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Catching up: Augustana's Docken stays undefeated with win at Minot State

By Amanda Hart

For The Daily Republic

Winner native Jayd Docken, a junior on the Augustana College wrestling team, kept his undefeated season alive with an 8-3 decision in the Vikings’ 36-6 victory over Minot State Saturday at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.

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Docken, who scored three takedowns in the win, ranks fifth in NCAA Division II at 197 pounds.

Augustana (6-2, 2-0 NSIC) continues its season Saturday at the Ranger Duals in Kenosha, Wis.

- Briar Cliff sophomore Paige Herrboldt, an Olivet native, scored a season-high 13 points against Morningside College Jan. 4. She followed that performance with nine points, shooting 3-of-7 from behind the arc, in a 78-70 victory over Mount Marty College Jan. 8 in Yankton.

Briar Cliff (11-8, 5-5 GPAC) takes on Concordia Saturday in Great Plains Athletic Conference action in Seward, Neb.

- The Northern State University wrestling squad sits at 2-2 almost halfway through the 2013-14 season. Ian Muirhead, a senior for the Wolves and a Presho native, was one of three NSU wrestlers to pick up a victory in a 28-9 loss to Chadron State Dec. 14. Muirhead edged out the Eagles’ Jay Stine, winning 7-6 at 141 pounds.

Northern travels to Kearney, Neb., Saturday for a dual with the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

- Former Mitchell Kernel standout Kendra Knight, a redshirt senior on the University of Sioux Falls track and field team, recorded a first-place finish Saturday at the Minnesota-State Mankato Alumni Open in Mankato, Minn. She finished the 600-meter dash with a time of 1 minute, 34.63 seconds. Knight also competed in the 200-meter dash, where she finished in seventh with a time of 26.63 seconds.

The Cougars compete again this weekend when they travel to Sioux Center, Iowa, to take part in the Dordt Open.

- Ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division I at 174 pounds, Wagner native Robert Kokesh was one of seven Nebraska wrestlers to notch victories Saturday against the University of Pennsylvania in Lincoln, Neb.

Kokesh, a junior for the Huskers, pinned Penn’s Zach Agostino in 4:50 for the victory, the 91st of his career.

Nebraska (8-0) is ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division I and returns to the mat Saturday to defend its undefeated record against the Iowa Hawkeyes.