Mount Marty Lancers pitcher Zach Hegge (Hay-gee) earned honors on Tuesday as he was named GPAC pitcher of the week following his performance in last weekend’s series against Midland.

Hegge pitched 4 ⅔ innings in relief in a victory over the weekend, striking out ten batters, allowing no runs, and just two hits. Hegge currently has a 2.38 E R A, and has 19 strikeouts over 11 ⅓ innings of work this season.

The Lancers are on the road this week, as their next action is a double header at Northwestern College on Friday.

The Mount Marty Lancers softball team extended their winning streak to four straight yesterday as they swept a pair of games against the Jamestown Jimmies to improve to 12 and 13 overall, and 5 and 5 in GPAC play.

The Lancers took game one 3 to 1, as Makayla Graunke got the win on the mound, pitching a complete game, allowing only one run on one hit, and striking out six batters. Elisabeth McGill led the way at the plate going 1 for 2 and scoring one of MMU’s three runs.

Mount Marty defeated Jamestown 4 to 1 in game two. McKenzie Gray took home the win on the mound as she pitched six innings, allowing 1 run, and striking out six batters. Elisabeth McGill shined again in game two, going 2 for 3 at the plate, scoring a run, and tallying an RBI.

Next up for Lancers softball is a home double header against Morningside on Friday. First pitch from Yankton is set for 3:00 PM.

Mount Marty men’s and women’s tennis return to the courts tomorrow afternoon, as the Lancers travel to Seward, Nebraska to face off with Concordia. First serve is set for 1:00 PM.

The Yankton track and field team recorded 10 total event wins during their home opening meet yesterday afternoon against Aberdeen Central, Brandon Valley and Mitchell.

            Austin Gobel led the way for the Bucks earning three of the six event victories on the boys side, as he took the top spot in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and long jump. Dylan Payer (800 meter) and Nate Schoenfelder (400 meter) also won individual events, while the Bucks 4 by 400 meter relay team of Cody Oswald, Evan Serck, Christian Pacheco and Gavin Swanson also took home first place.

Also earning podium finishes for the Bucks were Evan Serck (2nd in 400m), Carson Conway (2nd in 800m), Cody Oswald (2nd in 110m hurdles), Lance Danenbring (T-2nd in Javelin), Bryton Olson (3rd in 1600m), Matthew Sheldon (3rd in shot put), and Cooper Grotenhuis (Gro-ten-h-ice) (3rd in triple jump).

The Gazelles took home four event victories, and they were led by Tierney Faulk as she finished first in the 100m hurdles, and finished second in the long jump and triple jump. Shae Rumsey took the only other individual victory for the Gazelles in the 400 meter, while the 800 relay team of Carly Cap (Chop), Alexia Wheeler, Gracie Gutzmann, and Burkley Olsen took home the top spot. Yankton’s medley relay team of Cap (Chop), Wheeler, Gutzmann, and Thea Chance also took first place in their event.

Five other Gazelles also finished on the podium in individual events, including Alivia Dimmer (2nd in 300 hurdles), Sydnee Serck (2nd in 800), Kahlen Peterson (3rd in 3200), Burkley Olson (3rd in long jump), and Taryn Fitzgerald (3rd in discus).

Next up for Yankton track and field is a trip to Mitchell, as they take part in the Corn Palace Relays on Saturday.

Yankton Gazelles softball hits the road tomorrow as they make the trip to Rapid City for a matchup with Rapid City Central. The Gazelles are currently 1 and 1 on the year, following their 7-2 victory over Brandon Valley last week.

Yankton Gazelles golf opens their season tomorrow morning, as they face off with Harrisburg at Spring Creek Country Club at 9:00 AM

The Yankton High School track and field teams will host a “Little Bucks and Little Gazelles” track and field meet tomorrow evening. The meet is open to Yankton students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, with registration opening at 5:30 PM tomorrow. The event is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 PM.