Local Sports 5-6-24

Mount Marty Baseball played their final two games of the season on Friday, defeating Briar Cliff 9 to 8, before being eliminated from the GPAC Tournament by Midland 10 to 4.

The Lancers entered the bottom of the 9th inning down by 5 to Briar Cliff, but a 6-run inning capped off by a Joe Gokie 3-run home run to walk it off would keep the Lancers alive for another game.

The Lancers would run out of steam in game two, falling to Midland 10 to 4, ending their season with the loss.

The Lancers finish the year with a 29 and 22 overall record, 14 and 14 in regular season GPAC play.

Mount Marty Senior Marcus Jnofinn (Juh-no-Finn) captured a pair of victories in the 100 and 200-meter runs at the GPAC Conference meet over the weekend, leading the Lancer to 4th as a team.

Also for the Lancer men, Mason Schleis captured a decathlon title, and  Edwin Nyamutswa (Nee-uh-moot-swa) finished as the runner-up in both the 100 and 200-meter races. The Lancers swept the top 3 in the men’s 200, with Donovan Breckenridge in 3rd.

The Lancer women finished 7th as a team, led by a 2nd place finish in the 100-meter by Zelie Sorensen. Sorensen also took 3rd in the 400-meter relay alongside Aniya Teppo, Hilaria Rodriguez, and Alexis Even.

Mount Marty will end their season at the Concordia Twilight Meet in Seward, Nebraska on May 10th.

Yankton Gazelles Softball fell to 6 and 8 last Friday with a 9 to 7 loss to O’Gorman in Sioux Falls.

Jocelyn Behrns went 4-for-4 with a triple for Yankton in the loss, while Emma Herboldt and Camryn Koletzky each tallied a pair of RBIs.

The Gazelles are back in action tomorrow for Senior Night against Mitchell.

Yankton Track and Field competed in the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls over the weekend, taking home multiple top-10 finishes during the event.

  • Dylan Payer was 4th in the boys’ 3200 and 5th in the 1600. 
  • Payer, Austin Gobel, Carson Ness, and Connor Slaba were 7th in the boys’ 1600-meter relay.
  • Gobel, Slaba, Evan Serck, and Alex Swihart were 8th in the boys’ 400-meter relay.
  • Lance Dannenbring was 9th in the boys’ javelin.
  • Shae Rumsey was 9th in the girls’ 400.
  • Rumsey, Ness, Alivia Dimmer, and Jace Sedlacek were 4th in the mixed 1600-meter relay.
  • Harrison Krajewski, Carson Conway, Abram Chance, and Abe O’Brien were 9th in the boys’ distance medley.

Next for Yankton is the ESD Conference Meet on May 11th in Brookings.

Yankton Gazelles Golf finished 7th out of 11 teams at their home invite last week at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.

The Gazelles shot a 389 as a team in the event. Ellia Homstad led the Gazelles individually, finishing 17th at 90. Elsewhere for the Gazelles, Madison Ryken shot 95, Sabrina Krajewski shot 96 and Jordyn Cunningham shot a 108.

Next up for the Gazelles is the “Marchand Cup” dual with Mitchell tomorrow.

Yankton Bucks Tennis ended the regular season over the weekend with a pair of sweeps against Aberdeen Central and Huron.

With the wins, Yankton ends the regular season with a 20 and 3 overall record heading into the ESD Conference Meet.

The ESD Tournament will begin today in Sioux Falls, held at the Match Pointe tennis facility. Matches are scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM.