National Sports

Rapid City Rush Become Minnesota Wild Affiliate

ECHL Team Joins Iowa In Wild Minor League System

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Some future Minnesota Wild stars could begin their careers in South Dakota. The Wild have partnered with the Rapid City Rush to make them their official ECHL affiliate.  The ECHL is essentially the second tier of minor league hockey behind the AHL.  Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, play in Des Moines, IA.

Zenner Joining Ham At RB Camp Next Monday

Sanford Fieldhouse Will Host It From 5-7 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If you’re going hold a camp for running backs in South Dakota you should probably give them a standard to aspire to. The Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy will certainly have that next week with Zach Zenner and CJ Ham. It was announced today that Zenner will be joining Ham for the special camp at…

Ben Nguyen Gets Biggest Win Yet At UFC Fight Night 110

Needs Just 49 Seconds To Defeat Tim Elliott

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND  —  The night before his bout at UFC Fight Night 110, Sioux Falls native Ben Nguyen admitted to waking up with night sweats, nervous for his fight with Tim Elliott. His performance in the fight might leave Elliott with some nightmares. Right off the bat, Ben landed a kick to Elliott’s head and never looked back, needing just…

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

The Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls in September of 2018 with the Sanford International. The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus was at Minnehaha Country Club Thursday to make the announcement. He says it will bring plenty of great things to Sioux Falls. LPGA golfers Kim Kaufman and Kris Tschetter (who grew up playing at Minnehaha) are both thrilled what…

PGA Champions Tour To Make Major Event Announcement In Sioux Falls Thursday

Jack Nicklaus & Andy North Will Be In Attendance For Press Conference At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Fitting that on the day South Dakota’s high school state golf meets begin comes word that the PGA Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls….for a press conference. Along with Sanford Health they’ve called a press conference on Thursday at Minnehaha Country Club to announce details of a major sporting event coming to Sioux Falls.  Among…

USF Alum St. Pierre Signs To Play In Canadian Football League

Joins Hamilton TigerCats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Former University of Sioux Falls All-American cornerback Solomon St. Pierre has landed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. St. Pierre, who signed with Hamilton on June 3, was among three players announced as additions to the Tiger-Cats squad. Also agreeing to terms with Hamilton was former Notre Dame offensive lineman Kona Schwenke, who…

REPORT-Milwaukee Bucks Want To Interview Becky Hammon For GM Position

Rapid City Native Currently A Spurs Assistant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rapid City native Becky Hammon turned down the head coaching position at the University of Florida in part because she reportedly wants to become the first female head coach in NBA history. According to Yahoo Sports, Hammon may be on the verge of making history of a different kind in the NBA. Becoming a general manager….

Miami Heat Purchase Controlling Interest Of Skyforce

Heineman Family To Remain Involved In Off Court & Promotional Duties

MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have purchased a controlling interest in their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Miami HEAT and the Heineman family will be partners in the Skyforce and will continue to run the team as they have over the past four seasons. The Miami HEAT, led by Skyforce General…

Ex-Canaries Pitcher John Brebbia Debuts With In Majors With Cardinals

Gets Out Against Lone Batter Faced Sunday In Colorado

DENVER, CO  —  As the current edition of the Sioux Falls Canaries struggle, a former Bird had a day to remember in Denver. Ex-Canaries pitcher John Brebbia made his Major League debut for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Colorado Rockies.  Brebbia retired the only batter he faced, Trevor Story, during the Cardinals 8-4 loss to the Rockies. Brebbia pitched…

Gerry Excited To Be An Eagle

Nate Gerry is pumped to have been drafted by Philly

  The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Sioux Falls native Nate Gerry in the 5th round of Saturday’s NFL draft. The former Washington high standout knows what it’s like to play in front of a passionate fan base after 4 years in Lincoln, NE as a Cornhusker. And he’s excited that could continue in his NFL career.

USD’s Graham Will Attend 49ers And Colts Mini-Camps

Coyote Defensive Back Gets Pro Look From Two Teams

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Former Coyote Tyson Graham will get a shot at two NFL mini-camps. The defensive back has been invited to attend mini-camps with the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts in consecutive weeks.  The defensive back finished with 131 tackles, four interceptions and three sacks in two years.

USF’s Papilion Invited To Detroit Lions Mini-Camp

Cougars All-Time Offensive Leader Will Get Pro Shot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Luke Papilion, who led the University of Sioux Falls Football Team to three straight postseason appearances, will receive an opportunity to keep alive his dream of playing in the NFL. Papilion has been invited to the Detroit Lions rookie mini camp on May 11. With the offer, USF’s career total offense record holder is motivated to…

SF FIGHT NIGHT RECAP: Michaud Victory Punctuates Big Night

Several Locals Shine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  With eight locals on the 11 fight card for the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 there was sure to be plenty for the locals to cheer about. And fan favorites like David Michaud, Sid Bice, Jordon Larson and Logan Storley delivered. Click on the video viewer for highlights from last night’s locals.  Complete…

Storley Shakes Off Rust With Big Win At Sioux Falls Fight Night

Webster Native Had Been Out For A Year With Broken Hand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the most impressive fights of the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 was turned in by Webster’s Logan Storley. As we showed you last night he needed just 1:13 to knock out Andres Murray.  Though Murray was a late addition to the card, this was still Storley first fight in a year…

Storley & Other Locals Impress At Sioux Falls Fight Night

MMA Card Heavy On South Dakotans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A fight card filled with locals didn’t disappoint the partisan crowd at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 on Saturday evening. Among the most impressive fights of the night was Webster native Logan Storley.  In his fifth professional fight, but first in more than a year after an injury, Storley need just 1:13…

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Sioux Falls Native Nate Gerry

Washington High & Nebraska Alum Selected In 5th Round

SIOUX FALLS S.D.  —  Nate Gerry is a rare talent, easily one of the best high school athletes South Dakota has ever produced. And today he reached rarified air for any Rushmore State native, hearing his name called in the NFL Draft. Gerry will be flying with the Philadelphia Eagles after an impressive prep and college career.  Philadelphia took the…

Logan Storley Packs a Punch

Logan Storley Packs a Punch

Webster native Logan Storley is off to a great start as a professional MMA fighter. The 6-time high school state champion from Webster and 4-time All American at Minnesota is making the transition to fighting very quickly. As he’s enjoying the chance to use more of his skills in his new sport. One that he hopes takes him to the…