SPORTS 11-12-13



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12:

College BB: South Dakota State women @ Creighton (Live on the Ranch AM910 @ 6:30)

Volleyball: Region 1A @ Britton: Sisseton vs. Groton

Region 2A @ Clark: Deubrook vs. Sioux Valley

Region 3A @ Dell Rapids: Sioux Falls Christian vs. Madison

Region 4A @ Vermillion: Dakota Valley vs. Elk Point-Jefferson

Region 5A @ Plankinton: Wagner vs. Mt. Vernon/Plankinton

Region 6A @ Ft. Pierre: Winner vs. Miller

Region 7A @ TBA Pine Ridge vs. Bennett Co.

Region 8A: @ Belle Fourche: Lead-Deadwood vs. Belle Fourche

Region 1B @ Webster: Waverly-South Shore vs. Warner

Region 2B @ Onida: Herried/Selby Area vs. Sully Buttes

Region 3B @ Forestburg: Arlington vs. Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 7:00pm

Region 4B @ Hartford Hanson vs. Chester

Region 5B @ Parker Alcester-Hudson vs. Parker

Region 6B @ TBA Kimball/White Lake vs. Gregory

Region 7B @ Wall Lyman vs. Philip

Region 8B @ Timber Lake McIntosh vs. Harding Co.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

No Events Scheduled

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14:

Basketball: Montana @ South Dakota State men (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 6:30)

Football: State High School Championships @ DakotaDome, Vermillion

9A: Leola-Frederick vs. Potter Co., 11:00am

9AA: Arlington vs. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (Live on B93.7 @ 2:00pm)

11A: West Central vs. Madison, 7:30pm

Volleyball: Class AA Regionals

1AA: Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman

Brandon Valley @ Watertown

2AA: Spearfish @ Huron

Pierre @ Rapid City Central

DeHAVEN WINS…Brookings’ Addison DeHaven won the Nike Heartland Regional cross country title Sunday in Sioux Falls. He’ll advance to the national meet later this year. DeHaven placed tenth in the same meet a year ago.

DeHaven turned in a record time of 15:08.9 to edge Obsa Ali by about three seconds. Stuart McNutt was third. Two-hundred-57 runners took part.

Justice Lamer was 65th in 16:26.0.

Bethany Hasz of Alexandria, Minnesota, won the girls title in 17:17.5 – four seconds in front of Megan Hasz. Two-hundred-71 runners participated.

DELLS HOCKEY PLAYER TO RUSSIA…Jamison Bach of Dell Rapids, SD will accompany his hockey team, the Minnesota Junior Hockey League’s Northern Lights as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February.

The team will spend two weeks in Sochi during the Winter Olympics and get both the opportunity to see the USA Men’s hockey team in action and they will get to play Russian hockey teams at their level.

Bach, a forward for the Northern Lights, is in his first year with the league. He played last year in El Paso, Texas. Bach also played ten years of South Dakota hockey with the Sioux Falls Flyers.

A fundraiser to help with Jamison’s travel will be held at the Lucky Dog Bar and Grill Saturday from 5 – 7:30pm. There will be a five dollar taco bar, with all of the proceeds go to Bach’s travel expenses.

MBB POLL… Kentucky and Michigan State held the top sports in The Associated Press' first regular-season college basketball poll, setting up the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in five years.

The Wildcats held the same three-point advantage over the Spartans from the preseason Top 25 on Monday, and they will meet Tuesday night in Chicago. The last 1-2 matchup was No. 2 Tennessee's 66-62 victory over Memphis on Feb. 24, 2008.

Kentucky received 28 first-place votes and 1,552 points from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan State had 22 No. 1 votes. Defending champion Louisville remained third and was No. 1 on 12 ballots.

Duke, which got the other three first-place votes, and Kansas stayed fourth and fifth. They will meet in the other game of in the Chicago doubleheader.

Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State rounded out the top 10. There were no changes in the 25 teams from the preseason poll.

WBB POLL… The UConn women's basketball team remains No. 1 in The Associated Press poll after easily winning its first game of the season.

The Huskies were no longer unanimous Monday after losing a first-place vote to second-ranked Duke, which beat No. 10 California on the road in its opener. UConn has a tough week, beginning with a showdown against No. 3 Stanford. The Huskies then will visit eighth-ranked Maryland on Friday before traveling to No. 13 Penn State on Sunday.

Fourth-ranked Tennessee also faced 12th-ranked North Carolina.

Louisville was fifth, followed by Notre Dame and Kentucky. Baylor and Cal switched places to round out the top 10.

No one fell out of the rankings this week, as No. 23 Dayton was the only Top 25 team to lose to an unranked opponent. The Flyers dropped nine spots after falling to Iowa in overtime.

NO MARTINEZ?… Injured Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez might have played his last snap for the Cornhuskers.

Asked about the possibility of Martinez playing again this season, coach Bo Peini said, "I don't know if the chances are real good."

Martinez has been limited to four games because of injuries to his shoulder, hip, abdomen and foot. Pelini said the injury to the second and third toes on his left foot has not "gotten much better."

Martinez has been the starter since his freshman year. The senior holds career school records for total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes. Tommy Armstrong Jr. has started five games in Martinez's place.

Nebraska hosts Michigan State in a key Big Ten game on Saturday.

MAUER TO FIRST… Joe Mauer will be moving from catcher to first base on a full-time basis for the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins announced the switch for the 30-year-old Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the season recovering from a concussion. The Twins said they consulted with Mayo Clinic doctors and team physicians, and Mauer and the organization agreed the move was in the best interest of his long-term health given the inherent injury risks behind the plate.

The 2009 AL MVP won the Silver Slugger award for American League catchers this year by batting .324 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs in 113 games. He sustained the concussion from a foul tip off his mask on Aug. 19. The Twins said Mauer's symptom-free now and has begun offseason workouts without restriction.

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