Local Sports 5-13-24

Yankton Bucks Baseball ended their regular season yesterday with a pair of losses to the Pierre Governors, 11 to 9 in game one and 4 to 2 in game two.

Matthew Sheldon went 3 for 5 with an RBI during the doubleheader. Lucas Kampshoff added 2 RBI and 2 runs for the Bucks.

Yankton finishes the season 10 and 10 in Class A play. They enter the postseason 11th in the standings and will return to Pierre on Friday to open a 3-game series with the Governors. The winner of the series will advance to the State Tournament.

Yankton Bucks Track and Field finished 3rd at the ESD Conference Meet in Pierre on Saturday, totaling 106 points as a team.

Austin Gobel captured the top spot in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 10.77 seconds. Gobel also finished 2nd in the 200 and long jump. Gobel also ran on the 1st place 400-meter relay team alongside Evan Serck, Alex Swihart, and Connor Slaba. Dylan Payer also took home 1st place honors, winning the 1600, and finishing 2nd in the 800. 

Yankton will wrap up their regular season on Thursday in the Harrisburg “Last Chance” Meet.

Yankton Gazelles Track and Field took home 7th in the ESD Conference Meet in Pierre over the weekend, finishing with 54 points as a team.

Yankton took 3 of the top 8 spots in the 300 hurdles, Alivia Dimmer finished 3rd, September Rauch 7th, and Keira Christ in 8th. Shae Rumsey added a 3rd place finish in the 400, while the 400 relay team of freshmen Charleigh Madsen, Burkely Olson, Josslyn Elwood, and 7th grader Rozlyn Adamson finished 2nd in their event.

Yankton will wrap up their regular season on Thursday in the Harrisburg “Last Chance” Meet.

Mount Marty Track and Field tallied a pair of event victories at last week’s Concordia Twilight Meet in Seward, Nebraska.

The women’s 1600 relay team of Tianna Bumbaca-Kuehl, Alexis Even, Josey Wahlstrom, and Calli Davis took 1st place, qualifying for the NAIA National Meet. Donovan Breckenridge led the Lancer men, taking 1st in the 200 and 5th in the 400. Zavio Pratto also made the podium in the men’s 200, coming home in 3rd.

Next on the schedule for MMU is the NAIA Outdoor Nationals in Marion, Indiana, May 23rd through 25th.

Yankton Gazelles Softball fell to the Brookings Bobcats late last week, 15 to 9 in Brookings.

Madison Musfelt led the Gazelles at the plate, finishing 3 for 4 with a double in the loss. Kyra Tjeerdsma, Jocelyn Behrns, and Madison Girard added 2 hits each.

The Gazelles will be on the road tomorrow to take on the defending Class AA State Champions Sioux Falls Lincoln. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

The Nebraska High School Track and Field State Meet begins later this week, and athletes from Cedar Catholic, Hartington-Newcastle, Crofton, Bloomfield, and Wynot qualified for 51 individual events and 8 relays across Class C and D.

The Class C and D meets will take place Friday and Saturday in Omaha Nebraska. Qualifying athletes from each school and their events are listed below.

For Crofton – Class C (9 individual events/1 relay):

  • Jace Foxhoven in the boys’ triple jump.
  • Seth Pinkelman in the boys’ pole vault.
  • Jacee Anthony in the girls’ pole vault.
  • Jordyn Arens in the girls’ 1600 and 3200-meter runs.
  • Caitlin Guenther in the girls’ triple jump and discus.
  • Ellie Tramp in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
  • The girls’ 4 by 800-meter relay team of Rylie Arens, Sophia Wortmann, Elizabeth Wortmann, and Jordyn Arens

For Cedar Catholic – Class C (13 individual events/3 relays):

  • Hunter Benson in the boys’ high jump.
  • Braeden Reifenrath (Ry-finn-rath) in the boys’ 100 and 200-meter dash.
  • The boys’ 4 by 800-meter relay team of Nolan Becker, Matthew Loecker, Hunter Kuchta, and Kighter Wortmann.
  • Kally Becker in the girls’ 800-meter run.
  • Lauren Bernecker in the girls’ 400-meter dash and 800-meter run.
  • Lexi Eichoff in the girl’s discus and shot put.
  • Claire Rolfes in the girls’ 1600-meter run.
  • Addison Walter in the girl’s shot put.
  • Annisten Wortmann in the girls’ long jump, 100-meter dash, and 200-meter dash.
  • The girls’ 4 by 800-meter relay team of  Lauren Bernecker, Brynn Bernecker, Claire Rolfes, and 51 Kally Becker.
  • The girl’s 4 by 400-meter relay team of Anisten Wortmann, Brynn Bernecker, Kally Becker, and Lauren Bernecker.

For Bloomfield – Class D (15 individual events/3 relays):

  • Ty Freeman in the boys’ 3200-meter run.
  • Blake Hochstein in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles.
  • Evan Hollander in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles.
  • Brock Jeannoutot in the boys’ 100 and 200-meter dashes.
  • Jacob Smith in the boys’ 200-meter dash and 400-meter run.
  • Layne Warrior in the boys’ 400-meter run.
  • The boy’s 4 by 100 and 4 by 400 meter relay teams. The teams will consist of a combination of Brock Jeannoutot, Hayden Loseke, Jacob Smith, Layne Warrior, Evan Hollander, Beau Eisenhauer, Blake Hochstein, and Jarrett Sauser.
  • Madison Abbenhaus in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
  • Makinna Lovell in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
  • Brooke Pinkelman in the girls’ 100 and 200-meter dashes.
  • Linkin Rahn in the girls’ discus.
  • The girls’ 4 by 100-meter relay team, consisting of a combination of  Madison Abbenhaus, Tenly Gilsdorf, Miley Pinkelman, Brooke Pinkelman, Makinna Lovell, and Avery Bargman.

For Hartington-Newcastle – Class D (11 individual events):

  • William Feilmeier in the boys’ 100-meter dash.
  • Cole Heimes in the boys’ pole vault and 300-meter hurdles.
  • Kale Korth in the boys’ pole vault and 110-meter hurdles.
  • Cole Rosener in the boys’ 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, and long jump.
  • Jade Ford in the girl’s triple jump.
  • Hazel Hochstein in the girls’ pole vault.
  • Mani Lange in the girls’ pole vault.

For Wynot – Class D (3 individual events/1 relay):

  • Dylan Heine in the boys’ triple jump and high jump.
  • Chase Schroeder in the boys’ 800-meter run.
  • The boys 4 by 800-meter relay team, consisting of a combination of Dylan Heine, Chase Schroeder, Korbin Guenther, Jed Nelson, and Cooper Oligmueller.