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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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KYNT Sports 5-14-15

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mount Marty has signed Florence-Henry standout Kaitlyn O’Neill for their women’s golf program.  O’Neill has played in the last three state girls’ golf tournaments, and she plans to major in Criminal Justice at Mount Marty.

U-S-D will begin play today in its first-ever N-C-A-A Men’s Golf Regional.  There are 14 teams in the three-day, 54-hole regional in Bremerton, Washington with the top five squads qualifying for the national championships.

U-S-D won a pair of events at the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday.  Junior Amber Eichkorn set a Summit League meet record in winning the 10-K, and Coyote junior Hunter Wilkes took the women’s pole vault.  The meet continues the next two days in Macomb, Illinois.

U-S-D has signed Hayley Dotseth for their volleyball program.  Dotseth is a 5’11” outside hitter from Johnston, Iowa who recorded 855 kills and 500 digs in her high school career, helping her team to three Iowa state tournament appearances.

The Yankton Bucks varsity baseball team is seeded second in the Region 2-A baseball tournament coming up Saturday in Mitchell.  In the first game at 11 a-m, top-seed Mitchell takes on Sioux Falls Roosevelt, followed by Yankton against Sioux Falls O’Gorman at 1:30 p-m.  The region championship will be played at 4:00 and the winner goes to the state tournament May 25th in Sioux Falls.  We’ll have the broadcast of the Bucks baseball games Saturday from Mitchell on 1450, KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 5-13-15

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Yankton boys’ tennis team dropped a pair of close matches on Tuesday, as Brandon Valley edged the Bucks 5-4 and second-ranked Mitchell got past Yankton 7-2.  Paul Fanta had a pair of victories at number-four singles and teamed with Jason Shindler to defeat a previously-unbeaten number-two doubles unit for the Kernels.  The Bucks finished the dual season at 14 and 7 and will compete for honors in the E-S-D Conference meet all day Friday at Watertown.

The first big event at the new track in Gayville was held Tuesday as the Tri-Valley Conference meet took place.  The host Gayville-Volin squad won the girls division as Laura Nelson led the Raiders with victories in three distance races.  The boys meet champion was Irene-Wakonda.

U-S-D will compete in the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Illinois.  The meet starts today and runs through Friday.

Both G-PAC baseball teams lost in the N-A-I-A Opening Round Tuesday, as Missouri Baptist edged Dakota Wesleyan 6-4 and Mid-America Nazarene topped Briar Cliff 10-2.  

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KYNT Sports 5-12-15

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tom Schlimgen of Mount Marty College was named the G-PAC Women’s Golf Coach of the Year.  Schlimgen guided the Lancers to the runner-up position in the conference, the best golf finish in school history.  Mount Marty sophomores Logan Wagner of Parkston and Kellie Winckler of Lake Andes were both named to the G-PAC All-Conference Women’s Golf team.

The South Dakota High School Coaches Association has selected Mark Stoebner (stayb-ner) of Bon Homme-Scotland as their Wrestling Coach of the Year, after he guided the Cavaliers to a second place finish at the Class B state wrestling tournament.  Yankton High School grad Jamie Parish was named the Girls Basketball coach of the Year after leading Sioux Falls Washington to the state title.  Dave Cornemann of Yankton and Deb Sternhagen from Tyndall were named as finalists for the Official of the Year, with the awards given July 15th in Aberdeen.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad is 14 and 5 on the season heading into their final home event today.  The Bucks will host Brandon Valley and Mitchell in a triangular starting at 1 p-m at the Y-H-S courts.

Despite the cold and windy conditions, hundreds of fans turned out to watch the 20th annual game between the Sioux Falls Canaries and Sioux City Explorers at riverside Park.  The Yankton Morning Optimist Club coordinates the event, and the Explorers out-slugged the Canaries in the exhibition game by a 21-11 score.

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