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Yankton was looking to get back on track on homecoming, while the four-time defending state champion Pierre Governors were looking to play spoilers Friday at Crane Youngworth Field.

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It’s not very often a team would look forward to facing a four-time defending state champion, but head coach Brady Muth and the Bucks are hoping to take down the Pierre Governors at Friday night’s homecoming game at Crane Youngworth Field.

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CROFTON, Neb. — Hartington’s Carson Noecker and Crofton’s Jordyn Arens earned individual honors at the Crofton Invitational cross country meet, held Thursday at Lakeview Golf Course near Crofton, Nebraska.

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Having to play a ranked opponent is not unfamiliar to the Mount Marty volleyball program, especially in Great Plain Athletic Conference play, and Wednesday’s contest saw a similar result.

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The Yankton (S.D.) Press & Dakotan, a five-day-a-week daily newspaper, is seeking applicants for one part-time sportswriting position.

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PIERRE — The Yankton Gazelles earned their second draw of the season, playing Pierre to a scoreless tie in Eastern South Dakota Conference girls’ soccer action on Tuesday.

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SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota fourth-year junior Merga Gemeda and third-year sophomore Ella Byers have been named the TicketSmarter Summit League Cross Country Runners of the Week for the period ended Sept. 19.

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SIOUX FALLS — Continuing with Augustana University’s strategic plan — Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030 — of providing students opportunities and to help fuel enrollment growth, Augustana Athletics is proud to announce the addition of women’s lacrosse beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.

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The Yankton Bucks (8-1-1) remained fourth in the South Dakota Soccer Coaches Association Class AA boys’ poll, announced Monday.

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FREEMAN — Erin Uecker filled the stat sheet, finishing with 17 kills, five blocks and 19 digs as Freeman downed Canton 23-25, 25-22, 25-9, 25-14 in prep volleyball action on Monday.

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BROOKINGS — Lucas Kampshoff passed for two touchdowns, Austin Gobel scored two touchdowns and the Yankton defense held Brookings scoreless after the opening quarter of a 19-8 victory over the Bobcats Monday in Brookings.

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ST. LOUIS—South Dakota fifth-year junior Alex Jensen has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s win at Cal Poly. It is the second such honor for Jensen, who hails from Plymouth, Minnesota.

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The Yankton Bucks fell to fifth in Class 11AA in both the South Dakota Media and South Dakota Football Coaches’ football polls, announced Monday.

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The Yankton Quarterback Club will meet Wednesday at noon at JoDeans, located on Broadway in Yankton.

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WATERTOWN — The Yankton Gazelles fell out of the top five, but continued to receive votes in the latest South Dakota Softball Coaches Class A Poll, announced Monday.

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SEWARD, Neb. — Two second half goals coming within a minute of each other lifted the Concordia men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Mount Marty Saturday in Seward, Nebraska.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — As his players took to a knee around him in one end zone, John Michaletti pointed to the opposite end of the field.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.  – South Dakota dominated both sides of the football in securing a 48-14 road victory over Cal Poly on Saturday evening inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

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VERMILLION –  The University of South Dakota’s soccer program hosted a Power 5 Conference opponent Sunday as the Big12’s Iowa State made the trip to take on the Coyotes.

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TYNDALL — Platte-Geddes volleyball fell to Parkston in their final match of pool play Saturday at the Cavalier Clash in Tyndall and had to turn around and face the defending Class ‘B’ champions in Northwestern in the opening round of the bracket.