THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19:
Volleyball: Huron @ Brookings (Live on KCountry 102 @ 6:40)
Watertown @ Aberdeen Central
Milbank @ Clark/Willow Lake
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Deubrook
Sisseton @ Deuel
Hamlin @ Redfield-Doland
Dell Rapids @ Tri-Valley
Chester @ Flandreau
Garretson @ West Central
Beresford @ Madison
Sioux Falls Christian @ Harrisburg
Summit @ Great Plains Lutheran
Elkton-Lake Benton @ Arlington
Colman-Egan @ Castlewood
Estelline @ DeSmet
Waverly-South Shore @ Florence/Henry (Florence)
Lake Preston @ Dells St. Mary’s
Baltic, Freeman Academy @ Gayville-Volin
Tennis: Brookings @ Sioux Falls Lincoln, 4:00pm
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard vs. Wichita Falls @ Blaine, MN, 10:30am
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:
Football: Brookings @ Brandon Valley (Live on KCountry 102 @ 6:30)
Sioux Valley @ Flandreau (Live on B93.7 @ 6:30)
Douglas @ Hot Springs
Spearfish @ Mitchell
Belle Fourche @ Sturgis
Pierre @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman
Yankton @ Aberdeen Central
Sioux Falls Washington @ Rapid City Stevens
Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Watertown @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
Dell Rapids @ Milbank
Sisseton @ Madison
Bon Homme @ Tri-Valley
Arlington @ Lake Preston
Clark/Willow Lake @ Deuel
Castlewood vs. DeSmet/Iroquois
Deubrook @ Elkton-Lake Benton
Wilmot @ Great Plains Lutheran
Alcester-Hudson @ Chester
Howard vs. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton @ Mt. Vernon
Colman-Egan @ Estelline
Dells St. Mary’s @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
Waverly-South Shore @ Hamlin
College FB: Minot State @ Southwest Minnesota State
Tennis: South Dakota State men @ Drake Invitational
SDSU women @ Gopher Invitational
Golf: Brookings @ Mitchell Invitational, 9:00am
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard vs. Odessa @ Blaine, MN, 10:15am
BLIZZARD…Warriors goalie Trevor Gorsuch made 38 saves and lost his shutout bid with less than four minutes to go as Michigan triumphed over Brookings 3-1 on the first day of the NAHL Showcase. After a scoreless first period which saw Brookings outshoot Michigan 16-7, the Warriors scored twice in the second to take a 2-0 lead. The first goal came off the stick of AJ Marcinek and the second from Colin Horton. Michigan took a 3-0 lead early in the third on a power play goal from Josh Shellman. Eric Brenk spoiled the shutout bid of Gorsuch late in the period with a power play goal. Drew Weigman made 25 saves in the loss for the Blizzard.
The Blizzard get Wichita Falls Thursday – head coach Cory Laylin talks about that matchup: 97630 :08 “the group here”.
Brookings Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin.
ARLINGTON XC…Results of Tuesday’s Arlington Invitational cross country meet.
GIRLS TEAM POINTS: Flandreau 6, Estelline 26, Colman-Egan 28, James Valley Christian 32
GIRLS CHAMPION: Heidi Stoltenburg, Elkton-Lake Benton, 15:34
BOYS TEAM POINTS: Elkton-Lake Benton 11, Flandreau 17, Great Plains Lutheran 31, Deubrook 39
BOYS CHAMPION: Justin Sudtelgte, Elkton-Lake Benton, 16:46
GIRLS J-V CHAMPION: Shaylee DeBeer, Deubrook, 12:33
BOYS J-V CHAMPION: Spens Schlicht, Woonsocket, 11:17
SDSU WRESTLING…South Dakota State’s wrestling season opens November third with the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open tournament at Frost Arena.
Head coach Chris Bono says the field includes some new faces: 97631 :23 “are this early”.
The schedule also features a number of tournaments, and duals against some of the nation’s top teams. Bono says the goal is to prepare everyone for, and get everyone into, the national tournament. 97632 :18 “it’s all about”.
SDSU wrestling coach Chris Bono.
JACKS FB…South Dakota State will enter a circus environment when it visits Nebraska on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers are coming off a stunning loss to UCLA and quarterback Taylor Martinez might not play because of an injury. Then there's the matter of 2-year-old audio that surfaced this week with Huskers coach Bo Pelini profanely criticizing fans and reporters.
Jackrabbits coach John Stiegelmeier says he doesn't expect his team to be lulled into a false sense that the Huskers are going to be distracted.
The Jacks came to Lincoln in 2010 and played a sixth-ranked Huskers team to within 17-3. SDSU comes in 3-0 and ranked No. 6 in the Championship Subdivision. Zach Zenner is the division's leading rusher at 180 yards a game.
BHS FB…Two 2-and-1 teams collide Friday night when Brookings visits Brandon Valley – air time on KCountry 102 is 6:30.
Brandon went into Yankton and handled the Bucks last Friday – while Brookings put a shutout on Spearfish. But Brookings coach Lee Schmidt says the Bobcats still need a better start. 97633 :20 “ready to play”.
Schmidt says if the Bobcats are to reach their goals – this is the type of game where they have to compete well. 97634 :24 “our team yet”.
Schmidt says Brandon’s defense will be tough to run against – and says the Lynx offense gets a lot done throwing the ball. 97635 :24 “into a game”.
The Bobcats will be without running back Devon Crandall, who suffered a knee injury against Spearfish.
REST THE RANT… Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and athletic director Shawn Eichorst say they believe football coach Bo Pelini is sincere in his apology for a profane rant against fans two years ago and the university is ready to put the matter to rest.
The joint statement released Wednesday said former athletic director Tom Osborne was aware of the recording more than a year ago and addressed the matter with Pelini at the time. The statement said Pelini's demeanor has "significantly improved" since then and that Pelini understands the "seriousness and inappropriateness" of the comments.
A recording of the rant was leaked to the Deadspin.com sports website this week.
BIG TEN DEFENSE…Three weeks into the season, half of the Big Ten's defenses are under aerial attack.
Six of the conference's teams are allowing 250 or more yards passing a game.
Nebraska gave up big yards in a 41-21 loss to UCLA. Coach Bo Pelini said his defense looked good at times. But they gave up big yardage in the decisive third quarter.
Illinois coach Tim Beckman says his team failed to pressure Washington quarterback Keith Price in a 34-24 loss. Price threw for 342 yards.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald's team is giving up 319 yards a game. He says he hopes weak defenses don't mean an offensive explosion is ahead in conference play.