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KYNT Sports 4-10-15

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team has a key doubleheader today against Morningside College in Yankton.  The Lancers and Morningside are both 5-3 and part of a four-way tie for second place in the G-PAC.  The action starts at 3:00 today at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.

Former Yankton and South Dakota State standout pitcher Layne Somsen is playing at the Double-A level this spring in professional baseball.  Somsen is pitching for Pensacola this year in the Cincinnati Reds organization, and threw two innings Thursday allowing one earned run in the season opener for the Blue Wahoos.

U-S-D defeated Omaha 5-2 in women’s tennis Thursday in a match moved to the indoor courts in Sioux Falls.  The Coyotes are 3-2 in the Summit League and will have a match Saturday at South Dakota State, the first time in seven years the Jacks have hosted a women’s tennis match in Brookings.

The Yankton boys’ tennis squad opens its season in Aberdeen with four matches this weekend.  The Bucks will face Aberdeen Central and Aberdeen Roncalli this afternoon.  This will be Matt Termansen’s last season coaching Yankton High School tennis.  He has accepted a position teaching science in the Harrisburg School District, and will start up the girls and boys tennis programs for the Tigers.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team continues their season today, competing in the Parkston Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.  

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KYNT Sports 4-9-15

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Yankton senior Brady Hale was named first-team all-state in Class Double-A boys basketball.  Hale averaged nearly 17 points and 6 rebounds a game for the Bucks before being injured with one month remaining in the season. 

The first-team Double-A selections were all seniors including Addison Park from state champion Lincoln, Deng Goo from state runnerup Washington, O’Gorman’s Braxton Elliott, Sam McCloud of Stevens, and Beau Brown from Mitchell.

It looks like better weather this weekend for Yankton High School athletes.  The Bucks are scheduled to open their tennis season Friday and Saturday with four matches in Aberdeen, the Gazelles golf squad will compete in the Parkston Invitational Friday at Mitchell, the Yankton High School track and field athletes will take part in the Brandon Valley Invitational on Saturday, and the Bucks varsity baseball team will host Watertown in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon

U-S-D set school records Wednesday in Omaha for runs, hits and home runs in a 20-12 victory over Creighton in the opener of a softball doubleheader.  The Coyotes smashed seven homers among their 20 hits, before losing the second contest 7-6 against the Bluejays.  Allie Daly had three home runs and eight RBI’s for U-S-D yesterday while Yvon Minogue had seven hits Wednesday for the Coyotes, who are now 12 and 21 on the season with their home opening doubleheader coming up Saturday against Fort Wayne.

U-S-D senior Sam Matthew has been named the Summit League Male Golfer of the Week.  Matthew took second in the Bradley Invitational, and has five top-five finishes this season for the Coyotes.

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KYNT Sports 4-8-15

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The high school track meet hosted by Sioux Falls Washington involving the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles was cancelled Tuesday and will not be made up.  The next track meet for Y-H-S will be this Saturday at the Brandon Invitational.

The Yankton Bucks season-opening tennis triangular at Brandon was postponed on Tuesday.  One match has been re-scheduled, as the Bucks will have a dual meet at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on May 11th at 1 p-m, and then take on O’Gorman that day at 4:00.  Yankton will open their boys’ tennis season this Friday and Saturday at Aberdeen.

The Yankton Bucks club varsity baseball doubleheader at Brandon last night was also been postponed because of the weather, and the Bucks are scheduled to face Harrisburg in a twin bill on Thursday.

Mount Marty split a G-PAC softball doubleheader at Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday as the Tigers took game one by an 11-2 score and the Lancers won the second game 7-1.  Mount Marty will host Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.  The Mount Marty non-conference baseball game at Dordt College was rained out yesterday and will not be made up.   

Mount Marty College has signed Scotland standout Shaye Block for their men’s basketball program.  Block is a 6’4” guard who averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game and was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Highlanders.  He plans to major in Business Administration at Mount Marty.

South Dakota State sophomore Megan Mingo of Yankton placed 15th out of 81 golfers in a three-day tournament in Kansas City.  Mingo shot a 75 and two rounds of 77 for her fifth individual finish in the top 15 this spring.  The Jacks placed tenth as a team and along with U-S-D will compete in the Summit League tournament beginning April 20th in Seaside, California.

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KYNT Sports UPDATE 4-7-15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The high school track meet hosted by Sioux Falls Washington involving the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles was cancelled today and will not be made up.  The next track meet for Y-H-S will be Saturday at the Brandon Invitational.  The Yankton Bucks tennis opener at Brandon was also cancelled this afternoon due to weather.

Mount Marty College has signed Scotland standout Shaye Bloch for their men’s basketball program.  Bloch is a 6’4” guard who averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game and was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Highlanders.  He plans to major in Business Administration at Mount Marty.

Valley City State scored 12 runs in the first three innings and outscored Mount Marty 18-11 in baseball action in Yankton.  Hunter Hallock led the Lancers by driving in three runs.  Mount Marty is now 22-14 on the season and will have a non-conference game at Dordt College this afternoon.  The Mount Marty softball team looks to improve its G-PAC record when they visit Dakota Wesleyan today in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p-m.

The Class B boys basketball all-state team was announced, and Mount Marty mens basketball recruit Justin Prue was named to the first team.  Prue is a six-foot guard who led White River to a fourth-place finish in the state tournament,  by averaging nearly 16 points and 6 assists per game.  Gabe King of Irene-Wakonda and Zach O’Keefe from Parker were named second-team all-state in Class B.


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KYNT Sports 4-5-15

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team swept Dordt College in a G-PAC doubleheader Saturday in Yankton by scores of 8-4 and 3-1.  A-J Griffith and Brandon Nickolite were the winning pitchers for the Lancers.  Hunter Hallock had three hits and three RBI in the opener, while Derek Blumenstock had three hits on the day and a home run in game two for the Lancers.  Mount Marty is 5-3 in the G-PAC which puts them in a four-way tie for second place, and now 22-13 on the season with a non-conference twin bill at home today against Valley City State.

North Dakota State beat U-S-D 4-1 in softball on Saturday, taking two of three from the Coyotes.  U-S-D is now 11-20 on the season with a doubleheader scheduled Wednesday at Creighton University in Omaha.

Eleven athletes will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, including two all-staters from this area.  Russ Hochstein was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and track for Hartington Cedar Catholic and became a Nebraska CornhuskerAll-American lineman, and then went on to win three Super Bowl rings in the National Football League.  Newcastle standout Tonya Kneifl Gordon won 12 Class D gold medals in track and field, led her team to a state basketball title, and still ranks in the top 15 for most points scored in a high school basketball career.  The induction ceremony will be October 4th at Lincoln East High School.

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KYNT Sports 4-3-15

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team handed Northwestern its first loss in G-PAC play this spring with a 9-2 win in the opener last night at Orange City as Alex Mogensen pitched four innings for the win and Josh Teichroew tossed three shutout innings for the save.  Northwestern outscored the Lancers 13-7 in the nightcap.  The Lancers are now 20-13 on the season, and tied for third in the G-PAC at 3-3 with a home twin bill against Dordt College tomorrow at 1 p-m, which will be broadcast on KYNT Sports.

U-S-D continues their softball season with three games at North Dakota State this weekend, including a doubleheader this afternoon.  The Bison lead the Summit League standings, while the Coyotes are third place in the League and have a season record of 10-18.

Yankton competed in the Bobcat Invitational track and field meet Thursday at the new S-D-S-U Indoor facility against Harrisburg and Brookings.  Y-H-S seniors Evan Greenaway and Adrienne Kusek each took first places in both the shot put and discus.

Yankton won the girls golf triangular at Mitchell yesterday, shooting a 398 total which was three strokes better than Sioux Falls Washington and 20 ahead of the host Kernels.  Ashley VanMeeteren and Linze Cowman tied for third place individually with scores of 97, while Darian Tramp placed fifth for the Gazelles with a 99.

Hartington Cedar Catholic senior James Kaiser was named first-team All-State in Class C-2 boys basketball.  Kaiser averaged over 19 points a game this season, and finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Cedar Catholic history.  Junior Dillon Wolfgram from Laurel-Concord-Coleridge was second team All-State in Class C-2.  Receiving honorable mention all-state were Tyler Koch and Brock Mueller from Crofton, Stephen Hills of Cedar Catholic, Tanner Fischer of Hartington-Newcastle and Bloomfield seniors Cody Beckmann and Quinn O’Brien.

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KYNT Sports 4-2-15

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dordt College swept a G-PAC doubleheader at Mount Marty on Wednesday by scores of 7-2 and then 5-3 in nine innings.  Amber Krause and Sophia Lopez each had three hits on the day for the Lancers, who are 1-7 in the conference and 8-13 for the softball season.

The Mount Marty baseball squad continues play in the G-PAC today with a twin bill at 5 p-m at Northwestern.  The Red Raiders are unbeaten in four conference games, while the Lancers are 2 and 2 in the G-PAC.

Yankton shut out Vermillion 9-0 last night to open the club varsity baseball season at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  Austin Johnson pitched four innings of no-hit ball for the Bucks, who will host Brookings in a doubleheader today starting at 1 p-m.

The Yankton High School track and field squad competes in a new meet this afternoon.  The Bucks and Gazelles will join Harrisburg and host Brookings in a triangular at the new South Dakota State Indoor Arena.  The meet begins at 1:00 and we’ll have reports throughout the afternoon on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team goes to Mitchell today for a triangular against the Kernels and SF Washington.

Elk Point-Jefferson junior guard McKenzie Mennenga made Class A girls basketball first team all-state this year, as she led the Huskies to a runnerup finish in the state by averaging 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals per game.

The Crofton girls lead the Nebraska U-S Cellular Cup standings for athletics and fine arts activities for all Class C schools.  The Lady Warriors are five points ahead of Kearney Catholic in the Class C girls standings heading into the spring season.  In the Class D girls competition, Wynot is fifth in the state while Wausa is tied for seventh place in athletics and fine arts.

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KYNT Sports 3-31-15

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team has a non-conference doubleheader at Dakota State this afternoon.  Last week, the Lancers split a twin bill with the Trojans.  Mount Marty’s next G-PAC doubleheader will be at league-leading Northwestern on Thursday, and the Lancers return home for two games against Dordt this Saturday.  On Monday, the agreement was officially signed to rename the baseball field “Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field”.

The high school baseball season began Monday as Dakota Valley outscored Vermillion 15-5 in a five-inning game.  The Yankton Bucks baseball squad will host Vermillion Wednesday at 5 p-m.  Last night, Sioux Falls Roosevelt swept the Yankton freshman/sophomore team by scores of 8-0 and 8-3.

The Yankton Gazelles opened their golf season Monday by placing second in a triangular at Brandon.  Brookings won the meet with a 357, Yankton shot a 375 total and Brandon Valley had a 413 score.  Ashley VanMeeteren led the Gazelles by placing third with an 88, Linze Cowman tied for fourth place with a 93, while Darian Tramp was sixth with a 94.  The Gazelles will play in Mitchell Thursday in a triangular against the Kernels and Sioux Falls Washington.

U-S-D junior first baseman Yvon Minogue was named the Co-Player of the Week for Summit League softball.  Minogue batted .417 last week in three games at Indianapolis, and is fourth in the Summit League in batting average this spring.

The U-S-D track and field squad has eight athletes ranked in the nation’s top 25 in their events.  Leading the way is senior Megan Glisar who is third nationally in the high jump, while senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes is fifth nationally in the discus.

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KYNT Sports 3-30-15

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball squad split doubleheaders against Doane and Concordia this weekend.  On Saturday after losing the first game at Doane 3-0, the Lancers edged the Tigers 5-4 in game two handing Doane their first regular season G-PAC loss in two years.  Sunday in Yankton, Concordia rallied to beat Mount Marty 7-4 in the opener and the Lancers routed the Bulldogs 10-3 in game two as Brandon Nickolite pitched the victory.  Mount Marty is 20 and 11 overall, and will host Briar Cliff in a J-V doubleheader Monday at 5 p-m.  Before the game at 4:30, there will be a signing ceremony to officially name the Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium involving the City of Yankton, Yankton Baseball Association and Mount Marty College and the public is invited to attend.

Midland University swept a G-PAC softball doubleheader over Mount Marty on Saturday by scores of 9-2 and 8-5.  The Lancers are 8 and 11 overall with a home doubleheader against Dakota State starting at 3:00 Monday.

U-S-D won two of three softball games over the weekend at I-U-P-U-I, hitting eight homers in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday.  The Coyotes are 10 and 18 on the season, with a twin bill Friday at North Dakota State.

U-S-D senior Megan Glisar was runner-up in the high jump Saturday at the Texas Relays with a leap of 6 feet, three-quarters inch.  Glisar broke her own school record and her jump was the third highest in Division One in the nation this year.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team will open its season Monday afternoon at Brandon, in a 2:00 triangular against Brandon Valley and Brookings.

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KYNT Sports 3-28-15

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team opens up play in the G-PAC this weekend with a doubleheader at nationally-ranked Doane College today and then a home twin bill against Concordia University on Sunday.  We’ll have the Sunday games broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT starting just before 1 p-m.  Mount Marty is 16 and 9 overall heading into the G-PAC schedule.

The Mount Marty softball squad is 8 and 9 overall, and will have a G-PAC twin bill today at Midland University in Fremont.

U-S-D junior Amber Eickhorn (ike-horn) ran the fastest time in the nation this week in winning the five-thousand meter run at the Texas Relays.  Eickhorn ran a race of 16 minutes, 19 seconds…more than a half-minute lower than her previous school record time.

The newly-renamed Hansen-Haas Youth Basketball Tournament continues today with games at the Summit Activities Center, Yankton Middle School, and Mount Marty College.  It’s the 25th year for the tournament which has 17 divisions this year for boys and girls in grades four through eight.

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