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KYNT Sports 7-22-15

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yankton Post 12 rallied from four runs behind to edge Harrisburg 7-6 last night in the Region 2-A Legion baseball tournament at Valley Springs.  Tyler Guthmiller hit the walk-off RBI single in the ninth as Yankton moved into a winners bracket game against Sioux Falls West at 11:00 this morning.  Mason Townsend homered and drove in three runs for Yankton, while Levi Schmidt had three hits, and Austin Johnson had a two-run single and picked up the win in relief. 

The South Dakota Class B Legion baseball state tournament begins Friday in Salem.  Vermillion meets Garretson in the first game at 10 a-m, followed by Spearfish against Webster.  Tabor faces Humboldt at 5:00 Friday, and Groton takes on host McCook-Miner.  The double elimination tourney runs till Tuesday.

The V-F-W Teener baseball regionals begin today in Sioux Falls.  The Yankton Lakers take on Sioux Falls Central at 2:30 p-m, and the Yankton Reds face Sioux Falls East at 5:00 today.

The final South Dakota amateur baseball poll was released before the playoffs begin this week.  The Renner Monarchs are ranked first in Class A, while Dimock-Emery tops the Class B poll.  In Class B, the Crofton Bluejays stayed in third place while the Freeman Black Sox moved up to ninth in the state. 

Vermillion graduate Brett Bye became the first South Dakotan to win a national title in Greco-Roman wrestling.  Bye defeated an Oregon wrestler by tech fall to win the 160-pound championship at the Cadet/Junior nationals in Fargo.  Regan Bye of Vermillion placed fourth and Dan Stibral from Bon Homme-Scotland took seventh at the national meet to also earn All-American honors.


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KYNT Sports 7-21-15

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team enters the playoffs with a 24 and 15 season record and the top seed in Region 2-A, which begins this morning at Valley Springs.  Yankton will play at 5 p-m against the winner of Sioux Falls East and Harrisburg, who face each other in the region opener at 11 a-m.  We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton Legion games during the double elimination regional on AM 1450, KYNT.

Lesterville upset Crofton 5-4 in 11 innings, and Menno downed Irene 11-5 to end the South Central League amateur baseball regular season.  Crofton and Yankton were both 12 and 4 to tie for the regular season title, with Freeman finishing with an 11 and 5 record and third place in the league.

Nebraska Wesleyan University officials informed the Great Plains Athletic Conference Monday that they have accepted membership in the Iowa Athletic Conference beginning next year.  G-PAC Commissioner Corey Westra said they had no knowledge of the situation until yesterday morning.   Nebraska Wesleyan will leave the G-PAC, which includes Mount Marty, at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Former South Dakota State All-American running back Zach Zenner is preparing to report to the Detroit Lions training camp August 3rd.  Zenner was not drafted in the N-F-L after rushing for more than two-thousand yards in three consecutive seasons for the Jacks.  Zenner will be one of six running backs in the Lions training camp, and says he hopes to show Detroit his value on special teams as well.


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KYNT Sports 7-20-15

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Freeman Black Sox scored five runs in the tenth inning and upset the Yankton Tappers 7-5 last night at Riverside Field.  Derek Waltner had three hits and two runs scored for Freeman, while Brett Scherschligt pitched the victory.  Brandon Nickolite had a two-run double for Yankton.  Wynot blanked Scotland 15-0 last night in the South Central League as Cliff Kerphart pitched the victory.  The Class B teams in District 6-B start their playoff action later this week at the Irene field.

Tabor won the Region 4-B Legion baseball tournament with an 8-1 victory over Platte-Geddes as Chase Kortan got the win with five shutout innings.  Vermillion won the Region 3-B title with a 14-4 victory over Beresford as Carter Kratz was the winning pitcher and drove in four runs.  Tabor and Vermillion have both qualified for the Class B Legion baseball state tournament starting Friday in Salem.

Yankton Post 12 is the top seed in the Region 2-A Legion baseball tourney starting tomorrow at Valley Springs.    Yankton will play at 5 p-m Tuesday against the winner of the Harrisburg-Sioux Falls East game that morning.  The double elimination tournament continues through Thursday, with all the Yankton games broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 7-17-15

Friday, July 17, 2015

Yankton defeated Brandon Valley 7-2 last night in Legion baseball as Colin Muth pitched five shutout innings to get the win for Post 12.  Sheldon Gant drove in three runs for Yankton, while Adam Walter belted a homer.  Yankton is 24 and 14 overall and will end its regular season with a nine-inning game at Mitchell tonight.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball season ended on Thursday with two losses in the region tourney at Riverside Field.  Sioux Falls West topped Yankton 6-2 and then Brandon Valley beat the home team 6-1.  Yankton finished its Junior Legion season with a 19 and 25 record.

In amateur baseball last night, Crofton rolled past Irene 12-2 as Rand Thygeson tossed a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts.  Nick Hegge led the Bluejays attack with a double and two singles, as Crofton stayed in a first-place tie with Yankton heading into the final weekend of the South Central league regular season.  Tonight in league play, Lesterville plays at Freeman.

The South team coached by Tiffany Beste of Yankton defeated the North squad in three sets in the South Dakota High School Coaches Association all-star contest in Aberdeen.  Yankton’s Haley Mines led the defense with eight digs, while Allison Sanner of Parker had three ace serves.  In the girls basketball all-star game, the South team beat the North 60-40.  Mount Marty College recruit Sami Kasowski  of Tri-Valley scored 9 points and had a game-high 21 rebounds.


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KYNT Sports 7-16-15

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mount Marty College has added two community college transfers for its baseball program.  Bazil Zuehlke is a 6’3” outfielder and first baseman who batted .331 this spring for Itasca Community College.  He led the team with 32 runs scored, drove in 27 runs and was named the Minnesota Northern Division Player of the Week two times.  Austin White played two seasons at Southwestern Oregon Community College, and the outfielder hit .311 in conference play this year and led the team with 45 hits and 27 runs scored. 

Nebraska high school standout Trystn Ducker has verbally committed to play football at U-S-D starting in the 2016 season.  Ducker is a 5’9” wide receiver, defensive back and kick returner who helped Omaha Creighton Prep reach the title game last fall and will play for Bellevue West this year. 

Wednesday night in amateur baseball, Irene edged Tabor 4-3 in ten innings as Matt Sees pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get the win.  On Tuesday, Yankton rolled past Tabor 9-1 as Jesse Bailey and Zach Benjamin combined on a two-hitter for the Tappers.  Tonight in the South Central League, Irene visits Crofton…while Wynot will host Vermillion in a non-league game.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion squad is 23 and 14 overall, and will play a nine-inning game at Brandon Valley this evening.  Yankton concludes its regular season Friday night at Mitchell.

The Junior Legion baseball region tournament begins at noon today at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  Harrisburg meets Brandon Valley in the first game, and then Yankton faces Sioux Falls West at 2:30 in the second game.  Sioux Falls East is the top seed, and they play the winner of game one at 5:00 today.  The double elimination region tourney continues till the title game on Saturday.


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KYNT Sports 7-15-15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sioux Falls Post 307 held off Yankton Post 12 by an 11-7 score last night in Legion baseball at the Renner ballpark.  Brad Ulmer had two doubles and a single for Yankton, while Colin Muth drove in three runs and Sheldon Gant had a homer and single.  Yankton is now 23 and 14 on the season with a nine-inning game at Brandon Valley on Thursday.

Crofton downed Hartington 4-2 yesterday to win the American Legion Seniors championship.  Brock Mueller pitched the complete game victory as Crofton raised their season record to 18 and 6.

Brookings swept a pair from the Yankton Lakers by scores of 14-1 and 15-9 Tuesday in V-F-W Teener baseball at Riverside Field.  The Lakers are 19 and 10 on the season and will compete in the Renner Tournament this weekend.

There are two games this evening in the South Central Amateur baseball league.  Tabor plays at Irene, and Crofton will host Menno as both games start at 7:30.

David Hladky of Yankton recorded his first career hole-in-one in the Fox Run men’s golf league on Monday.  Hladky aced the 13th hole with a five-wood.


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KYNT Sports 7-14-15

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Yankton Lakers V-F-W Teener baseball team has now won ten consecutive games after sweeping Renner 23-0 and 11-0 on Monday.  The Lakers are 19 and 8 overall and will host Brookings this afternoon.

Yankton is seeded third in the Junior Legion regional baseball tournament starting Wednesday at noon at Riverside Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium.  Yankton will take on Sioux Falls West at 2:30 tomorrow in the first round of the double elimination junior legion tourney.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team is 23 and 13 on the season heading into a nine-inning game tonight at Renner against Sioux Falls Post 307, which has a record of 19 and 23.  We’ll have the broadcast of Legion baseball starting at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

Vermillion swept Canton in a Legion doubleheader on Monday by scores of 16-1 and 7-2 as Cole Anderson had five hits and five RBI’s on the night for the winners.  Vermillion will host the Region 3-B tournament later this week.

There is a two-team battle for the regular season title in the South Central Amateur Baseball League with one week left on the schedule.  The Crofton Bluejays are 11 and 2 in league play, while the Yankton Tappers are 11 and 3.  Tonight, the Tappers will host Tabor at Riverside Field.


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KYNT Sports 7-11-15

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Yankton High School and Colorado State graduate Colton Iverson severed ties with the N-B-A Boston Celtics this week, and signed a two-year contract in the Turkish Professional League.  Iverson is one of the three Americans on the roster of a team located in Izmir, Turkey…and the 7-foot center is listed as the starting center on their depth chart.  Colton averaged seven points and six rebounds per game last year playing for a Spanish team in the Euro-League.

Mount Marty College has signed Cortez Jordan from Jacksonville, Arkansas for their men’s soccer program.  Jordan scored 93 goals in his four-year career as a striker, and was named the Arkansas 5-A Central Player of the Year.  He plans to major in Teacher Education at Mount Marty.

Yankton grad Mitch Schlingman picked up a second-round victory in the South Dakota Men’s Match-Play Golf Tournament in Mitchell on Friday, while top-seed Jace Guthmiller of Yankton was defeated by a 2 and 1 score.  In the women’s Match-Play, Megan Mingo of Yankton posted an easy 8 and 6 victory yesterday.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion squad split two games in the Gopher Classic in the Twin Cities on Friday.  Omaha Millard West edged Yankton 5-4, and then Post 12 rebounded for a 5-0 shutout over Bloomington Gold.  Yankton is 22 and 11 for the season and they will face Chaska, Minnesota at 2:30 today.


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