Sioux Falls Lincoln rallied on Saturday to win the South Dakota Girls Tennis championship for the third consecutive year, and the Yankton Gazelles placed tenth in the state meet for the second consecutive year. Freshman Maggie Schaefer and junior Olivia Tennant each won the consolation singles title in their bracket at the state meet in Rapid City.
The Yankton Gazelles have advanced to the Class Double-A girls soccer semifinals after a close 2-1 victory over Rapid City Central on Saturday at Crane-Youngworth Field. Junior Jaiden Boomsma scored the winning goal on a penalty kick with just over six minutes to play. The Gazelles are now 11-2-2 on the season will play Tuesday at the second-seed Rapid City Stevens team which is 10-2-1 overall.
In the Class A soccer semifinals on Saturday, top-seeded teams from the Tea Area both moved into the title games. The Tea girls eliminated Vermillion 4-0 and the Titans shut out the Tanagers 2-0 in the boys semifinals.
Yankton finished fourth in the team standings Saturday in both the girls and boys E-S-D Conference Cross-Country championship at Fox Run Golf Course. Junior Mason Welker led the Bucks with a 15th place finish and eighth-grader Thea chance topped the Gazelles with a seventh-place. Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley placed one-two in both divisions of the E-S-D Conference meet.
Brookings defeated Yankton Saturday in volleyball by scores of 30-28, 25-18 and 25-16. The Gazelles are now 1 and 16 overall with a home match Thursday against Watertown.
The U-S-D football team scored in the fourth quarter to edge 24th-ranked Missouri State 35-28 Saturday in the Dakota Days homecoming game in the Dome. Austin Simmons passed for 337 yards and the winning 40-yard touchdown to Levi Falck.
Fourth-ranked South Dakota State nipped Indiana State 54-51 in overtime in Brookings Saturday. Taryn Christion threw five touchdown passes and he ended the night as the Jackrabbits all-time leader in passing yardage.