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KYNT Sports 11-28-16

Monday, November 28, 2016

The U-S-D men’s basketball team outlasted the University of Montana 72-67 Sunday in Vermillion.  Tyler Flack and Matt Mooney each scored 18 points for the Coyotes, who are now 6 and 2 on the season.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team defeated Cal State Bakersfield 75-60 on Sunday in California.  Sophomore guard Jaycee Bradley scored a career-high 26 points as the Coyotes upped their season record to 5 and 1.

 A pair of strong college football programs in the area both lost playoff games on Saturday.  Harding University from Arkansas rallied to edge the University of Sioux Falls 27-24 in overtime in the N-C-A-A Division Two playoffs as the fourth-rated Cougars ended up with a 12 and 1 season record.  In the N-A-I-A quarterfinals, the University of Saint Francis Indiana outscored Morningside College 42-35 as the fifth-ranked Mustangs finished up at 10 and 2 for the season.

 The Yankton Gazelles open their competitive gymnastics season tonight in Mitchell.  First-year head coach Justin Olson will guide the Gazelles in their triangular this evening against Ethan/Parkston/Hanson and the three-time defending state champion Mitchell Kernels.



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KYNT Sports 11-24-16

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Yankton High School basketball teams will begin their practices next Monday, in preparation for the season opening doubleheader for the Bucks and Gazelles at Brookings on December 13th.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad opens their season Monday night with a triangular at Mitchell, and the Bucks wrestling team has their first meet next Saturday at Watertown.

 Hofstra defeated USD 65-57 in men’s basketball Wednesday as the Coyotes took fourth place out of eight teams at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida.  USD shot just 30 percent from the field and they are now 5 and 2 on the season with a home game against Montana Sunday afternoon.

The USD women’s basketball team is 3-1 on the season, and will continue their schedule tonight on the West Coast with a game at U-C Riverside.

South Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Football Conference in a tiebreaker over North Dakota State, and SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier was named the Missouri Valley Coach of the Year.  Jacks quarterback Taryn Christion was chosen the Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

USD quarterback Chris Streveler was named the Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Year after passing and rushing for 2,770 yards this season and accounting for 31 touchdowns.  


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KYNT Sports 11-23-16

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mount Marty gave the nation’s third-ranked women’s basketball team a battle, but lost a 74-66 decision to Dakota Wesleyan last night at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with 22 points, including four three-point baskets.  Dakota Wesleyan put five players in double figures as they won their ninth game in a row.

Wesleyan easily won the men’s game, beating Mount Marty 103-62 last night.  Center Jason Spicer led the Tigers with 25 points, while guard O-J Thok paced the Lancers with 15 points.  Mount Marty will take a break for the holiday weekend, and then will visit Briar Cliff next Wednesday for a G-PAC doubleheader.

Houston handed USD their first men’s basketball loss last night, rolling past the Coyotes 85-58 in the semi-finals of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida.  USD shot just 37 percent from the floor in the loss to the Cougars, and the Coyotes will face Hofstra University at 4 p-m today in the tournament matchup for third place.

Crofton reached the Nebraska state football championship game for just the second time in school history, but the Warriors were held without a point as Wilber-Clatonia blanked Crofton 20-0 in the Class C-2 title game yesterday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  The Wolverines finished unbeaten in 13 games and recorded eight shutouts along the way.  Crofton managed just 48 total yards in the contest and ended up as state runner-up with a 10-3 season record.

The Class 9-A all-state football team has been announced and four area players received honors.  Gayville-Volin linebacker Grant Rice, defensive tackle Eli Huber from Menno/Marion, defensive end Tanner Skorepa of Scotland, and Irene-Wakonda placekicker Tate Gale each were named Class 9-A football all-staters.



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KYNT Sports 11-21-16

Monday, November 21, 2016

West Central defeated Bon Homme 3-0 in the third place match Saturday night at the Class A state volleyball tournament in Watertown.  The Lady Cavaliers ended up with a 30 and 6 season record and a fourth place finish at state.  The Parker Pheasants finished up at 27 and 6 on the season with a third place in the Class B volleyball tournament in Huron.  State champions were the top-seeded teams in each class:  Harrisburg, Dakota Valley and Northwestern.

Crofton goes after their first state championship in football tomorrow morning at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  The Warriors take on unbeaten Wilber-Clatonia at 10:15 a-m Tuesday for the Class C-2 football title.

South Dakota State won the Missouri Valley Football Conference regular season title in a tie-breaker with North Dakota State.  The Jacks routed Northern Iowa by a 45-24 score Saturday as quarterback Taryn Christion accounted for four touchdowns.  North Dakota State got past South Dakota 28-21 in the Dome on Saturday.  The Coyotes finished at 4 and 7 this season, with six of those losses by ten points or less. 

North Dakota State earned the top seed in the F-C-S playoffs, while South Dakota State got the number eight seed and a first-round bye.

Denver got past South Dakota 3-1 in the Summit League volleyball championship match on Sunday.  Senior Audrey Reeg and sophomore Lauren Mattison earned all-tournament honors for the Coyotes, who ended up at 25 and 7 this season.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team edged Tulsa 71-68 on Sunday as sophomore guard Allison Arens of Crofton had the game-winning basket and led the way with 17 points and 7 assists.  The U-S-D men’s basketball team plays in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida this week, starting with a 4:00 game today with Kent State.

Concordia defeated Mount Marty in women’s basketball Saturday 75-65 as Sammy Kasowski paced the Lancers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs took the men’s game 102-69 as the Lancers got 15 points off the bench from freshman Trent Wilson.  Mount Marty will host Dakota Wesleyan Tuesday night.



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KYNT Sports 11-19-16

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Madison swept Bon Homme 3-0 last night in the Class A volleyball semi-finals at the Watertown Arena.  The Lady Cavaliers will now face West Central for third place in Class A, while Madison meets top-seed Dakota Valley for the title.  In the Class Double-A volleyball championship match tonight in Brookings, top-seed Harrisburg takes on Sioux Falls Roosevelt.  In the Class B volleyball title match tonight in Huron, number-one seed Northwestern takes on the Chester Area.

The USD volleyball team is the second seed for the Summit League Tournament which started last night in Denver.  The Coyotes earned a first-round bye and will play North Dakota State in the semi-finals this evening.

The USD football team hosts five-time defending national champion North Dakota State in the season finale this afternoon with the kickoff set for 2:00 in the Dakotadome. 

South Dakota State is tied for the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and the Jacks wind up their regular season today with a 4:00 game at Northern Iowa.

The Mount Marty College basketball season continues this afternoon at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  Concordia is rated 14th in women’s basketball in the nation, while the Bulldog and Lancer men’s teams are each looking for their first conference victory.   Our broadcast of the Lancer basketball doubleheader starts at 1:35 p-m today in 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 11-17-16

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fourth-ranked Morningside pulled away in the second half to defeat Mount Marty 74-51 last night in women’s basketball at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior Logan Wagner led the Lancers with 12 points, while senior Kellie Winckler had 7 points and 11 rebounds. 

In the men’s contest, Morningside outscored Mount Marty 113-87.  The Lancers shot over 49 percent from the floor and 48 percent from three-point range, and were led by 21 points from freshman Zane Schumacher.  Mount Marty will continue their G-PAC schedule with two games at Concordia Saturday.

Mount Marty has signed Peyton Stolle from Sioux Falls Roosevelt for their women’s basketball program.  Stolle average nearly 8 points and 5 rebounds a game and was named all-conference after shooting 50 percent from three-point range.  She will be a Pre-Professional major at Mount Marty.

The Lancers have signed Keegan Savary from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa for their men’s basketball program.  Savary is a 6’2” guard who averaged 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game in his junior season. 

Two Mount Marty seniors earned Honorable Mention honors by the Great Plains Athletic Conference in volleyball.  Outside hitter Sierra Kloth and setter Amber Dysthe each got G-PAC honorable mention yesterday.  The Lancers finished with a 7 and 24 season record.

Six players scored in double figures for the U-S-D men’s basketball team last night as they rolled past Presentation College 99-60 in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are unbeaten in three games and will host Doane College tonight at 7 p-m, while the U-S-D women have a road matchup at Arkansas at 7:00.

The South Dakota high school volleyball tournaments begin this afternoon with action at Brookings, Watertown and Huron.  Third-seed Bon Homme takes their season record of 29 and 4 against Milbank at 6:00 tonight in the Class A tourney at the Watertown Arena.  In the Class B volleyball tourney in Huron, fourth-seed Parker faces Harding County at 1:45 this afternoon.


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KYNT Sports 11-16-16

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Mount Marty College basketball teams start their G-PAC schedule tonight with a home doubleheader against Morningside.  The Mustangs are unbeaten and fourth in the nation in women’s basketball, while their men’s team is 3 and 1 this season.  Our broadcast from the Cimpl Arena starts at 5:35 p.m. on 1450, KYNT.

The USD men’s basketball team will host Presentation College tonight at 7:00 in the Dome.  Coyote head coach Craig Smith will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club during the noon hour at JoDean’s, and the public is invited to attend.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad has started their workouts this week for the winter sports season.  Riley Smith is entering his second season as head coach of the Bucks, who open their season Saturday, December 3rd at the Watertown Dual Tournament.

Six Yankton High School seniors were named to the Academic All-State football team in Class 11-Double-A.  Devon Mines-Alver, Nate Stephenson, Chris Kinsley, Kade Larson, Brandon Shuey and Brock Goeden were honored after compiling at least a 3.5 GPA and playing or managing at least three years of football.

The South Dakota high school volleyball state tournaments will begin on Thursday, and the Bon Homme Lady Cavaliers are seeded third in Class A.  Bon Homme will take on Milbank tomorrow at 6 p-m in first-round play at the state volleyball tourney in the Watertown Civic Arena.

Gayville-Volin distance runner Laura Nelson has signed with the University of South Dakota.  Nelson won the Class B state cross-country title twice for the Raiders and was the 32-hundred meter champion last spring.  


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KYNT Sports 11-15-16

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Unbeaten Guardian Angels Central Catholic edged Creighton 48-44 last night in the Class D-1 football semifinals in Beemer.  Ryan Neumann totaled 312 yards rushing and passing in the loss as the Bulldogs ended up 10 and 2 for the season.

The University of South Dakota won both of the basketball weekly awards from the Summit League for the first weekend of games.  Sophomore Allison Arens from Crofton was named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after scoring a total of 49 points in a pair of Coyote victories.  Sophomore Trey Burch-Manning was honored as the Men’s Player of the Week after collecting 38 points and 22 rebounds in two USD victories over the weekend.

USD sophomore Lauren Mattison was named the Summit League Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after recording 44 digs in a pair of Coyote victories last weekend which gave them a share of the league title.

In men’s basketball last night on the West Coast, U-C Irvine defeated South Dakota State 73-58.  The Jacks are winless in two games and will have their home opener Wednesday night at Frost Arena in Brookings against Wayne State.

Yankton High School senior Emma Stewart has signed to compete in the jumping events for South Dakota State University.  Stewart has been a three-time state champion in the long jump and triple jump for the Gazelles, and the past two years she was named the Class AA Most Valuable Field Event Performer in girls track and field.    

Mount Marty had a total of four mid-fielders earn Honorable Mention honors in G-PAC Soccer this fall.  John Heath, Joseph Finn, Carleen Simpson, and Shae Provencher each made the Honorable List from the conference for their efforts on the soccer field for the Lancers.

The Mount Marty J-V women’s basketball team defeated Dordt College last night by a 77-62 score.  The Lancers will open their G-PAC schedule with a women’s and men’s doubleheader against Morningside tomorrow night at the Cimpl Arena.


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KYNT Sports 11-14-16

Monday, November 14, 2016

South Dakota State edged USD 28-21 Saturday afternoon in Brookings as the Jacks maintained a share of the lead in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.  Taryn Christion scored on a seven-yard run with four minutes left for the SDSU victory.  Chris Streveler passed for 217 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Coyotes but threw an interception in the final seconds as the Jacks got the win.

USD ended the regular season tied for the Summit League volleyball title after a 3-0 sweep over South Dakota State Saturday night in Vermillion.  The Coyotes ended up at 13 and 3 in league play and 24 and 6 for the season, and will compete in the Summit League tournament starting November 18th in Denver.

The -SD men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures Sunday as they downed Bowling Green 78-72 in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  The Coyote women’s team defeated Stephen F. Austin 80-74 Sunday in the first game of the twin bill as sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton led U-S-D with 21 points.

Kansas Wesleyan rallied from 11 points down at halftime to defeat Mount Marty 65-54 in women’s basketball on Saturday at the Cimpl Arena.  Sammy Kasowski had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Lancers dropped to 3 and 2 for the season.

Kansas Wesleyan outscored Mount Marty 92-75 in the men’s contest Saturday as Drew Cheskie scored 18 points to pace the Lancers, who are now 3 and 3 overall.  Mount Marty will host Morningside in a G-PAC doubleheader on Wednesday.

Hampton capped off an unbeaten volleyball season by sweeping Wynot in the Class D-2 championship match Saturday in Lincoln.  The  Wynot Lady Blue Devils finished a state runner-up season with a 27 and 5 overall record.

The Creighton Bulldogs will try and qualify for the Nebraska state football championships when they face unbeaten Guardian Angels Central Catholic tonight in the Class D-1 semifinals, with the kickoff at 6:00 in West Point.

Sioux Falls Washington finished unbeaten on the football season with a 41-31 win over Brandon Valley to win the Class 11-AAA title Saturday night in the Dome.


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KYNT Sports 11-12-16

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Crofton has advanced to their second high school football championship in school history after defeating Battle Creek 19-14 last night.  Tanner Crosley led the Warriors with 121 yards rushing and a touchdown and the Crofton defense held the Braves without scoring three times inside their 20 in the second half.  Crofton will take on unbeaten Wilber-Clatonia in the Class C-2 title game Tuesday, November 22nd at 10 a-m at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Wynot advanced to the Class D-2 volleyball championship with a 3-2 victory over top-seed Exeter-Milligan on Friday, including a 16-14 win in the deciding fifth set. Cortney Arkfeld led Wynot with 21 kills and 16 digs, and the Blue Devils will meet Hampton today at 9 a-m for the state title in Lincoln.

Mitchell won their first state football championship with a 41-6 rout over Harrisburg in Class 11-AA last night in the Dakotadome.  Winner has now won 24 straight games after crushing Groton 54-0 for the Class 11-B title.  Today at 1:00 in the Dome, the Tea Area faces Madison for the Class 11-A championship and tonight at 7:00, Brandon Valley takes on Sioux Falls Washington for the Class 11-AAA crown.

The USD volleyball squad edged Denver 3-2 last night as the Coyotes are now tied for first in the Summit League.  USD will host South Dakota State tonight at 6:00 in Vermillion in the final regular season game.

The in-state battle between South Dakota State and the University of South Dakota on the gridiron will be held today in Brookings with the kickoff at 2:00.

The USD women’s cross-country team placed 11th in the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday in Iowa City.  Coyote freshman Julia Noah posted a personal best and finished 34th out of 235 runners.

Mount Marty has their first home basketball doubleheader today, as the Lancers host Kansas Wesleyan starting at 2:00 at the Cimpl Arena.  The Mount Marty women are 3 and 1 this season, while the Lancer men have a 3 and 2 record.  Our broadcast today starts at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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