West Central most likely has the highest winning percentage at home for a football team in the last 30 years, with state titles in 12 of those years and runner-up three years.

It will be interesting how the opening of Sioux Falls Jefferson in northwest Sioux Falls affects West Central. The new football coach at Jefferson is the former West Central head coach.

The new volleyball coach at Jefferson is former Morningside coach and Dakota Dunes resident Beth Donnelly.

Augustana University has announced the addition of Division I hockey and will build an ice arena on campus. Groundbreaking with more details is Oct. 5. Dr. Laura McNaughton of Dakota Dunes was a member of the Board of Regents when the school developed the program – Viking Bold The Journey to 2030.

SDSU will get a total upgrade to Frost Arena at a cost of approximately $50 million. First Bank and Trust of Brookings got naming rights with a $20 million gift.

Northern State in Aberdeen opened the season in the new Dacotah Bank Stadium. It drew a crowd of 5,867 for the first game. The amount of the naming gift was not disclosed. The field is located just south of the Barnett Center.