A friend called me optimistic.
I didn’t get it until noon Tuesday. I had a case of the giggles all afternoon.
That is what happens when you cover hours and hours of state track.
And when you cover that much track, there are too many good stories to tell in a limited time. Here is another one with more on the way Thursday:
While I was in Sioux Falls last weekend, Ellendale High School sophomore Kellemon Hinton was in Bismarck, N.D., competing in the North Dakota Class B boys’ state track and field meet.
He almost won two titles.
Hinton tripled jumped 44 feet, 8 inches to win that title. He finished second in the long jump with a leap of 21-9½ just behind Casey Walcker of Beulah who had a winning leap of 22-1.
Meanwhile, Oakes multi-sport star Nicole Warren placed in three events: (third in the 800 meters, sixth in the javelin and third in the 3,200-meter relay with Shelby Roney, Shelby Gelinske and Ashley Petersen).
Thanks to my friend Roberta Johnson at the Dickey County Leader for the assist.
Here are some other things I know:
Aberdeen auto racing: The green flag at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen will drop for the first time this season at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Racing II: The official show car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen from 1 to 7 p.m. July 5.
Class A baseball: Sioux Falls Roosevelt won the South Dakota High School Spring Baseball State A title.
Class B baseball: St. Thomas More won the South Dakota High School Spring Baseball State B title.
Vikings: The Minnesota Vikings will hold training camp in Mankato from July 25-Aug. 15 for the 48th consecutive year. One of the highlights will be on Aug. 3 with an evening practice followed by team introductions and fireworks.
John Papendick is the managing news-sports editor for the American News: email@example.com.