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Local Sports Archives for 2018-08

Northern drops season football opener to Bemidji State

The Northern State University football team fell to Bemidji State 38-17 in the 2018 season opener on the road. The Wolves brought things within seven in the third quarter; however the Beavers broke things open in the final 16 minutes of action.

 

Bemidji State scored first to open the game, notching a field goal and touchdown by the 7:30 mark in the quarter. The Wolves cut the lead to seven, as Mitch Tschakert sent is first field goal of the year, a 35-yard attempt, through the uprights. BSU added a touchdown as the clock wound down in the second quarter, and held a 17-3 lead at the half.

 

The Wolves opened the second half scoring, and cut the Beaver lead to seven for the second time in the game with a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Gerald Maxwell. The touchdown was the first of Maxwell’s career. BSU answered the score early and often with two rushing scores and one passing in the closing seconds of the third quarter, and opening minutes of the fourth. Jacob Streit added the final touchdown of the evening for the Wolves, a 15-yard pass from Hunter Trautman.

 

Streit led the Wolves receivers in his first career start with 86 yards, including a 26 yard long. Maxwell and Robert Vomacka were second on the team with 27 receiving yards apiece, while Dakota Larson and Spencer Johnson notched 24 and 22 respectively. Trautman threw for a game high 202 yards, completing 20-of-43 attempts, however gave up the only interception of the game. Chaka Kelly led the Wolves rushers with 72 yards, followed by Maxwell and Trautman with 66 and 46 respectively.

 

Noah MacPherson led the Wolves defense with 14 tackles in the game, including eight solo stops. Alex Gray followed with eight tackles of his own, including a team leading 1.5 tackles for a total loss of three yards. Preston Droessler and Landon Hoellein notched six tackles each, while Etienne Ezeff, Brayden McNeary, Brady Thielges, Josh Coyle, and Jacob Cross recorded four apiece. Droessler tallied the lone pass break-up of the evening, and likewise, Coyle notched the long sack for a total loss of 11 yards.

 

Jacob Wiedrich punted for 238 yards, with a 47-yard long and 39.7 net punt average. The senior also tallied 190 yards on four kickoffs with two touchbacks. Tschakert connected for 1-of-2 field goals, and hit both PATs.

 

As a team, the Wolves tallied 27 first downs to the Beavers 19, and converted on 11-of-25 third downs. NSU combined for 173 yards rushing and 202 yards passing, for 375 yards of total offense. Northern also converted on 2-of-4 fourth downs, and scored on 3-of-4 chances in the red-zone. A total of 13 Wolves notched multiple tackles in the loss, combining for 5.0 tackles for a loss of 23 yards.

 

The Wolves return home next Thursday, September 6 for the fourth annual InsuraCrop Ag Bowl. Northern will face off against Minot State at 7 p.m. in the NSIC/MidcoSN Game of the Week.


Spurs star Manu Ginobili announces retirement

San Antonio Spurs longtime sixth man announced via his twitter account Monday he will retire from basketball.  Ginobili leaves after a 23 year career at the age of 41.  Ginobili was selected in the second round 57th overall by the Spurs in 1999 and played his entire career in San Antonio.  During that time he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships, was named an NBA all-star twice, was the sixth man of the year in 08, and won a gold medal for his native country Argentina in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. 


SD Media prep football poll released 8/27/18

Class 11AAA
1. SF Washington (27) 1-0 147 1
2. SF O’Gorman (2) 1-0 111 2
3. SF Roosevelt (1) 1-0 99 3
4. SF Lincoln 1-0 47 5
5. Brandon Valley 0-1 34 4
Receiving votes: Watertown 10, Rapid City Stevens 2.

Class 11AA
1. Harrisburg (29) 1-0 149 3
2. Mitchell (1) 0-1 84 1
3. Pierre 0-1 73 2
4. Brookings 1-0 69 RV
5. Huron 1-0 65 5
Receiving votes: Yankton 10.

Class 11A
1. Dakota Valley (25) 1-0 142 1
2. Madison (4) 1-0 115 2
3. Tea Area 1-0 92 3
4. St. Thomas More (1) 1-0 69 4
5. Dell Rapids 0-1 13 5
Receiving votes: Belle Fourche 11, Milbank 6, West Central 2.

Class 11B
1. SF Christian (29) 2-0 149 1
2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (1) 2-0 121 2
3. Mount Vernon/Plankinton 2-0 81 3
4. Canton 2-0 61 4
5. Winner 1-1 18 5
Receiving votes: Aberdeen Roncalli 17, Beresford 2, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 1.

Class 9AA
1. Gregory (22) 2-0 141 1
2. Wolsey-Wessington (7) 2-0 124 2
3. Irene-Wakonda 2-0 84 3
4. Webster Area (1) 2-0 57 4
5. Bon Homme 1-1 21 5
Receiving votes: Baltic 8, Arlington/Lake Preston 7, Garretson 6, North Border 1, Kimball/White Lake 1.

Class 9A
1. Britton-Hecla (27) 2-0 145 1
2. Corsica-Stickney (3) 1-0 113 2
3. Warner 2-0 85 3
4. Clark/Willow Lake 2-0 65 4
5. Canistota/Freeman 2-0 32 5
Receiving votes: Timber Lake 10.

Class 9B
1. Sully Buttes (27) 2-0 144 1
2. Castlewood (1) 2-0 104 2
3. Colome (1) 2-0 93 3
4. Colman-Egan (1) 1-0 73 4
5. Harding County 2-0 27 5
Receiving votes: Faulkton Area 6, Wall 3.


Northern 7th in the nation in first AVCA poll

In the opening AVCA Top-25 Poll of the regular season, the Northern State University volleyball team sits seventh. The Wolves jumped two spots from the preseason poll, earning 838 total points with a 4-0 record overall.
 
Northern is joined by NSIC opponents No. 1 Minnesota Duluth, No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul, No. 8 Southwest Minnesota State, No. 20 Wayne State, No. 22 Augustana, and (RV) Upper Iowa. The poll also includes regional competition, No. 5 Nebraska Kearney, No. 14 Central Missouri, No. 21 Missouri Western, and (RV) Arkansas Tech. The Wolves are set to face No. 22 Augustana this coming Saturday.
 

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2018 Record  Previous
Rank
1 Minnesota Duluth (31) 1147 4-0 3
2 Concordia - St. Paul (6) 1056 3-1 1
3 Lewis (2) 1003 4-0 6
4 Ferris State (7) 960 4-0 21
5 Nebraska-Kearney 912 4-0 8
6 Rockhurst 867 4-0 10
7 Northern State 838 4-0 9
8 Southwest Minnesota State (1) 822 2-2 2
9 Cal State San Bernardino 808 4-0 11
10 Regis 743 2-2 7
11 Palm Beach Atlantic 706 4-0 12
12 Wheeling Jesuit (1) 688 3-1 24
13 West Florida 597 2-2 15
14 Central Missouri 571 4-0 22
15 Western Washington 501 1-3 5
16 Gannon 469 3-0 13
17 Colorado School of Mines 402 4-0 20
18 Tarleton State 272 3-1 18
19 Central Oklahoma 236 2-2 16
20 Wayne State (Neb.) 213 4-0 NR
21 Missouri Western 197 4-0 NR
22 Augustana (SD) 189 3-1 23
23 Florida Southern 179 1-3 4
24 Findlay 172 3-1 NR
25 Tampa 143 4-0 NR


Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Angelo State 137; Cal State L. A. 110; Hillsdale 98; Arkansas Tech University 93; Truman 59; Drury 54; Winona State 51; Alaska-Anchorage 46; West Texas A&M 33; Saint Leo 30; NW Nazarene 27; Northern Michigan 19; Upper Iowa 16; Wayne State (Mich.) 12; Metro State 10; NW Missouri State 9; UC San Diego 6; Missouri-St Louis 5; Arkansas-Fort Smith 4; Wingate 4; Cal Poly Pomona 3;


SD Media prep volleyball poll released 8/27/18

Class AA
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. R.C. Stevens (19) 2-0 99 1
2. S.F. Washington (1) 4-1 75 2
3. S.F. O'Gorman - 3-1 49 3
4. S.F. Roosevelt - 2-0 46 RV
5. Mitchell - 3-1 20 5
Others receiving votes: Huron (4-0) 8, Watertown (2-3) 3.

Class A
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. S.F. Christian (20) 5-0 100 1
2. Dell Rapids - 5-0 57 5
3. Miller - 4-1 50 2
4. Dakota Valley - 1-1 47 3
5. Winner - 2-0 33 RV
Others receiving votes: Parker (2-0) 5, McCook Central-Montrose (2-3) 4, Wagner (4-1) 3, Madison (1-1) 1.

Class B
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Northwestern (20) 6-0 100 1
2. Warner - 3-0 79 2
3. Chester Area - 1-0 61 3
4. Ethan - 0-0 35 4
5. Phillip - 1-0 19 5
Others receiving votes: Burke (1-0) 2, Arlington (1-3) 1, Deubrook Area (1-0) 1, Waverly-South Shore (5-0) 1, Wall (2-0) 1.


Northern releases men and women's basketball schedule

he Northern State University men's and women's basketball teams released their 2018-19 schedules today. The Wolves men will open the season on October 23 at home versus Waldorf, while the women will open on the road at the Central Region Challenge versus Pitt State on November 9 and Arkansas Tech on November 10. 
 
The men then hit the road for the Hall of Fame Classic and East-West Classic. They will face off against Northwest Missouri State and Queens (NC) from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Black Hills State and South Dakota School of Mines from the Sanford Pentagon and Sioux Falls. As released earlier this month, the Wolves are set to host the Dacotah Bank Thanksgiving Classic on November 23 and 24. NSU will tip-off with Truman State on Friday and Chadron State on Saturday.
 
The women will face off against Presentation in their home opener on November 15, before heading to Emporia State for their thanksgiving tournament, with games against the host and East Central Oklahoma. The Wolves final non-conference game is set for December 30 from Wachs Arena versus Metro State.
 
Both teams will open the NSIC slate at home on December 1 against MSU Moorhead, and then travel to Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston the following weekend. Northern will finish off 2018 at home versus Minot State and U-Mary on the 14th and 15th and on the road at MSU Moorhead on the 19.
 
The Wolves open the new year at Upper Iowa and Winona State on January 4 and 5, before a 4-game home stand against Minnesota Crookston, Bemidji State, Augustana, and Wayne State through the middle portion of the month. NSU then travels to St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth on the 25th and 26th of the month.
 
February opens with a pair of road games at Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State on the 1stand 2nd. The Wolves will then open a 4-game home stand against Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State for the annual I Hate Winter weekend on the 8th and 9th. Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State come to town on the 15th and 16th for the final regular season home games of the year. Northern will finish the season at Minot State and U-Mary on February 22 and 23, with the first round of the NSIC Tournament set for February 27. The NSIC Tournament first round will be hosted by the top seeded institution.
 
Full schedule information, with game times can be found below.
 

Northern State Men's Schedule
10/23 Waldorf (ex) 7 p.m.
11/3 Northwest Mo. St.% TBD
11/4 Queens (NC)% TBD
11/16 Black Hills St.# 5:30 p.m.
11/17 SD Mines# 3:30 p.m.
11/23
11/24
12/1
Truman State&
Chadron State&
MSU Moorhead
7 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
12/7 Bemidji State 7:30 p.m.
12/8 Minnesota Crookston 6 p.m.
12/14 Minot State 7:30 p.m.
12/15 U-Mary 6 p.m.
12/19 MSU Moorhead TBD
1/4 Upper Iowa 7:30 p.m.
1/5 Winona State 6 p.m.
1/11 Minnesota Crookston 7:30 p.m.
1/12 Bemidji State 6 p.m.
1/18 Augustana 7:30 p.m.
1/19 Wayne State 6 p.m.
1/25 St. Cloud State 7:30 p.m.
1/26 Minnesota Duluth 6 p.m.
2/1 Concordia-St. Paul 7:30 p.m.
2/2 Minnesota State 6 p.m.
2/8 Sioux Falls^ 7:30 p.m.
2/9 Southwest Minnesota St.^ 6 p.m.
2/15 Minnesota Duluth 7:30 p.m.
2/16 St. Cloud State 6 p.m.
2/22 U-Mary 7:30 p.m.
2/23 Minot State 6 p.m.
2/27 NSIC First Round

 

 

Northern State Women's Schedule

11/9 Pitt State% 11:30 a.m.
11/10 Arkansas Tech% 1:30 p.m.
11/15 Presentation 6 p.m.
11/23 East Central Oklahoma# TBD
11/24 Emporia State# TBD
12/1 MSU Moorhead 4 p.m.
12/7 Bemidji State 5:30p.m.
12/8 Minnesota Crookston 4 p.m.
12/14 Minot State 5:30 p.m.
12/15 U-Mary 4 p.m.
12/19 MSU Moorhead TBD
12/30 Metro State 4 p.m.
1/4 Upper Iowa 5:30 p.m.
1/5 Winona State 4 p.m.
1/11 Minnesota Crookston 5:30 p.m.
1/12 Bemidji State 4 p.m.
1/18 Augustana 5:30 p.m.
1/19 Wayne State 4 p.m.
1/25 St. Cloud State 5:30 p.m.
1/26 Minnesota Duluth 4 p.m.
2/1 Concordia-St. Paul 5:30 p.m.
2/2 Minnesota State 4 p.m.
2/8 Sioux Falls^ 5:30 p.m.
2/9 Southwest Minnesota St.^ 4 p.m.
2/15 Minnesota Duluth 5:30 p.m.
2/16 St. Cloud State 4 p.m.
2/22 U-Mary 5:30 p.m.
2/23 Minot State 4 p.m.
2/27 NSIC First Round  

PC releases men's basketball schedule

Presentation College head men's basketball coach Jeremy Reigle is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-19 basketball schedule. The 31-game schedule includes 14 NSAA conference games, 14 non-conference games, and three exhibitions. The season will highlight games against NCAA DII opponents University of Mary and Concordia St Paul, NAIA National Tournament contenders in Briar Cliff University, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mayville State, and Bellevue University and NCAA DI opponent Montana State Bozeman.

The Saints start the season on the road for a pair of games against NCAA DII University of Mary on October 20th and the University of Jamestown on October 24th. The exhibition game against U-Mary marks the third meeting between the two schools in school history. 

The Saints return home for a double-header against Providence College on October 26th and 27th before taking on Briar Cliff on October 29th.

PC will then head down south to Sioux Falls for the annual South Dakota NAIA Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. PC will take on Mount Marty College on November 3rd and will finish out the weekend against Dakota Wesleyan on November 4th.

Following the SD NAIA Classic, the Saints will return home and host the annual Isreal-Strong Memorial Tournament featuring Oak Hills Christian College, Nebraska Christian and Dallas Christian College. Former PC assistant basketball coach Jordan Strom now heads the Dallas Christian program. The Saints will take on Oak Hills Christian in the opening day of the Tournament on November 8th with the championship game following on November 9th.

PC will then start a four-game road trip over the next two weeks in Montana and Iowa. The Saints take on NCAA DI Montana State University on November 11th. The game has meaning to the family of current player Quadre Lollis (SR/Indianapolis, IN), as his father was a standout basketball player for the Bobcats and was inducted into the MSU Hall-of-Fame in 2016. The Bobcats finished the season 13-19 overall and made the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament a season ago, falling 74-76 to North Dakota.  The Saints will round out their trip in Billings against Rocky Mountain College on November 13th.  The Saints will hit the road once again to take part in the Wendy's Classic by William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa over November 23rd and 24th. PC will open the weekend against Shawnee State University and will face off against Wright State-Lake on November 24th to round out the Classic.

The men open the NSAA conference slate at home on December 1st against Dickinson State University. The will finish out the three-game home stand with two non-conference matchups against Trinity Bible College on December 5th and the University of Jamestown on December 10th.

The Saints hit the road for a four game matchup starting with non-conference action against Nebraska Christian on December 15th. They will then take on NCAA DII Concordia St. Paul in an exhibition on December 18th for the second meeting in two years as the Saints defeated the Golden Bears 87-73 a season ago. They will round out their road trip with a pair of conference games against Dakota State University on January 4th and Bellevue University on January 5th.

The final 11 games will consist of seven home games and four away games – all of which will be conference action. The Saints will host Viterbo, Waldorf, Mayville State, and Valley City State before traveling back to all four schools the following week. The 2018-19 regular season slate will wrap up at home, as they host Dakota State, Bellevue University and Dickinson 


PC releases women's basketball schedule

Presentation College head women's basketball coach Eric Nelson is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-19 basketball schedule. The 31-game schedule includes 14 NSAA conference games, 15 non-conference games, and two exhibitions. This season highlights games against NAIA National Champions Dakota Wesleyan University, NCAA DII Northern State University and University of Sioux Falls, and NAIA National Tournament contenders in Tabor College, University of Jamestown, and 2017-18 NSAA Champions Valley City State.

The Saints start out their 2018-19 season against the University of Jamestown Jimmies – who made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament a season ago. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. start time on October 24th in Jamestown, North Dakota.

The Saints will return home for a double-header against Providence College on October 26th and 27th. The women will then hit the road for the South Dakota NAIA Classic and Tabor Classic. They will face off against Mount Marty College and Dakota Wesleyan from the Sanford Pentagon and Tabor College and Bethany College in Hillsboro, Kansas. They will then return home for a cross-town exhibition against NCAA DII Northern State University. The Wolves made the second round of the NCAA DII Regional Tournament and finished with a 26-6 overall record last season.

They will then start a two game road trip against NAIA National Champions Dakota Wesleyan on November 21st before taking on NCAA DII University of Sioux Falls for their final exhibition of the season on November 27th.

In the month of December, the Saints will host five of their six games at home. The women will open the NSAA slate at home against Dickinson State University on December 1st before taking on Trinity Bible, Yellowstone Christian College and the University of Jamestown. The Saints will then travel to Fremont, Nebraska for a non-conference matchup against Midland Lutheran College on December 18th before returning home for a non-conference matchup against Mount Marty College on December 30th to round out the 2018 calendar year.

The women open the new-year on the road for a pair of conference matchups against Dakota State and Bellevue University on January 4th and 5th. They will then return home for a four-game skid against Viterbo University, Waldorf University, Mayville State University and NSAA Conference Champions Valley City State.

The final six of the eight games of the regular season will be on the road as the Saints travel to Valley City, Mayville State, Waldorf University, Viterbo University, Dickinson State, and non-conference opponent Nebraska Christian College. The Saints will tip off against Dakota State and Bellevue on Feb 8th and 9th for the final home games of the regular season.

To view the entire 2018-19 schedule, please click on the following link: 2018-19 Women's Basketball Schedule


Media prep football poll released August 20th

Class 11AAA

1. SF Washington (26) 0-0 138
2. SF O’Gorman (2) 0-0 97
3. SF Roosevelt 0-0 83
4. Brandon Valley 0-0 67
5. SF Lincoln 0-0 28
Receiving votes: Rapid City Stevens 5, Rapid City Central 1, Watertown 1. 
Class 11AA
1. Mitchell (22) 0-0 133
2. Pierre (3) 0-0 103
3. Harrisburg (3) 0-0 96
4. Yankton 0-0 53
5. Huron 0-0 19
Receiving votes: Sturgis 10, Brookings 5, Douglas 1. 
Class 11A
1. Dakota Valley (14) 0-0 113
2. Madison (10) 0-0 104
3. Tea Area (4) 0-0 95
4. St. Thomas More 0-0 68
5. Dell Rapids 0-0 24
Receiving votes: West Central 9, Milbank 6, Belle Fourche 1. 
Class 11B
1. SF Christian (27) 1-0 139 1
2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (1) 1-0 109 2
3. Mount Vernon/Plankinton 1-0 67 5
4. Canton 1-0 62 RV
5. Winner 0-1 19 3
Receiving votes: Aberdeen Roncalli 13, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 7, Beresford 2, Sioux Valley 1. 
Class 9AA
1. Gregory (14) 1-0 123 1
2. Wolsey-Wessington (12) 1-0 121 3
3. Irene-Wakonda (1) 1-0 72 4
4. Webster Area (1) 1-0 52 5
5. Bon Homme 1-0 15 RV
Receiving votes: Miller/Highmore-Harrold 10, Garretson 9, Baltic 8, Arlington/Lake Preston 5, North Border 3, Kimball/White Lake 2.
Class 9A
1. Britton-Hecla (25) 1-0 135 1
2. Corsica-Stickney (3) 1-0 103 3
3. Warner 1-0 78 4
4. Clark/Willow Lake 1-0 56 5
5. Canistota/Freeman 1-0 24 RV
Receiving votes: Howard 17, Timber Lake 7. 
Class 9B
1. Sully Buttes (23) 1-0 131 1
2. Castlewood (2) 1-0 96 2
3. Colome (2) 1-0 84 3
4. Colman-Egan (1) 1-0 74 4
5. Harding County 1-0 24 5
Receiving votes: Faulkton Area 10, Wall 1.


Media prep volleyball pre-season poll

CLASS AA
Rec Pts Pvs
1. R.C. Stevens (14) 28-10 83 4
2. S.F. Washington (3) 22-14 64 NR
3. O'Gorman 18-17 36 5
4. Watertown 16-9 31 RV
5. Mitchell 21-6 30 2
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Harrisburg (23-1, 1 first place vote, No. 1 in final 2017 poll) 17; S.F. Roosevelt (12-20) 5; Aberdeen Central (17-7, No. 3 in final 2017 poll) 2; Huron (16-11) 1
CLASS A
Rec Pts Pvs
1. S.F. Christian (17) 30-2 89 1
2. Miller (1) 26-7 53 5
3. Dakota Valley 28-4 44 2
4. McCook Central-Montrose 21-10 39 NR
5. Dell Rapids 19-10 20 NR
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Madison (27-5, No. 3 in final 2017 poll) 14; Winner (19-10) 6; Sioux Valley (26-6) 3; Belle Fourche (25-5) 2
NOTE: Parker, No. 4 in the final 2017 poll, did not receive any votes
CLASS B
Rec Pts Pvs
1. Northwestern (17) 36-1 89 1
2. Warner (1) 30-5 63 2
3. Chester Area 27-5 59 3
4. Ethan 21-4 18 RV
5. Philip 26-2 14 5
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Hanson (27-3, No. 4 in final 2017 poll) 6; Arlington (21-10) 4; Burke (29-7) 4; Deubrook (26-9) 4; Herreid-Selby Area (26-4) 4; Faith (18-14) 3; Faulkton (17-10) 1


Media prep football poll released for pre-season

Class 11AAA
1. SF Washington (26) 138
2. SF O’Gorman (2) 97
3. SF Roosevelt 83
4. Brandon Valley 67
5. SF Lincoln 28
Receiving votes: Rapid City Stevens 5, Rapid City Central 1, Watertown 1.

Class 11AA
1. Mitchell (22) 133
2. Pierre (3) 103
3. Harrisburg (3) 96
4. Yankton 53
5. Huron 19
Receiving votes: Sturgis 10, Brookings 5, Douglas 1.

Class 11A
1. Dakota Valley (14) 113
2. Madison (10) 104
3. Tea Area (4) 95
4. St. Thomas More 68
5. Dell Rapids 24
Receiving votes: West Central 9, Milbank 6, Belle Fourche 1.

Class 11B
1. SF Christian (23) 134
2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (4) 109
3. Winner 74
4. Sioux Valley (1) 56
5. Mount Vernon/Plankinton 32
Receiving votes: Canton 9, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 3, Aberdeen Roncalli 2, McCook Central/Montrose 1.

Class 9AA
1. Gregory (14) 113
2. Miller/Highmore-Harrold (9) 105
3. Wolsey-Wessington (2) 75
4. Irene-Wakonda (1) 55
5. Webster Area (2) 49
Receiving votes: Baltic 8, North Border 7, Bon Homme 5, Arlington/Lake Preston 2, Kimball/White Lake 1.

Class 9A
1. Britton-Hecla (16) 122
2. Howard (10) 120
3. Corsica-Stickney (1) 74
4. Warner 54
5. Clark/Willow Lake (1) 35
Receiving votes: Canistota/Freeman 8, Timber Lake 5, Potter County 1, Alcester-Hudson 1.

Class 9B
1. Sully Buttes (20) 127
2. Castlewood (3) 88
3. Colome (3) 80
4. Colman-Egan (2) 78
5. Harding County 28
Receiving votes: Faulkton Area 13, Wall 6.


Northern signs two more wrestlers for upcoming 2018 season

Northern State University head wrestling coach, Rocky Burkett announced the signing of Hudson Pearman and Nathan Rodriguez today. The pair join fall additions Robert Coyle IIIAdam DeBoerCollin HushagenCaleb LefferdinkCurtis LeMairCaden MooreDayne MortonKolton RothBrandon SharkeyGarret Thompson, and Tanner Wiese.
 










 
Hudson Pearman // Valentine, Neb. // Valentine HS
Pearman is a 5-foot-7, 149/157-pounder out of Valentine High School. He was a 4-year starter for the Badgers under head coaches Shane Allison and Jason Kelber. Pearman finished his high school career with a 173-62 record overall. He was a 2-time South Dakota state qualifier and 4-time Nebraska state qualifier. Pearman finished as the 2015 State Runner-up, and was a place winner in both 2016 and 2017. In addition, he was a 2-time district champion and 3-time Southwest Conference Champion. He is the son of Hoss and Tanya Pearman.

 
  Nathan Rodriguez // Omaha, Neb. // Millar South HS
Nathan Rodriguez is a 5-foot-7, 133-pounder out of Millard South High School. He was a 4-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Patriots under head coach Doug Denson. Rodriguez finished his career with a record of 192-22, as a 4-time Nebraska Class A Medalist, finishing as high as third in his final two seasons. He was a 2-time district and conference champion. The Patriots won back-to-back-to-back State Tournament and State Dual Championships. He is the son of Rhonda Rodriguez.
 

Northern announces basketball classic over Thanksgiving

Northern State University Athletics and Dacotah Bank announced today the Inaugural Dacotah Bank Thanksgiving Classic to be played November 23 and 24 at Wachs Arena. The four-team classic will feature the Northern State University Wolves, University of Sioux Falls Cougars, Truman State University Bulldogs, and Chadron State College Eagles.

 

“The tradition of college basketball over the Thanksgiving holiday season is not only good for student athletes and fans, but it’s a shot in the arm for the local economy,” noted Kip J. Hansen, market president for Dacotah Bank.

 

Games are slated for 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, November 23, and 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 24. Fans can purchase session passes at the gate, while all Wolves Club season ticket holders will receive a session pass in their yearly booklet.

 

“Traditions make Thanksgiving one of the more popular times to gather at home,” added David Sandvig, senior vice president and chief relationship officer. “Hopefully a fun and entertaining series of games like this becomes a new tradition to gather at home court.”

 

The opening game of the day will feature Sioux Falls versus Chadron State. The Wolves will open the Dacotah Bank Classic at 7 p.m. on the 23, facing off against Truman State. Day two opens with Truman State versus Sioux Falls at 4 p.m., followed by the Wolves versus Chadron State.

 

“The support we get from Aberdeen and the surrounding communities is unmatched in South Dakota. Dacotah Bank has been a leader in the community with their support to Northern State University,” explained Paul Sather, head men’s basketball coach. “They love basketball around here, and the Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to host this event.  We have a strong field of teams coming that will provide some terrific basketball to come out and watch.”

 

Northern went 36-4 overall reaching the NCAA Elite 8 and NCAA National Championship game. The Wolves won the NSIC Overall Championship, NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament Championship, and NCAA Central Region Championship in the process. Sioux Falls went 20-10 overall in 2017-18 and reached the second round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament. Truman State finished the 2017-18 season with a 20-11 record overall, and a trip to the NCAA Midwest Regional. Chadron State went 3-25 overall a season ago.

 

Based in Aberdeen, S.D., Dacotah Bank has assets that exceed $2.4 billion, making it one of the largest independent banks in the upper Midwest. With dozens of hometown locations throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, Dacotah Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves nearly 70,000 customers with banking, insurance, mortgage and trust and wealth management services. More information about Dacotah Bank is available at dacotahbank.com.


Vikings release first unofficial depth chart

OFFENSE

WR

19 Adam Thielen

11Laquon Treadwell

13 Stacy Coley

12 Tavarres King / 18 Korey Robertson / 9 Jake Wieneke

LT

71 Riley Reiff

76 Aviante Collins

78 Dieugot Joseph

LG

62 Nick Easton

79 Tom Compton

64 Josh Andrews

68 Cedrick Lang

C

65 Pat Elflein

67 Cornelius Edison

59 J.P. Quinn

RG

74 Mike Remmers

63 Danny Isidora

73 Colby Gossett

RT

69 Rashod Hill

75 Brian O'Neill

72 Storm Norton

TE

82 Kyle Rudolph

89 David Morgan

81 Blake Bell / 83 Tyler Conklin

87 Josiah Price / 86 Tyler Hoppes

WR

14 Stefon Diggs

17 Kendall Wright

15 Brandon Zylstra

16 Cayleb Jones

85 Jeff Badet / 84 Chad Beebe

QB

8 Kirk Cousins

3 Trevor Siemian

1 Kyle Sloter

6 Peter Pujals

FB

30 C.J. Ham

48 Johnny Stanton

HB

33 Dalvin Cook

25 Latavius Murray

31 Mack Brown

32 Roc Thomas

44 Mike Boone

DEFENSE

LE

99 Danielle Hunter

96 Brian Robison

61 Ade Aruna

78 Jonathan Wynn

DT

93 Sheldon Richardson

95 Ifeadi Odenigbo

92 Jalyn Holmes

NT

98 Linval Joseph

94 Jaleel Johnson

60 David Parry

66 Curtis Cothran

RE

97 Everson Griffen

91 Stephen Weatherly / 90 Tashawn Bower

WLB

42 Ben Gedeon

50 Eric Wilson

43 Reshard Cliett

49 Mike Needham

MLB

54 Eric Kendricks

40 Kentrell Brothers

57 Devante Downs

45 Brett Taylor

SLB

55 Anthony Barr

56 Antwione Williams

58 Garret Dooley

LCB

26 Trae Waynes

23 Terence Newman

21 Mike Hughes

24 Horace Richardson

46 Trevon Mathis

RCB

29 Xavier Rhodes

20 Mackensie Alexander

35 Marcus Sherels

37 Holton Hill

36 Craig James

SS

34 Andrew Sendejo

27 Jayron Kearse

38 Tray Matthews

FS

22 Harrison Smith

41 Anthony Harris

39 Jack Tocho

SPECIAL TEAMS

P

4 Ryan Quigley

K

2 Kai Forbath / 7 Daniel Carlson

LS

47 Kevin McDermott

KR

35 Marcus Sherels

21 Mike Hughes

13 Stacy Coley

PR

35 Marcus Sherels

21 Mike Hughes

13 Stacy Coley


Northern volleyball picked to finish fourth in NSIC pre-season poll

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference released today the 2018 NSIC Preseason Coaches' Poll, with the Northern State Wolves picked fourth overall in the league. NSU garnered 176 total points, sitting behind Concordia-St. Paul, Southwest Minnesota State, and Minnesota Duluth.

 

The Northern State University volleyball team enters the 2018 campaign after a third place finish in the NSIC league standings and a trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament in 2017. The Wolves remained a member of the AVCA Top-25 Poll throughout the year, finishing at No. 12 overall. They downed five top-25 opponents on the year, including a 3-1 win at home over No. 1 Southwest Minnesota State. Four Wolves were named to the NSIC All-Conference first team in Ashley RozellHailey BuschJenna Reiff, and Laura Snyder, with Snyder also grabbing NSIC Freshman of the Year honors. Busch became the third AVCA All-American in school history, after the leading the team in kills. NSU welcomes seven incoming freshman this season, while returning five of six starters and libero Jaiden Langlie from a season ago.

 

Rozell was nabbed as the team's player to watch in 2018 after being named to the NSIC All-Conference first team and CoSIDA Academic All-District® team in 2017. She accumulated 1,244 total assists, ranking eight nationally with an 11.85 assist per set average. Rozell led the team and the NSIC with 56 service aces in 2017, averaging over two per set. She ranked 14th nationally in aces per set, 31st nationally in total assists, and 15th nationally in total service aces.

 

   

Points

1

Concordia-St. Paul (15)

225

2

Southwest Minnesota State (1)

210

3

Minnesota Duluth

194

4

Northern State

176

5

Wayne State

164

6

Augustana

145

7

Winona State

138

8

Upper Iowa

130

9

Sioux Falls

123

10

Minnesota State

102

11

St. Cloud State

89

12

MSU Moorhead

75

13

Minnesota Crookston

50

14

University of Mary

40

15

Bemidji State

31

16

Minot State

28

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PC announces football game time change

The Presentation College football game against Dickinson State University has been changed for the upcoming season. The Saints will take on the Blue Hawks at 2:00 p.m. (CST) in Dickinson, N.D. on September 22nd. The game was originally slated for a 12:00 p.m. start time.

To see the full 2018 schedule, please click on the following link: 2018 Saints Football Schedule

Go Saints!


Twins trade Brian Dozier to the LA Dodgers

The Twins played last night’s game without second baseman Brian Dozier, who they traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier that day.  In exchange for the 31 year old second baseman, Minnesota received 2nd baseman Logan Forsythe, outfielder Luke Raley and left handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer.  Dozier was drafted by the Twins in the 8th round of the 2009 draft and until last night had played his entire major league career with Minnesota, dating back to 2012. 


Hub City Hotshots eliminated from playoffs with Tuesday night loss

The Hub City Hotshots lost last night to the Hastings Sodbusters.  The final was 10-4.  With the loss, Hub City has been eliminated from the contention to the 2018 Expedition League playoffs.  There are currently four games left on the season for the Hotshots.  Hub City’s next game will be tonight at home vs. the Sodbusters once again.  First pitch will be at 6:35 p.m.


Vikings extend wide receiver Stefon Diggs for five years

The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Stefon Diggs have come to terms on a new five-year contract extension.  The deal is valued at $72 million plus an additional $9 million in possible incentives according to the Associated Press.  Diggs is best known for being on the receiving end of Case Keenum’s touchdown pass which became known as the “Minnesota Miracle” defeating the New Orleans Saints in walkoff fashion to send the Vikings to the NFC championship game. 


Timberwolves sign guard C.J Williams

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed guard C.J. Williams to a two-way contract.  The terms of the deal were not immediately released.  Williams played in 38 games, including 17 starts, for the LA Clippers last season.  He averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and .8 steals in 18.6 minutes of play. 


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