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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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KYNT Sports 8-4-14

Monday, August 4, 2014
Yankton Post 12 finished second in the Class A Legion baseball state tournament, as Rapid City Post 22 scored eight runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win in the championship round.  Yankton senior Lane Sawatzke fired six shutout innings on Sunday before taking the loss, while Mitch Gullikson drove in Sheldon Gant with the only Yankron run.  Yankton was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy at the state tourney at the Huron ballpark, and finished up 32-16 for the season.

In the VFW Teener 13-14 Minors state tourney in Pierre, Brookings rallied to edge the Yankton Reds 5-4 in the state championship game.  The Yankton Reds ended up 27-22 and state runnerup.  Mitchell won the title of the VFW Teener 13-14 Majors state tourney at Riverside Field, while the Yankton Lakers finished with a 19-26 season record.

The Yankton Tappers have advanced to the Class A amateur baseball state tournament after a 6-3 win over Pierre last night in Mitchell.  Trey Krier pitched the victory for the Tappers, while Jason Miller led the offense with three RBI.

Professional Tim Kunick of Bismarck, ND won the $21,000 first place check at the 41st annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Golf Invitational, shooting for four-day total of 270 which is 18-under-par at Hillcrest CC.  Jason Merkel won the amateur division with a 291 score, two shots ahead of Yankton golfers Ryan Elwood and Mitch Schlingman and four over Jace Guthmiller.
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KYNT Sports Update 8-3-14

Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 team had a 17-hit attack Saturday in a 13-5 victory over Brandon Valley in the Class A Legion baseball state tournament in Huron.  Landon Withrow had a double and three singles to lead Yankton, while Sheldon Gant had two doubles and a single.  Yankton is 32-15 on the season and has advanced to the championship round today, where they must defeat Rapid City Post 22 twice to win the state title.  Our broadcast starts at 12:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

Crofton edged Wynot 5-3 to win the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament on Saturday night at the Freeman ballpark.  Tyler Zimmerman was the winning pitcher, while Scott Donner of Crofton was named the tournament MVP.  Avon scored in the ninth inning to edge Freeman 5-4, so the Class B amateur baseball state tournament spots go to Crofton, Wynot, Irene, Tabor and Avon.

The Vermillion Red Sox won the Class A amateur baseball district title with a 5-3 win over the Yankton Tappers on Saturday.

The net team champions in the Hillcrest Pro-Am golf tournament were the McFate family (Dan, Darrin, Pat) from Muscatine, IA while third place went to the Yankton foursome of Pat King, Wayne Ibarolle and Greg Adamson.  In the gross amateur division, Jason Merkel and Todd Rose are tied at 218, just ahead of Jace Guthmiller and Ryan Elwood with 219's.  Josh Esler from Wauconda, IL has the professional lead with a 202, two shots up on Tim Kunick from Bismarck, ND entering today's final round at Hillcrest CC.

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KYNT Sports 8-2-14

Saturday, August 2, 2014
The Hillcrest Pro-Am Invitational has reached the halfway point, and Rockford, IL golfer Jeffrey Kellen has a two-stroke advantage with a 36-hole total of 134.  Jason Merkel has the amateur lead with a 143 score, while Yankton HS golfer Jace Guthmiller is third with a 145.  The McFate family has the net team lead with round three on Saturday.

Yankton Post 12 rallied for a 7-5 victory over Pierre on Friday at the Class A Legion baseball state tournament in Huron.  Tanner Termansen pitched the complete-game victory for Yankton, while Colin Muth belted a three-run homer for the game-winning runs.  Yankton will face Brandon Valley at 3 p-m today at Huron, and we'll have the broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Tappers rolled past the Mitchell Mad Frogs 11-4 Friday night at the district amateur baseball tourney in Mitchell.  In the District 6-B amateur tournament at the Freeman ballpark, the host Black Sox take on Tabor at 5 p-m, followed by the district championship between Crofton and Wynot.
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KYNT Sports 8-1-14

Friday, August 1, 2014
Rapid City Post 22 edged Yankton Post 12 by a 6-4 score Thursday night in the winners bracket of the Class A American Legion baseball state tournament in Huron.  Yankton had taken a 3-2 lead in the sixth, but Matt Vickers drilled a 3-run homer for the Rapid City win.  Mitch Gullikson led Yankton with three hits as they now take a 30-15 season record into a losers bracket game against Pierre (19-23) today at 1 p-m with the contest broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.  In other scores on Thursday, Brookings edged Watertown 8-7 in 13 innings...Pierre eliminated Huron 8-3...and Brandon Valley edged SF West 4-3 in the winners bracket.

The Yankton Lakers will host the VFW Teener baseball 13-14 Majors division state tournament starting this morning at Riverside Field.  The Lakers (17-24) take on Watertown in the first round this afternoon.

Tabor and Irene each qualified for the state amateur baseball tournament with victories last night at the Freeman ballpark.  Tabor downed Freeman 5-3 and Irene whipped Avon 10-0 on Thursday.  Saturday at 5 p-m, Freeman hosts Avon with the winner qualifying for the state tourney, followed by the District 6-B title matchup between Crofton and Wynot.

The 41st annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Invitational started Thursday at Hillcrest CC, and pros Tim Kunick and Jeffrey Kellen share the lead with six-under-par 66's.  Chris Schaefer has the amateur lead with a 71, while Yankton HS golfer Jace Guthmiller is tied for second at 72.  
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