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Presentation College announces Carley Jeffery as next women's basketball coach

Presentation College Athletic Director Daniel Garrett is pleased to announce the hiring of Carley Jeffery as the next Head Women's Basketball Coach of the Saints.


Jeffery served as the Saints assistant coach in 2020-21 before becoming the interim head coach of the Saints in March 2021.


"I would like to thank Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Marcus Garstecki, Athletic Director, Daniel Garrett, and members of the search committee for this opportunity," said Jeffery. "I am so excited to lead the young women in our program and provide them with an outstanding student-athlete experience. I look forward to building the Saints Women's Basketball Program in the gym, the classroom, and the Aberdeen community."


Prior to Presentation, Jeffery served as the assistant coach at the University of Sioux Falls from 2019-20. The Cougars posted a 26-6 (17-5 NSIC) record, and were the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division Champions during Jeffery's tenure. The Cougars qualified for the NCAA DII regional tournament, earning a No. 3 seed. The Cougars were ranked in the WBCA national poll for ten weeks, reaching as high as No. 7 in the standings, and had one Honorable Mention All-American and three athletes named to the All-NSIC conference team.

Jeffery served as an assistant coach at St. Cloud State from 2015-2019.


A standout student-athlete at St. Cloud State, Jeffery was named to the NSIC All-Academic team three times. Jeffery finished with 447 points and 106 assists in 97 games played (50 starts) at SCSU with head coach Lori Fish. She helped lead the Huskies to the 2013 NSIC North Division Championship. Jeffery received the prestigious Myles Brand award her senior season. The award, named after the late NCAA President, is awarded to senior NSIC student-athletes with a 3.75 or higher GPA and eligible for graduation. 


"Coach Jeffery has a dynamic personality and is the right person to restore a competitive spirit to our Women's Basketball program," said Garrett. "Most importantly, the student-athletes will flourish under her leadership and have a memorable experience being at Presentation College and a part of the Aberdeen community."


Jeffery earned a Bachelor's degree in sports management (2015) and a Master's in education leadership and administration (2017) from St. Cloud State.

A native of Cambridge, WI, Jeffery resides in Aberdeen.

Roncalli girls basketball coach Derek Larson named coach of the year

Aberdeen Roncalli head girls basketball coach Derek Larson was honored by the South Dakota High School Coach’s Association after being named the girls basketball coach of the year.  He earned the honor for leading the Roncalli Cavaliers to a state championship this past season.  He was chosen from a list of four finalists that included Jared Bouman of White River, Jamie Parish of Sioux Falls Washington and Leslie Tvedt of Castlewood. 

Vikings sign 13 undrafted free agents

Following the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings have signed a handful of undrafted free agents.  Those players include:

Riley Patterson K, Memphis
Blake Proehl WR, East Carolina
Tuf Broland LB, Ohio State
Whop Philyor WR, Indiana
Myron Mitchell WR, Alabama-Birmingham
Zeandae Johnson DE, California
Turner Bernard LS, San Diego State
Jordon Scott DT, Oregon
AJ Rose RB, Kentucky
Christian Ellis EDGE, Idaho
Oscar Bradburn P, Virginia Tech
Zach Von Rosenberg P, LSU
Shane Zylstra WR, Mankato State

Vikings decline fifth year option on cornerback Mike Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday the team will not be picking up the fifth year option on cornerback Mike Hughes.  This means Hughes will enter this season in the last year of his rookie contract.  Hughes was selected 30th overall in the 2018 NFL draft out of Central Florida.  In three seasons he has dealt with a lot of injuries including missing almost his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL.  Hughes 5th year option would have cost the Vikings $9.5 million.  Hughes and the Vikings can come to terms on a new contract anytime during this upcoming season. 

Getting to know new Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond

The Minnesota Vikings made news during the 2021 NFL draft after selecting Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond in the third round, 66th overall.  Mond becomes the 29th quarterback ever drafted by the Vikings, and first quarterback taken in the third round by Minnesota since 1961.  The last quarterback taken in the third round by Minnesota was Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton.


Mond stands 6’3, 217lbs and is a 21-year-old San Antonio Texas native.  He was a four year starter at Texas A&M and is one of just three Southeastern Conference (SEC) quarterbacks to record over 9,000 career passing yards with 1,500 rushing yards.


According to Mond he has been preparing for this his entire life…





Coming into this season, Mond will be the backup to starting quarterback Kirk Cousins.  Cousins has two years left on his $66 million contract.  However, Cousins at times has failed to live up to his big money deal and it’s clear the Vikings are not necessarily ready to commit more time and money into the 32-year-old starter. 


Mond says he looks forward to serving under Cousins and hopes to learn a lot from the veteran starter…





In the interview Mond did not say he models his game after anyone specific in the NFL, but went on to say he loves watching guys like Drew Brees and Tom Brady…


Northern signs two Wisconsin natives to men's basketball team

Northern State University head coach Saul Phillips announced today the additions of Carter Lancaster (Darlington, Wis.) and Cael McGee (Stoughton, Wis.). The Wisconsin natives will join Andrew Bergan (Aberdeen, S.D.), Trey Longstreet (Waverly, Minn.), Sam Masten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Jacksen Moni (Fargo, N.D.), and Kallieb Walton-Blanden (Rapid City, S.D.) in the fall.


Carter Lancaster | Darlington, Wis. | Darlington HS | Guard/Forward

Carter Lancaster is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard/forward out of Darlington High School. He was a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Redbirds under the direction of head coach Tom Uppena. Lancaster averaged double figures in each of his four seasons, finishing his career averaging 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game as a senior. He was a 4-time all-conference selection, 2-time first team all-state pick, the 2019-20 SWAL Conference MVP, and a 2021 WBCA All-Star. He is the son of Denise and the late Aaron Lancaster.


Phillips on Lancaster:

“The biggest compliment I can give to Carter is he plays exactly like his father used to when he was my teammate in college. He is tough, smart, talented and is as team first as any player you’ll ever see. He is an athletic player who could be plugged into the lineup at any position from point guard to power forward. Although he is a high-level scorer, his greatest attribute is he makes everyone around him better. He is as tough as they come physically and mentally.”



Cael McGee | Stoughton, Wis. | Stoughton HS | Guard

Cael McGee is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard out of Stoughton High School. He was a 3-year starter and senior team captain for the Vikings under the direction of head coach Nolan Weber. McGee averaged 20.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 steals, and 2.0 assists per game. He was a 2-time all-area and all-state selection, 2020 all-conference pick, and a WBCA All-Star. Stoughton won the conference championship in 2020 and was the 2018 and 2020 region champions as well. He is the son of Jason and Heather McGee.


Phillips on McGee:

“Cael is a big, strong combo that can turn the corner and dunk on you in an instant. He is a rare combination of physical and explosive. His shooting range is good and he is an extremely active defender. He makes good decisions on the floor and is another win-first guy. Cael’s potential is extremely intriguing and we can’t wait to help him reach his sizable potential.”


Minnesota Vikings select 11 players in 2021 NFL draft

The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up the 2021 NFL draft by selecting 11 players over the three day event. 


The picks include:
1st Round - 23rd overall Christian Darrisaw, offensive tackle Virginia Tech

3rd Round - 66th overall Kellen Mond quarterback Texas A&M

3rd Round - 78th overall Chazz Surrat linebacker North Carolina

3rd Round - 86th overall Wyatt Davis, guard Ohio State

3rd Round - 90th overall Patrick Jones, defensive end Pittsburgh 

4th Round - 119th overall Kene Nwangwu running back Iowa State 

4th Round - 125th overall Camryn Bynum Safety California

4th Round - 134th overall Janarius Robinson defensive end Florida State

5th Round - 157th overall Ihmir Smith- Marsette wide receiver Iowa 

5th Round - 168th overall Zach Davidson tight end Central Missouri

6th Round - 199th overall Jaylen Twyman defensive tackle Pittsburgh

South Dakota U14 team falls to Alaska in the National Hockey Tournament

South Dakota’s team of 14-and-under hockey players ended their championship run today against the Alaska Stars in the quarterfinal round of the national hockey tournament. Team South Dakota (Team SD) lost 2-6.


Alaska jumped out to an early lead, scoring less than two minutes into the game. It was the first time during the national tournament that Team SD had not opened a game with the lead. The Stars pressed the action, scoring again with 5:13 left in the first, and Team SD ended the period down 0-2.


“The last three games we jumped off to early leads and today they got the lead on us – which we prepped them for; we know we’re not always going to do that,” said Head Coach Brian Prisbe. “We fought back hard, but that team was good with the puck, good with their sticks, and fast and a solid hockey team.”


The second period saw both teams evenly matched, but an apparent opening goal by Team SD was negated by a referee’s inadvertent whistle. Soon after, Alaska capitalized on the momentum shift, scoring another goal with 5:48 left to lead by three.


Pierre forward Carter Sanderson kicked off the scoring for Team SD with 4:44 left in the second. Aberdeen forward Brady Huff passed to Sanderson, who chipped the puck in backhanded for the goal.


“Huff took the puck down below the net [and] I stood up in the slot,” Sanderson said. “He passed the puck across and I backhanded it in.”


An Alaska penalty with just over three minutes left in the second set up a Team SD powerplay, and Rapid City forward Colton Merchen fired a goal to pull Team SD within one.


“They tried to break the puck out; it hit my chest, [and it] fell down in front of me,” Merchen recalled. “I got control, shot it on net; it hit their guy and then went in.”


But Alaska struck again with a tap-in goal less than a minute later to extend their lead. Team SD went into the locker room after the second period down 2-4, after being outshot 22-11.


Early in the third, Team SD again appeared to score, but the goal was nullified when officials determined a Team SD player was in the goal crease.


Late in the period, still down by two and with time running out, Team SD pulled goalie Gavin Covrig for an extra skater. The Stars put in two empty net goals to seal the victory.


Aberdeen defenseman Jaxon Danielson recalled his experience with Team SD.


“The best part about being on Team South Dakota is definitely being able to go to all these tournaments and places, and meeting new people and new parents – and just having fun at tournaments, winning, [and] just sharing all the memories,” Danielson said. “And I’m proud of representing Team South Dakota.”


Coach Prisbe noted that the future of Team SD at the 14U level looks bright.


“It was a super-fun run here at the national championship; twenty great kids representing South Dakota,” he noted. “It’s pretty exciting too that we have, I think, eleven or ten of them that are 2007 birth year that can come back and play again at the same level next year and ride off the momentum we carried in this tournament – and [we] hope to go farther next year.”


NSU announces transfer addition Kailleb Walton-Blanden

Northern State University head coach Saul Phillips announced today the third transfer to the Wolves program in Kailleb Walton-Blanden out of Rapid City. He comes to Aberdeen after one season at State Fair College. Walton-Blanden will join Andrew Bergan (Aberdeen, S.D.), Trey Longstreet (Waverly, Minn.), Sam Masten (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), and Jacksen Moni (Fargo, N.D.) in the fall.


Walton-Blanden is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard out of Rapid City Central High School. He is the son of Heather Walton-Blanden and Sherman Blanden III. He was a 3-year starter for the Cobblers as a prep, averaging 14.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. Walton-Blanden was a 2-time all-tournament selection, the 2015-16 leading scorer at the South Dakota State Tournament, a 2017-18 all-state honoree, and a finalist for Mr. Basketball South Dakota.


“Kailleb is a combo guard who is returning to South Dakota after a successful junior college career and a season at a really good Division II program that was cancelled because of COVID,” explained Phillips. “His desire to move back to South Dakota, his basketball IQ and what he brings athletically to the program made it an easy choice to recruit him.”


At State Fair College, Walton-Blanden averaged 13.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game. In 2018-19, he was invited to the All-American Juco Showcase. He spent his first collegiate season at Gillette College, averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game.


Phillips added, “Kailleb turned down DI interest to join us in Aberdeen.  He is explosive with the ball in his hands, very athletic and knocks down 3’s at a high level. He has been a disruptive defender throughout his career.”

North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance selected 3rd overall by San Francisco

The San Francisco 49ers selected North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the NFL draft.  Lance was the third quarterback selected behind first overall pick Trever Lawrence out of Clemson and second overall pick Zach Wilson out of BYU.


Lance is a Marshall Minnesota native who's father Carlton Lance played Division II college football at Southwest Minnesota State. Carlton actually signed a two-week tryout contract with San Francisco after college, but failed to make the team.  He played cornerback in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and one year in Europe.


Lance said he was surprised by being selected 3rd overall, but feels he couldn't be in a better position...




Lance has critics due to not only playing FCS football, but being just a one year starter at NDSU.  Lance was a part of two FCS National Championship teams at NDSU, but played just one season as a full time starter.  After winning the 2019 FCS National Championship, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of the 2020 season.  After the Missouri Valley Football Conference announced it would conduct a spring football season, Lance announced he would not take part and instead entered the NFL draft.  


Lance says he accepts those critiques of his choices and calls the whole process a job interview...




The 49ers traded up to #3 to pick a quarterback.  There was wide speculation before the draft the 49ers preferred Alabama quarterback Mac Jones instead of someone like Lance.  49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says from the moment they made the trade Lance was the guy...




Vikings select OT Christian Darrisaw 24th overall

The first round of the NFL draft concluded Thursday night with 32 picks being made.  With their first round pick the Minnesota Vikings selected…





Christian Darrisaw was selected by the Vikings 23rd overall after the team traded back from 14th and received in addition the 66th overall pick and 86th overall pick.  Darrisaw was a junior when he entered the draft.  He stands 6’5 weighs 322 pounds and gave the pick an A+ grade. 


Darrisaw famously received only one Division I offer out of high school and that was from Virginia Tech.  According to him that left a chip on his shoulder he carries today and hopes makes him a star in Minnesota...





Vikings general manager Rick Speilman talked about why Darrisaw was a right fit for the Vikings...





Other significant picks made include Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence going first overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. 


North Dakota State quarterback and Marshall Minnesota native Trey Lance was selected third overall by the San Francisco 49ers.  He becomes the second Bison quarterback taken in the top five along with Indianapolis starter Carson Wentz. 


The Detroit Lions selected offensive tackle Penei Sewell out of Oregon with the seventh overall pick, the Chicago Bears traded up with the New York Giants to 11th overall to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and the Green Bay Packers selected Eric Stokes, cornerback out of Georgia 29th overall. 


Finally, Minnesota Golden Gopher wide receiver Rashod Bateman was selected 27th overall by the Baltimore Ravens.  The draft will continue today with the second round and conclude Saturday with rounds 3-7. 


The Vikings do not hold a second round pick as of Friday morning. 


First round draft results:

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Joe Tryon, LB, Washington
31) Baltimore Ravens (from KC) – Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
30) Buffalo Bills – Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami
29) Green Bay Packers – Eric Stokes, CB, Georgia
28) New Orleans Saints – Payton Turner, DE, Houston
27) Baltimore Ravens – Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
26) Cleveland Browns – Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
25) Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
24) Pittsburgh Steelers – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
23) Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ through SEA) – Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech
22) Tennessee Titans – Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
21) Indianapolis Colts – Kwity Paye, DE, Michigan
20) New York Giants (from CHI) – Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida
19) Washington Football Team – Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
18) Miami Dolphins – Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami
17) Las Vegas Raiders – Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
16) Arizona Cardinals – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
15) New England Patriots – Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
14) New York Jets (from MIN) – Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
13) Los Angeles Chargers – Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
12) Dallas Cowboys (from PHI through SF, MIA) – Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
11) Chicago Bears (from NYG) – Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
10) Philadelphia Eagles (from DAL) – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
9) Denver Broncos – Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
8) Carolina Panthers – Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina
7) Detroit Lions – Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
6) Miami Dolphins (from PHI) – Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
5) Cincinnati Bengals – Ja’Marr Chase, WR, LSU
4) Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
3) San Francisco 49ers (from HOU through MIA) – Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
2) New York Jets – Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
1) Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson

Jacks head coach John Stiegelmeier talks weekend quarterfinal game

( -- South Dakota State came out last Saturday and made a statement in their 31-3 win over Holy Cross in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.  Jacks head coach John Stiegelmeier talked about that victory and moving forward...



The number one seed Jacks now turn their attention to Southern Illinois in the FCS quarterfinals. A team they beat 44-3 back on March 20th. The performance that day was described by Coach Stiegelmeier as, “close to perfect.” So what are the keys for the second go around?




Kickoff set for 8 p.m. Sunday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. 

Northern signs DI transfer in Sam Masten

Northern State University head coach Saul Phillips announced today that Sam Masten will join the men's basketball program. Masten is a native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and a transfer from Northern Colorado. He will join Andrew Bergan (Aberdeen, S.D.), Trey Longstreet (Waverly, Minn.) and Jacksen Moni (Fargo, N.D.) in the fall.


Masten is a 6-foot-3, junior-guard and the son of Jason and Meg Masten. He attended Rock Canyon High School and was a 4-year starter for the Jaguars. Masten averaged over 20 points per game in his final two prep seasons. He was a 3-time all-state performer, 3-time all-conference selection, the 2018 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year, Colorado Mr. Basketball, and 5A Player of the Year. Masten is the Rock Canyon all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
"When we began looking at Sam it was obvious the way he played would translate to our roster," explained Phillips. "He has exceptional quickness and shoots it well behind the 3-point arc."
Masten played three seasons at the University of Northern Colorado as a starter. He averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, shooting 42.1% from the floor. The Highlands Ranch native was also a 2-time Academic All-Big Sky honoree.
Phillips added, "he has been a starter on a winning Division I team for a majority of three seasons. He is a combo guard that is electric with the ball in his hands. As a former Mr. Basketball in high school, he has had success at every level he has played. Sam is a natural leader and will be an emotional anchor in our locker room."

Vikings ready to make a selection in tomorrow's NFL draft first round

The Minnesota Vikings front office says it is ready for what could be an active NFL draft which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday. 


The Vikings hold the 14th overall pick in the draft and, according to draft analysts, need to fill gaps on  the offensive line, on the defensive line and in the secondary.


Vikings general manager Rick Speilman held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the team’s strategy heading into the draft.  According to Speilman that strategy changes every year because each draft is different…




Trading the pick is always an option for Minnesota.  Speilman is known for holding on to many picks in case potential moves need to be made.  However, Speilman doesn’t get ahead of himself when it comes to draft day moves because you don’t know how the board is going to fall…





Since Speilman took over as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings his philosophy when it comes to the draft is “take the best player available.”  Speilman says though every draft is different, he doesn’t sway from that philosophy…


Northern softball weekend games canceled due to NSU COVID-19 protocols

Northern State softball’s weekend doubleheaders with Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State – Mankato have both been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols at Northern State.  The games will not be rescheduled per NSIC guidelines.       

Aberdeen Roncalli names Dan Gallagher next boys basketball caoch

Aberdeen Roncalli has named Dan Gallagher as the Cavaliers next boys basketball coach.  The announcement was made by incoming athletic director Derek Larson.  Gallagher is a 2014 graduate of Roncalli high school and has served as an assistant coach for both the jv and varsity teams since 2019.  He will take over after former head coach Wayne Smith and the team parted ways during the past season. 

Wild resign forward Ryan Hartman

Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Ryan Hartman to a three-year, $5.1 million contract extension ($1.7 million AAV).


Hartman, 26, owns 18 points (6-12=18), 25 penalty minutes (PIM), two game-winning goals (GWG), three power-play assists (PPA), one shorthanded goal (SHG), 40 hits and 31 blocked shots in 40 games with Minnesota this season. The 6-foot, 192-pound forward has career highs in PPA and power-play points. He registered a season-high three points (1-2=3) on April 5 vs. Colorado, his third career three-point plus game. The native of Hilton Head Island, S.C., recorded a career-high four-game point streak (2-4=6) from Feb. 18-24 and a career-high three-game assist streak (1-4=5) from Feb. 20-24. The right-shot skater netted his first career SHG on Jan. 20 at Anaheim and his first career shorthanded assist on Feb. 24 vs. the Avalanche. He leads the Wild in shorthanded points this season.


Hartman owns 127 points (57-70=127), a plus-16 rating, 312 PIM, seven PPP (3-4=7), 441 hits and 197 blocked shots in 354 career NHL games in seven seasons (2014-21) with Minnesota, Chicago, Nashville and Philadelphia. He has also collected three points (1-2=3) in 17 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests.


He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (30th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 1, 2019.

Long time De Smet coach Marv McCune dies due to COVID-19

Long time De Smet high school boys basketball coach Marv McCune died Sunday due to complications with COVID-19.  McCune was 66 years old and had been recovering from leukemia when he came down with the virus.  McCune led the Bulldogs to multiple state titles in both football and basketball.  He is a member of the South Dakota Coach’s Association Hall of Fame and South Dakota Basketball Coach’s Association Hall of Shrine.  He was introduced into the South Dakota Football coach’s hall of fame in March as well. 

Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov breaks team record

The Minnesota Wild won its fourth game in a row last night with a victory over the Arizona Coyotes.  The final was 5-2.  Scoring for Minnesota included Kirill Kaprizov, Jordan Greenway, Marcus Johansson, Kevin Fiala with his 15th goal of the season and Jonas Brodin.  With Kaprizov’s goal he becomes the highest scoring rookie in Wild franchise history.  He has 37 points in 44 games this season, breaking the old record set by former star Marion Gaborik who had 36 points in 71 games during his rookie season in Minnesota.   

San Jose's Patrick Marleau makes history playing in his 1,768th NHL game

Last night was not just a normal game between the San Jose Sharks and Las Vegas Golden Knights, it also made history.  Sharks veteran forward Patrick Marleau broke hockey legend Gordie Howe’s record for most NHL games played in history.  Marleau played in his 1,768th career game Monday night.  He is 41 years old and obtained the record in 23 NHL seasons.  It took Howe 26 seasons and playing to the age of 51 to set the record broke by Marleau.   

Saints announce 2021 football schedule

Presentation College head football coach Steve Heimann has announced the 2021 football schedule. 


The Saints are set to open the 2021 season with a home game and a pair of non-conference games featuring an opponent from NCAA Division III and one from the Great Plains Athletic Conference. 


The Red Raiders of Northwestern College (IA) will face PC on August 28.

Rounding out non-conference action, the Saints will travel to Concordia College (MN) to take on the Cobbers on September 11.


To kick off North Star Athletic Association action, the Saints will travel to Madison for the first of two meetings in the 2021 season with Dakota State University.  


After a homecoming tilt against Waldorf University on September 25, the Saints will be on the road against six-time NSAA champion Dickinson State University in the first of two meetings between the schools for the 2021 season. 


Following a home game against Valley City State University on October 9, the Saints will have one game before having a bye week. On October 16, the Saints will travel to Mayville State University to face the Comets. Following the bye week, the Saints will make the trek to Mount Pleasant, Iowa in a matchup against new NSAA member, Iowa Wesleyan University on October 30. 


The Saints conclude the regular season with home games against Dickinson State on November 6 and Dakota State on November 13. 


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2021 Fall Schedule

August 28            Northwestern

September 4      TBD

September 11    @Concordia (MN)

September 18    @Dakota State University*

September 25    Waldorf*

October 2            @Dickinson State*

October 9            Valley City State*

October 16          @Mayville State*

October 23          Bye Week

October 30          @Iowa Wesleyan*

November 6       Dickinson State*

November 13     Dakota State*

Parker Fox chooses Minnesota

Former Northern State star forward Parker Fox announced on twitter Thursday he has chosen to transfer to the University of Minnesota. In the tweet Fox simply said the word home accompanied with a video.  He is a Mahtomedi Minnesota native and one of the first major recruits under new Gopher head coach Ben Johnson. Fox has gone from contributor to star during his three seasons at Northern, finishing his career with 1,357 total points, 622 rebounds, and 177 blocks.  He was also a Division II All-American this past year, the first Wolf to be named All-American since 2009. 

Dakota Marker game to kick off at 2:30 April 17th

It's Dakota Marker week, again.

After three straight weeks of COVID cancellations and postponements, South Dakota State will play their rescheduled Dakota Marker game against North Dakota State this Saturday at the Fargodome.

South Dakota State Coach John Stiegelmeier talks about how they have dealt with three "bye weeks":



Coach Stig talks about the Bison:




Stig talks about how they have been preparing freshman quarterback Mark Gronowski for the noise of the Fargodome:




Kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. this Saturday.  The game can be heard in the Watertown area on 910 AM The Ranch.

NSU head women's soccer coach Gorski resigns

Northern State University athletics announced the resignation of women's soccer coach Ryszard Gorski. Gorski has been the head coach of women’s soccer since December of 2018. Gorski stated he was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to coach the team and proud of the progress they have made for the future of the program. Northern went 5-12-1 overall and 3-11-1 in Gorski's first season, placing one student-athlete on the NSIC All-Conference team. A national search will begin immediately for the next head women's soccer coach.


Presentation College announces new Athletic director Daniel Garrett

Presentation College announced Tuesday its selection of a new athletic director Daniel Garrett. Garrett comes to PC after serving as  Associate Athletic Director at California State, Los Angeles since 2015. While at Cal State, Los Angeles Garrett was the main force behind the implementation of plans for the athletic department, including the addition of four new sports and a study about joining NCAA Division I.


 "I'm thrilled to be here and help provide stability and continuity for the student-athletes and coaches after the difficult year posed by COVID," Garrett said. Garrett is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors and has experience as an advocate for foster youth and children's rights. Garrett replaces Steve Gast, who retired in November 2020.