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Wessington Springs tops KWL

WESSINGTON SPRINGS-- The Wessington Springs Owls shut out Kimball/White Lake 11-0 in seven innings Thursday night in amateur baseball action.

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Kevin Pottebaum picked up the win for Wessington Springs. He pitched a complete game, allowed four hits, one walk, three strikeouts and had three pickoffs.

Offensively for Wessington Springs, Adam Kaus went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and one run scored, Arin Boschee went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and Mitch McLagan went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Cody Dozark was the losing pitcher for Kimball/White Lake. He pitched five innings, allowed six hits, eight walks, five runs and four strikeouts.

Wessington Springs improves to 13-3 overall and 5-1 in the Pony Hills League. The Owls are back in action on Sunday when they travel to Chamberlain.

Wade needs knee surgery, will be out for Olympics

MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his left knee and will miss the London Olympics.

The Miami Heat guard called USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski on Thursday and let them know that he is not healthy enough to participate in the Olympics.

Mount Vernon tops C/S 8-5

MOUNT VERNON-- Mount Vernon defeated Corsica/Stickney 8-5 Thursday night in Mount Vernon in amateur baseball action.

Phillip Malde was the winning pitcher for Mount Vernon. He pitched eight innings, gave up six hits, five runs and struck out seven.

Brett Young led Mount Vernon offensively. He had four hits, two homeruns, one which was a grand slam, a double and a single. Chase Hetland had a single and a double.

Nathan Blom took the loss for Corsica/Stickney. He pitched the first three innings. Luke Bamberg had three hits.

Mount Vernon plays next at 7 p.m. Sunday when it travels to Platte.

Tabor tops Elk Point, Beresford

Tabor recorded 13 hits and scored 15 runs to beat Elk Point 15-0 in three innings in a Legion baseball game Tuesday in Elk Point.

Derek Cihak, Lance Ranek and Nate Kloucek each had two hits. Blase Vanecek and Alec Weber both saw action on the mound. Vanecek allowed one hit and struck out two in two innings while Weber recording two strikeouts in his inning. On Thursday, Tabor picked up another win defeating Beresford 12-2 in seven innings in Tabor. Ross Kortan took the win for Tabor. He pitched all seven innings, struck out 11 and gave up five hits.

Offensively for Tabor, Ranek had three singles. Vanecek and Charlie Bentzen both had a triple and a single. The losing pitcher for Beresford was Ty Knutson. He pitched four innings and had three strikeouts. Derek Wievers had a double and a single for Beresford.

Tabor improves to 9-1 and is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Lesterville/Scotland.

Vikings switch up camp schedule

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have switched up their training camp schedule.The team released Thursday their slate of two-a-day practices at Minnesota State University in Mankato, where they'll report July 26 with the first on-field workout the following day.

But this time, the Vikings will have hour-long walk-through practices in the mornings and put the helmets and pads on for a full 2 and a half hour workout in the afternoons.There are 15 days of two-a-days this summer.The Vikings also revealed Thursday they'll use the KFAN-FM radio narration by Paul Allen, Pete Bercich and Greg Coleman to simultaneously announce this year's exhibitions on television. Three preseason games will be broadcast on KARE-TV and the other is on WUCW-TV. Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber has joined the crew as a sideline reporter with Coleman.

Outgoing Sioux Falls AD says he wasn't forced out

SIOUX FALLS (AP)- The athletic director who helped develop the University of Sioux Falls into an NAIA powerhouse and then led the program into the NCAA Division II ranks says he was not forced out. Willie Sanchez tells The Associated Press that he decided to step down because of the stress of the job. He says he often had disagreements with university President Mark Benedetto because "we're two emotional, fiery guys who dig in their heels in an argument." But he says he was not fired because of it. Benedetto said earlier that Sanchez "laid a great foundation at USF" after being named athletic director in 2002.

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