KYNT Local Sports for 5-10-19

The Yankton Bucks Tennis squad is going after honors today in the E-S-D Conference meet in Brookings.  The Bucks finished up the regular season with an 18 and 5 overall record and hope to place in the top two at the conference meet, a feat they have never accomplished in school history.

The Yankton Gazelles compete in one of the largest girls golf tournaments in the state today at Mitchell.  The golf gets underway at 10:30 this morning in the Mitchell Invitational at the Lakeview Golf Course.

Second-seed South Dakota defeated Purdue-Fort Wayne 5-1 Thursday in the winner’s bracket of the Summit League Softball Tournament in Fargo.  Dustie Durham pitched six shutout innings for the Coyotes, and Alyssa Fernandez homered among her three hits while driving in two runs.  U-S-D will now take on top-seed North Dakota State today at 1:00 in the double elimination tourney.  North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 6-3 in the first game yesterday, and last night the Jacks stayed alive with a 7-6 victory over Fort Wayne.

U-S-D won a pair of titles in the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.  Kimmy Peterson took the pole vault and Britny Kerr won the high jump for the Coyotes, who are second place in the women’s standings and tied for third in the men’s race heading into today’s competition.

Mount Marty sophomore Paul Paul of Harrisburg was honored as the Men’s Performer of the Meet at last weekend’s G-PAC Track Championship at Williams Field in Yankton.  Paul won both the 100 and 200 meter dashes for the Lancers and anchored the winning 400 and 1600 relay squads for Mount Marty.

Hartington Cedar Catholic won the boys division of the Class C District Track meet on Thursday by two points over Wakefield, as Jacob Keiser led the Trojans by winning three events.  Cedar Catholic took second in the girls division yesterday as Sara Reifenrath won all three sprint events.  In the Class C District at Norfolk, Cody Crosley won the high jump and Tyler Janssen took the 800 for Crofton.