KYNT Local Sports for 1-14-20

Mount Marty College has hired an Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator for their new football program.  John Michaletti will be joining Mount Marty after six seasons at Kansas Wesleyan, where he helped the team to a 12 and 1 record and a conference title last fall.  Michaletti was named the KCAC Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2017.  He was an all-conference defensive player and graduated from Saint Ambrose University in 2012.

The USD women’s basketball team is rated 25th this week in the A-P poll.  The Coyotes are 15 and 2 overall, unbeaten in four Summit League games, and will visit North Dakota State for a 7:00 game Thursday night.  USD will face South Dakota State Saturday at 1 p-m in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

South Dakota State University football standout Evan Greeneway of Yankton has been named to the FCS Academic All-Star team.  Greeneway was a two-year starter at left tackle for the Jacks, had a 3.73 GPA in civil engineering, and is currently enrolled in graduate school.

The Yankton Bucks basketball team returns to the home court tonight for a contest against Sioux Falls Washington.  The Bucks are 6 and 2 and seeded first in Class Double-A basketball, while the 3 and 3 Warriors are currently seeded ninth.  Our broadcast of Yankton Bucks basketball begins at 6:45 tonight on 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team lost a pair of dual meets in Brookings last night.  The Bobcats defeated the Bucks 46-24 and Sioux Falls Roosevelt topped Yankton 49-27.  Tucker Bahm won two matches by pin for the Bucks at 113 pounds.  Yankton is 6 and 9 on the dual meet season and will be in Brandon Friday evening for a triangular against Aberdeen Central and Brandon Valley.

The Yankton Gazelles placed third in a very close gymnastics triangular Monday at the Summit Activities Center.  Harrisburg won the meet with a 139.4, Brookings placed second at 136.9 and the Gazelles scored a 135.8 last night.  Eighth-grader Ava Koller led the Gazelles with a 35.4 and third place in the All-Around, while sophomore Alison Johnson had a 34.9 and finished fourth in All-Around.