More from the SDHSAA Board of Directors meeting from Tuesday, the Board unanimously approved the first reading of a proposal that called for all three classes to be joined at one location for the State Track and Field meet, beginning in 2022. A late start on the first day would help to avoid travel costs and also give more time for recovery for athletes.
They also approved the proposal for a second reading to move SoDak 16 games for Class A & B at neutral sites to be moved closer to the higher seed. Currently, sites are based at gyms halfway between opposing schools, there is no rule in the state handbook that specifies how and where to schedule games and it has gotten increasingly difficult to accommodate both teams.
Finally, another proposal passed that would put the Class B girls state tournament in Watertown, Class A girls in Brookings, Class A boys and Class AA girls in Rapid City and Class AA boys in Sioux Falls in 2022, while Huron would host Class B girls, Sioux Falls would host Class A girls and Class A boys, Class AA girls would be held in Brookings and Class AA boys in Rapid City for 2023.