KYNT Local sports for 12-6-17

The Mount Marty College basketball teams host their rival Dakota Wesleyan tonight in a G-PAC doubleheader at the Cimpl Arena.  The D-W-U women’s squad is 9 and 1 overall and rated sixth in the nation, while the Lancers are 6 and 4.  The Tigers men’s team is 8 and 4 and receiving votes nationally, while Mount Marty is 2 and 8 this season.  Our broadcast starts at 5:35 tonight on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty women’s basketball coach Tom Schlimgen is today’s guest speaker at the Yankton Quarterback Club and local sports fans are invited to attend during the noon hour at JoDean’s.  Schlimgen is in his 44th year of coaching basketball with the last ten at Mount Marty College.

Four Mount Marty College athletes were named NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes.  Senior volleyball players Rachel Reiff and Taylor Murtha, along with soccer players Jessica Erickson and Melvin Gabel received the national honor.

The University of South Dakota men’s basketball team returns to the court this evening in Vermillion.  The Coyotes have a 7 and 3 record and will host 4 and 3 Drake University at 7:00 tonight at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

South Dakota State gave the sixth-ranked men’s basketball team a battle last night before Wichita State rallied for a 95-85 victory.  The Jacks led by as many as 13 points early in the second half as Mike Daum paced the 7 and 4 team with 31 points last night.

Aberdeen native and former Oklahoma All-American quarterback Josh Heupel has been named the new head football coach at the University of Central Floria.  Heupel served as the Offensive Coordinator at Missouri the past two years, and led the Tigers to the seventh best offense in the nation.  He replaces Scott Frost at U-C-F after Frost was named the Nebraska Cornhusker head coach last weekend.

The Yankton Gazelles continued their gymnastics improvement with a 132.2 score last night in placing second in a home triangular.  Maggie Schaefer was third in the floor exercise for Yankton, while Samantha Kortan and Alison Johnson tied for sixth place with scores of 32.4 in the All-Around competition.

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