· All three Team USA men's pole vaulters for the Olympics have South Dakota connections: current University of South Dakota coach and graduate Derek Miles; Jeremy Scott's sisters Terri and Diana ran track at USD; and Brad Walker was born in Aberdeen.
· Wednesday will be a big night at Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron with a demolition derby at 7 p.m., a Monster Truck freestyle competition and fireworks.
· Rapid City Post 22 defeated defending American Legion Baseball national champion Eden Prairie, Minn., 3-2 over the weekend in a five-day tourney taking place in Rapid City.
· Current leaders for all-time PGA Tour wins: 1, Sam Snead (82 wins-7 majors, 30 years on tour); 2, Tiger Woods (74 wins-14 majors, 17 years); 3, Jack Nicklaus (73 wins-18 majors, 25 years); 4, Ben Hogan (64 wins-9 majors, 22 years); 5, Arnold Palmer (62 wins-7 majors, 19 years).
·Eight girls' teams and eight boys' teams in seventh- and eighth-grades from Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota will play in the Great Four-State Youth Basketball Championships Saturday and Sunday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. All players will attend Saturday's WNBA game between the host Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut at 7 p.m. Area teams playing are Oakes-Hankinson (eighth-grade boys' North Dakota state champ) and Warner (seventh-grade boys' South Dakota state champ).