Local Sports 4-2-24

Yankton High School Track and Field travels to Sioux Falls today for a meet against Sioux City East, Sioux City West, and Sioux Falls Washington. 

This will be the first outdoor meet of the season. Events are scheduled to begin at 3:45 PM at Sioux Falls Washington High School.

Yankton Bucks Tennis is on the road today for a triangular against Brandon Valley and Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

Yankton will take on Brandon Valley at 11:00 AM before their duel with Roosevelt at 1:00 PM. Matches will be held at the Brandon Valley Middle School.

Mount Marty Softball returns to action tomorrow afternoon for a doubleheader against the Briar Cliff Chargers.

The Lancers are 9 and 15 on the year, 1 and 4 in GPAC play, entering tomorrow’s contest. Briar Cliff is 12 and 11 overall. 0 and 2 in the GPAC.

Tomorrow’s games will be the first of six straight at home for MMU. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 3:00 PM at Sertoma Park. 

Yankton Bucks baseball was scheduled to open their season yesterday in a doubleheader against Huron, but those games have been postponed to this Saturday.

The new season opener for the Bucks is this Thursday in a single game against Vermillion at Riverside Field at 5:30 PM.

The Mount Marty Lancers Football team opened up spring practices last week, as they prepare for the 4th year in program history.

The Lancers finished 3 and 8 last season, notching a pair of wins in GPAC play. The Lancers return several key players this season, including starting quarterback Ken Gay and All-American Tight End Rex Ryken.

The Lancers will host a spring game at the end of the month, April 27th at Crane-Youngworth Field.

Mount Marty Men’s Golf is competing in the 2nd and final day of the Tabor College Invitational today. Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM.

Mount Marty Women’s Golf is scheduled to compete in the Concordia Spring Invite today at the Highlands in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tee time is scheduled for 10:00 AM.

University of South Dakota Senior Gen Hirata tied the fourth-best vault in the country so far this season at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays over the weekend, finishing tied for 2nd in the event.

Hirata cleared 4.30 meters in the event, tying for fourth in the nation so far this outdoor season. Elsewhere for USD, Marshall Faurot was 7th in the university elite men’s pole vault, and Erin Kinney, Jacy Pulse, Averi Schmeichel, and Sara Reifenrath took 6th in the 4 by 100-meter relay, finishing in 44.68 seconds, five-hundredths of a second of off the program record.