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Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

BRANDON, SD…Thomas Scholten’s journey to becoming one of the best high school quarterbacks in South Dakota was not an overnight process. Coach Garrow said, “When he started that first game as a sophomore, he was pretty wet behind the ears and he has really developed into something special.” Scholten said, “I think I matured a lot, whether it be in…

West Sioux’s Hunter Dekkers Flying To Top Of Iowa Record Book

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HAWARDEN, IA  — Playing in the massive stadiums of Big 12 seems like a distant dream when surrounded by farm fields, yet it’s one Hunter Dekkers is making come true with each unthinkable play he makes. “I’ve always had that mindset of I want to be the best player I possibly can be.” Dekkers says. “Oh it’s easy (playing with Hunter)!…

Power Of Positivity Puts Patty Tavatanakit On LPGA Tour

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Good thoughts lead to good play for Symetra Tour pro Patty Tavatanakit. “My memory box is in I’m trying to remember all the good things about the shot I hit. And I think that helped a lot because, you know, you’re just over the ball again and again, it’s what you see, it’s what you remember.”…

It Was a Family Affair For Jack Lundin at State Stroke Play Win

It Was a Family Affair For Jack Lundin at State Stroke Play Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Family support cannot be understated in the world of sports. For Roosevelt senior Jack Lundin having his when he won the State Stroke Play Tournament meant everything. Jack Lundin, State Amateur Champion: “I won it with my dad on the bag, since my grandpa is getting older and getting to the age where he cannot come out too…

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Since the day Darin Greenfield’s grandfather introduced him to the game of football…. “I don’t ever want to be the guy that’s like stuck up, won’t talk to anybody. I want to be the guy that’s out here having fun because, if you come out to practice and you have just a crappy mentality, you’re just trying to get…

Meyerink Played Through Pain To Take Championship Prize

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MITCHELL, S.D.  —  “It was very satisfying; a great experience,” said Meyerink. “I been playing golf a long time and I never would have expected it this year.” Jeff Meyerink won his first SDGA Men’s Match Play Golf Tournament Championship with a 3 & 2 victory over Chris Long. For the 39-year-old, this tournament was different than others. “Between Thursday…

SDSU’s Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

SDSU's Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

EAGAN, MN… Wisconsin native and life long Green Bay Packer fan Sepestiano Pupungatoa never grew up imagining he’d wear Minnesota Vikings purple. Tiano Pupungatoa, Former SDSU OL says:”It is kind of an ironic deal that I’m with the Vikings, but I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. Tiano, for short, has gotten used to making switches since he came to South…

Emma Osmundson A Spark Plug On The Softball Diamond

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   Emma Osmundson likes to ignite her team. “Oh yeah! I like getting my team started, getting us rolling.” Osmundson says. Whether it’s at the top of a lineup on the diamond…. “If she doesn’t get on it’s a surprise. What she does is she has a good at-bat every single time she’s up and that’s what…

Lorenzo Brown A Champion Again After Vintage Performance In United Bowl

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  From the moment he first suited up for the Sioux Falls Cougars eleven years ago until now, Lorenzo Brown hasn’t changed much. “My pregame has been the same since I can remember. I’m not really a guy to get too high or get too low. I just go with the flow and let the game do…

Bearded Vertigan Having Career Year For Canaries

Bearded Vertigan Having Career Year For Canaries

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Mike Hart, Canaries Outfielder says: “Vertigan’s beard? Oh yeah, Baby Thor. We like to look at it, it’s a camaraderie thing. He loves it, I like it.” I mean he’s a man. A man’s man grows beards fast.” Although the Canaries are battling for their first playoff berth since 2010. The conversation of the summer is outfielder…

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Gannon Moore’s road to becoming an USA rugby player was anything but a straight line. Gannon Moore, USA Rugby Wing says: “It all started actually at this field here, when I was a freshman in high school my older brother told me that rugby would make me a better football player.” Moore played both sports at Lincoln High…

Adrian Nieto Crosses Oceans & Baseball Barriers

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Playing independent baseball certainly seems a long way from the major leagues. Adrian Nieto keeps it in perspective. “At the end of the day this is still an opportunity to play baseball. So don’t take it for granted. Don’t view it as like ‘ah, I’m playing Indy ball’. Just take pride, still be professional.” Nieto says….

McCormick Helps O’Gorman to Dominant Team Title in Girls “AA” Golf

McCormick Helps O'Gorman to Dominant Team Title in Girls "AA" Golf

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Shannon McCormick has always had competition on the golf course. “My family is a huge golf family. My dad and my sister, the first tee, just everything. I’ve been doing it since I was a little kid. I’m really good with my driver. Off the tee I can place it pretty well.” O’Gorman Sophomore Shannon McCormick says. Which…

Karley Peters Overcomes Nerves & Rises To Big Moments

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Karley Peters has had a passion for track since she was nine years old. “I like the competitiveness and how, at the end, you make so many different friends through it and everyone roots for the best in each other. That kind of rush of energy, the nerves going through, I like that part, I like…

Perseverance On & Off Track Makes DWU’s Kamber Lamer A National Champion

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MONTROSE, S.D.  —  Celebrating athletic achievement is something Kamber Lamer has grown used to in her family. “Oh yeah we definitely know how to celebrate stuff that are really important to our family!” Kamber says. One of five siblings, Kamber was born into a rich wrestling tradition led by her grandfather, father, uncle and younger brother Caden, the fourth prep wrestler…

Clark Cup Finals MVP is Our Athlete of the Week

Clark Cup Finals MVP is Our Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Second chances normally aren’t a good thing for goalies, and Jaxson Stauber’s mother didn’t want to see her son follow in the footsteps of his father Robb, a former pro and Hobey Baker winner at Minnesota. Jaxson Stauber, Stampede MVP Goalie:”He didn’t really care either way, my mom didn’t want me to be a goalie but there was…

Staniszewska’s Brilliant Career For Augie Women’s Tennis

Staniszewska's Brilliant Career For Augie Women's Tennis

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Kornelia Staniszewska has been so good that the only thing that could have ever stopped her from dominating at Augustana…. “I was going to different school first but then my credit card didn’t work!” Augustana Senior Kornelia Staniszewska says. ….was a bad credit card? “I think she was going to do her enrollment deposit.” Augustana Tennis Head Coach…

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Every at-bat is a new challenge for the analytical mind of Shannon Petersen. Shannon Petersen, Augustana Catcher:”I kind of see pitchers as puzzles. I see the subtleties. Like once I see something and I know what they’re going to throw I definitely take advantage of that. Like if I see a little blip in their change-up, like in…