The Yankton Bucks baseball team are (2-0) to open the season following a pair of victories over Huron yesterday afternoon.

            Drew Ryken got the win on the mound in game one pitching six innings, allowing only one run, and striking out five batters as the Bucks secured a 4-1 victory. Sean Turner was on the rubber in game two as he also went six innings, striking out nine batters as the Bucks won 5-2. Lucas Kampshoff closed out both games on the mound earning two saves on the afternoon.

Next up for the Bucks is a double header with Sioux Falls Lincoln tomorrow afternoon. First pitch from Riverside Field is set for 5:00 PM.

The Mount Marty Lancers baseball team were swept by Morningside in a double header yesterday afternoon, as they are now (24-7) on the year.

The Lancers fell 9-6 in game one and 14-5 in game two. With the losses, MMU fell from 1st to 3rd in the GPAC standings, as Morningside now holds the top spot. The Lancers and Mustangs are scheduled to meet for another double header in Sioux City this afternoon. First pitch of game one is set for 2:00 PM.

The Mount Marty Lancers softball team are now (8-11) on the year as they split a home double header with Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday.

The Lancers fell 5-3 in game one, but secured an 8-5 win in the second game. McKenzie Gray got the win on the mound for MMU as she struck out six batters, while Kayleen Jacinto led the Lancers at the plate going 2 for 4 and tallying 2 RBIs in the victory.

Next up for the Lancers is a road double header against Dordt tomorrow evening. First pitch from Sioux Center, Iowa is set for 5:00 PM.

Yankton Gazelles softball will open their 2023 season this afternoon against Harriburg. First pitch from Sertoma Park is set for 6:00 PM, with pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 5:30.

Yankton track and field will return to action tomorrow afternoon as they’ll compete in Sioux City, Iowa against Sioux City East, Sioux City West, and Sioux Falls Washington. Events are set to begin at 4:00 PM, and will take place on the Morningside College Campus.

Yankton Bucks tennis will hit the courts tomorrow morning as they’ll host a triangular at 11:00 AM. Yankton will meet Brandon Valley and Sioux Falls Roosevelt during the event. Matches will be held on the YHS tennis courts.

Mount Marty Lancers men’s and women’s tennis have a duel set with Northwestern College this afternoon, as first serve is set for 3:00 PM.

Former Yankton high school instructor and coach Max Hawk was announced on Sunday as one of six individuals who have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Hawk spent 30 years of his 38 year career in Yankton, spending time working with throwers on the high school track and field team, helping YHS collect three boys, and four girls state titles in the 80s and 90s. Hawk was also one of the winningest football coaches in state history, going 284-78-2 during his tenure, and winning six state titles, three of which were in the playoff era.

Hawk has already been inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame (1979), the NHSACA Hall of Fame (1996), the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame (1996), and the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame (2000), and will be inducted into the South Dakota Cross Country and Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the State Track and Field Championships in Sioux Falls on May 27th.

The KYNT Sports Department was recognized at the Midwest Broadcaster & Journalist Association Awards Banquet over the weekend in Minneapolis, being awarded the Eric Sevareid (Sev-a-ride) Award for the best Sports Play-by-Play Broadcasting in the six-state coverage area including South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin. This Award was presented to KYNT Sports Director and the Voice of Yankton Athletics, Bryce Ladwig, as well as KYNT News Director and Sports Broadcaster Josh Boelter.