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Former Britton-Hecla football coach Dan Olson carded his first career ace at the Britton Country Club last week Wednesday in a rather unusual way. Olson hit a tree in the left rough with his drive on the fifth hole but was not able to locate the ball. However, after playing a second ball he discovered his original shot had ended up in the hole. Course worker Ty Fagerland did not see the ball go in the hole but had checked the hole prior to Olson’s shot, serving as a witness to the hole-in-one.

No Solutions Yet For State Football Classes

Forming a new classification system for high school football continues to elude the South Dakota High School Activities Association board of directors.

At its April meeting, the board considered going from a seven-class system to one with five classes. At that meeting concerns were raised about whether all schools had had a chance to see the proposed fiveclass system. The football advisory committee was tasked with developing a new five-class system and presenting the plan at the board’s June meeting.

At a special teleconference meeting on Thursday, the board learned that instead of creating a new five-class system, the advisory committee asked for more time. The advisory committee asked for the formation of a new subcommittee that would include three representatives from each division— AAA/AA, A/B and nine-man coaches— as well as representatives of Native American schools and officials. The advisory committee sought to meet in August and November and present a plan to the board at its January 2021 meeting.

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