Local Sports 2-29-24

Yankton Gazelles Basketball travels to Mitchell tomorrow night for a SoDak 16 matchup with the Kernels.

Yankton fell to Mitchell 51 to 41 when the two teams met earlier this season. The winner of Friday’s affair will advance to the Class AA State Tournament.

Tipoff from the Corn Palace is set for 8:00 PM tomorrow, pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 7:30. Bryce Ladwig will be on the call.

The NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships begin today in Brookings, and the Mount Marty Lancers are sending 14 athletes to this year’s event.

The Lancer men will be represented by Edwin Nyamutswa, Mason Schleis, Luke Rettedal, Logan Ferrari, Nathaniel Kropuenske, Jacob Kueny, Carl Massa, and Zavio Pratto.

The Lancer women will be represented by Calli Davis, Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl, Lexi Burtzlaff, Alexis Even, Cassie Hohrman, and Josey Wahlstrom.

Today’s events are scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM.

The Crofton Warriors advanced to the 2nd round of the Class C2 Girls Basketball State Tournament last night with a 38 to 32 over Clarkson-Leigh in Overtime.

Sisters Sammie and Cassie Allen combined for 18 points and 9 steals to lead the Warriors to the win.

Next up for Crofton is a semifinal matchup against Elmwood-Murdock tomorrow at 3:15 PM. Pregame coverage on Riverfront Sports 94.3 FM begins at 2:45. Scott Ulrich will be on the call.

The Wynot Blue Devils defeated Plainview last night 46 to 31 to advance to the Class D2 Girls Basketball State Semifinals.

Wynot sophomore Kenna Oligmueller stepped up to lead the team in scoring with 19 points in the win.

Wynot will take on Falls City Sacred Heart in the semifinals on Friday. Tipoff from Lincoln is scheduled for 7:45 PM.

Brackets have been set for the 2024 Nebraska High School Boys Basketball State Tournament, and the Cedar Catholic Trojans are the #3 seed in Class C2. 

The Trojans will take on #6 Lincoln Lutheran next Wednesday, March 6th, in the opening round. Tipoff from Lincoln is scheduled for 3:15 PM.

Mount Marty Men’s and Women’s Tennis will host Iowa Central tomorrow for a pair of duels inside the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Matches are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM. 

South Dakota Men’s Basketball is at home tonight for senior night, as they host the North Dakota State Bison. Tipoff from the Sanford Coyote Sports Center is set for 7:00 PM.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball takes a trip to Fargo, North Dakota tonight for a matchup with the North Dakota State Bison. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball is at home tonight, as they host the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks. Tipoff from Frost Arena is slated for 7:00 PM.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball is on the road tonight for their penultimate regular season game, as they take on North Dakota in Grand Forks. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Last Night:

In Girls Basketball:

  • Crofton defeated Clarkson-Leigh 38 to 32 in overtime.
  • Wynot defeated Plainview 46 to 31.

Area Prep Basketball Schedule for Tonight:

In Girls Basketball:

  • Gayville-Volin vs Arlington.
  • Vermillion vs Winner.

No Boys’ Basketball Games Scheduled.