Mitchell edged Yankton by eight points to win the South Dakota Class A Girls Tennis state tournament in Sioux Falls. The Kernels scored 492 points while the Gazelles had 484 points with three singles and one doubles title. Yankton got state titles by Josie Kraskee, Maggie Schaefer and Stacia Sherman, while the doubles unit of Maddie Binder and Peyton Tramp won at third flight doubles.
Yankton placed fifth in a tight race for the Class Double-A Boys Golf state title at Hillcrest Country Club. Sioux Falls Roosevelt won the championship with a 625 total, two strokes ahead of Sioux Falls Lincoln and O’Gorman. The Bucks shot a 653 score for their second consecutive fifth place finish at state. Jack Lundin from Roosevelt won the individual title with a 150 score, two shots ahead of three other golfers. Gavin Haselhorst of Yankton tied for sixth place with a 155 total and Landon Moe of Yankton tied for ninth with a 158.
Sioux Falls Christian won the championship of the Class A Boys Golf state tourney at The Bluffs in Vermillion. Parkston took fourth place and Vermillion finished fifth. Lancer Christensen of Little Wound won the individual title with a 157 total.
After a scoreless first half, Yankton tallied three goals in the first six minutes of the second half and shut out Sioux Falls Washington 5-0 in the first round of the Class Double-A Girls soccer playoffs. Madison Wuebben scored the first and last goals on free kicks to help the unbeaten Gazelles advance to the quarter-finals Saturday at home against Sioux Falls O’Gorman.
Yankton made the long trip to Spearfish worthwhile as they upset the fifth-seed Spartans 2-1 in the opening round of the Class Double-A Boys soccer playoffs. Luke Schultz scored with six minutes remaining and the Bucks will now host Aberdeen Central Saturday in the quarter-finals.
The Mount Marty soccer teams have a conference doubleheader at the University of Jamestown tonight. Both men’s teams are 3 and 6 this season, while the women’s squads are both at a .500 level so far.
The Mount Marty volleyball squad has a G-PAC match at Dordt College this evening. The Lancers are 7 and 15 overall with the Defenders have a 13 and 6 record and are rated 22nd in the nation.
South Dakota swept South Dakota State in Summit League volleyball last night in Brookings by scores of 25-15, 25-16 and 25-15. Freshman Elizabeth Juhnke led the Coyotes with 14 kills and 10 digs as U-S-D won their 13th consecutive match. The Coyotes are 16 and 1 overall heading to North Dakota State on Friday.
South Dakota junior Abby Ripperda and sophomore Merga Gemeda have been named the Summit League Women’s and Men’s Cross-Country Athlete of the Week for the second time in a row.