KYNT Local Sports 5-15-17

The Yankton Gazelles took second place in the E-S-D Conference Track & Field meet Saturday in Huron with 121 points, as Brandon Valley repeated their title with 158 points.  Madason Tessier won the 100-meter hurdles, Sophie Bisgaard was first in the triple jump, Jaiden Boomsma won the long jump, and the Gazelles took the 4 by 800 relay.  Brandon Valley also won the boys division with 141 points and Yankton finished ninth with 17 points.  Senior Chris Kinsley led the Bucks with a second-place finish in the high jump.

Sioux Falls Roosevelt swept a pair of high school club baseball games over Yankton on Saturday by scores of 5-1 and 11-0.  The Bucks are now 3 and 12 on the season with a doubleheader against Sioux Falls Washington this evening at Riverside Field starting at 5 p-m.

The USD women placed second and the Coyote men were third at the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fargo.  North Dakota State won both the men’s and women’s divisions.  USD senior Amber Eichkorn was named the Summit League Women’s Track MVP after winning the 10-K and 5-K races and placing third in the 15-hundred.

Mount Marty College freshman Collin Whalen of Leawood, Kansas won the 1500-meter run at the Last Chance Track and Field meet hosted by Concordia.  Lancer senior Jordan Houdek took third in the 800-meter run as he hit the provisional standard to qualify for the national meet starting May 25th in Alabama.

The South Central Amateur baseball league had their opening weekend and Menno defeated the Yankton Tappers 7-1 as Doug Hall pitched the complete game victory.  Mitch Gullikson had three hits and Colin Muth added two hits to lead Yankton.  Crofton blanked Irene 15-0 as Scot Donner pitched the shutout and Rand Thygeson belted three home runs and James Kaiser had a grand slam homer for the Bluejays.