• Yankton Fury Red defeated Yankton Fury Fire 13-6 in the 18U bracket championship of what turned out to be an all-home team division finale of the 30th Annual YGSA Softball Tournament. Yankton Fury Fire went 5-1 in the tournament, outscoring their opponents 54-28. Fury Fire is now 11-13 on the season. Yankton Fury Red, the champions of the 18U Division, went 6-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 81-12. Fury Red, now 18-7-1, host Mankato on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s first pitch scheduled for 12pm. The other Yankton age groups performed well over the weekend, with the 16U’s Yankton Fury Hornets going 2-3-1, while Yankton Fury Black ended with a 5-1-1 record and championship appearance. In the 14U division, Yankton’s Fury Twisters won the consolation bracket and went 3-2 overall. In the 12U division, Yankton’s Fury Gazelles went 3-1. In the 10U division, Yankton’s Fury Lancers went 1-4.
  • Yankton Legion Baseball split their four games this weekend at the Dakota Classic in Sioux Falls. Yankton lost Friday 7-4 to the Shakopee Sabers, and 6-3 to Post 138 out of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Saturday would fare better for Yankton, as they defeated Union Bank and Trust Legion out of Lincoln, Nebraska 6-5, and Sioux Falls Post 9-11 9-4 yesterday. A Yankton trio led the team offensively over the weekend; Jace McCorkell went 3 of 5 at the plate and drove in 3 runs and scored one, Dylan Prouty went 4 of 9 at the plate, drove in three runs and scored three, and Cody Oswald went 3 of 7 at the dish, knocking in four runs and scoring four. Yankton, now 16-5 overall this season, and 7-2 in Class A play, prepare for another league matchup, as (6-10) Renner Post 307 comes to Riverside Field Thursday evening for a Class A double-header. You can catch the action on KYNT and KYNTV with the voice of Yankton Baseball, Bryce Ladwig. Pregame 430pm, first pitch 5pm.
  • The Yankton Tappers fell 6-3 at home last night to Lesterville in South Central League Baseball action. Yankton entered the matchup in second place in the SCL standings, just one game back from Lesterville, but now see that deficit increase. Yankton held a three-run lead entering the eighth inning, but gave up back-to-back three run innings defensively. Kieren Luellman tossed eight innings for Yankton, allowing three runs on six hits and tallied nine strikeouts. Taking the loss for Yankton was Shane Miller, who pitched one inning and allowed three runs on three hits. Yankton, now 5-2, will have their chance for immediate redemption this Thursday when they travel to (7-0) Lesterville for a 730pm first pitch. Also in SCL action last night, Wynot secured their second win of the season, defeating Crofton 13-7. Wynot is now 2-5, and host Menno tomorrow night, while Crofton is now 3-4, and host Menno on Thursday.
  • South Dakota director of track and field & cross-country Lucky Huber has garnered the U.S. Track and Field & Cross-Country Coaches Association’s Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year honors.  Huber, in his 28th year with the Coyotes, led South Dakota’s women to a team title at the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with 243 points. The Coyotes had eight event champions, including a record-setting 4×100-meter relay, and a total of 16 women were named all-Summit performers. South Dakota qualified 13 entries to the NCAA West Preliminaries with three advancing on to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Huber’s athletes finished the year with two second-team All-Americans. USD swept the indoor and outdoor Summit League titles in 2022 for the first time in program history.