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The Day I Was Tom Byrum

I've never told this story. I was always too embarrased by what I did. Tom Byrum is a professional golfer. He is from Onida, South Dakota. He won the Kemper Open in 1989 and finished in the top 10 at the PGA Championship in 1997. He is nationally known and certainly well-known in South Dakota. I have been told we look a bit alike. While...

Former Jackrabbit back in bigs

Former South Dakota State pitcher, Caleb Thielbar, is back in the bigs with the Minnesota Twins. The 28-year-old lefty signed a new one-year contract in March (at a reported $520,000), but Thielbar started the season with the Twins AAA team in Rochester, NY. He was brought back up last Friday (April 17) and has made three appearances in the last...

USD's Seekamp Granted 4th Year

The University of South Dakota women's basketball program got some big news on Monday, as it learned that Nicole Seekamp - a two-time All-Summit League selection and two-time Summit League Tournament MVP - had been granted a fourth year of eligibility by the NCAA. That means Seekamp, who averaged 15.6 points and a Summit League-leading 5.1 assists...

HS Baseball and Softball Power Rankings

Rankings high school baseball and softball is tricky, teams can look totally different game to game, pitcher to pitcher. But throughout the season I'll try to give you an overview of the top teams with my rankings. Feel free to comment at the bottom and add information about the teams you follow. Here are my rankings as of 4/16/15. North Dakota...

SD HS Baseball Power Rankings

SD Class A Top 5 1. Lincoln- I know they've already lost a game but with two all-state players back (Parker Bullard and Nolan Burchill) from a state championship team that lost just four seniors, they are the favorite in a very crowded field at the top of the class. 2. Roosevelt – Roosevelt has good pitching starting with Stuart Baruth who will...

HS Basketball Players of the Year

After a fun season of high school baskeball we decided to hand out awards for the top player in each class in North Dakota and South Dakota for the 2014-15 season. Here are the recipients: ND Boys Class A – Varsity Sports, Player of the Year #24 Dakota Halvorson, Minot Candidates Dakota Halvorson, Minot 17.1 ppg, 4.5 apg Blaze...