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KYNT Sports 7-7-14

Monday, July 7, 2014
Mitchell scored six runs in the final two innings to rally past Yankton Post 12 7-4 in Legion baseball on Sunday.  Lane Sawatzke had a double and two singles for Yankton, while Sheldon Gant had a pair of doubles.  Yankton is now 25-7 on the season with a doubleheader at Sioux Falls West on Tuesday.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday, the Yankton Tappers outscored Menno 11-5, while Irene rolled past Scotland 11-1.

Long-time Yankton HS teachere and coach Dr. Tim Mulhair will be honored with the South Dakota Tennis Achievement Award during the Tennis Hall of Fame ceremony July 27 in Sioux Falls.  Mulhair coached the Gazelles tennis squad for 25 years and the Bucks for 18 years, and served as the tennis representative on the SDHSAA for 11 years.

Yankton HS grad Colton Iverson is again competing for the Boston Celtics in the NBA Summer League in Orlando.  In his first game against Miami, Iverson had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.  
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KYNT Sports 7-2-14

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The unbeaten Crofton Bluejays are up to third place in this week's South Dakota Class B amateur baseball poll, with Wynot rated eighth in the state.  The Yankton Tappers are tied for fifth in the Class A poll.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad is now 23-6 on the season after a doubleheader split at Watertown.  Yankton will host Aberdeen in a twin bill today starting at 3 p-m at Riverside Field.

Mount Marty College baseball players Zac Hollenback and Derrik Nelson were named as reserves for the Lewis % Clark Baseball League All-Star game coming up tomorrow at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  Hollenback was selected as the league's Offensive Player of the Week.  Yankton native Mark Vig was chosen as a bench coach for the All-Star game.

South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner was named a pre-season first-team All-American in football.  Zenner is one of just two players in FCS history to rush for more than 2,000 yards twice in a career.  The Jacks open their season August 30 at Missouri.

Jhared Hack from Sanford, FL shot a six-under-par 66 to post a four-stroke victory in the Dakota Dunes Pro-Am.  The Dakotas Tour continues this weekend with a three-day tourney at Bakker Crossing in Sioux Falls.
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KYNT Sports 6-30-14

Monday, June 30, 2014
Nick Delio from Valencia, CA shot a three-day total of 16-under-par to win the South Dakota Open Pro-Am at The Bluffs in Vermillion.  Delio was last year's points champion on the Dakotas Golf Tour.  Former USD golfer Kyle Scanlon had a 15-under-par to win the amateur division.  This was the first event on the Dakotas Tour this summer, which will continue with an 18-hole Pro-Am today at Dakota Dunes.

The Crofton Bluejays remained unbeaten with a 6-0 win over Freeman last night as Rand Thygeson tossed a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts.  Scott Morrison fired a shutout as Wynot rolled past Tabor 10-0, Andrew Hora threw w five-hitter as Irene blanked Lesterville 2-0, and Menno edged Avon 4-3.

In Teener baseball this weekend, the Yankton Reds beat Spearfish 9-4 and lost at Brookings 4-3...while the South Dakota Swat edged the Yankton Lakers 3-2 at Riverside Field.


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KYNT Sports 6-27-14

Friday, June 27, 2014
Yankton Post 12 split a Legion baseball doubleheader Thursday, losing 6-3 to SF East in the opener.  Yankton won the second contest 3-0 as Austin Johnson fired a four-hit shutout.  Lane Sawatzke had three hits and three RBI for Yankton, which is now 22-5 on the season.

Menno defeated Lesterville 6-3 in South Central League amateur baseball on Thursday as Tom Sattler pitched the complete-game win for the Mad Frogs.

The South Dakota Open Pro-Am golf tourney begins today and runs through Sunday at The Bluffs in Vermillion.  This is the first of 19 tournaments on the Dakotas Golf Tour this summer.
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KYNT Sports 6-26-14

Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Mount Marty Lancers have added two players for their men's basketball program, including 6'2" guard Jackson Seitzinger a 2012 Yankton HS grad.  Seitzinger averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season for Minnesota West Community College.  The Lancers also signed 6'1" guard Geoffrey Dunker from Brush, CO who was second team all-state in his junior year and averaged 10 points and 3 assists per game as a senior.

Former USD standout Trevor Gruis has signed a contract to play hoops for Jamtland, a premier pro basketball team in Sweden.  Gruis started 102 consecutive games for the Coyotes, and the 6'10" center ended his career as one of just eight players to get over 1,300 points and 700 rebounds at USD.

USD senior graduate Jeff Mettler was named the Summit League Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.  Mettler helped the Coyotes win a share of the league title as he won the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run in the Summit League championships.

Yankton Post 12 edged Vermillion 6-4 in legion baseball on Wednesday, as Lane Sawatzke had three RBI and Ben Cameron was the winning pitcher with Sheldon Gant earning the save.  Yankton is now 21-4 and will face SF East today in a doubleheader starting at 2 p-m at Riverside Field.

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KYNT Sports 6-25-14

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team picked up a 3-1 victory over SF West in the opener on Tuesday, as Lane Sawatzke belted a three-run homer.  SFW won the nightcap 12-1 and Yankton's Legion record is now 20-4 on the season.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Tuesday, Irene outslugged Wynot 10-9 and Freeman defeated Tabor 6-1.

Jimmie Cunningham of Yankton won the boys 11-under division of the SDGA Junior Tour at Hartford on Tuesday, firing a nine-hole score of 41 for a three stroke victory.


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KYNT Sports 6-24-14

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Yankton Junior Legion baseball squad swept a pair of games Monday at Norfolk by scores of 9-3 and 12-2 as Michael Heine and Jordan Kathol got the victories on the mound.
The Yankton Post 12 Legion team is 19-3 this season and will host SF West in a twin bill tonight at 5 p.m.

The Yankton Rebels Under-17 girls soccer team lost three games in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II championships in Ohio over the weekend.  Yankton was making its first appearance in the tourney, and lost to squads from Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Yankton golfers Steve and Cindy Weiland won the state title in the senior division of the South Dakota Husband-Wife Tournament in Dell Rapids.  The Weilands shot a 156 total for a four-shot victory.  Larry and Anne Meyer of Yankton won the senior division third flight with a 176 total.
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