TUESDAY, AUGUST 14:
BV INVITATIONAL…The Brandon Valley Invitational boys’ golf tournament was played Monday. The results:
TEAM SCORES: Brandon Valley Red 279…SF O'Gorman 287…Yankton 304…Aberdeen Central 304…Watertown 311…
SF Washington 314……Brookings 318…Brandon Valley Black 328…Huron 345…Mitchell 351
MEDALIST: Trevor Tobin, BV, 67. BROOKINGS: Jake Steen, 5th, 71; Jacob Schroeder, 81; Jace Collins, 82; Matt Eng, 84;
Derek Axelsen, 85; Dalton Axelsen, 95.
SV GOLF RESULTS…Results of Monday’s Sioux Valley Invitational golf tournament:
TEAM SCORES: Aberdeen Roncalli 310…Sisseton 314…Madison 317…Dell Rapids 329…Milbank 351…Sioux Valley 364…Redfield-Doland 428…Groton inc.
MEDALIST: Ryan Medhaug, Sisseton, 72. SV SCORES: Nathaniel Algood 91; Tim Ganahl, 92; Greg Reeter, 94; Wyatt Schmidt 98. DR: Zach Schroeder, 77; Adam Karst, 79; Ted LaCoursiere, 85; Devon Weber, 87; Ty Hoglund, 90.
CENTRAL PLAINS REGION…Omaha Pi Midwest will represent the Central Plains Region in the upcoming American Legion World Series. Omaha defeated defending national champion Eden Prairie 6-1 Monday to win the title in Dickinson, ND.
Omaha got to the title game by defeating host Dickinson 7-3 earlier in the day.
SDSU BASEBALL CAMP…The South Dakota State University baseball coaching staff will conduct a pair of one-day camps this fall for high school prospects.
The first camp will be for high school seniors and will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Erv Huether Field on the SDSU campus. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A camp for underclassmen is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Erv Huether Field.
For more information, call the Jackrabbit baseball office at (605) 688-5778.
SPORTS NETWORK POLL…Led by a number-two national ranking by defending national champion North Dakota State, a total five Missouri Valley Football Conference teams dot the Sports Network pre-season Top 25 rankings.
The Bison are joined by MVFC members UNI (9), Youngstown State (13), Illinois State (19) and Indiana State (23) in the rankings. All 10 MVFC members received at least one vote in this year's pre-season Sports Network poll.
Sam Houston State leads the poll, followed by the Bison, Georgia Southern, Montana State and James Madison.
BCC WORK…The Brookings Country Club golf course is getting a makeover.
Crews have begun a six- to eight-week renovation of the Lake Campbell course. General manager Tedd Evans says the goal is to increase membership and outside guest play by improving overall course conditions and making the golf course more enjoyable and more playable for a wider range of golfers.
Evans says the course will remain open throughout the renovation with all holes open on weekends. During the week, there may be a hole or two closed or some temporary tees.
The renovation began following the weekend South Dakota Women's Amateur Championship Golf Tournament.
NSU TRACK…Kevin Bjerke has been named as the head track and field coach for the Wolves. Bjerke, who has served as the head cross country coach for the past four years, will also continue to oversee the men's and women's cross country programs.
In addition to his cross country duties the past four seasons, Bjerke has served as an assistant coach with the track and field program and has been the program's recruiting director in that time. During his tenure, he has coached runners to 12 All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference awards.
The NSU men's cross country team also earned a pair of USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Awards, including the 2009 season when the Wolves turned in the top team GPA in the Division II nation. The women's program also earned All-Academic status from the USTFCCCA all four years of his tenure.
A 2006 graduate of South Dakota State, Bjerke helped lead the Jackrabbits to three North Central Conference championships in cross country and a fourth place finish at the national championships.
NSU VB…The Northern State volleyball program picked up 101 total points to finish ninth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
The Wolves finished inside the top ten, 24 points back of eighth place Winona State. Five-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul picked up all 15 possible first place votes to take the top spot with 225 points. Minnesota-Duluth received 202 points and finished second in the voting, narrowly edging third place Southwest Minnesota State (200 points) despite the Mustangs picking up the remaining first place vote.
NSU senior libero Ella Campbell was named as NSU's Player to Watch. One of just two players to play in all 102 sets of the 2011 season, Campbell started all 27 matches of the season at libero for the Wolves, averaging 4.27 digs per set and finishing the season ranked ninth in the league in that category. She totaled a team-best 436 digs, while taking in 676 serve receptions. She also had 21 aces at the line, second most for the Wolves, who finished 13-14 overall last season.
The University of Sioux Falls is a preseason pick to finish fourteenth.
BIG SKY VB…The University of North Dakota volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2012 Big Sky Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. Reigning champion Northern Colorado topped the poll with 99 total points with nine of a possible 10 first-place votes (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams). Portland State grabbed a first-place vote and had 88 total points to place second. UND had the lone other first-place nod, tallying 70 points, one point behind third-place Eastern Washington.