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KYNT Sports 6-19-15

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team crushed Harrisburg 11-1 on Thursday.  Colin Muth pitched the complete-game victory for Yankton, and six players had two hits each for the offense.  Yankton is 12 and 5 on the season, and will host Vermillion at 7:00 tonight to open up the Morrie Wachendorf First Dakota Classic at Riverside Field.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball squad split a twin bill at Renner Post 307 last night, winning the first game 11-4 and losing the nightcap 6-2.  Jack Schoenfelder pitched the complete game victory for Yankton.

There were two shutouts Thursday in South Central League amateur baseball.  Crofton scored nine runs in the first inning and whipped Lesterville 14-0 as Ben Hegge fired five shutout innings for the Bluejays.  Irene blanked Menno 6-0 as Logan Hunter pitched eight shutout innings for the Cardinals.

Mount Marty has signed Drue Soukup from Wagner for their baseball program.  Soukup had a 2.47 E-R-A pitching for the Wagner High School club team, and batted .314 as well.  He plans to major in English and Education at Mount Marty.

Mount Marty has signed Destini Smith from Albuquerque, New Mexico for their softball program.  Smith is a catcher who batted .268 for Valley High School this spring, and she will be a Criminal Justice major at Mount Marty.


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KYNT Sports 6-18-15

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Crofton won the U-S Cellular Cup for the best all-around girls’ athletics and fine arts activities in Class C in Nebraska.  The Lady Warriors won the state title in basketball, track and cross-country and placed second in volleyball this year.  Crofton finished third overall in Class C combined for girls and boys, while Wausa placed fifth overall among Class D schools in Nebraska.  Wynot tied for seventh in the Class D standings for girls programs in the annual U-S Cellular competition.

There are three games on the schedule tonight for amateur baseball in the South Central League.  Freeman plays at Tabor in the annual game that helps to kick off Czech Days…Lesterville visits Crofton, and Irene goes to Menno this evening.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad is 11 and 5 on the season, and they will host Harrisburg at 6:00 this evening.  Yankton will play three games in a tournament this weekend at Riverside Field, and all the games will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.
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KYNT Sports 6-17-15

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mount Marty College has signed pitcher/outfielder Bianca Minor from LeGrand High School in Merced, California for their women’s softball program.  Minor is a 5’3” outfielder who batted .295 with 10 stolen bases last year, she had a 2.07 ERA on the pitcher’s mound, and was voted her team’s best defensive player.  Minor plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

The Yankton Tappers blanked Freeman 10-0 last night in South Central League amateur baseball.  Brandon Nickolite recorded 8 strikeouts in 8 shutout innings for the Tappers, and Colton Thomas led the offense with two home runs.

Yankton Post 12 stayed unbeaten in the region with a 4-3 victory over Sioux Falls West as Mason Townsend pitched the complete-game victory, and Levi Schmidt drove in two runs.  Yankton is 11 and 5 and will host Harrisburg Thursday night.

Also in Legion baseball on Tuesday, Crofton defeated Hartington 10-3 as Austin Hegge led the winners with three hits.  Hartington blanked Crofton 2-0 in the junior legion game.


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KYNT Sports 6-16-15

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad edged Lee’s Summit, Missouri 7-6 in eight innings to conclude play in the Sioux Falls tournament.  Mason Townsend drove in two runs for Yankton, and Sheldon Gant scored twice.  Carter Peterson pitched three innings of relief for the victory.  Yankton is now 10 and 5 on the season, and will travel to Sioux Falls West for a doubleheader this evening.

There are three South Central League amateur baseball games on the schedule tonight.  Yankton will play at Freeman, Scotland hosts Irene, and Menno goes to Lesterville. 

Sioux City infielder Brock Kjeldgaard has been named the Pointstreak Player of the Week in the American Association.  Kjeldgaard had three home runs among his 11 hits last week, and he drove in eight runs for the Explorers.


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KYNT Sports 6-15-15

Monday, June 15, 2015

In amateur baseball on Sunday, the Yankton Tappers edged the Vermillion Grey Sox 3-2.  Jesse Bailey was the winning pitcher for the Tappers, while Kenny Tomek led the offense with a triple and single.  In the South Central league, Lesterville blanked Scotland 5-0 as Cody Ulmer fired seven shutout innings.

Hartington won the title of the Bob Deery Classic for V-F-W Teener baseball teams at Riverside Park in Yankton.  Hartington won the tie-breaker as they and the Yankton Reds both won three of four games in the weekend tourney.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad split two games against Nebraska teams in the Sioux Falls Tourney on Saturday.  Yankton scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat Omaha Millard South 9-4 in extra innings.


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KYNT Sports 6-13-15

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yankton Post 12 won two games Friday on the opening day of the Sioux Falls Regional Tournament.  Yankton defeated Paola, Kansas 7-1 and then topped Apple Valley, Minnesota 4-2 as Colin Muth and Landon Withrow were the winning pitchers.  Brad Ulmer led the offense with four hits and four runs scored on the day.  Yankton is 8 and 4 overall and will face teams from Lincoln and Omaha today

Mount Marty College has signed Cody Davis from Elk Point for their men’s track and field and cross-country programs.  Davis earned four letters in track and field at Elk Point-Jefferson High School, and won eight other letters in football and wrestling for the Huskies.

USD senior Cody Snyder earned All-American status with a seventh place in the men’s discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oregon.  Snyder is a native of Lake Andes and he became the first Coyote from South Dakota to be named an All-American since U-S-D went to the Division One level.

USD junior center Abigail Fogg earned a roster spot on this year’s Canadian Development Women’s National team.  Fogg is a 6’4” center who will represent Canada next month at the International Sports Federation Games in South Korea.


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KYNT Sports 6-12-15

Friday, June 12, 2015

Yankton will join Legion baseball teams from around the region competing in a three-day tournament hosted by Sioux Falls Post 307.  Yankton Post 12 has a season record of 6 and 4, and will face Paola, Kansas in the first game followed by a contest against Apple Valley, Minnesota later this afternoon.

The amateur baseball games in the South Central League were rained out Thursday night.  Two matchups this evening include Freeman at Menno, and Scotland will host Lesterville.

A pair of USD juniors came up short in their bid for All-American status in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon last night.  Hunter Wilkes took 18th place in the women’s pole vault, and Amber Eichkorn finished 20th in the women’s 10-K.  USD senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes will complete his college career by competing in the men’s discus today.

USD coach Nick Hovden was named the Summit League Men’s Golf Coach of the Year.  Hovden guided the Coyotes to the Summit League title, and their first appearance in the NCAA men’s golf regional tournament.


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KYNT Sports 6-11-15

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team is now 6 and 4 on the season, after Mitchell edged Yankton 6-5 last night at Riverside Field.  Levi Schmidt and Colin Muth each had two hits for Yankton, who will compete this weekend in the Sioux Falls Post 307 tournament.

The South Dakota Amateur baseball poll has been released with the two Nebraska entries rated among the top three in Class B.  Dimock-Emery is ranked first, followed by Class B defending champion Wynot in second place and the Crofton Bluejays third in the state.  The Renner Monarchs are ranked first in Class A amateur baseball, with the Yankton Tappers rated seventh.  Tonight in the South Central League, the Tappers visit Tabor…and Crofton plays at Irene.

Yankton native Layne Somsen made his second start last night a successful one since being called up to Triple-A baseball for Louisville.  Somsen allowed just one earned run in five innings in pitching for the Bats against Columbus.  Somsen got a victory last week in his first start at Louisville, and he is just one step away from the major leagues.


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KYNT Sports 6-10-15

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The gold medal winners from all classes combined during the South Dakota High School Track and Field Championships were officially announced, and the Yankton Gazelles had two gold medalists.  Junior Savannah Woods had the best overall time among the girls 32-hundred meter participants, and sophomore Emma Stewart was the gold medal winner among the girls long jumpers.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team is 6 and 3 on the season, and will host Mitchell in a nine-inning game tonight starting at 6 p-m at Riverside Field.

In Junior Legion baseball on Tuesday, Tabor took a pair of close games from Yankton by scores of 6-4 and 7-6.  Yankton visits Vermillion on Thursday.

There was a hole-in-one during the Men’s Senior League Tuesday at Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton.  Jim Storgaard aced the 115-yard fourth hole with a seven-iron

The N-C-A-A Track and Field Championships begin today in Eugene, Oregon and the University of South Dakota has three athletes competing this year.  Senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes will compete in the men’s discus, while Coyote junior Amber Eichkorn will run the women’s 10-K and junior Hunter Wilkes will compete in the women’s pole vault.


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KYNT Sports 6-9-15

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Mount Marty College has announced the signing of three Nebraska student-athletes and one from South Dakota for their women’s cross-country and track and field programs.  Kiana Hoff from Lake Preston, South Dakota qualified in four events at the state track and field meet and placed 32nd at the cross-country state meet two years ago.  Kaley Lenz from Omaha Skutt qualified for the Nebraska Class B state cross-country meet four times and was a conference champion at 3200 meters.  Marissa Frank from Creighton and Traci Vandersnick from O’Neill St. Mary’s both lettered multiple years in both cross-country and track and field.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball team won three consecutive games over the weekend in the Daryl Bernard Classic at Riverside Park, and tonight Yankton will return to action with a 5:00 doubleheader at Tabor.

Tabor scored nine runs in the fourth inning and rolled past Scotland 13-1 in the South Central Amateur baseball league.  In a non-league game last night, Alexandria defeated Menno 16-5 in eight innings.


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