SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)- The past five days, KELO-TV has revealed the ten finalists for the Sanford Pentagon/KELOLAND Media Group player of the year award.
The ten finalists were announced two each day, during the KELOLAND News at 6:00 p.m. starting on Sunday, April 12.
2020 Player of the Year Finalists
|Girl’s Finalists||Boy’s Finalists|
|Avery Broughton- Corsica/Stickney||Paul Bruns- Dakota Valley|
|Emma Ronsiek- O’Gorman||Max Nielson- Sioux Valley|
|Morgan Hansen- Sioux Falls Lincoln||Matthew Mors- Yankton|
|Madysen Vlastuin- Lennox||Zach Witte- Sioux Falls Christian|
|Kyah Watson- Rapid City Stevens||Ryder Kirsch- St. Thomas More|
The Sanford Pentagon/KELOLAND Media Group All-Star Banquet was set for their fourth year as Kansas Jayhawk men’s basketball coach, Bill Self, was set to the be the main speaker.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the two organizations to cancel the 2020 banquet.
This year, the Sanford Pentagon/KELOLAND Media Group Player of the Year award will be announced during a KELOLAND special that will air on KELO-TV at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17.
KELOLAND’s Travis Fossing and Sean Bower have created a feature story on each of the finalists that can be seen on the KELOLAND Sports Page.
This year’s winners will join a list of six other former winners, all of which have gone on to play at the collegiate level.
Past Player of the Year Winners
|Year||Boy’s Winner||Girl’s Winner|
|2019||Noah Freidel- SDSU||Karly Gustafson- Dordt|
|2018||A.J. Plitzuweit- Augustana (2019) USD (2020)||Paiton Burckhard- SDSU|
|2017||Ethan Freidel- Mount Marty||Myah Selland- SDSU|
The Sanford Pentagon/ KELOLAND Media Group All-Star special can be seen on KELO-TV or streamed online here. The show will start at 6:30 p.m.