The 2023 Fluid Dance Nationals took place at the end of June in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Premier Dance Complex of Yankton took home Junior Team Performance of the Year for their routine titled “Iron”

            Alongside their Performance of the Year honor, Premier Dance took 4th place overall in the Junior Division. Competing for the team were, Rachel Huff, Adalyn Zomer, Kelsey Villanueva, Ruth Kern-Scott, Madeleine Scott, Elaina Kronaizl, Avery Portillo, and Eve Harrell.

            The Yankton Post 12 legion baseball team opens the 2023 Gopher Classic tomorrow, as they will take on Elkhorn and West Fargo to begin pool play.

            Also in Yankton’s pool are teams from Millard West, NE, Buffalo, MN and Hastings, MN. All pool games will be contested at the University of Northwestern at St. Paul.

            The Yankton Tappers met the Wynot Expos in a non-league affair last night at Riverside park, as Yankton fell 10 to 4.

            Rex Ryken had a pair of RBI for Yankton in the loss. Last night’s game does not affect the South Central League standings.

            Yankton returns to league play tonight as they host Crofton, while Wynot are off until Sunday when they play Freeman.

            Chris Nilsen and Emily Grove, both former University of South Dakota pole vaulters, will be competing in this weekend’s U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

            Nilsen is looking to capture his third consecutive title at the Outdoor National Championships, as he enters the meet as the #2 ranked men’s pole vaulter in the world. Grove took 5th in last year’s competition, and is coming off of a silver medal at the 2023 indoor championships in February.

            Nilsen will compete on Saturday, with Grove vaulting on Sunday. The 2023 Outdoor Championships will air live on CNBC, the NBC Sports app, Peacock and USATF dot TV plus.

University of South Dakota head football coach Bob Nielsen has announced that Steve Ferentz will be joining his coaching staff this season as an outside linebackers coach.

Steve Ferentz, son of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, played tight end and offensive line for the University of Iowa from 2012 to 2016. Ferentz started his coaching career on his father’s staff immediately following his graduation, and has most recently been a part of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, serving as their assistant linebackers coach since 2020.