The Mount Marty Lancers were in Sioux City, Iowa last night for a GPAC basketball double header against the Briar Cliff Chargers. The Lancer women fell 76-56 while the men also fell 81-66. The Lancers now host Hastings College on Saturday.

            Coverage for the Lancers’ Saturday double header can be found on KYNT and KYNTV beginning with the pregame show at 1:30 PM, as the women tip off at 2:00 with the men to follow. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

            The Yankton Bucks return to the hardwood tonight as they host the Pierre Governors inside The Summit Activities Center in Yankton. Coverage will begin at 6:30 PM on KYNT and KYNTV with tip off at 7:00.

            The Yankton Gazelles basketball team will travel to Pierre tomorrow night for their meeting with the Governors. Tip off for the Class AA matchup is set for 7:00 PM, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 tomorrow evening on KYNT and KYNTV.

            The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles Wrestling teams will not have to wait until Saturday from their next action as they’re making the trip to Watertown tonight in place of their triangular in Pierre that was scheduled but recently changed. The YSD Activities Website clears up the changes by stating “This was a triangular with Pierre that had to be moved to Watertown and rescheduled as a DUAL. Yankton will face Huron in Watertown on Thursday Night.” Matches are set to begin at 4:30 PM.

            The Mount Marty Lancers indoor track and field teams return to action on Friday, with athletes potentially competing at separate events. The Lancers are scheduled to have athletes compete in the Concordia Classic in Seward, Nebraska beginning at 12:00 PM, as well as the opening day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational at the University of Nebraska at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. The Lancers are also set to participate in day 2 of the Husker Invitational on Saturday at 11:00 AM.

            The South Dakota Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams have a split double header this evening against North Dakota State.This is the 2nd time the two schools have met in conference play this year, as the USD men and women are both (0-1) against NDSU. The USD women will travel to Fargo to take on the Bison, while the Coyote men will host NDSU inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. Both games are scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM tonight.

            The South Dakota State Jackrabbits men and women will take the court tonight for a pair of games against the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks for the 2nd time this season. SDSU swept the two meetings with UND earlier in the year, as the women won 105 to 72, while the men earned a 60 to 59 victory. The SDSU women will be on the road as they meet the Hawks in Grand Forks, while the Jackrabbit men will host UND in Brookings at Frost Arena. Both games are set to begin at 7:00 PM.

            In more SDSU basketball news, Myah Selland has been named to the top 10 watch list for the Cheryl Miller Award by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. This award honors the top small forward in Division 1 women’s basketball. Selland, a redshirt senior, averages 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Jacks this season, both of which are team bests. Selland is the only mid-major athlete on the Cheryl Miller Award watch list this year.

It was announced yesterday that a pair of Yankton Bucks football players will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level. The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers announced on Twitter that they had received a commitment from Bucks defensive back Raynor Roig, while Yankton receiver Cody Oswald officially declared that he will join Augustana after his graduation.

Roig ended his senior season 3rd on the Bucks in total tackles, earning the most of any defensive back on the team. Roig also secured an interception to help the Bucks earn a Class 11-AA playoff semi-final appearance.

Oswald played both sides of the ball for the Bucks, tallying 26.5 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions on defense. As a receiver, his expected primary position at the next level, Oswald secured 52 catches for 719 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns while also averaging 7.4 yards on punt returns his senior season. Oswald leaves the Bucks program as their career leader in receiving touchdowns (25), tied for 1st in single season receiving touchdowns (12 in 2021), 3rd in receptions (100) and 4th all time in receiving yards (1,417). Oswald also earned two All-State selections during his high school career.

 Local High School Basketball Results:

In Girls Basketball:

  • Bloomfield fell to Homer 45 to 34.
  • Hartington-Newcastle earned a victory over Osmond-Randolph 48 to 28.
  • Wynot beat Wakefield 47 to 41 in overtime.

In Boys Basketball:

  • Cedar Catholic defeated Crofton 68 to 20.