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Kono’s Confidence Helped by Winning

Kono's Confidence Helped by Winning

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… Winning isn’t easy in any individual sport,  nut it’s even tougher when you’re up against 144 of the top players in the game of golf each week. That’s what players like Stephanie Kono face weekly on the Symetra Tour where there hasn’t been a multiple winner all season. Kono starts the Great Life Challenge in 8th…

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

Treinen Enjoying All-Star Season with Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN…It only takes a few former South Dakota State teammates to remind one of baseball’s most dominant closers that he wasn’t always so dominant. “It was against Oral Roberts and he gave up a few runs. And now he’s here, barely giving up any runs in the Major Leagues. And we always make the joke ‘well he couldn’t get…

Meadow Enjoying Game Again on Symetra Tour

Meadow Enjoying Game Again on Symetra Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Stephanie Meadow has re-gained her love for the game of golf. The Northern Ireland native played collegiately at Alabama and won 9 tournaments. Her first professional event was the Women’s U.S. Open and she finished 3rd back in 2014. Meadow stayed on the LPGA Tour for 3 years before eventually losing her card and a back injury…

Former SDSU Teammates Watch Treinen Take On Twins

Oakland Closer Played In Brookings From 2009-2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  A special season for Oakland closer Blake Treinen had another special moment yesterday in the Twin Cities as the former Jackrabbit re-united with several of his old SDSU teammates. For many of them, this weekend’s series with the Twins is the first chance they’ve had to watch Blake pitch in person since they were teammates together from…

Remarkable Journey From Brookings To Big Leagues For Blake Treinen

SDSU Alum An All-Star Closer In Oakland

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. —  There was a time Blake Treinen didn’t see himself pitching past Erv Huether Field or Sioux Falls Stadium. About a decade after he joined the South Dakota State baseball program, Treinen is dominating in Major League parks as one of the top closers in the game for the Oakland Athletics. KDLT’s Zach Borg went to Minneapolis on…

Wieneke Stars In Vikings Preseason Win Over Seattle

SDSU Alum Hauls In TD And Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit star Jake Wieneke helped his bid to make the Minnesota Vikings roster in their third preseason game against Seattle. The Maple Grove native hauled in his first career touchdown catch and then scored the game-winning two point conversion in the fourth quarter to lead the Vikings to a 21-20 victory. Click on…

BELLATOR 204-Logan Storley Remains Unbeaten With TKO

Storley Knocks Out A.J. Matthews In Second Round To Improve To 9-0

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Storley Storm shows no signs of dissipating in Bellator. Webster native Logan Storley improved to 9-0 in his mixed martial arts career on Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon, winning via TKO in the second round against fellow South Dakota native A.J. Matthews at Bellator 204. Click on the video viewer for highlights and more…

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…

Dallas Goedert Impresses In Preseason Debut With Eagles

Britton Native & SDSU Alum Catches TD In First Game

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Last night’s preseason opener technically won’t count as Dallas Goedert’s NFL debut. Still, after watching the Britton native, it seems a pretty good bet that he’ll be counted on by the Philadephia Eagles in his rookie season. The SDSU alum hauled in four passes for 66 yards, the most notable being a 15-yard touchdown grab in the first…

Goedert catches TD pass in first NFL game

Goedert catches TD pass in first NFL game

PHILADELPHIA, PA… They were cheering for Dallas in Philadelphia Thursday night. Britton, SD native and Eagles rookie tight end Dallas Goedert showed why the defending Super Bowl champs traded up to snatch him away from the Cowboys in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. The former SDSu standout hauled in 4 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. Nate…

North thinks Sanford Int’l will be a success in SF

North thinks Sanford Int'l will be a success in SF

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Sanford International is less than 2 months away and the tournament already has 1,000 volunteers. The excitement level continues to grow and 2-time US Open champ Andy North thinks it will be a long-term success in Sioux Falls since it’s already becoming such a community event. He says that’s the key to the future growth of…

Jerry Smith excited that Jack is coming to Sanford Int’l

Jerry Smith excited that Jack is coming to Sanford Int'l

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Even the Champions Tour players are excited with Monday’s news that Jack Nicklaus is coming to Sioux Falls for the Sanford International and will play a 9-hole exhibition on Saturday, September 22nd. Iowa native Jerry Smith knows it will be a huge draw and expects for there to be more people following the Golden Bear Saturday afternoon…

Dusty Coleman’s Sunday Walk-off

Dusty Coleman's Sunday Walk-off

EL PASO, TX… Sunday was a big day for Sioux Falls native Dusty Coleman who’s trying to work his way back into the big leagues. The former O’Gorman standout blasted a titanic walk-off 3-run HR to beat Red Rock 4-1 in the bottom of the 9th. It was the 12th home run of the season for Coleman who’s played in…

Cullen Optimistic For Wild’s Future Despite Departing

Minnesota Native Will Play 21st NHL Season Next Year In Pittsburgh

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Earlier this week, three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen was skating in Sioux Falls with some youngsters only a few weeks after announcing he’d return to skate in his 21st NHL season. That’s a bit surprising since the plan had initially been for Matt to retire after playing last year with his home state Minnesota Wild. …

Relationships With Reiff & Cousins Help Compton Get Comfortable With Vikings

USD Alum In Seventh NFL Season

EAGAN, MN  —  Former Coyote Tom Compton is in Vikings Training Camp to begin his seventh NFL season.  Though he’s a newcomer on his hometown team, Tom has plenty of common ground with his new teammates. He got to know new quarterback Kirk Cousins well when the two roomed together as rookies in 2012 and played together in Washington through 2015. …

Football Stops For Dad Duty For SDSU Alum Zenner At Lions Camp

Former Jackrabbit Entering Fourth NFL Season

DETROIT, MI  —  Between his fourth NFL season with the Detroit Lions and his work in medical school, SDSU alum Zach Zenner has a full plate. The one thing that comes first, though, is his son. Even at training camp! Click on the video viewer for the story! Categories: Colleges – South Dakota State, National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story…

O’Gorman Alum Cedrick Lang Takes Improbable Path To Minnesota Vikings

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EAGAN, MN  —  Cedrick Lang knows how long the odds are of making an NFL roster. “I’m definitely finding that out.  It’s part of the process.  Some guys get cut four or five times before they stick with a team and you bounce around and it’s not easy on your family, but it’s a process.”  Lang says. When you realize just…

Local Youths Skate With Former Stanley Cup Champion Matt Cullen

IcePlex and Facilites Impress 20-Year NHL Vet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though there’s not a whole lot of ice to skate on in the summer, it’s one of the most important parts of a year for young hockey players to develop.  And several youngsters in Sioux Falls got to spend this afternoon skating with a three-time Stanley Cup champion. 20-year NHL veteran Matt Cullen was at the IcePlex…

USD Alum Tom Compton Joins Parkston Native Riley Reiff On Vikings Offensive Line

Native Minnesota Has Strong Relationship With Kirk Cousins Dating Back To Rookie Year In Washington

EAGAN, MN  — If you’re a fan of, or have watched, college and prep football in the state of South Dakota, the Minnesota Vikings have some familiar faces in training camp this year.  Among the five local alums in camp is a fan favorite down in Vermillion, USD alum Tom Compton. Six seasons after the former Coyote was taken in the…