WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6:
Wrestling: Utah Valley @ South Dakota State, 7:00pm
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7:
Men’s Basketball: South Dakota State @ IPFW (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 5:30)
Women’s Basketball: IPFW @ South Dakota State (Live on B93.7 @ 6:30)
Boys’ Basketball: Watertown @ Mitchell
Clark/Willow Lake @ Redfield-Doland
Deubrook @ Estelline
Arlington vs. Elkton-Lake Benton @ Lake Benton
Freeman Academy @ FIS
Lake Preston @ DeSmet
Great Plains Lutheran @ Waverly-South Shore
Chester @ Colman-Egan
Dells St. Mary’s @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
Girls’ Basketball; Yankton @ Huron
Freeman Academy @ FIS
Dell Rapids vs. McCook Central/Montrose @ Montrose
Baltic @ Tri-Valley
Great Plains Lutheran @ Waverly-South Shore
BHS BBB…Brookings led 17-6 after one quarter, and went on to a 56-48 win over Yankton Tuesday night in ESD Conference boys’ basketball.
Tyler Nagy led the 12-4 Bobcats with 18 points. Braxton Carlson added 17 and Zach Page had 14 points and nine rebounds.
J-J Hejna led the Bucks with 15 points. Michael Rucker added 14 and Brady Hale scored eleven.
Head coach Travis Engebretson says it was much like last week’s win over Mitchell. 97623 :24 “get it going”.
Does the win get the Bobcats out of their rut? 97624 :33 “to get better”.
The Bobcats host Pierre Friday night.
Yankton swept the preliminary games…62-47 in the J-V game…57-56 in the sophomore game…and 45-41 in the freshman game.
TUESDAY BBB SCORES…
Baltic 48, Howard 45
Beresford 62, West Central 49
Britton-Hecla 72, Wilmot 60
Chester 57, Alcester-Hudson 47
Deuel 62, Sioux Valley 50
Great Plains Lutheran 58, Florence/Henry 35
Hamlin 63, Deubrook 62
James Valley Christian 70, Mitchell Christian 44
Lake Preston 64, Grant-Deuel 39
Pierre 65, Rapid City Stevens 46
Redfield/Doland 50, Warner 47, 2OT
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 74, Iroquois 32
Tri-Valley 50, Lennox 49
Watertown 74, Sioux Falls Lincoln 65
Webster 64, Northwestern 51
BHS GBB…Mitchell went on a 12-0 run to open the second quarter en route to a 49-34 victory over Brookings Tuesday in ESD Conference girls basketball in Mitchell.
Kerri Young led the Kernels with 22 points, with Macy Miller scoring 18. Lauren Coughlin led the Bobcats with ten points.
Brookings made 13-of-41 shots for 32 percent. Mitchell shot 35 percent from the floor.
Mitchell won the JV game 40-28…Brookings won the sophomore game 48-39…and Brookings won the freshman game 25-13.
TUESDAY GBB SCORES…
Alcester-Hudson 45, Chester 42
Baltic 57, Howard 48
Beresford 52, West Central 41
Britton-Hecla 35, Wilmot 30
Castlewood 61, Colman-Egan 43
DeSmet 55, Flandreau 24
Deubrook 55, Hamlin 22
Deuel 42, Sioux Valley 32
Elkton-Lake Benton 42, Garretson 25
Great Plains Lutheran 56, Tiospa Zina Tribal 52
Lake Preston 50, Grant-Deuel 33
Madison 46, Milbank 44
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 57, Flandreau Indian 39
Pierre 49, Rapid City Stevens 48
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 68, Iroquois 14
Tri-Valley 56, Sioux Falls Christian 35
Warner 34, Redfield/Doland 23
Watertown 47, Brandon Valley 40
Webster 63, Northwestern 40
TUESDAY WR SCORES…
Madison 43, Milbank 31
Madison 54, Sisseton 22
Milbank 47, Sisseton 24
SUMMIT SWIM…South Dakota State's Phil Albu and Omaha's Maddie Hutt were named The Summit League's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Athletes of the Week.
In a 130-75 win over Iowa Central, Albu won the 50 back (24.66) and was a part of the winning 200 medley relay squad (1:36.65). He then won the 100 back (52.45), 200 back (1:54.53) and 400 medley relay (3:31.24) to help SDSU defeat North Dakota, 180-120.
Hutt had two individual first-place finishes against Northern Colorado. She won the 100 breast (1:05.66) and 200 breast (2:20.13) and was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:50.51).
SDSU SOFTBALL…The South Dakota State softball team opens its season Friday against North Dakota at Ames, Iowa.
The Jackrabbits also face Northern Colorado and Iowa State. SDSU split with UND and the Bears last season.
Second-year head coach Kim Aggabao says SDSU’s anticipating the challenge. 97621 :23 “things this weekend”.
Aggabao returns eight position players, and three ptichers, from last year’s team – and plans to look at a lot of combinations. 97622 :23 “an outfield position”.
Aggabao says the Jackrabbits have done what they can do to prepare in the Barn – they now have to adjust to games in the Cyclones’ indoor football facility.
STATE LEGION…The 2014 South Dakota American Legion State Baseball Tournament will be held in Huron.
The South Dakota American Legion Athletic Commission selected Huron during the bidding process on Jan. 27 in Pierre. Four other cities - Sioux Falls, Pierre, Brookings and Mitchell – were also in the running.
Among those supporting Huron’s bid - former Minnesota Twins player and coach Al Newman, who was a guest speaker at the Huron spring baseball banquet this past year.
Several improvements and upgrades have been planned at Memorial Stadium in preparation for the state even, a new outfield fence, along with a remodeled locker room and bathroom upgrades.
The 2014 South Dakota American Legion State Baseball Tournament is scheduled July 30-Aug. 3.
DSU SIGNINGS… Dakota State University has signed Elkton-Lake Benton standout Ethan Pearson to join the Trojan Football team this coming fall.
Pearson will play defensive end for the Trojans this fall. Pearson was selected to All-Brookings Register team and All-State Defensive End. He was also named to the Argus Leader 'Elite 45' special mention team.
Adam Hofer of James Valley Christian has signed with the Trojans. He’s the all-time leading scorer, having accumulated 1,576 points during his basketball. He is averaging 23.5 points per game this season.
Hofer has received numerous athletic honors. He was named to the '281' All-Conference team three times in basketball. Hofer was named to Class 'B' All-State first team during the 2011-12 season. He also lettered in soccer where he was All-State first team in 2010-11 season and All-State second team in 2009-10.
NO USF SOCCER… The University of Sioux Falls will discontinue its men’s soccer program, effective for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year. With this new conference affiliation, USF committed to fielding competitive teams in the 16 common sports of the NSIC. USF is currently one of only three NSIC schools that sponsor men’s soccer as a varsity sport.
In an effort to retain men’s soccer, USF became an associate member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) for the 2012 season. This membership involved significant travel and excessive class absences for student-athletes due to the location of GNAC member schools.
As a result of this decision, USF is committed to working closely with the student-athletes impacted by this decision that wish to continue attending USF. In addition, the University will make every effort to assist with placement of student-athletes that wish to continue competing in collegiate men's soccer at another institution.
TWINS COACHES…After their second straight last-place finish, the Minnesota Twins shook up their coaching staff.
Manager Ron Gardenhire has returned in the final year of his current contract, but only pitching coach Rick Anderson is back in the same role as before. The Twins are counting on some fresh perspective and insight from the new assistants to help spark a turnaround from consecutive seasons of 99 and 96 losses.
Two former players will have important jobs. Bench coach Terry Steinbach, a Minnesota native who finished his career with the Twins in 1999, will work closely with the catchers. Hitting coach Tom Brunansky, a member of the 1987 World Series championship team, will continue the relationships he's made with some of the younger players in the minor leagues the last few years.