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Month: August, 2014

Arrows Limit Governors In Opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

In a rematch of last November’s State Title game, the Watertown Arrows exacted some revenge on Saturday night in Pierre defeating the Governors by a score of 17-7. After the Governors opening drive stalled, the Arrows responded when quarterback Taylor Lindahl connected with Matt Decker on 35 yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead. Late in the first quarter, the Governors matched the Arrows touchdown when Brevin Kaiser marched his team down the field & scored on a six yard run.

Watertown quickly regained the lead in the opening moments of the second quarter when Taylor Lindahl found Nate DeSpiegler for a 71 yard touchdown. Watertown would tack on a field goal at the end of the first half & led 17-7.

Neither the Arrows nor the Governors found the endzone in the second half. Pierre was given opportunities to cut into the Watertown lead but costly turnovers led to the first loss of the season for the Governors. Pierre, now 0-1 on the season, returns to play Friday September 5th as they host Rapid City Central at 7PM. 

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Gov & Lady Gov Soccer Stay Perfect

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Pierre Governor & Lady Governor soccer programs continue to maintain perfect records after their victories against Groton Area on Saturday. The Lady Governors picked up a 5-1 win as Nikky Farnsworth recorded a hat trick followed by goals by Caelie Williams & Katie Neilson.

The Governors had a closer battle on Saturday afternoon as the Govs edged the Tigers 2-1. Cole Cruse scored on a PK & Marcus Hluchy added another tally. Pierre is now a perfect 4-0 record on the season. Up next will be a contest at home Friday against Rapid City Stevens. 

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Late Interception Dooms Stanley County

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A fierce Lyman running attack & costly turnovers led to a loss for the Stanley County Buffalo football team on Friday night at Ole Williamson Field. The Buffs fell to the Raiders by a score of 20-12.

In the first quarter, after the opening Lyman drive stalled, Stanley County marched down field & scored on a Michael Scott 3 yard TD run. Lyman would answer a minute later thanks to an 80 yard Trey Mundlien run that knotted the game at 6.

The Buffs would answer in the second quarter when Colton Drageset found Jaylon Brown on 10 yard TD pass. Another Trey Mundlien touchdown run minutes later gave Lyman a 14-12 lead at half. Mundlien would score again in the third quarter to increase the Raiders lead to 20-12. The Buffs had their chances in the game but a Drageset interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the victory for Raiders.

The Buffs drop to 0-1 on the season & will have time to reflect on week one as their bye approaches. Stanley County will return to the gridiron on September 12th against Philip. 

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Sully Buttes Rolls Past Lower Brule

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sully Buttes scored on its first seven possessions Friday night, rolling past Lower Brule 62-0 in a nine-man football season opener played in Onida.

The Charger rolled up 256 yards in total offense, punting only once and scoring on nine of its 10 total possessions. Sully Buttes led 42-0 at the end of the first quarter and the game was ended at halftime due to the mercy rule.

Quarterback Scott Senftner threw four touchdown passes. Two went to Cody Nelson; the others to Brayden Wittler and Bramm Pickner. Rushing touchdowns for the Chargers came from Shiloh Perkins, Kevin Murphy, Hunter Buckles and Brady Hill.

Sully Buttes held Lower Brule to only 40 yards total offense and no pass completions. Sully Buttes’ Austin Wiley recovered a fumble and returned an interception 40 yards for another touchdown. The Chargers, 1-0, will play defending state champion Potter County Friday night at Hoven. 

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Govs & Lady Govs Soccer Improve To 3-0

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Pierre Governor & Lady Governor maintained their perfect record on Friday afternoon at PILC. The Governors defeated Brandon Valley by a score of 3-1 & Lady Governors trounced the Lady Lynx 8-0.

The Governors had to battle back from an early 1-0 deficit. Lynx midfielder Robet Bernt scored 10 minutes into the first half. Pierre would answer though with a goal from Cody Kuehl & Marcus Hluchy as the Govs held a 2-1 advantage at the half. Late in the second half, Derek Leiferman scored with 15 minutes remaining to seal the victory for the Governors.

For the third consecutive game, the Pierre Lady Governor soccer team shutout their opponent this time is was Brandon Valley by a score of 8-0. Nikky Farnsworth, Caelie Williams, & Katie Neilson all scored twice for the Lady Governors. Joana Zanin also added her first goal of the year.

The Pierre Governor & Lady Governor soccer teams move to 3-0 on the season & in the ESD Conference. Pierre will travel Saturday for an out of class matchup with Groton Area. 

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Local SD High School Football Games Tonight

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lyman @ Stanley County

Lower Brule @ Sully Buttes

Miller @ Potter County

Wall @ White River

Wolsey-Wessington @ Highmore-Harrold

New Underwood @ Philip

Kadoka @ Jones County

Timber Lake @ Herried-Selby

Colome @ Gregory

Chamberlain @ Winner 

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Hyde Stadium Renovation Proposal Submitted To City Commission

Friday, August 29, 2014

The next step of the Hyde Stadium renovation project took place at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Organizers of the Hyde Stadium project told city commissioners it would take 1.2 million dollars for facility upgrades, a cost that they hope will be split between public/private partnerships.

If the funding is approved by the city commission, Hyde Stadium will receive upgrades to the field, seating & structural surroundings. Brad Reinke, who was speaking on behalf of the project, is hoping the budget request is approved. The Pierre City Commission will continue to hear requests for funding throughout next month before finalizing their budget at the end of September. 

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SDHSAA Looking To Reach Out To Legislators

Friday, August 29, 2014

(From Rapid City Journal)

The directors and executive staff for the South Dakota High School Activities Association agreed Wednesday on the need for a public outreach campaign with an immediate focus on improving the organization’s standing with the South Dakota State Legislature.

James Weaver, an assistant executive director, said letters would be sent in September to every legislative candidate explaining the association’s mission and inviting the candidates to SDHSAA’s fall events. The effort comes after the Legislature last winter made the association comply with South Dakota’s state laws on public meetings and public records. Legislators took their action in response to complaints from school officials and community members in many South Dakota school districts.

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Traffic changeover on North Garfield Avenue delayed

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday’s rain has delayed the traffic changeover planned for North Garfield Avenue.

Officials had planned to move traffic from the diversion road back to the North Garfield surface on Thursday. But then the rains came.

At the project’s weekly public meeting Thursday morning, Chris Boom of contractor Morris, Inc. said that the plan was still to make the change either Thursday night or this morning. But late Thursday afternoon, a tweet from the state Department of Transportation’s Pierre office indicated that officials had decided to let the area dry out and make the change after the Labor Day holiday.

Boom says crews were ready to make the change. He says when it happens, it won’t take long.

The work is progressing.  Dean VanDeWiele of the DOT’s Pierre office says the work remains on schedule with completion date set for October 31.

When the change in traffic flow is made, work can continue also on the frontage road that the city is doing for the new Menards store, which is being built on the east side of Garfield Avenue.


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Pedestrian injured in vehicle collision

Friday, August 29, 2014

A 43-year-old Pierre female was injured when hit by a vehicle Thursday afternoon.

Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported at 12:44 p.m. at the intersection of West Sioux Avenue and South PoplarAvenue.

Blemaster says a vehicle driven by Michelle Glodt, 36, Pierre was traveling south on Poplar when she turned west onto West Sioux Avenue. She did not see the pedestrian who was struck by the vehicle.

The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. The extent of her injuries was not listed.

Glodt was cited for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian.


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