Former Groton standout Gabe Kjellsen is transferring to Jamestown College.
The 6-foot Kjellsen redshirted this past season for the Black Hills State men's basketball team. The 2010 Groton graduate averaged 22.4 points per game his senior season and scored more than 1,300 career points. He was an All-State and two-time All-Conference selection.
Champ has area connections
Grace Geffre of Fargo recently won the girls' 10-11 division of the 39th annual National Elks Free Throw Competition in Springfield, Mass.
The 11-year-old made 24 of 25 free throws to win the title. Her parents are from this area, Dan (Leola) and Jodi (Oakes), as are her grandparents: Adrian and Ruth Geffre of Aberdeen and Jan Gramlow of Oakes.
Brandon event cancelled
The Trail Tour 5K run scheduled for May 21 at Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon has been cancelled due to flooding.
Events in Miller this month
The second annual Kenzi Ellsworth Memorial Amateur Baseball Invitational is May 20-22 in Miller.
The event also will salute local National Guard members being deployed to Iraq this summer with that ceremony set for the evening of May 20. There is also a double-elimination co-ed softball tournament that weekend with an entry fee of $100 per team.
Details: 605-204-0251 or email@example.com.
Rapid City Star out
Rapid City Stevens senior tennis star Jack Hamburg may miss the rest of the season due to a leg stress fracture the dual spring sport standout suffered early in the track season.
Hamburg is the defending No. 1 singles state champ and a three-time No. 1 doubles state champ. The University of Minnesota tennis recruit has lost just one match in his high school career.
Stevens tennis coach Jason Olson told the Rapid City Journal that the plan is to remove Hamburg's walking cast the week leading up to the May 19-21 state tournament in Sioux Falls. Olson said Hamburg then will have an MRI, and a decision will be made following the exam.
NAHL hands out awards
The North American Hockey League recently handed out more year-end honors.
Michigan goaltender and Army recruit Robert Tadazak was named league MVP, goalie of the year and to the All-NAHL Team. Also named to the All-NAHL Team were forwards Michael Hill of Topeka, Nardo Nagtzaam of Alexandria and Cody Wydo of Motor City; and defensemen Jack Callahan of Fairbanks and Ralfs Freibergs of Texas.
Topeka had the rookie of the year (Justin Hussar) and coach of the year (Scott Langer) while Fairbanks had the general manager of the year (Rob Proffitt) and organization of the year.