Local

Augie Wins Challenge

Augie Wins Challenge

Augustana has earned bragging rights in Sioux Falls. Augustana College claimed the Inaugural First Dakota National Bank Mayor’s Cup Challenge for the 2012-13 season by defeating the University of Sioux Falls 13-6.

The Mayor’s Cup is an annual head-to-head competition between Augustana College and the University of Sioux Falls athletic departments and their fans which pits 16 common, equally weighted, sports to determine which school and their fan base can claim bragging rights for that year. The respective school’s fan base can also earn points by participating in the community engagement events throughout the year. The winning school is awarded the Mayor’s Cup.

By placing equal emphasis on all sports, the series helps to build community awareness for less publicized Olympic sports. The series focuses on the message that “Every Game Counts” and that the rivalry between the schools is a year-long affair.

Augustana won head-to-head competitions over the Cougars in women’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, men’s indoor track and field, women’s tennis, softball, women’s golf and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. Augustana and USF’s softball doubleheader was canceled due to weather and the Vikings were awarded the point based on a higher finish in the NSIC Standings. In the community events, Augustana earned an extra point by winning one of the two community blood drives.

The Vikings and the Cougars split the home-and-home in men’s basketball and a baseball doubleheader to create the final margin of victory for Augustana.

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Local

PDR Disabled You Deer Hunt Looks For Disabled Children

fawn_deer

The PDR Disabled Youth Deer Hunt is looking for disabled adolescents to attend a free whitetail deer hunt.

17 hours ago in Local

Gov Dayton Says Clinton is Best Qualified for President

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at New York University's Kaufman Management Center

Featuring: Hillary Clinton
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 24 Jul 2015
Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

**Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has maintained support for Presumptive Democratic Nominee, Hillary Clinton

18 hours ago in Local

Epidemiologist Warns of Ticks Over Memorial Day Weekend

Lake Oakwood Shore-approved-inhouse

With Memorial Day weekend just ahead, thousands of Nebraskans will be heading out on their first camping trips of the season -- and they'll need to take precautions against ticks.

19 hours ago in Local

Iowa Police Chief Retires

police to protect and to serve approved clipart

Officials in Iowa City will be looking for a new police chief. Sam Hargadine on Monday announced his retirement, effective June 30.

20 hours ago in Agriculture

Northwest Iowa Landowners Filed Lawsuit Against Dakota Access

DAP Pipeline

Northwest Iowa landowners have filed a pair of lawsuits to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Des Moines…