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KYNT Sports 5-13-16

Friday, May 13, 2016

Yankton will host the E-S-D Conference boys tennis meet today, with the matches starting at 8 a-m.  The Yankton girls golf team will compete in the Mitchell Invite starting at 10:30 this morning.  The Yankton High School track and field teams go for honors in the E-S-D Conference meet tomorrow afternoon at Harrisburg.

Hartington-Newcastle won the girls and boys divisions of the Class C-8 district track and field meet Thursday at Ponca.  Cami Startman led the Hartington girls with three individual wins as they finished 30 points ahead of runner-up Crofton.

The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field championships started Thursday at the new U-S-D Lillibridge Track complex in Vermillion.  U-S-D senior Emily Grove won the pole vault with a new league record and senior Kelsey Barrett took the women’s 10-K.  The action continues later this afternoon and the meet runs through Saturday.

The U-S-D softball team blasted nine home runs Thursday but it wasn’t enough as their season ended with a pair of losses in the Summit League Tournament in Fargo.  In the winners bracket, top-seed North Dakota State scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Coyotes 9-8 and then last night in the losers bracket I-U-P-U-I rolled past U-S-D 12-5.  First baseman Yvon Minogue had three homers yesterday and finished her career with all-time Summit League records with 271 hits and 63 doubles as the Coyotes ended at 15 and 38 this year.

The South Central Amateur baseball league season started last night as Tabor blanked Scotland 8-0.  Logan Mudder fired five shutout innings for the victory and Rob Keppen had four hits to lead the Bluebirds.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 5-14-16

Friday, May 13, 2016

The E-S-D Conference track and field championships will be held for all nine schools at Harrisburg High School today.  The meet begins at 11:30 a-m, and we’ll have reports on the Bucks and Gazelles throughout the afternoon on 1450, KYNT.

Mitchell won the team championship in the E-S-D Conference boys tennis meet Friday at the Yankton courts, while the Bucks took sixth place.  Yankton freshman Isaac Klimisch won the individual title at number-six singles, and the Bucks number-three doubles unit of Nathan List and Michael Frick also won a conference title.  The state tennis meet begins next Thursday in Rapid City.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team placed seventh in the Mitchell Invitational Friday with a 369 total as Parkston won the team title. Senior Becky Frick led the Gazelles with an 85 for eight place individually.  Yankton will compete Monday at the Washington Warrior invitational in Sioux Falls.

Mount Marty College announced the signing of two junior college transfers from northern Minnesota for their men’s basketball program.  Donald Gordon is a 6’3” guard who scored 13 points a game and shot 43 percent from the three-point arc.  Deaunte Hammer is a 6’3” guard who averaged over 13 points and 6 rebounds per game.  Both players will have two years of eligibility at Mount Marty.

 

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 5-12-16

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The GPAC all-conference baseball and softball teams were announced Wednesday.  Mount Marty had two juniors selected first team all-conference in baseball, including second baseman Skyler Carey and pitcher Sam Erickson.  Lancer sophomore first baseman Ethan Lynn was given second-team honors in the conference.

Mount Marty sophomore infielder Jennifer Mitera of Omaha was named second team All-Conference in softball by the GPAC.

The Summit League post-season Softball Tournament started yesterday in Fargo, and USD defeated South Dakota State 6-4 in the opening round.  Coyote senior Yvon Minogue homered three times and drove in all six runs, while USD senior Madison Frain pitched a complete-game five-hitter for the victory.  The Coyotes will face top-seed North Dakota State at noon today in the winners bracket.

The three-day Summit League Outdoor Track and Field championships get started today at the new USD track complex in Vermillion.


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KYNT Sports 5-11-16

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles golf team beat Brandon Valley 352 to 384 in a dual meet Tuesday at Fox Run.  Yankton senior Becky Frick led the scores with a 76.  Yankton will compete in the Mitchell Invitational this Friday.

In boys tennis yesterday, Mitchell shut out Yankton 9-0 and Brandon Valley beat the Bucks 8-1.  Hunter Rockne had the lone win at number-one singles for the Bucks.  Yankton will host the E-S-D Conference boys tennis meet all day Friday.

The Yankton at Mitchell high school baseball game was rained out last night, and is expected to be re-scheduled for Sunday.  The winner of that game will be the top seed and host the Region baseball tournament on Saturday, May 21st.

Morningside won the G-PAC baseball tournament title last night, edging Midland 6-5.  Both teams now qualify for the N-A-I-A Baseball Tournament this month.

Morningside clinched the G-PAC All-Sports Trophy by winning three conference championships this year.  Concordia took second in the All-Sports race, while Mount Marty placed 11th.  The Lancer women finished ahead of Briar Cliff and the College of St. Mary in the ladies standings.

U-S-D had two selections for the all-Summit League first team in softball.  Coyote senior first baseman Yvon Minogue and senior pitcher Madison Frain were named all-league.  U-S-D will meet South Dakota State at 3:00 today in the first round of the Summit League tournament in Fargo.

 


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KYNT Sports 5-10-16

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen was again called up to the major leagues by the Cincinnati Reds.   In 14 innings of relief for the Triple-A Louisville Bats, Somsen had a 1.29 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 6 walks.   The 26-year-old right-hander was called up by the Reds last month for three games but did not pitch in any game.  The Reds bullpen has the worst ERA in the major leagues so far this season.

The Yankton club baseball team will have a doubleheader at Mitchell tonight, and the first game will count for the region standings.  The Bucks have a 6 and 8 record, 3 and 2 in region play.  Our broadcast will start at 6:25 p-m on 1450 KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks tennis team is 8 and 12 on the season, and will face Brandon Valley and Mitchell this afternoon in a triangular in Brandon.  The Bucks home tennis match Monday against O’Gorman was cancelled and will not be made up. The Yankton girls’ golf team will host Brandon Valley in a dual meet this afternoon at Fox Run. 

The annual professional baseball exhibition game took place last night at Riverside Field, and the Sioux Falls Canaries edged the Sioux City Explorers 10-8.  The game was a fundraiser for youth coordinated by the Yankton Optimist Club.

Mount Marty has signed Jonah Rechtenbaugh from West Central High School for their baseball and indoor track program.  Rechtenbaugh has a .410 batting average and has a 0.68 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 31 innings on the mound.  He has been among the top six finishers in the sprints a total of eight times at the Class A state track meet, and plans to major in Criminal Justice at Mount Marty.

Northwestern won the overall G-PAC Men’s Golf championship Monday, while Mount Marty finished in tenth place.  Freshman Joe Brinkman had a four-round total of 315, and led the Lancers with a 25th place finish in the conference.

Yankton grad Jace Guthmiller fired a three-under-par 69 Monday and won the local qualifier for the U.S. Open at The Country Club of Sioux Falls.  Guthmiller will now advance to a sectional June 6 looking for a spot in the U.S. Open.

U-S-D head men’s track and field coach Dave Gottsleben was inducted into the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Hall of Fame on Saturday.  Gottsleben has coached the Coyotes for 31 years, winning 16 conference titles.  He competed in the Howard Wood Relays seven times while an athlete at Montrose High School and South Dakota State University.

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 5-9-16

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mount Marty College held their annual Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday.  Lancer senior Alex Kneeland was selected the Female Athlete of the Year, after leading the nation in total points and being the first Mount Marty women’s basketball player to be a first-team All-American.  Mount Marty junior pitcher Sam Erickson was chosen as the Male Athlete of the Year after leading the G-PAC in E-R-A during the regular season, and ranking fourth in the nation in fewest runs allowed. 

Mount Marty finished tenth in the men’s division of the G-PAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, while the Lancer women took eleventh place.  Mount Marty junior Christian Petrick was third in the three-thousand meter steeplechase, while Kyle Pardun placed fourth in the men’s 400 meter dash.  Lancer senior Jordyn Hudleson took fifth in the women’s 10-K.  Doane College won both the men’s and women’s titles at the G-PAC meet in Hastings.

Midland will host Morningside in the championship game Tuesday of the G-PAC baseball tournament after both teams won their brackets on Saturday.  Mount Marty lost two games in Sioux City last week to finish 23 and 27 on the season.  Morningside swept Doane College to claim the G-PAC softball championship.

South Dakota State beat U-S-D 6-4 in softball on Saturday, and now the teams will meet each other Wednesday in Fargo in the opening round of the Summit League tournament.  Coyote senior Yvon Minogue tied the all-time Summit League career hits record of 265 on Saturday and set the league record with her 83rd double.

In the Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls, Yankton junior Madason Tessier placed third in the 100 hurdles, junior Emma Stewart took third in the triple jump, and senior Devin Millen was fourth in the boys high jump.  On Friday, Stewart won the long jump with a school record leap of 18-4 at the O’Gorman Invitational.

Yankton lost three boys tennis matches Saturday, as Huron edged the Bucks 5-4, Aberdeen Central topped Yankton 8-1 and host Brookings beat the Bucks 5-4.  Isaac Klimisch went unbeaten at number-six singles for Yankton.


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KYNT Sports 5-7-16

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Mount Marty baseball season ended Friday with an 11-6 loss to Briar Cliff on day two of the G-PAC tournament.  The Lancers held a 6-1 lead after two innings, but could not score the final seven innings while the Chargers blasted four home runs on the game.  Ethan Lynn led Mount Marty with two doubles and a single, and Bo Howard added three hits as the Lancers finished with a 23 and 27 record.

In the Briar Cliff bracket today, the Chargers will take on unbeaten Morningside and in the Midland bracket, the host Warriors will face unbeaten Concordia.  The two bracket winners meet in a baseball championship game final Tuesday night.

Morningside will host Doane today in the G-PAC softball championship series.

The G-PAC Outdoor Track and Field meet continues today at Hastings College.  On Friday,  Mount Marty’s Jordyn Huddleson placed fifth in the 10-K, the women were sixth in the 32-hundred relay, and Emily Boyle was seventh in the pole vault.

U-S-D junior Tyler Frank of Burke, South Dakota won the men’s high jump with a Summit League best of 6-11 at the Howard Wood Relays.  Yankton High School junior Emma Stewart set a school record with a long jump of 18-4 at Sioux Falls O’Gorman yesterday.  We’ll have updates on the Bucks and Gazelles progress today during the Howard Wood Relays on AM 1450, KYNT.

Yankton took the runner-up spot in their Girls Golf Invitational Friday at Fox Run Golf Course.  O’Gorman won the 14-team meet with a 328, the Gazelles were second at 339, Stevens was third at 348 and Parkston took fourth with a 356 score.  Yankton senior Becky Frick placed fifth with a 77, eighth-grader Morgan Strahl was tenth with an 85, and junior Linze Cowman shot an 87 and placed 14th.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad plays in Brookings today in a four-team meet with the Bobcats, Huron and Aberdeen Central.

 

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 5-6-16

Friday, May 6, 2016

Morningside scored the first 11 runs, and held off Mount Marty 17-10 in the opening round of the G-PAC baseball tournament in Sioux City.  The Mustangs blasted 21 hits as Nate DeChaine led the offense with two homers and seven RBI’s.  Mason Kaitfors paced the Lancers with three hits and three RBI’s, while Ethan Lynn scored three runs.  Mount Marty now faces second-seed Briar Cliff in the elimination round today at noon, with the play-by-play broadcast on 1450 KYNT.  Hastings edged the Chargers 10-9 last night, and the Broncos take on Morningside at 9:00 this morning in the winners bracket.

Morningside will host Doane in the G-PAC softball championship Saturday afternoon, after both teams won their brackets on Thursday.

Mount Marty will join the ten other conference schools for the two-day G-PAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships which get started today in Hastings.

Thousands of high school and college athletes will converge on Sioux Falls the next two days for the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.  The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles will be among the competitors at both the Howard Wood and O’Gorman invitational meets today, and we’ll have updates starting mid-afternoon on KYNT.

There will be around 14 girls golf teams at Fox Run Golf Course today, as Yankton hosts their annual invitational meet starting at 10:00 this morning.

Yankton High School held their annual All-Sports Recognition last night, and it included special presentations from the Bucks seniors to the Schild family and Coach Arlin Likness.  Among the adult honors included Brooks Schild with the Don Baker Coaching Award, the Sawatzke’s were named the Parents of the Year, the Tessier’s were given the Distinguished Supporters of the Year, and the Krejci’s were named the Booster Backers of the Year.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 5-5-16

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The G-PAC baseball tournament begins today with brackets hosted by Midland and Briar Cliff.  Mount Marty will take on third-seed Morningside at noon today in the opener of the double elimination event in Sioux City.  Our broadcast of Lancer baseball starts at 11:50 this morning on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Dakotas Golf Tour has released their summer schedule of events.  The Tour consists of 19 tournaments this year with total prize money of 750-thosuand dollars for the pro golfers.  The first event is the South Dakota Open starting June 24th at The Bluffs in Vermillion, the Fox Run Pro-Am will begin July 29th in Yankton, and the biggest tourney on the Tour is the Hillcrest Pro-Am starting August 4th.

The annual Yankton High School Athletic Awards program will be held tonight.  The program highlights senior athletes with a number of awards and scholarships, along with other awards for student-athletes and community members.  The program is free and open to the public starting at 6:30 p-m in the Y-H-S Theater.

 


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KYNT Sports 5-4-16

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mount Marty junior Sam Erickson was named the G-PAC Pitcher of the Week after shutting out Briar Cliff 2-0 last Friday.  Erickson leads the conference with a 1.03 ERA in 35 innings of conference pitching this spring.  Mount Marty begins play in the G-PAC baseball tournament tomorrow at noon against Morningside at the Briar Cliff ballpark in Sioux City.

The Mount Marty women’s tennis season ended Tuesday with an 8-1 loss against Nebraska Wesleyan.  Lancer senior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton finished her career with a straight-set victory at number-one singles.

South Dakota State won the Summit League men’s golf championship with a three-round total of 878, 11 shots ahead of Omaha.  U-S-D placed ninth with a 917 score.  Jackrabbit freshman Felipe Strobach from Peru shot a one-over-par 217 and tied for second individually, while junior Cody Seal led the Coyotes with an 18th place.  SDSU qualifies for an N-C-A-A regional starting on May 16th.

Yankton easily won a girls golf triangular with a 339 score at Elmwood, as Lincoln shot a 408 and Mitchell had a 417 total.  Senior Becky Frick led the Gazelles with an 81 and junior Linze Cowman was second for Yankton with an 84.   The Gazelles will host 14 teams Friday with the Yankton Invitational at Fox Run Golf Course.

Top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln shut out Yankton 9-0 in boys’ tennis on Tuesday.  The Bucks will travel to Brookings for a quadrangular meet Saturday.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes won 34 of a total of 38 events against Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a dual meet on Tuesday.  Y-H-S double winners included Devin Millen, Chris Kinsley, Cameryn Specht, Adrienne Kusek and Lindsay Hale.  Yankton will compete in Sioux Falls this Friday and Saturday.

In high school club baseball last night, Harrisburg edged Yankton 4-3.  Colin Muth and Sheldon Gant had two hits each for the Bucks, now 6 and 7 on the varsity season with a game coming up Friday night at O’Gorman.

 

 


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