There will be no home field advantage for the Dakota State University Trojans for their homecoming contest against the Presentation College Saints. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game will now be played at 2 p.m. Monday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.

Last Friday night the spotlight was on Trojan Field as the unbeaten Madison Bulldogs, No. 1 in Class 11A, hosted the unbeaten Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan Seahawks, No. 1 in Class 11B.

Championship matches or games are supposed to come down to the wire, and the Big East Conference  Volleyball championship did just that.

Were you wondering why some summaries of the games were in Thursday's Daily Leader instead of Wednesday's paper? I was not working on Wednesday, so I have been playing catch-up.

There have been some really interesting things happening at the District 4B Amateur Baseball Tournament at Flynn Field here during the week. The tournament will come to a close on Saturday with the championship game set for 7 p.m.

For Class B track and field enthusiasts, Chester is the place to be on Saturday. The Tom Main Invitational will be held at Chester with field events starting at 9:30 and running events beginning at 10:30 a.m.

If there was ever any doubt in anyone's head what is the toughest Class A conference in the state, that question should have been answered over the weekend.

Well, the athletic directors had to make a hard choice on Thursday to either call the Region 3A semifinal games at Tea Area High School or to play them.

The Madison Bulldogs wrestling team has a shot to send a number of athletes to the State Wrestling Meet this season. There are several Bulldogs heading into the Region 1A Tournament on Saturday with a chance to do something special; if there are a number of wrestlers who qualify for the Stat…

The Madison Lady Bulldogs claimed their 20th Class A gymnastics title over the weekend in Aberdeen.

Well, there is one more football game left for the season - Super Bowl LI - and after Sunday, all football fans will have to wait until the preseason games start again.

A game for all ages will take place at the Dakota State University Fieldhouse on Saturday around 9 p.m. It will be the last of nines games of the Hefty Seeds High School Boys Basketball Classic.

If anyone asks what's there is to do this weekend, they are not living in the Lake County area. You name the sport and it is being played this weekend somewhere.

Madison wrestling fans who want to see the Bulldogs in action will have a chance to watch them at home twice before the season gets done. The 2016-17 schedule had the Bulldogs on the road for the most of the season.

Even though I am not the biggest Chicago Cubs fan, it was exciting watching the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday night, when the Cubs recorded the last out against the L.A. Dodgers and earned a trip to the World Series.

My first taste of Dakota State College (now Dakota State University) came in 1976, when I transferred from University of South Dakota at Springfield to DSC.

After doing the previews for the area fall sports teams, I have come to the conclusion that fans from Chester, Colman-Egan, Howard, Madison and Oldham-Ramona-Rutland will be in store for a great season that will lead to many memories.

Gale Pifer and I went over to Slayton, Minn., on Friday night to see the Southwest Minnesota H.O.T.R.O.D. Touring Series at Murray County Speedway.

There has been some talk about building some new softball fields here in Madison. One of the reasons for building new diamonds is so that the trailer homes don't get hit by home runs that go over the left-field and left-center fence at the Thue Complex.

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