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Milt Simons Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Pierre Post 8 Baseball program will play the first of three tournaments in June when they travel to Sioux Falls for the 2015 Milt Simons tournament, June 5th-7th. Post 8 will play a minimum of four games with a chance to advance in the tournament’s championship game on the final day. The entire tournament will be played at the Harmodon Park Baseball Complex. 

Milt Simons Tournament Schedule: 

Friday June 5th 

Post 8 vs. SF East -5PM 
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs. SF West – 7:30PM 

Saturday June 6th 

Post 8 vs. Saskatoon Diamondbacks – Noon 
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs. SF East – 2:30PM 
Post 8 vs. SF West – 4PM 
SF West vs. SF East – 6:30PM 

Sunday June 7th 

Semi-Final Games – 11AM 
Championship Game – 1:30PM 



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Pierre Baseball Looks To Youth For Future Success

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

After finishing 3rd at the State A Baseball tournament on Monday, the Pierre Spring Baseball program is looking ahead already to the 2016 season.

Pierre loses six seniors who all played an integral part in the team’s success throughout the programs first three years. Though those seniors & the talent they bring to the diamond will be missed next season, Coach Steve Gray said its time to rely on the younger talent to lead & bring success to the program.


In the programs three seasons, Pierre has compiled a record of 48-17, won two Region 3A Championships, & have advanced to the State A Tournament twice. 

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Pierre Baseball Claims Bronze

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Pierre Spring Baseball season came to an end on Monday afternoon first falling to the Brookings Bobcats in the State A Semi-Finals but later rallying to defeat defending champion SF Lincoln in a rain shortened contest to claim the third place trophy.

Pierre, who came in as the tournament’s top seed, was shut down against the Bobcats in their first game of the day. Bobcat pitcher Kyle Krogman tossed a complete game three hitter & shut down one of the more prolific offenses this season. Pierre mustered just six base runners in the semi-final game & reached third base once.

Pierre, however, bounced back in their second game of the day defeating SF Lincoln 4-2. The Patriots struck first in the top of the first with a sacrifice fly. Pierre matched the run in the bottom of the frame & scored the next three runs. Leading 4-1 in the top of the 7th, the Patriots began to rally scratching a run across before Mother Nature interfered & the state tournament officials called the game.  

Brookings would go onto to defeat Mitchell in the State Title game later in the evening by a 4-1 score. Pierre finishes the 2015 season with a program record 23 victories, a Region 3A Title, & a third place trophy from the State Tournament. 


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New Stanley County Basketball Coach

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Stanley County Boys’ Basketball varsity program will have a new coach for the upcoming season. Max Foth will take over the reins after former Coach Kyle Webb departed for a position in the western part of the state. In his two years coaching, Webb compiled a record of 6-35 & led the Buffaloes to back to back District 13B Semi-Finals. Foth, a graduate of Sully Buttes, will take control of the program over the summer. 

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Canaries Pena Named Pitcher of the Week

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The American Association announced on Monday afternoon that Miguel Pena has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 24. The Mission, Texas native tossed seven shutout innings in the Birds’ 3-0 win over the Sioux City Explorers on Saturday night. Pena allowed five hits while recording a pair of strikeouts on the way to his first win in a Canaries uniform. Pena enters his first season with the Sioux Falls Canaries after spending the last four years in the Boston Red Sox Minor League System. The 24-year-old Pena holds a 19-18 career record, to go along with his 4.06 ERA in 53 professional starts. Pena’s next schedule start will be at the Birdcage on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

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McClelland Transferring To South Dakota

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

(From USD Sports Information Desk) 

South Dakota men’s basketball has announced the addition of point guard Shy McClelland. McClelland will have two years of eligibility remaining. McClelland’s collegiate career includes stops at Mesa CC and the University of Detroit Mercy. McClelland was a two-year starter for Mesa and led the Thunderbirds to a 50-12 record. Standing at 6 feet, 180 pounds, McClelland was an all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference player as a sophomore. He averaged 15.5 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game to lead the Thunderbirds to a regular season and Region I conference title. He was also named the Region I co-MVP. McClelland plans to major in communications upon arrival at South Dakota.

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ESD All Sport Final Standings

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The final Eastern South Dakota All Sport Standings were released this morning. This marks the 29th year the ESD is recognizing the member schools with the most successful all-around athletic program for boys’ sports & girls’ sports. The Pierre Governors finished 3rd while the Lady Governors placed 5th with both scoring a total of 52 points. Points are awarded in reverse order of the place in the seven boys’ sports of basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field and wrestling and the nine girls’ sports of basketball, competitive cheer, cross country, competitive dance, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track and field & volleyball.

ESD All Sports Final Standings





Aberdeen Central 56

Yankton 52

Pierre 52

Brandon Valley 49

Watertown 41.5

Brookings 39

Mitchell 30

Harrisburg 24.5

Huron 15





Aberdeen Central 65

Yankton 59.5

Watertown 56.5

Brandon Valley 56

Pierre 52

Brookings 50

Huron 39

Mitchell 36

Harrisburg 30

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Governor Tennis Finishes 12th @ State

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Pierre Governor Tennis team concluded their season on Saturday with a 12th place finish at the State Tennis tournament in Sioux Falls.  The Governors scored a three day total of 175 points. SF Lincoln won the overall team title with 613 points. Kaden Hight scored the best individual finish for the Governors. Hight took 6th in flight two singles. Saturday also marked the end of Coach Jeff Schlekeway’s 11 year tenure with the Governors after resigning back in April. 


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Governors Up To 11th

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Pierre Governor Tennis team jumped from 17th to 11th in the team standings with 175 points as day two of the State Tennis tournament in Sioux Falls wrapped up Friday. SF Lincoln currently leads the field with 494 points & has widened its lead over Mitchell by 28 points. Kaden Hight, who was the only Governor to remain in contention for a championship on day two, lost in the quarterfinals to O’ Gorman’s Jake Moran. Hight will play for 5th place today. The rest of the Governor’s were eliminated in the consolation bracket. The flight one doubles team of Connor Shoop & Hight will play for 9th. The State Tennis Tournament will conclude today.

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Pierre Lady Governor Basketball Camps

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Pierre Lady Governor Basketball program will be holding camps for interested players at the beginning of June. Coordinated by Lady Governor varsity coach Scott DeBoer, the high school & elementary camp will take place from June 1st through June 4th. The elementary camp runs from 9-11AM & the high school camp from 1-3:30PM on those days. The middle school camp will be on June 8th through the 11th from 9-11AM each day. Cost of the camp is forty dollars & players can register on the City Parks & Recreation website, 

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