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KYNT Sports 3-4-15

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Yankton Bucks district tournament basketball game at Sioux Falls Lincoln was postponed last night.  This Thursday, the Bucks will play their district opener at Lincoln starting at 5:30 p-m.  The Gazelles will play at Washington Thursday night in the third place game starting around 7:15 p-m. 

 Elk Point-Jefferson edged Dakota Valley 50-49 last night as the Huskies have again qualified for the Class A girls basketball state tourney next week in Watertown. 

 Bloomfield has qualified for the Class D-1 boys basketball state tournament after rolling past Omaha Nation 60-40 last night in Norfolk.  Conner Wilson led the Bees with 17 points as they raised their record to 17 and 8, and will make their first trip to the state tourney in Lincoln since 2006.

 Concordia handed Morningside its first loss of the season as the Bulldogs won the G-PAC women’s basketball title 80-72 last night in Sioux City.  In the men’s G-PAC championship, Midland scored the first 12 points and crushed Morningside 89-67.  

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KYNT Sports 3-3-15

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sioux Falls Lincoln scored 21 points in the first quarter, and went on to defeat Yankton 65-51 in the District Two girls basketball opener last night.  Senior Ellie Brecht scored 25 points to lead the Patriots, while sophomore Lindsey Hale led the Gazelles with 18 points and 6 rebounds.  The Gazelles will now play at Sioux Falls Washington Thursday night in the elimination contest. UPDATE* The Gazelles game will be around 7:15 p-m Thursday at Washington.

UPDATE* The Yankton Bucks district opener at SF Lincoln has been postponed tonight, and will be played this Thursday at 5:30 p-m.   The Patriots are 16 and 4 and rated second in Class Double-A, while the seventh-ranked Bucks enter the post-season with a 13 and 7 record.  Our broadcast will begin at 5:05 p-m on 1450, KYNT, and will feature both the Bucks and Gazelles games on Thursday!

Hartington Cedar Catholic has qualified for next week’s Class C-2 boys basketball state tournament after rolling past West Holt 69-38 in the district title game last night in Pierce.  The Trojans broke open a close game with a 21-2 run in the third quarter to raise their season record to 18 and 7.  Senior James Keiser paced Cedar Catholic with 22 points, while Stephen Hillis had 16 points and Ben Steffen chipped in 14.

Bloomfield will try and qualify for next week’s Class D-1 boys basketball state tourney, as the Bees will face Omaha Nation in a district final tonight at Norfolk Catholic High School.  Omaha Nation and Bloomfield both are 16 and 8 for the season.

Mount Marty College has officially signed Savannah Sullivan from St. Thomas More High School for their volleyball program.  Sullivan is a 5’4” setter who was All-Conference last year with 677 assists and 67 aces, and she plans to major in Elementary Education at Mount Marty.

The championship basketball games of the Great Plains Athletic Conference will both be played tonight in Sioux City.  Unbeaten and top-ranked Morningside will host third-rated Concordia in the women’s title game at 6 p-m, and then the fifth-ranked Mustangs will host Midland at 8:00 for the men’s G-PAC championship.

U-S-D senior Nicole Seekamp was named the Summit League Player of the Week after leading the Coyotes to a pair of victories and the regular-season league championship.  Seekamp averaged 17 points, 7 assists, 4 steals and 4 rebounds per game for U-S-D as the Coyotes raised their season record to 23 and 6 heading into the Summit League post-season tourney.

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KYNT Sports 3-2-15

Monday, March 2, 2015

Yankton junior Spencer Huber took third place at 126 pounds in the Class A state wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls.  Huber ended his season with a 47 and 4 record, as the Bucks finished 20th place in the tournament.  Vermillion wrestlers Brett Bye and Regan Bye each won state titles and finished unbeaten for the season, helping the Tanagers to a seventh place in Class A.  Pierre won the state wrestling championship, two points ahead of Aberdeen Central.

Parkston repeated as the Class B state wrestling champion in Rapid City, finishing 15 points ahead of second place Bon Homme-Scotland.  Duncan Stoebner and Dan Stibral both ended up with state individual titles and unbeaten for the Bon Homme-Scotland team.

The Yankton Gazelles basketball team begins play in the District tournament tonight after winning the play-in game Friday at Brandon Valley by a 44-37 score.  The Gazelles are 8 and 13 overall as they play at top-seed 14 and 6 Sioux Falls Lincoln, with our broadcast starting at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D women outscored Western Illinois 78-75 on Saturday in the DakotaDome as Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 20 points.  U-S-D is 23 and 6 overall and the number-one seed in the Summit League women’s tournament as they take on Fort Wayne Saturday at noon at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. 

The U-S-D men dominated South Dakota State by an 80-64 score as Tre Burnette paced the Coyotes with 19 points and 13 rebounds.  The Coyotes finished the regular season at 16 and 15 and will take on fourth-seed Fort Wayne Sunday at 6 p-m in the first round of the Summit League tourney in Sioux Falls.

The Mount Marty Lancers split a baseball doubleheader against Waldorf College Sunday in Yankton, losing the opener 15-9 and then winning the second contest 9-3.  Alex Mogensen allowed just six hits in winning the nightcap for Mount Marty.  Zac Hollenback had five hits on the day for the Lancers, while Derrik Nelson of Yankton had four hits and four R-B-I’s.

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KYNT Sports 2-28-15

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Yankton junior Spencer Huber won two matches by Major Decision on the opening day of the Class A state wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls.  Huber is the second-ranked wrestler at 126 pounds, and will face top-rated Jibben Keyes from Pierre in the semifinals this morning.   Bucks junior Cody Vornhagen won his first match on Friday and then lost twice and was eliminated, while junior Brock Folkers lost two decisions yesterday.  Aberdeen Central scored 86 points to lead Pierre and Roosevelt by three points in a close team race in Class A.  Bon Homme-Scotland has the lead in the Class B state wrestling tournament in Rapid City, 11 points ahead of defending state champion Parkston.

The Yankton Gazelles basketball team got a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds from senior Andi Sprakel in a 44-37 victory at Brandon Valley last night in the District Two play-in game.  The Gazelles raised their record to 8 and 13 as they prepare to play at top-seed Sioux Falls Lincoln Monday night at 7:00 in the District opener.

The Crofton Lady Warriors scored 27 consecutive points in the first half and rolled past Plainview 65-19 Friday night in a district championship game at Wausa.  Allison Arens led the way with 16 points and 7 assists as Crofton will advance to Lincoln starting Thursday at 2 p-m in search of their fourth consecutive state title. Wynot will go for their fifth consecutive Class D-2 state championship after winning a 53-52 district championship over Stuart last night.  Danielle Wieseler hit the game winning free throw with four seconds left for the Lady Blue Devils.

Mount Marty College has signed Taylor Faltin from Dodge, Nebraska for their women’s basketball program.  Faltin is a 5’5” point guard who is averaging 6 points per game and shooting 42 percent from three-point range for North Bend High School.  She plans to major in Exercise Wellness at Mount Marty.

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KYNT Sports 2-27-15

Friday, February 27, 2015

The South Dakota high school wrestling state tournament begins this morning at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls for Class A teams, and the Class B squads will wrestle at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.  Yankton has junior wrestlers Spencer Huber, Cody Vornhagen and Brock Folkers competing in the state tourney this weekend.

The Yankton Gazelles will visit Brandon Valley tonight in the District Two play-in game.  Tonight’s winner will play at top-seed Sioux Falls Lincoln Monday in the district tournament.  Our broadcast this evening begins at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

In Nebraska high school girls basketball district title games tonight, unbeaten Crofton will face Plainview in a game…Wynot takes on Stuart…and Emerson-Hubbard plays Creighton. 

Last night in a boys sub-district title game, Hartington Cedar Catholic rolled past Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 73-38 as James Keiser led the Trojans with 21 points.  Bloomfield rallied to upset defending state champion Randolph 34-33, while Bancroft-Rosalie downed Wynot 43-38.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team pulled away to defeat I-U-P-U-I 69-53 last night in the Dome, and the victory clinched at least a share of the Summit League title for the Coyotes.  Nicole Seekamp led U-S-D with 13 points as they raised their season record to 22 and 6 and will host Western Illinois Saturday at 1:30 p-m.  The doubleheader in the DakotaDome continues at 4:00 tomorrow as the Coyotes face South Dakota State in men’s basketball to wrap up the regular season.

U-S-D sophomore Brenna Lervick was named the Summit League Female Golfer of the Week after placing second at the Grand Canyon Invitational last week.

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KYNT Sports 2-26-15

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mount Marty led much of the way against the nation’s third-ranked women’s basketball team, but Concordia rallied for a 71-66 victory over the Lancers last night in the opening round of the G-PAC post-season tournament.  Mount Marty had an eight-point lead with ten minutes to play, but saw their season finish with a 19 and 12 overall record while the Bulldogs move to the semifinals at 29 and 2.  Bon Homme junior Raquel Sutera led the Lancers with 14 points and 15 rebounds.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team will host I-U-P-U-I at 7:00 tonight and a victory by the Coyotes would give them at least a share of the Summit League regular season title.

On Wednesday in the Dome, the University of Denver shot 64 percent from the field and rolled past the U-S-D men 66-48.  Tyler Larson led the Coyotes with 13 points and 7 rebounds as they fell to 15 and 15 on the season.

Yankton junior Spencer Huber was named to the all-ESD Conference wrestling team.  Huber will enter this week’s state tournament as a regional champion with a 43 and 3 record on the season.

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KYNT Sports 2-25-15

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team competes in the opening round of the G-PAC playoffs tonight at second-seed Concordia.  The Lancers are 19 and 11 on the season, while the third-ranked Bulldogs ended the regular season with a 28 and 2 record.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty women’s basketball begins at 6:35 tonight from Seward, Nebraska on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team has signed a pair of guards from West River high schools.  Justin Prue is averaging 21 points and 7 assists per game for White River and was Class B All-State Honorable Mention last year, along with being named the Lakota Nation Invitational Most Valuable Player.  Josh Afdahl from Faith High School will play for the Lancers, and he is averaging 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game this season. 

Mount Marty College has signed Jeremiah Mauch for its baseball program.  Mauch is a 6’2” right-handed pitcher from Wisner-Pilger who was 6 and 3 in Legion baseball last summer with a 3.23 E-R-A, including 95 strikeouts in 54 innings.  He plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

U-S-D senior Cody Snyder was named the Summit League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Snyder is from Lake Andes and threw the shot put 61 feet, 2 inches to set a school, state and DakotaDome record last Friday.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team will host the University of Denver tonight at 7:00 in the Dome.  The Coyotes are on a four-game winning streak and have a season record of 15 and 14, while Denver is 11 and 16 overall.

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KYNT Sports 2-24-15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team will now prepare for the G-PAC post-season playoffs beginning Wednesday at 7:00.  The Lancers ended with a 9 and 11 conference record which was good for seventh place.  They will play at second seed Concordia University, and the Bulldogs were 18 and 2 in the G-PAC and rated third in the nation.  Our broadcast starts at 6:35 p-m Wednesday on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty College has signed Rapid City Central seniors Larissa Trainer and Rhea Colombe for their volleyball program.  Trainer is a 6’1” middle blocker and outside hitter, while Colombe is a 5’7” defensive standout.

U-S-D senior guard Tyler Larson has earned his second consecutive Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award.  Larson averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game in helping the Coyotes post two wins.  Larson shot 57 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the free throw line.

Last night in Class C-2 sub-district boys basketball, Crofton eliminated Ponca by a  59-53 score as Tyler Koch led the Warriors with 19 points and 8 rebounds.  In the sub-district boys tourney tonight at Randolph, Crofton faces top-seed Hartington Cedar Catholic at 6 p-m…followed by second-seed Hartington-Newcastle against Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

In a Class D-1 sub-district game last night in boys basketball, Wausa got 24 points from Jordan Burns as they eliminated Winside 53-41.

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KYNT Sports 2-22-15

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Mount Marty College basketball regular season ended Saturday, and the Lancer women pulled away late for a 72-65 win at Nebraska Wesleyan.  Mount Marty finished with nine conference victories, 19 and 11 overall, and will play at second-seed Concordia Wednesday at 7 p-m in the first round of the G-PAC women’s post-season tournament.  In the men’s game, Nebraska Wesleyan defeated the Lancers 97-73.  Mount Marty was winless in 20 G-PAC contests and finished 2 and 26 on the season.

South Dakota State pulled within one game of U-S-D in the Summit League women’s basketball standings after the Jacks downed the Coyotes 77-67 Saturday in Brookings.  Freshman Macy Miller of Mitchell had 12 points and 10 rebounds for S-D-S-U, while Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 18 points. 

In men’s basketball, U-S-D won their fourth consecutive game with a 77-62 victory over IUPUI in the DakotaDome.  Tyler Larson had a game-high 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Coyotes.

The Mount Marty women placed eighth and the Lancer men were 11th at the G-PAC Indoor Track and Field championships in Seward.  The Lancer women took third in the 4 by 800 relay, and senior Abbey VanDenBerg placed fourth in the triple jump.  Senior Tyler Payer tied for eighth place in the men’s high jump.

Pierre edged Yankton in both girls and boys basketball Saturday night, hitting three-point baskets in the final seconds in each game for the victories.  The Lady Governors beat the Gazelles by a 65-62 score despite 30 points from Yankton sophomore Lindsey Hale.  The Governors nipped the Bucks 61-59, as Yankton was led by Tanner Frick with 17 points while Austin Johnson chipped in 16.

Long-time Yankton High School coach Jim Miner will be inducted into the South Dakota Cross-Country and Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Miner coached the Gazelles and Bucks to a combined 7 state championships and 11 E-S-D titles during 22 years as a head track coach.  The induction will be Saturday, February 28th at the Sioux Falls National Guard Armory.

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KYNT Sports 2-21-15

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Yankton Bucks have qualified three wrestlers for the Class A state meet next weekend in Sioux Falls.  Junior Spencer Huber won the Region 2-A title at 126 pounds, Cody Vornhagen placed second at 113 pounds, and Brock Folkers took at fourth place at 195 pounds.  Brandon Valley won the Region team title with 176 points, Vermillion was runner-up with 171 points as the Tanagers had five region champions, and the Bucks had 73 points to place seventh among the nine teams at the Tea Area High School.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks finish up their regular season basketball schedule tonight with a doubleheader at Pierre.  The Bucks are rated fifth in Class Double-A with a 13 and 6 record, while the Governors are 10 and 7 overall.  The Yankton girls are 7 and 12 this year, while the Lady Governors are 14 and 4 and rated third in the state.  Our broadcast begins at 5:30 p-m from the capitol city on AM 1450, KYNT and at kynt1450-dot-com.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams wrap up the regular season today with a twin bill at Nebraska Wesleyan.  The Lancer men and the Prairie Wolves women are both winless in the conference schedule heading into the final day of action.  The Lancer women are 18 and 11 for the season and will be on the road for the first round of the G-PAC playoffs next Wednesday.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty basketball starts at 1:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty opened up their baseball season Friday with three victories on the new turf at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  The Lancers defeated Presentation College 5-0, 5-4 and 10-1 in the tripleheader in Yankton.  Brandon Nickolite tossed six shutout innings in the first game, Michael Sadler won the second game in relief, while Dustin Haffeman was the winning pitcher in game three.  Leadoff hitter Zac Hollenback scored five runs on the day for the Lancers, who are scheduled to play four games next weekend in Sabetha, Kansas.

The U-S-D basketball teams are both in action today.  The Coyote women are looking to clinch the Summit League regular season title when they visit South Dakota State at 4:30 p-m, while the U-S-D men host I-U-P-U-I today at 2 p-m in the Dome.

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