Local Sports 2-6-24

Mount Marty Men’s and Women’s Basketball will take the court tomorrow night, as they host Doane University inside Cimpl Arena.

The Lancer men and women are both coming off of losses in their last games to Morningside on Saturday. Both Tiger squads are also looking to reenter the win column, as they were swept by Dakota Wesleyan in a doubleheader on Saturday.

The women will play first at 6:00 PM tomorrow with the men to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 5:15. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

The Yankton Quarterback Club will host their weekly meeting at noon tomorrow at the River Rock Event Center in Yankton.

This week’s featured guest speakers will be Mount Marty University President Dr. Marc Long, and Corey Westra, the Commissioner of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

The Crofton Warriors Girls Basketball team claimed the Mid State Conference Tournament Title over the weekend, defeating Guardian Angels Central Catholic 47 to 39 in the championship game.

Caitlin Guenther led the Warriors with 17 points in the title game. Cassie Allen added 12 points of her own and 3 steals.

The Warriors had a quick turnaround after the tournament victory, as they took the floor last night against Wayne. Crofton remained undefeated last night with a 52 to 36 win.

The University of South Dakota’s Women’s Triathlon team was honored by the College Triathlon Coaches Association as a Scholar All-America team following the 2023 season.

Along with the team recognition, five individual Coyotes were selected as well, as Grace Busch, Franziska Neck, Ella Spitz, Verena Vesely, and Chelsea Webber all earned Scholar All-America honorable mention.

To earn a CTCA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention, a student-athlete must qualify for the National Meet, and finish the semester with a 3.5 GPA or better.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Last Night:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Avon fell to Marty 76 to 66.
  • Irene-Wakonda lost to Centerville 74 to 42.
  • Scotland was defeated by Bridgewater-Emery 77 to 54.
  • Hartington-Newcastle beat Homer 59 to 17.
  • Wynot edged out Ponca 38 to 37.

In Girls Basketball:

  • Bon Homme defeated Menno 71 to 35.
  • Irene-Wakonda fell to Centerville 67 to 28.
  • Vermillion topped Madison 71 to 42.
  • Crofton beat Wayne 52 to 36.
  • Hartington-Newcastle was defeated by Homer 59 to 51.
  • Wynot defeated Plainview 51 to 41.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Boys Basketball:

  • Bon Homme vs Burke
  • Gayville-Volin @ Freeman Academy-Marion
  • Vermillion @ Dakota Valley
  • Bloomfield vs Neligh-Oakdale.
  • Cedar Catholic vs Elkhorn Valley.
  • Crofton vs Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family.
  • Hartington-Newcastle @ Wausa

In Girls Basketball:

  • Bon Homme vs Burke
  • Gayville-Volin @ Freeman Academy-Marion
  • Vermillion @ Dakota Valley
  • Bloomfield vs Neligh-Oakdale.
  • Cedar Catholic vs Elkhorn Valley.
  • Hartington-Newcastle @ Wausa

A new Prep Basketball Media Poll was released yesterday and the Vermillion Tanager Girls are the lone local team in this week’s polls, receiving votes in Class A. Full polls for all classes are listed below.

Class AA Boys:

  1. Mitchell
  2. Sioux Falls Roosevelt
  3. Harrisburg
  4. Sioux Falls Washington
  5. Brandon Valley

Receiving votes: Rapid City Stevens

Class A Boys:

  1. Sioux Falls Christian
  2. Hamlin
  3. Pine Ridge
  4. Sioux Valley
  5. Dakota Valley

Receiving votes: Hot Springs, Rapid City Christian

Class B Boys:

  1. White River
  2. Castlewood
  3. De Smet
  4. Viborg-Hurley
  5. Wessington Springs

Receiving votes:  Canistota, Leola/Frederick Area, Faith, Howard, Dell Rapids St. Mary

Class AA Girls:

  1. O’Gorman
  2. Mitchell
  3. Harrisburg
  4. Brandon Valley
  5. Sioux Falls Jefferson

Receiving votes: Pierre

Class A Girls:

  1. Flandreau
  2. Red Cloud
  3. Sioux Falls Christian
  4. Sisseton
  5. Tea Area

Receiving votes: Vermillion, Wagner

Class B Girls:

  1. Ethan
  2. Centerville
  3. Harding County
  4. Wall
  5. Lyman

Receiving votes: Arlington