The Mount Marty Lancers men’s and women’s basketball teams split their home doubleheader last night against the Concordia Bulldogs.  KYNT broadcaster Tehl Tanner broke down the action immediately following last night’s games.

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Coverage for tomorrow afternoon’s Mount Marty Women’s basketball contest against The College of Saint Mary will begin at 1:30 PM on KYNT with Tehl Tanner on the call.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles basketball squads return to the hardwood tonight as they get set to host the Mitchell Kernels in double header action.

The Gazelles carry an (0-4) record into this matchup as they look to earn their first win of the year against a Mitchell squad who is (1-2) on the season. In the other matchup of tonight’s slate the (2-0) Bucks look to remain undefeated against the (3-1) Kernels in a battle between the #4 and #5 ranked teams in class double A.

Pregame coverage for tonight’s action begins at 5:30 PM, tip-off for the girls game is set for 6:00 with the boys to follow. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call for both games.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles wrestling teams traveled to Harrisburg last night as they took on Harrisburg and Mitchell in a varsity triangular.

The duals against Harrisburg and Mitchell both ended the same way for the Gazelles as each matchup ended with both teams scoring 6 points, but the Gazelles coming out on top via a tiebreaker. Naveah (Nuh-vay-uh) Leonard led the way for Yankton as she picked up a pinfall victory in both of her matches.

The Bucks would fall in both of their duals last night as Harrisburg took a 78 to 6 victory over Yankton, while Mitchell would edge out the Bucks 39 to 36. Dylan Sloan, Shayce Platt, Chase Howe, Asa Swenson, and Devon Coke would all pick up match victories during the meet.

The next meet for the Bucks and Gazelles wrestling squads will be tomorrow as they make the trip to Brandon Valley for a pair of duals with the Brandon Valley Lynx at 9:00 AM.

The Yankton Gazelles Gymnastics squad will make the trip to Brookings tomorrow as they will compete against Brookings, Harrisburg, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, and Watertown in a varsity invitational beginning at 11:00 AM.

Multiple area high schools in both South Dakota and Nebraska took the hardwood last night as teams looked to improve their records early in the season.

Starting in South Dakota, the Vermillion Tanager girls were the only squad in action as they took a trip to Nebraska and took down the Ponca Indians 47 to 36 to improve to (5-0) on the season.

Moving to Nebraska, The Cedar Catholic girls moved to (8-2) on the year as they took down Plainview 51 to 40. The Trojan’s boys team also came out victorious as they beat Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 52 to 44 as they now hold a (7-1) record.

Up next are the Wildcats of Hartington-Newcastle as the boys and girls squads took on The Bloomfield Bees. The Wildcat girls would win their game 49 to 43 to improve to (3-5) on the season, while the boys fell to Bloomfield 42 to 32 and now sit at (2-6).

Moving to Wynot next, the Blue Devil girls are now (5-2) following their 60 to 13 victory over the Tri-County Northeast Wolfpack. The Wynot boys would also take the win as they are now (7-0) following their 54 to 25 victory.

Lastly, the Crofton Warriors boys and girls both took the floor last night against the Battle Creek Braves as they would split the two games. The Lady Warriors of Crofton moved to (9-1) with their 47 to 28 victory, while the Crofton boys fell to (1-9) following their 49 to 42 loss.

One final game remains in the FCS football season as the top seeded, (13-1) South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the 3rd seeded, (12-2) North Dakota State Bison have earned the right to compete on Sunday afternoon to decide who will be the FCS National Champion. SDSU won the regular season meeting between these two schools 23 to 21, and has not lost to an FCS opponent this season, while the Bison of NDSU look to continue their over a decade long dynasty that has seen them win 9 national titles in the last 12 years.

Kickoff for this national title matchup is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Sunday from Frisco, Texas, and television coverage for this game can be found on ABC.

The South Dakota Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to action last night for the first time in 2023, and both squads were able to ring in the new year with victories.

The Coyote women defended their home floor against North Dakota, earning a 79 to 67 victory and getting back to a .500 record on the season at (8-8) overall. Grace Larkins led the way for USD scoring 21 points as well as grabbing 5 rebounds. USD will host the (9-5) Bison of NDSU tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 PM in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

The USD men were able to escape with a 62 to 60 road victory over North Dakota as they also moved to (8-8) on the year. Paul Bruns (Bruhns) was the star of the game in his return to Grand Forks as he put up 15 points and 9 rebounds against his former team. The Coyotes will travel to Fargo tomorrow to take on the (5-11) North Dakota State Bison at 1:00 PM.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits men and women also played their first games of 2023 as the two squads earned conflicting results in their matchups with North Dakota State.

The SDSU women cemented their place atop the Summit League early in the conference season as their 94 to 63 victory moves them to (12-5) on the year, and leaves them as the only team yet to be beaten in Summit League play. Myah Selland led the way for the Jacks as she had 24 points and 8 rebounds, leading the team in both categories. Next time the SDSU women take the floor will be tomorrow afternoon as they host the (9-5) North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks at 2:00 PM in Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbit men were unable to take a road victory in Fargo, as they fell to the Bison 65 to 59. Sophomore guard Zeke Mayo had a team high 13 points and 7 assists, but it wasn’t enough as SDSU now sits at (7-9) on the season. The Jackrabbits next chance to get back in the win column will be tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Grand Forks to take on the (6-10) North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks, with tip-off scheduled for 1:00 PM.

In South Dakota State volleyball news, former Sioux Falls Washington standout Sydni Schetnan has announced that she will be transferring from Louisville and joining the South Dakota State Jackrabbits next season. Schetnan, a 6 foot 5 inch outside hitter, earned first team all state honors in volleyball her senior year as she tallied 224 kills, 59 blocks and 69 digs in her final campaign, while also averaging 16.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game on the basketball court. Schetnan was originally enrolled as a dual-sport athlete at Louisville.