The Great Plains Athletic Conference Council of Presidents met yesterday and released a statement announcing the league’s intention to move forward with fall sports for the 2020 season. The G-PAC statement also encouraged the NAIA to permit conferences, where possible, to move forward with fall sports at this time. The G-PAC Return to Play Task Force has created policy and best practices to screen and monitor student-athletes and all personnel involved in athletics. The conference has established that practices for fall sports for member schools, including Mount Marty University, can begin no earlier than August 15th with competitive games starting no sooner than Saturday, September 5th.
The Nebraska School Activities Association released an announcement this week that schools should prepare to begin the 2020 fall sports season as scheduled. The Nebraska High Schools can hold first practices for football, volleyball, softball, cross-country, girls golf and boys tennis on Monday, August 10th. The statement notes that health and safety of all participants is their top priority, and the situation will be monitored on a daily basis.
The Yankton Legion baseball squad returns to the field tonight with a game at Tabor. Yankton is 6-15 overall and seeded 13th among Class A teams in South Dakota, while Tabor has a 6-7 season record. Our broadcast begins at 6:50 this evening on AM 1450 KYNT.
The Yankton Junior Legion baseball team rolled past Wayne 13-3 on Tuesday. Landon Loecker pitched the complete-game win and drove in two runs as well.
The Region 4-A VFW Teener 16-U tournament is being held at the Elk Point ballpark this week. Last night, Beresford downed Vermillion 7-3. Later today, Vermillion faces Dakota Valley and the winner plays Beresford tonight for the Region championship.