In this week’s South Dakota Media boys basketball poll, Yankton is the unanimous choice for number one in Class AA with a 13 and 2 record. Brandon Valley moved into second place, followed by Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Huron and Sioux Falls Roosevelt. The Yankton Gazelles are 8 and 5 and now up to number-five in the AA girls poll. Sioux Falls O’Gorman is unbeaten and ranked in first place followed by Rapid City Stevens, Lincoln and Harrisburg. The Viborg-Hurley boys squad is 13 and 2 overall and still rated second in Class B basketball.
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge used a big fourth quarter to rally past Ponca 66-56 last night and win the boys championship of the Lewis and Clark Conference tourney. The Bears are now 18 and 4 on the season and moved up to third in the Class D-1 state playoff rankings in Nebraska.
Wynot rallied from ten points down at halftime to edge Ponca 53-50 on Monday and claim the Lewis and Clark Conference girls championship. The Lady Blue Devils are 18 and 3 overall and seeded fourth in Class D-2 basketball. Last night was Wynot Coach Steve Wieseler’s 400th career victory.
The Mount Marty College archery team took a pair of Silver medals in the national competition in Las Vegas over the weekend. Sarah Morrow won the Silver in the Women’s Bowhunter compound division, and Carson Sapp led the Lancers to a runner-up finish in the overall collegiate category.
Northern Iowa defeated South Dakota 9-4 Sunday in softball action at Cedar Falls. The Coyotes went 2 and 3 in their opening weekend of the season, and they will play six games next weekend at Madeira Beach, Florida.
Sioux Falls Lincoln senior Andrew Lauer has been named the Gatorade South Dakota Boys Cross Country “Runner of the Year”. Lauer won the Class Double-A championship last fall and earned All-Region honors by finishing seventh at the Nike Heartland Regional championship.