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Canova Clubs Flandreau To Claim Fifth State Amateur Championship

The Gang Win First Title Since 2009 With 10-2 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  As they did during the entire State B Amateur Baseball Tournament, the big bats of the Canova Gang wouldn’t be denied on championship Sunday. Justin Miller had three RBI on two hits and Garrett Gassman belted a grand slam to lead the Gang to a 10-2 victory over Flandreau at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls, delivering…

Guthmiller & Guthrie Claim State Amateur Golf Titles

Yankton Native Dominates Men's Tournament While Guthrie Comes From Four Shots Back

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The final afternoon of play at the SDGA State Golf Amateur Tournament produced two drastically different champions. Yankton native and University of Nebraska golfer Jace Guthmiller finished off a dominant weekend, winning by five strokes in the 48th edition of the men’s amateur.  On the women’s side it was Karissa Guthrie coming from four shots behind…

Monarchy Continues As Renner Wins Sixth Straight State A Amateur Title

Monarchs Defeat Aberdeen 6-1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   —   New location for the State A Amateur Baseball Tournament. Same result for the Renner Monarchs. Boosted by a five-run third inning the Monarchs, playing in their 16th consecutive State A Championship game, claimed their sixth straight title with a 6-1 victory over Aberdeen Circus on Sunday afternoon at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls. Click on the…

Flandreau Ends Alexandria’s Championship Reign In 13 Innings

Cardinals Upend Angels 4-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2012 the Alexandria Angels will not be playing in the championship game of the South Dakota State B Amateur Baseball Tournament. The Flandreau Cardinals knocked out the two-time defending champions in 13 innings on Friday night at Ronken Field in Sioux Falls by a final of 4-3 in the quarterfinals.  Flandreau…

State Amateur Golf Tournaments Tee Off

SDGA's 56th Women's Amateur & 48th Men's Amateur At Elmwood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The SDGA Men’s & Women’s State Amateur Golf Tournament’s teed off on Friday afternoon at Elmwood in Sioux Falls.  Jace Guthmiller’s ten under par 62 gave him a one shot lead on Jack Lundin in the 48th edition of the men’s amateur while Katie Bartlett, Alex Kandolin & Maggie Murphy each shot a 74 to co-lead…

Canaries Bite RedHawks On Bark In The Park Night

Sioux Falls Rallies For 5-2 Victory & 4th Straight Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Canaries rallied with four runs in the seventh inning to bite the Fargo/Moorhead RedHawks on “Bark In The Park Night” Friday evening, picking up their fourth straight win with a 5-2 victory.  Click on the video viewer for highlights!

Canova Tops Colman To Advance To State Amateur Quarterfinals

Gang Pick Up 7-2 Second Round Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Canova Gang kicked off the second round of the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament with a 7-2 victory over Colman at a rainy Ronken Field on Sunday night in Sioux Falls.  The Gang advance to the quarterfinals Thursday at 5:30 PM against a Parkston team that eliminated Larchwood 5-4 in the late game on Sunday…

Canaries Rip Salt Dogs To Take Series On Getaway Day

Sioux Falls Wins Sunday Matinee 12-3

LINCOLN, NE  —  The Sioux Falls Canaries turned 16 hits into 12 runs in a win on Sunday. Jordan Dean led the Canaries going 5-for-6 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Chris Grayson (2 RBIs), Mike Hart (2), and Patrick Fiala (3) also drove in multiple runners for Sioux Falls. Fiala homered for the Canaries and T.J. Bennett homered for the Saltdogs. -Recap Courtesy American Association

Two-Time Defending Champion Alexandria Survives In Ten Innings Against Crofton

Angels Defeat Blue Jays 6-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In an atmosphere that felt more like a championship game rather than a first round matchup, the two-time defending State B Champion Alexandria Angels rallied to defeat the Crofton Blue Jays 6-3 in ten innings at the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament on Saturday night in Sioux Falls.  Both starting pitchers, Alexandria’s Trever Vermeulen and Crofton’s…

Renner Gets Another Shutout In Victory Over Yankton

Monarchs Defeat Tappers 7-0 In State A Amateur Baseball Tournament

RENNER, S.D.  —  Less than 24 hours after opening the State A Amateur Baseball Tournament with a 10-0 victory over Brandon Valley, former Sioux Falls Canary Kris Regas worked eight strong innings and Eric DeJong homered to lead the five-time defending champion Renner Monarchs to a 7-0 victory over Yankton on Saturday afternoon in Renner.  Click on the video viewer…

Wagner & Lesterville Dominate Plankinton

Broncs Defeat Bankers 6-1 At State B Legion Baseball Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Alex Wagner pitched a complete game four-hitter and struck out ten to lead the Lesterville Broncs to a 6-1 victory over the Plankinton Bankers in the first round of the State B Legion Baseball Tournament at Ronken Field on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Falls.  Click on the video viewer for highlights!

Joe Bircher Burns Former Team In Lincoln’s Win Over Canaries

Former Sioux Falls Ace Wins 5-2 For Salt Dogs

LINCOLN, NE  —  The Sioux Falls Canaries were burned by their former ace on Saturday night in Lincoln.  Ex-Canary Joe Bircher, traded to Lincoln several weeks ago, worked six innings and struck out six to help lead the Salt Dogs to a 5-2 victory over his old team.  Lincoln hit three homeruns including the go-ahead three-run shot off the bat…

Wichita Sweeps Weekend & Season Series With Canaries

Wingnuts Beat Canaries 5-3 In Sunday Matinee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Canaries squandered an early lead to Wichita and could not retake the lead. The Wingnuts swept the Canaries this weekend, taking the finale 5-3 on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in their last seven games, the Canaries struck first. Jabari Henry singled home Blake Schmit to take a 1-0 lead in the…

Canaries Recent Woes Continue With Loss to Wichita

Canaries Drop Fourth Consecutive Game

Sioux Falls, SD – The Sioux Falls Canaries hosted the Wichita Wingnuts at the Birdcage hoping to end a 3 losing streak. The Wingnuts used great pitching and timely hitting to shutout the Canaries 4-0. The Canaries lose their fourth consecutive game and fall to 26-39 on the season. Click the video for highlights

Canaries Drop Rubber Game At Chicago Despite Another David Bergin Homer

Sioux Falls Drops 9-3 Sunday Matinee

ROSEMOUNT, ILL  —  Despite David Bergin’s third homerun in two games, the Sioux Falls Canaries were defeated in the rubber game of their series with the Chicago Dogs 9-3 on Sunday afternoon in Rosemont, Illinois. Bergin’s blast aside, the Birds’ offense only mustered three hits while the Dogs pounded out 15.  Joe Benson and Matt Dean each homered for Chicago…

Canaries Even Series At Chicago

Birds Win 8-5

ROSEMONT, IL  —  Jabari Henry and David Bergin each hit two homeruns to lead the Sioux Falls Canaries to an 8-5 victory at Chicago, evening up their series with the Dogs on Saturday night in American Association action.  The series concludes tomorrow at 1:05 PM. Click on the video viewer for tonight’s highlights!

Canaries Batter RedHawks In Sunday Matinee

Sioux Falls Gets First Win Of Series 9-3

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Canaries received a strong starting bid from Kevin Folman, then got the offense going to beat Fargo-Moorhead 9-3 on Sunday afternoon. Folman pitched six shutout innings in the win, backed with five combined RBIs from Maxx Garrett and David Bergin. For the second time in six games this season against Fargo, the Canaries’…

Canaries Retire Ben Moore’s Number But Not Much Else In Another Redhawks Blowout

Fargo/Moorhead Defeats Sioux Falls 12-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Sioux Falls Canaries pitching coach Ben Moore took his place in club history on Saturday, having his number 25 retired in a pregame ceremony at Sioux Falls Stadium. “It means that I was good enough to stay with the same team for a long time,” Moore said before the ceremony. “This league is full of turnover,…