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SDHSAA Seeking Input for State Event Sites

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota High School Activities Association is seeking input relative to SDHSAA state athletic and fine arts tournament locations and amenities.  A quantitative survey has been developed to receive feedback on a variety of issues related to SDHSAA State athletic and fine art events.  The SDHSAA is encouraging all students,...
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Pierre Batting Cages to Open

PIERRE, S.D. –  The batting cages at the Oahe Softball Complex will open for the season Thursday evening.  General hours for the cages will be 5:30-9:00 PM on weeknights and 12-6 PM on weekends with extended hours during tournaments, or by special arrangement. The cages offer five baseball pitching machines at various speeds as...
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Dowling to Run in Special 200 Meter Race Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – Pierre speedster Courtney Dowling will be running in the Howard Wood Dakota Relay’s Special 200 meter race Friday.  The Lady Governor sophomore will be matched up with several other outstanding speedsters in the special race that will be run Friday evening at Howard Wood Field.  She is coming off a record...
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Fastpitch Softball Clinic Sunday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – One of the top fast pitch catchers in the region is the lead instructor for a softball clinic coming up this Sunday. Robert Petersen, assistant fast pitch coach at Pipestone, Minnesota Area High School, will be in Pierre for this year’s “Skills and Drills” clinic.   As either a player or a...
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Brookings Blizzard Introduce New Head Coach

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dan Daikawa has been named head coach the North American Hockey League’s Brookings Blizzard.  Daikawa spent last season as an assistant with the Minnesota Wilderness. Two years ago, he led the Johnstown Ironmen to 37 wins and the Robertson Cup.  As a player, Daikawa skated in the United States Hockey League...
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Augustana Runner Earns NSIC Weekly Award

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Augustana senior distance runner Kyle Blakeslee turned in Augustana’s first automatic qualifying time of the season and helped them to a Drake Relays title in record-breaking fashion. Her effort earned Blakeslee the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week.  Blakeslee finished fourth overall and as the top non-Division...
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South Dakota Volleyball Pioneer Coach Dead

MISSION, S.D. – Galen Busch, the 3rd winningest coach in South Dakota volleyball history died this past weekend in Sioux Falls at the age of 74.  Busch compiled a record of 617 wins and 305 losses in 26 years of coaching, all at  Todd County High School.  His teams reached the state tournament 16...
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Hockey Sign Up for Summer Rec Program Underway

PIERRE, S.D. – The schedule and registration information for summer hockey programs offered by the City of Pierre through the summer recreation program and by the Oahe Hockey Association (OHA) are now available. Two sessions of summer hockey programs are offered. Session 1 runs June 2nd through June 26th and Session 2 will be...
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NSIC Multi Event won by Minnesota State and UM-Duluth Athletes

ABERDEEN, S.D. –  Dillon Dahl took fourth place in the decathlon for the Northern State men’s track and field team at the NSIC multi-event Championships held Sunday and Monday in Aberdeen. Dahl finished with a career-high 5,259 points and earns five team points for the Wolves at the NSIC Outdoor Championships May 9-10 at...
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USD Player Earns Summit League Weekly Award

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota junior first baseman Matley Jones was named Summit League Player of the Week for the period ended April 27. It is the first such honor for Jones, a junior from Lincoln, Neb.  Jones batted .647 (11-for-17) during the week with six doubles, five runs scored and three RBIs.  Jones...
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