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Catching up with former area athletes: Former Parkston golfer takes second to start season

Parkston native and South Dakota State University golfer Sydney Bormann played a major role in the Jackrabbits winning their second University of Nebraska-Omaha Invitational title in the past three seasons on Saturday.

The junior golfer finished second overall, behind only teammate Teresa Toscano. Bormann had a consistent three rounds as she shot a 75 in round one, 73 in round two and 74 in round three on the par-71 course. She finished six-over-par.

Bormann enters this season with plenty of experience as she's played in all 22 events since joining the Jackrabbits. Bormann recorded a 76.39 stroke average last year, ranking third on SDSU and 10th in the Summit League.

SDSU is next in action on Sept. 10-11 in the Minnesota Invitational in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Kraft races to top-10 finish

Wessington Springs native Jase Kraft was one of three top-10 finishers for the University of Sioux Falls cross-country team on Friday when it opened its season at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, competing in the Augustana Twilight.

Kraft took ninth to help the 17th-ranked Cougars win the team title. The senior runner finished the 7K in 21:57.64, which was 0.12 seconds faster than teammate Zach Lundberg.

Kraft is coming off a junior campaign which saw him take 181st place at the NCAA Championships and 24th at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference meet.

University of Sioux Falls races again on Sept. 15 at the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri.

St. Pierre tackles, USF wins

Noah St. Pierre, a former Wagner standout, helped guide the 20th-ranked University of Sioux Falls football team to a 27-24 win over Concordia-St. Paul on Thursday.

The senior cornerback finished fourth on the team with five total tackles, including three solo tackles. He played in all 12 games last season, totaling 35 tackles, which was tied for sixth on the team. St. Pierre also added 12 pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble in 2017.

Sioux Falls is back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday at No. 21 Winona State.