Area scene: Special Olympics looking for volunteers

2013-05-01T16:21:00Z 2013-05-01T22:01:06Z Area scene: Special Olympics looking for volunteers Rapid City Journal
May 01, 2013 4:21 pm

Special Olympics looking for volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Special Olympics South Dakota State Summer Games to be held May 16-18 in Spearfish.

The town will be hosting over 550 athletes, 250 coaches, 500 volunteers and friends and families. Over 35 different groups from around South Dakota are expected to participate and more volunteers are needed for the event.

Special Olympics athletes will compete in Aquatics, Track & Field, Individual Soccer Skills, Powerlifting, Race Walking, Team Soccer, and Volleyball. The public is invited to attend, beginning with the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Young Center on the BHSU campus.

If interested in volunteering please contact Cortney or Mistie at 605-717-9294 or e-mail

For more information contact Summer Games Director Myles Kennedy at 605-642-4584.

Hardrockers add Wyoming native to roster

The South Dakota School of Mines men’s basketball team added Wyoming native Jordan Dick to the roster for the 2013-14 season.

Dick will join the ‘Rocker squad after spending two years at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo. As a Mustang, Dick averaged seven points and three rebounds per game this past season and shot over 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range. He also earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors.

“Jordan will be one of the toughest guys in our program the day he arrives on campus,” Hardrocker men’s basketball head coach Jason Henry said. “He is very aggressive on the defensive end and is an excellent shooter from the perimeter.”

During his high school career at Natrona County High School, Dick was a two-time all-state and all-conference selection, and helped his team to a three-year record of 67-15 and back-to-back Class 4A state championships.

Post 33 hosting MLB competition on Thursday

Sturgis Post 33 Baseball is hosting a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth on Thursday at Strong Field in Sturgis at 9 a.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of MLB and is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete free of charge in an event that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

The event is divided into four age divisions from ages 7-14. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Beau Garcia at 206-0347 or

40-plus sandlot softball opening season next week

The 40-plus Sandlot Softball League will open its 11th season on Sunday, May 12 at the Star of the West Complex at 5 p.m.

The season will last until Sept. 1 to be followed by the South Dakota State Senior Games to be held in Rapid City from Sept. 5-8.

There is no pre-registration necessary and players pay a $15 fee for a single or $25 for a couple when they play. For more information call Joe Cersosimo at 348-5287.         

Four BHSU golfers win RMAC academic honors

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced that four Black Hills State University women's golfers made the conference's all-academic team Wednesday.

Amanda Johnson, Tiera Feller and Haley Davenport all made Second Team All-Academic, while Kaydee Good made honorable mention.

Johnson, a sophomore from Bison, led the way for the Yellow Jackets with a 3.67 GPA in Business Management and fellow sophomore Tiera Feller of Blunt made the second team after earning a 3.63 GPA while studying Pre-Nursing. Custer’s Haley Davenport rounded out the BHSU second-team selections with a 3.32 GPA in Education.

There have now been a total of 62 BHSU student-athletes who have earned their way onto the conference all-academic lists in the 2012-13 academic year.

Raiders knock off Pierre in tennis dual

Rapid City Stevens picked up yet another dominating win on the tennis courts on Tuesday after shutting out Pierre 9-0.

Stevens’ James Ferrier and Chuck Tang gave the Raiders a quick start as the Raiders rolled to a sweep in the singles matches. The Raiders’ Mason Schultz and Lane Culey had the most competitive sets after losing their first doubles set 6-1, then coming back to win the second set 7-6 and the third set 12-10.

Stevens returns to the court on Friday when it starts the Greater Dakota Conference Duals at Sioux Park.

                                                                    -- Journal staff


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