KYNT Local Sports 9-12-17

The U-S-D football team moved up to 23rd in the F-C-S National Poll after beating Bowling Green from the F-B-S 35-27 on Saturday.  It’s the highest national ranking for the Coyotes since 2011, and this Saturday the Coyotes will have their home opener at 2:00 against tenth-ranked North Dakota.

U-S-D junior Tommy Vining of Sioux Falls leads a pack of 67 golfers after two rounds in the 54-hole tournament hosted by Washington State University.  Vining has a 10-under-par total of 134 heading into the final round today, and the Coyotes are in a fourth-place tie in the standings out of 11 teams.

In the South Dakota media football poll this week, Bon Homme is still ranked second in Class 9-Double A and the Cavaliers will visit 3 and 1 Lower Brule on Friday.  Canistota/Freeman is rated fourth in Class 9-A football and the Pride will visit Viborg-Hurley on Friday.  Yankton is rated sixth in Class 11-Double A this week and the Bucks will play at the state’s third-ranked 11-Triple-A football squad on Friday as they visit Sioux Falls Roosevelt at Howard Wood Field.

The Yankton Bucks shot a 322 total and took sixth place out of 12 teams in the Brookings Invitational.  Michael Frick tied for 10th after leading Yankton with a 75, while Jimmie Cunningham shot a 76 and tied for 13th.  The Bucks will compete at the Mitchell Invite on Friday.

The Yankton Gazelles split a softball doubleheader at Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Monday, winning the opener 11-3 behind the pitching of Tori Herrboldt and then losing a 13-1 game in the nightcap.  Yankton is now 9 and 9 on the softball season.

Tonight the Yankton Gazelles take their 2 and 4 volleyball record on the road with a contest at sixth-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman.  The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad is 8 and 6 overall and will host a pair of tough opponents in a triangular today as they take on Mitchell and Sioux Falls Lincoln at the Y-H-S courts.  The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles soccer teams have a doubleheader at Sioux Falls Roosevelt this evening.