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KYNT Sports 4-19-16

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Mount Marty baseball team has a non-conference twin bill at Dakota State today.  The Lancers are 17-20 on the season, and after sweeping four G-PAC games over the weekend are now in sixth place in the conference.   

The Mount Marty softball squad will have a G-PAC twin bill today at Briar Cliff starting at 3:00.  The Lancers are 2-10 in the conference, while the Chargers are 4-10.  The Lancer doubleheader yesterday with Grace University was postponed, and was re-scheduled for next Monday April 25 starting at 4:00 at Riverside Park.

The Summit League Women’s Golf championship is being played in Nebraska City and after the first round, Denver has the team lead with a 295 total, U-S-D is third at 317 and South Dakota State sits in fourth with a 318 score.  Coyote junior Brenna Lervick shot a 73 and is second in the league, while Yankton junior Megan Mingo from SDSU had an 80 and is tied for 20th.  The tourney runs two more days.

The Yankton Bucks tennis season continues with a triangular on the home courts this afternoon.  The Bucks are 3 and 6 on the season, and will host powerful Sioux Falls Washington and Vermillion today starting at 1:00.

The Yankton track and field athletes will compete in a quadrangular today in Brandon, against Washington, O’Gorman and host Brandon Valley.  We’ll have reports throughout the meet from Rich Wright on AM 1450, KYNT.

Yankton High School senior Adrienne Kusek has announced she will attend college and compete on the track and field team for N-C-A-A Division Two South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City.  Kusek throws the shot put and discus, and last weekend took second in both events for the Gazelles at the Corn Palace Relays.










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KYNT Sports 4-18-16

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Mount Marty baseball team used strong pitching and defense to sweep doubleheaders from Hastings and Nebraska Wesleyan this weekend at Riverside field.  Saturday night, Trevor Jutting smashed a three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Lancers edged Hastings 3-2.  Sunday, Alex Mogenson fired a three-hit shutout in a Mount Marty 1-0 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan and then Deric Denning pitched six shutout innings as the Lancers won the nightcap 7-0.  Mount Marty is 6-6 in the conference and tied for sixth place in the G-PAC.

The Mount Marty softball doubleheader at Hastings was postponed by rain on Saturday and has been re-scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 1st.

Yankton junior Megan Mingo has been named to the Summit League all-league first team in women’s golf after leading South Dakota State with a 74.8 average this spring.  Jackrabbit junior Haley Getz and U-S-D junior Brenna Lervick were also selected for first team honors.  The 54-hole Summit League Women’s Golf tournament takes place this week at ArborLinks in Nebraska City.

U-S-D defeated South Dakota State 5-2 in women’s tennis on Sunday.  The Coyotes are now 3 and 1 in the Summit League and 10-10 for the season.

U-S-D senior Teivaskie Lewin won the 110 hurdles at the Long Beach Invitational Saturday and broke a ten-year old school record with the fourth best time in the nation.  Ashley Thompson had the best collegiate triple jump in Long Beach.

Parker High School senior Zach Anderson had a high jump of seven feet Saturday in Garretson to become the first high school athlete in 24 years to hit that mark in South Dakota.  Anderson is a U-S-D recruit and is only the sixth high jumper to leap seven feet in South Dakota history, and he’s tied for third nationally this year.

Yankton High School had three winners Saturday in the Corn Palace Relays in Mitchell.  Maddie McClure won the girls 16-hundred, Madason Tessier took the girls 100 hurdles and Jordan Payer took the boys shot put.  The Bucks and Gazelles will compete in a quadrangular Tuesday at Brandon Valley.



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KYNT Sports 4-15-16

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles started their golf season successfully with a championship at the Harrisburg Invitational on Thursday.  Yankton shot a 338 total, and won a tie-breaker over Brookings for the title.  Yankton senior Becky Frick carded a 78 for third place individually.  The Gazelles will host a triangular on Monday at 1 pm at Hillcrest Country Club.

Mount Marty College has signed Vermillion High School senior Cole Anderson for their baseball program.  Anderson batted .380 for the Vermillion Legion squad last summer, and was 3 and 1 with a 3.85 E-R-A on the pitcher’s mound.  He plans to major in business at Mount Marty.

The Mount Marty softball squad will look for its first conference win today, when they host the College of St. Mary in a doubleheader starting at 4 p-m at Riverside Field.  The Lancers are 7 and 18 overall, while St. Mary is 17 and 10 this spring. 

South Dakota State introduced 38-year-old T-J Otzelberger as their new men’s basketball head coach Thursday.  Otzelberger is a native of Milwaukee and has been a Division One assistant coach for ten years, a total of eight years at Iowa State and two years at Washington.  He replaces Scott Nagy as the head coach of the Jacks, who left ten days ago to become the head coach at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

The University of South Dakota has changed the location of their tennis match today. The Coyotes will host I-U-P-U-I indoors at 2 p-m in Sioux Falls because of the high winds in the forecast.

The Yankton boys tennis season will continue in Huron today at 11 a-m.  The Bucks will face the Tigers and Rapid City Central in a triangular meet.

Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton hosted the Southeast South Dakota Small School Invitational on Thursday.  Bon Homme won the boys division as Alec Johnson led the Cavaliers with a 75 which was second place individually.  Burke-South Central took the girls title as Maggie Fiscel of Scotland shot an 85 for the girls title.



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KYNT Sports 4-14-16

Thursday, April 14, 2016

With just one qualifying meet left to go, Mount Marty has a one-stroke overall lead in a very close race for the G-PAC Women’s Golf championship.  After Wednesday’s qualifier in Lincoln, Mount Marty has a total of 1017 strokes…one ahead of Dakota Wesleyan, two shots up on Nebraska Wesleyan, and three ahead of Morningside.  The top two G-PAC teams will qualify for the N-A-I-A National Women’s Golf Championship next month near Savannah, Georgia.  Lancer junior Logan Wagner fired an 80 yesterday, and is tied for second place in the conference individual race.

The Mount Marty College baseball team swept a doubleheader at Presentation College Wednesday by scores of 11-7 and 10-5.  Bo Howard led the Lancer attack with five hits on the day, as Hunter Hallock and Trevor Jutting were the winning pitchers.  Mount Marty is 13 and 20 overall, and will host Hastings on Saturday and Nebraska Wesleyan on Sunday in G-PAC doubleheaders at Riverside Field.

The Mount Marty softball squad remained winless in the conference, as Dakota Wesleyan swept a pair of games in Yankton by scores of 9-2 and 6-0.  The Lancers are 7 and 18 overall, and will host the College of St. Mary Friday in a G-PAC doubleheader at Riverside Field.

The Yankton High School girls’ golf season begins today at the Harrisburg Invitational.  The meet starts at 10 a-m at the Spring Creek Golf Course southeast of Sioux Falls.

Diane Steckelberg of Yankton carded a hole-in-one Wednesday at Hillcrest Country Club.  Steckelberg aced the 130-yard sixth hole at Hillcrest with a 7-wood.


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KYNT Sports 4-13-16

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Yankton won six events Tuesday at their home track meet involving Sioux Falls Lincoln, Brandon Valley and Mitchell.  Bradey Sorenson took the shot put, Devin Millen won the triple jump, Chris Kinsley won the long jump, Emma Stewart was first in the girls triple jump, Maddie McClure won the 32-hundred and Madason Tessier took the girls 100 hurdles.  Yankton will compete at the Corn Palace Relays on Saturday.

In high school club baseball last night, Brandon Valley rolled past Yankton 13-1 in the first game and then the Bucks rebounded with a 10-0 victory in game two.  Hunter Cameron pitched five shutout innings for the Bucks win, Colin Muth drove in two runs and Justin Leader scored three times.  Yankton is 3 and 5 on the season, and will play a doubleheader at Huron Sunday afternoon.

The Mount Marty College baseball team continues their season today with two games at Presentation College starting at 3 p-m.  The Lancers are 11 and 20 overall, and have two wins and three losses against Presentation so far this spring.

Mount Marty has the team lead going into today’s G-PAC Qualifier # 3 for Women’s Golf at the Highlands in Lincoln.  The Lancers have a two-round total of 678 to lead the conference standings by two shots over Dakota Wesleyan and Nebraska Wesleyan.

Northwestern defeated Mount Marty 7-2 in women’s tennis on Tuesday, as Yankton’s Vanessa Rockne won her singles match and teamed with Lexie Klimisch for a doubles victory.  Also in women’s tennis yesterday, Omaha edged U-S-D 4-3.

Kansas City defeated U-S-D 10-2 in the softball opener on Tuesday, but the Coyotes came back for a 7-6 victory in eight innings in the second contest.  Yesterday Yvon Minogue became the all-time hits leader for U-S-D as she is first in career hits with 246 and leads in career batting average at .392. 

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KYNT Sports 4-12-16

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The University of Nebraska named Amy Williams as their new head women’s basketball coach Monday.  Williams guided U-S-D to the Women’s N-I-T title earlier this month, and had a coaching record of 96 wins and 44 losses for the Coyotes.  Williams is a native of Spearfish, and played basketball for the Huskers before graduating in 1998.  The U-S-D athletic office announced yesterday they are immediately beginning a national search for a new women’s head coach.

U-S-D senior Madison Frain has been named the Summit League Softball Pitcher of the Week after allowing just one run in 15 innings last week.  The Coyotes have a 7 and 2 record in the Summit League with a non-conference doubleheader against Kansas City coming up today at 2 p-m in Vermillion. 

Mount Marty finished eighth out of 11 teams Monday in the G-PAC Qualifier # 3 for men’s golf.  Morningside shot a 311 total to win the meet at Firethorn in Lincoln, while the Lancers had a 335 team score.  Mount Marty senior Luke Lecker shot a 79 and tied for 12th, while freshman Joe Brinkman had an 80 and tied for 14th individually.

Mount Marty has signed Flandreau senior Hannah Williams for their women’s basketball program.  Williams is a 5’10” forward who has been All-Conference three consecutive seasons and this year she averaged 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for Flandreau.  She plans to major in Biology at Mount Marty.

The Yankton High School track and field athletes continue their season today with a home triangular against Brandon Valley and Mitchell starting at 4 p-m, and we’ll have updates throughout the meet on AM 1450, KYNT. The Yankton Bucks club baseball team has a doubleheader at home against Brandon Valley tonight.

Vermillion picked up its first high school baseball victory this season, edging Beresford 3-2 last night as Cole Anderson drove in the winning run in the seventh.

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KYNT Sports 4-11-16

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, Mount Marty blanked Doane twice in G-PAC baseball by scores of 10-0 and 2-0 as Dakota Stone and Sam Erickson each fired two-hit shutouts.  Sunday, Concordia did the same thing as they shut out the Lancers 1-0 and 17-0.  Mount Marty is now 2 and 6 in the conference and tied for ninth place.

The Mount Marty softball squad is winless in six G-PAC games this spring after dropping a pair to Doane College Saturday by scores of 14-6 and 15-1.

The U-S-D softball team won all three weekend games over I-U-P-U-I, including a 2-0 shutout Sunday by Madison Frain.  The Coyotes are 7 and 2 in the Summit League this spring.

The U-S-D women’s track team placed second behind host Nebraska in the Husker Spring Invitational this weekend, while the Coyote men took fourth place.  U-S-D junior Danielle Waldner improved her school-record with a victory in the shot put.

Mount Marty won three women’s titles in the Dordt Invitational Saturday, as Emily Boyle won the pole vault…Beth Finnegan took the steeplechase…and Jordyn Hudleson won the five-thousand meter run.

Mount Marty took runner-up honors at the College of St. Mary Golf Invite in Omaha, as Lancer junior Kellie Winckler of Lake Andes was second with an 81.  The Mount Marty men’s golf team competes in G-PAC Three today in Lincoln.

The Yankton Bucks club baseball team split a doubleheader with Watertown on Sunday, winning the opener 11-1 and dropping the second game 6-4.  Mason Townsend pitched the victory for the Bucks, while Colin Muth and Nathan Hein each drove in three runs.  Yankton is 2 and 4 with a twin bill tonight at Harrisburg.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad took one of four matches up in Aberdeen over the weekend.  Yankton shut out Milbank 9-0, and lost to Rapid City Stevens, Aberdeen Roncalli and Aberdeen Central. 

The Brandon Valley Invitational track meet was cancelled Saturday.  Yankton will host the Lynx and Mitchell in a triangular tomorrow starting at 4 p-m.

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KYNT Sports 4-8-16

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Mount Marty men’s golf team shot a 335 total Thursday and placed seventh out of ten teams at the Northwestern Invitational in Orange City, Iowa.  Robbie Neswick led the Lancers with a 77 yesterday.  The Mount Marty women’s squad competes today in the College Of St. Mary Invite in Omaha. 

The South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association has announced their “Players of the Year” for each class in girls and boys hoops.  Abby Hora from Viborg-Hurley and Gabe King of Irene-Wakonda were honored in Class B after those seniors were the leading vote-getters on the recently selected all-state teams. 

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad has a 1 and 2 record this spring, with a busy schedule this weekend.  Starting Friday afternoon, the Bucks have five matches planned during the Aberdeen Roncalli Tournament up north. 

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles track and field athletes will compete Saturday in the Brandon Valley Invitational, with reports from the action on AM 1450 KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 4-6-16

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Yankton opened its outdoor track and field season with a quadrangular at home on Tuesday, and the Gazelles were led by two hurdles victories from Madason Tessier and two wins in the jumping events by Emma Stewart.  Chris Kinsley won two jumps for the Bucks in the meet last night.

In boys tennis yesterday, Sioux Falls Roosevelt edged Yankton 5-4 and Brandon Valley defeated the Bucks 7-2.  Michael Frick and Nathan List went unbeaten in doubles for Yankton, while Tanner Dykstra had two win on the day for the Bucks.

The South Dakota Class A all-state boys basketball team was headed up by the state’s Player of the Year Ty Hoglund from Dell Rapids, who averaged over 26 points a game.  Cooper Williams of Vermillion was named second-team all-state in Class A.

Mount Marty got back on the winning track in baseball Tuesday with a pair of victories over Dakota State by scores of 13-2 and 6-0.  Hunter Hallock and Trevor Jutting were the winning pitchers for the Lancers, Austin White had five hits in the doubleheader and Ethan Lynn drove in two runs in each game.  Mount Marty is now 9-18 on the season, with a G-PAC doubleheader against Doane College coming up Saturday afternoon in Yankton.

Morningside showed why they are 14th-ranked in the nation in softball, as the Mustangs shut out Mount Marty Tuesday by scores of 8-0 and 9-0, allowing just five hits to the Lancers on the day.  Mount Marty is 7-14 on the season and will host Doane College Saturday at 1 p-m.

The U-S-D softball games at home against Creighton this afternoon have been postponed, and the doubleheader will be played on April 20th in Vermillion. 









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KYNT Sports 4-5-16

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

South Dakota State men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy is leaving Brookings to become the new head coach at Horizon League member Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  Nagy coached a school-record 410 victories against 240 losses, and he guided the Jackrabbits to 13 post-season appearances in 21 years.

South Dakota State is in sixth place after the first two rounds of the K-C Shootout in women’s golf.  Yankton junior Megan Mingo has a 154 total after 36 holes, and leads the Jacks with a 19th place standing heading into today’s final round.

The Mount Marty women’s golf team placed third among ten teams at the Midland Spring Invite yesterday in Fremont.  Iowa Western won the team title easily with a 326 score, and the Lancer total of 369 was just one shot behind Concordia for second place.  Mount Marty junior Logan Wagner had an 87 and tied for fifth place, while Kristen Shanahan shot a 90 and tied for ninth.

The Mount Marty baseball team has a home non-conference doubleheader against Dakota State today, while the Lancer softball squad has a G-PAC doubleheader at 15th-rated Morningside today.  Both twin bills start at 3 p-m.

Irene-Wakonda senior Gabe King was selected for the Class B first team All-State boys basketball squad.  King led the Eagles to a runner-up finish at the Class B state tourney, and averaged nearly 21 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Sioux Falls Washington used strong pitching to sweep a baseball doubleheader over Yankton last night by scores of 6-2 and 2-1.  The Bucks are 1 and 3 on the season, and will host Watertown next Sunday afternoon.  The Yankton freshmen baseball team won two games from Brookings last night at Riverside Field by scores of 4-2 and 10-2 as Kellen Franzeen and Oakley Palmer pitched the wins.

The Yankton Bucks tennis squad continues their season today at 11:00 with a triangular in Sioux Falls against Roosevelt and Brandon Valley.

The Yankton High School track athletes will have their first outdoor meet and first home meet of the season today.  The Bucks and Gazelles will host Sioux Falls Washington, Sioux City East and Sioux City West in a quadrangular starting at 4:00 at Williams Field, with updates throughout the meet on AM 1450, KYNT.


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