National Sports

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.

Vikings, Linval Joseph Agree To Extension

Deal Reportedly 4 years, $50 Million With $31 Million Guaranteed

MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. — The Minnesota Vikings took another step in solidifying a defense that ranked third in the NFL last year. The Vikings have agreed to an extension with nose tackle Linval Joseph. The deal is reportedly for four year, $50 million, with $31 million guaranteed. Joseph was a pro-bowler for the Vikings last season. He started all sixteen games…

World Championships A Rare Achievement For Nilsen & Grove

Grove No-Heights In Competition Friday

LONDON, ENGLAND —  Though we are a year removed from the Olympics, the opportunity for USD pole vaulters Chris Nilsen and Emily Grove to compete in the IAAF World Championships Is about as close as they could get to an Olympic experience. Grove failed to clear her first height of 13 feet and nine inches during the women’s competition in…

Big Day For Dusty Coleman Against Pittsburgh

Hits Second Career Homerun

SAN DIEGO, CA  —  The remarkable big league return of Dusty Coleman continues. The Sioux Falls native and O’Gorman alum slugged his second career Major League homerun while making several outstanding plays at shortstop for the San Diego Padres in a 7-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. In five games with the Padres Coleman, who had previously…

Treadwell Looks To Grow With Vikings Offense

Former First Round Pick Credits Pressure, Injuries For Rookie Season Woes

MANKATO, MN — The Minnesota Vikings had the third best statistical defense in the NFL last year. Yet, they finished 8-8. Fingers can point to the offense, which finished 28th overall. The run game was dead last but the passing offense wasn’t spectacular either, finishing 18th in the league. One player looking to improve those numbers is last year’s first…

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…

C.J. Ham Hoping Minnesota Vikings Call His Number At Fullback

Augie Alum Begins 2nd Season With Minnesota

MANKATO, MN  —  Wearing the number 28, C.J. Ham had an outstanding career for the Augustana Vikings that earned him a shot with the Minnesota Vikings. The number 28 is available again this year but C.J. is more focused on something else that’s open. The starting fullback job. “I’ve been here for a year, I’m confident in my ability, and…

Ham & Cook With Plenty To Prove As Camp Opens

Rookies & First Year Players Begin Camp

  MANKATO, MN —  Football season is underway because, for the 52nd straight year, the Minnesota Vikings have begun training camp in Mankato. Of course this is the final time they will be doing it on the campus of Minnesota State, and this has been a place that has been pretty good to Augustana’s C.J. Ham.  He had some good…

Vikings Begin 2017 Training Camp

Zach Borg Reports From The Start Of The 52nd Camp In Mankato

MANKATO, MN  —  For the 52nd straight year and final time in Mankato, football season is underway! The Minnesota Vikings have begun their training camp though it’s a bit different than the last 51 versions because this year only rookies and players who have yet to accrue a full season of NFL experience had to report for the opening day…

Vikings Report To Mankato For Training Camp

Rookies Check In For First Practice Tomorrow

MANKATO, MN  —  Football is back. Almost. The Minnesota Vikings are in Mankato set to begin training camp tomorrow.  The Vikings began checking in today for the 52nd and final training camp in Mankato on Sunday afternoon.  It’s a bit of a different setup this year as select players, rookies and others who have yet to accrue a full year…

Consistency Key To Zenner On Eve Of 3rd NFL Season

Begins Training Camp With Lions July 29th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though most NFL training camps, including the Detroit Lions, begin on Monday for rookies and a select few players, SDSU alum Zach Zenner has the benefit of being a veteran who doesn’t have to report till the 29th. Zenner certainly seems to be entrenched with Detroit heading into his third season.  In his second season, the…

Gerry Ready To Prove Himself At Eagles Training Camp

Sioux Falls Native Begins First NFL Season Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  NFL Training camps begin over the course of the next week including in Philadelphia where one Sioux Falls native will begin trying to fulfill a lifelong dream. Former Washington Warrior and Nebraska Cornhusker Nate Gerry will begin training camp with the Eagles on Monday.  Philadelphia took him in the fifth round of the draft this year…

SDSU Alum Blake Treinen Traded To Oakland

Former Jackrabbit Had Spent Four Season With Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit pitcher Blake Treinen is on the move for the first time in his major league career. Blake was sent to Oakland as part of a five player deal between Washington and the A’s.  He’ll head to Oakland along with two minor leaguers in exchange for Ryan Madson and Sean Dolittle. Treinen had…

Storley Dominates Bellator Debut

Knocks Out Kemmyelle Haley In 1:44

THACKERVILLE, OK —  Logan Storley didn’t get the “storm” nickname for being quite. And his MMA debut with Bellator was thunderous. The Webster native needed just 1:44 to knock out Kemmyelle Haley in Welterweight action at Bellator 181 in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday night.  Storley improves to 6-0 professionally with four wins in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance and one in…

Kaufman Enjoys Proving South Dakotans Can Play

Kaufman Enjoys Proving South Dakotans Can Play

Clark’s Kim Kaufman gets asked all the time about being from South Dakota, especially in pro-ams. It seems that it provides a little extra incentive for the LPGA Tour player who’s playing in the Women’s U.S. Open this week. She’s always been inspired to be the best and that hasn’t changed now that she’s a professional.

Miller Released by Denver Nuggets

Miller Released by Denver Nuggets

Mike Miller was released by the Denver Nuggets Tuesday.  Miller’s $3.5 million contract for the upcoming season (the last in a two year deal he signed in 2015) would have become fully guaranteed tomorrow. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Miller won’t be back with the Nuggets next season, but as of right now he is not part of the team…