- The Yankton Tappers 2022 season came to an end Saturday afternoon, falling short to the Rapid City A’s 12-8, being handed their second loss of the tournament, effectively ending the season for Yankton’s Class A State Amateur Baseball Team. There are six teams remaining in the Class A Tournament, which now will finish alongside the Class B Tournament in Mitchell. The two teams in the winners side of the bracket are the Renner Monarchs and Sioux Falls Squirrels. While the other four teams; Sioux Falls Hops, Rapid City A’s, Brookings, and Aberdeen Circus continue to tread water and seek avoiding elimination. The Class A Tournament resumes Friday afternoon in Michell.
In the Class B Tournament, the field was cut from 32 to 16 after an exciting first round of play. Each of the South-Central League representatives were eliminated in their opening games. The tournament continues this afternoon from Mitchell’s Cadwell Park.
- The American Legion Central Plains Regional Baseball Tournament concluded over the weekend in Rapid City, and the Five Points Bank Baseball Club out of Creighton, NE will be representing all of the Central Plains Region at the American Legion Senior Baseball World Series beginning Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina.
- Tyndall defeated Canova 6-4 yesterday to secure the South Dakota VFW 16U Class B Title. Tea Area won the VFW 16U Class A Title, defeating Wagner 5-4.
- The South Dakota men’s basketball team kicks off the 2022-2023 season with a road contest in Madison, Wisconsin against the defending Big Ten Champion Wisconsin Badgers. This will be the first game for Eric Peterson, a native of Wisconsin, as head coach of the Coyotes on November 7th. South Dakota and Wisconsin have met seven times in series history dating back to the 1956-57 season. the Coyotes’ lone win in the series came in 1957 after defeating the Badgers 58-56 in overtime. The most recent meeting took place in the Kohl Center in early December of 2010, with the Badgers defeating the Coyotes by 15. Peterson’s coaching opener will be the first time since 1967 that a head coach has made his debut against a power five opponent. Bob Mulcahy made his Coyote debut against Iowa State on December 1, 1967. This is also the 26th time South Dakota has opened its season against a power five team since the first season in 1908.
- The Sioux Falls little league baseball squad, the representative for South Dakota in the Little League World Series Regional Tournament, fell short in two consecutive contests, falling short to Missouri 5-4 on Friday, then by an identical 5-4 score vs Minnesota.