TUESDAY, AUGUST 20:
Golf: Lennox, Madison @ West Central, 10:00am
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21:
Golf: Dakota Dunes Invitational, 10:00am
BHS GOLF…Yankton won the team title and individual medalist honors at Monday’s Brandon Valley Invitational golf tourney – Brookings placed ninth.
TEAM SCORES: Yankton 293, O’Gorman 296, Brandon Valley 305, Aberdeen Central 312, Watertown 313, Harrisburg 322, Mitchell 324, Huron 333, Brookings 347.
MEDALIST: Jace Guthmiller, Yankton, 68 (def. Max Donohue, O’G in playoff). BROOKINGS: Jake Steen 78, Kayde Bartels 82, Derek Axelsen 92, Jordan Zmuda 95, Dalton Axelsen & Zach Steen 98.
WEST CENTRAL GOLF…Results of Monday’s West Central Early Bird golf tourney.
TEAM SCORES: Parkston 316, Dell Rapids 325, Madison 338, Dakota Valley 348, Vermillion 349, West Central 351, Sioux Falls Christian 352, Canton 354, St. Thomas More 355, Milbank 365, Winner 367, Tea Area 372, Elk Point-Jefferson 399, Lennox 403, Beresford 423, Chamberlain 448.
MEDALIST: Dylan From, West Central 72. Zach Schroder, Dell Rapids, 79, Trae Vandenberg and Tayler Anderson, Madison, 83.
SIOUX VALLEY GOLF…Aberdeen Roncalli swept the team, and individual honors at Monday’s Sioux Valley Invitational golf tourney in Volga.
TEAM SCORES: Aberdeen Roncalli 326, Sioux Valley 336, Redfield-Doland 379, Sisseton 388, Groton 392.
MEDALIST: Michael Duch, Roncalli, 74. SIOUX VALLEY: Greg Reeter 81, Austin Chase 82, Nate Algood 85, Austin Deibert 88, Nick Strasburg 89…SV’s Nate Christenson won J-V meet with 90, SV went took third, fourth and had three tied for fifth.
BHS SOCCER…The Brookings girls’ varsity soccer team outshot West Central 22-6 in taking a 5-2 win Monday night.
Abbey Person had two goals, with Brooke Swoboda, Katelyn Britzman and Lauren Coughlin scoring one each. Courtney Woodring and Coughlin had assists. Maddy Reed had two saves in goal.
The J-V team won 4-0, outshooting West Central 41-2. Kaitlyn Bravek, Chloe Person, Jane Glanzer and Maggie Helgeland had goals – Jordann Wright had an assist.
ARLINGTON FB…The Arlington Cardinals are getting set for a tough opener to the football season – at defending state champion Deubrook on August 30th.
Head coach Steve Gilbertson says his roster’s junior and sophomore-laden. He says the Cardinals have to remain healthy, and stay grounded. 97633 :21 “in good shape”.
Gilbertson has some good size on the line, and wants to utilize that with the running game. 97634 :32 “defense off balance”.
Gilbertson says the Cardinals face a tough conference schedule – he hopes Arlington can keep improving, and eventually become a playoff team.
DEUEL VB…First-year head coach Ashley Wiekamp has one big pair of shoes to fill as the Deuel Cardinals open fall camp.
Gone is Tiara Gibson, who has taken her game to South Dakota State. But Wiekamp does return some experience at libero and setter. 97635 :21 “we can do”.
Wiekamp’s looking at a couple of upperclassmen to replace Gibson in the middle: 97636 :16 “much as possible”.
Wiekamp was most impressed by the team’s ability to dig up shots during summer camps – she says that could be a big plus as the season opens.
LEE-RONCALLI…Former Arlington standout Mandy Lee will take over the coaching duties at Aberdeen Roncalli. Arlington's volleyball history includes 17 state championship appearances.
Lee, who played for two seasons at Northern State, served as an assistant at Roncalli and will be inheriting a program that has played in back-to-back state tournaments.
While the Cavaliers lost a talented group of seniors off of last year’s team, Lee feels good about the players returning to the squad.
While Lee helped lead Arlington to a pair of third-place finishes at state, she has also witnessed some low points in the sport. She feels those past experiences will help her this season. Despite being in the Roncalli program for the bulk of the past five seasons, Lee says being a head coach is much different than serving as an assistant.
Lee says many of her coaching characteristics will come from her legendary high school coach, Anita Boeck.
PAULA BALL…A South Dakota State alum is the new assistant women’s basketball coach at South Dakota Mines.
Ketty (Cornemann) Paula will assist Ryan Larson with the Hardrockers’ program. She says the coaches have to bring the players up a level. 97637 :26 “to be at”.
Paula says there are two players on the Mines volleyball team, and won’t be available until later in the season. 97638 :31 “guard last year”.
Paula says the coaching staff will map out the program’s mission statement, beliefs and goals – and then relate those expectations to the players.
JACKS GET MORE EARS…South Dakota State University games are jumping onto a couple more stations.
The Brookings school says two new affiliates have joined Jackrabbit Sports Network — KDSJ-AM in Deadwood and KJOE-FM in Pipestone, Minn. Both will carry all Jackrabbit football games, select basketball broadcasts, weekly coaches' shows and the Jackrabbit Daily Sports Update.
Yankton-based WNAX-AM will continue to serve as the flagship of the nine-station network.
Other affiliates include KBFS-AM in Belle Fourche; KJJQ-AM in Brookings; KORN-AM in Mitchell; KOLY-AM in Mobridge; KGFX-AM in Pierre; and KSDR-AM in Watertown.
NDSU SENTENCE…North Dakota State star linebacker Travis Beck has been given a suspended 10-day jail sentence on a charge of resisting arrest. Beck was sentenced Monday after reaching a plea deal.
Beck's attorney, Bruce Quick, says the plea deal was designed to allow Beck to put his legal woes behind him without a trial interfering with the Bison football season.
The misdemeanor charge stemmed from a brawl outside a downtown Fargo restaurant in early June in which police said Beck knocked another man unconscious. Prosecutors earlier dismissed a more serious assault charge.
The 6-foot, 212-pound native from the North Dakota town of Munich is a two-year starter for the two-time Football Championship Subdivision champions. He was the most valuable player in the 2012 FCS championship game.
NCAA SCHOLARSHIP CASE…The NCAA has lost another round in court, this time over scholarships.
A judge in the Southern District of Indiana rejected a motion from the NCAA to dismiss a case brought by former college football player John Rock.
Rock contends that after playing three seasons at Gardner-Webb in North Carolina, a new coaching staff refused to renew his scholarship. Rock says that forced him to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to earn his degree.
Rock says the one-year scholarship used by schools at the time and NCAA-mandated scholarship limits limited his choices. The NCAA now allows schools to offer multiyear scholarships.
BHS CHEER TRYOUTS…The Brookings High School fall sideline cheer tryouts will be Thursday August 22, from 3:40pm-5:30pm at the Brookings High School gymnastics room.