Yankton junior Matthew Mors has been named the South Dakota Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year for a second straight season. Mors averaged 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals per game in helping the Bucks to a 17-4 season record and number one ranking in Class Double-A boys basketball. The Gatorade Award also includes a one-thousand dollar grant, and Matthew can designate a local youth organization to receive those funds.
The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors will hold a special meeting today by tele-conference, with two items of discussion on their agenda. The Board will talk about the remainder of the Spring Sports season which has been suspended through May 1st at this time. The Directors will also talk about the suspension/postponement of the State Basketball Tournaments as well as Visual Arts, Region Music and All-State Band. The special meeting of the South Dakota High School Activities Board of Directors begins at 11:00 today.
University of South Dakota senior pole vaulter Chris Nilsen has been voted the National Indoor Field Athlete of the Year by the U-S Track and Field Coaches Association. Nilsen is a three-time NCAA Indoor champion and last month he set an all-time collegiate record with a vault of 19 feet, 5 ½ inches that ranks among the top 15 performances in world history.