Vol. 20, No. 7; Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

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Pierre’s girls soccer Lady Govs will take a record of 13-1-1 to Rapid City Saturday, seeking to win the state “AA” championship for the second straight year.

The Lady Govs, ranked No. 1 in the state all season, opened postseason play last week by beating Mitchell in the first round. Then they defeated Sioux Falls Roosevelt Saturday in the quarterfinals, 4-1, and took out Sioux Falls O’Gorman in the semifinals, 2-0, Tuesday.

In the championship match Pierre will face Rapid City Stevens. The match begins at 5 p.m. MDT (6 p.m. Pierre time) at Sioux Park Stadium in Rapid City. (The field is located across the street to the east from the Legion baseball parks.) For fans who can’t make the trip west, the match and the other three championship matches will be seen live on SDPB’s No. 2 channel as well as streamed live at sdpb.org/soccer.

The full schedule for championship day:

  • 12 noon CDT: ‘A’ girls, Tea Area vs. West Central.
  • 2 p.m. CDT: ‘A’ boys, Tea Area vs. Sioux Falls Christian.
  • 6 p.m. CDT: ‘AA’ girls, Pierre vs. Rapid City Stevens.
  • 8 p.m. CDT: ‘AA’ boys, Aberdeen Central vs. Sioux Falls Washington.

Here are the results of the ‘AA’ girls postseason play so far:

First round:
Pierre 2, Mitchell 0
S.F. Roosevelt 1, Aberdeen Central 0
S.F. O’Gorman 3, S.F. Washingtonm 1
Brandon Valley 3, Brookings 0
R.C. Stevens 8, Harrisburg 0
S.F. Lincoln 2, Sturgis 0
Yankton 4, Spearfish 1
R.C. Central 7, Watertown 0
Pierre 4, S.F. Roosevelt 1
S.F. O’Gorman 1, Brandon Valley 0
R.C. Stevens 1, S.F. Lincoln 0
Yankton 2, R.C. Stevens 1
Pierre 2, S.F. O’Gorman 0
R.C. Stevens 1, Yankton 0


This week’s schedules:
Cross country: Thursday, at Huron invitational.
Cheer/dance: Thursday, at ESD meet, Harrisburg.
Volleyball: Thursday, at Sioux Falls Washington, 7 p.m.
Football: Friday, at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 5 p.m.
Girls soccer: Saturday, at state championship game vs. Rapid City Stevens, 5 p.m. MDT, at Sioux Park Stadium, Rapid City.

Football: The Governors finished play against Class 11AA teams with a resounding 42-14 win at home over Mitchell. Garrett Stout passed for three touchdowns, Maguire Raske ran for a pair of scores, Jack Maher intercepted a pass and returned it for a TD, and Gage Gehring rushed for one touchdown. Now 6-1, Pierre has clinched a tie for the 11AA ESD conference championship. Remaining on the schedule are a pair of Class 11AAA teams—Roosevelt this Friday and Aberdeen next Thursday.

Class 11AA football:
Games last week—
Pierre 42, Mitchell 14
Harrisburg 14, Brookings 7
Yankton 77, Sturgis 42
Sioux Falls O’Gorman 41, Huron 9
Spearfish 42, Douglas 25
Games this week—
PIERRE (6-1) at Sioux Falls Roosevelt
BROOKINGS (3-4) at HURON (3-3)
DOUGLAS (0-7) at Belle Fourche
STURGIS (2-5) at Hot Springs

Girls tennis: Pierre placed 17th at the state tournament in Rapid City, half of which was played outdoors and the other half indoors. Lincoln won nine of 11 Saturday matches to come from behind and overtake O’Gorman, which finished third. Stevens was second. Jocelyn Corrales in singles and the doubles teams of Kara Weiss/Sydney Tedrow and Marlee Shorter/Gracie Zeeb all reached the consolation title matches in their respective divisions and lost there for Pierre’s best finishes.

Cross country: At the ESD Conference meet the Pierre boys placed fifth and the girls ninth. In boys events Tucker Berens placed ninth in 17:00.14 to earn all-conference honors. Other boys times and places: Alejandro Ramirez 27th, 18:04.47; Trevan Black Bear 28th, 18:08.77; Tyler Gere 35th, 18:23.17; Isaac Polak 49th, 18:58.17; Ethan Gilk 60th, 19:29.53; Jace Crane 66th, 19:44.49; Isaak Rombough 67th, 19:48.28; Blake Judson 76th, 21:28.46; Levi McKInley 68th, 19:51.28. On the girls’ side Jessica Lutmer placed eighth in 19:26.60 to also earn all-ESD recognition. Other girls times and places: Kyla Keyes 32nd, 20:46.38; Autumn Iverson 41st, 21:10.77; Hallie Drewes 46th, 21:21.47; Morgan Oedekoven 56th, 21:51.70; Rachel Nemec 65th, 22:21.55.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs lost to Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 3-1, on game scores of 27-25, 17-25, 24-26 and 19-25. Kodi Severyn had nine kills, Abbi Kitts 21 digs, Severyn 16 digs and Emry Heiss 11 digs. On Tuesday Pierre lost to Watertown, 3-0, on game scores of 17-25, 21-25 and 16-25. The Lady Govs have a 7-9 record.

Girls soccer: After a first-round win over Mitchell earlier last week, the Lady Govs trailed Roosevelt 1-0 at halftime but came on strong in the second half of their quarterfinal match Saturday. Emily Mikkelsen scored twice and Avery Davis and Janaina Zanin once each in a 4-1 win. On Tuesday in the semifinal Pierre got two first-half goals—one from Taryn Senger in the 25th minute and the other from Abby Foster in the 37th minute—and those were enough to beat O’Gorman, 2-0, and advance to the state championship game Saturday vs. Stevens.


This week’s schedules:
Football: Friday, home vs. Chamberlain, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Thursday, home vs. Dupree, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, at Kadoka (with New Underwood), 5:30 p.m.
Cross country: Oct. 20, state meet at Sioux Falls.

Class 11B, Region 4 football:
Games last week—
Winner 38, Wagner 0
Lead-Deadwood idle
Stanley County idle
Red Cloud 46, Custer 35
Bennett County 52, St. Francis 0
Little Wound 51, Crow Creek 0
Games this week—
Chamberlain at STANLEY COUNTY (5-2)
Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central at WINNER (5-2)
Little Wound at RED CLOUD (5-2)
Cheyenne-Eagle Butte at CROW CREEK (1-5)

Volleyball: The Lady Buffs lost to Sully Buttes in Onida, 3-0, on game scores of 15-25, 16-25 and 18-25. On Saturday in a triangular SCHS lost to Todd County, 3-1, on game scores of 25-23, 20-25, 17=25 and 22-25 and lost to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, 3-1, on game scores of 15-25, 17-25, 26-24 and 18-25. SCHS now stands at 5-12.


This week’s schedules:
Football: Friday, at Faulkton Area, 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Thursday, at Mobridge-Pollock, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Herreid-Selby Area, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country: Thursday, at regional meet, Gettysburg, 1 p.m.

Football: Nick Wittler was involved in the first five Charger touchdowns as SBHS creamed Langford Area, 44-8. Wittler ran in from eight yards out, passed to Morris Hofer on a 26-yard play, ran in from 21 and 48 yards out and passed to Grant Johnson on a 63-yard touchdown. Mackenzie Weinheimer scored from the 20 for a 44-0 lead, and it was only halftime. With a running clock and many reserves playing, the only score in the second half was a Langford TD with 1:34 left in the third period.

Class 9B, Region 1 football:
Games last week—
Sully Buttes 44, Langford Area 8
Faulkton Area idle
Hitchcock-Tulare 36, Northwestern 8
Sunshine Bible 56, Crazy Horse 0
Tiospa Zina 42, Iroquois 6
Games this week—
SUNSHINE BIBLE (5-2) at Potter County
LANGFORD AREA (4-4) idle

Volleyball: In their only match this past week the Charger girls swept Stanley County, 3-0, on game scores of 25-15, 25-16 and 25-18. The SBHS record is now 16-7.


Once upon a time there were four people. Their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody.

Whenever there was an important job to be done, Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought that Somebody would do it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.

So consequently Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.

— Canyon Lake Activities Center newsletter


Thursday: orange.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.
Monday-Tuesday: pineapple.
Wednesday-Thursday: lime.


Thursday, Oct. 11:
Ian Farnsworth, Nicole Gednalske, Austin Rounds, Cheryl Frost, Grace Hoffman, Devon Russell, Patsy Kringel, Chad Lindbloom, Jared McEntaffer.
— 4th anniversary, Brad/Susan (Burroughs) Urbach.
— 6th anniversary, Justin/Natalie Scott.

Friday, Oct. 12:
Levi Froke, Howard Mark Weischedel, Megan (Ulmen) Fravel, Kerri Morris, Chelsea Steffen, Jordan Hoover, Coulton Lentz, Amanda (Huck) Stoeser, Tina (Peterson) Ottenbacher, Aaron Hanson, Erin Brown, Laura Schoen Carbonneau, Sam Leidholt, Dena McCaskell.
— 16th anniversary, Josh/Alice Ley.

Saturday, Oct. 13:
Amy (Sutton) Muller, Brett Oakland, Brian Oakland, Peggy (Shoup) Barber, Connie Holm, Braxtyn Mitchell, Brady Neiles, Heather Kleinsasser, Jean Denton, Jim Wedin.
— Anniversary, Mke/Angela Hofmeister.
— 6th anniversary, Jordan/Maari (Sweetman) LaBrie.
— Anniversary, Daniel/Crystal (Byrum) Frost.
— 11th anniversary, Aaron/Carin (Glover) Kietzmann.
— 34th anniversary, Paul/Dawn Marso.

Sunday, Oct. 14:
Deanna Anderson, Jason Zeigler, Tyler Sutton, Bonnie Brady, Samantha Stahlecker, Kirby Shaw, Kelan Harris, Clayton LaBrie, Patricia Monson, Jessica (Mehlhaff) Jones, Glenda (Eckman) Antonovich, Rachel Wegman, Mandy Thomas, Adam Riley, Laurel Sharp, Amanda Hammer, Rene (Dilley) Stolsmark, Becky (Jungman) Diischer.
— 1st anniversary, Parker/Maddy (Keeler) McKittrick.

Monday, Oct. 15:
Josh Rogers, Kay Thomas, Anthony Rounds, Hope Armstrong, Ross Anderson, Jenny (Miller) Goehring, Eric Schmidt, Sophia Coolidge, Eleanor Eichstadt.
— 7th anniversary, Paul/Danielle (Ryan) Schroeder.
— 2nd anniversary, Michael/Jessica Fuchs.

Tuesday, Oct. 16:
Monida Ortbahn, Gail Eichstadt, Drew Mickelson, Paula Barber, Josh Vogt, Paul Sowers, Andersen Jastorff-Gillies, Mike Adams, Charlie Moore, Andrew Durbin, Piper Goodman, Brandi Burton, Lincoln James, Margaret Ellefson, Evan Lee, Serena (Douglas) Thomas.
— 14th anniversary, Mitch/Christina (DeYonge) Riley.

Wednesday, Oct. 17:
Oliver Nebelsick, Josh Nebelsick, Gunnar Gates, Alex Lauseng, George Rapp, Jennifer Steece, Benjamin Weingart.

Thursday, Oct. 18:
Aubrey (Hunt) Stofferahn, Mackenzie Burger, Michael Putnam, John Burchill III, Troy Heien, Sue Schaefer, Tammy Withers, Mark Swenson, Ryan Fromm, Misty Scott, Tasha Unkenholz, Sharon (Harkless) Metzinger, Maxwell Pool.
— 43rd anniversary, Gary/Kathy Sarvis.
— 4th anniversary, Wayne/Vanessa (Kinkler) Yackley.


Minnesota Timberwolves: The preseason thankfully doesn’t count. The Wolves have lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 128-101, to Oklahoma City 113-101 and to Milwaukee 125-107. Minnesota plays at Milwaukee at 7:30 Friday on Fox Sports North to end the preseason. The NBA season opener is at San Antonio next Wednesday at 7:30 on FSN.


“Don’t despair. Take heart. People are awake. They are conscious. They are energized. They are thinking about their civic duties. Some are even furious, but believe me, that can be a good thing.

“I know there are many furious, frustrated people out there, but let’s not forget that our democracy was founded by such people. And our democracy will be sustained by those who make it their mission to step up and make sure that our divisive present is reshaped into a united future.

“That will be up to all of us. That’s what our civic duty is all about.”

— Maria Shriver in her “Sunday Paper”


Colorado Rockies: The Rockies’ offense fell flat in the National League Division Series as they lost to Milwaukee 3-2 in 10 innings, 4-0 and 6-0 to end the season. They also had scored only three runs in the wild-card game 13-inning win, so Colorado scored five runs over its final 41 innings of the season.

Pierre Trappers: The 2019 roster of the Trappers is growing rapidly. Latest additions are three first-time Trappers—Johnny Pacheco, sophomore catcher at Cal-Irvine from Eastvale, Calif.; Brian Marquez, sophomore left-handed pitcher at Cal-Irvine from San Diego, and Sam Kalberer, sophomore first-baseman at Scottsdale Community College from Gilbert, Ariz.


Gillette Wild (Coleman Varty): Gillette lost a Friday night game at Great Falls, 9-2. They lost again Saturday, 6-2. Coleman scored a first-period goal, his seventh of the season, and assisted on a third-period goal. Now 2-4-1-1, Gillette is home this weekend for two vs. Great Falls.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush get the season going this weekend with Friday and Saturday games at Utah.

Sioux Falls Stampede: The Stampede’s second weekend of the season included a 3-1 loss and a 5-4 win against Fargo. Now 2-1-1, Sioux Falls plays Fargo yet again in the home opener at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.

Minnesota Wild: The season-opening weekend fell flat for the Wild in a 4-1 loss to Colorado and a 2-1 shootout loss to Las Vegas. Now 0-2, Minnesota plays Chicago (7:00 tonight FSN), Carolina (5:00 Saturday FSN), Nashville (7:00 Monday FSN) and Arizona (7:00 Tuesday MSNBC).


A man had six children. Because he was very proud of this achievement, he started calling his wife “Mother of Six” despite her objections. One night they went to a party. When the man was ready to go home, he shouted to his wife across the room, “Shall we go home, Mother of Six?”

His wife, irritated by her husband’s lack of discretion, shouted back, “Any time you’re ready, Father of Four!”

— Canyon Lake Activities Center newsletter


Minnesota United FC: The Loons’ only game last week was a 5-1 loss to Philadelphia. Minnesota plays at Colorado at noon Saturday.


NFL games on local TV this week:
Thursday: Philadelphia-New York Giants, 7:20 p.m., Fox.
Sunday: Arizona-Minnesota, noon, Fox.
Sunday: Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, noon, CBS.
Sunday: Jacksonville-Dallas, 3:25 p.m., CBS.
Sunday: Kansas City-New England, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday: San Francisco-Green Bay, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Friday: High school football, Harrisburg-Mitchell, 7 p.m.
Saturday: College football, Montana-UND, 1 p.m. (MSN2).
Saturday: College football, Youngstown State-SDSU, 2 p.m.
Saturday: College football, Northern Iowa-USD, 6 p.m. (MSN2).
Saturday: College men’s hockey, UND-Bemidji State, 7 p.m.
Sunday: College women’s soccer, SDSU-NDSU, 1 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings got a much-needed win at Philadelphia, 23-21. Now 2-2-1, the Vikings are home vs. Arizona at noon Sunday on Fox.

Denver Broncos: The Broncos fell to 2-3 with a 34-16 loss to the Jets in New York. Denver is home vs. the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams at 3:05 p.m. Sunday.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): The Champions Tour had an open weekend in its schedule last week. The tour resumes this weekend at the SAS Championship at Cary, N.C.


(1) Write a thank-you note to someone you see every day.
(2) Write a letter to your future self.
(3) Write a thank-you to your barista or bus driver, someone whose good work may go unnoticed.
(4) Send a note to someone who bugs you, telling him or her what you appreciate about him or her.
(5) Send a letter with a fun activity in it.


Last week Oklahoma’s loss to Texas spoiled the slates of 15 of our 17 contestants, but nevertheless Eric James won our contest with a 9-1 record, earning 10 points in our season-long standings. With 8-2 records for nine points each were Nathan Vetter, Jeff Adel, Jared Martin, Jon Boer, David Ludwig and Levi Neuharth. Earning eight points each with 7-3 recorfds were Seb Axtman, Laurie Johnson, Debra Bollinger, Randy Pool, Beth Rinehart, Greg Dean, Jason Noyes and Mikal Kern.

This week’s games (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by noon Saturday):
(1) Georgia at LSU
(2) West Virginia at Iowa State
(3) Wisconsin at Michigan
(4) Nebraska at Northwestern
(5) Washington at Oregon
(6) Colorado at USC
(7) Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
(8) NFL: Jacksonville at Dallas
(9) NFL: Chicago at Miami
(10) NFL: Kansas City at New England


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

— Abraham Lincoln


Missouri Valley Football Conference standings: USD 2-0, NDSU 2-0, SDSU 1-1, Missouri State 1-1, Illinois State 1-1, Northern Iowa 1-1, Western Illinois 1-1, Youngstown State 1-1, Indiana State 0-2, Southern Illinois 0-2.

South Dakota football: A goal-line stand late in the game saved the Dakota Day game for the Coyotes, who defeated Missouri State, 35-28. Austin Simmons completed 28 of 38 passes for 337 yards and one touchdown. Now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Missouri Valley, USD is home for Northern Iowa Saturday.

South Dakota State football: The Jackrabbits escaped going to 0-2 in the Missouri Valley when they won in overtime over Indiana State, 54-51. SDSU led by 42-24 after the third quarter and by 10 points with three minutes left, but the Sycamores forced O.T. on a last-second field goal. Taryn Christion threw for 229 yards and five touchdowns, completing 20 of 31 pass attempts. Chase Vinatieri kicked two field goals and scored a 15-yard touchdown run on a fake field-goal play. Now 1-1 in the Valley, SDSU hosts Youngstown State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

North Dakota football: The Hawks were idle last week. They host Montana Saturday.

North Dakota State football: The Bison continued to roll in a 56-31 thumping of Northern Iowa even though UNI led 31-28 going into the fourth period. Now 5-0, NDSU goes to Western Illinois Saturday.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints won in the NSAA over Mayville State, 47-37. Now 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the league, PC goes to Dakota State at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellowjackets were throttled at Mines, 62-14. Now 0-6, BHSU hosts New Mexico Highlands at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers lost to Concordia (Neb.) in GPAC play, 14-9. Lukas had three solo tackles and one assisted tackle. Now 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the conference, DWU hosts Dordt for homecoming at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota Mines football: The Hardrockers kept the Homestake Trophy with a 62-14 win over Black Hills State. Mines was in control at halftime by 48-7. Jake Sullivan completed 21 of 28 passes for 260 yards and five TD passes. Now 3-3 in the RMAC, Mines hosts Adams State Saturday.

Northern football (Alex Gray, Joe King, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard): The Wolves defeated Concordia-St. Paul, 35-28. Alex returned an interception 82 yards for the first Northern score at 11:13 of the first quarter. He also had five solo tackles and seven assisted tackles. Now 2-4, Northern hosts Augustana at 1 p.m. Saturday.

University of Sioux Falls football: The Cougars stumbled against Bemidji State, 25-21, after leading by 21-3 in the third period. The third Bemidji touchdown of the second half came with only 3:11 left in the game for the win. Now 4-2, USF hosts St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana football (Peyton Zabel): The Vikings always lose to Minnesota-Duluth, and they did so again, 28-17. Now 3-3, Augie goes to Northern at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Northern Michigan women’s golf (Karissa Guthrie): The Wildcats finished fourth of 15 teams in the Sunday-Monday tournament at Findlay, Ohio. Karissa tied 19th with a scorecard of 77-79=156. The women played in 87-degree temperatures there Monday. NMU finishes the fall season Oct. 22-23 at the Kohler Classic at Sheboygan, Wis.

South Dakota State men’s golf (Austin Hoss): The Jackrabbits closed the fall season with a 13th-place finish at The Intercollegiate tournament in College Grove, Tenn., Tuesday. SDSU had a scorecard of 299-315-322=936, 72 over par. Liberty University had the Nos. 1 and 2 golfers and easily won the team title with an 849 score.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings’ scheduled meet at Maryville, Mo., Sunday and Monday was cancelled. Augie closes the fall season at the D2 National Preview at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Monday and Tuesday.

North Dakota men’s hockey: The Fighting Hawks opened the season with a 3-2 overtime win over Manitoba in an exhibition game. UND plays home-and-home withi Bemidji State Friday and Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Red Raiders tied Briar Cliff, 2-2, and lost to Midland, 3-0, in GPAC play. Now 7-4-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the conference, Northwestern played Presentation last night and hosts Dakota Wesleyan next Wednesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin): The Coyotes won over Oral Roberts, 3-1, and defeated Western Illinois, 2-1. Now 7-4-2 overall and 2-1-0 in the Summit, USD goes to SDSU tonight and to Omaha Sunday.

South Dakota State women’s soccer: The Jackrabbits defeated Denver, 1-0, in double overtime to improve to 3-0-0 in the Summit. Now 8-4-1 overall, SDSU hosts USD tonight (Thursday) and goes up to NDSU Sunday.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs defeated Misericordia, 2-0, and lost to Wilkes, 2-1, this week. Gus had one shot in the latter game Tuesday. Now 7-4-2 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play, King’s plays at Manhattanville Saturday and at DeSales next Wednesday.

Northern women’s soccer (Tori Thorpe): The Wolves lost 2-0 games to Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State. Now 6-5-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the NSIC, Northern is home this weekend vs. Augustana Friday and Wayne State Sunday.

Concordia (Minn.) women’s soccer (Morgan Hluchy): The Dragons tied Northwestern (Minn.), 1-1 in double overtime, lost to St. Catherine’s, 3-2, and beat Wisconsin-Superior, 3-1. Now 5-5-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the MIAC, the Cobbers host St. Olaf Saturday and go to St. Thomas Wednesday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): The Yellowjackets came within a whisker of winning their first game of the season this weekend. In a 3-2 loss to Colorado State-Pueblo, Katie scored the first BHSU goal at 31:36, then scored the team’s other goal at 33:37. In a 5-4 overtime loss to New Mexico Highlands, Katie scored again, tapping in a free kick that was bouncing around the box at 24:37. Now 0-12-1 overall and 0-7-1 in the RMAC, BHSU goes to Regis Sunday. Katie now has three goals this season.

St. Thomas men’s soccer (Marcus Hluchy): The Tommies lost to Carleton, 3-0, and beat Carthage, 5-1. Now 8-3-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play, St. Thomas played Concordia last night, goes to Northwestern Friday and goes to St. Scholastica Sunday.

South Dakota Mines cross country (Theron Singleton): Idle last week, the Hardrockers run at MSU-Billings Friday.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): At Metro State’s meet in Denver Kelsey placed 39th in 23:54.3. It was her first finish in her team’s top seven this fall. The BHSU women placed third among 12 schools at the meet. BHSU runs Friday ast the D2 West Region Preview meet at MSU-Billings.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): Idle last week, the Jacks run Saturday at meets in either Grand Forks or Madison, Wis.

South Dakota cross country (Caleb Lusk, Maddy McClure): The Coyotes run Friday at Bradley’s meet in Peoria, Ill., after being idle last week.

South Dakota volleyball: The Coyotes lost to Denver, 3-0, and whipped SDSU, 3-0, in Summit League where USD is now 5-1. USD, 11-7 overall, hosts Omaha Friday and goes to UND Sunday.

University of Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders lost 3-0 matches this week to Concordia-St. Paul, Minnesota State and Minot State. Now 3-17 overall and 0-12 in the NSIC, Mary hosts USF Friday and Southwest Minnesota State Saturday.

South Dakota State volleyball: SDSU lost to USD, 3-0, and lost to Oral Roberts, 3-1. SDSU hosts Western Illinois Friday and Purdue-Fort Wayne Sunday. The Jacks are 3-16 overall and 0-6 in the Summit League.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Lady Trojans defeated Mount Marty, 3-0, as Nicole had 16 assists, one ace and six digs. In a 3-1 loss to Waldorf, she recorded 17 assists, an ace and three digs. DSU lost to Viterbo, 3-0, as Nicole had 15 assists, an ace and three digs. On Tuesday in a 3-2 win over Bellevue, she had 23 assists, an ace and five digs. Now 11-9 overall and 4-4 in the NSAA, DSU hosts Morningside Friday.


2 days: Blue & White Day at DWU (Oct. 13).
2 days: Hobo Day at SDSU (Oct. 13).
2 days: Riggs High band at Yankton marching competition (Oct. 13).
4 days: U.S. Marine Band concert at Riggs theater (Oct. 15).
5 days: Riggs High fall choir concert and art show (Oct. 16).
6 days: Minnesota Timberwolves season opener (Oct. 17).
8 days: State competitive cheer/dance tournament, Brandon (Oct. 19-20).
9 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 20).
9 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 20).
11 days: Voter registration deadline for general election (Oct. 22).
11 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/chorus concert and art show (Oct. 22).
12 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, KELO-TV, 7 p.m. (Oct. 23).
14 days: Sutton-Noem gubernatorial debate, SDPB, 8 p.m. (Oct. 25).
15 days: Riggs High band at S.D. Music Educators conference, Rapid City (Oct. 26).
16 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Rapid City (Oct. 27).
18 days: 15th anniversary “Wicked” concdert, NBC-TV (Oct. 29).
19 days: Riggs High band concert and art show (Oct. 30).
24 days: Daylight Saving Time ends, 2 a.m. (Nov. 4).
26 days: General election (Nov. 6).
26 days: Riggs High indoor marching band concert (Nov. 6).
28 days: State football championship games, Vermillion (Nov. 8-10).
35 days: State volleyball tournaments, Sioux Falls (Nov. 15-17).


From the marquee at Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado:





The deadline for registering to vote or changing one’s voting location in order to vote at the general election Nov. 6 is coming soon. Monday, Oct. 22, is the deadline day for registering to vote.

At Black Hills State’s Swarm Day homecoming parade, the grand marshals were Onida native Dr. Bill Jordan and his wife, Barbara. He graduated from OHS in 1949. He served for many years as a teacher/coach at BHSU and retired as head of the physical education department there. (News courtesy of The Onida Watchman)

Tom Ellefson, who lives in the Indianapolis area, placed third in his age group at the Indiana Half-Marathon with a time of 1:38.34.

Karlea Stahl of Onida went hunting with her boyfriend, Nick Larson, on Saturday morning. He didn’t get a deer, but he got his dear. In other words, they became engaged while out on the hunt.

Riggs High alumnus Alex Thorson has been playing for his second season with the Watertown Rebels in a nine-man amateur football league. The league has teams in South Dakota, Iowa and southwestern Minnesota. Alex’s Rebels lost in their winter classic game Saturday to the North Iowa Bucks from Mason City.

Bobby Hannan, who became one of the first clients of OAHE, Inc. when he moved to Pierre in 1983, died at the age of 60 Oct. 3 from complications from a short battle with cancer. Services were held at Southeast United Methodist Church Friday and at Prairie View United Methodist Church at Smithwick, S.D., Saturday. Bobby worked for several businesses in Pierre and Fort Pierre during the 35 years he spent here. He is survived by three sisters.

Peyton Forney, daughter of former Pierre residents John and Heather Forney, played No. 1 singles for Rapid City Stevens in the state tournament last week. Peyton had a first-round bye, won her second-round match, lost a quarterfinal match and lost in the fifth-place semifinal match. She and her Stevens team finished second in the team standings.

Fort Pierre has been awarded the state high school finals rodeo in 2020 and 2021.

Riggs High alumnus Anthony Hunt is officially a lawyer. He was sworn into the bar Oct. 4. He graduated from law school at the University of Oregon.

Receiving Athlete of the Week honors from the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association last week were Maguire Raske of the football team and Kara Weiss and Sydney Tedrow of the tennis team.

Onida native Galen Stolp, who also played Legion baseball in Pierre, was married recently to Candice Smith. They live in Sioux Falls where Galen is owner/operator at Integrated Chiropractic and Rehabilitation and Candice is owner/operator at Massage 360. She went to high school at Parker.

The men’s basketball teams from the School of Mines and Dakota State will play a preseason exhibition game at Parkview Gym in Fort Pierre on Sunday, Oct. 21. It will be a benefit for the Stanley County Coaches Association’s projects.

Friends of Sharla Garrett can get an update on her cancer battle on her CaringBridge page. Here is the mail address for Sharla as she continues treatments: Sharla Garrett, Avera McKennan Hospital, 1325 S. Cliff Ave., Room 3160, Sioux Falls SD 57101.

Nick and Mallori (Barnett) Johnson of Pierre are the parents of another son. Griffin Thomas Johnson was born Oct. 5, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 19 inches. He joins a brother, Grady, who will be 2 in November, in their family.

Albert C. Lomheim, 91, Sioux Falls, died Oct. 1 at Southridge Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He grew up in the Agar area and graduated from Gettysburg High School a year early so he could enter military service as soon as he turned 18. He served in the U.S. Navy during the final stages of World War II in 1945-46. He farmed in the Harrold and Onida areas till 1973. Later he was a small business owner in Gettysburg and Pierre. Mr. Lomheim lived in southern California from the late 1980s until he returned to South Dakota in 2000. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Sioux Falls; sons Mike Lomheim and his wife Del and John Lomheim and his wife Jodie, all of Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother Louis Lomheim of Sioux Falls, sister Joan Gleddie in Canada, four stepsons, one stepdaughter and several stepgrandchildren. Among those preceding him in death were his first wife, Shirley; son Steve Lomheim; parents Albert and Hazel Lomheim; brother Jim Lomheim and sister Doras Clark.

This year’s First Lady’s Prairie Art Showcase, held in conjunction with the annual Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt, will be held in Pierre Oct. 27. Public viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day at the Ramkota. Among the 28 South Dakota artists who will display their work at the showcase are Pat Brown of Fort Pierre, Lorie Luers of Pierre and Kathy Sigle of Spearfish, formerly of Pierre.

Brandon Cruse and his officiating crew worked the Texas-Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas last Saturday, one of the biggest games in the nation any season. Their work earned high praise on his NFL Roundup radio podcast from Mike Ferrara, former official who appears on NFL telecasts each Sunday as a rules and officiating expert. He called the job done by Brandon and his crew as the best officiating job he has ever seen in a college football game. Brandon and his colleagues will be in Fresno, Calif., this Saturday to work the Wyoming vs. Fresno State game. It can be seen live on ESPNU, kicking off at 9:30 p.m. CDT.

Sully County native Virginia Green, 93, died Oct. 1 at a Rapid City nursing home. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City with a service there at 3 p.m. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Black Hills National Cemetery. The former Virginia Ziesman graduated from Onida High School in 1943 and married Maynard Green in 1947. They farmed his parents’ farm until 1978 when they moved to the Pactola area of the Black Hills. They spent 22 years there, then moved into Rapid City in 2000. Maynard died in 2005. Virginia is survived by her sister, Myriam Ingulsrud, and several nephews and nieces.

Virginia Ripley retired from the Department of Transportation after 46 years of service there Friday. She will stay on for a few months, however, so “retirement” will come slowly!

The Marine Band concert at the Riggs theater on Monday night next week begins at 7:30 p.m. It is a free concert, but tickets are required. Here is the link to get tickets: https://marineband.ticketleap.com

Seth Benson, the son of former Sully Buttes coach Chuck Benson and his wife JoElle (Byre), is a freshman linebacker on the University of Iowa football team. He has not appeared in any Hawkeye games so far this fall.

Alisa DeMers Bousa, who will be directing the show, has revealed her cast for Pierre Players’ winter show, “Whodunit, Darling?” Cast members will be Aaron Siebersma, Dan Garland, Valerie Hummel LaBounty, Kalin Miller, Peter Kleinpass, Jay Miller and Hannah Carda. Show dates will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-8.

Dr. Paul Turman announced to the rest of the Pierre School Board his resignation at Tuesday’s meeting. He will remain on the board until December. A replacement will be appointed to fill out his term, which ends next June. Dr. Turman will be the new chancellor of the Nebraska state college system, a position he will assume Jan. 2.

The South Dakota Health Care Association, which represents long-term care centers across the state, honored several individuals at its state convention. Among them was Kim Malsam-Rysdon of Pierre, who received the association’s Legend Award.


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