Colleges – University of Sioux Falls

Shannon Pivovar to Lead USF Softball Program

SIOUX FALLS – University of Sioux Falls Director of Athletics Josh Snyder has announced the hiring of Shannon Pivovar as the next head women’s softball coach for the Cougars’ program. “I am pleased that we were able to hire Shannon (Pivovar), who is a rising star in the field,” said Snyder, noting that Pivovar will take over program effective Friday,…

Strong Field Day For USF & Augustana To Conclude NSIC Championship

Mankato Men, Mary Women Win Titles

WINONA, MN  —  The final day of the NSIC Track & Field Championships was a strong one in the field for Augustana and Sioux Falls. Augie’s Jake Huber took the shot put with a toss of 52 feet, ten & 3/4 inches while Sioux Falls Kimberly Peterson cleared a meet record 13 feet, nine and 3/4 inches to win the…

USF Searching for new Softball Coach to replace Kelsey Thompson

USF Searching for new Softball Coach to replace Kelsey Thompson

SIOUX FALLS — University of Sioux Falls Head Softball Coach Kelsey Thompson has been relieved of her coaching duties effectively immediately, USF Director of Athletics Josh Snyder announced Tuesday. “Today, we informed Coach Thompson of our decision to make a change in leadership within the softball program,” said Snyder. “In order to bring into line the program’s direction with the…

USF Baseball Splits with Concordia

USF Baseball Splits with Concordia

SIOUX FALLS – Led by a stellar and clutch pitching performance from Brandon Roesler, the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (15-29, 15-19 NSIC) kept its postseason hopes alive with a 3-2 win in game two and a split of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader with Concordia St. Paul (21-14, 14-10) on Friday afternoon at the Birdcage. Roesler improved…

USF Loses to Duluth, But Wins Elimination Game

USF Loses to Duluth, But Wins Elimination Game

SIOUX FALLS – Advancing to the second day of the NSIC Tournament for the fourth straight season, No. 6 seed University of Sioux Falls Softball dropped their tournament opener, 4-0, to No. 3 seed Minnesota Duluth before avoiding elimination with an 8-6 victory over No. 9 seed Minot State. The Cougars improve to 31-18 on the season and will face…

Solid Attack Has Led to 30 Wins for USF Softball

Solid Attack Has Led to 30 Wins for USF Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC softball tournament starts Thursday in Sioux Falls at Bowden Field and Sherman Park and the Cougars of USF are co-hosting along with Augustana. Kelsey Thompson’s team put together a 30-17 season thanks in part to a very potent offensive attack. They open the NSIC tournament against a 38-11 MN-Duluth team at noon on their home…

2018 NSIC Softball Tournament Bracket

All Games Played At Sherman Park In Sioux Falls

BURNSVILLE, Minn. –  The 2018 NSIC Softball Tournament bracket has been set as regular season play concluded Sunday afternoon.  The top ten teams in the final regular season standings will participate in the double-elimination tournament, which will be held May 3-5 at Bowden Field & Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Winona State earned the number one seed after…

Sioux Falls & Wayne State Split High Scoring Doubleheader

USF Drops Game One 14-10 Before Taking Second Game 21-13

WAYNE, NEB – With a season-game-high in runs scored, the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (14-28, 14-18 NSIC) outscored Wayne State, 21-13, in game two and earned a split of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. USF lost game one, 14-10 after leading 9-6 late in the game. With the victory, the Cougars stopped a four-game…

Ohnesorge, Kuhnert, Mickey & Lee Get NFL Mini-Camp Tryouts

Mickey & Kuhnert With Vikings, Ohnesorge With Seahawks, Lee Gets Two Opportunities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will be getting NFL opportunities. Last night we told you about USF’s Dennis Gardeck signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, and SDSU’s Kellen Soulek and Brandon Valley Alum Matt Vandeberg getting tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. Today comes news that SDSU center…

Trio Of Locals Get Undrafted Opportunities In NFL

Gardeck Signs With Arizona, Soulek & Vandeberg Get Mini-Camp Tryouts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will get a shot at the NFL thanks to undrafted deals. Sioux Falls linebacker Dennis Gardeck, second in Division Two last year in Sacks with 14, has signed on with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. SDSU defensive lineman and Yankton native Kellen Soulek has also received an…

USF Spring Game gets Offensive

USF Spring Game gets Offensive

SIOUX FALLS – University of Sioux Falls Head Coach Jon Anderson called it mission accomplished after the offense outlasted the defense, 49-25, in the annual spring game at Bob Young Field before 1,155. Anderson, who directed USF to a 9-3 in 2017 with a fourth straight NCAA DII postseason appearance, was pleased with play on both sides of the ball….

Top-Ranked Augie Splits with USF at SF Stadium

Top-Ranked Augie Splits with USF at SF Stadium

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The No. 1 Augustana baseball team (37-3, 23-3 NSIC) garnered a split with crosstown rival Sioux Falls (13-25, 13-15 NSIC) at the Birdcage on Wednesday night. Sioux Falls took game one 4-2 to end the Vikings 12-game winning streak, but Augustana won game two, 5-2. GAME ONE: Sioux Falls, 4, Augustana 2 The Vikings 12-game winning…

USF and Augie Split in Softball

USF and Augie Split in Softball

SIOUX FALLS – Francesca Mickelson’s walkoff single powered University of Sioux Falls Softball to a doubleheader split against No. 13 Augustana on Wednesday night. The Cougars took game one, 4-3, before falling 6-2, in the second leg of the twinbill. USF improves to 26-17 on the season, including an 11-9 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Augustana moved to…

Duluth Takes High Scoring Games From USF

Coo Softball Falls 10-6 & 13-12

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Against one of the top teams in the league, University of Sioux Falls Softball held their own, but dropped a pair of high-scoring games to Minnesota Duluth on Sunday evening. The Cougars (25-14, 10-6 NSIC) hit four homeruns in game one, but ultimately fell 10-6 to the Bulldogs. In game two, the teams combined for 14…

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…

Cougars Take Twin Bill From Crookston

USF Baseball Wins 3-1 & 7-3

SIOUX FALLS – With timely hitting and stellar bullpen work, the University of Sioux Falls Baseball Team (8-18, 8-8 NSIC) ran its winning streak to four games with a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference sweep of Minnesota Crookston (12-19, 2-14 NSIC) on a cold Saturday afternoon at the Birdcage. USF took 3-1 and 7-3 decisions to move to 8-8 in league…

Goodhope to Leave NDSU for USF

Goodhope to Leave NDSU for USF

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Former Washington HS standout Anna Goodhope is returning home for the rest of her college basketball career. After leading her Warriors to 2 titles in 3 years, Goodhope left for Fargo where she played as a freshman. But an injury sidelined her this past season. She will have 3 years of eligibility left when she takes the…

USF Stays Red-Hot in Softball with sweep of Upper Iowa

USF Stays Red-Hot in Softball with sweep of Upper Iowa

SIOUX FALLS – After their 15-game winning streak was snapped the day before, University of Sioux Falls Softball responded with a pair of thrilling one-run victories over Upper Iowa. The Cougars (20-9, 5-1 NSIC) scored eight unanswered runs capped off by Sydney Nieveen’s second walkoff hit in three days to lead them to an 8-7 victory in game one against…