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KYNT Sports 5-27-2016

Friday, May 27, 2016


The Royals Mike Moustakas is now on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right ACL. To take Moustakas’ place, the Royals have recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from triple-A Omaha. Eibner was originally selected by the Royals in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. He was hitting .309 in his first 41 games with the Storm Chasers this season,

Due to the weather, events scheduled for the first day of the NCAA West Preliminaries in Kansas have been postponed.  Some events have been restructured while others are moved indoors. Both U-S-D and South Dakota State athletes are set to compete at the NCAA event.

The Summit Activities Center Auxiliary and Main Gyms will both be closed for refinishing beginning Monday. Both gyms are scheduled to reopen Monday, June 13.

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KYNT Sports 5-26-16

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles golf team will shoot for an E-S-D championship today.  The Gazelles will join the eight other E-S-D schools at the conference meet today at the Brookings Country Club.

Randolph won the Class D boys golf state tournament at North Platte, as the Cardinals shot a two-day total of 669 with Creighton finishing second at state with a 686 total.  Hartington Cedar Catholic placed eighth in the Class C boys golf state tournament in Kearney.

Two Mount Marty College student-athletes are competing this week in the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Senior Jordyn Huddleson from Elk Point will run in the women’s marathon Saturday, while sophomore Emily Boyle from Creighton will compete in the women’s pole vault today at nationals.

Top-seed Oral Roberts held off South Dakota State 6-5 last night in the opening round of the Summit League baseball post-season tournament in Tulsa.  The Jacks will face Omaha today at noon in the losers bracket of the double elimination tourney.

In American Association baseball last night, Sioux City won their first game of the season by edging Gary SouthShore 4-3 and the St. Paul Saints outscored the Sioux Falls Canaries 9-5.

There are two games scheduled for tonight in the South Central amateur baseball league.  Crofton will play at Lesterville, and Tabor hosts Irene this evening.



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KYNT Sports 5-25-16

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen has been claimed by the New York Yankees organization.  Somsen had been designated for assignment Tuesday by the Cincinnati Reds, the team that drafted him three years ago.  The 26-year-old right-handed relief pitcher made two big-league appearances for the Reds this spring.  Somsen has been added to the Yankees 40-man roster, and assigned to the club’s Triple-A team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Somsen was the Summit League Pitcher of the Year for South Dakota State in 2013, and tonight the Jacks will face top-seed Oral Roberts in the first round of the league baseball tournament in Tulsa.

In American Association baseball last night, Sioux Falls lost their first game of the season as the Canaries dropped a 5-3 decision at St. Paul.  Gary SouthShore rolled past Sioux City 10-4 as the Explorers are now winless in six games this spring.

Mount Marty College announced the athletic signing of four student-athletes for their sports programs on Tuesday:

Sioux Falls O’Gorman outfielder Charley Illg will play baseball for the Lancers.  Last summer, the 6’2” Illg batted .302 with the Sioux Falls West Legion squad.

Clearwater, Nebraska standout Brenden Cleveland will play baseball at Mount Marty.  The 6’4” pitcher recorded 40 strikeouts in 34 innings for the O’Neill Legion team and he had a .326 batting average.

Miguel Manriquez of Minot, North Dakota will play men’s soccer for the Lancers.  He scored 18 goals during his past two varsity seasons for Minot.

Amber Thompson from Spring Creek, Nevada will play women’s tennis at Mount Marty.  She is originally from Brandon and played club tennis in Nevada.

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KYNT Sports 5-23-16

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Yankton High School baseball season ended Saturday with a 5-3 loss to Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the region opener at Riverside Field.  Jordan Kathol and Mason Townsend each had two hits for the Bucks, who ended at 8-10 on the season.  Roosevelt edged O’Gorman 5-4 in the region title game, and will join Lincoln, Pierre and defending champion Brookings in the Class A tournament on Saturday.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad placed 15th at the state tournament in Rapid City, as Sioux Falls Lincoln won their third consecutive state title.

Crofton ended up second at the Class C girls state track meet in Omaha, just a half-point behind Chase County.  Sophomore Haley Arens won the 16-hundred and the 32-hundred for the Lady Warriors, while junior Monica Arens took the shot put.  Both were on the winning Crofton 32-hundred relay squad as well.

Wynot senior Cody Stratman won the Class D boys 200-meter dash and took second in the 100-meter, while Cortney Arkfeld was second in the 400-meter for the Lady Blue Devils at the state meet.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday, Irene rolled past Scotland 11-1 as Simon Healy smacked two home runs for the Cardinals.  Freeman beat Lesterville 12-2 as Brett Scherschligt fired a six-hitter in the Black Sox victory.

Sioux Falls downed Sioux City 6-2 on Sunday as Frank Martinez belted a three-run homer for the Canaries.  Sioux Falls completed a four-game sweep of the Explorers to start the American Association season.

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KYNT Sports 5-21-16

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The South Dakota High School Boys Tennis state tournament concludes today in Rapid City with Sioux Falls Lincoln holding the team lead going for their third consecutive state title.  Yankton is currently 15th in the team totals as the number-three doubles team of Nathan List and Michael Frick will go for fifth place today in the championship bracket.

The Yankton High School club baseball team will host the Region tournament today at Riverside Field, and the top-seed Bucks will take on Sioux Falls Roosevelt at 11:00 this morning in the first round.  The next game matches up O’Gorman against Mitchell, and then the winners play at 4:00 for the region title and the automatic bid to next Saturday’s Class A state baseball tournament in Sioux Falls.  Our broadcast of Bucks baseball starts at 10:50 this morning on AM 1450, KYNT.

Yankton High School won two events at the Last Chance Meet in Brandon, as senior Savannah Woods took the girls 16-hundred and Bradey Sorenson won the boys shot put.  The South Dakota State track and field championships will be held next Friday and Saturday in the Sioux Falls area.

Crofton sophomore Haley Arens won the girls 32-hundred at the Nebraska Class C state track meet in Omaha, and the Lady Warriors also won the girls 32-hundred relay on Friday.

U-S-D announced Friday that Amy Klyse (klighce) has resigned after ten seasons as head coach of the Coyote softball team.  Klyse had 211 career coaching victories, and led the Coyotes to the Summit League softball post-season tournament for the past four years.

In American Association baseball last night, the Sioux Falls Canaries defeated the Sioux City Explorers 10-4.  The teams will meet again tonight at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls.













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KYNT Sports 5-20-16

Friday, May 20, 2016

The South Dakota High School Boys Tennis state tournament continues today in Rapid City with Lincoln, O’Gorman and Mitchell tied for the team lead.  Yankton is 15th in the team totals as the number-three doubles team of Nathan List and Michael Frick moved into the quarterfinals of the winners bracket.  The three-day meet continues through the championship round Saturday afternoon.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team shot 347 and took second at the 13-team Brookings Invitational on Thursday, just two strokes behind top-ranked O’Gorman and five in front of the host Bobcats.  Becky Frick and Morgan Strahl tied for sixth place with 84’s to lead the Gazelles, while Payton Pierce had an 89 and Darian Tramp shot a 90.  Yankton will return to Brookings next Thursday for the E-S-D Conference meet.

Scotland hosted the Region 5-B track and field meet on Thursday.  Gayville-Volin took the girls title, while Irene-Wakonda won the boys region championship.

U-S-D senior first baseman Yvon Minogue earned All-Region honors in softball for the second consecutive season.  Minogue ranked 25th in the nation with a .438 batting average, and set all-time Summit League records for hits and doubles.

Dustin Haffeman pitched a complete game seven-hitter for the Yankton Tappers in their 7-2 victory over Tabor last night in the South Central League.  



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KYNT Sports 5-19-16

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Three Mount Marty College golfers from South Dakota have been named to the G-PAC Women’s Golf All-Conference team.  Junior Logan Wagner of Parkston, junior Kellie Winckler of Lake Andes and senior Kristen Shanahan from Burke were named All-Conference today after helping the Lancers finish third in the G-PAC standings this year.

There were 28 teams in the 32nd annual Mount Marty College Golf Classic on Wednesday at Hillcrest Country Club.  The foursome of James Grotenhuis, Warren Mueller, Jesse Kampshoff and Chris Schaefer won the overall title with a 14-under-par score of 58…and the women’s division champion was the group of Mandi Ewald, Gail Kennedy, Barb Olson and Erin Yost with a score of 66.

The South Dakota State men’s golf season ended Wednesday with an 11th place finish at the N-C-A-A Regional meet in Wisconsin.  Freshman Felipe Strobach from Peru led the Jacks with a one-under-par total of 215, tying for 11th place.

The 85th South Dakota High School Boys Tennis state tournament begins today in Rapid City.  Action gets underway at 8 a-m in first-round singles this morning, and the meet continues through the championship round Saturday afternoon.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team will compete in the Brookings Invitational starting at 10:00 this morning.  The Yankton High School track and field athletes will take part in the Last Chance Meet starting at 4:00 today in Brandon.

There are three games on the South Central Amateur baseball league schedule tonight.  The Yankton Tappers will host Tabor, Crofton plays at Scotland, and Irene goes to Wynot.


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KYNT Sports 5-18-16

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Yankton Bucks high school baseball team earned the home field advantage for Saturday’s Region tournament after winning four of six games against region opponents this spring.  The top-seed Bucks will face fourth-seed Sioux Falls Roosevelt Saturday at 11 am in the region opener at Riverside Field.  The region championship will be played at 4 pm, and we’ll broadcast Bucks baseball Saturday on AM 1450, KYNT.

In Class B high school regional baseball last night, Bon Homme-Scotland blanked Wagner-Avon 10-0 as Chase Kortan fired a one-hit shutout.  Vermillion scored in the bottom of the 12th inning to edge Beresford-Centerville 2-1 in region play.

The N-A-I-A has extended the contract for the next two years to have Sioux City and the Tyson Events Center host the Womens Volleyball National Championship.  This will mark ten consecutive years the volleyball championship will be in Sioux City.  The Women’s Basketball Division Two national tournament has been held for 19 consecutive years in Sioux City, and now the N-A-I-A Softball Championships will be held at Morningside College starting next Friday.

South Dakota State is now seventh in the N-C-A-A Men’s Golf Regional in Wisconsin, and sits five shots out of a national tournament berth heading into today’s final 18 holes.  S-D-S-U golfers Grant Smith and Felipe Strobach are tied for tenth place individually in the region with two day totals of even-par 144.

South Dakota State upset nationally-ranked Minnesota 7-6 in ten innings on Tuesday in Brookings, as the Jacks scored the winning run on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the tenth.


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KYNT Sports 5-17-16

Tuesday, May 17, 2016





Mount Marty College senior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton was named to the G-PAC Women’s Tennis all-conference team.  Rockne was selected all-conference at number-one singles after leading the Lancers with six match victories this spring.

South Dakota State junior Grant Smith is tied for first place after shooting a two-under-par 69 in the opening round of the N-C-A-A Regional in Kohler, Wisconsin.  The Jacks are sixth place as a team after the first 18 holes, seven strokes behind the University of Florida.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team placed second out of ten varsity teams at the Warrior Invitational Monday at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls.  O’Gorman won the title with a 304, the Gazelles were runner-up at 314, and Brookings placed third with a 323 total.  Yankton senior Becky Frick placed sixth with an 80 and eighth-grader Morgan Strahl tied for ninth with an 86.  The Gazelles will compete Thursday at the Brookings Invitational.

Parkston shot a 328 total to win the 11-team Vermillion girls golf invitational Monday at The Bluffs.  The host Tanagers had a 339 to take the runner-up spot.  Parkston senior Sydney Weber shot a two-under-par 70 for the medalist honors.








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KYNT Sports 5-16-16

Monday, May 16, 2016

Yankton out-slugged Mitchell 12-8 Sunday in high school baseball, and the victory gave Yankton the home-field advantage and top seed for Saturday’s Region Tournament.  Sheldon Gant had a home run and three singles, drove in four runs and score five times for Yankton, while Colin Muth had two triples and three RBI’s and Tyler Guthmiller scored three times.  Yankton is 8 and 9 overall, 4 and 2 in region play, and will host Sioux Falls Roosevelt Saturday in the region opener.

The Yankton Gazelles finished a close second to Brandon Valley in the E-S-D girls conference track and field meet on Saturday, while Watertown was the E-S-D boys champion and the Yankton Bucks tied for fourth place.  Madason Tessier and Adrienne Kusek were double winners for the Gazelles, while Devin Millen took the high jump for the Bucks. 

The Yankton Gazelles golf team will compete in the Warrior Invitational today in Sioux Falls.

Former Class B state golf champion Arron Lickteig carded a unique ace at Fox Run Golf Course on Sunday.  Lickteig was using golf clubs from the 1950’s and 30 year old golf balls as he hit a hole-in-one on the 128-yard 8th hole at Fox Run

The Summit League outdoor track and field championships wrapped up Saturday at the new U-S-D Lillibridge Track Complex and North Dakota State was the women’s and men’s team champion.  U-S-D finished second and South Dakota State was third in both divisions. 

Mount Marty College announced the signing of two junior college transfers from northern Minnesota for their men’s basketball program.  Donald Gordon is a 6’3” guard who scored 13 points a game and shot 43 percent from the three-point arc.  Deuante Hammer is a 6’3” guard who averaged over 13 points and 6 rebounds per game.  Both players will have two years of eligibility at Mount Marty.

In a South Central amateur baseball league season opener on Sunday, Freeman blanked Crofton 2-0 as Brett Scherschligt fired a six-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts.



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