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KYNT Sports 7-29-16

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament begins this morning in Yankton.  There are 57 pros and 114 amateurs in the field who will compete the next three days and the pros will be shooting for a first-place check of at least eight-thousand dollars.

Winners’ bracket games in the Class A Legion baseball state tournament last night included defending state champion Rapid City Post 22 over Watertown by a 4-0 score, and the host Sioux Falls East team which nipped Renner Post 307 2-1.  The double elimination state tourney continues through Sunday evening.

The Yankton Black Sox 16-and-under baseball team swept a doubleheader over Brookings Thursday by scores of 14-6 and 8-6.  Miles Carda drove in five runs on the day, while Rex Ryken and Matthew Mors were the winning pitchers for the Black Sox.

The Yankton Lakers 14-and-under baseball squad outscored Renner 10-8 Thursday as Cayden Peterson and Brad Howe each drove in two runs for the winners.  The Lakers continue play today in the region tourney at Valley Springs.

Crofton and Freeman have qualified for the state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  Crofton beat host Tabor 6-1 last night in Region 6-B.  Rand Thygeson pitched the complete-game victory with 13 strikeouts for the Bluejays, while James Kaiser and Jared Wiebelhaus each had a double and three singles to led the offense.  Freeman blnaked Wynot 5-0 in the second game Thursday at the Tabor ballpark.

The Yankton Tappers downed the Vermillion Red Sox 11-6 last night in the Class A district opener at Riverside Field.  Adam Walter had a homer and four RBI’s for the Tappers, while Brandon Nickolite pitched the victory. 

Mount Marty has signed Blake Svoboda from West Central for their baseball team.  Svoboda was unbeaten in six games with a 0.92 ERA for his high school squad with 55 strikeouts in 38 innings on the mound.

The University of South Dakota men’s basketball team will be spending ten days in Spain beginning August 3rd.  Coyote head coach Craig Smith says the team will be spending time in five cities from Barcelona to Madrid, and will be playing four exhibition games on the trip.  



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KYNT Sports 7-28-16

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Yankton Reds Teener baseball squad split a home doubleheader against Sioux Falls West last night, losing the opener 11-2 but coming back to win the second game 12-5 as Brody Burgeson pitched the victory and drove in three runs.  The Yankton Lakers will play in the regional tournament tonight at Valley Springs.

The Class A Legion baseball state tournament started Wednesday in Sioux Falls.  In first-round games, Watertown rolled over Pierre 9-3…Renner edged Sioux Falls West 4-3…Rapid City Post 22 beat Brandon Valley 5-1…and the host Sioux Falls East squad nipped Rapid City Post 320 by a 4-3 score.

Carter Kratz from Vermillion Post 1 was presented with the “Big Stick Award” for the best batting average in the Class B Legion state tournament.  Kratz had 11 hits in 15 at bats in the tournament for a batting average of .733.

The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament continues this evening with state tourney qualifying games in the losers’ bracket at the Tabor ballpark.  Crofton faces Tabor at 6:00 followed by Freeman against Wynot, with the winners both qualifying for next month’s state amateur tournament in Mitchell.

The U-S-D cross-country schedule has been released for this fall.  The Coyote runners are again coached by Dan Fitzsimmons, and will open their season September 2nd at the Augustana Twilight race in Sioux Falls.  The Summit League cross-country meet will be October 29th in Macomb, Illinois and the Coyote women will be aiming for their third consecutive league title. 

The Dakotas Golf Tour concluded a three-day event Wednesday in Marshall, Minnesota and pro Damian Telles from Oregon was the tournament winner with a 17-under-par score.  The Fox Run Pro-Am begins tomorrow in Yankton.







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KYNT Sports 7-27-16

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Strong pitching efforts Tuesday night have put Irene and Menno into the District 6-B amateur baseball championship Saturday night.  Irene edged Wynot 2-1 as Zach Garrett fired a two-hitter for the Cardinals.  Doug Hall pitched a four-hitter as Menno nipped Tabor 2-1 last night.

The Yankton Black Sox Teener baseball squad rolled past Renner 9-3 last night.  Owen Feser (fee-zur) led the attack with three hits and four RBI’s as the Black Sox raised their season record to 20 wins and 11 losses.

The Nebraska Area C-1 Seniors baseball championship game went into extra innings on Tuesday, and top-seed Creighton edged Crofton 4-3 as they scored the winning run on a squeeze bunt in the tenth inning.

Milbank whipped Hartford-Humboldt 10-1 Tuesday to win the Class B American Legion baseball championship at the Webster field.

The Class A Legion baseball state tournament begins today in Sioux Falls, with Pierre facing Watertown in the first game at 10:00.

The Dakotas Tour golf tournament in Marshall, Minnesota concludes today with professional Damian Telles from Oregon leading the pack with a two-round score of 11-under-par.  The Tour hits Yankton for the Fox Run Pro-Am Friday through Sunday, and seven days of events next week at Hillcrest Country Club.


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KYNT Sports 7-26-16

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Winners bracket games will be played tonight in the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Tabor ballpark.  At 6:00, top-seed Irene takes on Wynot, followed by host Tabor against Menno.  Loser bracket games Thursday night will decide state tournament representatives, while the district championship will be played Saturday night.

 Vermillion was eliminated from the Class B Legion baseball state tournament last night, as Milbank picked up a 2-1 victory.  Vermillion Post 1 got eight strikeouts in eight innings from pitcher Hunter Christopherson in the loss.  The championship round this afternoon in Webster matches Milbank against Hartford-Humboldt.

 Crofton has moved into the championship round tonight of the Nebraska Area C-1 Seniors Legion baseball tournament.  Last night, the host Crofton squad rolled past Ponca 14-3 in the semi-finals.

 Sioux Falls rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge Laredo 9-8 last night.  David Bergin had a two-run homer and then a three-run double in the ninth to lead the Canaries comeback victory.  Also in the American Association on Monday, St. Paul crushed the Sioux City Explorers 16-0.

 There are now 54 professional golfers entered in the Fox Run Pro-Am Tournament starting Friday in Yankton.  After the first round of the current Dakotas Golf Tour event in Marshall, Shane Smith of Illinois has a one-shot lead at seven-under-par.





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KYNT Sports 7-25-16

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crofton and Freeman both used strong pitching Sunday to stay alive in the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Tabor ballpark.  Crofton beat Scotland 13-0 as Derek Appley threw six no-hit innings for the Bluejays, while Freeman edged Lesterville 2-1 getting a complete game from Eric Hortness.

After losing in the first round Friday, Vermillion Post 1 won two games over the weekend scoring a total of 27 runs to stay in the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Webster.  Vermillion edged Spearfish 13-12 on Saturday and routed Redfield 14-3 Sunday, as Billy Mount drove in seven runs on the weekend.  Vermillion faces unbeaten Milbank at 7:30 tonight in the state tourney.

There were two games Sunday in the Area C-1 Seniors Legion baseball tournament at the Crofton ballpark.  Valentine edged Hartington 7-5, and Ponca downed Battle Creek 8-2.  The host Crofton squad faces Ponca at 8:00 tonight.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams both ranked in the top ten in academics nationally in N-A-I-A Division Two schools.  The Lancer women’s basketball team was third in the nation, and the Mount Marty men’s basketball squad was seventh nationally.   Also, the Mount Marty baseball program is the only N-A-I-A team that has been featured as a Scholar Team for the past 13 years.

Pro golfer Ryan Dillon of Arizona won the 54-hole tournament at Moccasin Creek in Aberdeen on the Dakotas Golf Tour, which begins a three-day event today at Marshall, Minnesota.  The Dakotas Tour advances to Yankton later this week for the 54-hole Fox Run Pro-Am and then a week of events at Hillcrest Country Club. 


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KYNT Sports 7-23-16

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Brandon Valley used a five-hit complete game from Mitchell Hoover to end the Yankton Post 12 baseball season by a 6-3 score on Friday.  After Yankton battled back to tie the contest in the eighth inning, Brandon Valley scored three runs in the top of the ninth for the victory.  Colin Muth had a triple and single, and drove in all three runs for Yankton which finished with a 21-15 season record.  In the final game last night, Sioux Falls West shut out Brandon Valley 12-0 to win the Region 2-A championship.

In the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Webster, Hartford-Humboldt scored four runs in the first inning and defeated Vermillion Post 1 by a 5-3 score.  Vermillion plays Spearfish today in a losers’ bracket game at 12:30 p-m.

In the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament on Friday, the host Tabor Bluebirds rolled past Freeman 11-2.  Doug Vanechek pitched the complete-game victory for Tabor, allowing just five hits and recording 11 strikeouts.

Mount Marty College has announced the commitment of four players for their men’s basketball program.  Noah Huber is a 6’5” power forward who averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds for Clark, South Dakota and was named to the Class B second team All-State squad.  Chris Cheatham is a 5’7” point guard from Dallas who averaged over 21 points and 5 assists per game and was an All-State selection is 2014 in Texas.  Trent Wilson is a 6’5” forward from Sioux City North who averaged over 11 points and 7 rebounds per game and shot 53 percent from the floor.  Daniel Campa is a 6’2” point guard from Arizona who averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game and 87 percent at the free throw line.

The University of South Dakota will honor the 2004-05 men’s basketball team in their Coyote Sports Hall of Fame ceremony September 9th.  U-S-D will induct four athletes into their Hall of Fame include basketball players Josh Mueller and Turner Trofholz, football standout A.J. Schable and track and field star Sara Deckert.



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KYNT Sports 7-22-16

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sioux Falls West put together 14 hits along with four Yankton errors to pick up a 7-2 victory last night in the winners’ bracket of the Region 2-A American Legion baseball tournament.  Yankton Post 12 now faces Brandon Valley today at 4 p-m at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls, and the winner will advance to the state Legion tournament next week.  The winner will also face Sioux Falls West tonight in the championship round.  Brandon Valley shut out Harrisburg 3-0 Thursday in the losers’ bracket.  Our broadcast of Yankton legion baseball starts at 3:55 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Class B American Legion baseball tournament begins today at the Webster field.  At 10:00 this morning, Madison faces Redfield and then Vermillion takes on Humboldt.  This evening, Winner-Colome plays Milbank followed by Webster against Spearfish.  The double elimination Class B tournament continues through  the championship round on Tuesday. 

In the first game of the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament, top-seed Irene routed Scotland 18-3 in a six-inning game.  Aaron Fest pitched the complete game five-hitter for the Cardinals.  The Region tourney continues tonight at the Tabor ballpark.  In first round play at 6:00, the host Bluebirds take on Freeman, followed by Menno against Lesterville.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation has announced the distribution of ten free A-E-D units to schools based on need or lack of access to such a life saving device.  Among the schools that will receive an Automated External Defibrillator are Avon and Centerville.

The Dakotas Golf tour begins a three-day tournament today at Moccasin Creek in Aberdeen.  Sioux Falls professional Doug Quinones shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday to win a one-day tournament in Groton on the Dakotas Tour.












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KYNT Sports 7-21-16

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yankton broke open a tie ballgame with an eight-run eighth inning to defeat Brandon Valley 14-6 last night in the opening round of the Region 2-A Legion baseball tournament in Sioux Falls.  Mason Townsend led the attack with two doubles and a single and four RBI’s, while Sheldon Gant and Colin Muth each had three hits and Ethan Wishon (wih-shon) scored four runs.  Justin Leader relieved Colin Muth to get the victory as Yankton advanced to a 7 p-m game tonight against Sioux Falls West in the winners bracket, our broadcast begins at 6:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.  Sioux Falls West blanked Harrisburg 8-0 last night behind a no-hitter from Justin Aldrich.

The Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament starts tonight at the Tabor ballpark.  In first round play at 6:00, top-seed Irene faces Scotland followed by Crofton against Wynot.

The final regular-season poll in South Dakota amateur baseball was released yesterday and Renner was still the top-rated team in Class A with Alexandria on top of Class B.  The Yankton Tappers are ranked fifth in Class A, with the Irene Cardinals tied for sixth place in the Class B poll.

Two-time all-state catcher Daxton Johnson from Delta High School in Utah has signed to play baseball for Mount Marty College.  Johnson batted .469 as a senior and .520 as a junior, and he had 27 extra-base hits during those two seasons.  



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KYNT Sports 7-20-16

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yankton Post 12 begins play in the Region 2-A American Legion baseball tournament this afternoon at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.  Yankton will face Brandon Valley at 4:00 in the first round of the double-elimination format, and both teams finished their regular season at seven games over the “500 level”. We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton tourney games on AM 1450, KYNT.

 The Yankton Reds Teener baseball squad out-scored Sioux Falls East 14-13 last night at Riverside Field as Brodey Peterson belted a game-winning two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth inning.  The Reds are 11 and 24 on the season and will compete in the Brandon Valley tournament this weekend.

 The Sioux Falls Canaries promoted Shelby Ford to an interim manager status yesterday and he was a winner in his first game.  Last night, David Bergin drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth as the Canaries edged Fargo-Moorhead 5-4.  Also in the American Association, Sioux City beat Joplin 10-2 as Cody Forsythe allowed just two hits in six innings on the mound for the Explorers.

 The Dakotas Golf Tour had a one-day event Tuesday in northern South Dakota at the Britton Country Club.  Professional Tim Ailes fired an eight-under-par 60 to win the tournament.  There will be a one-day event tomorrow in Groton.




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KYNT Sports 7-18-16

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Yankton Tappers won the regular season title in the South Central amateur baseball league after a 12-5 win over Freeman last night.  Dusty Haffeman pitched seven innings for the Tappers victory.  In other South Central League games last night, Wynot routed Scotland 13-1 on as Lee Heimes (high-mess) pitched the win for the Expos.  Crofton edged Irene 8-7 and Menno out-slugged Lesterville 22-12.

The Yankton Black Sox Teener baseball team won all five games they played in the Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic over the weekend, including a 12-11 comeback victory over Manitoba Houk on Sunday in the championship game.  The Black Sox scored nine runs in the final inning, as Levi Wiersma led the offense with two doubles and a triple.  The Yankton Black Sox are now 19 and 11 on the season.

Vermillion battled back and won three games over the weekend to claim the Region 6-B Legion baseball championship in Lennox.  In the title game Sunday, Vermillion defeated Beresford 6-1 as Hunter Christopherson allowed just five hits in eight innings for the victory.

Professional D-J Brigman of New Mexico won the 54-hole Dakotas Golf Tour event at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa with a 10-under-par total.  Neil Johnson of Wisconsin tied for second at 8-under and took the bonus points lead on the Tour.


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