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Oahe Power Surge Fastpitch Softball Tournament To Be Held This Weekend

Friday, June 23, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (News Release) -- Thirty-three girls fastpitch softball teams, will compete in the 3rd annual Oahe Power Surge Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Pierre this weekend.

Play kicks-off tonight at the Oahe Softball Complex at 6:30pm when Pierre Fastpitch 18U team takes on the Burke Royals.

At 6:45pm tonight, the Pierre Fastpitch 12U team will take on the Punishers from Rapid City. Then at 8pm, the Pierre Greyhounds 12U team takes on the Black Hawk Terror and the Pierre Rebels 18U team will take on the Rampage from Aberdeen.

Pool play will continue Saturday morning at 8 am in all divisions 10U - 18u. Based on Fri - Sat results the teams will be seeded for single elimination play on Sunday. Sunday's play begins at 8am with championship games scheduled at 12:30 and 1pm.

Over 430 girls will complete in this tournament hosted by the Oahe Fastpitch Softball Association. Funds from the Pierre Bid Board have helped this tournament grow over the years.

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NHSACA Names South Dakota Coach Of The Year

Friday, June 23, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (News Release) -- The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has named the 2017 NHSACA Coach of the Year Winners. 

The 2017 Coach of the Year winner from South Dakota were Richard J. “Doc” Michel of Rapid City Stevens High School, Assistant Coach of the Year in Girls’ Sports. He will be honored at the National Awards Banquet held at the NHSACA 52nd Annual Conference in East Peoria, IL on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Other finalists from South Dakota were: Arlin Likness of Yankton High School in the sport of football, Mark Senftner of Sully Buttes High School in the sport of girls’ basketball, Ken Bruckner of Menno High School in the sport of boys’ track & field, Rich Luther of Lennox High School in the sport of girls’ track & field, Erv Gebhart of Elkton High School in the sport of boys’ cross country, Garry Winter of Chamberlain High School in the sport of girls’ cross country, Doug Rinken of Sioux Falls Washington High School in the sport of golf, Ryan Beier of Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School in the sport of soccer and Dan Mitchell of Yankton High School Assistant Coach of the Year in Girls’ Sports.

Also inducted into the 2017 NHSACA Hall of Fame were Wally Diehl (deceased) and Tom Prendergast of Sisseton.

To be considered for this award a nominee has been determined to have outstanding coaching longevity and win-loss record, championship years, awards received and service to the coaching profession and to the athletes of the State of South Dakota.

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SDHSCA Names Spring Coaches Of The Year

Friday, June 23, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (News Release) -- The South Dakota High School Coaches Association announces the Coach of the Year Awards for the Spring of 2017:

Boys’ Golf – Matt Pollock, Ipswich

Girls’ Golf – Kim Zimmerman, Aberdeen Central

Tennis – Matt Termansen, Harrisburg. Kerry Dilley of Pierre was nominated.  

Boys’ Track & Field – Jeff Larsen, Colman-Egan

Girls’ Track & Field – Rachelle DeBeer, Deubrook Area

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SDSU Football Times Finalized

Friday, June 23, 2017

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — Kickoff timesfor South Dakota State's 2017 football season have been finalized.

Each of the Jackrabbits' first three home games will be played under the lights at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. As announced earlier, the Aug. 31 season opener and Dairy Drive game against Duquesne is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

SDSU's next two home games, the Sept. 16 Beef Bowl versus Drake and the Oct. 7 Hall of Fame Game against Southern Illinois, are both slated for 6 p.m. starts.

The remainder of the Jackrabbits' home schedule will consist of 2 p.m. kickoffs. SDSU will welcome Northern Iowa to Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium for Hobo Day on Oct. 14. The home slate wraps up a month later as SDSU will seek to retain the Dakota Marker versus North Dakota State on Nov. 4, followed by a Military Appreciation Day matchup with Illinois State on Nov. 11.

The Jackrabbits compiled a 6-1 home record, including a 10-7 victory over Villanova in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, during their inaugural season of play at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in 2016.

All but one of SDSU's road games versus Missouri Valley Football Conference opponents are scheduled as afternoon games. The Jackrabbits will open league play Sept. 30 with a 7 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Central) game at Youngstown State. The Oct. 21 game at Missouri State and Nov. 18 contest at South Dakota are both set for 2 p.m., while the Oct. 28 matchup at Western Illinois is slated for 1 p.m.

The Jackrabbits' lone non-conference road game, Sept. 9 at Montana State, will kick off at 6 p.m. Mountain Time (7 p.m. Central).

A variety of season ticket options, including premium seating, remain available for the 2017 season by calling (605) 688-5422 or visiting JackrabbitTickets.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale Aug. 1.

Aug. 31 – DUQUESNE, 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 – at Montana State, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 – DRAKE, 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 – *at Youngstown State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 – *SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, 6 p.m.
Oct. 14 – *NORTHERN IOWA, 2 p.m.
Oct. 21 – *at Missouri State, 2 p.m.
Oct. 28 – *at Western Illinois, 1 p.m.
Nov. 4 – *NORTH DAKOTA STATE, 2 p.m.
Nov. 11 – *ILLINOIS STATE, 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 – *at South Dakota, 2 p.m.
* Missouri Valley Football Conference game; all times Central

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Post 8 Bounces Back With Wins In Sioux Falls

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Post 8 baseball team was in action last night as they travel to Sioux Falls to take on Sioux Falls East. Post 8 would win both games of the double header, 10-2 in game one, 4-3 in game two. Pierre is 4-0 on the year against Sioux Falls East.

In game one Garrett Stout would get the start and the win he went five innings, surrendered two runs, one hit and struck out three. Austin Ruhland took the loss for Sioux Falls East; he went four innings and a third innings, gave up five runs, eight hits, struck out two and walked one.

Post 8 went off in the sixth inning scoring four runs, which put the game away. Pierre had 11 hits in the game, Spencer Sarringar, Michael Lusk, Landon Bader and Peyton Zabel all had multiple hits.

In game two it would be a comeback victory for Post 8 as they would win 4-3. Post 8 took the lead for good in the top of the seventh inning. Peyton Zabel earned the win and complete game he went seven innings, allowed three runs, eight hits and struck out five. Alex Fuhs took the loss for Sioux Falls East he went one and a third inning, gave up zero runs, one hit and struck out four. Jacob Lincoln started the game for East he went six and two third innings, surrendered four runs, four hits and struck out four.

Brad Dean had two hits with four at bats. Post 8 goes to 15-8 on the year with the two wins. Pierre will have today and tomorrow off and be back at home against Mitchell on Friday night. Game times are set for 5 and 7 pm and can be heard right here on Today’s KCCR. 

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Post 8 U 14 Picks Up Two Big Wins

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The U 14 baseball team came home with two wins against an undermanned Aberdeen on Monday eve, winning 14 - 0 and 18 - 12.

It appeared the U 14's found the pitching they needed with a combined 4 inning, no hit shutout by Aaron Booth & Jake Mayer. Booth gained the win and along with Mayer, they gave up only 3 walks and struck out 7 Aberdeen batters. The Post 8 team scored 14 runs on 11 hits and 8 walks and a variety of wild pitches.

Leading the hitting attack was Bennett Dean with 3 hits and Elliot Leif with two hits including a double for each hitter. Andy Gordon, Jake Mayer, Aaron Booth each had singles with at least 2 RBI's each. Collin Brueggeman & Zach Lettelier also had singles.

In the nightcap Pierre took an early 7 - 3 lead in the 2nd inning, but both pitching staffs were hampered by a tight strike zone resulting in 21 walks between the two clubs. James Mikkonen, Jake Mayer, Luke Leingang & Elliot Leif all saw action on the mound with Mayer recording the win on two fairly sound innings of work.

Luke Leingang, Trey Frost and Aaron Booth had three hits including a double for Leingang and 2 RBI's for Frost. Adding singles were Leif, Gordon, & Lettelier and doubles by Mayer & Brueggeman.

The U 14's record is now 6 - 6 as they travel to Brookings for a wooden bat tournament on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.   

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Husband/Wife State Golf Championship This Weekend

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – Golfers from all over South Dakota will roll into Pierre this weekend for the South Dakota Golf Association’s Husband/Wife State Championship Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by Pierre’s Hillsview Golf Course, starts Friday with practice rounds. The real competition begins Saturday morning when 48 teams, including 14 local teams, compete for the title of State Champion.

Tee times start at 8 a.m., and teams will tee off from both tee boxes 1 and 10. Throughout the tournament, Hillsview will remain open to golfers who aren’t participating in the tournament. To schedule a tee time, visit cityofpierre.org.

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PST Competes In Aberdeen

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – Although the Pierre Swim Team has only been back in the pool a few weeks, the summer swim meet schedule is in full swing. 16 Pierre swimmers competed in the Aberdeen Summer High Points Meet on June 16-18.

Five PST athletes placed in the top 8 high points race in their respective age divisions. Trophies were awarded for 1st-5th place to individual high points competitors, medals for 6th-8th.  Peter Hodges placed 5th overall in the men’s 6 & under division with 16 points.  Hodges placed 3rd in the 50 freestyle event.

Mason Ward-Zeller placed second and Charlie Simpson 6th in the men’s 9-10 high point race. Zeller won the 100 and 200 freestyle events. Simpson placed second in 4 events, including the 100 and 200 freestyle. Mason Dell placed 5th in the 11-12 men’s high point.

Dell swam 5 personal best times and placed 2nd in three events; including the 50 and 100 breast stroke. Ella Ward-Zeller placed 3rd in the 13-14 women’s high point competition. Ward-Zeller won the 200 free and 100 backstroke events on her way to swimming 5 personal best and 6 A or AA National Age Group Times.

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Post 8 Drops High Scoring Affair To Bismarck

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It was another back and forth game last night at Hyde Stadium. As Post 8 would drop their second consecutive game in a row as they lost to Bismarck 22-17.

Post 8 had a big inning in the third inning when they would score seven runs. Garrett Stout had a home run in that inning and Brad Dean was able to add a double. Post 8 ended the game with 13 hits and Bismarck had 14.

Bismarck’s big inning came in the sixth when they would score six runs as Alex Jacob hit a triple to get it started. Bismarck was down 12-11 in top of the fifth inning when they exploded for 11 more runs for the rest of the game to win.

Zach Rabern takes the loss for Pierre he went four innings, surrendered 13 runs and six hits. Mason Thorenson from Bismarck takes the win he went three and a third innings, giving up two runs, five hits and striking out three. Post 8 did have six stolen bases on the night and Conner Gerber led the way with four.

Pierre will be back in action tonight as they will make a trip out east to take on Sioux Falls East for a double header. Games will start at 4 and 6 pm and can be heard right here on Today’s KCCR.   

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PABC To Hold Annual Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Pierre Athletic Booster Club will be holding their 11th annual golf tournament on July 29th, 2017. The tournament will be held at the Hillsview Golf Course.

Registration will start at 11 am and the shotgun start is at noon. It will cost $160 per team, they will be four person teams and cart and green fees will be added.

You can pay $5 each for up to four mulligans, free throws and free kicks. All the money that is raised will go to the Governor and Lady Governor athletes.

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