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Post 8 Picks Up First Win Of State Tournament

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What a first day of the South Dakota Legion State Tournament yesterday for Post 8 as they were able to win a back and forth affair with Sioux Falls West 8-6.

Sioux Falls West would take an early 3-0  lead after the top of the first when Post 8 would respond with six runs of their own to take the lead. Sioux Falls west would end up scoring in three of the next four innings to tie the game up at six. Post 8 was finally able to respond in the bottom of the sixth scoring two runs to take the lead for good, after being held scoreless for four straight innings. Landon Badger was seeing the ball well last night as he went four for five at the plate with three singles and a triple.

Peyton Zabel would get the start he went five and two-thirds innings, allowed six runs, 16 hits and struck out seven. Justin Aldrich started the game for Sioux Falls West he went two thirds of an inning, gave up six runs, six hits and walked one. Brad Dean would earn the win as he went two and a third innings, gave up no runs, zero hits, struck out three.

Post 8 will be back in action today as they will take on Brandon Valley who defeat Aberdeen yesterday to stay in the winners bracket, game will start at 4 pm MT/5 pm CT. Post 8 once again has yet to play Brandon Valley this season. You’ll be able to hear tonight’s game right here on Today’s KCCR.

Other scores from yesterday:

Brandon Valley 9 Aberdeen 5

Renner 5 Mitchell 2

Rapid City Post 22 2 SF East 0

Today’s games:

SF West vs. Aberdeen 11 CT

SF East vs. Mitchell 2 pm CT

Brandon Valley vs. Post 8 5 pm CT

RC Post 22 vs. Renner 8 pm CT 


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Local Golfers Have Good Weekend In Rapid City

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Austin Hoss continues to play good golf this summer as he was able to fire a two round total of 146 and finish in ninth in the boys 16-18 age division as the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Golf finished a 36 hole tournament in Rapid City.

Andrew Van Gerpen from Pierre had a two round total of 149 to finish in 16th place. On the girls side of things Hallie Gronlund of Pierre had a two day total of 178 and finished in 13th.

In the boys 14-15 age division Carter Karst of Ft. Pierre had a two day total of 174 and finished in 10th and Grady Klundt also of FT. Pierre had a two round total of 186.  


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PST Sends Two To Yankton This Past weekend

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Pierre Swim team sent two swimmers to the South Dakota State B Championship held this past weekend in Yankton. Jaycee Bauer and Kyleigh Molseed were the two the represented the team.

Jaycee was able to swim all person best times at the meet. She was able to get a third place finish in the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 49.48.

Kyleigh was able to sim person best times as well. She was able to finish in second in the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 49.24.

The Pierre Swim Team will be sending 25 athletes to the 2017 South Dakota Long Course State Meet in Aberdeen this weekend. The three day event will host the top swimmers in South Dakota and it will be the last meet of the long course season. 


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Sulley Buttes To Hold Fall Sports Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Parents and students, just a reminder that on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm Sully buttes will have a fall sports participants and parents meeting in the Onida gym.

All parents and students who plan to participate in any sporting activity this year should attend to get the latest paperwork for activity participation.

Junior high and Varsity participants are all encouraged to attend this informational meeting. Fall sports practices begin as follows:

HS Football Monday, August 7

HS Volleyball Thursday, August 10

HS Cross Country & FB Cheer Monday, August 14

JH VB & FB Thursday, August 24

*All Students must have an up to date physical before they can participate in practice.


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Adult Kickball Meeting Coming Up

Thursday, July 27, 2017

If you’re interested in starting a kickball team, mark your calendar for Monday, July 31.

The Pierre City Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting at 7p.m. on Monday in the YMCA Multipurpose Room for the Adult Coed Kickball League. 

The meeting is designed for Team Captains or anyone who is interested in forming a team. League play will last six weeks beginning on Tuesday, September 5, followed by a league tournament. All games will be played on Tuesday nights at the Pierre Sports Complex on South Buchanan Avenue.

There is a $200 team fee. If you’re interested in playing kickball but aren’t affiliated with a team, contact Mindy Cheap at 773.7445.


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Post 8 Gets State Tournament Started Today

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

It all gets started today as the Post 8 baseball team will be heading out west for the first day of the South Dakota State Legion Baseball Tournament.

Pierre will take on Sioux Falls West for the first time this season. Game will start at 4 pm MT/ 5 pm CT.

Post 8 was able to win the region championship over Mitchell last Friday in exciting fashion as Joe King hit a walk off single to win 10-9. Sioux Falls West loss their region championship to Brandon Valley.

The day will get started at 10 am MT and Aberdeen will take on Brandon Valley. Post 8 will either take on the winner or loser of that game on Thursday.

You’ll be able to hear all of Post 8’s state tournament games right here on Today’s KCCR. 


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SDSU Picked To Finish Second In Preseason Conference Poll

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

(From the SDSU sports desk)

ST. LOUIS - Last year's Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions appear to be on a collision course again in 2017.

A single vote separates top pick North Dakota State from second-place South Dakota State in the MVFC pre-season poll, which was released July 25. It marks the tightest vote for a pre-season favorite in league history. NDSU picked up 21 of 40 first-place votes and a total of 380 points, while the Jackrabbits earned the other 19 first-place votes and 379 points. Youngstown State was tabbed third with 290 points.

In nine previous seasons as a league member, SDSU has finished at or higher than its preseason selection seven times. In 2016, the Jackrabbits were picked to finish third before winning a share of their first-ever MVFC title.

Northern Iowa (255 points) and Illinois State (246) completed the upper half of the poll, which was conducted among league coaches and sports information directors, as well as select media. Rounding out the poll were Western Illinois (188), South Dakota (182), Southern Illinois (132), Missouri State (81) and Indiana State (67).

The league is coming off a season in which four teams - NDSU, SDSU, Youngstown State and Illinois State - represented the conference in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The MVFC has had four or more playoff teams in three straight seasons. A pre-season favorite has claimed the league crown 19 times (in 31 previous polls).

North Dakota State was picked to win the league last season, and the Bison shared last year's title with SDSU. Valley Football is celebrating its 33rd season in 2017. In its first 32 seasons the league owns seven national crowns.


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USD's Gottsleben Set To Retire After 33 Years

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

(From the USD sports desk)

VERMILLION, S.D.–University of South Dakota head men’s track and field coach Dave Gottsleben has announced his retirement from coaching following a fruitful 33-year career at South Dakota. Gottsleben was twice named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association.

He has won more conference championships than any coach in USD history with 20 between men’s cross country and men’s indoor and outdoor track and field.

Under Gottsleben, the Coyote men accumulated 125 All-America awards with seven NCAA titles and 13 NCAA runner-up finishes. USD’s lone NCAA Division II team title also came under Gottsleben at the 1997 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Gottsleben’s teams have captured 20 conference championships between the North Central Conference, the Great West Conference and the Summit League.

The Coyotes were one of the most consistent teams in the NCC with six NCC titles, 15 runner-up performances and a pair of third-place efforts in the last 24 NCC meets. Gottsleben has been inducted to the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame (2015), Howard Wood Dakota Relays Hall of Fame (2016) and Sioux City Relays Hall of Fame (2001).

He also received the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coaches Association Award in 1994 for his distinguished service to Division II track and field. Gottsleben and his wife, Helen, reside in Yankton. He has one daughter, Kendra.


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State Legion Tournament Parings Announced

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Pairings for the 2017 South Dakota Legion State A baseball tournament are officially out.

Post 8 will open their state tournament on Wednesday afternoon against Sioux Falls West, game will start at 4 pm MT/5 pm CT. Post 8 has not played them this season.

The day will get start at 10 AM MT with Aberdeen taking on Brandon Valley and Pierre will play either the winner or loser of the game. On the other side of the bracket the first game will be 30 minutes after the Aberdeen and Brandon Valley game and that will be Mitchell taking on Renner.

The host team Rapid City Post 22 will play the night cap on Wednesday as they will take on Sioux Falls East. 

This tournament will run Wednesday through Sunday with the state champion advancing to the Central Plains Region Tournament in Dickinson, North Dakota. Today’s KCCR will have full coverage of all of Post 8’s state tournament games. 

To see the full bracket click HERE.


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SDSU Football Has Ten Named To Conference Preseason Team

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(From the SDSU sports desk)

ST. LOUIS - Ten South Dakota State University players, including a league-best nine first-team selections, were named Monday to the 2017 Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Team.

Seven of the Jackrabbits' selections came on the offensive side of the ball, highlighted by returning MVFC Offensive Player of the Year Taryn Christion. Two of Christion's primary targets from a year ago and fellow first-team all-MVFC honors, senior tight end Dallas Goedert and senior wide receiver Jake Wieneke, also return. Another leader from the Jackrabbits' potent offensive attack, senior running back Brady Mengarelli, also was named to the MVFC Preseason Team. Completing the Jackrabbits selections on offense were fullback Kane Louscher, center Jacob Ohnesorge and tackle Charlie Harmon.

The defensive contingent for the Jackrabbits is comprised of senior defensive tackle Kellen Soulek and sophomore linebacker Christian Rozeboom. Rounding out the Jackrabbits' preseason all-MVFC selections was junior punter Brady Hale, who earned honorable mention recognition. The Conference preseason poll will be released later this morning. 


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