Friday night, Dakota Valley played at Crane Youngworth stadium in Yankton. The stadium was originally part of the now-closed Yankton College. After its closure, the college became a federal prison through the efforts of then-U.S. Senator Larry Pressler.

As Mount Marty discussed the questions of offering football, various community options were considered, with the result a renovated stadium.

The cross country coach at Ethan/Parkston coop is Dr. Alex Whitesell, who is a dentist in Parkston with his wife. Whitesell had practiced in Dakota Dunes. He was one of the state’s top cross country runners at Rapid City Stevens and competed at Iowa State, where he attended on a full academic scholarship. In an article in the Times, he said his favorite cross country course was at Huron.

Our son and several friends played the golf course in the Quad Cities that hosts the John Deere Classic. He said it was special playing a PGA course that he has seen on TV. Charles was most complimentary of the staff.

In a release some time ago, the USD women’s basketball team had the highest grade point average of any Division I women’s basketball program. Combined with their high poll rankings, it’s beyond impressive.

Tommy Nikkel has made his mark on the football field this season after transferring from Vermillion. He started at Dakota Valley as a kindergartener.

Chad Greenway has now been retired four years, after 11 years with the Vikings. As an athlete at Mt. Vernon, SD, Greenway still holds the state triple jump record.