KYNT Local Sports for 5-9-19

The G-PAC All-Conference Baseball and Softball Teams have been announced .  The Lancers had three softball players chosen first team All-Conference including senior Amber Writer, senior Melissa Rickert and junior Makenzi Howard.  Mount Marty had sophomore Mason Townsend of Yankton selected as All-Conference baseball first team and shortstop Reece Mimmack was given a Gold Glove honor.

U-S-A Archery has announced that Coach Jos from Mount Marty College has been named the West Region Collegiate Coach of the Year after the Lancers placed second in the nation in the college division in Las Vegas this year.  Coach Jos is one of four finalists for the National Archery Coach of the Year, with the winner being named next week at the U-S-A Archery National Outdoor Championships in Ohio.

Morningside emerged as the All-Sports champion in the Great Plains Athletic Conference for the past school year with Concordia in second place.  Mount Marty finished in a tie for 10th place in the men’s All-Sports standings and 12th place among women’s sports.

University of South Dakota sophomore Stanley Umude has announced he will return to play for the Coyotes men’s basketball program.  Umude earned first team All-Summit League honors this past season after averaging nearly 15 points and 6 rebounds per game for the Coyotes.

South Dakota State opened up the Summit League Post-Season Softball Tournament with a 4-2 victory over North Dakota as Kendra Cunard pitched the complete-game victory for the Jacks.  SDSU will take on top-seed North Dakota State today at noon in Fargo, followed by second-seed South Dakota against Purdue-Fort Wayne at 2:30 this afternoon.

The Nebraska High School Class C Districts for Track & Field will be held this afternoon.  Crofton, Creighton and Niobrara-Verdigre will be among the teams competing in Norfolk…while Hartington Cedar Catholic, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge and Ponca will go for honors today at the Hartington Community Complex.