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Tatum Is The Storm’s Explosive Weapon

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s easy to see how Mike Tatum picked up his nickname. “The Weapon, that’s my nickname. So I got that name because I passed for a touchdown in one game, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown and returned a kick. All in one Arena game.” Storm WR/RB Mike Tatum says. Making it even more impressive…

Russian Import Berdin Leads Stampede Between The Pipes

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Mikhail Berdin loves playing in front of fans in the United States. “Because when I play in KHL we had maybe 3,000 maximum in fans. In here sometimes we have 10,000.” Stampede Goalie Mikhail Berdin says. And Sioux Falls Stampede fans love their goalie from Russia. “I think it helps motivate him. He’s fiercly competitive and…

Lorenz has been a Big Hit for the Northern Wolves

Lorenz has been a Big Hit for the Northern Wolves

ABERDEEN, SD…The crack of the bat. A sound Lucas Lorenz is all too familiar with. Dean Berry, Northern Head Coach:”He’s the middle of the order guy. He’s a leader. He’s a guy who can change the game with one swing, and I think he relishes that roll. He loves to have have the so called pressure on him…” Head Coach…

Big Reasons for Northern’s Success This Season

Big Reasons for Northern's Success This Season

ABERDEEN, SD…Seniors Carter Evans and Logan Doyle are only a few inches shy of 7′ feet. They lead the team in rebounds and block shots. They’re a power house duo Head Coach Paul Sather is more than thrilled to have. Paul Sather, Northern MBB Coach:”When you’ve got some big guys on the floor like that.. I mean when I was…

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

Mooney Plays With Some Swagger for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Matt Mooney is an entreprenuer on the court….. “Control your own destiny and you be your own boss and same way in the game. I like the moment and I like taking risks and giving it everything I got.” USD Junior Guard Matt Mooney says. …and off. “He had an idea he said to me ‘coach, what do you…

Rotert Has Helped Bring SDSU Wrestling to Highest Level

Rotert Has Helped Bring SDSU Wrestling to Highest Level

BROOKINGS, SD… When he takes the mat, Nate Rotert becomes a different person. Chris Bono, SDSU Wrestling Coach:”He wrestles with that tough-guy mentality and I love it…because you know what, when you grab him off the mat of when he’s walking around he’s an elementary ed major. He loves hanging out with little kindergartners and 2 year olds and being the…

It’s a Family Affair For the Schlimgens

It's a Family Affair For the Schlimgens

YANKTON, SD…For the past decade Tom Schlimgen’s been leading the Mount Marty Women’s basketball team. Now, after this season, he’s thrown in the towel on his 44 year coaching career. Tom Schlimgen, Mount Marty WBB Coach: “I told them when they hired me that I’d give them 3-4 years if they wanted me that long, and I just finished my…

Morris Makes a Big Splash for USD at Summit Championships

Morris Makes a Big Splash for USD at Summit Championships

VERMILLION, SD…Assistant Coach Kris Jorgensen: “Our diving team at USD is really strong right now. On the men’s side we have Isaac Morris who has the highest scores in the conference.” Morris earned All-Summit League honors last season after finishing runner up on the three-meter dive and third on the one-meter dive. Jorgensen: “We still don’t know what he’s capable…

Chamberlain’s Hutmacher Making a Big Impression!

Chamberlain's Hutmacher Making a Big Impression!

Amongst Chamberlain’s Cubs, there’s a “Polar Bear”. “I’m just big! Big guy, have some blonde hair, so it just kinda started to happen I guess! I’ve always been either the tallest or one of the tallest or biggest kid in my class.” Chamberlain Sophomore Nash Hutmacher says. His name is Nash Hutmacher. Watch him wrestle and it’s easy to figure…

Guebert Twins Making Parents Proud

Guebert Twins Making Parents Proud

Madison and Drew Guebert are twins. Really. “He’s about 6’8” and I’m about 5’7” and a half. So we don’t look much alike. Yeah, very different for sure.” Madison Says. Though they physically don’t look part, their bond on the basketball court. “I mean we just go out there and rebound for each other and just talk about life. I…

Hanson Another in Line of Talented Cossacks

Hanson Another in Line of Talented Cossacks

Being a second generation Sioux Valley Cossack basketball player, Trevor Hanson knows a thing or two about being part of a lineage. “Yeah especially having two older brothers go through too, that’s always fun!” Hanson says. And he’s also the latest senior Cossack star following the likes of Tayt Vincent and Collin Kramer. “Just being that top dog, that leader,…

From Waiter to G-League for Orris

From Waiter to G-League for Orris

South Dakota wasn’t a place Michael Orris expected his basketball journey to take him, yet he couldn’t pick a better place for it to continue. “I wept. Playing in front of those guys, seeing them all here, it means the world to me.” Orris says. Orris came to South Dakota State last year as a graduate transfer after stints at…

Spencer Tops the Charts at Augustana

Spencer Tops the Charts at Augustana

Jordan Spencer grew up cultured. Jordan Spencer, Augie Guard:”That’s Jamaican’s mum’s mum’s English yeah. One relaxed side and one more in the uptight side…” And the native of London was quick to pick up the sport of another country. Spencer:”I started watching some like street ball and things like that and that caught my interest…” Which opened an unexpected door…

Seth Benson Follows in Footsteps of Greenway

Seth Benson Follows in Footsteps of Greenway

Having Seth Benson on the field was like having another assistant for Washington head coach Chad Stadem. “His intangibles probably are off the charts in terms of his leadership abilities. He’s literally right next to me when I’m talking to the team and coaching the team!” Stadem says. And Benson played enough positions to be one. In 2016 he stepped…

Tellinghuisen Has Been SDSU’s Mr. Everything

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BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  With stars like Cody Larson, Mike Daum and George Marshall at South Dakota State, it’s been easy for the kid from Iowa to get lost in the mix. “Reed is really underappreciated.  He’s an unbelievable competitor.  It’s blocks, it’s deflections, it’s plays he’s alters, it’s charges he takes.  So many little things he does that impacts winning.” …

Groos Cousins Played Beautiful Football At Colman-Egan

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COLMAN, S.D.  —  Bodee and Kade Groos aren’t brothers. “We’re only ten days apart so, I mean, we hung out all the time when we were kids. And we actually have two more cousins on the team, the McKnights.” Colman-Egan Senior WR/DB Kade Groos says. “We’ve been playing together our whole lives. We lived in Colman our whole lives right…

West Central’s Peters has had dominant career

West Central's Peters has had dominant career

Growing up Derick Peters need a way to release his pent up energy. “Sometimes my mom wasn’t always the biggest fan of that especially in those summer months when I decided to be a little bit rambunctious inside so she’d send me out on a couple laps around the block!” Peters says. He found it through soccer but didn’t find…