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KYNT Sports for 5-11-15

Monday, May 11, 2015

U-S-D finished second in the Summit League Post-Season softball tournament in Fargo, losing to top-seed North Dakota State 13-3 on Saturday.  Four Coyotes made the all-tournament team, including Rachel Cue, Katie Dinning, Morgan Hancock and Katie Cochran.  U-S-D finished with a 28 and 25 softball record, and the Coyotes set a Summit League record with 77 home runs.

Mount Marty junior Vanessa Rockne of Yankton was named All-Conference by the G-PAC in women’s tennis this spring.  Rockne was honored at number-one singles.

The Yankton Bucks defeated three E-S-D opponents in tennis action on Saturday.  The Yankton boys shut out Huron 9-0, defeated Aberdeen Central 6-3 and topped Brookings 7-2.  Luke Rockne, Jason Shindler, Hunter Rockne and Paul Fanta went unbeaten on the day for the Bucks, who are now 14 and 5 on the season.  The Bucks two scheduled matches in Sioux Falls today were cancelled due to weather.

The Yankton Bucks club varsity baseball team blanked Mitchell 1-0 in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, as Colin Muth fired a shutout and drove in the game’s only run.  Mitchell won the second contest 12-4, as the Bucks will now be the second seed in the region tournament at Mitchell on Saturday.  Yankton has a 12 and 9 overall record, and is 4 and 2 in region play.

It’s professional baseball time this evening at Riverside Park at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  Tonight, the Sioux Falls Canaries face the Sioux City Explorers in the annual game sponsored by the Yankton Morning Optimist Club.  A youth baseball clinic and tailgate party starts at 4:30 p-m, with the opening pitch set for 6:00.


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KYNT Sports 5-9-15

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Yankton Bucks varsity baseball team swept a doubleheader over Brandon Valley on Friday by scores of 6-3 and 10-0.  Austin Johnson and Mason Townsend were the winning pitchers for Yankton, while Brad Ulmer and Townsend each had four hits on the evening.  The Bucks are 11 and 8 overall as they host Mitchell in a doubleheader this afternoon at Riverside Field.

The Yankton Gazelles finished second in the E-S-D Conference girls golf meet at Aberdeen on Friday.  Pierre won the conference title with a 320 score, the Gazelles were runner-up at 350, and Brookings took third with a 359.  Becky Frick led Yankton with a 79 and third place in the E-S-D, while Linze Cowman shot an 86 and tied for eighth place.

Mount Marty sophomore Amber Krause was named to the G-PAC Second Team All-Conference in women’s softball today.  Krause batted .381 for Mount Marty and pitched six of the Lancer 13 victories this spring.

U-S-D eliminated South Dakota State 18-7 Friday to stay alive in the losers bracket of the Summit League Softball Tournament in Fargo.  Katie Dinning set a team record with five hits for the Coyotes, including a pair of home runs.  Earlier in the winners bracket, I-U-P-U-I scored seven runs in the seventh inning to rally past the Coyotes 11-9.  The Coyotes plat at 2:30 today in an elimination game.


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KYNT Sports 5-8-15

Friday, May 8, 2015

Yankton High School dominated the relay events at the annual First Dakota Relays Thursday at Williams Field.  The Gazelles won four relay events, while the Bucks took first in three relays.  Yankton senior Charlie Stephenson won both hurdles races in the ten-team meet.

The Yankton Gazelles golf team goes after honors today in the E-S-D Conference meet.  The meet starts at 10 a-m at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen.

The Yankton Bucks varsity baseball team returns to the diamond tonight.  The Bucks are 9 and 8 this season, and will host Brandon Valley in a twin bill tonight.

The Summit League softball post-season tournament started Thursday in Fargo, as South Dakota State nipped Western Illinois 7-6 and then I-U-P-U-I blasted Fort Wayne 13-0.  Today, top-seed North Dakota State faces the Jacks, followed by the second-seed U-S-D Coyotes against I-U-P-U-I at 2:30 p-m.  The winner of the double elimination tournament qualifies for the N-C-A-A Championships.

U-S-D senior Allie Daly was named to the District Six All-Academic softball team.  Daly leads the Summit League by driving in 57 runs this season and has a .398 batting average.  The catcher carries a 3.68 G-P-A majoring in Psychology at USD.


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KYNT Sports 5-6-15

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Defending state champion Sioux Falls Lincoln defeated Yankton 8-1 in boys tennis on Tuesday.  Jason Shindler and Paul Fanta picked up a victory at number-two doubles for the Bucks, who now have a dual meet record of 11 and 5 overall.

Mount Marty College has signed Kelli Steffen from White Lake for their women’s basketball program.  Steffen is a 5-7 guard who was named to the Class B all-state third team after averaging 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.  Steffen was also named to the all-tournament team, and plans to major in radiology technology at Mount Marty.

One month ago, Dakota Wesleyan was in last place in the G-PAC baseball standings, and today they are the conference tournament champions.  Tuesday night in Mitchell, the Tigers rallied for a 7-6 victory over Midland in the title game.  Dakota Wesleyan and Briar Cliff will represent the G-PAC in the N-A-I-A Opening Round of the national playoffs starting next Tuesday.

U-S-D senior Cody Snyder of Lake Andes was named the Summit League Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.  Snyder won the discus and shot put at the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls last week and his discus throw is ranked 13th in the nation.

U-S-D had three players receive Summit League First Team honors in softball.  First baseman Yvon Minogue, catcher Allie Daly, and outfielder Katie Dinning were named first team all-league, helping the Coyotes to a second-place finish during the regular season.


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KYNT Sports 5-5-15

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Yankton boys tennis team split a pair of matches on Monday, defeating Pierre 6-3 and losing 9-0 against a top-ranked Mitchell squad.  The Bucks are 11 and 4 on the season and play at defending state champion Sioux Falls Lincoln today.

The Yankton Bucks club varsity baseball team is now 9 and 8 on the season after dropping a 6-3 game to Sioux Falls Washington on Monday.  The Bucks will host Brandon Valley Friday night and Mitchell on Saturday in a pair of doubleheaders.

The number seven and eight seeds will play in the G-PAC Baseball Championship this evening at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.  Dakota Wesleyan will host Midland in a nine-inning game at 6:00, with the winner advancing to the N-A-I-A Opening Round along with regular season champion Briar Cliff.

U-S-D junior first baseman Yvon Minogue has been named the Summit League Softball Player of the Week.  Minogue batted .556 for the Coyotes last week and broke league season records with 67 hits and 26 doubles.  U-S-D is seeded second in this week’s Summit League Softball Tournament in Fargo.

The U-S-D men’s golf team captured its first Summit League Championship over the weekend in California, qualifying the Coyotes for an N-C-A-A Regional.  U-S-D will compete May 14th through the 16th in a tournament hosted by the University of Washington, with the low five teams advancing to the national championships.


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KYNT Sports 5-4-15

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mount Marty College held their Senior Athletic Recognition Awards and Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday.  Track standout Abbey VanDenBerg and baseball pitcher A-J Griffith were named the Yankton Quarterback Club Female and Male Athletes of the Year, while Holly Hegge of Crofton was given the Champion of Character Award.

The Mount Marty women placed eighth and the men were 11th at the G-PAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  Senior Abbey VanDenBerg took second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump for the Lancers.

U-S-D swept three softball games from South Dakota State over the weekend in Vermillion, taking the final game Sunday by a 12-4 margin.  The Coyotes set a Summit League home run record and Yvon Minogue set a league record with 67 hits for the season.  U-S-D is 26 and 23 overall, and will be the second-seed in the league tournament later this week in Fargo.

U-S-D rallied from 11 strokes down Sunday to win the Summit League Men’s Golf championship in California.  Sam Matthew took third individually and Cody Seal placed fifth for the Coyotes, who will find out today where they will compete in an N-C-A-A Regional Meet.

The Howard Wood Relays wrapped up Saturday in Sioux Falls, and the Yankton Bucks were led by a third-place finish in the long jump from senior Lee Rose.  The Yankton boys took fourth in the 800-meter relay and fifth in the 400 relay, while the Gazelles were led by a fifth-place in the long jump from Emma Stewart and a sixth in the 100 hurdles from Madason Tessier.

The Yankton Bucks tennis team downed Madison 8-1 and edged Watertown 5-4 on Saturday, to improve their dual meet record to 10 and 3 on the season.  Luke Rockne, Jason Shindler, Hunter Rockne and Paul Fanta each won two singles matches on the day for the Bucks.

Yankton and O’Gorman split a pair of 1-0 high school baseball games Saturday at Riverside Field.  The Bucks are 9 and 7 and will host Sioux Falls Washington this evening.  


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KYNT Sports 5-2-15

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball season ended Friday on the second day of the G-PAC Post-Season Tournament, as Midland University eliminated the Lancers 11-3.  Mount Marty senior Derrik Nelson and freshman Hunter Hallock each had three hits as they finished with a 30 and 22 overall record.  Northwestern and Dakota Wesleyan are the unbeaten teams heading into the final day of the tourney.

The Mount Marty Year-End Awards and Hall of Fame Induction program will be held Sunday afternoon in the main dining room of the Roncalli Center.  The program is open to all Lancer fans starting with a social at 1:30 and award beginning at 2:20 tomorrow.

The U-S-D softball team is 23 and 23 overall, and the Coyotes will end their regular season this weekend hosting South Dakota State.  A doubleheader begins at noon today and then one game Sunday at 11 a-m in Vermillion.

There will be a full day of events for high school and college athletes at the 90th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls.  We’ll have reports on the action with Rich Wright beginning later this morning on AM 1450, KYNT.

On Friday, the Gayville-Volin 32-hundred meter relay squad set an all-time high school meet record in winning that event.

The Yankton Bucks baseball team edged Sioux Falls Roosevelt 4-3 in eight innings last night.  Colin Muth had three hits and drove in three runs for the Bucks, who are now 8 and 6 on the season.   The Bucks have a home twin bill against Sioux Falls O’Gorman starting at 11:00 today.


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KYNT Sports 4-30-15

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Mount Marty baseball team opens up the G-PAC Post-Season Tournament today at noon against Northwestern at the Bishop Mueller Field hosted by Briar Cliff in Sioux City.  The double elimination tournament continues through Saturday afternoon.  Our broadcast of Lancer baseball begins at 11:50 this morning on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty has signed a Class B all-stater for their women’s basketball program.  Karissa Chamley is a 5’9” guard/forward from Summit High School who averaged over 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game during her career.  Chamley was All-Conference and third team All-State the past two years for Summit, and plans to major in Nursing at Mount Marty.

U-S-D completes their regular season softball schedule this week on the home field in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are 21 and 23 on the season and will host Kansas City in a twin bill today, and then South Dakota State will visit U-S-D for three games this weekend.

The Yankton boys’ tennis team takes a 7 and 3 dual meet record into their first home match of the season today.  The Bucks will host Sioux City Heelan at 4:00.  The Yankton Gazelles golf team will compete in the Brookings Invitational today.


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