WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5:
No Events Scheduled
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6:
Volleyball: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Pierre @ Watertown
Brandon Valley @ Mitchell
Harrisburg @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Milbank @ Redfield/Doland
Sisseton @ Webster
Hamlin @ Clark/Willow Lake
Florence/Henry @ Langford
Deubrook @ Estelline
Groton @ Deuel
Sioux Valley, Garretson, Baltic @ Howard (Big East Conference Tourney)
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Colman-Egan
Flandreau @ McCook Central/Montrose
Lennox @ Madison
Tea @ Dell Rapids
West Central @ Sioux Falls Christian
DeSmet @ Lake Preston
Castlewood @ Dells St. Mary’s
Grant-Deuel @ Great Plains Lutheran
Cross Country: Clark/Willow Lake, Deuel, Hamlin, Deubrook, Sioux Valley, Estelline, Arlington, Canistota, Dells St. Mary’s, Howard, Lake Preston @ DeSmet Invitational, 4:00pm
Golf: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Lincoln Invitational, 4:00pm
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Pierre, 25-9, 25-9, 25-16
BRK: Alyssa Tvedt 8kills, 2digs, 6blks
PIR: Kaitlyn Severyn 6kills, 8digs
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Groton Area, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21
Arlington def. Waverly-South Shore, 25-10, 25-16, 25-14
ARL: Samantha Boeck 21kills, 5blks…Brooke Hennrich 11digs
W-SS: Mikaela Fischer 5kills
Britton-Hecla def. Florence/Henry, 25-18, 25-21, 25-10
Chester def. Baltic, 25-16, 25-14, 25-15
Dell Rapids def. West Central, 27-25, 9-25, 17-25, 25-18, 15-11
Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Freeman Academy, 25-20, 25-14, 21-25, 25-21
Estelline def. Lake Preston, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22
EST: Jamie Begalka 6aces…Erin Begalka 9kills, 5blks…Svannah Dolezal 23 digs
Flandreau def. Castlewood, 25-16, 25-17, 25-18
Hanson def. Howard, 25-16, 25-17, 25-22
Marion def. Canistota, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Iroquois, 25-9, 25-8, 25-10
Redfield/Doland def. Leola/Frederick, 25-13, 25-11, 25-17
Sioux Falls Christian def. Madison, 25-16, 25-7, 25-15
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Sioux City West, Iowa, 25-9, 25-13, 25-5
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-12, 25-14, 25-12
Sioux Falls Washington def. Watertown, 25-15, 25-16, 25-16
Sioux Valley def. McCook Central/Montrose, 25-11, 24-26, 25-13, 25-11
Tri-Valley def. Alcester-Hudson, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21
Deubrook def. Grant-Deuel, 21-25, 25-9, 25-19, 25-20
Deuel def. Deubrook, 25-13, 25-17, 25-19
Deuel def. Grant-Deuel, 25-11, 25-12, 25-19
SDSU VB… South Dakota State got 13 kills and seven blocks from Kelli Fiegen, 10 kills from Kaitlin Klingemann and both Jackrabbit middles hit over .500, as SDSU downed North Dakota. The Jackrabbits, who won by the set scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 26-24, improve to 6-2 with their fourth straight win. North Dakota falls to 3-4.
Fiegen’s 13 kills came on 21 swings for a .619 hitting percentage, while Klingemann got her 10 kills on 16 attacks with two errors for an even .500 hitting percentage.
As a team, the Jackrabbits hit .225 (40-13-120) and held the visitors to a .134 hitting percentage (44-27-127). In addition, the Jacks posted 13 total team blocks, compared to three from North Dakota.
Shay Birath led the SDSU defense with 14 digs, Kelly Herrmann added 11 digs to her four blocks, while MargitHansing finished with 10 digs, seven kills and four blocks; two solo and two block assists.
Lexi Robinson and Ronni Munkeby led the visitors with 11 kills apiece. Robinson added 14 digs and Lauren Clarke led North Dakota with 15 digs.
MITCHELL GOLF… Dell Rapids put five golfers in the top 11 to earn first place team honors at Tuesday’s Parkston Boys’ Golf Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.
TEAM SCORES: Dell Rapids 316, Parkston 328, Chamberlain 342, Bon Homme 347, Winner 362, Mitchell Christian 368, Parkston JV 369. Medalist: Coleman Caldwell, Chamberlain 72. Zach Schroeder, Dell Rapids 76; Ty Hoglund, Dell Rapids 79; Adam Karst, Dell Rapids 80; Devon Weber, Dell Rapids 81; Ted LaCoursiere, Dell Rapids 82.
FIEGEN HONORED AGAIN…Oakland’s Meghan Bray and South Dakota State’s Kelli Fiegen were named The Summit League's Offensive and Defensive Volleyball Players of the Week.
Fiegen earns her first career Defensive Player of the Week award after leading the Jackrabbits to a Gonzaga Tournament crown and undefeated (3-0) week and garnering tournament MVP honors. She opened the weekend with 11 blocks in a five-set win over Gonzaga. The senior middle hitter then tallied five blocks in the win over Eastern Washington and seven in the victory over UC Riverside. For the week, Fiegen tallied 23 total blocks (20 block assists and 3 solo) and averaged 1.77 blocks per set. She leads the league in total blocks (35) and block assists (29) and ranks second in blocks per set (1.35).
Bray collects her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor after helping the Golden Grizzlies win their second-straight Golden Grizzly Invite with an undefeated 3-0 record and earning an all-tournament team selection.
SUMMIT XC AWARDS… South Dakota State’s Michael Krsnak and North Dakota State’s Brecca Wahlund were named The Summit League’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week.
Krsnak garners his second career Athlete of the Week honor and first of the season after winning the Bison Invitational and helping his team finish ahead of league opponent North Dakota State, who is ranked 14th in the Midwest region, one spot ahead of the Jackrabbits. The senior finished with an 8k time of 26:09.54.
Wahlund earns her first career Athlete of the Week award after capturing first place in her first collegiate race and leading the Bison to an overall first-place team finish at the Bison Invitational. The Minot, N.D., native finished the 5k race with a time of 18:14.47.
NDSU PETITION TROUBLE… Eight North Dakota State University football players, including four starters, face fraud charges for allegedly forging signatures on two potential ballot measures.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced the charges Tuesday.
The players were paid $9 an hour to gather signatures to get two citizen initiatives dealing with a state conservation fund and medical marijuana on the ballot. Authorities say many of the petition signatures were copied from phone books or made up.
NDSU football coach Craig Bohl says the players have cooperated with investigators and any team discipline will be decided after they finish legal proceedings. He says the players will be eligible to play this weekend against Colorado State.
The Bison are defending Football Championship Subdivision champions.
NRA BANQUET… The Brookings Friends of NRA will hold their 18th Annual Banquet on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. The event will be held at the Days Inn Convention Center with a social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The price of tickets is $25 for adults and $15 for youth.
Last year the event raised more than $10,000. Proceeds spread to the NRA Foundation and the millions of dollars given in grants every year to shooting programs where youth can connect as a team, range development projects that bring communities together, and education and training programs that reach out to men, women, children, veterans, and disabled shooters. Half of the proceeds are used to fund projects in South Dakota. More than $7,700 was awarded locally last year to programs such as Brookings 4-H Shooting Sports and the Youth Sportsfest.
POINSETT PROGRAM…Ladies, have you ever wanted to learn how to shoot a muzzleloader? Field dress a deer? Catch and cook a walleye? Hunt waterfowl, deer, and turkeys? Paddle a kayak?
If so, the South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" workshop on Sept. 14-15 at Lake Poinsett focuses on learning outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing but useful for many outdoor pursuits. Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years of age or older to get "hands on" experience in the outdoors.
Class listing and registration information on "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" can be found at www.gfp.sd.gov.
BAIT OR NO BAIT…The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding hunters that hunting big game over bait is prohibited on all lands.
A person may not establish, utilize, or maintain a bait station when hunting from August 15 to February 1 to attract any big game animal, including wild turkey.
A bait station is a location where grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, hay, minerals, or any other natural food materials, commercial products containing natural food materials, or by-products of such materials are placed or maintained as an attractant to big game animals for the purpose of hunting.
The use of scents alone does not constitute a bait station. In addition, this restriction does not apply to foods that have not been placed or gathered by an individual and result from normal environmental conditions or accepted farming, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management, or similar land management activities.
For more information, contact a local conservation officer or GFP Division of Wildlife Office.