- While there was positive news coming out of the South Dakota High School Activities Association meeting this past Wednesday regarding the sanctioning of Softball in the coming years, there was negative news equal in magnitude. The Rapid City Central girls basketball program has been fined and placed on PROBATION over alleged violation of out-of-season rules, but details of what the violation was have not been made public. The probation is in effect for one year from Nov. 3, 2021 to Nov. 3, 2022, and fines are in accordance with Activities Association Regulations. A letter from the school detailing corrective action is also required. The Gazelles are currently scheduled to compete vs the Rapid City Central Girls Basketball team at home February 12th. Schedule changes are sure to become available in the near future.
- The Yankton Gazelles Volleyball squad traveled north to Watertown last night for their regular season finale, ending with a 4-set victory (25-10, 25-21, 11-25, 25-13). The Gazelles have won their last three matches, and are carrying momentum into the SoDak16 playoff, with the winner advancing to the State Tournament. The Class AA Sodak 16 games are set for next week Thursday, with pairings becoming official this Sunday. Currently, the Gazelles are 12th in the AA standings, and would be traveling to 5th place Pierre.
- THE FINAL STOP on the Road to the Dome is tonight as the Yankton Bucks football team gears up to battle with the #1 seeded Tea Area Titans in the Class 11AA Semi-Final Matchup on the road. The task is a tall one for the Bucks, as Tea has made quick work of their entire schedule this season (10-0), but Bucks Coach Brady Muth realizes his team needs to be prepared for a multi-faceted offense. You can catch the action live on KYNT and KYNTV with the voice of the Bucks, Bryce Ladwig, alongside color analyst Jacob Wuertz, pregame 630/kickoff at 7.
- Ninth-seeded Hartington-Cedar Catholic is ready for their quarterfinal matchup in the Class C2 Nebraska State High School Football Playoffs, squaring up against #1 seed Norfolk-Catholic at home tonight. Catch the action live on Riverfront Sports station FM 94.3 as well as our FREE Riverfront Sports App with Scott Ulrich and Tehl Tanner, pregame at 630/kickoff at 7.
Kayla Anderson’s first-career game-winner couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment for No. 2 South Dakota State (16-3-1) as the Jacks seized a 1-0 victory in the 107th minute of Thursday’s Summit League Soccer Semifinal over No. 3 Omaha (9-8-2) yesterday. South Dakota State will square off with No. 1 Denver in Saturday’s championship game at 3 p.m. (CT) with a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the line.