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Final Post 8 Pancake Feed This Saturday

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Post 8 Baseball Board would like to cordially invite you their final Post 8 Pancake Feed on the season.

The next feed will be held at the American Legion Cabin located at the end of Pierre Street in downtown Pierre this Saturday. All eaters arriving at the feed before 8:30 AM will receive a delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the Post 8 Baseball Board and they will receive a free day at any of the Post 8 tournaments this coming season year.

To receive the free pass just show up before 8:30 AM, we will add you to the free pass list, and then you sit down and enjoy your breakfast.

The place breakfast serving time is from 7 am-11 am and only three dollars get you and all you can eat meal sponsored by Post 8 Baseball Board, for the benefit of American Legion and Teener Baseball.

Also, the annual Post 8 roast beef sandwich feed will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Thursday, April 28, at the Legion cabin. There is no cost to those who attend. Post 8 gets funds donated to its baseball programs for each person who attends. Post 8 will also give out its Hometown Hero Award at that time.

For more information on Pierre Post 8 baseball please visit their website at

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Pierre Lightning Team Donated To Lady Govs

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Pierre Lightning girls basketball team recently presented a $3,500 donation to the Lady Govs basketball program from their annual youth girls basketball tournament. 

The tournament was started with a few teams six years ago as a way for  local youth girls basketball teams to play in a competitive tournament in Pierre.  The tournament has grown significantly the past three years and this year hosted 28 teams with over 300 athletes from 14 towns including Highmore-Harrold, Sully Buttes, Philip, Eagle Butte, Jones County, Todd County, Sioux Valley, Winner, Wall, Rapid City, Spearfish, Harrisburg, Aberdeen and Pierre. 

Lightning Coach and tournament director Dan Lusk said, “We have been very happy with the turnout for the tournament. With the generous support of First National Bank and Beck Motors, we are fortunate to be able to make this contribution to Coach DeBoer and the Lady Govs basketball program.”

Community members and Lady Govs players filled many of the volunteer roles in running the clock, keeping book, concessions and admissions. The annual tournament will continue to benefit the Lady Govs program.  Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, 2017.

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Steele Named New Pierre Governor Head Football Coach

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Pierre School Board, at their meeting Tuesday night, hired the next football coach to take over the reins of the Pierre Governor Football team.

Steve Steele will become the new football coach for this upcoming year, after Jayson Poppinga resigned last month to become the head football coach at O’Gorman.

Steele has been on the football coaching team at Dakota State University in Madison for the past four years, most recently as their offensive coordinator.  Steele says after the Governor’s heartbreaking second place finish in last year’s season, he is ready to try and take the Governors all the way this fall…

(Steve Steele 1)

In addition to coaching the Governor football team, Steele will be a science teacher at Riggs High. Steele is currently the science and technology instructor at Dakota State University.

Steele has some clearly defined goals for the upcoming football season…

(Steve Steele 2)

Steele, who was born and raised in a small town in Michigan north or Detroit, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA, where he also played football.

Steele, along with his wife who is from Castlewood, will officially start their new positions in Pierre on June 1st. Steele’s wife has been hired as a teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School in Pierre. 

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State Masters Swim Meet Happening In Pierre This Weekend

Friday, April 8, 2016

Over 50 athletes, ages 20 through 87, from across South Dakota will be competing in the SD Masters State Swim Meet Saturday at the Pierre Aquatic Center. U.S. Masters Swimming is a national organization for competitive swimmers age 18 and older.

The SD State Masters Swim Meet started in 2012 as a way for Masters Swimmers to continue competing. Each year a traveling trophy, the golden kickboard, is awarded to the team with the highest points. Sioux Falls is the current SD Masters State Swim Meet Champions. Teams from Aberdeen, Pierre, Sioux Falls, and Spearfish hope to take home the 2016 title.

The meet starts at 10:30 AM with the 1,000-yard freestyle distance race. The main portion of the meet will start at 12:30 and run all afternoon.

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Nagy Resigns As SDSU Head Coach

Monday, April 4, 2016

After a school-record 410 victories and three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last five seasons, the Scott Nagy era at South Dakota State University has come to an end.

Nagy announced Monday that he has accepted the head coaching position at Horizon League member Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, ending a 21-year run at SDSU. An introductory press conference is planned for Tuesday.

Nagy’s tenure spanned both the Division II and Division I eras at South Dakota State. He led the Jackrabbits to North Central Conference titles each of his first three seasons and guided SDSU to eight NCAA Division II postseason appearances in nine seasons. The 1996-97 team reached the NCAA Division II Elite Eight en route to a 25-5 record.

He won a fourth NCC regular season title during the 2001-02 season also won the league’s postseason tournament championship that same season.

Over the last five seasons, SDSU compiled a 63-3 home record and completed four perfect seasons at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits strung together 30 consecutive home wins from 2011-13 and will carry a 28-game home winning streak into the 2016-17 season.

Overall, Nagy coached the Jackrabbits to a 410-240 record (.631 winning percentage), reaching the 20-win mark in 12 of his 21 seasons. Assistant coach Rob Klinkefus will oversee team activities until a successor is hired.

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City Of Pierre Receiving A New Batting Cage

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The city of Pierre is getting a new batting cage.

Pierre Parks and Rec Director Tom Farnsworth presented the Pierre City Commission Tuesday night a proposal from the Capital City Baseball Association for a new batting cage, which will be located in Griffin Park….

(Batting Cage 1)

Farnsworth adds that the batting cage will be donated…

(Batting Cage 2)

Jim Terwilliger, Capital City Baseball Association Board Member, says the new batting cage will increase the opportunities for Pierre’s youth...

(Batting Cage 3)

The new batting cage will be open to the public and become a city asset.

The deadline to sign up for the Capital City Baseball Association’s summer league is Friday. Terwilliger says they already have 320 youth in the area that area signed up to participate this year. For more information or to sign up, visit 

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Stanley County Post 20 Baseball Organizational Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tonight at 6:30 P.M, there will be a parents meeting for the Stanley County Post 20 American Legion Youth baseball program. The meeting will be at the Bad River Youth baseball field.  

Parents and players are encouraged to attend. Players can bring their gloves and play while the parents meet. The signup process for the various summer teams will be reviewed at this time as well. 

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Fort Pierre Native To Compete In Central Conference College Fishing Championship

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Fort Pierre native will be competing in the first of three central college fishing championships in April.

The field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth into the 2017 College Fishing National Championship at Table Rock Lake in the heart of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Fort Pierre native Kaiden Karst, along with Chase Porter of Sioux Falls, will be representing South Dakota State University at the event.

Schools are allowed to register up until the morning of the tournament. Entries may be made either by phone or at

FLW College Fishing teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 15 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open will advance to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

College Fishing is free to enter. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college and members of a college fishing club.

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Pierre High School Track Team Opens On The Road This Weekend

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Pierre High School track team will open their 2016 season on the road this weekend.

The team will be competing in Brookings at the new SDSU track complex Saturday. Riggs High Head Track Coach Greg Starr, who is now in his third year in the helm, says the Riggs team is rather young this year…

(Greg Starr 1)

Starr adds that the team has been practicing for about a month now…

(Greg Starr 2)

Starr adds that after Saturday’s meet, the team has a busy schedule…

(Greg Starr 3)

Saturday’s meet in Brookings starts at 1:00 PM for field events and 2:00 for all running events.

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New Youth Trap League In Pierre Sees Successful Response

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The newly formed Pierre youth clay target league for high school and middle school students has had an amazing response. In fact, the newly formed league has had such a successful response; leaders have had to put a cap on the amount of students that can be on the league this year.

Several groups in South Dakota, including the one in Pierre, have signed up to create the state clay target league as part of the national USA High School Clay Target League.

Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says the response has been fantastic…

(Jamie Trap League 1)

In February, leaders of the league received their blessing from the Pierre School Board to move forward with the team. Huizenga says the students will practice and compete at the Pierre Izaak Walton League…

(Jamie Trap League 2)

The Pierre team will shoot for five weeks in April and May at the trap range. The team will compete against six other teams from throughout South Dakota. There will be an optional state tournament held June 11 in Aberdeen

What is different about this league is that the Pierre students will not have to leave town to compete against the other schools. Each week the team will shoot and log their scores into an online database maintained by the USA High School Clay Target League.

Many volunteer coaches from across the area are assisting in the success of the league. 

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