Friday Scoreboard – December 1
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — View scores from around the area here: G LEAGUESkyforce 113, Cleveland Charge 109 COLLEGE WRESTLINGNorthern State 42, USF 6 COLLEGE FOOTBALLWashington 34, Oregon 31 COLLEGE HOCKEYAugustana 2, Northern Michigan 2 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLSDSU 61, Towson 48Minnesota State Mankato 87, USF 76 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLMinnesota State Mankato 90, USF 48DSU 99, […]
School Record Shattered in Indoor Track & Field Opener
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Augustana track and field opened up its indoor season with the SDSU Holiday Open & Multi on Friday afternoon. A school record was broken by Ella Heintiz in the 300m with a time of 40.97. The Vikings saw top-five performances in multiple events, highlighted by national...
Garretson opens season with win over Baltic
GARRETSON, S.D. (KELO) — The Garretson girls basketball team opened the 2023 season with a 15 point win over Baltic. The Blue Dragons jumped out to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter and a 38-19 lead at halftime. The lead grew to 22, before Baltic closed the gap to the final number of 15 […]
Mason McCormick talks about Kim Nelson who will move to college ranks after 45 years
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -As we found out last night, Kim Nelson has resigned as head football coach at Roosevelt after 45 years in the high school ranks and 314 wins, mostly in South Dakota. I was interviewing one of his former players right after confirming the news,...
Former SD high school football coach Kim Nelson's legacy is more than just wins and losses
In 2001, Matt Christensen was the captain of the Augustana football team and was eager to break into the high school football coaching ranks after graduation. Kim Nelson, then head coach at Sioux Falls Washington, heard that Christensen wanted to get into coaching and told him to keep in touch.
Crooks Gun Club: A Tradition of Excellence in Shotgun Sports
Since its inception in 1960, Crooks Gun Club has been a bastion for shotgun shooting enthusiasts, offering a top-tier experience in Sioux Falls, SD. Spread across 52 acres, the member-owned club prioritizes a blend of tradition and community within the sport. With 13 PAT traps, including a specific practice trap, along with a meticulously cared for skeet range, the club welcomes both newcomers and seasoned marksmen among its 300-strong membership. The club's robust schedule includes league shoots and prestigious events, marking it as a central hub for competitive shooting.
Snocross set to return to W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A popular winter sport will make its return to Sioux Falls in 2024. There’s not a flake of snow to be found near the grandstand at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, but come March, some of the best snocross racers in the world will compete in Sioux Falls.
Augustana hockey plays to draw at Northern Michigan
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AUGUSTANA) — Augustana hockey (4-7-2) opened up Friday night’s game with two goals in the first period but Northern Michigan (6-7-2) fought back to secure a 2-2 tie inside the Berry Events Center. Josh Kotai made 41 saves as he moved to 1-4-1. Augustana jumped out to an early lead in the first. […]
Bergen Reilly named Big Ten Setter of the Year
ROSEMONT, IL (KELO) — The Big Ten Conference announced their 2023 Volleyball All-Big Ten Team and individual honorees on Thursday. That included a familiar name. Former O’Gorman standout Bergen Reilly was named the Big Ten Setter of the Year. She’s the first freshman to win the award and second from Nebraska. Reilly leads the conference […]
Northern State spoils return of mens wrestling to USF
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The No. 11 Northern State University wrestling team handed Sioux Falls their first NCAA Division II loss, defeating the Cougars by 36. The Wolves out-scored the Cougars 93-20 in individual dual competition recording one major decision, four technical falls, and three victories by fall.
Sioux Falls Schools to Limit Boys' Sports Participation Amid Title IX Complaint
• Sioux Falls School District is capping boys' athletic participation due to a lawsuit and Title IX complaint after cutting girls' gymnastics from the budget. • The specific sports affected and the extent of the participation limits have not been disclosed.
Record Books Reset by Viking Divers at Rochester Invite
ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Augustana diving squads took to the pool on Thursday and Friday in Rochester, Minnesota, as part of the Rochester Invite. In the divers-only event, Avery Lommel and David Binsfeld each recorded school records in the 11-dive events. The duo reset the record books by etching their names into both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.
USF making history with women’s wrestling
Thirteen girls are set to make University of Sioux Falls history tonight with the first home game for the inaugural women’s wrestling team.
Harrisburg volleyball wins second consecutive state championship, eyes future success
The Harrisburg volleyball team walked over to the team bench after a disappointing 15-25 second set loss in the AA state championship game against Washington. The set loss evened the score at 1-1, but the Tigers, who don’t have a single senior on their roster, weren’t rattled. They knew they’d just had an off set where they struggled to return and communicate against the Warriors' power serves. If they got back to playing the way they’re accustomed...
12.1.23 – Waterloo Black Hawks Weekly Preview
There’s something uncannily familiar about the teams Waterloo meets tonight (Sioux Falls) and tomorrow (Des Moines). We’ll test short-term memories this weekend after Waterloo topped the Stampede (6-4) and the Buccaneers (3-2, OT) just a couple of weeks ago. For tickets to any 2023/24 Black Hawks home game,...
South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Towson Tigers: A Non-Conference Showdown in Sioux Falls
• The Towson Tigers and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits are set to face off at Sanford Sports Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Both teams currently have a 3-4 record.
USF women win first home wrestling match
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (USF) — Sioux Falls Women’s Wrestling defeated Minot State, 39-13, in their inaugural season home opener tonight moving to a 2-0 dual record. Ava McNeal at 101-pounds, Paw Hobza at 109-pounds, and Ciana Grate at 155-pounds all won due to forfeits while two Cougars won by fall and two by tech. falls. Paige Denke defeated Julia Petryna at 116-pounds […]
LOCAL SPORTS 12-1-23
Yankton Gazelles Basketball will have their first game of 2023 this evening, as they host Sioux Falls Lincoln. The game will be the first under new head coach Matt Decker. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 PM tonight, pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 6:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.
Sioux Falls School District mum on 'adjusting' boys' participation in sports
The Sioux Falls School District will be actively working to “adjust” boys’ participation in sports and increase female participation to ensure compliance with Title IX, after being named in a lawsuit filed by SFSD parents of current and future gymnasts when the sport was discontinued for the 2023-24 school year.
Class AA girls basketball preview - O'Gorman, Washington among top contenders in Class AA
In 2023, Sioux Falls Washington won its second Class AA girls basketball title in the past three seasons. The Warriors will again be among the top contenders in the state’s largest class, joining the likes of Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Sioux Falls Jefferson. A pair of Eastern South Dakota Conference teams — Pierre and Mitchell — bring back key players after state tourney berths.