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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…

Kirkeby Having Dominant Senior Season for Brandon Valley

Kirkeby Having Dominant Senior Season for Brandon Valley

BRANDON, SD…Keeping his cool on the mound is easy for Dylan Kirkeby since his Brandon Valley teammates are always challenging him off it! Dylan Kirkeby, Brandon Valley Senior says:”It’s pretty much the same thing every time, but these guys are great…” Making it difficult to keep composure if you have to step in against the 6’2 long locked ace. Heading…

Davis Brings Plenty of Character to Storm

Davis Brings Plenty of Character to Storm

SIOUX FALLS, SD…You might call Claude Davis a character. Storm head coach Kurtiss Riggs has a different word. “I think you just need someone that can rally the guys. When the chips are down a little bit, bring them together and say ‘we’re okay’. That’s where a leader stands out the most.” Riggs says. And there’s a very good reason…

Romano Thriving a Long Way From Home for Stampede

Romano Thriving a Long Way From Home for Stampede

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Stampede’s Anthony Romano is a long way from home. Romano, Stampede Center: “The adjustment is not really seeing that many people, you know the big skyscrapers and all that.” Originally from Toronto, Canada. Romano saw US soil as a way to achieve his dream. Romano: “I kept improving, kept staying the course, kept getting better every day. That…

Vernon Has Been Dominant for Aberdeen Wings

Vernon Has Been Dominant for Aberdeen Wings

ABERDEEN, SD….Matt Vernon is a presence between the pipes. You just wouldn’t know it if you talked to him. Scott Langer, Aberdeen Wings Head Coach:”Matt’s a real humble guy. He’s truly athletic and he’s got a lot of leadership…” Matt Vernon, Wings Goalie:”I’m a smaller goalie so I have to be more aggressive, but I do my best to stay…

Jacob Prouty Pushed Himself & Clark/Willow Lake To New Heights

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Jacob Prouty always had someone pushing him on the basketball court. “Ever since I can remember I’ve been playing basketball. Dad always getting me to get to my next level, play as hard as I can. Same with my brother and my sister, always pushing me to be the best player I can be. I like…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Tagyn Larson Flourishing Back Home With SDSU

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SYRACUSE, NY  —  Whether the competition was from sister Wagner or brother Cody… “I think we played horse a couple times. I don’t remember who won but I’m going to say it was me!” SDSU Junior Forward Tagyn Larson says. ….or fellow prep stars like Macy Miller at Mitchell…. “You know I didn’t really talk to her much and Roosevelt….

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…