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KYNT Sports 1-21-17

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Yankton High School basketball teams have an ESD doubleheader at Huron tonight.  The Gazelles and Tigers each have two wins this winter, while the Bucks are 4 and 6 overall and Huron is 6 and 4 at the halfway point of the boys regular season.  Our broadcast of YHS basketball starts at 5:05 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty College women’s basketball team has a G-PAC game at the College of St. Mary in Omaha this afternoon.  The Lancer women are ninth in the conference standings, while St. Mary is in tenth place.  Our broadcast of the Mount Marty women’s game begins at 1:35 on KYNT.

The Mount Marty Indoor Track squad picked up 11 top-ten finishes Friday at the Division Two Invitational hosted by South Dakota State in Brookings.  The Lancer men were led by a second place finish in the 800-meter run from Jordan Houdek, while the Mount Marty women got a third place from Caitlin Davis in the 600.

The Summit League Women’s Golf pre-season poll was announced Friday with three-time defending champion Denver picked to win the league again.  South Dakota State is led by Yankton senior Megan Mingo and the Jacks were selected for second place while South Dakota was chosen to finish fourth.


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KYNT Sports 1-20-17

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Yankton Gazelles scored 135.55 last night to win a gymnastics triangular in Vermillion.  Chamberlain was second at 120 points, while the host Tanagers were third at 118.5.  Yankton freshman Payton Steffensen won the All-Around title with sophomore Carter Williams of Vermillion second and Yankton senior Haleigh Diede in third place.  The Gazelles will continue their gymnastics season in a triangular at Sioux Falls Washington on Monday.

The South Dakota high school gymnastics poll has been released with each team being ranked as an average of their four best team scores.  In Class Double-A, two-time defending state champion Mitchell is first, just ahead of Watertown and the Yankton Gazelles are rated third in the state.  Deuel is first in Class A gymnastics with Vermillion ranked eighth and Wagner-Bon Homme in tenth place.

In Women’s J-V basketball last night in Sioux City, Morningside edged Mount Marty 60-55.  Nikki Erickson scored 16 points for the Lancers and Kaylee Granum added 15.  The Mount Marty women’s varsity team will continue their G-PAC schedule with a game at the College of St. Mary in Omaha at 2:00 tomorrow, with the broadcast starting at 1:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

Denver was selected to win the Summit League men’s golf title in the pre-season poll.  South Dakota State was picked for the runner-up spot, while the U-S-D men’s golf team was chosen for third in the Summit League.


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KYNT Sports 1-18-17

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sioux Falls O’Gorman took both ends of a varsity basketball doubleheader over Yankton last night at the Summit Activities Center.  The Knights scored on a three-point play with three seconds left to edge the Gazelles 31-28.  Bailey Kortan paced Yankton with 16 points as their record now stands at 2 and 8 on the season.  In the boys game the top-rated Knights led 18-2 early, the Bucks cut the margin to 10 points in the third quarter, but O’Gorman pulled away for a 65-42 victory.  Eighth-grader Matthew Mors led Yankton with 21 points and 5 rebounds before suffering an injury late in the contest.  The Gazelles and Bucks have a pair of games in Huron coming up Saturday night.

Yankton Gazelles head coach Trey Krier will be the guest speaker today at the weekly meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  The public is invited to attend as the Q-B Club meets during the noon hour each Wednesday at Jo Dean’s.

Watertown rolled past Yankton 67-6 in an E-S-D wrestling match last night.  The Bucks got victories by decision from Giovanni Ruffo and Cole Diedrichsen. 

The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Morningside tonight.  The Mustangs were rated 11th in last week’s N-A-I-A Women’s national poll, while the Morningside men received votes in the national rankings.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball from Sioux City starts at 5:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team is tied for first in the Summit League standings and will host the last-place team tonight.  Fort Wayne is winless in League play and will meet the Coyotes at 7 p-m in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  U-s-D is 5 and 1 in the league and 16 and 3 on the season.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad is 13 and 8 overall and their Summit League record is 4 and 2, just a half-game behind North Dakota State.  The Coyotes visit Oral Roberts University in Tulsa for a 7:00 game this evening.


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KYNT Sports 1-19-17

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Morningside College men’s basketball team made 26 three-point shots last night and rolled past Mount Marty 125-74 in Sioux City.  That total was the third highest in N-A-I-A men’s basketball history and sophomore Brody Egger tied a school record with 10 three-point baskets and scored 34 points to lead the Mustangs.  Mount Marty freshman Zane Schumacher hit six three-point shots in a row and led the Lancers with 19 points.  The combined total of 41 three-point baskets by the teams was just two off an all-time national record as well.

In the women’s contest, Mount Marty led the nation’s 11th-ranked team 35-30 at halftime but Morningside scored 33 points in the third quarter and defeated the Lancers 82-66.  Mount Marty freshman Ali Kuca hit 7 three-point baskets and led the Lancers with a career-high 25 points.  The Mount Marty women’s team is 4 and 8 in the G-PAC with a game at the College of St. Mary in Omaha Saturday afternoon.

Morningside is the pre-season choice to win the baseball and softball titles in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Mount Marty was selected to finish seventh in the baseball standings and 11th among the softball teams.

In women’s basketball last night in Vermillion, U-S-D routed Fort Wayne 87-59.  In men’s basketball in Tulsa, Oral Roberts University outscored the Coyotes 90-80.

Crofton High School girls basketball coach Aaron Losing has been selected as one of eight finalists in the National Coach of the Year candidates for girls basketball.  Losing has led the Crofton Lady Warriors to five consecutive state basketball titles, and he will be recognized June 21st at the national convention in Peoria, Illinois where the National Coaches of the Year will be named.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team returns to competition tonight in a triangular in Vermillion at 6:00 involving the Tanagers and Chamberlain.  In their last meet, the Gazelles scored 141.85 points which set an all-time school record.  



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KYNT Sports 1-17-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Yankton High School basketball teams host Sioux Falls O’Gorman tonight in a doubleheader at the Summit Activities Center.  O’Gorman is 7 and 3 on the boys season with two of those losses to strong teams from other states, while the Bucks have an overall 4 and 5 record.  The O’Gorman girls are 4 and 7 overall, while the Gazelles are 2 and 7 and coming off a one-point win over Watertown.  Our broadcast begins at 6:05 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the South Dakota Sportswriters high school boys basketball poll this week, Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Brookings are tied for first in Class Double-A.  In the Class A boys poll, unbeaten Vermillion is fourth in the state while undefeated Scotland is rated third in Class B.  In the Class B girls poll, Avon is rated fifth.

In the Nebraska high school girls basketball poll this week, Crofton is still first in Class C-2 and Wynot leads the Class D-2 rating.  The Wynot boys are ranked seventh in Class D-2 this week.  In Class C-2 boys basketball, Ponca has moved up to fourth in the state with Laurel-Concord-Coleridge rated sixth and Hartington Cedar Catholic now seventh in the poll.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Morningside on Wednesday.  The Mustangs were rated 11th in last week’s N-A-I-A Women’s national poll, while the Morningside men received votes in the national rankings.


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KYNT Sports 1-16-17

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mount Marty led 19th-ranked Midland late in the first half, before the Warriors assumed control and rolled past the Lancers 96-59 in men’s basketball Saturday night at the Cimpl Arena. 

Midland used a big third quarter and held off Mount Marty 63-56 in the women’s contest.  Sammy Kasowski topped the Lancers with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Mount Marty continues their G-PAC schedule with two games at Morningside on Wednesday.

The U-S-D basketball teams both trailed at halftime, and both came back to win Summit League games on Saturday.  The Coyote men edged Fort Wayne 66-63 in Vermillion as Matt Mooney scored a career-high 30 points for the winners.  The Coyote women rallied to win at Omaha as Crofton’s Allison Arens led the attack with 23 points.

The Yankton Gazelles edged Watertown 42-41 Saturday as freshman Madison Wuebben hit the game-winning three-point basket.  Bailey Kortan and Lindsey Hale combined for 23 points to lead the Gazelles second win against seven losses.

In the boys game, a strong Watertown defense led the Arrows to a 50-39 victory over Yankton.  Sophomore Rex Ryken paced the Bucks with 15 points as their record fell to 4 and 5 overall.

In the Harrisburg Wrestling Invitational Saturday, Yankton eighth-grader Giovanni Ruffo took first in his weight class at 106 pounds and junior Cole Diedrichsen was second at 220 pounds.


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KYNT Sports 1-14-17

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A pair of highly-ranked wrestling teams defeated Yankton last night in Brandon.  Aberdeen Central topped the Bucks 66-18, and the host Lynx beat Yankton 57-13.  Junior Cole Diedrichsen led Yankton by winning two matches by pin.  Yankton will wrestle in the all-day Harrisburg Invitational starting at 9:00 this morning.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks are looking for victories today when they host Watertown in a basketball doubleheader at the Summit Activities Center.  The Gazelles are 1-7 overall, while the Bucks are even at 4-4.  Our broadcast of Y-H-S basketball starts at 4:05 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The forecast winter storm tomorrow has caused a major change to the schedule for Mount Marty College basketball, as the Lancers moved their Sunday doubleheader to later tonight against Midland University.  The Lancers and Warriors are tied for seventh in the G-PAC women’s standings and the ladies contest is scheduled to start at 7:00 at the Cimpl Arena, followed by the men’s game at 9 p-m. 

There is a whole lot of action for at least 13 hours in the Cimpl Arena today, because Mount Marty is hosting the Tri-Valley Conference boys basketball classic starting at 10 a-m.  The six-game schedule begins at 10:00 this morning, with games scheduled every 90 minutes.  A special offer has been made for fans attending the action, in that once a person pays one admission into the high school basketball games they can stay for any and all games going on this Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.

We’ll join the broadcast in progress of the Mount Marty women’s game on KYNT right at the conclusion of the Bucks game tonight, and continue with the entire Lancer men’s game on Yankton’s Home Team for Sports, 1450 KYNT.

Both U-S-D basketball games are in action today.  The Coyote men’s team will host Fort Wayne at 1:00 in the Sanford Coyote Sports Arena, while the U-S-D women’s squad has a 2:00 game at Omaha. 


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KYNT Sports 1-13-17

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team put up a school-record score of 141.85 in a five point victory over Brookings last night in a dual meet at the Summit Activities Center.  Yankton ninth-graders Payton Steffensen and Jaiden Boomsma placed in the top four in four events, while senior Haleigh Diede (dee-dee) was right behind with a third in the all-around.  The Gazelles have a week off before their next competition, which is a triangular in Vermillion next Thursday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad returns to action tonight in Brandon, in a triangular at 5:00 against Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley.

Crofton and Wynot continued this week to be ranked number one in their classifications in Nebraska High School girls basketball.  In the Class C-2 boys basketball poll, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge is rated fourth, Ponca is fifth and Hartington Cedar Catholic is sixth this week.  Wynot is sixth in the Class D-2 poll.

Oral Roberts University won at home last night in men’s basketball, out-scoring South Dakota State 94-88.  Sophomore Mike Daum led the Jackrabbits with 32 points as their season record dropped to 8 and 12 overall. 

The U-S-D Women’s Tennis team was picked to finish second again in the Summit League pre-season poll.  Last year the Coyotes were runner-up behind three-time league champion Denver, and U-S-D returns five players from that team.  South Dakota State finished in a tie for third place in the women’s tennis poll.


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KYNT Sports 1-12-17

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fourth-ranked Northwestern pulled away late in the second half and beat Mount Marty 87-67 in men’s basketball last night at the Cimpl Arena.  The Raiders shot 53 percent from the floor and raised their overall record to 19-2, while the Lancers fell to 4-14 on the season.  Junior O-J Thok paced Mount Marty with 24 points and 8 rebounds.

In the women’s game, 25th-ranked Northwestern shot 53 percent from the field and defeated the Lancers 90-68.  Senior Denae Veldkamp led Mount Marty with 21 points, while senior Logan Wagner added 17.  The Lancers are now tied for seventh place in the G-PAC women’s basketball standings, and Mount Marty will host Midland University in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon starting at 2:00.

North Dakota State remained unbeaten in Summit League men’s basketball by edging U-S-D 70-69 in Vermillion last night.  Trey Burch-Manning led the Coyotes with 15 points and 8 rebounds as they suffered their first loss in the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

In women’s basketball in Tulsa, U-S-D crushed Oral Roberts 69-47 as sophomore Jaycee Bradley led the attack with 15 points.  The Coyotes are 15-3 overall, and are 4-1 in the Summit League and in a three-way tie for first place.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team returns to the home floor tonight as they host Brookings in a dual meet starting at 6:00.  The Gazelles edged the Bobcats by five-hundredths of a point last weekend at the Brookings Invitational.


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KYNT Sports 1-11-17

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A very quick Sioux Falls Lincoln boys basketball team defeated Yankton 69-59 last night at the Summit Activities Center.  The Patriots shot 54 percent from the floor as they evened their record at 3 and 3 for the season, while the Bucks now have a 4 and 4 overall record.  Jack Wolfgram led Yankton with 15 points, while Casey Krejci added 11 points, and Rex Ryken and Matthew Mors each scored 10 points.

In the girls contest at Lincoln, the Patriots pulled away to defeat Yankton 59-48.  Bailey Kortan topped the Gazelles with 10 points as they dropped to 1 and 7 on the season.  In the victory, senior Anna Brecht scored 28 points and she moved past Steph Schueler to become Lincoln’s all-time leading scorer for girls basketball

Mount Marty will host a pair of nationally-ranked teams tonight in a G-PAC basketball doubleheader.  Northwestern is 18 and 2 overall and fourth in the nation in men’s basketball, while the Raider women’s team is now 25th in the country with a 12 and 6 record and a half-game behind the Lancers in the conference standings.  The twin bill starts at 6 p-m at the Cimpl Arena, with our broadcast starting at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad will host North Dakota State in a battle for the lead in the Summit League tonight at 7:00 in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are 3 and 1 in league play, while the Bison are unbeaten in three Summit League games. 

The U-S-D women are 3 and 1 in the Summit League, and have a 7:00 contest at Oral Roberts University.


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