Mark Ovenden

New faces for Vikings in final training camp in Mankato

New faces for Vikings in final training camp in Mankato

MANKATO, MN…Maybe it’s fitting that the final final training camp in Mankato is absent some familiar faces. Adrian Peterson in New Orleans, Mount Vernon’s Chad Greenway retired, and the Vikings hope it’s the new faces in camp that will change last year’s 8-8 result.> “Proof has got to be in the pudding you know? I thought we were going to…

Canaries beat Saltdogs to start second half

Canaries beat Saltdogs to start second half

Sioux Falls, SD – Behind a three-run sixth inning, the Sioux Falls Canaries defeated the Lincoln Saltdogs, 6-4, in front of a crowd of 2,643 at Sioux Falls Stadium to extend their winning streak to four games. The Saltdogs struck first in the top of the first inning on Curt Smith’s broken-bat RBI single, but the Canaries fought right back…

Scoreboard Thursday, July 27th

Scoreboard Thursday, July 27th

Scoreboard Thursday, July 27th State “A” Legion Baseball @ Rapid City Winner’s Bracket Pierre 9, Brandon Valley 3 RC Post (22) 2, Renner 1 Elimination Bracket Aberdeen 5, SF West 5 *West eliminated Mitchell 3, SF East 2 *East eliminated Iowa State H.S. Baseball Class 1-A Semifinals Martensdale St. Mary’s 6, Akron-Westfield 1 *Warriors finish 32-3 American Association Canaries 6,…

Renner 307 has well-rounded team at State A Tourney

Renner 307 has well-rounded team at State A Tourney

The Renner Post 307 legion team is on a mission to win the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament in Rapid City. They feature one of the top players in the state in left-handed pitcher Spencer Koelewyn who had 13 strikeouts in Wednesday’s win over Mitchell. But Jack Van Leur in his first year as head coach knows that he’s got…

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston’s Riley Reiff

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston's Riley Reiff

The Minnesota Vikings opened fall camp Thursday in Mankato for the last time after 52 years. But it was a brand new experience for Parkston native Riley Reiff who was originally a first round pick of the Detroit Lions. But he signed with Minnesota and is working with his new teammates to develop chemistry. His new head coach Mike Zimmer…

Gregory could be really good in 2017

Gregory could be really good in 2017

Andy McCance has been on good teams in the past at Gregory…twice a state champion. But he really likes this year’s version of the Gorillas who won the Riggs Academy 7 on 7 Tournament in Sioux Falls when they beat Brandon Valley, Mandan, ND, O’Gorman and then Lincoln in the title game. I’d say there’s good reason for Andy to…

Gregory Wins 7 on 7 Football Tournament

Gregory Wins 7 on 7 Football Tournament

  Riggs Academy hosted a 12-team 7 on 7 football tournament Wednesday at the Sanford Football Complex. It featured 2 teams from Fargo, 2 from Sioux Falls along with Iowa. And the team that emerged with a 4-0 record was the Gregory Gorillas led by QB Andy McCance. His team won the 9-AA title last year and defeated Brandon Valley,…

Coleman Gets First Major League Hit for Padres

Coleman Gets First Major League Hit for Padres

Patience paid off for Sioux Falls native Dusty Coleman Tuesday night in San Diego. After going 0 for 3 and being pinch hit for Monday night as San Diego’s starting shortstop, he came off the bench the following night and ripped an RBI double in the 9th inning for his first Major League hit. He had opportunities 2 years ago…

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State “A” Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State "A" Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advanced to the winner’s bracket at the State A Legion Baseball tournament that started Wednesday in Rapid City. Aberdeen took an early 2-0 lead but Brandon Valley rallied back to win as Payton Livingston blasted a solo home run. And Renner’s Spencer Koelewyn was dominant with 13 strikeouts as the Royals beat Mitchell 5-2 to…

Scoreboard Wednesday, July 26th

Scoreboard Wednesday, July 26th

Scoreboard Wednesday, July 26th State A Legion Baseball 1st Round at Rapid City Brandon Valley 9, Aberdeen 5 *Payton Livingston HR Renner 5, Mitchell 2 *Spencer Koelewyn 13 K’s Pierre 8, SF West 6 RC Post 22 2, SF East 0 Pioneer League SF Gold 19, Albert Lea 4 *Barry 5 hits, 2 run HR, Herman 5 RBI’s Dakota Tour…

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State “B” Legion Title

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State "B" Legion Title

WINNER…The Vermillion legion baseball team won the State “B” Legion title Tuesday afternoon in Winner by beating Spearfish 3-1. They had actually defeated the home team Winner/Colome 2-0 in the early morning hours after a lengthy weather delay Monday night. Tom Heisinger’s team featured great pitching and defense throughout the tournament and Billy Mount was named MVP. Mount was quite…

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

VERMILLION, S.D.–University of South Dakota head men’s track and field coach Dave Gottsleben has announced his retirement from coaching following a fruitful 33-year career at South Dakota.   Gottsleben was twice named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. He has won more conference championships than any coach in USD…