SPORTS 11-1-13

Equestrian:  South Dakota State @ Southern Methodist

Volleyball:  South Dakota State @ South Dakota, 7:00pm

Women’s Basketball: Minnesota State-Mankato @ South Dakota State, 6:00pm (Live on Ranch AM910)

Men’s Basketball: Dakota Wesleyan @ South Dakota State, 8:30pm  (Live on Ranch AM910)

Hockey:  Minot Minotauros @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:15pm

Football:  Northern Iowa @ Illinois State
   Indiana State @ Missouri State
   Youngstown State @ South Dakota
   Southern Illinois @ Western Illinois
   Concordia-St. Paul @ Augustana
   Winona State @ Southwest Minnesota State
   Mary @ Northern State
   Sioux Falls @ Upper Iowa
   Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dakota Wesleyan
   Black Hills State @ New Mexico Highlands
   South Dakota Mines @ Fort Hays State
   Dakota State @ Mayville State   

Equestrian:  South Dakota State @ Oklahoma State

Swimming:  South Dakota State @ Wisconsin-Green Bay

Cross Country:  Summit League Championships @ Fort Wayne, IN

Hockey:  Minot Minotauros @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:15pm

Wrestling:  Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open

Soccer:   Fort Wayne @ South Dakota State, Noon

Volleyball  South Dakota State @ Denver

Class 11AA
Pierre 59, Brookings 19
   Pierre’s Alex Gray ran for three touchdowns and threw for another…Garrett Pochop ran for a score, caught a TD pass and kicked a FG…Brookings assistant Scott Miller says it’s hard to contain the Governors’ skill players.  97621   :30   “you’re in practice”.
   Brookings Dayton Bird caught an 80-yard scoring pass and Tyler Madler caught scoring passes of 16 and 27 yards.  Miller says it took awhile, but the Bobcat offense got going.  97622   :32   “the first half”.
   Miller says the Brookings defense had its hands full.  97623   :18   “of those plays”.
   Brookings ends the year with a 3-6 record. 
Harrisburg 27, Huron 20, OT
Watertown 54, Douglas 7
Yankton 48, Mitchell 12

Semifinal Pairings:
Harrisburg @ Pierre  Yankton @ Watertown

Brandon Valley 42, Aberdeen Central 14
Sioux Falls Lincoln 42, Rapid City Stevens 7
Sioux Falls O'Gorman 27, Rapid City Central 14
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 28, Sioux Falls Washington 20

Semifinal Pairings:
Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Sioux Falls Lincoln  Brandon Valley @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Arlington def. Sioux Valley,      25-13, 25-20, 25-20
   ARL:  Samantha Boeck 17kills…Brett Heuer 25assts…three players with six digs each
   SV:  Mariah VanderWal 8 kills…Lauren Buisker 8assts…Tiffany Bjorklund 8digs
Colman-Egan def. Howard,      25-11, 25-20, 25-21
Dakota Valley def. Dell Rapids,      25-10, 25-8, 25-12
Dell Rapids St. Mary def. Canistota,    25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18
DeSmet def. Deuel,       25-20, 25-16, 25-18
Estelline def. Florence/Henry,      25-15, 25-16, 25-11
Flandreau def. Flandreau Indian,     25-19, 25-10, 25-10
Madison def. Tea Area,       25-12, 25-16, 21-25, 25-

SIOUX FALLS ICE… Recreational skaters and adult and youth hockey players in the Sioux Falls area will soon have access to more ice.
   Ice Sports Association broke ground on the SCHEELS IcePlex, a year-round, three-sheet indoor community ice facility that should open by next September.
   Ice time is hard to come by now because the only permanent indoor rink is at Minnehaha Ice and Recreation Center.
The $8 million to $8.5 million building is going up at the Sanford Sports Complex.
   It will include three NHL regulation-sized sheets of ice, lockers and dressing rooms, off-ice training facilities, a heated reception/lobby area with views of the rinks, bleacher seating, concessions, restrooms, office spaces, a community room and paved parking.
   Fundraising started in 2011, and more than $6.5 million has been raised. More than $3.5 million came from private sources, $1.5 million from the Chamber Community Appeals campaign and $1.5 million from the city of Sioux Falls. Sanford Health donated the land.

SIOUX FALLS TOURNAMENTS… Sioux Falls is a candidate to host NCAA Division II finals in five sports from 2015-18.
South Dakota's largest city is among the final few being considered for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and men's and women's outdoor track and field in any and all of the four years based on bids submitted by the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.
   The NCAA will announce the winning sites Dec. 11.
   The recently opened Sanford Pentagon, the under-construction Denny Sanford Premier Center and the University of Sioux Falls track complex are among sites in Sioux Falls that could host events.

HOCKEY PLAYERS HUNT… Some former pro hockey players are coming to South Dakota for an annual celebrity pheasant hunt.
   The Pro Hockey Celebrity Hunt benefits the Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation scholarships for South Dakota hockey players.
Celebrities begin hunting Friday on their way to Mitchell from Aberdeen. The main hunt is Saturday morning when teams made up of a celebrity and paid hunters hit the fields to pheasant hunt.
   Celebrities taking part this year include Shjon Podein, Guy Gosselin, Dave Jensen, Bryan Erickson, Lou Vairo and John Taft.

NCAA WBB COMMITTEE… Dru Hancock, senior associate commissioner for the Big 12 Conference, has been selected chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee for the 2014-15 academic year.
   Hancock will succeed Carolayne Henry, senior associate commissioner/senior woman administrator for the Mountain West Conference.
   Hancock will become the 16th chair of the committee on Sept. 1.

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