Athlete of the Week

Johnson Wants a National Title at Mount Marty

Johnson Wants a National Title at Mount Marty

YANKTON, SD….It’s easy to see why Colby Johnson got the chance to play basketball at Mount Marty. “Colby’s a tremendous player both offensively and defensively. He can guard big, he can guard small, he can catch and shoot, he can drive it.” Mount Marty Head Coach Todd Lorensen says. It’s how the Denver native made it to Yankton that makes…

Grey Zabel Caps Brilliant HS Career With Another Govs Championship

Grey Zabel Caps Brilliant HS Career With Another Govs Championship

PIERRE, SD…Most offensive lineman are known for being humorless and stoic, focused solely on their job. “A lot of lifting weights and eating a lot of food!” Pierre Senior OL Grey Zabel says. Grey Zabel is not most offensive lineman! “You don’t see many kids that grow up wanting to be lineman, growing up wanting to block, and Grey’s that…

Manuleleua’s Clutch Goal Scoring Has Been Huge for Jackrabbits

Manuleleua's Clutch Goal Scoring Has Been Huge for Jackrabbits

  BROOKINGS, SD…She’s got a big name. “Leah Manuleleua.” “Fall media day 2017, and I practiced and I practiced and I practiced. And I couldn’t get it out.” SDSU Head Coach Brock Thompson says. “Sometimes they just say the last part!” SDSU Senior Leah Manuleleua. That’s complimented by big game on the pitch. “It’s just instinct. I fell like my…

Kuslers Mean Double Trouble For Roosevelt Opponents

Kuslers Mean Double Trouble For Roosevelt Opponents

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. Though there are certainly plenty of opportunities for fun where twin brothers are involved… “We’ll always joke if people ask if we’re twins we’ll throw in a yeah, we’re cousins!” Roosevelt Senior Adam Kusler says. “It’s still almost impossible to tell them apart unless they’re standing side by side. And I call them by the wrong name…

Kade Lynott’s Turn to Set Records For West Sioux

Kade Lynott's Turn to Set Records For West Sioux

HAWARDEN, IA… The lines between football and family have always blurred for West Sioux’s Kade Lynott. He’s got his older brother Jake to thank for that. “Well when he grew up he was the “golden child”. That’s what my family always called him. I mean, it always gave me something to chase.” West Sioux Senior Kade Lynott says. Jake rushed…

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

Strong Showing For SDSU Sophomore Running Back

BROOKINGS, SD…Driving up to Dana J Dykhouse Stadium, you can’t miss the billboards that ring it. One in particular, with former SDSU star rusher Zach Zenner, caught Pierre Strong Junior’s eye. “Yeah, you know the big picture he got right there? Yeah that’s what I’m trying to get! I’m trying to get like him. I definitely think I can.” Sophomore…

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

Anna Wedel (Kiel) is Healthy and Happy Leading Red Raiders

ORANGE CITY, IA… You might have known her as Anna Kiel. But, this summer she got a new name. “I just got married this past summer. New last name, same person new last name,” said Anna Wedel, Northwestern Volleyball middle hitter. Wedel married former Northwestern basketball star Nathan Wedel. The two share a bond that few would understand. “He knows…

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

MITCHELL, SD…For Yankton native Rebecca Frick, her family is always front and center. “Yup my family, they come to every game, especially with this year being my last year,” said Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan outside-hitter. “We went to Florida, they went to Florida. We went to William Penn, which was like 6 hours away, they drove the whole way.” “It’s…

Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

Scholten Will Be Key to Lynx Defending State Football Title

BRANDON, SD…Thomas Scholten’s journey to becoming one of the best high school quarterbacks in South Dakota was not an overnight process. Coach Garrow said, “When he started that first game as a sophomore, he was pretty wet behind the ears and he has really developed into something special.” Scholten said, “I think I matured a lot, whether it be in…

It Was a Family Affair For Jack Lundin at State Stroke Play Win

It Was a Family Affair For Jack Lundin at State Stroke Play Win

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Family support cannot be understated in the world of sports. For Roosevelt senior Jack Lundin having his when he won the State Stroke Play Tournament meant everything. Jack Lundin, State Amateur Champion: “I won it with my dad on the bag, since my grandpa is getting older and getting to the age where he cannot come out too…

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

Greenfield Gets Defensive for USD

VERMILLION, SD…Since the day Darin Greenfield’s grandfather introduced him to the game of football…. “I don’t ever want to be the guy that’s like stuck up, won’t talk to anybody. I want to be the guy that’s out here having fun because, if you come out to practice and you have just a crappy mentality, you’re just trying to get…

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…

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

Gannon Moore Has Great Chance to Make Team USA Rugby Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Gannon Moore’s road to becoming an USA rugby player was anything but a straight line. Gannon Moore, USA Rugby Wing says: “It all started actually at this field here, when I was a freshman in high school my older brother told me that rugby would make me a better football player.” Moore played both sports at Lincoln High…

McCormick Helps O’Gorman to Dominant Team Title in Girls “AA” Golf

McCormick Helps O'Gorman to Dominant Team Title in Girls "AA" Golf

SIOUX FALLS, SD…Shannon McCormick has always had competition on the golf course. “My family is a huge golf family. My dad and my sister, the first tee, just everything. I’ve been doing it since I was a little kid. I’m really good with my driver. Off the tee I can place it pretty well.” O’Gorman Sophomore Shannon McCormick says. Which…

Clark Cup Finals MVP is Our Athlete of the Week

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 Stauber, Stampede MVP Goalie:”He didn’t really care either way, my mom didn’t want me to be a goalie but there was…

Staniszewska’s Brilliant Career For Augie Women’s Tennis

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 Staniszewska says. ….was a bad credit card? “I think she was going to do her enrollment deposit.” Augustana Tennis Head Coach…

Shannon Petersen Has Been a Real Catch for Augie Softball

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 going to throw I definitely take advantage of that. Like if I see a little blip in their change-up, like in…

Kirkeby Having Dominant Senior Season for Brandon Valley

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 are great…” Making it difficult to keep composure if you have to step in against the 6’2 long locked ace. Heading…

Davis Brings Plenty of Character to Storm

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 together and say ‘we’re okay’. That’s where a leader stands out the most.” Riggs says. And there’s a very good reason…