KYNT Local Sports for 5-14-18

Brandon Valley topped Yankton to win the ESD Conference Girls Track & Field championship on Saturday in Pierre, and the Lynx also took the Boys division with the Yankton Bucks finishing sixth.  The Gazelles won three conference titles, with senior Maddy McClure taking the 3200-meter run, freshman Nykki Husman first in the triple jump and the Gazelles winning the 4 by 800 relay.

Top-rated Sioux Falls Roosevelt swept the Yankton Bucks 8-4 and 10-1 in high school club baseball on Saturday.  Levi Wiersma led the Bucks with three hits in the first game and Ethan Wishon had three hits in the nightcap for Yankton, which is now 8 and 9 on the season with a home game Tuesday against Lincoln.

Mount Marty College assistant track coach Josh Monson defeated 125 runners to win the Brookings Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2 hours and 48 minutes.  Monson won the Half-Marathon race two weeks ago at the Riverrat Race in Yankton.

USD won its first Summit League Women’s Outdoor Track and Field championship, tying North Dakota State for the team title.  The Coyote men finished in third place in the league meet at Tulsa.  USD senior Shanice Cannigan and junior Joe Reagan were both named the Most Outstanding Performers in the league championship, while Lucky Huber was voted the Summit League Coach of the Year.

North Dakota State defeated South Dakota State 6-1 in the Summit League Softball championship game on Saturday in Fargo.  The Jacks qualified for their first Summit League softball title game in school history and ended up 34 and 16 for the season.

South Dakota State and Western Illinois split a baseball doubleheader on Sunday as the Jacks closed out their home schedule.  SDSU is now 14 and 10 in the Summit League and will end the regular season with a three-game set at North Dakota State beginning on Thursday.

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