WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17:
TUESDAY VB SCORES…
Brookings def. Brandon Valley, 25-23, 25-14, 25-14
BKGS: Emily Johnson 6aces, 16digs…Mack Rief 11kills…Marisa Milton 30assts
Aberdeen Central def. Huron, 25-16, 25-19, 25-12
Aberdeen Roncalli def. Ipswich, 25-23, 25-19, 25-20
Arlington def. Estelline, 25-5, 25-18, 25-11
Baltic def. Howard, 25-21, 25-21, 25-12
Britton-Hecla def. Langford, 25-13, 25-14, 25-17
Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Centerville, 26-24, 25-21, 25-16
DeSmet def. Colman-Egan, 25-10, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17
Deubrook def. Castlewood, 25-23, 25-14, 23-25, 25-17
Deuel def. Florence/Henry, 25-16, 25-13, 25-11
Elkton-Lake Benton def. Lake Preston, 25-23, 25-27, 25-15, 25-11
Madison def. Dell Rapids, 24-26, 25-9, 25-8, 25-23
Mitchell def. Pierre, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18
Northwestern Area def. Groton Area, 25-12, 25-15, 25-13
Parker def. Flandreau, 25-14, 25-11, 25-21
Redfield/Doland def. Clark/Willow Lake, 25-10, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22
Sioux Falls Christian def. Southwest Minnesota Christian, Minn., 25-12, 27-25, 25-23
Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Yankton, 25-22, 25-19, 25-15
Sioux Falls Washington def. Sioux Falls Lincoln, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 28-30, 15-5
Sioux Valley def. Chester, 26-24, 25-18, 19-25, 25-19
Sisseton def. Milbank Area, 25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 24-26, 15-12
Tea Area def. McCook Central/Montrose, 20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-11
Tri-Valley def. Harrisburg, 25-11, 25-18, 25-14
Waverly-South Shore def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-17, 25-13, 25-18
Wilmot def. Waubay, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21
SDSU GOLF… The South Dakota State women’s golf team ended the fall season with an eighth place finish at the Jacksonville Courtyard Classic held at Hidden Hills Country Club.
The Jacks shot 977 and edged out Florida Atlantic University by one stroke after being tied heading into the final round Tuesday.
Morgan Fitts placed 26th, shooting a 236. Michaela Kouri was 41st at 245…Amber Houser and Brianna Janu tied for 46th at 250…and Sydney MacDonald was 56th with a 257.
Troy University took top team honors with a two-day total of 989. Troy placed all five golfers in the top-25 to win by 12 strokes.
Georgia Price of Florida Gulf Coast University won the tournament in a playoff with Troy’s Taylor McGraw. Both golfers finished at three-over par 219.
The Jackrabbit men were rained out of their tournament play in Mexico.
RUSHMORES 70+…The South Dakota Rushmores 70-plus baseball team pounded out 29 hits Tuesday in a 24-3 romp over the New England Red Sox.
Nick Pashulka, Lew Ingalls, Kent Rolfing and John Larson each had three hits in the game. Howard Bich, Ev Bradshaw, Doug Stormo and Phil Trooien each had two hits. Ingalls, Bich and Phil Clements each had doubles.
Mike Dunleavy was the winning pitcher. The Rushmores turned two double plays in the game.
FCS POWER INDEX…The Gridiron Power Index, the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection has unbeaten Cal Poly as the new No. 1. Five MVFC schools rank in the Top 12, and the Missouri Valley Football Conference is the No. 1-rated league.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference ended last year as the nation's top-rated conference in the GPI, and North Dakota State is number two in the rankings. How the MVFC schools stand:
2. North Dakota State (4) (2.71)
6T. South Dakota State (8.57)
8. Illinois State (9.71)
11. Indiana State (13.29)
12. Youngstown State (13.71)
JACKS VS GOPHERS…South Dakota State University has lined up another football game against the University of Minnesota in the coming years.
The Jackrabbits will play the Gophers on Sept. 3, 2015, and on Aug. 29, 2019. Both games will be at Minnesota.
The two schools last met on the gridiron in 2009, with Minnesota winning 16-13.
SDSU plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. It now has five games lined up in future years against Football Bowl Subdivision teams: at Nebraska next year, at Missouri in 2014, at Iowa State in 2018, and the two Minnesota games.
KILL-HEALTH… Minnesota coach Jerry Kill is back at work this week after his latest seizure.
Kill says he's "going full speed" after the episode following Saturday's loss to Northwestern. Kill spent that night in a hospital for observation and was discharged the next morning after tests confirmed he was in "excellent health," according to team physician Dr. Pat Smith.
The Gophers travel to Wisconsin this weekend, and quarterback MarQueis Gray's status is in question again. The senior has been wearing a walking boot on sprained left ankle he aggravated in Saturday's game.
Kill said Gray tried to jog on Tuesday morning and "struggled a little bit with it." Kill said Gray is back to where he was two weeks ago, after initially suffering the injury on Sept. 15.
NEBRASKA TURNOVERS… Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he used last week to address his team's turnover problem.
The Cornhuskers lead the Big Ten in rushing, scoring and total offense. But they also are 12th, and last, in turnover margin. Only 11 teams in the nation have committed more than Nebraska's 15 turnovers.
Of the 166 points scored against the Huskers, 62 came after Nebraska had committed a turnover. That's 37 percent.
Quarterback Taylor Martinez accounts for eight turnovers. In the 63-38 loss at Ohio State, the Buckeyes converted three Martinez turnovers into 21 points.
Martinez says without the turnovers, Nebraska could be undefeated.
The Huskers (4-2, 1-1) go into Saturday's game at Northwestern (6-1, 2-1) in fourth place in the Big Ten's Legends Division.