KYNT Local Sports 10-5-17

Morningside swept Mount Marty in G-PAC soccer Wednesday at the Easton field in Yankton but strong Lancer defense kept both games close.  The Mustangs shut out the Lancers 3-0 in the women’s game, and then Morningside scored with eight minutes to play to win the men’s contest 1-0.    Mount Marty will host Briar Cliff in a conference doubleheader on Saturday in Yankton.

In a key matchup Saturday in the Dome for the Dakota Days homecoming, the sixth-ranked U-S-D Coyotes will entertain third-rated Youngstown State with the kickoff at 2 p-m.    Ninth-ranked South Dakota State will host Southern Illinois at 6:00 Saturday night in Brookings.

There are a couple of big contests involving undefeated high school football teams in northeast Nebraska tonight.  Hartington Cedar Catholic is 19 and 0 in volleyball and rated first in Class C-2, as the Lady Trojans play at seventh-ranked Ponca this evening.  In Class D-1 football on a rare Thursday night game, there is a matchup of unbeaten as second-ranked Creighton visits seventh-rated Wakefield.

The South Dakota high school Girls Tennis state tournament begins this morning at various locations in Sioux Falls.  The Yankton Gazelles had a 13 and 11 season record and Yankton is seeded 12th among the 23 teams at the state tourney.

The South Dakota high school club softball tournament begins tomorrow at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.  The Yankton Gazelles are seeded sixth in the state tourney after a 12 and 12 regular season, and Yankton will face 11th-seed Rapid City Central in the opening round Friday at 11 a-m.

The Yankton freshman football team is 3 and 2 this season and gets their first chance to play at the newly-renovated Crane-Youngworth Stadium today.  The Bucks ninth-graders will host Brandon Valley with the kickoff at 4:15 p.m.