THURSDAY, AUGUST 30:
College FB: Butler @ Western Illinois
Southern Illinois @ Eastern Illinois
Minnesota State-Mankato @ Minot State
Minnesota-Duluth @ Southwest Minnesota State
Minnesota-Crookston @ Winona State
Sioux Falls @ St. Cloud State
Upper Iowa @ Bemidji State
Southwestern College @ Northwestern, IA
Valley City State @ Morningside
South Dakota Mines @ North Dakota
Volleyball: Huron @ Brookings
O’Gorman @ Lincoln
Roosevelt @ Washington
Watertown @ Mitchell
Brandon Valley @ Sioux Falls Christian
Britton-Hecla @ Sisseton
Webster @ Clark/Willow Lake
Tiospa Zina @ Florence/Henry
Redfield/Doland @ Groton
Deubrook @ DeSmet
Sioux Valley @ Deuel
Flandreau @ Hamlin
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
Garretson @ Baltic
Lake Preston @ Castlewood
Dells St. Mary’s @ Arlington
Colman-Egan @ Estelline
Great Plains Lutheran @ Rosholt
Freeman @ Howard
Cross Country: Brookings @ Brandon Valley Invitational, 4:00pm
Clark/Willow Lake, Deuel, Hamlin, Deubrook, Estelline, Great Plains Lutheran @ Redfield/Doland
Milbank Invitational, 5:00pm
Mitchell, Watertown @ Madison
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Aberdeen Central def. Mitchell, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20
Alcester-Hudson def. Baltic, 25-16, 25-12, 25-23
Arlington def. Colman-Egan, 25-13, 25-11, 25-20
Canby, Minn. def. Sisseton, 25-23, 25-17, 25-21
Dakota Valley def. Tri-Valley, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18
Deubrook def. Lake Preston, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20
Elk Point-Jefferson def. Dell Rapids, 25-19, 25-13, 25-12
Elkton-Lake Benton def. Flandreau, 14-25, 26-24, 25-13, 25-15
Hamlin def. Estelline, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22
Howard def. DeSmet, 26-24, 25-22, 27-25
Milbank def. Deuel, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20
Parker def. Sioux Valley, 25-21, 19-25, 25-15, 25-20
Rapid City Stevens def. Rapid City Central, 25-20, 22-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-8
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Hanson, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19
Sioux Falls Christian def. Garretson, 25-9, 25-15, 25-10
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Harrisburg, 25-20, 25-18, 25-14
Tea Area def. West Central, 25-12, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16
Viborg-Hurley def. Canistota, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-15
Watertown def. Pierre, 25-21, 25-11, 25-20
Wessington Springs def. Iroquois, 25-18, 25-21, 22-25, 25-16
Wilmot def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-17, 25-21, 25-17
BHS VB…Brookings – an honorable mention pick in this week’s “AA” poll – hosts Huron Thursday night in the Bobcats’ ESD Conference opener.
The Bobcats claimed five-set wins at Rapid City Stevens, and Central, last weekend. Head coach Jodi Melius says they’re working on their serve receive rotations for Huron. 97626 :22 “hard at it”.
The varsity match starts at seven at the BHS Auxiliary gym.
BOYS: Parker 10, Ethan-Parkston 27, Freeman Academy 55, Garretson 62, McCrossan 66, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 69, Tri-Valley 77, South Central 87, Flandreau 90, DeSmet 91, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 99, McCook Central/Montrose 106, Wessington Springs 114, Dell Rapids Public 126, Arlington 134, Mitchell Christian 145, Platte-Geddes 158. Champion: Jase Kraft, Wessington Springs 13:43. 16, Austin Kott, DeSmet 15:54; 20, Mitch Roemen, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 16:18.
GIRLS: Garretson 11, Dell Rapids Public 30, South Central 44, Tri-Valley 50, Mitchell Christian 51, Ethan-Parkston 59, James Valley Christian 74, Parker 83, Howard 85, Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 90, Flandreau 92. Champion: McKayla Wieczorek, West Central 12:15. 9, Corynn Hoff, Dell Rapids 12:58; 13, Janae Sampson, Arlington 13:14; 14, Anna Wolles, Dell Rapids St. Mary’s 13:17; 19, Alexandra Snyders, Dell Rapids 13:25.
BHS CHEER…Results from Tuesday’s Watertown competitive cheer competition:
Large Squad: 1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 206; 2. Brandon Valley, 199½; 3. Watertown, 194½; 4. Huron, 189.0; 5. Aberdeen Central, 186½; 7. Brookings, 182½; 8. Yankton, 157_.
Small Squad: 1. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 239½; 2. Redfield-Doland, 170; 3. Pierre, 169½; 4. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 118.0.
Overall: 1. Yankton, 229.67; 2. Brandon Valley, 227.83; 3. Watertown, 211.67; 4. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 210½; 5. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 206.0; 6. Huron, 181.33; 7. Aberdeen Central, 179.33; 8. Pierre, 175½; 9. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 171.33; 10. Mitchell, 114.33.
Small Squad Pom: 1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 195.0; 2. Watertown, 189.0; 3. Aberdeen Central, 159.0; 4. Mitchell, 152.0; 5. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 159.0.
Small Squad Kick: 1. Watertown, 222.0; 2. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 210½; 3. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 184½.
Small Squad Jazz: 1. Brandon Valley, 267.0; 2. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 231½; 3. Watertown, 224.0; 4. Aberdeen Central, 203.0; 5. Pierre, 179.0.
Small Squad Hip Hop: 1. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 201½; 2. Aberdeen Central, 176.0.
Large Squad Pom: 1. Yankton, 225½; 2. Brandon Valley, 197.0; 3. Huron, 171.0.
Large Squad Kick: 1. Yankton, 229½; 2. Brandon Valley, 219½; 3. Pierre, 172.0.
Large Squad Jazz: 1. Yankton, 234.0; 2. Huron, 185.0.
Large Squad Hip Hop: 1. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 238½; 2. Mitchell, 191.0; 3. Huron, 188.0.
MITCHELL FB…The Brookings football team is cleaning up some mistakes in preparation for Friday’s ESD Conference matchup at Mitchell.
Head coach Lee Schmidt says the offense has to fix some blocking errors. 97621 :17 “good job there”.
Schmidt says the defense made some key sacks to thwart drives in a 31-14 win over Huron. 97622 :16 “so far defensively”.
Schmidt says the Brookings defense has to be ready for a multitude of things. 97623 :38 “him in check”.
The Kernels are coming off a loss Saturday night in Watertown. You’ll hear Friday’s game on Kcountry 102, starting at 6:30.
SDSU VB…SDSU’s volleyball team faces Gonzaga, UC-Riverside and Eastern Washington this weekend in the Northwest Challenge in Spokane, WA.
Head coach Phil McDaniel says he hasn’t seen much of any of the teams: 97624 :20 “us out there”.
The Jackrabbits are 2-2 after defeating Southeast Missouri State and Chicago State at Iowa last weekend.
SDSU SOCCER…Non-conference soccer comes to Fishback Soccer Park Friday evening, as Drake visits South Dakota State for a 6:00pm match.
Head coach Lang Wedemeyer’s expecting a battle: 97625 :46 “with a win”.
SDSU is 0-1-1 after playing to a scoreless draw with Nevada-Las Vegas, and losing 5-0 to Georgia last weekend in Kansas.
SDSU XC… The South Dakota State Men’s Cross Country team was honored Monday by the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as they are ranked 15th in the Midwest region in the preseason regional rankings
The Jackrabbits are one of three Summit League teams to be ranked in the preseason poll (UMKC 12th, North Dakota State 14th).
Last year SDSU finished 17th in the final USTFCCA poll.
Last week the Jackrabbits were voted by the Summit League coaches as the preseason favorites to win the conference.
The rankings break all Division I cross country teams into regions and are voted upon by the USTFCCCA.
The Jackrabbits will begin their season this Friday (Aug. 31) at the NDSU Dual in Fargo, N.D. at 5:30 p.m.
MVFC FB…Two Missouri Valley Football Conference teams open the schedule Thursday night.
Southern Illinois travels to Eastern Illinois – Redhawks coach Dale Lennon says E-I-U has a new head coach, and new system, so he’s curious about the game. He says Southern Illinois has to prevent big plays. 97627 :23 “over the offseason”.
Western Illinois hosts Butler from the Pioneer League. Leathernecks head coach Mark Hendrickson: 97628 :25 “anxious to play”.
The rest of the league opens Saturday, including South Dakota State at Kansas and South Dakota at Montana.
KANSAS QB…Dayne Crist took the field at practice with a play in mind, then at the last second had to change his plan. He called an audible the team had heard but never practiced.
Crist and coach Charlie Weis crafted the play three years ago and had not touched it since, but Weis recognized it almost immediately. The play resulted in a 30-yard run down the left side, the kind of success that surprised everyone but Weis.
Weis recruited Crist to Notre Dame, and the oft-described quarterback guru mentored him for two years. But Weis was fired and things soured quickly for Crist under a new coaching regime, and he began to look elsewhere to play.
Crist decided to follow Weis to Kansas and will start Saturday night against South Dakota State.
IOWA BACKS… Damon Bullock will step into perhaps the most treacherous position in college football on Saturday when he starts at running back for Iowa.
The Hawkeyes just can't seem to keep its tailbacks on the field.
Iowa's bad luck with backs reached a breaking point in the offseason. Five players expected to compete for carries in 2012 won't be on the field Saturday when the Hawkeyes face Northern Illinois in Chicago.
All that's left is Bullock, a sophomore who also played receiver in 2011, and a pair of true freshman in Greg Garmon and walk-on Michael Malloy.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Bullock had a good fall camp and that he's been impressed by Garmon and Malloy.
BASEBALL HOF… The 2012 South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Lake Norden Community Center.
The event starts with a social hour at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony to follow.
Hall of Fame inductees include former Lake Norden Lakers’ standouts Paul Raasch of Webster and Mick Hoglund of Dell Rapids as well as Kent Alm of Aberdeen, Jon Westling of Yankton and Mike West of Philip.
Adult tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets for 12-and-under are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Pre-purchased tickets will be available for pickup at the door.
For tickets, contact Rusty Antonen or Paula Bergan, Burt Tulson of Lake Norden or Dan Sabers of Mitchell.