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KYNT Sports 9-2-14

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Yankton Bucks used strong defense and numerous short touchdown drives to roll past Mitchell 30-2 in the season opener Saturday night.  The Bucks held the Kernels to 130 total yards.  Jordan Lightner scored twice, Mason Strahl had two touchdown passes, and Yankton did not commit a turnover.  The Bucks are rated # 2 in the Sportswriters 11-AA poll this week, and have their home opener Friday night against RC Stevens.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad lost to Aberdeen Roncalli 8-1 on Saturday and edged Huron 5-4.  In high school club softball, the Gazelles went 4-2 over the weekend in Rapid City and raised their season record to 9-3 with a doubleheader at SF O'Gorman this evening.

The USD and SDSU football teams lost a nationally-ranked powers on Saturday, and each had their starting quarterbacks (Kevin Earl and Austin Sumner) suffer potentially serious injuries.  #3 Oregon downed the Coyotes 62-13 and #24 Missouri defeated the Jacks 38-18.

Mount Marty lost four volleyball matches at the Kansas Wesleyan meet over the weekend, and the 1-4 Lancers will compete at the Morningside Tournament in Sioux City today.

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KYNT Sports 8-30-14

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Watertown edged Yankton 3-2 in a five-game volleyball opener last night.  Junior Becky Frick led Yankton with 21 kills and 17 digs, while senior Paige Thieman had 34 assists.

The Yankton Gazelles picked up a par of tennis victories on Friday, edging Aberdeen Central 5-4 and rolling past Brookings 8-1.  Sarah Rockne and Anne Knoff each had four wins on the court for the Gazelles.

Yankton senior Jace Guthmiller fired a 71 Friday to tie for medalist honors out of 89 golfers at the Huron Invitational.  The Bucks shot a 319 team total to take fifth place in the meet.

The Yankton Bucks open their football season tonight with a road game at Mitchell.  The Bucks are #3 in the Sportswriters pre-season poll and the Kernels are #5.  Our broadcast starts at 6:30 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty women's team placed fourth and the men's squad was seventh at the Mount Marty Golf Invitational Friday at Hillcrest Country Club.  Sophomore Logan Wagner led the Lancer women with an 85, good for third place individually.

The USD football team opens their season tonight at third-ranked Oregon, while the SDSU football squad plays at 24th-rated Missouri this afternoon.

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KYNT Sports 8-29-14

Friday, August 29, 2014
The Mount Marty College men's and women's golf tournament will be held today at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton, starting at 11 a-m.  The Mount Marty volleyball team continues their season with four matches this weekend in Kansas.

The Yankton Bucks golf team will compete at the Huron Invitational today starting at 10 a-m.  The Gazelles volleyball squad opens its season tonight at home, facing Watertown with the varsity match beginning at 7 pm.  The Gazelles tennis squad has two matches today and two more tomorrow at the courts in Brookings.  The Yankton cross-country runners open their season today at the SF O'Gorman Invitational at 4 p-m, and we'll have reports on the meet on AM 1450, KYNT.

In girls soccer on Thursday, SF O'Gorman scored in the fourth minute and defeated the Yankton Gazelles 1-0.  In the boys contest, O'Gorman and the Yankton Bucks battled to a 0-0 tie.

The USD volleyball team opens their season this weekend at the Green Bay Tournament.  The Coyotes face Arizona today, then will match up with Kansas State and Green Bay tomorrow.

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KYNT Sports 8-27-14

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Mount Marty volleyball squad opened their season with a very close home victory over York College by scores of 25-22, 23-25, 26-24 and 26-24.  Sierra Kloth had 13 kills and Allison Cross added 12 kills.  The Lancers will have four matches in Kansas over the weekend.

Mount Marty started its soccer seasons with two victories at York College.  The Lancer women won 1-0 as Sara Sterck scored the only goal.  MMC won the men's game 3-1 as Bo Ludo scored all three Lancer goals.  Mount Marty will have their home opening doubleheader on September 7 against Mount Mercy, Iowa.

Brandon Valley beat Yankton 299-307 Tuesday in boys golf at Fox Run GC.  Jason Shindler led the Bucks with a 75.  Yankton will compete in the Huron Invitational on Friday.

Andy Dejager highlighted the Fox Run men's senior golf league with a hole-in-one on Tuesday.  Dejager got his second career ace with a four-hybrid on the 124-yard 17th hole at Fox Run.

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KYNT Sports 8-25-14

Monday, August 25, 2014
The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad opened its season Saturday with a pair of losses.  Watertown downed Yankton 7-2 and RC Stevens beat the Gazelles 8-1.  Anne Knoff had two victories for Yankton at #5 singles.

The Yankton Gazelles won two softball games over Minnesota teams on Sunday, beating Pipestone 16-5 and defeating Ellsworth/Jackson 11-3.  Jaclyn Arens and Holly Mines were the winning pitchers for the Gazelles, who will host SF Lincoln in a doubleheader tonight at Sertoma Park starting at 6 pm.

The 21st annual City of Yankton Golf Classic attracted well over 100 golfers this weekend to Fox Run Golf Course.  The men's overall champion was Freeman golfer Arron Lickteig who fired a six-under-par 66 Sunday and had a two-round total of 140, one shot ahead of defending champion Ryan Elwood.  Bob Boone of Vermillion won the overall senior title with a 152, while Lori Bame of Yankton was the women's champion with a 187.  Flight winners at the City Classic included Neal Anderson, John Palu, Scott Kooistra, Dan Kramer, Bowen Mollman, Tim Schrempp, Steve Martini, Doug Fickbohm, Cindy Buckman and Ruth Gravholt.

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KYNT Sports 8-23-14

Saturday, August 23, 2014
The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks were winners Friday in their first-ever home sanctioned soccer matches.  The Gazelles routed Huron 10-0 as Brianna Benjamin led the attack with three goals.  The Bucks downed Huron 3-1 as Cole Levno, Chase Huber and Dylan Becker tallied goals for YHS.  The Yankton soccer squads will have their next matches on Thursday at SF O'Gorman.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis team is scheduled to open their season at 9 a-m today.  The Gazelles will host Watertown, Rapid City Stevens and Vermillion in a quadrangular meet.

USD and SDSU were voted into a tie in the women's cross-country pre-season poll in the Summit League.  In the men's cross-country pre-season ranking, SDSU was first in the Summit League with the Coyotes in second.

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KYNT Sports 8-21-14

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Yankton Adult Booster Club fall kick-off picnic will be held tonight starting at 6 pm in the YHS Commons.  The fall sports coaches for the Bucks and Gazelles will talk about their teams, and the public is invited to attend.

The Yankton Quarterback Club will begin its 68th year of meetings next week.  The publis is invited to attend and join the Quarterback Club, which meets every Wednesday during the noon hour at the Yankton Elks Lodge.  The first guest speaker will be Yankton Bucks head football coach Arlin Likness.
The Yankton football opener is next Saturday August 30 at Mitchell, but the Bucks annual soap scrimmage will take place this Saturday at 7 p-m at Crane-Youngworth Field and is open to the public.

There will be four new inductees this October into the SDSU Jackrabbit Hall of Fame, including cross-country and track distance runners Rod DeHaven and Craig Cassen, wrestler Jerry Smith, and women's basketball standout Tara Tessier.

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KYNT Sports 8-20-14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In their first-ever sanctioned soccer match, the Yankton Bucks shut out Watertown 2-0 as Gabe Wenzlaff earned the shutout in goal, while Cole Lewno and John Dannenbring scored for the Bucks.  The Yankton Gazelles battled the Arrows to a 0-0 tie as Haley Schild had five saves for the Gazelles shutout.  YHS will host Huron this Friday at the Lewis & Clark Soccer Complex north of 31st Street.

The Yankton Gazelles softball team split a doubleheader at three-time defending state champion Sioux Falls Washington to open their season.  The Warriors took the first game 6-0, then Yankton won the second contest 7-5 as Bailey Kortan and Bailey Peterka each drove in three runs for the Gazelles.

Fox Run Golf Course hosted a Senior tourney this week, and Bill Willroth shot a three-under-par 69 to post the best overall score.  Age group winners included Jon Cooke with a 71, Jim Anderson shot 72, Bob Bowker and Bob Boone each had 77's, Don Casey carded an 87 and Bob Kellen had a 96.  
Thursday is the deadline to enter the 36-hole City of Yankton Classic this weekend at Fox Run GC.

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KYNT Sports 8-19-14

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Yankton boys golf team started the season with a third place finish out of ten teams at the Lynx Invitational Monday in Brandon.  Host Brandon Valley won the meet with a 284 total, O'Gorman shot 298 and the Bucks were third with a 304.  Yankton senior Jace Guthmiller was the runnerup with a 68, Mitch Schlingman tied for fifth with a 74, while Jason Shindler tied for 12th with a 78.  The Bucks will host Brandon Valley in a dual meet next Tuesday at Fox Run GC.

The Yankton Gazelles softball team split a season opening doubleheader at three-time defending state champion Sioux Falls Washington last night.  The Warriors took the opener 6-0, but the Gazelles came back for a 7-4 win in the nightcap.

The Yankton soccer teams will open their first season of high school competition today with matches at Watertown.  Veteran coach Warren Brenner will guide the Bucks this season, while Tyler Schuring is the head coach for the Gazelles.  The JV matches will be played at 5 p-m in Watertown, with the varsity games set for 7:00.

The Yankton Adult Booster Club fall kick-off picnic will be held this Thursday starting at 6 p-m in the high school commons area.  The YHS fall sports coaches will each talk about their teams and preview their seasons.

The 16th annual Mount Marty College Riverboat Days 5-K Run/Walk attracted over 300 participants once again.  Yankton HS grad Matt DeWald is one of the top marathon runners in the U-S, and he easily won the race with a time of 15:36.  Former YHS standouts Kipp Kinsley and Brice Cowman finished fourth and fifth in the race, while Ashley Buus from Marion won the women's division with a time of 18:18.

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KYNT Sports 8-18-14

Monday, August 18, 2014
The Wynot Expos won the SD Class B amateur baseball title with an 8-2 victory over defending champion Alexandria yesterday in Mitchell.  Wynot scored eight runs in the final two innings for their first state title in 15 years, as Kyle Wiepen had two hits and three RBI.  Wynot pickup player Brett Scherschligt from Freeman pitched a complete-game 7-hitter and was named the tournament MVP.  On Saturday in the semis, Wynot defeated Clark 7-2 and Alexandria rallied to eliminate the Crofton Bluejays 3-2.

The Yankton HS boys golf season starts today, as the Bucks will compete in the Brandon Valley Invitational starting at 11 a-m.  The Yankton Gazelles softball season starts tonight with a doubleheader at SF Washington.

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