The Yankton Baseball Association has put together a plan to allow youth baseball to be played this summer, with many safety protocols relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Phase One includes Small Group Practices with no games beginning June 1st, Phase Two contains Full Team Practices and In-House Games with no travel, and Phase Three includes Playing Games with South Dakota Communities. The last two phases do not have a start date and depend on many outside factors.
Amateur baseball non-league games continue to be played in South Dakota heading toward a start date of Sunday, May 31st for league contests. Last night, the Lesterville Broncs defeated Dimock-Emery by a 14-5 score. On Thursday’s schedule, Lesterville plays at Menno, Freeman hosts Irene and the Yankton Lakers have a game at Tabor.
Mount Marty College has signed another recruit from Florida for their men’s track and field program. Steven Thompson is 5’9”, 145 pounds and ran middle distance races while at Crystal River High School, just north of Tampa. Thompson had a best of 2 minutes in the 800 meter and 50 seconds while running the 400. He plans to major in Physical Therapy at Mount Marty.
Sioux Falls Washington football coach Chad Stadem is heading to a new position at a new school. Stadem announced this week after four years of coaching the Warriors he will be starting as the new Activities Director at Sioux Falls Jefferson High School. Jefferson is slated to open their school in the fall of 2021.