Local Sports 3-25-24

Yankton Bucks and Gazelles Track and Field tallied multiple podium finishes during the Class A portion of Friday’s Mount Marty Indoor meet, including four runner-up finishes.

For the Gazelles, Shae Rumsey claimed 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the 800. Rumsey, Alivia Dimmer, Burkley Olson, and Auviana Seiler, also took 3rd in the 1600-meter relay. Dimmer and Olson also finished 2nd in the 800-meter relay, alongside Charleigh Madsen and Iyana Becker.

For the Bucks, Dylan Payer took home 2nd in the mile at 4:21.84. Matthew Sheldon finished 2nd in the shot put with a throw of 46-8. Elsewhere a trio of Bucks took 3rd in their events. Cale Haselhorst in the 60-meter hurdles, Carson Ness in the 400-meter run, and Abram Chance in the 800-meter run. 

Next up for Yankton is a meet in Sioux Falls on April 2nd against Sioux Falls Washington, Sioux City West, and Sioux City East.

The Class B portion of the Mount Marty Indoor Track and Field Meet also took place late last week, with multiple area athletes competing in the event.

Bloomfield’s Jacob Smith finished 2nd in the boys 800 and also ran on the Bees’ 2nd place 1600 relay team along with Hayden Loseke, Layne Warrior, and Beau Eisenhauer.

Crofton claimed the top spot in three events. Seth Pinkelman won the boys’ pole vault, while Jordyn Arens won the girls’ mile. Arens, Ellie Tramp, Caitlin Guenther, and Jacee Anthony also won the medley relay. Sammie Allen tied for 3rd in the girls’ high jump.

Gayville-Volin’s Jolie Westrum took home 1st in the girls’ 3200-meter run, finishing in 12:40.77.

Yankton Bucks Tennis started their season at 4 and 0, gaining wins over St. Thomas More, Rapid City Central, Spearfish, and the defending Class A State Champions Rapid City Christian over the weekend.

Yankton swept Rapid City Central, Spearfish, and St. Thomas More 9 to 0. The Bucks were able to edge out Rapid City Christian 5 to 4. Luke Moeller, Miles Krajewski, and Ethan Marsh went undefeated during the duel to help secure the win.

Next up for Yankton is a scheduled triangular tomorrow in Yankton against Sioux City’s Bishop Heelan and Vermillion, beginning at 11:00 AM.

Mount Marty Softball was swept by Jamestown over the weekend in their GPAC conference doubleheader.

The Lancers fell in game one 6 to 2. Janeah Castro and Sami Noble tallied the two runs for Mount Marty.

Game two ended 13 to 2 in favor of Jamestown. Kayleen Jacinto and Abby Johnson scored a run each, while Janeah Castro went 1 for 1 with an RBI.

Mount Marty, now 9 and 13 on the year, will take on Northwestern for their next contest on Wednesday at a neutral site in Sioux Center, Iowa.

South Dakota Women’s Basketball advanced to the 2nd round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament on Friday, defeating UC Riverside 72 to 57.

The Coyotes were led by a 15-point performance from Carley Duffney. Morgan Hansen added 12 points, while Grace Larkins finished with 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists.

USD will host Northern Arizona tomorrow night for the 2nd round of the WNIT. Tipoff from the Sanford Coyote Sports Center is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

South Dakota State Women’s Basketball had their season come to an end over the weekend, as they were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament by Utah, 68 to 54.

Tori Nelson led the Jacks in scoring with 14, followed closely by Brooklyn Meyer with 13, and Paige Meyer with 12. 

SDSU ends the year with a 27 and 6 overall record, 16 and 0 in conference play, as they claimed their second straight perfect season in the Summit League.

Eight members of the South Dakota Coyotes Football team will take part in USD’s Pro Day today, as they look to make an impression on NFL and CFL scouts.

This year’s participants are Myles Harden, Brock Mogensen, Stephen Hillis, Brendan Webb, Isaac Erbes (Er-biss), Jonathan Joanis (Jo-niss), Micah Roane, and Caden Pellizzer.

All athletes will showcase their abilities in individual position drills, as well as athletic assessments in the bench press, 40-yard dash, broad jump, and vertical jump.

The South Dakota Coyotes Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team claimed a pair of awards from the Summit League on Friday, as Lucky Huber won Men’s Coach of the Year, and Marshall Faurot won Men’s Field Athlete of the Year.

This is the 2nd straight season Huber has been named Coach of the Year. Faurot becomes the first Coyote since 2020 to win Summit League Men’s Field Athlete of the Year. Faurot claimed the Summit League Championship in the pole vault, finished 8th at the NCAA Indoor Championships, and was an All-American this past season.

USD’s Outdoor Track and Field season begins on March 28th in Austin, Texas.