• Andy Bernatow has been named the next athletic director of Mount Marty University. Previously, Bernatow has served as head coach of Mount Marty baseball for the past 18 seasons and has split his time over the past year as the interim AD. Bernatow says this move will free up some time that he can put into the job of Athletic Director. With Andy Bernatow taking the job of Athletic Director, Josh Teichroew has been named the next head coach of Mount Marty Baseball. He will take over a program that finished 3rd in the GPAC this spring and set a program record in total wins. Mount Marty athletics now enter the summer offseason with future stability at the positions of Athletic Director and the head coach of the baseball team.
  • Yankton Legion went 4-1 in the Kyle Mueller Classic this weekend, losing in the championship game to the J.C. Brager team of Lincoln Southeast 14-6 late Sunday afternoon in drizzly rainy conditions. Lucas Kampshoff led Yankton offensively throughout the tournament, knocking in five runs. Isaiah Schelhaas (Skel-hous), Drew Ryken, Connor Teichroew (Tie-Crow), and Landon Loecker (Lecker) each secured a victory on the mound throughout the weekend games. Yankton outscored their opponents 40-22 over the weekend. Yankton, now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in Class A play, host Watertown in a double-header at Riverside Field tomorrow afternoon. Coach Drew Lawrence is hopeful that Yankton’s high level of performance carries over into this weeks games. You can take in the action live on KYNT and KYNTV with Bryce Ladwig, pregame 1230pm, first pitch 1pm. The Yankton Junior Legion team also competed in the Kyle Mueller Classic this weekend in the Crofton bracket and went 2-1.
  • The Gazelles Golf team will tee off for the final time this season, doing so at the Class AA State Tournament at Brookings Country Club. Yankton will be respresented by Ellie Homstad, Elsie Larson, Gracie Brockberg, Jillian Eidsness, Sabrina Krajewski (Kraskie), and Tatum Hohenthaner (Ho-En-Tanner). The first Gazelle to tee off will be Hohenthaner at 10am, with the first overall tee off scheduled for 9am.
  • Former South Dakota State pitcher Bret Barnett has embarked on a professional playing career, signing a contract Friday with the Billings Mustangs. A left-hander from Indianola, Iowa, Barnett ranks third on the SDSU career charts with 18 saves and 74 appearances from 2018-22. A first-team all-Summit League selection in 2019, he racked up 147 strikeouts in 111 1/3 career innings for a ratio of 11.88 strikeouts per nine innings that ranks second in program history. The Billings Mustangs are a member of the independent Pioneer League. The team is managed by Jim Riggleman, who previously managed the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals.