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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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KYNT Sports 8-15-14

Friday, August 15, 2014
Yankton HS has released its schedule for homecoming week activities, with a major change coming up next month.  The YHS Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and induction will be held in the fall this year on Thursday, September 18 right before the coronation ceremony.  The Bucks football team will host Aberdeen Central on Friday September 19.

In the Class A amateur baseball state tourney today at Drake Field in Mitchell at 1:30, the Yankton Tappers face the Renner Monarchs in a losers bracket game.  In a winners bracket contest this afternoon, the Vermillion Red Sox take on the Sioux Falls Brewers.
Thursday night in the Class B quarterfinals, Wynot picked up a wild 18-10 victory in ten innings over Irene.  Lee Heimes led the Expos with four hits and four RBI, and they will now face Clark in the semis on Saturday.  Clark eliminated Tabor 5-2 last night.  Tonight in the Class B quarterfinals, the Crofton Bluejays meet the Parkston Mudcats, followed by Alexandria against Flandreau.

USD will begin its women's basketball season with four straight road games, with the opener November 14 at Drake.  The Coyotes will also play at Kansas, Washington and Marquette in the first month.  USD is the defending Summit League post-season tournament champion.
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KYNT Sports 8-13-14

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
South Central League teams have now won eight of nine games at the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, after Crofton defeated Lake Norden 8-2 on Tuesday night.  Seth Erdmann allowed just two runs in six innings to post the win, while Tyler Zimmerman led the Bluejays with four hits.  Crofton will now face the Parkston Mudcats at 6 pm Friday in one quarterfinal game, while Thursday's quarterfinals at Mitchell include Tabor against Clark, followed by Wynot taking on Irene.

Former Yankton HS standout Colton Iverson has signed a one-year deal to play professional basketball in Spain with Laboral Kutxa, a member of the EuroLeague.  Iverson played for Boston in the NBA Summer League, and the Celtics still hold the rights to the seven-foot center.

Northwestern was picked by the conference coaches to win the GPAC volleyball title this fall, and Mount Marty was voted for tenth place.  The Lancers open their season at home August 26th against York College.  
Hastings was selected to win both the GPAC women's and men's soccer championships this fall.  Mount Marty was chosen for ninth place in women's soccer and eleventh place for men's soccer.  MMC will open their soccer season with a home doubleheader next Tuesday afternoon against Western Iowa Tech.

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KYNT Sports 8-11-14

Monday, August 11, 2014
The Yankton Tappers split a pair of games this weekend to open the Class A state amateur baseball tournament in Renner.  Saturday, the Tappers defeated the Rapid City A's 7-4 and on Sunday, the SF Brewers edged the Tappers 6-5.  The Yankton Tappers will face top-ranked Renner Friday at 1:30 p-m at Drake Field in Mitchell in an elimination game.  The Vermillion Red Sox will meet the Brewers at the same time Friday at Cadwell Park in the winners bracket.  

In the Class B amateur baseball tournament Sunday, Tabor scored twice in the ninth to edge Groton 7-6 in second round action.  In first-round play Saturday, the Crofton Bluejays nipped Corsica-Stickney 3-2...and defending champion Alexandria squeezed past the Avon Bards 4-3.

Tyndall won the Class A VFW Teener baseball state title Sunday with a 6-0 victory over Dell Rapids as Chase Kortan pitched a four-hit shutout.  Vermillion downed tournament host Volga 9-5 in the third place game.

Yankton golfer Megan Mingo took second place in the SDGA Women's Amateur tournament in Hartford, five shots behind champion Hallie Getz from Pierre.  Mingo shot a 75 Sunday at the Central Valley Golf Course to finish with a three-day total of 230.
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KYNT Sports 8-7-14

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Mount Marty College has hired a new men's assistant basketball coach.  Sam Holden is a 2005 graduate of Pierre HS who played hoops for two years at Presentation.  He was a student manager at USD, and served as a full-time assistant coach at Division Two Black Hills State the past two years.  Lancer head coach Andrew Baker says Holden is a great addition to the MMC men's basketball staff, and last year's assistant Nick Mabbutt will continue to help the team on a part-time basis.

Tabor scored four runs in the first and rolled past Clear Lake 10-3 Wednesday in the first game of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell.  Doug Vanecek was the winning pitcher for the Bluebirds, while Jason Humpal drove in four runs.  Tonight at 8 pm in Mitchell, the South Central League runnerup Wynot Expos will face Lennox.

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KYNT Sports 8-6-14

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Tabor Bluebirds open up the Class B amateur baseball tournament this evening at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.  Tabor is 12-9 for the season and will face Clear Lake at 6 p-m.

The North squad picked up a pair of two-run victories over the South in the Legion baseball all-star games Monday in Lake Norden.  Yankton's Mitch Gullikson had a hit and in two innings on the mound, recorded four strikeouts.

Mount Marty College has signed Adam Haigh of Bloomfield for their track and field program.  Haigh placed second in the pole vault at the Class D Nebraska high school state track meet in the spring, and he was named the Most Valuable Athlete as a senior for Bloomfield HS.

North Dakota State has been picked to repeat as the FCS champions this fall in football, as the Bison are looking for their fourth consecutive national title.  South Dakota State is rated tenth in the national FCS pre-season poll.  The Jacks had a 9-5 record last year, and have made the national playoffs the past two seasons.
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