Lennox senior Madysen Vlastuin has been named the Class A Girls Basketball Player of the Year in South Dakota. Vlastuin paced Lennox to a 20 and 1 season record leading the team by averaging 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals a game.
Vermillion junior Lexi Plitzuweit was named Second Team All-State in Class A Girls basketball after pacing the Tanagers by averaging 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
University of South Dakota senior Ciara Duffy of Rapid City has been named the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year in women’s basketball. Duffy averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game for the Coyotes this season leading the team to a 30 and 2 record and 11th place in the final USA Today Coaches poll. She is the only women’s player in U-S-D history to reach the level of 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 400 assists.
Local golfers can still enjoy the sport during this pandemic at two Yankton golf courses. Hillcrest Country Club and Fox Run Golf Course are still open for play with a number of restrictions. The clubhouse at Fox Run is closed but there is a drive through area on the north side of the building where people can pay. The Pro Shop and Snack Bar at Hillcrest is open but the main dining area is closed. Restrictions on the golf courses include no touching of the flagstick and no rakes by the sand traps.