TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
Men’s Basketball: Texas Southern vs. Howard, 5:30pm
Lehigh vs. South Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 7:30)
Gymnastics: Brookings High School Intrasquad, 6:00pm
SDSU-HOWARD…Cody Larson scored a career-high 24 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and had three blocked shots to lead South Dakota State to a 77-65 victory over Howard Monday night.
Anders Broman contributed a career-high 16 points and Jordan Dykstra, who pulled down 11 rebounds, had 14 points for the Jackrabbits.
Head coach Scott Nagy says it was good to see Larson shoot well. 97640 :14 "difficult to guard"
South Dakota State took a 12-0 lead as Howard,which was only 16-of-55 from the floor for the game, could not get going. The Bison did close to 37-30 on a Prince Okoroh layup to start the final period. Larson then made four free throws on two different trips to the line, Broman hit two consecutive 3-pointers and Larson added layup to put the Jackrabbits out front 49-35. Howard never recovered from that run. Still, Nagy wasn’t happy with how the Jacks played with the lead. 97641 :25 "to clean up".
James Daniel, who was 4-of-9 from three-point range, had 27 points for Howard. Okoroh added 12 points.
LEHIGH-TX SO…Tim Kempton had 20 points and eight rebounds and Corey Schaefer scored a career-high 16 to lead Lehigh over Texas Southern, a 67-63 win in the Legends Classic at South Dakota State.
Lehigh started the game on a 6-0 run and never trailed. Kempton scored eight of the Mountain Hawks' first 19 points and Lehigh held Texas Southern to just 17 first-half points.
Schaefer's jumper with 3:38 remaining was Lehigh's last field goal of the game. It gave the Mountain Hawks a 54-51 lead and Lehigh made 13 of 16 free throws from there.
Aaric Murray scored 28 with nine rebounds for Texas Southern (2-5). Murray was 7 of 11 from the field after the intermission and scored 22 of his 28 points to lead the Tigers' second half charge. His dunk with 3:58 remaining cut the gap to 52-51.
SDSU WR CHANGE…South Dakota State wrestling coach Chris Bono says Saturday's dual vs. North Dakota State has been moved up to 4 p.m. to accomodate fans wanting to watch the Jackrabbit football team take on Northern Arizona in the FCS playoffs.
Saturday's dual with NDSU will be the inaugural Battle of the Border Bell, with the winner claiming the traveling kettlebell trophy.
SUMNER…The final Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week is preparing to face Northern Arizona Saturday night to open the FCS playoffs.
South Dakota State quarterback Austin Sumner – who helped lead the Jacks on their current four-game winning streak – says confidence is at a season high. 97636 :14 "in tough situations".
Sumner says the team’s withstood several injuries, and circled the wagons. 97637 :29 "the right direction".
Sumner says the offense has been playing more consistent football. 97638 :17 "a high level".
He’s surprised only two conference teams made the field. 97639 :13 "for those teams".
The Jacks will kick off Saturday night at seven, Central Time, in Flagstaff, Arizona.
FOOTBALL DINNER…South Dakota State athletic department chaplain T-J Carlson’s having a few people over for Thanksgiving – the Jackrabbit football team.
SDSU’s preparing to play Northern Arizona in the FCS playoffs Saturday. Many players can’t get home for the traditional meal, so Carlson’s preparing a Thanksgiving night feast for the team.
It’s the third such event in the past five seasons – Carlson says it’s becoming tradition. 97630 :11 "it all happen".
So how big is Thanksgiving dinner for a Division I football team? 97631 :34 "things like that".
Carlson says anyone wishing to contribute, or help, may sign up at jackrabbitfca.com. The turkey, milk, and space for the meal have already been provided. A big need now is people to cook the turkey on Wednesday.
He says it’s a fun event. 97632 :17 "to be with".
The team departs Friday for Flagstaff, Arizona.
9B ALL-STATE FB…The Class 9B All-State Football team has been released.
Quarterback: Lane Blasius, Wall
Running Backs: Brandon Kocmich, Avon; Chandler Sudbeck, Philip Area
Tight End: Tristen Leiseth, Hamlin (11rec, 202yds, 3TD)
Receivers: Reece Jensen, Harding County; Trevor Anderson, Wall; Drew Planteen, Langford Area
Guards: Sam Hazel, Burke/South Central; Leon Maxwell, Dells St. Mary’s
Center: Alex Holzwarth, Hamlin
Ends: Jacob Knodel, Avon; Eli Hofer, Hitchcock-Tulare; Lucas Ching, Castlewood (68tackles, 9sacks, 2int)
Tackles: Lane Meyer, Faulkton Area
Linebackers: Devin Tolsma, Avon; Brody Grantham, Hamlin; Steven Koch, Harding County; Cole Chaplin, Hitchcock-Tulare
Defensive Backs: Dustin Quiram, Hamlin; Harley Mollman, Harding County
Punter: Turner Serr, Burke/South Central
Kick Return: Nick Hofer, Canistota
Honorable Mention: Austin Niemann, Hamlin; Josh Brown, Dells St. Mary’s; Jaden Denison, Lake Preston; Elton Schmeling, Waverly-South Shore
ACADEMIC ALL-STATE…The South Dakota Football Coaches Association has released its Academic All-State team. To qualify, honorees must be seniors, carry a 3.5 GPA, and have played or managed for three years of football.
Brookings: Nick Hanson
Flandreau: Alex Bakkedahl, Jace Christiansen, Jacob Scofield
Sioux Valley: Layne Lucas
Clark/Willow Lake: Nick Young, Jakab Weisbrod, Corey Janisch
Elkton-Lake Benton: Nathan Krog, Walker Sik, Andrew Kirschenman
Deubrook: Clayton Dahl
Great Plains Lutheran: Mitchell Giouannetone, Renee Demarce
Chester: Erin Benson, Adam Anderson
Dells St. Mary’s: Jonah Longville
Estelline: Ben Shay, Garret Reed
Hamlin: Alex Holzwarth, Brady Buck
Castlewood: Preston Goldhorn
Lake Preston: Cole Casper, Jordan Thull
Dell Rapids: Zane Schumacher, Tanner Solberg, Zach White, Kutler Leighton, Jacob Hoewe, Cody Nielsen, Matthew DeNoon, Jonathan DeNoon, Andy Scherff
Madison: Dylan Fox
Tri-Valley: Josh Reider, Joseph Newman, Clark Haugan, Austin VanAsselt
SDHSAA TICKETS…Some South Dakota lawmakers are scrutinizing the high school activities association, and a change in ticket policy passed late this summer.
The association board of directors approved a two dollar-per ticket hike for sub-state tournaments, with half of that going to the association’s foundation fund. Some lawmakers say they’e heard complaints about the increase.
The Legislature’s Executive Board discussed the matter last week. Brookings representative Spence Hawley says some lawmakers are still bothered by a recent proposal to move all state events to Sioux Falls. 97633 :15 "up about it".
Hawley agrees the increased ticket price could strain the budgets of families with multiple children in extra-curricular activities.
The legislature originally passed a law creating the association. Hawley says some lawmakers think there should be more oversight over board appointments, and how it’s funded. 97634 :26 "out in Pierre".
Hawley says there’s rumblings over legislating such things as length of schedule, or the number of classes in a sport. 97635 :26 "to that extreme".
Hawley doesn’t see the executive board pushing the matter any farther, but says individual legislators may propose bills.
GFP FISHERIES…The state Game, Fish and Parks Department has posted its proposed fisheries management plan on its website for public comment.
Aquatic and Fisheries Resources chief John Lott says the proposal is the "business plan" for the state fisheries. 97621 :14 "of those resources".
Lott says management of eastern South Dakota fisheries is important: 97622 :26 "new fishing opportunities".
Lott says there are a couple of significant issues the G-F-and-P is watching: 97623 :29 "that are underway".
The public can access the report on the GFP website and comment until the end of the year.
TORVE OBIT…Long-time Rapid City baseball supporter Kermit Torve died Monday in Rapid City at age 88.
Former Post 22 American Legion baseball manager Dave Ploof said that Torve did so many good things for Rapid City throughout the years.
Torve was instrumental in making Rapid City one of the top cities in the nation for its support of American Legion baseball. He was chairman of the 1986 American Legion World Series baseball tournament held in Rapid City and co-chairman of the 1975 and 1997 classics, and was chairman of numerous other tournaments.
Torve also helped secure four American Legion World Series tournaments for Rapid City and other national regional tournaments.