Discipline Paying Off For Stephen Rueber

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Stephen Rueber of Canton may seem like a commercial broker on the surface, but underneath his friendly smile, he’s a black belt in taekwondo. To Rueber, it’s more than just a hobby. He’s a five-time qualifier of the American Taekwondo Association World event, with multiple state, district, and national titles to go along with it.

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Amanda Clement, Baseball's First Female Umpire

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Amanda Clement, a native of Hudson, South Dakota, was a typical Midwestern lady on the surface, but her love for the game of baseball created a legacy that will live on forever in Cooperstown. Clement, believe it or not, is the first known paid female umpire in American history.

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A Youth Wrestling Extravaganza, Rumble At Rally Point

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It was the first event of its kind, for South Dakota that is. This past Friday, the community of Sturgis hosted a 'one-of-a-kind' youth wrestling event. Young wrestlers, AAU to high school, from both Sturgis and Gillette, Wyoming came together for an event called Rumble at Rally Point. Is it history in the making? Maybe...

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Eastern South Dakota 'Flooded' With Fish

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The eastern part of South Dakota has experienced a wetter than normal spring and summer. Areas like Watertown are experiencing water levels up to eight inches above normal for this time of year.

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South Dakota's Most Famous Baseball

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It was the 1938 South Dakota amateur baseball championship game; David vs Goliath – Claremont vs Aberdeen, a true underdog showdown for all the marbles.

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USD Extends Contracts On Three Coyote Coaches

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The University of South Dakota is signing three of its top coaches to contract extensions. Football coach Bob Nielson, women’s basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit, and volleyball coach Leanne Williamson will all see their contracts renewed.

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Britton Native Dallas Goedert Returns To South Dakota For Youth Football Camp

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Britton, SD native and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was in Aberdeen on Tuesday working with kids for a youth football camp at Northern State Unveristy.

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Rocks Fireworks In Canton Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

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Thousands of South Dakotans are flooding the stores to get their hands on the newest, loudest, and brightest fireworks. In the town of Canton, Rock’s Fireworks is no different. However, this year Rock's Fireworks is celebrating its 50th year anniversary of selling fireworks in the Mt. Rushmore State.

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Chamberlain's Nash Hutmacher Commits To Nebraska

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On Saturday, Chamberlain star athlete Nash Hutmacher announced that he will attend the University of Nebraska for football in the Fall of 2020. Hutmacher announced his commitment to UNL with a statement on twitter.

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Marlene Hegge and Alice Bauer, Two LPGA Founders

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Back in the year 1950, a group of female golfers came together to form the Ladies Pro Golf Association (LPGA), which still exists to this day. What you may not know is that two of the founders were from Eureka, South Dakota – sisters Marlene (Bauer) Hagge and Alice Bauer.

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Sioux Falls Canaries To Honor Pat Mahomes

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On Friday, the Sioux Falls Canaries will honor former player Pat Mahomes by inducting him into their team Hall of Fame, and by retiring his number. Mahomes, now 48-years old, is the father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and the 2018 National Football League Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes II.

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Marvin Garrett | South Dakota Almanac

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Marvin Garrett, a native of Belle Fourche, is a four-time world bareback champion, and a native of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Nicknamed 'Marvelous Marvin,' for many years Garrett defined what rodeo was in South Dakota.

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Billy Mills | South Dakota Almanac

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Billy Mills grew up in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, became a Kansas Jayhawk, enlisted in the marines, and became an Olympic Legend. An all-star track athlete, with many record breaking feats, and a lifetime of achievements.

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Five Stampede Players Get Selected In NHL Draft

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Five players of the Sioux Falls Stampede heard their names called during the 2019 National Hockey League draft over the weekend - Ryan Johnson, Ethan Phillips, Max Crozier, Anthony Romano, and Andre Lee.

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Mike Daum Signs Summer League Deal With Portland

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South Dakota State University star Mike Daum, despite not being drafted in Thursday’s National Basketball Association draft, has signed on to play for the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Summer League.

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