonight

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Post 8 baseball returns to action today as they will head to North Dakota for the Jim Peck Fargo Baseball Tournament. They will play two games today one at 10:30 against Minot and against Aberdeen at 1 pm. Post 8 looks to improve there already impressive record from 20-6 on the season. They will play two more games tomorrow and finish the tournament on Saturday afternoon.
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Pierre Royals Get a W

Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Pierre Royals finally got things going Tuesday with a 6-4 victory Tuesday over Chamberlain. It was all thanks to a solid performance from pitcher Royce Pease. The win snapped a three game losing skid that the Royals were on. Chamberlain held the Royals to 13 hits during the game. The Royals record improves to 3-10 on the season. They will have 2 game home stand at Kelley Field that starts Friday with another match up against Plankinton, whom the royals defeated 7-6 on June 9th. 
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Post 8 looses Game one in Fargo

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Pierre Post 8 drops their first game in the Jim Peck Fargo Baseball Tournament. Pierre has lost two of their last three after splitting their double header against Mitchell Monday night. Peyton Zabel allowed just two runs and took the loss for Pierre 8. Minot managed just one hit off of the Pierre Post eight's pitcher, who only allowed two earned runs. Zabel would strikeout 6 and walk only one batter. Broden Wonderlich got it done on the hill for Minot, he allowed one run over seven innings. He struck out seven, walked only three and surrendered five hit. Minot would score both of their run in the fourth inning. Pierre would only get one run and that would come in the seventh. They will play Aberdeen in game two at 1 pm. 
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Pierre Junior Shooters Set to Compete in National Championships

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Pierre Junior Shooters are set to head to Arkansas for the National BB Gun National Championship match. The Junior Shooters have won the National BB Gun Championships in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011 and most recently in 2012. The First place team in 2012 set a new National record team shooting with a score of 1,907 and a 409 test score for an overall score of 2,397. So they will look to add their sixth National BB Gun Champions this holiday week. 
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Dilley Hired As Head Girls Tennis Coach

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Pierre School Board has hired a new Head Girls Tennis Coach.

Kerry Dilley was hired as the girl’s tennis coach only. The position for the boy’s tennis coach is still open.

According to Pierre Athletic Director Brian Moser, Dilley has experience working with the girls in girls summer rec tennis courses. Dilley does not work for the district; he is a Department of Social Services employee.

The School Board in April accepted the resignation of former head boys and girls tennis coach Wade Kippley. 

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Pierre Swim Team Competes In Chamberlain

Monday, June 13, 2016

Nineteen members of the Pierre Swim Team competed at the Chamberlain Swim Meet Saturday at the Chamberlain City Pool. The meet saw 121 athletes from 4 clubs competing in 429 individual events. No high point awards were given nor team trophies.

The Pierre athletes swam all personal best times and there were 35 new State Qualifying Times. 12 Pierre athletes swam new National Age Group Motivational Times. Katelynn Axtell, Aidan Burke, and Spencer Skjonsberg all achieved "A" times.

The Pierre Swim Team will have athletes competing this coming weekend, June 17-19, at meets in Mitchell and Aberdeen.

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Creator Wins Belmont Stakes, Trained By Gettysburg Native

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gettysburg South Dakota native Steve Asmussen’s Creator won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Creator was trained by Asmussen. Creator won the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, coming from behind to shade out Destin at the wire in a photo-finish.

Creator became the 10th-biggest longshot to win the Belmont Stakes, beating Destin to win the final jewel of the Triple Crown. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his first Belmont Stakes victory by maneuvering Creator from 12th through the 13-horse field.

Asmussen grew up with his parents, Keith and Marilyn Asmussen near Gettysburg before moving to Texas where he graduated from high school. 

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Pierre To Host Run Jump Throw Clinic and Track Meet

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Pierre Recreation Department will be holding a “Run, Jump, Throw” Clinic and Track Meet on Saturday, June 18th. 

The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. at Hollister Field. It gives kids a chance to learn and practice many fundamental sports skills like running, jumping and throwing. At the conclusion of the clinic, a track meet will be held to let the children show off what they have learned.

Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 12 years old.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed at the City Recreation Registration website or at the Recreation Office at 900 E. Church Street.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 15th, and a registration fee of $10 per participant is required. 

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