Colleges – Northwestern

Kate Wynja to play in Great Life Challenge

Kate Wynja to play in Great Life Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, SD… In June Kate Wynja’s life changed forever. She was almost the Girls State “A” champion, but she reported a scoring error that led to being disqualified, costing Kate and her SF Christian Chargers state titles. But she gained national recognition from all over the world including names like Jack Nicklaus who commended her for showing so much…

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…

Men’s NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

Men's NAIA National Tourney Returns to Pentagon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA is excited to announce that the Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship will be played in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the Sanford Pentagon through 2020. “Basketball is where it all began for the NAIA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO, “and we are grateful to have such great hosts in the Sioux Falls Sports…

Red Raiders Win GPAC Baseball Championship

Red Raiders Win GPAC Baseball Championship

ORANGE CITY, IA… It was a pitcher’s dual in the GPAC championship game in baseball Wednesday night at the home of the Red Raiders in Orange City. Mitchell Kresnik was brilliant for Northwestern scattering 6 hits in a complete game and was aided by some nice defensive plays by freshman 3rd baseman Ben DeBoer. The game was tied at 1…

Northwestern Softball Wins GPAC Title

Northwestern Softball Wins GPAC Title

FREMONT, NE… The Northwestern Red Raiders won the GPAC softball tournament Monday night by taking the 3rd game in the best of 3 with top-seeded Midland 2-0 in 9 innings. Emily Bosch, who had the game-winning 2-run double talked about what it meant to win the title for the seniors and winning pitcher Kayla Tindall said sharing this experience with…

Northwestern Wins GPAC Softball Title

Northwestern Wins GPAC Softball Title

(Fremont, Nebraska) – Winning two of three games in the 2018 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Postseason Softball Championship Series the Northwestern Red Raiders are the conference tournament champions. The Red Raiders won game one over Midland 1-0 in ten innings, Midland won game two 4-0, and the Red Raiders came back to win game three 2-0 in nine innings….

Red Raiders Make GPAC Baseball Championship

Red Raiders Make GPAC Baseball Championship

(Sioux City, Iowa) – The Championship Game for the 2018 Cypress Risk Management Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Postseason Baseball Tournament is set.  Top seeded Northwestern defeated fifth seed Morningside 11-8 to win the Northwestern Bracket in Orange City.  In Fremont second seeded Midland defeated seven seed Mount Marty 16-0 to win the Midland Bracket.  The GPAC Baseball Championship Game…

Northwestern Drops Hastings In GPAC Tournament

Red Raiders Win 7-1

ORANGE CITY, IA  —  The Northwestern Red Raiders remained unbeaten in the GPAC Baseball Tournament by defeating Hastings 7-1 on Saturday afternoon in Orange City. The Red Raiders advance to the championship game of their half of the bracket and will face Morningside on Monday at noon.  The Mustangs would have to win twice in order to advance while one…

Northwestern Clinches GPAC Baseball Title With Sweep At Morningside

Red Raiders Win 10-1 & 13-8

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The Northwestern Red Raiders clinched the GPAC Baseball Regular Season Championship on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep at Morningside, beating the Mustangs 10-1 in game one and 13-8 in game two. The Red Raiders will be the top seed in next week’s conference tournament and host half of the bracket in Orange City. Click on…

NAIA Will Merge Division One & Two Basketball Beginning In 2020-21

Will Effect Six Local Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Beginning with the 2020-21 season, basketball in the NAIA will look a lot different, and our six area programs could see some new competition. The NAIA announced today that men’s and women’s basketball will have just one division in 2020-21, effectively merging the current division one and two.  Dakota State, Dakota Wesleyan (whose women’s basketball team…

2017-18 Winter Sports Plays Of The Year

The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From An Historic Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite today’s evidence to the contrary, one of the best winter sports seasons in state history has come to a close. From national to state champions, rivalries and buzzer beaters, there was plenty of action to fire up cold nights.  We look back at some of the best sights, sounds and moments with our annual winter sports…

Dakota Wesleyan & Northwestern Women Reach National Semifinals

Both Teams Play For Spot In National Championship Tomorrow

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The NAIA women’s tournament resumes tomorrow in Sioux City with the Fab Four national semifinals.  That will include Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern after a fabulous weekend for both. The Tigers crushed the top ranked team in the tournament, Southeastern, 78-64, while the Red Raiders beat St. Francis in Overtime 89-83. It’s the Tigers first trip to the…

NAIA ELITE EIGHT-Northwestern Works Overtime Against St. Francis To Reach Fab Four

Red Raiders Win 89-83 in OT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) In a nail-biter, Northwestern (Iowa) has pushed past St. Francis (Ill.) in overtime to reach the semifinals. The game that couldn’t be decided in regulation finished with the Red Raiders winning by a score of 89-83. Renee Maneman set a career mark of 1000 career points, while three other Red Raiders finished with double-doubles to secure the win.  …

NAIA SWEET 16-Northwestern Women Crush Eastern Oregon

Red Raiders Head To Elite Eight With 80-63 Win

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) Northwestern (Iowa) has defeated Eastern Oregon in dominating fashion with a final score of 83-60. The Mountaineers came into the game with a winning streak that stretched back to November. Anna Kiel and Kassidy DeJong’s double-doubles led the way for the Red Raiders to advance to the quarterfinals in the Duer Bracket.   Eastern Oregon open the second round play for…

Red Raider Women Win Early Game Thursday

Red Raider Women Win Early Game Thursday

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) Three quarters of the opening game of day two at the 2018 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships were evenly matched. The second period made the difference for tournament veteran and third-seeded Northwestern (Iowa). The Red Raiders rode their first half surge to an 81-74 win over sixth-seeded Friends (Kan.) in Thursday’s first-round matchup…

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

Red Raiders Lose in GPAC Championships

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Northwestern men looked like they would win the GPAC title in a very hostile environment-Alley Gymnasium in Sioux City, home of the Morningside Mustangs. Colton Kooima led the way with 23 points and the Red Raiders led by 9 at the break. The lead increased to 12 on a Nathan Wedel hoop. But Morningside rallied to…

GPAC TOURNAMENT-DWU Women Win At Northwestern To Advance To Championship

Tigers Beat Red Raiders 73-58

Orange City, Iowa – The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advances to the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game for the third-straight year after a convincing victory over No. 10 Northwestern College, 73-58 in the GPAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.   Both teams traded baskets early and used solid defense through the first few…