Larry Leeds

Do you like high school volleyball?

If you do, the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls is the place to be on Saturday, when several of the top teams from South Dakota and Iowa will make their way for a day of outstanding volleyball.

Area teams that will be playing in the Sanford Pentagon Volleyball Invitational are Chester, Colman-Egan, Howard and Madison.

Chester is highly touted in Class B while Madison is a top Class A team this season.

Action will begin at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day.

There is a great chance you will be able see some teams that will be vying for a state championship later this fall.


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.