A twenty-person task force has recommended that fall sports in South Dakota be started on schedule. The group released a 17-page report and the South Dakota High School Activities Association will vote on the recommendation at a special meeting tomorrow. The report says girls and boys soccer, cheer and dance, and girls tennis could begin practices on August 3rd, with football and boys golf the next week. The report says all rostered individuals and school personnel involved must be screened daily, and any positive cases must be verified by the Health Department and that individual must be isolated for at least ten days. The task force recommended that social distancing and hygiene guidelines be posted at entrances, and schools should encourage the use of face masks by spectators.
The Yankton Black Sox rallied in both games to upset Brandon Valley in youth baseball Monday at Riverside Field by scores of 11-5 and 7-6. Isiah Skelhaas had five hits in the doubleheader for Yankton, while Cody Oswald had four hits including the game-winner in the seventh inning of the second contest.
Brandon Valley swept Yankton in Junior Legion baseball Monday night by scores of 10-0 and 15-2 at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.
In Legion baseball last night, Vermillion blanked Tabor 10-0 as Drew Thelen pitched a six inning no-hitter with nine strikeouts. Vermillion is now 20 and 3 on the Legion season and will host Elk Point-Jefferson on Thursday, while Tabor has a 6 and 7 record heading into a home game Wednesday evening against Yankton.