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KYNT Sports 8-19-15

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mount Marty was selected for 11th place out of 12 teams in the pre-season volleyball coaches poll for the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Midland was selected for first in the G-PAC, followed by defending champion Northwestern.  The Lancers open their season September 4th and 5th with four non-conference matches at the Waldorf College Tourney in Iowa.

The Freeman Public School Board voted this week to eliminate high school football for the next two seasons.  There were only ten players who reported to practice last week for the Flyers, who were scheduled to play nine-man football this fall.  High School football in South Dakota and Nebraska starts on August 28th.

Brookings defeated Yankton 4-2 in boys soccer on Tuesday.  Cole Lewno and Isaac Schultz scored for the Bucks, while Trevor Rafferty had 13 saves in goal.  The Bobcats won the girls soccer game 4-3, as Madason Tessier had two goals and Briana Benjamin scored once for the Gazelles.

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KYNT Sports 8-17-15

Monday, August 17, 2015

The South Dakota amateur baseball state titles were both decided by one run Sunday afternoon at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.  The Renner Monarchs nipped the Sioux Falls Brewers 1-0 in ten innings to claim the Class A championship.  In the Class B title game, the Parkston Mudcats edged the Alexandria Angels 4-3.

The Yankton Tappers ended their baseball season with an 8-1 loss to Aberdeen Friday afternoon in the Class A state tourney

The Yankton Bucks golf team opens their season today.  Brett Sime will again coach the Yankton boys, who will compete at the Brandon Valley golf tourney starting at 11:00 this morning.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team is scheduled to open their season today with a home doubleheader tonight at 6:00 against Sioux Falls O’Gorman.

The Yankton High School soccer seasons will continue Tuesday with home games against Brookings.  The boys varsity matchup starts at 4 p-m at the Lewis & Clark Soccer Complex, followed by the girls varsity at 6:00.  Friday afternoon in the season openers, Watertown edged the Bucks 2-1, and the Arrows defeated the Gazelles 6-1.

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KYNT Sports 8-14-15

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Yankton High School competitive soccer seasons will begin today at the Lewis and Clark Soccer Complex.  The Bucks will host Watertown at 4:00, followed by the Gazelles against the Arrows at 6 p-m.  There will also be J-V matches between the schools.

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of three players for their baseball program.  Bo Howard played two years for Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and this spring he batted .389 with 52 RBI’s in leading his team to a fourth-place finish at the Division Three World Series.   Osha Brewer will transfer from Itasca Community College in Minnesota after batting .295 this year with 22 runs scored.  Connor Martin from Papillion, Nebraska is an outfielder who batted .362 this summer for his Omaha Bryan Legion team. 

The South Dakota Class B amateur baseball tournament quarter-finals began last night in Mitchell with a marathon.   Akron, Iowa scored on a sacrifice fly in the 16th inning to edge Canova-Howard 7-6, and then Alexandria shut out Platte by a 3-0 score.  Plankinton faces the Parkston Mudcats at 6:00 this evening, followed by Madison against Larchwood, Iowa.

The Yankton Tappers take on Aberdeen at 1:30 this afternoon on Drake Field in Mitchell in the Class A portion of the state amateur baseball tourney.  Today’s loser is eliminated, while the winner plays at 11:00 tomorrow against the winner of Castlewood and the Sioux Falls Squirrels.

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KYNT Sports 8-13-15

Thursday, August 13, 2015

All teams from the South Central League have now been eliminated from the Class B amateur baseball state tournament.  Last night in Mitchell, Larchwood defeated the Menno Mad Frogs 6-1 to wrap up the second round of the tourney.  In the first game Wednesday, Madison out-slugged Winner/Colome 17-14.

The Class B quarter-finals begin tonight at Cadwell Park in Mitchell, as Akron faces Canova/Howard…followed by Platte against Alexandria.

In American Association baseball on Wednesday, St. Paul defeated Sioux City 5-3 and snapped the Explorers 14-game winning streak.  Sioux City ended up one game shy of tying the all-time record for consecutive wins in the league.  Also last night, Winnipeg shut out the Sioux Falls Canaries 3-0.

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of Pat Mulvaney from Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for their baseball program.  Mulvaney is a 6’5” left-handed pitcher who averaged over one strikeout per inning, and he also batted .444 as a first baseman for a team that finished fourth in the Division Three World Series.  He plans to major in Recreation Management at Mount Marty.

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KYNT Sports 8-11-15

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Yankton Tappers return to the diamond Friday at the Class A amateur baseball state tournament in Mitchell.  The Tappers meet Aberdeen at 1:30 p-m Friday at Drake Field in Mitchell.

There were two low-scoring games at the South Dakota Class B amateur baseball tournament last night in Mitchell.  Alexandria scored on an error in the 11th inning to edge the Dell Rapids Mudcats 2-1, and Platte nipped Wessington Springs 4-3.

After a busy two weeks of professional golf in Yankton, the Dakotas Tour gets a few days off before the next event.  The Pro-Am Jam runs Friday through Sunday at The Country Club of Sioux Falls.  Fox-Run Pro-Am champion Tim Kunick from Bismarck leads the bonus point standings on the Tour, while Hillcrest Pro-Am runner-up Andre Metzger of Sioux Falls is second on the Dakotas Tour list.

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KYNT Sports 8-10-15

Monday, August 10, 2015

In a battle of professional golfers from Sioux Falls, Doug Quinones (kee-noh-ness) edged Andre Metzger on the first playoff hole to win the Hillcrest Pro-Am and the 21-thousand dollar first place check.  Metzger took 10-thousand dollars for second place as both pros finished the four day tournament with 19-under-par scores of 269 at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.

Brian Lemkau of Muscatine, Iowa won the amateur division with a four-under-par total of 284, as Yankton golfers Jace Guthmiller and Ryan Elwood tied for third place with 287’s.  Dan McFate from Muscatine took the low net amateur division with a 277…while the McFate father and sons trio won the low net team championship.

Yankton native Megan Mingo won the South Dakota Golf Association Women’s championship after a three-day total of 216 at the Brandon Golf Course.  Mingo finished three shots ahead of Sydney Bormann from Parkston to win her fifth S-D-G-A title.

The Yankton Tappers have advanced to the Class A amateur baseball state tournament in Mitchell after beating Sturgis 4-1 on Saturday at Riverside Field.  Kaleb Bromley pitched eight innings of no-hit baseball, while Kenny Tomek led the Tappers with a double and single, and Dave Schmidt drove in three runs. 

Menno is the only South Central League team still alive after the first round of the Class B amateur baseball state tournament.  Menno scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Armour 9-6 on Sunday.  Cody Ulmer led Menno with four hits and three RBI’s, and the Mad Frogs will take on Larchwood, Iowa in the second round Wednesday night at Mitchell. 

Madison rallied to edge Tabor 11-10 Saturday night in the Class B amateur tournament as pickup player Lee Heimes (high-mess) led the Bluebirds with three hits in the loss.

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KYNT Sports 8-8-15

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Renner Monarchs broke open a tie ballgame with five runs in the final two innings and defeated the Yankton Tappers 7-3 last night in the opening game of the Class A amateur baseball state tournament.  In the second game at Riverside Field, Castlewood blanked Sturgis 5-0.  Today at 11 a-m, the Yankton Tappers host Sturgis in the elimination game…followed by Renner against Castlewood.  At 5:00 today at Riverside Field, The Sioux Falls Squirrels face Aberdeen, and then the Sioux Falls Brewers meet Colton.

Tonight at 8:00 in the Class B amateur baseball state tournament in Mitchell, the South Central League post-season tournament champion Tabor Bluebirds take on Madison in first-round play.

Rapid City Post 22 shut out Millard, Nebraska 3-0 last night in the Central Plains Regional legion baseball tournament in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The result advanced Post 22 to the championship round of the regional on Sunday.

The 42nd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am golf tournament is halfway through, and Sioux Falls pro Andre Metzger has the lead with a 13-under-par total of 131, three shots ahead of Nick Hodge from Littleton, Colorado.   In the amateur division, Brian Lemkau from Muscatine, Iowa sits at 141, one stroke ahead of Yankton grad Jace Guthmiller.  The tourney continues through Sunday afternoon at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.

Mount Marty College has signed 6’2” pitcher Dakota Stone from Johnson Community College of Kansas.  Stone pitched in four games in college before suffering an injury, and expects to have three years of eligibility for the Lancers.  He was All-Conference in High School at Lee’s Summit, Missouri where he was 3 and 1 with a 2.44 ERA.  Stone plans to major in Recreation Management in college.

Mount Marty has signed Kristin Maguire from Norfolk Catholic for their women’s soccer program.  Maguire plays multiple positions on the field, and was chosen for the Shrine Soccer Classic after her senior years.  She plans to major in Radiology Technology at Mount Marty
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KYNT Sports 8-7-15

Friday, August 7, 2015

The 42nd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am golf tournament started Thursday, and professional Jonathan Hauter from Morton, Illinois grabbed the lead with a nine-under-par 63…three shots ahead of Andre Metzger from Sioux Falls and Nick Hodge of Littleton, Colorado.  Yankton High School graduate Jace Guthmiller leads the amateur field after a three-under-par 69 Thursday, as the tournament continues through Sunday at Hillcrest Country Club.

The Class A amateur baseball state tournament starts this evening at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium. The Yankton Tappers will host Renner at 5:30 pm, followed by Sturgis against Castlewood.  There will be eight games for the opening weekend of the Class A tourney this weekend in Yankton.

Garretson upset Crofton 2-1 yesterday in the opening round of the Class B amateur baseball state tourney in Mitchell.  Garretson scored two unearned runs in the seventh, while Crofton scored once in the ninth and left the tying run on base as their season came to an end.  Last night in Mitchell, Alexandria rolled past the Freeman Black Sox 8-2.

The U-S-D football team started their practices Thursday, leading up to the season opener September 5th at Kansas State.  In the F-C-S national pre-season poll, the Coyotes received votes and are tied for 38th in the ranking.  Four-time defending national champion North Dakota State is the unanimous choice for the number-one spot in the F-C-S poll, and South Dakota State is 15th in the pre-season ranking.

The Yankton High School competitive fall sports season starts a week from today, six days before classes get underway.  The Bucks and Gazelles soccer teams have their season openers at home against Watertown next Friday, August 14th.  The Bucks golf team begins their season at the Brandon Valley Invitational on Monday, August 17th.  

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KYNT Sports 8-6-15

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Crofton Bluejays were the regular season champion of the South Central amateur baseball league, and today the Bluejays will meet Garretson at 1:00 in the first round of the South Dakota Class B amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  The Freeman Black Sox take on Alexandria at 5:00 this afternoon at Cadwell Park.

In the opening games last night at the state amateur tournament,  Lennox doubled up Milbank 12-6 and Canova-Howard beat Kimball/White Lake 12-5.

The first weekend of the Class A amateur baseball state tourney takes place at Riverside Field, and the Yankton Tappers will host the Renner Monarchs at 5:30 Friday evening.  There will be eight games in Yankton going through Sunday.

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of transfer student Skyler Cary for their baseball program.  Cary was a two-year starter for Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota…and the middle infielder hit over .400 in college with 86 runs scored and 25 stolen bases.  Cary was All-State for the Brookings Bobcats high school team, and will major in Physical Education at Mount Marty.

The 42nd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Golf Tournament begins this morning.  There will be 61 pros and 49 amateur teams competing in the four-day tourney at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.

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KYNT Sports 8-5-15

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The South Dakota Class B amateur baseball tournament begins its 12-day run at Cadwell Park in Mitchell tonight.  Milbank faces Lennox tonight at 6:00, followed by Kimball-White Lake against Canova.  Tomorrow at 1:00, the Crofton Bluejays take on Garretson and then at 5:30 on Thursday, the Freeman Black Sox meet Alexandria.

Crofton was eliminated in extra innings last night in the Nebraska Class C Seniors Legion baseball tournament in Battle Creek.  Elmwood-Murdock-Nehawka edged Crofton 3-2 in nine innings in the semifinals of the state tourney.  Austin Hegge and Chris Kleinschmit each had two hits for Crofton, which finished the season with a 24 and 11 record.

Laredo topped Sioux Falls 6-3 last night in American Association baseball.  The Canaries are now 28 and 40 overall, and third place in the Central Division and 24 games behind the St. Paul Saints.

The Ladies Pro-Am was held Tuesday at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.  Kendra Neugebauer of Yankton won the net amateur title, and she teamed with Carolyn Kissel and two pros for first place in the team division with a 129 score.  Kristin Sabers of Mitchell had the best gross score among the ladies with an 85.  On the pro side, Randall Hutchison from Traverse City, Michigan won the two-day qualifying event with an eight-under-par total of 136.

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