MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5:
SUMMIT SOCCER… Oakland won its record eighth Summit League Women's Soccer Championship with a 2-0 victory over Fort Wayne at Fishback Soccer Park Sunday.
Serena San Cartier got things started for the Golden Grizzlies in the 37th minute as she controlled a loose ball in the box and chipped it past the Fort Wayne goalkeeper, Sam Pavlika, for the eventual match-winner.
The Golden Grizzlies controlled much of the second half after that taking five shots before Nicole DeLuca found the back of the net at the 74:00 mark. DeLuca gathered a deflected ball and slipped it by Pavlika to the lower-left corner.
The Golden Grizzlies held advantages in both shots and corner kicks at 18-12 and 8-2, respectively.
Oakland improves to 11-5-3 on the year, while Fort Wayne ends its season with a 10-8-1 record. The Golden Grizzlies will find out their NCAA Tournament opponent when the field is revealed live on NCAA.com at 3:30 p.m. CST Monday.
SDSU FB…Austin Sumner tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Tiefenthaler with seven seconds left in the game as South Dakota State rallied to defeat Southern Illinois 16-12 on Saturday.
South Dakota State (6-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley) also got field goals of 28, 41 and 33 yards from Justin Syrovatka.
Sumner was sacked six times, but still managed to complete 26 of 25 passes for 284 yards.
Head coach John Stiegelmeier says it took awhile for the Jacks to get going. 97624 :17 “got ‘er won”.
Stiegelmeier says Sumner made some plays, and Tiefenthaler came up with four catches on the winning drive. 97625 :24 “did, great memory”.
Kory Faulkner completed 20 of 30 passes for 122 yards for Southern Illinois (5-5, 4-3) and was sacked three times.
Bo Helm recovered a fumble for South Dakota State.
Stiegelmeier says it’s tough to win on the road, but the Jacks overcame adversity to do it. 97626 :25 “proud of ‘em”.
SDSU – tied for first in the conference – will visit North Dakota State Saturday.
COLLEGE FB SCORES…Jamaine Cook rushed for a season-high 203 yards and a touchdown and Youngstown State held on to defeat South Dakota 13-10 Saturday.
Darrelynn Dunn rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and Tyrone Walker had seven catches for 120 yards and a score as Illinois State defeated Indiana State 17-10.
Sawyer Kollmorgen threw three touchdown passes and the Northern Iowa defense held Western Illinois to just 172 total yards for a 40-0 victory.
Sam Ojuri ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, Brock Jensen accounted for two more scores and North Dakota State held off Missouri State 21-17.
Jake Miller's 36-yard touchdown run with 10:01 remaining put North Dakota on top for good in a see-saw battle between two middle-of-the-road Big Sky teams Saturday in a 33-29 victory over Southern Utah.
Northern State redshirt freshman Terrelle Walker made the most of his first career start, racking up 210 yards and two first half touchdowns to lead the Wolves to a 52-20 win over Minnesota-Crookston.
Gannon Moore scored three touchdowns, while rushing for 115 yards, to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a 35-28 victory over Concordia-St. Paul.
Winona State set an NSIC record with 782 yards of total offense while setting several other school records in a 73-35 win over Augustana.
The sixth-ranked Minnesota State football team remained undefeated Saturday as it earned a 27-13 victory over 17th-ranked Sioux Falls.
After committing six turnovers and trailing 34-7 through three quarters versus Mayville State, Dakota State staged a furious rally in the fourth quarter. After scoring a touchdown with 12 seconds remaining in the game, DSU missed the PAT extra kick as the Comets held on to defeat the Trojans 34-33.
Minnesota-Duluth 52, Mary 14
Wayne State 17, Upper Iowa 14
Bemidji State 35, Minnesota-Moorhead 25
St. Cloud State 57, Minot State 10
Midland 28, Briar Cliff 20
Morningside 50, Concordia 0
Doane 55, Dordt 6
Nebraska Wesleyan 17, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Northwestern 45, Hastings 6
Black Hills State 36, Western New Mexico 24
Nebraska-Kearney 59, South Dakota Mines 7
MVFC POW…South Dakota State University kicker Justin Syrovatka and linebacker T.J. Lally have been named players of the week by the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Syrovatka received MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 28, 41 and 33 yards. He also handled the kickoff duties for the first time this season, leading a special teams unit that allowed the Salukis an average of only 13.2 yards on six return attempts.
Lally earned Newcomer of the Week recognition for the second consecutive week and fourth time this season after tying for the team lead with 10 tackles, notching three tackles for loss with two sacks, and forcing a fumble. Lally's forced fumble early in the fourth quarter set up a field goal that pulled the Jackrabbits to within 10-9.
Lally was also named National FCS Defensive Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
South Dakota State, 7-2 overall and 5-1 in MVFC, will travel to top-ranked North Dakota State Saturday in a game that will decide sole possession of first place in the league standings. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.
DEUBROOK FB…Deubrook overcame a 37-22 halftime deficit to defeat Gregory 44-37 in the Class 9AA football semifinals Saturday in White.
Ryan Knutson rushed 28 times for 243 yards and four TDs. Taylor Olsen was 6-for-17 for 122 yards and had a 65-yard TD pass to Dustin Trooien, who had four catches for 96 yards. Riley Hanson added 81 yards rushing on 15 carries. Tyler Jensen had 16 tackles, Trooien 14 and Evan Sheffield 13.
For Gregory (9-2), Jaden Bartling rushed 36 times for 170 yards and he also was 11-for-23 for 150 yards.
FLANDREAU FB…Winner scored the go-ahead touchdown with under two minutes to play and topping the previously unbeaten Flandreau Fliers 26–21 to advance to the Class 11B championship game.
Flandreau finished with 350 yards, led by Jacob Patterson’s 23 carries for 111 yards. David Parsley had a 53-yard scoring run for the Fliers.
ARLINGTON FB…Canistota knocked off Arlington 56-6 in three quarters to advance to Thursday’s Class 9A state championship game.
Nick Hofer’s three scores and 99 yards rushing keyed the Hawks, while Cody Bunger added five total touchdowns, 85 yards on the ground and 160 yards passing. Alex Robertson ran for a game-high 117 yards and Eric Tieszen rushed for 71 yards.
Arlington scored on a Zach Warnke 1-yard TD plunge – the first touchdown the Hawks have allowed this postseason. It was also the first time an opponent found the end zone against the defending 9A champions in four games.
HOWARD FB…Howard ran for 506 yards, including 276 by Luke Loudenburg, in a 50-0 win over Clark-Willow Lake.
Evan Donahue rushed 10 times for 96 yards. Jordan Kuhle had seven tackles. Howard led 28-0 at halftime.
For Clark/Willow Lake, Lane Hovde rushed 11 times for 46 yards and Tyson Jenkins was 3-for-17 for 42 yards. Rhett Florey had 11 tackles.
CASTLEWOOD FB…Harding County scored two third-quarter defensive touchdowns - on a 45-yard interception return by Jess Feist and a 23-yard fumble recovery by Windon Hewson – to defeat Castlewood 40-28.
Feist was 10-for-21 for 216 yards and Ckyler Floyd had five catches for 117 yards.
For Castlewood, Lucas Ching had TD passes of 19 yards to Grant Fodness and 64 and 87 yards to Case Wiarda. Brock Schafer added a 74-yard TD run. Ching was 9-for-23 for 210 yards.
DELL RAPIDS FB…Dell Rapids rolled Hot Springs 49-25 in a Class 11A semifinal playoff game.
Dell Rapids out-gained the Bison 309-37 in the first half, and despite using a backup squad the second half on defense, the Quarriers finished the game out-gaining Hot Springs 398-118.
Matt Kolbeck finished the night 4-for-5 for 93 yards and two touchdowns, before leaving the game with an injury.
SATURDAY FB PLAYOFFS…Results of Saturday’s South Dakota high school football playoff semifinals:
CLASS 11AA: Brandon Valley 34, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 20
Sioux Falls Washington 49, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 3
CLASS 11A: Dell Rapids 49, Hot Springs 25
Harrisburg 35, Spearfish 17
CLASS 11B: Tri-Valley 28, Aberdeen Roncalli 7
Winner 26, Flandreau 21
CLASS 9AA: Deubrook 44, Gregory 37
Howard 50, Clark/Willow Lake 0
CLASS 9A: Canistota 56, Arlington 6
Warner 50, Herreid/Selby Area 20
CLASS 9B: Colome 52, Viborg-Hurley 36
Harding County 40, Castlewood 28
FB CHAMPIONSHIPS…Here are the matchups for this weekend’s state high school football championships in Vermillion.
THURSDAY: 11:00am: Class 9A Canistota vs. Warner
2:30pm: Class 9AA Deubrook vs. Howard
7:30pm: Class 9B Harding County vs. Colome
FRIDAY: 2:30pm: Class 11B Winner vs. Tri-Valley
7:30pm: Class 11A Harrisburg vs. Dell Rapids
SATURDAY: 7:30pm: Class 11AA Brandon Valley vs. Sioux Falls Washington
SDSU VB…South Dakota State senior Shay Birath got the 13 digs she needed to break the SDSU career digs record of 1,929, but the Jacks lost to UMKC Sunday 25-22, 25-21, 16-25 and 25-16.
Birath finished the match with 24 digs, which gives her 1,941 for her career, and breaks the mark held by Samantha Pearson, who played at SDSU from 2004-07. Margit Hansing and Kaitlin Klingemann led the Jackrabbits on offense with 10 kills each. Hansing added 15 digs for her seventh double-double of the season, while Klingemann added a match-high six block assists.
Lexi Fowler also finished with a double-double, her 10th of the season, with 19 set assists and 11 digs.
The loss drops the Jackrabbits to 16-12 on the season overall, and to 8-7 in The Summit League. The win gives the Kangaroos the exact same record, both overall and in league play.
South Dakota State struggled on the attack, lost the blocking battle 8-4 and eventually lost the match of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-15 at South Dakota.
Kelly Herrmann led the Jackrabbit offense with 10 kills and hit .391 in the match with just one error in 23 attacks. She also added 12 digs for her seventh double-double of the season. Hansing also finished with 12 digs to go along with her eight kills. Birath finished with 15 digs in the loss.
Kendall Kritenbrink led all players with 16 kills in the win. Riley Haug led the Coyotes defense with 17 digs.
HS VB…District and regional volleyball matches resume Tuesday. The “AA” tourney champions advance to the state tournament – the second and third place teams move on to regional play – and the fourth-place team is eliminated.
District 1AA: Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman (Championship)
Watertown @ Brookings (Third)
District 2AA: Yankton @ Sioux Falls Washington (Championship)
Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Brandon Valley (Third)
District 3AA: Mitchell @ Aberdeen Central (Championship)
Pierre @ Huron (Third)
District 4AA: Rapid City Stevens @ Rapid City Central (Championship)
Douglas @ Sturgis (Third)
Region 1A: Aberdeen Roncalli @ Milbank
Region 2A: Clark/Willow Lake @ Sioux Valley, 7:00pm
Region 3A Elkton-Lake Benton @ Sioux Falls Christian, 7:00pm
Region 4A: Dakota Valley @ Harrisburg, 7:00pm
Region 5A: Wagner @ Tri-Valley, 7:00pm
Region 6A: Miller vs. Mobridge-Pollock @ Gettysburg
Region 7A: Pine Ridge vs. Winner @ Mission
Region 8A: Custer @ Belle Fourche
Region 1B: Summit vs. Warner
Region 2B: Chester @ Arlington, 7:00pm
Region 3B: Highmore-Harrold vs. Herried/Selby Area
Region 4B: Alcester-Hudson vs. Parker
Region 5B: White Lake vs. James Valley Christian @ Wessington Springs
Region 6B: Andes Central vs. Hanson @ Menno
Region 7B: Wall vs. Lyman
Region 8B: Harding County vs. Timber Lake @ Lemmon
SDSU WRESTLING…South Dakota State had two second-place finishers Sunday in the season-opening Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open wrestling tournament.
Will James at 141 and Cody Pack at 157 each went 4-1 to earn runner-up honors. Aaron Pickrel at 125 and Dustin Walraven at 149 each placed third.
Brance Simms picked up a fourth place at 125. Troy Morisette at 174 and Brandon Ballard at 197 were each fifth, with Tyler White at 174 and J-J Everard at 285 each finishing sixth.
Next the Jacks travel to DeKalb, Ill., for Saturday’s Northern Illinois Quad. The Jacks will wrestle Cleveland State, Indiana, Northern Illinois and Tiffin.
SDSU EQUESTRIAN…South Dakota State equestrian team rode in two shows on Saturday, both of which the Jackrabbits won. SDSU opened the day with a 9-7 win over UT-Martin, and then downed host Delaware State 10-6 in the afternoon.
The Jacks won three of the four MOP awards against UT-Martin, including both in the hunt seat events. Megan Violand scored an 80 on the flat to earn MOP honors, while Lauren Kerr picked up her first MOP of the season over fences with a score of 83.
Jana Basler led the Jackrabbit reiners with a 72 to boost her record to 3-1 and picked up her second MOP in the process.
The host Hornets won three of the four MOP awards in the other show of the day, but the Jacks scored three of the four point over fences and three of the four reining points to secure the 10-6 win. Kelsey Champagne scored one of the two points in horsemanship and won the only MOP against Delaware State. Jackrabbit freshman Lexus Hoffman won both of her rides on the day, the first wins of her young career.
SDSU SWIMMING… The South Dakota State University women’s swimming and diving team dropped the first home dual of the season Friday night, with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay edginig out the Jacks by a final tally of 132.5-108.5.
The Jackrabbits won five of 13 events in the home opener.
Junior Andee Budahl took home first place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.
Devonne Dalin won the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle. Two SDSU teams tied for first in the 200-freestyle relay.
BLIZZARD… Thomas Williams scored a hat-trick and goaltender Drew Weigman made 42 saves as the Brookings Blizzard salvaged a split of their road series in Aberdeen. The Blizzard took a 1-0 lead late in the first period on a goal from Eric Brenk. Justin Moody made it 2-0 for Brookings before Williams scored the last three goals, all coming in the second period. Tommy Miller had the lone goal for the Wings.
SDSU WBB…South Dakota State officially opens the women’s basketball season next weekend with two games at the University of Minnesota.
The Jackrabbits went 2-0 in their exhibition games – senior Leah Dietel says they want to pick up the pace offensively. 97621 :10 “off each other”.
Senior Ashley Eide says the Jackrabbits can be even better defensively this year. 97622 :12 “after some people”.
Head coach Aaron Johnston says SDSU need to be better in November and December. 97623 :20 “to do that”.
Johnston says this year’s team has an “even keel” personality, which he likes. He says no one gets overly excited, or overly disappointed.
ALL-STATE XC…The South Dakota Cross Country Coaches Association has announced its All-State selections. Area runners on the list:
Emily Berzonsky, Addison DeHaven, Justice Lamer and Patrick Chapin, Brookings…Emily Hawkes, Tyler Lentsch, Hunter Streff and Austin Handley, Madison…Mikayla Prouty, Clark/Willow Lake…and Trevor Ward, Estelline.
BOBCAT BACKERS…The next Bobcat Backers social is set for this Monday, November 5, starting at 7:00 at the Brookings Elks Club. Fall coaches whose seasons have been completed will give recaps of their team's seasons. Visit the newly redesigned website - www.bobcatbackers.com - for more information on Bobcat Backers, the group’s mission and purpose, as well as dates for upcoming socials and Bobcat events.