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O’Gorman and Roosevelt Among 8 SODAK 16 Winners in “AA”

O'Gorman and Roosevelt Among 8 SODAK 16 Winners in "AA"

SIOUX FALLS, SD… 8 teams advanced to the State “AA” volleyball tournament next week with SODAK 16 wins on Thursday night. Among them were the O’Gorman Knights who won 3-0 over Mitchell at the Knights gym. OG is the #2 seed. Roosevelt also advanced with a 4-set win over Brookings on the Riders home floor. Top-seeded Watertown, Washington, Harrisburg, Huron,…

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…

O’Gorman and Roosevelt Sweep to Volleyball Victories

O'Gorman and Roosevelt Sweep to Volleyball Victories

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. The 2nd-ranked O’Gorman Knights hosted #4 Washington Tuesday night and they needed to rally to win the second set 25-23 as Phekron Kong and the Warriors had upset on their minds. But Emma Ronsiek and her Knights improved to 20-4 with a 3-0 win. Over at the Roosevelt gym, the Riders were also straight set winners over…

Roosevelt and Washington Boys Advance to “AA” Soccer Championship Game

Roosevelt and Washington Boys Advance to "AA" Soccer Championship Game

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The top two seeds advance to the Boys “AA” soccer championship game Saturday in Harrisburg. But it wasn’t easy for either one. In fact it went all the way to a second shootout when Keven Franco-Marroquin scored what proved to be the game-winner for the Warriors as they beat Aberdeen 1-0. The 13th seed Aberdeen Central (8-6-1)…

Roosevelt Sweeps Brandon Valley

Roosevelt Sweeps Brandon Valley

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Lynx of Brandon Valley put up a solid effort Thursday night at the Roosevelt gym, but fell to the Riders 3-0. Tatum Wilson led the way for the home team with 11 kills as they 4th-ranked team in Class “AA” improved to 15-7 with the win. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Brandon…

Top-Ranked Riders Roll at RC Central 71-20

Top-Ranked Riders Roll at RC Central 71-20

RAPID CITY, SD… The top-ranked team in 11-AAA played like in Monday’s postponed game from last Friday when travel out west was impossible. The Roosevelt Rough Riders jumped on top of the RC Central Cobblers right away and never looked back. Joey Hughes had an interception that he returned for a score and the Riders were up 36-0 in the…

Roosevelt Boys and OG Girls Advance in Soccer Playoffs

Roosevelt Boys and OG Girls Advance in Soccer Playoffs

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The trip to Sioux Falls was not a good one for the Pierre soccer teams. The Lady Govs dominated O’Gorman in the first half but Emily Hedge was brilliant in goal as the half ended scoreless despite numerous scoring chances for Pierre. O’Gorman scored twice after intermission and advanced with a 2-1 win. Later at Howard Wood…

Christensen, Lundin, RHS and SFC Win State Golf Titles

Christensen, Lundin, RHS and SFC Win State Golf Titles

YANKTON, VERMILLION, SD… Lance Christensen took a 1-shot lead into the final day at the State “A” golf tournament in Vermillion. And all the Little Wound junior did was leave the field behind at The Bluffs, winning the first state title for his school with a 157 total after shooting an 80 in the heavy winds. He went on to…

Roosevelt and SF Christian Have Team Leads at Boys State Golf

Roosevelt and SF Christian Have Team Leads at Boys State Golf

YANKTON, SD… The Roosevelt boys have a 6 stroke lead after day one of the “AA” state tournament at Hillcrest CC in Yankton. Karsten Kern with a 72 and Jack Lundin with a 73 led the way. Individually they trail only Ben Daane of RC Stevens with a 1-under par 71. Nash Stenberg of Lincoln and Adam Salter of RC…

Roosevelt, OG and SFC Are Tuesday Volleyball Winners

Roosevelt, OG and SFC Are Tuesday Volleyball Winners

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was a busy Tuesday night in high school volleyball and Roosevelt, O’Gorman and SF Christian was all in the win column. The most impressive win went to Roosevelt. The Riders went into the Washington gym and took 3 straight from the 3rd-ranked Warriors. Mya Vandrovec led the Riders with 10 kills. Emma Ronsiek was unstoppable for…

Nelson Likes His Roosevelt Football Team

Nelson Likes His Roosevelt Football Team

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Roosevelt Rough Riders are 2-0 so far with a pair of impressive wins. Head coach Kim Nelson, who’s one win away from tying Steve Kueter’s all-time record, really enjoys this team.  “I usually complain that none of these kids know how important this is or they don’t really appreciate it…these guys do. Win or lose they’re…

Lincoln and SFC Both Volleyball Winners Tuesday

Lincoln and SFC Both Volleyball Winners Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, The Lincoln Patriots outlasted Roosevelt on their home floor Tuesday night 3-2 in a great match. And the top team in Class “A” showed why with a 3-0 win over Madison as Abby  Glanzer led the way with 10 kills. Categories: High School Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: HS Volleyball, Lincoln Patriots, Madison Bulldogs, Roosevelt Rough Riders,…

H.S. Soccer Recap From Tuesday

H.S. Soccer Recap From Tuesday

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… It was a very busy day on the soccer field Tuesday in Sioux Falls. The Washington Warriors got a big save from Langalanga David and went on to beat Huron 2-1 at Howard Wood Field. Kevin Hernandez and Kevin Franco tallied for the Warriors. The at The Mac…The O’Gorman and Roosevelt boys fought to a 2-2…

Lundin, Riders Win Metro Conference Preview Meet

Lundin, Riders Win Metro Conference Preview Meet

SIOUX FALLS, SD… They played the Metro Conference Preview Meet Tuesday at Prairie Green in boys golf and it was a big day for Roosevelt. The Rough Rough Riders (299) won the team competition by 14 shots over Lincoln and Jack Lundin was medalist by two shots with a 69. Nash Stenberg of Lincoln almost holed out for eagle on…

Riders Upset #3 Warriors in Volleyball

Riders Upset #3 Warriors in Volleyball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Tatum Wilson had 14 kills and the Roosevelt volleyball went on to upset #3 Washington on their home floor Tuesday night 25-23, 25-20, 25-27, 25-23 in a great match. Laura Washington’s Laura Petterson led both teams with 16 kills. Zoie Bertsch also had 9 kills for WHS while Jasmine Greer had 7 for the Riders in a…

O’Gorman Gets 15 Kills From Ronsiek in Win Over Roosevelt

O'Gorman Gets 15 Kills From Ronsiek in Win Over Roosevelt

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Emma Ronsiek just kept doing what she’s done for years for the O’Gorman Knights, she had 15 kills to lead the way in a 3-1 victory to open the season. OG jumped on top by winning the first 2 sets behind the play of Ronsiek, Raegen Reilly (11 kills) and Grace Bengford. But the Riders kept every…

Lincoln Sweeps Roosevelt To Stay Perfect

Lincoln Sweeps Roosevelt To Stay Perfect

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Lincoln softball team kept it’s perfect record going Tuesday night at Sherman Park with a sweep of Roosevelt. The Patriots batted around in the 2nd inning of first game taking a 1-0 lead and went on to win 12-0. Gabie McConnell, Kyra Knudtson and Kaitlyn Druse all had 2-run hits in the 9-run inning. They also…

Knights Sweep Riders in Battle of Unbeatens in Softball

Knights Sweep Riders in Battle of Unbeatens in Softball

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Neither team had lost a game before Monday night’s doubleheader at Sherman Park. And the O’Gorman’s Knights remain perfect after a sweep of the Roosevelt Rough Riders 5-1 and 9-5. Shayla Shaver was the difference on the mound in the first game. And timely hitting by Avery Wittrey and her teammates along with a pair of runners…

Brandon Valley Wins 7 on 7 Football Tourney

Brandon Valley Wins 7 on 7 Football Tourney

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Brandon Valley Lynx are expecting big things again this year on the gridiron. And Wednesday they proved why by winning the Riggs Rise Above the Region 7 on 7 Football Tournament at the Sanford Sports Complex. It was the Lynx against Roosevelt in the championship game as the Riders took a 12-10 lead at the half…

David Maxwell Leaves Roosevelt To Return To USF

Former Cougar To Join The Staff Of His Former Head Coach Chris Johnson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The Roosevelt High School head coaching job used to be the crown jewel of South Dakota girls’ prep basketball, especially during their run of 111 consecutive wins and five state championships from 1997 through 2002. 17 years later the program will be on it’s fourth coach in seven seasons. David Maxwell resigned as the Rough Riders…