THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:
Volleyball: Watertown @ Brookings
Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Brandon Valley
Huron @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Milbank @ Groton
Clark/Willow Lake @ Sisseton
Aberdeen Roncalli @ Redfield/Doland
Chester @ Deubrook
Webster @ Deuel
Hamlin @ Britton-Hecla
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Estelline
Flandreau @ Dell Rapids
Tri-Valley @ Madison
Parker @ Baltic
Dakota Valley @ Sioux Falls Christian
Arlington @ DeSmet
Lake Preston @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
Dells St. Mary’s @ Colman-Egan
Cross Country: Madison @ Russ Strande Invitational @ Edgebrook Golf Course, 4:00pm
Softball: Watertown @ Brookings Varsity, J-V, 6:00pm
SDSU SOCCER…The South Dakota State women's soccer team stumbled in its non-conference finale 2-1 at Creighton on Wednesday.
The Jacks led in shots and shots on goal, but did not capitalize and Creighton took advantage of its opportunities.
Creighton scored first in the 40th minute on a cross and shot from 25 yards out. In the 43rd minute, Stacy Guijarro put a shot in the goal from 15 yards away. Sheridon Newberry was credited with the assist. The goal, Guijarro's third of the season, tied her for the team lead.
SDSU led in shots (14-8) and shots on goal (11-4), but trailed CU in corner kicks (5-1). SDSU was whistled for five fouls and no offside, while CU was whistled for six fouls and five offside.
Diana Potterveld led the offense with five shots, all on goal. Elisa Stamatakis made two saves on the night.
SDSU dropped to 2-6-1, while Creighton improved to 3-5-2.
DELLS XC…Results of Wednesday’s Dell Rapids Invitational cross country meet:
BOYS: Tea Area 27; Sioux Falls Christian 46; Garretson 48; Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 72; Canton 74; Tri-Valley 93; Dell Rapids 105; Flandreau Indian 121; Mitchell Christian 146. CHAMPION: Trevor Ward, Estelline, 17:50.60. 2. Guy Zephier, Flandreau, 18:30.65; 3. Justin Sudgeltge, Elkton-Lake Benton; 5. Griffin Cross, FIS; 8. Dylan Erickson, Flandreau; 18. Garret Reed, Estelline.
GIRLS: Garretson 27; Canton 45; Sioux Falls Christian 66; Dell Rapids 72; Estelline 74; Mitchell Christian 92; Tea Area 123; Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 125. CHAMPION: Halie Momains, Canton, 15:47.25. 13. Savannah Dolezal, Estelline; 14. Corynn Hoff, Dell Rapids; 17. Leannah TeKrony, Estelline; 18. Marilyn Allen, Flandreau; 19. Morgan Krein, Estelline; 20. Alexandera Snyder, Dell Rapids.
BHS XC…About a dozen cross country teams will be in Brookings Thursday for the Russ Strande Invitational at Edgebrook Golf Course. Races start at 4:00pm.
Seven of the eight ESD Conference teams are entered, along with some Sioux Falls, and Minnesota, schools. Bobcat head coach Chris Gruenhagen says it’s a quality field. 97631 :32 “on our course”.
Fans attending are asked to park on the 3M property north of the course, and remain off the executive course and the greens.
BHS FB…Unbeaten Yankton visits Brookings Friday night for the Bobcats’ homecoming football game. Kickoff at Coughlin-Alumni is at seven – live coverage begins at 6:30 on KCountry 102.
Brookings coach Lee Schmidt says his team’s no-huddle style eventually wore Pierre down last week in a 34-26 loss, but the Bobcats allowed too many big plays. 97628 :28 “the job done”.
Schmidt says Yankton’s been successful running the ball, but the Bucks’ passing game is just as lethal. 97629 :29 “on Yankton yet”.
Schmidt says the offensive line’s been the Bucks’ catalyst. 97630 :41 “lot of people”.
Schmidt says Brookings has to mix the run and pass to keep Yankton’s defense off-balance.
HURON REPLAYS… Huron High School teacher Mike Carda (SAR-duh) has begun restoring a number of Tiger football games from the 1950's thru 80's captured on film.
Carda says the project began a few years ago when he discovered a number of game tapes on 16 millimeter film in an old office. Most of the tapes were aging, and Carda said he felt they should be saved. 97625 :24 “went from there”.
Carda explains the process of copying the original film to DVD. 97626 :31 “on that card”..
Games into the late 60’s were played at the old stadium off Dakota Avenue in Huron - he says it's hard to spot a ot of differences from the Tigers’ current home. 97627 :27 “interesting that way”.
Carda has converted games with Sioux Falls Lincoln, Aberdeen, Rapid City Central, and both Watertown and Brookings from 1968 and 74. The oldest film he found was between Huron and Watertown from 1957, and just about everybody in the ESD, including former member Madison, have films.
There is no sound with the films, but a few of the more recent games are in color. The 1967 games are being shown on the Huron cable television system.
BLIZZARD…The Brookings Blizzard has a 3-1 mark to open the North American Hockey League season, but head coach Cory Laylin says there are still battles for roster spots.
The Blizzard play their home opener September 28th against Aberdeen - Laylin says there could be some roster moves before October first. 97632 :28 “a great character”.
Laylin says goaltending and defense have been solid – offense will get better as players become comfortable with the system. 97633 :24 “definitely go up”.
Laylin says the bulk of the scoring has come from one line. Captain Thomas Williams was named Central Division Player of the Week after scoring seven points in four games.
WRESTLING CONFERENCE… The wrestling programs at Missouri, Old Dominion and Northern Iowa have joined the Mid-American Conference.
The league says all three schools have signed five-year agreements to become affiliate members.
Missouri's wrestling program lost its valued affiliation with the Big 12 when it jumped to the SEC. The Tigers and Northern Iowa will compete in this season's MAC tournament before becoming full members starting in 2013-14.
Old Dominion will join as a full wrestling member in 2013-14.
The move will give the MAC nine teams and make it the nation's third-largest league behind the Big Ten and the EIWA.
Northern Iowa had been a member of the Western Wrestling Conference. It had been rumored Missoui would join the WWC.
DEER LICENSE CUTBACKS… The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been monitoring die-offs of white-tailed deer across portions of the state, and is adjusting some West River deer hunting units.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been confirmed in white-tailed deer, and many deaths being reported by the public are suspected to be the result of that disease.
In response, some unsold licenses in Bennett, Gregory, Jackson and Meade counties are being removed. Also, the department plans to recommend removal of unsold licenses in Bon Homme, Hutchinson, and Yankton counties, and significant reductions to leftover licenses in Brule and Charles Mix counties for the second draw of the East River deer season.
Hunters desiring a refund for a deer license should send their license, including all associated tags, to: GFP Licensing Office; 20641 SD Highway 1806; Fort Pierre, SD 57532.
The EHD virus is spread by a biting midge and causes extensive internal hemorrhaging. Many deer exhibit no clinical signs and appear perfectly healthy, while others may have symptoms such as respiratory distress, fever, and swelling of the tongue. Affected deer are often found in low-lying areas or near rivers, ponds and other waters. GFP continues to ask individuals who see sick deer or find dead deer to contact their local conservation officer.
NCAA RECORD NUMBERS…A record number of student-athletes were participating in NCAA sports during the last school year.
Officials at the governing body released a report Wednesday that showed 453,347 athletes competed in sports that were eligible for NCAA championships.
Male athletes account for 57 percent of all participants, compared to 43 percent women. The 14 percentage point gap between male and female athletes has held relatively steady for the last decade. The primary reason for the discrepancy, the report says, is the 69,600 football players.
The 2011-12 participation report also shows there were a record 18,561 athletic teams in the NCAA's three divisions last season.
The report says schools have more men's and women's basketball teams than any other sport.
PELINI-NO FCS… Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he'd rather not play Idaho State because of the disparity in the level of competition.
Even the most optimistic Idaho State fan probably doesn't hold out much hope the FCS-level Bengals (1-1) can keep up with the No. 25 Huskers (2-1) Saturday.
Idaho State coach Mike Kramer says he doesn't want his players to act like tourists, but he compares going to Nebraska for a football game to visiting Yellowstone or Mount Rushmore.
Idaho State-Nebraska is one of more than 100 games this year matching a Football Championship Subdivision team against one from the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Bengals will earn 5 percent of their $12 million athletic budget in one afternoon.
Nebraska gets a seventh home game to help balance its $83 million budget.
CYCLONE DEFENSE…Iowa State's program has come to be defined by the fiery, passionate persona of coach Paul Rhoads.
The on-field identity of the Cyclones has been forged by seniors Jake Knott and A.J. Klein, a pair of once-overlooked linebackers who've blossomed into one of the top defensive duos in the country.
The Cyclones are off to their second straight 3-0 start behind a defense that's been better than most expected. They're 13th in the nation in scoring defense at 10.7 points allowed per game and they haven't allowed a touchdown in two weeks — a feat that hasn't been pulled off at Iowa State since the mid-60s.
The performance of Iowa State's defense so far has solidified Knott and Klein's reputation as like-minded program changers.
HOOPS COMMITTEE…Northeastern athletic director Peter Roby has been added to the NCAA's Division I men's basketball selection committee, filling a spot vacated when former Delaware AD Bernard Muir left for Stanford..
The Dartmouth grad has spent the past five years running Northeastern's athletic department. He also has been an assistant basketball coach at Stanford and Harvard and was the Crimson's head coach for six seasons.
The other committee members are: LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, Utah State AD Scott Barnes, Xavier AD Mike Bobinski, Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, Big Sky Conference commissioner Doug Fullerton, Michigan State AD Mark Hollis, Conference USA executive associate commissioner Judy MacLeod, Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman and West Coast Conference commissioner Jamie Zaninovich.
Bobinski is the committee chairman.