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KYNT Sports 7-21

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Yankton Junior Legion team has qualified for the state tournament beginning July 23 in Aberdeen.  Saturday, Yankton scored nine runs in the seventh inning to rally past RC Post 320 by a 13-7 score.  Michael Heine and Mason Townsend both homered for Yankton.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion team will host the Region 2-A tournament starting tomorrow at Riverside Field.  Yankton will face Brandon Valley Tuesday at 4 p-m in the first round, and we'll have the broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

Dakota Valley defeated Vermillion 15-13 on Saturday night and 3-1 Sunday afternoon to claim the Region 3-B title at Elk Point.  Dakota Valley now has qualified for the Class B Legion baseball state tournament beginning Friday in Tabor.

The South Central Amateur baseball league wrapped up its regular season schedule Sunday night with five games that weren't very close.  League champion Crofton beat Lesterville 13-4, Avon downed Tabor 9-1, Wynot crushed Scotland 20-1, Irene rolled past Menno 17-7, and Freeman blanked Yankton 9-0.  The District 6-B tourney begins Thursday in Freeman.

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KYNT Sports 7-19-14

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yankton Post 12 scored in the ninth to edge Brandon Valley 5-4 on Friday, as Austin Johnson had a sacrifice fly to drive in Mitch Gullikson with the winning run.  Sheldon Gant picked up the win in relief, and Adam Walter had a two-run double as Yankton finished the regular season 27-12.  The Legion baseball Region 2-A tourney starts Tuesday at 1 p-m at Riverside Field, as Mitchell meets SF East in the opener, at 4:00 Yankton will face Brandon Valley again, and at 7 p-m top-seed SF West will take on the Mitchell-East winner in the double elimination tournament.

The Yankton Reds outscored SF East 11-9 Friday in the Sioux Falls VFW Teener tournament.  Ethan Wishon was the winning pitcher and had four hits for the Yankton Reds, who face Moorhead, MN today in the tourney.

Vermillion rolled past Beresford 11-1 on Friday in the Region 3-B Legion tournament at Elk Point.  Beresford takes on Dakota Valley this afternoon, with the winner to play Vermillion for the Region title and the trip to the Class B Legion state tournament starting July 25 in Tabor.
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KYNT Sports 7-18-14

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team ends its regular season tonight with a home game against Brandon Valley.  We'll have the broadcast of Yankton Legion baseball starting at 6:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the Legion baseball 3-B tourney at Elk Point on Thursday, Elk Point downed Canton 15-5...Beresford rallied to defeat Dakota Valley 10-8...then top seed Vermillion whipped Elk Point 12-2 as Jacob Odens pitched six innings for the win.

In South Central League baseball Thursday, league champion Crofton beat Irene 11-2 as Rand Thygeson had 16 strikeouts in eight innings on the mound and Car Schieffer led the attack with four hits.  Wynot beat Avon 9-0 in a forfeit.  Tonight, Scotland visits Lesterville and the regular season wraps up with five games on Sunday.
  
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KYNT Sports 7-16

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Yankton Post 12 won at Brandon Valley 5-3 last night to improve their region record to 4-3.  Sheldon Gant and Landon Withrow each had a double and two singles for Yankton (27-12).  Austin Johnson pitched six innings for the win, while Tanner Termansen threw three innings for the save.  Yankton will host Brandon at 6:30 p-m Friday in their final regular season game, which will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

USD golfers Sam Matthew and Cody Seal have both qualified for the U.S. Amateur championship.  The U.S. Men's Amateur will be held starting August 9 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Georgia.

Former Mitchell Kernels star Mike Miller is apparently ready to sign a 5.5 million-dollar two year contract to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The 34-year-old Miller helped the Miami Heat win two championships, and last year he averaged 7 points and 3 rebounds a game for the Memphis Grizzlies.  He has made 41% of his three-point attempts since joining the NBA in 2000 and winning the Rookie of the Year honors.

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KYNT Sports 7-15-14

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team has a nine-inning game tonight at Brandon, while the Yankton Junior Legion squad has a twin bill at SF West this evening.  

Yankton HS grad Morgan Tessier will be competing in the South Dakota High School Coaches all-star game tonight in Aberdeen.  Yankton Bucks standouts J.J. Hejna and Stephen McKee will play in the all-star football game Wednesday.

Former Hartington and Nebraska lineman Russ Hochstein will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame the first weekend in September.  Hochstein was an all-stater for Cedar Catholic, a first-team All-American for the Huskers, and played 12 years in the NFL winning multiple Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.

The Dakotas Golf Tour continues today with a one-day event in Britton, SD.  Ryan Dillon from New River, AZ was the big winner last weekend at Westward Ho CC in Sioux Falls, finishing 15-under for the three-day event and winning $19,000.


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KYNT Sports 7-14-14

Monday, July 14, 2014
USD golfer Janice Baumberger from The Bluffs won the SDGA Women's Match-Play championship Sunday at Red Rock in Rapid City.  Baumberger is a junior from Indianapolis and she edged Parkston golfer Jordan Bormann 2 and 1 in the final.  Yanikton golfer Megan Mingo from Hillcrest CC won the Consolation championship with a 3 and 2 victory over Sydney Bormann of Parkston.

Yankton Post 12 had one win and three losses in the Gopher Classic over the weekend.  Yankton's victory was a 7-0 win over Westphal Arstrong when Mitch Gullikson fired a two-hit shutout.  Yankton is now 26-12 on the Legion season.

The Yankton Fury C rush had the best local finish of seven girls softball teams over the weekend at the state tournament in Sioux Falls.  The Crush took fourth place in the Under-14 division at state.

In South Central league baseball on Sunday:
Crofton 11 Menno 4
Wynot 8 Irene 2
Freeman 2 Lesterville 1
Tabor 16 Scotland 6
Avon 5 Yankton 4
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KYNT Sports 7-11-14

Friday, July 11, 2014
Two Yankton brothers have been selected for the Central Region youth baseball team that will compete at the ESPN Wide World of Sports All-American games starting July 28 at Orlando, FL.  Michael Mors was selected for the 9-under age group and Matthew Mors was picked for the 11-under group.  Both qualified through regional tryouts last month that focused on hitting, pitching, base-running and arm strength.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Thursday...the Yankton Tappers rolled past Irene 15-3 as Mike Janish had five singles for Yankton.  Crofton downed Tabor 7-1 as Seth Erdmann allowed just one run in seven innings, and Doug Hall pitched the victory as Menno surprised Wynot 8-4.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team will have five games this weekend in the Gopher Classic in the Twin Cities.  Yankton is 25-9 on the season and will face a team from New Brighton, MN this evening.  

The 41st annual SDGA Women's Match-Play golf tournament continues with match play this afternoon.  Hillcrest golfer Megan Mingo of Yankton shot a 44 in nine-hole qualifying on Thursday, and will take on Alex Merry of SF today.

Yankton golfer John Baldwin had a hole-in-one Wednesday at Fox Run GC.  Baldwin aced the eighth hole with a 7-iron.
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KYNT Sports 7-9-14

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
SF West swept Yankton Post 12 by scores of 3-0 and 11-1 on Tuesday.  Yankton is now 25-9 on the season and will open play Friday night in the Twin Cities in the Gopher Classic.

Brookings defeated the Yankton Reds in a doubleheader Tuesday by scores of 11-9 and 18-5.  Tonight, the Yankton Lakers Teener squad has a twin bill at Renner.

Lesterville downed Freeman 10-7 last night in South Central League amateur baseball as Alex Wagner was the winning pitcher for the Broncs.

Mount Marty College has signed Watertown grad Connor Fransen for their baseball program.  Fransen is a 6'4" pitcher who was All-State honorable mention this year, and last year was 8-2 with a 2.78 ERA for the Watertown Legion team.  He plans to major in Recreation Management at MMC.

Former Crofton HS coach Gail Peterson will receive a Cross-Country Award at the Nebraska Coaches Assn. annual awards banquet July 20 in Lincoln.  Peterson coached the Warriors boys and girls runners for 38 years, and had 15 state championships.  Current Crofton HS coach Aaron Losing will receive the Girls Basketball Coach of the Year in Nebraska after guiding the Lady Warriors to their third straight championship and six state titles since 2005.
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KYNT Sports

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
USD has released their cross-country schedule for this fall, as the Coyote runners will again be coached by former Yankton HS coach Dan Fitzsimmons.  USD begins August 29 at the Bison Invitational in Fargo, which is also where the Summit League championships will be held on November 1.

SF West defeated the Yankton Lakers 6-5 and 11-1 in VFW Teener baseball on Monday.  The Yankton Post 12 Legion squad is 25-7 on the year with a pair of games at SF West this evening.  In South Central League amateur baseball, the Yankton Tappers play at Lesterville tonight.

Minneapolis pro Jon Trasamar shot back-to-back rounds of 64 to win the Bakker Crossing Pro-Am tournament on the Dakotas Golf tour.  Tasamar finished 12-under for the 54-hole tourney.  The Dakotas Golf Tour continues with a one-day event Wednesday at Arnolds Park, IA.
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KYNT Sports 7-7-14

Monday, July 7, 2014
Mitchell scored six runs in the final two innings to rally past Yankton Post 12 7-4 in Legion baseball on Sunday.  Lane Sawatzke had a double and two singles for Yankton, while Sheldon Gant had a pair of doubles.  Yankton is now 25-7 on the season with a doubleheader at Sioux Falls West on Tuesday.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday, the Yankton Tappers outscored Menno 11-5, while Irene rolled past Scotland 11-1.

Long-time Yankton HS teachere and coach Dr. Tim Mulhair will be honored with the South Dakota Tennis Achievement Award during the Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony July 27 in Sioux Falls.  Mulhair coached the Gazelles tennis squad for 25 years and the Bucks for 18 years, and served as the tennis representative on the SDHSAA for 11 years.

Yankton HS grad Colton Iverson is again competing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Summer League in Orlando.  In his first game against Miami, Iverson had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.  
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