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KYNT Sports 10-1-16

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sioux Falls O’Gorman scored on four big plays in the first half and rolled past Yankton 35-14 last night.  Quarterback Hunter Thompson accounted for 336 yards of total offense for the Knights, while Yankton quarterback Nate Stephenson finished the night with 201 yards passing and a 28-yard touchdown to Rex Ryken in the fourth quarter.  The Bucks are 2-4 on the season and will host Huron next Friday night.

The Yankton boys soccer team plays in the Class Double-A quarterfinals this afternoon, hosting Sioux Falls Roosevelt at 2:00 at the Lewis & Clark Soccer complex.  The Bucks are 8-1-3 on the season, while Roosevelt enters the matchup at 7-4-2 overall.  Earlier this season, Yankton beat the RoughRiders 3-1 and today’s winner advances to the state semifinals next Tuesday.

Sioux Falls Lincoln rolled past Yankton 12-4 Friday in the opening round of the Class A state softball tournament, and then Rapid City Central eliminated the Gazelles 3-2 at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.  The Gazelles ended up 12-22 on the softball season.

The U-S-D volleyball team swept North Dakota State in three sets last night in Vermillion.  Senior Audrey Reeg led the Coyotes with 20 kills as they stayed unbeaten in the Summit League and raised their record to 14-2 overall.  The Coyotes play their next match at South Dakota State Sunday at 2 p-m.

Play begins today in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, as U-S-D will visit 15th-ranked Youngstown State at 3:00…and S-D-S-U will host eighth-ranked Western Illinois tonight at 6 p-m in Brookings.

The Mount Marty cross-country team competes in the South Dakota State Open race this morning in Brookings, the Lancer women’s soccer squad will host the College of St. Mary today in a 2:00 match, and the Mount Marty volleyball team has a match at fourth-ranked Hastings at 3 p-m.


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KYNT Sports 9-30-16

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Mount Marty men’s soccer team shut out Central Christian College 2-0 on Thursday to record their first home victory in two years.  The Lancers now have a 3-8 men’s record.  Central Christian took the women’s contest 9-0 over Mount Marty yesterday. 

The U-S-D volleyball team is 13-2 on the season and will host North Dakota State at 7:00 tonight in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

Play begins tomorrow in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, as U-S-D will visit 15th-ranked Youngstown State at 3:00…and S-D-S-U will host eighth-ranked Western Illinois tomorrow at 6 p-m in Brookings.

The Yankton Gazelles took second and the Bucks placed seventh in the Class A division of the South Sioux City cross-country invitational on Thursday.  Junior Maddy McClure led the Gazelles with a fourth-place finish.  In the Class B girls division, Crofton was second as a team and junior Haley Arens won the girls race.

Mitchell defeated Yankton 3-1 in volleyball last night as the Gazelles record dropped to 1-11 on the season.  Jessica Reinhardt led Yankton with 11 kills, while Cameryn Specht had 30 assists and Holly Mines picked up 23 digs.

The state girls softball tournament starts today at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.  The Yankton Gazelles take a 12 and 20 season record against seventh-seed Sioux Falls Lincoln at 11 a-m in first-round play in the double elimination format.

The Yankton Bucks football team faces their final Triple-A opponent tonight, visiting a 3-2 Sioux Falls O’Gorman that is ranked third in the state.  The Bucks are 2-3 overall and moved up to third in the Double-A playoff points standing.  Our broadcast with Scott Kooistra and Jim Gevens starts at 6:05 p-m on KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 9-29-16

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Mount Marty volleyball squad lost a non-conference match Wednesday at Dakota State by scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-18.  The Lancers are now 6-11 on the season and will play at fourth-ranked Hastings College on Saturday.

The Mount Marty women’s and men’s soccer squads lost at Dordt College yesterday.  Dordt took the women’s game 7-0, and the Lancers lost the men’s contest by a 12-1 score.  Mount Marty will host Central Christian College this afternoon at the Easton Archery Fields in Yankton.

Senior Logan Wagner shot a 79 Wednesday to lead the Lancer women’s golf team in the final day of a meet in Omaha.  Morningside won the two-day meet with a 674, Briar Cliff was runner-up at 683, and the Lancers had a 684 total to place third out of 16 teams.  Mount Marty will compete in the 36-hole G-PAC Fall Tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Willow Run golf Course in Sioux Falls.

Hartington Cedar Catholic won a battle of unbeatens last week with a 12-7 victory over Battle Creek, and the Trojans are now up to third place in the Class C-2 high school football poll in Nebraska.  Crofton is 4-1 and eighth in the C-2 rankings. In Class D-2 football, Wynot is rated seventh and Bloomfield is eighth in the state.

The Yankton Gazelles compete for honors in the E-S-D Conference Girls Tennis meet today.  The all-day meet starts at 8:00 this morning in Brandon.

The Yankton cross-country squad will run in the South Sioux City Invitational today starting at 4:30 p-m, and the Gazelles volleyball team will host Mitchell at 7:00 this evening.  We’ll have updates on the Y-H-S runners today on KYNT, along with the volleyball play-by-play starting at 6:50 p-m on 1450, KYNT.



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KYNT Sports 9-28-16

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Briar Cliff defeated Mount Marty 25-20, 25-11 and 25-14 in G-PAC volleyball last night at the Cimpl Arena.  Sierra Kloth led the Lancers with 11 kills, while Amber Dysthe recorded 14 assists.  Mount Marty is 6-10 on the season with a non-conference match at Dakota State this evening at 7 p-m.

The Mount Marty women’s and men’s soccer squads have a G-PAC doubleheader at Dordt College this afternoon, while the Lancer women’s golf team continues play in a two-day tournament in Omaha today.

South Dakota State finished second and U-S-D tied for seventh after the 54-hole Chip-N-Club women’s golf tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  Pierre senior Haley Getz won the individual title for the Jacks, while senior Megan Mingo of Yankton tied for 16th place with a 225 total.  Brenna Lervick shot a school-record final round 68 for U-S-D and tied for sixth overall.

U-S-D Athletic Director David Herbster will be the guest speaker today at the Yankton Quarterback Club.  All sports fans are invited to attend the meeting starting at noon at JoDean’s, using the southeast door.

After two overtimes and a 2-all tie, Sioux Falls Washington defeated Yankton in penalty kicks 3-1 to advance in the Class Double-A girls soccer playoffs last night.  Madason Tessier and Britney Bradwisch scored goals for the Gazelles, which ended up 6-7 for the season.

Top-ranked Harrisburg downed Yankton 25-14, 25-22 and 25-19 last night in volleyball action.  Jessica Reinhardt had nine kills and seven digs for the Gazelles, and Cameryn Specht had 17 assists.

In the high school football poll this week, Yankton moved into fourth place in Class 11-Double-A while Scotland’s first loss of the season dropped them into a fourth-place tie in Class 9-A football.  


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KYNT Sports 9-27-16

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Yankton placed third out of eight teams at the Aberdeen Invitational boys golf tournament on Monday.  Pierre was the team champion with a 321, while the Bucks shot a 337 total.  Eighth-grader Jimmie Cunningham led Yankton with an 81 for sixth place, while sophomore Dalton Maibaum (migh-baum) tied for 13th with an 84.  The Bucks will compete at the Class Double-A state golf tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Moccasin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen.

Yankton evened up their girls tennis dual meet record at 13 wins and 13 losses by taking an 8-1 victory over Vermillion on Monday.  The Gazelles will go for honors Thursday in the E-S-D Conference meet in Brandon.

The Yankton Gazelles open the Class Double-A soccer playoffs tonight taking on Sioux Falls Washington.  The first-round game starts at 7 p-m at Howard Wood Field.  The Gazelles enter the playoffs at 6-6 after setting a school record for most victories.  The Warriors defeated Yankton 5-3 in a match last month.

The Yankton Gazelles volleyball team plays at top-ranked Harrisburg this evening, while the Gazelles cheer and dance teams compete at the Sioux Falls O’Gorman Invitational this evening.

The Mount Marty College volleyball team returns to the Cimpl Arena tonight for a home G-PAC match against Briar Cliff.  The Lancers are 6 and 9 overall, while the Chargers bring a 7 and 7 record into the match starting at 7:30 p-m.

The Mount Marty women’s golf team will compete in a two-day invitational today and tomorrow with 18-hole rounds in Fremont and Omaha.

South Dakota State is second and U-S-D is eighth heading into the third round today of the Chip-N-Club women’s golf tourney in Lincoln hosted by Nebraska.

The U-S-D women’s cross-country team has moved up to tenth in the Midwest national rankings.  The two-time defending Summit League champions are coached by Dan Fitzsimmons and have won two invitational meets so far this fall. The South Dakota State men’s cross-country squad is rated eighth in the Midwest standings this week.


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KYNT Sports 9-26-16

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Yankton Bucks tied for fifth place in the E-S-D Conference golf tournament Saturday in Brandon.  Pierre took the conference title with a 305 score, while the Bucks shot a 330 team total.  Sophomore Michael Frick fired a 79 and took tenth place while senior A-J Fernandez shot an 80 and tied for 11th place, and both earned All-ESD Conference medals. Yankton competes in the Aberdeen Invitational today at Moccasin Creek, the site of next week’s state tournament.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad downed Milbank 7-2 and they were leading Brookings 4-1 when rain ended the matches.  The Gazelles are 12-13 on the season with a dual match coming up this afternoon at Vermillion.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team lost to Harrisburg 5-3 and Watertown 6-3 on Sunday at Sertoma Park.  Bailey Kortan had three doubles Sunday for the Gazelles, who will compete in the state softball tournament Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls.

The Yankton Gazelles soccer squad is seeded tenth and will play at seventh seed Sioux Falls Washington Tuesday at 7 p-m in the first round of the Class Double-A state playoffs.  The Yankton Bucks earned the third seed, and will host the winner of Pierre at Roosevelt this Saturday October 1st in the state quarter-finals.

Two area runners placed among the top ten percent of the Roy Griak Invitational Cross-Country race in St. Paul on Saturday.  There were 444 girls in the race, and Gayville-Volin senior Laura Nelson took 18th place in the 5-K meet while Vermillion senior Maddie Lavin took 38th place. 

U-S-D swept Oral Roberts Sunday in volleyball by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-16 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  Audrey Reeg had 14 kills and Brittany Jessen recorded 35 assists as the Coyotes raised their record to 13 and 2 on the season.


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KYNT Sports 9-24-16

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Yankton Bucks edged Pierre 22-21 in a homecoming football thriller last night at Crane-Youngworth Field.  Senior quarterback Nate Stephenson had 192 yards passing and 54 yards on the ground, while sophomore Rex Ryken returned to the lineup and caught ten passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns.  The Bucks are now 2-3 on the season with a game at Sioux Falls O’Gorman next Friday night.

The Yankton Bucks golf team is in Brandon today for the E-S-D Conference meet, and the Yankton Gazelles tennis squad has a triangular at Brookings today.

The University of South Dakota volleyball team swept Western Illinois 3-0 Friday night as sophomore Rachel Schmidt led the attack with 14 kills while senior Audrey Reeg had 10 kills and 19 digs.  The Coyotes are 12 and 2 overall, and will host Oral Roberts Sunday at 2 p-m in Vermillion.

The Mount Marty men’s golf team competes at a meet in Spencer, Iowa this afternoon, while the Lancer soccer teams have a G-PAC doubleheader at Doane College this evening.


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KYNT Sports 9-23-16

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Yankton Invite cross-country meet was held at Fox Run Golf Course on Thursday, and the Gazelles placed one-two in the girls varsity race.  Junior Maddie McClure and seventh-grader Madisyn Bietz earned the top two spots for the Gazelles, while the Bucks were led by a fifth-place finish from Mason Welker.  Justin Sorenson from Vermillion captured the boys race at Fox Run.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad defeated Sioux Falls Washington 6-3 and lost to Harrisburg 5-4 in a triangular yesterday.  The Gazelles are now 11-13 on the season.

In freshmen football last night, Norfolk defeated the Yankton ninth-graders 35-6.

The Yankton varsity football team hosts the Pierre Governors in the homecoming matchup tonight at 7:00 at Crane-Youngworth Field.  Yankton is 1 and 3, while fourth-ranked Pierre has a 2 and 2 record heading into a rematch of last year’s Class 11-Double-A title game where the Bucks won by a point in overtime.  We’ll have the play-by-play with Scott Kooistra joined by former Bucks linebacker and Pioneer Prince Jase Likness, on the KYNT broadcast starting at 6:05 p.m.

Four new members were inducted into the Yankton High School Athletic Hall of Fame last night, bringing the total to 110 since the Hall of Fame was started nearly 30 years ago.  The Hall of Famers include long-time YHS Activities Director and nine-time state champion basketball coach Bob Winter…all-state and school record holder in distance running Ramsey Kavan from the Class of 2005…former All-State football quarterback and basketball guard Bob Brimmer from the Class of 1967…and basketball standout Al Letich from the Class of 1925. 

The U-S-D volleyball squad opens up play in the Summit League with a match at Western Illinois tonight. 

The Mount Marty soccer teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Doane College tomorrow.


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KYNT Sports 9-22-16

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Morningside topped Mount Marty in GPAC volleyball on Wednesday by scores of 25-19, 25-9, 20-25 and 25-16 in Sioux City.  Sierra Kloth had 15 kills for the Lancers while Amber Dysthe had 17 assists and 20 digs.  Mount Marty is now 6-9 on the season, and winless in conference action.

Presentation defeated Mount Marty 4-2 in men’s soccer yesterday in Yankton. John Heath and Colin Linde scored for the Lancers.  In women’s soccer on Wednesday, Presentation College scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and blanked Mount Marty 9-0.

The Mount Marty men’s golf team took eighth place out of 15 teams at the Blue River Classic in Lincoln.  Sophomore Joe Brinkman had a two-day total of 153 to lead the Lancers with a 21st place finish, while Robbie Neswick was 29th at 157.

The Yankton Bucks golf team shot a 360 Wednesday to finish behind Lincoln and Washington in the Sioux Falls Triangular at Willow Run Golf Course.  Sophomore Michael Frick paced the Bucks with an 85 yesterday.  Yankton will compete in the E-S-D Conference Boys Golf meet Saturday at Brandon.

Yankton High School will hold their only varsity home cross-country meet this afternoon.  The Yankton Invite starts at 4:15 p-m Thursday at the Fox Run Golf Course, and we’ll have updates throughout the meet on 1450, KYNT Sports.


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KYNT Sports 9-21-16

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Yankton boys soccer squad battled Sioux Falls Lincoln to a 0-0 draw last night to close the regular season, as Trevor Rafferty had 10 saves in goal for the Bucks.  Yankton finished 8-1-3 on the season and will earn a bye as the third seed overall in the Class Double-A playoffs.

In girls soccer, Sioux Falls Lincoln shut out Yankton 4-0 as the Gazelles finished with a 6 and 6 overall record.  The Gazelles will enter the playoffs next Tuesday on the road with their opponent yet to be determined.

In volleyball last night, Huron defeated Yankton 25-17, 25-17 and 25-19.  Jessica Reinhardt led the Gazelles with eight kills as their season record fell to 1 and 9.

In the Huron Cheer and Dance Invitational on Tuesday, the Yankton Gazelles placed sixth in the Dance competition while the Gazelles Competitive Cheer squad took ninth place.

The Yankton boys golf team will compete at Willow Run Golf Course today in a triangular against Lincoln and Washington.

Yankton High School senior A-J Fernandez will attend school and compete in men’s golf at Mount Marty College.  A-J is the son of long-time Lancer softball coach Albert Fernandez, and he earned All-Conference honors last year by placing sixth at the E-S-D meet for the Bucks. 

The Mount Marty volleyball squad looks for their first conference win of the season tonight, as the Lancers have a G-PAC match at Morningside College.

The Yankton Quarterback Club meets in regular session today and will hear from guest speaker Tom Billeter, who guided Augustana to the Division Two Men’s Basketball championship and was named the National Coach of the Year.  All sports fans are invited to attend the noon meeting at JoDean’s. 


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