Cross Country: Region 1B @ Webster (DeSmet, Estelline, Great Plains Lutheran, James Valley
Christian, Waverly-South Shore)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11:
Volleyball: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Watertown @ Aberdeen Central
Yankton @ Sioux Falls Washington
Milbank @ Aberdeen Roncalli
Sisseton @ Groton
Britton-Hecla @ Clark/Willow Lake
Florence/Henry @ Summit
Deuel @ Redfield-Doland
Deubrook @ Dells St. Mary’s
Webster @ Hamlin
Baltic @ Sioux Valley
Elkton-Lake Benton @ DeSmet
Madison @ Flandreau
Sioux Falls Christian @ Dell Rapids
Tea Area @ Garretson
Arlington @ Castlewood
Estelline vs. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Rutland
Waubay @ Great Plains Lutheran
Colman-Egan @ Lake Preston
Tri-Valley @ Chester
Cross Country: Region 1A @ Webster (Clark/Willow Lake, Deuel, Florence/Henry, Hamlin, Milbank,
Region 2A @ Flandreau (Baltic, Dell Rapids, Deubrook, Elkton-Lake Benton, Flandreau,
Flandreau Indian School, Garretson, Madison, McCook Central/Montrose, Sioux
Valley, Tri-Valley, West Central)
Soccer: Brookings boys’ vs. Spearfish @ Rapid City (State Tournament)
Competitive Cheer: ESD Conference meet @ Watertown, 5:00pm
SDSU VB…Northern Iowa took a 25-13, 25-19, 22-25 and 25-15 non-conference volleyball win over South Dakota State Tuesday in Cedar Falls.
Kelli Fiegen led the Jackrabbits with 12 kills, adding a match-high six total blocks. Kaitlin Klingemann finished with 11 kills and a pair of blocks for the Jacks, who finished with 10 total team blocks. Shay Birath led the defense with 28 digs, with Kelly Herrmann adding 15 digs, which leaves her 12 digs shy of reaching the 1,000 dig milestone.
Macy Ubben led four Panthers in double figures with 15kills. Amy Braun added 14, Krista Degeest 13 and Shelby Kintzel 10 kills and five block assists in the win. Braun added 15 digs to complete the matches only double-double. Candice Burke led the UNI defense with 31 digs.
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Pierre, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24
BKGS: Mack Rief 16kills…Amelia Miller 9kills…Kenzie Thuringer 4aces…Marisa Milton 29assts…Emily Johnson 17digs
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Mobridge-Pollock, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16, 25-5
Baltic def. Colman-Egan, 25-15, 22-25, 25-13, 25-19
Brandon Valley def. Yankton, 25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 16-25, 15-12
Britton-Hecla def. Wilmot, 32-30, 25-18, 25-15
Chester def. West Central, 25-9, 25-16, 25-10
Clark/Willow Lake def. Flandreau, 25-16, 25-16, 25-19
DeSmet def. Hamlin, 27-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22
Deubrook def. Florence/Henry, 25-16, 25-22, 25-7
Flandreau Indian def. Marty Indian, 25-23, 25-22, 25-17
Grant-Deuel def. Waubay, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-22
Great Plains Lutheran def. Waverly-South Shore, 26-24, 25-12, 25-21
Harrisburg def. Dell Rapids, 25-14, 25-20, 25-22
Howard def. Iroquois, 25-21, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24
Langford-Roslyn def. Webster, 12-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-12, 15-13
Marshall, Minn. def. Watertown, 25-23, 25-10, 25-10
McCook Central/Montrose def. Garretson, 25-14, 25-22, 25-16
Mitchell def. Huron, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-12
Sioux Falls Christian def. Tri-Valley, 25-18, 25-13, 25-17
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20
Sioux Valley def. Madison, 14-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-18
Summit def. Deuel, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22
SUM: Christine Pearson 13kills…Kalissa Pereboom 22assts…Logan O’Farrell 6solo blks
DEU: Tiara Gibson 14kills, 14 digs…6aces
Tea Area def. Beresford, 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15
Warner def. Redfield/Doland, 25-12, 25-8, 25-15
DVC VB…The Dakota Valley Conference volleyball tournament starts Saturday morning at nine in White. The matchups:
Pool A Pool B Pool C
ORR vs. Colman-Egan Elkton/LB vs. Estelline St. Mary vs. Castlewood
Lake Preston vs. CE Deubrook vs. Estelline De Smet vs. Castlewood
ORR vs. Lake Preston Elkton/LB vs. Deubrook St. Mary vs. De Smet
Gold Division (Court 1) Silver Division (Court 2) Bronze Division (Court 3)
Gold 1 vs Gold 3 Silver 1 vs Silver 3 Bronze 1 vs Bronze 3
Gold 2 vs Gold 3 Silver 2 vs Silver 3 Bronze 2 vs Bronze 3
Gold 1 vs Gold 2 Silver 1 vs Silver 2 Bronze 1 vs Bronze 2
BIG SIOUX VB…The Big Sioux Conference volleyball tournament will be held Saturday in Tea. The first-round pairings:
9:00am: #1 Sioux Falls Christian vs. #8 Canton #5 Tea Area vs. #4 Elk Point-Jefferson
10:30am: #3 Tri-Valley vs. #6 Dell Rapids #2 Dakota Valley vs #7 Beresford
SDSU SOCCER…The SDSU soccer team finds itself in a unique situation – winless in Summit League play, with no room for error.
The Jackrabbits dropped a 1-0 decision to Oakland Sunday, but head coach Lang Wedemeyer was proud of the team’s effort. 97625 :17 “back in it”.
SDSU starts a four-game home stand Friday night against winless IUPUI – then host league-leader Western Illinois Sunday. Wedemeyer says those are must-win matches. 97626 :27 “chance at all”.
The top four teams in the league standings at the end of regular season play advance to the conference tournament.
Friday’s match starts at 6:00pm – Sunday’s play begins at 1:00pm.
SDSU VB…South Dakota State begins its second time around the Summit League volleyball schedule Friday night – hosting Nebraska-Omaha in the “Dig Pink” match to benefit breast cancer prevention and research. Play starts at 7:00pm in Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits handled the Lady Mavs earlier, but head coach Phil McDaniel says it seems UNO’s doing better. 97627 :13 “to be prepared”.
SDSU had a chance last weekend to build a cushion in terms of the league race, but were swept at home. McDaniel says it’s now a battle to get a post-season conference tourney berth. 97628 :27 “we start going”.
SDSU volleyball coach Phil McDaniel.
BLIZZARD…It’s another home and away weekend for the Brookings Blizzard.
Friday night, Austin visits for a 7:00pm game at Larson Ice Center, followed by a Saturday rematch at Coulee Region. Brookings coach Cory Laylin says Austin’s size and physicality present challenges. 97629 :27 “opportunity to win”.
The Blizzard split with Coulee Region last weekend – Laylin says the Blizzard have to pressure the Chill defensemen. 97630 :17 “carry the load”.
Brookings leads the Central Division with 12 points – two ahead of Austin.
NAIA FB POLL…Dakota Wesleyan has moved up six spots in this week's NAIA football coaches' poll to No. 19.
The Tigers downed unranked Dordt 45-31 on Saturday. They travel to No. 4 Morningside of Iowa this coming Saturday.
No other teams in the Dakotas were ranked in this week's poll, which saw no changes in the Top Five. Marian is No. 1, Georgetown of Kentucky No. 2, Missouri Valley No. 3 and William Penn No. 5.
SF SPORTS AUTHORITY…The executive director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority is retiring at the end of the year.
Mike Sullivan says he plans to return to Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent 28 years prior to coming to Sioux Falls. He says he wants to be closer to his two children and two grandchildren.
The 65-year-old Sullivan was the Sports Authority's first leader and has led the organization for five years. He says it provides a tremendous base, and people now know they can bring an event to Sioux Falls and it'll be successful.
Sullivan was instrumental in Sioux Falls hosting Summit League championships in basketball, baseball and outdoor track and field. The basketball tournaments have set records for attendance, sponsorship dollars and media coverage.
NEBRASKA AD… Shawn Eichorst is promising to immerse himself in the culture of the Cornhuskers as he prepares for his new job as Nebraska athletic director.
Eichorst plans to make few changes within the department, saying the programs were already on the right track under the leadership of retiring director Tom Osborne.
Eichorst left his job as athletic director at scandal-tainted Miami last week for a five-year contract to succeed Osborne. The 75-year-old Osborne — one of college football's legendary coaches — announced late last month that he will retire Jan. 1 after five years on the job.