Cross Country: Baltic, Canistota @ Tri-Valley Conference meet, Irene, 3:00pm
Dakota Valley Conference meet @ DeSmet, 2:00pm
STATE “AA” GOLF…The state “AA” boys’ golf tournament ended Tuesday in Mitchell. The results:
TEAM SCORES: Sioux Falls Lincoln 596, Sioux Falls O’Gorman 609, Yankton 621, Brandon Valley 623, Aberdeen Central 624, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 646, Watertown 646, Rapid City Stevens 648, Sioux Falls Washington 649, Rapid City Central 652, Brookings 676, Pierre 683, Huron 693, Mitchell 695, Sturgis 697, Douglas 774. MEDALIST: 144 - Tommy Vining (SFL). BROOKINGS: 156 - Jake Steen; 171 – Matt Eng; 173 – Jace Collins; 176 – Kayde Bartels; 191 – Derek Axelsen; 192 – Dalton Axelsen.
STATE “A” GOLF…The state “A” boys golf tournament concluded Tuesday in Spearfish. The totals:
TEAM SCORES: Lead-Deadwood 655, Harrisburg 660, Aberdeen Roncalli 672, Dell Rapids 681, Sioux Falls Christian 682, Sisseton 683, Dakota Valley 687, Madison 693, West Central 704, St. Thomas More 706, Parkston 718, Spearfish 736, Chamberlain 740, Mitchell Christian 793. MEDALIST: Coleman Caldwell, Chamberlain 145. DELL RAPIDS: Zach Schroeder, 162; Ted LaCoursiere, 169; Devon Weber, 176; Adam Karst & Ty Hoglund, 177. SIOUX VALLEY: Austin Chase, 187.
STATE TENNIS…The state girls’ tennis tournament begins a three-day run Thursday in Rapid City. Brookings coach Brian Dobbs says two perennials – O’Gorman and Rapid City Stevens – should finish atop the standings. 97628 :16 “Central, Pierre, Watertown”.
Dobbs says the Bobcats have made great strides this season, and could pull some upsets. 97629 :24 “a neat thing”.
Dobbs says Brookings’ fifth-place finish in the ESD tournament exceeded expectations, and the team wants to keep the roll going one more time. 97630 :21 “of those schools”.
Brookings girls’ tennis coach Brian Dobbs.
TUESDAY HS VB…
Aberdeen Central def. Brookings, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23
AC: Lauren McCafferty 10kills…Amanda Tobin 14digs…Kelsey Hannigan 4aces
BKGS: Now 5-3 in ESD Conference
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Miller, 25-19, 25-6, 22-25, 25-19
Arlington def. Deuel, 25-15, 26-28, 25-17, 25-20
Castlewood def. Grant-Deuel, 25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-10
Chester def. Garretson, 25-15, 25-10, 25-12
Elkton-Lake Benton def. Baltic, 25-13, 25-17, 25-18
Flandreau def. Colman-Egan, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 28-26
Howard def. McCook Central/Montrose, 17-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-23
Huron def. Brandon Valley, 25-15, 25-14, 17-25, 25-15
James Valley Christian def. Lake Preston, 25-14, 25-15, 25-16
Milbank Area def. Ortonville, Minn., 25-19, 25-17, 25-23
Northwestern Area def. Webster, 25-13, 25-12, 25-8
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Great Plains Lutheran, 19-25, 25-14, 25-15, 18-25, 15-9
Redfield/Doland def. Stanley County, 25-16, 25-7, 25-12
Sioux Falls Christian def. Canton, 25-10, 25-12, 25-14
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Sioux Falls Washington, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Watertown, 25-22, 25-16, 25-15
Sioux Valley def. Hamlin, 25-17, 25-11, 25-15
Sunshine Bible Academy def. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 25-13, 25-14, 25-13
Waverly-South Shore def. Estelline, 25-14, 17-25, 17-25, 25-16, 15-6
Yankton def. Mitchell, 25-22, 25-13, 21-25, 25-21
BHS CHEER…Brookings competed in Tuesday’s Brandon Valley competitive cheer competition. The results:
STUNTING/TUMBLING: SF Washington 225, SF O’Gorman 218, Brandon Valley 213, Brookings 206.5, Huron 206, Dell Rapids St. Mary 193, Pierre 189, Watertown 188.5, SF Roosevelt 187, Dell Rapids 181, Dakota Valley 165.5
STUNTING/NON-TUMBLING: Yankton 181.5, Aberdeen Central 162.5, SF Lincoln 154.5
GRAND CHAMPION: SF Washington 261, Yankton 246, Brandon Valley 241.5
POM: SF Washington 246.5, Yankton 243, SF Lincoln 227
KICK: Brandon Valley 260, Yankton 246, SF O’Gorman 219.5
JAZZ: SF Washington 271.5, Brandon Valley 267.5, SF Lincoln 228.5
HIP HOP: SF Washington 266, Yankton 249, SF Lincoln 235
ZENNER-PAYTON AWARD…South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner has been officially added to the 2012 Walter Payton Award Watch List.
The Payton Award, presented by The Sports Network, and in its 26th year, is presented to the outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Zenner leads the nation in rushing with 1,077 yards through five games — an average of of 215.4 yards per game. He has scored six touchdowns, including scoring runs of 99 yards in the season opener at Kansas and 88 yards last week against Missouri State. Zenner is averaging 7.9 yards per carry in becoming only the third back in Missouri Valley Football Conference history to reach the 1,000-yard mark in five games.
The Payton Award will be voted on by a national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries following the regular season on Nov. 19. The top three vote-getters will be invited to the FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation on Dec. 17 in Philadelphia.
NDSU PETITION FRAUD…Ten North Dakota State University football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and sentenced to community service for faking signatures on proposed ballot measure petitions that they were hired to collect.
Among the players who pleaded guilty were starters Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams and Brendin Pierre.
The 10 players were each ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay $325 in fees. Coach Craig Bohl has said the team might discipline the players but won't suspend them.
The scandal stopped two citizen initiatives from making the November ballot, including one aimed at legalizing medical marijuana.
NDSU is the defending champion in the Football Championship Subdivision and the top-ranked team this season.
NDSU-YOUNGSTOWN…Two of the top three FCS teams in the nation play at the FargoDome Saturday, when number-three Youngstown State meets top-ranked NDSU.
Each team is 4-0 – Youngstown is the last team to have beaten the Bison, having edged them by three points last year in Fargo.
NDSU head coach Craig Bohl says the Penguins have assumed the personality of their coach, Eric Wolford. 97631 :20 “their top rating”.
Wolford, in turn, says the Bison are a well-coached, well-disciplined team. 97632 :28 “a great game”.
To magnify things, it’s also North Dakota State’s homecoming game.
SUMMIT XC… Kansas City’s Cosmas Ayabei and South Dakota State’s Michael Krsnak were named The Summit League’s Male Cross Country Athletes of the Week, while North Dakota State’s Brecca Wahlund was selected as the female Athlete of the Week.
Krsnak posted a fifth-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational amongst runners from a national ranked team and seven regional ranked opponents. The senior recorded a personal-best 8k time of 24:48, the second-fastest league time this season and led the Jackrabbits, 12th in the Midwest, to a seventh-place finish ahead of regional ranked, Utah State (10th in the Mountain) and Central Michigan (11th in the Great Lakes).
Ayabei clocked a league-best 8k time of 24:31 at the Notre Dame Invitational. The senior finished second out of 143 runners and lead his team to a sixth-place overall finish.
Wahlund had a league-best 6k time of 21:26 at the Stanford Invitational, 23 seconds faster than the previous fastest time.
SDSU SOCCER…South Dakota State travels to IPFW and Oakland this weekend after a heartbreaking double-overtime loss Saturday at North Dakota State, to open the Summit League soccer schedule.
Head coach Lang Wedemeyer says SDSU took the early lead, and played well a good majority of the game in Fargo. 97621 :16 “the game’s tied”.
Wedemeyer says it’s too early in the conference schedule to panic – he says SDSU’s simplifying some things for this weekend’s opponents. 97622 :33 “tournament last year”.
SDSU did get senior Courtney Higgins back into action last weekend, but Steph Berube’ may be lost for the season.
SDSU VB…The SDSU volleyball team returns to Frost Arena this weekend for matches Friday against Missouri-Kansas City and Saturday against cross-state rival South Dakota. Action starts at seven each night.
SDSU lost to IPFW, but defeated Oakland last weekend.
Head coach Phil McDaniel says playing the Kangaroos is almost like playing a mirror image of SDSU. 97623 :16 “a little bit”.
McDaniel says USD’s trying to solve some issues they have: 97624 :19 “on the fly”.
SDSU volleyball coach Phil McDaniel.
BLIZZARD…The Brookings Blizzard host Coulee Region Friday and Saturday in a two-game NAHL Central Division home stand. Face-off each night at Larson Ice Center is at 7:00.
Goaltender Drew Weigman was named Player of the Week after kicking out 73 of 75 shots against Aberdeen. Head coach Cory Laylin says Weigman was big in Saturday’s 2-0 win. 97625 :15 “fantastic for us”.
Coulee Region trails Brookings by seven points in the division standings, so Laylin says it’s a big series for them. He’s impressed with Coulee’s skill. 97626 :22 “in the net”.
Laylin says the Blizzard did a good job taking the action to Aberdeen, and wants to see that continue.