The Mount Marty Lancers volleyball team are 4 and 0 to begin the year, as they went undefeated in the Olivet Nazarene Invitational over the weekend. The Lancers dropped their first set of the invitational, before winning their next twelve straight over the four matches, earning three-set sweeps over Calumet College of St. Joseph, Governor State University, and York. Jaycee Fischer tallied 54 kills during the invitational, while Ally Whitmire recorded 141 total assists, 10.85 per set, which is 7th most in the country early in the season. The Lancers return to action on Friday for a pair of matches against Valley City State University, and Mount Mercy.

The Yankton Gazelles volleyball team will begin their 2023 season tomorrow night, as they host O’Gorman at the Summit Activities Center. This will be the Gazelles first match under new head coach Tayler Stacey. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

The Yankton Bucks Golf team are scheduled to travel to Pierre tomorrow for a meet at Hillsview Golf Course. The event start time has been pushed to earlier in the morning due to high temperatures expected in the afternoon, as tee time is now set for 9:00 AM.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles soccer teams were scheduled to host West Central this afternoon, but it was announced late last week that the games would be postponed due to forecasted high temperatures in the triple digits. Yankton will now host West Central for a double header on September 21st.

The Yankton Bucks football team will play their first game of the 2023 season later this week, as they host the Mitchell Kernels at Crane-Youngworth Field on Friday night. Yankton traveled to Mitchell for last year’s season opener, which the Bucks won 45 to 6. Coverage for Friday’s season opener will begin at 6:05 PM on KYNT and KYNTV, with kickoff scheduled for 7:00. Bryce Ladwig and Josh Boelter will be on the call.

The Mount Marty Lancers football team will embark on their third season in program history on Friday, as they host Culver-Stockton University at Crane-Youngworth Field. The Lancers are looking to build off of last season, as they won their first three games in program history. Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 5:00 PM. Coverage will be available on KYNT and KYNTV, Steve Thum and Tehl Tanner will be on the call.


In South Dakota:

Yankton Bucks:

  • The Bucks went 6 and 5 last season, and advanced to the semifinals of the Class 11-AA Playoffs, before being eliminated by the eventual champions, the Pierre Governors.
  • Yankton will open their season Friday night with a home game against the Mitchell Kernels. Coverage for the Bucks game will be provided on KYNT and KYNTV.

Avon Pirates:

  • Avon went 5 and 5 last season, advancing to the class 9-B quarterfinals before being eliminated by top seeded Herreid-Selby Area.
  • The Pirates opened their 2023 season last Thursday with a 42 to 12 victory over Colome.
  • Avon will hit the road for the first time this week, as they meet Burke on Friday.

Bon Homme Cavaliers:

  • The Cavaliers went 6 and 4 last season, advancing to the class 9-AA quarterfinals before falling to top seeded and eventual state champions Wall.
  • Bon Homme will open the 2023 season on the road, as they meet Kimball-White Lake on  Thursday night.

Gayville-Volin Raiders:

  • Gayville-Volin began their 2023 season last Friday with a 60 to 30 loss to Corsica-Stickney.
  • The Raiders will look for their first win of the season on Friday, as they host Colome.

Irene-Wakonda Eagles:

  • Irene-Wakonda were shutout by Canistota 55 to 0 in their season opener last week.
  • The Eagles will hit the road this week as they look to capture their first win against Hanson.

Scotland/Menno (Jim River) Trappers:

  • Scotland/Menno began their season last Thursday, as they were defeated by Sioux Valley 42 to 0.
  • The Trappers will be on the road this week as they take on Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.

Vermillion Tanagers:

  • Vermillion finished 4 and 5 last season, just missing out on the class 11-A playoffs.
  • The Tanagers will play their first game of 2023 on the road, as they travel to Dakota Valley this Friday night.

In Nebraska:

Bloomfield Bees:

  • Bloomfield went 10 and 2 last season, and made it to the semifinals of the Class D2 playoffs, before falling to eventual state champions, Hitchcock County.
  • The Bees will play their season opener on Friday night, as they host Winside.

Cedar Catholic Trojans:

  • Cedar Catholic ended last season with a 9 and 4 record, advancing to the state championship in Class C2 as a 12-seed, before falling to Norfolk Catholic.
  • The Trojans will be on the road this Friday night, as they open the 2023 season against Tekamah-Herman.

Crofton Warriors:

  • Crofton earned a 6 and 4 record last year and a state playoff berth in class D1, falling in the opening round to eventual champion Clarkson-Leigh.
  • The Warriors will host Summerland in their season opener on Friday night. Coverage will be provided via Riverfront Sports.

Hartington-Newcastle Wildcats:

  • Hartington-Newcastle is coming off a season that saw them miss out on the state playoffs with a 3 and 5 record.
  • The Wildcats will square off with Wynot to open their season on Friday.

Wynot Blue Devils:

  • Wynot finished with a 9 and 2 record last season, and were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the class D2 playoffs by Bloomfield.
  • The Blue Devils will be on the road to start the season, as they take on Hartington-Newcastle on Friday.