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KYNT Sports 5-29-15

Friday, May 29, 2015

The 110th South Dakota High School Track & Field Championships begin today at three separate locations in the Black Hills.  The Class Double-A athletes will compete at Sturgis, the Class A meet begins at Spearfish, and the Class B meet will be at Rapid City…with all three classes converging on O’Harra Stadium for the finals all day Saturday.  Yankton will have 41 competitors at the state meet, and our updates will be broadcast this afternoon and evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

Randolph is a state champion again, as the Cardinals rallied to win the Nebraska Class D boys golf state tournament in Kearney.  Randolph finished with a 666 total, three strokes ahead of Overton and Creighton moved up to third with a 697.  Andrew Schnoor led Randolph with a 155 and finished second in the state meet.  Hartington Cedar Catholic placed 11th in the Class C boys golf state meet in Lincoln.  Brad Kathol of Cedar Catholic and Brock Mueller from Crofton tied for 25th place with 158’s over the two-day event. 

Mount Marty College has signed Mitch Steffen from Hartington Cedar Catholic for their baseball program.  Steffen is a catcher who batted .358, scored 24 runs and stole 20 bases for the Hartington Legion team last year.  He plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

Mount Marty College has also signed Gregory High School graduate Briana Leber (lee-burr) for their softball program.  Leber is a 5’7” infielder who also plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

The Yankton Tappers handed Wynot their first loss in amateur baseball last night, beating the Expos 10-4 as Derrik Nelson and Lane Sawatzke each had three hits for the Tappers.  Irene stayed unbeaten in the South Central League with a 5-4 win over Tabor, as Logan Hunter pitched six hitless innings for the Cardinals and led the offense with a home and three RBI’s.

The Lewis and Clark Wooden Bat Classic starts this morning with games at Yankton, Vermillion and Crofton.  There are 15 Legion baseball teams competing, with the final four advancing to Riverside Field in Yankton on Sunday.

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KYNT Sports 5-28-15

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Nebraska Class C boys’ golf state tournament is halfway through in Lincoln, and Hartington Cedar Catholic stands in tenth place after the first round.  Crofton senior Brock Mueller shot a 76 Wednesday and is tied for 14th place individually.  The Class D boys’ golf state tourney is being played in Kearney, and Randolph is second in the team race at the halfway points, eight strokes behind Overton.

In the second game of a home doubleheader last night, the Yankton Junior Legion baseball team nipped Watertown 6-5 as Nathan Hein had the game-winning 2-run single.  Watertown took the first game by a 13-2 score.

The South Central Amateur baseball league has three games on the schedule for tonight.  Class B defending state champion Wynot rolled past Freeman 20-5 on Tuesday to stay unbeaten, and the Expos have a key game at the Yankton Tappers this evening.  Tabor visits Irene tonight, and Crofton will host Scotland.

In minor league baseball last night, Sioux City blanked Kansas City 9-0 as Patrick Johnson threw six shutout innings.  The Explorers are 4 and 2 on the season and tied for the lead in the American Association Central Division.  Quebec edged Sioux Falls 7-5 as the Canaries record fell to 3 and 3 overall.

U-S-D seniors Morgan Hancock and Allie Daly were among ten players named to the Summit League Softball Academic All-League team.  Hancock batted .329 this season with 10 home runs, and she graduated with a degree in Psychology and a 3.71 G-P-A.  Daly batted .399 and drove in a league-best 59 runs, and she also graduated with a degree in Psychology and a 3.68 G-P-A.

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KYNT Sports 5-26-15

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Crofton Lady Warriors repeated as Class C-2 state champions in track and field at Omaha this weekend with 71 points as Lincoln Lutheran was runner-up at 44 points.  Allison Arens took the 16-hundred meter run for Crofton on Saturday.

Wynot tied for second place in the Class D girls state track meet, just two points behind champion Giltner.  Sophomore Cortney Arkfeld won the girls 400 meter dash for Wynot.  The Wausa Vikings took fourth place in the Class D boys state track meet as senior Austin Hegge won both the 100 and 200 meter dashes on Saturday.

The Yankton boys tennis squad placed seventh in the state tournament in Sioux Falls, tying the highest finish in school history for the Bucks.  Lincoln defended their state title with 613 points, and Mitchell was a close second with 574.  Yankton senior Paul Fanta took fourth place at number-four singles, and he teamed with senior Jason Shindler to grab fourth at number-two doubles.  Shindler also won the consolation title at second flight singles for the Bucks.

Menno upset the Yankton Tappers 7-5 in South Central League amateur baseball on Monday.  Menno will host Tabor this evening, while Freeman visits Wynot.

In high school baseball tonight, Bon Homme-Scotland takes their 9 and 1 season record into a home game against Turner-Hutch to open up Region 1-B tournament action.  

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KYNT Sports 5-22-15

Friday, May 22, 2015

The South Dakota boys’ tennis state tournament started Thursday at three locations in the Sioux Falls area.  The Yankton Bucks stand in seventh place, while Mitchell, Lincoln and O’Gorman are in a three-way tie for first place.  Yankton had singles players Luke Rockne, Hunter Rockne and Paul Fanta along with their top two doubles units advance to the quarter-finals heading into play today.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles each finished second out of nine schools this year in the E-S-D Conference All-Sports standings.  The Yankton boys won conference titles in football, soccer and track…while the Yankton girls had second place E-S-D finishes in track, golf and c ross-country.  Aberdeen Central was first in both the boys and girls All-Sports rankings in the conference.

U-S-D edged South Dakota State this year in the Showdown Series by a total score of 14 to 13.  The Coyotes won 14 of 27 sports between the schools to receive the travelling trophy for the first time in the three-year history of the series sponsored by the Corn Utilization Council.

Oral Roberts scored six runs in the seventh inning to beat South Dakota State 9-3 last night in the Summit League post-season baseball tournament.  The Jacks are now 33 and 22 on the season and will face Fort Wayne tonight in the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tournament at the Sioux Falls Stadium.

In the South Central Amateur baseball league on Thursday, the Yankton Tappers blanked Scotland 12-0 as Zach Benjamin fired a one-hit shutout and recorded 12 strikeouts.  The Freeman Black Sox scored eight runs in the first inning and defeated Crofton 12-0 as Brett Scherschligt pitched a three-hit shutout…and Mike King had a three-run homer to help Irene defeat Lesterville 11-6.

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KYNT Sports 5-21-15

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The 84th annual South Dakota Boys Tennis state tournament will be held the next three days in Sioux Falls, with matches at McKennan Park, Washington High School and the Brandon Valley Middle School.  Defending champion Sioux Falls Lincoln and E-S-D champion Mitchell are the two favorites for the team title, while the Yankton Bucks are looking for a big improvement on their 11th place finish from a year ago.

The Yankton High School track and field squad will look to qualify more athletes for next week’s state meet in the Black Hills, as the Bucks and Gazelles will compete in the Last Chance Meet today at Sioux Falls Washington.

Three Mount Marty student-athletes will compete in this week’s N-A-I-A Outdoor Track & Field Championships starting today in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Senior Abbey VanDenBerg has qualified for her seventh national meet in the triple jump, while sophomore Allison Cross will throw the shot put and senior Josh Monson will run the marathon.

Mount Marty has signed Hunter Martin from Ainsworth for their men’s basketball program.  Martin is a 5’10” guard who was Class C-2 Honorable Mention all-state after averaging 19 points and 5 assists per game this season.  Martin scored over one-thousand points in his career at Ainsworth, where he also was the school’s Most Valuable Performer in Cross-Country.

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KYNT Sports 5-20-15

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Yankton Gazelles finished fourth in the Class Double-A state golf tournament in Rapid City this week.  Sioux Falls O’Gorman defended their title with a 666 score, Pierre was runner-up at 678, Rapid City Stevens moved into third with a 707 score and the Gazelles were fourth with a 716.  Yankton junior Becky Frick shot a 161 total and placed third at the state meet, while Payton Pierce ended up in a tied for 17th with a 180 score and Linzee Cowman shot 181 to tie for 20th place.  Frick made the all-tournament team, while Pierce and Cowman won state tourney medals.

Parkston won their fourth consecutive Class A girls state championship, as junior Sydney Bormann captured another individual title for the Trojans.  The Vermillion girls finished in fourth place in the state meet.

Deubrook easily won the Class B girls golf state title at Hillcrest in Yankton.  Scotland sophomore Maggie Fiscel had a 177 total and tied for second place individually.

Hamlin took first in the Class B boys golf state tournament at Fox Run in Yankton, as Platte-Geddes took second place and Bon Homme tied for third.  J-J Cooney of Andes Central fired a 73 Tuesday and won the state championship by 10 shots.

The Yankton Bucks won their first E-S-D Conference track and field championship in ten years as the meet wrapped up last night in Brookings.  The Bucks scored 118 points with Pierre taking second with 104 points.  Yankton senior Lee Rose won the conference long jump on Tuesday and Yankton claimed the 1600 relay.  Brandon Valley took the girls E-S-D title with 151 points, while the Yankton Gazelles finished runner-up with 104.  Sophomore Emma Stewart took the triple jump last night, on Saturday she won the E-S-D long jump.

U-S-D landed a Division One transfer for their men’s basketball program.  Matt Mooney is a 6’3” guard from Chicago and scored seven points a game for Air Force last season.  Mooney will have three years of eligibility for the Coyotes.

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KYNT Sports 5-19-15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Yankton junior Becky Frick has the individual lead after the first round of the Class Double-A girls’ golf state tournament in Rapid City.  Frick birdied two of her last four holes and shot a 76 Monday to claim a three-stroke lead going into the final round today at Meadowbrook Golf course.  Sioux Falls O’Gorman has the team lead with a 333, Pierre is second at 350, while the Yankton Gazelles are third with 357 and Rapid City Stevens fourth at 362. 

Parkston has a 20-stroke team lead going into the final day of the Class A girls golf state tourney in Madison.  The Trojans are going after their fourth consecutive state title as they shot a 375 on Monday.  Vermillion is in fourth place with a 408.

Scotland sophomore Maggie Fiscel is hoping to defend her Class B girls golf individual title, and she leads the state tourney after an opening round of 88 at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton.  Deubrook has the team lead in the Class B girls tournament, while Platte-Geddes has the team lead in the Class B boys state tourney which wraps up today at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.

The E-S-D Conference track and field championship will resume today at 5:00 at the Brookings track.  The meet was suspended Saturday afternoon with Yankton and Pierre tied for the lead in the boys meet.  The Bucks have not won the E-S-D track title in ten years.  Brandon Valley held the lead in the girls division with the Yankton Gazelles in second place.  

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KYNT Sports 5-18-15

Monday, May 18, 2015

The E-S-D Conference track and field championship was suspended due to weather on Saturday in Brookings, and will be resumed Tuesday starting at 5 p-m.  The Yankton Bucks are tied with the Pierre Governors at 72 points each and just a point ahead of Watertown in a very close boys race, while Brandon Valley leads the girls division with 88 points and the Yankton Gazelles are second with 68.  Emma Stewart won the girls long jump, Charlie Stephenson was first in the boys 300 hurdles, and the Bucks won the 400 and 800 meter relays.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman edged Yankton 9-7 in a nine-inning game Saturday at the Region 2-A tournament in Mitchell.  Senior Adam Walter homered among his three hits and drove in four runs for the Bucks, as they ended their season with a 12 and 10 record.  Mitchell nipped O’Gorman 3-1 in the region title game, and the Kernels join Pierre and Sioux Falls Lincoln as entries in the state baseball tourney.

The South Dakota high school golf state tournaments begin today, with the Class B boys competing at Fox Run and the Class B girls at Hillcrest in Yankton.  The Class A girls will play at Madison, while the Yankton Gazelles are going for honors in the Class Double-A meet at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Rapid City.  All the state tournaments have 18-hole rounds today and tomorrow.

The U-S-D men’s golf team placed 14th at the NCAA Regional in Washington, shooting a combined three round score of +34.  Sophomore Cody Seal led the Coyotes with a 54-hole total of 218 and tied for 30th place.

The Yankton Tappers started the South Central League amateur baseball season Sunday night with a 3-1 victory over the Crofton Bluejays.  Brandon Nickolite pitched the victory for the Tappers, while Nik Davis led the attack with three hits.

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KYNT Sports 5-16-15

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Yankton boys’ tennis squad finished third at the E-S-D Conference Meet Friday in Watertown.  Second-ranked Mitchell easily won the title with 418 points, then Aberdeen Central was runner-up with 187 points, Yankton third at 181, and Brandon Valley placed fourth with 156 points.  Luke Rockne, Jason Shindler, and Hunter Rockne all took second place in their singles flights…while Shindler and Paul Fanta were second at number-two doubles.  The Bucks will compete at the state tournament in Sioux Falls beginning next Thursday.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes will go for honors in the E-S-D Conference Meet today in Brookings.  The meet was moved earlier because of the weather forecast, with the field events starting at 10 a-m.  We’ll have updates on the Bucks and Gazelles throughout the meet today on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks baseball squad is the second seed for today’s Region 2-A meet at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.  The Bucks were 12 and 9 during the regular season, and will take on 12 and 10 Sioux Falls O’Gorman at 1:30 today.  Top-seed Mitchell faces Sioux Falls Roosevelt in the opener at 11 a-m, and the winners meet at 4:00 to decide the region title and qualifier for the state tournament May 25th in Sioux Falls.  We’ll have the play-by-play of Bucks baseball starting at 1:15 p-m on KYNT.

The U-S-D men and women each placed second in the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week.  Coyote senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes set a meet record Friday in winning the men’s discus, while Analisa Huschle and Amber Eichkorn each won two events for the U-S-D women.  North Dakota State won both Summit League titles, and South Dakota State was third in each division.

The U-S-D men’s golf team is now 14th in the N-C-A-A Regional in Washington.  Sophomore Cody Seal leads the Coyotes at three-over-par for 36 holes, and sits in 32nd place.  The Regional Tournament wraps up today with an 18-hole round.

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KYNT Sports 5-15-15

Friday, May 15, 2015

U-S-D captured three more wins on the second day of the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  Senior Megan Glisar won her fourth league title in the women’s high jump, junior Analisa Huschle took the women’s long jump, and sophomore Tyler Frank won the men’s high jump.  The Coyote women are in second place and the men are third heading into the finals today.

The U-S-D men’s golf team stands in 11th place out of 14 teams after the first round of the N-C-A-A Regional meet in Washington.  Sophomore Cody Seal led the Coyotes with an even-par 72 as the tournament continues for the next two days.

Freeman standout Madysen Pravecek has signed to play college softball at Mount Marty.  Pravecek is a pitcher who posted a 2.34 E-R-A for the South Dakota Flash program last year, and she also plays outfield.  She plans to major in Radiology Technology at Mount Marty.

The Yankton boys tennis team competes for honors today in the E-S-D Conference championships in Watertown.  Mitchell is rated second in the state, and is the clear favorite to win the E-S-D…while the Bucks will battle with three to four other teams for the runner-up spot in the conference.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes will compete in the E-S-D Conference meet tomorrow at Brookings High School.  The meet will begin earlier because of the weather forecast, and will start at 10 a-m.

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