KYNT Local Sports for 2-24-18

The Ruffo brothers are still alive in their quest for individual state wrestling championships for the Yankton Bucks.  Heading into the semifinal round this morning, Yankton sophomore Carlos Ruffo is still unbeaten at 138 pounds while freshman Giovanni Ruffo is in the final four at 120 pounds.  Bucks senior Cole Diedrichsen and eighth-grader Owen Warren are still in the wrestlebacks at the state meet in Sioux Falls.  In the Class A team standings, Rapid City Stevens leads Pierre by three points with Vermillion in ninth place and Yankton tied for 15th.  In Class B wrestling, Canton has a big lead for the title with Bon Homme/Scotland in seventh place.

The Yankton High School basketball teams will conclude their regular seasons today by hosting Brandon Valley at the Summit Activities Center.  The Gazelles are 5 and 14 overall, while the Bucks have a 13 and 6 record.  Our broadcast of Y-H-S basketball starts at 4:05 p-m today on AM 1450, KYNT.

Hartington Cedar Catholic has qualified for the Nebraska Class C-2 girls basketball state tournament for the first time in seven years.  Last night in Spencer, Cedar Catholic scored 26 points in the first quarter and rolled past Ainsworth 70-42 in a district title game.  Anna Riefenrath led the Trojans with 22 points and they will compete next Thursday in the opening round of the state tourney in Lincoln.

In other Nebraska girls basketball district championships last night, Humphrey St. Francis eliminated Wynot 41-29 and North Central ousted Randolph 63-32.

The Mount Marty College baseball team has moved their games in Kansas to a day later.  The Lancers will be in Topeka taking on Presentation College in doubleheaders both Sunday and Monday afternoons.

The U-S-D softball squad lost two games in Ruston, Louisiana on Friday, dropping a 13-3 decision against Missouri State and losing 9-1 against Louisiana Tech.