Vol. 21, No. 8; Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

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— Class “A” girls: championship game, #1 Tea Area vs. #2 West Central; 11 a.m. Saturday at Harrisburg.
— Class “A” boys: championship game, #1 Sioux Falls Christian vs. #2 Tea Area; 1 p.m. Saturday at Harrisburg.
— Class “AA” girls: semifinals Thursday, #5 Rapid City Central at #1 Yankton and #6 Sioux Falls Lincoln at #2 Aberdeen Central; championship game, 5 p.m. Saturday at Harrisburg.
— Class “AA” boys: semifinals Thursday, #13 Aberdeen Central at #1 Sioux Falls Washington and #3 Brandon Valley at #2 Sioux Falls Roosevelt; championship game, 7 p.m. Saturday at Harrisburg.

NOTE: All four state championship games will be televised live on SDPB2.


Class AA: Of the 18 schools in Class AA the top 16 will qualify for the SoDak 16 on Nov. 14 when #16 plays at #1, #15 at #2, etc., in a 16-team bracket. The winners of those eight matches will qualify for the state tournament quarterfinals.

Current seed-point rankings and records:
(1) Watertown 16-1
(2) S.F. O’Gorman 15-4
(3) Huron 12-4
(4) S.F. Washington 11-5
(5) S.F. Roosevelt 14-8
(6) S.F. Lincoln 9-6
(7) Aberdeen Central 11-6
(8) Harrisburg 7-6
(9) R.C. Stevens 12-8
(10) Brandon Valley 9-6
(11) R.C. Central 9-13
(12) Pierre 10-9
(13) Brookings 4-13
(14) Sturgis 10-12
(15) Mitchell 3-16
(16) Spearfish 4-19
(17) Douglas 3-18
(18) Yankton 1-17

Class A: Each of the 8 regions will play its regional tournament Nov. 4-5-7 until two teams remain. The two surviving teams from each region will be seeded and constitute the SoDak 16 on Nov. 12 where #16 plays at #1, #15 at #2, etc. The winners of those eight matches qualify for the state tournament quarterfinals.

Current Region 6 seed-point standings and records:
(1) Miller 22-2
(2) Mobridge-Pollock 12-10
(3) Chamberlain 11-11
(4) Crow Creek 13-11
(5) Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 9-14
(6) Stanley County 3-12
(7) McLaughlin 2-16

At the regional tournament the #1 seed will have a quarterfinal bye. Pairings will be #4 vs. #5, #2 vs. #7 and #3 vs. #6. In the semifinals #1 plays the #4-#5 winner, and the #2-#7 winner plays the #3-#6 winner.

Class B: Each of the 8 regions will play its regional tournament Nov. 4-5-7 until two teams remain. The two surviving teams from each region will be seeded and constitute the SoDak 16 on Nov. 12 where #16 plays at #1, #15 at #2, etc. The winners of those eight matches qualify for the state tournament quarterfinals.

Current Region 2 seed-point standings and records:
(1) Faulkton Area 17-3
(2) Ipswich 15-5
(3) Potter County 9-12
(4) Highmore-Harrold 11-11
(5) Herreid-Selby Area 10-9
(6) Sully Buttes 10-12
(7) North Central 7-12
(8) Sunshine Bible 1-15
(9) Lower Brule 9-14

At the regional tournament there will be a play-in game between #8 and #9. In the quarterfinals the pairings will be #1 vs. #8/#9, #4 vs. #5, #2 vs. #7 and #3 vs. #6. In the semifinals the #1 vs. #8/#9 winner plays #4 or #5, and the #2-#7 winner plays the #3-#6 winner.


Class 11AA: All eight teams have regular-season games remaining this week and next Thursday, Oct. 24. Then all eight qualify for the playoffs, starting with quarterfinals Oct. 31 (#8 at #1, #7 at #2, etc.) and continuing with semifinals Nov. 8 and the championship game in Brookings at noon Nov. 15.

Current seed-points standings; record; last week’s score; this week’s game:
(1) Pierre 7-0: Beat Brookings 54-6; at Mitchell.
(2) Brookings 6-1: Lost to Pierre 54-6; home vs. Spearfish.
(3) Huron 4-3: Beat Yankton 15-12; home vs. Tri-Valley.
(4) Mitchell 4-3: Beat Sturgis 42-23; home vs. Pierre.
(5) Sturgis 2-5: Lost to Mitchell 42-23; home vs. Belle Fourche.
(6) Yankton 2-5: Lost to Huron 15-12; at Douglas.
(7) Douglas 1-6: Lost to St. Thomas More 42-6; home vs. Yankton.
(8) Spearfish 0-7: Lost to Belle Fourche 48-7; at Brookings.

Class 11B: The last regular-season games will be played this Friday. Then only the top 16 teams qualify for the playoffs, starting with first-round games next Thursday, Oct. 31, with #16 at #1, #15 at #2, etc., and continuing with quarterfinals Oct. 31, semifinals Nov. 8 and the championship game in Brookings at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

Current seed-points standings; record; last week’s score; this week’s game:
(1) Winner 8-0: Beat Miller/Highmore-Harrold 56-0; open date.
(2) Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 6-0: Beat Garretson 44-0; at Beresford.
(3) Webster Area 7-0: Beat Flandreau 42-0; home vs. Sisseton.
(4) Mobridge-Pollock 6-1: Beat Redfield-Doland 28-0; home vs. Groton Area.
(5) McCook Central/Montrose 6-1: Beat Elk Point-Jefferson 32-28; at Redfield-Doland.
(6) Mount Vernon/Plankinton 5-2: Beat Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 38-0; at Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
(7) St. Thomas More 6-1: Beat Douglas 42-6; at Stanley County.
(8) Sisseton 5-2: Open date; home vs. Webster Area.
(9) Sioux Valley 4-3: Beat Beresford 34-15; home vs. Garretson.
(10) Elk Point-Jefferson 3-4: Lost to McCook Central/Montrose 32-28; at Flandreau.
(T11) Groton Area 4-3: Open date; at Mobridge-Pollock.
(T11) Chamberlain 4-3: Open date; at Wagner.
(T13) Garretson 3-4: Lost to Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 44-0; at Sioux Valley
(T13) Stanley County 3-4: Open date; home vs. St. Thomas More.
(15) Hot Springs 4-3: Open date; at Custer.
(16) Lead-Deadwood 3-4: Lost to Custer 62-41; open date.
(17) Redfield-Doland 2-5: Lost to Mobridge-Pollock 28-0; home vs. McCook Central/Montrose.
(18) Beresford 3-4: Lost to Sioux Valley 34-15; home vs. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan.
(19) Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 3-5: Lost to Mount Vernon/Plankinton 38-0; at Aberdeen Roncalli.
(T20) Wagner 2-5: Open date; home vs. Chamberlain.
(T20) Aberdeen Roncalli 2-5: Open date; home vs. Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.
(22) Flandreau 0-7: Lost to Webster Area 42-0; home vs. Elk Point-Jefferson.
(23) Bennett County 2-4: Beat Pine Ridge 48-6; home vs. McLaughlin.
(24) Miller/Highmore-Harrold 0-8: Lost to Winner 56-0; home vs. Mount Vernon/Plankinton.
(25) McLaughlin 0-2: Open date; at Bennett County.

Class 9A, Region 4: The last regular-season games will be played this Friday. Then the top three teams in each of the four regions qualify for the playoffs along with the next four-best teams statewide. The first-round games will be next Thursday, Oct. 24, with the quarterfinals Oct. 31, the semifinals Nov. 8 and the championship game at Brookings at 11 a.m. Nov. 14.

Current seed-points standings; record; last week’s score; this week’s game:
(1) Sully Buttes 7-0: Beat Faulkton Area 48-0; home vs. Ipswich/Edmunds Central.
(2) Wall 6-1: Beat Jones County/White River 55-28; at New Underwood.
(3) Philip 6-1: Beat Kadoka Area 18-6; home vs. Lyman.
(4) Timber Lake 6-1: Beat Bison 62-0; at Harding County.
(5) New Underwood 5-2: Beat Lyman 20-0; home vs. Wall.
(6) Potter County 1-5: Game vs. Warner cancelled; at Faulkton Area.

NOTE: As of today Timber Lake and New Underwood would be among the next four-best teams statewide and thus would be in the playoffs.


Thursday: coconut.
Friday-Sunday: raspberry.
Monday-Thursday: pumpkin.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, at Mitchell, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Sioux Falls Washington, 7 p.m.
Cross country—Thursday, at Huron invitational, 4 p.m.
Cheer/dance—Thursday, at ESD meet, Mitchell, 5 p.m.

NOTE: Friday’s football game at Mitchell will be televised live on Midco Sports Network.

Football: Despite the post-winter storm conditions, a soggy field and a cold wind, the battle of the Class 11AA unbeatens went on as scheduled at Hollister Field Friday, and it didn’t take long for it to turn into another one-sided game. The Governors rolled to a 54-6 win over Brookings on Senior Night. Winning the coin toss, Brookings chose, instead of deferring to the second half or taking the ball to start the game, to go with the wind and let the Govs play into it in the first quarter. Poor decision! A long Pierre drive was stopped on downs, but the Bobcats immediately fumbled it away, giving Pierre a short field. Maguire Raske scored from three yards out. In the second quarter Pierre, accustomed to short, explosive offensive possessions all year, showed it can also drive the field, doing so again on a 10-play, 78-yard march that ended with Garrett Stout’s 12-yard TD scamper. Cade Hinkle’s punt return touchdown was nullified by a penalty, but the Govs drove to the red zone, and Stout scored from the 4, ending a 9-play drive. Raske then scored from 16 yards away, and it was 26-0. The defense held at midfield, and, having used its time-outs wisely, Pierre had two minutes left. Converting a third-and-7 pass to Regan Bollweg down to the Bobcat 20, the Govs moved to the 3-yard line on another pass to Bollweg. On second down from there a pass to Zach Letellier scored for a 33-0 halftime lead. Because they had used their coin toss decision to start the game, Brookings had to watch Pierre also get the opening kickoff for the second half, and it was a painful watch for them. Raske went 90 yards to return the kickoff for a TD. Brookings finally scored after a long pass on their possession to crawl to within 40-6, but on the ensuing kickoff Stout matched Raske with his own 90-yard return for a score. On Pierre’s next possession a touchdown pass to Raske was nullified, but he scored in the fourth quarter to end the game’s scoring. Raske had 100 yards rushing on 18 carries and 64 receiving. Stout completed 17 of 26 passes for 241 yards.

Softball: Senior center-fielder Kaycee Carter and senior catcher Kamden Carter of the Pierre varsity were named to the Class “B” All-State team this week. Earning honorable mention were senior third-baseman Allycen Herrman and senior pitcher/shortstop Jessica Buntrock.

Cross country: At the ESD conference meet, moved to Brookings and delayed three days by winter weather and poor conditions, the Pierre girls placed sixth and the boys fifth. Jessica Lutmer placed sixth for Pierre’s best finish in the girls’ race in 19:53, earning all-conference honors. Morgan Oedekoven was 18th in 21:09.7. Other places: Hunter Martell 44th, Rachel Nemec 45th, Jazzlyn Rombough 52nd, Kyla Keyes 61st. Hayden Shaffer placed 18th in 17:54 as the Governors’ best finish in the boys’ race. Jared Lutmer came in 44th in 18:35.03. Other places: Brady Gere 80th. Aberdeen Central won the boys’ team title, and Brandon Valley was first among the girls’ teams.

Volleyball: The Lady Govs lost to one-loss Watertown Tuesday, 3-0, on game scores of 19-25, 13-25, 15-25. Pierre’s record is now 6-9. Kenzie Kuxhaus had 12 digs, Miah Kienholz 60 assists and seven blocks, Emry Heiss five blocks, Jodi Severyn six kills and Josi Stevens four kills.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. St. Thomas More, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, at Dupree, 5 p.m.; Tuesday, at Kadoka (with New Underwood), 5:30 p.m.
Cross country—Thursday, at region meet, Chamberlain, 2 p.m.

Volleyball: The match against Colome last Thursday was postponed because of the winter storm to Oct. 26. Saturday’s duals against Todd County and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte were cancelled. On Tuesday the Buffaloes lost to Sully Buttes, 3-0, on game scores of 11-25, 10-25, 16-25. The SCHS record is now 3-12.


This week’s schedules:
Football—Friday, home vs. Ipswich/Edmunds Central, 7 p.m.
Volleyball—Thursday, home vs. Mobridge-Pollock, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, at Northwestern invitational (in Mellette), 9 a.m.; Tuesday, at Herreid-Selby Area (in Selby), 6:30 p.m.
Cross country—Next, at state meet, Huron, Oct. 26.

Football: On a night when sitting inside a warm car was preferable to sitting on metal bleachers, the Chargers blew away Faulkton Area early, leading at halftime by 48-0 and ending the game with that same score as JV players took the field. Sully Buttes rushed for 251 yards and passed for 138 yards while the defense stymied Faulkton to a total of 52 yards of offense for the game. Nick Wittler had 148 rushing yards. Grant Johnson opened the scoring with a 47-yard TD run. Wittler scored from the 8, Johnson ran in from 36 yards out, and Wittler returned a punt 48 yards for a score to make it 32-0. Wittler passed to Garrett Petersen for a 29-yard TD play, then Wittler hit Jordan Schall for a TD pass over the top from a yard out to end the scoring with 31 seconds left in the first half. The Chargers were a foot away from ending the game by going over 50 points, but on fourth-and-a-foot, the ball was fumbled away with Faulkton recovering. The game went on, but the Chargers stayed perfect with one game left in the regular season.

Volleyball: The Chargers are 10-12 after a 3-0 win at Stanley County on game scores of 25-11, 25-10, 25-16.


2 days: State soccer championships, Harrisburg (Oct. 19).
4 days: Georgia Morse Middle School band/choir concert (Oct. 21).
5 days: Riggs High choir concert (Oct. 22).
6 days: Minnesota Timberwolves season opener (Oct. 23).
8 days: Rapid City Rush home opener (Oct. 25).
8 days: State competitive cheer/dance meet, Aberdeen (Oct. 25-26).
9 days: State cross country meet, Huron (Oct. 26).
11 days: Riggs High band concert (Oct. 28).
16 days: All-State Chorus/Orchestra concert, Sioux Falls (Nov. 2).
17 days: Daylight Saving Time ends (Nov. 3).
28 days: State football championships, Brookings (Nov. 14-15).
35 days: State volleyball championships, Rapid City (Nov. 21-23).
39 days: Pierre’s Parade of Lights (Nov. 25).
42 days: Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28).


Dakota Wesleyan volleyball (Elena Svingen): The Tigers defeated Waldorf, 3-0, as Elena had one service ace. In a 3-2 loss to Dordt she had two aces and four digs. Now 17-7, DWU played at Mount Marty last night and goes to St. Mary in Omaha Saturday.

Northwestern (Iowa) football (Morris Hofer): The Raiders destroyed their neighbor, Dordt, 35-6, and are now 5-0. Northwestern plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at Concordia (Neb.).

Minnesota baseball (Nolan Burchill): The Gopher baseball website reports that Nolan is entering his redshirt-junior year after an outstanding summer of college baseball with the team at Saugerties, N.Y. Nolan pitched 44 innings there, striking out 48, an average of 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Charleston volleyball (Jaxin Melby): The Eagles defeated Glenville State, 3-0, as freshman Jaxin, now solidly in the starting lineup, had 12 kills, two digs and 27 assists. In a 3-1 win over Concord, she had 10 kills and 10 digs. Now 7-14, Charleston is home Friday vs. Frostburg State and Saturday vs. Fairmont State, then on the road to West Liberty Tuesday.

King’s College men’s soccer (August Axtman): The Monarchs defeated Delaware Valley State, 3-2, and are now 10-3-0. After hosting DeSales last night, King’s is home Saturday vs. Stevens Institute and on the road to Wilkes University Tuesday.

South Dakota women’s soccer (Joana Zanin, Emily Mikkelsen): The Coyotes won at Purdue-Fort Wayne, 1-0. Joana had two shots, one shot on goal. Now 6-8, USD is home vs. Denver at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Black Hills State women’s cross country (Kelsey Van Den Hemel): The Yellow Jackets ran at UC-Colorado Springs Saturday. Kelsey placed 23rd in 19:28.8. Next for BHSU is the RMAC conference meet at Grand Junction, Colo., Oct. 28.

South Dakota State women’s cross country (Rachel Propst): Idle last week, the Jackrabbits go to the pre-national meet on the national meet course in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday.

Presentation football (Michael Lyons): The Saints are 0-6 after a 35-7 loss to Valley City State. PC goes out to Dickinson State for a 2 p.m. MDT kickoff Saturday.

South Dakota women’s cross country (Maddy McClure): Idle last week, the Coyotes’ next meet is the Summit League championship at Fargo Nov. 2.

Northwestern (Iowa) men’s soccer (Cole Cruse): The Red Raiders defeated Dordt, 1-0, getting the only goal of the game at 42:39. Cole in a starting role had one shot, one shot on goal. Northwestern also defeated Dakota Wesleyan, 6-0. Now 7-6, Northwestern played at Briar Cliff last night and hosts Mount Marty next Wednesday.

Northwestern (Iowa) women’s soccer (Nikky Farnsworth): In a 3-2 loss to Dordt, Nikky assisted on the Raiders’ second goal, which at the time gave them a 2-0 lead. In a 4-0 win over Dakota Wesleyan she scored three goals at 5:11, 24:56 and 68:04 and assisted on the team’s third goal. All told, she had five shots, four shots on goal. Now 7-4-1, Northwestern played at Briar Cliff last night, hosts St. Mary of Omaha Saturday and is home vs. Mount Marty next Wednesday.

Northern football (Colten Drageset, Gage Gehring, Joe King, Jacob Howard): The Wolves lost their Gypsy Day game to Minnesota State-Mankato, 39-7. Jacob had two solo tackles, one of them for a loss of seven yards. NSU, now 3-3, plays at Wayne State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

South Dakota women’s golf (Katie Bartlett): At New Mexico State’s Aggie Invitational the Coyote women placed 13th with a weekend of 317-308-309=934. Katie did not play there. USD ends the fall season this weekend at the Louisville Cardinal Cup.

Mary women’s soccer (Abigail Foster): Friday’s game at Minnesota-Crookston was postponed by the blizzard. Mary did get to Bemidji State for Sunday’s game and lost there, 1-0. Freshman Abigail played in her first college game as a starting forward. Now 4-2-2, Mary is home this weekend vs. Southwest Minnesota State Friday and USF Saturday.

Dakota Wesleyan football (Lukas Chase): The Tigers are 1-6 after a 24-17 loss to Concordia (Neb.). DWU goes to Midland at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hills State women’s soccer (Katie Nielson): BHSU lost to CSU-Pueblo, 3-0, as Katie had two shots, one shot on goal. BHSU won at New Mexico Highlands, 3-2, as Katie scored the team’s second goal at 26:47, her fourth of the season. Now 3-8-1, BHSU is at home Sunday vs. Regis.

Black Hills State football (Shawn Schnabel): The Yellow Jackets won the Homestake Trophy by beating the School of Mines, 48-28, in Spearfish. Now 2-4, BHSU plays at New Mexico Highlands at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Augustana women’s golf (Natalie Young): The Viking women ended the fall season on a high note with a team championship at the Division II National Preview meet at St. Albans, Mo. They had a team scorecard of 305-312-298=915, 63 over par, to best 13 other schools. Augie’s Alex Stone was the individual champion with a 4-over 215. Natalie placed third at 68-78-77=223, 10-over-par. Her 68 in the first round was the best round of her college career thus far.

Loyola men’s soccer (Sean Knoblauch): The Ramblers defeated Valparaiso, 2-0, and beat Illinois-Chicago, 3-1. Now 8-3-1, Loyola is off until a match against Bradley next Wednesday.

Dakota State volleyball (Nicole Sarringar): The Trojans beat Bellevue, 3-2, as Nicole had one kill, 34 assists and five digs. In a 3-0 win over Mount Marty she had 10 assists and a dig. DSU is now 13-7 and goes north to Valley City State Friday and on to Dickinson State Saturday, then hosts Briar Cliff Tuesday.

Mary volleyball (Korie Tetzlaff): The Marauders are 1-17 after 3-1 losses to Minnesota-Crookston, Bemidji State and MSU-Moorhead. Mary is home this weekend against Minnesota State-Mankato and Concordia-St. Paul.


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

Friday, Oct. 18:
Misty Scott, Tasha Unkenholz, Ryan Fromm, Mark Swenson, Tammy Withers, Aubrey (Hunt) Stofferahn, Troy Heien, Sue Schaefer, Mackenzie Burger, Michael Putnam, John Burchill III, Sharon (Harkless) Metzinger, Maxwell Pool.
— 44th anniversary, Gary/Kathy Sarvis.
— 5th anniversary, Wayne/Vanessa (Kinkler) Yackley.

Saturday, Oct. 19:
Mary Jean Lomheim, Jolynn Riis, Archer Edelen, Franklin Hansen, Lydia Nuttall, Hilary (Woodburn) Hunt, Carrie (Gerber) Norman, Brian Timp, Connor Berg, Carol Heintz.
— We fondly remember Jack Unkenholz, who passed away 10 years ago today.

Sunday, Oct. 20:
Gerry Cass, Shelley Erickson, Brittany (Bailey) Jarecke, Jon Dravland, Betty Morford, Lois Welch, Bill Lytle, Carter Ahlers, Deb (Kern) Workman, Lisa Heffernan, Emerson Antholz, Kevin Tiger, Carisa (Rathbun) Marshall, Rohini Knudson.
— 7th anniversary, Josh/Stacie (Ries) Swanstrom.

Monday, Oct. 21:
Chris Bondy, Shirley Schnabel, Nick Hodgin, Jenna (Neuhauser) Tschetter, Jonathan Bell, Stephen Williamson, Susan Colleran, Corey Carr, Marcia (Davis) Kozel.

Tuesday, Oct. 22:
Chris Mullett, Corie Oliva, Tessa Beyer, Paisley Bramblee, Joni (Haugan) Sengos, Dan Snyder, Pat Anderson, Carey Smalley, Garrett Gordon, Lincoln Englehart, Alexa Berg, Gwen Smith.
— 8th anniversary, Justin/Somer (LaRosh) Garrigan.

Wednesday, Oct. 23:
Michelle Van Camp, Cassandra Jones, Seth Hoffman, Theresa (Frick) Jones, Susie Fuller, Eileen Kramer.
— 42nd anniversary, Ted/Sheryl Hall.
— 4th anniversary Travis/Vera Tipton.

Thursday, Oct. 24:
Austin Lentsch, Jacob Beastrom, Carletta Zebroski, Mike Rounds, Minnie Budmayr, Craig McTighe.
— 21st anniversary, Dan/Brooke (Severson) Lusk.


Sioux Falls Stampede: The defending Clark Cup champs are off to an 0-3 start after a 4-1 loss at Tri-City and a 7-4 loss at Lincoln. Sioux Falls continues on the road at Fargo Thursday and again at Tri-City Saturday.

Aberdeen Wings: The Wings’ two games at Minot were postponed due to the blizzard in North Dakota. Aberdeen plays Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet.

Rapid City Rush: The Rush came out of a three-city, three-day season-opening road trip with a 1-1-1-0 record. Rapid City lost in overtime at Allen, 3-2; lost at Wichita, 4-3, and won at Tulsa, 5-3. The Rush play two more in Tulsa this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon before finally getting to play at home next Friday and Saturday.

North Dakota: UND whipped Canisius in the regular-season openers, 5-0 and 8-1. Now 2-0, the Hawks play at Minnesota State-Mankato at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Minnesota Wild: Minnesota is 1-5 for the new season after losses this week to Winnipeg, 5-2; to Pittsburgh, 7-4, and to Toronto, 4-2, and a win at Ottawa, 2-0. The Wild plays at Montreal tonight, home vs. Montreal Sunday and home vs. Edmonton Tuesday.


Minnesota Timberwolves: Minnesota is 3-1 in preseason play after a 143-123 loss at Golden State, a 131-101 win over an Israeli team and a 119-111 win at Indiana. The preseason ends at Milwaukee tonight. The NBA regular season opens for the Wolves at Brooklyn at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday on Fox Sports North.


Minnesota United FC: The Loons are in the break between the MLS regular season and the playoffs. Their first-ever playoff game will be at home at Allianz Field Sunday at 7:30 p.m. against the Los Angeles Galaxy on ESPN.


Midco Sports Network live games this week:
Friday—High school, Pierre at Mitchell, 7 p.m.
Saturday—College, Minnesota-Duluth at USF, 1 p.m.
Saturday—College, USD at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m.

NFL live games on local TV this week:
Thursday—Kansas City at Denver, 7:20 p.m., Fox and NFL Network.
Sunday—Minnesota at Detroit, noon, Fox.
Sunday—Oakland at Green Bay, noon, CBS.
Sunday—New Orleans at Chicago, 3:25 p.m., Fox.
Sunday—Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:20 p.m., NBC.
Monday—New England at New York Jets, 7:15 p.m., ESPN.

Minnesota Vikings: The suddenly impressive Vikings whipped Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-20, and are now 4-2. Minnesota plays at Detroit at noon Sunday on Fox.

Denver Broncos: Three field goals and a touchdown were plenty enough for the Broncos to shut out Tennessee, 16-0. Denver, now 2-4, hosts Kansas City tonight (Thursday) at 7:20 p.m. on Fox and NFL Network.

Regional college football update (record; last week’s score; this week’s game):
— USD 3-3: Beat Missouri State 45-10; at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m., Midco Sports Network.
— SDSU 5-1: Beat Youngstown State, 38-28; at Indiana State, noon.
— NDSU 6-0: Beat Northern Iowa 46-14; home vs. Missouri State, 2:30 p.m.
— UND 3-3: Lost to Idaho State 55-20; at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
— Northern 3-3: Lost to Minnesota State-Mankato 39-7; at Wayne State, 1 p.m.
— Augustana 4-2: Beat St. Cloud State 16-13 in overtime; at MSU-Moorhead, 1 p.m.
— USF 4-2: Beat Minnesota-Crookston 52-14; home vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 1 p.m.
— Dakota State 3-3: Lost to Dickinson State 36-14; at Waldorf, 2 p.m.
— Presentation 0-6: Lost to Valley City State 35-7; at Dickinson State, 2 p.m. MDT.
— S.D. Mines 1-5: Lost to Black Hills State 48-28; at Adams State, 1 p.m. MDT.
— Black Hills State 2-4: Beat S.D. Mines 48-28; at New Mexico Highlands, 1 p.m. MDT.
— Dakota Wesleyan 1-6: Lost to Concordia (Neb.) 24-17; at Midland, 1 p.m.
— Minnesota 6-0: Beat Nebraska 34-7; at Rutgers, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network.
— Nebraska 4-3: Lost to Minnesota 34-7; open date.
— Iowa 4-2: Lost to Penn State 17-12; home vs. Purdue, 11 a.m., ESPN2.
— Iowa State 4-2: Beat West Virginia 38-14; at Texas Tech, 11 a.m., FS1.
— Wyoming 4-2: Lost to San Diego State 26-22; home vs. New Mexico, 1 p.m. MDT.


PGA Champions Tour (Tom Byrum): At the SAS Championships in Cary, N.C., Tom tied for 28th place and earned $15,592.50 for his weekend of 74-71-68=213, 3 under par. The Champions Tour stays on the East Coast this weekend for the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond.


Last week the mighty Chiefs and the Super Bowl Rams let down just about everybody else. Despite that, Greg Dean and Eric James came up with 9-1 records for 10 points each, missing only the Texans’ win at Kansas City. At 8-2 for 9 points each were Kyle Richards, David Ludwig, Randy Pool and Jason Noyes. At 7-3 for 8 points each were Mikal Kern, Levi Neuharth, Debra Bollinger, Nathan Vetter, Brian Hunhoff and Beth Rinehart.

Contest #10 (send your 10 winners to parkerhome16@hotmail.com by Saturday morning):
(1) Iowa State at Texas Tech
(2) Florida at South Carolina
(3) Temple at SMU
(4) Michigan at Penn State
(5) Boise State at BYU
(6) Arizona State at Utah
(7) Oregon at Washington
(8) NFL: Houston at Indianapolis
(9) NFL: Minnesota at Detroit
(10) NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas


The Pierre Athletic Coaches Association’s Athlete of the Week honors last week went to Houston Lunde of the football team and Miah Kienholz of the volleyball team.

Harriet Bresee, 85, Sioux Falls, died Oct. 14. A memorial service is being held this (Thursday) morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Lutheran church in Oldham. She is survived by five children—Bruce Bresee and his wife Cindy of Pierre, Bonnie Gunderson and her husband Ron of Sioux Falls, Linda Grace and her husband Nick of Hartford, Judy Postma and her husband Don of Sioux Falls, and Susan Bresee of Sioux Falls—as well as 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three siblings.

Kyle and Wren (Bishop) Hollingsworth have a new son in their family. Cruz Bishop Hollingsworth was born Oct. 8, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 3/4 inches. He joins sisters Harper, 12, and Knox, 2, in their family.

Roger Lehmkuhl, 79, died in Sioux Falls Oct. 13. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Isburg Funeral Chapel with a prayer service there at 6:30. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Roger grew up in the Agar/Gettysburg area and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1958. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1964, then made his home in Pierre. He and Janet Pitlick were married in 1965. Roger worked for many years for the state Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Information Technology. He is survived by his wife Janet of Pierre; two daughters, Tamara Darnall of Pierre and Deborah Carroll of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Lehmkuhl, and a sister, Bonnie Timpl;

Toby Bryant coached the Harrisburg middle-school softball team to the state middle-school fast-pitch championship this fall and had the memories-making honor to coach daughters Dessa, an eighth grader, and Autumn, a sixth grader, on his team. Meanwhile, Tyler Bryant’s daughter Macy played on Sioux Falls Memorial Middle School’s team that placed third in the middle-school state tournament.

Davin and Natalie (Hove) Yost revealed on Facebook last week that they are expecting a child in May.

Melissa Stinnett-Newling died Oct. 8. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at River Cities Public Transit. Melissa married Jeff Newling in 1991. She became the mother of three children, Benjamin, Jonathon and Kristina.

Jasmin Fosheim has been selected to be part of the Rural Leadership North Dakota Class IX which begins meeting this fall. After graduating from Augustana in 2017, Jasmin became executive director of the Hettinger, N.D., Chamber of Commerce and Adams County Development Corporation there in January 2018. She and fellow Riggs High alumnus Frank Turner were married earlier this year.

Peggy Henson, 50, died in a car accident west of Hayes on Oct. 12. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pierre. She grew up at Lovell, Wyo., then earned a degree at SDSU. She taught at Hill City; worked in Pierre for the Department of Education, teaching TTL to educators across the state; taught for seven years at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School and taught at the Oglala Lakota College campus in Eagle Butte. She worked weekends at Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center in Pierre. She is survived by four cousins and their families as well as special friends.

Remember the Riggs High fall play in the theater at 7 p.m. curtain time tonight, Friday and Saturday.

Ella Vining, 97, of Watertown, formerly of Aberdeen, passed away Oct. 11. She was the mother of long-time Pierre resident Ginny Schlekeway. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home in Aberdeen. In addition to Ginny, who lives now in Watertown, Mrs. Vining is survived by a son, Rich Vining of Sioux Falls; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

The Riggs High Emerald Regiment marching band placed first in the parade competition and third in their division of the field competition at Yankton’s marching band event Saturday.

Shirley Fanger, whose singing voice was heard at countless weddings, funerals and community events for decades, died at the age of 83 Oct. 8. Servicers were held Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blunt. The former Shirley Joachim graduated from Agar High School in 1953. She married Joe Fanger in 1954. After living on a farm north of Blunt, they made their home for the rest of their lives on a ranch east of Blunt. Among her survivors are her husband of 64 years, Joe Fanger; her sons, Dan, Mike and Ken Fanger; her daughter, Crystal Kinkler; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bob Lowery has declared his candidacy for a seat in the state House of Representatives from District 24 (Hughes-Stanley-Sully counties). Lowery has been a Pierre resident since 1994 when he left the Vermillion school system to become one of the assistant executive secretaries of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. He retired in 2012.

We know of at least two persons with Pierre ties who had the experience of being at Nationals Park in Washington Tuesday night when the Nats beat St. Louis to clinch the National League pennant. Bob Sahr, who lives now in Madison, was pictured on Facebook being interviewed outside the ballpark before going in to the game. Kelsie (Brandlee) Williams and her husband Josh were also there, proved by a photo on Facebook.

Francis Stahl, formerly of Onida, died Oct. 11 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., after a heart attack. He grew up in the Yale, S.D., and Onida areas and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Back in Onida he started Stahl’s Mobil Service and married the former Norma Jarnagin. In 1966 they and their family moved to Longmont, Colo., where Francis worked as a union carpenter. In 1972 they moved to Redfield where Francis again opened Stahl’s Mobil Service. In 1980 they moved to Grand Junction, and Francis resumed his career as a union carpenter. After retirement he built several homes in that area. He is survived by his wife Norma; his son, Michael Stahl and his wife Nancy; his daughter, Kathi Stahl; a grandson, Ryan Stahl; his brother, Woody Stahl and his wife Barb of Onida, and his sister-in-law, Helen Stahl of Pierre. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandi; his sister, Bernette, and his brothers, Willie and Albin.

Mikal and Myriah Kern of Wyndmere, N.D., are the parents of a son, Bennett Mikal Kern, who was born Oct. 16. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 21 inches. He joins a sister, Jolene, 4, in the Kern family.

Pierre lost one of its brightest rays of sunshine and enthusiasm when Carrie Mikkonen passed away unexpectedly of a sudden illness this week. She became ill late last week and was taken to Sioux Falls over the weekend and died there. We tried to learn funeral information last night before finishing this issue of the Update but were unable to do so. Check the two Pierre funeral home websites for details. Our sympathy to Carrie’s kids and their families and her countless number of friends.


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