Athlete of the Week

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…

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

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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

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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….