Vol. 21, No. 7; Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

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This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Brookings, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Tuesday, home vs. Watertown, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Saturday, at ESD conference meet, Aberdeen.
Cheer/dance—Next, Oct. 17 at ESD meet, Mitchell.

Cross country: At the Watertown invitational the Pierre boys placed seventh with 151 points. Hayden Shaffer placed 15th in 17:17.0. Next-best was Blake Judson in 40th place. The Pierre girls placed seventh with 177 points. Jessica Lutmer placed 11th in 19:53.0. Next-best was Morgan Oedekoven in 35th place.

Football: The Governors remained unbeaten on a cold, ugly night in Huron, jumping out to a 22-0 first-quarter lead and eventually a 42-0 advantage over the Tigers. Huron eventually scored three times, but the final score was 55-20. Garrett Stout rushed for three scores, returned a kickoff for another and threw TD passes to Zach Letellier and Andrew Coverdale. Maguire Raske ran for two touchdowns. Pierre held Huron to negative yardage.

Softball: The Pierre varsity lost twice at the state “B” tournament in Sioux Falls. The scheduled noon game didn’t start till 7 p.m. Saturday. Allyson Herrman hit the first pitch of the Vermillion game over the fence, but Pierre did not score again in a 5-1 loss. Kaycee Carter and Jessi Buntrock had two hits each. On the mound Kenzi Gronlund allowed only two earned runs and struck out three. In an elimination game against Dell Rapids a four-run third gave Pierre the lead, but Dells was ahead 6-4 with time nearing expiration. Pierre tried desperately to get a third out in order to have another at-bat but couldn’t. Carter had two hits. Buntrock struck out three and gave up eight hits. Vermillion went on to the championship game but lost to West Central twice. The Pierre middle school team went undefeated in winning its state championship, beating Luverne in the semifinals and again in the extra-inning final game, 4-3.

Boys golf: Sioux Falls Roosevelt won the “AA” state championship in Yankton with a 49 score. Pierre was 12th with a 140. The individual champion was Jack Lundin of Roosevelt with a 150. Governor places and scores:
T35th—Carter Karst 85-83=168.
T43rd—Grady Klundt 87-88=175.
T60th—Raef Briggs 92-92=184.
T67th—Sawyer Sonnenschein 92-92=189.
T71st—Zain Baus 97-99=191.
T79th—Luke Olson 103-95=198.

Girls tennis: At the state tournament in Sioux Falls Mitchell won the “AA” team title with Pierre finishing eighth among 11 teams with a 119 score. Governor places:
Flight 3 singles—Jocelyn Corrales sixth.
Flight 5 singles—Caitlin Ott sixth.
Flight 6 singles—Gracie Zeeb sixth.
Flight 2 doubles—Kara Weiss/Sydney Tedrow sixth.
Flight 3 doubles—Jocelyn Corrales/Caitlin Ott fourth.

Volleyball: The Governors defeated Brandon Valley, 3-1, on game scores of 25-19, 26-28, 25-22, 26-24. Addy Smith and Regan Wiebe had 12 kills each, Emry Heiss 10 kills and six blocks, Kenzie Kuxhaus 26 digs and Mia Kienholz 45 set assists. Pierre lost to O’Gorman in a 3-0 match on game scores of 14-25, 20-25, 16-25. On Tuesday Pierre lost a 3-1 match to Huron on game scores of 25-22, 21-25, 13-25, 13-25. The team’s record is now 6-8.

Cheer/dance: At Brandon Valley’s invitational the Pierre cheer team placed 18th with a 133 score and the dance team 12th with a 199.3 score.

Boys soccer: The Governors lost to Watertown, 3-0, in their last regular-season game to reach a record of 2-8-2. In their playoff opener they had to play at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, and the Rough Riders outshot the Govs 45-2 in a 3-1 win. Pierre stayed in the game well into the second half before they saw their season come to an end in the wind at Howard Wood Field.

Girls soccer: There will be a new ‘AA’ state champion after Pierre, which had won in 2017 and 2018, was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday. The Governor girls won their regular-season finale over Watertown, 3-0, as Avery Davis scored twice and Taryn Senger once. Pierre ended the regular season with a 5-4-3 record. In the playoff opener at O’Gorman, Davis put Pierre ahead 1-0 early in the second half, but the Knights tied the match on a free kick opportunity, then got the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute in a 2-1 victory.


First-round scores Tuesday:
S.F. Washington 5, Mitchell 1
S.F. Lincoln 2, Huron 1
Aberdeen Central 2, S.F. O’Gorman 0
Yankton 2, Spearfish 1
S.F. Roosevelt 3, Pierre 1
Watertown 1, R.C. Central 0
Brandon Valley 5, Brookings 0
R.C. Stevens 3, Sturgis 1
Quarterfinals Saturday:
Upper bracket—
#9 S.F. Lincoln at #1 S.F. Washington
#13 Aberdeen Central at #12 Yankton
Lower bracket—
#10 Watertown at #2 S.F. Roosevelt
#6 R.C. Stevens at #3 Brandon Valley

First-round scores Tuesday:
Yankton 5, S.F. Washington 0
S.F. O’Gorman 2, Pierre 1
R.C. Stevens 6, Sturgis 0
R.C. Central 5, Spearfish 1
Aberdeen Central 6, Harrisburg 1
S.F. Roosevelt 3, Mitchell 1
Brandon Valley 2, Brookings 1
S.F. Lincoln 2, Watertown 1
Quarterfinals Saturday:
Upper bracket—
#8 S.F. O’Gorman at #1 Yankton
#5 R.C. Central at #4 R.C. Stevens
Lower bracket—
#10 S.F. Roosevelt at #2 Aberdeen Central
#6 S.F. Lincoln at #3 Brandon Valley


“We have art so that we shall not die of reality.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche


Thursday: almond.
Friday-Sunday: strawberry cheesecake.
Monday-Tuesday: root beer.
Wednesday-Thursday: coconut.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Next, Oct. 18 home vs. St. Thomas More.
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Colome, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, home vs. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte and Todd County, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, home vs. Sully Buttes, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Saturday, at Philip invitational, 10 a.m. MDT.

Volleyball: The Buffaloes lost a 3-0 match at Lemmon on game scores of 16-25, 17-25, 23-25.

Football: SCHS heads into its bye week after a 50-7 loss at Mount Vernon-Plankinton. Dylan Gabriel, who scored the only Buffalo touchdown, carried for 147 yards.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Faulkton Area, 5 p.m.
Volleyball—Tuesday, at Stanley County, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Wednesday, at regional meet, Gettysburg.

Football: The Chargers won in Eureka over North Border, 48-0. Nick Wittler had a hand in the first four touchdowns—a 60-yard run, a 56-yard pass play to Grant Johnson, a one-yard plunge and a 17-yard run. A 17-yard TD run by Johnson made it 34-0 at halftime. Jordan Schall added a 30-yard TD run, and Johnson went 20 yards for the final touchdown. Sully Buttes finished with 356 rushing yards and 100 passing yards while North Border accomplished only 80 total yards. Wittler carried for 170 yards and had TDs from 60, one and 17 yards. Jordan Schall had 137 rushing yards. Johnson had 50 yards rushing, including TD runs from 17 and four yards out.

Volleyball: The Chargers are 9-11 after a 3-1 Tuesday loss to Highmore-Harrold on game scores of 20-25, 25-15, 14-25, 17-25.


2 days: Viking Day at Augustana (Oct. 12).
2 days: Gypsy Day at Northern (Oct. 12).
2 days: Homecoming at NDSU (Oct. 12).
4 days: Native American Day (Oct. 14).
7 days: Riggs High fall play (Oct. 17-18).
9 days: State soccer championship games, Harrisburg (Oct. 19).
11 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert (Oct. 21).
12 days: Riggs High School choir concert (Oct. 22).
13 days: Minnesota Timberwolves opener (Oct. 23).
15 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 25).
15 days: State competitive cheer/dance tournament, Aberdeen (Oct. 25-26).
16 days: State cross country meet, Huron (Oct. 26).
18 days: Riggs High School band concert (Oct. 28).
23 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Sioux Falls (Nov. 2).
24 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 3).
35 days: State football championship games, Brookings (Nov. 14-15).
42 days: State volleyball tournaments, Rapid City (Nov. 21-22).
46 days: Pierre Parade of Lights (Nov. 25).
49 days: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28).


Minnesota Vikings: The roller-coaster Vikings looked great last Sunday, beating the New York Giants on the road, 28-10. Now 3-2, Minnesota is home against Philadelphia at noon Sunday on Fox.

Denver Broncos: The winless Broncos are winless no longer. They jumped out to a 17-0 lead at the Los Angeles Chargers, then held on to win 17-10. Now 1-4, Denver is home vs. Tennessee at 3:25 p.m. Sunday on CBS.

NFL games on local TV this weekend:
Thursday—New York Giants at New England, 7:20 p.m., Fox and NFL Network.
Sunday—Carolina vs. Tampa Bay, 8:30 a.m., NFL Network.
Sunday—Houston at Kansas City, noon, CBS.
Sunday—Philadelphia at Minnesota, noon, Fox.
Sunday—Tennessee at Denver, 3:25 p.m., CBS.
Sunday—Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday—Detroit at Green Bay, 7:25 p.m., ESPN.
(NOTE: Which Sunday afternoon games you receive are subject to change at the whim of the networks.)

Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Friday—High school football, West Central at Madison, 7 p.m., MSN2.
Friday—Men’s college hockey, Canisius at UND, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday—College football, Minnesota State at Northern, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday—Men’s college hockey, Canisius at UND, 7 p.m.

College football update (record; last week’s score; this week’s game):
— USD 2-3: Beat Indiana State 38-0; at Missouri State, 2 p.m.
— SDSU 4-1: Beat Southern Illinois 28-10; at Youngstown State, 5 p.m.
— NDSU 5-0: Beat Illinois State 37-3; home vs. Northern Iowa, 1 p.m.
— UND 3-2: Beat UC-Davis 38-36; at Idaho State, 2:05 p.m.
— Northern 3-2: Beat Upper Iowa 24-22; home vs. Minnesota State-Mankato, 2:30 p.m., Midco Sports Network.
— Augustana 3-2: Lost to Bemidji State 21-20; home vs. St. Cloud State, 1 p.m.
— USF 3-2; Beat Mary 39-0; at Minnesota-Crookston, noon.
— Dakota State 3-2: Beat Presentation 43-16; home vs. Dickinson State, 1 p.m.
— Presentation 0-5: Lost to Dakota State 43-16; home vs. Valley City State, 7 p.m.
— S.D. Mines 1-4; Lost to CSU-Pueblo 21-13; at Black Hills State, 6 p.m.
— Black Hills State 1-4; Lost to Dixie State 52-22; home vs. S.D. Mines, 6 p.m.
— DWU 1-5: Lost to Doane 38-20; at Concordia (Neb.), 1 p.m.
— Minnesota 5-0: Beat Illinois 40-17; home vs. Nebraska, 6:30 p.m., FS1.
— Nebraska 4-2; Beat Northwestern 13-10; at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., FS1.
— Iowa 4-1: Lost to Michigan 10-3; home vs. Penn State, 6:30 p.m., ABC.
— Iowa State 3-2: Beat TCU 49-24; at West Virginia, 3 p.m., ESPN.
— Wyoming 4-1: Open date; at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m., CBSSN.

Class 11AA (seed-point standing; record; last week’s score; this week’s game):
(1) Pierre 6-0: Beat Huron 55-20; home vs. Brookings.
(2) Brookings 6-0: Beat Mitchell 41-7; at Pierre.
(T3) Huron 3-3: Lost to Pierre 55-20; at Yankton.
(T3) Mitchell: Lost to Brookings 41-7; home vs. Sturgis.
(5) Sturgis 2-4: Beat Yankton 18-13; at Mitchell.
(6) Yankton 2-4: Lost to Sturgis 18-13; home vs. Huron.
(7) Douglas 1-5: Beat Spearfish 14-0; at St. Thomas More.
(8) Spearfish 0-6: Lost to Douglas 14-0; home vs. Belle Fourche.
(NOTE: All 8 teams qualify for playoffs; quarterfinals will have #8 at #1, #7 at #2, etc.)

Class 9A, Region 4 (seed-point standing; record; last week’s score; this week’s game):
(1) Sully Buttes 6-0: Beat North Border 48-0; home vs. Faulkton Area.
(2) Wall 5-1: Beat Lyman 27-20; home vs. Jones County/White River.
(T3) Philip 5-1: Beat Jones County/White River 64-20; at Kadoka Area.
(T3) Timber Lake 5-1: Beat New Underwood 20-14; home vs. Bison.
(#) New Underwood 4-2: Lost to Timber Lake 20-14; at Lyman.
Potter County 1-5: Lost to Hitchcock-Tulare 28-0; home vs. Warner (at Hoven).
(NOTE: Top 3 teams in each of 4 regions qualify for playoffs; also the next four-best teams statewide. As of today, New Underwood and either Philip or Timber Lake would be two of those four.)

Class 11B (seed-point standing; record; last week’s score; this week’s game):
(1) Winner 7-0: Beat Chamberlain 28-6; at Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
(T2) Webster Area 6-0: Beat Mobridge-Pollock 34-12; at Flandreau.
(T2) Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 5-0: Open date; home vs. Garretson.
(4) McCook Central/Montrose 5-1: Beat Sioux Valley 37-36; at Elk Point-Jefferson.
(T5) Mount Vernon-Plankinton 4-2: Beat Stanley County 50-7; at Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.
(T5) Mobridge-Pollock 5-1: Lost to Webster Area 34-12; home vs. Redfield-Doland.
(7) St. Thomas More 5-1: Beat Belle Fourche 31-7; home vs. Douglas.
(8) Sisseton 5-2: Beat Redfield-Doland 28-12; open date.
(9) Elk Point-Jefferson 3-3: Beat Garretson 28-21; home vs. McCook Central/Montrose.
(T10) Garretson 3-3: Lost to Elk Point-Jefferson 28-21; at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
(T10) Sioux Valley 3-3: Lost to McCook Central/Montrose 37-36; home vs. Beresford.
(12) Beresford 3-3: Beat Flandreau 34-6; at Sioux Valley.
(13) Groton Area 4-3: Beat Aberdeen Roncalli 26-0; open date.
(14) Stanley County 3-4: Lost to Mount Vernon-Plankinton 50-7; open date.
(15) Chamberlain 4-3: Lost to Winner 28-6; open date.
(16) Lead-Deadwood 3-3: Lost to Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 20-0; home vs. Custer.
(17) Hot Springs 4-3: Beat Pine Ridge 51-8; open date.
(18) Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 3-4: Beat Lead-Deadwood 20-0; home vs. Mount Vernon-Plankinton.
(19) Redfield-Doland 2-4: Lost to Sisseton 28-12; at Mobridge-Pollock.
(20) Wagner 2-5: Beat Miller/Highmore-Harrold 51-0; open date.
(21) Aberdeen Roncalli 2-5: Lost to Groton Area 26-0; open date.
(22) Flandreau 0-6: Lost to Beresford 34-6; home vs. Webster Area.
(23) Bennett County 1-4: Lost to Custer 41-0; at Pine Ridge.
(24) McLaughlin 0-2: Open date; open date.
(25) Miller/Highmore-Harrold 0-7: Lost to Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 51-0; home vs. Winner.


Pierre Trappers: The signing of players who will come to Pierre for the Trappers’ third season in 2020 has begun. The first pair are shortstop Zac Cox, freshman at Kansas from Manhattan, Kan., and first-baseman Cooper McMurray, a Kansas commit from Tulsa.

Minnesota Twins: The regular-season run to the Central Division title was great fun this year. The postseason? Not so much. The Twins lost their 14th, 15th and 16th consecutive postseason games, 13 of them to the Yankees, in being swept out of the Division Series, 10-4, 8-2 and 5-1.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons lost to Seattle, 1-0, giving the Sounders second place. However, due to results elsewhere, the Loons still secured at least one home match when the playoffs begin. That playoffs opener will be against the L.A. Galaxy at Allianz Field at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.


“There is no happiness in having or getting but only in giving. Happiness consists of giving and serving others.”

— Henry Drummond


Rapid City Rush: The ECHL season is here. The Rush open this weekend on the road at Allen, Texas, Friday, at Wichita Saturday and at Tulsa Sunday.

Sioux Falls Stampede: Lincoln spoiled the raising of the Clark Cup banner in the Herd’s home opener, 6-4. Now 0-1, Sioux Falls plays at Tri-City (Kearney) Thursday and at Lincoln Friday.

Aberdeen Wings: On the road at Austin the Wings lost 5-4 in a shootout and lost 2-1. Now 2-4, Aberdeen plays Friday and Saturday at Minot.

Minnesota Wild: The NHL season is off to an 0-2 start for the Wild, who fell at Nashville, 5-2, and at Colorado, 4-2. Minnesota plays at Winnipeg tonight at 7 p.m., at home vs. Pittsburgh at 7:30 Saturday, at Ottawa at noon Monday and at Toronto at 6 p.m. Tuesday with all games on Fox Sports North.

North Dakota men’s hockey: The Fighting Hawks won their exhibition home game over Manitoba, 5-1. UND opens the regular season at home against Canisius Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 7 with both games on Midco Sports Network.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): The Champions Tour had last weekend off. Play resumes at the SAS Championships in Cary, N.C., this weekend.


Minnesota Timberwolves: In the preseason opener Tuesday the Wolves lost at Phoenix, 111-106. Minnesota plays at Golden State tonight, returns home Sunday for an exhibition game against the Israeli team of Maccabi Haifa B.C., then plays at Indiana Tuesday.


  • For many years we have written down in our birthday/anniversary book every wedding of which we are aware so that we can celebrate the anniversaries. But too often we learn after the fact that the happily married couples we congratulate aren’t married at all, happily or otherwise. So from this point on, if your editor doesn’t know absolutely that you are still married, your anniversary will not be listed. If you want to let me know ahead of time that you are indeed still married (or if you aren’t), that’s cool!
  • The other day I saw a photo on Facebook (where else?) of pumpkin-flavored mac-and-cheese. That, I thought to myself, is carrying this pumpkin a bit far. Then Pastor Jeff Adel of the Onida and Gettysburg United Methodist churches, forwarded a photo of pumpkin spice communion chips! First of all, I question whether pumpkin-flavored communion chips would go well with wine or grape juice. Second of all, I think it’s time to stick with pumpkin pie, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin latte, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin sherbet and pumpkin Blizzards. That’s enough. But wait! Andrea Clarke observes she had a pumpkin churro at Taco John’s and would gladly have another one! And Linda Ott says she remembers pumpkin Spam. Even the thought is nauseating! And Bre Bishop says she has seen pumpkin spice potato chips. Can you imagine the taste of pumpkin spice chips dipped in salsa?
  • On Tuesday afternoon our neighborhood was noisy with the sound of people mowing their lawns in the 80-degree heat to beat the oncoming storm. By the time you read this on Thursday we may be running our snowblowers if the forecasts are as accurate as they were ominous.


South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): The Coyotes placed 15th of 15 teams at Missouri’s invitational in Columbia. The team scorecard showed 312-323-309=944, 80 over par. The host Missouri team won the meet with a 4-over-par score. Katie did not play in this meet. USD plays Monday through Wednesday at New Mexico State’s invitational.

Minnesota baseball (Nolan Burchill): The Gophers ended the fall ball season with a come-from-behind 11-10 win over South Dakota State. Minnesota scored nine of its 11 runs in the last three innings. The Gophers trailed 10-8 entering the 10th and final inning
but scored three to walk it off.

Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen): The Tigers lost a 3-1 match to Jamestown. Elena played in all four sets. She played in all three sets in DWU’s 3-0 win over Briar Cliff and contributed two service aces and two digs. Now 16-6, DWU plays Friday at Waldorf, Saturday at Dordt and next Wednesday at Mount Marty.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): Idle last weekend, the Raiders return to action against Dordt Saturday.

Loyola men’s soccer (Sean Knoblauch): The Ramblers were idle last week. They played last night at nearby Northwestern. They are home Saturday vs. Valparaiso and Tuesday vs. Illinois-Chicago.

University of Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): Charleston defeated Kentucky State, 3-2, and freshman Jaxin has moved into the starting lineup. She had 11 kills, one service ace and one dig in that match. In a 3-1 win over Central State (Ohio) she had 12 kills and five digs. Charleston defeated Salem, 3-0, and Jaxin had 14 kills and six digs. On Tuesday Charleston lost to West Virginia State, 3-1, and Jaxin contributed 14 kills and seven digs. Now 5-14, Charleston is home Friday vs. Glenville State and Saturday vs. Concord University.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Vikings tied for ninth among 22 teams at Central Missouri State’s tournament in Warrensburg. Augie’s best was Alex Stone tying for 12th with a 10-over 150 score. Natalie tied for 26th place with a 14-over-par 79-75=154. Augie plays Monday and Tuesday at the National Championship Fall Preview meet at St. Alban’s, Mo.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): After a 1-0 loss to Eastern University Saturday, the Monarchs rebounded Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Rutgers-Camden (N.J.). Gus had four shots, two shots-on-goal. When it comes to penalty kicks, nobody succeeds as Gus does, so when King’s earned a PK, Gus was tabbed to kick it, and he did successfully for the team’s second goal. It was his seventh score of the season thus far. Now 9-3-1, King’s goes to Delaware Valley Saturday and hosts DeSales next Wednesday.

South Dakota cross country (Maddy McClure): The Coyote women placed eighth and the men 21st at the Arkansas invitational. Junior Abby Ripperda placed eighth in one of the nation’s toughest fields in 16:45.5. USD runs Friday at the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Emily Mikkelsen): The Coyotes suffered two 2-1 losses on a North Dakota road trip. Joana got off one shot in each game as USD lost at UND and NDSU. Now 5-8, USD plays at Purdue-Fort Wayne Sunday.

Black Hills State cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): Idle last week, the Yellow Jackets run Friday at the West Region Preview in Billings.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans defeated Waldorf, 3-1, as Nicole had 30 assists and six digs. In a 3-1 loss to Viterbo she had 20 assists and seven digs. Now 11-7, DSU played at Bellevue last night and goes to Mount Marty Tuesday.

South Dakota State cross country (Rachel Propst): At Briar Cliff’s meet the SDSU men were first among 14 teams and the women first among 11. Rachel did not run there. Next meet for SDSU is the Pre-National Invitational at Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 19.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints are now 0-5 after a 43-16 loss to Dakota State. PC plays at home vs. Valley City State at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Raiders whipped Presentation, 5-0. In a 1-0 overtime loss to Morningside, Cole returned to action after missing several games due to injury. Now 5-6, Northwestern played Dordt last night and hosts DWU Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) women’s soccer (Nikky Farnsworth): The Raider women defeated Presentation, 4-0, and Nikky scored the team’s fourth goal at 64:17. She had five shots (four shots on goal) in the match. Northwestern then defeated Morningside, 1-0, in overtime. Now 6-3-1, Northwestern played Dordt last night and hosts DWU Saturday.

Northern football (Joe King, Colten Drageset, Jacob Howard, Gage Gehring): The Wolves defeated Upper Iowa, 24-22, and are now 3-2. Colten had one reception for eight yards. Jacob recorded one assisted tackle on a play which lost a yard. NSU hosts Minnesota State-Mankato for its Gypsy Day game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders lost to Minnesota-Duluth, 3-0, and lost to St. Cloud State, 3-1. Now 1-14, Mary goes to Minnesota-Crookston Friday and on to Bemidji State Saturday.

Mary women’s soccer (Abigail Foster): Mary defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, and tied Concordia-St. Paul, 0-0. Now 4-1-2, Mary plays at Minnesota-Crookston Friday and at Bemidji State Sunday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers lost their homecoming game to Doane, 38-20. Now 1-5, DWU goes to Concordia (Neb.) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): BHSU won over Western State (Colo.), 4-2. Katie had three shots and assisted on her team’s third goal. BHSU then lost to Colorado-Mesa, 2-0. Now 2-7-1, BHSU plays at CSU-Pueblo Friday and at New Mexico Highlands Sunday.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellow Jackets lost to Dixie State, 52-22, in RMAC play. Now 1-5, BHSU hosts the School of Mines in the battle for the Homestake Trophy at 6 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota women’s basketball (Ciara Duffy, Chloe Lamb): The Coyote women have been voted the preseason favorite to win the Summit League title this coming season. Ciara was voted as Preseason Summit League Player of the Year as she begins her senior season and was named to the preseason all-Summit League first team. Chloe, who is in her junior year, was named to the preseason all-Summit League second team. The preseason poll lists USD first, SDSU second and Denver third.


“In life it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.”



America’s Team as well as Auburn, Iowa and Da Bears gave our 23 contestants fits last week, but the Washington Huskies spoiled everybody’s slates. Not a one of our people picked them to beat Stanford. Nevertheless, Nathan Vetter came through with an 8-2 record for 10 points to his credit. At 7-3 for nine points each were Laura Schmidt, Jon Boer, Randy Pool and Brian Hunhoff. At 6-4 for eight points each were Todd Palmer, Kyle Richards, Greg Dean, Jason Noyes, Brandon Lowery and Levi Neuharth.

Contest #8 (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas)
(2) Nebraska at Minnesota
(3) Iowa State at West Virginia
(4) USC at Notre Dame
(5) Florida at LSU
(6) Washington at Arizona
(7) NFL: Houston at Kansas City
(8) NFL: Philadelphia at Minnesota
(9) NFL: San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams
(10) NFL: Seattle at Cleveland


Thursday, Oct. 10:
Kristen (Tate) Carter, Sharon (Hinsey) Menzel, Rebecca Hofeldt, Jovi Jaeger, Jared Erickson, August Smart, Heather Mangan, Ashley (Sargent) Crosby, Jesse Hiatt, Bill Dunn, Kaylee Becker, Tracy (Stoeser) Frost, Kade Whitebird, Avry Whitebird, Matthew Ahlers, Tom Rounds, Avery Schroer, Auston Buchholtz, Amy Thorson, Susan Johnson, Kanton Decker.
— 49th anniversary, Wayne/Carol Carney.
— 10th anniversary, James/Abby (Barber) Burgum.
— 10th anniversary, Adam/Megan (Linn) Bertsch.
— 20th anniversary, Scott/Julia Jones.
— 10th anniversary, Scott/Dawn (Kilian) Bradley.

Friday, Oct. 11:
Nicole Gednalske, Ian Farnsworth, Austin Rounds, Grace Hoffman, Cheryl Frost, Devon Russell, Patsy Kringel, Chad Lindbloom, Jared McEntaffer.
— 5th anniversary, Brad/Susan Urbach.
— 7th anniversary, Justin/Natalie Scott.

Saturday, Oct. 12:
Levi Froke, Howard Mark Weischedel, Bennett Palmer, Megan (Ulmen) Fravel, Dena Farlee, Jordan Hoover, Coulton Lentz, Amanda (Huck) Stoeser, Tina (Peterson) Ottenbacher, Chelsea Steffen, Kerri Morris, Sam Leidholt, Laura (Schoen) Carbonneau, Erin Brown, Aaron Hanson.

Sunday, Oct. 13:
Brett Oakland, Brian Oakland, Peggy (Shoup) Barber, Connie Holm, Amy Sutton-Muller, Brady Neiles, Braxtyn Mitchell, Heather Kleinsasser, Jean Denton, Jim Wedin.
— 35th anniversary, Paul/Dawn Marso.
— 7th anniversary, Jordan/Maari (Sweetman) LaBrie.

Monday, Oct. 14:
Rene (Dilley) Stolsmark, Becky (Jungman) Diischer, Amanda Hammer, Laurel Sharp, Adam Riley, Mandy Thomas, Rachel Wegman, Glenda (Eckman) Antonovich, Patricia Monson, Jessica (Mehlhaff) Jones, Kelan Harris, Clayton LaBrie, Tyler Sutton, Kirby Shaw, Samantha Stahlecker, Jason Zeigler, Bonnie Brady, Deanna Anderson.
— 2nd anniversary, Parker/Maddy (Keeler) McKittrick.

Tuesday, Oct. 15:
Hope Armstrong, Josh Rogers, Kay Thomas, Anthony Rounds, Ross Anderson, Jenny (Miller) Goehring, Eric Schmidt, Charlotte Kraemer, Sophia Coolidge, Eleanor Eichstadt.

Wednesday, Oct. 16:
Monica 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.

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


“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers.”

— Socrates


Belated golden wedding anniversary wishes to Larry and Carole Binger, whose 50th occurred Oct. 4. Greetings can still be sent to them at 215 Decoy Ave., Pierre SD 57501.

Luke Venner has been nominated for 2019 Chef of the Year for the Connecticut Restaurant Association. The winner will be revealed on Dec. 2. Luke is head chef at the elm restaurant in New Canaan.

An update from Stuart Stofferahn in Lincoln on the status of his dad, Ken, this week says that Ken was to be moved from a hospital ICU into a rehab facility yesterday, only a week after he went through a critical period following a heart attack.

Honored as Athlete of the Week last week by the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association were Hayden Shaffer and Jessica Lutmer of their respective cross country teams.

Lester Smith, who grew up in western Sully County, graduated from high school at Agar and has lived in this area all of his life, died this week. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Pierre with the funeral service there at 10:30. Interment will take place at the Onida cemetery. After high school and service in the Army, Lester married Maryln Mundt, and they became the parents of four children. Lester spent his adult life as a farmer/rancher and as an employee of the Sully County Highway Department. He moved to Pierre in 1996. Among his survivors are his children, Randy Smith and his wife Carolyn, Ron Smith, Deb Neitzel and her husband Alan, and Mark Smith and his wife Kristi; his sister, Sandy Griese and her husband Bill, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryln; his parents, Pete and Alice Smith, and his brothers, Jack and Oren Smith.

On the first anniversary of daughter Ericka’s radical brain surgery that has enabled her to be seizure-free for a full year, John and Laura Williams of Sioux Falls took Ericka, who is 5; their other daughter Kennedy, 2 1/2; John’s mom Joyce, and Laura’s mom to Disney World in Orlando on a Make-A-Wish trip. Laura had prepared Make-A-Wish South Dakota shirts and also Disney Make-A-Wish shirts with the words “Wish Kid,” “Wish Sis,” “Wish Dad,” “Wish Mom,” “Wish Grandma” and “Wish Nana” on them. The family stayed for a cost-free week at Give Kids The World Village where children and their families stay in fully furnished duplexes or single homes. One of the highlights at Disney World came at “Beauty and the Beast” where, since Ericka roared at the Beast, she was chosen to be in a play with Beauty and also wore a red cape to be the Beast. Even John got into the act with a soft-shoe dance. At the Splash Zone whales show the family got to stay after the show to feed and take pictures with the whales.

Onida native Joey Stahl is a forensic scientist working at the South Dakota state crime lab in Pierre. He is also currently a forensic firearms/tool marker examiner in training and will go to Maryland to the National Forensics Examiner Academy in January. Joey majored in forensic science and chemistry and minored in criminal justice at Mount Marty College and did some graduate work in forensic chemistry.

The late Gary Colwill, former Pierre attorney, was honored by his family—wife Connie Colwill and son Scott, his wife Jodie and their children Sophie and Owen—when they served the Wednesday night meal in his memory at their church in Sioux Falls.

The annual tour of the state by the Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers concert troupe at Christmas time will hit Pierre on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available from Rotary Club members, at the Boys & Girls Club and at Prairie Pages Bookseller for $20 for adults and $10 for students. The Holiday Jam tour schedule for this holiday season: Dec. 1, Huron; Dec. 7, Sheldon; Dec. 8, Miller; Dec. 10, Sioux Falls (Orpheum); Dec. 13, Rapid City; Dec. 17, Mitchell; Dec. 20, Madison; Dec. 21, Sioux Falls (Washington Pavilion).

David Peterson, 62, died at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Oct. 3. Services were held Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church. He graduated from Harrold High School and worked for Pierre Barnes, then worked for Haskins Farms for more than 40 years. He married Deb Waack in 1982. Among his survivors are his wife; his honorary daughter, Roxanne Hunger and her husband Carl and their two children; his mother-in-law, Lorrain Waack, and two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

Tom Ellefson set a personal record when he ran in the Indy Half-Marathon in Indianapolis in a time of 1:33.09. His son, Sam, also set a personal record in his race in 51:07.

Jerry and Aly Bollinger are now the parents of two daughters instead of one. Mackenzie Sue Bollinger was born Oct. 3. She joins sister Aria, 1 1/2, in their family. The Bollingers live in Westfield, Ind.

Karissa Guthrie has a new white jacket to wear these days. She and classmates underwent their white-coat ceremony last weekend at Midwestern University Dental School in Chicago.

The celebration of the life of Bruce Baker, 61, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Community Bible Church. He died unexpectedly in Custer State Park Oct. 3 while on a hunting trip. He came to Pierre with his parents from Huron in 1964, graduated from Riggs High School and attended USD. He was currently working as a salesman for Reaves Building Systems and as a hunting guide. Among his survivors are his parents, Verne and Frieda; a sister, Carol; his children, Steven, Scott and Kellie; a stepchild, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

William and Nicole (Ormesher) Lukkes of Sioux Falls are the parents of a son, Matthew Dale, who was born Oct. 6.

Vendors are being sought for the 26th annual ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas vendor show in Onida from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The charge is $30 for an 8-foot space/table and $20 for each additional space. To reply or ask questions about the event, which accompanies many other uptown Onida holiday activities that evening, go to the Facebook page entitled “Marileen Tilberg.”

Long-time Pierre attorney Tom Adam passed away Oct. 5 in Sioux Falls at the age of 84. As a miner’s son he lived in several mining camps in Montana during World War II. Most of his growing-up years were spent in Lead where he graduated from high school. He attended USD for a year, served in the U.S. Army for two years, then returned to USD for his degree. He met Patricia Mickelson there, and they were married in 1959. Tom and Pat returned to Vermillion so he could attend law school, and he completed his Juris Doctor in 1961. They moved to Pierre where they made their home for 55 years and where Tom began his law career with the Martens & Goldsmith firm that is now known as May Adam. He served with the Easter Seal Society and the South Dakota Board of Bar Examiners, and he was a director of the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory. He and Pat were active with First United Methodist Church for many years. He is survived by four children, Kathleen Bykowski and her husband Bruce of Eden Prairie, Minn., Paula Adam-Burchill and her husband Tom of Sioux Falls, Karl Adam and his wife Joan of Pierre, and Sarah Axtman and her husband Greg of Harrisburg, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister- and brother-in-law, Lavon (Mickelson) and Jim Meyers of West Lafayette, Ind.; his sister-in-law, Linda Mickelson Graham of Sioux Falls; and his sister-in-law, Therese Adam of Spearfish. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at First United Methodist Church, and the funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Matt McCarty, who graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego on Aug. 30, graduated at Camp Pendleton, Calif., from MCT (military combat training) Tuesday of this week. Matt goes next to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for MOS (military occupational specialty) for which Matt’s specialty is Motor-T.

Urbandale, Iowa, held a primary election Tuesday to cut a field of seven city council candidates down to six who will vie for three seats in the November election. Pierre native Matt Blake was the top vote-getter with 1,039 votes. Matt is an attorney and a captain in the Iowa Army National Guard where he is a judge advocate. He is also director of governmental relations for LeadingAge Iowa.

Jacob Shoup’s Brandon Valley girls soccer team finished the regular season with a 10-2-1 record and was seeded third going into the playoffs. His Lynx won over Brookings, 2-1, in the first round Tuesday, and they play Lincoln in the quarterfinals next.


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