University of Sioux Falls and former Andes Central golfer J.J. Cooney is making noise once again after finishing tied for 17th in the Missouri Southern State Invite in Monkey Island, Oklahoma, on Monday and Tuesday.

The Pickstown native finished the tournament at even par, thanks to a two-under, 70 score in the final round. Cooney was the lone Sioux Falls golfer to finish in the top 50 of the 66-man tournament.

Cooney and the Cougars return to the course on Friday in the Augustana Fall Invite for another two-day tournament.

Rice places in top 10 at GPAC fall qualifier

Mitchell native and University of Jamestown standout Jacob Rice tied for 10th place on Monday and Tuesday in the fall qualifier for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Men's Championship at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls.

Rice shot a 74 in the first round and bounced back the following day to shoot a two-over par, 72 in the second round. The senior ultimately finished the two-today event six-over, 146.

St. Pierre makes first interception

University of Sioux Falls cornerback and Wagner High School graduate Noah St. Pierre made his first career interception in last Saturday's 51-13 win over crosstown rival Augustana in the "Key to the City Series" game.

The senior picked off Augustana quarterback Mike Saddler in the second quarter, returning it 17 yards to set up a Cougar touchdown to take a 30-3 lead.

St. Pierre and USF host Minot State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Roth helps BHSU to win

Freeman native Cailey Roth placed fifth in the Gage McSpadden Invitational last Friday in Spearfish City Park to help Black Hills State University win the meet for the third consecutive year.

Roth, a senior, finished the 6K race with a career-best mark of 20:08.49 as the Yellow Jackets topped Montana State-Billings and SD Mines.

Roth and BHSU are back in action on Oct. 6 at Metropolitan State University of Denver's Roadrunner Invitational.