The Rapid City Middle School Football Festival will get under way Friday with three games at the Sioux Park Complex.

The first game will be at 3 p.m. with the West Wolves vs. the East Raptors, followed by the North Eagles vs. the Southwest Hawks at 5 p.m. The final game will be at 7 p.m. with the South rebels against the Douglas Patriots.

Admission is $7 for a family, $3 for adults and $1 for students.

BHSU Green and Gold Luncheon set for today

The Black Hills State University athletics department will host a Green and Gold Luncheon today at Millstone, beginning at noon.

Head coaches John Reiners, Sally Nichols, and Scott Walkinshaw will give in-season updates about their respective programs. Also attending will be men's basketball head coach Bradd Shafer and women's basketball head coach Mark Nore to discuss their upcoming seasons.

The cost to attend is $10 per person and includes lunch. The luncheons are open to the public.

Rushmores over 70 baseball team wins at World Series

The South Dakota Rushmores over 70 baseball team opened defense of its World Series title on Monday with an 18-12 win over the Sacramento Solons in Phoenix.

The game started slow for the Rushmores team, as it fell behind 7-0 after a couple of innings of poor defense, resulting in five unearned runs.

The Rushmores came back in the fourth inning with nine singles and a double to take an 8-7 lead. The two teams then went into extra innings tied at 11-each.

The South Dakota team put the game away with seven runs on five hits and two walks in the top of the 10th and gave up just one in the bottom of the frame.

Lew Ingalls of Huntsville, Ala., led the way with four singles, with Howie Bich of Sioux Falls and Joe Bonacquista of Pueblo, Colo., with three hits each. Nick Pashulka of Edmonton, Ala., and Phil Trooien of Astoria, Doug Stormo of Watertown, Ev Bradshaw of Sloan, Iowa and Kent Rolfing of Rochester Hills, Mich., all had two hits in the game. Jerry Kluess of Brookings, John Somerville of North Fork, Calif., and Phil Clements of Big Rapids, Mich., each contributed a single.

Randy Crowell of Unionville, Tenn., pitched five innings and gave up 10 runs on 10 hits, striking out one and walking one. Jimmy Jackson of Fayetteville, Ga., pitched five innings, giving up two unearned runs on five hits, striking out four and walking none.

The Rushmores play the New England Red Sox today at 10 a.m.

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