SPORTS 12-13-13

Boys’ Basketball:  
    Brookings @ Brandon Valley (Live on KCountry 102 @ 6:30)
    Watertown @ Yankton
    Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
    Rapid City Stevens @ Sioux Falls Washington
    Castlewood @ Deuel
    Florence/Henry @ Hamlin
    Milbank Area @ Redfield/Doland
    Sioux Valley @ Howard
    Dell Rapids @ West Central
    Chester @ Flandreau
    Crow Creek @ Flandreau Indian
    Garretson @ Tri-Valley
    Sioux Falls Christian @ Lennox
    Arlington @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
    Dells St. Mary’s @ DeSmet
    Lake Preston @ Estelline
    Baltic @ Gayville-Volin

Girls’ Basketball:  
    Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
    Rapid City Stevens @ Sioux Falls Washington  
    Crow Creek @ Flandreau Indian 
    Sioux Falls Christian @ Lennox  
    Madison @ Beresford
    Baltic @ Gayville-Volin 

     Brookings Bantam Tournament, All Day
         Worthington @ Bantam 2, 5:30pm
         Marshall @ Bantam 1, 7:30pm   
    Brookings Blizzard @ Austin Bruins (Live on Hawk 107.1 @ 7:00)

Men’s Basketball:  Belmont @ South Dakota State (Live on the Ranch AM910 @ 3:30)

Boys’ Basketball:  
    Brandon Valley @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman
    Huron @ Harrisburg
    Rapid City Stevens @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
    Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Washington
    Clark/Willow Lake @ Sioux Valley
    Deubrook @ Tea Classic
    Colman-Egan @ Garretson
    Elk Point-Jefferson @ Madison
    West Central @ Sioux Falls Christian
    Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Freeman Academy

Girls’ Basketball:  
    Brookings @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman (Live on KCountry 102 @ 1:00)
    Sioux Falls Roosevelt @ Brandon Valley
    Huron @ Harrisburg
    Rapid City Stevens @ Sioux Falls Lincoln
    Rapid City Central @ Sioux Falls Washington
    Clark/Willow Lake @ Sioux Valley
    Deubrook vs. Centerville @ Tea
    West Central @ Sioux Falls Christian
    Elk Point-Jefferson @ Madison
    Oldham-Ramona/Rutland @ Freeman Academy
    Colman-Egan @ Garretson

     South Dakota State @ Northern Iowa Open
     Madison @ Watertown Dual Tournament
    Clark/Willow Lake, Sioux Valley @ Faulkton Invitational
    Kingsbury County, Deuel, Flandreau, Tri-Valley @ Howard Tournament

Gymnastics:   Brookings @ Aberdeen Central Invitational, Noon

    Brookings Bantam Tournament, All Day
        Omaha @ Bantam 1, 7:00am
        Omaha Lancers @ Bantam 2, 5:30pm
    Squirt Red @ Aberdeen Blue
    Aberdeen @ Pee Wee 1B, 10:30am, 4:15pm
    Aberdeen @ Girls J-V, 2:00pm
    Aberdeen @ Girls Varsity, 3:45pm
    Austin Bruins @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:15pm
    Squirt Red @ Pierre 

Swimming:   Brookings Swim Club @ Yankton Splash Invitational      

Women’s Basketball:  Central Michigan @ South Dakota State (Live on Ranch AM910 @ 12:30)

    Brookings Bantam Tournament, All Day
        Bantam 2, 1:45pm
        Bantam 1, 2:00pm
Brookings Squirt White vs. Aberdeen Gold, Oahe @ Watertown
Boys J-V @ Aberdeen, 2:00pm
Girls J-V @ Mitchell, 3:00pm
Boys Varsity @ Aberdeen, 4:00pm
Aberdeen White @ Squirt White, 4:45pm
Girls Varsity @ Mitchell, 5:00pm

BHS GBB…Brookings saw an eleven-point lead dwindle to one after three quarters, but the Bobcats outscored Brandon Valley 21-to-four in the fourth quarter to take a 51-33 ESD Conference girls’ basketball win Thursday.
   Sara Tvedt led the way with 12 points and ten rebounds.  Sidney Berreth added 11 points and Lauren Coughlin added nine points and five rebounds.
   Kara Schroeder had eight points, and Lexi Hoover seven, for the 0-2 Lynx.
   Senior guard Kaitlyn Hadley says the Bobcats needed a good start.  97629   :19   “we got this”.
   Hadley says the Bobcats went into a third-quarter scoring drought.  97630   :15   “got the lead”.
   Brookings faces a challenge Saturday afternoon at Sioux Falls O’Gorman:  97631   :18   “stay on them”.
   Brandon won the J-V game 37-32, and took a 49-17 win in the sophomore game.

Arlington 49, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 33
Castlewood 72, Deuel 22
   CAST:  Hailey Strait 22pts…Stephanie Kerkvliet 13pts…Sierra Johnson 10pts…60% FG
   DEU:  Lexi Becht 9pts…Hailey Benson 4rebs…20% FG
DeSmet 71, Dell Rapids St. Mary 32
Deubrook 43, Chester 40
   DEU:  Erica Koenig 13pts, 5asst, 5steal…Rachel Peterson 9pts, 6rebs
   CHE:  Erin Benson 14pts…Jenna Reiff 6rebs
Elkton-Lake Benton 74, Colman-Egan 52
Lower Brule 45, Iroquois 21
Sioux Valley 76, Howard 27
   SV:  Anna Keefe 21pts, 6rebs…Carley Peterson 16pts…Kaylee Granum 12pts
   HOW:  Kelsey Dawson 10pts, 4rebs
Tri-Valley 50, Garretson 30
West Central 76, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 45
Eastern Coteau Conference Tournament
Consolation Semifinal
Great Plains Lutheran 55, Florence/Henry 49
Waubay 50, Grant-Deuel 28
Summit 60, Rosholt 34
Wilmot 37, Waverly-South Shore 34

Canton Quadrangular
Canton 60, Tri-Valley 16
Parkston 31, Adrian, Minn. 24
Parkston 52, Canton 12
Adrian, Minn. 72, Tri-Valley 6
Adrian, Minn. 42, Canton 19
Parkston 68, Tri-Valley 12

RANGERS HOCKEY…The Brookings Rangers topped Mitchell 10-0 Thursday on the strength of five first-period goals.
   Eight different players scored for Brookings, including Corey Roach, who scored three times for the hat trick. Roach also had two assists for the Rangers.
   Brookings goalie Tristin Kuehn saved all seven shots he faced for the shutout.
HURON GBB…The Huron girls basketball team is looking for continued improvement this year after winning four games last season. The Tigers struggled with injuries throughout last year, and head coach Al Steffen says the top goal this year is simply to stay healthy.  97621   :11   “so good”.
   Calla Rounds is the only senior on the roster, but Steffen says most of the younger players already have varsity experience.  97622   :16   “every day”.
   Steffen is beginning his seventh year as head coach in Huron. The Tigers open the season in Harrisburg Saturday night.

SV BBB…The Sioux Valley Cossacks begin the season highly regarded in class “A” boys’ basketball around the state.
   Freshman guard Tayt Vincent, at 6-3, will draw attention from opponents.  But head coach Bill Vincent says the game has to go through 6-6 senior Spencer Hanson, 6-7 junior Austin Deibert and 6-6 sophomore Collin Kramer in the middle.  Vincent likes how those players matured physically.  97623   :40   “around the basket”.
   Vincent says the depth is there for the Cossacks to have balanced scoring – opposing defenses may have to pick their poison with Sioux Valley.  97624   :28   “and horse shots”.
   Vincent says the Cossacks have the ability to adjust lineups to match what opponents are doing.
   He says the new regional post-season format adds a sense of urgency to each game. 
97625   :23   “things, as well”.
   Sioux Valley basketball coach Bill Vincent.

SV GBB…Sioux Valley girls’ basketball coach Leah Pitts has a great starting point this season.
   Four seniors return from last year’s team that reached the district finals.  There’s height inside, and three guards who each made at least 50 three-pointers.  So how will the Cossacks’ offense work?  97626   :28   “shooters, as well”.
   Sioux Valley ran a deliberate, half-court offense at times last year, and transitioned at others.  Pitts says Sioux Valley will get the ball out and go.  97627   :27   “case this year”.
   Sioux Valley will be challenged early, with games against Clark/Willow Lake, DeSmet, and Arlington.  Pitts says Clark/Willow Lake’s the team to watch in the region, but says Sioux Valley will compete.  97628   :10   “teams early on”.
   Sioux Valley girls’ basketball coach Leah Pitts.

FOB MEETING…Brookings Friends of Baseball is having its next general board meeting Monday starting at 7:00pm at the Brookings Parks & Recreation building in downtown Brookings. These meetings are open to the public and participation is welcome.
   An agenda for the meeting is available at  Agenda items include finalization of the 2014 points system and many year-end items. Open board positions will also be discussed.

MONOGRAM FOOD DRIVE…The Brookings High School Monogram Club will be running a food drive starting Monday through December 23. The club will be collecting all non-perishable food items at the High School main office area before and after school.  December 19 the wrestlers host Pierre December 20 the boys’ basketball team hosts Aberdeen Central. Admission for both will be free with two cans or two non-perishable food items per person - or $5 for adults and $3 for students with no donation. All donations will go towards the Brookings County Food Pantry.


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