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Pierre Govs Tennis Back In Action Today

Thursday, April 27, 2017


The Pierre Govs boy’s tennis team will be back in action today as they will host the Pierre triangular at Griffin Park, which is being made up from Tuesday.

The Govs will face Huron, Spearfish and just added Sioux Falls O’Gorman. The Govs will go up against Huron for the second time this season as they lost a close one the first time 5-4. This will also be the second time the Govs will have faced Spearfish as they dominated them earlier in the year 9-0.

The Govs will go against Huron at 11 am and Spearfish at 3 pm. They have added Sioux Falls O’Gorman who they were scheduled to go against tomorrow in the Rapid City Invite. Well since rain could be a problem in Rapid City tomorrow they will play them today after the Spearfish match.

The Govs will still be competing tomorrow in the Rapid City Invite where there will be nine teams. 

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Post 8 Preseason Ranked Fifth

Thursday, April 27, 2017


The Pierre Post 8 baseball team is ranked fifth in the pre-season American Legion Baseball Class A rankings. Pierre has a good number of returning players returning this season to a team that made it to the state tournament again last season.

State champions from last season Post 22 will start the season ranked first. They are followed by their cross the parking lot rival Post 320. Brookings is preseason ranked third with Renner coming in ranked fourth.

Sioux Falls West comes in the sixth spot followed by Brandon Valley and American Legion Baseball newcomer Harrisburg comes in at number eight.

Post 8 will be hosting a Roast Beef feed tonight at the American Legion Cabin honoring Paul Marso who is going to be the recipient of the 2017 Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero award. The feed will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 

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USD Completes 2019 Football Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(From the USD Sports desk)

South Dakota will open the 2019 football season at home against Montana on Aug. 31 and will host Houston Baptist in the third game of the season on Sept. 14 head coach Bob Nielson announced Wednesday.

The two additions complete the 2019 slate which provides six home games for the first time since 2014. South Dakota and Montana will meet for the 19th time and for the seventh time in a season opener since 1949. The two programs met every year from 1965-75, again in 1999, and each year from 2012-14. Each of the last three meetings were decided by eight points or less. A return game against Montana will take place in Missoula during the 2022 season with an exact date to be determined.

It will be the first meeting between the Coyotes and the Huskies of Houston Baptist, which joined the Southland Conference in 2014. The game will be played one week following South Dakota’s first-ever game against Oklahoma. The non-conference portion of USD’s 2019 schedule concludes the following week at Northern Colorado.

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Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Tournament This Weekend

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 2nd Annual Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend, April 29-30, at Parkview Auditorium in Fort Pierre. 

Eight teams from across South Dakota, including the Pierre area, will be competing for a $1000 grand prize and championship jackets.  2nd place wins $500. 

There are spots open if you are interested in entering a team.  For more information, contact Padraic Duffy at (605) 786-3740 or John Duffy at (605) 280-2559.

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Jacks Take Second At Summit League Championship

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(From the SDSU Sports desk)

For the first time in South Dakota State Division I women's golf history, Megan Mingo captured the individual title Tuesday at the 2017 Summit League Championship. The Jackrabbits, who had a two-stroke lead going into the final round, shot a 912 (297-314-301) on the par-72, 6,142-yard ArborLinks Golf Course. Denver defended its title, winning by six strokes.

  Mingo, the Championship MVP, is the first Jackrabbit in SDSU Division I history to win an individual league title and the fourth in school history. The Yankton native led from start to finish, ending the championship with a 222 (69-80-73) and championship-best 10 birdies.

All-Tournament selection Teresa Toscano tied for third, firing a 227 (75-77-75) with six birdies. The last time Jackrabbit teammates finished in the top five at The Summit League Championship was in the 2008 championship. Former Lady Gov Hallie Getz finished 11th, firing a 232 (77-78-77).

Up next South Dakota State finished the season with five regular-season titles, top-three finishes in 10 of 11 tournaments and the school record for single-season stroke average with a 299.61.


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Lamb and Wientjes Named South Dakota Miss Basketball Finalists

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sully Buttes seniors Chloe Lamb and Racquel Wientjes have been named finalist for the Hansen Anderson Inc. South Dakota Miss Basketball Award.

Lamb and Wientjes averaged close to 21 points per game and led the Chargers to their second consecutive state title.

The South Dakota Miss Basketball Award will be handed out on May 7 during a luncheon at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls. Other Finalist are:

Seth Friez - Chamberlain

Mason Archambault - Rapid City Stevens

Matt Cartwright - Sioux Falls O' Gorman

JP Costello - Sioux Falls O' Gorman

Tye Evers - Huron

Ethan Friedel - Tea Area

Isaac Kortemeyer - St. Thomas More

Taylor Vincent - Sioux Valley

Bennett White - Wolsey Wessington

Cooper Williams – Vermillion


Finalists for South Dakota Miss Basketball include:

Chloe Lamb - Sully Buttes

Racquel Wientjes - Sully Buttes

Sebastian Akoi - Sioux Falls O' Gorman

Anna Brecht - Sioux Falls Lincoln

Dru Gytten - St. Thomas More

Haley Rithmiller - Webster Area

Sami Slaughter - Harrisburg

Kacey Bartscher - Ethan

Rachel Hawkins - Ethan

Myah Selland - Sanborn Central/Woonsocket

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Pierre Swim Team Hold End Of The Year Banquet

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The Pierre Swim Team held its annual end of the year banquet on Sunday at the Faith Lutheran Church. This year’s senior athletes were highlighted and awards were presented to athletes in each group for Hardest Worker, Most Improved and Coach’s Award.

Other special awards were presented: the Swimmer’s Choice award goes to the athlete that is nominated by his/her peers for their outstanding leadership and team spirit; the Coach’s Choice award goes to one athlete for their determination, ability to overcome diversity, team spirit and worth ethic; the Swimmer of The Year is given to one female and one male athlete.

Female Swimmer of the Year went to Ella Ward Zeller and Spencer Skjonsberg was awarded Male Swimmer of the Year. Kyle Light was able to win the Swimmers Choice and Coaches Award. 

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Former Gov Zach Hanson Honored

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former Pierre Gov and also two time South Dakota Basketball Player of the Year and Current Creighton basketball player Zach Hanson was honored on Sunday night at the Hall of Fame banquet.

Hanson was awarded the most inspirational award. Hanson who just finished up his four year at Creighton appeared in two NCAA tournaments and one NIT.

Hanson was plagued with injuries this season as he hurt his knee in December but was able to return the line up in February. Hanson was a part of the 2013 AA High School Basketball State Championship team. 

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Golf and Tennis Cancelled For Today

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Girls Golf Invitational for today has been cancelled at this time.  Future dates and opportunities are being looked at to possibly bring some teams to town to play.

Boys Tennis to be played between Pierre, Spearfish and Huron has been moved to Thursday. All of this is due to weather that is coming to the Pierre area today and the rest of the week.

In the tennis match that has been moved to Thursday, Pierre will go against Huron at 11 am and Spearfish at 3 pm. 

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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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