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
SDSU GOLF… The South Dakota State University men's golf team stands in sixth place after 36 holes at the season-opening Battle at the Tetons.
The Jackrabbits stood in fifth place out of eight teams after Monday's first round after tallying a team score of 295, then slipped one spot with a 301 in the afternoon.
Individually, Hudson Carpenter and Greg Fehrman alternated rounds of 71 and 74 to pace the Jackrabbits with two-round totals of 145 to stand in a tie for sixth place. David Smith finished the day at 151 after rounds of 77 and 74, while Brian Wynia carded rounds of 73 and 83 for a two-round total of 156. Freshman A.C. Sitter rounded out the Jackrabbit effort with a total of 161 (79-82). Fellow freshman Miles Knutsen competed as an individual and fired rounds of 81 and 79 to finish the day at 160.
Wyoming holds a commanding 24-stroke lead in the team standings after recording rounds of 277 and 285 for a 562 team total. Valparaiso (Ind.) is second at 586 -- 10 strokes ahead of the sixth-place Jackrabbits. Wyoming's Eddie Stewart is the individual leader at 137 after carding rounds of 68 and 69 on Monday.
MVFC POW… This week's Missouri Valley Football Conference players of the week include Andre Stubbs of Youngstown State, DB Garrett Scott of UNI, P/PK Pat Smith of Western Illinois, and QB Sawyer Kollmorgen of UNI.
Stubbs had a solid all-around performance in the victory at Pittsburgh. In his first game since a season-ending injury in 2011, Stubbs rushed for 71 yards on six carries, caught four passes for 61 yards and had two kickoffs for 40 yards.
Scott helped the UNI Panthers keep the Wisconsin Badgers under 30 points for only the third time in the last year. He notched 15 tackles against the high powered Badger offense including six solo and nine assisted.
Smith handled every special teams kicking duty in the win against Butler. His 3-for-3 FG performance versus Butler (29, 19, 29) matched his 2011 season field goal total (3-of-6, long 26). Smith was perfect on both extra points
Kollmorgen opened his freshman campaign against a strong Wisconsin defense and finished with 18-of-34 completed passes, 265 yards and three touchdowns.
SDSU VB…Kelli Fiegen and Kaitlin Klingemann both earned all-tournament team honors at the Gonzaga Tournament over the weekend after leading South Dakota State to a perfect 3-0 record. Fiegen earned tournament MVP honors.
Fiegen finished the weekend with 45 kills and a .416 hitting percentage. She also led the Jacks with 23 total digs.
Klingemann recorded 37 kills, nine digs and nine blocks on the weekend. She also led the team with four service aces.
The Jackrabbits, now 5-2 on the season, return to action on Tuesday, when they open their home schedule against North Daktoa at 7 p.m.
HS FB POLL…The weekly South Dakota Sportswriters Association high school football poll:
1. Sioux Falls Washington (7)…2-0391
2. Brandon Valley…2-0273
3. Sioux Falls Roosevelt (1-0)…2-0242
4. Sioux Falls Lincoln…1-1124
5. Yankton…2-0 9 NR
Also receiving votes: Sioux Falls O’Gorman 0-2.
1. Dell Rapids (7)…1-0391
2. West Central (1)…2-0322
3. Dakota Valley…2-0233
4. Tea Area…2-0184
Also receiving votes: Sisseton 1-0.
1. Flandreau (5)…2-036T1
2. Tri-Valley (3)…2-034T1
5. Aberdeen Roncalli…2-06NR
Also receiving votes: St. Thomas More 1-1.
1. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (8)…1-0401
2. Deubrook Area…1-0262
3. Kimball-White Lake…2-0223
Also receving votes: Potter County 1-0, White River 1-0.
1. Canistota (8)…1-0401
5. Chester Area…1-085
Also receiving votes: Arlington 1-0, Herreid-Selby Area 1-0, Corsica-Stickney 1-0, Hamlin 1-0.
1. Viborg-Hurley (8)…2-0401
2. Harding County…2-0293
3. Langford Area…2-0194
Also receiving votes: Dell Rapids St. Mary 1-0, Hitchcock-Tulare 1-1
VB POLLS…The weekly South Dakota Sportswriters Association volleyball rankings:
1. Aberdeen Central (7)…3-0421
2. Sioux Falls Roosevelt (1)…1-0323
3. Sioux Falls O’Gorman…2-022NR
Also receiving votes: Sioux Falls Washington 1-1, Sioux Falls Lincoln (1) 0-1, Watertown 3-1, Huron 1-2.
1. Wagner (7)…6-0411
2. Sioux Falls Christian (2)…5-1322
4. Dakota Valley …2-014NR
Also receiving votes: Custer 9-1, Miller 1-0, Aberdeen Roncalli 0-0, Elk Point-Jefferson 3-4, Tri-Valley 3-1, Belle Fourche 2-0, St. Thomas More 2-2.
1. Warner (7)…5-0393
2. Parker (1)…6-0362
3. Northwestern (1)…5-3271
5. Herreid-Selby Area…4-085
Also receiving votes: Chester Area 4-1, Harding County 2-0, Edgemont 6-1, Hanson 3-2, Viborg-Hurley 4-1, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 2-0.
FCS POLL…The weekly FCS football poll:
1. North Dakota State (23)…1-06451
2. Sam Houston State (2)…0-16112
3. Georgia Southern…1-05973
4. Montana State…1-05184
5. Old Dominion…1-04986
7. Northern Iowa…0-14667
10. Youngstown State…1-040718
19. Illinois State…1-015720
Others receiving votes: Indiana State (57); North Dakota (11); Cal Poly (7)
LICENSE NUMBERS… If fishing license sales are any indication, South Dakota is in line with a recent study showing an increase in the number of hunters and anglers in the United States.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported preliminary results from their once-every-five-years study of hunting and fishing participation around the country. The study showed an 11 percent increase in the number of anglers over 2006.
Meanwhile, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department reports one of its best years in fishing license sales in some time. Nearly 67,000 resident annual fishing licenses have been sold so far in 2012, compared to 56,000 at the same time in 2011. In 2006, there were 56,000 licenses sold for the entire year.
Hunting has seen a less dramatic increase, but the Fish and Wildlife Service survey numbers showed an increase in hunter numbers for the first time in two decades. Numbers in South Dakota have been fairly consistent over the past several years. With hunting seasons just beginning to open many license sales have not taken place, so it will be late in the year before 2012 can be compared to past years.