Local Sports 4-5-24

Mount Marty Track and Field will honor their first two National Champions in program history next week with a reception at Benny’s Café on the MMU campus.

Mason Schleis and Edwin Nyamutswa captured national titles at the NAIA Indoor Championships last month. Schleis in the Men’s Heptathlon and Nyamutswa in the Men’s 200-meter run.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 11th, beginning at 12:00 PM noon.

Yankton Bucks Baseball fell to Vermillion 4 to 0 in their season opener last night at Riverside Field.

Yankton threw 7 different pitchers in the loss. Samuel Gokie struck out three batters in his lone inning of work, while Mark Kathol had a pair of punchouts as well.

Yankton is back in action tomorrow, as they host Huron for a doubleheader at Riverside Field. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:00 PM. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 12:30.

Mount Marty Baseball returns to the diamond this afternoon, as they host Dordt for a GPAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.

The Lancers are The Lancers are 18 and 13 on the year, having won 3 of 4 in their last series against Midland. Dordt comes into the contest at 6 and 25 on the year.

First pitch of game one is scheduled for 2:00 PM with game two to follow. Pregame coverage on KYNT and KYNTV begins at 1:30. Tehl Tanner will be on the call.

Yankton Gazelles Softball was defeated by Brandon Valley last night 7 to 4 to open their 2024 campaign.

Kyra Tjeerdsma was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Madison Girard drove in two runs of her own. Tori Hansen was credited with the loss, striking out a pair of batters over five innings.

The Gazelles are back in action today, as they host Harrisburg at Sertoma Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

Mount Marty Softball Will play host to Hastings College tomorrow afternoon for a GPAC doubleheader.

The Lancers are 10 and 16 on the year after splitting a pair of games with Briar Cliff on Wednesday. Hastings is 13 and 15 overall, going 1 and 1 in their last doubleheader against Concordia.

First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:00 PM tomorrow at Sertoma Park in Yankton.

Yankton Track and Field will compete in an invitational hosted by Brandon Valley tomorrow morning. Events are scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Saturday.

Mount Marty Track and Field will compete in the two-day USD Early Bird meet, beginning today in Vermillion. Events are scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM and will be held at the Lillibridge Track Complex.

Yankton Bucks Tennis is in Sioux Falls today for a triangular against Sioux Falls Jefferson and Milbank.

The Bucks will face Milbank at 12:00 PM noon and Jefferson at 2:00. Matches will be held at Sioux Falls Jefferson High School.

The Hartington-Newcastle Track and Field Invitational took place yesterday in Hartington, and multiple area athletes performed well at the meet.

Cedar Catholic finished 2nd as a team in both the girls’ and boys’ competitions. The Trojan girls were led by Lauren Bernecker who won the 200 and 400-meter runs. Annisten Wortmann won the long jump and was joined by Bernecker, Kaly Becker, and Brynn Bernecker on Cedar’s 1st-place 1600-meter relay team. Lexi Eichoff also won the girls’ shot put. For the Trojan Boys, Alex Kuehn won the 400 and Matthew Loecker won the 800.

Hartington-Newcastle’s Kale Korth won the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, while Brayden Lammers was 2nd in the high jump. For the Wildcat girls, Mani Lange was 2nd in the 100-meter hurdles, while Hazel Hochstein was 2nd in the pole vault.

Wynot’s Dylan Heine secured the lone event victory for the Blue Devils in the boys’ high jump. Tiara Sudbeck led the Wynot girls, taking 3rd in the 100-meter dash and long jump.