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KYNT Sports 8-11-16

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The GPAC Pre-Season volleyball poll has been released with Hastings picked for the top spot, just ahead of Midland.  Mount Marty was voted for 11th place in the conference.  The Lancers open their volleyball season August 24th at Presentation College with their first GPAC match August 30th at Dakota Wesleyan.

Top-ranked and defending champion Alexandria rolled past the Freeman Black Sox 9-2 last night in second round action at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament.  Crofton is the only South Central League team remaining after two rounds of the state tourney, and the Bluejays will face Colman Friday at 6 p-m in the Class B quarterfinals at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

A new sporting event has been added to this year’s Yankton Riverboat Days lineup as the Yankton Softball Association is presenting a Home Run Derby to benefit the Southeast CASA program, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children.  The Home Run Derby will be held Saturday, August 20th starting at 6 p-m at Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field.









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KYNT Sports 8-10-16

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crofton used an eight-run rally late in the game to upset Mount Vernon 9-6 last night in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  James Keiser had the game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning and Randy Thygeson allowed just three hits and recorded ten strikeouts in six innings of relief to earn the Bluejays victory.  Colman edged Kimball-White Lake 5-3 in the first game last night.  The second round of the Class B tournament ends tonight, and the Freeman Black Sox will face top-ranked Alexandria at 6 p-m in Mitchell.

Mount Marty College has signed a California student-athlete for their Women’s Soccer program.  Shae Provencher from Chula Vista is a mid-fielder and forward who earned All-League honors her senior year.  She earned a Mount Marty Merit Scholarship to attend school and compete in soccer for the Lancers.

Yankton golfer Doug Fickbohm notched his third hole-in-one last night in the Tuesday men’s golf league at Fox Run.  Fickbohm aced the 161-yard 17th hole at Fox Run with a seven-iron. 

Sioux Falls golfer Doug Quinones moved up to second on the Dakotas Tour bonus points listing after top five finishes at Fox Run and Hillcrest.  Damian Telles of Minnesota has a 30-point lead over Quinones, with Fox Run Pro-Am champion Drew Preston from Michigan in third place.  In the one-day event Tuesday at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Arnolds Park, Iowa…Brett Paquet from Arizona took the title with a round of five-under-par.




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KYNT Sports 8-9-16

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Second round play continues tonight at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell, as the Crofton Bluejays face Mount Vernon at 8:30 pm.  In the first game tonight at 6:00, Kimball-White Lake meets Colman.  On Monday, Winner-Colome routed Four Corners 14-2 and Garretson topped Dell Rapids 7-1.

Athletic practices will begin this week for all the fall sports teams at Yankton High School.  The soccer squads at Y-H-S are the first teams to get into competition as the Bucks and Gazelles will have a soccer doubleheader at Watertown on Friday.

Mount Marty College has signed two area athletes for their Women’s Track & Field program.  DaNella Jensen from Gayville-Volin was the school’s M-V-P in 2013, and will compete in throwing events for the Lancers.  Katie Glenn from Canton was a six-time state track meet qualifier and is the school record holder in the high jump.  Jensen and Glenn both plan to major in Nursing at Mount Marty. 

The STATS F-C-S pre-season college football poll was announced this week with five-time defending national champion North Dakota State in first place.  South Dakota State is rated eighth in the nation and the U-S-D Coyotes got enough votes to finish 46th in the national pre-season poll.


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KYNT Sports 8-8-16

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cameron White of Minnesota shot a four-day total of 18-under-par to win the first place check of 21-thousand dollars at the Hillcrest Pro-Am golf Tournament last night, finishing four strokes ahead of D-J Brigman from New Mexico.  The amateur title went to Yankton grad and University of Nebraska golfer Jace Guthmiller, who shot a 72-hole score of seven-under-par.  Scott O’Brien edged Jay Batcheller by one shot to win the Net Amateur division, Kyle Repp took the Senior title, and the threesome of Gilster-Gilster-and-Balfany won the Team event.

The Yankton Black Sox battled back after a one-run loss in the opening game to place third in the 16-and-under baseball state tournament at Riverside Field.  On Saturday, Yankton defeated Sioux Falls East 4-0 as Matthew Mors fired a three-hit shutout and Sam Mooney had three hits for the winners.  Earlier that day, the Black Sox rallied to beat Watertown 12-9 as Cole Sawatzke had two hits, two runs and two RBI’s for the winners.  The Black Sox finished at 25 and 12 on the season, while Rapid City Post 22 won the state title with a 12-3 win over Harrisburg.

The Yankton Reds took fourth place in the 13-and-under state baseball tournament over the weekend in Brookings.

Crofton and Freeman are the two South Central League teams to win opening round games at the Class B amateur baseball state tournament in Mitchell.  Crofton routed Volga 12-2 on Saturday as Rand Thygeson pitched the victory and drove in five runs for the Bluejays.  Freeman rolled past the Castlewood Monarchs 9-2 Saturday as Eric Hortness pitched the complete-game victory for the Black Sox and Kyle Wiepen led the attack with four hits.

In the Class A amateur tournament at Aberdeen, the Castlewood Ravens ended the Vermillion Rex Sox season with a 3-2 victory on Saturday.  









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KYNT Sports 8-5-16

Friday, August 5, 2016

Harrisburg held off the Yankton Black Sox 4-3 Thursday in the first round of the 16-and-under state baseball tournament at Riverside Field.  Sam Mooney allowed just five hits in a complete-game effort in the loss for Yankton, which now has a season record of 22 and 12 heading into a 3:00 game this afternoon.

 In the Class B state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell last night, Garretson nipped the Irene Cardinals 3-2.  In the first game yesterday, the defending state champion Parkston Mudcats shut out the Vermillion Grey Sox 5-0.  The Tabor Bluebirds open up state tournament play at 1:00 today against Four Corners.  The opening rounds of the Class A state amateur baseball tournament are this weekend in Aberdeen and in the first game, the Vermillion Red Sox take on Aberdeen at 5:30 tonight.

 The 43rd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am started Thursday, and Wisconsin pro Sam Frank led the way with an eight-under-par 64…one shot ahead of Parker Edens from Colorado and Andre Metzger of Sioux Falls.  In the amateur division, Arron Lickteig fired a six-under 66 with Jace Guthmiller in second after a 68 yesterday.  Denny Fokken of Yankton has the senior division lead after an opening round of 77.  Round two of the four-day tournament continues today at Hillcrest.

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KYNT Sports 8-4-16

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The 43rd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Men’s Golf Tournament gets this morning in Yankton.  There are 52 pro golfers shooting at a total purse of 105-thousand dollars in the four-day tourney at Hillcrest Country Club.

Menno managed only four hits last night as the Dell Rapids Mudcats shut out the Mad Frogs 2-0 on the opening night of the Class B amateur baseball state tourney in Mitchell.  Macon Oplinger allowed only six hits in pitching the loss for Menno.

The state tournament continues today with four games in Mitchell.  The Vermillion Grey Sox take on the Parkston Mudcats at 11:00 this morning in the first game…and the last game tonight at 8:00 matches up Irene against Garretson.

The Yankton Black Sox will host the 16-and-under state baseball tournament the next three days at Riverside Field.  The double-elimination tourney begins at 11:00 this morning, and the Black Sox will take their season record of 22-11 against Harrisburg at 5 p-m today in the opening round.

In the 14-and-under state baseball tourney at Harrisburg, Mitchell beat the Yankton Lakers 11-3 on Wednesday.

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team had the second highest GPA among all NCAA Division One teams during the past academic year.  The Coyote women had an average GPA of 3.691, and their second place nationally was the best in school history.  The Mount Marty women’s basketball team placed number-one among all teams GPA regardless of size in the nation.

USD standout Nicole Seekamp has signed a professional contract to play women’s basketball in Poland.  Seekamp was the Summit League Player of the Year last season, and will depart for Poland in early September.

South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke was named to the pre-season watch list for the F-C-S Offensive Player of the Year.  The junior Wieneke was one of just 22 players nationally to get this recognition, and he has caught 145 passes for 27 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Jackrabbits.



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KYNT Sports 8-3-16

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Mount Marty College women’s basketball team achieved the highest G-P-A in the nation for all divisions of NAIA, NCAA and junior colleges.  The 19 Lancer women on the basketball roster had an average G-P-A of 3.828, and it was the 19th time in the past 21 years the Mount Marty women were ranked in the top 25 academically in the nation.  The Lancers reached the “Fab Four” at the national tournament in Sioux City, and finished as the 12th rated team in the NAIA poll.

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of Kyna Hammond from Waseca, Minnesota for their women’s soccer program.  Hammond earned two high school varsity letters and in playing for the Waseca Soccer Club, she led the state of Minnesota in scoring goals.   She plans to major in Radiology Technology at MMC.

Alex Lehner of Watertown has signed to play men’s tennis at Mount Marty.  Lehner was an ESD runner-up and a consolation champion at the state meet in 2015 for the Arrows.

The Yankton Black Sox will host the 16-and-under state baseball tournament beginning Thursday at Riverside Field.  Yankton faces Harrisburg in the final opening round game at 5 p-m Thursday.   The Yankton Lakers 14-and-under team will play Mitchell today at 1:30 in the state tourney at the Harrisburg field.

This year’s South Dakota Class B amateur baseball tournament begins tonight in Mitchell.  Dimock-Emery faces Harrisburg in the first game at 6:00 and Menno will take on the Dell Rapids Mudcats at 8:30 p-m.  The annual Old Timers game this afternoon to kick off the festivities has been cancelled because of the hot and humid weather forecast.

The Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season poll has been released with five-time defending national champion North Dakota State selected to finish first this fall, Northern Iowa picked for second and South Dakota State in third place.  The University of South Dakota under new head coach Bob Nielson has been chosen to finish seventh in the ten-team Missouri Valley Conference.

 John Trasamar of Minnesota led the professional division in the two-day pro event at Hillcrest Country Club, shooting a 14-under-par score of 130 and finishing four shots ahead of Parker Edens from Colorado. In the Ladies event Tuesday at Hillcrest Cec Daschel and Kendra Neugebauer each shot a gross score of 84…Cindy Stenstrom had the low net total of 71,  and Tena Becker and YaVonne Slowey combined with two pros for first in the team event.



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KYNT Sports 8-1-16

Monday, August 1, 2016


The Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament wrapped up Sunday in Yankton, and Michigan golfer Drew Preston won the ten-thousand dollar first-place check with a three-day total of 13-under-par 203 for a one shot victory.  Eric Baily of Crofton was the low amateur with an eight-under 208…Josh Wipf of Yankton took the net amateur division and he joined Joe Wipf and Adam Walsh for the team title.

The Dakotas Golf Tour continues in Yankton this week at Hillcrest Country Club with the Pro-Junior tournament today, the Pro-Ladies Tournament on Tuesday and the four-day Hillcrest Men’s Pro-Am starts on Thursday.

In the Class A district amateur baseball tournament at Riverside Park, the Yankton Tappers season ended Saturday with a pair of losses.  The Tappers dropped a 5-3 decision to the Sioux Falls Saints and then the Vermillion Red Sox qualified for state by defeating the Tappers 6-0 as Jared Novotny pitched a four-hit shutout.

Menno won the District 6-B amateur baseball title Saturday night with a 9-6 win over Irene in the title game, as Macon Oplinger of the Mad Frogs was named the District Most Valuable Player.  Tabor scored the winning run on an error in the tenth to edge Wynot 4-3 for the final spot in the state tourney from the district.

Rapid City Post 22 took their fourth consecutive Class A American Legion baseball championship by defeating Renner Post 307 12-2 in the title game Sunday night in Sioux Falls.  



















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KYNT Sports 7-30-16

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Former champion Andre Metzger of Sioux Falls fired a seven-under-par 65 on Friday and has a one-shot lead over Drew Preston of Michigan and Austen Truslow from Florida after the first round of the Fox Run Pro-Am.  Ty Dannenbring of Yankton and Eric Baily of Crofton share the lead in the Amateur division after posting five-under 67’s Friday, while Dannenbring has a one-shot lead in the Net Amateur division with a 64. 

The Yankton Tappers take on the Sioux Falls Saints today in the Class A amateur baseball district championship.  The winner of the 4:00 game automatically qualifies for the state tournament next week, while the loser can still qualify through a consolation bracket game tonight at Riverside Park.

In the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at Tabor tonight, the host Bluebirds will face Wynot at 5 p-m with the winner going to the state tournament next week in Mitchell.  The district championship game at 7:30 this evening matches top-seed Irene against second-seed Menno.

Defending champion Rapid City Post 22 remained unbeaten in the Class A Legion baseball state tournament rolling past the host Sioux Falls East squad by an 11-2 score.  Renner Post 307 and Rapid City Post 320 both won loser bracket games on Friday, eliminating Brandon Valley and Watertown.

The Yankton Reds 14-and-under baseball team swept a doubleheader from Brandon Valley Friday by scores of 13-3 and 10-9 at Riverside Field.



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KYNT Sports 7-29-16

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament begins this morning in Yankton.  There are 57 pros and 114 amateurs in the field who will compete the next three days and the pros will be shooting for a first-place check of at least eight-thousand dollars.

Winners’ bracket games in the Class A Legion baseball state tournament last night included defending state champion Rapid City Post 22 over Watertown by a 4-0 score, and the host Sioux Falls East team which nipped Renner Post 307 2-1.  The double elimination state tourney continues through Sunday evening.

The Yankton Black Sox 16-and-under baseball team swept a doubleheader over Brookings Thursday by scores of 14-6 and 8-6.  Miles Carda drove in five runs on the day, while Rex Ryken and Matthew Mors were the winning pitchers for the Black Sox.

The Yankton Lakers 14-and-under baseball squad outscored Renner 10-8 Thursday as Cayden Peterson and Brad Howe each drove in two runs for the winners.  The Lakers continue play today in the region tourney at Valley Springs.

Crofton and Freeman have qualified for the state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  Crofton beat host Tabor 6-1 last night in Region 6-B.  Rand Thygeson pitched the complete-game victory with 13 strikeouts for the Bluejays, while James Kaiser and Jared Wiebelhaus each had a double and three singles to led the offense.  Freeman blnaked Wynot 5-0 in the second game Thursday at the Tabor ballpark.

The Yankton Tappers downed the Vermillion Red Sox 11-6 last night in the Class A district opener at Riverside Field.  Adam Walter had a homer and four RBI’s for the Tappers, while Brandon Nickolite pitched the victory. 

Mount Marty has signed Blake Svoboda from West Central for their baseball team.  Svoboda was unbeaten in six games with a 0.92 ERA for his high school squad with 55 strikeouts in 38 innings on the mound.

The University of South Dakota men’s basketball team will be spending ten days in Spain beginning August 3rd.  Coyote head coach Craig Smith says the team will be spending time in five cities from Barcelona to Madrid, and will be playing four exhibition games on the trip.  



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