The Oahe Capitals opened league play on Friday night with an impressive 8-0 victory over the Huron All Stars. The opening period featured just one goal from Capital defenseman Alec Norwick as both teams were fairly even in every statistical category. The second period turned out to be quite different as the Caps scored six goals to pull away from Huron. During the scoring barage , Huron was held to only 6 shots in the period as the Capitals tallied 18.
The Capitals were led by all state defensman Cash Anderson scoring one goal and tallying three assists on the evening. Alec Norwick chipped in two goals for the Capitals. Goaltender Tim Fuerst recorded his first shutout of the season stopping 14 shots.
On Saturday evening, the Oahe Capitals completed their first weekend of league play defeating the Sioux Falls Flyers by a score of 6-0. The Caps started the scoring within the first two minutes when Bo Atkins scored on a breakaway. Atkins led the Capitals in scoring Saturday night with two goals and two assists. Alex Meagher only faced ten shots on the night recording his first shutout of the regular season. The Capitals move their regular season & league record to 2-0. The Capitals return to action next Saturday as they welcome the Mitchell Marlins to the Expo Center.
Lady Caps Dropped By Aberdeen
The Oahe Lady Capitals dropped their second consecutive league game on Friday night against the Aberdeen Cougars 7-1. Aberdeen opened the contest with five consecutive goals before Lady Capital Traci Corcoran scored on the powerplay. Goaltender Madison Bogue stopped 21 of 28 shots. The Lady Capitals recorded 25 shots on goal in the loss. The Lady Caps drop to 0-2 in league play. The Oahe Lady Capitals return to action Sunday when they host Watertown at 2PM.
Governor Wrestling Strong In Watertown
The Pierre Governor wrestling team showed on Saturday even with new faces they were still the competitive team of past years. The Governors opened the 8 team dual in Watertown with a 50-18 win against Canby. The Govs later in the day would face ESD foe Huron. Huron entered the 2013 season with a preseason rank of fifth in the state. The Governors handled the Tigers with a 49-21 victory.
The only team loss of the 8 team dual came to the hands of the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles got the better of Pierre through a 36-31 win. The Governors finished the dual with another team victory over Mitchell, 48-22 to claim third place in the tournament.
Individually for the Governors, sophomore Jebben Keyes went a perfect 4-0 in the tournament. Keyes' victories over the weekend helped him eclipse the 100 career win mark in a Governor uniform. Austin Senger & Spencer Sarringar both went undefeated at the duals.The Governors return to action this weekend as they travel west for the two day Rapid City Invitational.
Peterson Earns Conference Academic Honor
Former Pierre Riggs soccer standout, Linsey Peterson earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete for the second time. Earlier this fall, Peterson was named to the All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Team for the 4th straight year. Peterson played in the midfield for the Tigers and is a Sport, Exercise and Wellness major. In order to be considered for the scholar athlete honor, a student must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and achieved junior academic status.
Bohl Named HC @ Wyoming
(From NDSU Sports Information Desk)
North Dakota State University head football coach Craig Bohl will continue to lead the Bison through the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs despite being named the next head coach at the University of Wyoming. Bohl was the 2012 FCS Coach of the Year by The Sports Network and the American Football Coaches Association. He is a three-time Missouri Valley Football Conference Coach of the Year and has guided North Dakota State to three straight MVFC championships and back-to-back FCS national titles. Bohl has a 101-32 record in his 11th season at NDSU including a 12-0 mark this year. North Dakota State is scheduled to host Coastal Carolina in the FCS quarterfinals at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, on ESPN.
USD Men Fall In OT, Women Defeat Mines
(From USD Sports Information Desk)
Larry Nance Jr. converted a three-point play with 2.6 seconds left in overtime to lift Wyoming to a 67-66 win against South Dakota in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday. Nance Jr. scored a game-high 25 points for the Cowboys, who have won six of their last seven.
South Dakota got a team-high 22 points from Brandon Bos, who pulled off the improbable to send the game into overtime. Up 60-57 with six seconds left, Wyoming chose to foul Bos with three seconds left. Bos made the first free throw, missed the second, got his own rebound and was shoved to the floor with one second remaining. Bos rattled in both free throws to force overtime.
The loss was the Coyotes’ second in three nights. The game was the second of a USD women’s and men’s doubleheader. The Coyote women defeated South Dakota Mines 81-49 earlier in the day. South Dakota returns to the court Tuesday against Kansas State. The Coyotes will play their third home game of the season next Saturday against Green Bay.
Jacks Season Ends At Eastern Washington
(From SDSU Sports Information Desk)
Walter Payton Award finalist Vernon Adams threw for five touchdowns, including two in a pivotal third quarter, to lead third-seeded Eastern Washington to a 41-17 victory over South Dakota State in second-round action of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs Saturday afternoon at Roos Field.
For SDSU, Austin Sumner ended the afternoon 26-of-40 passing for 315 yards. Senior wide receiver Trevor Tiefenthaler recorded career highs of 11 catches for 139 yards, while Jason Schneider added six receptions for 81 yards in setting the Jackrabbit single-season record with 78 receptions. Running back Zach Zenner crossed the 2,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season, finishing the year with 2,015 after tallying 71 yards on 21 carries. South Dakota State, which had its five-game winning streak broken, saw its season end with a 9-5 overall record.
Jackets Win Fourth Game
(From Black Hills State Sports Information Desk)
The Black Hills State University men's basketball team moved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as they held off a second have comeback by the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks to win, 74-66.
Myles Henry led the way for the Yellow Jackets yet again off the bench as he scored a season and career-high as a Jacket, 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Senior Tommy Earl also scored 15 points and pulled down four boards as he went 6-of-10 on field goals to help his team to an 11-point, 39-28, lead at halftime on Saturday night.
Black Hills State University shot 51.9-percent on the night. The next game for Black Hills State will be back in Spearfish to host Colorado Christian University on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6 p.m. from the Young Center.
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