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KYNT Sports 7-9-16

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Forest Lake, Minnesota defeated Yankton 5-1 last night in the Gopher Legion Baseball Classic.  Colin Muth allowed just two hits in five innings on the mound, and then Forest Lake scored four runs in the sixth to get the victory.  The Yankton Post 12 squad is now 16 and 11 overall and will continue play today with two more games in the Gopher Classic in Arden Hills, Minnesota.  Yankton will face two Minnesota teams in pool play this afternoon, Lino Lakes and Tri-City Red.

In South Central League amateur baseball last night, Yankton beat Scotland 14-1 as Dusty Haffeman was the winning pitcher and Dave Schmidt and Nik Davis each had three hits for the Tappers.  Wynot topped Freeman 3-1 as Jackson Sudbeck fired the complete-game victory for the Expos. 

Yankton golfers Jace Guthmiller and Mitch Schlingman, along with Eric Baily of Crofton each won matches Friday in the second round of the South Dakota Men’s Match-Play Tournament at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.  They each will play in the round of 32 this morning, while Megan Mingo of Yankton will compete in the Women’s Match-Play quarterfinals today in Pierre.

The South Dakota All-Star High School football game will be played this afternoon in Vermillion.  The kickoff is set for 1 p-m in the DakotaDome.

U-S-D senior Emily Grove breezed through the first three vaults last night, and has advanced to the women’s pole vault finals Sunday at the U-S Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  Grove is a five-time All-American and set a new personal best vault of 14 feet, 5 inches Friday and hopes to qualify for the Olympics next month.

 

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-8-16

Friday, July 8, 2016

Yankton Post 12 starts play today in the largest Legion Baseball tournament in the nation.  This year’s Gopher Classic in the Twin Cities has attracted 96 Legion teams and the qualifying rounds will be played at sixteen different sites.  Yankton is 16-10 on the season, and will compete the next three days at Hargis Park in Arden Hills with their first game today against Forest Lake, Minnesota.

In Junior Legion baseball at Riverside Field last night, Brookings beat Yankton 18-5 in the opener and then Yankton picked up an 11-1 victory in game two as Kellen Franzeen was the winning pitcher and Jackson Somsen drove in four runs.

Menno upset Irene 6-1 in South Central League baseball on Thursday, as Macon Oplinger tossed a five-hit complete game and Josh Berndt had a two-run homer.  Tabor scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge Crofton 4-3 as Ross Kortan delivered the game-winning bases loaded single for the Bluebirds.

The South Dakota Amateur baseball poll this week still has the Yankton Tappers rated fifth in the state in Class A.  In Class B amateur baseball, Irene is tied for eighth in the state rankings while Crofton and Tabor are both receiving votes just out of the top ten.

Mount Marty College has signed Sara Skorheim from Huron for their women’s golf program.  Skorheim won three varsity letters for the Tigers, and was the Most Improved Player for Huron in 2015.  She plans to major in Radiology Technology at Mount Marty.

Yankton golfer Jace Guthmiller placed third out of 80 golfers in the qualifying round for the South Dakota Match-Play Men’s Golf Tournament at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre.  Guthmiller fired a three-under-par 69, three shots behind qualifying leader Max Donohue of Sioux Falls.  Crofton’s Eric Baily placed 12th with a 72, while Mitch Schlingman of Yankton was 18th with a 73.  In the Women’s State Tourney, Sydney Bormann of Parkston led the way with a 73 while Megan Mingo of Yankton tied for second with a 74.  Match-play begins today and continues through the championship matches on Monday.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-6-16

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Yankton scored four runs in the first inning, but Mitchell stormed back to defeat Post 12 by a 12-8 score last night in Legion baseball.  Mason Townsend had two hits and drove in two runs as Yankton fell to 16-10 for the season.

The Yankton Junior Legion team rolled past Harrisburg last night by scores of 15-0 and 12-2.  Yankton is 12 and 16 and will host Sioux Falls East in a twin bill tonight.

Menno defeated Scotland 4-1 last night in South Central League amateur baseball as Doug Hall pitched the complete-game victory.

South Dakota State baseball coach Dave Schrage has stepped down from that position to take the head baseball coaching job at Butler University in Indianapolis.  Schrage guided the Jackrabbits to a 136 and 144 record in five seasons, including the Summit League post-season title and an NCAA Tournament bid in 2013 when Layne Somsen of Yankton was the League’s Pitcher of the Year. SDSU officials say a national search for his replacement will start immediately.

Somsen has been put back on the Oklahoma City Triple-A roster after having been designated for assignment last week by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

U-S-D senior Teivaskie Lewin just missed qualifying for the Jamaican U-S Olympic team over the weekend, as he finished sixth in the 110-meter men’s hurdles.  Coyote sophomore Gawain Williams took 27th in the Jamaica trials in the men’s 100 meter dash.  Former S-D-S-U triple jumper Jazzelena Black placed 23rd in the women’s triple jump Monday and did not qualify for the finals in Eugene, Oregon.  U-S-D senior Emily Grove will compete this Friday in the women’s pole vault for a spot on the U-S Olympic squad.

South Dakota had two National Coach of the Year winners last week in Kentucky.  Marc Murren from Sioux Falls Washington was selected as the Assistant Coach of the Year in Boys Spots, and Jason Olson from Rapid City Stevens was named the Girls Tennis Coach of the Year.  Jill Christensen from Parker was a finalist for the National Volleyball Coach of the Year award.


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KYNT Sports 7-5-16

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Crofton edged Wynot 4-3 in South Central League amateur baseball as Rand Thygeson fired a complete game with 14 strikeouts and belted the game-winning two-run double in the eighth inning for the Bluejays.  Tabor defeated Freeman 4-1 as Doug Vanecek pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts for the Bluebirds.

Long-time Freeman baseball player and manager Larry Anderson will be inducted into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame this fall.  Anderson started playing for the Freeman amateur squad in 1955, and also managed the team for 25 years.  He helped to start the South Dakota Baseball Coaches Association and was the South Central League Commissioner for the past decade.  Anderson will be honored August 13th at the state amateur baseball tournament in Mitchell, and the Hall of Fame banquet will be held in Freeman on September 24th.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad continues play tonight after the holiday weekend off.  Yankton is 16 and 9 on the season and will play at Mitchell starting at 6 p-m.

The Yankton Junior Legion team will host Harrisburg in a doubleheader tonight at Riverside Field.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-2-16

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Yankton native Layne Somsen has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.  The right-handed pitcher threw just one inning for the Dodgers Triple-A team in Oklahoma City in the past two weeks.  Somsen has been with the Reds, Yankees and Dodgers organizations in the past two months.

In South Central League baseball on Friday, Irene rallied to defeat Freeman 8-7.  Zach Garrett had a home run and double for the Cardinals, while Eric Hortness had four hits for Freeman.  Menno rolled past Wynot 12-4 as Macon Oplinger pitched the complete-game victory and Dylan Lehr drove in three runs.

In Teener baseball yesterday, Renner Post 307 defeated the Yankton Lakers 10-3 in the opener of a doubleheader and the Lakers came back to win the second contest 6-3.


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KYNT Sports 7-1-16

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Yankton Black sox crushed Renner 13-3 in the first game of a twin bill last night at Riverside Field, as Sam Mooney pitched the complete game victory and Rex Ryken led the offense with three hits and four RBI’s.  Renner took the nightcap 8-0 as the Black Sox are now 10-7 for the season.

Crofton doubled up Lesterville 4-2 last night in South Central League amateur baseball as Devon Munter pitched seven shutout innings in the victory.  Freeman scored 12 runs in the ninth inning and routed Scotland 21-3 as Allan Scherschligt fired a three-hit complete game.  Irene nipped Tabor 9-8 as Simon Healy led the Cardinals with three hits.

First-place Irene visits Freeman tonight in the South Central League schedule, and Lesterville will host Tabor.

Sioux Falls professional Doug Quinones won the Great-Life Willow Run Pro-Am Thursday with a five-under-par 66 at Willow Run Golf Course.  This event was the second of 17 tournaments on the Dakotas Golf Tour, which continues next weekend at Bakker Crossing in Sioux Falls.


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KYNT Sports 6-30-16

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Yankton Post 12 scored seven runs in the fourth inning and defeated Sioux Falls West 10-6 last night at Riverside Field.  Tyler Guthmiller drove in four runs, Justin Leader had three hits and Mason Townsend was the winning pitcher as Yankton moved into a first-place tie for the top spot in Region 2-A along with Sioux Falls West.  The Yankton Legion squad is 16-9 overall and doesn’t play again until next Tuesday at Mitchell.

Brandon Valley took a pair of games over Yankton in Junior Legion baseball on Wednesday by scores of 8-4 and 13-10.

In Teener baseball last night, the Yankton Black Sox picked up a 13-7 win at Sioux Falls East in game one and then East came back for a 14-4 victory in the nightcap.  The Black Sox got six hits from Owen Feser on the night, and are now 9-6 for the season.

The South Dakota Amateur Class A baseball poll this week has the Yankton Tappers rated fifth and the Vermillion Red Sox ranked sixth.  In the Class B poll, the Irene Cardinals have moved up to sixth in the state and Tabor is tied for tenth.

In the South Central League tonight, Lesterville plays at Crofton, Freeman goes to Scotland and Menno will host Wynot.

Sioux City played in the longest game in American Association history, as it took two days and nearly six hours for Fargo-Moorhead to beat the Explorers 5-4 in a 17-inning contest.  Also Wednesday, St. Paul beat the Sioux Falls Canaries 7-4.

Mount Marty College has announced the commitment of Christian LeRue from San Gabriel, California for their baseball program.  LeRue is an infielder and pitcher who batted .328 this season and led his high school to a runner-up finish in the Mission Valley League.  He will major in Biology and Chemistry at MMC.

The second event on the 17-tournament schedule for the Dakotas Golf Tour will be held today in Sioux Falls.  The golfers are teeing off this morning in the GreatLife Willow Run Pro-Am at Willow Run Golf Course in a one-day tournament.


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KYNT Sports 6-29-16

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Yankton will host Sioux Falls West tonight in Legion baseball in a battle for the top spot in the Region 2-A standings.  West is unbeaten in four region games, while Yankton is 3 and 1.  Tonight’s nine-inning game starts at 6:00 at Riverside Field, with our broadcast beginning at 5:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Junior Legion visits Brandon Valley tonight, while the Yankton Black Sox Teener squad has a twin bill at Sioux Falls East.

In Junior Legion baseball on Tuesday, Yankton edged Sioux Falls West 5-4 in the opener as Jakob Larson had three hits and three RBI’s and drove in the winning runs with a two-run double in the seventh.  West won the nightcap by a 7-2 score.

The Yankton Lakers split a Teener doubleheader at Brandon Valley, losing the first game 5-2 and winning the second contest 13-11 as Paris Beeson and Matt Hein each drove in three runs for Yankton.


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KYNT Sports 6-27-16

Monday, June 27, 2016

Vermillion claimed the title in the Morrie Wachendorf Legion baseball classic over the weekend at Riverside Field, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Yankton on Sunday.  Billy Mount pitched the complete game victory for Vermillion against Yankton Post 12, who beat Humboldt 6-5, edged Crofton 4-3 and blanked Norfolk 8-0 when Ethan Wishon fired a no-hitter on Saturday evening.

Yankton Post 12 is now 15-9 on the season, and will host Sioux Falls West Wednesday night in a battle for the top spot in the region standings.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday, Wynot upset Yankton 8-7 as Scott Heimes homered for the Expos and Jackson Sudbeck picked up the victory in relief.  Kory Bromley led the Tappers with four hits while Nik Davis added a homer.  Menno defeated Tabor 2-0  as Doug Hall fired a two-hit shutout in the victory as Cody Ulmer drove in both runs.

Brad Brunner of Tampa, Florida edged Kevin Tucker in a one-hole playoff to win the title of the South Dakota Open yesterday.  Both golfers finished the three-day event with a 16-under-par total, while former U-S-D All-Summit League golfer Sam Matthew placed fourth with a 54-hole score of 14-under.

In the South Dakota Golf Association Senior Husband-Wife state tournament at Dakota Dunes, Steve and Cindy Weiland of Yankton tied for third this weekend with a two-round total of 160, just one stroke behind the winners.  Steve and YaVonne Slowey of Yankton took the title in the second flight with a 162 score.

SDSU golfers Trevor Tobin and Megan Mingo of Yankton tied for first in the Mixed Team championship at Dakota Dunes with a two-day total of 137.  Lake Andes golfers J-J Cooney and Kellie Winckler of Mount Marty took fifth place with a 148.

 


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KYNT Sports 6-25-16

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yankton Post 12 scored three runs in the ninth to rally past Watertown 6-5 last night in Legion baseball.  Nate Hein had two hits and the game-winning RBI, while Mason Townsend had three hits and Sheldon Gant homered for Post 12.  Yankton is now 12-8 on the season and will host Crofton at 10:00 this morning and Norfolk at 6:00 this evening in the Morrie Wachendorf Legion Classic at Riverside Field.

In Teener baseball on Friday, Brandon Valley won a pair of games over the Yankton Black Sox by scores of 3-2 and 11-2.  Rex Ryken pitched five shutout innings in the opener for the Black Sox.

USD softball standout Yvon Minogue was named the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month.  Minogue batted .545 during the past month and drove in 13 runs for the Coyotes.  She will compete for the Mexico national softball team in the World Championships next month.

The South Dakota Open Golf Tournament at The Bluffs in Vermillion started on Friday and a former USD golfer leads the pack after one round.  Coyote grad and all-league golfer Sam Matthew fired an eight-under-par 64 yesterday to lead three others by one shot.  The 54-hole tourney runs through Sunday at The Bluffs.

There will be plenty of golf this weekend by men and women at the Dakota Dunes Golf Club just north of Sioux City.  The South Dakota Golf Association will direct the 42nd annual Husband-Wife tournament, the 6th annual Senior Husband-Wife tourney and the 6th annual Mixed Team Championships the next two days.  There are a total of 304 golfers registered for these events.

 

 


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