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KYNT Sports 6-13-16

Monday, June 13, 2016

Yankton defeated Sioux Falls Post 307 6-3 last night to win the championship of the 15th annual Lewis & Clark Wooden Bat Classic at Riverside Field.  Legion pickup players Rex Ryken and Owen Feser pitched the title game victory and save as Yankton won six games in three days for the title in the 15-team invitational. Colin Muth drove in three runs for Yankton, Tyler Guthmiller scored three runs and the Post 12 defense turned four double plays in the first five innings.  Yankton is now 11 and 2 on the season and will play next weekend at the Renner Invite.

The Yankton Junior Legion squad placed second in a Rapid City Post 320 tournament this weekend, as the Post 22 Juniors edged the Yankton Post 12 Juniors 13-12 in the championship game.  Trey Bakke and Garrett Tennant each had three hits for the Yankton Junior Legion team, which is 7 and 7 on the season.

There were two shutouts in South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday.  Lesterville got its first win by routing Scotland 14-0 as Tyler Eedler allowed just two hits in seven innings on the mound.  Freeman blanked Menno 2-0 as Brett Scherschligt fired a three-hit shutout for the Black Sox.

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KYNT Sports 6-11-16

Saturday, June 11, 2016



Yankton Post 12 has won three close games at the 15th annual Lewis & Clark Wooden Bat Classic.  Yankton edged Norfolk 4-3 as Jordan Kathol drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth, and Mason Townsend had three hits and two RBI’s.  Last night, Sheldon Gant drove in three runs as Yankton beat Renner Post 307 6-4.  This morning, Yankton topped Luverne 7-5 as Michael Heine pitched the win and Tyler Guthmiller drove in three runs, and tonight the Post 12 squad will host Sioux Falls East.  Both Legion games today will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.  The final four will be played tomorrow at Riverside Field.

Tabor topped Freeman 9-3 in South Central League amateur baseball as Ross Kortan pitched the complete-game win for the Bluebirds.  The Irene Cardinals led the League standings with a 6 and 1 record, and the Yankton Tappers are 5 and 1.

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team ranked tenth in the nation this year for increasing their home attendance.  The Coyotes averaged more than 23-hundred fans per game this season, led by over 74-hundred to watch U-S-D defeat Florida Gulf Coast in the Women’s N-I-T championship.












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KYNT Sports 6-10-16

Friday, June 10, 2016

The 15th annual Lewis & Clark Wooden Bat Classic for Legion baseball begins this morning with games in Yankton, Vermillion and Crofton.  Each site will host a total of ten games today and tomorrow…and then the top four teams with the best records advance to the semifinals Sunday at Riverside Field.  The Classic begins at 10:30 this morning as Yankton will host Norfolk and Harrisburg visits Vermillion.

In the South Central Amateur baseball league Thursday, the Menno Mad Frogs gave the Yankton Tappers their first league loss with a 2-1 score.  Macon Oplinger pitched the complete game victory for Menno.  Irene edged Lesterville 3-2 as Logan Hunter was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals.

University of South DaWayne Carney of Sioux Falls has announced he will serve one more year as the Executive Director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association before retirement.  Carney has worked in the education field a total of 46 years, as has served as Chief Executive of the Activities Association since 2001.

University of South Dakota pole vaulters Emily Grove and Emily Brigham both tied for 15th place in the women’s pole vault last night at the N-C-A-A Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  Grove and Brigham each cleared the first height of 13 feet 3 inches, and both missed on three attempts at 13-9.


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KYNT Sports 6-9-16

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Yankton High School Activities Director Ryan Mors has officially announced a number of head coaching changes for the Bucks and Gazelles heading into the 2016-17 school year.  Luke Youmans will be the new head coach for boys and girls cross-country, replacing Dave Dannenbring.  Justin Olson will replace Youmans as the new head coach for Gazelles gymnastics.  Anne Kinsley will take over from Tiffany Mueller as the new head coach for Competitive Dance, and Rhonda Hofer will be the new Gazelles tennis head coach replacing Kim Velk.

The Yankton Black Sox held off Sioux Falls West 8-6 in game one last night as Matthew Mors allowed just three hits in five innings on the mound, and Owen Feser paced the offense with three hits.  West nipped the Black Sox 2-1 in nine innings in game two as Sam Mooney gave up just two hits in eight innings.

Two U-S-D pole vaulters will be competing in the N-C-A-A women’s pole vault championship tonight in Eugene, Oregon.  Senior Emily Grove and junior Emily Brigham both advanced from the Region meet two weeks ago and will go for national honors this evening. U-S-D senior Teivaskie Lewin placed 21st in the 110-meter hurdles last night and failed to qualify for the event finals in his last race.

South Dakota State won their fourth consecutive Commissioner’s Cup for the best all-around sports programs in the Summit League.  North Dakota State was second overall, with the University of South Dakota in third place.  The Coyotes did take the title for the most successful women’s sports in the Summit League.

Curt Hart from Dakota Wesleyan was named the Athletic Director of the Year for the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Hart helped guide the Tigers to ten G-PAC regular season titles in seven years, along with many facility upgrades at D-W-U.

In the South Central Amateur baseball league tonight, the unbeaten Yankton Tappers play at Menno, Lesterville visits Irene, and Tabor will host Freeman.

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KYNT Sports 6-8-16

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Yankton won their first girls golf state championship this week, taking the Class Double-A title at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.  The Gazelles shot a 666 total to finish six strokes ahead of last year’s winner Sioux Falls O’Gorman.  Yankton senior Becky Frick had the best score yesterday with a one-under-par 71 and her 149 two-day total was second at the state meet, four strokes behind Katie Bartlett of Pierre.  The Gazelles also had three others in the top 25 at state to earn tournament medals as Linze Cowman was 12th with a 169 total, Morgan Strahl placed 14th with a 171 and Payton Pierce finished 19th with a 177 score.

Parkston won their fifth consecutive Class A girls state title with a 678 total, while Vermillion was runner-up with a 707.  Parkston golfers Sydney Bormann and Sydney Weber finished one-two individually in Class A for the third consecutive year.  Emily Schmitz of Vermillion tied for ninth place.

Burke-South Central won their third consecutive Class B girls golf championship, while Aberdeen Christian took the Class B boys golf state title.  Andes Central senior J-J Cooney is a U-S-D golf recruit, and he easily won the Class B boys title with a two-under-par total of 142.

Yankton Post 12 held on to edge Brandon Valley 9-8 last night as Sheldon Gant led the winners with a home run, double and single and three RBI’s while Mason Townsend homered with two RBI’s.  Yankton is 5 and 2 overall, and will play at least four games this weekend in the Lewis & Clark Invitational at Riverside Field.


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KYNT Sports 6-7-16

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles are leading the pack after the first day of the 36-hole South Dakota High School Class Double-A girls golf state tournament in Mitchell.  Yankton shot a team total of 330, with Brookings second at 340 and defending champion O’Gorman third with a 345.  Becky Frick led the Gazelles with a 78 which is fourth individually, while Payton Pierce and Linzee Cowman each carded an 82.  Yankton will aim for their first girls golf state title in school history today.

Parkston is going for their fifth consecutive state girls golf title, and they have a 21-stroke lead in the Class A girls tournament in Hot Springs.  Vermillion stands in third place in the Class A tourney.

The University of South Dakota has added a former Class Double-A boys golf state champion to their roster.  Tommy Vining will golf for U-S-D after transferring from the University of Minnesota.  Vining won two state titles for Lincoln High School and averaged 76 per round for the Gophers last season.

A Yankton High School student recently set a state fishing record.  While fishing in the James River with a bow and arrow on May 30th, Hunter Rockne caught the largest Longnose Gar in South Dakota history weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces.

Yankton Post 12 continues their baseball season tonight with a game at Brandon Valley at 6 p-m.  Yankton is 4-2 on the season.


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KYNT Sports 6-6-16

Monday, June 6, 2016

The South Dakota High School girls golf tournaments will be played today and tomorrow, with the Class Double-A state meet at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell.  The Class A girls will compete in Hot Springs and the Class B state meet is in Rapid City.  The Yankton Gazelles golfers will begin play at 9:00 this morning as one of the top-four rated teams along with defending state champion Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Brookings and Aberdeen Central in their foursomes.  Parkston is the four-time defending state girls golf champion in Class A.  The Class B boys golf state tournament will also be held the next two days in Rapid City.

USD sophomore setter Brittany Jessen is one of 36 players chosen by U-S-A Volleyball who will compete as part of the Collegiate National Team in Indianapolis.  Jessen is one of six setters and the only Summit League player chosen to compete in the ten-day program, which serves as a second tryout for the U-S Women’s National team. 

Sunday in Legion baseball, Yankton routed Harrisburg 11-1 as Colin Muth fired seven shutout innings for the victory.  Michael Heine homered for Post 12, while Mason Townsend had a pair of doubles as Yankton upped its record to 4 and 2.

Saturday in Legion baseball, Yankton edged Tabor 9-8 as Tanner Watts delivered the game-winning single in the seventh inning.  Humboldt edged Yankton 6-4.

In South Central League baseball last night, Yankton blasted Scotland 16-0 as Jason Livermont had four hits for the Tappers in the five-inning game.  Irene topped Menno 8-4 as Simon Healy homered twice for the Cardinals.  Tabor downed Crofton 8-4, and Freeman edged Wynot 6-5.



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KYNT Sports 6-4-16

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Yankton Post 12 won two games Friday at the Bob Deery Legion baseball classic at Riverside Field, rolling past Lennox 12-3 and defeating Omaha Central 3-1.  Hunter Cameron and Levi Schmidt pitched the victories for Yankton, Tyler Guthmiller had four hits on the day and Colin Muth smashed the winning two-run homer in the nightcap.  Yankton faces Humboldt and Tabor today at Riverside Field.

Yankton High School senior Devin Millen has signed to compete in men’s track at Mount Marty College.  Millen won medals at the state track meet in the high jump and long jump, and qualified in the triple jump and 300-meter hurdles.

U-S-D has signed Trey Burch-Manning from Federal Way, Washington for their men’s basketball program.  Burch-Manning is a 6’6” guard who led North Idaho College to a third-place national ranking by averaging 9 points and 4 rebounds per game.  




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KYNT Sports 6-3-16

Friday, June 3, 2016

Mount Marty College has signed a state champion sprinter for their men’s track program.  Harrisburg graduate Paul Paul will run for the Lancers, and he is coming off a South Dakota Class Double-A title in the 400 meters and a runner-up finish in both the 100 and 200.

Mount Marty has announced the signing of Sven Keran for their men’s soccer program.  Keran is a 6’1” center back from Snellville, Georgia who lettered for three years in soccer and was named their Most Improved Player as a junior.

The University of South Dakota football opener at New Mexico has been moved up to Thursday, September 1st from the original September 3rd date.  It will be the first time the Coyotes have faced New Mexico on the gridiron, and will be the first Thursday night football game for U-S-D since 2009.

Yankton will host the five-team Bob Deery Legion baseball classic today and tomorrow at Riverside Field.  At 11:00 this morning, Yankton will face Lennox in the opener. Yankton will meet Omaha Central at 7 p-m, and then the Post 12 squad will have two more games on Saturday against Humboldt and Tabor.

The Yankton Black Sox Teener baseball team swept a pair of games at Brookings last night by scores of 19-4 and 12-9.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Thursday, the Yankton Tappers defeated Lesterville 11-4…Crofton rolled past Menno 11-1…and Irene scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Freeman 4-3.



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KYNT Sports 6-2-16

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The University of South Dakota will be sending three athletes to the N-C-A-A Outdoor Track and Field Championships next week in Eugene, Oregon.  Hurdler Teivaskie Lewin along with pole vaulters Emily Grove and Emily Brigham all placed in the top 12 at the regional meet last week to qualify for nationals.  S-D-S-U senior Jazzelena Black qualified for the national meet in the women’s triple jump.

 Mitchell defeated Yankton 13-9 at Riverside Field last night in the Legion baseball opener.  Post 12 was led by four RBI’s from Tyler Guthmiller, while Jordan Kathol scored three runs and Mason Townsend had a pair of doubles.  Yankton will host the Bob Deery Classic with two games each scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

 The South Central Amateur Baseball League has four games on the schedule for tonight.  The Yankton Tappers visit Lesterville, Wynot will host Scotland, Menno plays at Crofton and Freeman has a game at Irene.






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