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Lady Govs Shoot Season Best In Mitchell

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Pierre Lady Govs Golf team was back in action on Friday as they went to Mitchell to compete in the Parkston Invite.

The Lady Govs were able to shoot a season low as a team with a score of 351 and finish in third in the seven team tournament. Aberdeen Central was able to win with a final team score of 326. They were six strokes better than second place Sioux Falls O’Gorman.

The Lady Govs had four place in the top 15 with Hallie Gronlound shooting a 84 placing eight, Taylor Davis was ninth with an 86 and Shelby Guthrie finished 12th shooting an 89. Annabelle Simpson shot well finishing 15th with a 92. Winning the individual title was Sioux Falls O’Gormans Emily Olsen.

The Lady Govs will return to action on Tuesday as they will host the Pierre Invite at the Hillsview Golf Course.  

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Pierre Spring Baseball Remains Ranked Fourth

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Pierre Spring baseball club team remains ranked in fourth place in this week’s ranking that are by the South Dakota Baseball News.

Pierre who has been off since they played in Winner back on April 6 will finally return to action this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday for two double headers. They will take on Rapid City Central on Saturday and Douglas on Sunday all at Hyde Stadium.

Sioux Falls Roosevelt still atop of the class A poll while Winner-Colome is rated first in the Class B poll. So far Winner-Colome have only lost to Pierre this season. 

Class A

1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt

2. Brookings

3. Brandon Valley

4. Pierre

5. Mitchell

6. Sioux Falls Washington

Class B

1. Winner-Colome

2. Dakota Valley

3. Lennox

4. McCook

5. West Central

6. Sioux Falls Christian

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Legion Relays Held This Past Friday

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Legion Relays were held this past Friday in Pierre. 15 teams were there to compete.

Sophie Bullard from the Lady Govs was able to bring home the Pole Vault title clearing 10-03. Her first individual title this season. McKenzie Rath continues to have a good season as she was able to win the discus with a toss of 123-07.

Damon Hoftiezer of the Stanley County Buffaloes was once again able to will the discuss with a throw of 151-0. Connor Campbell continues to impress in the high jump as he was able to win the event once again with a clearing of 6-05.

Gov Freshman Garrett Stout had a good showing in the long jump with a second place finish with a leap of 20-10.

Maddie Reinke and McKenzie Rath were able to finish in third and fourth in the shot putt and Tori Thorp was able to finish in third in the triple jump. 

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Former Lady Gov Hallie Getz Honored

Monday, April 24, 2017

From The SDSU Sports Desk

For the first time in program history, three South Dakota State women's golfers were honored on All-Summit League teams Saturday.

Megan Mingo was named to the first team and Hallie Getz and Teresa Toscano were second-team honorees. League officials announced various awards prior to Monday's start of the 2017 Summit League Women's Golf Championships at the ArborLinks Golf Course.

Former Lady Gov Getz picked up her third all-league honor as she was named to the second team. She ranks second on the team and seventh in the league with a 74.93 stroke average. The Pierre native, won the Chip-N Club at Nebraska and has five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

The Summit League champion receives an automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Regionals held May 8-10 in Greenville, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, Lubbock, Texas or Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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USD Host Spring Football Game

Monday, April 24, 2017

From the USD sports desk

Sophomore Austin Simmons passed for 171 yards and quarterbacked two touchdown drives in leading Team White to a 21-16 win against Team Red in South Dakota’s Spring Game Friday night inside the DakotaDome. Nearly 2,000 fans were in attendance to watch the Coyotes’ 15th and final practice of the spring season.

The game consisted of two 10-minute quarters, a five-minute third quarter, and a six-minute fourth quarter. The teams, drafted by captains earlier in the week, combined to run 97 plays for 535 yards. Red outgained White 277-258, but two interceptions, including one by Ben Garlock on the final play of the game, helped determine the winner.

White scored touchdowns on three of its first five possessions and led 21-3 near the midpoint of the second quarter. An 87-yard catch by senior captain Brandt Van Roekel setup a 4-yard touchdown run by Ethan Falaniko less than three minutes into the game. A 39-yard touchdown toss from Brevin Kaiser to Dakarai Allen made it 14-0 with 5:19 left in the first quarter. 

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SDSU Finishes Spring Football Camp With Spring Game

Monday, April 24, 2017

From the SDSU sports desk

Mikey Daniel ran for three touchdowns , but C.J. Roths scored the game-winning touchdown on a 3-yard run in the closing minutes as the South Dakota State football team closed out the spring season by hosting the annual Spring Game Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Roth's decisive score gave the Rabbits squad a 24-20 victory over the Jacks in the intrasquad game and capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive engineered by transfer quarterback Justin Roberts. Roths gained 30 of 78 yards in the game during the final drive, while Roberts completed 3-of-5 passes for 30 yards, including a 15-yarder to Cade Johnson that moved the ball to the Rabbits' 22-yard line.

Jake Wieneke, who caught seven passes for 144 yards for the Jacks, scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Taryn Christion for the Jacks' first touchdown. SDSU will report to fall camp in late July and will open the 2017 season Aug. 31 by hosting Duquesne.

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Lady Govs Golf Finishes Second In Rapid City

Friday, April 21, 2017


The Lady Govs golf team was in Rapid City yesterday for the Raider Invite hosted by Rapid City Stevens.

The Lady Govs would finish in second firing a final team score of 371 at the Brook Golf Course in Rapid City. Rapid City Stevens was able to win the invite with a final team score of 358. Coming in third place was Rapid City Central they had a final team score of 423.

Shelby Guthrie shot an 88 and Hallie Gronlund shot a 91 as they finished fourth and fifth individually. Some other scores from the Lady Govs yesterday were Taylor Davis was able to shoot a 95, Annabelle Simpson was able to shoot a 97 and Rilee Rouse shot an even 100.

The Lady Govs will have no days off as now they will travel to Mitchell today to compete in the Parkston Invite at the Lakeview Golf Course. 

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Pierre Govs Tennis Lose Two Close Matches

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Pierre Gov boys tennis team was back in action yesterday as they had to travel to Aberdeen for the Aberdeen Triangular. The Govs would take on Aberdeen Roncalli in the first session losing that one in a close one 5-4. Then in the later session the Govs took on Aberdeen Central and loste another very close one 5-4. The Govs will be back in action next Tuesday as they will return home to host the Pierre Triangular where they will host Spearfish and Huron that will start at 11 am at Griffin Park. 

Aberdeen Roncalli def Pierre 5-4

1Sngl- Kaden Hight (P) def Isaiah Vilhauer (R) 6-1, 6-2

2Sngl- Lucas Goetz (R) def Jace Wernsmann (P) 6-3, 6-3

3Sngl- Francesco Zago (P) def Austin Kokales (R) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-8

4Sngl- Joseph Goetz (R) def Nate Hill (P) 6-0, 6-0

5Sngl- Colton Hellwig (R) def Tate Johnson (P) 6-1, 6-2

6Sngl- Spencer Titus (R) def Ryan Warne (P) 6-1, 6-2

1Dbl- Kaden Hight and Francesco Zago (P) def Isaiah Vilhauer and Lucas Goetz (R) 6-2, 6-4

2Dbl- Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (P) def Austin Kokales and Joseph Goetz (R) 2-6, 6-2, 10-8

3Dbl- Colton Hellwig and Spencer Titus (R) def Tate Johnson and Matthew Hanson (P) 6-3, 6-1


 Aberdeen Central def Pierre 5-4

1Sngl- Nic Allen (A) def Matthew Hanson (P) 6-3, 6-4

2Sngl- Jace Wernsmann (P) def Matt Hollan (A) 6-1, 6-2

3Sngl- Francesco Zago (P) def Dylan Bader (A) 6-3, 6-3

4Sngl- Andrew Hartze (A) def Grant Judson (P) 6-3, 6-2

5Sngl- Luke Reierson (A) def Tate Johnson (P) 7-5, 6-4

6Sngl- Tyson Miller (A) def Ryan Warne (P) 6-2, 6-0

1Dbl- Kaden Hight and Francesco Zago (P) def Tyson Miller and Matt Hollan (A) 6-2, 7-5

2Dbl- Dylan Bader Andrew Hartze(A) def Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne (P) 6-3, 6-4

3Dbl- Tate Johnson and Matthew Hanson (P) def Nic Allen and Luke Reierson (A) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-6

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Post 8 To Honor Paul Marso

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pierre Post 8 baseball will honor Paul Marso as its Hometown Hero at the annual roast beef fundraiser on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the American Legion Cabin in Pierre.

Paul, a Pierre native, grew up playing sandlot baseball and watching Basin League baseball games.  He was a member of the state championship Teener team that won the regional tournament and travelled to Hershey, Pennsylvania to play in the national tournament.

In addition to playing baseball for Post 8, Paul coached for the program during college, when he returned to Pierre to work for the Health Department, and when his son was a younger baseball player.  He served on the Post 8 Baseball Board for 7 years and continues to volunteer at Post 8’s pancake feeds.

Paul recently retired after working for 28 years with Avera St. Mary’s where he was the Vice President of Support Services and the Human Resource Officer.  He plans to spend retirement driving veterans as a VA volunteer, fishing, guiding, doing promotional sports shows for the Chamber, and watching Post 8 baseball.

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Stanley County Buffs and Lady Buffs Compete In Big Dakota Meet

Thursday, April 20, 2017

 The Stanley County Buffaloes and Lady Buffs competed in the Big Dakota Conference Track and Field Meet on Tuesday that was held in in Winner.

Winner was able to win both the boys and girls team titles Chamberlain was able to finish in third. Toy County was able to finish second in girls and Miller’s boys finished second.

Lady Buffs Tori Jones got first place in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. The Lady Buffs were also able to win the 1600 sprint medley relay.

On the boys side for the meet Stanley County won the 1600 meter medley relay. Damon Hoftizer continues to dominate in the shot put as he won the boys title.  

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