College FB: South Dakota State @ South Dakota (Live on Ranch AM910 @ Noon)
Football: State High School Championships @ DakotaDome, Vermillion
11AAA: Sioux Falls Roosevelt vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln
Volleyball: South Dakota State @ IUPUI
Wrestling: South Dakota State @ Cyclone Open, Ames, IA
Hockey: Brookings Blizzard @ Austin Bruins, 7:15pm (Live on the Hawk 107.1 @ 7:10)
USD WBB…Hallie Christofferson hit her second double-double of the season, scoring 25 points and nabbing 12 rebounds to lead Iowa State to an 88-72 victory over South Dakota on Wednesday night.
Christofferson sank 7 of 21 from the floor and was perfect from the foul line, hitting 10 of 10. She also had two assists for the Cyclones (2-0). Guard Nicky Moody scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Brynn Williamson hit 6 of 9 from the floor and 3 of 9 from the 3-point line for a total of 18 points.
The Cyclones overcame South Dakota on a 21-3 run with eight minutes left the second half to seal the victory.
The high scorer for the Coyotes (1-2) was Nicole Seekamp with 21 points and a team-high seven assists. Raeshel Contreras came off the bench to score 15 points for South Dakota.
DSU BB…Dakota Wesleyan knocked off 18th-ranked Dakota State 85-76 in men’s basketball. Jalen Voss had 33 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers. Dylan Hale led Dakota State with 24 points.
Dakota Wesleyan’s women defeated Dakota State 70-59. Katie Johnson led DWU with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Rabenberg had 11 points for Dakota State, with BreeAna Olson and Kylie Westover scoring ten each.
9AA FOOTBALL…Arlington faces Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan Thursday afternoon for the state 9AA football championship – kickoff at the DakotaDome is at 2:30pm.
Arlington held off Deubrook in the semifinals, while the Seahawks defeated Gregory to advance.
Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan’s allowed just 16 points in the post-season – Arlington head coach Steve Gilbertson says the Seahawks are playing well. 97621 :21 "team to beat".
B-E-E head coach Jeff VanLeur says Arlington’s speed is a concern. 97622 :22 "a little bit".
You can hear the game on B93.7 FM, starting at 2:00pm.
STATE VB PAIRINGS…Pairings for next week’s state "A" and "B" volleyball tournaments are set. The "A" is in Aberdeen, with the "B" in Huron.
State "A" – Nov. 21 in Aberdeen
No. 1 Belle Fourche (29-3) vs. No. 8 Sioux Valley (19-11), noon
No. 3 S.F. Christian (23-2) vs. No. 6 Pine Ridge (27-3), 6 p.m.
No. 2 Dakota Valley (23-2) vs. No. 7 Sisseton (20-6), 7:45 p.m.
State "B" – Nov. 21 in Huron
No. 1 Warner (30-1) vs. No. 8 Herreid-Selby Area (20-11), noon
No. 4 Alcester-Hudson vs. No. 5 Harding County (26-5), 1:45 p.m.
No. 3 Chester Area (26-2) vs. No. 6 Lyman (24-8), 6 p.m.
No. 2 Arlington (31-1) vs. No. 7 Kimball-White Lake (19-7), 7:45 p.m.
DWU VB CHANGE…Dakota Wesleyan University has dismissed volleyball coach Eric Viney after six seasons.
Athletic Director Curt Hart says the school is looking to go in a different direction with its program.
Dakota Wesleyan finished the year 7-28 overall and 0-16 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Tigers missed out on the league’s postseason tournament for the third straight season.
Viney took over as head coach in 2008. His career record there is 58-150. Prior to Dakota Wesleyan, Viney was head coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University for two seasons. He spent the two seasons before that as a graduate assistant coach at North Dakota State University.
NSU VB AWARDS…Northern State volleyball coach Brent Aldridge has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference coach of the year.
Also, sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Chambers was a first-team All-NSIC selection. Her teammates, middle blocker Tori Biach, libero Sami Nygaard and setter Drew Smith, were named to the second team.
Chambers was an All-NSIC selection for the second time in her career. She was named second team last season.
Aldridge has led the Wolves to a 20-win season so far and their first-ever national ranking.
NCAA XC…South Dakota State is hoping to get Summit League men’s champion Trent Lusignan through Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet, and on to nationals.
But head coach Rod DeHaven says there are plenty of runners who stand in his way. 97623 :29 "the NCAA championships".
Cheyenne Bowers has led SDSU most of the season, but DeHaven says it’ll be tough for her to advance. 97624 :20 "harder this year".
DeHaven says the regional course is fairly flat, which will help runners who have to compete in the nationals next week.
SDSU MBB SIGNEES…South Dakota State has signed four student-athletes to national letters of intent for men’s basketball. They are:
Mike Daum, 6-9, F, Kimball, NE: Averaged 18 points and 11 boards a game last season as his team went 21-3
Deondre Parks, 6-3, G, Flint, Mich., Kingdom Christian Academy, Iowa Lakes CC: Averaged 15 points and five rebounds a
game as his team posted a 26-8 record
Reed Tellinghuisen, 6-5, G/F, Sac City, IA: Had highest scoring average in Class 2A last season at 25 points a game. Also
had seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals a game
Ian Theisen, 6-9, F, Osseo, MN: Second in school career scoring with 13-hundred-two points…averaged 18 points and 12
rebounds a game last season.
SDSU WBB…South Dakota State women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston says four student-athletes have signed national letters of intent with his program. The four are:
Alexis Alexander, 5-7, guard, Brooklyn Park, MN: Averaged 11 points, four rebounds and five assists per game last season, and
has scored 760 career points
Macy Miller, 5-10, guard, Mitchell: Last season, Miller averaged 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals per
game, set the single-season scoring record (493) and earned All-Eastern South Dakota Conference honors.
Kaitlyn Severyn, 6-0, guard, Pierre: Averaged 11.1 points and 7.7 boards per game as a junior and has already set Pierre’s
career rebounds record
Ellie Thompson, 6-1, forward, Chaska, MN: Averaged 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 58.9 percent from the field
and 71.2 percent from the free-throw line last season.
SDSU VB SIGNEE…South Dakota State head volleyball coach Phil McDaniel says Jessi Henter from Clive, Iowa, has signed a national letter of intent to play at South Dakota State next season.
The 6-foot setter was named first team all-state as a junior, All-Central Iowa Metropolitan League and first team Western Division Conference as a senior. Henter was also honored on the Des Moines Register’s second-team All-Elite CIML Team. The West Des Moines Dowling Catholic High School MVP and captain was one of 32 Iowa seniors to play in the Senior Volleyball Classic
As a junior, Henter was named first team all-state and first team All-Elite CIML by the Des Moines Register, and honorable mention Iowa High School All-State. She was chosen for the Iowa International HP team and ranked third in the state in Class 5A in assists per set.