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DES MOINES, Iowa – No. 18-ranked Grand View (Iowa) pulled away for a 3-1 NAIA women’s volleyball National Tournament opening-round win on Saturday. Despite the setback, the Trojans racked up a season-high 18 blocks in the match.

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The 19th nationally ranked Dakota State University women’s basketball team used a 21-11 second-quarter outburst to defeat Grand View (Iowa) 76-63 in a non-conference contest on Tuesday at the DSU Fieldhouse.

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THE MADISON HIGH SCHOOL boys golf team held their awards banquet on Nov. 8.  Coach Joey Liesinger (left) presented the letterwinners for the 2021 season: Oliver Husher, Lucas Mork, Jack Olson, Kaden Guischer and Eli Oaks.  He also announced the  season's individual awards.  Guischer was the …

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Dakota State University represented the North Star Athletic Association for the fourth consecutive year at the 66th annual NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships on Friday at Fort Vancouver Historical Site. The Trojans finished 34th overall as a team after tallyin…

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END-OF-SEASON fastpitch softball awards were held on Tuesday night for Madison High School. Pictured are (left) All-State Honorable mention recipients Keara Wagner and Karley Lurz; Academic All-Stater Ali Vacanti; and All-State First Team honorees Amanda Vacanti and Evie Lurz.

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The All-State team for South Dakota Class 11A high school football has been announced.

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ABERDEEN – Dakota State University and Presentation faced weather challenges with sleet early in the game and windy conditions in the North Star Athletic Association regular-season finale Saturday. The Trojans jumped to a 14-0 lead and held off the Saints 16-14 to secure their first winning …

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The Madison Bulldogs capped their perfect season with a 31-0 win over Milbank in the Class 11A football championship game at the DakotaDome in Vermillion on Friday.

The Madison Bulldogs won the Class 11A state football championship, blanking Milbank 31-0 on Friday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

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The Madison Bulldogs will face the Milbank Bulldogs in the Class 11A football championship Friday at 2 p.m. at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. The two teams are among the best defensive teams in South Dakota high school football.

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Dakota State University faced Valley City State for the second time this season in the North Star Athletic Association. Holding a 14-7 lead after three quarters, the Vikings used a 19-0 fourth-quarter outburst to defeat the Trojans 33-7 to earn a season series split.

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — No. 13 Dakota State University led 50-45 after three quarters against Dordt College, but the Trojans could not overcome the Defenders’ fourth-quarter surge, losing an 80-73 women’s basketball contest on Tuesday.

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – It was a tale of two halves between Dakota State University and Dordt College on Tuesday. DSU’s Trojans grabbed a 39-28 halftime lead, but Dordt’s Defenders outscored the Trojans 49-37 in the second half to earn a 77-76 victory.

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The Madison Lady Bulldogs slipped past the Dell Rapids Quarriers in a 3-2 thriller (25-21, 25-14, 14-25, 16-25 and 15-2) in the first round of the Region 3A Volleyball Tournament at the Madison High School Gym on Tuesday night.

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The Madison Bulldogs soundly defeated the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers for the second week in a row, 35-14, to win their quarterfinal game in the Class 11A football playoffs Thursday night.

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Over the past week, the Madison Lady Bulldogs volleyball team came out victorious against two Dak. 12 conference rivals, the Dell Rapids Quarriers and the Elk-Point Jefferson Huskies. Both matches on the road were big wins for the Bulldogs, each game’s respectfully going into four sets.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota State University Trojan women’s basketball team kicked off the season on the road, taking on Briar Cliff (Iowa). The Trojans shot a blazing 55.4% from the field and held off the Chargers in an 81-79 thriller on Saturday.

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After falling behind 12-0 in the first half, the Madison Bulldogs roared back with 40 straight points to beat the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers 40-12 on Friday night at Trojan Field in Madison.

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Despite trailing 15-7 in the second quarter Saturday, Dakota State University scored 48 straight points to earn a 53-15 victory against Iowa University in a North Star Athletic Association football contest at Trojan Field.

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The Madison Youth Wrestling Club is taking registrations for the 2021-22 season. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 8.

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The Karl Mundt Library in Madison is hosting an author event for Dr. Kurt Kemper on Thursday afternoon. Kemper, professor of history, will be reading from his 2020 book “Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball.”

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Madison’s varsity boys placed third and the girls fifth in the Region 2A Cross Country Meet, held on Thursday at the Madison Golf & Country Club.

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Dakota State University returned home Saturday for another North Star Athletic Association football contest against nationally-ranked and league leader No. 15 Valley City State. The Trojans’ defense came up big with four interceptions, with two ‘Pick Six’ returns for touchdowns, a fumble rec…

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The Madison Bulldogs continued their undefeated roll through the football regular season, knocking off the West Central Trojans 27-7 at Hartford Thursday night.

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THE MADISON BOYS cross cross country team, along with two girls from Madison, qualified for the state meet, which will be held at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on Oct. 23. The Region 2A Meet was held on Thursday at the Madison Golf & Country Club. State meet-bound are (left) Coach Ro…

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The Class ‘B’ Fastpitch All-State team has been announced by USA Softball of South Dakota. Honorable mention players have also been announced.

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Some local fans expected a close game on Friday night between the Madison Bulldogs and the Dell Rapids Quarriers. Madison scored three touchdowns in the first quarter of the game to put away that idea for good.

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David Moe, fifth-year head coach for the Dakota State University Trojan, announced the 2021-22 schedule. The Trojans are scheduled to compete in five tournaments as well as 10 home contests at DSU Fieldhouse. DSU will be facing eight teams that qualified for the national tournament in 2021.

Madison’s 7th-grade football team earned its first win of the season by defeating Canton 30-6 in Canton on Tuesday.

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The Madison Lady Bulldogs volleyball team came out victorious in a tough battle against the Tri-Valley Mustangs 3-1 on Thursday night (21-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-17).

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Two area men were inducted into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. Ken Ruml and Kevin Leighton are members of the 2020 class that will be inducted at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Dakota State University trailed 2-1 in the non-conference volleyball match with Morningside on Friday. The Trojans roared back in the fourth set by hitting .423 to force the fifth and deciding set. DSU held on to defeat the Mustangs in a five-set thriller 25-20, 23-25, 20-…

The Northern Sprint Association Series drivers battled the Casey’s 410 Outlaw drivers at Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night. Two area drivers competed in the race, Madison’s Chuck McGillivary and Nunda’s Cody Hansen.

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The Howard Tigers had two runners who participated in the boys 5,000-meter varsity boys race at the John Collignon Invitational Cross Country Meet on Friday at the Madison Country Club.

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The Madison Bulldogs opened up the 2021 cross country season on Friday by hosting the John Collignon Invitational at the Madison Country Club.

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Caleb Nielsen kicked two field goals, and that was all the Dakota State University Trojans needed to slip past the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers 6-0 on Saturday night at Mitchell.

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The Madison Lady Bulldogs opened the volleyball season in convincing fashion, rolling to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-15 and 25-9) win over the Flandreau Fliers in a non-conference contest at Madison on Thursday night.

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The Chester Flyers racked up 38 first-quarter points and were never challenged as they rolled to a 51-0 win over the Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers on Friday night at Arlington.

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Led by Kaden Guischer, the Madison Bulldogs placed 14th in the Quarrier Invitational Golf Meet held at Rocky Run Golf Course at Dell Rapids on Monday.

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Madison’s Anna Oetzmann placed third at No. 6 singles while Savanah Shipley picked up a pair of wins at No. 2 singles during the Madison Tennis Invitational Tournament held over the weekend at the Madison High School Courts.

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The Madison Lady Bulldogs volleyball team will have some big shoes to fill in the front line after losing four of its five hitters from last season.

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Madison Broncos first baseman Matt Burpee helped the Dell Rapids Mudcats to claim the 2021 State B championship at Cadwell Park in Mitchell last week.

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First-year head coach Landon Hammer has a young but experienced girls cross country team at Howard this season.

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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) has named Dakota State University’s Jessi Giles as the 2021 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) annual award nominee.