SPORTS 11-18-13

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


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SDSU FB…Austin Sumner threw for two scores and Zach Zenner ran for 137 yards and a TD as South Dakota State defeated South Dakota 27-12 on Saturday.

Sumner completed 16 of 23 passes for 175 yards as the Jackrabbits (7-4, 4-3 Missouri Valley Football Conference) kept their playoff hopes alive with their third straight win. Sumner connected with Jason Schneider from 34 yards in the first quarter and 5 yards early in the fourth.

SDSU ran for 140 of its 315 total yards, while South Dakota (4-7, 3-4) was one-dimensional on the offensive end.

The Coyotes were held to just 59 yards rushing, leaving quarterback Kevin Earl to carry most of the offensive load. Earl completed just 21 of 48 passes, but went for 325 yards and a touchdown.

SDSU's Winston Wright returned an interception 85 yards with 2:36 to play for the final margin.


North Dakota State 35, Youngstown State 17

Northern Iowa 17, Missouri State 10

Southern Illinois 24, Illinois State 17

Western Illinois 21, Indiana State 14

Southwest Minnesota State 34, Augustana 24

Sioux Falls 35, Wayne State 10

Minnesota-Duluth 39, Northern State 7

Dakota Wesleyan 27, Dordt 0

Black Hills State 17, Fort Lewis 14

CLASS 11AAA FB…Caden Quintanillia rushed for 244 yards and scored four times and Sioux Falls Lincoln forced five turnovers to beat Sioux Falls Roosevelt 47-24 Saturday in the 11AAA championship game.

Quintanillia scored on runs of 1, 4, 6 and 80 yards for the Patriots (11-0), who scored 20 points in the third quarter after trailing 24-20 at half.

Lincoln piled up 502 yards of total offense, including 416 yards on the ground.

Roosevelt (9-2) turned ball over five times, three times by fumble and was shut out in the second half.

Taryn Christion completed 21 of 37 passes for 322 yards and two TDs for Roosevelt, which got 169 receiving yards on 10 catches from David Mulbah.

Lincoln held Roosevelt to 35 yards rushing and held the Rough Riders scoreless in the second half.

Austin Atwood had two interceptions for Roosevelt, including one he returned for a 30-yard TD.

CLASS 11AA FB…Alexander Gray threw for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half as Pierre T.F. Riggs defeated Watertown 34-7 Friday in the state 11AA title game.

Neither team scored in the second half as Pierre (10-1) cruised to its first state title.

Gray also ran for 44 yards and a score and kicker Garrett Pochop returned an interception 22 yards for a score.

Austin Christopherson had 111 receiving yards and TD catches of 12 and 49 yards. Ethan Case scored on a 2-yard run for Pierre. Gray finished the night 15-for-23 for 251 yards passing.

Shay Bratland had the only score for Watertown (7-4) on a 95-yard kickoff return.

CLASS 11B FB…Canton avenged its only loss of the season when it mattered most, beating Parkston 20-14 Friday in the state 11B championship game.

Canton turned two kicking mistakes into second-half touchdowns to come back from a 7-0 deficit. The C-Hawks (11-1) went 80 yards in 15 plays after Parkston missed a 41-yard field goal. Austin Schruers scored on a 2-yard run to break a 7-7 tie.

After a 15-yard punt on Parkston's next possession, Canton went 51 yard and scored on Tanner Broughton's 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal.

Kyler Kniffen scored Canton's other TD on a 15-yard run.

Brady Reiff had a 32-yard TD pass for Parkston and Austin Bertram scored on a 3-yard run with 1:35 left.

Gabe Dolen had 97 yards rushing for Canton and Wes Dvorak had 66 yards for the Trojans (10-2).

Parkston lost two fumbles and had a pass intercepted.

It's Canton's first state title since winning 11A in 2006.

CLASS 9B FB…Kole Beeson scored on a 38-yard catch-and-run with 1:08 to play as Avon pulled out a 24-22 win over Hamlin in the 9B football championship Friday in Vermillion.

Brandon Kocmich ran for 99 yards and a touchdown for the unbeaten Pirates, while Devin Tolsma ran for 94 yards and a score. Logan Mudder completed two of five passes for 80 yards for Avon.

Brody Grantham ran 20 times for 154 yards and a touchdown for the 10-1 Chargers. Dustin Quiram added 97 yards on the ground. Grantham completed 4-of-12 passes for 79 yards – Ryder Grantham had two catches for 48 yards.

Hamlin led 22-8 at halftime. Each team lost one fumble, and threw one interception.

SDSU WBB…Using a 15-0 run to start the game, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team improved to 2-2 with an 80-44 win over Northern Iowa Sunday.

Steph Paluch led the team in scoring with 16 points. The guard was 6 of 10 from the field and sank a career-high four three-pointers. Kerri Young scored a career-best 13 points off the bench while Chynna Stevens scored nine points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

Jen Keitel paced Northern Iowa with 14 points and Ty Smith added 12.


Megan Stuart scored a career- and game-high 23 points to lead four South Dakota State players in double figures in an 86-80 win over Georgetown Friday. Megan Waytashek scored 16 points, Steph Paluch added 15 second-half points, and Tara Heiser came off the bench to tie her career high with 14 points. Heiser and Waytashek led the Jacks with five rebounds apiece. Waytashek also tied her career high in assists with a game-high six. Boever also dished out six.

Natalie Butler’s 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Shayla Cooper’s 15 points and 10 boards paced Georgetown.

SDSU MBB…South Dakota State hosts Southwest Minnesota State Monday evening in non-conference men’s basketball – after having its 30-game home winning streak snapped Thursday by Montana.

Head coach Scott Nagy says the Jacks have to improve defensively. 97621 :18 "adjustment for us".

Nagy says offensively, SDSU has to adjust to, and take advantage of, the rule changes. 97622 :26 "a big impact".

Nagy says he has a lot of respect for the Southwest Minnesota State coaching staff.

SDSU VB…South Dakota State closed the volleyball season Saturday with a 25-11, 25-16 and 25-15 loss to IUPUI, who clinched their second straight regular season crown with the win.

Lexi Fowler, who posted 24 set assists in the match, finished with 2,615 for her career, good for seventh all-time in SDSU history. Her seven digs on Saturday gives her 732 for her career. Kacey Herrmann and Mikala Hora both finished with six kills to lead the Jacks, with Herrmann adding a team-high 11 digs and Hora tying for team-high two block assists. Tiara Gibson also finished with two block assists to go along with her four kills.

IUPUI’s Moriah Fair led all players in the match with 16 kills, with Kaitlyn Hickey adding 10 kills and 12 digs for the matches only double-double. Beth Howard led all-players in the match with 17 digs.


South Dakota State fell to Fort Wayne 25-14, 25-14 and 25-14 Friday night..

Courtney Roberts led the Jackrabbits with eight kills in the loss, while Lexi fowler led the defense with eight digs to go along with her 17 set assists.

Emily Spencer finished with 14 kills, adding eight digs and a pair of blocks, one solo and one block assist. Jen Milligan led the IPFW defense with 13 digs, and Sarah Heckman added a match-high three block assists.

NCAA XC…The Jackrabbit men’s cross country team made history Friday as Trent Lusignan qualified as the first Jackrabbit to make the NCAA D-I Cross Country Championships. Lusignan placed second overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 30:30.3. As a team, the Jackrabbits finished 10th overall with 328 points.

Lusignan’s 10k time is a new personal best for him as he set the highest finish for an SDSU runner at the Midwest Regional meet. He also tied The Summit League’s highest finish at any regional race.

Anthony Bongard placed 57th, Joel Reichow 58th, Brendan Sage 90th, Trevor Capra 127th, Andrew Thies 141st, and Christian Karels 156th.


The women’s team placed 15th - Cheyanne Bowers was the top finisher for the Jackrabbits as she placed 40th overall.

Courtney Neubert was 74th, Jessica Eibs was 87th, Alex Suhr 109th, Jenna Grossenburg was 133rd, Laura Lawton 138th and Samantha Anderson 168th.

SDSU WR…South Dakota State showed major improvements at the Cyclone Open - nine Jackrabbits reached the quarterfinals, including Alex Kocer, Isaac Andrade, Hunter Weddington and J.J. Everard, who each reached the semifinals. Andrade and Weddington were each competing unattached for SDSU.

Andrade was second, Kocer placed third, Everard was fourth, and Weddington placed sixth.

John Nething II, Trey Hable and Nate Rotert also reached the quarterfinals.

Other Jackrabbits to place included Cody Pack, who took fifth via a tech fall in the fifth-place match, Joe Brewster, who took fourth and Ben Schwery, who took fifth.

SDSU SWIMMING…The South Dakota State women's swimming and diving went against Big Ten squads Nebraska and Iowa Friday night.

The top finish for the Jackrabbits came from Emily Campbell with a third place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.10. She was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.06.

Campbell also finished seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:14.83 and swam on the sixth place 200-yard medley relay squad along with Sam Prasher, Nicole Grimit and Devonne Dalinin a time of 1:50.02.

Grimit also swam the 100-yard butterfly and recorded a personal best, finishing in 59.02 seconds. Caron recorded a PR in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.19 seconds.

On the diving side, Olivia Olesiak recorded a score of 228.85 for an eighth place fiinish on the three meter boards.

BLIZZARD…Austin shut out Brookings 3-0 Saturday night in NAHL Central Division hockey in Austin.

All three goals came in the third period. Trey Dodd scored twice and Brennan Sanford once for the Bruins. Five different players had assists.

Austin Priebe saved 29 of 31 shots for the Blizzard. Nicholas Lehr recorded the shutout for Austin.


On the strength of 14 power plays, the Blizzard blew through the Austin Friday 7-1. After a fairly close first period, which saw Brookings lead 2-1 with power play goals from Michele Marchetti and Andrew Herlofsky, the Blizzard poured it on in the second and third periods as Conor Andrle had a short-handed and a power play goal, Marchetti had another and Eric Brenk and Jared Goudreau also scored. Guillaume Leclerc had the lone Bruins goal.

GRINNELL BB…Jack Taylor is back at it for Grinnell College.

Taylor scored 71 points Friday night in Grinnell's 144-99 season-opening victory over Finlandia.

The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., became an instant celebrity last Nov. 20 when he scored 138 points in the Division III's school's 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible College.

On Friday night in front of a crowd of 347 fans, Taylor was 23 of 52 from the field, made 11 of 29 3-points attempts and 14 of 21 free throws.

SANBORN DEER LICENSES…The recent crop harvest activity brought reports of dead deer in Sanborn County. As a result, the Game, Fish and Parks Department eliminated all remaining unsold deer hunting permits.

All "any deer" licenses for Sanborn County sold out in the original drawing, but the remaining 132 antlerless permits have been eliminated.

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) was suspected as the cause of the deaths, although the deer had been dead too long to be confirmed through laboratory testing. EHD was responsible for a larger-scale deer die-off a year ago, primarily in southeastern and south central counties. GFP is monitoring deer die-offs through observations by field staff and reports from the public.

TURKEY SEASON…The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed several rule changes for the 2014 spring prairie turkey season.

Proposed rule changes for the prairie turkey season include conversion of license types in ten units from two-tag "any turkey" licenses to two-tag "male turkey" licenses – resulting in 186 fewer licenses and 29-hundred-76 fewer tags.

A new prairie turkey unit will be established in Stanley County, and an October 1-April 30 season set where uncased firearms and bows are authorized for licensed hunters.

Season dates for the firearms prairie turkey season will be April 12-May 18. The spring archery turkey season will run from April 5-May 18.

No changes were made to either the Black Hills spring turkey season or the Custer State Park spring turkey season. Both of these seasons will run from April 12-May 18.

These proposed rule changes will be finalized at the Dec. 5 commission meeting in Huron.

OAKLAND COACH…A judge has ordered Oakland University to turn over documents pertaining to an internal review to fired women's basketball coach Beckie Francis.

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha Anderson says it's part of Francis' personnel record. Anderson reviewed an uncensored version of the documents and says some redactions are appropriate.

Francis sued the 19,000-student school to get specific information on her June 12 firing. That same day, her husband, Gary Russi, announced his retirement as president of Oakland University.

Officials at the university have said that Francis physically and emotionally abused players, obsessed about their weight and pushed Christian beliefs on them. Francis's lawyer has called the accusations of abuse a smear.

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