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Twins Sign Molitor To Contract Extension

Led Minnesota To 85-77 Record & Playoffs

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed Manager Paul Molitor to a three-year contract extension, which will keep him as the club’s manager through 2020. The St. Paul native was named Twins manager in November of 2014, replacing Ron Gardenhire and becoming the 13th manager in club history.  In 2017, Molitor led the Twins…

NSIC Alums Have College Fun As Vikings Prep For Bears

CJ Ham Pays Price For Augustana's Loss To Adam Thielen's Alma Mater

CHICAGO, IL  —  The Minnesota Vikings are off in preparation for their Monday Night game tomorrow at Chicago. That didn’t stop a couple of NSIC alums from being locked into this week’s college action. As we showed you yesterday, the Augustana Vikings lost at MSU-Mankato 42-21.  The Minnesota Vikings have a pair of alums from each team in CJ Ham…

Lynx Win 4th Title in 7 Years Behind Fowles, Moore and Whalen

Lynx Win 4th Title in 7 Years Behind Fowles, Moore and Whalen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with…

Molitor Feels Good About Wildcard Game at New York

Molitor Feels Good About Wildcard Game at New York

The Twins take the field Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium with plenty of confidence. Afterall, they lost 103 games last year and turned that completely around to make the American League Wildcard game against the Yankees. With all they’ve overcome, Twins manager Paul Molitor feels good about his team’s chance in the one game playoff.

Coleman Reflects On Wild Second Big League Season

Sioux Falls Native Played For San Diego Last Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — Dusty Coleman was a regular star on Football Friday back in his days at O’Gorman. These days he’s happy to have gotten another shot at Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres. Coleman is back in Sioux Falls after completing his season with the San Diego Padres and their Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.  After a…

Humble Ham Has Memorable Day

Augustana Alum Scores First NFL Touchdown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  C.J. Ham ran for 29 touchdowns in his four years as a member of the Augustana Vikings. And yesterday he scored another Viking touchdown. His first as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Ham made his first career NFL carry count, burrowing in for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of Minnesota’s 26-9 loss…

C.J. Ham Scores First NFL Touchdown

Augustana Alum Scores On First NFL Carry For Vikings

PITTSBURGH, PA  —  C.J. Ham scored 27 touchdowns in his career with the Augustana Vikings. On Sunday he ran for his first score with the Minnesota Vikings. On his first ever NFL carry, the Augustana alum burrowed into the Pittsburgh endzone for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of the Vikings 26-9 loss to the Steelers on Sunday…

Kaufman is in France for LPGA Major

Kaufman is in France for LPGA Major

Clark’s Kim Kaufman is in France this week for the Evian Classic, one of the major tournaments on the LPGA Tour. While it does seem glamorous when we’re reporting on some of the big tournaments she plays in, Kim says it’s not that way most of the time. And she’s really just in it to play good golf for as…

Boutier Rises From Last To LPGA Tour

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Celine Boutier made golf look easy at Willow Run during the Great Life Challenge. “It’s actually really fun to see, when you visuazlie a shot, and then you actually do it it’s just really satisfying and I did a lot of that!” Boutier says. Which was hard to visualize growing up in France when Celine was…

Celine Boutier Wins 3rd Great Life Challenge

French Golfer Clinches Spot On LPGA Tour

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, September 3, 2017 – Celine Boutier (Montrouge, France) built a big lead on the back nine and held off Benyapa Niphatsophon (Bangkok, Thailand) to win the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge by one-stroke on Sunday. She carded an even-par, 72 in progressively more difficult conditions as the day continued and finished with a four-day total of 11-under,…

Greenville’s Perfect Game Stops Sioux Falls At Little League World Series

6-0 Defeat Is First Postseason Loss For Sioux Falls

WILLIAMSPORT, PA  —  It took a perfect game to finally end the perfect run of the Sioux Falls Little League Team. Matt Matthijs, Chase Anderson and Carson Hardee combined to throw a perfect game for Greenville (the Southeastern Region champion) in their 6-0 victory over Midwestern Champion Sioux Falls at the Little League World Series on Friday evening. It’s the…

Sioux Falls Exceeds Expectations To Make Improbable World Series Dream Come True

Will Face Greenville North Carolina On Friday Night

WESTFIELD, IND  —  When Sioux Falls was granted it’s little league charter, the end goal was always a trip to the World Series in Williamsport. And to the surprise of even the coaches on the team, they achieved that in their first year. The team took off at 8 AM this morning for Williamsport probably still buzzing after yesterday’s 6-0…

Ham Scores Touchdown In Vikings Preseason Win Over Buffalo

Augustana Alum Fighting For Starting Fullback Job

BUFFALO, NY  —  The NFL Preseason continues to be very good to Augustana alum CJ Ham. Ham, who is currently competing for the starting fullback position, ran for a two yard touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings 17-10 win at Buffalo in both team’s preseason opener on Thursday evening. Though he’ll primarily be counted on to block, Ham did carry three…

Orion Classic Flourishing As Champions Tour Brings New Event To Sioux Falls

Classic Has Raised 5.7 Million In 21 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the 22nd year the Orion Classic is bringing Champions Tour pros to Sioux Falls for the benefit of the Children’s Home Society. Next year things could look a bit different when Sioux Falls will also have a stop on the Tour in September. Onida native Tom Byrum and Graham Marsh were among the pros out…

Sioux Falls Rolls Over Kansas In Midwest Regional Opener

South Dakota Little League Squad Wins 9-0

WESTFIELD, IND — The Midwest Regional Tournament was supposed to be more difficult than the South Dakota/North Dakota District Tournament that the first year Sioux Falls Little League won two weeks ago in Rapid City. It didn’t show on Sunday in Indiana. Playing in their first Midwest Region game, Sioux Falls rolled past Cherokee Kansas 9-0.  Sioux Falls is now…

Nilsen Finishes 13th At World Pole Vault Championships

Narrowly Misses 12-Man Cut For Finals

LONDON, England–South Dakota freshman Chris Nilsen placed 13th in the men’s pole vault qualification, narrowly missing Tuesday’s 12-man final, at the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships on Sunday at London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.   Nilsen cleared 18 feet, 4 ½ inches, on his second attempt to finish 13th. He was one of 17 athletes to…

Dusty Coleman Hits Third Homer Versus Pirates

Sioux Falls Native Hit 2-Run Homer To Seal Win For San Diego Padres

PITTSBURGH, P.A. — Sioux Falls native and former O’Gorman Knight Dusty Coleman hit his third career home run Saturday night versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The San Diego Padres short-stop hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning with the Padres up 3-2 to help seal the win. Coleman went 3-4, with a HR and 2 RBIs.