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State High School Tennis & Soccer Update

16 hours ago
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 10. 2018 Show 439 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joined In The Moment today from Vermillion for our weekly sports and recreation update.

State high school tennis just wrapped up and things could get interesting as far as state soccer is concerned.

Introducing Six-man Football In South Dakota

Oct 3, 2018
Norfolk Daily News

In The Moment ... October 3. 2018 Show 435 Hour 

Next fall, South Dakota will re-introduce six-man football to the state.  The State High School Activities Association voted to eliminate Class 9-B and create a class to better fit South Dakota's smallest high schools. 

The six-man game has been played in Nebraska for a long time. Friday night, the Bulldogs of Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family played the Walthill Bluejays in Lindsay. 

State High School Golf Update

Oct 3, 2018
SDPB

In The Moment ... October 3. 2018 Show 435 Hour 1

SDPB Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on Sports & Recreation.

This week the topic addressed was State High School Golf Boys class A and AA. Lincoln High School took home the victory on the Team AA with the help of Ryan Neff, a senior that won the individual AA.

You can see more photos of the event here.

Estelline Football Players Defy The Status Quo

Sep 26, 2018
Nate Wek

In The Moment ... September 26. 2018 Show 430 Hour 1

SDPB Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on South Dakota sports and recreation.

This week SDPB reporter brought a featured story on Christine Nefzger and Kaytlyn Hawley, two female football players from Estelline/Hendricks Redhawks. Christine plays TE, DB, and participates on special teams while Kaytlyn plays DE.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 19, 2018 Show 425 Hour 1

SDPB Nate Wek joined In The Moment with his weekly update on South Dakota sports and recreation. 

This week SDPB reporter brought a preview of the first Sanford International PGA tour celebrated at the Minnehaha country club located in Sioux Falls.

Lee Strubinger / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

It’s been just over 50-years since the six cheerleaders from Rapid City High School tragically died in a plane crash as they were coming home from the boys state basketball tournament in the spring of 1968. On Sunday, a new memorial was unveiled at Rapid City Central high school to honor the lives lost five decades ago.

Sue Rivkin-Schick is a former classmate to some of the cheerleaders who lost their lives. She said when she remembers the six girls, she doesn’t just think of them as cheerleaders.

South Dakota's NFL Connections

Sep 12, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek visits about NFL players with South Dakota ties - those from the state and those who played their college football at one of South Dakota's universities.

McCrossan Rodeo Thrills Crowd, Helps Boys And Young Men

Aug 30, 2018
Tyler Ellenbolt

For more than six decades, boys and young men have been helped through the services of McCrossan Boys’ Ranch, just outside of Sioux Falls.  The ranch gives troubled boys another opportunity to rise above obstacles in their lives.  One of the largest fundraisers for the non-profit facility is an annual rodeo—in South Dakota, where rodeo is the state sport, staff and residents work to show the large crowd a good time.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 15, 2018 Show 401 Hour 1

The Gregory Gorillas have won back to back high school football championships.  

There are new challenges, however, as last season's team graduated 12 seniors.  Still, Gregory is projected to do well again this season. 

SDPB's Nate Wek joined In The Moment with an update on the Gregory's Football program and what we can expect of them this upcoming season. 

 

Where's Streveler, Eh?

Aug 10, 2018
Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In The Moment ... August 10, 2018 Show 398 Hour 1

Former University of South Dakota Coyotes standout quarterback Chris Streveler is enjoying his first season of professional football as a member of the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke visits with Streveler about life and football north of the border.

More Fish Stories With Buddy Seiner

Aug 10, 2018
www.fishstories.org

In The Moment ... August 9, 2018 Show 397 Hour 1

Many things come together in order to make a great fishing story.

Buddy Seiner, founder of the Fish Stories Archive, travels the world collecting incredible fishing stories with the sole goal of preserving the stories and the legacies of the anglers who tell them.

Buddy Seiner joined In The Moment with a preview of Fish Stories Live, a new feature added to the Main Street Square's "Thursday on the Square" series in Rapid City.   

In The Moment ... August 1, 2018 Show 391 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joined In The Moment with the update on recreation and sports of the week.

He shared a heartwarming story about an amateur baseball player from Dell Rapids who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Dell Rapids did not make the state tournament, but Hartford/Humbolt team has picked him up to give him an opportunity to keep playing in what will be his final year.   

In The Moment ... July 25, 2018 Show 386 Hour 1

Nate Wek joined In The Moment with an update on Golf courses in South Dakota. 

Sand green courses are a growing trend all over South Dakota. Instead of putting on grass, you putt on sand. This trend is not completely unknown to SD as there a decent amount of courses in the state that have adopted the sand green philosophy.

Mark Sobhani/NBAE/Getty Images

In The Moment ... June 28, 2018 Show 368 Hour 1

Nate Wek joins In The Moment with an update on Becky Hammon's recent promotion to Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs. 

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Sanford Announces Great Shots Golf Center

Jun 7, 2018
Jackie Hendry

Sanford Health is expanding its Sports Complex in Sioux Falls with a facility focused entirely on golf. The space will include an interactive driving range and the Sanford POWER Golf Academy. 

Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says the upcoming facility is called Great Shots. He says the $12 million project will combine sports medicine research with a year-round golfing facility, restaurant, and spaces for kids and corporate meetings.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek brings results from state track and baseball, along with a preview of state golf. We talk about Avon team golfer Jared Mudder and his special golfing technique that uses his dominant arm.

The Estelline Redmen are no more… On Wednesday, the school district officially announced its new mascot… the Estelline Redhawks.

Since the mid-90’s, the school district has made attempts at slowly moving away from its Native American imagery.

The Estelline Redmen are no more… On Wednesday, the school district officially announced its new mascot… the Estelline Redhawks.

Since the mid-90’s, the school district has made attempts at slowly moving away from its Native American imagery.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us now with your weekly sports and rec update. Today ... the evolution of a mascot. We look at how the Estelline Redmen became the Estelline Redhawks.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 1

The 2018 NFL draft is in the books, and South Dakota State University tight end Dallas Goedert is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles. SDPB's Nate Wek and Chris Laughery talk about the experience.

The Forum

Dallas Goedert is officially a Philadelphia Eagle… the former South Dakota State tight end and Britton, SD native was drafted at No. 49 overall early Friday evening.

Once he received the phone call from the Eagles organization, it was all about celebrating with family and friends. But by Saturday afternoon, he was already in Philadelphia to tour the facilities, meet with his new coaching staff and address the media.

Goedert says his experience of playing many different roles as a tight end in college should help ease the transition to the professional level.

 

 

The University of South Dakota officially introduced Todd Lee as its new men's basketball coach on Friday afternoon. 

 Lee is a USD alumnus who returns to Vermillion after coaching in the college and professional ranks. He comes to Vermillion after serving for five years as an associate head coach at Grand Canyon University in Arizona.  He says Coyote fans will cheer on a team driven to succeed. 

University of South Dakota

 

The University of South Dakota names Todd Lee as its next men’s basketball coach. Lee is from Huron and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1986. 

He returns to USD after several coaching stints in the college and professional ranks.

 

For the last five years, Lee served as an associate head coach at Grand Canyon University. He helped the Lopes win more than 100 games in his time there.

 

Former University of South Dakota men's basketball coach Craig Smith is officially the new head coach at Utah State University. 

Smith was introduced by USU officials Tuesday in Logan, Utah. He won 79 games in four seasons at South Dakota. Smith led the Coyotes to appearances in National Invitational Tournament and the College Basketball Invitational. 

Smith says he's grateful to USD leaders for his time in Vermillion. 

NCAA Hockey In Sioux Falls

Mar 26, 2018
Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

In another first for South Dakota, the Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls was the site for the NCAA Men's Hockey West Regional over the weekend where upsets ruled the day.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs got by Air Force 2-1 in Saturday's championship game.  UMD moves on to the NCAA Frozen Four in two weeks at St. Paul, Minnesota.

In The Moment co-producer Steve Zwemke returns with insights on the tournament and hockey in South Dakota.

University of South Dakota Athletics

The University of South Dakota women's basketball continues to advance in postseason play. 

The Coyotes defeated the Michigan State University Spartans 85-83 in overtime at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. 

With the win, the Coyotes advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitational Tournament with a record of 29-6.

University of South Dakota Athletics

The University of South Dakota women's basketball team hosts a major conference opponent in Thursday’s third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. 

The Coyotes take on the Michigan State University Spartans of the Big Ten Conference at 7 p.m. inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion. 

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

SDPB's Steve Thum and Gary Ellenbolt join us for a recap of the SDHSAA State Basketball Tournaments.

 

South Dakota State University's men's basketball team came up short in its first round NCAA Tournament game yesterday. The Ohio State University Buckeyes withstood a valiant effort from the Jackrabbits to win 81-73 in Boise, Idaho. 

The Jackrabbits were down by ten late in the second half before rallying to tie the Buckeyes at 70 with only two minutes left in the game. However, Ohio State ended the contest on an 11-3 run to get the win.  

 

Mike Daum paced SDSU with 27 points. David Jenkins, Jr. and Brandon Key added 16 points each in the losing effort. 

Philly Inquierer

Super Bowl LII is just a few days away as players, coaches, and fans anxiously await the game in Minneapolis. South Dakota native and University of Nebraska alum Nate Gerry is a rookie this year for the Philadelphia Eagles, who will play the New England Patriots on Sunday for the Lombardi Trophy.

Nate Gerry grew up in Sioux Falls, and was a four-year starter for the Washington Warriors football program. After high school, Gerry played football at the University of Nebraska, where he gained a reputation for being one of the best safeties in college football.

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