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KYNT Sports 1-14-15

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The nation’s third-ranked men’s basketball team in N-A-I-A Division Two will visit Yankton tonight.  Dakota Wesleyan is 18 and 1 on the season, and leads the nation in seven different statistical categories.  The doubleheader begins at 6 p-m at the Cimpl Arena as Mount Marty faces the Tigers in the women’s game.  The Lancers are eighth in the G-PAC, while D-W-U is tied for sixth place.  Our broadcast begins at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

 The U-S-D men’s basketball squad is 8 and 9 on the season with a home game coming up tonight against North Dakota State, beginning at 7 p-m in the Dome.

 Top-ranked Sioux Falls Lincoln pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 59-43 victory over the Yankton Bucks on Tuesday.  Brady Hale led the Bucks with 20 points as their record dropped to 5 and 3 overall.  Yankton will host Pierre on Friday in a battle for the E-S-D Conference lead.

Third-ranked Lincoln bolted to a 30-point halftime lead, and defeated the Yankton Gazelles 70-45 last night.  Becky Frick paced the 2 and 6 Gazelles with 12 points.


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KYNT Sports 1-13-15

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Yankton Bucks fell to sixth in the Class Double-A boys basketball poll this week after a loss to Brandon Valley on Saturday.  Sioux Falls Lincoln is first in the South Dakota Sportswriters poll this week in boys basketball, while Sioux Falls O’Gorman is number one in the girls ranking.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles basketball teams hit the road tonight for a doubleheader against state-ranked teams from Sioux Falls Lincoln.  The Bucks are 5 and 2 overall, while the Lincoln boys are top-rated with a 5 and 1 mark.  The Gazelles are 2 and 5 on the season, and the Patriots are the top seed in the district with a 4 and 2 record.  Our broadcast this evening begins at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

Mount Marty College returns to the basketball court at home tomorrow night hosting Dakota Wesleyan.  The Tigers men’s squad leads the G-PAC and is rated third in the nation with an 18 and 1 season record, while the D-W-U women’s team is tied for sixth in the conference and the Lancers are currently eighth in the G-PAC.  Mount Marty Athletic Director Chuck Iverson says tomorrow has been designated as Wild Hat Wednesday at the Cimpl Arena, and the Lancers will be giving out prizes for the wildest hat to both adults and students.

South Dakota State finished 12th in the final Sports Network F-C-S media poll this season.  The Jacks ended up 9 and 5 on the season after reaching the second round of the F-C-S playoffs.  South Dakota State has ended up 14th, 13th and 12th the past three years in the Sports Netowrk poll.  North Dakota State was a unanimous choice for number-one after winning its fourth consecutive football championship by edging Illinois State 29-27 over the weekend.  


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KYNT Sports 1-10-15

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Yankton Bucks shot nearly 70 percent in the second half and pulled away from Harrisburg for a 69-52 victory last night.  Brady Hale paced Yankton with 25 points and 9 rebounds as the Bucks remained unbeaten in the E-S-D Conference. 

Harrisburg held Yankton to just three baskets in the second half and picked up a 46-32 girls basketball win on Friday.  Sophie Drotzmann and Lindsay Hale each had 9 points for the Gazelles.

Yankton will host Brandon Valley in a girls-boys doubleheader later today.

 In a wrestling triangular last night, Mitchell defeated Yankton 48-22 and the host Harrisburg Tigers downed the Bucks 48-30.  Spencer Huber stayed unbeaten on the season with two victories last night for the Bucks, who compete today in the day-long Brandon Valley Invitational.

 The Mount Marty Lancers basketball teams will host Presentation College today in a doubleheader starting at 2 p-m at the Cimpl Arena.  The new inductees into the Mount Marty College Athletic Hall of Fame will be introduced today at halftime of the Lancer men’s game.

Our broadcast of two Mount Marty and two Yankton High School games begins at 1:35 today on AM 1450, KYNT and on-line at kynt1450-dot-com.

 The University of South Dakota basketball teams are both on the road today.  The Coyote women’s team is 11 and 4 with a 4:30 game at Western Illinois, while the U-S-D men’s team takes their 7 and 9 record into a 6 p-m game at Fort Wayne.


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KYNT Sports 1-12-15

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team rolled past Presentation College 73-52 Saturday at the Cimpl Arena, as senior April Winne led the Lancers with 17 points.  Mount Marty now has a season record of 12 and 7 heading into a key G-PAC contest at home against Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday.

Presentation shot 52 percent from the floor and defeated Mount Marty 93-74 in the men’s game.  Bud Smith led the 1 and 15 Lancers with 17 points, as they face the nation’s third-ranked Dakota Wesleyan team Wednesday.

 The U-S-D women’s basketball team outscored Western Illinois 101-87 on Saturday.  Raeshel Contreras scored 24 points to lead five Coyotes in double figures. 

U-S-D picked up a close men’s basketball win at Fort Wayne by a 64-62 score on Saturday, as the Coyotes raised their season record to 8 and 9.

Bon Homme-Scotland took 2nd place out of 18 teams at the Brandon Wrestling Invitational Saturday, as Vermillion was 7th and Yankton 11th place.  Spencer Huber won the 126-pound division for the Bucks.

 Brandon Valley scored the last 11 points to defeat Yankton 45-32 in girls basketball on Saturday.  The Gazelles have lost five consecutive games, and are 2 and 5 overall. 

Brandon Valley held Yankton to 28 percent from the field and defeated the Bucks 39-30 Saturday night.  The Bucks are now 5 and 2 overall, and will have a doubleheader at Sioux Falls Lincoln on Tuesday.

Mitchell won the 11-team Brandon Valley gymnastics invitational on Saturday, as Yankton scored 129 points to finish in eighth place.  Sophomore Kaitlin Guthmiller led the Gazelles with a 14thplace in the All-Around.


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KYNT Sports 1-9-15

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Yankton at Harrisburg girls basketball game will be part of a girls and boys doubleheader tonight at the Summit Activities Center.  The Gazelles varsity game will start at 6:15 p-m, followed by the Bucks contest with Harrisburg at 8 p-m.  Our broadcast will begin this evening at 6:00 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad gets back into action tonight at 5 p-m at Harrisburg.  The Bucks will wrestle in a triangular against the Tigers and Mitchell.

 The U-S-D women’s basketball team is now 11 and 4 on the season after being upset at Oral Roberts by an 81-65 score last night.  Nicole Seekamp led the Coyotes with 18 points and 8 rebounds, but the team committed 21 turnovers in the loss.  U-S-D plays at Western Illinois at 4:30 on Saturday.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team takes their 7 and 9 season record to Fort Wayne tomorrow for a 6 p-m Summit League matchup.

U-S-D was predicted to place fourth in the Summit League pre-season women’s tennis poll from the league’s coaches.  The Coyotes return all six members of their singles lineup from a year ago when they were 13 and 12 overall.  Denver, Fort Wayne and South Dakota State were the top three teams in the pre-season poll.


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KYNT Sports 1-8-15

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Briar Cliff women’s basketball team scored on a layup with one second left to beat Mount Marty 77-75 last night in Sioux City.  The Lancers shot 53 percent from the floor in an effort to upset the Chargers.  Holly Hegge led Mount Marty with 18 points, Alex Kneeland added 16 and Raquel Sutera had 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Mount Marty is currently eighth place in the G-PAC at 3 and 7.

Mount Marty was tied with 18th-ranked Briar Cliff five minutes into the second half, before the Chargers went on a run and rolled past the Lancers 87-62 in the men’s game last night.  Bud Smith scored 12 points for Mount Marty, now winless in ten conference games.  The Lancers will host Presentation College this Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader at the Cimpl Arena.

The U-S-D women’s basketball team is 11-3 on the season and will play in Tulsa tonight against Oral Roberts.

U-S-D senior Tyler Larson was named the Summit League Men’s Athlete of the Month for December after averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds a game for the Coyotes.

The Yankton Baseball Association will induct the 1991 amateur baseball state champion Old Milwaukee Brewers into their Hall of Fame January 31st.  Manager Larry Ryken and longtime Yankton baseball standout Dick Ekern will also enter the Yankton Baseball Hall of Fame, with the fundraiser set for the Yankton Elks Lodge.

Avon football coach Tom Culver is among three individuals who will be inducted into the South Dakota Football Coaches Hall of Fame during their Awards banquet January 31st at the Armory in Sioux Falls.  State champion coach Arlin Likness of Yankton will be among four guest speakers at the Clinic January 30-31.


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KYNT Sports 1-7-15

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yankton High School senior Danielle Beckmann has signed a letter of intent to run college track for the Morningside Mustangs.  Beckmann is a sprinter for the Gazelles, and she plans to major in Nursing at Morningside.

Yankton junior wrestler Spencer Huber is unbeaten on the season and rated second in South Dakota at 126 pounds.  Bucks junior Cody Vornhagen is fifth in the state at 113 pounds.  The Bucks continue their wrestling season Friday night at Harrisburg with a triangular against the Tigers and the Mitchell Kernels.

Vermillion wrestlers Brett Bye and Regan Bye are both undefeated and each is rated first in their weight class in Class A wrestling.  Aberdeen Central and Sioux Falls Roosevelt are rated one-two in Class A, with the Tanagers ranked seventh.

The Yankton Bucks stayed unbeaten in the E-S-D with a 56-39 victory at Brookings on Tuesday.  Yankton had twice as many rebounds as the Bobcats, and Brady Hale led the Bucks with 17 points.  In the girls contest, Brookings edged Yankton 45-39 as sophomore Madason Tessier paced the Gazelles with 13 points. 

The Mount Marty Lancers have a challenging G-PAC doubleheader tonight at Briar Cliff in Sioux City.  The Chargers are rated 18th in this week’s men’s basketball poll, while the Briar Cliff women are ranked 27th in the nation.  Our broadcast starts at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT and on-line at kynt1450-dot-com.

University of Nebraska senior Robert Kokesh from Wagner has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.  Kokesh won six matches at the Southern Scuffle in Tennessee last week, and is unbeaten and rated first in the nation at 174 pounds.


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KYNT Sports 1-6-15

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mount Marty has announced that three individuals and one team will be inducted into the Mount Marty College Athletic Hall of Fame this spring.  Two-time first-team All-American basketball player Justin Bonnichsen, two-time first-team All-Conference baseball player Jesse Kurtenbach, two-time first-team All-Conference women’s basketball player Nancy Ommen Heldberg, and the 1999 S-D-I-C unbeaten Mount Marty baseball team will all go into the Hall of Fame.  They will each be introduced this Saturday during halftime of the Mount Marty men’s basketball game at the Cimpl Arena.

Two South Dakota high school football seniors will compete this Saturday in the Blue-Grey All-American football game in Tampa, Florida.  Bon Homme safety Hunter Young and Menno-Marion offensive lineman Zakk Ryherd are among players from 23 states selected for the All-American contest, which will be played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The South Dakota Sportswriters high school poll this week has Yankton rated fifth in Class Double-A boys basketball.  Elk Point-Jefferson is ranked fifth in Class A girls hoops, with Gayville-Volin tied for ninth in the Class B girls poll.

The Yankton Bucks have a basketball matchup at Brookings tonight, while the Gazelles will host the Bobcats this evening.  The games are scheduled to begin at 7 p-m, and our broadcast will start at 6:40 tonight on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 1-5-15

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Yankton Bucks basketball team used strong defense and rebounding to defeat Mitchell 67-52 Saturday at the Corn Palace.  Brady Hale paced Yankton (3-1) with 23 points, while Keenan LaCroix and Evan Greenaway combined for 22 inside points.  Beau Brown scored 30 points in a losing cause for the Kernels (4-4).

Mitchell pulled away from Yankton (2-2) in the second half to pick up a 50-34 girls basketball victory on Saturday at the Corn Palace.  Becky Frick led the Gazelles with 11 points, and the Yankton HS teams will now take on Brookings Tuesday night.

At the Cimpl Arena on Saturday, the Mount Marty women's team routed Nebraska Wesleyan 84-58 in the first game...then NWU edged Mount Marty 78-74 in the men's contest.  The Lancers have a doubleheader at Briar Cliff on Wednesday evening.

USD got their first Summit League men's basketball victory Sunday with a 74-69 win at Denver.  Tyler Larson led the Coyotes with 22 points as they rallied from 11 points behind early in the second half.

 


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