Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

Stanley County Girls Travel to Gregory

The Stanley County Lady Buffaloes will begin a three game week with two of the three games on the road as they travel to Gregory tonight to face the Gorillas.

The Lady Gorillas come in at 2-9 on the season but don’t let the record fool you. Of the nine losses, seven have come against teams at or above the .500 mark including a 10-0 Wagner, 11-2 Viborg-Hurley and 8-2 White River. Gregory has wins over Lyman and in its last game, a win over Gayville-Vollin. The Lady Buffs fell to Lyman early in the season and have dropped its last two games to Sully Buttes and Herreid/Selby Area.

Tipoff from Gregory is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the Gregory Memorial Auditorium.

Tale of Two Games as Eights Split Doubleheader with Brandon Valley

Tale of Two Games as Eights Split Doubleheader with Brandon Valley

Pierre Post 8 would explode for five doubles in an inning in a 12-3 win in game one, but fall in game two by a 10-2 final earning a split against Brandon Valley on Thursday on the road.

Post 8 would trail 2-1 after two innings to Brandon Valley, but Nolan Petersen would lead off the third with a double. The double in then turned four of the next five batters to all hit doubles scoring five runs as Carter Scheifelbein, Sutton Sonnenschein, Charlie Simpson and Cooper Terwilliger would all drive in runs as Terwilliger drove in two. Pierre would lead 6-3 heading into the sixth before a six run inning would put the game out of reach for good. Terwilliger would have another RBI while Dawson Getz and Scheifelbein each had an RBI in the inning. Miles Doyle would get the win on the mound going five and 1/3 innings giving up two runs on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Dawson Getz would get the final five outs allowing just one walk.

It was a contrast to the second game though, as Brandon Valley opened up with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and 7-0 lead after two innings as Jackson Adams would have a two RBI double in the second. JJ Bucholz would drive in Pierre’s first run in the third on a double down the right field line and Doyle would have a sacrifice fly in the fourth but still made it just 9-2. Brayton Stroh hit a solo shot in the third for Brandon Valley. Terwilliger would pick up the loss going the first two innings giving up seven runs, six earned on three hits, five walks and a strikeout.

The Eights are now 8-28 on the season and 7-16 in South Dakota games. Pierre will finish the season in Renner on Sunday facing the Renner Sultans and Yankton in a triangular. Pierre faces Renner first at 2:00 with coverage starting at 1:45 and the second game to follow. Both games are on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.

Pierre Drops Opening Game of State Tournament

Pierre Drops Opening Game of State Tournament

The Pierre Little League team would be shutout in the first round of the 2024 state tournament in Rapid City as the Rapid City Little League would get the 4-0 win.

Carter Dokken, Jax Newcomer and Kingston Massa each had base hits for Pierre who couldn’t quite get a run across in its first game of the tournament as the Rapid City pitching staff allowed just two walks and hit two other guys in six innings of work. John Boes would throw three and 1/3 innings allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. Dokken would go the next inning and 2/3 giving up a run on two hits and a walk before Jett Brakke would get the final three outs in the sixth allowing just one hit.

Canyon Lake would have a six run comeback and beat Sioux Falls Little League 10-9 in the first game of the tournament. Pierre will face Sioux Falls in an elimination game on Friday. First pitch is at 8:30 Central Time.

Winning Streak Ends for Zap at Seven

Winning Streak Ends for Zap at Seven

The Spearfish Sasquatch would get the win over the Oahe Zap at Hyde Stadium on Thursday with a four run ninth inning to win 7-5 ending the winning streak at seven.

All four runs in the ninth inning were unearned as Oahe had two errors in the ninth and four in total of the game to stop the winning streak. Garren Gladhill and Vince Polizzi would both double while Tyler Hoffman and Mason Lang each had two hits. Polizzi had three RBIs for the Zap. Oahe had built a 5-0 lead with a four run third and another run in the fourth, but couldn’t score in the late innings to try and help secure a win.

Oahe drops to 9-7 in the second half of the season with the loss. The Zap conclude the home portion of the series tonight with first pitch at 6:05 before traveling to Spearfish and playing a single game on the road at 7:05 on Saturday.

Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department Among Groups Bringing Budgets Subsidy Requests To Fort Pierre City Council

Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department Among Groups Bringing Budgets Subsidy Requests To Fort Pierre City Council

FORT PIERRE, (KCCR) — The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was one of a half dozen or so organizations that pitched numbers at the Fort Pierre City Council Monday night. The Council heard budget subsidy requests from non-profit agencies in Pierre and Fort Pierre. Chief Justin Jones says one request is to go bigger and better on the 4th of July…

Jones is also requesting money for operations and capital outlay…

Jones says the Capital Outlay funding will go toward buildings and equipment…

Assistant Chief Tye Odden told the Council the Department needs approximately 400-thousand dollars worth of new S-C-B-A’s or air packs and is cannibalizing air packs to make others work properly.

Former State Social Services Worker Indicted On Grand Theft Charges

Former State Social Services Worker Indicted On Grand Theft Charges

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says a former South Dakota Department of Social Services employee has been indicted on two counts of Aggravated Grand Theft for taking money intended for children involving in Child Protective Services. Attorney General Marty Jackley says Lonna Carroll of Algona, Iowa is being charged in a public corruption case totaling one-point-seven-eight million in stolen tax dollars…

From there Jackley says Carrol would take the money to a second, personal bank account…

Jackley says the majority of the money was intended for use in the foster care system of D-S-S…

The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s office in Hughes County. An initial appearance by Carroll in Hughes County has not been set.

Faith Backs Up On Code Enforcement Following Public Anger

Faith Backs Up On Code Enforcement Following Public Anger

FAITH, (SDNW) — Code enforcement in small towns is becoming a big issue in South Dakota. Fort Pierre has been looking at an outside agency to address nuisance properties, but the city’s Council has rejected that method twice. After a public outcry, the small city of Faith in remote northwestern South Dakota is taking steps to backtrack on a recent property code enforcement crackdown. The Faith City Council voted on July 16 to begin the process of rescinding an ordinance that enacted stricter property codes that could allow inspectors to enter scofflaw properties without permission. The council also went into executive session on July 16 to discuss whether to retain the private code enforcement agency the city hired in March to lead its code crackdown. No action was taken to change the contract, but further talks are expected. After a visit to Faith, the code enforcement officer wrote 53 warning letters to residents of Faith, population 300. Residents showed up en masse at a council meeting on July 2 to complain that the enforcement was an overreach and could lead to expensive repairs, even as some admitted that several properties need to be cleaned up. As reported by News Watch, code enforcement is a hot topic in many South Dakota communities where officials have a desire to maintain clean properties that can attract new residents and businesses, while not imposing expensive or intrusive repair demands on residents. At the July 16 meeting, Faith Mayor Glen Haines told the public that the city would revert to its previous set of property codes, which will be printed off and provided to all residents to follow. Faith resident Eddie Henschel testified that even if neighbors hate one another in the city, they should still be able to work together to make the town more beautiful. For more on this topic, go online to SDNewsWatch.org.

Johnson Says Answers Need To Be Found About Secret Service In Light Of Assassination Attempt

Johnson Says Answers Need To Be Found About Secret Service In Light Of Assassination Attempt

PIERRE, (KCCR) — South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is calling for accountability following the attempted assassination of Donald Trump and the fallout it is producing for the US Secret Service. Johnson acknowledged that there is an issue…

The Representative said that all parties need to get to work finding answers now because this is not the sort of problem you want to drag out, but he also added that finding the answers is only part one of addressing the issue…

In the aftermath of the shooting last weekend a lot of information has been coming out of Pennsylvania, along with calls for the resignation of Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle who will appear before lawmakers in Washington DC on Monday to answer lawmakers at a hearing which has been titled “Oversight of the U.S. Secret Service and the Attempted Assassination of President Donald J. Trump.”

Stoeser Receives Dance Coach of the Year at Annual Awards Banquet

Stoeser Receives Dance Coach of the Year at Annual Awards Banquet

Amanda Stoeser would be awarded 2023 Dance Coach Of the Year at the 53rd Annual South Dakota High School Coaches Association Awards Banquet on Sunday July 14th in Mitchell.

Stoeser has been coaching the Riggs Competitive Dance Team since 2018 and serves at the President of the South Dakota Dance Coaches Association. Stoeser was one of the 19 head coaches to receive the award in their specific sport. Overall there were 30 awards handed out from the state including the Hall of Fame dinner on July 14. Six members were inducted into the Hall of Fame with Charlie Sizer from Miller being a local name with the Class of 2024 Hall of Fame.

The Pierre Governor cheer and dance team will begin practice on Monday, August 5 and have its first competition on Saturday, August 31 in Aberdeen.

Pierre Competes at Long Course State B Swim Meet

Pierre Competes at Long Course State B Swim Meet

The Pierre swim team would travel out on July 12th-14th, the Pierre Swim Team sent 5 swimmers to compete for their last chance for a State A time.

In the Girls 11-12 Division:

  • Lydia Kroon: 100 back-7th, 400 free-8th, 50 free-10th, 100 free-10th,200 free-10th, 50 back-10th & 50 breaststroke-13th

In the Boys 8 & Under division:

  • Lucas Kroon: 100 free-1st (SDQ), 50 breaststroke-1st (SDQ), 100 breaststroke-1st (SDQ), 200 free-2nd & 50 fly-2nd
  • Jasper Williams: 100 free-4th, 50 back-5th, 50 free-6th & 100 back-6th

In the Boys 9-10 Division:

  • Callan Ekle: 50 free-1st (SDQ), 100 free-1st (SDQ), 200 free-1st (SDQ), 50 breaststroke-5th, 100 breaststroke-5th, 100 back-5th & 200 IM-6th
  • Gannon Northrup:400 free-4th (SDQ), 50 breaststroke-4th (SDQ), 100 breaststroke-4th, 100 fly-4th, 50 fly-6th & 100 back-8th

Next up is the final meet for the summer season, the SD Long Course State A Championship meet where PST will have 14 swimmers competing- July 19th-21st in Rapid City.

Callan Ekle who won 1st place High Point for the 9-10 boys

Lucas Kroon who won 2nd place High point for the 8 & under boys

Post 8 Travels to Brandon as Season Winds Down to Final Four Games

Post 8 Travels to Brandon as Season Winds Down to Final Four Games

The season is down to the final two doubleheaders with three opponents as Pierre Post 8 will travel to Brandon this evening to take on Brandon Valley, who sits right above them in the standings.

Brandon Valley is coming in having not played since Sunday in the final games of the Gopher Classic. Post 131 went 2-3 at the tournament and did not advance out of the pool to the Round of 16. Overall Brandon Valley is at 15-16 on the season and 6-8 in South Dakota games. They have just four games remaining against South Dakota opponents trying to get over the .500 mark. Pierre has dropped to 6-15 in South Dakota games and have fallen below Harrisburg Maroon in the standings and are now in 12th place. Pierre still needs just one win to help secure a spot in the playoffs. Only the Renner Sultans and Yankton are left on the schedule after today, both to be played Sunday in Renner.

Coverage will start today at 4:45 with first pitch at 5:00 on KCCR and on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.