Category: Jr Legion

2021 Kirley Tournament Brackets

Thursday, June 10, 2021


  2021 Joe Kirley Tournament brackets -


Joseph Kirley

(June 15, 1924 - May 26, 2006

Joseph Kirley was born on June 15, 1924 at Ft. Pierre, SD to Frank and Muriel (Sonnenschein) Kirley. He attended school at Orton Flat and graduated from PHS in 1942.

Joe spent his entire life in the Pierre area, working at J.C. Penney's from 1948 until his retirement in 1989. During his service with the U.S. Army in 1944-46, he fought in Luxembourg and Belgium, was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge, and awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.

He was a life member of the American Legion (over 60 years), Post Commander in 1970 and served as the Athletic Officer for 15 years. In 1998 he received the Gold Brigade Membership reward from the National Headquarters of the Legion for outstanding achievement in recruiting new members, the first time that a Post 8 Legionnaire had won the award. He was also a life member of the VFW and the DAV serving as the latter's commander in 1986-87.

Joe was a member of the Pierre Senior Center and a former Member of its’ Board.  He was a member and past president of the Pierre Athletic Booster Club, a member of the Pierre Jaycees serving as its president in 1957-58, and the 40 and 8 serving as its Chef du Gare in 1974. 

Joe was one of the founding members of the Pierre Boys & Girls Club, and served 40 years on their Executive Board until 1996, and coached the youth in Pierre in basketball for many years at the old gymnasium by the Police Dept. He served two terms on the City's Recreation Board, and served many years on the selection committee for the Pierre High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Joe served on the Pierre Post 8 Baseball Board from its’ inception until retiring in 1997, the same year he was chosen as the Legion Baseball Booster of the Year.  Joe donated the sign displayed at Hyde Stadium that has the Legion Players Creed. He was a charter member of the Basin League Board of Directors when the semi-pro league played back in the 50's and 60's.

It's really the intangibles that speak to the character of Joe.  The thousands of boys and girls lives he touched through his relentless support of youth activities. The hundreds of stories that can be told about his generosity and hours spent helping many programs.  He spent hundreds of Bingo nights working at the Legion Cabin to help raise the money needed to support the Legion and VFW Teener baseball programs.  Numerous summer vacations were spent driving baseball players to the in and out-of-state games. Joe could also be found at many of the area football and basketball games.

Even when his health was on a downhill slide, he still made it a priority to attend as many Legion and youth baseball games as he could.  During his final days in the Hospital, plans were being made to transport him to one last ballgame to watch his Grandson Will Knox pitch, but his health diminished too quickly.

The entire Kirley family (wife Leah of Pierre; two sons Mike Kirley (Kim) of Denham Springs, LA and Bill Kirley (Pam) of Castro Valley, CA; four daughters Nancy Logan (Steve) of Firestone, CO, Merry Nelson of Columbia, NC, Patty Knox (Wes) of Pierre, and in memory of Peggy Ramser; numerous grand and great-grandchildren) would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Pierre American Legion Post 8 organization for the continuation and support of the Annual Joe Kirley Memorial  Baseball Tournament that started in July of 2006.

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2021 Raffle Ticket Prize winners announced

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Click on pdf document to view the winners of the 2021 Post 8 raffle...

2021 Winners

Post 8 would like to thank everyone who purchased and participated in this years raffle. Your continued support is vital to the success of our program. 

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2021 Schedule (all teams), U13,U14, U15 - 16 (revised 5/28/2021)

Monday, May 31, 2021

The schedules for Post 8 Baseball as of June 28th, 2021 - please note they may be subject to change!

U13 - 2021 Schedule

U14 - 2021 Schedule

U15/16 - 2021 Schedule

2021 All Home Games Schedule (revise 5/28/21*)


 Please visit this site often to stay abreast of potential changes to these schedules!


Post 8 Baseball Board

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Revised All Home Games Schedule as of June 28, 2021 (includes added Fort Pierre Games)

Monday, May 31, 2021

This is the latest schedule for Post 8 baseball which includes the newly added lower level additional games with Fort Pierre, Onida, and Winner.

Revised All Home Games Schedule as of 5/28/2021

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Revised Post 8 Legion and Jr. Legion Schedule as of 5/30/2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Revised Legion Schedule as of 5/30/2021

Revised Jr Legion schedule as of 5/30/2021

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Registration for Post 8 Baseball 2021 season (forms included)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Registration for the 2021 season will be held on Monday 18th, January 30th, 2021 at the American Legion Cabin beginning at 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM.


When: Monday, January 18th

 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: American Legion Cabin



If you are a NEW player to the program be sure to bring a copy of your birth certificate.


Registration fee is $50.00 and checks can be made payable to Post 8 Baseball. 


Click on the link to download the form -


2021 Player Agreement Form 2A.pdf

2021 Registration Form.pdf


2021 SDB Player Information Form _2B.pdf





Ticket turn in deadline is May 17th, 2021 and the drawing will be held on May 24th, 2021.



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Current Legion standings as of July 14, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 


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2020 Post 8 Raffle Prize Winners

Friday, July 3, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of last nights drawing and thank you to the sponsors and everyone for your support of Post 8 baseball in Pierre.

2020 Post 8 Baseball Raffle Tickets Winners


Hillsview Golf Course Single Adult Membership for 2020               Bob Foster

$200 Pierre Pride Dollars–Dakota Radio Group + $100.00-Post 8   Lori Edman

4 Tickets to the Sioux Falls Canaries + $50.00                                  Leslie Good

1 Night stay at The Lodge at Deadwood                                           Melinda Gregory

Rocker Recliner – Slumberland Furniture                                          Kirby Sweeney

$200 Cash – Reinke Gray Wealth Management                                Bill and Tina Van Camp

$100 Gas Card – Don’s Sinclair                                                         Denice Houlette

$100 Ultimate Car Wash Package – DJ’s Clark                                 Jennie Bucholz

$100 Gift Card – Ashley/Unclaimed Freight Furniture                      Pete & Kacy Kienholz

$100 Gift Card – Menards                                                                  Aimee VanHouten

$75 Gift Card – Runnings                                                                   DeAnn Hilmer

$75 Beef Certificate – American Bank & Trust                                 Amanda Demory

½ Hour Massage – Massage by Kelli                                                 Kristi Berheim

$50 Cash – Boyd Conzemius                                                              Daryl Johnson

$50 Cash – Post 8 Baseball                                                                 Leslie Good

$50 Gift Card – Capitol City Florist                                                   Leanne Heikes

$35 Gift Card – Red Rossa                                                                 Hudson Allen

$25 Gift Card – Cattleman’s Club                                                      Heather Van Hunnik

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2020 COVID 19 proposed guidelines for players and fans

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Department of SD VFW Baseball Smart Play COVID-19 Proposed Safety Guidelines to Play SD VFW Baseball 

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2020 Game schedules can found under OUR TEAMS

Friday, June 12, 2020
See master home game schedule for home game dates, times, and field location
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