• Yankton Bucks Tennis continued the hot start to their 2022 campaign by hosting and completing a clean sweep of Sioux City Bishop Heelan 9-0 and Vermillion 9-0 in varsity action yesterday at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex. In the first flight of the Vermillion matchup, Yankton senior Gage Becker defeated Caden Mandernach 10-1 to secure not only the victory, but to become Yankton High School’s All-Time Winningest Yankton Bucks Tennis Player with 89 career wins, surpassing Jacob Rockne (88). Becker says he was happy to be able to secure the record on his home court.

 The Bucks are now 6-0 on the season and don’t plan on slowing down until they accomplish their ultimate goal, a state title. With the record now in hand, Becker says there is nothing in the way of completely focusing on that task.

Bucks Head Coach Ryan Hage states that having Becker develop in the Bucks Tennis program has been a luxury.

The Bucks now gear up for a triangular this Friday in Brandon Valley to face off against the host Lynx and the Mitchell Kernels. First serve is set for 11am.

  • The Yankton Bucks Baseball squad begins their 2022 campaign tomorrow when they host defending Class A Champion Harrisburg in a varsity double-header at Riverside Field in Yankton, weather permitting. You can listen or watch the game on KYNT or KYNTV with Bryce Ladwig, pregame 430pm, first pitch 5pm.
  • The Jackrabbit Women’s Basketball squad is coming off a 78-73 victory over Alabama in front of 4,268 fans at Frost Arena Sunday night. The Jackrabbit Women will now play in the semifinal of the WNIT for the second time in program history tomorrow, hosting UCLA at 7pm.
  • South Dakota suffered its second-straight tough 4-3 setback in women’s tennis, this time to Creighton in yesterday’s match at Hanscom Tennis Courts. The shorthanded Coyotes won the first three singles matches, but couldn’t pull out another match and dropped the team verdict to fall to 7-11 on the season. South Dakota will host North Dakota at the USD Tennis Courts on Friday beginning at 1 pm.
  • South Dakota sophomore Jacy Pulse has been named the Summit League Track Athlete of the Week. Pulse, a native of Salem, South Dakota, garners the distinction for the first time of her career after a successful weekend at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Texas State Bobcat Invitational. A member of the Coyotes’ record-setting 4×100-meter relay, she joined Erin Kinney, Anna Robinson and Sara Reifenrath in clocking 45.85 seconds to break a four-year-old school record at the Bobcat Invitational. Pulse also ran on the Coyotes’ 4×400 relay, which clocked the second-fastest time in program history in 3:41.16 at the Texas Relays. Coyote track and field returns to action on Saturday, hosting the USD Early Bird at the Lillibridge Track Complex in Vermillion, South Dakota.