July 12. 2013 10:02AM
Bauer makes hole-in-one
Andrew Bauer of Brandon made a hole-in-one on No. 15 at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Brandon on Thursday. He used a pitching wedge from 115 yards for his first ace.
Weather halts action at Huset’s
Because of weather, officials at Huset’s Speedway were forced to cancel Sunday night’s action just after qualifications for the Outlaw Sprint Cars.
Ticket stubs and wrist bands will be honored as rain checks this Sunday night.
Terry McCarl recorded the quickest lap of 11.162 seconds over the 14-car Outlaw Sprint field.
Spring coaches honored
The South Dakota High School Coaches Association announced its coaches of the year for the spring season on July 3.
The boys golf award went to Kari Stoltenberg of Garretson. The girls award went to Tyler Hockett of Parkston.
In track and field, Craig Black of Custer won the boys award and Jim Apple of Aberdeen Central won for the girls.
Broadcaster of the year went to Pat Morrison of Mobridge.
The coaches will be recognized at the SDHSCA awards banquet in Aberdeen on July 17.
FCA NFL Flag Football League registrations close July 15
Registrations for Brandon’s 2013 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Flag Football League will close Monday, July 15.
FCA flag football will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Aug. 27 through Oct. 8 at Aspen Park, 304 Main Ave. The program is for boys and girls entering grades 1-4.
Players in fifth and sixth grade can play in the Sioux Falls league.
Register at www.southdakotafca.org. Cost is $125 per player. Late registrations may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the FCA Flag Football program is build godly young men through their love for the game of football. The program was formed in 2002 to provide an alternative to junior full contact football and to offer a sports specific ministry to community youth while teaching the fundamentals of football and challenging young athletes and coaches to follow Christ.
In 2002, the program had 70 players and eight teams in Sioux Falls. Because of increasing numbers, FCA launched a Brandon league two years ago, with nearly 500 kids and 100 coaches participating. FCA has also partnered with the National Football League’s flag football league, which gives each player their own NFL journey.
Before each game, speakers share topical sports-themed messages based on weekly scripture verse that the players learn and recite in their post-game huddles. Speakers consist of former and current athletes as well as coaches from the community who share their testimonies and a faith-based message.
Augustana College to host youth basketball tourney
Augustana College will host the Mid-America Youth Basketball (MAYB) Tournament scheduled for July 12-14 in the Elmen Center.
More than 90 teams of 4th to 12th grade boys and girls will participate in this three-day tournament.
A highlight of the event will be the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Nite of Champions on Saturday, July 13, featuring a barbeque pork banquet that'’s free for players and coaches. Parents and families are invited to make a free-will offering. Sponsored by the FCA, and the South Dakota Pork Producers, Saturday’s banquet will be served between 4:45 and 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Stickney native Alan Miller, a two-time All-American and second all-time scorer in South Dakota history, who will share a witness of his Christian faith.
Following Miller’s message, youth participants will take part in a 3-point shootout and a slam-dunk contest.
“We bring in a Christian speaker to share the love of Jesus Christ to those participating in this weekend. We believe that there is a platform to share your faith at an event as simple and ordinary as a basketball tournament,” said Carmen Hecht, a member of the organizing committee.