Larry Leeds

Well, the mini-vacation or downtime I have had the past few weeks in between the fall and winter sports will be coming to an end this week.

Actually, the winter sports have been going for a while with Dakota State University basketball that began at the end of October.

This past weekend, the high school wrestling teams began their season, and the gymnastics team and basketball teams at all the area schools will begin this week.

Once again, I will be busy going to games and matches for the next few months, leading up to the annual March Madness activities.

I will be seeing you at a gym near you sometime.


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.