Athlete of the Week

Lamer Carries on Family Tradition of Winning

Lamer Carries on Family Tradition of Winning

COLTON, SD…Caden Lamer won’t accept anything less than victory. “And everybody hates losing but he, I mean, it absolutely gets to him the most. So I think just his determination (makes him special).” Tri-Valley Wrestling Coach Mike Gibson says. But if there’s one time he really lost it at Tri-Valley, it was during an assembly to honor his remarkable career….

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, SD….Like many in South Dakota, Jared Jaros comes from a basketball family, with older brothers Adam and Ty previously playing at Lincoln. But there’s one thing that makes his lineage unique. Jared Jaros, Lincoln Senior:”My great grandpa played in the NBA.  For the Minneapolis Lakers. I learned that a couple of years ago, that’s pretty cool…” Almost as…

Tea Area Titans led by Dynamic Duo

Tea Area Titans led by Dynamic Duo

TEA, SD…Justin Hohn and Noah Freidel are the dynamic duo of South Dakota prep basketball. “I would definitely take Batman. He knows I’m Batman, there’s no discussion!” Tea Senior Noah Freidel says. “I’ll take Robin because I think I’m smarter. I think I’m smarter for sure!” Tea Senior Justin Hohn says. The know their roles because they know each other…

Ethan’s Darbi Gustafson Leads Northwestern to NAIA Tournament

Ethan's Darbi Gustafson Leads Northwestern to NAIA Tournament

ORANGE CITY, Ia- You don’t want to get in senior post player, Darbi Gustafson’s way when she gets the ball down low. Darbi Gustafson, Northwestern Senior (Ethan native) says: “Whether that’s getting on the inside for offensive rebounds or running the floor hard every time, I think my attention to detail and working hard has definitely made me the basketball player…

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

VERMILLION, SD…Ciara Duffy is a winner. In three years in Vermillion, the versatile forward has helped lead the Coyotes to more than 70 victories. “I kind of like getting to play a couple different positions. You know it keeps things interesting and it’s fun to be kind of able to fill whatever the team needs.” USD Junior Forward Ciara Duffy…

Morgan Kwasniewski is Deuel Threat for Cardinal Gymnastics

Morgan Kwasniewski is Deuel Threat for Cardinal Gymnastics

BROOKINGS, SD…It’s hard to believe now when you watch Morgan Kwasniewski that she wasn’t that coordinated growing up. “Honestly I couldn’t really catch balls or anything when I was younger so I had to find a different sport!” Deuel Junior Morgan Kwasniewski says. Even then Morgan’s transition to gymnastics wasn’t easy “Yeah I’ve had to work probably a little bit…

Feenstra’s Super Sophomore Year is Boosting Dordt To National Ranking

Feenstra's Super Sophomore Year is Boosting Dordt To National Ranking

SIOUX CENTER, IA…Erika Feenstra is making her mark on the Defenders program…as a sophomore. Bill Harmsen, Dordt WBB Coach says:”Erika has just been extremely consistent all season. She has really worked hard just on her physicality and the type of player that she is, and she has just had an outstanding season so far for us…” Feenstra broke the school’s…

Tevin King Rises & Inspires At SDSU

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Teammates all have one description of Tevin King. “Nothing’s been given to him. He’s a dog, he takes it. He takes what he wants and that’s the approach he has every single day no matter outside of basketball, classroom, everything he does in life.” SDSU Senior Guard/Forward Skyler Flatten says. On the court you’ll see his bark…

Evans Has Been a Great Find for USF’s Chris Johnson

Evans Has Been a Great Find for USF's Chris Johnson

SIOUX FALLS, SD…He’s had plenty of practice with the introductions. “I remember when I was like two or three my mom would come down, I had a little basketball hoop downstairs, I’d be hiding behind a closet and she’d yell my name. ‘And starting for….say a team name….Trevon Evans!’ I’d come running around the corner with my little Michael Jordan…

Vlastuin Carries on Family Tradition at Lennox

Vlastuin Carries on Family Tradition at Lennox

LENNOX, SD…Being a Lennox Oriole is in Madysen Vlastuin’s blood. Madysen Vlastuin, Lennox Junior:”My two brothers and sister played at Lennox and my dad played. My mom was a cheerleader. I’m ten years younger from my closest sibling so I’ve been watching them play basketball at Lennox my whole life. So I think watching that kind of set in for…

Emma Ronsiek On A Fast Track From O’Gorman To Creighton

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  With parents who played in college, and younger sister Hannah and older brother Luke always ready to play, Emma Ronsiek got an early start in basketball. “Yeah I think there’s a little bit (of sibling rivalry). You know we’ve always competed when we were younger so I think it’s just brought out the best in each other….

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

Ryan Bruggeman has played big for SMSU Mustangs

MARSHALL, MN…Don’t let the height, or hair, fool you. “I think you guys caught me at a bad time. I didn’t get time to get a haircut in before the tournament so it gets a little puffy there!” SMSU Senior Guard Ryan Bruggeman says. “Yeah he’s gotta get haircuts more often I guess!” SMSU Head Coach Brad Bigler says. Ryan…

Yankton’s Super Sophomore Just Keeps Getting Better

Yankton's Super Sophomore Just Keeps Getting Better

YANKTON, SD… The buzz builds wherever Yankton goes. If the Bucks are in town, you have to see the Matthew Mors show. “Well first of all I don’t blame them because I would do the same!” Yankton Head Basketball Coach Chris Haynes says. “That’s really sweet and awesome but it’s all the hard work that I’ve done just being put…

Christion Wraps up Brilliant Creer at SDSU

Christion Wraps up Brilliant Creer at SDSU

FARGO, ND…Taryn Christion, Roosevelt QB says:”I run and pass probably about 50-50 but I mean I look for the pass and if there’s nothing there then I’ll try and run it…” The combination of sprinters speed and arm strength made Taryn Christion a special talent as a prep at Roosevelt five years ago, and he’d maximize it at South Dakota…

Christian Rozeboom Brings The Boom For SDSU’s Defense

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  He’s the man in the middle of everything at South Dakota State. In many ways Christian Rozeboom is used to that growing up in a football family where everyone went to Northwestern, with his dad and brother playing for the Red Raiders. “Yeah I definitely got beat up a little bit when I was little!  I got two…

Kylee Van Egdom An Ace For Sioux Falls Christian Volleyball

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Watching Kylee Van Egdom on the court it’s clear she has a passion. “Very aggressive.. I’m a competitive girl, and my teammates are competitive and my coach is very competitive, and I think it’s fun to play with that competitive drive every game,” says SFC Senior Kylee Van Egdom. The senior showed that drive -recording more…

Cheeseman Leading DWU to Greatness Again as Defending National Champs

Cheeseman Leading DWU to Greatness Again as Defending National Champs

  MITCHELL, SD…Junior guard Kynedi Cheeseman is making her presence known on the court… Jason Christensen, DWU WBB Coach:”Kynedi is just a good kid that always wants to get better. Does she try my patience sometimes.. Yes she does.” She’s the Tiger’s top scorer so far this season averaging 21 points a game. Christensen:”A lot of times she’s one of…

Slykhuis Makes the Most of Chance to Play for Tea

Slykhuis Makes the Most of Chance to Play for Tea

TEA, SD…Though Carter Slykhuis has shown that he can use his arm effectively…. “Yeah I used to be a quarterback back in middle school. So it’s fun to throw the ball every now and then!” Tea Senior RB/DB Carter Slykhuis says. ….Its his legs that make the Tea running back a threat to score. “I like to be the best…

Watson Has Record-Breaking First Season with USF Cougars

Watson Has Record-Breaking First Season with USF Cougars

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. As first impressions go, it’ll be tough for anyone who ever wears a Sioux Falls uniform to top the one Gabe Watson made in 2018. “Thought he’d be a good football player but what he’s doing is amazing right now. I don’t want to say he’s exceed expectations because I don’t know where he can get to.”…

Kayden Verley’s Versatility Sparked Canton

Karl's TV & Appliance Athlete of the Week

CANTON, S.D.  — It’s a good thing that Kayden Verley has a passion for pigskin. “It’s one of the best feelings you’ll have in your high school career, for sure. Well so far I have. Football is a lot different, so much energy and excitement.” Canton Junior Kayden Verley Says. Because the junior plays plenty of it at Canton. As in,…