Athlete of the Week

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…

Romano Thriving a Long Way From Home for Stampede

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 as a way to achieve his dream. Romano: “I kept improving, kept staying the course, kept getting better every day. That…

Lamer Carries on Family Tradition of Winning

Lamer Carries on Family Tradition of Winning

COLTON, SD…Caden Lamer won’t accept anything less than victory. “And everybody hates losing but he, I mean, it absolutely gets to him the most. So I think just his determination (makes him special).” Tri-Valley Wrestling Coach Mike Gibson says. But if there’s one time he really lost it at Tri-Valley, it was during an assembly to honor his remarkable career….

Jaros Has Done Patriotic Duty for Lincoln

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 played in the NBA.  For the Minneapolis Lakers. I learned that a couple of years ago, that’s pretty cool…” Almost as…

Tea Area Titans led by Dynamic Duo

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 smarter. I think I’m smarter for sure!” Tea Senior Justin Hohn says. The know their roles because they know each other…

Ethan’s Darbi Gustafson Leads Northwestern to NAIA Tournament

Ethan's Darbi Gustafson Leads Northwestern to NAIA Tournament

ORANGE CITY, Ia- You don’t want to get in senior post player, Darbi Gustafson’s way when she gets the ball down low. Darbi Gustafson, Northwestern Senior (Ethan native) says: “Whether that’s getting on the inside for offensive rebounds or running the floor hard every time, I think my attention to detail and working hard has definitely made me the basketball player…

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

Ciara Duffy Carries on Family Tradition of Basketball Excellence

VERMILLION, SD…Ciara Duffy is a winner. In three years in Vermillion, the versatile forward has helped lead the Coyotes to more than 70 victories. “I kind of like getting to play a couple different positions. You know it keeps things interesting and it’s fun to be kind of able to fill whatever the team needs.” USD Junior Forward Ciara Duffy…