Hockey: Bismarck Bobcats @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:05pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:
Boys’ Basketball: Deuel @ Clark/Willow Lake
DeSmet @ Deubrook
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Dells St. Mary’s
Vermillion @ Dell Rapids
Colman-Egan @ Arlington
FIS @ Dakota Oyate Challenge, Huron
Girls’ Basketball: Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Brandon Valley
Clark/Willow Lake @ Great Plains Lutheran
Hamlin @ Milbank
Madison @ Harrisburg
Vermillion @ Dell Rapids
Big East Conference Tournament
Wrestling: Brookings @ Mitchell
Clark/Willow Lake, Deuel @ Groton
Gymnastics: Mitchell, Madison @ Brookings, 6:00pm
Bowling: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Sport Bowl
Hockey: Boys’ Varsity at White Bear Lake, MN Tourney
DeSMET-SV BBB…Sioux Valley put together a couple of third-quarter runs to defeat DeSmet 61-41 Tuesday night in Lake Central Conference basketball.
Spencer Hanson’s 19 points led the 10-4 Cossacks. Tayt Vincent scored 17 points, and Jake Larson had 15. Larson had a four-point play, followed by a three-point play that sparked a third-quarter rally.
Austin Janssen led the 5-6 Bulldogs with ten points. Brad Penny had nine points. DeSmet is at Deubrook Thursday night.
TUESDAY BBB SCORES…
Canistota 75, Chester 61
Canton 65, Tri-Valley 59
Deuel 83, Elkton-Lake Benton 64
DEU: Lincoln Swenson 28pts, 8rebs…Curt Boeke 14pts…Zach Toben 11pts
E-LkB: Braden Carmody 16pts…Tyler Schindler 15pts…Ethan Pearson 14pts
Estelline 66, Iroquois 33
Garretson 73, Flandreau 57
Huron 61, Mitchell 39
Madison 72, Harrisburg 59
McCook Central/Montrose 46, Freeman 42, OT
Parker 58, Howard 39
Pierre 72, Aberdeen Central 59
Redfield/Doland 52, Ipswich 44
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 59, Hanson 50
Sioux Falls Christian 72, Tea Area 66
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 75, Watertown 60
Sioux Falls Washington 55, Brandon Valley 48
Sioux Valley 61, DeSmet 41
Sisseton 67, Tiospa Zina Tribal 54
Vermillion 63, West Central 43
TUESDAY GBB SCORES…
Aberdeen Central 56, Pierre 41
Beresford 43, Dell Rapids 35
Clark/Willow Lake 68, Florence/Henry 29
Deubrook 64, Castlewood 45
Deuel 64, Grant-Deuel 13
Groton Area 37, Britton-Hecla 34
Hamlin 46, Arlington 44
Mitchell 64, Huron 33
Parker 62, Howard 43
Sioux Falls Lincoln 44, Sioux Falls Washington 39
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 63, Sioux City, East, Iowa 37
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 63, Watertown 42
Tri-Valley 39, Canton 27
Webster 73, Waverly-South Shore 46
West Central 46, Vermillion 31
RANGERS GIRLS…The Brookings girls’ varsity hockey team dropped two games over the weekend.
Watertown nipped Brookings 5-4 in overtime Sunday. Jade Chasing Hawk, Sierra Winter, Shelby Meyer and Jessica Laidlaw scored the goals, with Ashley Rennich getting an assist. Tara Hamann had two goals for Watertown.
Sioux Falls defeated Brookings 4-1, as Kayla Nack scored three goals for the winners. Rennich scored the Brookings goal, assisted by Lexi Koenig.
Brookings will host the Rushmores this weekend – Friday night at 8:15, Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 11:30. Senior night will be Saturday night.
RANGERS RECAP…Here’s a rundown of Brookings Rangers action over the weekend.
BOYS J-V: Sioux Center defeated Brookings 4-1, as Austin Himley scored the Ranger goal. Brookings defeated Sioux Falls Orange 6-2, as John Koenig had 19 saves. Six different players scored goals.
GIRLS J-V: Brookings beat Yankton 4-0 as Jadyn Peterson tallied two goals. Watertown got by Brookings 3-1 – the goal scored by Kalani Perry.
BANTAM B: Brookings opened the weekend with an 8-1 win over Sioux Center - Dalton Rittershaus had two of the scores.
The Rangers beat Sioux Falls 2 5-2, as Jordan Vlaminck scored a hat trick.
PEE WEE A: Sioux Falls defeated Brookings 5-2, as Luc Laylin and Dominic Dobesh had goals. The Flyers made it a sweep with a 5-3 win.
PEE WEE 2: Brookings opened with a 5-1 win over Mitchell – Sean Sullivan had two goals and Jack McCarty two assists. The Rangers made it a Mitchell sweep with a 7-2 win - Kaden Vugteveen had two goals. The Rangers then got by Luverne 3-2 in overtime – Carter Shoup and Vugteveen scored in regulation, with Noah Drew scoring the game-winner.
BLIZZARD…The second-place team in the NAHL Central Division – Bismarck – will visit number four Brookings Wednesday night in the Blizzard’s “Faith Night” game – opening faceoff is at 7:05.
Brookings split with the Bobcats last weekend in North Dakota – Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin was pleased with both games. 97635 :20 “finish those chances”.
Laylin says Blizzard players seem to be catching on to how they need to play. 97636 :10 “couple of wins”.
Brookings is back on the road Friday and Saturday at Coulee Region.
ZENNER-LALLY HONORS…South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been named to his fifth different All-America squad, earning a spot on the College Sporting News 2012 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.
Zenner led the Division I Football Championship Subdivision rushing race with 2,044 yards for an average of 157.2 yards per game during the recently completed 2012 season. He crossed the 100-yard mark in nine games and topped 200 yards three times, including a school-record 295 yards in the opening round of the FCS playoffs Nov. 24 versus Eastern Illinois. Zenner averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, while adding 28 receptions for 197 yards.
Zenner was one of five running backs named to the team, whose 50 members are selected regardless of position.
South Dakota State University linebacker T.J. Lally was named Tuesday to the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision Freshman All-America Team.
Lally started all 13 games during the 2012 season and finished second on the team with 107 tackles. In addition, he shared the team lead with six sacks, ranked third with eight tackles for loss and added two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Lally, who was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the FCS ranks, was a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection and was named to the league's All-Newcomer Team. He was honored as the MVFC Newcomer of the Week on four occasions in 2012.
Lally was one of 13 MVFC players honored on the 63-player squad — the most from any FCS conference.
ZULK-MARKING…Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Brookings for former South Dakota State men’s basketball coach Jim Marking, who passed away last weekend.
Marking’s teams won four North Central Conference titles and earned five NCAA tournament berths. His high school teams at Hayti and Watertown also won state championships.
Spencer native Gene Zulk played for Marking, was his assistant coach, and later took over the program when Marking retired.
He says Marking was known for high school, and college, basketball around the state. He says Marking wanted student-athletes to have a good place to attend, and receive a top-notch education. 97630 :27 “be that way”.
Zulk says Marking had a handle on the big picture of what a program should be – something players understood when they left SDSU. 97631 :29 “time went on”.
Zulk says Marking knew the program needed to be like a family. 97632 :22 “really big things”.
Zulk says Marking’s own family was most important to him, and set an example for his players and coaches.
PLATTE-GEDDES…The Platte-Geddes football program is preparing for its first season as a nine-man team – the first in school history.
Athletic Director Steven Randall says the Black Panthers could make eleven-man work when ten students in each class participated. But he says those numbers have been dropping. 97633 :27 “offense and defense”.
Randall says P-G’s decision was independent of the activities association’s recent football reclassification. He says the new 11AAA class is a good thing. 97634 :33 “Division I programs”.
Randall says his school’s in talks to join a conference. With the number of nine-man teams in the area, he says the move may be better for travel and scheduling. 97635 :24 “in this area”.
The shift to nine-man’s not the only new thing – the district will open a new athletic complex this fall, with a track and football field.