MONDAY, DECEMBER 3:
Women’s Basketball: Youngstown State @ IUPUI
Wrestling: Chamberlain, West Central @ Brookings, 5:30pm
SDSU FB…Top-seeded North Dakota State scored three second-quarter touchdowns and the Bison defense held South Dakota State out of the end zone in a 28-3 victory in Football Championship Subdivision second-round playoff action Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome.
The defending national champion Bison improved to 11-1 overall and will host Wofford (S.C.) in quarterfinal action Dec. 7 or 8. The Jackrabbits ended their season 9-4 overall.
After the Bison missed a 43-yard field goal on their opening drive of the game, SDSU put the first points on the board with a six-play, 66-yard drive capped by a 26-yard field goal by Justin Syrovatka two ticks under the three-minute mark of the opening quarter. A 49-yard pass play down the middle of the field from Austin Sumner to Brandon Hubert set up what would be the only score for the Jackrabbits.
The Bison held a 328-217 advantage in total offense, including a 218-21 edge on the ground. John Crockett finished the game with 11 carries for 90 yards, while Sam Ojuri gained 65 yards on 19 carries. Brock Jensen finished the game 15-of-25 passing for 110 yards, with Ryan Smith the leading receiver with five catches for 31 yards.
Jackrabbit running back Zach Zenner was limited to 46 yards on 15 carries, finishing his sophomore season with 2,044 yards..Sumner ended the afternoon 17-of-31 for 196 yards. Senior wide receivers Aaron Rollin and Tyrel Kool each caught five passes for 49 and 48 yards, respectively.
MBB…Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points and South Dakota State kept up its home dominance Saturday, beating Nebraska-Omaha 78-63 in its Summit League opener.
Dykstra was 7 of 11 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Tony Fiegen added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Nate Wolters and Brayden Carlson had 13 points apiece for the Jackrabbits (6-2), who led by as many as 31 en route to winning their 21st consecutive home game. Head coach Scott Nagy says the Jacsk had a great first half. 97621 :12 “five guys guarded”.
John Karhoff had 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Mavericks (2-7, 0-2), Summit League newcomers this season. Justin Simmons and CJ Carter added 10 apiece. Nebraska-Omaha committed 22 turnovers.
Chad White, whose 3-pointer in SDSU's last game kept the Jackrabbits' home winning streak alive, was held to four points Saturday, but his heroics weren't necessary this time. SDSU didn't trail after the game's early minutes, led 56-28 at halftime and coasted from there. Nagy says the Jacks may have regressed in the second half. 97622 :15 “the second half”.
SDSU now faces a run of tough games, starting Tuesday at Minnesota. 97623 :12 “go into Minnesota”.
You’ll hear the game on the Ranch 910AM, starting with the pre-game show at 6:30.
Juevol Myles scored 26 points while pulling six rebounds and dishing out six assists to lead hot shooting South Dakota to an 88-68 victory over IUPUI on Saturday night. Trevor Gruis and Brandon Bos each scored 16 points and Karim Rowson chipped in with 15 and nine rebounds. John Hart scored 29 points in the loss for IUPUI.
SDSU WBB…Megan Waytashek posted her first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, leading South Dakota State to a 63-56 victory over Middle Tennessee. The Jackrabbits evened their record at 4-4, while Middle Tennessee dropped to 4-3.
Gabby Boever was the only other Jackrabbit in double figures with 10 points, while Ashley Eide finished the day with nine.
SDSU held a 48-31 advantage on the boards and held Middle Tennessee to 28.6 percent shooting from the field, 18-of-63.
The Jackrabbits finished the game 22-of-49 from the floor, 44.9 percent.
The Jackrabbits wrap up their homestand Tuesday night with a 7 p.m. matchup against Eastern Michigan.
SDSU WRESTLING…Joe Brewster placed eighth at 165 pounds as the Jackrabbits competed at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas.
After qualifying for the second day, Brewster won his opening match to reach the podium, while Brance Simms lost in the round of 12, one round shy of the top eight.
In the 133-pound consolation bracket, Simms narrowly missed the podium. He dropped an 11-7 decision to Joshua Rodriguez (North Dakota State) in the round of 12 on Saturday.
As a team, the Jacks finished tied-for-29th with 9.5 points.
BHS WRESTLING…Brookings took one first place finish, and two seconds at the Dan Unruh Invitational wrestling tournament in Wahpeton.
Heavyweight Justin Behrend defeated Dylan Claus of Lisbon by pin to win the title. Behrend defeated wrestlers from Crookston, Minnetonka and Frazee along the way.
Justice Lamer at 126, and Nick Hanson at 145 each placed second. Wyatt Resmen at 182 placed third. Jacob Puppe at 106, Justin Nixon at 113, Peter Hanson at 132 and Adam Palmer at 170 each took fifth place.
West Fargo won the team title with 290.5 points. Frazee had 218, Lisbon 158.5 and Brookings took fourth with 146 points.
AREA WRESTLING…Pipestone racked up 219 points to win the Flandreau Invitational wrestling tournament. Howard had 151 points, Elk Point-Jefferson 130, Flandreau 115, Luverne 77, Garretson 75, Deuel 44, and Sioux Valley 40.
Howard had five champions – Bailey Neises at 113, Luke Loudenberg at 120, Evan Donohue at 138, James Jungwirth at 170, and Kurt Zulk at 285. Flandreau’s Jace Christiansen won at 145. Brady Bos of Pipestone was named tourney MVP.
Clark/Willow Lake 53, Aberdeen Roncalli 17
Faulkton 60, Kingsbury County 12
Groton Area 60, Warner/Northwest 15
Webster 48, Britton-Hecla/Langford 21
Clark/Willow Lake 48, Warner/Northwest 12
Faulkton 55, Britton-Hecla/Langford 24
Groton Area 48, Aberdeen Roncalli 24
Webster 63, Kingsbury County 12
Aberdeen Roncalli 37, Warner/Northwest 30
Britton-Hecla/Langford 48, Kingsbury County 30
Groton Area 40, Clark/Willow Lake 34
Webster 60, Faulkton 12
Kingsbury County 42, Warner/Northwest 36
Britton-Hecla/Langford 62, Aberdeen Roncalli 21
Faulkton 47, Clark/Willow Lake 36
Webster 65, Groton Area 11
Aberdeen Central 53, Canby, Minn. 12
Aberdeen Central 55, Yankton 18
Canby, Minn. 54, Yankton 19
Huron 41, Watertown 35
Huron 54, Mitchell 19
Huron 70, Milbank 9
Mitchell 42, Milbank 30
Pierre 34, Aberdeen Central 24
Pierre 53, Canby, Minn. 16
Pierre 75, Yankton 3
Watertown 54, Milbank 28
Watertown 54, Mitchell 17
Milbank 54, Yankton 22
Canby, Minn. 43, Mitchell 29
Aberdeen Central 52, Watertown 17
Pierre 41, Huron 19
BLIZZARD…Eddie Matsushima scored twice and Blake Cates made 38 saves as Coulee Region beat Brookings on Friday, 5-3.
The Blizzard jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Tyler Cayemberg and Drew Brevig. Jesse Tredinnick cut the lead to 2-1 for the Chill before Eric Brenk scored to make it 3-1 for Brookings. Two goals from Matsushima and others from Jake Kauppila and Mac Jansen gave the Chill the win.
RANGERS-PIERRE…Matt Eng opened the scoring in the first, but Oahe scored three goals in the second and held on for a 3-2 win over Brookings Sunday.
The Rangers took three of nine penalties in the first – head coach John Larson says the effort was there, but the play didn’t meet expectations. 97631 :14 “going to work”
Cash Anderson, Jace Jerome and Austin Wagner scored in the Oahe rally. Zach VanLiere scored the final Ranger goal with 40 seconds left in the game.
Larson says little things proved costly. 97632 :14 “a little short”.
Saturday, Brookings rallied from a two-goal deficit to win 7-3 – the Rangers outshot Oahe 32-12 in the final two periods.
Larson says there’s plenty of room for improvement. 97633 :17 “of time left”.
The Oahe J-V made it a sweep with a 6-1 win.
BANTAM HOCKEY…The Brookings Bantam A team nipped Luverne 3-2 Sunday to win its division of the Brookings Bantam Invitational tournament.
Tri-City, of the Kearney-North Platte area, won the Bantam B division. Lincoln was second, based on a goal differential tiebreaker, while Brookings took third.
BHS GYMNASTICS…Watertown scored 141.45 points to win Friday’s Lolly Forseth gymnastics invitational at Sioux Falls. Mitchell was second at 139.25, followed by Sioux Falls O’Gorman at 132.175 and Pierre at 130.45. Brookings placed fifth at 128.325 points.
McKinsey Kost of Rapid City Central won the bars, took second on the beam and third in the vault to win all-around honors with 36.975 points.
SDSU SWIMMING…Devonne Dalin set the school record in the 100-yard freestyle on day two of the Jean Freeman Invitational.
Dalin won the 100-free in a time of 52.19, breaking the record of 52.26.
The team of Dalin, Kayce Smith, Kylie Poel and Bianca Ninneman swam a time of 7:54.20 to win the 800-yard freestyle relay.
Wil Hogue won the 100-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 46.04.
Phil Albu won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.55, a season-best time and also won the 200-yard backstroke in a season-best 1:53.29.
Shea Patrick won the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:07.55, a season-best.
The Jacks took the top three spots in the 1650-yard freestyle swim, with Blake Yeager in first with a time of 16:39.60. SDSU also took the top two spots in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Ben Bolinske, Yann Desjardins, Kyle Ochsner and Hogue comprised the winning team in a time of 3:10.04.
BHS BOWLING…Brookings split its Friday high school bowling matches with Brandon Valley.
The boys won 48-2 behind Quentin Mason’s games of 276 and 233, and 677 series. Nathan Holmes rolled a 223 game and a 589 series…Sawyer Busch a 212 game and 585 series…Ethan Hicks had a 561 series and Brandon Wonnenberg a 532. Sully Busch had a 214 game.
The girls’ team fell 43-2. Abby Roden had a 183 game and a 452 series…Haley Austriem had a 142 game and 353 series…and Tiana Holmes rolled a 290 series.
The J-V boys fell 30-17. Devon Austin had a 178 game and a 416 series. Brandon Rippert had a 391 and Michael Giegling a 356 series.
“AA” ALL-STATE VB…Brookings’ Mack Rief has been named to the Class “AA” All-State volleyball second team, as selected by the coaches’ association.
Mikala Hora, Yankton, sr., MH: 376 kills, 250 digs, 41 blocks, 26 aces
Lauren Schad, Rapid City Central, sr., MH: 310 kills, 62 digs, 163 blocks, 26 aces,
Emma Hanson, Washington, sr., MH: 283 kills, 262 digs, 44 blocks, 29 aces
Taylin Alm, Mitchell, jr., MH: 374 kills, 58 digs, 45 blocks, 18 aces
Ashley Beaner, Roosevelt, sr., RS: 230 kills, 233 digs, 53 blocks, 19 aces
Maggie DeJong, Roosevelt, jr., MH: 295 kills, 239 digs, 87 blocks, 28 aces
Lauren McCafferty, Aberdeen Central, sr., OH: 175 kills, 145 digs, 37 blocks, 48 aces
Katelyn Allerdings, Huron, sr., MH: 304 kills, 87 blocks, 80 digs, 11 aces
Anna Sykora, Rapid City Stevens, sr., S: 665 assists, 177 digs, 74 kills, 30 aces, 51 blocks
Taryn Kloth, O’Gorman, so., OH: 214 kills, 165 digs, 39 blocks, 52 aces
Mack Rief, Brookings, sr., OH: 276 kills, 135 digs, 33 blocks, 39 aces
Ellie Benson, Washington, jr., L: 433 digs, 14 kills, 10 assists, 23 aces
Steph Buss, Lincoln, jr. MB: 295 kills, 63 digs, 67 blocks, 15 aces
Megan Farnham, Mitchell, sr., L: 522 digs, 16 kills, 12 assists, 22 aces
“A” ALL-STATE VB…The Class “A” All-State volleyball team chosen by the volleyball coaches association:
Shelbie Budmayr, Belle Fourche: Sr., OH, 5-10; 347 kills, 37 ace serves, 30 blocks, 347 digs
Abby Dockter, Aberdeen Roncalli: Sr., MH, 5-11; 226 kills, 21 ace serves, 58 blocks, 20 digs
Jessa Doom, Wagner: Sr., S, 5-10; 133 kills, 75 ace serves, 696 assists, 26 blocks, 249 digs
Haley Hillestad, Sioux Valley: Sr., MH, 6-0; 338 kills, 58 ace serves, 89 blocks, 189 digs
Kylie Martin, Dakota Valley: Sr., MB, 5-10; 220 kills, 61 ace serves, 33 blocks, 50 digs
Hayley McCarron, Sioux Falls Christian: Sr., S, 5-11; 72 kills, 54 ace serves, 846 assists, 49 blocks, 89 digs
Brooke Pond, Pine Ridge: Sr., OH, 6-1: 319 kills, 66 ace serves, 20 assists, 64 blocks, 135 digs
Kristin Stern, Sioux Falls Christian: Jr., MH, 5-10; 275 kills, 43 ace serves, 39 blocks, 44 digs
Jayde Bergmann, Dakota Valley: Jr., RS, 5-9; 225 kills, 75 ace serves, 20 assists, 23 blocks, 56 digs
Cassidy Hanson, Winner: Jr., OH, 6-0: 370 kills, 21 ace serves, 28 blocks, 242 digs
Lindsey Smith, Dakota Valley: So., S, 5-6; 64 kills, 77 ace serves, 827 assists, 9 blocks, 110 digs
Kendra Snaza, Milbank: Sr., OH, 5-8: 450 kills, 46 ace serves, 26 assists, 335 digs
Kiara Vander Pol, Sioux Falls Christian: Sr., OH, 5-9: 219 kills, 51 ace serves, 36 blocks, 126 digs
Kaylee VanderWal, Sioux Valley: Sr., S, 5-6: 86 kills, 62 ace serves, 698 assists, 25 blocks, 206 digs
Allison Cross, Tri-Valley: Sr., MH, 6-1: 179 kills, 96 ace serves, 48 blocks, 218 digs
Tiara Gibson, Deuel: Sr., MH, 6-3: 289 kills, 59 ace serves, 129 blocks, 117 digs
Lisa Lovoll, Custer: Jr., OH, 5-10: 433 kills, 102 ace serves, 39 blocks, 428 digs
Callie Slater, Mobridge-Pollock: Sr., S, 5-4: 33 kills, 56 ace serves, 527 assists, 120 digs
Nicole Weber, Wagner: Sr., OH, 5-7; 278 kills, 72 ace serves, 22 assists, 226 digs
“B” ALL-STATE VB…The Class “B” All-State volleyball team as selected by the volleyball coaches association:
Rachel Rogers, Warner. 433-486 299 kills, 263-279 42 aces, 63 blocks, 81 digs.
Ashley Rozell, Warner. 120-138 62 kills, 228-254 64 aces, 1,565-1,571 820 set assists, 26 blocks, 99 digs.
Ashley Clemens, Northwestern. 698-776 346 kills, 337-356 67 aces, 55 blocks, 232 digs.
Samantha Boeck, Arlington. 1,207-1,340 658 kills, 216-233 32 aces, 90 blocks, 181 digs.
Amber Dysthe, Parker. 292-314 80 kills, 439-469 62 aces, 1,980-1,999 876 set assists, 20 blocks, 329 digs.
Kellie Winckler, Andes Central. 586-657 264 kills, 289-344 58 aces, 83 blocks, 311 digs.
Shauni Schwartz, Herreid-Selby Area: 5-10 senior middle hitter, 320 kills, 14 aces, 66 blocks, 92 digs.
Logan O'Farrell, Summit: 6-0 senior middle hitter, 233 kills, 50 aces, 14 set assists, 33 blocks, 434 digs.
Tara Nihart, James Valley Christian: 5-4 senior setter, 108 kills, 71 aces, 578 set assists, 278 digs.
Erin Benson, Chester: 5-6 junior libero, 36 kills, 19 aces, 557 digs.
Tessa Weeldreyer, Parker: 5-10 senior middle hitter, 318 kills, 39 aces, 59 blocks, 69 digs.
Brett Heuer, Arlington: 5-5 junior setter, 23 kills, 47 aces, 958 set assists, 12 blocks, 186 digs.
Jeanna Duncan, Northwestern: 5-7 junior setter, 37 kills, 65 aces, 721 set assists, 26 blocks, 142 digs.
Haylee Biel, Herreid-Selby Area: 6-0 junior middle hitter, 271 kills, 22 aces, 103 blocks, 56 digs.
Karlea Stahl, Sully Buttes: 5-9 junior outside hitter, 240 kills, 45 aces, 35 blocks, 268 digs.
Krista Winckler, Andes Central: 5-10 senior middle hitter, 223 kills, 32 aces, 89 blocks, 228 digs.
Mackenzie Schultz, Bridgewater-Emery: 5-6 senior setter, 54 kills, 55 aces, 597 set assists, 12 blocks, 202 digs.
Autumn Schulz, Wall: 5-8 senior outside hitter, 281 kills, 68 aces, 133 digs.
GATORADE PLAYER…Dell Rapids High School senior Cole Langer has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade South Dakota Football Player of the Year.
Langer, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker and fullback, guided the Quarriers to an 11-1 record and the Class 11A state championship earlier this month. Langer rushed for 874 yards and 15 touchdowns, and recorded 71 tackles along with three forced fumbles.
Langer, a South Dakota State football recruit, has also maintained a 4.14 grade point average.
JOHNSTON-SUMMIT…The University of Denver has accepted an invitation to join the Summit League, starting in the 2013-14 academic year.
SDSU women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston says, basketball-wise, he welcomes the news. 97626 :16 “positive for us”.
Denver will be the only conference school not along, or east, of Interstate 29. Johnston says some fans were asking about the league footprint. 97627 :10 “excited about it”.
Commissioner Tom Douple noted Denver’s access by air, as a positive in bringing the Pioneers’ programs into the league.
BOBCAT SEASON…Game, Fish and Parks officials remind bobcat hunters and trappers of several new requirements and opportunities.
The first-ever season east of the Missouri River will run from Dec. 8-30. Only the counties of Buffalo, Brule, Charles Mix, Bon Homme, and Yankton are open. Hunters and trappers are restricted to one bobcat per person in those open counties.
The season in all counties west of the Missouri River will open Dec. 8, and close on Feb. 15. There is no limit on bobcats in West River counties. A South Dakota Furbearer License is required to hunt or trap bobcats and all bobcats must be checked and tagged by GFP personnel.
All hunters and trappers who take bobcats are required to remove the pelts from the carcasses and surrender the entire carcasses within five days of harvest to GFP personnel for registration and tagging. Once the season is closed, an individual has 24 hours to notify GFP personnel of any untagged bobcats harvested during the season.
GFP, in conjunction with South Dakota State University, is conducting research on bobcat carcasses to obtain important population and biological information. The evaluation project is expected to last the entire season.
MANKATO PORN CASE REJECTED…A judge threw out child pornography charges against a Minnesota college football coach Friday, agreeing with his assertion that cellphone video of his kids dancing naked after a bath was nothing more than innocent child's play.
Todd Hoffner, the head coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato, has been on administrative leave since the videos were discovered on his university-issued cellphone in August. Social workers found no evidence the couple's children had been abused, and a search of his home computer found no evidence of child porn.
Blue Earth County District Judge Krista Jass said she didn't find any evidence that the videos amounted to pornography.
Dan Benson, a university spokesman, said Hoffner would remain on administrative leave pending the school's own investigation. He had no timetable for when that could be completed.