SDPB Launches State Sports History Series
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South Dakota Public Broadcasting is debuting a new short story digital series entitled ‘South Dakota Almanac.’ The state of South Dakota has a rich history when it comes to sports, and with that comes the many faces who have led to it.

‘South Dakota Almanac’ will inform the viewers of some of the greatest past sports figures that the state has to offer.

“Our goal is to inform the people of the state and other states of some of the great individual's we’ve had over the years when it comes to sports in South Dakota,” explained SDPB Sports and Recreation Producer Nate Wek. “Each segment is short and to the point – but at the same time, very informative to highlight the past of the figure being featured."

The series debuts with a timely piece about Earl Sande, a 3-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey from Groton, SD.  Future installments will be deployed in bi-monthly on SDPB Sports' social media platforms and on the SDPB website at   The first two installments are available for public viewing below.

South Dakota Almanac: Earl Sande

South Dakota Almanac: Randy Lewis

This series is also made possible by the content provided by the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.