Mother Nature Not Stopping High School State Basketball Tournament

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Mother Nature is throwing a full court press on western South Dakota; shutting down schools, government offices and other businesses.  The area is expecting a lot of snow accompanied by strong winds 

But she’s not stopping the high school state basketball tournament. 

“We kind of heard the weather reports Friday, Saturday and Sunday going into it and then Monday morning about 9 o’clock we said hey we’re going on as scheduled so make your plans and preparations to get out here early,” John Krogstrand Assistant Director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association said.

One of the teams that made the trip early is Yankton.  

“It was nice to get everyone out here on Tuesday night and get settled and organized had a good practice this morning and looking forward to having a shoot around here this afternoon,” Yankton Head Basketball Coach Chris Haynes said. 

Teams spent the day practicing, but the activities association is warning teams, Thursday’s games might be adjusted, to accommodate the snow plows to open up some streets. 

That’s just fine with the players. 

“I think overall our guys have adjusted pretty well to the schedule,” Haynes said. 

And how the ball rolls when you live in the midwest. 

“It just a typical South Dakota basketball weekend blizzard that we always seem to run into,” Krogstrand said.  

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