January 14. 2014 1:51PM
Lady Lynx JV go 2-2 in December
The Lady Lynx junior varsity girls’ basketball team had a busy start to their basketball season. On Dec. 10 they took on the O’Gorman Knights in the Brandon Valley gymnasium. The girls played a hard fought game but came up short in the 42-35 endeavor. The Lynx were led by Sydnie Buchheim’s seven points.
The team hit the road next to Brookings to take on the Bobcats on Dec. 12. Coach Jill Flint said the Lady Lynx “played really well as a team” en route to the 37-32 victory. Emily Harris led the offense with 11 points.
Two days later, the Lynx girls took on a talented Roosevelt squad. Brandon Valley turned in another hard-fought effort, but suffered a tough third quarter where Roosevelt took a commanding edge, leading them to a 53-28 victory. Hannah Paauw and Lilli Jasper had six and five points, respectively.
The Yankton Gazelles made a visit to Brandon Dec. 19, and Flint says her team “was ready to play. They shared the ball really well” to pull off the 39-31 win. Becca Koehn’s nine points led the Lynx offense.
Sporting a 2-2 record, the Lady Lynx got one more game in before the Christmas break when they traveled to take on the Lady Governors of Pierre.
Flint said her team utilized balanced attack to take down the Lady Govs 44-37.
Jasper and Harris both tallied 10 points; Paauw was close behind with eight.
Following two road games at Huron and Mitchell, the Lady Lynx host Watertown this Friday.
Splitrock Ladies League results
The Splitrock Ladies bowled on Jan. 7 with the following results: High team game and series - Style On Main, 857 and 2,482; High individual game - Bonnie Kramer, 204 errorless; High individual series - Cheryl Lyngen, 515.
Marcia Bork, Cas Bly and Cheryl Lyngen picked up the 3-10 split. Marlene Blum picked up the 3-10 and 3-7 splits, and Bonnie Kramer picked up the 3-10 and 5-6 splits.
Mitchell JV boys top Lynx
The Mitchell Kernel boys won the junior varsity battle Jan. 6 in Brandon, 53-43.
Led by Austin Trevino’s 11, Drew Reinschmidt’s nine points and eight from Peter Choudek, Brandon Valley was outscored 15-5 in the first quarter and 22-9 in the fourth. The Lynx had the edge in both the second (15-7) and third (14-9) quarters. Trailing 20-27 at the half, Brandon Valley took a 34-29 lead into the fourth quarter before the Kernels went on a 22-point scoring spree.
Brandon Valley shot 28 percent from the floor (16-57) and were 8-for-16 at the line. Mitchell was 17-51 (33 percent) from the field and 11-of-15 at the free throw line.
The two teams matched up the boards, with Mitchell having the slight advantage, 32-27. Brandon Valley’s effort was led by Alex Waltner, who had four.
BV soph’s rout Kernels, 73-34
The Lynx sophomore boys scored in double digits all four quarters en route to a 73-34 win over the visiting Mitchell Kernels on Jan. 6.
Brandon Larson and Gunnar Mork put up 16 and 10 points, respectively, for the Lynx. Spencer Grage and Brayden Buller both added seven to the cause.
The Lynx were 41 percent from the field (29-70) and converted 13-20 free throws (65 percent). Mitchell managed to get off 49 shots, but could only put a dozen through the hoop (24 percent).
Brandon Valley had an obvious advantage on the boards 42-20, with Larson’s eight leading the way. Waltner had six and Chase Grode clamped onto five.
The Lynx soph’s picked off 11 steals, had three assists and just nine turnovers in the ESD win. Mitchell had three steals and turned the ball over 14 times.
The Lynx freshmen boys had an easy night with the Kernels, sending them home with an 82-49 loss.
Dell Rapids golf course gets new owner
Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids has a new owner.
Spruce Glen, a group of local investors who own and develop land surrounding the course, purchased it from Dell Rapids Golf.
The new annual membership rates range from $570 for individuals to $800 for families. There also are options for monthly payments starting at $50. Members will be allowed to bring private carts onto the course, and there will be options for annual cart leases and storage. Rocky Run members have priority tee times and will be able to reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance.
Spruce Glen also agreed to an affiliate relationship with GreatLife Malaska Golf and Fitness. GreatLife members will have access to the Rocky Run course at restricted times.
Pacesetter S.D. Youth Basketball State Championships are April 5-6
The Fifth Annual Pacesetter South Dakota Youth Basketball State Championships for grades 5-9 have been set in Sioux Falls for April 5-6.
The 5th grade, 7th grade, and 9th grade girls and the 6th grade and 8th grade boys will play at Augustana College’s Elmen Center on Saturday, April 5, and the 6th and 8th grade girls and 5th grade, 7th grade and 9th grade boys will play on Sunday, April 6.
All community and school youth teams in grades 5-9 are eligible to enter this play off system. Teams are guaranteed to play 3-4 games. All players must attend the same school or live in the same school district. Each tournament bracket is limited to the first 16 teams to enter.
The top two teams in each age and gender group will be invited to play in the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships at the Target Center in Minneapolis against the top two teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa for the over-all four-state championship.
Last year the South Dakota state youth champions were 5th grade girls – Hamlin; 6th grade girls - Brandon Valley; 7th grade girls – Aberdeen; 8th grade girls - Sioux Falls; 9th grade girls - Sioux Valley; 5th grade boys - Sioux Falls; 6th grade boys - Brandon Valley; 7th grade boys – Aberdeen; 8th grade boys - Winner-Gregory; and 9th grade boys - Yankton.
Two South Dakota teams won over-all Pacesetter Great Four-State championships in Minneapolis: Brandon Valley’s sixth grade girl’s team and the Aberdeen seventh grade girls.
Information and registration materials are being sent to all head coaches and athletic directors. Information is also available online at www.pacesetternet.com.