• The newest South Dakota High School Football Media Power Rankings have been released, and there is only one change from a week prior, with Mitchell jumping into the top five and replacing Sturgis, who surpassed them just last week.

1. Pierre (23) 2-0

2. Tea Area 2-0

3. Yankton 2-0

4. Brookings 1-1

5. Mitchell 1-1

Receiving votes: Sturgis 6, Watertown 1 

  • Yankton clashed with Brandon Valley last night in varsity soccer. The Gazelles lost 2-0 and the Bucks won their contest 2-1. Braylen Bietz and Lance Dannenbring each scored in the Bucks victory. The Yankton Gazelles (1-6-1) and Bucks (4-3-1) now travel to Brookings tomorrow for another ESD Conference clash. The Bucks begin the double-header at 4pm.
  • The Gazelles fell in three sets (25-15, 25-22, 25-21) to Sioux Falls Roosevelt on the road in varsity volleyball action last night. The (1-7) Gazelles now return to Sioux Falls tomorrow night to take on Sioux Falls Washington. First serve is set for 7pm.
  • The Yankton Bucks Varsity Golf Squad swung their way into a second-place finish in a quadrangular versus SF Washington, SF Lincoln, and Brandon Valley at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls yesterday afternoon, Yankton tallied a 315 combined team score, while Brandon Valley won the quadrangular with a 308. Finishing one stroke behind Yankton was Sioux Falls Lincoln with a 316, and Sioux Falls Washington with a 390 score. The top Bucks’ golfer was Henry Homstad who scored a 74, then Dawson Vellek with a 79. The top scorer across all teams was Owen Jorgenson from Brandon Valley who tallied a 73. Yankton now returns to home competition Friday, hosting an invitational at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton. Tee-off set for 9am.
  • Yankton Competitive Cheer & Dance hosts the Yankton Invitational tomorrow evening, hosting 11 teams at the Summit Activities Center. The competition begins at 5pm.
  • A benefit for Yankton High School senior Garrett Nelson and his family will be held prior to Yankton’s home football game on Friday at Crane-Youngworth Field. Garrett, the son of Tim and Amy Nelson, was recently diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma.  While this cancer is curable, Garrett and his family have been traveling back and forth to the Mayo Clinic as well as Sioux Falls for extensive treatments. On Friday, there will be a tailgate hot dog feed from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Crane-Youngworth Field. The meal will be a free-will donation. There will also be a raffle for “All Things Yankton Bucks and Gazelles,” as well as t-shirts available for purchase.