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Renner 307 has well-rounded team at State A Tourney

Renner 307 has well-rounded team at State A Tourney

The Renner Post 307 legion team is on a mission to win the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament in Rapid City. They feature one of the top players in the state in left-handed pitcher Spencer Koelewyn who had 13 strikeouts in Wednesday’s win over Mitchell. But Jack Van Leur in his first year as head coach knows that he’s got…

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston’s Riley Reiff

Zach Borg live in Mankato talks with Parkston's Riley Reiff

The Minnesota Vikings opened fall camp Thursday in Mankato for the last time after 52 years. But it was a brand new experience for Parkston native Riley Reiff who was originally a first round pick of the Detroit Lions. But he signed with Minnesota and is working with his new teammates to develop chemistry. His new head coach Mike Zimmer…

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…

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State “A” Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advance at State "A" Legion tournament

Brandon Valley and Renner both advanced to the winner’s bracket at the State A Legion Baseball tournament that started Wednesday in Rapid City. Aberdeen took an early 2-0 lead but Brandon Valley rallied back to win as Payton Livingston blasted a solo home run. And Renner’s Spencer Koelewyn was dominant with 13 strikeouts as the Royals beat Mitchell 5-2 to…

July 25-26 Rain Totals

Some Impressive Rain Totals From Tuesday's Storms

Some impressive rainfall reports coming in from storms that rolled through our area Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Some very heavy rain fell across southern and eastern South Dakota. Below is a list of totals that we have received from the National Weather Service offices in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City. If you don’t see your town, that…

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State “B” Legion Title

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State "B" Legion Title

WINNER…The Vermillion legion baseball team won the State “B” Legion title Tuesday afternoon in Winner by beating Spearfish 3-1. They had actually defeated the home team Winner/Colome 2-0 in the early morning hours after a lengthy weather delay Monday night. Tom Heisinger’s team featured great pitching and defense throughout the tournament and Billy Mount was named MVP. Mount was quite…

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

VERMILLION, S.D.–University of South Dakota head men’s track and field coach Dave Gottsleben has announced his retirement from coaching following a fruitful 33-year career at South Dakota.   Gottsleben was twice named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. He has won more conference championships than any coach in USD…

Koelewyn Has College Career Ahead After State Legion Tourney

Southpaw has great selection of pitches

The first thing you learn about him is how difficult the name is to pronounce. “I’ve heard multiple different versions of my name.” Renner Pitcher Spencer Koelewyn says. “It took a few different times.” Renner Head Coach Jack Van Leur says. “Probably more than 20 versions. I’ve heard cold-wine. That’s probably the worst one.” Spencer says. “He had to point…

Evaluating Ability: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Authorities are still investigating the crash that left two people dead and six injured Monday when an 81-year-old driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and careened into a group of people outside the Alcester Care and Rehab Center. Taking the driver’s age into consideration, many are now questioning how we gauge a senior citizen’s ability…