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David Nicholson


Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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Past articles by David:

Tonight: Peyton Manning at S.D. Sports Awards

Follow the excitement as Super Bowl winning quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the South Dakota High School Sports Awards ceremony → Read More

Harrisburg's Paul finds triumph after tragedy

Paul Paul’s life at home hasn’t always been the spitting image of stability. But though his father was never in the picture, his mother, Susan, was always his rock. → Read More

Pats-Lynx battle goes Lincoln's way for team title

It took nearly 30 years for a Sioux Falls school to pull the shine away from tack and field colossus Rapid City Stevens, but to be fair, this year’s race had the feeling of a Metro affair anyway. → Read More

Lincoln caps third straight tennis title

The word dynasty denotes both a line of succession and the presupposition of greatness, so its use is apt in describing the Lincoln boys tennis team. → Read More

In their own words: The Winners from the Dakota Relays

Hear from some of the winners at this year's Dakota Relays at both the high school and college level. We'll be updating this story throughout the day with more athlete profiles, so be sure to check back in. DAY 2 Special Olympics 100 meter dash events – Nikki Talbott (17.29) and Kent Mulholland (13.31) The single best part about the state’s premier track meet is its diversity of talent,… → Read More

Dakota Relays special: 200 meters to history

History is on the line in this one, which should be enough to make Friday’s 200 meter special event live up to its moniker. → Read More

Dakota Relays special: More than just two laps

Two laps sound simple, but they’re not. → Read More

Q&A: UFC president Dana White impressed by South Dakota

UFC president Dana White was in town for Friday night's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 37 at the Sanford Pentagon. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: UFC coming to Sioux Falls in July

From unsanctioned stain to its proper place as the world’s fastest growing sport, MMA has exploded in South Dakota over the past few years. → Read More

UFC president White sees S.D. fighters shine at RFA 37

Dana White’s presence alone Friday night was an important milestone for mixed martial arts in South Dakota, and evidence to the fact that interest in the sport is strong in these parts. The UFC president was on hand Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon for RFA 37: Clark vs. Viana, the fourth such event in South Dakota since the sport’s sanctioning a few years back. White sat ringside with MMA… → Read More

Argus Leader First and Second Five: Meet the team

The Argus Leader highlights the best boys and girls basketball players of the year with its annual First and Second Five teams. See who made the cut below. → Read More

Quarrier Pride: Ty Hoglund First Five player of the year

Hoglund was the Quarriers’ engine, averaging in a banner season 26.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.1 steals per contest. → Read More

A family tradition: Ciara Duffy First Five player of the year

When you grow up in a basketball family, it’s common enough to look back at family photos and discover your 4-year-old self holding a ball. → Read More

Sanford Standout: Harrisburg's Erin Kinney finding stride

Every girls high school track season, a middle school athlete comes along and shakes up the scene. A year ago, Harrisburg's Erin Kinney, then a seventh-grader, established herself among the best sprinters in the state. → Read More

Jensen, Lincoln hold off Washington to retain 'AA' title

Lincoln’s newfound offensive confidence gave the team an extra spring in its step, even if Saturday’s Class AA championship rematch with Washington started slowly.The Patriots simply shook off the dust in the second half and pressed their advantage. → Read More

Riders cruise to '1A' title with eight champs and 12 headed to state

Roosevelt made a hard charge at the Region 1A wrestling tournament Saturday, taking the team title, advancing 12 wrestlers to state and crowning eight individual champions. → Read More

Thrilling end in SFC game evokes 'the shot' from Laettner

Stop what you're doing and watch this play. You'll see the final seconds from Thursday's boys basketball game in Hull, Iowa. → Read More

Life well-lived outweighs difficulty of saying goodbye

I’m writing this now so I don’t have to when she’s gone. → Read More

Matt Farniok impresses at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Matt Farniok isn’t the type to gloat, so it’s no surprise that colorful adjectives were absent from his self-review after Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. → Read More

Barefoot Classic provides platform to growing cause

Emmanuel Ohonme’s mission is simple: A pair of shoes can change a life. → Read More