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KYNT Sports 3-27-15

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mount Marty edged Briar Cliff 8-7 in the nightcap to win their first G-PAC softball game of the season after three losses.  The Chargers took the opener 6-3 on Thursday as snowflakes were in the air at Riverside Field.  Mount Marty catcher Kelsey Mitera led the offense with four hits on the day, while Amber Krause was the winning pitcher in game two.  The Lancers are 8-9 on the season with a conference doubleheader at Midland University coming up tomorrow.

The Mount Marty baseball team opens up play in the G-PAC this weekend with a doubleheader at nationally-ranked Doane College tomorrow and then a home twin bill against Concordia University on Sunday.  We’ll have the Sunday games broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT starting just before 1 p-m.  Mount Marty is 16 -9 overall heading into the G-PAC schedule.

U-S-D senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes set a school record yesterday in throwing the discus 194 feet, 6 inches to win the Texas State Bobcat Invitational.  Snyder’s throw is the fifth best in the nation this year.

The U-S-D women’s track and field team is rated 49th in the nation this week, with the next highest Summit League program North Dakota State in 96th place.  The Coyotes are ranked higher than seven teams in the Big Ten.

U-S-D began their spring football practice schedule on Thursday.  The Coyotes have 14 practices leading up to the annual Spring game Saturday, April 25th at the Dome.  South Dakota State has their first football practice today, and the Jacks will also hold their Spring Game on April 25th.

The newly-renamed Hansen-Haas Youth Basketball Tournament gets underway this evening with games at the Summit Activities Center, Yankton Middle School, and Mount Marty College.  It’s the 25th year for the tournament which has 17 divisions this year for boys and girls in grades four through eight.

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KYNT Sports 3-26-15

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team lost the opener Wednesday by a 3-1 score to Dakota State, but rebounded with an 11-run third inning on their way to a 15-3 rout of the Trojans in the second contest at Riverside Field.  Ryan Buck had six hits on the day for the Lancers, while Julian Cutolo and Justin Miller each drove in three runs.  Mount Marty is 16-9 on the season as they open G-PAC play Saturday at Doane College and return to Yankton Sunday against Concordia.

The Mount Marty softball team continues G-PAC action this afternoon with a twin bill at Riverside Field against Briar Cliff.

The Mount Marty men’s golf team placed ninth in the 11-team Midland Invite at Valley, Nebraska.  Dylan Brende led the Lancers with a round of 81.

U-S-D junior Teivaskie Lewin was named the Summit League Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, after winning M-V-P honors at the conference meet and going on to become an All-American in the 60-meter hurdles at the N-C-A-A Championships.  U-S-D senior Kyle McKelvey from Beresford was selected as the Summit League Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.  McKelvey set the league championship record in winning the shot put and also winning the weight throw.

South Dakota State senior Mary Wirth of Sioux Falls was named the Summit League Indoor Female Athlete of the Year.  Wirth set a school record with a high jump of six feet, and this spring earned All-American honors at the N-C-A-A meet.  She became the first Jackrabbit to earn Indoor All-American honors since S-D-S-U became a Division One school
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KYNT Sports 3-25-15

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Mount Marty College softball team will next be in action Thursday against Briar Cliff in a 3:00 doubleheader in Yankton.  The Lancers are 7 and 8 overall, while the Chargers are 9 and 5 on the season.

The Mount Marty non-conference baseball doubleheader today against Dakota State will begin at 2 p-m at Riverside Field in Yankton.  The Lancers look to improve on their 15-8 season record before starting G-PAC play this weekend.

South Dakota State won their second women’s golf tournament this year, taking the title at the Morehead State Invitational in Ocala, Florida.  The Jacks shot an 899 total for three rounds as junior Sydney McDonald of Winnipeg set three school records during the event, as she shot a four-under-par 68 on Tuesday.  Yankton sophomore Megan Mingo had a 227 total for the Jacks and placed 24th.

The Class B athletes took the stage Tuesday at the Dan Lennon Track & Field Invitational in the DakotaDome.  The Most Valuable Girls athlete was Jaci Brahmer of Pierce, while the Boys M-V-P was Wes Dvorak of Ethan/Parkston.

The 28th annual Three-Class Shootout for high school basketball seniors will be held Saturday at McCook Central in Salem.  Yankton’s Brady Hale is on the Class Double-A roster.  Andrew Baker from Mount Marty will coach the Class A boys, while Lancer assistant Todd Schlimgen will coach the Double-A girls team.  The 9th annual Southeast Basketball All-Star Classic is coming up Sunday in Tea, and Brady Hale will also play in the game and compete in a three-point shooting challenge.

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KYNT Sports 3-24-15

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Class A portion of the Dan Lennon Track & Field Invitational was held Monday in the DakotaDome, and the Yankton Bucks placed second in the 800 relay and third in the 1600 relay.  Nick Raab of Yankton took third in the shot put, while Joseph Kelly was third in the pole vault.  Madison McClure led the Gazelles with a second in the 3200, and Danielle Beckmann placed fourth in the 400 dash.  The Class B athletes will compete at the Dome today in the Dan Lennon meet.

The Mount Marty College G-PAC softball doubleheader scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow.  The Lancers are 7-8 overall and will host Briar Cliff in a twin bill starting at 3 p-m Wednesday at Riverside Park.

The Mount Marty non-conference baseball doubleheader tomorrow against Dakota State has been moved from Madison to Yankton.  The games will begin at 2:00 Wednesday at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium, with the Lancers at 15-8 on the season.

The U-S-D football team will begin their spring football practice schedule at 4:15 this afternoon.  Head Coach Joe Glenn says the Coyotes will have 14 practices over the next month leading up to the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25th at 1 p-m in Vermillion.

South Dakota State is tied for second in a women’s golf tournament hosted by Morehead State in Ocala, Florida.  The Jacks have a two-round total of 598, one shot behind Daytona State College heading into today’s final round.  Yankton sophomore Megan Mingo has a 149 total after 36 holes and is tied for 12th place.

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KYNT Sports 3-23-15

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team had great pitching this weekend to sweep four games from the University of Winnipeg, with three shutouts and a 12-2 win.  The Lancers are now 15 and 9 on the season and will play at Dakota State on Wednesday.

Mount Marty opened up their G-PAC softball schedule Saturday with losses at Doane College by scores of 5-3 and 12-4.  MMC lost 4-2 at the College of St. Mary's on Sunday, then won the nightcap 4-3.  The Lancers are now 7-8 overall and will host Briar Cliff in a conference twin bill Tuesday at 3 p-m.

Mount Marty has signed Sammy Kasowski from Hartford, South Dakota for their women’s basketball program.  Kasowski is a 5’10” forward-center who led Tri-Valley with over 12 points and 9 rebounds per game during her career and she was named All-Conference four years in a row.  She will major in English, Secondary Education and Creative Writing at Mount Marty.

Northern Colorado edged U-S-D 59-58 last night in the second round of the Women’s N-I-T, and the Coyotes ended with a 26 and 8 season record.  Senior Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 19 points in her final game.

There were three very close championship games Saturday night to decide the South Dakota boys’ basketball titles.  In Class Double-A, SF Lincoln rallied from ten points down in the fourth quarter to edge SF Washington 47-45…Aberdeen Roncalli nipped Dell Rapids 53-50 to win the Class A title…and Hanson needed overtime to defeat Langford 47-44 for the Class B victory.

The All E-S-D Conference boys’ basketball team has been released and Yankton Bucks senior forward Brady Hale and junior point guard Tanner Frick were selected to the First Team.  Evan Greenaway was given honorable mention by the E-S-D for the Bucks, who placed second behind Aberdeen Central in the conference.

The Dan Lennon Invitational track and field meet for Class A athletes begins at noon today and continues through the evening at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.  We’ll have updates on the Bucks and Gazelles this afternoon and tonight with Rich Wright on AM 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 3-20-15

Friday, March 20, 2015

The South Dakota high school boys basketball tournaments started Thursday, and the Class Double-A results included Sioux Falls Washington over Huron 60-40 and Rapid City Stevens downed Aberdeen Central 59-38, followed by Lincoln over Watertown 58-38 and O’Gorman beat Pierre 56-49.  In Class A, Aberdeen Roncalli, Little Wound, Winner and Dell Rapids won first round games.  In the Class B boys tournament, Hitchcock-Tulare upset top-seeded Faith 54-40 while Hanson, White River and Langford all picked up victories. 

U-S-D scored the first ten points last night and led all the way in a 68-58 victory over Creighton in the first round of the Women’s N-I-T at the Dome.  Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 21 points as they raised their record to 26 and 7 on the season.  U-S-D will play at Northern Colorado Sunday at 6 p-m in round two of the N-I-T.

The South Dakota State women will play at third-seed Oregon State today at 4 pm in the first round of the N-C-A-A tournament.  The S-D-S-U men play at Vanderbilt tonight at 8:30 in the second round of the N-I-T.

The Mount Marty baseball squad is 11 and 9 overall, and will continue their season with a home doubleheader starting at 5:00 tonight against the University of Winnipeg.

Mount Marty College has signed Joe Brinkman from Jackson County Central High School in Minnesota for their men’s golf program.  Brinkman was the 2014 Minnesota Golf Association Junior Champion and holds two course records in southwest Minnesota.  He will be a Pre-Professional major at Mount Marty.

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KYNT Sports 3-19-15

Thursday, March 19, 2015

 The South Dakota State men’s basketball team pulled off a big upset last night, as the eighth-seeded Jacks won at top-seed Colorado State 86-76 in the opening round of the N-I-T.  George Marshall scored 24 points for the Jackrabbits, who are now 24 and 10 on the season and will play at Vanderbilt Friday at 8:30 p-m in the second round of the N-I-T.

U-S-D will open play this evening in the first round of the Women’s N-I-T by hosting Creighton University at 7 p-m in the Dome.  The Coyotes were the regular season champions of the Summit League and are 25 and 7 for the season, while the Bluejays come to Vermillion with a 17 and 13 overall record.

U-S-D sophomore Brenna Lervick was named the Summit League Female Golfer of the Week.  Lervick carded a four-under-par total of 212 in the Jackrabbit Invitational this week in Nevada, and tied for first place out of 70 golfers.  Yankton grad Megan Mingo of South Dakota State placed fourth in that event with a one-over-par score for the 54-hole tournament.

Eight Mount Marty College women’s basketball players were named N-A-I-A All-American Scholar Athletes this week.  Last year, Mount Marty had the number-one best overall G-P-A among the nation’s women’s basketball teams and honors this week went to Holly Hegge, Cheyenne Lambley, Kelsey Schmidt, Samantha Blakee, Brittni Bormann, Erica Dreckmann, Raquel Sutera and Cassidy Gebhart.

Concordia senior Tracie Peitz from Hartington Cedar Catholic was named an All-American Scholar Athlete, and she also earned second team All-American status on the court.  Peitz averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game for the national runner-up Bulldogs.  Concordia senior Bailey Morris was named the N-A-I-A Division Two Women’s Player of the Year.

The Mount Marty College baseball team is back in Yankton, preparing for home doubleheaders this Friday and Saturday against the University of Winnipeg.  The Lancers returned from their trip to Arizona with an 11 and 9 season record.

The South Dakota high school boys basketball tournaments start today.  Sioux Falls Washington is the top-seed in Class Double-A which takes place at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls…the Class A tourney is in Rapid City with Aberdeen Roncalli the number-one seed…while Faith is top-seeded in the Class B tournament in Aberdeen.

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KYNT Sports 3-18-15

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Yankton HS track and field squad won five events at Tuesday’s Bob Prince Early Bird meet in the Dome.  Chris Kinsley won the boys triple jump, Emma Stewart took the girls triple jump, Adrienne Kusek won the girls shot put, Madison McClure was first in the girls 3,000 meter run and the Gazelles won the 32-hundred relay.  Yankton will compete next in the Class A portion of the Dan Lennon Invitational on Monday in the Dome.

Morningside won its fourth N-A-I-A Division Two women’s basketball championship in the past 12 years as the Mustangs hit a pair of free throws with two seconds left to edge Concordia by a 59-57 score last night in Sioux City.  Junior Jessica Teetz led Morningside with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and was named the Tournament MVP. Morningside ended up 37-1 on the season, while the Bulldogs were 35-3 with all three losses coming against the Mustangs.

Dakota Wesleyan finished as the N-A-I-A Division Two men’s basketball runner-up, losing to Cornerstone, Michigan 66-45 last night in the title game.  Senior Jalen Voss led the Tigers with 20 points last night.  D-W-U set a school record for victories ending up 32-5 on the season and coach Matt Wilber was named the National Division Two Coach of the Year.

South Dakota State set a school record for women’s golf and the Jacks placed second at their invitational in Nevada this week.  S-D-S-U had a three-round total of 876, as Yankton grad Megan Mingo led the way with a 217 score and fourth place in the meet among 70 golfers.  Sophomore Brenna Lervick of U-S-D tied for medalist honors with a 212 over three rounds.

The South Dakota State men’s basketball team opens up play in the N-I-T this evening against a top-seed on the road.  The Jacks will take their 23-10 season record and play at 27-9 Colorado State with the tipoff at 9 pm.

While most of the talk this month is about basketball, the U-S-D football schedule for this fall was released on Tuesday.  The Coyotes open their season at Division One power Kansas State on Saturday, September 5th, followed by a road game at U-C Davis, and then the home opener against Drake University on September 19th.  U-S-D will have eight games in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, highlighted by South Dakota State visiting the Dome on November 14th.

U-S-D senior outfielder Morgan Hancock was named the Summit League Softball Player of the Week.  Hancock batted .424 in ten games in Florida last week, scoring five runs and driving in seven.  The Coyotes are 8 and 15 on the softball season with a doubleheader coming up Saturday at Iowa State.

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KYNT Sports 3-17-15

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The All-E.S.D. Conference girls basketball team was released Monday, and two Yankton Gazelles were given honorable mention.  Junior Becky Frick and sophomore Lindsey Hale were named Honorable Mention after helping Yankton reach a fourth-place tie in the conference.

Mount Marty College has announced two recruits for their volleyball program starting next fall.  Samantha Boomgarden from Viborg-Hurley High School is a 5’7” setter who had 365 assists and 192 digs this season, and she plans to major in Radiology Technology at Mount Marty.  Taryn Urbaniak from Sturgis High School is a 5’8” outside hitter who had 110 kills and 309 digs last fall, and plans to major in Nursing at M-M-C.

Mount Marty had a 6 and 5 record on their softball trip to Arizona as they split two games on Monday.  The Lancers scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to nip Mayville State 7-6, and then dropped a 6-1 decision to Valley City State.

Mount Marty won four of ten baseball games on their trip to Arizona after a two-game split on Monday.  The Lancers routed Valley City State 14-4 as Cody Ulmer drove in four runs and A-J Griffith pitched the victory.  Luther College outscored Mount Marty 13-7 in the nightcap, as Zac Hollenback had seven hits on the day for the Lancers…who now are 11 and 9 on the season.

The top two teams in G-PAC women’s basketball all season long will play for the N-A-I-A Division Two national championship tonight at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City.  Morningside will face Concordia at 7 p-m for the title.  Monday in the semifinals, the Mustangs edged Hastings 66-63 and Concordia defeated Briar Cliff 72-62.

Dakota Wesleyan has reached the finals of the N-A-I-A Division Two men’s basketball tournament in Branson, Missouri after routing Davenport, Michigan 80-51 on Monday as Trae Berg hit nine 3-point baskets and led the Tigers with 29 points.  Dakota Wesleyan is 32 and 4 on the season and will face Cornerstone, Michigan tonight in the national championship game.

U-S-D will host Creighton University Thursday night at the DakotaDome in the opening round of the W-N-I-T.  The Coyotes enter the contest with a 25 and 7 record after winning the Summit League regular season title, while Creighton is 17 and 13 on the season.

South Dakota State was named a 14-seed in the N-C-A-A Division One women’s tournament, and the Jacks will play at third-seed Oregon State Friday at 4 p-m in Corvallis, Oregon.  S-D-S-U won the Summit League post-season title and enters the tourney with a 24 and 8 overall record, while Oregon State is 26 and 4 this season and won 16 of 18 games in the Pac-12.

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KYNT Sports 3-16-15

Monday, March 16, 2015

In college baseball Sunday, Dickinson State swept Mount Marty by scores of 12-10 and 9-5.  The Lancers wrap up their spring baseball trip with two games in Tucson today.  The Mount Marty softball squad split a pair of games Sunday in Arizona, and the Lancers are now 5-4 overall. 

Girls basketball state champions in South Dakota on Saturday were SF Washington in Class AA, St. Thomas More won the Class A title, and Ethan finished an unbeaten season in Class B.  Viborg-Hurley took the consolation title in Class B girls hoops.

The NAIA Division Two women's basketball Final Four in Sioux City is all GPAC teams.  Tonight in the national semifinals, Morningside faces Hastings, followed by Concordia against Briar Cliff.

The Dakota Wesleyan men's basketball squad has advanced to the NAIA Division Two semifinals in Branson, and the Tigers will face Davenport, Michigan tonight.

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