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Des Moines Spoils Wiener Dog Races With Shootout Win Over Stampede

Herd Win Streak Ends In 3-2 Loss

Sioux Falls, SD—A sellout crowd of 10,678 watched Zoey edge out defending champion Spud during the 11th annual Sioux Nation Pet Clinic Wiener Dog Races, but the Herd came up just short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Des Moines Buccaneers Saturday night at the PRMIER Center. It marked the fifth straight year the wiener dog races sold-out.  The…

Storm Add DWU’s Turner & NSU’s Stoterau

Season Begins February 25th At Arizona

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Storm have signed two local players with defensive lineman Chad Stoterau and quarterback Dillion Turner for the 2018 season.    Stoterau (6’3, 285 lbs) will be entering his rookie season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). During his collegiate career at Northern State University, he tallied 126 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five…

Stampede Overtime Win At Waterloo Completes Three Game Roadtrip Sweep

Herd Take 3-2 Sunday Matinee

Waterloo, IA—Facing their third game in three days and second game in less than 24 hours, the cards were stacked against the Sioux Falls Stampede in earning a third straight victory on the weekend, but don’t tell that to the players. Despite being bruised and tired, the Herd rallied from a 2-1 deficit and topped the Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2…

Stampede Stop Sioux City In OT

Herd Win 2nd Straight On Road 2-1

Sioux City, IA—Stampede captain Paul DeNaples goal 2:57 into overtime lifted Sioux Falls to a 2-1 victory over Sioux City Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. It marked the third time in four meetings that the game went to overtime, but the first time this season the Stampede defeated the Musketeers. Adam Dawe tallied his 16th goal of the…

Stampede Alums Rau & Prosser Help Wild Win On Hockey Day Minnesota

Minnesota Beats Tampa Bay 5-2

ST. PAUL, MN —  A couple of Stampede alums helped the Wild beat Tampa Bay on Hockey Day Minnesota yesterday. Herd alum Kyle Rau got the assist to fellow alum Nate Prosser for what would be the game winning goal in the Wild’s 5-2 win.  It’s the first time since 2015 one Stampede alum has assisted another on a goal…

Stampede Win 6th In A Row Over Fargo

Herd Beat Force 3-2

Sioux Falls, SD—Adam Dawe, Mitchell Mattson and Nolan Walker all scored as the Sioux Falls Stampede improved to a perfect 6-0-0 against first place Fargo this season with a 3-2 victory over the Force Friday night at the PREMIER Center. A crowd of 5,882 witnessed Mikhail Berdin’s 10th victory of the season in goal with 26 saves on the night….

Michael Orris Makes G-League Debut For Agua Caliente In Loss To Skyforce

Sioux Falls Wins 113-103

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  On Friday former South Dakota State Jackrabbit guard Michael Orris was waiting tables in Indianapolis. Sunday he was back in South Dakota making his NBA G-League debut. Best remembered for his game winning shot in the Summit League Tournament Semifinals last March against USD, former Jackrabbit Michael Orris signed with the Los Angeles Clippers G-League affiliate,…

Stampede Stumble Against Last Place Madison

Herd Lose 6-4

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede came out on the wrong end of a wild, 6-4 contest to the Madison Capitols before 6,305 fans at the PREMIER Center Saturday night. Sioux Falls lost the back-and-forth battle despite outshooting Madison 39-21 on the night. Capitols forward Kamil Sadlocha tallied a hat-trick in the win for Madison. Mitchell Mattson and Kevin Conley…

Stampede Stop Fargo For Fifth Straight Time

Herd Win In Shootout 3-2

Sioux Falls, SD—Kevin Conley scored in round two of the shootout and Jaxson Stauber stopped all three Fargo shooters as the Sioux Falls Stampede topped the Force 3-2 in a shootout before 7,435 fans on New Year’s Eve at the PREMIER Center. The Herd improved to 5-0-0 against Fargo this season and earned their first shootout win of the year….

Oklahoma City Spoils New Years Eve For Skyforce

Sioux Falls Drops 115-108 Decision

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (9-13) led early, but the Oklahoma City Blue (12-10) controlled the final three periods on their way to a 115-108 victory on Sunday night at the Sanford Pentagon.   After trailing by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Skyforce cut the deficit to just two points, trailing 102-104…

Storm’s Tyler Knight Retires From Football

All-Time IFL Leader In Tackles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In the Indoor Football League, Superman has left the building. Storm linebacker Tyler Knight announced on twitter today that he is retiring from football.  Since joining the Storm in 2011, Knight has been a part of five championships, and is the IFL’s all time leader in tackles and fifth in sacks.  He’s also been an all-time Sioux…

Stampede Comeback Nets Third Win In Fargo

Herd Beat Force 3-2 In Overtime

Fargo, ND—Nolan Walker’s blast 2:38 into overtime lifted the Sioux Falls Stampede to a 3-2, come-from-behind, victory over the Fargo Force Friday night at Scheels Arena. The Herd rallied from a 2-0 deficit to top the Herd and improve to a perfect 4-0-0 against the Force this season with all four games taking place in Fargo. Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and Kirill…

Skyforce Rally Past Northern Arizona In Two Overtimes

Sioux Falls Snaps Four Game Home Losing Streak With 120-118 Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (9-12) snapped a four-game home losing streak in their comeback, double-overtime win over the Northern Arizona Suns (7-13) on Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon.   Phoenix Suns two-way player Alec Peters (26 points and eight rebounds) had the hot hand early for the Suns in a back-and-forth first quarter that saw…

BEST OF 2017: Top Local Sports Stories

A Look Back At The Biggest Headlines Of 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time the South Dakota men’s basketball team won the Summit League regular season title and entered the Summit League Tournament as the favorite to reach their first ever NCAA Tournament. It led to an epic semifinal with arch rival South Dakota State, who’d caught fire towards seasons end. In front of more than…

Stampede Stumble Out Of The Break Against Sioux City

Herd Fall 3-1

Sioux Falls, SD—It was déjà vu all over again for the Sioux Falls Stampede Thursday night. Another closely contested game against their I-29 rivals that ended in a tough loss. The Herd fell 3-1 to the Sioux City Musketeers before 5,313 fans at the PREMIER Center. It marked the third straight game in which the Herd mustered just one goal…

Skyforce Struggles At Pentagon Continue In Loss To Texas

Force Now 3-6 At Home After 122-119 Loss

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce (8-11) dropped their third straight home game on Saturday night, losing 122-119 in the closing seconds to the Texas Legends (10-10) at the Sanford Pentagon.   Though each team led by double-digits at one point during the game, neither side was able to stay in front for very long in what ended…

Stampede Stop Central Illinois

Herd Pick Up 5-3 Win Heading Into Holiday Break

Sioux Falls, SD—Two late goals by Kevin Conley and Reid Stefenson helped lift the Sioux Falls Stampede to a 5-3 victory over the Central Illinois Flying Aces in front of 4,713 fans Sunday evening at the PREMIER Center. After letting a 3-1 lead slip away, the Stampede rallied back with two goals in the final 2:30 to improve to 12-7-6…