Gazelles, Other Area Programs Grounded For Today

Yankton's Kyndle Kennedy competes on the vault during a gymnastics triangular earlier this season in Yankton. The Gazelles, who were scheduled to compete in a triangular at Brookings on Friday, saw that meet cancelled due to poor weather conditions. A number of other area events were postponed.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include the announcement about the Yankton-Sturgis basketball doubleheader scheduled for Jan. 23.

High winds and snow led to a number of area programs adjusting their schedules on Friday.

— The gymnastics triangular featuring Yankton and Harrisburg at Brookings, scheduled for Friday, was cancelled. It will not be made up.

— The wrestling triangular featuring Yankton and Aberdeen Central will be rolled into a meet hosted by Harrisburg on Jan. 28. The sub-varsity matchups between Yankton, Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley are cancelled, and will not be made up.

— The Hartington-Newcastle at Homer basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16.

— The Elkhorn Valley at Niobrara-Verdigre basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday, will be held on Jan. 25 in Niobrara, Nebraska.

— Instead of attending Friday’s West Holt Invitational, the Creighton wrestling program will attend the Battle Creek Invitational on Saturday. Battle Creek’s girls-only wrestling meet, scheduled for Friday, will be held on Monday, Jan. 18.

— The Lennox at Vermillion basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday, was postponed. The girls’ game will be held on Jan. 25 in Vermillion, with the boys’ game on Feb. 5 in Vermillion.

— The following Friday basketball doubleheaders were postponed with no makeup dates announced: Bloomfield at Plainview, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge at Creighton, Pierce at Hartington Cedar Catholic, Ponca at Elk Point-Jefferson and Randolph at Wausa.

Also announced on Friday, the Yankton-Sturgis basketball doubleheader scheduled for Jan. 23 will be played in Sturgis. The change was made due to COVID-19 issues at Stanley County High School, the previously-scheduled host.

The varsity girls’ game will be played at 3 p.m. Central time, with the varsity boys’ game to follow at approximately 4:30 p.m. The JV games that were scheduled to be held in conjunction with that matchup have been cancelled.

To report a schedule change, coaches and/or athletic directors are encouraged to contact the Press & Dakotan at sports@yankton.net, by fax at 1-605-665-0288 or by phone at 1-605-665-7811, ext. 106.

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