The USD women’s basketball team upset top-seed South Dakota State 72-58 Monday in the Summit League semifinals, and the Coyotes will now take on Denver today at 1 p-m in the Sioux Falls Arena with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division One women’s tourney.
The Yankton Bucks basketball team host Watertown tonight in the region matchup, with the winner advancing to the Class AA boys basketball state tourney next week in Rapid City. Yankton fans are asked to wear their RED and cheer on the Bucks during the 7 p-m game. Our broadcast starts at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.
The Mount Marty College baseball team split a doubleheader against Kansas Wesleyan, and then lost a pair of close games to Bemidji State over the weekend. The Lancers are 5-3 overall, and will continue play Tuesday in Tucson, AZ with a twin bill against Olivet Nazarene.
Crofton rolled past Hastings St. Cecelia, and Wynot pulled away from Sterling to each win girls basketball state titles on Saturday in Lincoln. The Lady Warriors have won three straight Class C-2 championships, and the Lady Blue Devils have takes four consecutive Class C-2 titles.
SF Lincoln held off Yankton 47-44 Friday night in the District 2AA title game. J-J Hejna led the Bucks with 16 points, and Yankton shot just 22% from the field in the close loss. The Bucks will now host Watertown at 7 p-m Tuesday in the region matchup, with the winner advancing to the AA state tourney in Rapid City.
In the Class C-2 semifinals on Friday, the Crofton girls rolled past Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family 68-45 and the Lady Warriors will now meet Hastings St. Cecelia today at 4:30 in the championship. In the D-2 semifinal, Wynot ousted top-seed Falls City Sacred Heart and the Lady Blue Devils will take on Sterling tonight at 8:30 in the title game.
Mount Marty College sophomore Raquel Sutera of Tabor was chosen Second Team All-Conference by the GPAC after leading the Lancers with 14 points and 7 rebounds per game this year. Cassidy Gebhart, Logan Wagner and Bud Smith were each given Honorable Mention honors by the GPAC.
The Yankton Bucks started fast and dominated Brandon Valley 54-37 last night in the District 2AA opener in Brandon. J-J Hejna led the Bucks with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Brady Hale chipped in 15 points. Yankton is 13-8 and will host SF Lincoln Friday night at 7 p-m for the district championship and the automatic bid to the state tourney in Rapid City, and local fans are encouraged to wear white and participate in a “white-out” at the Summit Activities Center.
Legendary coach Don Meyer will be the featured speaker at the Yankton HS Theater for a program entitled “An Evening With Coach Don Meyer”. The program is hosted by Director of Coaches programs for the Nations of Coaches Ted Quinn of Yankton. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 with tickets still available for $10 by contacting Ted Quinn at 515-490-9032 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Mount Marty College has announced the commitment of Deric Denning from Mount Vernon HS for their basketball and baseball programs. Denning is a two-time All-Conference guard who averages nearly 20 points a game, and was an All-Region shortstop and pitcher with a .333 average and 1.40 ERA on the mound.
The Yankton Bucks basketball team competes in the District 2AA tourney at Brandon Valley on Tuesday. The Bucks and Lynx both ended up 12-8 for the regular season and Brandon Valley got the home-court advantage with victories by 3 and 8 points over Yankton the past two months. Our broadcast will begin at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.
The Yankton Bucks finished in 23rd place at the Class A state wrestling tournament in Rapid City. Sophomore Spencer Huber was sixth at 126 pounds, while senior Casey Skillingstad was seventh at 145 and earned his fourth state medal. Aberdeen Central was the team champion. Vermillion placed 11th and had state champions Brett Bye and Regan Bye.
The USD men’s basketball team lost a 75-61 game at South Dakota State in Brookings on Saturday, while the USD women dropped a 99-88 game to the Jacks Sunday afternoon in the DakotaDome.
The Yankton Gazelles lost a heartbreaking 53-52 game at Brandon Valley on Friday in the District 2AA play-in game. Yankton battled back from double-digit deficits twice in the game as Andi Sprakel led the Gazelles with 15 points. The Gazelles season ended with a 3-18 record, while the Bucks will visit Brandon Valley Tuesday night in the District tourney.
The Yankton Bucks had two wrestlers selected All-ESD Conference this season. Sophomore Spencer Huber (45-10) and senior Casey Skillingstad (24-6) were chosen All-ESD, and those two along with Cody Vornhagen, Bashir Abd-Al-Kreem and Ryan Sternhagen will compete for the Bucks in the Class A wrestling championships starting Friday morning in Rapid City.
The Mount Marty College baseball squad won four games in Kansas to open their season. The Lancer pitching staff allowed just two total runs in the four victories.
The Yankton Gazelles basketball squad competes in the District 2-AA play-in game Friday night at Brandon Valley, with our broadcast starting at 6:05 p-m with the YHS Nation show on 1450, KYNT. The Yankton Bucks are rated sixth in the final poll, and won’t find out until after Thursday night who, where or when they will play in the district tourney.
The Mount Marty women’s basketball team ended the season with a 76-63 win over Nebraska Wesleyan, as junior Holly Hegge of Crofton led the Lancers with 21 points and 8 rebounds. The MMC women finished at 13-17 overall, with 4-16 in the GPAC.
Nebraska Wesleyan had a big first half and defeated the Mount Marty men 78-50 as Tyler Payeer led the Lancers with 17 points. Mount Marty ended up with four wins overall and 2-18 in the GPAC.
The Yankton-Bon Homme gymnastics team took sixth place at the Class AA state meet Friday with a 133.35 total, one spot higher than a year ago. Mitchell was the team champion, one-tenth better than Rapid City Central. In the individual competition Saturday, seniors Ashtyn Haak and Elsie Kotalik both won medals after placing in the top 20 in the all-around.
The basketball regular season ended Friday for YHS. Pierre defeated the Bucks 56-41 as Yankton ended up with a 12-8 regular season, and the Lady Governors topped the Gazelles 55-41 as YHS finished at 3-17. The Gazelles will go to Brandon Valley Friday for the play-in game, while the Bucks won’t know for almost a week who and where they will play in the district tourney.