SDSU SOCCER…The South Dakota State women’s soccer team lost in overtime 2-1 to Loyola (Ill.) on Sunday. Alyssa Brazil scored the lone goal for the Jackrabbits.
Monika Lee and Kristin Rodriguez scored Loyola goals.
The Jacks outshot the Ramblers 20-10.
SDSU falls to 0-2-0 on the season, while Loyola improves to 1-0-1 overall.
The South Dakota State women’s soccer team dropped their season opener against Iowa State 2-1. Dani Patterson scored the lone goal for the Jackrabbits – the first of her career
Nicole Inskeep made her first career start, turning away six off the eight shots on goal.
Lauren Roeling and Koree Willer scored for the Cyclones.
Iowa State led SDSU in fouls (9-4) and shots (10-4).
BHS SOCCER…The Brookings girls varsity soccer team lost 4-2 Saturday in Pierre, in near 100 degree heat. After going down 3-0 in the first 15 minutes the Bobcats came back with goals from Alexis Gannon in the 34th minute and Madison Pejsa in the 55th minute. Pierre added a fourth off of a corner kick.
The J-V team lost 3-1. Jade Telkamp scored in the 51st minute for the lone Brookings goal.
The varsity boys lost to Pierre 3-1.
BHS TENNIS…Brandon Valley defeated Brookings 8-1 Saturday in the Bobcat girls’ tennis season opener at Hillcrest Park Courts. The results:
1 – Erin Buse (BV) def. Lydia Lucchesi 6-0, 6-6 (8-7)
2 – Jessica Saaler (BV) def Yixuan He 6-4, 6-0
3 – Hanna Mutchelknaus (BV) def. Emma Lucchesi 7-5, 7-6
4 – McKenzie Marso (BV) def. Brenna Langland 6-3, 6-2
5 – Beth Hildebrant (B) def. Emily Konz 6-1, 6-2
6 – Leandra Marais (BV) def. Taylor Logue 6-0, 6-0
1 – Buse/Saaler (BV) def. Lucchesi/Lucchesi 6-3, 6-3
2 – Mitchelknaus/Marson (BV) def. He/Langland 6-0, 7-6
3 – Konz/Marais (BV) def Hildebrant/Logue 6-2, 6-4
Hannah Eng, Megan Whaley, Jane Ardry and Abby Enevoldsen dropped J-V singles matches. Eng and Whaley dropped a doubles match, while Ardry and Enevoldsen defeated Lara Ellis and Nicole Priola 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
BHS SCRIMMAGE…Brookings held its “Sport Drink” football scrimmage Saturday – Carter Gordon opened things with a scoring pass to Tyler Madler, but two fumbles and a pick followed.
Mitchell Smith and Wyatt Resmen scored touchdowns, and Dayton Bender and Madler had interceptions.
Head coach Lee Schmidt didn’t expect the early turnovers. 97628 :22 “this week…improving”.
Schmidt says the Bobcats have to focus on their core values – consistency, loyalty, preparation and competitiveness: 97629 :36 “to clean up”.
Brookings opens Saturday night at Huron.
BHS FB…It’s less than a week to the kickoff of the high school football season – Brookings opens Saturday night at Huron.
Head coach Lee Schmidt says the coaching staff’s tweaked the offense a bit – and things are farther along now than they were at this point a year ago. 97626 :20 “practice Thursday afternoon”.
Schmidt likes the Bobcat defensive secondary, and says the linebacking corps is solid. 97627 :39 “and Devon Crandall”.
Schmidt says coaches are identifying players who can fill in on the line of scrimmage, and play special teams.
BHS XC…The Brookings cross country teams are preparing for a September fifth season opener at Brandon Valley.
Head coach Chris Gruenhagen says he’s trying to keep the experienced runners in shape, while getting younger athletes into form. 97621 :32 “top too early”.
The Bobcat boys will once again be led by Addison DeHaven: 97622 :26 “great state meet”.
Gruenhagen has to come up with a replacement for Emily Berzonsky, who has moved out-of-state. 97623 :23 “our three-four”.
Gruenhagen says Aberdeen Central and Yankton are teams to watch in the ESD girls’ race.
METRO CONFERENCE…The start of the school year also means the start of the Metro Athletic Conference.
The four Sioux Falls high schools, and Brandon Valley, make up the new league. Sioux Falls Public Schools athletic director Mark Meile says it’s more opportunity for students to compete for honors: 97624 :41 “our student athletes”.
Meile says the new conference was formed out of convenience – an opportunity to reduce travel expenses between Sioux Falls and Rapid City – although league members will continue to play the West River schools.
Meile says, down the road, it’s possible Brandon, Harrisburg and a new Sioux Falls high school could become full-time conference members. 97625 :30 “schedule and everything”.
The Metro will sponsor conference championships in every sport but football.
ALL-STATE BASEBALL…Two Brookings players have earned All-State honors from the high school baseball coaches association.
First baseman Thomas McMacken hit .431 with eight doubles, a homer and 19 RBI – garnering first team honors. Shortstop Skyler Cary, who hit .358 with nine RBI, made the second team.
Both were named to the All-Region team, along with Mack Burns and Konner Beste.
Two players – Beste and Trevor Puetz – earned Academic All-State honors, also.
FOB MEETING…The Brookings Friends of Baseball will hold its August meeting Monday starting at 7:00pm at the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center on the campus of South Dakota State University. The meeting will be in the Chicoine Champions Room on the upper level. Meeting attendees are asked to park in the east parking lot, enter through the east doors, then proceed upstairs. The meeting room will be on your immediate left.
An agenda for the meeting is posted on the FOB website - www.brookingsbaseball.com.
The September meeting will also be the annual meeting with executive board elections taking place. President and Vice President executive positions must be filled from within the general board of directors (must have served in a voting position on the Friends of Baseball board for one year), while Secretary and Treasurer positions can be filled from the general public.
Information on how to declare interest for these positions is also posted on the website.