Central Region Tournament

Augie Baseball Advances to Region Championship

Augie Baseball Advances to Region Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Top-seed Augustana fell behind early in Friday’s Central Regional I Tournament semifinal, but put up crooked numbers in two innings to secure a spot in the tournament finals on Saturday with a 9-4 win over No. 5 seed Arkansas-Monticello. The Vikings improve to 42-14 with the win, and advance to the tournament finals on Saturday at…

Augustana Rallies past Oklahoma Baptist

Augustana Rallies past Oklahoma Baptist

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – Things did not look good early for top-seeded Augustana, but the defending national champions battled back from a 6-0 hole to defeat No. 8 seed Oklahoma Baptist 12-10 in the Central Region Tournament on Thursday at Karras Park. The win boosts the Vikings record to 41-14, and they advance in the winners bracket to play Arkansas-Monticello…

Vikings Baseball Building Winning Culture

Vikings Baseball Building Winning Culture

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team is coming off winning the Division II national championship. But what they have done after losing 5 members of the pitching staff to graduation and professional baseball is rather amazing. Tim Huber knew his team would still be good with almost every starter back from a great hitting team. But the success they…

Huber Glad Augie Baseball to Host Central Region Tournament

Huber Glad Augie Baseball to Host Central Region Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana University will host the DII Central I Region in Sioux Falls Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18 at Karras Park, Home of Ronken Field. Games will get underway Thursday with No. 4 seed Minnesota State facing off with No. 5 seed Arkansas-Monticello at 3:30 p.m.  No. 1 seed Augustana will take on No. 8 seed Oklahoma…

Augie Rallies to Beat Missouri Western at Central Region Softball

Augie Rallies to Beat Missouri Western at Central Region Softball

WINONA, Minn. — The Augustana softball team opened up the NCAA central region tournament with some late-game excitement on Thursday, defeating Missouri Western 8-7 in walk-off fashion. Tied at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh, Senior Shannon Petersen hit a sac-fly to right field, scoring Ashley Mickschl for the game-winning run. Augustana improves to 52-9 on the year and sees head coach Gretta Melsted collect her…

Augie Softball Eliminated at Regional after 2 losses

Augie Softball Eliminated at Regional after 2 losses

Game Two Friday MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Augustana’s NCAA Central Regional run came to an end on Friday night under the lights at Dawson Field in Magnolia, Ark., as Minnesota State used a three-run fifth inning to build a 5-1 lead over the Vikings that they could not overcome in an 8-4 loss to the defending national champions. The loss ends…

Augie Season Ends at Central Region Championship

Augie Season Ends at Central Region Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — They found themselves buried in a hole early, and unfortunately, they couldn’t dig themselves out of it, as the Augustana women’s basketball season comes to a close after the Vikings dropped an 81-42 contest to No. 2 Central Missouri Monday night in the Central Region Championship game. Augustana, who won a share of the NSIC regular…

On to region semi’s for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

On to region semi's for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (29-3) held the third team in the nation in hitting percentage, Arkansas Tech (35-1), to just .165 hitting in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 sweep on Thursday night in the PE Gym. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with 17 kills on 35 swings including a six-kill first set that helped SMSU jump on top of Arkansas…

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Marshall, Minn. – The No. 11 Northern State University volleyball team fell to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in a heartbreaking five set match in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves finish the season with a 23-7 record overall, after qualifying for their third NCAA Tournament in school history. The Wolves dropped the first two sets,…

SMSU Volleyball to host Central Region Tourney

SMSU Volleyball to host Central Region Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second time in school history, the Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball program will host the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament, which will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. The NCAA Division II volleyball national committee announced the 64-team tournament field tonight with SMSU earning the region’s No. 1 seed. The eight-team region…

Augie Soccer Team Excited to make Central Region Tourney

Machacek, Barkus are pumped that the Vikings season continues Friday

Taylor Machacek’s brilliant career is extended for at least one more game as the Augustana soccer team heads to Missouri and the Central Region Tournament on Friday against Bemidji State. The winner then plays unbeaten Central Missouri. This was a goal all season long for this team and their record-setting goalie and her head coach Brandon Barkus are very excited…

Augie Soccer Team Makes Central Region

Augie Soccer Team Makes Central Region

INDIANAPOLIS – The Augustana women’s soccer team earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Central Regional and will play No. 5 seed Bemidji State (15-1-3) in Warrensburg, Mo. on Friday, Nov. 10 at a time to be determined later. This will be the Vikings fourth appearance in the NCAA tournament and their third in the last four seasons. Augustana…

Augie Softball Stays Alive at Region

Augie Softball Stays Alive at Region

Game 1 Recap MANKATO, Minn. – No. 7 seed Augustana University softball (39-15) fought off elimination in the Central Region 2 Tournament with a 6-1 over No. 6 seed Pittsburg State (Kan.) on Friday afternoon in Mankato, Minnesota. The Vikings scored early and scored in four of the first five innings, including two-run innings in the third and fourth, to…

Mankato Beats Augie at Region Softball

Mankato Beats Augie at Region Softball

MANKATO, Minn. – No. 7 seed Augustana University softball (38-15) put up four runs in the top of the second inning and knocked NSIC Pitcher of the Year Coley Ries around for eight hits but Minnesota State, Mankato (55-6) used a six-run bottom of the second to earn an 8-4 win over the Vikings. Augustana and Minnesota State combined to…

Mustangs enjoying the roll into Central Region championship game

SMSU continues winning ways to make title game

MARYVILLE, MO-The Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State have advanced to the Central Region title game against the top team in Division II, the Bearcats of NW Missouri State who own a 31-1 record. But Brad Bigler’s team is 28-5 and has been winning tight games all season long. One more win and they make the Elite 8 in Sioux Falls….

SMSU Rallies Past East Central And In To Region Final

Mustangs Win 74-70 To Advance To Central Region Championship Game Tuesday Against Northwest Missouri State

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State rallied from a nine-point deficit with less than nine minutes remaining in the game to earn a 74-70 victory over No. 3 seed East Central University (Okla.) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament on Sunday night at Bearcat Arena on the campus of Northwest Missouri State…

Northwest Missouri State Ends Augustana’s Championship Reign

Vikings Fall In Central Region Semifinals 74-53

MARYVILLE, Mo. – No. 5 seed Augustana University men’s basketball (24-9) saw its season come to an end in a 74-53 loss to No. 1 seed (31-1) and top-ranked Northwest Missouri State in the NCAA Central Region Tournament semifinals on Sunday night. Augustana made its 14th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016-17, including its third straight trip. The Vikings made their…

Mustangs Ride Past Arkansas Tech In Central Region Quarterfinal

SMSU Wins 93-82

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Joey Bartlett scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to lead No. 2 seed Southwest Minnesota State to a 93-82 victory over No. 7 seed Arkansas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament at Bearcat Arena.   SMSU, 27-5 overall, will advance to Sunday’s region semifinals and face East…