• Yankton’s Saturday performance at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Track and Field Meet saw six top-eight performances. For the Gazelles, Shae Rumsey took third (57.78) in the 400- meter dash, while Annika Gordon took eighth (1:00.59) in the same event. The trio of Rumsey, Gordon and Alexia Wheeler finished third in the 1600-meter relay event (4:08.08). For the Bucks, Austin Gobel finished sixth in the 100-meter dash (10.77), Cody Oswald finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (41.55), and the team of Jaden Supergeci, Gavin Haselhorst, Rugby Ryken and Carson Conway finished seventh in the Class AA medley relay (3:45.83). Yankton Track & Field prepares to host the biggest event it has held at Williams Field in some time, the ESD Conference Championship Meet this Saturday, beginning at 1130am.
  • Yankton Bucks Tennis concluded their 2022 regular season campaign in stellar fashion Saturday in Brookings, defeating Huron 9-0, Aberdeen Central 8-1, and host Brookings 9-0. Gage Becker, Zach Briggs, Ryan Schulte, Harrison Krajewski, Keaton List and Miles Krajewski each went 3-0 on the day. The doubles teams of Becker and Briggs, and Harrison Krajewski and Dylan Ridgway all went 3-0, while List and Schulte went 2-1. The Bucks finish the regular season with a 22-2 record, and quickly turn their attention towards tomorrows ESD Conference Championship Meet being held in Huron. First serve is set for 8am.
  • Yankton Bucks Baseball swept Rapid City Central by an identical 13-1 score in back-to-back games yesterday afternoon at Riverside Field. Yankton was led offensively by Lucas Kampshoff who tallied five RBI in the double-header. On the mound, both Landon Loecker and Mac Ryken each pitched through five innings, which was all that was needed as the twelve-run lead through five inning rule was implemented twice. The duo allowed just one earned run between them. The Bucks are now 11-5 overall this season, and are looking for a late season push into the top four seeds in the Class A Standings in order to host the regional playoff on the 21st, they are currently 7th until the new power point standings are released later today. Bucks Head Coach Drew Lawrence believes the Bucks control their own destiny, and their upcoming clash with #1 SF Roosevelt will be a huge factor in determining it.

The SF Roosevelt double-header is slated for tomorrow beginning at 5pm in Sioux Falls.

  • Yankton Gazelles Golf competes in the annual Marchand Cup tomorrow afternoon at Fox Run Golf Course. The annual competition vs Mitchell is a staple of the Gazelles schedule, and begins at 2pm.
  • South Dakota State softball will host the Summit League Tournament this week as the No. 1 seed at the Jackrabbit Softball Stadium. The Jackrabbits earned the top seed by winning the Summit League regular season title. The six-team tournament will be played May 11-14 in Brookings. First round games will be played on Wednesday as single elimination contests. The remainder of the championship will be double elimination with the championship game being held on Saturday. As the top seed, SDSU (37-10, 18-2 Summit) receives a bye into Thursday’s 11 am semifinal game. Omaha (29-12, 17-4 Summit) also receives a bye into the second round as the No. 2 seed.
  • South Dakota State scored multiple runs in three consecutive innings to defeat Omaha, 8-3, in the decisive game of a three-game Summit League baseball series Sunday afternoon at Tal Anderson Field. SDSU is scheduled to close out the regular season with six consecutive home games over the next two weekends, starting with a matchup Friday against St. Thomas. First pitch is set for 3 pm at Erv Huether Field.