• A packed house gathered at the Summit Center Friday night as Yankton Gazelles and Bucks Basketball action returned after a three week hiatus due to weather and the holiday break, they hosted ESD foe, Brookings. The Gazelles fell 63-40 in their contest and are now 0-4 on the season. Claire Tereshinski led the Gazelles offensively with 18 points.

The Bucks started strong in their contest, and lead the final three quarters of the game en route to a 76-39 victory. Leading Yankton offensively was Rugby Ryken with 18 points. Rugby also broke the YHS Boy’s Basketball Single-Game Assists Record, posting 12 in the game. He broke the previous record of 11 assists held by his father, Mark Ryken.

Weather permitting, the (2-0) Bucks travel to Huron tomorrow for another ESD Conference matchup, while both the Gazelles and Bucks host Mitchell at the Summit Center Friday evening. You can catch tomorrow’s Bucks action live on KYNT and KYNTV with the voice of Yankton Athletics, Bryce Ladwig, pregame 630pm, tipoff at 7pm.

  • The USD Coyote Women’s Team suffered a 76-67 conference loss at Western Illinois Saturday, while the Coyote Men hosted and defeated Western Illinois Saturday 80-63 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The next opponent for the (7-8) Coyote Women and the (7-8) Coyote Men is North Dakota on Thursday, with the Coyote Women hosting and men traveling to Grand Forks, ND. Both games are scheduled to tipoff at 7pm.
  • Yankton Wrestling returns to action Thursday, as the Bucks and Gazelles travel to Harrisburg for a varsity triangular with the Tigers and Mitchell Kernels beginning at 5pm.
  • Yankton Gymnastics resumes competition on Saturday, traveling to Brookings for a Varsity Invitational beginning at 11am.