KYNT Local Sports for 12-1-18

The University of South Dakota volleyball season ended Friday night in their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.  Ninth-ranked Creighton swept the Coyotes by scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-22 in Omaha.  The Coyotes won the Summit League post-season tourney and finished with a 21 and 10 overall record.

The USD women were picked second and the Coyote men were selected in third place in the Summit League pre-season Indoor Track poll.  Many of the league teams compete again today in the SDSU Holiday Open in Brookings.

The second round of the FCS playoffs continues today and South Dakota State will host Duquesne University.  The fifth-seed Jacks are 8 and 2 overall and the game kicks off at 2:00 in Brookings.

Allison Arens of South Dakota and Macy Miller from South Dakota State were among 30 candidates for this year’s national Senior CLASS Award.  There will be a list of 10 finalists announced in February for the Award which is based on Community, Classroom, Character and Competition.

There is a college doubleheader this afternoon at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.  The Coyote women will host Green Bay at 1:00, followed by the USD men against Cal State-Bakersfield at 3:30.

The Dakota Cup standings have been updated with the completion of all the fall sports among South Dakota high schools.  Yankton High School ranks eighth among the 18 large schools in South Dakota and Y-H-S has the highest all-sports standing among any program in the 11-AA category.  The Gazelles are eighth among girls teams and ninth in the boys ranking.  Rapid City Stevens and Sioux Falls O’Gorman are tied for the overall lead in the state.