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De Hueck Completes Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Former Pierre resident Jennifer De Hueck completed her second Boston Marathon on Monday. De Hueck ran the marathon in a personal best time of 2 hours 51 minutes & 52 seconds. A 2007 Riggs High School graduate, Du Hueck ran the fastest time of any South Dakotan running in the marathon. Du Hueck finished 1132nd overall. 


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SDHSAA Approves "Nebraska Plan"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The South Dakota Activities Association Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 7-1 in favor of adopting the “Nebraska Plan” which will alter the power point structure in high school football. The “Nebraska Plan” will be used to eliminate additional points being added to the system for scheduling an opponent from a higher class or deducted for scheduling an opponent from a lower class. The “Nebraska Plan” will focus more on an opponent’s winning percentage. The new system will be in place for the start of the 2015 season. 


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Warnock Named Summit League Player of the Week

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

(From USD Sports Information Desk)

South Dakota freshman designated player Christy Warnock has been named Summit League Player of the Week. Warnock hit .714 (5-for-7) including a walk-off grand slam in helping the Coyotes sweep a two-game series with Omaha Friday in Vermillion. She scored four runs and had six RBIs. Warnock and the Coyotes (17-22-1, 8-3 Summit) begin a three-game series Saturday against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.


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Burkett Named New NSU Wrestling Coach

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

(From NSU Sports Information Desk) 

Rocky Burkett was formally introduced as the sixth wrestling head coach in Northern State University history. Burkett has spent the last three season as the head wrestling coach at Aberdeen Central High School, where he led the Golden Eagles to two Eastern South Dakota Conference titles (2014 and 2015), two Region 3 titles (2014 and 2015), and the 2014 South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament team title.

Rocky coached 28 state place winners, most notably four state champions in his three seasons in Aberdeen. Burkett was named the 2014 and 2015 South Dakota Region 3 Wrestling Coach of the Year, and the 2014 South Dakota High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

Burkett returns to the NSU coaching staff after two stints with the Wolves as a graduate assistant from 2005-07 and an assistant coach from 2007-11. In his time with the Wolves, the Rochester (IN) native, helped coach ten wrestlers to NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances, two NCAA All-Americans, and one NCAA National Champion.


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Offense Carries Pierre Past Brandon

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Pierre Spring baseball team built an early lead against Brandon Valley, scoring three runs in the first inning, en route to a 7-4 game one victory on Monday night. Pitcher Joe King picked up his second victory of the season after allowing just three runs over 4 1/3 innings. One Brandon Valley run crossed the plate in the top half of the second, making the score 3-1 but Pierre responded in the bottom of the inning & in the third scoring four more runs. Trailing, Brandon would sneak within three but relief pitcher Will Ellwanger held the Lynx to one run late to secure Pierre’s 7th victory of the season.

An offensive slugfest highlighted game two at Hyde Stadium as Pierre was able to rally in the fifth to sweep the Lynx with a 14-10 victory. Brandon & Pierre combined for 25 hits in game two & swapped the lead on five different occasions. With their sweep of the Lynx, Pierre has won eight consecutive games. Pierre will be back at Hyde Stadium on Thursday night when they host region foe Rapid City Stevens. First pitch for game one is slated for 5:30PM. 


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SDHSAA Board Members Meeting In Pierre

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors will be holding a meeting today & tomorrow at the Riggs High School Theater. The board will discuss & vote on many agenda items like shot clock use in Class B basketball, run time for basketball games, an potentially adopting a new point system for high school football. The regular meeting begins today at nine o clock this morning with the annual meeting at two this afternoon. The board will conclude their regular meeting tomorrow starting at 8:30AM. 


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Pierre Tennis Splits

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Pierre Tennis team split a triangular with Brandon Valley & SF Washington on a windy Monday in Sioux Falls. Against Washington, the Governors fell by a score of 8-1. Kaden Hight was the only victor in flight two singles defeating Elliot Hartwig 6-4, 6-4. Pierre would later defeat ESD opponent Brandon Valley 6-3. Kaden Hight, Patrick Bollinger, Jace Wernsmann, & Chris Rae all recorded singles victories. The flight two doubles team of Bollinger & Payton Jones & the flight three pairing of Rae & Wernsmann closed the road trip with wins. The 2-5 Pierre Tennis team is back on the road Thursday for a triangular in Aberdeen against Central & Roncalli.


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Getz Tied For 14th @ Summit Championships

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

(From SDSU Sports Information Desk)

The South Dakota State women’s golf team sits third after the first round of the 2015 Summit League Women’s Golf Championship. SDSU shot a 313 & trail leaders Denver, which is ranked 45th, and Oral Roberts by six shots. Junior Sydney MacDonald is tied for fifth after shooting a four-over par 76 to lead the Jackrabbits. Former Pierre Lady Governor Hallie Getz is tied for 14th after shooting an 80. The Jackrabbits continue play at the Summit League Championships today. 


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Senftner/Kurth Receive Region Basketball Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sully Buttes girls’ basketball coach Mark Senftner has been named the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association Region Three Coach of the Year. Senftner coached the Chargers to a 24-2 record during the 2014-2015 season & a runner up finish at the State B Tournament in March. This is the sixth time as Charger head coach Senftner has received the award. 

Pierre Lady Governor assistant Skip Kurth received the Region Three Assistant Coach of the Year award from the SDBCA. Kurth helped first year head coach Scott Deboer guide the Pierre Lady Governor basketball team to their first state tournament appearance in six seasons. This marks the seventh time Kurth has been named the assistant coach of the year. 

 


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Hoftiezer & VandenHemel Pave The Way @ Bennett County

Monday, April 20, 2015

A depleted Stanley County Track & Field team competed at the Bennett County Invitational this past Friday. Head coach Tom Stotts said that many of his athletes didn’t compete Friday due to health issues & injuries. The big winners from Friday’s trip were Damon Hoftiezer & Shay VandenHemel. Hoftiezer won the shot put with a throw of 44 feet & 6 ½ inches & captured the discus title with a throw of 131 feet & 1 inch. Shay Vandenhemel was the other first place finisher for the Stanley County boys dominating the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:09. VandenHemel won the event by a 38 second margin.  The Stanley County Track team will compete at the Big Dakota Conference event tomorrow in Mobridge with competition to begin at 11:30AM. 


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