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Kuslers Mean Double Trouble For Roosevelt Opponents

Kuslers Mean Double Trouble For Roosevelt Opponents

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. Though there are certainly plenty of opportunities for fun where twin brothers are involved… “We’ll always joke if people ask if we’re twins we’ll throw in a yeah, we’re cousins!” Roosevelt Senior Adam Kusler says. “It’s still almost impossible to tell them apart unless they’re standing side by side. And I call them by the wrong name…

Kade Lynott’s Turn to Set Records For West Sioux

Kade Lynott's Turn to Set Records For West Sioux

HAWARDEN, IA… The lines between football and family have always blurred for West Sioux’s Kade Lynott. He’s got his older brother Jake to thank for that. “Well when he grew up he was the “golden child”. That’s what my family always called him. I mean, it always gave me something to chase.” West Sioux Senior Kade Lynott says. Jake rushed…

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

BROOKINGS, SD…Driving up to Dana J Dykhouse Stadium, you can’t miss the billboards that ring it. One in particular, with former SDSU star rusher Zach Zenner, caught Pierre Strong Junior’s eye. “Yeah, you know the big picture he got right there? Yeah that’s what I’m trying to get! I’m trying to get like him. I definitely think I can.” Sophomore…

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

ORANGE CITY, IA… You might have known her as Anna Kiel. But, this summer she got a new name. “I just got married this past summer. New last name, same person new last name,” said Anna Wedel, Northwestern Volleyball middle hitter. Wedel married former Northwestern basketball star Nathan Wedel. The two share a bond that few would understand. “He knows…

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

MITCHELL, SD…For Yankton native Rebecca Frick, her family is always front and center. “Yup my family, they come to every game, especially with this year being my last year,” said Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan outside-hitter. “We went to Florida, they went to Florida. We went to William Penn, which was like 6 hours away, they drove the whole way.” “It’s…

Ortman A Back-Breaking Playmaker For Canistota/Freeman

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CANISTOTA, S.D.  —  Trey Ortman is fortunate his family owns a chiropractic clinic in Canistota since he’s had his share of bumps and bruises growing up with three younger brothers. “We played football in the basement, football in the back yard, and we don’t take it easy on each other!” Canistota/Freeman QB/DB Trey Ortman says. It also pushed him to…

Rocco Mediate’s Final Round One To Remember At Sanford International

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Professional golf is fraught with pressure packed moments. You just wouldn’t know it if you followed Rocco Mediate. “I like talking, I like being talked to, I like talking to people out here. They were great. We had really good crowds here, exceptional crowds.” PGA Champions Tour Pro Rocco Mediate says. Which has helped in both…

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….