The Mount Marty Lancers baseball team will meet the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers tomorrow afternoon at a neutral site, as the games have been moved to Seward, Nebraska. First pitch of the double header is set for 1:00 PM.

            The Lancers double header with Concordia on Sunday has also been moved to a neutral site, as the two teams will play in Concordia, Kansas.

            The Mount Marty Lancers softball team are still scheduled to make the trip to Sioux Center, Iowa on Sunday despite recent weather. The Lancers will meet the Briar Cliff Chargers in a double header at the Dordt Dome. First pitch of game one is set for 2:00 PM Sunday. Sunday’s doubleheader will be the first games for the Lancers since March 11th.

            The Mount Marty track and field team compete today in the opening event of their 2023 outdoor season. They will compete at Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. Day one of events is set to begin at 12:00 PM noon.

            The Mount Marty men’s and women’s tennis teams will be on the road tomorrow as they’ll compete in Fort Dodge, IA against Iowa Central CC. Matches are set to begin at 12:00 PM noon.

            The Yankton Gazelles softball team will now have to wait until April to open their season, as tomorrow’s matchup with O’Gorman has been postponed, as has their game on the 28th against Sioux Falls Washington. No make up date for either game has been set at this time.

            The Gazelles are now set to open their season on the road against Harrisburg on April 3rd. Yankton’s home opener will be on April 6th against Brandon Valley.

            The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles track and field team will be in action today as they’ll compete on the Mount Marty Campus in Yankton. Track events are set to begin at 11:00 AM, with field events starting at 1:00, and will take place inside the Ruth Donohoe First Dakota Field House.

            The Yankton Bucks Tennis team will open their season in Rapid City with a pair of matches today and tomorrow.

            Today’s contests are against Rapid City Stevens at 2:00 PM Mountain time and Rapid City Central at 4:30. The Bucks will then meet Rapid City Christian at 8:00 AM mountain tomorrow morning, and St Thomas More at 11:30.

            Congratulations to Rugby Ryken of Yankton Bucks Basketball, as he was selected to the Class AA All-State Team. Rugby averaged 12 ppg, 7.8 apg, and 2.3 spg all while setting new single game assist records, career assist records, and leading the Bucks to the 2023 Class AA State Championship last weekend.

The third place game in the Class B state tournament that ended in a 70-65 overtime victory for Aberdeen Christian over White River has been clouded in controversy following a late game scoring error that has been admitted and acknowledged by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.

The scoring error occurred in the third quarter and gave Aberdeen Christian an extra point, cutting the White River lead to 31-27. By rule, the scoring error should have been discussed at the next dead ball, which occurred just over 30 seconds after the mistake was made, but the discussion wasn’t had until later in the game. SDHSAA Executive Director Dan Swartos said “If there’s a dispute and the dispute can’t be resolved by rule, the referee is supposed to accept the official scorer’s book.”  Swartos added the game’s final decision would not be overturned, and Aberdeen Christian would retain their 3rd place spot with White River in 4th.

            Swartos further stated “It was a mistake and it shouldn’t have happened,” as well as “We feel terrible about it. At this point there’s really nothing we can do about it, other than make sure we put things in place so that it doesn’t happen again.”