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KYNT Sports 8-24-16

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Yankton Quarterback Club begins their 70th year of meetings today, with the luncheons at a new location.  The QB Club will meet each Wednesday during the noon hour at JoDean's on North Broadway in Yankton.  Today's guest speaker will be Arlin Likness, coach of the two-time defending state champion Yankton Bucks football team.

The Yankton Bucks golf team rode a two-over-par 73 from sophomore Michael Frick yesterday to win a dual meet at Brandon Valley by a 326 to 330 score.  A pair of Yankton eighth-graders also helped the Bucks to the victory as Austin Frick fired an 82 and Jimmie Cunningham shot an 83.

Brandon Valley downed Yankton 3-1 in the volleyball season opener last night.  Josie Sayler had eight kills for the Gazelles, and Cameryn Specht recorded 21 assists.

Sioux Falls Washington scored the first five goals and defeated Yankton 5-3 last night in girls soccer.  In the boys contest, Yankton scored four times in the first half and topped the Warriors 4-1 as Gabe Wenzlaff led the Bucks with two goals.   

York College scored six goals in the first half and defeated Mount Marty 8-1 in men’s soccer on Tuesday.  The women’s game between the teams was cancelled.

The Mount Marty volleyball season begins tonight, as the Lancer women have a junior varsity and varsity matchup at Presentation College in Aberdeen.

Single game tickets for U-S-D volleyball home games went on sale Tuesday.  The Coyotes home volleyball opener is next Tuesday against North Dakota.

In American Association baseball last night, Sioux Falls scored seven runs in the last two innings to defeat Siuox City 8-4.  Darwin Perez belted a two-run homer for the Canaries, while LeVon Washington led the Explorers with three hits.



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KYNT Sports 8-23-16

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2015 Yankton High School grad Luke Rockne has been named the new head coach for Mount Marty College Women’s and Men’ Tennis.  Luke will have his older sister Vanessa Rockne as his assistant coach.  Luke Rockne is listed among the top three in career and season victories among Yankton Bucks tennis players. 

The Mount Marty women’s soccer team opens their season today and will join the men in a doubleheader at York College, Nebraska starting at 3 p-m.

The Mount Marty volleyball season begins Wednesday with a match at Presentation College in Aberdeen.

The Yankton Gazelles volleyball squad opens their season tonight with a conference and district match at Brandon Valley.  The Bucks golf squad has a dual meet at Brandon this afternoon, and the Yankton Gazelles and Bucks soccer teams will host Sioux Falls Washington today at the Lewis & Clark fields. 

The Yankton club softball team is now 3 and 3 on the season, after splitting a twin bill at Sioux Falls O’Gorman last night.  O’Gorman took the opener 17-1, while the Gazelles came back for a 7-3 win in game two.  Holly Mines pitched the complete game victory and drove in three runs in the nightcap for Yankton.

Yankton and Mitchell are rated one-two in the pre-season Class 11-Double A high school football poll.  Yankton will host fifth-ranked Brookings on Friday night.  Scotland is ranked second in the Class 9-A pre-season football poll, while Bon Homme is rated sixth in Class 9-Double-A.

Yankton golfer Darrell Sundleaf carded his first-ever hole-in-one Monday morning at Fox Run Golf Course.  Sundleaf aced the 143-yard 13th hole with a six-iron.

A Sioux Falls golfer picked up a 30-thousand dollar first place check Sunday on the Dakotas Tour.  Shane Smith fired a four-day total of 23-under-par to win a tournament in Minot, North Dakota.  



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KYNT Sports 8-22-16

Monday, August 22, 2016

There were over 230 participants in the Mount Marty College 5-K Run and Walk to kick off Riverboat Days activities on Saturday morning.  Former U-S-D standout Brant Haase of Lemmon won the men’s race at 15 minutes, 16 seconds with former Yankton HS all-stater Matt DeWald in second.  Heidi Reed Johnson of Sioux Falls was first among the women with a time of 18-57 and former YHS all-stater Megan Hilson the runner-up.

The Mount Marty men’s soccer team began their season with a 6-0 loss Saturday at Jamestown, North Dakota.  The Lancer women and men have a soccer doubleheader scheduled at York College tomorrow.

The Yankton Gazelles took one of three matches Saturday morning to start their tennis season.  The Gazelles blanked Vermillion 9-0, and lost to Rapid City Stevens and Watertown by 8-1 scores.  Yankton number-one Anne Knoff (kuh-noff) was part of four victories on the day to lead the squad.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team defeated Dell Rapids 6-2 and edged West Central 9-8 on Sunday.  Bailey Peterka and Bailey Kortan each drove in four runs for the Gazelles, who have a doubleheader at Sioux Falls O’Gorman this evening.

The Yankton Adult Booster Club along with the YHS Activities Department is hosting the Fall Sports Kick-Off tonight.  Food will be served starting at 5:30 p-m and then the fall sports coaches will preview their teams beginning at 6:15 in the YHS Commons area, and all fans of the Bucks and Gazelles are invited to attend.

North Dakota scored in the second overtime to nip USD 1-0 in women’s soccer on Sunday in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are 1 and 1 on the season and will have two matches next weekend in California.



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KYNT Sports 8-19-16

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Yankton Bucks football team will have their annual “Soap Scrimmage” tonight starting at 7:00 at Crane-Youngworth Field.  There is no cost to attend but fans are encouraged to bring any liquid or bar soap for the team, and the cheerleaders will be holding a car wash tonight from 6 till 7:30 at the football stadium.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis team begins their season Saturday morning with a home quadrangular.  Rhonda Hofer is starting her first year of coaching Gazelles tennis and they will host Watertown, Rapid City Stevens and Vermillion with the matches beginning at 9 a-m tomorrow at the Y-H-S courts.

The Yankton Gazelles are now unbeaten in three soccer matches after a 6-0 victory at home against Mitchell last night.  Madason Tessier had four goals for the Gazelles.

The Yankton boys whipped Mitchell 7-0 on Thursday as Cole Levno and Gabe Wenzlaff each had a hat trick and three goals apiece for the Bucks.  Trevor Rafferty had ten saves in goal for Yankton.

The U-S-D women’s soccer season begins this weekend at home.  The Coyotes will host the University of Idaho today at 2 p-m, and then Sunday at noon the University of North Dakota will face the Coyotes in Vermillion.  These games mark the opening of the new First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex at U-S-D.

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KYNT Sports 8-18-16

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Yankton High School soccer teams will have their first home matches tonight at the Lewis & Clark Soccer Complex.  The Bucks will face Mitchell at 4:00 today in the varsity match, followed by the Gazelles varsity against the Kernels at 6 p-m. 

The two-time defending state champion Yankton Bucks will have their annual football scrimmage this Friday evening.  The scrimmage begins at 7 p-m at Crane-Youngworth Field and is open to the public.  The Bucks start their football season at home next Friday, August 27th against Brookings.

Beresford won the nine-team Dakota Valley boys golf invitational on Wednesday with a team total of 325 at the Two Rivers Golf Course, two shots ahead of Sioux Falls Christian while Vermillion shot a 349 for seventh place.  Hunter Beeson from Beresford was the medalist, one stroke ahead of Cooper Williams of Vermillion.

Athletic events are always a part of the Yankton Riverboat Days festival.  Saturday morning, Mount Marty College will host their annual Riverboat Days 5-K Walk and Run starting at 3rd and Capital, going up and back down the parade route.  The Riverboat Days Kayak Run will be Saturday afternoon from the Chief White Crane area down to Paddlewheel Point.  Saturday evening, there will be a Home Run Derby in Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Park sponsored by the Yankton Softball Association.  The annual Extreme Bullriding event takes place Saturday night at the Rodeo grounds on West 31st Street. 



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KYNT Sports 8-17-16

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After a long weather delay last night, the Yankton Bucks picked up a 3-1 soccer victory at Brookings. The Yankton Gazelles soccer squad won their second straight match of the season with a 3-1 victory at Brookings on Tuesday.  Holly Hicks made seven saves for the win in goal, while Sophie Bisgard led the offense with a goal and assist.  The first home matches will be played Thursday afternoon as Y-H-S hosts the Mitchell Kernels, and after that the Yankton soccer season will be 25 percent complete before classes even begin.

The soccer teams are the first student-athletes to begin their season at Mount Marty College.  The Lancer women and men will have a doubleheader at Jamestown, North Dakota coming up Saturday afternoon.

In American Association baseball last night, Sioux City edged Fargo-Moorhead 1-0 in ten innings.  Brendan Slattery singled in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth, while three Explorers pitchers combined to give up just four hits while recording 15 strikeouts during the game.  Sioux City is now tied with Lincoln for the Central Division lead with less than three weeks remaining in the regular season.  In a doubleheader Wednesday, Sioux Falls blanked Gary SouthShore 6-0 in the opener as Joe Bircher fired a six-hit shutout…then Gary rallied with a 5-1 victory over the Canaries in the nightcap.

The Dakotas Golf Tour has just four events left on their schedule and the race for the Bonus Points champion is the closest in many years.  Damian Telles from Oregon is in first, followed by Sioux Falls golfer Doug Quinones and then Drew Preston from Michigan…and all three are within 160 points of each other.  This week, the Tour has a four-day event beginning tomorrow at Minot, North Dakota.



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KYNT Sports 8-16-16

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Yankton Bucks started their golf season Monday with a 12th place finish at the Brandon Valley Lynx Invite.  O’Gorman won the meet with a 298 score, one shot better than Pierre, and Yankton had a team score of 335.  Jimmie Cunningham led the Bucks with a 79 which tied for 18th place.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team opened its season with a doubleheader loss to Sioux Falls Washington by scores of 13-3 and 12-2. 

The Yankton High School cross-country team started their practice schedule Monday.  The Bucks and Gazelles will be coached by Luke Youmans this fall, who took over the post when Dave Dannenbring stepped down from the head coaching position after last season.  Yankton’s first cross-country meet will be at the Sioux Falls O’Gorman Invitational Friday, August 26th.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles soccer squads will have their second outing of the season tonight with road matches at Brookings.

A scholarship offer from the University of South Dakota has prompted all-state running back Lincoln Gibbs of Langford to become a Coyote football player.  Gibbs rushed for nearly 25-hundred yards last year and he scored six touchdowns in the championship game victory for unbeaten Langford.  



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KYNT Sports 8-15-16

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Crofton Bluejays baseball season ended Saturday night in the Class B amateur baseball tournament semifinals.  Defending state champion Alexandria defeated Crofton 7-2 Saturday in Mitchell.  It was the Bluejays eighth straight trip to the state tourney, and this year Crofton was given the Class B Sportsmanship Trophy.

The Renner Monarchs and Alexandria Angels were the top-ranked teams in South Dakota Amateur baseball the entire year, and both came away with state titles on Sunday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.  Renner edged the Sioux Falls Brewers 6-5 in the Class A championship, and Alexandria repeated as the B champion with a 7-1 victory over Garretson.

Local golfers won both the Women’s and Men’s State Amateur Stroke-Play titles at Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton on Sunday.  Hillcrest golfer Megan Mingo won the Women’s title with a 72 yesterday and a three-day total of 219.  She has one year remaining of golf and school at South Dakota State.  Fox Run golfer Arron Lickteig took the Men’s championship with a 72 Sunday and a three-round score of five-under-par 211.  Lickteig has two years left at the University of Wyoming.

Joseph Parkinson from Utah won the Pro-Am Jam at the Country Club of Sioux Falls on the Dakotas tour with a three-day total of 20-under-par.  He finished one shot ahead of Andre Metzger from Sioux Falls and Parker Edens of Colorado.

The Yankton Bucks golf team begins their season later this morning.  The Bucks are again coached by Brett Sime, and will compete in the Brandon Valley Invitational at the Brandon Golf Course starting at 11 a-m.


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KYNT Sports 8-13-16

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles soccer squad opened their season Friday with a 1-0 victory at Watertown.  Jaiden Boomsma scored the Gazelles goal and Holly Hicks made seven goals in goal for the shutout.  Yankton tied Watertown 4-4 in the boys varsity match last night, as Cole Lewno (lev-noh) scored three times and Jack Wolfgram had one goal for the Bucks.

 Yankton grad Megan Mingo fired a 73 which is one shot ahead of her SDSU teammate Hallie Getz of Pierre, to lead after the first round of the South Dakota Women’s Amateur stroke-play tournament at Hillcrest Country Club.  University of Wyoming golfer Arron Lickteig of Freeman is tied with Brandon Sigmund of Mitchell for the Men’s Amateur lead after opening round three-under-par 69’s.  The tournaments continue through Sunday at Hillcrest.

 The Crofton Bluejays are once again making a great run at the South Dakota amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  Last night, Crofton blanked Colman 8-0 at the Class B state tourney as Derek Appley pitched a five-hit shutout.  Nick Hegge led the attack with three hits and two RBI’s as the Bluejays will now face Alexandria in the Class B semifinals tonight at 7:30.  The first semifinal matches Garretson against the Dell Rapids Mudcats.


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KYNT Sports 8-12-16

Friday, August 12, 2016

The competition begins tonight for Yankton High School fall sports teams, as the Bucks and Gazelles soccer squads have E-S-D matches at Watertown.  Warren Brenner and Tyler Schuring will again coach the Y-H-S boys and girls this fall.

The G-PAC Pre-Season women’s soccer poll has been released with Hastings picked for the top spot, just ahead of Morningside.  Mount Marty was voted for 11th place in the conference.  Hastings was also tabbed for first in the G-PAC men’s soccer poll with Midland second, while Mount Marty was picked in tenth place.  The Lancers open their women’s and men’s soccer seasons with matches at Jamestown, ND next Saturday, August 20th.

The Summit League women’s soccer pre-season poll has North Dakota State and South Dakota State rated one-two in the standings, while U-S-D was picked for fifth place.  The Coyotes take on the University of Wyoming in an exhibition tonight in Hastings, with their first match at home next Friday against Idaho.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team has recruited a transfer from Milwaukee.  Six-foot-two forward Emma Roenneberg averaged nearly five points and five rebounds a game as a college freshman at Milwaukee.  She will sit out the upcoming season and have three years eligibility left for the Coyotes.

Hillcrest Country Club is hosting another major golf event this weekend.  The South Dakota Women’s and Men’s Amateur Stroke-Play tournaments will be held the next three days at Hillcrest.  There are a total of 101 participants from across the state in these events.

The Crofton Bluejays will look for their third consecutive victory in the Class B state amateur baseball tournament as they face Colman in the quarterfinals tonight at 6:00 in Mitchell.  In the second game tonight, defending champion Alexandria takes on Plankinton.  Last night in the opening round of the quarters, the Dell Rapids Mudcats ousted the Parkston Mudcats by a 5-2 score.



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