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KYNT Sports 12-3-16

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Yankton High School wrestling and gymnastics teams will be in action all day today.  The Bucks wrestling squad opens their season with four total matches at the Watertown duals tournament starting at 10 a-m, and the Gazelles gymnasts will compete with a dozen schools at the Sioux Falls Invitational at Washington High School beginning at 11 a-m.

The Mount Marty College basketball season continues this afternoon at Midland University in Fremont.  Midland is rated 16th in the nation in men’s basketball with one loss in conference play so far.  Our broadcast starts at 1:35 p-m today on 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad plays at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln today at 1 p-m, while the Coyote women’s basketball team plays at the University of Wyoming Sunday at 2:00.

The U-S-D women’s Indoor track and field team was picked for second place in the pre-season Summit League poll…and the Coyote men’s squad was selected for third place in the league.  North Dakota State was picked to win both divisions.

The South Dakota State football squad will host Villanova University today in the F-C-S playoff round of 16 today.  The eighth-seed Jackrabbits are 8 and 3 and coming off a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title, while 9th-seed Villanova is 9 and 3 on the season.  It’s the first time the schools have ever met on the gridiron, and the kickoff will be at 2:00 today in Brookings.

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 12-2-16

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Yankton High School wrestling and gymnastics teams will be in action all day Saturday.  The Bucks wrestling squad opens their season with four total matches at the Watertown duals tournament starting at 10 a-m tomorrow.  The Gazelles gymnasts will compete with a dozen schools at the Sioux Falls Invitational at Washington High School beginning at 11 a-m.

Yankton High School senior Madason Tessier has signed to attend school at Dakota Wesleyan University and play women’s soccer for the Tigers.  Tessier was second-team all-state in Class Double-A soccer this fall for the Gazelles, and has also been a team leader in girls track and basketball.  She plans to major in Sports Psychology at Dakota Wesleyan.

Armour High School will be well represented during the next induction of the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.  Long-time Armour football coach Burnell Glanzer and all-state basketball star Dana Nielsen of Armour will be among ten sports standouts going into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame on April 8th.

Four schools from the Great Plains Athletic Conference have qualified for the final 16 in the N-A-I-A Volleyball Championships this week in Sioux City.  Midland, Doane, Dordt and Hastings have all advanced into the round of 16 and will compete in single elimination matches today.  The volleyball championship will be held Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. 

 


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KYNT Sports 12-1-16

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Briar Cliff dominated the G-PAC basketball doubleheader over Mount Marty last night, winning the women’s game by a 72-42 score and taking the men’s contest 118-59 over the Lancers.  Mount Marty will continue their conference schedule this Saturday afternoon with a twin bill at Midland University in Fremont.

Missouri-Kansas City edged U-S-D 84-82 last night in men’s basketball.  Matt Mooney led the Coyotes with 23 points as their season record fell to 6 and 3.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad is now 6 and 1 on the year after an 83-58 victory over Concordia-St. Paul.  Sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton led the Coyotes with 23 points.

State champion Mitchell placed nine players on the Class 11-Double-A all-state football team.  Yankton had two players earn all-state honorable mention, senior center Mason Townsend and junior place-kicker Cameron Krejci.

The Yankton High School Winter Sports Kick-Off will be held tonight starting at 6:00 at the Y-H-S Commons.  The public is invited to attend and listen to the basketball, wrestling and gymnastics coaches talk about their teams.  

 


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KYNT Sports 11-30-16

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Briar Cliff University tonight.  The Chargers are rated 25th in the nation in men’s basketball, while the Briar Cliff women are ranked 19th.   Our broadcast of Lancer basketball from Sioux City starts at 5:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

This week in the N-A-I-A basketball poll, Northwestern is sixth in the men’s ranking while Dakota Wesleyan is rated tenth nationally.  Dakota Wesleyan is unbeaten in women’s basketball and earned the number one spot in the nation, with Concordia rated seventh and Morningside in ninth place.

The U-S-D basketball teams are both in action tonight with non-league games.  The Coyote men take a 6 and 2 season record to play at Kansas City, while the USD women are 5 and 1 as they host Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p-m in Vermillion.  

The Yankton High School basketball teams started practices this week in preparation for the season opening doubleheader at Brookings on Tuesday, December 13th.  Chris Haynes is starting his fifth year as head coach of the Bucks basketball team, while Trey Krier will be in his third year coaching the Gazelles.

Former Yankton and South Dakota State pitching standout Layne Somsen will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  Somsen pitched in the major leagues this spring for the Reds and also played in the Yankees and Dodgers organizations this year.  The Quarterback Club meets during the noon hour each Wednesday at JoDean’s and the public is invited to attend.

The Yankton High School Winter Sports Kick-Off will be held Thursday night starting at 6 p-m at the Y-H-S Commons.  The public is invited to attend and listen to the basketball, wrestling and gymnastics coaches talk about their teams.  

 


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KYNT Sports 11-29-16

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles opened their competitive gymnastics season last night in Mitchell and scored within five points of the three-time defending state champion Kernels.  Mitchell had a 140.6 total, while the Gazelles had a 135.3 for second place.  Yankton freshman Payton Steffensen had a 35.7 to finish runner-up in the all-around competition, while Gazelles freshman Jaiden Boomsma was fifth in the all-round with a 35 total and she took second on the beam.  Yankton will compete in the Sioux Falls Invitational this Saturday.

The Yankton junior varsity wrestling squad will begin their season tonight with competition at the Brookings JV Jamboree.  The Bucks varsity wrestling team opens their season at the Watertown Team Duals meet on Saturday.

Elk Point-Jefferson senior wide receiver Zeke Robinson was named to the Class 11-B all-state football squad.  Robinson averaged nearly 24 yards per catch for his 20 receptions this year and he rushed for 384 yards as well.  State champion Winner had nine selections on the 11-B all-state squad.

Sioux City will host the N-A-I-A volleyball championships this week for the ninth consecutive year.  There are five teams from the G-PAC in the 32-team field which starts pool play this morning.  The volleyball title match takes place Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. 

U-S-D senior Miles Bergner is the first player in the 32-year history of the Missouri Valley Football Conference to be chosen for first team all-conference honors as both a kicker and punter.  Bergner was 14 of 18 in field goals for the Coyotes this year, and was the leading punter in the F-C-S averaging over 47 yards a punt.  USD quarterback Chris Streveler and linebacker Jet Moreland received second-team all-conference honors.  South Dakota State had nine players received Missouri Valley honors on the first or second team, including defensive tackle Kellen Soulek (soh-leck) from Yankton High School on the second-team all-conference. 

 


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KYNT Sports 11-28-16

Monday, November 28, 2016

The U-S-D men’s basketball team outlasted the University of Montana 72-67 Sunday in Vermillion.  Tyler Flack and Matt Mooney each scored 18 points for the Coyotes, who are now 6 and 2 on the season.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team defeated Cal State Bakersfield 75-60 on Sunday in California.  Sophomore guard Jaycee Bradley scored a career-high 26 points as the Coyotes upped their season record to 5 and 1.

 A pair of strong college football programs in the area both lost playoff games on Saturday.  Harding University from Arkansas rallied to edge the University of Sioux Falls 27-24 in overtime in the N-C-A-A Division Two playoffs as the fourth-rated Cougars ended up with a 12 and 1 season record.  In the N-A-I-A quarterfinals, the University of Saint Francis Indiana outscored Morningside College 42-35 as the fifth-ranked Mustangs finished up at 10 and 2 for the season.

 The Yankton Gazelles open their competitive gymnastics season tonight in Mitchell.  First-year head coach Justin Olson will guide the Gazelles in their triangular this evening against Ethan/Parkston/Hanson and the three-time defending state champion Mitchell Kernels.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 11-24-16

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Yankton High School basketball teams will begin their practices next Monday, in preparation for the season opening doubleheader for the Bucks and Gazelles at Brookings on December 13th.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad opens their season Monday night with a triangular at Mitchell, and the Bucks wrestling team has their first meet next Saturday at Watertown.

 Hofstra defeated USD 65-57 in men’s basketball Wednesday as the Coyotes took fourth place out of eight teams at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida.  USD shot just 30 percent from the field and they are now 5 and 2 on the season with a home game against Montana Sunday afternoon.

The USD women’s basketball team is 3-1 on the season, and will continue their schedule tonight on the West Coast with a game at U-C Riverside.

South Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Football Conference in a tiebreaker over North Dakota State, and SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier was named the Missouri Valley Coach of the Year.  Jacks quarterback Taryn Christion was chosen the Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

USD quarterback Chris Streveler was named the Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Year after passing and rushing for 2,770 yards this season and accounting for 31 touchdowns.  

 


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KYNT Sports 11-23-16

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mount Marty gave the nation’s third-ranked women’s basketball team a battle, but lost a 74-66 decision to Dakota Wesleyan last night at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with 22 points, including four three-point baskets.  Dakota Wesleyan put five players in double figures as they won their ninth game in a row.

Wesleyan easily won the men’s game, beating Mount Marty 103-62 last night.  Center Jason Spicer led the Tigers with 25 points, while guard O-J Thok paced the Lancers with 15 points.  Mount Marty will take a break for the holiday weekend, and then will visit Briar Cliff next Wednesday for a G-PAC doubleheader.

Houston handed USD their first men’s basketball loss last night, rolling past the Coyotes 85-58 in the semi-finals of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida.  USD shot just 37 percent from the floor in the loss to the Cougars, and the Coyotes will face Hofstra University at 4 p-m today in the tournament matchup for third place.

Crofton reached the Nebraska state football championship game for just the second time in school history, but the Warriors were held without a point as Wilber-Clatonia blanked Crofton 20-0 in the Class C-2 title game yesterday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  The Wolverines finished unbeaten in 13 games and recorded eight shutouts along the way.  Crofton managed just 48 total yards in the contest and ended up as state runner-up with a 10-3 season record.

The Class 9-A all-state football team has been announced and four area players received honors.  Gayville-Volin linebacker Grant Rice, defensive tackle Eli Huber from Menno/Marion, defensive end Tanner Skorepa of Scotland, and Irene-Wakonda placekicker Tate Gale each were named Class 9-A football all-staters.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 11-21-16

Monday, November 21, 2016

West Central defeated Bon Homme 3-0 in the third place match Saturday night at the Class A state volleyball tournament in Watertown.  The Lady Cavaliers ended up with a 30 and 6 season record and a fourth place finish at state.  The Parker Pheasants finished up at 27 and 6 on the season with a third place in the Class B volleyball tournament in Huron.  State champions were the top-seeded teams in each class:  Harrisburg, Dakota Valley and Northwestern.

Crofton goes after their first state championship in football tomorrow morning at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  The Warriors take on unbeaten Wilber-Clatonia at 10:15 a-m Tuesday for the Class C-2 football title.

South Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Football Conference regular season title in a tie-breaker with North Dakota State.  The Jacks routed Northern Iowa by a 45-24 score Saturday as quarterback Taryn Christion accounted for four touchdowns.  North Dakota State got past South Dakota 28-21 in the Dome on Saturday.  The Coyotes finished at 4 and 7 this season, with six of those losses by ten points or less. 

North Dakota State earned the top seed in the F-C-S playoffs, while South Dakota State got the number eight seed and a first-round bye.

Denver got past South Dakota 3-1 in the Summit League volleyball championship match on Sunday.  Senior Audrey Reeg and sophomore Lauren Mattison earned all-tournament honors for the Coyotes, who ended up at 25 and 7 this season.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team edged Tulsa 71-68 on Sunday as sophomore guard Allison Arens of Crofton had the game-winning basket and led the way with 17 points and 7 assists.  The U-S-D men’s basketball team plays in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida this week, starting with a 4:00 game today with Kent State.

Concordia defeated Mount Marty in women’s basketball Saturday 75-65 as Sammy Kasowski paced the Lancers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs took the men’s game 102-69 as the Lancers got 15 points off the bench from freshman Trent Wilson.  Mount Marty will host Dakota Wesleyan Tuesday night.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 11-19-16

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Madison swept Bon Homme 3-0 last night in the Class A volleyball semi-finals at the Watertown Arena.  The Lady Cavaliers will now face West Central for third place in Class A, while Madison meets top-seed Dakota Valley for the title.  In the Class Double-A volleyball championship match tonight in Brookings, top-seed Harrisburg takes on Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  In the Class B volleyball title match tonight in Huron, number-one seed Northwestern takes on the Chester Area.

The USD volleyball team is the second seed for the Summit League Tournament which started last night in Denver.  The Coyotes earned a first-round bye and will play North Dakota State in the semi-finals this evening.

The USD football team hosts five-time defending national champion North Dakota State in the season finale this afternoon with the kickoff set for 2:00 in the Dakotadome. 

South Dakota State is tied for the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and the Jacks wind up their regular season today with a 4:00 game at Northern Iowa.

The Mount Marty College basketball season continues this afternoon at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  Concordia is rated 14th in women’s basketball in the nation, while the Bulldog and Lancer men’s teams are each looking for their first conference victory.   Our broadcast of the Lancer basketball doubleheader starts at 1:35 p-m today in 1450, KYNT.

 


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