FRIDAY, AUGUST 31:
College FB: Upper Iowa @ Mary
Football: Brookings @ Mitchell (Live on Kcountry 102 @ 6:30)
Pierre @ Aberdeen Central
Yankton @ Huron
Sioux Falls Washington @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Sturgis @ Rapid City Central
Spearfish @ Rapid City Stevens
Arlington @ Estelline (Live on B93.7 @ 6:30)
Mobridge-Pollock @ Aberdeen Roncalli
Webster @ Britton-Hecla
Lake Preston @ Castlewood
Parker @ Centerville
Waverly-South Shore @ Clark/Willow Lake
Canton @ Dell Rapids
DeSmet/Iroquois @ Dells St. Mary’s
Colman-Egan @ Deubrook
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Elkton-Lake Benton
McCook Central/Montrose @ Flandreau
Tri-Valley @ Garretson
Tiospa Zina @ Great Plains Lutheran
West Central @ Madison
Chester @ Mt. Vernon
Milbank @ Redfield/Doland
Deuel @ Sioux Valley
Florence/Henry @ Tri-State
Baltic @ Viborg-Hurley
Soccer: South Dakota State @ Drake
Cross Country: South Dakota State @ North Dakota State Open
Sioux Valley @ FCA Dakota Bowl Invitational, Sioux Falls
Volleyball: South Dakota State vs. Gonzaga @ Northwest Challenge, Spokane, WA
Pierre @ Yankton
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
College FB: South Dakota State @ Kansas (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 5:30)
Dayton @ Illinois State
South Dakota @ Montana
Youngstown State @ Pittsburgh
Indiana State @ Indiana
Missouri State @ Kansas State
Robert Morris @ North Dakota State
Northern Iowa @ Wisconsin
Dakota State @ Dakota Wesleyan
Northern State @ Augustana
Mary @ Concordia-St. Paul
Wayne State @ Minnesota-Moorhead
Briar Cliff @ Doane
University of St. Mary @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dordt @ Waldorf College
Football: Watertown @ Brandon Valley
Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman
Volleyball: South Dakota State vs. Eastern Washington, UC-Riverside @ Northwest Challenge, Spokane, WA
Huron @ Watertown
Aberdeen Central @ Brandon Valley
Milbank, Elk Point-Jefferson @ Sioux Falls Christian Tourney
Golf: South Dakota State men @ Weber State
Cross Country: Milbank @ Roe Granger Invitational, Aberdeen
Soccer: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Lincoln (JV-11:00am, Varsity-1:00pm)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
No Events Scheduled
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3:
Golf: South Dakota State men @ Battle of the Tetons, Victor, ID
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
Volleyball: Brookings @ Pierre
O’Gorman, Sioux City West @ Sioux City North
Lincoln @ Roosevelt
Washington @ Watertown
Sisseton @ Wheaton, MN
Florence/Henry @ Britton-Hecla
Leola/Frederick @ Redfield/Doland
Deubrook, Grant-Deuel @ Deuel
McCook Central/Montrose @ Sioux Valley
Flandreau @ Castlewood
Sioux Falls Christian @ Madison
Baltic @ Chester
Dell Rapids @ West Central
Colman-Egan @ Garretson
Arlington @ Waverly-South Shore
Estelline @ Lake Preston
Freeman Academy @ Dells St. Mary’s
Hanson @ Howard
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Iroquois
Cross Country: Elkton-Lake Benton, Flandreau, McCook Central/Montrose, Sioux Valley, Tri-Valley, Chester, Dells St. Mary’s @ Jesse James Invitational, Garretson, 4:00pm
West Central @ Canton Invitational
Golf: South Dakota State men @ Battle of the Tetons, Victor, ID
THURSDAY COLLEGE FB…Western Illinois used a key defensive stop at the end of the game to keep Butler out of the endzone and secure a season-opening 23-15 win Thursday night. Josh Hudson completed 13-of-22 passes for 109 yards with an interception. Justin Morgan (49 yards) and Charles Chestnut (42) both caught five passes.
Southern Illinois surrendered a school record seven touchdown passes in a 49-28 loss to Eastern Illinois. EIU quarterback Jimmy Garrapolo threw for 369 yards and a career high five touchdown passes.
Jake Miller rushed for 178 yards and a touchdown, Braden Hanson and Marcus Hendrickson threw for two scores apiece, and North Dakota dominated South Dakota Mines 66-0.
DeNarius McGhee tossed four touchdown passes to lead Montana State to a 33-6 win over Chadron State. Chadron State scored on two field goals by Alex Ferdinand.
In the Northern Sun Conference:
Minnesota State-Mankato 44, Minot State 10
Minnesota-Duluth 45, Southwest Minnesota State 20
Winona State 58, Minnesota-Crookston 6
Sioux Falls 32, St. Cloud State 19
In the GPAC:
Morningside 49, Valley City State 7
Northwestern 49, Southwestern College 0
THURSDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Huron, 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-18
B: Mac Rief 14kills, 7digs, 3block assts…Kenzie Thuringer & Alyssa Tvedt 9 kills each…Amelia Miller
8kills… Ellie Nemitz 3aces…Emily Johnson 30digs
Arlington def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-11, 25-20, 25-8
Baltic def. Garretson, 25-21, 25-13, 25-17
Britton-Hecla def. Sisseton, 25-22, 25-14, 25-22
Deubrook def. DeSmet, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-7
Estelline def. Colman-Egan, 25-21, 18-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-11
E: Erin Begalka 6aces, 4blks, 25digs…Savannah Dolezal 49assts
Flandreau def. Hamlin, 12-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 15-9
Florence/Henry def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-10, 18-25, 25-23, 25-18
Lake Preston def. Castlewood, 26-24, 18-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-5
Mitchell def. Watertown, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22
Mitchell Christian def. Iroquois, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19
Parker def. McCook Central/Montrose, 25-10, 25-16, 25-17
Redfield/Doland def. Groton Area, 12-25, 25-23, 25-7, 25-13
Rosholt def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-21, 25-27, 25-20, 25-13
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Ethan, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23
Sioux Falls Christian def. Brandon Valley, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-16, 26-24, 25-12
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Sioux Falls Washington, 16-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16
Sioux Valley def. Deuel, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21
Sturgis def. Douglas, 25-16, 25-14, 25-15
Tri-Valley def. Lennox, 25-6, 25-6, 25-14
Waverly-South Shore def. Waubay, 25-17, 25-19, 25-15
West Central def. West Lyon, Inwood, Iowa, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21
THURSDAY XC…Results from Thursday’s Redfield-Doland cross country meet.
GIRLS: Redfield-Doland 17, Aberdeen Roncalli 24, Estelline 32, Webster 40, James Valley 47, Clark-Willow Lake 61, Mobridge-Pollock 69, Deuel 76, Highmore-Harrold 92. Champion: Mikayla Prouty, Clark-Willow Lake, 14:59.71. 8, Savannah Dolezal, Estelline, 16:48.00; 9, Leannah TeKrony, Estelline, 16:51.35; 15, Morgan Krein, Estelline, 17:16.71; 16, MacKenzie Mack, Deuel, 17:28.47; 17, Katie Struckman, Hamlin, 17:32.17; 18, Abigal Benning, Estelline, 17:34.10.
BOYS: Redfield-Doland 23, Aberdeen Roncalli 27, Estelline 27, Deuel 44, Miller 45, Clark-Willow Lake 47, Wessington Springs 53, Highmore-Harrold 63. Champion: Jase Kraft, Wessington Springs, 17:02.74. 2, Trevor Ward, Estelline, 17:38.82; 7, Mitch Prouty, Clark-Willow Lake, 18:46.49; 11, Jacob Brandt, Deuel, 19:20.66; 13, Garret Reed, Estelline, 19:27.29; 16, Dusty Gorder, Estelline, 19:58.25; 18, Colin Magedanz, Deuel, 20:04.21.
BHS TENNIS…The Brookings girls’ tennis team scored a 6-3 win over Huron Thursday.
Lydia Lucchesi at number one, and Beth Hildebrandt at number six, captured singles matches. The Bobcats doubles teams of Lydia and Emma Lucchesi…Brenna Langland and Laurelle Anderson…and Yixuan He and Hildebrandt…swept the doubles.
Brookings goes to 5-and-3 on the season with the win.
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 FB…South Dakota State opens the football schedule Saturday night at Kansas – air time on the Ranch 910AM is 5:30, with kickoff at six.
Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis coaches the Jayhawks, with former Dallas Cowboys coach Dave Campo as defensive coordinator. SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier expects to see a lot of man-to-man coverage. 97631 :38 “than we are”.
Stiegelmeier says opening with the “guarantee game” has had an impact on the squad. 97632 :29 “from last year”.
It’s doubtful quarterback Austin Sumner will play – he’s recovering from a hand injury suffered in fall camp.
USD FB…University of South Dakota football coach Joe Glenn returns to his old stomping grounds Saturday when the Coyotes visit Montana.
Glenn says line play is a concern for the Coyotes. 97629 :25 “lack is experience”.
But Glenn says the Grizzlies have to be aware of USD’s pass rush. 97630 :15 “tell ‘ya that”.
South Dakota football coach Joe Glenn.
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.
SOMSEN AWARD…South Dakota State University pitcher Layne Somsen has been named 2012 Rawlings Coastal Plain League Pitcher of the Year for the recently completed collegiate summer league season.
Somsen compiled a 5-0 record with a 1.29 earned run average during the regular season for the Fayetteville (S.C.) SwampDogs. In 42 innings of work, the right-hander struck out 47 and walked only 15 batters. He allowed only 18 hits all season, holding opponents to a mere .129 batting average.
Somsen finished in the wood-bat league's top five of six different categories: ERA (tied-third), wins (tied-fourth) opposing batting average (second), WHIP (third), fewest hits allowed (first), and fewest runs allowed (tied-second).
Somsen won his lone postseason start, pitching six innings of two-run, two-hit baseball. Earlier in the season, Somsen was selected as the starting pitcher for the American CPL All-Star team.
SUMMIT TV HOOPS…The Summit League announced five additional men’s basketball telecasts for the 2012-13 season, including two national appearances on Fox College Sports and three regional broadcasts on Midco Sports Network. Presently, a total of 22 Summit League regular and postseason games will be aired nationally on Fox College Sports this season.
In addition to its original schedule of 20 Summit League games, FCS selected to televise the Jan. 26 North Dakota State at South Dakota State game (5:05 p.m. ET / 4:05 p.m. CT) and the Feb. 16 Western Illinois at South Dakota State contest (Time TBA), a rematch of the 2012 Men’s Championship. Those two games will air nationally on FCS and regionally on Midco Sports Network.
Midco Sports Network has selected three additional Summit League matchups for regional broadcast only. The first two come in early January with North Dakota State at South Dakota on Jan. 3 (7:05 p.m. CT) and South Dakota State at South Dakota (4:05 p.m. CT) two days later on Jan. 5. Midco will also broadcast the Feb. 28 South Dakota State at Omaha game (7:05 p.m. CT).
WRONG WAY PARKER…Andre Parker's wrong way run didn't count, but it grabbed plenty of attention on the first night of the college football season.
The Kent State linebacker's moment of confusion became an instant internet sensation when he scooped up a loose ball in the Golden Flashes' 41-21 victory against Towson and ran 58 yards toward the wrong goal line Thursday.
Late in the first half, Kent State punted to Towson's Derrick Joseph, who let the bouncing ball graze his arm. Parker realized Joseph's mistake, grabbed the ball at the Towson 7 and proceeded to sprint in the wrong direction.
Adding to the comedy, two Towson players ran down Parker and tackled him near the sideline.
In the end, it didn't matter. By rule, a muffed punt cannot be returned — or retreated — and the ball was spotted where Parker grabbed it at the Towson 7.