SPORTS 11-7-13


Volleyball: Region 1A: Groton @ Britton Area       Sisseton vs. Aberdeen Roncalli

(@ Britton)

Region 2A: Sioux Valley @ Redfield/Doland       Clark/Willow Lake @ Deubrook

Region 3A Garretson @ Sioux Falls Christian    Dell Rapids vs. Madison @ S.F. Christian

Region 4A Beresford @ Dakota Valley               Elk Point-Jefferson vs. Vermillion @ Dak. Val.

Region 5A Parkston @ Mt. Vernon/Plankinton    Tri-Valley @ Wagner

Region 6A Chamberlain @ Winner                      Mobridge-Pollock @ Winner

Region 7A Todd Co. @ Little Wound                   St. Francis @ Red Cloud

Region 8A Custer @ Belle Fourche                    Lead-Deadwood @ St. Thomas More

District 1B: Rosholt @ Waverly-South Shore     Wilmot vs. Summit @ Waverly

District 2B: Leola-Frederick vs. Warner             Waubay vs. Northwestern (@ Aberdeen)

District 3B: Ipswich @ Potter Co.                     Herried/Selby @ Faulkton

District 4B: Sunshine Bible @ Sully Buttes      Highmore-Harrold @ Hitchcock-Tulare

District 5B: DeSmet @ Arlington (Championship)

District 6B: Iroquois vs. Sanborn Cent./          Wolsey-Wessington vs. Wessington Springs

           Woonsocket (Both @ James Valley Christian)

District 7B: Dells St. Mary’s @ Chester          Baltic @ Elkton-Lake Benton

District 8B: Mitchell Christian vs. Hanson      Bridgewater-Emery vs. Ethan

      (Both @ Alexandria)

District 9B: Freeman Academy vs. Parker     Marion vs. Scotland (Both @ Scotland)

District 10B: Viborg-Hurley @ Alcester-Hudson (Championship)

District 11B: Tripp-Delmont/Armour vs. Kimball-         Corsica-Stickney vs. Platte-Geddes
                         White Lake (Both @ Kimball)

District 12B: Gregory vs. Burke/South Central (Championship)

District 13B: Lyman vs. White River @ Kadoka (Championship)

District 14B: Edgemont @ Philip                       Rapid City Christian @ Wall

District 15B: Timber Lake @ McIntosh (Championshp)

District 16B: Faith vs. Harding County                Bison vs. Lemmon (Both @ Buffalo)


College BB: South Dakota State women @ Brigham Young (Live on the Ranch AM910 @ 3:30)

South Dakota State men @ San Diego (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 8:30)

Football: Semifinals Playoffs:


Brandon Valley @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt S.F. O’Gorman @ S.F. Lincoln


Harrisburg @ Pierre Yankton @ Watertown

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

District 1B

District 2B @ Aberdeen

District 3B

District 4B

District 6B @ James Valley:

District 7B:

District 8B @ Alexandria:

District 11B @ New Holland:

District 14B:

District 16B @ Buffalo:

Soccer: Summit League Championships @ Ft. Wayne, IN

South Dakota State vs. North Dakota State

Denver vs. Fort Wayne

Hockey: Brookings Blizzard @ Minot Minotauros (Live on the Hawk 107.1)

SDSU VB…South Dakota State closes out the volleyball season this weekend – hosting Omaha Friday and Western Illinois Saturday. Match time each evening is 7:00pm.

Head coach Phil McDaniel on the two teams: 97621 :36 "in Kelly Walloch".

South Dakota State did not qualify for the six-team Summit League playoffs – thus, the season ends this weekend.

SDSU SOCCER…South Dakota State meets North Dakota State Friday evening in opening round play of the Summit League soccer tournament in Fort Wayne, IN.

The Jackrabbits defeated NDSU in regular season – head coach Lang Wedemeyer expects a close game this time. 97622 :24 "game for us".

Denver meets Fort Wayne in the other opening round match – Wedemeyer says Denver’s the only team that doesn’t have to win the tourney to make the NCAA tournament. 97623 :20 "the NCAA tournament".

SDSU soccer coach Lang Wedemeyer.

INDIANA STATE…Indiana State plays its final Missouri Valley Football Conference road game of the season Saturday at South Dakota State – air time on the Ranch AM910 is at 1:00pm.

The Sycamores have struggled with injuries this season – head coach Mike Sanford says quarterback Mike Parrish is nicked up, but will play. 97624 :36 "he will play".

Sanford says injuries forced Indiana State to use some players who weren’t ready to play.

He says the Sycamore defense has to contain SDSU’s running game. 97625 :24 "slow it down".

Indiana State head football coach Mike Sanford.

CHADRON FB PROBATION… The NCAA has placed Chadron State on three years of probation and ordered the Division II school to vacate the results of all games in the 2011 and 2012 football seasons.

Those are among the sanctions announced Wednesday against the school in western Nebraska. Chadron State was found to have not exercised control over its athletic program when coach Bill O'Boyle held three private bank accounts for the football program, provided extra benefits to athletes and provided false or misleading information to the school. A football player also competed while ineligible.

The NCAA also issued a show-cause order for retired athletic director Brad Smith and O'Boyle. That means an NCAA school that wants to hire either man for an athletics-related job would have to get approval from the NCAA.

NAIA TROPHY…The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is renaming its national football championship trophy for Tom Osborne, the former Nebraska coach and three-sport NAIA star at Hastings College in his Nebraska hometown.

Osborne was in Kansas City to give the keynote address at the NAIA's Champions of Character Foundation awards luncheon. NAIA officials surprised him by announcing the football trophy will now be called the Tom Osborne National Championship Trophy.

NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr says Osborne embodies the association's commitment to balancing character and leadership development with athletics.

Osborne retired in January 2013 as athletic director at Nebraska, where he led the Huskers to three NCAA national titles and a record of 255-49-3 in 25 seasons as head coach.

NCAA BB RULES…The NCAA's new rules for college basketball are designed to increase scoring and bring an offensive flow back to the game. Instead, they may bog the game down more, particularly early in the season as teams adjust to the way the game is being called.

Scoring in college basketball last season dropped to its lowest point since 1951-52.

To combat the increased physical play, the NCAA altered its rules for this season. Defenders will no longer be able to hand check, use two hands on an opposing player or use an arm bar. The block/charge rule also was altered, requiring defenders to be in position before the offensive player makes his upward motion.

Coaches are concerned the rules will lead to more fouls instead of a better flow.

PHEASANT SUMMIT…The Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit is scheduled for December sixth at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. The first session begins at 9 a.m. and will close by 4 p.m.

GFP conducted their annual roadside pheasant brood route survey this past summer and found the statewide average was 64 percent lower than the previous year’s survey. The reports have stirred concerns from hunters, businesses, conservationists and agriculture interests. Governor Dennis Daugaard is hosting the summit to help identify causes for the decline and discuss potential solutions.

The morning will feature a suite of speakers, including Dr. Barry Dunn of the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences; Bruce Knight of Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC; Dave Nomsen, vice-president of governmental affairs for Pheasants Forever; Tony Leif, director of the GFP Division of Wildlife; and Jim Hagen, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

Participants will be broken into groups during part of the afternoon to provide input, which will be shared with all participants.

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