FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12:
Football: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Lincoln (Live on KCountry 102 @ 7:30)
Estelline @ Elkton-Lake Benton (Live on B93.7 @ 6:30)
Brandon Valley @ Pierre
Mitchell @ Yankton
Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Aberdeen Central
Watertown @ Huron
Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Rapid City Central
Rapid City Stevens @ Sioux Falls Washington
Sturgis @ Douglas
Webster @ Aberdeen Roncalli
Dells St. Mary’s @ Arlington
Garretson @ Beresford
Redfield/Doland @ Britton-Hecla
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan @ Chester
Castlewood @ Colman-Egan
Sisseton @ Dell Rapids
DeSmet/Iroquois @ Deubrook
Sioux Falls Christian @ Deuel
BonHomme @ Flandreau
Hamlin @ Florence/Henry
Clark/Willow Lake @ Great Plains Lutheran
Baltic @ Howard
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Lake Preston
McCook Central/Montrose @ Sioux Valley
Harrisburg @ Tea Area
Dakota Valley @ Tri-Valley
Madison @ Vermillion
Waubay/Summit @ Waverly-South Shore
Milbank @ West Central
Volleyball: Nebraska-Omaha @ South Dakota State, 7:00pm
Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Apple Valley, MN Tourney
Cross Country: Region 2B @ Howard (Arlington, Chester, Colman-Egan, Dells St. Mary’s, Howard, Lake
Soccer: IUPUI @ South Dakota State, 6:00pm
Brookings boys’ @ State Tournament, Rapid City
Golf: SDSU women @ Xavier LPGA Invitational, Daytona Beach, FL
Hockey: Austin @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:00pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13:
College FB: Western Illinois @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch 910AM @ 5:00)
Youngstown State @ Illinois State
South Dakota @ Missouri State
Indiana State @ North Dakota State
Northern Iowa @ Southern Illinois
Dakota State @ Briar Cliff
Minnesota-Crookston @ Minnesota-Moorhead
Mary @ St. Cloud State
Northern State @ Bemidji State
Winona State @ Wayne State
Augustana @ Upper Iowa
Minnesota-Duluth @ Minot State
Southwest Minnesota State @ Minnesota State-Mankato
Concordia-St. Paul @ Sioux Falls
Northwestern, IA @ Concordia, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dordt
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside
Hastings @ Midland
Black Hills State @ Chadron State
Presentation College @ South Dakota Mines
Cross Country: South Dakota State @ Chili Pepper Invitational, Fayetteville, AK
Equestrian: Oklahoma State @ South Dakota State, 9:00am
Golf: SDSU women @ Xavier LPGA Invitational, Daytona Beach, FL
Volleyball: Brandon Valley @ Aberdeen Central
Yankton @ Pierre
Northwestern @ Milbank
Dakota Valley Conference Tournament @ White, 9:00am
Big Sioux Conference Tournament @ Tea
Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Apple Valley, MN Tourney
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard @ Coulee Region
Soccer: Brookings boys’ @ State Tournament, Rapid City
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14:
Soccer: Western Illinois @ South Dakota State, 1:00pm
Golf: South Dakota State men @ Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
SDSU women @ Xavier LPGA Invitational, Daytona Beach, FL
STATE SOCCER…Top-seed Spearfish posted a 6-0 win over Brookings Thursday to open the state “AA” boys soccer tournament in Rapid City.
The Bobcats meet Rapid City Central in a consolation round match Friday. The Cobblers fell to Sioux Falls Washington 3-2.
In other matches, Yankton defeated Watertown 2-0, and Sioux Falls Lincoln edged Pierre 3-2 on penalty kicks.
In girls matches, Sioux Falls Roosevelt defeated Yankton 4-0…Pierre got by Rapid City Central 2-1 on penalty kicks…Rapid City Stevens defeated Sioux Falls Washington 3-0…and Sioux Falls Lincoln defeated Brandon Valley 3-1.
REGION 1A XC…Results of the Region 1A cross country meet Thursday in Webster.
GIRLS: Redfield-Doland 22, Milbank 45, Aberdeen Roncalli 55, Webster 63, Sisseton 73, Groton 86. Champion: Mikayla Prouty, Clark-Willow Lake, 15:53.46.
BOYS: Aberdeen Roncalli 28, Milbank 31, Redfield-Doland 43, Deuel 53, Tiospa Zina 79. Champion: Austin Berens, Milbank, 17:27.09.
REGION 2A XC…The Region 2A cross country meet Thursday in Flandreau:
BOYS: Madison 18, West Central 62, Deubrook 62, Garretson 67, Flandreau Indian School 76; Flandreau 76, Sioux Valley 131; Dell Rapids 139, Tri-Valley 155; McCook Central/Montrose 180. Champion: Hunter Streff, Madison, 18:27.78.
GIRLS: Garretson 29, Madison 30, West Central 54, Dell Rapids 78, Flandreau 85, Sioux Valley 88, Elkton-Lake Benton 117, McCook Central/Montrose 127. Champion: Emily Hawkes, Madison, 16:44.70.
BHS XC…Results of the Huron Invitational cross country meet Thursday:
BOYS: Brookings 31, Watertown 52, Pierre 61, Aberdeen Central 66, Huron 110. Champion: Addison De Haven, Brookings, 15:41. Brookings: Justice Lamer, 4th; Patrick Chapin, 5th; Justin Perry, 10th; Graham DeHaven, 11th; Ray Munsterman, 12th.
GIRLS: Pierre 39, Aberdeen Central 42, Brookings 64, Watertown 65, Huron, Inc. Champion: Rachel Propst, Pierre, 14:37.
Brookings: Emily Berzonsky, 3rd, 15:08; Haley Kindvall, 5th; Ronna Heaton, 23rd; Emily Holm, 28th; Miriam Crinion, 38th.
ESD CHEER…The ESD Conference competitive cheer competition was held Thursday in Watertown. The results:
• Grand Champion — 1. Brandon Valley 258.0; 2. Watertown 232.83; 3. Yankton 231.83; 4. Aberdeen Central 205.83; 5. Mitchell 196.17; 6. Pierre 185.17; 7. Huron 152.17.
• Small Squad Pom — 1. Watertown, 240.0; 2. Aberdeen Central, 200.0; 3. Mitchell, 182.5.
• Small Squad Kick — 1. Watertown, 221.5; 2. Pierre, 163.0.
• Small Squad Jazz — 1. Brandon Valley, 284.0; 2. Watertown, 237.0; 3. Mitchell, 227.0; 4. Aberdeen Central, 226.5.
• Small Squad Hip Hop — 1. Aberdeen Central, 191.0; 2. Mitchell, 179.0.
• Large Squad Pom — 1. Brandon Valley, 238.5; 2. Yankton, 222.0; 3. Huron, 192.5.
• Large Squad Kick — 1. Bradon Valley, 251.5; 2. Yankton, 223.5.
• Large Squad Jazz — 1. Pierre, 194.0; 2. Huron, 192.5.
• Large Squad Hip Hop — 1. Yankton, 250.0; 2. Pierre, 198.5; 3. Huron, 193.0.
• All-Conference Team — Paige Voegle and Kelsey Fliehs, Aberdeen Central; Katie Peterson and Brianna Clemenson, Brandon Valley; Amie Eckmann and Lexy Chase, Huron; Paige Grace and Trystin Smith, Mitchell; Amanda Peterson and Michaela Stroup, Pierre; Sarah Schmidt and Jenna Weismantel, Watertown and Jocelyn Moon and Hailey Luken, Yankton.
• Coach of the Year — Tracy Kuhn of Brandon Valley
• Grand Champion — 1. Brandon Valley, 245.0; 2. Huron, 238.5; 3. Brookings, 238.0; 4. Watertown, 234.5; 5. Aberdeen Central, 210.5; 6. Pierre, 207.5; 7. Mitchell, 180.0; 8. Yankton, 178.0.
• Large Squad Stunting-Tumbling — 1. Brandon Valley, 245.0; 2. Huron, 238.5; 3. Brookings, 238.0; 4. Watertown, 234.5.• •Large Squad Stunting/Non-Tumbling — 1. Aberdeen Central, 210.5; 2. Mitchell, 180.0; 3. Yankton, 178.0.
• Small Squad Stunting-Tumbling — 1. Pierre, 207.5.
• All-Conference Team — Arionne Reiter and Shelby Lahammer, Aberdeen Central; Quiana Pardee and Alissa Kuhn, Brandon Valley; Shelby Weier and Brianna Vig, Brookings; Jessica Waldner and Mackenzie Dejong, Huron; Allie Hanson and Jesse Volek, Mitchell; Shelby Spelbring and Justeena Gillaspie, Pierre; Nikki Stemwedel and Taisha Johnson, Watertown and Brooke Lange and Logan Ramey, Yankton.
• Coaches of the Year — Angie Luken and Kerry Svatos of Yankton
THURSDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 25-18, 25-23, 16-25, 23-25, 15-6
BKGS: Amelia Miller 7kills, 11digs, 4aces…Mack Rief 13kills, 12digs…Alyssa Tvedt & Kenzie Thuringer 12kills
each…Marissa Milton 50assts…Emily Johnson 15digs
Aberdeen Central def. Watertown, 25-14, 25-22, 25-18
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Milbank Area, 25-14, 25-15, 27-25
Arlington def. Castlewood, 25-20, 25-11, 25-13
Chester def. Tri-Valley, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-7
Clark/Willow Lake def. Britton-Hecla, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 16-14
Deubrook def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 25-10
Elkton-Lake Benton def. DeSmet, 25-17, 25-23, 25-18
Great Plains Lutheran def. Waubay, 25-17, 25-13, 25-22
Groton Area def. Sisseton, 25-23, 25-14, 20-25, 25-22
Hamlin def. Webster, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 15-13
Harrisburg def. West Central, 25-19, 25-10, 25-16
Lake Preston def. Colman-Egan, 21-25, 25-18, 27-25, 25-21
Madison def. Flandreau, 25-10, 25-22, 25-16
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland def. Estelline, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-18
ORR: Taylor Stratton 13kills, 8digs, 4aces…Bree Olson 11kills, 8assts, 7digs, 2blks
EST: Erin Begalka 11kills, 13digs…Savannah Dolezal 31assts…Michaela Derby 9kills
Redfield/Doland def. Deuel, 25-15, 17-25, 25-20, 25-16
Sioux Falls Christian def. Dell Rapids, 25-13, 25-9, 25-15
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Sioux Falls O'Gorman, 25-15, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15
Sioux Falls Washington def. Yankton, 25-22, 25-23, 12-25, 25-18
Sioux Valley def. Baltic, 25-10, 25-21, 25-17
Tea Area def. Garretson, 25-17, 26-24, 25-18
Waverly-South Shore def. Grant-Deuel, 25-14, 25-15, 25-21
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.
SDSU FB…South Dakota State returns to Missouri Valley Football Conference play Saturday night, hosting Western Illinois, with a 6:00pm kickoff. The Jacks are coming off a bye week, while Western Illinois snapped an eight-game road losing streak at South Dakota. SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier says the Leathernecks employ a unique passing game. 97621 :24 “the ball down”.
Stiegelmeier says the Jacks will also get a good dose of the “wildcat” set. 97622 :19 “and use that”.
Stiegelmeier says the team wasn’t quite prepared mentally to come out of the bye week, and says he challenged the squad to elevate its level of play. 97623 :15 “effort, our focus”.
It’s Military Appreciation Night – in addition, the five new Hall of Fame inductees and letterwinners will be honored.
PITTS HONORED…The South Dakota Division of Parks and Recreation recently recognized several individuals for their work in the state parks system.
Randy Pitts of Brookings received the 2012 South Dakota State Parks Distinguished Service Award. Pitts has been employed at Oakwood Lakes State Park for 36 years.
Northeast regional supervisor Harley Noem say Lake Oakwood and Lake Poinsett state parks are what they are because of Pitts’ work. Noem says Pitts has served the department well.
Al Nedved of Pierre, Adam Gahagan of Hermosa and Mike Ullrich of Aberdeen received Awards of Appreciation.
Nedved, assistant director of the Division of Parks and Recreation, faced big challenges last year and had to manage large flood recovery projects statewide.
Staffers at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre were honored with a teamwork award. Members of the team include Pat Buscher, Erik Richter, Dan Shaffer, Tuck Durham and Ross Hatheway.
The 2012 Seasonal Employee of the Year Award was given to Brian Odens, who has spent the last two summers at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton.
Bill and Cheryl Johnson were named the South Dakota State Park Volunteers of the Year. The couple have been campground hosts at Union Grove State Park for the last three summers.
GFP AWARD…Dave Enke of Platte was honored with the South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association's (SDPRA) Professional Service Award at a recent conference in Huron.
Enke has worked for the South Dakota State park system for almost 30 years. He began as assistant park manager at West Whitlock Recreation Area in 1983. He served as park manager at Newton Hills State Park near Canton for 15 years, and has been district park supervisor at Snake Creek Recreation Area since 1996.
SDPRA's Professional Service Award is given annually to an individual who is a leader in the field by being active in SDPRA as well as local and regional organizations.
MOUNTAIN LION…The state Game, Fish and Parks commission unanimously finalized the mountain lion hunting season, with an increased harvest.
Department Wildlife Terrestrial Chief Tom Kirschenmann says there will be about 240 lions when the season opens December 26th. The proposed harvest of 100 lions, and 70 females is within management guidelines. 97624 :25 “start of 2014”.
A rule change allows landowner, or renters, with a valid license, to take a lion on their property. 97625 :11 “lion hunting season”.
Kirschenmann says hunters cannot use dogs if there’s evidence lions are traveling together. 97626 :25 “than multiple tracks”.
Hunters using dogs must attempt to harvest the first legal mountain lion that they have reasonable opportunity to harvest, unless the lion pursued shows obvious signs of lactation.
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.
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.
NO BEANO…The folksy ESPN college football commentator Carroll "Beano" Cook has died.
The 81 year-old commentator had worked for the sports network since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The university announced Thursday that Cook had died in his sleep.
Cook grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954, and was known for his love of the college game and, in particular, championing the cause of northeastern teams including Penn State and Pitt before either school was a nationally known power.
Cook was ABC Sports' press director for the NCAA after leaving the SID job at Pitt, and later worked in as a writer or media representative for the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Dolphins, the Mutual Radio Network, and CBS before joining ESPN.