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KYNT Sports 7-29-15

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mount Marty College has named Ron Briggs as their new women’s tennis coach, who will also help develop the new men’s tennis program for the Lancers.  Briggs is a graduate of Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and got his Master’s in Hospital Administration at the University of Minnesota.  Briggs played competitive tennis for more than two decades and has a background in coaching.  He recently retired from his career in healthcare administration and relocated to the Yankton area.  Briggs takes over the women’s tennis position from Rob Klimisch, who helped start the program three years ago.

The Class A Legion baseball double elimination tournament begins today at the Brookings stadium.  In the first game, Rapid City Post 320 faces Sioux Falls West…followed by Rapid City Post 22 against Aberdeen.  At 5:00 today, Yankton meets Watertown and then Pierre takes on Brookings.  We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton games starting with today at 4:50 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

McCook-Miner rolled to a 17-5 victory over Humboldt West Central Tuesday to win the Class B Legion baseball state title.  McCook-Miner went undefeated through the tournament and qualifies now to play in the Division Two Central Region beginning August 6th in LeSeur, Minnesota.

Crofton bested Creighton 13-2 last night to win the Nebraska Area C-1 Legion baseball tournament at the Creighton ballpark.

Tabor and Crofton have both qualified for the South Dakota amateur baseball state tournament next month, and the teams will meet Saturday night for the District 6-B title.  Last night in the winners bracket,  Crofton edged Wynot 3-2 and Tabor nipped Menno 3-2.

Yankton High School all-state golfer Jace Guthmiller took second place in the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Tournament as he shot a one-over-par 73 for the runner-up finish at the state tourney.  Yankton golfer Jimmie Cunningham took fifth place with an 88 at Hart Ranch in Rapid City in the Boys 12-13 year old state tournament this week. Alexandra Carr of Vermillion placed second in the Girls 12-13 year old division by carding a 105 at the state meet.


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KYNT Sports 7-28-15

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

McCook-Miner scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning to eliminate Vermillion 5-4 in the semifinals of the Class B American Legion baseball state tournament last night.  McCook-Miner will face West Central this afternoon for the Class B championship at the Salem field.

Monday in the Nebraska Area C-1 Legion baseball tournament in Creighton, Crofton defeated Ainsworth 6-4 and Creighton outscored O’Neill 11-5.  Crofton faces Creighton at 4:00 today in the Area championship for the right to advance to the state Legion tourney.  In the Area C-2 tournament yesterday in Pender, Tekamah-Herman eliminated Hartington by an 11-10 score.

There will be two winners’ bracket games tonight at the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Irene ballpark.  At 6:00, top-seed Crofton takes on Wynot, followed by Menno against Tabor.  Irene and Freeman are still alive in the losers’ bracket, and the top four teams in the district will advance to the state tournament next month in Mitchell.

Defending national champion North Dakota State was again picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference this fall.  Illinois State was selected by the coaches and media to finish second, South Dakota State was fifth out of ten teams in the poll, while the U-S-D Coyotes were selected for tenth place.  


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KYNT Sports 7-27-15

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pairings for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament in Brookings this week have been announced.  Yankton Post 12 will face Watertown at 5:00 Wednesday in the opening round of the double elimination tournament.  The Class A Legion tourney starts at 10 a-m Wednesday, as Sioux Falls West meets Rapid City Post 320, followed by defending champion Rapid City Post 22 against Aberdeen.  The final game Wednesday night matches Pierre against host Brookings.

Vermillion is still contending for the Class B Legion baseball state title after a 10-0 victory over Groton on Sunday in the tournament at the Salem field.  Ethan Jones fired a one-hit shutout for Vermillion, while Jack Brown led the offense with three hits and three RBI’s.  Vermillion plays in the losers bracket at 5:00 today, while Tabor was eliminated over the weekend with a 6-3 loss against Garretson.

Irene blanked Scotland 10-0 last night in the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at Irene as Logan Hunter pitched a two-hitter for the Cardinals.  Freeman edged Lesterville 4-3 on Sunday as Derek Waltner had three hits for the Black Sox.

Yankton resident Scott Hiltunen achieved the rare distinction of a Double Eagle Sunday.  Hiltunen made a two on the par-five first hole at Hillcrest Country Club, using a driver and a seven-iron for the double eagle.


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KYNT Sports 7-25-15

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vermillion defeated Garretson 8-4 Friday in the first game of the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Salem.  Last night, West Central out-slugged Tabor 18-8 in the opening round.  Hunter Young blasted a three-run homer in the loss for Tabor, who takes on Garretson in the losers bracket this morning.  Vermillion meets West Central at 5:00 today in the winners bracket at Salem.

Yankton Post 12 has qualified for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament, which starts next Wednesday in Brookings.  Yankton finished second at state last summer, and will enter the tourney with a 26 and 17 record this year.  The official pairings will be released on Sunday, once the wild-card game is held today.

The Yankton Lakers split two games at the V-F-W Teener baseball regional in Sioux Falls on Friday.  Yankton defeated Brandon Valley 14-4, and then Sioux Falls West rolled past the Lakers 18-3.

In the District 6-B amateur baseball double elimination tournament, Menno blanked Lesterville 3-0 last night as Macon Oplinger fired a four-hit shutout and posted nine strikeouts.  The tournament continues with two games in the losers bracket Sunday evening at the Irene ballpark.


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KYNT Sports 7-24-15

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sioux Falls West scored twice in the ninth inning to edge Yankton 9-7 in the Region 2-A Legion baseball championship on Thursday.  Brad Ulmer led Yankton Post 12 with four hits, while Levi Schmidt belted a grand-slam home run and Mason Townsend added a two-run double.  By finishing second in the region, Yankton qualified for the Class A Legion state tournament next week in Brookings.

The Class B Legion baseball state tournament begins today in Salem.  Vermillion faces Garretson in the opener, followed by Webster against Spearfish.  This evening, Tabor meets Humboldt and then Groton faces host McCook-Miner.  The double elimination tournament continues through Tuesday.

Sioux Falls East outscored the Yankton Lakers  16-12 in the VFW Teener baseball regional yesterday.  The Lakers will continue action in the regional at 4:30 today when they face Brandon Valley.

The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament began last night in Irene, as the top-seeded Crofton Bluejays thumped Scotland 25-0.  In the second game, Wynot edged Irene 11-8.  The double elimination tourney continues this evening with first round play as Menno faces Lesterville, followed by Freeman against Tabor.

The Dakotas Golf Tour continues today with first-round play in a 54-hole tournament at Moccasin Creek CC in Aberdeen.  The Fox Run Pro-Am will be held next weekend in Yankton, followed by the Hillcrest Pro-Am.


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KYNT Sports 7-23-15

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yankton Post 12 qualified for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament next week in Brookings after a 13-8 win at Brandon Valley last night.  Adam Walter had four hits and drove in three runs for Yankton, while Landon Withrow, Sheldon Gant and Mason Townsend had two RBI’s.  Earlier on Wednesday, Sioux Falls West belted 11 extra-base hits in a 13-6 victory over Yankton.  Brad Ulmer had four hits in that contest, and Ulmer and Townsend each had three RBI’s.  Yankton will meet Sioux Falls West today at 2 p-m in the region championship round, with the broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Lakers whipped Sioux Falls Central 13-2 yesterday in the VFW Teener regional first round.  Michael Drotzmann drove in four runs for the Lakers, while Owen Feeser pitched a one-hitter for the victory.  The Lakers face Sioux Falls West today in the region tourney.

In Teener baseball at Riverside Field, the Yankton Reds swept a doubleheader over Sioux Falls East by scores of 14-4 and 10-0.

The District 6-B double elimination amateur baseball tournament starts tonight, with all the games begin played at the Irene ballpark over the next week.  In the opener at 6:00 this evening, top-seed Crofton faces Scotland…followed by Wynot against Irene.  


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KYNT Sports 7-22-15

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yankton Post 12 rallied from four runs behind to edge Harrisburg 7-6 last night in the Region 2-A Legion baseball tournament at Valley Springs.  Tyler Guthmiller hit the walk-off RBI single in the ninth as Yankton moved into a winners bracket game against Sioux Falls West at 11:00 this morning.  Mason Townsend homered and drove in three runs for Yankton, while Levi Schmidt had three hits, and Austin Johnson had a two-run single and picked up the win in relief. 

The South Dakota Class B Legion baseball state tournament begins Friday in Salem.  Vermillion meets Garretson in the first game at 10 a-m, followed by Spearfish against Webster.  Tabor faces Humboldt at 5:00 Friday, and Groton takes on host McCook-Miner.  The double elimination tourney runs till Tuesday.

The V-F-W Teener baseball regionals begin today in Sioux Falls.  The Yankton Lakers take on Sioux Falls Central at 2:30 p-m, and the Yankton Reds face Sioux Falls East at 5:00 today.

The final South Dakota amateur baseball poll was released before the playoffs begin this week.  The Renner Monarchs are ranked first in Class A, while Dimock-Emery tops the Class B poll.  In Class B, the Crofton Bluejays stayed in third place while the Freeman Black Sox moved up to ninth in the state. 

Vermillion graduate Brett Bye became the first South Dakotan to win a national title in Greco-Roman wrestling.  Bye defeated an Oregon wrestler by tech fall to win the 160-pound championship at the Cadet/Junior nationals in Fargo.  Regan Bye of Vermillion placed fourth and Dan Stibral from Bon Homme-Scotland took seventh at the national meet to also earn All-American honors.


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KYNT Sports 7-21-15

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team enters the playoffs with a 24 and 15 season record and the top seed in Region 2-A, which begins this morning at Valley Springs.  Yankton will play at 5 p-m against the winner of Sioux Falls East and Harrisburg, who face each other in the region opener at 11 a-m.  We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton Legion games during the double elimination regional on AM 1450, KYNT.

Lesterville upset Crofton 5-4 in 11 innings, and Menno downed Irene 11-5 to end the South Central League amateur baseball regular season.  Crofton and Yankton were both 12 and 4 to tie for the regular season title, with Freeman finishing with an 11 and 5 record and third place in the league.

Nebraska Wesleyan University officials informed the Great Plains Athletic Conference Monday that they have accepted membership in the Iowa Athletic Conference beginning next year.  G-PAC Commissioner Corey Westra said they had no knowledge of the situation until yesterday morning.   Nebraska Wesleyan will leave the G-PAC, which includes Mount Marty, at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Former South Dakota State All-American running back Zach Zenner is preparing to report to the Detroit Lions training camp August 3rd.  Zenner was not drafted in the N-F-L after rushing for more than two-thousand yards in three consecutive seasons for the Jacks.  Zenner will be one of six running backs in the Lions training camp, and says he hopes to show Detroit his value on special teams as well.


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KYNT Sports 7-20-15

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Freeman Black Sox scored five runs in the tenth inning and upset the Yankton Tappers 7-5 last night at Riverside Field.  Derek Waltner had three hits and two runs scored for Freeman, while Brett Scherschligt pitched the victory.  Brandon Nickolite had a two-run double for Yankton.  Wynot blanked Scotland 15-0 last night in the South Central League as Cliff Kerphart pitched the victory.  The Class B teams in District 6-B start their playoff action later this week at the Irene field.

Tabor won the Region 4-B Legion baseball tournament with an 8-1 victory over Platte-Geddes as Chase Kortan got the win with five shutout innings.  Vermillion won the Region 3-B title with a 14-4 victory over Beresford as Carter Kratz was the winning pitcher and drove in four runs.  Tabor and Vermillion have both qualified for the Class B Legion baseball state tournament starting Friday in Salem.

Yankton Post 12 is the top seed in the Region 2-A Legion baseball tourney starting tomorrow at Valley Springs.    Yankton will play at 5 p-m Tuesday against the winner of the Harrisburg-Sioux Falls East game that morning.  The double elimination tournament continues through Thursday, with all the Yankton games broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 7-17-15

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yankton defeated Brandon Valley 7-2 last night in Legion baseball as Colin Muth pitched five shutout innings to get the win for Post 12.  Sheldon Gant drove in three runs for Yankton, while Adam Walter belted a homer.  Yankton is 24 and 14 overall and will end its regular season with a nine-inning game at Mitchell tonight.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball season ended on Thursday with two losses in the region tourney at Riverside Field.  Sioux Falls West topped Yankton 6-2 and then Brandon Valley beat the home team 6-1.  Yankton finished its Junior Legion season with a 19 and 25 record.

In amateur baseball last night, Crofton rolled past Irene 12-2 as Rand Thygeson tossed a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts.  Nick Hegge led the Bluejays attack with a double and two singles, as Crofton stayed in a first-place tie with Yankton heading into the final weekend of the South Central league regular season.  Tonight in league play, Lesterville plays at Freeman.

The South team coached by Tiffany Beste of Yankton defeated the North squad in three sets in the South Dakota High School Coaches Association all-star contest in Aberdeen.  Yankton’s Haley Mines led the defense with eight digs, while Allison Sanner of Parker had three ace serves.  In the girls basketball all-star game, the South team beat the North 60-40.  Mount Marty College recruit Sami Kasowski  of Tri-Valley scored 9 points and had a game-high 21 rebounds.


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