Local Sports 1-29-24

Mount Marty Track and Field athletes Logan Ferrari and Edwin Nyamutswa added their names to the school record books over the weekend, as they set new benchmarks in the 5,000-meter and 200-meter races respectively.

Ferrari broke his own school record in the 5000 by nearly 15 seconds, winning the event in 15 minutes, 16.84 seconds. Nyamutswa was able to break the 200-meter record by 0.6 seconds, finishing in 21.21 seconds.

Also finishing highly for the Lancers was Luke Rettedal, who placed 2nd in the shot put by throwing 52′ 7.25″, and the women’s 1600-meter relay team of Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl, Alexis Even, Josey Wahlstrom, and Calli Davis, who finished as runners-up in their event.

Yankton Bucks Basketball picked up their second win of the season on Saturday, defeating Douglas 54 to 39.

Landon Potts led the Bucks in scoring with 18 points, while Tucker Gilmore and Carson Ness added 12 apiece. Matthew Sheldon led the team in rebounds with 10.

Next up for Yankton is a matchup with O’Gorman inside the Summit Activities Center tonight. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM with pregame coverage on KYNT Plus and KYNTV beginning at 6:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

Yankton Gazelles Basketball moved to 4 and 8 on the year on Saturday with a 56 to 35 win over Douglas.

Claire Tereshinki tallied a game-high 23 points in the win, 15 of which came from beyond the arc. Macy Drotxmann finished shy of a double-double with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Next up for the Gazelles is a home game against Pierre on Thursday.

Mount Marty Men’s Basketball fell to Briar Cliff on Saturday, as the Chargers took a 77 to 49 home victory.

Jake Jensen led the Lancers in scoring on the night with 12 points. Damon Opdahl joined Jensen in double figures with 11 points for MMU.

The Lancers are back in action tonight in a men’s/women’s doubleheader at home against Jamestown. The men will play first at 5:30 with the women to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 4:45. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

Mount Marty Women’s Basketball was defeated by the Briar Cliff Chargers on Saturday 74 to 53.

Sidney Thue and Jadyn Jensen had nearly identical stat lines, as both had 12 points, a team-high, and 6 rebounds. Thue added 3 blocks as well.

Next up for the Lancers is a matchup with Jamestown tonight inside of Cimpl Arena. The women’s game will be the second half of the doubleheader.

Yankton Gazelles Gymnastics qualified for the state tournament over the weekend, posting a 6th place finish in the ESD conference meet.

Yankton scored 134.775 as a team en route to their qualification. Senior Ava Koller led the individual accolades for the Gazelles, finishing 8th in the all-around competition, bolstered by a 3rd-place finish in the floor exercise.

Yankton has a dual scheduled for this evening against Estelline-Hendricks, in Hendricks, Minnesota. Events begin at 6:00 PM.

Yankton Bucks and Gazelles Wrestling have a dual with the Pierre Governors tomorrow night in Yankton. Matches are set to begin at 5:00 PM.

University of South Dakota Alum Chris Nielsen set a new worldwide benchmark for indoor pole vaulting in the 2024 season on Friday, as he cleared  6.01 meters (19 feet, 8.5 inches) at the USD alumni meet.

Nielsen, who ranks 3rd in the most recent worldwide rankings, cleared the 6-meter mark for the first time in almost two years with his performance on Friday. The 2024 Olympic hopeful will next compete in the Mondo Classic in Sweden..

South Dakota Men’s Basketball fell to the Kansas City Roos in Summit League play over the weekend, 81 to 57.

Lahat Thioune (La-hot Toon) led the Coyotes in scoring and rebounding on the night, with 20 points and 9 boards.

USD returns home for their next game, hosting North Dakota on Thursday.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball secured a 72 to 62 home win over Kansas City on Saturday, improving to 15 and 7 on the year.

Grace Larkins led the way with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal in the win, leading the Coyotes in all four categories.

Next up for USD is a trip to Grand Forks, ND on Thursday for a game against North Dakota.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball was defeated by Oral Roberts on Saturday, as the Jackrabbits fell in Tulsa, 87 to 82.

Zeke Mayo led the Jacks in scoring with 23 points on the night. William Kyle III added 16 points of his own, as well as a team-high 9 rebounds.

Next up for SDSU is a home game against North Dakota State on Thursday.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball remained undefeated in Summit League play on Sunday, defeating Oral Roberts 96 to 80.

The Jackrabbits had 5 different players score in double figures, led by a game-high 27 points from Brooklyn Meyer. Meyer only missed 1 of her 13 shots on the night.

SDSU will hit the road on Thursday, as they take on North Dakota State in Fargo.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Yankton vs O’Gorman.
  • Avon @ Freeman Academy-Marion.
  • Bon Homme @ Corsica-Stickney.
  • Gayville-Volin @ Mitchell Christian.
  • Vermillion vs Madison.
  • Bloomfield vs Plainview in Ponca.
  • Wynot vs Laurel-Concord-Coleridge in Walthill.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Avon @ Freeman Academy-Marion.
  • Bon Homme vs Bridgewater-Emery.
  • Gayville-Volin @ Burke.
  • Cedar Catholic @ Guardian Angels Central Catholic.
  • Crofton vs O’Neill.