South Central League amateur baseball games started last night. The Lesterville Broncs broke open a 3-all tie with 11 runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Yankton Lakers 14-3. Dave Schmidt capped the scoring with a walkoff grand slam home run. The Menno Mad Frogs scored 25 consecutive runs in the second half of the contest and rolled past Scotland 31-6 as Kyle Munkvold belted a grand slam homer for the winners.
The final event of the South Dakota High School spring sports calendar would have been played the next two days if it weren’t for the Covid-19 pandemic shutting down school and activities in March. The South Dakota Girls Golf state tournaments were scheduled June 1st and 2nd and the Class Double-A state meet would have been held in Pierre. The Yankton Gazelles tied for second at the state meet last year and had five returning players from a year ago. The South Dakota high school state track championships were to have been held in the Sioux Falls area last Friday and Saturday.
University of South Dakota senior high jumper Zack Anderson of Parker has been given Academic honors in District Six, and qualifies for the national All-Academic team. Anderson is a three-time All-American in the high jump who holds Coyote record in that event both indoors and outdoors. He was named the Summit League Most Valuable Performer after winning indoor league titles in both the high jump and long jump. Anderson carries a 3.43 GPA majoring in Physical Education at USD.