Fred Lauer

Fred LauerFred Allan Lauer, 93, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. On-line condolences may be let at the Miller Funeral Home website.

Fred was born on April 19, 1923, in Hartford, SD to Nicklaus and Elsie (Lueth) Lauer. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in Dell Rapids, SD in May of 1942. While in school, he excelled in athletics. He also attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD for a short time. He was in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving in the South Pacific for many months.

Fred worked in sales and also had his own business. In his free time, he enjoyed working in his yard.

Fred is survived by three sons; Craig of Salt Lake City, UT; Kent of Reno, NV; and Jay of Parker, CO. He is also survived by one brother, Jack Lauer of Brandon, SD and one sister, Elaine Church of Sioux Falls, SD and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Fritz and Betty Gallagher.

A private service will be held at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD.

Showing at the Dells Theater

the-secret-life-of-pets-movie 2Ending July 28: “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS” — This new animated family comedy adventure is from the directors of “Despicable Me.” For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks. The building’s top dog, Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a quick-witted terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of his owner’s universe, finds his pampered life rocked when she brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills. When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy-yet-cunning bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), who’s building an army of Ex-Pets abandoned by their owners and out to turn the tables on humanity…all before dinnertime. “The Secret Life of Pets” is held through Thursday, July 28 at the Dells Theatre. 91 minutes. It’s rated PG for action and some rude humor.

ghostbustersStarting July 29: “GHOSTBUSTERS” — This reboot of the classic comedy hit stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, “Ghostbusters” is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer! “Ghostbusters” starts Friday, July 29 at the Dells Theatre. 116 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor.

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Dell Rapids High School and Legion Baseball Awards

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids High School and Dell Rapids Legion baseball teams had players recognized with post-season awards.

Josh Roemen, Carter Gullickson, Ryan Geraets, and Brett Mogen were selected to the 2016 Class B All-State Team for Dell Rapids High School Baseball.  These four were also named to the All-Region team.  Eric Klein and Matt Gillogly were also named to the All-Region Team.  Noah Scotting, Mogen, Klein, Casey Hansen, and Geraets were also Academic All-State winners.

Two players from the Dell Rapids Legion team were selected to play in the 2016 American Legion All-Star game.  Trey Randel and Ryan Geraets were selected by the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Coaches Association to play in the games.  There will be two All-Star games played on Monday, August 1st, at Lake Norden starting at 5:30.

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Finish 2nd at State

West Central and Dell Rapids combined to score seven runs in the seventh inning alone, and it was West Central that edged out Dell Rapids for the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament title 7-5 at Rickeman Field on Sunday, July 24th. DellsvsWC_7-24-16

Dell Rapids scored the first run of the game when Connor Libis scored on an errant throw to third in the bottom half of the first inning. West Central got on the board in the top of the third on a two-run single by Caden Ideker and took a 2-1 lead.  West Central then added another run in the top of the sixth on a run scored by Truman Dick.  Dell Rapids answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single by Brandon Geraets to cut the West Central lead to 3-2 heading to the top of the seventh inning.  That’s when the offenses caught fire.

West Central scored four times in the top of the seventh on RBI hits by Ryan Healy, Ideker, Tyler Lundborg, and Dick.  West Central finished their half of the inning leading 7-2.  Karsen Welbig started the inning by drawing a walk and eventually scored.  After a strikeout, Libis and Logan Ellingson also drew walks.  JD Holm drove in a run with an RBI groundout.  Jake Steineke followed with an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-5.  With Steineke on second base and two outs, Geraets roped a line drive to center field that was run down and caught for the final out of the game.

Cooper Maras pitched the entire game for West Central earning the win by giving up five runs, all earned, on four hits while walking six and striking out 10.  Ty Wood started the game for Dell Rapids pitching four innings giving up two earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out two.  Logan Stone pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief giving up three runs, two earned, on two hits while walking three.  Steineke pitched the final 2/3 of an inning giving up two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout.

Dell Rapids also was awarded the Sportsmanship Team Award for the tournament.

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Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Head to the Championship Game

DellsvsTea_7-23-16_1Dell Rapids scored 15 runs in the middle innings and defeated Tea 15-2 on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field.  The win moves Dell Rapids to the Championship Game against West Central on Sunday, July 24th, at 5:00 p.m.

Both starting pitchers got through the first inning with relative ease as neither team scored.  Dell Rapids then scored four times in the top of the second inning.  Tea answered with two in their half of the second to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 4-2.  Dell Rapids added two more runs in the third inning.  The host team then scored nine times in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.

Every started had a hit in the game for Dell Rapids.  Brandon Geraets had two hits.  Thane Hilmoe had one hit and three RBI.  Connor Libis, Logan Ellingson, JD Holm, Jake Steineke, Drew VanRegenmorter, Karsen Welbig, and Ty Wood all had hits.  Libis, Ellingson, Steineke, VanRegenmorter, and Welbig all had an RBI as well.  Hunter Frankenstein had two hits for Tea.  Brandon Hone had a double, and Trevor Welch had a hit.

Steineke earned the win for Dell Rapids.  He pitched four innings giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out six.  Ellingson pitched the final inning walking one and striking out one.  Cameron Jensen took the loss pitching three innings giving up six runs, four earned, on six hits while walking two and striking out one.  Frankenstein pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up eight runs, all earned, on two hits while walking one and hitting four batters.  Hone pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief giving up one earned run on two hits with one walk.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Dell Rapids 0 4 2 9 0 15 10 3 7
Tea 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 2 6

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Game 7 Recap: West Central 10, Madison 8

A combined nine runs were scored in the final two innings, and West Central beat Madison 10-8 in a wild finish on Saturday, July 23rd, to advance to the championship game.

West Central scored the game’s first two runs in the top of the first inning.  Madison scored a run in the bottom of the first inning.  West Central added another run in the second inning for a 3-1 lead.  Madison tied the game in the bottom of third with two runs.  West Central, however, scored the next four runs, scoring one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one more in the sixth.  Madison then scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take an 8-7 lead.  West Central then scored three times in the top of the seventh, and held on for the win.

Ryan Healy and Landry Knight each had three hits for West Central.  Caden Ideker had two hits.  Tyler Lundberg, Cooper Maras, Connor Swanson, and Braden Siemonsma all had hits.  Lundberg had two RBI, and Healy, Ideker, and Swanson each had an RBI.  Taylor Hojer had three hits and an RBI to lead Madison.  Colby Mennis had two hits and an RBI.  Jack Jankord, Carson Hunsley, and Carter Bergheim all had hits.

Healy earned the win for West Central pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up no runs on no hits.  Lundberg pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two runs, both unearned, on one hit while walking two and striking out two.  Ideker started the game throwing five innings giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits while walking three and striking out three.  Mennis took the loss for Madison pitching two innings giving up four runs, three earned, on two hits while walking three and striking out one.  Brock Minnaert pitched five innings giving up six runs, four earned, while walking five and striking out four.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
West Central 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 10 9 8 10
Madison 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 8 8 5 10

Game 6 Recap: W.I.N. 5, Wagner 1

A four-run second inning was enough for Warner/Ipswich/Nortville (W.I.N.) to beat Wagner 5-1 on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  The win puts W.I.N. in the consolation championship game at 12:00 on Sunday, July 24th.

W.I.N. score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, but Wagner tied the game in the top of the second at 1-1.  W.I.N. then scored four times in the second inning, and held on for the win as neither team scored the rest of the game.

Kyle Stahl, Ben Fischbach, and Jordan Richardt all had two hits apiece in the game for W.I.N.  Sawyer Stroschein and Ty Cramer also had a hit.  Stahl, Richardt, and Stroschein each had an RBI in the game.  Jayden Aungie had two hits for Wagner.  Tony Bruguier also had a hit.

Max Geditz earned the win pitching five innings giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out 10 batters.  Brugruier pitched four innings taking the loss giving up five runs, one earned, on eight hits while walking one and striking out three.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Wagner 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 2
W.I.N. 1 4 0 0 x 5 8 1 5

Game 5 Recap: Dakota Valley 17, Custer 2

Dakota Valley’s offense started the game hot and didn’t let up as Dakota Valley defeated 17-2 Custer on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  The win put Dakota Valley in the consolation championship game at 12:00 on Sunday, July 24th.

Dakota Valley scored six times in the first inning, and then added three more in the second inning, and three more in the third inning for a 12-0 lead.  Dakota Valley then scored five more times in the fourth for a 17-0 lead.  Custer scored two times in bottom of the fourth, but the game ended on the run rule.

Hunter Beving had three hits with four RBI in the game, including a double.  Eric Johnson had two hits.  Drew Addison, Avery Fredericksen, Chayse Montagne, Kobey June, Ben Niemeyer, Max Mayer, and Joe Graves all had hits.  Addison, Fredericksen, Montagne, June, and Graves all had RBIs.  Custer was led by Chris Murray who had a hit and two RBI.  Dominick Milliken also had a hit.

Mayer pitched all four innings for Dakota Valley for the win giving up two earned runs on two hits while walking four and striking out two.  Milliken took the loss for Custer pitching 3 2/3 innings giving up 17 runs, six earned, on 11 hits while walking four and striking out two.  Dylan Polzine pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up one hit.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Dakota Valley 6 3 3 5 17 12 0 6
Custer 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 2

Game 2 Recap: Madison 14, Dakota Valley 3

Madison led start to finish in the game and advanced to the semifinals after a 14-3 win over Dakota Valley in the opening round of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids on Friday, July 22nd.

Dakota Valley did score first in the top of the first inning, but Madison scored three times in the bottom of the inning for a 3-1 lead and never looked back.  Madison added five more runs in the third inning for an 8-1 lead.  Dakota Valley scored two times in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-3, but Madison scored six times in the fourth and went on to win on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Tyler Tappe collected three hits for Madison.  Carson Hunsley and Taylor Hojer each had two hits.  Colby Mennis, Brock Minnaert, Carter Bergheim, and Jacob Unterbrunner all had a hit in the game.  Mennis, Tappe, and Hunsley all drove in two runs apiece.  Hojer also had an RBI.

Dakota Valley was led by Chayse Montagne and Hunter Beving, both with two hits in the gamel.  Eric Johnson had the other hit for Dakota Valley.  Drew Addison and Joe Keime each had an RBI.

Tappe pitched four innings for the win giving up three runs on six hits while striking out three.  Mennis pitched an inning of relief giving up just one walk and striking out one.  Montagne took the loss for Dakota Valley pitching three innings giving up eight runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out two.  Avery Fredericken pitched an inning giving up four runs on one hit and walking three.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Dakota Valley 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 4 4
Madison 3 0 5 6 x 14 11 2 7

Game 1 Recap: West Central 16, Custer 6

After a 1-1 tie at the end of the first inning, West Central scored eight times in the second inning as they defeated Custer 16-6 in the opening round of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids on Friday, July 22nd.

Custer scored a run in the first inning, and West Central answered right away making the game tied at 1-1 after the first inning.  Custer scored three more times in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning, but West Central’s offense exploded for eight runs in the second to take a 9-4 lead.  West Central scored four more times in the third to lead 13-4 after the third inning.  Custer was able to score two more times in the fourth, but West Central scored three more and won the game on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Almost every West Central hitter collected a hit in the game.  Noah Hohn had three hits, and Caden Ideker, Carson Wittrock and Tyler Lundberg each had two hits for West Central.  Ryan Healy, Cooper Maras, Landry Knight, Hunter Heggerty, Ayden Nothduft, Seth Gabbert, and Truman Dick all had hits.  Healy, Ideker, Nothduft, Lundberg, Maras, Hohn, Wittrock, and Dick all drove in runs for West Central.

Dylan Polzine had two hits for Custer.  Brennan Hanes, Calb Maciejewski, and Chris Murray all had hits.  Hanes and Maciejewsky had RBIs in the ball game for Custer.

Caden Farmer earned the win for West Central pitching four innings giving up six runs on five hits while walking four and striking out four.  Ryan Healy pitched an inning of relief giving up one walk while striking out two.  Isaac Powers took the loss for Custer pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up nine runs on six hits while walking two and striking out one.  Murray pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief giving up seven runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Custer 1 3 0 2 0 6 5 5 8
West Central 1 8 4 3 x 16 15 2 4