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Governor Tennis Finishes 12th @ State

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Pierre Governor Tennis team concluded their season on Saturday with a 12th place finish at the State Tennis tournament in Sioux Falls.  The Governors scored a three day total of 175 points. SF Lincoln won the overall team title with 613 points. Kaden Hight scored the best individual finish for the Governors. Hight took 6th in flight two singles. Saturday also marked the end of Coach Jeff Schlekeway’s 11 year tenure with the Governors after resigning back in April. 

 


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Governors Up To 11th

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Pierre Governor Tennis team jumped from 17th to 11th in the team standings with 175 points as day two of the State Tennis tournament in Sioux Falls wrapped up Friday. SF Lincoln currently leads the field with 494 points & has widened its lead over Mitchell by 28 points. Kaden Hight, who was the only Governor to remain in contention for a championship on day two, lost in the quarterfinals to O’ Gorman’s Jake Moran. Hight will play for 5th place today. The rest of the Governor’s were eliminated in the consolation bracket. The flight one doubles team of Connor Shoop & Hight will play for 9th. The State Tennis Tournament will conclude today.


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Pierre Lady Governor Basketball Camps

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Pierre Lady Governor Basketball program will be holding camps for interested players at the beginning of June. Coordinated by Lady Governor varsity coach Scott DeBoer, the high school & elementary camp will take place from June 1st through June 4th. The elementary camp runs from 9-11AM & the high school camp from 1-3:30PM on those days. The middle school camp will be on June 8th through the 11th from 9-11AM each day. Cost of the camp is forty dollars & players can register on the City Parks & Recreation website, cityofpierre.org. 


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USD Prevails Over SDSU In Showdown Series

Friday, May 22, 2015

(From USD Sports Information Desk)

South Dakota topped South Dakota State 14-13 in the annual South Dakota Showdown Series, a point-based athletic and academic competition between the two in-state university rivals. The official announcement was made by South Dakota Corn Utilization officials Thursday.

The Coyotes outscored the Jacks 11-10 in athletic competitions to bring the traveling trophy to Vermillion for the first time. Those points were decided in head-to-head competitions and Summit League Championship finishes in 17 men's and women's sports. Both programs scored the maximum three points allotted for academic achievement for compiling a student-athlete grade point average above 3.0.


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Moving On

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Stanley County Track & Field program will be well represented come the start of next Friday’s State Track Meet. Stanley County qualified five individuals & three relays during Thursday’s Region 7B meet in Presho. Those individuals heading to Rapid City next week are Tori Jones, who qualified by winning the 100 meter hurdles & finishing second in the 300 meter hurdles. Kelsey Vandenhemel qualified by finishing in the top two in both the 1600 & 3200 meter run. The Buffaloes will send Shay Vandenhemel & Cale Meiners to compete in the 3200 meter run. Damon Hoftiezer, who had qualified already in the discus, will also throw in the shot put event. Stanley County also sends the girls medley, the boys 4X200, & 4X400 meter relay. In the team standings yesterday for the second consecutive season the Buffaloes took the runner up trophy with 115 points. The Lady Buffaloes finished fourth. 


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Governors Complete Day One

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Pierre Governor tennis team sits in 17th after day one of the state tennis tournament in Sioux Falls. The Governors scored 53 team points on the opening day. Mitchell, SF Lincoln, & SF O Gorman are all tied for first. Individually, Connor Shoop won his first round match but was later defeated by O Gorman’s Sam Heckmann in the second round in flight one singles. Kaden Hight advanced to the championship quarterfinals after defeating Logan Jager of Madison 6-0 & 6-1. Payton Jones, Patrick Bollinger, Chris Rae & Jace Wernsmann all dropped their second round matches & now fall to the consolation bracket. The Governors resume play at the state tennis tournament today in Sioux Falls. 


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Charger Track 3rd @ Regions

Friday, May 22, 2015

Once again the Sully Buttes Track & Field program will be relay heavy for the State Track meet in Rapid City next week. The Charger boys, who have already pre-qualified in the 4X400 & Sprint Medley Relays for state, will be joined by the 4X200 & 4X800 meter relays. The Charger girls qualified their 4x200 & 4x400 meter teams. Individually, Charger senior Ethan Weinheimer joined a talent group of individual pre-qualifiers on Thursday with a second place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:05. Both the Chargers squads finished third in the team standings. 


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SF Stampede Hire New Coach

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Sioux Falls Stampede has named former longtime Colorado College head coach Scott Owens as coach and general manager of the United States Hockey League franchise. Owens is a Wisconsin native who was a goaltender for Colorado College in the late 1970s and later spent 15 years as head coach at the school, beginning in 1999. He resigned in April 2014. Owens led Colorado College to seven appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2005. He coached two Hobey Baker Award winners. He is the winningest coach in Colorado College history, with a 324-228-54 record.


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Wernsmann PACA Athlete of the Week

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pierre Governor Tennis player Jace Wernsmann has been named the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association’s Athlete of the Week.  Wernsmann receives the honor this week after finishing 3rd at the Eastern South Dakota Conference Tennis tournament. Wernsmann also teamed up with Chris Rae to finish 3rd in his doubles flight. Wernsmann is just an eighth grader. 


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State Tennis Begins Today

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The 2015 South Dakota State High School Tennis Championships begin today. The Pierre Governor Tennis team enters with a 9-9 regular season record & a are fresh off a 6th place finish at the Eastern South Dakota Conference event last week. Top ranked SF Lincoln & the undefeated Mitchell Kernels are the favorites to win the team title this weekend. The three day State Tennis meet will be held in Sioux Falls starting today at McKennan Park & run through Saturday. 


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