Category Archives: Local Sports

Nilsen Brings Home Silver

South Dakota alumnus Chris Nilsen captured an Olympic silver medal in the pole vault, clearing a new personal best of 19 feet, 7 inches, on Tuesday at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The field remained in full-strength through 19-0 ¼ inside the Olympic Stadium, but it quickly dwindled to only four men after Nilsen cleared 19-3.…read more »

Local Youth Baseball Wraps Up

Local youth baseball wrapped up for the season yesterday, and with a great deal of success as the Yankton Lakers finished 3rd in the State 14U Tournament in Yankton yesterday, and the Yankton Reds finished 4th in the State 13U Tournament in Brookings.read more »

Vermillion Season Ends, Tabor Moves On

The fourth day of the Class B South Dakota Legion State Tournament in Groton was eventful for area teams yesterday as Vermillion and Tabor squared off. Tabor effectively ended Vermillion’s season by securing the 4-3 victory. Vermillion’s season ends with a 24-6 record, and Tabor now turns their attention towards their next opponent, Redfield, for…read more »

Amateur Baseball Tournaments are Set

The South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association’s Class A & B State Tournament brackets are set! The entirety of the Class B bracket will be held at Caldwell Park in Mitchell, while the first half of the Class A tournament will be held in Brookings. The Yankton Tappers first pitch of the tournament is slated for…read more »

Class A Legion Tournament Rolls Along

It was a busy weekend for Class A Legion Baseball in Brandon, as the state tournament was narrowed down to its final four teams. Post 22 out of Rapid City will face off against SF East Post 15 in an elimination game today at 530pm, Pierre Post 8 will take on Renner Post 307 at…read more »

Schilling Returns to South Dakota Coaching Ranks

Former Mount Marty head men’s basketball coach and former Augustana men’s basketball player Cody Schilling has been added to the Augustana men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. Schilling comes back to his alma mater after years of coaching at the high school and collegiate level. Most recently, he was named the head boys’ basketball…read more »

Co-op or six man?

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Director meeting is this Monday, and one of the items on the agenda just may bring the debate of adding a six-man football class back into the fold. Class 9B Harding County High School and Bison High School are requesting a co-op of their programs. The…read more »

Vaulting Her Way to a Nomination

Pole vaulter Helen Falda has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year by The University of South Dakota. The NCAA Woman of the Year award was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. There were…read more »

SDSU Football Adds to Staff

South Dakota State head football coach John Stiegelmeier announced the hiring of Andre Crenshaw to the Jackrabbits’ offensive coaching staff. Crenshaw most recently served as running backs coach at Southeast Missouri State during the 2020-21 season, helping lead the Redhawks to a 4-4 overall record. Prior to his return to the FCS ranks, Crenshaw spent…read more »

Momentum Shift For Lancers Football

Even if for just a moment, the momentum of the Mount Marty University Athletics Department came to a screeching halt yesterday as MMU Football Head Coach Mike Woodely officially announced his retirement and departure from the football program and university. Interim MMU Athletic Director Andy Bernatow says the departure is difficult, but the university is…read more »