Chad Gordon of Yankton has been named the Official of the Year by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association. Gordon will be honored on Sunday, July 7th during the annual Coaches Awards Banquet in Mitchell. Randy Marso from Brandon Valley was chosen as the High School Athletic Director of the Year. Galen Schoenfeld from Viborg-Hurley was a finalist for the Boys Basketball Coach of the Year which was won by Brent Deckert of Brandon Valley. Also on Monday, it was announced that long-time assistant Mary Ellen Luikens of Scotland will be named to the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Yankton will face top-seed Brandon Valley tonight at 5:30 to complete the regular season schedule in high school baseball. The Bucks are 10 and 9 against Class A teams and seeded ninth in the state, while the Lynx are 15 and 2 overall. The four team Region will be held this Saturday with the opponent, time and place to be announced later this week.
Viborg-Hurley won the boys division of the CornBelt Conference Track & Field meet with 177 points, while host Menno was runner-up with 163 points. Freeman sophomore Collin Helma won all three sprint races at the conference meet. Hanson won the girls division with 154 points, six ahead of second place Freeman. Senior Dayna Roth led the Flyers by winning all three sprint events.
Hartington Cedar Catholic won the Boys Golf Class C District 3 title on Monday with a 328 total, one shot better than host Battle Creek. The Trojans will compete for honors in the Class C Boys Golf State Tourney next week in Kearney.
The USD Softball squad will face Purdue in the opening round of the National Softball Invitational Championship. The Coyotes take on the Boilermakers in the first game of the double elimination bracket in Ames, Iowa at 10 a-m Thursday.