KYNT Local Sports for 11-5-19

The Mount Marty volleyball team lost a G-PAC match at Jamestown last night by scores of 25-10, 25-14 and 25-10.  The Lancers are now 8-24 overall and will end their season with a home match against Hastings on Wednesday night.

The USD volleyball team goes for their 21st straight victory tonight.  The Coyotes are 23 and 1 on the season and will host a 7:00 match in Vermillion against a South Dakota State team that has an overall record of 6 and 18.

The South Dakota women’s basketball team opens their season today with a game at Northeastern University in Boston.  The Coyotes were 28 and 6 last year and earned the Summit League’s first ever at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.  South Dakota was picked in first place in the nation by CollegeInsider-dot-com in their poll of Mid-Major women’s basketball teams.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference has three teams rated in the top five in the nation.  Undefeated North Dakota State is first, South Dakota State has moved up to fourth and Northern Iowa is now rated fifth in the STATS FCS poll.

The Yankton Gazelles have qualified for their first SoDak 16 match in volleyball.  The Gazelles are seeded 16th with a 5 and 20 overall record and will play tonight at fourth-seed Sioux Falls Roosevelt, which is 16 and 10 on the season.

The ESD All-Conference softball team was announced Monday and four Gazelles have earned that honor.  Senior Olivia Larson, junior Lexi Madson, sophomore Jenna Cox and freshman Elle Feser were each named All-Conference in softball.

Hartington freshman Carson Noecker was named to the Super State team in Nebraska High School Boys Cross-Country.  Noecker won the Class C state boys championship two weeks ago and was voted among the top 20 runners of any class by the Nebraska Coaches Association.  Crofton junior Connor Arens was voted All-State for placing fifth in the Class D boys race.