The Northern State wrestlers head to Brookings to face South Dakota State at 6 tonight at Frost Arena.
The Wolves are 2-0 in duals this season. The Jacks are 1-2 after dropping their Western Wrestling Conference opener to North Dakota State Tuesday. SDSU will wrestle another Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team, Southwest Minnesota State, at 8 p.m.
The Jacks lead the all-time series against the Wolves 28-1-1. However, former SDSU standout wrestler and NSU coach Pat Timm and his Wolves have had recent success against the Jackrabbits, tying SDSU 19-19 last season and beating the Jacks 18-16 in 2008.
One of the featured matches scheduled to take place tonight is the heavyweight battle between juniors and Minnesota natives Matt Meuleners (Young America) of NSU and Joe Skow (Jackson). Meuleners is the defending DII national champion and rated second this season. Skow is a transfer from the University of Sioux Falls where he was a two-time NAIA national qualifier.
Boys' tourney scheduled
The Dacotah Bank Youth Basketball Tournament for boys in grades 4-6 will be Jan. 7 in Aberdeen.
The fourth-graders will play at Simmons Middle School and the fifth- and sixth-graders at Central High School. The entry fee is $100 per team. The registration and fee deadline is Dec. 23.
Details: Greg Murley at email@example.com or 605-380-8362.
Wings at home tonight
The Aberdeen Wings will play Minot at 7:15 tonight at the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen.
Here are the Central Division standings:
GP W L OT Pts GF GA BismarckÉ26 21 5 0 42 112 65 AustinÉ25 14 9 2 30 81 65 AlexandriaÉ24 14 8 2 30 75 66 AberdeenÉ27 13 12 2 28 77 83 MinotÉ27 4 22 1 9 49 111 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Wood wins in South Dakota
Starting next year, all amateur baseball teams in South Dakota will play their games with wood or composite bats.
The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association state commissioners recently made the decision during their fall meeting. Prior to that time, teams in Class A played exclusively with wood bats while Class B teams played primarily with aluminum bats with the option to play wood-bat games.
The vote among commissioners was split, 9-4. Commissioners made the decision following the results of a survey of all South Dakota managers. The results showed a majority of the teams favored going to wood bats.