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Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

The South Dakota State football team got a first round bye in the F-C-S playoffs last Saturday. This week they have a re-match with Northern Iowa. The Panthers spoiled Hobo Day with a 38-18 win back in October. Head coach John Stiegelmeier wants to see a big-time turnout to support his team, knowing that a vocal home crowd can effect…

Nielson glad his Coyotes are still playing

Nielson glad his Coyotes are still playing

Bob  Nielson is excited that his USD football team will be continuing it’s season Saturday at Sam Houston State in a game featuring the top 2 offenses in the F-C-S. The Coyotes won a 38-31 thriller at Nicholls State last Saturday in a game that came down to the final play when USD forced a fumble at the goal line….

Guebert leads Jacks past Northern Iowa

Guebert leads Jacks past Northern Iowa

BROOKINGS, SD…Senior guard Alexis Alexander scored all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter to lead the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a 57-47 win over Northern Iowa in a non conference game before 1,760 fans at Frost Arena Thursday night. The Jackrabbits, now 6-1, were led by junior Madison Guebert’s 16 points. Freshman Myah Selland and…

On to region semi’s for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

On to region semi's for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (29-3) held the third team in the nation in hitting percentage, Arkansas Tech (35-1), to just .165 hitting in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 sweep on Thursday night in the PE Gym. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with 17 kills on 35 swings including a six-kill first set that helped SMSU jump on top of Arkansas…

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Marshall, Minn. – The No. 11 Northern State University volleyball team fell to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in a heartbreaking five set match in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves finish the season with a 23-7 record overall, after qualifying for their third NCAA Tournament in school history. The Wolves dropped the first two sets,…

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

They are still in the round of 16 that starts single elimination play Friday, but Thursday night’s pool play games didn’t turn out well for Northwestern or Dordt. The Red Raiders had 3 players in double figures with kills (Kiel, Fink, Hilger) but were no match for The College of Idaho which had also won the first 2 pool play…

Kloth excited that her Creighton Blue Jays are hosting Region Tournament

Kloth excited that her Creighton Blue Jays are hosting Region Tournament

Former O’Gorman standout Taryn Kloth has gone on to a fabulous college volleyball career at Creighton. The junior was named the MVP of the Big East Tournament as the Blue Jays won the title for the 4th straight year. Up next is the NCAA Regional Tournament that will be hosted in Omaha, a first for the program. Needless to say,…

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt and Northwestern have looked impressive in pool play at the NAIA National Tournament with back to back wins heading into Thursday night’s matches. The 4th-ranked Defenders have had a bulls-eye on their backs all season after coming so close in 2016. Chad Hanson likes how his team has responded. The Red Raiders are ranked 5th in the country with…

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

The Mustangs of SMSU are hosting the Central Region volleyball tournament as the #1 seed. They are still a young squad, but with Region Player of the Year Taylor Reiss they have been improving all season and winning a lot of close matches along the way. The Northern Wolves brought a 23-6 record into the tournament and will be motivated…

Northwestern & Dordt Still Unbeaten After Day Two At NAIA Nationals

Defenders Sweep Northwest While Red Raiders Take Out Bellevue 3-1

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Through two games at the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament the Northwestern Red Raiders and Dordt Defenders look every bit the part of championship contenders. Each team won their second matches of pool play on Wednesday evening in Sioux City.  #4 seed Dordt took out Northwest (Washington) 3-0.  Emma Altena led the Defenders attack with 12 kills. …

Coyote Women Blast Bellevue

USD Takes 89-32 Decision

VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota sophomore forward Taylor Frederick had a career night with 18 points and nine rebounds to pace the Coyotes in an 89-32 rout of Bellevue on Wednesday night inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   South Dakota improved to 4-3 on the season while the game served as an exhibition for Bellevue (6-5).   “Defensively, we played with…

Morningside Upsets Top Ranked Northwestern Men

Red Raiders Suffer First Loss 86-71

SIOUX CITY, IA —  Despite 22 points from Sioux Falls Roosevelt alum Colton Kooima, the #1 ranked Northwestern Red Raiders shot a dreadful 33 percent in the first half and were upset at #15 ranked Morningside 86-71 on Wednesday night in Sioux City, Iowa.  The Mustangs’ Tyler Borchers led all scorers with 23 points. Click on the video viewer for…

Coyote Defense Tasked With Slowing Top Rated Sam Houston State Offense

FCS' Top Offenses Collide Saturday In FCS Playoffs 2nd Round

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  In a game that will feature the top offenses in the FCS, the best defense in Saturday’s 2nd round game between South Dakota and Sam Houston State will determine which team heads to the quarterfinals and one step closer to a national championship. Sam Houston State has the FCS’ top ranked offense, averaging nearly 545 yards a game….

Jacks Need A Cleaner Performance In Playoff Rematch With UNI

Panther Takeaways Keyed October Loss

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Turnovers played a huge role in South Dakota State’s 38-18 loss to Northern Iowa back on October 14th.  Three in the first quarter sunk State, and the Jacks can’t afford another sloppy outing in their Saturday playoff rematch if their season is to continue. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 PM at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium with ESPN…

Taryn Kloth An MVP For Creighton Volleyball

O'Gorman Alum Leads Blue Jays To 4th Straight League Title

OMAHA, NE  —  There’s a lot of volleyball excitement in the air with the NCAA Division Two Central Regional in Marshall and the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City. And there’s a great local connection in Division One who is putting on an MVP performance. Sioux Falls O’Gorman alum Taryn Kloth won Big East Tournament MVP after her 28 kills…

Daum, Jenkins, Telly lead Jacks to OT win at Ole Miss

Daum, Jenkins, Telly lead Jacks to OT win at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — South Dakota State won a thriller Tuesday night, taking down Ole Miss in overtime at The Pavilion, 99-97, behind a school-record 18 3-pointers and three double figure scorers. SDSU (7-2) overcame a furious second-half comeback by the Rebels, and in the extra period regained composure to secure the road win, thanks in part to eight points from…

Dordt, Northwestern Roll in Pool Play

Dordt, Northwestern Roll in Pool Play

SIOUX CITY, IA…The 4th-ranked Dordt Defenders and 5th-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders rolled to easy wins on day 1 of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City. Emma Altena had 17 kills to lead Dordt (30-6) past Ottawa 3-0. And AJ Horstman led a balanced attack as Northwestern (29-4) also swept Lourdes 3-0. Both continue pool play…

Northwestern is Battle-tested heading into NAIA Volleyball

Northwestern is Battle-tested heading into NAIA Volleyball

The Northwestern Red Raiders brought a 28-4 record into the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament and a #5 ranking in the country. Head coach Kyle Vanden Bosch knows that playing a rugged schedule in the GPAC against several ranked teams all season long will only help his squad in the national tournament in Sioux City.

SMSU’s Reiss is Central Region Player of the Year

SMSU's Reiss is Central Region Player of the Year

TOPEKA, Kan. – For the second straight season, Southwest Minnesota State University junior Taylor Reiss has been named the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) Central Region Player of the Year, while teammates senior Brooke Borchardt and senior Megan Larson also garnered all-region accolades which was announced on Tuesday. Reiss and Borchardt were both named to the seven-member first team,…

SDSU’S Coach Stiegelmeier Says UNI Rematch Prep is Easy

SDSU'S Coach Stiegelmeier Says UNI Rematch Prep is Easy

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The narrative is clear this weekend for the SDSU football team. Round two between the Jacks and Northern Iowa has a little more on the line this time. Revenge? Yes, but more importantly, win and advance. The Jacks play host to a UNI team this weekend that pretty much embarrassed SDSU last month. Three early turnovers led…