The Yankton Bucks tennis team had their best ESD Conference finish in school history on Friday. Brandon Valley won the ESD title with 354 points, while Yankton took second place in the conference with 265 points and Mitchell finished third at 141. Cole Sawatzke, Gage Becker and Nick Gregorie each won conference titles in singles for Yankton, while Sam Mooney and Michael Frick placed second at number-one doubles. The Bucks will compete in the State Tennis Tournament next Thursday through Saturday in Sioux Falls.
The Yankton Gazelles golf team placed third out of 16 teams at Friday’s Mitchell Invitational. Top-ranked O’Gorman won the meet with a 330, Roosevelt moved up to second at 343, Yankton was third with a 352 score and Aberdeen Central placed fourth with a 355. Morgan Strahl led the Gazelles with an 84 which tied for fifth place, Peyton Tramp tied for tenth with an 86 and Halle Stephenson shot an 89 for 21st place. The Gazelles will golf at the Brookings Invite on Thursday.
The Yankton High School track and field athletes compete in the ESD Conference meet today in Mitchell, with the events starting at 11:30 a-m.
The Yankton Bucks baseball team continues their season tonight with a twin bill at Sioux Falls Washington. The Bucks are seeded ninth in Class A with an 8 and 9 record, while Washington is 12 and 7 overall and seeded in seventh place.
USD crushed top-seed North Dakota State 10-1 yesterday in the winners bracket of the Summit League Softball Tournament in Fargo. Alexis Devers notched her 13th pitching victory of the season and Dustie Durham drove in five runs for the Coyotes. Last night, North Dakota State eliminated South Dakota State 5-0. Today the Coyotes face North Dakota State in the championship round starting at 1:00 and the Bison would need to win twice to defend their league title.
The USD women placed second and the Coyote men took third at the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Zack Anderson of Parker won the men’s high jump with a school and meet record leap of 7 feet, 4 ¼ inches. Chris Nilsen was named the Meet’s Outstanding Performer after winning the pole vault with a meet record leap of 19 feet, ¾ inch.