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Jackrabbit 9 picks up first win

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Ryan Froom struck out a career-high six batters over five innings, leading the South Dakota State University baseball team to its first win of the season, 4-2 over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Wednesday afternoon.
The Jackrabbits, 1-3 overall, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, thanks to three MNU errors. Paul Jacobson
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Wrestling for the win

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Dawsyn Molengraaf (top) keeps control of his opponent on the way to a first-place finish in his weight class at the Howard youth wrestling tournament last weekend where 407 wrestlers competed.
Brookings youth wrestlers that joined Molengraaf on the championship podium included Nolan Archer, Aidan Aure, Kellan Aure, Jadyn Hale, Gavin Klinkhammer and Nolan Miles. Placing second was Dylan
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PeeWee Rangers wrap up season at respective state tourneys

Posted: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
Junior Varsity Boys
The Ranger junior varsity posted two wins over the weekend at Larson Ice Center to clinch the top spot in the SDAHA regular-season standings with one league game remaining.
Brookings beat Yankton, 11-1, on Saturday before skating past Watertown, 6-1, on Sunday.

• Brookings 11, Yankton 1
The Rangers held a 37-7 advantage in shots on
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Deubrook Area rolls over Redfield/Doland in Region 2A

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
WHITE, Ytsje Vandermeer hit a trio of treys in the opening 3 minutes and the rout was on.
Hot-shooting Deubrook Area dismantled Redfield-Doland, 65-46, in a Region 2A first-round game Tuesday night before a rambunctious beach-themed home crowd.
The Dolphins went 9-of-18 from 3-point range and used "gnarly defense" to ground the Pheasants.
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Fliers knock out Garretson in Region 3A

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
FLANDREAU, Senior Baylee Relf came off the bench to knock down seven 3-pointers, including 15 of her team's first 19 points, to lead the host Fliers to a 53-44 first-round win over Garretson in the Region 3A Tournament.
Brooklyn Behrens added 11 points as the score was tied at 13 after the first eight minutes before Flandreau surged to a 28-23 halftime
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Divers, Lady Redmen advance in District 5B

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
LAKE PRESTON, The Divers built a 19-13 halftime lead, and then outscored Arlington, 11-7, in the fourth quarter to take down the Cardinals, 44-34, in District 5B first-round action on Tuesday.
Karley DeKnikker scored 14 points and came up with four steals to lead Lake Preston.
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Lady Raiders move on in District 7B

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
RUTLAND, The Lady Raiders used a big third quarter to power past Colman-Egan, 59-42, in girls' District 7B first-round action on Tuesday.
Oldham-Ramona/Rutland extended a 28-23 halftime lead with a 17-8 advantage in the third to set up Thursday's semifinal date at second-seeded Chester Area. Tip off is at 7 p.m.
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Bobcats hold off Kernels 41-39 to close out regular season

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
BROOKINGS, The Bobcats held off Mitchell for a 41-39 Eastern South Dakota Conference girls' basketball victory in the regular-season finale for both teams on Monday night at Bob Jostad Gymnasium.
"Going into the game, we knew it was going to be physical and we knew they would play a little better this time around, they had their point guard this
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Mitchell drops Brookings 55-53 in finale

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
MITCHELL, Strong defense late in the game led the Kernels to victory Monday.
With 6 seconds left on the clock and after three consecutive full timeouts, the Mitchell boys' basketball team tightened its defense and didn't allow Brookings to get a shot off before the final buzzer.
With the stop, the Kernels won their final regular-season contest of the season
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Arlington beats De Smet to earn share of DVC title

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
DE SMET, Andrew King had a big game and Arlington defeated De Smet 53-43 on Monday night to clinch a share of the Dakota Valley Conference boys' basketball regular-season title.
The Cardinals led 17-16 after a quarter but the Bulldogs were on top 29-27 at halftime. Arlington outscored De Smet 13-7 in each of the final two quarters to secure
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‘Cats claw past Huron, 59-37

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, Coming off of Thursday's huge upset win at then-No. 3 Sioux Falls Lincoln, the Bobcats had the expected let down against 5-12 Huron on Saturday at Bob Jostad Gymnasium.
Fortunately for the ‘Cats, it only lasted a half as Brookings regrouped in the final 16 minutes to pull away to a 59-37 Eastern South Dakota Conference girls' basketball win
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Tigers beat Brookings, 59-51

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, To win games, a team has to make plays down the stretch.
On Saturday night at Bob Jostad, the Huron Tigers made the big plays in a 59-51 Eastern South Dakota Conference boys' basketball win over the Bobcats.
"A couple of bad possessions and missed free throws in the fourth quarter," said Brookings head coach Travis Engebretson. "That kind
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Bobcats take 2nd at Region 1A

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
SIOUX FALLS, The Bobcats crowned three individual champions on the way to a second-place finish in Saturday's Region 1A Tournament at Sioux Falls O'Gorman.
Brookings scored 168 points to Sioux Falls Roosevelt's first-place total of 240.5 as Bobcat seniors Peter Hansen (152) and Wyatt Resmen (182) took the top spot in their respective weight classes, while sophomore Eddie Miller did
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Region 1B: Six Cossacks, three Knights qualify for State B Tourney

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
GROTON, Sophomore Aaron Elijah won the 126-pound title to highlight a big day for Sioux Valley at the Region 1B wrestling tournament on Saturday, as six Cossacks qualified for state.
Also making the cut were seniors Hayden Hall (second at 170) and Tanner Sheets (third at 120); and sophomores Cadan Koerlin (third at 182), Alec Bultje (fourth at 138) and
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NDSU beats SDSU, 19-13, for WWC title

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, No. 19 North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 19-13 on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena to claim the Western Wrestling Conference regular-season title outright.
The Bison (9-4) won six of the 10 matches, including three of the last four, to finish with a 5-0 record in league action.
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Region 2B: Three Fliers advance to State B Tourney

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
SALEM, Three Flandreau wrestlers qualified for state at the Region 2B tournament on Saturday.
Dylan Rice placed second at 126 pounds and fellow sophomore Brock Belkham was runner-up at 152. Si Flatten also advanced after taking third in the 170-pound weight class.
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Jackrabbit women second, men third at Summit Championships

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Emily Campbell repeated as champion in the 200-yard breaststroke Saturday night, helping lift South Dakota State to a second-place finish in the women's division of the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships.
A senior from Aberdeen, Campbell clocked an NCAA B-cut time of 2 minutes, 13.34 seconds to lead a trio of Jackrabbits in the event final. Freshman Kristin
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Bulldogs, Dolphins earn boys’ wins

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
DE SMET, The Bulldogs overcame a big night by Flandreau's Dylan LeBrun to post a 72-69 double-overtime victory during Lake Central Conference boys' basketball action Saturday.
The Fliers led 12-9 after a quarter, but De Smet was up 23-17 at halftime and 35-33 through three. The score was tied a 52-all at the end of regulation and 59-59 after the
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SDSU steamrolls ORU, 81-52

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State made 10 of its first 13 attempts from the field and never looked back in an 81-52 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday night at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits (21-9, 12-3) remained tied atop the Summit League standings with North Dakota State (20-8, 12-3) while wrapping up a perfect regular season at home. They can clinch
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Jackrabbits top Coyotes, 77-67

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State beat South Dakota 77-67 in a Summit League women's basketball matchup Saturday evening at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits led 34-26 at halftime and pushed the lead to a game-high 13 points, 43-30, after Rachel Walters hit a trey and Kerri Young added a layup with 16:13 remaining.
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​SDSU senior shines in loss to No. 7 Fresno State

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, South Dakota State hunt seat rider Jordan Goodall not only won both of her points in her final home meet of the season, but the senior from Centennial, Colo., also earned both MOPs, scoring a 79 on the flat and an 84 over fences, but it unfortunately came in a 10-6 loss to No. 7 Fresno State.
SDSU fall
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Rangers clip Lakers in OT, crush Miracle

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, After an expected 13-0 thrashing of Yankton on Saturday, the Rangers generated some excitement for their fans with a 5-4 overtime win against Watertown on Sunday at Larson Ice Center.
"We have to stay out of the penalty box, first and foremost," said Brookings head coach Matt Tonjum. "We took some bad penalties into the second and third periods, we
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Brookings beats Aberdeen, 3-2

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
ABERDEEN , The Rangers took advantage of a power-play chance to score with 11 seconds left to hand the first-place Aberdeen Cougars their first league loss in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Mariah Gummer lit the lamp off a Klara Beinhorn assist as Brookings rallied for the 3-2 win.
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Blizzard fall to Minot, 3-2, in shootout

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, It ended up being a tough Saturday night for the fifth-place Blizzard as they fell, 3-2, in a shootout to Minot, while the fourth-place Aberdeen Wings gained a point in the standings with a 3-2 shootout win over Bismarck.
After a scoreless first period, TJ Samec staked Brookings to a 1-0 lead midway through the second off a Zach Glienke
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Blizzard edge Bismarck Bobcats 4-3

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, The Blizzard never gave up on Friday night at Larson Ice Center.
Brookings fell behind three times in the NAHL Central Division game against Bismarck, but persevered for a 4-3 win to gain two points on the third-place Bobcats.
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Campbell, Wadsworth break school records at Summit Championships

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Emily Campbell and Garth Wadsworth each set individual school records Friday as the South Dakota State University women's and men's swimming and diving teams solidified their third-place standings at the Summit League Championships.
Campbell, a senior from Aberdeen, set a new Jackrabbit standard and posted an NCAA B-cut time of 1 minute, 2.30 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke en
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Sioux Valley crushes Deuel in finale

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
CLEAR LAKE, Second-ranked Sioux Valley raced out to a 27-6 lead after a quarter and pushed the margin to 46-11 at halftime en route to a 70-34 victory over Deuel during Lake Central Conference girls' basketball action Friday.
Carley Peterson scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
Carly Granum hit four treys and finished with 14 points. Kim Reeter had 12
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SDSU cruises to win over Crookston

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, The South Dakota State equestrian team earned all four MOPs and swept both equitation on the flat and reining in a 13-3 win over Minnesota-Crookston on Friday at the DeHaan Equestrian Center.
The win boosts the Jackrabbits record to 6-5 on the season, while the Golden Eagles fall to 0-1 in NCEA action on the season.
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Blue Dragons topple Cossacks 61-51; Divers win

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
GARRETSON, The Blue Dragons pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand Sioux Valley its only Big East Conference regular-season loss, 61-51, on Friday night.
Garretson led 17-14 after a quarter, 28-27 at halftime and 43-39 through three.
Shay Gibson dropped in a game-high 30 points in the win.
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Jackrabbits Ashley Odegaard, Carly Carper win events at USD Twilight

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
VERMILLION, Marissia Hagedorn entered South Dakota State's top five in the 60-meter hurdles while Ashley Odegaard and Carly Carper captured victories at the USD Twilight hosted by the University of South Dakota at the DakotaDome.
With a time of 8.92 in the final of the 60-meter hurdles, Hagedorn moved to fifth in school history. Hagedorn, whose previous personal record was
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Sawyer, Bobcats blank Vermillion to complete perfect regular season

Posted: Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015
BROOKINGS, Sawyer Busch wrapped up the regular season with a bang and the Bobcat boys' bowling team did the same, sweeping Vermillion 50-0 on Friday afternoon at Prairie Lanes to finish with a 10-0 record.
"I'm very excited about that; it feels really good," Busch said of the unblemished mark. "Being a senior, last season, having it be the best
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Cossacks slay Blue Dragons, 65-28

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
VOLGA, Second-ranked Sioux Valley drilled Garretson 65-28 on Thursday night to wrap up a perfect season, 7-0, in Big East Conference play.
The Cossacks (18-1) shook off a somewhat slow start, which included 4-of-13 shooting in the first quarter. They still led 11-8 after 8 minutes, before pushing the advantage to 32-17 at halftime and 51-22 through three.
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Zenner, Bolinske lead Jackrabbits on Day 2 of Summit Championships

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Abby Zenner and Ben Bolinske each set South Dakota State school records in the 50-yard freestyle during finals competition Thursday night at the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships.
A junior from Eagan, Minn., Zenner established a new Jackrabbit standard in the 50 freestyle by one one-hundredth of a second, clocking a fifth-place time of 23.53 seconds. The previous
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Third-ranked Lincoln downs ‘Cats, 89-64

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
BROOKINGS, Wow!
Third-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln put up 31 first-quarter points en route to an 89-64 nonconference boys' basketball win over the Bobcats on Thursday night at Bob Jostad Gymnasium.
"The one thing that they definitely have that Washington doesn't have, is that (Lincoln) has a really nice shooter, and that was very evident in the first quarter," said Brookings head
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‘Cats upset Pats

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
• Brookings defeats No. 2 S.F. Lincoln, 54-49

SIOUX FALLS, The Bobcats picked up a much-needed win Thursday, topping Sioux Falls Lincoln 54-49 during nonconference girls' basketball action.
Brookings grabbed a 16-10 lead after a quarter, pushed the advantage to 24-14 at halftime and was up 42-29 through three before holding off the Patriots down the stretch.
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Lady Bulldogs beat Divers to win DVC

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
DE SMET, De Smet wrapped up the Dakota Valley Conference regular-season title with a 71-31 victory over Lake Preston on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-4) went a perfect 8-0 in league play.
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Elks clip Eagles, Fliers cruise past Tigers

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
ELKTON, Heath Schindler scored 32 points and Elkton-Lake Benton wrapped up an 18-2 regular season with a 61-52 boys' basketball win over Summit on Thursday night.
The Elks led at each quarter stop, 10-9 after one; 28-25 at halftime; 39-37 through three, and pulled away in the final stanza.
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