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KYNT Sports 11-17-16

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fourth-ranked Morningside pulled away in the second half to defeat Mount Marty 74-51 last night in women’s basketball at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with 12 points, while senior Kellie Winckler had 7 points and 11 rebounds. 

In the men’s contest, Morningside outscored Mount Marty 113-87.  The Lancers shot over 49 percent from the floor and 48 percent from three-point range, and were led by 21 points from freshman Zane Schumacher.  Mount Marty will continue their G-PAC schedule with two games at Concordia Saturday.

Mount Marty has signed Peyton Stolle from Sioux Falls Roosevelt for their women’s basketball program.  Stolle average nearly 8 points and 5 rebounds a game and was named all-conference after shooting 50 percent from three-point range.  She will be a Pre-Professional major at Mount Marty.

The Lancers have signed Keegan Savary from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa for their men’s basketball program.  Savary is a 6’2” guard who averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game in his junior season. 

Two Mount Marty seniors earned Honorable Mention honors by the Great Plains Athletic Conference in volleyball.  Outside hitter Sierra Kloth and setter Amber Dysthe each got G-PAC honorable mention yesterday.  The Lancers finished with a 7 and 24 season record.

Six players scored in double figures for the U-S-D men’s basketball team last night as they rolled past Presentation College 99-60 in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are unbeaten in three games and will host Doane College tonight at 7 p-m, while the U-S-D women have a road matchup at Arkansas at 7:00.

The South Dakota high school volleyball tournaments begin this afternoon with action at Brookings, Watertown and Huron.  Third-seed Bon Homme takes their season record of 29 and 4 against Milbank at 6:00 tonight in the Class A tourney at the Watertown Arena.  In the Class B volleyball tourney in Huron, fourth-seed Parker faces Harding County at 1:45 this afternoon.


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KYNT Sports 11-16-16

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Mount Marty College basketball teams start their G-PAC schedule tonight with a home doubleheader against Morningside.  The Mustangs are unbeaten and fourth in the nation in women’s basketball, while their men’s team is 3 and 1 this season.  Our broadcast from the Cimpl Arena starts at 5:35 p.m. on 1450, KYNT.

The USD men’s basketball team will host Presentation College tonight at 7:00 in the Dome.  Coyote head coach Craig Smith will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club during the noon hour at JoDean’s, and the public is invited to attend.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad has started their workouts this week for the winter sports season.  Riley Smith is entering his second season as head coach of the Bucks, who open their season Saturday, December 3rd at the Watertown Dual Tournament.

Six Yankton High School seniors were named to the Academic All-State football team in Class 11-Double-A.  Devon Mines-Alver, Nate Stephenson, Chris Kinsley, Kade Larson, Brandon Shuey and Brock Goeden were honored after compiling at least a 3.5 GPA and playing or managing at least three years of football.

The South Dakota high school volleyball state tournaments will begin on Thursday, and the Bon Homme Lady Cavaliers are seeded third in Class A.  Bon Homme will take on Milbank tomorrow at 6 p-m in first-round play at the state volleyball tourney in the Watertown Civic Arena.

Gayville-Volin distance runner Laura Nelson has signed with the University of South Dakota.  Nelson won the Class B state cross-country title twice for the Raiders and was the 32-hundred meter champion last spring.  


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KYNT Sports 11-15-16

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Unbeaten Guardian Angels Central Catholic edged Creighton 48-44 last night in the Class D-1 football semifinals in Beemer.  Ryan Neumann totaled 312 yards rushing and passing in the loss as the Bulldogs ended up 10 and 2 for the season.

The University of South Dakota won both of the basketball weekly awards from the Summit League for the first weekend of games.  Sophomore Allison Arens from Crofton was named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after scoring a total of 49 points in a pair of Coyote victories.  Sophomore Trey Burch-Manning was honored as the Men’s Player of the Week after collecting 38 points and 22 rebounds in two USD victories over the weekend.

USD sophomore Lauren Mattison was named the Summit League Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after recording 44 digs in a pair of Coyote victories last weekend which gave them a share of the league title.

In men’s basketball last night on the West Coast, U-C Irvine defeated South Dakota State 73-58.  The Jacks are winless in two games and will have their home opener Wednesday night at Frost Arena in Brookings against Wayne State.

Yankton High School senior Emma Stewart has signed to compete in the jumping events for South Dakota State University.  Stewart has been a three-time state champion in the long jump and triple jump for the Gazelles, and the past two years she was named the Class AA Most Valuable Field Event Performer in girls track and field.    

Mount Marty had a total of four mid-fielders earn Honorable Mention honors in G-PAC Soccer this fall.  John Heath, Joseph Finn, Carleen Simpson, and Shae Provencher each made the Honorable List from the conference for their efforts on the soccer field for the Lancers.

The Mount Marty J-V women’s basketball team defeated Dordt College last night by a 77-62 score.  The Lancers will open their G-PAC schedule with a women’s and men’s doubleheader against Morningside tomorrow night at the Cimpl Arena.


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KYNT Sports 11-14-16

Monday, November 14, 2016

South Dakota State edged USD 28-21 Saturday afternoon in Brookings as the Jacks maintained a share of the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  Taryn Christion scored on a seven-yard run with four minutes left for the SDSU victory.  Chris Streveler passed for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Coyotes but threw an interception in the final seconds as the Jacks got the win.

USD ended the regular season tied for the Summit League volleyball title after a 3-0 sweep over South Dakota State Saturday night in Vermillion.  The Coyotes ended up at 13 and 3 in league play and 24 and 6 for the season, and will compete in the Summit League tournament starting November 18th in Denver.

The -SD men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures Sunday as they downed Bowling Green 78-72 in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  The Coyote women’s team defeated Stephen F. Austin 80-74 Sunday in the first game of the twin bill as sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton led U-S-D with 21 points.

Kansas Wesleyan rallied from 11 points down at halftime to defeat Mount Marty 65-54 in women’s basketball on Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Sammy Kasowski had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Lancers dropped to 3 and 2 for the season.

Kansas Wesleyan outscored Mount Marty 92-75 in the men’s contest Saturday as Drew Cheskie scored 18 points to pace the Lancers, who are now 3 and 3 overall.  Mount Marty will host Morningside in a G-PAC doubleheader on Wednesday.

Hampton capped off an unbeaten volleyball season by sweeping Wynot in the Class D-2 championship match Saturday in Lincoln.  The  Wynot Lady Blue Devils finished a state runner-up season with a 27 and 5 overall record.

The Creighton Bulldogs will try and qualify for the Nebraska state football championships when they face unbeaten Guardian Angels Central Catholic tonight in the Class D-1 semifinals, with the kickoff at 6:00 in West Point.

Sioux Falls Washington finished unbeaten on the football season with a 41-31 win over Brandon Valley to win the Class 11-AAA title Saturday night in the Dome.


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KYNT Sports 11-12-16

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Crofton has advanced to their second high school football championship in school history after defeating Battle Creek 19-14 last night.  Tanner Crosley led the Warriors with 121 yards rushing and a touchdown and the Crofton defense held the Braves without scoring three times inside their 20 in the second half.  Crofton will take on unbeaten Wilber-Clatonia in the Class C-2 title game Tuesday, November 22nd at 10 a-m at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Wynot advanced to the Class D-2 volleyball championship with a 3-2 victory over top-seed Exeter-Milligan on Friday, including a 16-14 win in the deciding fifth set. Cortney Arkfeld led Wynot with 21 kills and 16 digs, and the Blue Devils will meet Hampton today at 9 a-m for the state title in Lincoln.

Mitchell won their first state football championship with a 41-6 rout over Harrisburg in Class 11-AA last night in the Dakotadome.  Winner has now won 24 straight games after crushing Groton 54-0 for the Class 11-B title.  Today at 1:00 in the Dome, the Tea Area faces Madison for the Class 11-A championship and tonight at 7:00, Brandon Valley takes on Sioux Falls Washington for the Class 11-AAA crown.

The USD volleyball squad edged Denver 3-2 last night as the Coyotes are now tied for first in the Summit League.  USD will host South Dakota State tonight at 6:00 in Vermillion in the final regular season game.

The in-state battle between South Dakota State and the University of South Dakota on the gridiron will be held today in Brookings with the kickoff at 2:00.

The USD women’s cross-country team placed 11th in the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday in Iowa City.  Coyote freshman Julia Noah posted a personal best and finished 34th out of 235 runners.

Mount Marty has their first home basketball doubleheader today, as the Lancers host Kansas Wesleyan starting at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena.  The Mount Marty women are 3 and 1 this season, while the Lancer men have a 3 and 2 record.  Our broadcast today starts at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 11-11-16

Friday, November 11, 2016

The South Dakota High School state football championships began Thursday at the Dakotadome in Vermillion, and Gregory capped off an unbeaten season with a 48-20 win over the Webster Area in the Class 9-Double-A title game.  Quarterback Andy McCance passed for six touchdowns and rushed for one with 353 yards of total offense for the Gorillas.  Colman-Egan won the Class 9-A championship with a 32-28 victory over Warner as quarterback Bodee Gross led the Hawks winning effort with 383 yards of total offense.  Colome scored the final 20 points to defeat the Langford Area 42-23 in the 9-B title game last night, as Layton Teeman had 189 yards passing and three touchdowns to lead the Cowboys.

In the Class 11-B title contest today at 1:00 in the Dome, the Groton Area faces unbeaten Winner.  The top two seeds in Class 11-Double-A, Mitchell and Harrisburg, will meet in the championship tonight at 7 p-m.

The Nebraska Class C-2 football semifinals will be held tonight, and Crofton will host Battle Creek at 7 p-m in a matchup of teams with 9 and 2 season records.  The winner will advance to the championship contest November 22nd at Memorial Stadium against the winner of tonight’s other semifinal between Yutan and unbeaten Wilber-Clatonia.

In the Nebraska Class C-2 volleyball state tournament in Lincoln on Thursday, top seed Diller-Odell eliminated Hartington Cedar Catholic 3-1.  Madison Wieseler led Cedar Catholic with 9 kills and 12 assists, while Jada Cattau (caht-oh) had 8 kills and 24 digs as the Trojans ended up with a 19 and 13 season record.  Hastings Saint Cecelia edged Crofton 3-2 in first round play.  Kelsey Sanger had 20 kills and 32 digs to lead the Lady Warriors as their season ended up at 24 and 5 overall.  Wynot advanced to the Class D-2 volleyball semi-finals with a 3-2 win over Saint Mary’s as Cortney Arkfeld led the Lady Blue Devils with 24 kills and 5 blocks.  Wynot will meet top-seed Exeter-Milligan today at 11 a-m.

Bon Homme defeated Elk Point-Jefferson 3-1 to win a Sweet 16 match, and that will send the Lady Cavaliers to their first state volleyball tournament in 17 years.

 The Summit League volleyball title could be decided tonight.  Denver leads the League standings with a 12-2 record, one game ahead of USD.  The Coyotes host Denver at 6:00 tonight in the Sanford Coyote Sports Arena.

The U-S-D women’s basketball season starts tonight with a 7:00 game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  The Coyote men’s basketball squad begins their season at 8:30 tonight at Drake University.

The South Dakota State women’s soccer squad opens play tonight in the N-C-A-A Tournament in Lincoln. The Jacks face the University of Nebraska at 7 p-m in first round action.

Tomorrow at 2:00 in Brookings, U-S-D and S-D-S-U will have their rivalry contest on the gridiron.  The Coyotes are 4 and 5 overall, while the Jacks are 6 and 3 this season and tied for the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Mount Marty has their first home basketball doubleheader tomorrow, as the Lancers host Kansas Wesleyan starting at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena.  The Mount Marty women are 3 and 1 this season, while the Lancer men have a 3 and 2 record.  Our broadcast Saturday starts at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 11-10-16

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mayville State edged Mount Marty 67-63 in men’s basketball in North Dakota last night.  Sophomore Drew Cheskie led the Lancers with 23 points and 8 rebounds, as Mount Marty’s record dipped to 3-2 overall heading into their first home game on Saturday.  The Lancers will host Kansas Wesleyan in an Alumni Day women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader starting at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena.

Crofton will compete in their fourth consecutive Class C-2 volleyball state tournament as the second-seed Lady Warriors face Hastings Saint Cecelia today at 5:30 p-m at Lincoln Southwest.  Also in Class C-2, Hartington Cedar Catholic takes on top-seed Diller-Odell at 1:30 p-m at Southwest High School.  In Class D-2 volleyball tonight at 7:30 at Lincoln Northeast, Wynot meets Saint Mary’s.

The South Dakota High School state football championships begin this morning at the Dakotadome in Vermillion.  At 10:30 a-m, the Class 9-Double-A title game matches unbeaten Gregory and Webster.  The Class 9-A championship at 1:30 matches Warner against Colman-Egan.  Tonight at 7:30 in the Dome, Langford takes on Colome for the Class 9-B title.

Yankton Bucks assistant football coach Dan Mitchell will receive an award Saturday night during halftime of the Class 11-Triple-A championship game at the Dome.  Mitchell will be honored with the “Keepers of the Game” Award from the South Dakota Football Coaches Association.  During that halftime, Ken Bruckner of Menno will be presented with a 40 years of coaching football award.


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KYNT Sports 11-9-16

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Peru State defeated a cold-shooting Mount Marty team in women’s basketball by a 66-59 score last night.  Sammy Kasowski and Ali Kuca each scored 12 points for the Lancers, who lost their first game after three victories this season.

Tonight, the Mount Marty men’s basketball team will take their 3-1 season record to North Dakota and face a 1-2 Mayville State team at 6:00.  Our broadcast begins at 5:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

U-S-D volleyball standout Audrey Reeg was named the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month for October.  Reeg helped the Coyotes win 7 of 9 volleyball matches last month as she led U-S-D in kills and blocks and was second in digs.


Falls City Sacred Heart eliminated Bloomfield 46-12 Tuesday in the Class D-2 football quarter-finals.  Quentin Moles led Bloomfield with 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the Bees ended up 9-2 this fall.

In the Class D-1 quarter-finals, Creighton topped Lourdes Central Catholic 90-54 as the contest set many state records.  The combined 144 points is an all-class record in the playoffs for Nebraska high schools, and the Bulldogs set playoff records with 621 yards rushing and 746 yards of total offense.

The Yankton Quarterback Club meets in regular session today during the noon hour at JoDean’s.  The guest speaker will be Wayne Carney of Sioux Falls, who is in his last year as Executive Director of the state High School Activities Association and the public is invited to attend, using the north entrance at JoDean’s.


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KYNT Sports 11-8-16

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Despite placing third out of six schools in the Double-A portion of the ESD Conference football race, the Yankton Bucks picked up just one selection on the all-conference team.  Yankton senior defensive lineman Michael Heine earned the all-conference honors for the Bucks. 

The Nebraska high school football quarter-finals will be held today for Class D schools.  In Class D-2, Bloomfield will host Falls City Sacred Heart at 4 p-m.  In Class D-1 at 5:00, Creighton will entertain Nebraska City Lourdes Central Catholic.

Mount Marty continues their women’s basketball season tonight with a game at NAIA Division One Peru State, Nebraska.  Peru is 1 and 1 this season, while the Lancers are unbeaten in three games.  The start time was moved earlier to 5:30, and our broadcast on 1450, KYNT begins at 5:20 p-m.

USD and SDSU had the co-winners of the Summit League Women’s Golfer of the Month Award.  Jackrabbit senior Megan Mingo of Yankton was honored after winning the Pirate Invitational in New Jersey, and she is just the second female golfer in school history to win two individual titles.  Coyote senior Brenna Lervick picked up the medalist honors at the Creighton Classic in Omaha last month.

South Dakota State junior David Kocer of Wagner has been named the Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week.  Kocer won four of his first five decisions and beat two nationally-ranked opponents for the opening weekend of the season.

The South Dakota State women’s soccer team found out Monday they will face the University of Nebraska in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament this Friday at 7 p-m in Lincoln.  The Jacks enter the tournament with a 10-7-and-3 record and are in the national tournament for the third consecutive season.

In the FCS Coaches Poll this week, South Dakota State is ranked 11th in the nation with a 6 and 3 record and the Jacks will host South Dakota Saturday afternoon in Brookings.  In Division Two football, the unbeaten University of Sioux Falls Cougars are rated fourth in the nation.  In the NAIA football poll, Morningside is fifth in the nation and Dakota Wesleyan is ranked 18th.



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KYNT Sports 11-7-16

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team trailed by 15 points early and then dominated the final 32 minutes in crushing Presentation 105-76 Saturday night in the NAIA Classic at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Sunday night, nationally-ranked Dakota State hit 62 percent of their three-point attempts and outscored the Lancers 98-78.  Over the weekend, junior college transfer O-J Thok led the Lancers with 38 points and senior Patrick Ciganovic scored 36 points.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball squad added two victories this weekend at the Pentagon by defeating Presentation College 53-41 on Saturday and then beating Dakota State 69-55 last night.  Senior Logan Wagner paced the Lancers with a total of 22 points this weekend, while freshman Molly Koisti added 19.

The Mount Marty women placed eighth and the Lancer men finished ninth at the G-PAC cross-country championship on Saturday.  Senior Christian Peetrick led the Lancer men with a 22nd place, and senior Berkley Reetveld was 38th for the ladies.

Grace University edged Mount Marty 3-2 in the final volleyball match of the season Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Sierra Kloth led the Lancers with 18 kills, while senior Amber Dysthe recorded 33 assists and 19 digs.  The Lancers finished at 7 and 24 overall, and winless in 16 G-PAC matches.

Fort Wayne swept past USD 3-0 in volleyball Saturday night, dropping the Coyotes into second place in the Summit League.  USD is 11 and 3 and will host league-leading Denver Friday night at the Sanford Coyote Sports Arena.

South Dakota State routed Missouri State 49-24 Saturday to remain tied for the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with North Dakota State.  A late rally by USD fell just short on Saturday as Southern Illinois got their first conference win by holding off the Coyotes 35-28.  The Jacks will host USD next Saturday in Brookings with a 2:00 kickoff.

Three teams from northeast Nebraska earned spots in the state volleyball tournament later this week.  Crofton, Hartington Cedar Catholic and Wynot will each compete at the state tourney in Lincoln starting on Thursday.


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