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KYNT Sports 11-15-15

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team was so close to their first victory in a long time…but Waldorf rallied from eight points down in the final minute, tied the game with a three-pointer at the buzzer…and then defeated the Lancers 78-68 in overtime Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Alex Irvine and Deric Denning led Mount Marty with 14 points each.  In the women’s contest Saturday in Yankton, Dakota State defeated a cold-shooting Mount Marty team 79-61 as Alex Kneeland paced the Lancers with 19 points.  Mount Marty will open up their G-PAC schedule this Wednesday at home with a doubleheader against Morningside.

South Dakota State rallied with 20 points in the fourth quarter and beat U-S-D by a 30-23 score in the DakotaDome Saturday afternoon.  Jake Wieneke had 180 yards receiving for the Jacks, while freshman Micheal Frederick led the Coyotes with 143 yards rushing. 

U-S-D edged Fort Wayne 3-2 in volleyball Saturday night as junior Audrey Reeg had 26 kills for the Coyotes.  U-S-D finished the regular season at 14 and 15 overall, and 8 and 8 in the Summit League as they begin league tournament play Friday in Denver.

Saturday night in the Dome, Sioux Falls Washington rallied in the second half to squeeze past Sioux Falls O’Gorman 27-24 in the Class 11-Triple-A championship game.  Yankton edged Pierre 21-20 in overtime Friday night in the 11-Double-A title contest, and now the Yankton Bucks and O’Gorman Knights are tied with eight state championships since 1981, the highest total for any of the 20 largest schools in South Dakota.

The Nebraska high school eight-man football semifinals are Monday, with the winners going for state championships next Monday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  In Class D-1 at 3:00, there is a battle of unbeaten teams as Creighton will play at B-D-S…and in Class D-2 at 5:30 p-m, Wynot will host Humphrey St. Francis.   

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KYNT Sports 11-14-15

Saturday, November 14, 2015

History repeated itself last night in the DakotaDome, as the Yankton Bucks edged Pierre 21-20 in overtime for the Class 11-Double-A football championship.  Yankton scored first in overtime on a one-yard run by Sheldon Gant on fourth down, then after a Governors touchdown by quarterback Brevin Kaiser, Yankton stopped a two-point conversion pass in the end zone to seal the victory.  Bucks senior Tanner Frick had 140 yards total offense, and was named the Joe Robbie Most Valuable Player.  Frick was selected the Back of the Game, and Bradey Sorenson named the Lineman of the Game.  Nate Stephenson had 149 yards passing for Yankton along with one rushing touchdown.  It was the Bucks eighth state football title since the playoffs began in 1981, and there will be a state championship welcome home Monday at 5 p-m at the Yankton High School gym.

In other football championship games Friday at the Dome, the Langford Area outscored Harding County 52-28 to win the Class 9-B title and Winner rolled past Tri-Valley 45-6 in the Class 11-B championship.  Tonight at 7:30, Washington faces O’Gorman for the 11-Triple-A title in Vermillion.

Mayville State edged Mount Marty 69-67 last night in men’s basketball at the Cimpl Arena.  Deric Denning led the Lancers in scoring with 17 points, including five three-point baskets…while Alex Irvine chipped in 15.  Mount Marty is winless in four games and will host Waldorf College tonight at 6:00 as the second game of a doubleheader.  The Lancer women will entertain Dakota State in the first game at 4:00 in Yankton, and our broadcast of Mount Marty basketball starts at 3:35 this afternoon on AM 1450, KYNT and on-line at kynt1450-dot-com.

The U-S-D basketball teams both lost their season openers on the road on Friday.  In men’s basketball, Wright State defeated the Coyotes 77-69…and Utah downed the U-S-D women 66-59. 

This afternoon features the in-state showdown in college football in the Dome, as U-S-D will host S-D-S-U.  The Jacks are fifth in the nation with a 7 and 2 record, while the Coyotes are receiving votes and are 5 and 4 overall.  The kickoff is set for 1:00 today in Vermillion.

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KYNT Sports 11-13-15

Friday, November 13, 2015

 The Yankton Bucks face the Pierre Governors tonight for the Class 11-AA football championship.  Our extended pre-game broadcast begins at 6:05 with the YHS Nation Show on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the first South Dakota high school football championship game Thursday in the DakotaDome, Canistota scored 42 points in the first half and routed Sully Buttes 56-8 for the Class 9-A title.  Jerad Nielsen led the undefeated Hawks with 255 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

In the second game, Wolsey-Wessington won their first football title as they beat Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central 36-22 in the 9-Double-A championship.  Hunter Johnson led Wolsey-Wessington with 303 yards rushing and three TDs, as he set an all-time state championship game record for rushing.

In the Thursday night game in the Dome, Madison won its first state football title as they held off West Central 28-21 in the Class 11-A championship.

This morning at 10:30 in Vermillion, Harding County meets the Langford Area for the Class 9-B football title.  The Class 11-B title game this afternoon matches unbeaten Winner against Tri-Valley.

Yankton senior Becky Frick was named to the All-ESD Conference volleyball squad.  Frick led the Gazelles with 216 kills, 277 digs and 55 aces…and she ended her career with the second most kills and fourth highest with aces in school history.

Stanton edged Crofton in five games Thursday at the Nebraska Class C-2 volleyball state tournament in Lincoln.  Stanton won the deciding fifth game 15-12 as the Lady Warriors finished with a 20-10 season record.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team is back at the Cimpl Arena tonight with a 7:00 game against Mayville State.  The Lancer women and men have a home hoops doubleheader tomorrow starting at 4:00.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad opens their season against Wright State today in Illinois, while the Coyote women’s basketball team starts their season tonight at the University of Utah.

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KYNT Sports 11-12-15

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Three South Dakota high school football championship games will be played today in the DakotaDome.  At 10:30 this morning, unbeaten Canistota takes on Sully Buttes for the Class 9-A title.  In the Class 9-Double-A championship at 1:30, Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central will face Wolsey-Wessington.  Tonight at 7:30, West Central takes on unbeaten Madison for the Class 11-A title.

The Yankton Bucks will face the Pierre Governors tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Dome for the Class 11-Double-A football championship.  There will be a pep rally for the students and general public at 6:00 tonight at the Summit Activities Center

Yankton High School senior Blake Savey has signed to run college track at Augustana.  The Vikings also announced the signing of Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley for their women’s basketball team, and Morgan Rothschadl from Bon Homme for their track and field program.

There will be 24 first-round games today at the Nebraska High School volleyball state tournaments in Lincoln.  Crofton enters the state tourney with a 20 and 9 season record, and the Lady Warriors will take on third-seed Stanton at 3:30 this afternoon at Lincoln Southwest High School.

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KYNT Sports 11-11-15

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team shot 58 percent from the field after the first quarter and rolled past Presentation College 93-63 last night in a Lancer home game at the Watertown Arena.  Junior Logan Wagner nailed six three-point baskets and led the way with 22 points, while senior Raquel Sutera had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Mount Marty. 

Wynot outscored Exeter-Milligan 62-32 yesterday in the Class D-2 quarter-finals as Cory Stratman led the Blue Devils with 273 yards rushing and four touchdowns.  Wynot will meet Humphrey St. Francis in the D-2 semi-finals next Monday.

In Class D-1, Creighton remained unbeaten with a 72-32 win over High Plains as Brooks Baller topped the Bulldogs with 317 yards rushing and four touchdowns.  Creighton will take on B-D-S in the D-1 semifinals on Monday.

The Nebraska high school volleyball state tournament begins Thursday with all six classes in Lincoln.  In the C-2 first round, sixth-seeded Crofton will meet Stanton at 3:30 tomorrow at Lincoln Southwest.

Three of the seven South Dakota high school football championship games will be played tomorrow in the DakotaDome.  In Class 9-A at 10:30 a-m, Canistota takes on Sully Buttes.  At 1:30, the Class 9-Double-A final matches Wolsey-Wessington against Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central.  Thursday at 7:30 in the Dome, Madison meets West Central in the Class 11-A title game.

The Yankton Quarterback Club meets in regular session today during the noon hour, and the meeting will be held at JoDean’s.  The guest speaker will be South Dakota High School Activities Association Executive Director Wayne Carney.  The total cost for the JoDean’s buffet will be just eight dollars, and all local sports fans are invited to attend.

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KYNT Sports 11-10-15

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

U-S-D red-shirt freshman Andrew Van Ginkel of Rock Valley, Iowa has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week.  Van Ginkel forced a fumble, recovered two fumbles, had a quarterback sack and had three solo tackles as the Coyotes defeated Southern Illinois 34-31 on Saturday. 

South Dakota State is now up to fifth in the F-C-S national coaches poll after beating previously second-ranked Illinois State on Saturday.  The Jacks are 7 and 2 on the season, and will play at 5 and 4 U-S-D this Saturday at 2:00 in the Dome.  The Coyotes received votes and are rated 34th in the coaches poll.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team takes on Presentation College at the Watertown Arena this evening.  It’s a home game for the Lancers, to celebrate their campus in Watertown.  Mount Marty won their season opener last Friday by 30 points against Grace, while Presentation is 1 and 1 overall.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball will begin at 7:05 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT. 

The Nebraska high school eight-man football playoffs continue with quarter-final matchups today.  In Class D-2, Wynot plays at Exeter-Milligan at 3:00…while in Class D-1, unbeaten Creighton travels to play High Plains Community. 

The South Dakota Coaches Association has chosen their Area Cross-Country Coach of the Year winners.  Larry Buffington of Gayville-Volin was named the Area Three Class B Coach of the Year, while Matt Coy from Beresford was given the Area Two Class A Coach of the Year honor.

The Yankton Quarterback Club meets in regular session tomorrow during the noon hour, but the meeting will be held at JoDean’s.  The guest speaker will be South Dakota High School Activities Association Executive Director Wayne Carney.  The total cost for the JoDean’s buffet will be just eight dollars, and all local sports fans are invited to attend.

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KYNT Sports 11-9-15

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mount Marty took seventh place in the women’s race and tenth among the men Saturday at the G-PAC cross-country meet in Crete, Nebraska.  Lancer freshman Mikayla Prouty finished sixth in the women’s division earning all-conference and qualifying for the national meet.

Mount Marty led three different times in the second before Bethany College pulled away late to defeat the Lancers 85-76 Saturday in men’s basketball.  Senior Alex Irvine led Mount Marty with a career-high 27 points. 

Sully Buttes defeated Scotland 22-12 in the Class 9-A football semifinals on Saturday.  The Highlanders ended up 9 and 2 on their season.

Out of the seven classes in South Dakota high school football, the Yankton Bucks are the only team from last year to again qualify for the state finals in the Dome.  Yankton will make their 13th championship appearance since the playoffs began in 1981, as the Bucks take on the Pierre Governors Friday night at 7:30.

U-S-D quarterback Ryan Saeger fired three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with three minutes left, as the Coyotes edged Southern Illinois in the Dome 34-31.  It was the 200th college football coaching victory for Joe Glenn.

South Dakota State upset second-rated Illinois State 25-20 Saturday in the final game at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.  Jacks freshman quarterback Taryn Christion had 307 yards passing and 65 yards rushing as S-D-S-U raised its record to 7 and 2.  South Dakota State takes on U-S-D next Saturday afternoon in the DakotaDome.

U-S-D beat South Dakota State 3-1 Sunday in the final volleyball match in the Coyote Den.  Freshman Hayley Dotseth led the Coyotes with 13 kills and 17 digs, while Yankton sophomore Mikala Hora led the Jacks with 14 kills.  U-S-D is sixth place in the Summit League at 7 and 7 with two matches in Indiana next weekend.

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KYNT Sports 11-7-15

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Yankton Bucks football team will make a return trip to the DakotaDome after a tough 19-7 victory over Harrisburg last night in the Class 11-Double-A semifinals at Crane-Youngworth Field.  Yankton trailed 7-0 at halftime, before Rayden Terca intercepted a pass and went 25 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter.  Jared Rafferty booted a 40-yard field goal to give the Bucks the lead, the Yankton defense recorded a safety, and quarterback Nate Stephenson capped the scoring with a 34-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak.  Yankton will look to repeat a state title from last November when they face Pierre next Friday at 7:30 in the Dome, after the Governors eliminated the Mitchell Kernels 41-26 last night.

The South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association Boys All-State teams were announced Friday.  Yankton junior defender Treyson Slate was named to the Class Double-A boys all-state first team, while Bucks senior mid-fielder Chase Huber and junior forward Gabe Wenzlaff were second team all-staters.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team opened its season Friday night with a 73-43 victory at Grace University in Omaha.  Alex Kneeland hit five three-pointers and led the Lancers with 26 points.  Mount Marty will host Presentation College on Tuesday at 7:30 p-m at the Watertown Arena in a home game for the Lancers.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team looks for its first victory on the season with a game at Bethany College today.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball starts at 4:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.  The Mount Marty cross-country team competes in the G-PAC Championships later this morning in Crete, Nebraska. 

U-S-D swept Western Illinois 3-0 last night as junior Audrey Reeg had 10 kills and 12 digs for the Coyotes, who host South Dakota State Sunday at 2:00 in Vermillion.

The U-S-D football squad entertains Southern Illinois this afternoon at 1:00 in the Dome, while S-D-S-U hosts second-ranked Illinois State at 2:00 in the final game at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings.

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KYNT Sports 11-6-15

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Yankton Bucks football team faces Harrisburg tonight at Crane-Youngworth Field in the Class 11-Double-A semifinals, with the winner advancing to the title game in the Dome next Friday against the winner of Mitchell at Pierre tonight.  The Bucks are 7 and 3 on the season and defeated Harrisburg 28-0 two weeks ago, while the Tigers are 6 and 4 overall.  Our broadcast will begin at 6:10 p-m with the YHS Nation show and the kickoff at 7:00 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team opens its season tonight in Omaha with a game at Grace University.  The Lancer women play in Watertown Tuesday night against Presentation College, and then have their first game in the Cimpl Arena next Saturday against Dakota State.

North Dakota State scored a goal with three minutes left in regulation, and then scored in the second overtime to edged U-S-D 4-3 Thursday in the first round of the Summit League women’s soccer tournament.  The Coyotes ended up with an 8 and 12 season record, and their first trip to the Summit League tourney.  South Dakota State topped Oral Roberts 3-1 last night, and the Jacks will face top-seed North Dakota State Saturday at 1:00 in Brookings for the league championship.

The U-S-D volleyball team visits Western Illinois this evening, and then will have its final home match of the season Sunday at 2 p-m against South Dakota State.

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KYNT Sports 11-5-15

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wynot crushed Lawrence-Nelson 38-0 Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the Nebraska Class D-2 football playoffs.  The Blue Devils are now 9 and 1 on the season, and have advanced to the Class D-2 quarterfinals Tuesday against Exeter-Milligan.  Creighton stayed unbeaten with a 52-12 victory over Clarkson-Lee, while undefeated Guardian Angels Central Catholic scored 52 points in the first half and routed Bloomfield 74-6 as the Bees ended up with a 6 and 4 record. 

The South Dakota Cross-Country Coaches Association has selected two Yankton High School runners as Honorable Mention All-American Athletes.  Gazelles senior Savannah Woods and sophomore Madison McClure finished second and third in the Class Double-A state meet last month, and were  given Honorable Mention for the All-American squad.

Yankton junior Megan Mingo has been named the Summit League Women’s Golfer of the Month for October.  Mingo had a stroke average of 74 last month and had a pair of top-ten finishes in tournaments.  She is the first Jackrabbit in school history to earn the Summit League Women’s Golfer of the Month award.

U-S-D takes on top-seed North Dakota State at 6:00 tonight in the first round of the Summit League Soccer post-season tournament in Brookings.  Coyote senior Kasha Meyer and junior Corey Strang were named 2nd team all-league players.

Many of the Mount Marty College student-athletes will be heading south later this week.  The Lancer women’s basketball team opens their season Friday at Grace University in Omaha…the Lancer men’s basketball squad has a contest Saturday at Bethany College in Kansas…and the Mount Marty cross-country runners will compete at the G-PAC Championships in Crete, Nebraska hosted by Doane College.

The South Dakota Pheasants again won the National Adult Baseball Association World Championship in Las Vegas in the 60 and older division.  The Pheasants were unbeaten in pool play, and then won the championship game by defeating the San Diego Heat 10-9 as Tom Schlimgen of Scotland singled in the ninth to drive in the game-winning run.

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