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Pierre Swim Team Places 7th

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

271 athletes from 17 clubs across South Dakota competed at the 2016 SD Long Course State B Championship Swim Meet in Aberdeen over the weekend.

Pierre Swim Team's 18 athletes competed in 107 individual events and two relays. Jordan Lutmer had an excellent weekend, placing 2nd in the male 17-19 division and winning state entries in each of his races.

Katelyn Harris also had a great weekend, swimming SD State Qualifying times in all three of her events.  Paige Spomer, Morgan Lisburg, Michelle Weiss, and Colton Cass also added events to their list for the upcoming SD Long Course State Championship.

PST's only relay teams over the weekend were in the female 11-12 division and both won their events.

Aberdeen Swim Club won the meet with 2,971 total points. Pierre Swim Team placed 7th with 789.50 points. Pierre Swim Team has 52 athletes qualified for the State meet which will be held July 29-31 in Rapid City.

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Student Athletes Meeting Tonight

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The fall sports meeting will be today at 6:00 at Riggs High School.  This meeting is for all 9-12 athletes and their parents.  It is important to attend due to ensuring all athletic paperwork is complete and turned in.  Also each fall sports team will have their individual parent/athlete meeting at this time.  If you are a 7-8 grade athlete planning on participating in golf, tennis, cheer/dance, and soccer you may also attend to receive specific information for those individual sports.


Tuesday August 23rd at 6:00 pm we will have our MS all sports parent/athlete night at GMMS.  This meeting is for all 6-7-8 graders that are planning on participating in athletics.  This is also very important due to ensuring all athletic paperwork is completed and ready to go.  Coaches will also have individual team meetings for parents and athletes to attend.

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OHA Approves Purchase of PAYSA Rink

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Oahe Hockey Association board has approved the purchase the PAYSA Ice Rink. The purchase will include 1.55 acres of land, the building, all equipment and fixtures which include Zamboni, boards, lawn mower, exterior building and more. The sale will be for $620,000 and recent appraisals place its current value at more than $800,000.    

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Post 8 Loses Region Championship

Monday, July 25, 2016

Post 8 would play for the region championship on Friday afternoon and it would not go their way as Rapid City Post 22 would win 10-0.

Jesse Gates took the loss for Pierre Post eight. He allowed 10 runs in six innings, walked one and struck out none. Brandon Soucy got the win for Rapid City Post 22. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. He struck out eight, walked two and surrendered four hits.

Rapid City Post 22 easily handled Pierre Post eight pitching as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. Post 8 did automatically qualify for the state tournament by making it to the region final.

They will start their state tournament on Wednesday morning at 10 AM in Sioux Falls as they will take on Watertown. All of their state tournament games can be heard right here on Todays KCCR.

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The U 13-14 Post 8 Drops State Championship

Monday, July 25, 2016

The U 13-14 Post 8 baseball team made it to the state championship game on Sunday afternoon against Huron. Post 8 would see themselves go down early as Heron would take the early 2-0 lead in the first. Both teams would stay scoreless until the fifth inning when Post 8 would score two and Heron would have 7 runners cross home plate. In the bottom of the sixth inning Huron would score one to make the score 10-2 heading into the top of the seventh. Post 8 would score two in the top of the seventh and lose the game 10-4.

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OHA Board Meeting For Rink Purchase

Monday, July 25, 2016

OHA board will meet at First National Bank in Pierre for the July board meeting today. On the agenda is the PAYSA Ice Rink Purchase Proposal.  The Oahe Hockey Association (OHA) will purchase the PAYSA ice rink from the PAYSA Foundation, Inc., including the land (1.55 acres), building, and all equipment and fixtures (Zamboni, boards, lawn mower, exterior building, etc.) for $620,000.  Recent appraisals place its current value at more than $800,000. Should this be approved, OHA board will also modify the 2016/2017 budget to reflect the purchase.  As always all OHA members are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

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Post 8 Stays Alive in Region Tournament

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Post 8 baseball would play two games in their first day in the regional tournament yesterday. In game one they would take on the defending regional and state champions. Post 8 would drop the 9 inning game 9-8 in a tough battle.

Nick Rabern would get the start striking out 8 and giving up 6 runs.  Will Ellwanger was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed three runs.

Rapid City Post 22 never trailed after scoring three runs in the sixth on a three-run home run by Timmy Paris.

Game two would be an elimination game against Sturgis Post 33. Post 8 would get out to an early lead and keep it winning 12-2.

Bradley Dean picked up the win for Pierre Post eight. Dean pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs, nine hits and no walks while striking out five.

Six runs in the first three innings allowed Pierre Post eight to put the game away early. Max Reinke hit a three run blast in the third and had 4 RBIs in game two.

Regional Tournamnet will continue today as Post 8 will take on Mitchell at 2 pm. Winner of that game will play the looser of Post 320 and Post 22 at 8 pm. All the regional action can be here right here on Todays KCCR. 

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Parent/Player Sports Meeting

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A parent/player meeting for all Pierre High School athletes competing during the 2016/2017 sports season will be held on Tuesday July 26th at Riggs High School. Each fall sports team will have their individual parent/player meeting at this time as well. Pierre athletic officials encourage all athletes participating in sports to have the proper paperwork completed.

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Hyde Stadium To Host State Championship This Weekend

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hyde Stadium will continue to host baseball games this weekend as the South Dakota Class A State U13-14 Baseball tournament will be played.

6 teams make up the field in the pool play tournament.  Brookings, Sioux Falls Central and Brandon consist of one pool while Huron, Watertown and Pierre will make up the other pool. 

Games begin on Friday at 5 pm with Sioux Falls Central taking on Brookings followed by Huron against Pierre. On Saturday, 4 games will be played beginning at 9 am with Brandon against Sioux Falls Central followed by Watertown and Huron at 11 am. At 2 pm, Brandon plays Brookings followed at 7 pm with Pierre and Watertown to wrap up pool play.

There will be a total of 5 games on Sunday with 4 of them played at Hyde Stadium and one at the Pony Field at the Oahe Sports Complex in Southeast Pierre. The Championship game is scheduled for 3 pm and the 3rd place game will be at 5:30 pm.

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Pierre Fast Pitch Wins State

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pierre Fastpitch went undefeated in five games to win the 18U C Division State ASA Championship in Sioux Falls over the weekend. This is the first ever state title for Pierre. The total team effort resulted in scores of 10-3 over Tyndall; 8-1 over Sioux Falls Thunder; 10-2 over Canton; 13-10 in 8 innings over Tabor in the semifinals; and 11-1 over Tabor again for the title on Sunday. Pierre Fastpitch outscored their opponents 52-17 in five games. The tournament field consisted of 15 teams from across the state.

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