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KYNT Sports 4-21-15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team split a doubleheader at Hastings on Monday, winning the opener 3-0 and losing the nightcap 9-2.  Senior A-J Griffith tossed an eight-hit shutout in the first game for Mount Marty.  The Lancers are 8-66 and now in a three-way tie for second place in the G-PAC.  Mount Marty will have another makeup twin bill this afternoon, playing at Nebraska Wesleyan at 1:00.

The Mount Marty softball squad will return to the home diamond today with a doubleheader against Morningside at 3 p-m.  The Lancers are battling for a playoff spot in the G-PAC and are tied for ninth place with a 3-11 conference record, while the Mustangs are 6-8 in the conference.

U-S-D freshman designated hitter Christy Warnock has been named the Summit League Player of the Week.  Warnock batted .714 in a sweep over Omaha with a grand-slam home run and six RBI’s.

U-S-D senior Nicole Seekamp has been granted a fourth year of eligibility by the N-C-A-A.  The Australian standout has been chosen the Most Valuable Player for the past two years in the Summit League post-season tournament. Seekamp will just have to sit out two games next year before playing the rest of the Coyotes schedule

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad is 4-2 on the season heading into a triangular today at Vermillion, where the Bucks will face the Tanagers and Sioux Falls Washington starting at 1 p-m.

The Yankton High School track and field teams will hold their first home meet this afternoon.  The Bucks and Gazelles will host Sioux Falls Washington, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux City Heelan and Brandon Valley in a five-team event starting at 4:00 at Williams Field.  We’ll have updates during the meet on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks club varsity baseball team is 5-6 on the season and will play at Sioux Falls O’Gorman beginning at 5:30 p-m.

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KYNT Sports 4-20-15

Monday, April 20, 2015

Yankton senior Charlie Stephenson won both hurdles races at the Corn Palace Relays on Saturday, while sophomore Emma Stewart had a first, second and third in the three jumping events for the Gazelles.  Yankton will host four other teams in their first home track meet tomorrow afternoon.

The Yankton varsity club baseball team split a home doubleheader against Woodbury County on Saturday.  The Bucks took the opener 7-4 as Austin Johnson was the winning pitcher.  Woodbury won the nightcap 8-0, as the Bucks dropped to 5-6 for the season.

The Mount Marty baseball doubleheaders in Nebraska were rained out this weekend, but the Lancers have re-scheduled their twin bill at Hastings to start at 4:00 this afternoon.  Mount Marty is 7 and 5 in the G-PAC and tied for third place.

Mount Marty College has named their new head volleyball coach.  Frank Hebenstreit is from Pierce, Nebraska and was the head volleyball coach at Norfolk High School for 18 years, guiding them to six Class A state tournaments.  Hebenstreit has a Master’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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KYNT Sports 4-17-15

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Yankton Bucks varsity baseball squad lost a 12-1 game to Sioux Falls Lincoln on Thursday.  The Bucks are 4 and 5 and will host Woodbury County, Iowa in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team will host their annual Invitational today at Hillcrest Country Club.  Fourteen girls golf teams from around South Dakota will compete in the meet which begins with a shotgun start at 10 a-m.

Yankton senior Mitch Schlingman has signed to play men’s college golf at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City.  Schlingman played varsity golf for five years with the Bucks, and placed 11th at the Double-A state meet last fall.  He plans to major in engineering at the School of Mines.

Mount Marty has signed Jeremy Grundmayer from Gretna, Nebraska for their men’s basketball program.  Grundmayer playes the wing position for a Gretna team that finished 25 and 3 this season, and he averaged 5 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Dragons.  He plans to major in Physical Education and History at Mount Marty.

Mount Marty has signed Maura Lyons from Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School in Minnesota for their volleyball program.  Lyons is a 5’9” libero who was a varsity starter for the past four years and All-Conference this season with 282 digs and 35 aces.  She plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

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KYNT Sports 4-14-15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Yankton High School Activities Department has announced that assistant Riley Smith will take over the head coaching duties next season for the Bucks wrestling program.  Ryan Hage has stepped down as head wrestling coach, and will assume the duties of head boys’ tennis coach at Y-H-S next year.  Kim Velk has been named the head girls’ tennis coach starting next fall.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad has a dual match at Sioux City North starting at 4:00 today, the Yankton Gazelles golf team will host Sioux Falls Lincoln and Mitchell in a triangular beginning at 2:00 today at Fox Run, and the Y-H-S track and field teams will visit Brandon for a triangular with the Lynx and Mitchell beginning at 4 p-m.  We’ll have track reports right here on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks baseball team is now 4 and 3 on the season after sweeping a home doubleheader against Harrisburg on Monday by scores of 6-2 and 7-2.  Ben Cameron and Jordan Kathol were the winning pitchers for Yankton, while Colin Muth led the attack with four hits and four RBI for the night.  Yankton has a single game at Mitchell tonight.

Crofton won the girls title and Wausa took the boys championship Monday at the Knox County Invitational track and field meet.  Austin Hegge won four individual events for the Wausa boys, while Maria Wortmann and Haley Arens were double winners for the Crofton girls

The Mount Marty women’s golf team shot a 347 and placed third in the G-PAC Qualifier # 3 held Monday in Lincoln, and the Lancers are now tied for third place among the 11 conference teams in the overall standings.  Logan Wagner shot an 81 yesterday to place fourth, while Kelly Amundson fired an 85 for the Lancers.

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KYNT Sports 4-13-15

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team won two games by one run Sunday over Midland University at Riverside Field.  Collin Peterson had a game-winning R-B-I double in the bottom of the tenth inning to lead the Lancers to a 1-0 victory in the opener, and then Zac Hollenback had two home runs to lift Mount Marty to a 5-4 win in game two.  The Lancers are now 7 and 5 in G-PAC play, tied for third place in the conference standings.

The Mount Marty softball team split a home doubleheader against Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, dropping the first game 4-3 in eight innings but shutting out the Prairie Wolves 5-0 in the nightcap.  The Lancers are now 3 and 9 in the conference and tied for eighth place.

U-S-D pounded 14 home runs in winning three softball games over Fort Wayne this weekend in Vermillion.  The Coyotes scored a total of 42 runs in the three games as senior Matley Jones led the attack with five home runs over the weekend.

Yankton High School sophomore Emma Stewart won two events at the Brandon Valley Invitational track meet on Saturday, taking first in the triple jump and long jump.  Senior Lee Rose won the long jump for the Bucks.

The Yankton boys tennis squad lost to powerful Rapid City Stevens 9-0 on Saturday, then came back to shut out Milbank 9-0.  The Bucks were 2 and 2 over the weekend at the Aberdeen meet.

In a high school doubleheader on Saturday, Watertown beat Yankton 4-2 in the first game and then the Bucks rallied for a 4-2 win in game two.  Brad Ulmer had four hits and three R-B-I on the day for Yankton, and Austin Johnson got the victory in the nightcap.  The Bucks are 2 and 3 on the season and will host Harrisburg in a twin bill starting at 5:00 this evening.

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KYNT Sports 4-11-15

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Morningside College rallied to sweep a baseball doubleheader from Mount Marty on Friday by scores of 5-3 and 8-3 at Riverside Field.  The Lancers are now 5 and 5 in the G-PAC with a home twin bill against Midland University tomorrow.  We’ll have the broadcast of game on Sunday at 1:00 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty College softball squad will host Nebraska Wesleyan in a doubleheader today, with the games being played on Field B at Sertoma Park in Yankton starting at 1 p-m.

The Yankton Bucks opened their tennis season Friday by splitting two matches, losing 6-3 against Aberdeen Central and then defeating Aberdeen Roncalli 6-3.  Luke Rockne and Jason Shindler each went unbeaten in singles for the Yankton boys, and Shindler teamed with Paul Fanta to win both matches in doubles.  The Bucks will face Rapid City Stevens and Milbank today at the tourney in Aberdeen.

The Yankton Gazelles shot a 370 score and placed fourth in the Parkston Girls Golf Classic Friday in Mitchell.  Pierre was the team champion, while Parkston’s Sydney Bormann was the medalist with a 75.  Payton Pierce led the Gazelles with an 88 to finish eighth, and Ashley VanMeeteren took tenth place with a 91.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes will get back into action today at the Brandon Valley Invitational, and we’ll have reports from the meet throughout the day on AM 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 4-10-15

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team has a key doubleheader today against Morningside College in Yankton.  The Lancers and Morningside are both 5-3 and part of a four-way tie for second place in the G-PAC.  The action starts at 3:00 today at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.

Former Yankton and South Dakota State standout pitcher Layne Somsen is playing at the Double-A level this spring in professional baseball.  Somsen is pitching for Pensacola this year in the Cincinnati Reds organization, and threw two innings Thursday allowing one earned run in the season opener for the Blue Wahoos.

U-S-D defeated Omaha 5-2 in women’s tennis Thursday in a match moved to the indoor courts in Sioux Falls.  The Coyotes are 3-2 in the Summit League and will have a match Saturday at South Dakota State, the first time in seven years the Jacks have hosted a women’s tennis match in Brookings.

The Yankton boys’ tennis squad opens its season in Aberdeen with four matches this weekend.  The Bucks will face Aberdeen Central and Aberdeen Roncalli this afternoon.  This will be Matt Termansen’s last season coaching Yankton High School tennis.  He has accepted a position teaching science in the Harrisburg School District, and will start up the girls and boys tennis programs for the Tigers.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team continues their season today, competing in the Parkston Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.  

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KYNT Sports 4-9-15

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Yankton senior Brady Hale was named first-team all-state in Class Double-A boys basketball.  Hale averaged nearly 17 points and 6 rebounds a game for the Bucks before being injured with one month remaining in the season. 

The first-team Double-A selections were all seniors including Addison Park from state champion Lincoln, Deng Goo from state runnerup Washington, O’Gorman’s Braxton Elliott, Sam McCloud of Stevens, and Beau Brown from Mitchell.

It looks like better weather this weekend for Yankton High School athletes.  The Bucks are scheduled to open their tennis season Friday and Saturday with four matches in Aberdeen, the Gazelles golf squad will compete in the Parkston Invitational Friday at Mitchell, the Yankton High School track and field athletes will take part in the Brandon Valley Invitational on Saturday, and the Bucks varsity baseball team will host Watertown in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon

U-S-D set school records Wednesday in Omaha for runs, hits and home runs in a 20-12 victory over Creighton in the opener of a softball doubleheader.  The Coyotes smashed seven homers among their 20 hits, before losing the second contest 7-6 against the Bluejays.  Allie Daly had three home runs and eight RBI’s for U-S-D yesterday while Yvon Minogue had seven hits Wednesday for the Coyotes, who are now 12 and 21 on the season with their home opening doubleheader coming up Saturday against Fort Wayne.

U-S-D senior Sam Matthew has been named the Summit League Male Golfer of the Week.  Matthew took second in the Bradley Invitational, and has five top-five finishes this season for the Coyotes.

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KYNT Sports 4-8-15

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The high school track meet hosted by Sioux Falls Washington involving the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles was cancelled Tuesday and will not be made up.  The next track meet for Y-H-S will be this Saturday at the Brandon Invitational.

The Yankton Bucks season-opening tennis triangular at Brandon was postponed on Tuesday.  One match has been re-scheduled, as the Bucks will have a dual meet at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on May 11th at 1 p-m, and then take on O’Gorman that day at 4:00.  Yankton will open their boys’ tennis season this Friday and Saturday at Aberdeen.

The Yankton Bucks club varsity baseball doubleheader at Brandon last night was also been postponed because of the weather, and the Bucks are scheduled to face Harrisburg in a twin bill on Thursday.

Mount Marty split a G-PAC softball doubleheader at Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday as the Tigers took game one by an 11-2 score and the Lancers won the second game 7-1.  Mount Marty will host Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.  The Mount Marty non-conference baseball game at Dordt College was rained out yesterday and will not be made up.   

Mount Marty College has signed Scotland standout Shaye Block for their men’s basketball program.  Block is a 6’4” guard who averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game and was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Highlanders.  He plans to major in Business Administration at Mount Marty.

South Dakota State sophomore Megan Mingo of Yankton placed 15th out of 81 golfers in a three-day tournament in Kansas City.  Mingo shot a 75 and two rounds of 77 for her fifth individual finish in the top 15 this spring.  The Jacks placed tenth as a team and along with U-S-D will compete in the Summit League tournament beginning April 20th in Seaside, California.

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KYNT Sports UPDATE 4-7-15

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The high school track meet hosted by Sioux Falls Washington involving the Yankton Bucks and Gazelles was cancelled today and will not be made up.  The next track meet for Y-H-S will be Saturday at the Brandon Invitational.  The Yankton Bucks tennis opener at Brandon was also cancelled this afternoon due to weather.

Mount Marty College has signed Scotland standout Shaye Bloch for their men’s basketball program.  Bloch is a 6’4” guard who averaged 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game and was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Highlanders.  He plans to major in Business Administration at Mount Marty.

Valley City State scored 12 runs in the first three innings and outscored Mount Marty 18-11 in baseball action in Yankton.  Hunter Hallock led the Lancers by driving in three runs.  Mount Marty is now 22-14 on the season and will have a non-conference game at Dordt College this afternoon.  The Mount Marty softball team looks to improve its G-PAC record when they visit Dakota Wesleyan today in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p-m.

The Class B boys basketball all-state team was announced, and Mount Marty mens basketball recruit Justin Prue was named to the first team.  Prue is a six-foot guard who led White River to a fourth-place finish in the state tournament,  by averaging nearly 16 points and 6 assists per game.  Gabe King of Irene-Wakonda and Zach O’Keefe from Parker were named second-team all-state in Class B.


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