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KYNT Sports 1-11-17

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A very quick Sioux Falls Lincoln boys basketball team defeated Yankton 69-59 last night at the Summit Activities Center.  The Patriots shot 54 percent from the floor as they evened their record at 3 and 3 for the season, while the Bucks now have a 4 and 4 overall record.  Jack Wolfgram led Yankton with 15 points, while Casey Krejci added 11 points, and Rex Ryken and Matthew Mors each scored 10 points.

In the girls contest at Lincoln, the Patriots pulled away to defeat Yankton 59-48.  Bailey Kortan topped the Gazelles with 10 points as they dropped to 1 and 7 on the season.  In the victory, senior Anna Brecht scored 28 points and she moved past Steph Schueler to become Lincoln’s all-time leading scorer for girls basketball

Mount Marty will host a pair of nationally-ranked teams tonight in a G-PAC basketball doubleheader.  Northwestern is 18 and 2 overall and fourth in the nation in men’s basketball, while the Raider women’s team is now 25th in the country with a 12 and 6 record and a half-game behind the Lancers in the conference standings.  The twin bill starts at 6 p-m at the Cimpl Arena, with our broadcast starting at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad will host North Dakota State in a battle for the lead in the Summit League tonight at 7:00 in Vermillion.  The Coyotes are 3 and 1 in league play, while the Bison are unbeaten in three Summit League games. 

The U-S-D women are 3 and 1 in the Summit League, and have a 7:00 contest at Oral Roberts University.


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KYNT Sports 1-10-17

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In their first home wrestling matches of the season last night, Yankton dropped a 69-8 decision to Brookings and then battled Roosevelt to a 45-30 loss.  The Bucks got two victories each from junior Cole Diedrichsen at 220 pounds and 8th-grader Giovanni Ruffo at the 106 weight class.  Yankton will wrestle in matches at Brandon Valley on Friday and Harrisburg on Saturday.

The Yankton Bucks have a key home basketball matchup with two-time defending state champion Sioux Falls Lincoln tonight.  The Bucks are 4 and 3 and just ahead of the 2 and 3 Patriots in the district standings.  The Yankton Gazelles have a game at Lincoln this evening.  We’ll have the broadcast of Bucks basketball with updates on the Gazelles game starting at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the South Dakota Sportswriters boys basketball poll this week, Sioux Falls Washington has regained the top spot in Class Double-A while Yankton and Lincoln are tied for eighth in the state.  Unbeaten Vermillion is now up to fourth in Class A boys basketball and undefeated Scotland is rated fifth in Class B.  In girls basketball, Freeman is unbeaten in six games and rated fourth in Class B.

Three finalist candidates will be interviewed today for the position of Executive Director of the South Dakota High School Athletic Association.  They include Tom Culver of Avon, David Swartos from McCook Central and Jason Uttermark of Aberdeen Central

South Dakota State sophomore Mike Daum was named the Summit League Male Athlete of the Month for December.  Daum averaged nearly 26 points and 8 rebounds a game for the Jacks during December, and he also hit a club-record 43 consecutive free throws.  It was announced last week that Crofton sophomore Allison Arens from U-S-D was named the Summit League Women’s Athlete of the Month for December.

South Dakota State finished up with their highest ranking ever in the final F-C-S poll, ending up sixth overall in the STATS post-season poll.  National champion James Madison was the unanimous choice for number one, while the Jacks finished with a sixth-place rating after a 9 and 4 season record and reaching the quarter-finals in the playoffs.


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KYNT Sports 1-9-17

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mount Marty’s bid for a men’s basketball victory in the G-PAC fell just short on Saturday, as Dordt College scored with one second left to edge the Lancers 81-79.  Patrick Ciganovic led Mount Marty with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while Hunter Martin added 14 points. 

The Mount Marty women defeated Dordt College 85-71 as the Lancers shot 52 percent from the field.  Sammy Kasowski led Mount Marty with 24 points and 8 rebounds while Logan Wagner chipped in 19 points as the Lancers moved into a seventh-place tie in the G-PAC standings.  Mount Marty will face Northwestern Wednesday night in a conference doubleheader at the Cimpl Arena.

The USD women’s basketball team got a career-high 22 points from Ciara Duffy in a 75-62 win over IUPUI on Saturday in Vermillion.  The Coyotes have now won a program-record 22 consecutive home games, raising their Summit League record to 3 and 1.

The USD men’s basketball team is also 3 and 1 in Summit League play after rallying to defeat IUPUI by an 85-74 score.  Carlton Hurst led the Coyotes with 19 points and 8 rebounds as they scored 22 of the game’s final 26 points.

The Yankton Bucks handed Aberdeen Central their first E-D Conference loss of the season with a 59-48 win Saturday night.  Junior Jack Wolfgram poured in six three-point baskets and led the Bucks with 20 points, while eighth-grader Matthew Mors added 16 points and 8 rebounds. 

Yankton led defending state champion Aberdeen Central at halftime, but the Golden Eagles came back to edge the Gazelles 54-48.   Bailey Kortan topped Yankton with 13 points.

Yankton scored 135.35 and placed third among 11 teams at the Brookings Invitational gymnastics meet on Saturday.  Gazelles freshman Payton Steffensen won the individual all-around title. 

Yankton took 17th place at the Brandon Valley Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.  The Bucks host Brookings and Roosevelt in a triangular tonight starting at 5:00 .   


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KYNT Sports 1-7-16

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Yankton Bucks basketball team pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Pierre 59-48 last night.  Eighth-grader Matthew Mors led Yankton with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots…and senior Justin Leader scored 9 of his 11 points in the second half.  Senior Brad Dean led the Governors with 23 points.  Yankton is now 3-3 on the season, and will host Aberdeen Central today with the varsity game at 5:00 broadcast on 1450, KYNT.

In girls basketball, Pierre scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Lady Governors topped Yankton 60-49 which dropped the Gazelles to a 1-5 season record.  Lindsey Hale and Bailey Kortan each scored 10 points for the Gazelles as they prepare for a game at the defending state champion Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles today at 5 p-m.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad has their first competition of the New Year today at the Brandon Valley Invite starting at 9 a-m…and the Gazelles gymnastics squad has their first meet in nearly a month with the Brookings Invitational starting at noon.

The Mount Marty College teams compete in a G-PAC basketball doubleheader today at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  The Lancer women are tied for eighth place in the conference, while the Dordt women and men are both winless in the G-PAC so far this season.  Our broadcast of Mount Marty basketball starts at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The USD basketball teams have a home basketball twin bill against IUPUI this afternoon.  The women’s contest gets underway at 1:00, with the men’s game at 3:15 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Arena.  The Coyote women and men both have 2 and 1 records in the Summit League.


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KYNT Sports 1-6-17

Friday, January 6, 2017

Yankton will start off the calendar year tonight with a home basketball doubleheader against Pierre.  The Gazelles are 1-4 this season, while the Bucks are 2-3 overall.  Pierre played only two games in December, as the Governor boys team is 1-1 and the Lady Governors are unbeaten in two high-scoring games.  Our broadcast of Y-H-S hoops begins at 6:05 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

A pair of highly-ranked teams in Nebraska Class C-2 boys basketball met last night, as sixth-rated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge got past eighth-ranked Hartington Cedar Catholic 51-46.  Wynot is rated sixth in Class D-2 and the Blue Devils boys squad defeated Bloomfield 48-37 on Thursday.

In Class C-2 girls basketball, top-ranked Crofton routed Battle Creek 76-39 last night and in Class D-2, top-rated Wynot defeated Bloomfield 55-32. 

The South Dakota State women’s basketball team beat Fort Wayne 73-51 on Thursday as Ellie Thompson led the attack with 19 points and 9 rebounds.  The Jacks are 11-4 on the season and will host Omaha tomorrow afternoon.

The University of South Dakota basketball teams entertain I-U-P-U-I in a women’s and men’s doubleheader tomorrow, starting at 1 p-m in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. 

The Mount Marty College basketball teams have a G-PAC doubleheader Saturday at Dordt College, with our broadcast starting at 1:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 1-5-17

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mount Marty had a big comeback in the second half which fell just short last night, dropping a 74-71 women’s basketball decision at the nation’s sixth-ranked Hastings Broncos.  The Lancers trailed by 20 points in the third quarter but Sammy Kasowski had 18 points and Ali Kuca added four three-point baskets in the second half to narrow the margin.  Kasowski finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kuca chipped in 16 points. 

The Mount Marty men’s team trailed by just two points with 15 minutes to play, but Hastings pulled away for an 87-75 victory on Wednesday.  Drew Cheskie had 21 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Lancers, while O-J Thok netted five three-point baskets and ended up with 17 points on the game.  Mount Marty continues their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Dordt College Saturday.

North Dakota State upset U-S-D 83-73 in women’s basketball last night in Fargo.  Allison Arens of Crofton led the Coyotes with 28 points, while Jaycee Bradley chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds as the Coyotes fell to 13 and 3 this season.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team went on the road and won at Denver 75-69 last night.  The Coyotes shot 47 percent from three-point range and were led by 23 points from Matt Mooney as they raised their season record to 11 and 7.

Also in men’s basketball on Wednesday, Western Illinois defeated South Dakota State by an 82-74 score.


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KYNT Sports 1-4-17

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their G-PAC schedule tonight with a doubleheader at Hastings College.  The Broncos are rated sixth in the nation in women’s basketball, while the Lancers are tied for sixth place in the conference.  The Mount Marty men snapped their 11-game losing streak last Friday night in California and are facing a Hastings squad that is 9-9 overall.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball starts at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The University of South Dakota basketball squads are both on the road tonight.  The Coyote women are 13-2 on the season and look to stay unbeaten in the Summit League with a 7:00 game at North Dakota State.  The U-S-D men have a 10-7 season record and play at the University of Denver at 8 p-m.

The U-S-D women’s soccer team has announced a transfer to their program for two years of eligibility.  Zoe Anderson was an honorable mention All-American for Eastern Oregon where she set school records with 14 goals and 36 points.

The Yankton High School winter sports teams have resumed their practices for 2017 in preparation for a busy weekend.  The Y-H-S basketball teams will both face Pierre and Aberdeen Central this Friday and Saturday…the Bucks wrestling squad competes at the Brandon Valley Tourney on Saturday…and the Gazelles gymnastics team goes for honors Saturday in the Brookings Invitational.

Yankton Bucks basketball head coach Chris Haynes will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  Haynes will talk about the Bucks who are 2 and 3 on the season.  The public is invited to attend the Quarterback Club meetings each Wednesday during the noon hour at Jo Dean’s.


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KYNT Sports 1-3-17

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

U-S-D sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton not only was named the Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, but she also earned the ESPN-W National Player of the Week award!  Arens is the first Coyote in program history to earn that national honor.  She averaged 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game in a pair of U-S-D victories last week, and the Coyotes raised their season record to 13 and 2 heading into a Wednesday game at North Dakota State.

The Mount Marty women’s basketball program held a signing and picture ceremony yesterday.  Platte-Geddes senior Hallie Hallock signed with the Lancer women’s program, she is a 5’8” guard for the Black Panthers. 

In the South Dakota Sportswriters high school boys basketball poll this week, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Christian and the Langford Area are the top rated teams.  In the girls poll, Sioux Falls Washington, St. Thomas More and Sully Buttes are rated first in each class.  Parker is ranked fourth among Class B boys basketball teams, the Vermillion boys are unbeaten and rated fifth in Class A, while Freeman is ranked fifth in the Class B girls poll. 


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KYNT Sports 1-2-17

Monday, January 2, 2017

The USD women’s basketball team edged South Dakota State 65-62 Saturday in Vermillion.  Crofton sophomore Allison Arens led the Coyotes with 24 points as they set a school record with their 21st consecutive home victory.  USD now has a 13-2 season record and will travel to North Dakota State on Wednesday.

SDSU edged South Dakota 73-72 in men’s basketball Saturday in Brookings as sophomore Mike Daum hit the game winning basket with two seconds left and led the Jacks with 30 points.  Matt Mooney paced the Coyotes with 22 points as their season record dipped to 10-7 overall.

Mount Marty set an all-time men’s basketball school record by hitting 22 baskets from three-point range in a 111-91 victory over West Coast Baptist in Lancaster, California.  O-J Thok made eight shots from long range and led the Lancers with 28 points.  Mount Marty snapped their 11-game losing streak, and the Lancers will return to G-PAC action with a women’s and men’s doubleheader Wednesday evening at Hastings College.



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KYNT Sports 12-30

Friday, December 30, 2016
The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles traveled to Brandon Valley for a make-up doubleheader last night in Brandon Valley. The Gazelles fell to the Lynx 66-52 and the Bucks came up short against Brandon 48-46. The Mount Marty Lancers are on the west coast this week with contests in Arizona and California. The Lancer women closed out the Arizona Christian Classic with a loss to Spring Arbor 63-56. The Lancers were led by Logan Wagner who scored 24 while breaking the Mount Marty career record for three-pointers. The Lancer men are in California where they fell to Antelope Valley College 90-71. The Lancer men were led by Zach Telles and Drew Cheskie who both scored 16. Tonight Scott Kooistra has the call as the Lancers meet West Coast Baptist at 7 P-M.

The University of South Dakota made a strong opening statement to Summit League play with an 86-69, start-to-finish drubbing of Omaha Thursday inside Sanford Coyote Sports Center. It was the team’s largest margin of victory in a conference game in four seasons. Trey Dickerson scored 17 points while Matt Mooney and Tyler Flack added 16 each as the Coyotes remained undefeated in their new facility. Next up for South Dakota is a rivalry game at South Dakota State Saturday in Brookings.

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