South Dakota State crushed Duquesne University 51-6 Saturday in the F-C-S playoffs in Brookings. The fifth-seed Jacks rushed for 326 yards and moved into the playoff quarterfinals where they will visit fourth-seed Kennesaw State in Georgia next Saturday at 1 p-m.
The USD men’s basketball team topped Cal State Bakersfield 68-56 Saturday in Vermillion. The Coyotes are 4 and 3 overall with a game at Colorado on Tuesday. The USD women’s basketball team had double the rebounds over Green Bay in a 55-49 victory Saturday at home. The Coyotes are 7 and 1 this season with a game Tuesday night at Missouri State.
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.
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.
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.
The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad has only two home meets this season and the first one is tomorrow night, hosting Mitchell and Sioux Falls Lincoln at 6 p-m.