Local Sports 3-4-24

Edwin Nyamutswa and Mason Schleis became the first two NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Champions in Mount Marty History over the weekend.

Schleis claimed his title in the Men’s Heptathlon on Friday, the first in school history, beating out Treshawn Roberts of Dakota State by 3 points, with a final score of 5,157.

Nyamutswa, a Freshman, became the 2nd Lancer to win a National Title on Saturday, as he claimed the top spot in the 200-meter, setting a new school record as well with a time of 21.04 seconds.

Also competing for the Lancer men on Saturday was Luke Rettedal, who finished 12th in the shot put and set a new school record of 53 feet, 2.75 inches. The Lancers now turn their attention to the outdoor season, which begins at the end of the month.

Yankton Bucks Basketball had their season come to an end on Saturday, as they fell to Mitchell 60 to 46 in the SoDak 16.

Matthew Sheldon led Yankton in scoring with 13 points. Senior Landon Potts followed with 12 in his final game for the Bucks.

Yankton ends the season with a 3 and 18 overall record and graduates two seniors, Landon Potts and Tucker Gilmore.

Yankton Gazelles Basketball wrapped up their 2024 season last Friday, as they were defeated by Mitchell 53 to 35 in the SoDak 16.

Seniors Claire Tereshinski and Macy Drotzmann led Yankton in scoring, as Tereshinski finished with 18 points while Drotzmann added 8.

Yankton finishes the year with a 5 and 16 overall record and graduates six seniors, Claire Tereshinski, Macy Drotzmann, Payton Moser, Camryn Koletzky, Bailey LaCroix, and Emma Herrboldt.

Crofton Warriors Girls Basketball finish the year as the Class C2 runners-up, following a 55 to 36 loss to Yutan in the Championship Game.

Sammie Allen was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 9 points. She was followed by the trio of Cassie Allen, Caitlin Guenther, and Jaida Allen with 6 each.

Crofton finishes the season with a 27 and 1 overall record.

The Wynot Blue Devils Girls Basketball Team is the runners-up in Class D2, following a 44 to 40 loss to Overton on Saturday.

Kinslee Heimes led Wynot with a game-high 18 points in the loss. Kenna Oligmueller added 11 points and 5 steals as well.

Wynot ends the year with a 22 and 3 record.

Mount Marty Baseball went 3 and 1 over the weekend, splitting a pair of games with Cornerstone on Saturday, before defeating Sienna Heights and Lawrence Tech on Sunday.

On Saturday, MMU took game one 4 to 3 before losing 5 to 2 in game two. Vaughn Deming went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI in the victory. Slayder Watterson got the win on the mound.

On Sunday, MMU won game one 12 to 2 and game two 7 to 6. Noah McCandless and Caden Eyemann were credited with wins on the mound, while Kiko Nunez went 4 for 7 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored across the two games.

MMU is back in action tomorrow for a doubleheader against Ave Maria. Game one begins at 3:00 PM in Orlando, Florida.

Mount Marty Softball went 3 and 1 over the weekend, sweeping Houghton University on Saturday and splitting with Cornerstone on Sunday in a pair of doubleheaders.

On Saturday, MMU won game one 8 to 0 and game two 11 to 2. Autumn Porter went 7 for 8 with 5 RBI and 4 runs scored over the two games. 

On Sunday, MMU claimed game one 6 to 2, before dropping game two 4 to 3. Autumn Porter led the way again in the win, going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI and a run scored in game one.

MMU returns to action tomorrow for a pair of games against Siena Heights and Bethel University in Viera, Florida.

The Summit League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Brackets have been set, with South Dakota State claiming the #1 seed in both brackets, while South Dakota enters at #4 in women’s and #9 in men’s.

USD’s women will play St. Thomas on Sunday, March 10th, while the men will take on Oral Roberts on Friday, March 8th.

SDSU’s men and women will take on the winners of each 8/9 matchup on Saturday. 

 South Dakota Men’s Basketball ended the regular season with a loss to North Dakota in Grand Forks, 95 to 66.

Lahat Thioune led the Yotes in scoring with 15 in the loss. He was followed closely by Kaleb Stewart with 14.

USD, 12 and 19 on the year, is the #9 seed in the Summit League Tournament and will face #8 Oral Roberts on Friday.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball finished the regular season with a win on Saturday, defeating North Dakota 65 to 54.

Grace Larkins led USD with a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double. Larkins added a team-high 7 assists as well.

USD, 20 and 11 on the year, is the #4 seed in the Summit League Tournament and will face #5 St. Thomas on Sunday.

South Dakota State Men’s Basketball enters the postseason riding a 5-game win streak, capped off with a 78 to 61 win over North Dakota State on Saturday.

Zeke Mayo led the way with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Luke Appel added 14 points and 6 boards for SDSU.

SDSU is the #1 seed in the Summit League Tournament and will face the winner of South Dakota vs Oral Roberts on Saturday.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball has gone undefeated in Summit League Play for the 2nd straight year, ending the regular season with an 89 to 74 win over North Dakota State.

SDSU had three players score 20+, led by a 29-point 11-rebound performance from Brooklyn Meyer. Paige Meyer added 24 points, and Madison Mathiowetz had 21.

SDSU is the #1 seed in the Summit League Tournament and will face the winner of Omaha vs Kansas City on Saturday.