Larry Leeds

Were you wondering why some summaries of the games were in Thursday's Daily Leader instead of Wednesday's paper? I was not working on Wednesday, so I have been playing catch-up.

On Wednesday, I had a portion of a tooth cut out and I was off the entire day for the surgery.

Normally, I get the scores and stories in the paper the next day or at least by the following day.

Playing catch-up is never fun, and it takes a long time to get everything caught up. That is why I like to get things done immediately if I can.

There are some times when I don't always receive the information from the coaches right away. Then I have to wait until the following day for reporting the games.

During the school year. I always try to be at work all of the time so I can get everything in the paper on time each and every day. Please help me out by sending in your information right away.

I hope everyone understands the reason why I was a little late this week.

But I'd rather be working than at the dentist!


Larry Leeds was born and raised in South Dakota, graduating from Colman High School in 1974. He continued his education at USD/Springfield and Dakota State University and received a bachelor's degree in physical education and history in 1979. He later obtained a journalism degree from South Dakota State University.

Before coming to Madison, Leeds worked at weekly papers in Flandreau, St. James, Minn., Redfield and Hayti (Hamlin County Publishing with Castlewood and Estelline).

He has a passion for all sports, especially high school sports and amateur baseball, because these teams are filled with players who want to be playing the game.

His favorite teams are the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, and New York Yankees.

Leeds is also a NASCAR fan whose favorite drivers are Dave Blaney and his son Ryan.