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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,…

Maggie Smither The Cornerstone Of SDSU Soccer

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BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Though Maggie Smither’s career as a midfielder didn’t last long…. “I started around like 11 or 12. And so I just went in and I wasn’t really like a field player. Around middle school I kind of stepped into keeper just because I was tall and could kick it far.” SDSU Junior Goal Keeper Maggie Smither says….

Hayley Dotseth Leading Coyotes’ Pack

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VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Outside hitter Hayley Dotseth may seem reserved, but she’s lethal on the volleyball court for the Coyotes. “She’s just such a competitor. From the moment she walked on campus we didn’t really know what to expect from her. And I think her freshman year she came out and surprised a lot of people. I think even being…

Many Miles & Yards Lead Tupak Kpeayeh To History

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The first thing you notice is the name. “I’m Tupak with a K. Everyone thinks it’s with a C, they always spell my name wrong. Ton of people just ask if I can rap all the time and I say no!” Washington Senior RB Tupak Kpeayeh says. And then you see that Tupak Kpeayeh makes his music…

Lyng Still Golfing at age 90!

Lyng Still Golfing at age 90!

SIOUX FALLS, SD…On any given day Gordy Lyng can be found on the golf course. Gordy Lyng says:”Well it’s a way of staying young…” Gordy has spent his working years as the former owner of Boomer’s and Tinner’s restaurants. The 90 year old is now retired – but his golf game has never been better. “It’s hard to say how…

Shannon Johnson is Women’s Mid Amateur Champion

Shannon Johnson is Women's Mid Amateur Champion

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It didn’t take Dave Hanten long to see something special in a young Shannon Johnson. Dave Hanten, Willow Run Golf Pro says:”She always calls and says Dave let’s go hit some balls. Translation is would you just take a look at my swing and see where we’re at.” A relationship grew over the next few years as Johnson…

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Steve Stricker’s week in Sioux Falls at the Sanford International began in anonymity. “I went down to the Duluth Trading Company today, that’s where I was shopping, and the lady was like yeah, we’ve got a big golf tournament in town, who’s your favorite? And I looked at my wife and I’m like Nikki, who’s your favorite?…

Gimbel Back To End College Career On His Terms

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MARSHALL, MN  —  Blake Gimbel likes to throw the football. “Some guys ask hey, did you really throw the ball 60 times in a game? And I’ll tell them yeah, we did it multiple times.” SMSU Senior QB Blake Gimbel says. A lot. “I like throwing the ball. You don’t even think about it when the game is going on….

Gall Excited To Defend World Championship

Gall Excited To Defend World Championship

TRIPP, SD…IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR TOM GALL TO FALL IN LOVE WITH RACING. Tom Gall, Drag Racer: “I FIRST GOT INTO DRAG RACING BECAUSE OF MY DAD. HE RACED FOR YEARS AND YEARS, AND HE DECIDED YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS AND I WAS… WE’LL BUILD YOU A DRAGSTER. IT’S THE SAFETY AND EASIEST WAY TO GO…

Great Weekend For Linnea Strom At GreatLIFE Challenge

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —  Though Willow Run is a little less than 4500 miles from Linnea Strom’s native Sweden, the GreatLIFE Challenge felt like a family affair with several Swedish teammates cheering her on and her dad on the bag as caddy. “He’s a calm person so it’s nice having him on the bag. He knows exactly what to say…