Mark Ovenden

Craig Smith Still A Coyote

Craig Smith isn't leaving to coach Drake, stays at USD

Amidst constant rumors throughout the day Wednesday on social media that Craig Smith was leaving USD to take the head coaching job at Drake, it certainly appeared the highly successful Coyote coach might be heading to Des Moines. But to the delight of USD fans and players, it did not happen. Athletic Director David Herbster confirmed to KDLT Sports Wednesday…

SDSU’s Bono Is Big 12 Wrestling Coach Of The Year

SDSU’s Bono Is Big 12 Wrestling Coach Of The Year

IRVING, Texas – South Dakota State’s Chris Bono was honored Wednesday as the Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year after leading the Jackrabbits to their most successful season at the Division I level. During the recently completed 2016-17 season, the Jackrabbits compiled a 14-5 dual record, including an 8-1 mark against Big 12 Conference foes. SDSU finished third at…

Augustana Celebrates Banner, Bearcats Advance At Elite 8

Augustana Celebrates Banner, Bearcats Advance At Elite 8

At the Elite 8 Wednesday night at the Sanford Pentagon, the 2016 champion Augustana Vikings got a chance to celebrate last year’s title when their championship banner was displayed for the first time. Ironically, the team that knocked them out of the Central Region tournament this year advanced to the semi-finals for the first time. Justin Pitts scored 26 as…

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 22nd

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 22nd

Scoreboard Wednesday, March 22nd Men’s Basketball Elite 8 @ Sanford Pentagon Fairmont State 86, Rollins 68 *Falcons 30-2/Montgomery 21 points Bellamarine 92, Colorado Mines 72 *Tigers 29-3/Eberhard 26 points NW Missouri State 79, St. Thomas Aquinas 70 *Bearcats 30-1/Pitts 26 points Lincoln Memorial 74, Chico State 61 *Luquon Choice 22 points  

Fairmont And Bellamarine Both Win Handily

Fairmont And Bellamarine Both Win Handily

Fairmont State got 21 points from Vonte Montgomery and the Fighting Falcons roared into the second round of the Elite 8 Wednesday afternoon at the Sanford Pentagon with an 86-68 win over Rollins College. They will play Bellamarine after the Tigers won by an equally impressive margin. Adam Eberhard scored 26 in the 92-72 win over Colorado Mines.

Bearcats Familiar With Pentagon

Northwest Missouri State has had success at the Pentagon in the past

  It’s the Elite 8, which means jitters for all 8 teams. But for top-ranked Northwest Missouri State there was still more of a comfort level after playing several times in the Sanford Pentagon. The Bearcats played the first evening game Wednesday night in Sioux Falls.

Passolt Leads Herd Past Des Moines

Stampede skate past Bucs as Passolt scores twice

Sioux Falls, SD—Josh Passolt scored twice while Khristian Acosta tallied a goal and three assists as the Herd powered past the Des Moines Buccaneers 5-2 Tuesday evening at the PREMIER Center. The Herd improved to 4-1-0 against the Bucs this season and collected their first home win since New Year’s Eve. Mikhali Berdin stopped 30 of 32 shots in goal…

Nelson, DeWeerd MVP’s At Lennon Class B

Laura Nelson, Caleb DeWeerd dominate at Class B Dan Lennon

Laura Nelson of Gayville-Volin has had a decorated career as a long distance runner. The state cross country champ added to her awards by being named the Class “B” Dan Lennon MVP Tuesday. She won the 1600 Meter run with a time of 5:37. Caleb DeWeerd of SF Christian won the boys MVP by also winning the 600 Meter in…

Scoreboard Tuesday, March 21st

Scoreboard Tuesday, March 21st

Scoreboard Tuesday, March 21st USHL Stampede 5, Des Moines 2 *Passolt 2 goals (18) NHL Wild 3, San Jose 2 NBA San Antonio 100, Timberwolves 93 Women’s Golf Sacramento State Invite 598-Sacramento State 599-Princeton 600-Nevada 604-Northern Colorado 635-USD (10th) *Brenna Lervick (USD) 24th College Baseball Presentation 7, Briar Cliff 5 Briar Cliff 6, Presentation 2 Women’s Softball Dordt 2, Mount Marty…

MMA Back At Pentagon In April

Storley, Michaud and Larson headline MMA Fight Night at Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – MMA makes its return to Sioux Falls on April 29 at 6 p.m. with a card featuring veterans of the UFC and several fighters with South Dakota connections. Sioux Falls Fight Night at the Pentagon produced by Martin Advisory Group in conjunction with Legacy Fighting Alliance has put together a lineup of 12 fights featuring nine…

Storm Home Win Streak Reaches 64

Brown leads Storm to big win over Barnstormers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Storm won their 64th consecutive home game after hijacking the Iowa Barnstormers two-game win streak following a 70-13 victory. The Storm broke out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back. Quarterback Lorenzo Brown was the first to score after a ten-yard run with 3:45 left in the opening quarter. Brown’s 30-yard pass to…

Melsted Wins 400th At Augustana

Augie softball coach wins 400th with Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University softball head coach Gretta Melsted won her 400th career game as the Vikings’ head coach in a 1-0 win over the University of Central Missouri on Sunday morning. The Vikings (15-7) ended the six-game trip with a 4-1 loss to Pittsburg State. Melsted owns a career record of 400-186 in 11 seasons at Augustana,…

Roncalli’s Dosch Retires As Football Coach

Legendary SD High School football coach calls it a career

Terry Dosch,  Head Football and Head Boys Track and Field Coach at Roncalli High School has asked to be released from his coaching duties for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.  He would continue with his teaching assignment with the Aberdeen Catholic Schools.  Coach Dosch has been coaching football for the past 38 years, 37 as a head coach, including the…