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KYNT Sports 5-4-16

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mount Marty junior Sam Erickson was named the G-PAC Pitcher of the Week after shutting out Briar Cliff 2-0 last Friday.  Erickson leads the conference with a 1.03 ERA in 35 innings of conference pitching this spring.  Mount Marty begins play in the G-PAC baseball tournament tomorrow at noon against Morningside at the Briar Cliff ballpark in Sioux City.

The Mount Marty women’s tennis season ended Tuesday with an 8-1 loss against Nebraska Wesleyan.  Lancer senior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton finished her career with a straight-set victory at number-one singles.

South Dakota State won the Summit League men’s golf championship with a three-round total of 878, 11 shots ahead of Omaha.  U-S-D placed ninth with a 917 score.  Jackrabbit freshman Felipe Strobach from Peru shot a one-over-par 217 and tied for second individually, while junior Cody Seal led the Coyotes with an 18th place.  SDSU qualifies for an N-C-A-A regional starting on May 16th.

Yankton easily won a girls golf triangular with a 339 score at Elmwood, as Lincoln shot a 408 and Mitchell had a 417 total.  Senior Becky Frick led the Gazelles with an 81 and junior Linze Cowman was second for Yankton with an 84.   The Gazelles will host 14 teams Friday with the Yankton Invitational at Fox Run Golf Course.

Top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln shut out Yankton 9-0 in boys’ tennis on Tuesday.  The Bucks will travel to Brookings for a quadrangular meet Saturday.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes won 34 of a total of 38 events against Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a dual meet on Tuesday.  Y-H-S double winners included Devin Millen, Chris Kinsley, Cameryn Specht, Adrienne Kusek and Lindsay Hale.  Yankton will compete in Sioux Falls this Friday and Saturday.

In high school club baseball last night, Harrisburg edged Yankton 4-3.  Colin Muth and Sheldon Gant had two hits each for the Bucks, now 6 and 7 on the varsity season with a game coming up Friday night at O’Gorman.



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KYNT Sports 5-3-16

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dakota Wesleyan shut out Mount Marty twice in baseball Monday at Riverside Field by scores of 2-0 and 5-0, as the Lancers had just seven total hits on the night.  The losses dropped Mount Marty into the sixth-seed position in the G-PAC baseball tournament, and the Lancers will take on third-seed Morningside at noon Thursday in the opener of the double-elimination tourney.  Mount Marty will compete in the Briar Cliff bracket, and regular season champion Midland will host the other bracket.

Mount Marty won their final softball game of the season, blanking Nebraska Wesleyan 1-0 last night as Amber Krause pitched a three-hit shutout.  The Lancers lost the opener 8-0 and finished in a tenth-place tie in the GPAC with a 6-16 record, and ended up 15-24 overall.

Dakota Wesleyan won their eighth consecutive G-PAC women’s golf title, while Morningside took second and Mount Marty placed third after yesterday’s meet in Mitchell.  The Lancers missed out on a national tournament bid by just nine total shots in the four qualifying meets.  Mount Marty juniors Logan Wagner and Kellie Winckler placed fourth and ninth respectively in the overall standings, and both earned All-Conference honors…while senior Kelly Amundson of Vermillion shot an 84 on Monday to finish with the best round of her career.

Yankton won two of three boys tennis matches on Monday, losing 8-1 against host Mitchell,defeating Pierre 6-3, and beating Vermillion 8-1.  Isaac Klimisch won all three of his singles matches, while Tanner Dykstra and Michael Frick each had two wins in singles.  The Bucks have a dual meet record of 8-8 and will host Sioux Falls Lincoln at 4:00 today.

Yankton will host Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a dual track meet today at 4 pm, and we’ll have updates throughout the action on AM 1450 KYNT.  The Yankton Bucks club baseball team will entertain Harrisburg tonight at 5 pm at Riverside Field.

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KYNT Sports 4-29-16

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen was optioned back to the Triple-A Louisville Bats Thursday.  Somsen suited up in three major league games for the Reds this week when they played at the Mets, but the relief pitcher never got into a game. 

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team blanked Mitchell 3-0 last night at Riverside Field.  Colin Muth pitched the shutout, while Mason Townsend belted a two-run double in the first inning.  Yankton is 6 and 5 overall and unbeaten in three region games, with a home region contest tonight against Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

The Mount Marty G-PAC baseball doubleheader at Briar Cliff will be played starting at 1:00 today in Sioux City.  The Chargers lead the G-PAC baseball standings, while the Lancers are in a fourth-place tie heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

The Mount Marty softball squad will host Northwestern in a twin bill tonight at Riverside Field.

U-S-D will host North Dakota State in a Summit League softball doubleheader this afternoon.  The Coyotes tennis team will face South Dakota State today in the first round of the Summit League Tournament in Omaha.

U-S-D senior Katie Wetzstein won the 800 meter race at the Drake Relays on Thursday in Des Moines, running the second fastest time in Coyote history.

Yankton will host more than ten schools today in the First Dakota Relays at Williams Field.  The field events begin at 2 p-m, with the running events starting at 3:00.  We’ll have reports throughout the meet on AM 1450, KYNT.












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KYNT Sports 4-28-16

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Mount Marty College softball doubleheader at Dakota State has been cancelled today and will not be re-scheduled.  The G-PAC games with Northwestern at home will be held Friday starting at 5 p-m at Riverside Park. 

The Mount Marty G-PAC baseball doubleheader at Briar Cliff is postponed today and pushed back to Friday starting at 1 p-m.

The University of South Dakota softball series at home against North Dakota State has been moved up and will be held this Friday and Saturday.

The U-S-D Athletic Department announced their year-end award winners at a ceremony last night in Vermillion.  Women’s basketball standout Nicole Seekamp and men’s track and field star Teivaskie Lewin each repeated as the University Female and Male Athlete of the Year for the Coyotes.  The Coyote women’s basketball squad was named the Outstanding Team of the Year, with Amy Williams winning the Coach of the Year award.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce won their first D-League championship last night with a 91-63 win in the deciding game three over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.  Center Jarnell Stokes led the Skyforce with 25 points and 12 rebounds, and he was named the Most Valuable Player of the D-League season and playoffs.  



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KYNT Sports 4-27-16

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad upped their season match record to 6 and 7 with a 9-0 sweep over Vermillion last night.  The Bucks are scheduled to compete in a quadrangular in Madison on Saturday.

Morningside leads the G-PAC women’s tennis standings, and the Mustangs came to Yankton Tuesday and shut out Mount Marty 9-0.  The Lancers will end their season by hosting Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday. 

Hartington hosted a 15-team Boys Golf Invitational on Tuesday and Cedar Catholic won the team title with a 319 total, with Randolph second at 332.  Matthew Schaefer from Hartington Cedar Catholic was the medalist with a 76.

The Crofton girls and Creighton boys won the team titles at Tuesday’s Creighton Track and field Invitational.  Monica Arens and Haley Arens were double winners for the Lady Warriors, while Bon Homme standout Chase Kortan won three events in the boys division.

The Williams Field Track at Yankton High School is scheduled to be very busy this weekend if the weather permits.  On Friday, Yankton High School will host nearly a dozen schools for the annual First Dakota Relays with the field events beginning at 2 p-m.  The annual Yankton Junior High Relays take place all day Saturday at Williams Field.  Tonight’s Mount Marty College Twilight Meet has been cancelled due to the weather.  The Gayville-Volin Golf Invitational in Yankton has also been canceled for today.

U-S-D senior pole vaulter Peter Chapman has been named the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Chapman had the best pole vault in the league this season in winning the U-S-D Twilight meet last Tuesday, and he ranks 36th in the national standings.  


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KYNT Sports 4-26-16

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen was called up to the major leagues Monday by the Cincinnati Reds.  The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher replaced Jay Bruce on the Reds roster, as the outfielder has been given a three-day paternity leave.  Somsen was the Pitcher of the Year in the Summit League for South Dakota State, and then was a 22nd-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2013 draft.  He pitched nearly nine innings in relief this spring for the Triple-A Louisville Bats, with 11 strikeouts and 3 walks and posting a 1.04 ERA.

Defending state champion Sioux Falls O’Gorman defeated Yankton 330 to 352 Monday in a girls golf dual meet at Elmwood.  Gazelles senior Becky Frick tied for second with a 78, and eighth-grader Morgan Strahl tied for fifth place with an 87.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad will host Vermillion in a dual meet at 4:00 today, and the Bucks club baseball team has a 6:30 p-m game at Brandon Valley.

In non-conference baseball Monday night, Mount Marty rolled past Dordt 10-3.  Travis Neumann homered and scored three runs as the Lancers evened up their season record at 22 and 22.  Mount Marty concludes G-PAC regular season play with doubleheaders against Briar Cliff and Dakota Wesleyan this week.

Mount Marty topped Grace University 10-2 and 4-0 in non-conference softball games last night.  Amber Krause and Brooke Becker pitched the victories for the Lancers, who are now 13 and 20 on the season.

The South Dakota women’s tennis team Is seeded second for this week’s Summit League championship in Omaha, and the Coyotes will face third-seed South Dakota State in the tournament opener Friday at 9 a-m.  The other first-round match Friday pits top-seed Denver against Oral Roberts, with the two winners playing Saturday for the League title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney.

U-S-D introduced Dawn Plitzuweit (plitts-zoo-white) yesterday as their new women’s basketball head coach.  Plitzuweit has 188 victories in nine years as a head coach, including a Division Two national championship at Grand Valley State. 








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KYNT Sports 4-25-16

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Mount Marty baseball team has moved up to a fourth place tied in the G-PAC standings after a split at Dordt College on Saturday.  The Lancers took the opener 9-1 as Alex Mogenson allowed just one run in five innings for the victory.  Ethan Lynn and Brandon Kemp each homered and drove in three runs in game one, and then Dordt ended the Mount Marty seven-game conference winning streak with a 12-5 victory in the nightcap.

Concordia beat Mount Marty 5-3 in the opener of a G-PAC softball doubleheader on Saturday, but the Lancers came back for a 13-3 win in game two.  In that contest, Jenn Mitera blasted two home runs while Amber Krause and Olivia Rodriguez also homered for the Lancers, who are now 11-20 on the season.

Mount Marty will host Dordt College in a non-conference baseball twin bill tonight, and the Lancer softball team will face Grace University in a doubleheader tonight at Riverside Field.

Omaha won three softball games from U-S-D over the weekend, including a 6-4 win on Sunday.  Katie Cochran smashed a three-run homer for the Coyotes, while Yvon Minogue was 7 for 10 this weekend and leads the Summit League with a .432 batting average.

Denver clinched the Summit League women’s tennis title with a 5-2 win over second-place U-S-D on Saturday.  In G-PAC women’s tennis, Concordia defeated Mount Marty 7-2 and Doane beat the Lancers 8-1 as Lancer senior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton won both of her number-one singles matches.

Yankton senior Neil Hohenthaner of Mount Marty set a school record in the decathlon Saturday, placing second at the Red Raider Invitational in Orange City, Iowa.  Kyle Pardun was second in the 400 for Mount Marty, and Jordan Houdek was runner-up in the 800.  The Lancers host their Twilight Meet on Wednesday.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team has a dual meet this afternoon against top-rated and defending state champion Sioux Falls O’Gorman at the Elmwood Course.  




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KYNT Sports 4-25-16 UPDATE

Monday, April 25, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen has been called up to the big leagues, announced today by the Cincinnati Reds.  Somsen will replace outfielder Jay Bruce on the Reds roster, who was placed on a three-day paternity list.  Somsen is a right-handed pitcher who starred for SDSU after graduating from YHS, and then became a 22nd-round draft pick in 2013 by Cincinnati.  He pitched nearly 9 innings this spring for the AAA Louisville Bats, with 11K and 3BB and a 1.04 ERA.


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KYNT Sports 4-23-16

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team got another region victory Friday night with a 7-1 win at Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  The Bucks are 5-5 this season and unbeaten in two region games, and will play at Brandon Valley on Tuesday.

U-S-D has announced the hiring of Dawn Plitzuweit as their new head coach of women’s basketball.  Plitzuweit has won 67 percent of her games as a head coach, and has guided programs to 19 winning seasons in 21 years of coaching including stops at Michigan Tech, Green Bay, Michigan, a National Division Two title at Grand Valley State and at Northern Kentucky.  She was a Conference Player of the Year twice while playing at Michigan Tech, and is a native of West Bend, Wisconsin.

Mount Marty College swept a G-PAC baseball doubleheader over Northwestern on Friday, and has gone from last place up to a tie for fifth place in the conference over the past week.  The Lancers won the first game 2-1 in ten innings as Ethan Lynn delivered an R-B-I game-winning double.  Dakota Stone allowed just five hits and one run in eight innings, while Michael Sadler got the win with two shutout innings in relief.  Mount Marty won the second game 6-4 as Lynn homered and drove in four runs, while Sam Erickson pitched six innings for the victory.  The Lancers continue their season this afternoon with two games at Dordt College.

The Mount Marty women's golf team placed second in the two-day Siouxland Invitational meet at Orange City, junior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with a third place individually. 

The Mount Marty softball team will host Concordia today at 1:00 in a G-PAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.  The U-S-D softball team has a twin bill at Omaha starting at noon today.

The Coyote women’s tennis squad is in second place in the Summit League standings, and will host league-leading Denver at 10:00 this morning.  The Mount Marty women’s tennis team has matches at Doane and Concordia today. 

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KYNT Sports 4-22-16

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Mount Marty College softball doubleheader yesterday against Dakota State was canceled.  The Lancers will host Concordia Saturday in a conference twin bill starting at 1:00, while the Mount Marty baseball squad will face Northwestern today at 5 p-m in a G-PAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.

The Mount Marty College golfers are all in action today.  The Lancer women finish up the Siouxland Invite at Orange City, Iowa and the Mount Marty men’s team will go to a meet hosted by Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.

U-S-D won three titles at the Kansas Relays on Thursday, as shot putters Kyle McKelvey and Danielle Waldner ach won their events and Kelsey Barrett took the women’s 5-K.  The Coyote continue competition today at Kansas, while the Mount Marty track and field athletes take part in the Red Raider Invite at Orange City.

The Yankton Gazelles shot a 354 total and easily won a four-team golf meet at Fox Run Golf Course yesterday, as Sioux Falls Washington finished second with a 403 total.  Becky Frick paced the Gazelles with an 82, while Ashley VanMeeteren was second with an 89.  Yankton will golf at top-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a dual meet at Elmwood on Monday.

The Yankton boys tennis team shut out a first-year tennis squad yesterday, winning at Harrisburg by a 9-0 score.  The Bucks are 5 and 7 this season and will host Vermillion in a dual meet on Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team played its first game with a region opponent on Thursday, and blanked Sioux Falls O’Gorman 6-0 at Riverside Field.  Yankton senior Colin Muth fired a one-hit shutout for the win.  Muth had three hits and Mason Townsend had two doubles for the Bucks, who are 4 and 5 on the season with a region game at Sioux Falls Roosevelt tonight.





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