The spring sports season has been canceled through April 5 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the South Dakota Activities Association. Track and field, boys tennis, girls golf and Class B boys golf are all impacted by the announcement earlier this week., which arrived just days after Gov. Kristi Noem ordered the postponement of the 2019-20 state basketball tournaments.
In an interview Monday, SDHSAA executive director Dan Swartos said they decided to cancel spring sports through the next 20 days based on scheduling (first indoor track and boys tennis events scheduled over the next two weeks) and the overall uncertainty of the situation.
The South Dakota High School Baseball Association has canceled its season through April 5 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in accordance with the South Dakota High School Activities Association
In a statement issued Saturday, executive director Dane Yde said the SDHSBA would be following the decisions made by their local school districts and the SDHSAA. Baseball is not a sanctioned sport but follows many of the same protocols as other high school activities in South Dakota. “Over the years, we have worked very hard to be strong partners with all involved,” he said, “and we intend to do so in the coming days and weeks ahead.”