KYNT Local Sports for 5-16-18

Yankton Bucks basketball head coach Chris Haynes has been named the Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association after leading his team to their first state championship in 40 years.  Yankton Gazelles gymnastics coach Justin Olson was a runner-up for the Coach of the Year honor in South Dakota high school gymnastics.

The Yankton high school club baseball team gave up three unearned runs in the third inning and Sioux Falls Lincoln topped the Bucks 3-1 at Riverside Field last night.  Ethan Wishon and Levi Wiersma each had two hits for Yankton, which ended the regular season with an 8 and 10 record.  The Bucks will likely be the eighth seed in the Class A standings and face Mitchell on Saturday in the first round of regionals hosted by Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

Yankton competed in the Last Chance Track meet in Sioux Falls on Tuesday and the Gazelles set a school record in the 4 by 400 relay.  The group of Carly Vavra, Josei Jensen, Kelsey Oswald and Cameryn Specht hit four minutes in the relay to break a ten-year-old school record and set the fastest mark in the state this year.  The Class AA state track meet is next weekend in Sturgis and Rapid City.

Yankton High School grad Jace Guthmiller tied for first with a 71 at Dakota Dunes and he has qualified for the next round of qualifying for the U-S Open Golf Championship.  Guthmiller will compete in a sectional later this month.

USD standout guard Matt Mooney has transferred to Texas Tech where he can play immediately.  Mooney averaged 19 points and 4 rebounds a game for USD.

Twelve days ago, Mount Marty defeated Midland University 11-6 in the first round of the GPAC softball tournament in Fremont.  Last night, Midland edged Jamestown 3-2 and qualified for the Championship Round of the NAIA tourney.  Midland will face the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in the national softball championship today in Dodge City, Kansas.

In the NAIA Opening Round baseball bracket in Indiana, Cumberland University nipped Northwestern College 8-7 and eliminated the Raiders from the playoffs.