After a long trip west, Sturgis scored on a fourth-down 42-yard pass play with 20 seconds remaining and upset the Yankton Bucks 18-13 last night. Yankton had taken the lead on a four-yard run by Owen Warren with two minutes to play before the Sturgis heroics at the end. The Bucks also scored on a Reggie Bruder touchdown catch from Cooper Cornemann in the second quarter. Yankton is now 2 and 4 on the season with a home game next Friday against the Huron Tigers.
Yankton won two of four games at the State Softball Tournament Friday in Sioux Falls. The Gazelles topped Brookings 9-6, then lost 8-0 against top-seed Lincoln, rolled past Watertown 10-4 and then were no-hit 8-0 by Brandon Valley. Yankton finished 11 and 16 for the softball season.
The Yankton soccer teams finish their regular season today with a doubleheader at Huron. The undefeated Gazelles are top-ranked in the state, and the Bucks have moved up to eleventh in the state with a three-game winning streak.
The University of South Dakota volleyball team edged Omaha 3-2 last night in Vermillion. Sami Slaughter led the Coyotes with 19 kills as they won their 11th consecutive match. U-S-D is 14 and 1 overall and plays at Denver on Sunday.
The U-S-D football team hopes to celebrate Dakota Days Homecoming with a victory today. The Coyotes host Indiana State at 2:00 today in the Dome.
The third-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits have a Hobo Days game at 2:00 today in Brookings against Southern Illinois.
The Mount Marty soccer teams have a doubleheader at Concordia University this afternoon, and the Lancer cross-country runners will compete at the Briar Cliff Invitational today.