The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors has unanimously approved a task force recommendation to move forward with the fall sports season. Each sport and fine arts activity is rated in categories from low risk up to high risk, and there are safety guidelines for each. Organized team practices in some sports in South Dakota may begin on Monday, August 3rd.
The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament begins tonight with two games in Menno. Top-seed Tabor faces Scotland at 6:00, followed by Lesterville against Wynot. The double elimination event continues through next week with the top five teams qualifying for the state tournament next month in Mitchell.
The Yankton Legion baseball game scheduled at Tabor last night was cancelled, and they have added a game at Brandon Valley today at 5:00. Yankton is 6 and 15 overall and seeded 13th among Class A teams.
The Yankton Black Sox swept a baseball doubleheader at Harrisburg Wednesday by scores of 7-2 and 8-3. Jack Halsted and Drew Ryken were the winning pitchers as the Black Sox raised their season record to 12 and 11.
The Yankton Reds crushed Brookings in a baseball twin bill yesterday by scores of 13-0 and 12-3.
The South Dakota volleyball team has received the Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the past season. The Coyote volleyball squad had a cumulative 3.70 GPA for the past year. USD finished with a 31 and 3 overall record, winning the Summit League regular season title.
South Dakota State has nominated senior golfer Sydney Bormann of Parkston as their 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year candidate. Bormann graduated from SDSU this spring with a 4.0 GPA majoring in Biology. She ranks sixth all-time in scoring average for the Jacks. The Woman of the Year program began thirty years ago to recognize graduating female student-athletes for academics, athletics, service and leadership.