KYNT Local Sports for 5-8-19

Yankton rolled past Mitchell 8-1 in boys tennis on Tuesday, and then Brandon Valley edged the Bucks 5-4.  Yankton got a pair of singles victories yesterday from Michael Frick, Gage Becker and Nick Gregoire as the Bucks finished up with a regular season record of 18 wins against 5 losses.  The Bucks will go for honors in the E-S-D Conference which has been pushed back to Friday in Brookings.

Yankton played at Mitchell Tuesday in a girls golf Ryder Cup format.  The Gazelles won the Marchand Cup by a score of 17. 5 to 6.5 as Peyton Tramp, Josie Kraskee, Hallee Stephenson and Elsie Larson went unbeaten on the day.  The Gazelles will compete in the Mitchell Invitational on Friday.

University of South Dakota pole vaulter Chris Nilsen has been named the Summit League Male Athlete of the Month for April.  Nilsen has won the Athlete of the Month Award a league-record nine times in his career.  The junior is a two-time NCAA Champion in the pole vault and will look to defend his Summit League title this weekend in Macomb, Illinois.

U-S-D won both Summit League weekly awards for track and field.  Distance runner Eldon Warner and pole vaulter Helen Falda each captured the Athlete of the Week heading into the league championship this weekend.

South Dakota State women’s basketball head coach Aaron Johnston has been selected as one of four court coaches for the Under-19 trials for USA Basketball.  The USA Basketball women’s trials will be held next week in Colorado Springs.

Jamestown shut out Concordia 3-0 yesterday to win the G-PAC Baseball Championship at Riverside Field in Yankton.  The Jimmies and Bulldogs will each advance to the Opening Round of the NAIA Baseball Tournament.

The G-PAC All-Conference Golf Teams were announced yesterday with two Mount Marty selections. Senior Joe Brinkman took third in the G-PAC Meet and repeated as a Men’s All-Conference pick and junior Sara Skorheim finished ninth and was named to the Women’s All-Conference team.