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KYNT Sports 4-29-16

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen was optioned back to the Triple-A Louisville Bats Thursday.  Somsen suited up in three major league games for the Reds this week when they played at the Mets, but the relief pitcher never got into a game. 

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team blanked Mitchell 3-0 last night at Riverside Field.  Colin Muth pitched the shutout, while Mason Townsend belted a two-run double in the first inning.  Yankton is 6 and 5 overall and unbeaten in three region games, with a home region contest tonight against Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

The Mount Marty G-PAC baseball doubleheader at Briar Cliff will be played starting at 1:00 today in Sioux City.  The Chargers lead the G-PAC baseball standings, while the Lancers are in a fourth-place tie heading into the final weekend of the regular season.

The Mount Marty softball squad will host Northwestern in a twin bill tonight at Riverside Field.

U-S-D will host North Dakota State in a Summit League softball doubleheader this afternoon.  The Coyotes tennis team will face South Dakota State today in the first round of the Summit League Tournament in Omaha.

U-S-D senior Katie Wetzstein won the 800 meter race at the Drake Relays on Thursday in Des Moines, running the second fastest time in Coyote history.

Yankton will host more than ten schools today in the First Dakota Relays at Williams Field.  The field events begin at 2 p-m, with the running events starting at 3:00.  We’ll have reports throughout the meet on AM 1450, KYNT.












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KYNT Sports 4-28-16

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Mount Marty College softball doubleheader at Dakota State has been cancelled today and will not be re-scheduled.  The G-PAC games with Northwestern at home will be held Friday starting at 5 p-m at Riverside Park. 

The Mount Marty G-PAC baseball doubleheader at Briar Cliff is postponed today and pushed back to Friday starting at 1 p-m.

The University of South Dakota softball series at home against North Dakota State has been moved up and will be held this Friday and Saturday.

The U-S-D Athletic Department announced their year-end award winners at a ceremony last night in Vermillion.  Women’s basketball standout Nicole Seekamp and men’s track and field star Teivaskie Lewin each repeated as the University Female and Male Athlete of the Year for the Coyotes.  The Coyote women’s basketball squad was named the Outstanding Team of the Year, with Amy Williams winning the Coach of the Year award.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce won their first D-League championship last night with a 91-63 win in the deciding game three over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.  Center Jarnell Stokes led the Skyforce with 25 points and 12 rebounds, and he was named the Most Valuable Player of the D-League season and playoffs.  



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KYNT Sports 4-27-16

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad upped their season match record to 6 and 7 with a 9-0 sweep over Vermillion last night.  The Bucks are scheduled to compete in a quadrangular in Madison on Saturday.

Morningside leads the G-PAC women’s tennis standings, and the Mustangs came to Yankton Tuesday and shut out Mount Marty 9-0.  The Lancers will end their season by hosting Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday. 

Hartington hosted a 15-team Boys Golf Invitational on Tuesday and Cedar Catholic won the team title with a 319 total, with Randolph second at 332.  Matthew Schaefer from Hartington Cedar Catholic was the medalist with a 76.

The Crofton girls and Creighton boys won the team titles at Tuesday’s Creighton Track and field Invitational.  Monica Arens and Haley Arens were double winners for the Lady Warriors, while Bon Homme standout Chase Kortan won three events in the boys division.

The Williams Field Track at Yankton High School is scheduled to be very busy this weekend if the weather permits.  On Friday, Yankton High School will host nearly a dozen schools for the annual First Dakota Relays with the field events beginning at 2 p-m.  The annual Yankton Junior High Relays take place all day Saturday at Williams Field.  Tonight’s Mount Marty College Twilight Meet has been cancelled due to the weather.  The Gayville-Volin Golf Invitational in Yankton has also been canceled for today.

U-S-D senior pole vaulter Peter Chapman has been named the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Chapman had the best pole vault in the league this season in winning the U-S-D Twilight meet last Tuesday, and he ranks 36th in the national standings.  


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KYNT Sports 4-26-16

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen was called up to the major leagues Monday by the Cincinnati Reds.  The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher replaced Jay Bruce on the Reds roster, as the outfielder has been given a three-day paternity leave.  Somsen was the Pitcher of the Year in the Summit League for South Dakota State, and then was a 22nd-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2013 draft.  He pitched nearly nine innings in relief this spring for the Triple-A Louisville Bats, with 11 strikeouts and 3 walks and posting a 1.04 ERA.

Defending state champion Sioux Falls O’Gorman defeated Yankton 330 to 352 Monday in a girls golf dual meet at Elmwood.  Gazelles senior Becky Frick tied for second with a 78, and eighth-grader Morgan Strahl tied for fifth place with an 87.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad will host Vermillion in a dual meet at 4:00 today, and the Bucks club baseball team has a 6:30 p-m game at Brandon Valley.

In non-conference baseball Monday night, Mount Marty rolled past Dordt 10-3.  Travis Neumann homered and scored three runs as the Lancers evened up their season record at 22 and 22.  Mount Marty concludes G-PAC regular season play with doubleheaders against Briar Cliff and Dakota Wesleyan this week.

Mount Marty topped Grace University 10-2 and 4-0 in non-conference softball games last night.  Amber Krause and Brooke Becker pitched the victories for the Lancers, who are now 13 and 20 on the season.

The South Dakota women’s tennis team Is seeded second for this week’s Summit League championship in Omaha, and the Coyotes will face third-seed South Dakota State in the tournament opener Friday at 9 a-m.  The other first-round match Friday pits top-seed Denver against Oral Roberts, with the two winners playing Saturday for the League title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney.

U-S-D introduced Dawn Plitzuweit (plitts-zoo-white) yesterday as their new women’s basketball head coach.  Plitzuweit has 188 victories in nine years as a head coach, including a Division Two national championship at Grand Valley State. 








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KYNT Sports 4-25-16

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Mount Marty baseball team has moved up to a fourth place tied in the G-PAC standings after a split at Dordt College on Saturday.  The Lancers took the opener 9-1 as Alex Mogenson allowed just one run in five innings for the victory.  Ethan Lynn and Brandon Kemp each homered and drove in three runs in game one, and then Dordt ended the Mount Marty seven-game conference winning streak with a 12-5 victory in the nightcap.

Concordia beat Mount Marty 5-3 in the opener of a G-PAC softball doubleheader on Saturday, but the Lancers came back for a 13-3 win in game two.  In that contest, Jenn Mitera blasted two home runs while Amber Krause and Olivia Rodriguez also homered for the Lancers, who are now 11-20 on the season.

Mount Marty will host Dordt College in a non-conference baseball twin bill tonight, and the Lancer softball team will face Grace University in a doubleheader tonight at Riverside Field.

Omaha won three softball games from U-S-D over the weekend, including a 6-4 win on Sunday.  Katie Cochran smashed a three-run homer for the Coyotes, while Yvon Minogue was 7 for 10 this weekend and leads the Summit League with a .432 batting average.

Denver clinched the Summit League women’s tennis title with a 5-2 win over second-place U-S-D on Saturday.  In G-PAC women’s tennis, Concordia defeated Mount Marty 7-2 and Doane beat the Lancers 8-1 as Lancer senior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton won both of her number-one singles matches.

Yankton senior Neil Hohenthaner of Mount Marty set a school record in the decathlon Saturday, placing second at the Red Raider Invitational in Orange City, Iowa.  Kyle Pardun was second in the 400 for Mount Marty, and Jordan Houdek was runner-up in the 800.  The Lancers host their Twilight Meet on Wednesday.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team has a dual meet this afternoon against top-rated and defending state champion Sioux Falls O’Gorman at the Elmwood Course.  




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KYNT Sports 4-25-16 UPDATE

Monday, April 25, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen has been called up to the big leagues, announced today by the Cincinnati Reds.  Somsen will replace outfielder Jay Bruce on the Reds roster, who was placed on a three-day paternity list.  Somsen is a right-handed pitcher who starred for SDSU after graduating from YHS, and then became a 22nd-round draft pick in 2013 by Cincinnati.  He pitched nearly 9 innings this spring for the AAA Louisville Bats, with 11K and 3BB and a 1.04 ERA.


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KYNT Sports 4-23-16

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team got another region victory Friday night with a 7-1 win at Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  The Bucks are 5-5 this season and unbeaten in two region games, and will play at Brandon Valley on Tuesday.

U-S-D has announced the hiring of Dawn Plitzuweit as their new head coach of women’s basketball.  Plitzuweit has won 67 percent of her games as a head coach, and has guided programs to 19 winning seasons in 21 years of coaching including stops at Michigan Tech, Green Bay, Michigan, a National Division Two title at Grand Valley State and at Northern Kentucky.  She was a Conference Player of the Year twice while playing at Michigan Tech, and is a native of West Bend, Wisconsin.

Mount Marty College swept a G-PAC baseball doubleheader over Northwestern on Friday, and has gone from last place up to a tie for fifth place in the conference over the past week.  The Lancers won the first game 2-1 in ten innings as Ethan Lynn delivered an R-B-I game-winning double.  Dakota Stone allowed just five hits and one run in eight innings, while Michael Sadler got the win with two shutout innings in relief.  Mount Marty won the second game 6-4 as Lynn homered and drove in four runs, while Sam Erickson pitched six innings for the victory.  The Lancers continue their season this afternoon with two games at Dordt College.

The Mount Marty women's golf team placed second in the two-day Siouxland Invitational meet at Orange City, junior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with a third place individually. 

The Mount Marty softball team will host Concordia today at 1:00 in a G-PAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.  The U-S-D softball team has a twin bill at Omaha starting at noon today.

The Coyote women’s tennis squad is in second place in the Summit League standings, and will host league-leading Denver at 10:00 this morning.  The Mount Marty women’s tennis team has matches at Doane and Concordia today. 

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KYNT Sports 4-22-16

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Mount Marty College softball doubleheader yesterday against Dakota State was canceled.  The Lancers will host Concordia Saturday in a conference twin bill starting at 1:00, while the Mount Marty baseball squad will face Northwestern today at 5 p-m in a G-PAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.

The Mount Marty College golfers are all in action today.  The Lancer women finish up the Siouxland Invite at Orange City, Iowa and the Mount Marty men’s team will go to a meet hosted by Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska.

U-S-D won three titles at the Kansas Relays on Thursday, as shot putters Kyle McKelvey and Danielle Waldner ach won their events and Kelsey Barrett took the women’s 5-K.  The Coyote continue competition today at Kansas, while the Mount Marty track and field athletes take part in the Red Raider Invite at Orange City.

The Yankton Gazelles shot a 354 total and easily won a four-team golf meet at Fox Run Golf Course yesterday, as Sioux Falls Washington finished second with a 403 total.  Becky Frick paced the Gazelles with an 82, while Ashley VanMeeteren was second with an 89.  Yankton will golf at top-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a dual meet at Elmwood on Monday.

The Yankton boys tennis team shut out a first-year tennis squad yesterday, winning at Harrisburg by a 9-0 score.  The Bucks are 5 and 7 this season and will host Vermillion in a dual meet on Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team played its first game with a region opponent on Thursday, and blanked Sioux Falls O’Gorman 6-0 at Riverside Field.  Yankton senior Colin Muth fired a one-hit shutout for the win.  Muth had three hits and Mason Townsend had two doubles for the Bucks, who are 4 and 5 on the season with a region game at Sioux Falls Roosevelt tonight.





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KYNT Sports 4-21-16

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mount Marty has announced that Wynot all-state guard Danielle Wieseler will play basketball for their women’s program.  The 5’3” Wieseler averaged 18 points, 4 steals and 3 assists per game in helping the Lady Blue Devils win a state title last month.  She plans to major in Elementary Education at Mount Marty.

The Mount Marty College softball season continues today at Riverside Field. The Lancers will face Dakota State at 3 p-m in a non-conference doubleheader.

The U-S-D tennis squad shut out Oral Roberts 7-0 at the indoor courts in Sioux Falls yesterday.  The Coyotes are 11 and 10 on the season and now 4 and 1 in Summit League action, with a match against league-leading Denver coming up Saturday at 10 a-m in Vermillion.

U-S-D sophomore guard D-J Davis has quit the basketball team at the University of South Dakota, and decided to transfer for his final two years.  Davis averaged 9 points and 4 rebounds, while starting 31 games last year for the Coyotes.

South Dakota State ended up second and U-S-D placed fifth at the three-day Summit League Women’s Golf championship in Nebraska City.  Yankton junior Megan Mingo from SDSU had the best Wednesday round with a 70, and she tied for seventh place in the league standings.  U-S-D junior Brenna Lervick ended up sixth in the Summit League to earn All-Tournament honors.

The Yankton girls’ golf season will continue today at 1:00 at Fox Run, as the Gazelles will host Sioux Falls Washington, Mitchell and Harrisburg in the meet.

The Yankton Bucks have a tennis dual meet at Harrisburg today starting at 4:00.

The Yankton club baseball team will host Sioux Falls O’Gorman tonight at 6:00.




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KYNT Sports 4-20-16

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mount Marty took both of the G-PAC Baseball Weekly Honors released Tuesday.  Junior Sam Erickson was named the Pitcher of the Week, as he currently has 21 consecutive scoreless innings on the mound for the Lancers.  Sophomore Trevor Jutting was selected the G-PAC Player of the Week after belting a three-run homer to give the Lancers a 3-2 victory in 12 innings Saturday over Hastings.

The Mount Marty baseball team split a doubleheader at Dakota State yesterday, winning the opener 6-3 and losing the nightcap 5-2.  Hunter Hallock was the winning Lancer pitcher in game one as Austin White and Caden Skinner each had two hits and two RBI’s.

Briar Cliff shut out Mount Marty 1-0 in game one of a G-PAC softball twin bill Tuesday in Sioux City, but the Lancers came back for a 3-0 win in the second contest as Brooke Becker fired a six-hit shutout for the victory.

Iowa State swept a pair of softball games over U-S-D Tuesday by scores of 10-7 and 8-2, dropping the Coyotes season record to 13 wins and 29 losses.

U-S-D senior Teivaskie Lewin was selected as the Summit League Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Lewin won the 110 meter hurdles at the Long Beach California Invitational Saturday setting a Coyote school record time.

U-S-D had their first track meet on the new Lillibridge Track Complex in Vermillion yesterday, and the Coyotes won 19 events during the U-S-D Twilight Meet.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes won 11 events at a Brandon five-team last night, as Madason Tessier took both hurdles races and Emma Stewart won two jumping events for the Gazelles.

The Yankton Bucks tennis team lost 9-0 against Sioux Falls Washington, and then came back for a 9-0 victory over Vermillion Tuesday.  The Bucks are 4-7 overall, with a dual meet at Harrisburg tomorrow.








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