WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:
Cross Country: Canistota, Chester, Dells St. Mary’s @ Freeman Invitational, 1:00pm
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard vs. Johnstown @ Blaine, MN, 4:30pm
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Brandon Valley, 25-21, 29-27, 25-21
BKGS: MacKenzie Rief 16 kills…Kenzie Thuringer 11kills…Emily Johnson 29 digs…Mara Milton 28 assts.
BV: Allie Koehn and Eme Sumner 8kills each…Taylor Murtha 23 digs…Lexi Hoover 22assts.
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Hamlin, 25-16, 25-18, 15-25, 20-25, 15-7
Baltic def. Centerville, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17
Canton def. Dell Rapids, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17
Chester def. Howard, 25-18, 25-7, 25-13
Clark/Willow Lake def. Florence/Henry, 25-11, 25-19, 25-11
Colman-Egan def. Canistota, 19-25, 25-17, 25-12, 20-25, 15-11
Deuel def. Britton-Hecla, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22
DEU: Alissa Krause 18assts…Tiara Gibson 14kills, 6blks
BRT: Emily Bremmon 7kills…Mallon Rabenberg 6kills…Emma Bennett 4blks…Madeline Carlson 4aces
Elkton-Lake Benton def. Castlewood, 25-11, 25-21, 25-13
Flandreau def. Garretson, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, 22-25, 15-8
Great Plains Lutheran def. Estelline, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22
EST: Erin Begalka 10kills, 4aces, 12 digs…Savannah Dolezal 15 digs
Madison def. West Central, 25-15, 26-24, 25-23
Marshall, Minn. def. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 27-25
Milbank def. Sisseton, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. James Valley Christian, 25-14, 25-23, 25-19
Sioux Falls Christian def. McCook Central/Montrose, 25-11, 25-14, 25-14
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Aberdeen Central, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 15-25, 15-11
Sioux Falls Washington def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-14, 25-15, 25-21
Sioux Valley def. DeSmet, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-10
Tri-Valley def. Beresford, 25-18, 25-19, 25-21
Waverly-South Shore def. Grant-Deuel, 26-24, 25-22, 25-17
Yankton def. Watertown, 25-20, 27-29, 22-25, 25-21, 16-14
DSU VB… Dakota State took control of the net to sweep Presentation College in three sets.
Dakota State won 25-15, 25-23, 25-16 on Tuesday at the Strode Center in college volleyball.
The visiting Trojans pounded down 44 kills to 29 kills for the home team. Kristin DiPaola who finished the match with 24 kills, 12 digs and three aces.
ARLINGTON XC…Results from Tuesday’s Arlington Invitational cross country meet:
GIRLS: Flandreau 18, Howard 21, Lake Preston 22, Deubrook 24 Incomplete: Arlington, Baltic, Colman-Egan. CHAMPION: Evelyn Klein, Deubrook, 16:40; Janae Sampson, Arlington, 16:54.
BOYS: Flandreau 8, Deubrook 13, Arlington 33, Lake Preston 36 Incomplete: Howard, Baltic, Colman-Egan. CHAMPION: Guy Zephier, Flandreau, 18:24; Matt Gollaher, Deubrook, 18:46; Dylan Erickson, Flandreau, 18:53
GIRLS JV WINNER: Kathy Parsley, Flandreau, 13:49. BOYS JV WINNER: Michael Nelson, Flandreau, 12:10.
SDSU GOLF… The South Dakota State University men’s golf team placed fifth out of 12 teams at the Fairway Club Invitational hosted by Nebraska.
SDSU sat in second place after the first day of the tournament and only two strokes off the team lead, held by host Nebraska.
Hudson Carpenter was the top finisher for the Jacks, placing sixth with a 222. Greg Fehrman joined him in the top-25, shooting a 226 to finish in a tie for 13th.
Dillon Schultz posted a 235 to finish in a tie for 42nd. Brian Wynia shot 239 to end in a tie for 53rd, with David Smith finishing a stoke behind in a tie for 56th.
Competing as individuals, freshman Miles Knutsen finished in a tie for 20th at 230, including two eagles for the tournament, and Lukas Davison carded 233 to finish in a tie for 31st.
Nebraska won their own tournament, posting a two-day total of 899, one stroke ahead of runner-up Illinois State. Individually, the winner of the tournament had to be decided by a playoff, with Illinois State’s Ricky Hearden beating out Nebraska’s Kevin Gillick.
SDSU MBB SKED… Three straight road games against NCAA Tournament teams from 2012 and a three-game event in Hempstead, N.Y., at the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project highlight a tough 2012-13 schedule for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team.
The Jackrabbits play a total of 11 teams that qualified for the postseason in 2011-12, including four NCAA Tournament teams, starting with a game at Alabama on Nov. 9, that can be seen live on ESPNU.
The three straight games against NCAA Tournament teams starts at Montana on Dec. 15, followed by games at Belmont on Dec. 19 and at New Mexico on Dec. 22, when the Jacks return to “The Pit” the same Arena where they played Baylor last season in the NCAA Tournament.
SDSU also plays at Minnesota for the eighth consecutive season, when they clash with the NIT runner-up Golden Gophers on Dec. 4, in Minneapolis.
Four of the opponents on the 2012-13 schedule advanced to the CIT last season, a list that includes Tennessee State, who the Jacks host in their home opener on Nov. 13. SDSU also hosts CIT qualifier North Dakota on Nov. 28 and Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 9. The Jacks then make a return trip to CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 20.
NIT TIP-OFF… Michigan, Virginia, Kansas State and Pittsburgh are the top seeds for the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The other seeded teams in the field that was announced Tuesday were Lehigh, Robert Morris, Cleveland State and Delaware. The rest of the field is Ala.-Huntsville, Bowling Green, Fairfield, Fordham, IUPUI, Lamar, North Texas and Penn.
The first- and second-round doubleheaders will be played Nov. 12 and 13 on the campuses of the four highest-seeded teams. The winners of the preliminary rounds advance to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals on Nov. 21, and championship game on Nov. 23.
The remaining teams will play third- and fourth-round doubleheaders Nov. 19 and 20 on the campuses of the three highest remaining seeds.
SUMMIT XC… South Dakota State’s Trent Lusignan and Oakland’s Brittni Hutton were named The Summit League’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week.
Lusignan finished third, leading the Jackrabbits to a second-place overall finish amongst ranked competition at the OZ Memorial. The sophomore finished with a personal-best 6k time of 19:01.28. SDSU, ranked 15th in the Midwest, finished ahead of Minnesota, ranked 18th in the nation, and Drake ranked 11th in the Midwest.
Hutton won the IPFW Invitational, leading the Golden Grizzlies to a first-place finish ahead of league rivals Fort Wayne and IUPUI. The Highland, Mich., native won her second race of the year with a 5k time of 18:22.34.
COWBOYS-COCHART… Tight end Colin Cochart, a former South Dakota State player, has been released by the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys announced the move 10 days after they had claimed Cochart off waivers from Cincinnati.
Dallas got Cochart when there were still questions about the health of seven-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten. But Witten, who lacerated his spleen Aug. 13, was back and started in the regular-season opener last Wednesday.
Cochart had started three games as a rookie last season for the Bengals.
FB KISS… A concussion kept Jamie Kuntz from suiting up for his first college football game. He says a kiss from his much-older boyfriend at that game led the freshman linebacker to be kicked off the team.
North Dakota State College of Sciences in Wahpeton acknowledges Kuntz was disciplined by the team, but says it wasn't because he is gay. Football coach Chuck Parsons told Kuntz in a letter that he was removed from the team for lying about the kiss.
Kuntz left the college in southeast North Dakota this month after his dismissal from the team.
Kuntz said he and his 65-year-old boyfriend were in the press box at the game against Snow College in Pueblo, Colo., over Labor Day weekend. Kuntz was videotaping the game for the team. His Wildcats were down by more than 40 points when he says "the kiss just happened". The team would eventually lose 63-17.