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KYNT Sports 9-3-15

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The two-day Mount Marty College golf invitational begins at 10:00 this morning at Fox Run Golf Course.  The meet features six men’s and seven women’s college golf teams totaling nearly 100 players.  There will be an 18-hole round today at Fox Run, and 18 holes tomorrow at Hillcrest Country Club.

The Mount Marty soccer teams each lost in Aberdeen on Wednesday.  Presentation took the women’s contest 3-1 over the Lancers, while the Saints defeated Mount Marty 5-1 in the men’s game.

The Yankton High School soccer teams have a doubleheader tonight at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, with the Bucks aiming for their fifth consecutive victory.

The Yankton volleyball squad has a match at Brookings this evening, while the Bucks golf team has a dual meet this afternoon at Lennox.  The Yankton freshman football team opens their season today with a 4:15 game at Mitchell.

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KYNT Sports 9-1-15

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Yankton Bucks are a unanimous choice for number one in this week’s Class 11-Double-A high school football poll from the South Dakota Sportswriters.  Yankton pulled off a five-overtime victory over Brookings last Friday night in what is believed to be the longest 11-man football game in South Dakota history. 

In Class 9-A football this week, Parker is tied for third place and Scotland moved into fifth in the state.  Alcester=Hudson is tied for third in the 9-B rankings.

The Yankton Junior varsity / Sophomore football team opened its season with a 19-14 victory over Sioux Falls Lincoln last night.  Nate Stephenson passed for 138 yards, Oakley Palmer had two receptions for 100 yards and a score, Ray Wermers had 101 yards rushing and Josh Galvan-Hofer had a kickoff return for a T-D.

In the South Dakota Sportswriters volleyball poll this week, Parker is ranked fifth in Class B.  In Class A volleyball, Elk Point-Jefferson is rated sixth, Wagner is seventh and Bon Homme is ranked tenth in the state this week.

The Yankton Gazelles volleyball squad has their home opener tonight facing Sioux Falls Lincoln in a district matchup.  The Yankton boys and girls soccer teams have a doubleheader at Harrisburg today, the Yankton Bucks golf team has a dual meet at Mitchell, and the Gazelles Cheer and Dance teams open their season at the Watertown Invitational tonight.

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KYNT Sports 8-31-15

Monday, August 31, 2015

The University of South Dakota volleyball team lost three matches this weekend at the “Rumble in the Rockies” jamboree in Laramie, Wyoming.  Butler, Wyoming and Ohio State all defeated the Coyotes in three consecutive games.  U-S-D junior outside hitter Audrey Reeg was named to the all-tournament team as she led the Coyotes with 28 kills and 25 digs over the weekend.

U-S-D is now winless in four women’s soccer games this season, as North Dakota blanked the Coyotes 4-0 Sunday afternoon.

The Mount Marty College men’s and women’s golf team opens their season this afternoon, as the Lancers compete in the Midland Invitational at Fremont.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad beat Aberdeen Roncalli 9-0 on Saturday and lost to Huron 8-1 at the Brookings Jamboree.  Anne Knoff (kuh-noff) went unbeaten in five singles matches over the weekend for the 2 and 5 Gazelles.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team rallied to win a pair of games yesterday.  Yankton beat Lennox 10-7 in the first game and out-scored Garretson 15-9 in the second contest.  Bailey Kortan had six hits and six runs scored in the two games, while Bailey Sejnoha and Bailey Peterka each drove in five runs on Sunday.

The Yankton Bucks sophomore/J-V football team opens their season tonight at home.  The kickoff time was moved later because of a conflict with the Sioux Falls schools, and tonight’s game for the Bucks against Lincoln will begin at 6:00 at Crane-Youngworth Field.

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KYNT Sports 8-29-15

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In a wild five-overtime game, the Yankton Bucks football team edged Brookings 42-35 last night in the season opener.  Reid Sawatzke tossed three touchdown passes and had a one-yard quarterback sneak on fourth down for the winning score in the fifth overtime for Yankton.  The Bucks defense forced six Bobcats turnovers, including on each of the final three overtimes.

The Yankton boys golf team shot a score of 328, and placed seventh out of 14 teams at the Huron Invitational on Friday.  Matt Jensen and Michael Frick each shot 81’s to lead the Bucks. 

The Yankton Gazelles tennis team continues their season today with two matches in the Brookings Jamboree starting at 9 a-m.

Mount Marty has hired Robin Burgard as their men’s assistant basketball coach.  Burgard was named the South Dakota coach of the Year in 2009 when he guided Sioux Falls Lincoln to the Double-A boys title.  He is a 1984 graduate of Northern State, and will also serve as a Men’s Residence Hall Director at Mount Marty.

Mount Marty added three pitchers to their baseball roster for next season.  Devin Gieselman from Bloomfield is a 6’4” lefty who was picked for the Elkhorn Valley League the past three seasons…Mitch DeGrasse from Eau Claire, Wisconsin had a 15 and 1 record in two years at the junior college level…and Alex Arnold  from California was named a first team pitcher in San Francisco for three consecutive years.

The U-S-D volleyball squad opened its season last night in Laramie, Wyoming and lost a 3-0 match against Butler University.  The Coyotes will face Wyoming and Ohio State today.

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KYNT Sports 8-28-15

Friday, August 28, 2015

The high school football season starts around the area this evening.  There is a rematch of the South Dakota title game in Class 11-Double-A as Yankton visits Brookings…and there’s a rematch of the Nebraska Class C-2 championship as David City Aquinas plays at Hartington Cedar Catholic.  Bon Homme plays their first nine-man football game with a trip to Miller, while Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan makes the jump to 11-man with a contest at Beresford.  Our broadcast of Bucks football tonight at Brookings begins at 6:05 pm on 1450, KYNT.

Tonight marks the expansion of the E-S-D Conference for football only.  Rapid City Stevens and Central join Brandon Valley, Aberdeen Central and Watertown in the Triple-A division for ESD schools, while Yankton, Mitchell, Pierre, Brookings, Huron and Harrisburg will battle for the ESD Double-A championship.  

The Yankton cross-country runners open up their season today with four other schools at the O’Gorman Invitational starting at 4 p-m.  The Yankton Bucks golf team competes in the Huron Invitational starting at 10:00 this morning, while the Gazelles tennis squad has three matches in Brookings today.

Watertown swept Yankton in volleyball on Thursday by scores of 26-24, 25-17 and 25-18.  Becky Frick led the Gazelles with 6 kills and 8 digs, Hannah Bockholt had 5 kills and 5 blocks, and Cameryn Specht had 10 assists.  Yankton will have their home volleyball opener next Tuesday against Sioux Falls Lincoln.

The Yankton Bucks won their third straight soccer game last night with a 2-1 victory over Sioux Falls O’Gorman.  Chase Huber and Gabe Wenzlaff scored for the Bucks, while Trevor Rafferty had 7 saves in goal.  The Yankton Gazelles tied O’Gorman in a scoreless girls match 0-0.

Drake University rolled past U-S-D 6-2 in women’s soccer on Thursday, as the Coyotes are now winless in three matches to start the season.

The U-S-D volleyball squad opens their season in Laramie, Wyoming with a 5:00 match against Butler.  The Coyotes face Wyoming and Ohio State tomorrow.

The U-S-D women were picked to repeat as cross-country champions in the Summit League pre-season poll by the coaches.  In the men’s cross-country poll, South Dakota State and I-U-P-U-I ended up in a tie for first with the Coyotes in third place.

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KYNT Sports 8-27-15

Thursday, August 27, 2015

St. Thomas More all-stater Ciara Duffy has verbally committed to play women’s college basketball next year for the University of South Dakota.  Duffy has led her team to the past two Class A state championships, and last year the 6’1” standout averaged more than 17 points and 5 rebounds per game.

The U-S-D women’s soccer team continues their season today at home.  The Coyotes will host Drake University at 4:00 this afternoon.

The U-S-D volleyball team starts their season this weekend in Laramie, Wyoming.  The Coyotes face Butler University at 5 p-m Friday with two more matches set for Saturday.

The University of Sioux Falls is rated tenth in the national pre-season poll by the service D2football-dot-com.  The Cougars were 11 and 1 last year, and return 18 starters for this year’s team.

Yankton will host Sioux Falls O’Gorman in boys and girls soccer matches today starting at 4:00 at the Lewis & Clark Soccer complex.  The Yankton Gazelles will continue their volleyball season tonight with a match at Watertown.

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KYNT Sports 8-26-15

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s soccer team opened their season with a 2-0 victory over York College on Tuesday.  Breanna Kuehler and Carly Manahan had goals for the Lancers.  York College took the men’s opener, shutting out Mount Marty 5-0.

In high school soccer, the Yankton Bucks beat Sioux Falls Washington 2-0 as Trevor Rafferty had seven saves in goal.  Washington blanked the Yankton Gazelles 3-0 on Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks golf team opened their season with a 306 to 322 loss in a dual meet at Brandon Valley.  Mason Sundleaf paced the Bucks with a 78 on Tuesday.

Bradnon Valley defeated Yankton in the first volleyball match of the season by scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-22.  Becky Frick had seven kills and five aces to lead the Gazelles, while Ellie Fedders had nine assists.

The Freeman Public School Board met in special session last night and voted 3-2 in favor of seeking the state’s permission to let their ten football players join the Canistota or Menno-Marion squads.  The request will be heard tomorrow at a meeting of the South Dakota High School Activities Association.  Earlier this month, the Freeman School Board voted to drop high school football for the next two years.

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KYNT Sports 8-25-15

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The pre-season polls have been released for South Dakota high school football and volleyball, as the matches begin this week.  In the Class 11-Double-A ranking, Yankton and Brookings are rated one-two and the teams will meet Friday night in the season opener at the S-D-S-U campus.  Parkston is rated first in the Class 11-B pre-season poll.  In their first season of nine-man football, Bon Homme is ranked fourth in Class 9-Double-A.  Menno-Marion is fourth in the Class 9-A football poll, and Avon is ranked third in Class 9-B.  In the volleyball pre-season poll, Wagner is tied for fifth in Class A, and Parker is rated fourth in Class B.

The Yankton Gazelles open up their volleyball season tonight with a district and conference opponent.  Yankton plays at Brandon Valley this evening, with the Gazelles visiting Watertown on Thursday.

The Yankton boys golf team begins their season this afternoon, with a 2:00 dual meet at Brandon Valley.

The Yankton boys and girls soccer squads have a doubleheader today at Sioux Falls Washington.

Irene-Wakonda senior Gabe King has verbally committed to play men’s college basketball at Division Two Northern State University.  The 6’5” forward averaged over 23 points and 13 rebounds a game last year for I-W.

Mount Marty College has their season opening soccer matches this afternoon.  The Lancers will host York College today, with the women’s game starting at 2:30.

The Yankton Quarterback Club opens its 69th season of promoting local athletics tomorrow.  The first guest speaker will be Yankton head football coach Arlin Likness, who will discuss this year’s team and preview the opener at Brookings.  The Quarterback Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Yankton Elks Lodge at 504 West 27th Street, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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KYNT Sports 8-24-15

Monday, August 24, 2015

There were 226 total entries in the Mount Marty College Riverboat Days 5-K Run/Walk on Saturday morning.  Former U-S-D standout Brant Haase of Lemmon won the men’s title by over a minute with a time of 15 minutes, 16 seconds…and Whitney Lucas from Pickstown was first among the women in 21 minutes, 22 seconds.  Yankton’s duo of Sandy Vavra and Kelly Vornhagen tied for the 5-K walk championship.

Mount Marty College begins their fall competitive sports season tomorrow afternoon, as the Lancer soccer teams will host York College in a doubleheader starting at 2:30 p-m at the Easton fields.

U-S-D started their women’s soccer season over the weekend losing twice by shutout.  Creighton edged the Coyotes 1-0 and then Iowa State blanked U-S-D 3-0 on Sunday.  The Coyotes face Drake University Thursday at 4 p-m in Vermillion.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis season began on Saturday with a pair of shutout defeats.  Rapid City Stevens and Watertown each beat the Gazelles 9-0 in the dual matches.  Yankton will compete Friday and Saturday in the Brookings Jamboree.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team opened their season with two victories on Sunday.  Yankton beat the Tea Area 7-4, and the Gazelles rolled past Jackson, Minnesota 14-2.  Yankton will have a softball twin bill at Sioux Falls Lincoln tonite.

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KYNT Sports 8-22-15

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Yankton picked up their first two victories of the soccer season at Mitchell last night.  The Gazelles topped the Kernels 4-1 as Brianna Benjamin led Yankton with three goals.  The Bucks whipped Mitchell 6-0 as Cole Levno scored four goals and Trevor Rafferty earned the shutout in goal.

The Yankton Gazelles open their tennis season this morning under new head coach Kim Velk.  Yankton will host a quadrangular starting at 9 a-m involving Rapid City Stevens, Watertown and Vermillion.

Mount Marty College has signed Gabriela Morgan from Las Vegas Durango High School for their softball program.  Morgan is a 5’3” outfielder who was voted her team’s Most Improved Player during her junior year.  She plans to major in Psychology at Mount Marty.

A three-time Olympian has been added to the U-S-D coaching staff for track and field.  A.G. Kruger will coach the throwing events for the Coyotes after spending 13 years coaching and training at Ashland University in Ohio.  Kruger competed in the hammer throw in the Athens, Beijing and London Olympics and he currently holds his age group world record for the “throwing pentathlon”, a series of five events.

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