MONDAY ,OCTOBER 1:
Golf: South Dakota State Jackrabbit Fall Invitational @ Minnehaha, Sioux Falls
State “AA” Tournament @ Mitchell; State “A” Tournament @ Spearfish
Volleyball: Hamlin @ Madison
Flandreau Indian School @ Elkton-Lake Benton
McCook Central/Montrose @ Baltic
Garretson @ Tri-Valley
Lake Preston @ Hitchcock-Tulare
Dells St. Mary’s @ Freeman
Cross Country: Lake Central Conference meet @ Volga, 4:30pm
Flandreau Indian School, McCook Central/Montrose, Tri-Valley, Chester @ Howard
SDSU FB… Zach Zenner got South Dakota State off and running with an 88-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and the Lumberjacks went on to post a 17-7 victory over Missouri State on Saturday night.
Zenner finished with 182 yards on 30 carries. Head coach John Stielgemeier says Zenner’s run was a crucial play. 97621 :15 “hungry every play”.
South Dakota State (4-1, 2-0 Missouri Valley) held a three-point lead until the fourth quarter, when Austin Sumner threw an 8-yard scoring pass to Brandon Hubert to make it 17-7. Sumner completed 17 of 27 passes for 192 yards and was intercepted three times.
Ryan Heaston rushed for 150 yards for Missouri State (0-5, 0-2). Stiegelmeier says the Jacks defense didn’t break. 97622 :16 “got a win”.
South Dakota State intercepted four Ashton Glaser passes, including two by Ross Shafrath. Stiegelmeier says the Jacks should have gotten more out of them. 97623 :12 “by Ross, also”.
The Jacks get a bye week, then host Western Illinois.
SATURDAY FB SCORES…
John Crockett rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns as North Dakota State kicked off its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 33-21 victory over Northern Iowa.
Shakir Bell ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Indiana State pull away for a 24-3 victory over Southern Illinois.
Bell finished with 160 yards on 33 carries.
Darrelynn Dunn ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State won its fifth straight game, defeating South Dakota 34-31. Marcus Sims ran for 120 yards, including a 53-yard score, and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Josh Vander Maten for the Coyotes.
Thanks to a late offensive outburst by Cal Poly, including a game-sealing score by Deonte Williams, the Mustangs were able to earn a 35-17 victory Saturday night over North Dakota.
Other Saturday scores:
Wayne State 31, Augustana 27
Bemidji State 35, Minnesota-Crookston 2
Winona State 45, Upper Iowa 42
Northern State 45, Minnesota-Moorhead 7
Minnesota State-Mankato 30, Concordia-St. Paul 10
Minot State 32, Mary 21
St. Cloud State 51, Minnesota-Duluth 49
Sioux Falls 41, Southwest Minnesota State 22
Briar Cliff 33, Dordt 29
Daone 27, Midland 7
Hastings 40, Dakota Wesleyan 30
Northwestern 33, Nebraska Wesleyan 27 (OT)
Concordia, NE 28, Dakota State 7
Colorado Mesa 31, Black Hills State 29
South Dakota Mines 39, Valley City State 28
SHAFRATH HONORED…South Dakota State University linebacker Ross Shafrath has been named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead the Jackrabbits to their fourth consecutive victory.
Shafrath recorded a team-high 12 tackles and intercepted a pair of passes as South Dakota State defeated Missouri State, 17-7, on Sept. 29. Named the Outstanding Player of the 46th Annual Beef Bowl, Shafrath also broke up a pass. His two interceptions were half of the four Jackrabbit picks on the day.
Shafrath has led the Jackrabbits in tackles all five games this season en route to a team-best 57 stops. He has tallied double figures in tackles four times this season and six of the team's last eight games dating back to 2011.
The nationally ranked Jackrabbits, 4-1 overall and 2-0 in league play, resume play Oct. 13 by hosting Western Illinois.
BHS FB…Eion Donelan ran for two scores and Tyler Pals caught two touchdown passes to lead Sioux Falls O’Gorman to a 35-19 win over Brookings Friday in non-conference football – the Knights’ third straight win.
Blake Hilmoe also ran for a touchdown, and fullback Nic Steffl ran 28 times for 140 yards.
Brookings got a 14-yard run from Mike Daniel and a three-yard pass to Zach Page for scores. The Bobcats also gave up two interceptions in the red zone – assistant coach Scott Miller says they have to be better at capitalizing on mistakes. 97624 :26 “of the game”.
Miller says Dayton Bender’s 89-yard kickoff return for a score was a momentum-changer. 97625 :22 “totally different game”.
Bender also had six pass receptions in the game. Daniel finished with 64 yards rushing.
The Bobcats visit Watertown Friday.
FRIDAY FB SCORES…
Aberdeen Roncalli 47, Redfield/Doland 0
Brandon Valley 31, Huron 7
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 28, Howard 26
Canistota 64, Viborg-Hurley 30
Centerville 44, Baltic 19
Chester 35, Alcester-Hudson 30
Clark/Willow Lake 46, Wilmot 44
Dell Rapids 49, Tea Area 34
Deubrook 64, Dell Rapids St. Mary 30
Deuel 26, Webster 13
Elkton-Lake Benton 21, Castlewood 20
Estelline 50, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 14
Flandreau 21, Garretson 6
Great Plains Lutheran 49, Florence/Henry 20
Groton Area 26, Britton-Hecla 20, OT
Hamlin 48, Tiospa Zina Tribal 0
Lake Preston 28, Colman-Egan 26
Parkston 34, Sioux Falls Christian 6
Rapid City Central 33, Mitchell 21
Sioux Falls Lincoln 55, Sturgis 0
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 35, Yankton 21
Sioux Falls Washington 27, Pierre 20
Sioux Valley 56, Crow Creek 6
Wagner 26, McCook Central/Montrose 7
West Central 51, Lennox 14
SATURDAY VB SCORES…
Sioux Falls Washington def. Brookings, 27-25, 25-23, 25-17
Brandon Valley def. Pierre, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22
Mitchell def. Douglas, 25-12, 25-8, 25-6
Huron def. Sturgis, 12-25, 23-25, 22-25
Sturgis def. Huron, 22-25, 4-25, 25-18, 14-25
SDSU VB… The South Dakota State Volleyball team struggled at times in Saturday’s Summit League match at Oakland, but they came through in the end to win 27-25, 14-25, 25-12, 25-27 and 15-9 to improve to 12-5 overall and to 4-2 in The Summit League. Oakland falls to 9-8 overall and to 2-4 in the league.
Kelli Fiegen led the Jackrabbits with 18 kills and with nine block assists, as the Jackrabbits finished with a 15-10 edge in total team blocks. Kaitlin Klingemann added 13 kills in the win and Kelly Herrmann 10 kills to go with her 18 digs for her third double-double of the season.
Shay Birath led the Jacks with 25 digs, while Margit Hansing finished with 20 digs. Birath and Lizzie Palmer both served up a pair of aces as well.
Meghan Bray led the Golden Grizzlies with 16 kills. Brittany Holbrook added 11 and Ciara Schultz 10 kills in the loss. Bray also added 23 digs, while Alli Kirk led all players with 35 digs.
IPFW defeated SDSU 26-24, 25-20 and 25-23 Friday. Margit Hansing led the Jackrabbits with 10 kills in the loss, adding 12 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Herrmann tied with Hansing for team-high honors with 12 digs to go with her eight kills. Fiegen finished with eight kills and with five total blocks, including one solo. Klingemann finished with nine kills and a match-high five block assists.
Kendall Wienkes led a trio of Mastodons with double figure kills with 15. Emily Spencer added 14 and Haley Emenhiser 10 kills in the win. Tessa McGill led the ‘Dons with 20 digs.
SDSU GOLF…The South Dakota State men’s golf team kicked off the inaugural Jackrabbit Fall Invitational at the Minnehaha Country Club on Sunday and stand in second place after two rounds.
Hudson Carpenter carded 144 for the Jacks and sits in a tie for fifth at four-over par. Joining him in the top-ten, Greg Fehrman and Miles Knutsen are in a tie for ninth with two other players after posting 148. Rounding out the top-five for the Jacks, Brian Wynia is in a tie for 14th with 150 and David Smith is three strokes back after 153.
North Dakota State leads the eight team field with a total score of 579, followed by SDSU at 584 and Northern Iowa at 587.
Individually, UNI’s Glenn Walls sits atop the leader board at one-over par after a 141 followed closely by NDSU’s Nathan Anderson and Alex Kline of South Dakota at 142.
The South Dakota State women’s golf team opened up play in sixth place with rounds of 333 and 323.
Morgan Fitts is the only Jackrabbit to crack the top-ten at 149, which is eight strokes behind leader Amy Anderson of North Dakota State, who posted 141 to finish the day at one-under par.
With a 163, Amber Houser is in a tie for 19th. Michaela Kouri is tied for 32nd after posting 171. Alli Plath sits in a tie for 36th at 173 and Sydney MacDonald is two strokes behind after a 175, rounding out SDSU's top-five.
NDSU, at 619, holds an 11-stroke advantage over Creighton in the team standings with Augustana at 631 close behind heading into the final round.
SDHSAA GOLF…The state “AA” boys’ golf tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at Mitchell, while the “A” boys’ play their tourney at Spearfish.
This year’s ‘AA’ field returns six of the top seven finishers from the 2011 event, including a pair of strong-playing sophomores: Last year’s runner-up Sam Musch of Rapid City Stevens, and third-place finisher Tommy Vining of Sioux Falls Lincoln, who recently captured the individual GDC title. Sioux Falls O’Gorman is the two-time defending team champion.
The Class ‘A’ competition will be highlighted by the return of the top three teams from last year’s event, including defending champion Harrisburg, runner-up Dell Rapids and Aberdeen Roncalli – all of whom finished within six strokes of one another in 2011. Sioux Falls Christian is also in the field, seeking its seventh team championship in eight years after finishing fourth in 2011.
Also returning to the Class ‘A’ field is Ryan Medhaug of Sisseton. Medhaug captured Individual championship titles in both 2010 and ’11, giving him the opportunity to be the first male golfer to capture three consecutive individual titles since 1935 (Reuben Narlin, Sioux Falls). Only two other golfers in State History have captured three or more Individual Champions; none since 1996 (Narlin & Wil Collins of Rapid City).
SDSU SOCCER…South Dakota State dropped a 2-1, double-overtime Summit League soccer heartbreaker Saturday at North Dakota State.
Megan Kingston led the Jackrabbit attack with three shots, one on goal. Diana Potterveld registered two shots, both on goal.
Elisa Stamatakis was not forced to make a save in the first half.
Nine minutes into the second half, Christa Nyblom took the cross from Potterveld and scored from 12 yards out. The goal was the second of the season for Nyblom, on the first assist of the season for Potterveld.
SDSU was unable to hold the lead, however, as the Bison evened the score at 1-1 in the 81st minute. The Bison later scored the game-winner in the second overtime
SDSHAA SOCCER…Pairings are now set for next weekend’s SDHSAA soccer championships after this weekend’s play-in games. The results:
Saturday’s Play-in Games
Groton Area 1, Sioux Falls Christian 0
St. Thomas More 4, Mitchell 0
Aberdeen Central 1, James Valley Christian 0
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 6, St. Thomas More 1
Thursday’s First Round State Tournament Pairings
#1 Aberdeen Central (10-3-0) v. #4 St. Thomas More (6-4-4), 1:00 PM
#2 Sioux Falls O’Gorman (4-3-4) v. #3 Groton Area (4-3-3), 3:00 PM
#1 Sioux Falls Christian (10-0-1) v. #4 Aberdeen Central (7-6-1), 6:00 PM
#2 Groton Area (9-3-0) v. #3 Sioux Falls O’Gorman (6-4-2), 8:00 PM
SDSU XC… Michael Krsnak finished fifth individually to lead the South Dakota State University men's cross country team to a seventh-place finish in the team standings Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Krsnak covered the 8,000-meter course at Les Bolstad Golf Course in 24 mintues and 48 seconds. Kelly Wiebe of the University of Regina won the Men's Gold race, which featured 143 runners, in 24:19.
Sophomore Trent Lusignan finished 12th overall, Jared Ailts placed 36th overall, followed by Drew Kraft in 64th place. Joel Reichow rounded out the scoring runners for the Jackrabbits in 73rd-place.
The South Dakota State University women’s cross country finished 15th out of 17 teams.
The Jackrabbits were led by Tera Potts, who completed the 6,000-meter course in 23 minutes and 3 seconds to finish 71st overall. Laura Wolles finished 83rd overall, with Cheyanne Bowers placing 100th. Also competing for the Jackrabbits were Courtney Neubert, 126th, Laura Lawton, 132nd, Andrea Weeder, 137th and Jenna Grossenburg, 155th.
Led by 1-2 finish of Betsy Saina (20:51) and Meaghan Nelson (21:00), Iowa State won the meet with 47 points. Weber State (Utah) was second with 82 points, followed by host Minnesota in third with 86.
BHS XC…Brookings competed in the high school portion of the Roy Griak Invitational. The boys placed 24th in the Gold Division, while the girls finished 16th in the Maroon Division.
Addison DeHaven was sixth overall in 18:52. Justice Lamer was 52nd, Patrick Chapin 96th, Ray Munsterman 222nd,
and John Olson 248th.
Emily Berzonsky was 21st overall in 22:32. Haley Kindvall finished in 52nd place, Ronna Heaton 105th, Emily Holm 11th and Miriam Crinion 249th.
BLIZZARD…The Brookings Blizzard ran its NAHL Central Division record to 5-1 Saturday night with a 2-0 win over the Aberdeen Wings in Aberdeen. Goals from Nick DeCenzo and Brandon Parker accounted for the winning margin.
The Blizzard posted a 3-2 win over Aberdeen in the official home opener Friday night. Justin Moody gave the Blizzard the lead nine and a half minutes into the game with a power play goal off an assist from Thomas Williams. Brandon Parker also assisted on the goal.
The Wings tied the game with 4:40 left to play on a goal from Zach Kraft assisted by Tanner Holmquist.
In the third, Eric Brenk scored a wrap-around goal, followed three minutes later by a Williams power-play goal. Drew Weigman was sharp in net and got the win.