Randy Gross of Yankton has been named the Lower Level Boys Assistant Basketball Coach of the Year for Regions 5 thru 8 in South Dakota. Bill Hansen from Viborg-Hurley received that same honor for Girls Basketball in the state. Vermillion’s Jay Drake was named the Region Six Boys Basketball Head Coach of the Year.
Twenty individuals will be inducted into the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Laurel standout Steve Erwin is among the Hall of Fame selections, as he led the Bears to an unbeaten football season in 1970 and was named to a pair of All-State basketball teams. Erwin started 55 games in a three-year span as a Cornhusker basketball player. The induction ceremony will be October 4th in Lincoln.
A 6’4” guard from Scottsdale Community College in Arizona has committed to play Division One basketball at the University of South Dakota. Michael ‘Boogie’ Anderson averaged nearly 16 points and 6 assists per game at Scottsdale. He is the son of Mike Anderson, who played a total of seven years for the Broncos and Ravens in the National Football League.
The South Dakota Women’s Tennis program will welcome a native of Latvia to their team next fall. Anna Marija Bukina will transfer from St. Leo University in Florida and will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Coyotes. Bukina posted a 9 and 2 singles record as a freshman and will play both singles and doubles for U-S-D.