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Friday’s USD-UNI football game canceled

Friday’s USD-UNI football game canceled

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The Missouri Valley Football Conference has canceled the South Dakota-Northern Iowa football game scheduled for Friday in Vermillion due to a positive COVID-19 test result and subsequent contact tracing in South Dakota’s Tier 1 personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff.

The game will not be rescheduled.

According to a MVFC release, Valley football athletically related activities will take place only to the extent permitted by local environments and applicable national, state, local and institutional guidelines in order to safeguard the health and safety of participants, staff and fans.

High School baseball

Harrisburg takes two from Raiders

The Harrisburg Tigers remained unbeaten on the season after taking two games from Rapid City Stevens Thursday at McKeague Field.

The Tigers won the opener 6-1 and rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh for a 13-11 victory in the second game.

In the opener, Chase Lucas and Stewart Nickel combined to stop the Raiders on four hits. Lucas gave up three hits and one unearned run in five innings, striking out seven, while Nickel gave up one hit and no runs in two innings.

It was a 1-1 battle though five innings before the Tigers scored two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

Colton Nesland had two of the Raiders four hits.

The nightcap was a more offensive-oriented game, with the game tied at 9-9 through five innings before Stevens scored twice for the lead.

But Harrisburg rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh to pick up the win.

Stevens outhit the Tigers 10-6, with Nesland and Gavan Williamson leading the way with two hits and two RBI each. Hayden Bentz also knocked in two runs for the Raiders.

Tyson Kpgel knocked in three runs and Maddux Scherer added two RBI for the Tigers.

Stevens, 2-4, returns to action Friday at Pierre for a doubleheader that begins at 4 p.m., while Harrisburg, 4-0, faces Rapid City Central Friday for two games  at McKeague that start at 11 a.m.

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