Three first inning runs and a strong pitching performance helped Rapid City Stevens softball topple its rival Rapid City Central 4-0 Monday night.

The Raiders gave up just three hits as Renee Freeman and Ali Gisi teamed up to shout out the Cobblers.

Freeman also had two RBI. Sarah Keen and Lexus Eagle Chasing had the other two RBI, with Stevens fourth run coming in the bottom of the third inning.

Alyssa Burke pitched 4 2/3 innings for Central, giving up six hits and four runs.

The Raiders move to 16-4 on the season while Central is 4-12.

Sturgis, Stevens tie at Belle Fourche triangular

Sturgis and Rapid City Stevens both shot 177 as teams and Belle Fourche shot 236 at the Belle Foruche Triangular Monday.

Noah Ziegmann of Sturgis and Seth Stock of Stevens tied for first by shooting 43 through nine holes. 

Much of the top 10 was clustered, as Tate Walker from Stevens tied for second with Devin Wolters and Ryder Ladner who all shot a 44. David Blair, Cole Banning and Chance Garnette from Stevens tied for fifth with a 45, J.D. Keszler from Sturgis finished eighth with a 46, James Meyer from Stevens took ninth with a 47 and Bradin Standing Bear from Sturgis rounded out the top 10 with a 49.  

Chris Wahlfeldt was the lowest shooter for Belle Fourche, as he shot a 53.

All three teams will be in action at the Spearfish Invitational today at Spearfish Canyon Country Club.

STM girls' tennis sweeps doubleheader in Abderdeen

St. Thomas More girls' tennis escaped Aberdeen with two wins as it took down Aberdeen Roncalli 7-2 and Aberdeen Central 8-1 Monday.

In the battle of the Cavaliers (Roncalli vs. STM) Ainsleigh Scott, Vanessa Wittenberg, Bridget Raymond, Katherine Achbach and Alistrina Scott won singles matches for STM.

The doubles matches were more of a challenge for STM, but it was able to win two our of the three matches as Ainsleigh Scott and Wittenberg took down Ellie Litzen and Abby Hanson 7-6 (8), 6-0 and Raymond and Ali Scott beat Allison Schock and Mariah Brander  7-6(6), 2-6 (10-5).

Against Central, The Cavs had an easier time, as only one doubles team lost but all singles players rolled to wins.

Ainsleigh Scott, Raymond, Achbach and Alistrina Scott won their singles matches in straight sets.

STM will continue it's tour of Eastern South Dakota today as it takes on Sioux Falls O'Gorman at 9 a.m. and Brookings at 11 a.m.

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Belle Fourche hall of fame class set

Three players, two contributors and one team will be going into the Belle Foruche sports hall of fame Oct. 6.

The inductees will be inducted during halftime of the Belle Fourche-Pine Ridge football game Oct. 6.

It will be fitting, because one of the greatest Broncs football teams is going into the hall of fame. The 1983 team that went 11-2 and won the Class 11AA state championship.

Sarah Bradshaw will also be part of the class, she graduated in 1994 and was a five time medalist at the state golf tournament, including winning a state title in 1992 and 1993.

Jammie Raba graduated in 1996 and was a multi-sport athlete that led the Lady Broncs to the 1995 Class A state basketball championship. She was all-state three times in basketball and three times in volleyball, and was named Miss South Dakota in basketball in 1995.

Wayne Ward graduated in 1961 and participated in football, basketball and track and field. He was a member of the undefeated 1960 football team and later on a member of the Black Hills State hall of fame as a member of the 1965 football team.

Shelly and Vi Shaw will be inducted posthumously, and were local business owners who volunteered for 50 years. A statement released by Belle Foruche said:

"When you think of the definition of a Belle Fourche Bronc, Vi and Chelly come to mind."

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