SPORTS 12-19-13

Boys’ Basketball:  
    Sioux Falls Lincoln @ South Sioux City, NE
    Webster @ Clark/Willow Lake
    Rosholt @ Great Plains Lutheran
    Eastern Coteau Conference Tournament
    Flandreau Indian @ Lakota Nations Invitational, Rapid City

Girls Basketball:  
    Yankton @ Brandon Valley
    Sioux Falls O’Gorman @ Sioux Falls Roosevelt
    Colman-Egan @ DeSmet
    Dells St. Mary’s @ Deubrook
    Arlington @ Estelline
    Wolsey-Wessington @ Iroquois
    Lennox @ Madison
    Deuel @ Milbank
    Elkton-Lake Benton @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
    Flandreau Indian @ Lakota Nations Invitational, Rapid City

    Pierre @ Brookings
    Clark/Willow Lake, Deuel @ Kingsbury County Triangular, DeSmet

Boys’ Basketball:  
    Aberdeen Central @ Brookings (Live on KBRK 1430)
    Harrisburg @ Watertown
    Mitchell @ Rapid City Central
    Huron @ Rapid City Stevens
    Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Sioux Falls O’Gorman
    Yankton @ Sioux Falls Washington
    Colman-Egan @ DeSmet
    Tea Area @ Dell Rapids
    Dells St. Mary’s @ Deubrook
    Milbank @ Deuel
    Arlington @ Estelline
    Aberdeen Roncalli @ Hamlin
    Castlewood @ Lake Preston
    Howard @ McCook Central/Montrose
    Elkton-Lake Benton @ Oldham-Ramona/Rutland
    Elk Point-Jefferson @ Sioux Falls Christian
    Chester Area @ Tri-Valley
Girls’ Basketball:  
    Brookings @ Aberdeen Central (Live on KCountry 102 @ 6:30)
    Rapid City Stevens @ Huron
    Rapid City Central @ Mitchell
    Yankton @ Sioux Falls Washington
    Centerville @ Baltic
    Tea Area @ Dell Rapids
    Aberdeen Roncalli @ Hamlin
    Howard @ McCook Central/Montrose
    Elk Point-Jefferson @ Sioux Falls Christian
    Chester @ Tri-Valley
    Clark/Willow Lake @ Webster
    Flandreau Indian @ Lakota Nations Invitational, Rapid City

    Brookings Jr. Gold Tournament, All Day
    Pee Wee @ Sioux Falls Flyers East, 7:00pm
    Coulee Region @ Brookings Blizzard, 7:15pm

SDSU MBB…Jordan Dykstra scored 18 points and Cody Larson and Brayden Carlson 16 apiece as South Dakota State defeated Wayne State (Neb.) 75-56 on Wednesday night.
   The Jackrabbits made a season-high 60 percent of their shots with a 27-of-45 performance, scoring 40 points in the paint to just 16 for the Division II Wildcats. The Jackrabbits never trailed, leading 49-33 at the half and taking their biggest lead of 24 points with 3:29 left in the game.
   South Dakota State outscored the Wildcats 15-3 at the line, getting 23 attempts to seven for Wayne State.
   The Wildcats (4-6) were led by Ty Bauschek's 22 points.
   It was the final home game of the calendar year for the Jackrabbits, who now begin a five-game road string that includes their Summit League opener at IUPUI on Jan. 9.

PITINOS TO PLAY…It will be all Pitino all the time in the college basketball season opener next year.
   Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, coached by his son, Richard Pitino, in the Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 14. The game will be played in Puerto Rico at the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station Borinquen.
   It's the second time the elder Pitino will coach against his son.
   Rick Pitino's Cardinals beat Richard Pitino's Florida International team last year, 79-55.
   Richard Pitino says opening the season against a program that consistently has one of the best teams in the country is a great opportunity for his Golden Gophers. He says the Gophers are "proud and excited to be a part of it."

BHS BBB…Brookings looks for its first boys’ basketball win of the season Friday, hosting Aberdeen Central in an ESD Conference contest.
   Each roster features only one senior, with a host of sophomores and juniors with varying varsity experience.  Bobcat head coach Travis Engebretson says both teams are sorting things out.  97621   :16   “to play together”.
   Engebretson says the Golden Eagles can be physical.  97622   :13   “terms of that”.
   Aberdeen Central’s also capable of pushing the basketball, too.

ELKTON BBB…The Elkton-Lake Benton Elks are doing a lot of things right – they just don’t have as many points to show for it.
   Head coach Steve Erickson says his team has a good work ethic and is working hard defensively – the ball just isn’t falling in the basket.  97623   :15   “that worked out”.
   Erickson says the Elks are getting almost as many offensive rebounds a game as defensive.
   Elkton-Lake Benton faces Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Friday – and a former ORR player, Logan DeRungs, who now leads the program.  97624   :22   “definitely know that”.
   Elkton-Lake Benton basketball coach Steve Erickson.

ZENNER FCS ALL-AMERICAN…South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner has been named to the Associated Press FCS All-America football team.  He ran for 2,015 yards and 23 touchdowns this past season.
   Montana State defensive end Brad Daly, who won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in FCS, was selected to the first-team defense, along with cornerback Marcus Williams of two-time defending national champion North Dakota State.  The Bison also placed offensive tackle Billy Turner on the first team.
   Caleb Schaffitzel of Missouri State is in the defensive secondary.

SPORTS NETWORK TEAM…Three South Dakota State University football players were named to The Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.
   Senior offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann and junior running back Zach Zenner were repeat members of the first team, while senior cornerback Winston Wright earned third-team honors.
   The three selections mark a team-high for the Jackrabbits in the team’s Division I era.  

EXPENSIVE FB TEAMS…Forbes magazine rates Texas as the most valuable college football team in the country for the fifth straight year.
   The magazine values the Longhorns at $139 million, almost 20 percent more than Notre Dame at No. 2. The Irish are valued at $117 million.
   Alabama rose from sixth to third at $110 million, followed by SEC West rival LSU.  Michigan is fifth.
   Florida (sixth) and Georgia (eighth) give the Southeastern Conference four of the top 10, the most of any conference but down from last year when it had seven of the first 10.

BASEBALL BOARD…A number of positions on the Brookings Friends of Baseball board are currently open.  For more information about the positions, visit  Positions needed are:
   Tournament Coordinators (we host seven tournaments excluding any state tournaments which haven't been decided yet; we still need three more coordinators)
   Concessions Director
   Mickelson Concessions Coordinator
   Signup Genius Coordinator (new position)
   HyVee Receipt Coordinator
   Baseball Discount Card Coordinator (new position)
   Cookie Sales Coordinator (new position)
   Raffle Ticket Coordinator
   Also, as the season draws closer we'll also need Little League coaches (both head and assistants) and team statisticians   Each team from Little League through Legion needs a team coordinator. Some may have a carry-over coordinator from 2013.

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