Both Barack Obama and John McCain said the country needs to unite to improve the country over the next four years. After a very divisive election, hopefully about 300 million people in America take that message to heart.
Harrisburg is my new favorite football stadium. Between the large grandstand, the field turf and the GREAT lighting, it was a great atmosphere for football, even if our local team lost. I can see this facility in the running to be a co-host of the state track meet in the near future.
The South Dakota State women’s basketball team got a vote in the AP preseason poll. One singular vote, but there could be a lot more before season’s end. Speaking of the Jackrabbits, Ketty Cornemann scored 11 points as SDSU rolled past Minnesota-Crookston in an exhibition contest Tuesday.
I have been blessed to have a lot of talented individuals to grace my sports staff over the years, including a current staff member at Newsday, Michael Amon, and a lot of great young people who have gone on and shared their talents in various fields. I can now list a state representative on that list. Nick Moser, who worked at the Press & Dakotan while in high school, was voted into the second of two house seats in South Dakota’s District 18. He is a great young man and a good friend, and I wish him all the best.
I don’t suppose we can keep the weather from the past few days for one more day? Just a selfish thought of someone who will be out to three football games today (Wednesday). We’ll have writers and a photographer/videographer (me) at the Chadron-Crofton game, the Aquinas-Laurel Concord game and the Plainview-Cedar Catholic game. You’ll be able to find the photos on Spotted, as well as the video as part of a playoff special. You can see some of the first-round clips in Monday’s football special.