Sport challenges the body, tests the spirit and pushes athletes to work together to achieve a common goal. Sport also answers the important questions in life, such as:
Who would win between a gorilla and a tiger? What about a golden eagle against a nighthawk? And of course, what the heck is a Cobbler? (Answer: A shoemaker.)
I’m talking about team mascots, of course. While we’re in the spirit of honoring the state’s best high school athletes with the first ever South Dakota Sports Awards banquet in June, we’ll also give a nod to the state’s best mascot.
To do that, we’ve rolled out a fan-submitted contest. We’re going to need your input. You have already sent in nominations. All that’s left is to vote. You can vote via Facebook or follow the link here.
Maybe you fancy yourself a muckraker, in which case the Rough Riders have your support. Perhaps you support the rare aquatic species known as the Deubrook Dolphin. And who isn’t a fan of Blue Dragons?
HOW TO VOTE
What: Scheels Best Team Mascot or Emblem contest
How to vote: On March 24, go to argusleader.com/SouthDakotaSportsAwards and vote. The winner will be announced at the South Dakota High School Sports Awards banquet in June. Voting is open for 10 days.
What’s next: Nominations for best fight song open on April 9, and best fan photo will open up on May 9.