KYNT Local Sports for 9-11-18

The Yankton Bucks placed fourth at the Brookings Golf Invitational yesterday with a season best score of 309 as Sioux Falls Roosevelt topped the 17-team field with an even-par score of 288.  Austin Frick and Landon Moe led Yankton with rounds of 76 which tied for ninth place.  The Bucks will golf at the Mitchell Invite Friday.

The Yankton Bucks J-V football squad defeated Sioux City East 21-6 on Monday to earn their third consecutive win.  Cooper Cornemann had a combined 216 yards passing and rushing, while Trevor Fitzgerald had 136 total yards and a touchdown.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman beat Yankton 7-5 in the opener of a softball doubleheader last night at Sertoma Park, but the Gazelles came back to win the nightcap 14-10.  Megan McCorkell had five hits on the night for Yankton, which plays in Mitchell this evening.

Mount Marty won the nine-team Midland Women’s Golf Invitational yesterday with a team score of 346, six shots ahead of Dakota Wesleyan.  Taylor Flanery and Sara Skorheim each shot 83 for the Lancers and finished in a fourth place tie.  Tonight the Mount Marty volleyball squad will host the University of Jamestown.

University of South Dakota quarterback Austin Simmons has been named the National F-C-S Offensive Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.  Simmons passed for 462 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in the Coyote 43-28 won over Northern Colorado.

Yankton High School graduate and South Dakota State senior Brady Hale was chosen as the Special Teams Player of the Week by the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  Hale had a punting average of 48 yards for the Jacks on Saturday, and three of his punts were downed inside the Montana State 20-yard line.

The American Association baseball season ended Sunday for the Sioux City Explorers.  Kansas City defeated Sioux City 4-2 in the deciding game five of their playoff semifinal.  The Explorers had the best regular season record in the league with 71 wins and 29 losses.  The Kansas City T-Bones will now face the St. Paul Saints in a best-of-five for the American Association championship.