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
REGION 1B XC…Estelline swept the team titles at Wednesday’s Region 1B cross country meet at Webster. The top teams, and individuals, advance to the state meet next week in Huron
GIRLS: Estelline 16, Northwestern 16, James Valley Christian 24, De Smet 42, Summit 42, Rosholt 51, Great Plains Lutheran 67. Champion: Charley Gross, James Valley Christian, 16:10.9. Others: 2, Savannah Dolezal, Estelline, 16:38.2; 4, Morgan Krein, Estelline, 16:56.4; 6, Amanda Gehm, De Smet, 17:09.0; 11, Leannah TeKrony, Estelline, 17:38.5; 13, Dashia Ohman, De Smet, 17:43.3; 20, Nicole Stroschein, Estelline, 17:59.3.
BOYS: Estelline 22, Warner 23, Great Plains Lutheran 28, De Smet 37, James Valley Christian 48, Aberdeen Christian 58, Summit 65, Rosholt 84, Northwestern 97. Champion: Trevor Ward, Estelline, 17:18.4; 4, Mitchell Dobson, De Smet, 18:25.0;
6, Steven Renner, Great Plains Lutheran, 18:31.0; 7, Ethan Maertz, Great Plains Lutheran, 18:31.4; 9, Dusty Gorder, Estelline, 18:42.5; 12, Seth Pomrenke, Estelline, 18:42.5; 14, Austin Kott, De Smet, 18:55.2; 15, Devin Weseloh, Great Plains Lutheran, 19:02.9; 16, Garret Reed, Estelline, 19:06.7; 17, Tyler Kjenstad, Great Plains Lutheran, 19:10.0; 19, Nathan Mann, De Smet, 19:18.7; 20, Preston Beyers, Great Plains Lutheran, 19:28.7.
SDSU XC…South Dakota State’s cross country squad heads to Arkansas this weekend for the Chili Pepper Invitational.
Head coach Rod DeHaven was hoping for a better field, but the national meet site in Louisville, and a meet in Madison, Wisconsin, has pulled away some teams. 97634 :18 “going to finish”.
DeHaven hopes the men can get a top five finish, and the women in the top ten. Some runners could help their chances for an at-large bid to nationals, by beating competitors from another region. 97635 :21 “be more critical”.
Only two other chances remain to impress the committee – the Summit League meet and the NCAA Regional.
WIU FB…A team that’s made wholesale changes this season comes into Brookings Saturday to meet South Dakota State in Missouri Valley Conference football.
Western Illinois snapped an eight-game road losing streak last week at South Dakota, with a new quarterback – Will Lunt – in the lineup. Head coach Mark Hendrickson says a change had to be made. 97638 :17 “the quarterback spot”.
The Leathernecks also had two new receivers, and seven true freshmen, in the lineup. Earlier, Hendrickson went with an entirely new defensive scheme. 97639 :16 “continue to improve”.
SDSU’s coming off a bye week – kickoff for the Hall of Fame game is 6:00pm.
BHS FB…Brookings looks to move a step closer to home-field advantage in the playoffs when the Bobcats play Sioux Falls Lincoln Friday night. Game time at Howard Wood Field is 8:00pm – you’ll hear the game on KCountry 102 starting at 7:30.
Brookings coach Lee Schmidt says the Bobcats have to be wary of the Patriots’ leading rusher, Caden Quintanilla. 97631 :18 “and defensive linemen”.
Schmidt says Lincoln’s style of play is very similar to Pierre.
He says playoff possibilities are now a big deal. 97632 :08 “we play now”.
Lincoln is in a three-way tie for the final opening round bye.
Schmidt says the Bobcats can build some confidence, and momentum, to close the season. 97633 :24 “at that point”.
Brookings-Lincoln is game two of a Friday doubleheader – Rapid City Stevens and Washington play at 5:00pm.
VIKINGS…The Minnesota Vikings may be the NFL’s surprise team this season, sporting a 4-1 record and a number seven ranking in this week’s power ratings.
Why the drastic change from las season - linebacker Erin Henderson: 97636 :21 “we had”.
What do the Vikings need to do the rest of the season? 97637 :18 “to you”.
Minnesota visits Washington Sunday.
AJ’S DIAPERS…The South Dakota State University women's basketball team will conduct a diaper drive Sunday to assist the Brookings Harvest Table.
Team members will collect diapers and monetary donations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee in Brookings. The team will distribute diapers and groceries, as well as entertain local children, at an event Oct. 29.
Harvest Table is an organization that provides a warm, no-cost meal every Monday at First United Methodist Church in Brookings. Diapers are distributed to deserving families on a weekly basis, while groceries are handed out the last Monday of each month.
FOB MEETING…The next scheduled board meeting of the Brookings Friends of Baseball Board of Directors is set for Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm at the downtown Parks & Recreation building at 221 Main Avenue. Please note the date and time as these have changed to accommodate activities schedules. An agenda for the meeting is posted on the FOB website.
FUEL UP EVENT…A “Fuel Up to Play 60” event will be held Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena from 1:00-3:00pm. It’s open and free to kids age six on up.
All attendees can meet SDSU student-athletes, and “Jack”, the SDSU mascot. Those attending will receive a discounted ticket to Saturday night’s Western Illinois-SDSU football game.
Call 691-0064, extension 1911, to reserve your spot. The program is part of the National Football League’s “Play 60” physical fitness initiative.