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Chris Jacobs Brings Big Bat & Big Fun To Canaries

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Weather was his biggest concern when he came to Sioux Falls. “I was scared it was going to be freezing cold when I got here. I’m from the south, I don’t like the cold! I don’t like the cold! There are some nice places, it’s really a nice stadium. I like everything.” Canaries Infielder Chris Jacobs…

Canaries Take Series At St. Paul With 7-0 Shutout

Sioux Falls Won Seven Of Eight Games In St. Paul This Year

St. Paul, MN – Behind Grady Wood’s complete-game shutout and Burt Reynolds’ six RBI, the Sioux Falls Canaries topped the St. Paul Saints, 7-0, at CHS Field to take the four-game series against their North Division foe.   On the hill for St. Paul, Ryan Zimmerman faced the minimum and didn’t allow a Canaries’ hit until the third inning in…

Canaries Rally Falls Short In Loss To Winnipeg

Sioux Falls Loses 9-7

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries late rally fell just short against the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Birds fell to the North Divison-leader, 9-7 at Sioux Falls Stadium.   A rough second half of the season continued for Bryce Morrow against the Goldeyes, as he exited after just four innings with the Birds trailing 9-0.   Andrew Sohn…

Canaries Offense Bites Texas For Series Split

Birds Win 11-7 On "Bark In The Park" Day

Sioux Falls, SD – Behind a five-run eighth inning rally, the Sioux Falls Canaries topped the Texas AirHogs, 11-7, to split the four-game series against their South Division foe.   For the third-straight game against the Canaries, the AirHogs took the early lead in the top of the first, this time on Casio Grider’s solo home run.   Joe Bircher…

Pigs Fly Past Canaries

Birds Fall 10-4

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries fell to the Texas AirHogs, 10-4, Friday night at Sioux Falls Stadium in front of a crowd of 3,013.   The Texas AirHogs roughed up Troy Marks, knocking the Canaries’ starter out of the game after just three innings of work.   Denis Phipps’ three-run homer gave the AirHogs a 3-0 lead…

Reynolds loves hitting at SF Stadium

Cage made decision to play in Sioux Falls easy

Mike Meyer decided to build this year’s Canaries team around his ballpark, a strategy that has worked in the past for the Birds. Getting to hit in the friendly confines of Sioux Falls Stadium has attracted many sluggers in the past. This year it was Chris Jacobs, Jabari Henry and Burt Reynolds. And for Reynolds, he just smiles when asked…

Canaries Split Doubleheader With Sioux City

Birds Drop Game One 2-0 But Win Second Game 3-0

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries split their Sunday doubleheader against the Sioux City Explorers in front of 2,431 at Sioux Falls Stadium, falling in game one, 2-0, and taking game two, 3-0. RHP Miles Nordgren and LHP Kramer Sneed cruised through the first three frames in under 30 minutes in game one of the doubleheader between the…

Canaries Rally Stunted In Extra Innings

After Erasing Three-Run Deficit, Birds Fall In Tenth Inning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Canaries rally but fall short in extra inning versus the Lincoln Saltdogs, 6-3, Saturday night at the Birdcage. Lincoln led the Canaries, 3-0, going into the bottom of the eighth inning. The rally started in the bottom of the eighth when Dan Motl drove in a run on a deep shot to right…

Canaries Fall Apart In Final Three Frames

Lincoln Saltdogs Score Six Unanswered To Beat Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Canaries (30-33) lost to the Lincoln Saltdogs Friday night, 8-4. The Canaries gave up six unanswered runs in the final three frames to blow a 4-2 lead after six innings. Grady Wood pitched a solid performance for Sioux Falls, going six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and he struck…

Canaries Suffer Second Straight Ninth Inning Defeat

Redhawks Score Four Runs In Top Of Ninth To Stun Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Canaries (26-32) fell the the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks (30-28), 4-1, after losing another ninth inning lead. The loss completes the sweep for the Redhawks. Grady Wood pitched six perfect innings, having his perfect game broken after giving up a hit in the seventh. He finished the game with nine strikeouts. In the eighth inning, Jabari Henry…

Redhawks Steal Win In Final Frame Over Canaries

Sioux Falls Loses Lead In Top Of The Ninth Versus Fargo-Moorhead

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Canaries (26-31) lost to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks (29-28), 7-6, on Wednesday night at the Birdcage. The Canaries took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to an a single by Ty Morrison. The Redhawks would tie the game up after Charlie Valerio hit a two-run homer in the top of the…

Thunder End Inaugural Year With Loss At Duluth

9-2 Loss Ends Sioux Falls' Season At 3-7-4

DULUTH, MN —  Despite a valiant comeback to tie the game at 2, NPSL Northern Conference champion Duluth FC proved too much for the Sioux Falls Thunder, tallying seven unanswered goals to win 9-2 on Saturday evening in Duluth. The Thunder end their inaugural year with a 3-7-4 record. Click on the video viewer for highlights!  

Thunder Set Strong Foundation From Inaugural Year

Season Finale At Duluth Tonight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural season for the Sioux Falls Thunder football club comes to a close tonight in Duluth. And perhaps their greatest victory this year was growing a passionate fan base. On the field the Thunder have had a respectable showing as an expansion franchise in the semi-pro National Premier Soccer League, entering tonight’s finale with a…

Wichita Snaps Canaries Win Streak In Slugfest

Canaries Blow Two Three Run Leads In 13-10 Loss

WICHITA, KS  —  A week after playing a high scoring series at the Birdcage, the Sioux Falls Canaries and Wichita Wingnuts picked up where they left off in Wichita in the opener of a three game set on Friday night. And as they did in two slugfests last week, the Canaries came up short. Wichita snapped Sioux Falls five game…

Sweep At St. Paul Puts Canaries Back In Playoff Hunt

Sioux Falls Has Won Five Straight

ST. PAUL, MN —  Sweeping a Salina or Cleburne is a nice step forward for the Sioux Falls Canaries in Mike Meyer’s first year. Sweeping league power St. Paul on the road in four games raises more than a few eye brows. Jabari Henry’s 9th inning homerun was the difference in a 6-4 win over the Saints last night that…

Riggs Thinks IFL Needs To Be More Fan Friendly

Spokane's Departure Putting League In Tough Spot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Indoor Football League will look a lot different next year with Spokane officially leaving and as many as three others possibly following. Sioux Falls Storm head coach Kurtiss Riggs says the league’s survival may depend more on improving the product on the field rather than adding more teams. As of now the IFL is down…

Stunned Storm See IFL Championship Reign End

Sioux Falls Dethroned By Arizona In United Bowl

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2010 the Sioux Falls Storm are not celebrating an IFL Title. Despite a valiant comeback, an Arizona team with championship experience of it’s own dethroned the 6-time defending champs in last night’s United Bowl. In a game that kinda came to symbolize Sioux Falls season, the Storm were dominated in the…

Storm Title Streak Comes To An End

Sioux Falls loses to Arizona Rattlers In United Bowl

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Arizona Rattlers defeated the Sioux Falls Storm, 50-41, in the United Bowl to win the Indoor Football League title in their first season in the league. The defeat ends the Storm United Bowl victory streak at six consecutive years. After a Korey Williams kickoff return made it tied at seven, the Rattlers scored 27 unanswered…