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North Talks Quality of Play at Sanford International

North Talks Quality of Play at Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 2nd Annual Sanford International is next week at Minnehaha C.C. and tournament host Andy North can’t speak highly enough of the quality of play you will see from these Champions Tour players. Defending champion Steve Stricker won’t be back because of a prior commitment (hunting trip) but the field is incredibly strong with the addition of…

Power Of Positivity Puts Patty Tavatanakit On LPGA Tour

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Good thoughts lead to good play for Symetra Tour pro Patty Tavatanakit. “My memory box is in I’m trying to remember all the good things about the shot I hit. And I think that helped a lot because, you know, you’re just over the ball again and again, it’s what you see, it’s what you remember.”…

Final Round At GreatLIFE Challenge A Family Affair For Shannon Johnson

Shoots Even Par 70 In Final Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  O’Gorman alum Shannon Johnson expected to be playing in the weekend of the Symetra Tour’s GreatLIFE Challenge as an amateur on her home course at Willow Run. Perhaps the best part of her weekend, though, will be the family at her side on the final day! With her young niece walking the course alongside her, Johnson…

Tavatanakit’s Big Final Round Propels Her To GreatLIFE Challenge Win In Playoff

UCLA Alum Shoots An Eight Under Par To Rally From Six Shots Back

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Entering the day six shots out of the lead, UCLA alum Patty Tavatanakit fired a six-under 62 during the final round of the Symetra Tour’s GreatLIFE Challenge, forcing a playoff with Yujeong Son. Tavatankit then made birdie in the playoff to defeat Son, capturing her third tour victory and assuring herself of an LPGA Tour Card…

Barrio’s 62 Gives Her Sole Possession of Lead Heading Into Final Round of GreatLIFE Challenge

Final Round Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Marta Sanz Barrio’s big day propelled her into the lead entering the final round of the Symetra Tour’s GreatLIFE Challenge.  Meanwhile, Sioux Falls native and O’Gorman alum Shannon Johnson worked through challenging conditions during her third round.   Click on the video viewer for highlights!  A recap of the day courtesy of the Symetra Tour is below:…

Despite Strong Preseason Finish Christion Cut By Dallas Cowboys

Roosevelt & SDSU Alum Hopes To Earn Practice Squad Spot Or Land Elsewhere

ARLINGTON, TX  —  Roosevelt and South Dakota State alum Taryn Christion finally got his first real chance to show what he could do in the Dallas Cowboys final preseason game. Though it wasn’t enough to get him a roster spot, it might be enough to keep him on the Cowboys practice squad, or earn a spot elsewhere. Playing most of…

Shannon Johnson Makes Cut After Second Round Of Symetra Tour GREATLife Challenge

Sioux Falls Native To Play The Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Sioux Falls native Shannon Johnson thought she could make the cut playing amongst Symetra Tour pros at the GREATLife Challenge on her home course at Willow Run. And she was right. With a birdie on her final hole of the second round, Johnson shot a 71 to get to +3 and making the cut into the…

South Dakota Native Taryn Christion Makes Preseason Debut With Dallas Cowboys

SDSU & Roosevelt High School Alum

ARLINGTON, TX. —  Roosevelt & South Dakota State alum Taryn Christion made his NFL preseason debut last night for the Dallas Cowboys during their 34-0 victory over the Houston Texans. Christion is one of four quarterbacks on the roster and had yet to play in the two previous Cowboy preseason games.  In this game he played during the fourth quarter,…

Streveler’s Legs Help Winnipeg Run Past Edmonton In USD Alum’s First Start

Former Coyote Helps Blue Bombers Improve To 8-2

EDMONTON, ALBERTA  — Former Coyote Chris Streveler made the most of his first start of the season for Winnipeg in relief of injured Matt Nichols at Edmonton last night, helping the Blue Bombers improve to 8-2 with a 34-28 victory. Streveler did his best work running the ball, leading Winnipeg with 14 carries for 95 yards, including a six-yard touchdown…

Jackrabbit Alums Zenner & Wieneke Find Endzone In Seperate Leagues

Former SDSU Teammates With Solid Saturday In NFL & CFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A couple of former South Dakota State Jackrabbit football teammates had good nights in a pair of professional football leagues. Zach Zenner caught a five yard touchdown pass and ran three times for 17 yards in the Detroit Lions preseason loss at Houston. Meanwhile in the Canadian Football League Jake Wieneke had the best day of…

USD Alum Chris Streveler To Start In Winnipeg After Injury To Matt Nichols

Started Four Games For Winnipeg Last Year

WINNIPEG, CANADA  —   As his former South Dakota Coyote team prepares to begin their second season without him, Chris Streveler is preparing to fill some big shoes in the CFL over the next couple of weeks with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Winnipeg starter Matt Nichols suffered a shoulder injury in this week’s game and will be out for what likely…

Pittsburgh Pirates Purchase Contract Of Canaries’ Andrew Ely

Second Player From Sioux Falls To Sign With Major League Organization This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite another loss at Fargo/Moorhead on Saturday there was good news for one member of the Sioux Falls Canaries. Infielder Andrew Ely is returning to affiliated ball after having his contract purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates today.  Ely hit .289 with seven homeruns and 35 RBI, as well as 17 doubles and two triples in 78…

Vikings Rookies Lean on Veterans For 1st Preseason Game Guidance

MINNESOTA, MN— The Vikings play their first preseason game tonight against the New Orleans Saints. This game can be proving grounds for many of the rookies. After, the game the Vikings coaching staff will shorten the roster significantly within the next week If a rookie comes out a lays an egg that could mean he is going to be cleaning out…

North Excited That Jack’s Returning to Sanford International

North Excited That Jack's Returning to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… We recently told you that Jack Nicklaus was returning for the 2019 Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club. Tournament host Andy North is thrilled to get to play with The Golden Bear against Dave Stockton and Hale Irwin knowing that it was the big draw on the weekend for area golf fans. “Yeah it’s pretty neat to…

Defending Champ Stricker Out, Langer & Love III In For 2019 Sanford International

Media Day At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The second Sanford International has quite the opening act to follow after last year’s incredibly successful inaugural event, and with 41 days to go till the first tee shot we do know that there will be a new champion. Today was media day at Minnehaha Country Club with Andy North and defending champion Steve Stricker on…

KDLT AT VIKINGS TRAINING CAMP-Barr Happy To Be Back In Minnesota

Four-Time All-Pro Returns After Spurning Jets

EAGAN, MN  —  The Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason next week and are certainly happy to have Anthony Barr back in purple after it appeared he would be gone just a few months ago. After speculation that he’d be leaving as a free agent during much of the 2018 season, the sixth year linebacker changed his mind about signing…

Humble C.J. Ham Could Get Bigger Role For Minnesota Vikings In 2019

Enters As Starting Fullback For Third Straight Year

EAGAN, MN  —  It’s been a while since C.J. Ham was catching a lot of passes for at team named the Vikings. “I mean at Augie I caught a lot! Whatever is asked, I’m ready to do it.” Minnesota Vikings FB C.J. Ham says. It’s only seems like a long time since the Augustana alum was scratching and clawing just…

Dallas Goedert Expected to Get Increased Role in Eagles Offense

PHILADELPHIA, PA— Training camps all-around the NFL began this week and for Britton South Dakota native Dallas Goedert, he is expected to have an even bigger role in the Eagles offense. The Eagles have one of the best rosters in the league, with the return of deep threat DeSean Jackson, they are team primed and ready to make another super bowl…

SDSU’s Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

SDSU's Pupungatoa Living the Dream in Vikes Camp

EAGAN, MN… Wisconsin native and life long Green Bay Packer fan Sepestiano Pupungatoa never grew up imagining he’d wear Minnesota Vikings purple. Tiano Pupungatoa, Former SDSU OL says:”It is kind of an ironic deal that I’m with the Vikings, but I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. Tiano, for short, has gotten used to making switches since he came to South…