Mount Marty College has introduced Mike Woodley as the program’s first head football coach. Woodley has been the head coach at Grand View University in Des Moines and will take over the Lancer job on August 1st. Woodley was named the NAIA National Football Coach of the Year when Grand View went unbeaten and won the national title in 2013. He coached the Vikings to an 85 and 32 record and six playoff appearances. Woodley played football at Northern Iowa and was a nine-year Assistant for the Iowa State Cyclones. Mount Marty Athletic Director Chris Kassin says the Lancers will begin football competition with a G-PAC schedule in the fall of 2021.
USD junior Chris Nilsen defended his NCAA Men’s Pole Vault championship last night in Texas with another meet record. Nilsen had a vault of 19 feet, 6 ¼ inches to break his own championship record from a year ago and it’s the second best mark in the world this year. Later today, Coyotes to compete in the national meet include Helen Falda in the women’s pole vault and Lara Boman in the women’s hammer throw. Last night, South Dakota State finished 19th in the nation in the men’s 4 by 100 meter relay.
South Dakota State left-handed pitcher Brady Stover was selected Wednesday in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. Last year as a sophomore, Stover set a Jacks single season record of 13 strikeouts for every 9 innings on the mound. He is the 15th baseball player from South Dakota State to be drafted by a major league team.
The Yankton Lakers raised their season record to 7-2 with a doubleheader sweep at Sioux Falls East last night by scores of 11-10 and 5-3
There are four games on the South Central League amateur baseball schedule tonight. Wynot plays at Lesterville, Crofton will host Irene, Menno travels to Scotland, and Tabor takes on Freeman.
In American Association baseball on Wednesday, the Sioux Falls Canaries rallied to beat Cleburne 8-7 and Winnipeg scored three runs with two out in the bottom of the ninth to upset the Sioux City Explorers 3-2.