The South Dakota High School Activities Association has announced that all Spring Sports practices and competitions are cancelled through Sunday, May 3rd. The state Board of Directors will meet in the coming days to decide on the rest of the Spring Sports season as well as the suspended/postponed State Basketball Tournaments, Visual Arts, Region Music and All-State Band.
After the notice of Spring Sports cancellations through May 3rd, Yankton School District Activities Director Ryan Mors released a list of events and competitions that will be cancelled. The list includes 50 events comprised of High School and Middle School athletic and fine arts activities that will not be held over the next five-and-a-half weeks. Schools in South Dakota are closed through May 1st and there will be no events, practices, tryouts, banquets or meetings of any kind.
Six athletes from Yankton High School have earned All-American honors from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Junior Matthew Mors is a three-time winner of this award, while Yankton seniors Payton Wolfgram and Jaiden Boomsma have each won the honor twice. Other Yankton athletes to be named All-American in Strength and Conditioning include seniors Madison Wuebben and Sadie Fedders, and sophomore Gavin Haselhorst.
Two Hartington Cedar Catholic standouts have been named First Team in Boys Basketball by the Mid-States Conference. Junior Myles Thoene and sophomore Tate Thoene both averaged in double figures and helped Cedar Catholic to 18 victories and a spot in the Class C-2 district finals.