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Gerry Celebrates Eagles Trip to Super Bowl

Gerry Celebrates Eagles Trip to Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA… As bad as Sunday was for the Minnesota Vikings, it was a great day for one Sioux Falls native. Nate Gerry is a rookie linebacker for the NFC Champions and he showed off his dance moved on the field after the game. Gerry and the Eagles dominated the Vikings 38-7 as Nick Foles threw for 350 yards and…

Lang Signs Contract with Minnesota Vikings

Lang Signs Contract with Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed several free agents Monday to Reserves/Future contracts and among them is Sioux Falls native Cedric Lang who was also on the Vikes practice squad starting the season. Lang hadn’t played football since his freshman year at O’Gorman before getting a 5th year at UTEP where he was a basketball standout. He started as a tight end…

Eagles Fly Past Vikings In NFC Championship Game

Minnesota Gives Up 38 Unanswered In 38-7 Loss

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  It took a “Minneapolis Miracle” for the Minnesota Vikings to beat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last week. It took 60 minutes of a relentless Philadelphia Eagles team to dash any hope of the Vikings returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 42 years. The Eagles scored 38 unanswered points…

Alejandro Landa Captures Lewis Pro-Am Singles Title With Remarkable Rally

8th Seed Defeats 2nd Seed Daniel DeLaRosa In Three Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  8th-seeded Alejandro Landa’s remarkable weekend at the 40th Lewis Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament had already included an upset of top ranked Rocky Carson en route to the pro singles final. And Landa saved his best for last. Trailing 2nd seed Daniel DeLaRosa 10-6 in the decisive third game, Landa rattled off five straight points to capture the…

Vikings Trying To Block Out Pressures Of NFC Championship

Minnesota Seeking First Super Bowl Trip In 42 Years

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  In case you haven’t heard there’s a rather important football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles today. And if you think I’m trying to downplay the NFC Championship, you should hear the players. Of course the current Vikings are aware of the franchises tortured history and how much an entire state and region are pulling…

Stampede Alums Rau & Prosser Help Wild Win On Hockey Day Minnesota

Minnesota Beats Tampa Bay 5-2

ST. PAUL, MN —  A couple of Stampede alums helped the Wild beat Tampa Bay on Hockey Day Minnesota yesterday. Herd alum Kyle Rau got the assist to fellow alum Nate Prosser for what would be the game winning goal in the Wild’s 5-2 win.  It’s the first time since 2015 one Stampede alum has assisted another on a goal…

Vikings Look To Get Ground Game Going In Philadelphia

Minnesota Faces Top Ranked Run Defense In NFC Title Game

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  We’re less than 24 hours from the NFC Championship game between the Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. One of Minnesota’s biggest challenges figures to be running the football.  The Eagles have the top ranked rush defense in the NFL, giving up just 79 yards a game.  That doesn’t seem to phase the Vikings who plan to get the…

Backup Quarterbacks Front & Center In NFC Championship

Keenum & Foles Face Off For Trip To Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  If I’d told you at the beginning of the season that Case Keenum and Nick Foles would be battling for a trip to the Super Bowl you’d think I was nuts. Truth will be stranger than fiction on Sunday when those two lead the Vikings and Eagles into the NFC Championship. The former St. Louis Ram teammates…

Carson Upset In Quarterfinals Of Lewis Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament

Semifinals Tomorrow, Championship Sunday on Antenna TV

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Quarterfinals of the 40th Lewis Pro-Am Racquetball Tournament featured a stunning upset as top ranked Rocky Carson fell to Alejandro Landa 15-14, 11-15 and 11-4.  Elsewhere Alvaro Beltran cruised to victory over Sebastian Franco 15-7 & 15-4. Click on the video viewer for highlights! Semifinals are tomorrow with the championships Sunday at 11 AM televised live…

Vikings Gain Rest & Perspective During Bye Week

Minnesota To Host New Orleans In NFC Divisional Playoff Next Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Though the late great Tom Petty sang about the waiting being the hardest part, the Minnesota Vikings seem perfectly content to rest and await their opponent in next Sunday’s divisional playoff at US Bank Stadium. It’s been not only a good week to get healthy, but also a good time to gain perspective.  Minnesota’s 13-3 season earned…

BEST OF 2017: Top Local Sports Stories

A Look Back At The Biggest Headlines Of 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time the South Dakota men’s basketball team won the Summit League regular season title and entered the Summit League Tournament as the favorite to reach their first ever NCAA Tournament. It led to an epic semifinal with arch rival South Dakota State, who’d caught fire towards seasons end. In front of more than…

Kaufman & Olson Hold Golf Clinic In Sioux Falls

LPGA Pros Hope To Inspire Kids In Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Dakotas aren’t exactly known for producing a lot of professional golfers. Something South Dakota native Kim Kaufman and North Dakota native Amy Anderson-Olson would like to change. Kaufman and Olson hosted a free youth clinic at the Sanford Fieldhouse in Sioux Falls.  The two each broke onto the LPGA tour together and are entering their fifth…

Twins Caravan Does Not Include Sioux Falls Stop

Twins To Visit Marshall, Worthington & Spencer

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for the club’s 58th annual Twins Winter Caravan presented by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. The 2018 Twins Winter Caravan features stops in more than 40 communities throughout Twins Territory between Monday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 25.   “The Minnesota Twins are proud to have Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine as…

Former SDSU standout now starting for the KC Chiefs

Former SDSU standout now starting for the KC Chiefs

Whether Bryan Witzmann can dance is up for speculation. “I just wanted to be Travis (Kelce’s) hype man! He’s dancing and a couple other guys were dancing so I decided to join in!” Witzmann says. “I’ve talked to him about that, not in terms of advice, but just in terms of expectations and he told me he’s going to work…

Former Jackrabbit Witzmann Enjoying Big Stage in NFL

Former Jackrabbit Witzmann Enjoying Big Stage in NFL

His story or perseverance is amazing. Cut 4 times by 3 teams before finally making the Kansas City Chiefs roster for the 2017 season. And now former SDSU standout Bryan Witzmann is a starting offensive lineman for Any Reid. So what’s it been like playing in front of such enormous crowds on such a big stage for the former Jackrabbit….

Former Jackrabbit Witzmann Thrilled to be in NFL

Former Jackrabbit Witzmann Thrilled to be in NFL

Former SDSU Offensive Lineman Bryan Witzmann has proven that patience can be a virtue. After getting cut 4 times by 3 teams he has not only made the Kansas City Chiefs roster this year but he’s starting and has helped his team to a 6-2 record which is the 2nd best in the NFL. For Witzmann, he’s enjoying the opportunity…

Twins Sign Molitor To Contract Extension

Led Minnesota To 85-77 Record & Playoffs

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed Manager Paul Molitor to a three-year contract extension, which will keep him as the club’s manager through 2020. The St. Paul native was named Twins manager in November of 2014, replacing Ron Gardenhire and becoming the 13th manager in club history.  In 2017, Molitor led the Twins…

NSIC Alums Have College Fun As Vikings Prep For Bears

CJ Ham Pays Price For Augustana's Loss To Adam Thielen's Alma Mater

CHICAGO, IL  —  The Minnesota Vikings are off in preparation for their Monday Night game tomorrow at Chicago. That didn’t stop a couple of NSIC alums from being locked into this week’s college action. As we showed you yesterday, the Augustana Vikings lost at MSU-Mankato 42-21.  The Minnesota Vikings have a pair of alums from each team in CJ Ham…