Friday, October 31, 2008

Scrimmages Set; Ridge Sues, UNI PG Battle

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Here are the Breakdown's players and team of the week:
Kennedy: players Brianna Tisch, Chaska; Cassie Rochel, Lakeville North; Jevonte Hill, St. Paul Central. team: Eastview
Becker: Players: Katie Loberg, Princeton; Team: Andover

Sauk Centre will be hosting a 12 team scrimmage on Nov. 22 from 10:00 to 3:00.
Teams include Sauk Centre, Melrose, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle, Paynesville, Park Rapids, Litchfield, Morris, Minnewaska, Hancock, Brandon/Evansville, Royalton, Osakis.

Eagle Valley will hold a jamboree on Saturday, November 22. Prior to that the teams will scrimmage.
Here is the Jamboree schedule. The event will be in Clarissa.
5:30 Upsala vs. Menahga
6:25 St Johns Prep vs. Pillager
7:20 Staples vs. Bertha-Hewitt
8:10 Eagle Valley vs. Verndale

Chaska and Chanhassen (the new school in the Chaska district) are putting up rules for in district transfers. From the SW Scoreboard.

Cathy Storm is the new girls basketball coach at Marlette, Michigan. From the Port Huron Times Herald.

The NCAA wants to judge coaches by athletic academic performance. From USA Today.

RyAnne Ridge, former player with Colorado, has sued the school over breach of contract. She says she was promised a scholarship after transferring from Tulsa. Ridge went to high school at Cedar Rapids Xavier. She left the Buffaloes in March 2008. From the Boulder Daily Camera.

BIG 10: Minnesota plays Concordia St. Paul on Sunday at 2 pm in an exhibition.
Badger coach Lisa Stone does a Q&A.
Indiana hosts Southern Indiana Saturday at 4 pm in an exhibition.

BIG 12: Kansas hosts Fort Hays State on Sunday in an exhibition.

BIG EAST: Here is the Marquette promotional schedule. Louisville held their media day yesterday.

GREAT WEST: North Dakota's Kayla Bagaason (Fosston) is back from her knee injury last season. From the Grand Forks Herald.

MID AMERICAN: In the MAC Bowling Green (East) and Ball State (West) are the picks to win the divisions. Here are the preseason picks in the west half: Northern Illinois is 2nd. Central Michigan is 3rd. Western Michigan is 4th. In the East Kent State is picked for 4th.
On the MAC site the conference coaches answered fan questions.

MISSOURI VALLEY: Starting at point guard at Northern Iowa? It is a battle between Jacqui Kalin (Sioux City North) and KK Armstrong (Cedar Rapids Washington). Kalin injured her ankle and is out for two weeks. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Northern Iowa is chasing a championship. Plus an "at a glance" From the Des Moines Register.
Drake hosts Quincy on Saturday.

MOUNTAIN WEST: Colorado State opens their season tonight with an exhibition vs Adams State. Here are the game notes. The Rams theme this year is "Getting to Work"

PATRIOT: American is picked for third in the Patriot League.

SUMMIT: South Dakota State's women's basketball team is a role model for all. An editorial in the SDSU Collegian does not want the Jackrabbits to play South Dakota in major sports.

GLIAC: Hillsdale is the pick in the South half. Michigan Tech is the #1 pick in the North. Northern Michigan is picked for 6th in the North. Hillsdale's Katie Cezat (Plymouth Canton) is the GLIAC preseason player of the year.

NORTHERN SUN: SW MN State opens their season today in the Disney Classic. The Mustangs face Delta State. From the Marshall Independent.

WIAC: UW Eau Claire held their Blue & Gold scrimmage. Kaylee Cardinal (Arrowhead) had 14 for the Blue; Hannah Mesick (Chatfield) had 12 for the Gold. The Blue won 69-51. From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
UW Superior has their team and player photos on line.

DAC: Dickinson State is excited about the upcoming season. From the Dickinson Press.
Minot State has to replace quality this season. From the Minot Daily News.
GREAT PLAINS: #2 rated Hastings has high expectations this season. From the Grand Island Independent.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: NDSCS opens their season Saturday and Sunday with the AmericInn Classic.

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