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Yankton Legion wins game one at State

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team routed Brookings 11-1 in an eight inning game to open up the Class A state legion tourney in Huron Wednesday morning.  Adam Walter had four hits and four RBI for Yankton, while Austin Johnson allowed just one run in seven innings with three strikeouts and no walks.  Yankton is 30-14 on the season and will play in the winners bracket Thursday at 5 p-m at the state tourney in Huron.

Thursday night at the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Freeman ballpark, Tabor will face Freeman in the first game, followed by Avon taking on Irene.  Crofton meets Wynot Saturday for the District championship.

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KYNT Sports Update 7-29-14

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Madison defeated host Tabor 5-2 today in the Class B Legion baseball state championship at the Leonard Cimpl ballpark.  Tabor finished as state runnerup with a 13-6 record, and won the Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad faces Brookings in the opening game tomorrow of the Class A Legion state tournament in Huron.  Yankton prevailed over Brookings 4-3 the only time they met this season.  Other first round games include Pierre against SF West, Watertown faces Rapid City, and Brandon Valley takes on the host Huron team.  We'll have the broadcast of all the Yankton Legion games starting tomorrow at 10:00 on 1450, KYNT.

USD was picked to finish eighth in the ten-team Missouri Valley Football Conference pre-season poll.  Three-time defending champion North Dakota State was chosen to win the conference, with South Dakota State in second place and Northern Iowa tabbed for third.  The Coyotes had two defensive players selected for the pre-season all-conference team, defensive lineman Drew Iddings and linebacker Auston Johnson.
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KYNT Sports 7-28

Monday, July 28, 2014
Sioux Falls professional Andre Metzger shot an 18-under-par total of 198 to win the 54-hole Thrivent Financial Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament.  Metzger picked up $7,300 with the six-shot victory over current Dakotas Tour points leader Nick Delio from Valencia, CA.  Omaha golfer Tad Leistico won his fourth straight Fox Run amateur title with a 209 total, seven-under-par.  Leistico teamed with Yankton golfers Scott Kooistra and Fred Lyman to defeat 51 other threesomes and win the amateur team division with a 42-under-par score.  Yankton golfer Mark Casey had a hole-in-one Sunday, with an eight-iron the 13th hole at Fox Run.

Tabor scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Lesterville 10-9 in the District 6-B amateur baseball tourney at the Freeman field.

Madison shut out Groton 10-0 Sunday in the Class B Legion baseball state tourney at Leonard Cimpl Park.  Host Tabor beat Castlewood-Clear Lake 14-9 to stay alive in the tourney, and Tabor will face Groton at 5 p-m today.  McCook-Miner eliminated Dakota Valley 23-11 Sunday.

Longtime Bon Homme and Wagner football coach Russ Morrell died Friday of a heart attack while fishing in Alaska.  Morrell won 233 games in his coaching career, seventh on the all-time list in South Dakota...and guided the Cavaliers to state titles in 1994 and 1995...and was named to the South Dakota Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
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KYNT Sports 7-26

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Professional John McMillen from Ukiah, CA shot a 63 Friday on the opening day of the Thrivent Financial Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament, one stroke ahead of Sioux Falls pro Andre Metzger.  In the amateur division, Tad Leistico from Omaha had a 65 yesterday with Aaron Hansen of Yankton second with a 72.  In the amateur team division...Cal Schlisner, Dan Semmler and Duane Engel lead the 52 teams with a 116 total, while Leistico teamed with Yankton golfers Scott Kooistra and Fred Lyman for second place with a 123.  The Fox Run Pro-Am continues today and tomorrow.

In the Class B American Legion baseball tournament on Friday, Dakota Valley beat host Tabor 10-6, Groton rallied for a 16-14 win over Piedmont, Castlewood-Clear Lake nipped McCook-Miner 7-6, and Madison topped Parkston 8-3.  There will be four more games Saturday and three games on Sunday at the Tabor field.

In the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Freeman field on Friday, Wynot edged Menno 3-2.  There will be three more games Saturday in the district tourney.
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KYNT Sports 7-25

Friday, July 25, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team has qualified for the Class A state tournament next week in Huron after an 8-2 victory over Brandon Valley Thursday at Riverside Field.  Colin Muth pitched a complete-game four-hitter, while Mitch Gullikson had four hits and Adam Walter drove in three runs.  SF West defeated Yankton 11-1 last night for the Region 2A championship.

In the state Junior Legion tournament at Aberdeen, SF West defeated Yankton 8-4 in the losers bracket.  Yankton finished up the Junior Legion season with a 20-19 record.

The Class B state Legion tournament starts at 10:00 today at the Tabor ballpark.  The final game this evening matches host Tabor against Dakota Valley.  The state tourney runs through Tuesday's championship round.

The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament started last night at the Freeman ballpark, as Lesterville downed Scotland by a 10-4 score.  Cody Ulmer had three hits including a home run for the Broncs, and Alex Wagner pitched the victory.

The Thrivent Financial Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament starts today in Yankton.  There are 60 pro golfers and 156 amateurs competing for honors in the Fox Run tourney.
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KYNT Sports 7-24

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad built a four-run lead, but SF West rallied for a 5-4 victory in the winners bracket Wednesday at the Region 2A tournament at Riverside Field.  Brad Ulmer led Yankton with two hits, and today Post 12 will take on Brandon Valley in the elimination game to see which team qualifies for state and meets West in the championship round.  We'll have the broadcast at 4 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.  Brandon Valley eliminated SF East 7-2 Wednesday afternoon, and eliminated Mitchell 2-0 Wednesday night.

Host Aberdeen defeated Yankton 5-1 in the Junior Legion state baseball tournament last night.  Yankton got two hits from Reid Sawatzke, and they will meet SF West in the losers bracket today at 12:30 p-m.

The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament begins tonight at the Freeman field, as Lesterville takes on Scotland in the opening game.  

Mount Marty College has signed Kyle Pardun from O'Neill St. Mary's for their track program.  Pardun placed second in the Nebraska Class D 400 meter dash this spring, and has qualified for the state cross-country meet three different times.

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KYNT Sports 7-23

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Yankton scored twice in the seventh inning and defeated Brandon Valley 5-3 on the first day of the Region 2-A Legion baseball tournament at Riverside Field.  Tanner Termansen picked up the victory in relief, allowing just one hit in over three innings of work while recording six strikeouts.  Yankton is 28-12 on the season, and will face 31-21 top-seed SF West at 4:00 today in the winners bracket of the double elimination tournament, and the game will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.  Other first day scores included Mitchell over SF East 6-1, and SF West blanked Mitchell 4-0.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball team starts play tonight in the state tournament in Aberdeen.  Yankton enters the tourney with a 20-17 record, and will face host Aberdeen at 7:30 p-m in first round play.

Yankton HS senior Jace Guthmiller placed third in the South Dakota Junior Golf championship this week in Huron, shooting two even-par rounds of 72 for a 144 total.  Max Donohue of Sioux Falls had a 67 yesterday, and totaled 139 to win the boys 16-18 age group.  Katie Bartlett of Pierre won the girls 16-18 division, edging Sydney Bormann of Parkston on the first playoff hole after both golfers had two-day scores of 150.
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KYNT Sports 7-21

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Yankton Junior Legion team has qualified for the state tournament beginning July 23 in Aberdeen.  Saturday, Yankton scored nine runs in the seventh inning to rally past RC Post 320 by a 13-7 score.  Michael Heine and Mason Townsend both homered for Yankton.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion team will host the Region 2-A tournament starting tomorrow at Riverside Field.  Yankton will face Brandon Valley Tuesday at 4 p-m in the first round, and we'll have the broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

Dakota Valley defeated Vermillion 15-13 on Saturday night and 3-1 Sunday afternoon to claim the Region 3-B title at Elk Point.  Dakota Valley now has qualified for the Class B Legion baseball state tournament beginning Friday in Tabor.

The South Central Amateur baseball league wrapped up its regular season schedule Sunday night with five games that weren't very close.  League champion Crofton beat Lesterville 13-4, Avon downed Tabor 9-1, Wynot crushed Scotland 20-1, Irene rolled past Menno 17-7, and Freeman blanked Yankton 9-0.  The District 6-B tourney begins Thursday in Freeman.

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KYNT Sports 7-19-14

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yankton Post 12 scored in the ninth to edge Brandon Valley 5-4 on Friday, as Austin Johnson had a sacrifice fly to drive in Mitch Gullikson with the winning run.  Sheldon Gant picked up the win in relief, and Adam Walter had a two-run double as Yankton finished the regular season 27-12.  The Legion baseball Region 2-A tourney starts Tuesday at 1 p-m at Riverside Field, as Mitchell meets SF East in the opener, at 4:00 Yankton will face Brandon Valley again, and at 7 p-m top-seed SF West will take on the Mitchell-East winner in the double elimination tournament.

The Yankton Reds outscored SF East 11-9 Friday in the Sioux Falls VFW Teener tournament.  Ethan Wishon was the winning pitcher and had four hits for the Yankton Reds, who face Moorhead, MN today in the tourney.

Vermillion rolled past Beresford 11-1 on Friday in the Region 3-B Legion tournament at Elk Point.  Beresford takes on Dakota Valley this afternoon, with the winner to play Vermillion for the Region title and the trip to the Class B Legion state tournament starting July 25 in Tabor.
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KYNT Sports 7-18-14

Friday, July 18, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team ends its regular season tonight with a home game against Brandon Valley.  We'll have the broadcast of Yankton Legion baseball starting at 6:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the Legion baseball 3-B tourney at Elk Point on Thursday, Elk Point downed Canton 15-5...Beresford rallied to defeat Dakota Valley 10-8...then top seed Vermillion whipped Elk Point 12-2 as Jacob Odens pitched six innings for the win.

In South Central League baseball Thursday, league champion Crofton beat Irene 11-2 as Rand Thygeson had 16 strikeouts in eight innings on the mound and Car Schieffer led the attack with four hits.  Wynot beat Avon 9-0 in a forfeit.  Tonight, Scotland visits Lesterville and the regular season wraps up with five games on Sunday.
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