SDSU football to play Iowa St.
South Dakota State and Iowa State have reached an agreement to play each other in the 2018 football season opener.
The game is set for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. The teams last played in 2008, with the Cyclones winning 44-17 on their home field.
“We are very excited about the chance to play the Cyclones again and the Jackrabbits will be ready,” SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier said. “Our 2008 game in Ames was our first FBS contest of the Division I era. Hopefully we will be able to perform better than we did that day. I know coach Rhoads has done may great things during his tenure and we will expect the Cyclones to continue to be an excellent football program.”
SDSU now has four games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents scheduled for future seasons: 2013 at Nebraska, 2014 at Missouri, 2015 at Minnesota and 2018 at Iowa State.
Raiders, Cobblers make all-GDC
Rapid City Stevens' Sydney Moyle, Taylor Messinger and Kate Salkowski, and Rapid City Central's Kendall Tucker and Tianna Duda were named to the Greater Dakota Conference all-conference tennis team.
Raider head coach Jason Olson was selected the conference coach of the year.
Hill City hosting special night
The second annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” football game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Ranger Field in Hill City.
The game features Hill City against Custer. The goal is to have all attending the game wear pink to honor loved ones that have battled cancer and to celebrate the survivors.
Special pink T-shirts have been created for the football game and will be on sale for $10 per shirt. All proceeds from the football game will stay local and benefit the Regional Cancer Care Institute.
If you have a loved one who has battled cancer and would like to have their name included in the program please email their name “in honor” or “in celebration” to Carmen Ronish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHL preseason schedule announced
The Central Hockey League announced its 2012 preseason schedule, which consists of eight games beginning Oct. 12 and concluding Oct. 14.
Eight of the CHL’s 10 teams will be in preseason action with only the Arizona Sundogs and Missouri Mavericks not taking on a fellow CHL opponent.
The preseason gets under way Oct. 12 with three games including Quad City at Bloomington, Allen at Texas and Denver at Rapid City. In all three cases, it is the first of back-to-back games between the teams.
Collins wins two tournaments
Rapid City native Wil Collins had a big week, winning the Nebraska Open and New Mexico Open back to back.
Collins, a graduate of Rapid City Stevens, topped Zenon Brown on the fifth hole of a sudden death playoff to win the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open on Sunday before shooting a final-round 64 on Thursday to win the 59th annual New Mexico Open at Santa Ana Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo.
Collins and Brown were tied for the lead entering the final round and each shot final round 68s to finish at 11-under par at the Elks Country Club in Columbus, Neb.
Collins, who played college golf at the University of New Mexico and lives in Albuquerque, was 12-under par in the New Mexico Open to win by two shots over Tony Finau and James Drew and take home a winner’s check of $13,500. Former PGA Tour professional Notah Begay III finished tied for 12th at 3-under par.
Collins shot scores of 69 or better in all six rounds in the two tournaments.
Basketball league begins soon
The fourth annual Central Cobblers 4-on-4 Basketball League is set to start Oct. 7 and conclude Oct. 28.
The league is for boys and girls at North, South and East middle schools in sixth through eighth grade. The league, which runs on four straight Sundays, is at Central High School.
The cost is $45 per player with a deduction of $20 for each additional family member. Because of the number of divisions and players involved, only the first 16 players to sign up will be in the league.
For more information, call Kraig Bloome at 209-9459 or 721-9313.
-- Journal staff