KYNT Local Sports for 3-13-18

Brady Muth has been named the new head football coach at Yankton High School.  Muth was a lineman for the Bucks in the mid 90’s, helping the team go unbeaten and win back-to-back state titles.  He played football for Southwest Minnesota State and graduated from Mount Marty in 2002.  Muth taught and coached at Wakonda-Gayville-Volin and Bon Homme and came back to Yankton High School in 2010 where he teaches Social Studies and has coached boys tennis and been an assistant football coach under Arlin Likness for the past seven years.

Shanna Ibarolle-Koenig has been named the new head volleyball coach at Yankton High School.  She played volleyball for the Gazelles in the early 2000’s, and served as volleyball coach in Minnesota and at Deuel and Summit in South Dakota.  Ibarolle-Koenig has been as assistant volleyball coach for the past three years at Mount Marty College, and takes over from Tiffany Beste who will continue to teach and coach in the Yankton School District.

The E-S-D All-Conference basketball teams were released this morning and the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles each had one player honored among the ten athletes named to each squad.  Bucks freshman Matthew Mors led the conference by scoring 24 points with 6 rebounds per game, and Gazelles sophomore Madison Wuebben paced Yankton at nearly 12 points and 4 rebounds a game.

Former Yankton Bucks basketball head coach Roger Schaeffer has been named to the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Shrine.  Schaeffer coached the Bucks for six years in the early 1980’s and along with a total of 27 years at Elk Point and Marshall, Minnesota has a career total of 450 wins against 299 losses.  Other coaching inductees into the Hall of Shrine this week at the state tournament in Sioux Falls will be Lynn Frederick of Brookings and Bill Marquardt from Salem.

South Dakota State earned an eighth-seed in the N-C-A-A Women’s Basketball Tournament after a 28 and 6 season and the post-season tournament title in the Summit League.  The Jacks will take on ninth-seed Villanova with a 22 and 8 overall record in the first round of the women’s tournament.  The game will be played Friday night on the campus of a top seed in Notre Dame.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad will host the University of Houston Thursday at 7 p-m in Vermillion in the opening round of the Women’s N-I-T.  The Coyotes went unbeaten in winning the Summit League regular season title and are 26 and 6 overall, while the Cougars are 20 and 11 and placed fifth in the American Athletic Conference.

U-S-D sophomore guard Ciara (keer-uh) Duffy was named to the Division One Women’s Basketball Academic All-American third team.  Duffy is the first Coyote to earn this honor at the Division One level.  She has averaged nearly 12 points and 5 rebounds per game for U-S-D this season.

The U-S-D men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams were each selected to finish second in the Summit League pre-season poll, with North Dakota State picked to win both divisions.  Seven Coyotes were chosen among the Athletes to Watch including Chris Nilsen, Ben Hammer, Eldon Warner, Joe Reagan, Shanice Cannigan, Megan Billington and Helen Fulda.  U-S-D begins their outdoor track season this Friday at the Bobby Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Arizona.

The top two teams in the Great Plains Athletic Conference will battle tonight for the N-A-I-A Division Two Women’s Basketball Championship.  Concordia will face Dakota Wesleyan at 7:00 tonight at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City for the national title.  Concordia is 36 and 1 overall after eliminating G-PAC opponent Northwestern 84-77 last night, while D-W-U has a 31 and 6 record after an 81-66 semifinal victory over Saint Xavier of Illinois on Monday.

The N-A-I-A Division Two men’s basketball championship will be decided tonight at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls between Saint Francis, Ind. and Indiana Wesleyan.

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