Yankton Gazelles softball captured their first official victory in program history last night as they defeated Brandon Valley 7-2. Yankton jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back, as Elle Fesser went 2 for 3 from the plate including hitting the program’s first home run in the second inning. On the mound, Grace Behrns pitched a complete game for the Gazelles, striking out four batters and allowing five hits. The 1 and 1 Gazelles will next compete on the road against Rapid City Central on April, 13th.

The Yankton Bucks Tennis team hosted Milbank and Vermillion in a triangular yesterday afternoon, as the Bucks varsity team improved to 9-2 on the year. Yankton’s varsity swept Milbank 9-0 in their first duel of the day. In the second duel, Yankton’s JV squad defeated Vermillion’s varsity team 7-2, as the Bucks swept the duos portion of the contest. Next up for Yankton Tennis is a triangular in Huron on April 14th. The Bucks will meet Huron and Rapid City Central in the meet.

            The Mount Marty Lancers baseball team will finally play their first home games of the season, as they open a 4-game series with Midland this afternoon. The Lancers and Warriors will meet in a doubleheader today at Riverside Park in Yankton, with both games broadcast on KYNT and KYNTV beginning at 12:30 PM, Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

            The 8 and 13 Mount Marty softball team will be on the road tomorrow afternoon as they have a pair of matchups with Hastings College. First pitch of game one from Hastings, NE is set for 1:00 PM.

            Mount Marty Track and Field return to action later today as they’ll compete in the USD Early Bird in Vermillion. Day one of events is scheduled to begin at 12 PM noon.

            The South Dakota Coyotes men’s basketball team have lost another key member of the roster as star guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt (Cruise Pair-row Hunt) announced via twitter that he would be leaving the program to pursue a professional career overseas. Perrott-Hunt led the Coyotes in scoring last season as he averaged 14.3 points per game and was named an all-summit honorable mention. Perrott-Hunt joins former teammates Tasos Kamateros (exploring options in US and overseas) and AJ Plitzuweit (transfer portal) in departure from the program.

The South Dakota Coyotes women’s basketball team announced the addition of another in-state player yesterday as USD head coach Kayla Karius announced Viborg-Hurley’s Coral Mason as a walk-on with the Coyote program. Mason was the 2023 South Dakota Class B Player of the Year, as she averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.4 steals per game last season. Mason has also been named to the all-state first team twice, is a two-time Cornbelt Conference MVP, and was a three-time all-conference player during her career at Viborg-Hurley that included multiple state titles. Mason was an honor roll student, National Honor Society member and class president at Viborg-Hurley, and plans to major in business at South Dakota.

            South Dakota State Jackrabbits women’s basketball player Myah Sellend was named the TicketSmarter Summit League Female Peak Performer of the Month for March following her performances down the stretch for SDSU. Sellend averaged 16.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, as SDSU went 4-1 in March on its way to a Summit League Championship and NCAA opening-round victory. Sellend was also named a finalist for the Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award.