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Lincoln Spoils Stampede’s Home Opener & Clark Cup Celebration

Herd Fall To 1-2 After 6-4 Loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Lincoln Stars scored four unanswered goals between the second and third periods to spoil the Sioux Falls Stampede’s home opener and Clark Cup celebration 6-4 on Saturday night at the Premier Center. Brian Carrabes scored two goals for the Stampede who saw a 3-1 second period lead slip away.  Matthew Miller netted two for the…

Stampede Ready to Do Some Home Cooking

Stampede Ready to Do Some Home Cooking

SIOUX FALLS, SD— The Stampede title defense started this past weekend, where they went 1-1 at the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh. Now the herd can do some home cooking as they prepare for their home opener Saturday night. It’s going to be a special night at the Denny; the defending champs will be raising their championship banner   For a…

Storm Have a New Ownership Group

Storm Have a New Ownership Group

SIOUX FALLS, SD—The defending champion Sioux Falls Storm are going to be under some different leadership, as the team announced today that they were sold to a new ownership group Former owner Todd Tryon said he has been looking to sell the team ever since they won their 11th championship. The new ownership group consists of local three couples, who…

Stampede Fall In Clark Cup Rematch With Chicago

Herd Lose 4-2 In Fall Classic

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Sioux Falls Stampede split the weekend following a 4-2 defeat in a 2019 Clark Cup Final rematch with the Chicago Steel at the 2019 DICK’s Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic. Forward Jakub Lewandowski scored his second goal in as many games, while Herd goaltender Grant Adams stopped 36 of 39 shots.   The highly anticipated rematch,…

Stampede Open Season With A Stampede Of Scoring Against Des Moines

Herd Win At Fall Classic 6-3

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The defending Clark Cup Champion Sioux Falls Stampede opened their new season with a 6-3 victory over the Des Moines Buccaneers at the 2019 DICK’s Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic. Six different players scored for the Herd and goaltender Nate Reid stopped 47 of 50 shots in the contest.   Despite only returning two full-time players from…

Stampede Prepare for Title Defense

SIOUX FALLS, SD—  The Clark Cup champion Stampede are back at work as they prepare to defend their title. But they will have to do it with a whole new cast. Only two of players who got significant minutes on last year’s team are returning this season, which means head coach Scott Owens has a new group to mold into champions….

Skyforce Introduce New Coach Eric Glass

20th Head Coach In Franchise's 31-Year History

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The Sioux Falls Skyforce are a little over a month away from tipping off the G-League season, and today introduced the man who will lead them in to the new campaign. Eric Glass was officially introduced as the 20th head coach of the Skyforce at the Pentagon this afternoon.  Glass has been within the Miami Heat…

Abercrombie Ends Career With A Flourish In Season Finale Win Over Canaries

Former Sioux Falls' Fan Favorite Leads Winnipeg To 9-5 Win Over Birds

WINNIPEG, CANADA  —  As the Sioux Falls Canaries were finishing their ninth consecutive losing season, one of the last links to their last playoff team was putting the finishing touches on his baseball career. Reggie Abercrombie went 2-4 with a run scored and a pair of RBI in his final game to help defeat his former team 9-5 in the…

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…

Texas Evens Series With Canaries

Airhogs Beat Birds For Second Time This Season 3-2

SIOUX FALLS, SD —  Usually one run doesn’t decide a game at the Birdcage, but it did on Thursday. The Texas AirHogs (25-65) defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries (35-54) 3-2. Both teams were tied at two heading into the fourth inning. The game remained tied until the ninth inning. Justin Byrd hit his first home run with the AirHogs and…

DOGgone IT! Canaries Loss To Cleburne Assures Them Of Ninth Straight Losing Season

Birds Fall On Bark In The Park Night 16-6

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Birds battled in the early innings, but Cleburne’s bats were hot from the start and didn’t cool down. The Sioux Falls Canaries (34-51) lost to the Cleburne Railroaders (51-35) 16-6 Monday night at Sioux Falls Stadium. Cleburne put up five runs in the sixth and six runs in the seventh to break open the game….

Heavenly Pitching Propels Alexandria Angels To State B Championship Over Garretson

Alexandria Wins Fourth Amateur Title Since 2013 With 2-0 Victory

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  After a year away, championship Sunday at the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament was once again heavenly for the Alexandria Angels. Tyson Gau pitched a complete game shutout, striking out eight and allowing just five hits to lead the Angels to a 2-0 victory over Garretson on Sunday afternoon.  After being upset in the quarterfinals of last…

Sioux Falls Brewers Tap Out Yankton To Win First State A Amateur Title

Brewers Win First Championship in Four Tries 10-7

MITCHELL, S.D.   —  The fourth time was the charm for the Sioux Falls Brewers at the State A Amateur Baseball Tournament. The Brewers outslugged Yankton 10-7 on Sunday afternoon in Mitchell to claim the championship, their first ever in their fourth trip to the title game.  TJ Miller had three hits for the Brewers and Jose Martinez drove in three….

Sioux Falls Brewers End Renner’s Monarchy At The State A Amateur Tournament

Brewers Deny Monarchs 17th Straight Trip To Title Game With 4-2 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  For the first time since 2002 the Renner Monarchs will not be playing for the State A Amateur Baseball Championship. The Sioux Falls Brewers beat the Monarchs for the second time in the tournament, winning 4-2 on Saturday evening in Mitchell to eliminate the Renner.    Bryce Ahrendt pitched a complete game for the Brewers striking out…

Garretson Outlasts Weather & Canova in State Semifinals

Blue Jays Advance To Title Game With 5-0 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.  —  Mother Nature made for a long Saturday night in Mitchell at the State B Amateur Baseball Tournament Semifinals. Defending champion Canova and Garretson played one inning before inclement weather forced them into a delay that lasted nearly three hours.  When play resumed around 11:15 PM, Garretson’s bats provided all the thunder, ending the defending champions quest for…

Marek Mashes Alexandria Past Winner/Colome & Into State B Amateur Title Game

Angels' Co-Manager Belts Two Homeruns To Lead Alexandria To 7-3 Win

MITCHELL, S.D.   —  Alexandria Angels’ co-manager Chris Marek made a wise choice in batting his catcher sixth for the Amateur State B Semifinal with Winner/Colome. That catcher’s name? Chris Marek. The Angels’ skipper had a three hit day highlighted by a pair of homeruns, including the go-ahead grand slam that led Alexandria to a 7-3 victory over Winner/Colome and into…

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…

Fargo/Moorhead Finishes Off Season Sweep Of Canaries

Sioux Falls Swept In Fargo After 14-6 Defeat

FARGO, N.D.  —  For the second straight day the Sioux Falls Canaries pitching faltered with a lead at Fargo/Moorhead, wasting a 4-2 lead in the sixth by giving up eight runs on their way to a 14-6 defeat and three game series sweep in Fargo. The RedHawks finished a season sweep of the Canaries as well, winning all seven of…

Canaries Blow Another Late Lead & Fall In Fargo

Birds Waste 7-Run Lead In 11-10 Loss

FARGO, N.D.  —  Friday evening in Fargo was yet another example of why a once promising Sioux Falls Canaries season is now almost certain to become the franchise’s ninth straight losing season. Despite building a 9-2 lead the Canaries pitching staff and bullpen couldn’t hold the RedHawks at bay, giving up a decisive four-run 8th inning to fall 11-10.  The…

SDGA MEN’S & WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Katie Bartlett and Jack Lundin Take Home the Hardware!

BROOKINGS, SD— The SDGA Amateur Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship started today with Katie Barlett and Will Grevlos leading the field, and ended with just one of them hoisting the trophy. In the Men’s Championship, Jack Lundin of Sioux Falls came from behind to win with a final round 4 under par 68. He held off Russell Pick from Mitchell with a…