Local Sports 3-18-24

Mount Marty Baseball opened up GPAC play last Friday, splitting their doubleheader against Northwestern.

The Lancers won game one 8 to 3. Ethan Wishon and Will Gardner each tallied a pair of RBIs. Zach Hegge got the win on the mound in three and a third innings of relief, allowing a run.

MMU fell 5 to 3 in 11 innings in game two. Aidan Chang, Bodi Wallar, and Kiko Nunez each had an RBI and a run scored. 

The Lancers are back home tomorrow for a GPAC doubleheader against Doane University. Game one is scheduled for 2:30 PM at Riverside Field with game two to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV will begin at 2:00 PM.

Mount Marty Softball will have their first competitive games in nearly two weeks tomorrow afternoon, as they host Dakota Wesleyan for a doubleheader at Sertoma Park in Yankton. 

The Lancers have had multiple games canceled or postponed since their 8-game sweep in Florida at the beginning of the month.

Game one between the Lancers and Tigers is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM with game two to follow.

The Yankton High School Track and Field team is scheduled to open up their 2024 season today at the Dan Lennon Indoor meet inside the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Events are set to begin at 11:30 AM.

Yankton High School will host a Spring Sports Kickoff this Thursday in the Yankton High School Commons. Food & beverages will be served beginning at 5:30 PM, with Spring athletics coaches scheduled to speak at 6:00.

The South Dakota High School Boys Basketball State Tournament wrapped up on Saturday across Classes AA, A, and B, with all three championship games decided by five points or less.

Mitchell captured the AA title with a 46 to 45 win over Brandon Valley, Hamlin secured the Class A championship with a 53 to 50 win over Sioux Falls Christian, and Howard won the Class B title with a 55 to 50 win over De Smet, ending De Smet’s run of three straight state titles. Full Results for each class are listed below.

Class AA:

  • Champions: Mitchell Kernels.
  • Runners-Up: Brandon Valley Lynx.
  • 3rd Place: Harrisburg.
  • 4th Place: Sioux Falls Washington Warriors.
  • 5th Place: Sioux Falls Jefferson Cavaliers.
  • 6th Place: Watertown Arrows.
  • 7th Place: Huron Tigers.
  • 8th Place: Sioux Falls Roosevelt Rough Riders.

Class A:

  • Champions: Hamlin Chargers.
  • Runners-Up: Sioux Falls Christian Chargers.
  • 3rd Place: Dakota Valley Panthers.
  • 4th Place: Rapid City Christian Comets.
  • 5th Place: Sioux Valley Cossacks.
  • 6th Place: Pine Ridge Thorpes.
  • 7th Place: Groton Area Tigers.
  • 8th Place: Vermillion Tanagers.

Class B:

  • Champions: Howard Tigers.
  • Runners-Up: De Smet Bulldogs.
  • 3rd Place: Castlewood Warriors.
  • 4th Place: White River Tigers.
  • 5th Place: Wessington Springs Spartans.
  • 6th Place: Gregory Gorillas.
  • 7th Place: Viborg-Hurley Cougars.
  • 8th Place: Leola/Frederick Area Titans.

Yesterday was Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits will be the lone Summit League representatives in the tournaments.

 The SDSU Men are the 15th seed in the East region and will take on the 2nd-seeded Iowa State Cyclones on Thursday in round one. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 PM at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

The SDSU Women are 12th seed and will play in the Portland 4 pool. The Jackrabbits will take on 5th-seeded Utah on Friday in round one. Tipoff is set for 9:00 PM on Saturday in Spokane, Washington.