Yankton tied for second in the South Dakota Class Double-A Girls Golf state tournament this week in Watertown. Sioux Falls O’Gorman defended their championship with a 614 total, while the Gazelles and Aberdeen Central each shot 669 scores and Roosevelt had a 677 to place fourth. Three Yankton players earned tournament medals, as Morgan Strahl had a 159 to tie for 11th place, Peyton Tramp shot a 162 score and finished 15th, and Josie Krajewski had a 171 and tied for 24th in the state meet.
West Central won the Class A girls state tournament in Aberdeen at 703 with Sisseton in the runner-up spot with a 717. Alex Carr of Vermillion carded a 73 yesterday and finished fifth at state with a 158 total.
Burke won the Class B girls golf championship at Fox Run in Yankton, edging Deubrook by four shots. James Valley Christian took the Class B boys title with a 19 stroke victory over Platte-Geddes at Hillcrest in Yankton as the Bon Homme boys tied for sixth at state.
Yankton Post 12 rolled past Sioux Falls West in two games last night by scores of 11-5 and 9-1. Kieran Luellman and Michael Drotzmann were the winning Yankton pitchers, whilc Caid Koletzky had six hits on the night. Yankton is now 8 and 2 overall and will host Norfolk Friday at 10:30 a-m to start the Lewis & Clark Classic.
In Junior Legion baseball at Riverside Field, Sioux Falls East downed Yankton 10-4 in the opener and the Yankton routed East by a 14-4 score in the nightcap.
Mount Marty catcher Amber Writer was named NAIA Second-Team All-American, the highest national designation for a player in Lancer softball history. Writer set school record this season with 12 home runs, 70 RBI’s and 58 hits.
The South Dakota Football Coaches Association will present a number of awards Saturday during halftime of the All-Star Football game in Vermillion. Matt Aarstad from Bon Homme will receive the Assistant Coach of the Year honor for grades eight and under in South Dakota. Tom Rice of Gayville-Volin will receive a 30-year coaching award on Saturday.