By: Cody Oliver- KDSJ Radio

In my news and notes for this week. First of all, Black Hills State has released its 2011-2012 basketball schedules. The Lady Yellow Jackets will open the season in Branson, Missouri to take on NAIA Division II power College of the Ozarks on November 11 and John Brown College November 12. The home opener for the Lady Yellow Jackets will be November 18 against Northern State.

The Yellow Jacket men’s basketball team will play only 11 home games during the upcoming season. They will tip-off the 2011-2012 campaign on the road against future RMAC opponents Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado on November 18 and Metro State in Denver on November 19. The Yellow Jackets will hold their home opener on November 22 against Chadron State.

Black Hills State is not eligible for any postseason play this season as the university continues the transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. BHSU will join the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2012-2013.

KDSJ will be broadcasting all of the Spearfish Post 164 and Sturgis Post 33 games from the upcoming Region 3A Legion baseball tournament. The tournament this year will be played at Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City. The double-elimination tournament kicks off this Wednesday and concludes Friday with two teams going on to the State A Tournament in Yankton. For coverage of the tournament you can listen live at

KDSJ will also be following Lead-Deadwood Post 31 at the State B Legion Baseball tournament in Winner, which begins Wednesday, July 20.