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KYNT Sports 2-27-15

Friday, February 27, 2015

The South Dakota high school wrestling state tournament begins this morning at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls for Class A teams, and the Class B squads will wrestle at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.  Yankton has junior wrestlers Spencer Huber, Cody Vornhagen and Brock Folkers competing in the state tourney this weekend.

The Yankton Gazelles will visit Brandon Valley tonight in the District Two play-in game.  Tonight’s winner will play at top-seed Sioux Falls Lincoln Monday in the district tournament.  Our broadcast this evening begins at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

In Nebraska high school girls basketball district title games tonight, unbeaten Crofton will face Plainview in a game…Wynot takes on Stuart…and Emerson-Hubbard plays Creighton. 

Last night in a boys sub-district title game, Hartington Cedar Catholic rolled past Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 73-38 as James Keiser led the Trojans with 21 points.  Bloomfield rallied to upset defending state champion Randolph 34-33, while Bancroft-Rosalie downed Wynot 43-38.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team pulled away to defeat I-U-P-U-I 69-53 last night in the Dome, and the victory clinched at least a share of the Summit League title for the Coyotes.  Nicole Seekamp led U-S-D with 13 points as they raised their season record to 22 and 6 and will host Western Illinois Saturday at 1:30 p-m.  The doubleheader in the DakotaDome continues at 4:00 tomorrow as the Coyotes face South Dakota State in men’s basketball to wrap up the regular season.

U-S-D sophomore Brenna Lervick was named the Summit League Female Golfer of the Week after placing second at the Grand Canyon Invitational last week.

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KYNT Sports 2-26-15

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mount Marty led much of the way against the nation’s third-ranked women’s basketball team, but Concordia rallied for a 71-66 victory over the Lancers last night in the opening round of the G-PAC post-season tournament.  Mount Marty had an eight-point lead with ten minutes to play, but saw their season finish with a 19 and 12 overall record while the Bulldogs move to the semifinals at 29 and 2.  Bon Homme junior Raquel Sutera led the Lancers with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team will host I-U-P-U-I at 7:00 tonight and a victory by the Coyotes would give them at least a share of the Summit League regular season title.

On Wednesday in the Dome, the University of Denver shot 64 percent from the field and rolled past the U-S-D men 66-48.  Tyler Larson led the Coyotes with 13 points and 7 rebounds as they fell to 15 and 15 on the season.

Yankton junior Spencer Huber was named to the all-ESD Conference wrestling team.  Huber will enter this week’s state tournament as a regional champion with a 43 and 3 record on the season.

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KYNT Sports 2-25-15

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team competes in the opening round of the G-PAC playoffs tonight at second-seed Concordia.  The Lancers are 19 and 11 on the season, while the third-ranked Bulldogs ended the regular season with a 28 and 2 record.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty women’s basketball begins at 6:35 tonight from Seward, Nebraska on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team has signed a pair of guards from West River high schools.  Justin Prue is averaging 21 points and 7 assists per game for White River and was Class B All-State Honorable Mention last year, along with being named the Lakota Nation Invitational Most Valuable Player.  Josh Afdahl from Faith High School will play for the Lancers, and he is averaging 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. 

Mount Marty College has signed Jeremiah Mauch for its baseball program.  Mauch is a 6’2” right-handed pitcher from Wisner-Pilger who was 6 and 3 in Legion baseball last summer with a 3.23 E-R-A, including 95 strikeouts in 54 innings.  He plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

U-S-D senior Cody Snyder was named the Summit League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Snyder is from Lake Andes and threw the shot put 61 feet, 2 inches to set a school, state and DakotaDome record last Friday.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team will host the University of Denver tonight at 7:00 in the Dome.  The Coyotes are on a four-game winning streak and have a season record of 15 and 14, while Denver is 11 and 16 overall.

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KYNT Sports 2-24-15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team will now prepare for the G-PAC post-season playoffs beginning Wednesday at 7:00.  The Lancers ended with a 9 and 11 conference record which was good for seventh place.  They will play at second seed Concordia University, and the Bulldogs were 18 and 2 in the G-PAC and rated third in the nation.  Our broadcast starts at 6:35 p-m Wednesday on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty College has signed Rapid City Central seniors Larissa Trainer and Rhea Colombe for their volleyball program.  Trainer is a 6’1” middle blocker and outside hitter, while Colombe is a 5’7” defensive standout.

U-S-D senior guard Tyler Larson has earned his second consecutive Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award.  Larson averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game in helping the Coyotes post two wins.  Larson shot 57 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the free throw line.

Last night in Class C-2 sub-district boys basketball, Crofton eliminated Ponca by a  59-53 score as Tyler Koch led the Warriors with 19 points and 8 rebounds.  In the sub-district boys tourney tonight at Randolph, Crofton faces top-seed Hartington Cedar Catholic at 6 p-m…followed by second-seed Hartington-Newcastle against Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

In a Class D-1 sub-district game last night in boys basketball, Wausa got 24 points from Jordan Burns as they eliminated Winside 53-41.

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KYNT Sports 2-22-15

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Mount Marty College basketball regular season ended Saturday, and the Lancer women pulled away late for a 72-65 win at Nebraska Wesleyan.  Mount Marty finished with nine conference victories, 19 and 11 overall, and will play at second-seed Concordia Wednesday at 7 p-m in the first round of the G-PAC women’s post-season tournament.  In the men’s game, Nebraska Wesleyan defeated the Lancers 97-73.  Mount Marty was winless in 20 G-PAC contests and finished 2 and 26 on the season.

South Dakota State pulled within one game of U-S-D in the Summit League women’s basketball standings after the Jacks downed the Coyotes 77-67 Saturday in Brookings.  Freshman Macy Miller of Mitchell had 12 points and 10 rebounds for S-D-S-U, while Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 18 points. 

In men’s basketball, U-S-D won their fourth consecutive game with a 77-62 victory over IUPUI in the DakotaDome.  Tyler Larson had a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Coyotes.

The Mount Marty women placed eighth and the Lancer men were 11th at the G-PAC Indoor Track and Field championships in Seward.  The Lancer women took third in the 4 by 800 relay, and senior Abbey VanDenBerg placed fourth in the triple jump.  Senior Tyler Payer tied for eighth place in the men’s high jump.

Pierre edged Yankton in both girls and boys basketball Saturday night, hitting three-point baskets in the final seconds in each game for the victories.  The Lady Governors beat the Gazelles by a 65-62 score despite 30 points from Yankton sophomore Lindsey Hale.  The Governors nipped the Bucks 61-59, as Yankton was led by Tanner Frick with 17 points while Austin Johnson chipped in 16.

Long-time Yankton High School coach Jim Miner will be inducted into the South Dakota Cross-Country and Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Miner coached the Gazelles and Bucks to a combined 7 state championships and 11 E-S-D titles during 22 years as a head track coach.  The induction will be Saturday, February 28th at the Sioux Falls National Guard Armory.

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KYNT Sports 2-21-15

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Yankton Bucks have qualified three wrestlers for the Class A state meet next weekend in Sioux Falls.  Junior Spencer Huber won the Region 2-A title at 126 pounds, Cody Vornhagen placed second at 113 pounds, and Brock Folkers took at fourth place at 195 pounds.  Brandon Valley won the Region team title with 176 points, Vermillion was runner-up with 171 points as the Tanagers had five region champions, and the Bucks had 73 points to place seventh among the nine teams at the Tea Area High School.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks finish up their regular season basketball schedule tonight with a doubleheader at Pierre.  The Bucks are rated fifth in Class Double-A with a 13 and 6 record, while the Governors are 10 and 7 overall.  The Yankton girls are 7 and 12 this year, while the Lady Governors are 14 and 4 and rated third in the state.  Our broadcast begins at 5:30 p-m from the capitol city on AM 1450, KYNT and at kynt1450-dot-com.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams wrap up the regular season today with a twin bill at Nebraska Wesleyan.  The Lancer men and the Prairie Wolves women are both winless in the conference schedule heading into the final day of action.  The Lancer women are 18 and 11 for the season and will be on the road for the first round of the G-PAC playoffs next Wednesday.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty basketball starts at 1:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty opened up their baseball season Friday with three victories on the new turf at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  The Lancers defeated Presentation College 5-0, 5-4 and 10-1 in the tripleheader in Yankton.  Brandon Nickolite tossed six shutout innings in the first game, Michael Sadler won the second game in relief, while Dustin Haffeman was the winning pitcher in game three.  Leadoff hitter Zac Hollenback scored five runs on the day for the Lancers, who are scheduled to play four games next weekend in Sabetha, Kansas.

The U-S-D basketball teams are both in action today.  The Coyote women are looking to clinch the Summit League regular season title when they visit South Dakota State at 4:30 p-m, while the U-S-D men host I-U-P-U-I today at 2 p-m in the Dome.

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KYNT Sports 2-20-15

Friday, February 20, 2015

 Yankton has two wrestlers going for Region 2-A individual titles this evening.  Spencer Huber and Cody Vornhagen each will take on Vermillion wrestlers for the region championships at the Tea Area High School.  The Tanagers have the lead in the nine-team region, one point ahead of Brandon Valley, with Yankton in sixth place.  The Bucks have nine athletes in the wrestle-backs tonight looking to finish in the top four in each weight class and qualify for the state tournament in Sioux Falls next week.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks basketball teams each had impressive road victories at Brandon Valley last night.  The Gazelles downed the Lynx 44-39 as sophomores Madason Tessier and Lindsey Hale each scored 13 points and Josie Sayler had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks.  The Bucks held Brandon Valley to 14 percent shooting in the first three quarters and rolled past the Lynx 44-28.  Bradey Sorenson led the way with 15 points, while Keenan LaCroix chipped in 14 as Yankton did not commit a turnover in the first 20 minutes of the game.  The Gazelles and Bucks end their regular season Saturday with a twin bill at Pierre.

In Nebraska girls basketball sub-district champion games, Crofton routed Ponca 55-16…Wynot eliminated Lyons-Decatur 65-49…and Creighton defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 51-39. 

The Mount Marty baseball team is planning to open their season at home today.  The Lancers have scheduled a baseball tripleheader, three seven-inning games, against Presentation College starting at noon.

The Mount Marty baseball program has added two players.  Left-handed pitcher Evan Steiner from Spearfish had a 7 and 5 record last season with a 3.26 E-R-A and 76 strikeouts in 72 innings.  He plans to major in Elementary Education at Mount Marty.  Outfielder Arthur Gallegos from Las Vegas batted .316 last year with 12 extra-base hits for Durango High School.  He will be a Pre-Professional major at Mount Marty.

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KYNT Sports 2-19-15

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mount Marty junior Cassidy Gebhart hit the game-winning basket with eight seconds remaining to lift the Lancers to a 69-67 comeback victory at Dakota Wesleyan last night.  Junior Raquel Sutera paced Mount Marty with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals as the Lancers raised their season mark to 18 and 11 and clinched the seventh spot in the G-PAC playoff race.

Mount Marty trailed by just six points early in the second half at fifth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan, and then went scoreless for nearly 12 minutes as the Tigers rolled past the Lancers 81-47.  Senior Bud Smith topped Mount Marty with 14 points, while Dakota Wesleyan ended their regular season with a 27 and 3 record and clinched at least a tie for the G-PAC championship.

Despite having games in Topeka, Kansas snowed out this weekend…the Mount Marty baseball team is planning to open their season on Friday.  The Lancers have worked hard at Riverside Field, and have scheduled a baseball tripleheader at home tomorrow against Presentation College starting at noon.

U-S-D won their sixth straight women’s basketball game with a 79-68 victory at Denver on Wednesday.  Raeshel Contreras led the Coyotes with 22 points as they maintained a two-game lead in the Summit League standings.

The Region 2-A wrestling tournament begins at 5:00 today at the Tea Area High School.  The top four wrestlers in each weight class qualify for state next week.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks basketball teams will continue their road travels this week after each lost at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Tuesday.  Yankton will have E-S-D doubleheaders at Brandon Valley tonight and at Pierre this Saturday to wrap up the regular season. Our broadcast starts at 6 pm tonight on AM 1450, KYNT.

Nebraska high school girls basketball sub-district championship games will be played tonight.  Area matchups include Crofton against Ponca, Creighton faces Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, and Wynot faces Lyons-Decatur.  Our broadcast of Crofton Lady Warriors basketball starts at 6:45 this evening on KK93.

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KYNT Sports 2-17-15

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks play at SF Roosevelt in a basketball doubleheader tonight.  The Bucks are rated fifth this week in the Class AA Sportswriters poll, with the RoughRiders in sixth place.  Our broadcast begins at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The USD men's basketball team is 13-14 overall, as they host Avila University from KC at 7 p-m in the Dome.  The Coyotes play their last four regular season games at home.

The Mount Marty baseball action in Topeka, KS has been postponed for this weekend because of snow, and the Lancers first scheduled action is now February 28 in Sabetha, KS.


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KYNT Sports 2-16-15

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team rolled past Grace University 94-37 on Saturday as Alex Kneeland paced the attack with 20 points and Cheyenne Lambley chipped in 16.  The Lancers are 17 and 11 overall entering the final week of the regular season with road games at Dakota Wesleyan and Nebraska Wesleyan.

Grace University edged Mount Marty 64-56 in the men’s contest, as the Lancers fell to 2 and 24 on the season.  Freshman Cody Willett led Mount Marty with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

The University of South Dakota men’s basketball team picked up their eighth road victory this season with an 83-70 win at Oral Roberts.  Casey Kasperbauer led the Coyotes with 20 points, while Tre Burnette had 10 points and 16 rebounds.

Aberdeen Central shot 56 percent from the field and defeated Yankton 66-44 in boys basketball on Saturday.  Junior Bradey Sorensen paced the fifth-ranked Bucks with 18 points in his first career start, while the third-rated Golden Eagles raised their record to 15 and 2 and clinched at least a tie for the E-S-D boys title.

In the girls game, Aberdeen Central beat Yankton 53-43.  Josie Sayler and Brianna Benjamin each had 8 points for the Gazelles.  Yankton will have a road twin bill at Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tuesday evening.

Yankton Gazelles seventh-grader Jaiden Boomsma placed 5th on the vault and 11th on the balance beam Saturday and won two all-state medals in the Class Double-A gymnastics meet in Watertown.  Sophomore Haleigh Diede of Yankton led the Gazelles with a 24th place finish in the All-Around at the state meet.

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