Bearded Vertigan Having Career Year For Canaries

SIOUX FALLS, SD... Mike Hart, Canaries Outfielder says: "Vertigan's beard? Oh yeah, Baby Thor. We like to look at it, it's a camaraderie thing. He loves it, I like it." I mean he's a man. A man's man grows…

Adrian Nieto Crosses Oceans & Baseball Barriers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  --  Playing independent baseball certainly seems a long way from the major leagues. Adrian Nieto keeps it in perspective. "At the end of the day this is still an opportunity to play baseball. So don't take…

Krista Bickley Overcame Obstacles On And Off The Track

BRANDON, S.D.  --  Overcoming challenges on the track excites Krista Bickley. "For me it just kind of seems like, I don't know how to explain it, like a raw sport.  It's a team sport and you're always pushing each…

Karley Peters Overcomes Nerves & Rises To Big Moments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  --  Karley Peters has had a passion for track since she was nine years old. "I like the competitiveness and how, at the end, you make so many different friends through it and everyone roots for…

Clark Cup Finals MVP is Our Athlete of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, SD...Second chances normally aren't a good thing for goalies, and Jaxson Stauber's mother didn't want to see her son follow in the footsteps of his father Robb, a former pro and Hobey Baker winner at Minnesota. Jaxson…

Staniszewska's Brilliant Career For Augie Women's Tennis

SIOUX FALLS, SD...Kornelia Staniszewska has been so good that the only thing that could have ever stopped her from dominating at Augustana.... "I was going to different school first but then my credit card didn't work!" Augustana Senior Kornelia…

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD...Every at-bat is a new challenge for the analytical mind of Shannon Petersen. Shannon Petersen, Augustana Catcher:"I kind of see pitchers as puzzles. I see the subtleties. Like once I see something and I know what they're…

Kirkeby Having Dominant Senior Season for Brandon Valley

BRANDON, SD...Keeping his cool on the mound is easy for Dylan Kirkeby since his Brandon Valley teammates are always challenging him off it! Dylan Kirkeby, Brandon Valley Senior says:"It's pretty much the same thing every time, but these guys…

Davis Brings Plenty of Character to Storm

SIOUX FALLS, SD...You might call Claude Davis a character. Storm head coach Kurtiss Riggs has a different word. "I think you just need someone that can rally the guys. When the chips are down a little bit, bring them…

Romano Thriving a Long Way From Home for Stampede

SIOUX FALLS, SD...Stampede's Anthony Romano is a long way from home. Romano, Stampede Center: "The adjustment is not really seeing that many people, you know the big skyscrapers and all that." Originally from Toronto, Canada. Romano saw US soil…

Vernon Has Been Dominant for Aberdeen Wings

ABERDEEN, SD....Matt Vernon is a presence between the pipes. You just wouldn't know it if you talked to him. Scott Langer, Aberdeen Wings Head Coach:"Matt's a real humble guy. He's truly athletic and he's got a lot of leadership..."…

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

SIOUX FALLS, SD....Like many in South Dakota, Jared Jaros comes from a basketball family, with older brothers Adam and Ty previously playing at Lincoln. But there's one thing that makes his lineage unique. Jared Jaros, Lincoln Senior:"My great grandpa…

Tea Area Titans led by Dynamic Duo

TEA, SD...Justin Hohn and Noah Freidel are the dynamic duo of South Dakota prep basketball. "I would definitely take Batman. He knows I'm Batman, there's no discussion!" Tea Senior Noah Freidel says. "I'll take Robin because I think I'm…

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