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Entries for September 2009

This past Saturday the Yellow Jackets were in Madison, South Dakota to take on the Dakota State University Trojans.  The Trojans took the early advantage scoring on a blocked punt near the end zone.  After the score by Dakota State the game turned in favor of the Yellow Jackets as they went on to score 44 straight points to take the Missouri River Shootout trophy for the fourth consecutive year.
 

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The Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team hit the road for their first two away conference matches. The Yellow Jackets battled undefeated Jamestown College and another tough side from Valley City State. The Yellow Jackets were not able to pull out a victory against the Jimmies, but did defeat the Vikings of Valley City to move their conference record to 3-1.

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Senior setter Mandy Brumfield was named DAC Player of the Week for her efforts this past weekend.  BHSU defeated Dickinson State University 3-1 and Minot State University 3-0 to improve to 12-8 on the season.

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Black Hills State University and the Yellow Jacket Foundation hosted the Second Annual Yellow Jacket 5K/10K Run on Sunday, Sept. 20 to cap off Swarm Week festivities.  The event raised nearly $1,000 for scholarships to Black Hills State student-athletes.

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Victoria Lounsbery has recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Black Hills State University beginning in the fall of 2010.  Victoria is currently a senior at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 5’7” setter has been a standout athlete in volleyball and track & field during her time in high school. 

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The Yellow Jackets took the field this past Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd for Swarm Days.  The day kicked off with the legendary Swarm Day parade which started at 10 AM.  Following the parade was the tailgate party in the Young Center parking lot which was headlined by Kory and the Fireflies.  The Yellow Jackets took the field at 1 PM and never looked back burning the Comets 50-12. 

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This weekend, the Black Hills State Yellow Jacket volleyball team played their first two DAC games of the season. Friday night the Yellow Jackets picked up an impressive win against Dickinson State in front of a large home crowd. The Lady Jackets then capped off the Swarm Day festivities with another victory over Minot, pushing them to a 2-0 conference record.

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The Second Annual Yellow Jacket 5K-10K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 8:30am in Spearfish, S.D.

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After two weeks traveling on the road the Yellow Jackets return home for Swarm Days and the DAC season opener this Saturday against Mayville State University.  BHSU is coming off a 21-7 victory last weekend in Alva, Oklahoma against Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  “After two weeks on the road our team is ready to play in front of a home crowd and it being Swarm Days is just an added bonus,” said Head Coach Jay Long.

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Last weekend the Yellow Jackets had a pair of standout performances at the South Dakota School of Mines Invitational.  Sophomore Jed Morgan from Loveland, Colorado won the men’s race with a time of 26:25 which was 17 seconds faster than the runner-up finisher. 

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Black Hills State Yellow Jacket volleyball partook in the Quality Inn Classic in Hastings, N.E. this past weekend. Two of the Yellow Jackets four games were against NAIA Top 25 teams as Black Hills State fell in three of their four matches moving them to 10-8 overall.

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The BHSU football program traveled to Alva, Oklahoma this past weekend to take on NAIA powerhouse Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The field conditions were wet due to the rain that started early in the morning Saturday and didn’t stop until halftime.  The Yellow Jackets went on to defeat the Rangers 21-7.

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Following a four kilometer road race on September 4 against Wartburg College and BHSU Alumni the men’s and women’s cross country teams officially opened the 2009 season by sweeping the South Dakota Mines Cross Country Invitational in Rapid City on Saturday.

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The Yellow Jackets will depart Thursday morning at 11:30 AM for Alva, Oklahoma to take on Northwestern Oklahoma State University who is fresh off their victory over NCAA II Colorado State University at Pueblo 32-28.  This will be the second meeting between the Raiders and the Yellow Jackets.  In 2008, the Raiders defeated BHSU 10-7 at Lyle Hare Stadium in a very close game throughout. 

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Coming into the game this past weekend Southwest Minnesota State University was coming off a 6-4 season the previous year including a loss to BHSU early in the 2008 season.  This past Saturday Southwest avenged the loss in 2008 as they defeated Black Hills State University 55-10. 

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Saturday, the Black Hills State Yellow Jacket volleyball team faced off against Rocky Mountain and Montana Western in the second and final day of the DWU/Mount Marty tournament. The Yellow Jackets continued their groove from Friday as they defeated the Battlin’ Bears and the Bulldogs to push their winning streak to five.

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Friday, the Lady Yellow Jackets met up with both Mount Marty and Briar Cliff in the first day of the DWU/Mount Marty Tournament. With the momentum from Wednesday night’s win still fresh in the huddle, the Yellow Jackets stepped onto the floor and posted two more much needed victories.

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The Black Hills State University cross country teams open the 2009 season today, September 4, with a 4k road race against Wartburg College from Waverly, IA. The race will be the opener for both teams with strong cross country traditions.

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The Black Hills State University Lady Yellow Jackets squared of against NCAA Division II opponent Chadron State College at 7 PM tonight. This match was the first home contest for Coach Jhett Albers’ team. The Lady Yellow Jackets put on a show for the large crowd that filled the Donald E. Young Center gymnasium as they rolled past the Eagles in three sets.

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Kickoff is set for 6 PM CST as the Yellow Jackets will take on the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs.  This will be the season opener for the Yellow Jackets and the first season for Head Coach Jay Long.

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The Yellow Jackets will depart this Friday at 7 AM for Marshall, Minnesota to take on NCAA II Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday.  This is the second meeting between the two teams as last season the Yellow Jackets defeated the Mustangs in an exciting finish.  This game will also mark the season opener for first year Head Coach Jay Long and his Yellow Jackets.

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