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KYNT Sports 12-9-16

Friday, December 9, 2016

After trailing by a point at halftime, the Mount Marty College women’s basketball team had a big third quarter and defeated Presentation College 64-54 at the Watertown Arena last night.  Sammy Kasowski had 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Lancers, and Kellie Winckler added 9 points and 14 boards.  Mount Marty is now 6 and 6 on the season and will go for its fourth consecutive victory when they face Nebraska Wesleyan at 2 p-m Saturday in the Cimpl Arena.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball team has a long trip today to Forest City, Iowa and a non-conference matchup at Waldorf University.  The Lancers are 3 and 8 on the season, while Waldorf is 4 and 6 and coming off a victory over the 21st-ranked team in the nation.  Our broadcast starts at 7:05 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The top two rated mid-major women’s basketball teams will meet tonight in Brookings.  South Dakota State is the number-one ranked mid-major team in women’s basketball and will host second-rated Green Bay at 7 p-m, with both teams at 7 and 1 on the season.

Yankton scored 137.9 last night to defeat a pair of Sioux Falls schools in gymnastics, as O’Gorman had 133.8 for second place and Roosevelt was third with a 125.2.  Gazelles freshman Payton Steffensen won the floor exercise with a school-record score of 9.7 and she was first in the vault.  Steffensen was second in the all-around with Jaiden Boomsma third and Haleigh Diede fourth for Yankton.

In wrestling action on Thursday, Yankton defeated Dakota Valley 54-30 and lost to Brandon Valley 46-36 and Vermillion by a 51-24 score.  Sophomore Ben Tellus led the Bucks with three victories at 145 pounds. 



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KYNT Sports 12-8-16

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team used strong defense and rebounding to defeat the College of St. Mary 55-42 at the Cimpl Arena last night.  Senior Denae Veldkamp paced the Lancers with 19 points, senior Kellie Winckler had 12 points and 11 rebounds and sophomore Sammy Kasowski had 9 points and 15 boards.  Mount Marty is 2-4 in the G-PAC and 5-6 overall, and will have a non-conference game against Presentation College tonight at the Watertown Arena.  Our broadcast will start at 6:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The -SD women’s basketball team had an impressive victory last night, beating the University of Illinois 77-68 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  Senior center Abigail Fogg led the Coyotes with a career-high 25 points and sophomore Jaycee Bradley chipped in 23 points.  USD is now 7-2 on the season with a home game Sunday afternoon against San Jose State.

The USD men’s basketball squad rolled past Montana State 74-57 in Vermillion last night.  Freshman Tyler Peterson came off the bench to score 15 points for the Coyotes, as they are now 7-4 overall with a home game coming up Saturday afternoon against Sacramento State.

In men’s basketball last night, Northern Iowa whipped South Dakota State 86-58 as the Panthers set a school record with 20 three-point baskets.  The Jacks fell to 4 and 7 on the season.

Yankton will have their first home gymnastics meet of the season tonight.  The Gazelles will host O’Gorman and Roosevelt in the meet starting at 6 p-m.

The Yankton Bucks continue their wrestling season this evening at Dakota Valley, joining Brandon Valley and Vermillion in a four-team meet.


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KYNT Sports 12-7-16

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s varsity continues their G-PAC schedule with a home game at 6:00 tonight against the College of St. Mary.  The Lancers are coming off their first conference win last Saturday, while St. Mary is winless in five G-PAC games.  Our broadcast starts at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

There is a college basketball doubleheader tonight inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.  The U-S-D women will host the University of Illinois at 6 p-m, followed by the Coyote men’s squad against Montana State at 8:15. 

Last night in women’s basketball, South Dakota State won at North Dakota 83-72 as Macy Miller led the Jacks with 26 points.

South Dakota State goal-keeper Maggie Smither was named the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month for November.  Smither posted two shutouts last month as the Jacks qualified for the NCAA tournament, and the Sioux Falls native finished second in the nation with a 0.34 goals against average per game.

John Stiegelmeier from South Dakota State has been named the F-C-S Region Four Coach of the Year after guiding the Jackrabbits to a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title with North Dakota State.  SDSU will play in Fargo against the Bison in the F-C-S quarter-finals Saturday at 11 a-m.

Former U-S-F defensive coordinator Jon Anderson has been named the new head football coach for the Cougars.  Jed Stugart announced earlier this week he is leaving the University of Sioux Falls to become head football coach at Lindenwood University in Missouri.

The Yankton Gazelles scored a season-best 138.4 and finished ahead of Lincoln and four points behind Mitchell in a gymnastics triangular last night.  The Gazelles were led by a second-place all-around effort from freshman Payton Steffensen.

The Yankton Bucks defeated Sioux Falls Lincoln 45-30 in high school wrestling last night and lost matches to Washington and Lennox.  Cole Diedrichsen and Trevor Ellis each won three matches for the Bucks.


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KYNT Sports for 12-6-16

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Three long-time supporters of baseball in Yankton will be inducted next February into the Yankton Baseball Association Hall of Fame.  Jim Robinson has been a major booster of baseball at all levels and the Sertoma youth baseball program for many decades.  Roger “Cookie” Thompson was an outstanding center fielder and pitcher and one of the top base-stealers on the diamond, as well as showing great support for local baseball programs.  Mike Imeg was a big promoter of Yankton baseball during the glory days of the Basin League in the 1950’s.  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place February 10th.

The Mount Marty Junior Varsity basketball teams will have a road doubleheader tonight, as the Lancers play at Central Community College in Columbus starting at 5:30 p-m.  The Lancer women’s varsity continues their G-PAC schedule with a home game at 6:00 Wednesday against the College of St. Mary.

U-S-D senior Miles Bergner is one of ten finalists nationwide for the Fred Mitchell Award, which honors the place-kicker who excels both on the field and in the community.  Bergner hit 14 of 18 field goals this fall for the Coyotes, and led the F-C-S in punting with a 47.5 average.  He has helped many community service events in Vermillion along with reading to elementary school students and helping to coach each summer for his high school football team in Colorado.

South Dakota State linebacker Christian Rozeboom from Sioux Center, Iowa finished as the runner-up nationally for the Jerry Rice Award, which honors the top freshman in the F-C-S.  Rozeboom leads the Jacks with 107 tackles and was the Missouri Valley football Conference Freshman of the Year.  The Jacks will play in the F-C-S quarter-finals Saturday at 11 a-m at North Dakota State.

Sierra Mesman of Bon Homme and Rylie Christensen from Parker were named Miss Volleyball in Class A and Class B by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association.  Mesman entered the Class A state tourney by leading the Cavaliers with 444 kills and 450 digs.  Christensen led Parker with 296 kills this season.


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KYNT Sports 12-5-16

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team picked up their first G-PAC victory this season with a 71-67 win at Midland University on Saturday.  The Lancers held nearly a 2-to-1 rebound advantage in the victory.  Sammy Kasowski had 15 points and 9 rebounds for Mount Marty, while Kellie Winckler had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Lancers. 

The 16th-rated Midland men’s squad raced to a 35-point halftime lead and defeated Mount Marty 98-57 on Saturday.  Zane Schumacher paced the Lancers with 13 points and 6 rebounds. 

The University of Nebraska men’s basketball team led by a 26-4 count over U-S-D in the first ten minutes Saturday in Lincoln, and the Huskers topped the Coyotes 73-61 after U-S-D had whittled the margin down to just two points with seven minutes to play.  Matt Mooney led the Coyotes with 18 points as their season record fell to 6 and 4.

The University of Wyoming sank 12 free throws in the overtime period and defeated U-S-D 69-62 in women’s basketball on Sunday.  Sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton led the Coyotes with 18 points and 6 rebounds as their record dropped to 6 and 2 overall.

South Dakota State scored the game-winning field goal with a minute to play and edged Villanova 10-7 Saturday in the F-C-S playoffs in Brookings.  The Jacks have now qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time in their Division One history and will play at five-time defending national champion North Dakota State Saturday at 11 a-m in Fargo.

The Yankton Bucks started their wrestling season Saturday with four match losses at the Watertown Duals tournament.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad scored a 133.9 and placed fourth among 11 teams at the Sioux Falls Invitational on Saturday.

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KYNT Sports 12-3-16

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Yankton High School wrestling and gymnastics teams will be in action all day today.  The Bucks wrestling squad opens their season with four total matches at the Watertown duals tournament starting at 10 a-m, and the Gazelles gymnasts will compete with a dozen schools at the Sioux Falls Invitational at Washington High School beginning at 11 a-m.

The Mount Marty College basketball season continues this afternoon at Midland University in Fremont.  Midland is rated 16th in the nation in men’s basketball with one loss in conference play so far.  Our broadcast starts at 1:35 p-m today on 1450, KYNT.

The U-S-D men’s basketball squad plays at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln today at 1 p-m, while the Coyote women’s basketball team plays at the University of Wyoming Sunday at 2:00.

The U-S-D women’s Indoor track and field team was picked for second place in the pre-season Summit League poll…and the Coyote men’s squad was selected for third place in the league.  North Dakota State was picked to win both divisions.

The South Dakota State football squad will host Villanova University today in the F-C-S playoff round of 16 today.  The eighth-seed Jackrabbits are 8 and 3 and coming off a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title, while 9th-seed Villanova is 9 and 3 on the season.  It’s the first time the schools have ever met on the gridiron, and the kickoff will be at 2:00 today in Brookings.




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KYNT Sports 12-2-16

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Yankton High School wrestling and gymnastics teams will be in action all day Saturday.  The Bucks wrestling squad opens their season with four total matches at the Watertown duals tournament starting at 10 a-m tomorrow.  The Gazelles gymnasts will compete with a dozen schools at the Sioux Falls Invitational at Washington High School beginning at 11 a-m.

Yankton High School senior Madason Tessier has signed to attend school at Dakota Wesleyan University and play women’s soccer for the Tigers.  Tessier was second-team all-state in Class Double-A soccer this fall for the Gazelles, and has also been a team leader in girls track and basketball.  She plans to major in Sports Psychology at Dakota Wesleyan.

Armour High School will be well represented during the next induction of the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame.  Long-time Armour football coach Burnell Glanzer and all-state basketball star Dana Nielsen of Armour will be among ten sports standouts going into the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame on April 8th.

Four schools from the Great Plains Athletic Conference have qualified for the final 16 in the N-A-I-A Volleyball Championships this week in Sioux City.  Midland, Doane, Dordt and Hastings have all advanced into the round of 16 and will compete in single elimination matches today.  The volleyball championship will be held Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. 


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KYNT Sports 12-1-16

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Briar Cliff dominated the G-PAC basketball doubleheader over Mount Marty last night, winning the women’s game by a 72-42 score and taking the men’s contest 118-59 over the Lancers.  Mount Marty will continue their conference schedule this Saturday afternoon with a twin bill at Midland University in Fremont.

Missouri-Kansas City edged U-S-D 84-82 last night in men’s basketball.  Matt Mooney led the Coyotes with 23 points as their season record fell to 6 and 3.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad is now 6 and 1 on the year after an 83-58 victory over Concordia-St. Paul.  Sophomore Allison Arens of Crofton led the Coyotes with 23 points.

State champion Mitchell placed nine players on the Class 11-Double-A all-state football team.  Yankton had two players earn all-state honorable mention, senior center Mason Townsend and junior place-kicker Cameron Krejci.

The Yankton High School Winter Sports Kick-Off will be held tonight starting at 6:00 at the Y-H-S Commons.  The public is invited to attend and listen to the basketball, wrestling and gymnastics coaches talk about their teams.  


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KYNT Sports 11-30-16

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Briar Cliff University tonight.  The Chargers are rated 25th in the nation in men’s basketball, while the Briar Cliff women are ranked 19th.   Our broadcast of Lancer basketball from Sioux City starts at 5:35 p-m on 1450, KYNT.

This week in the N-A-I-A basketball poll, Northwestern is sixth in the men’s ranking while Dakota Wesleyan is rated tenth nationally.  Dakota Wesleyan is unbeaten in women’s basketball and earned the number one spot in the nation, with Concordia rated seventh and Morningside in ninth place.

The U-S-D basketball teams are both in action tonight with non-league games.  The Coyote men take a 6 and 2 season record to play at Kansas City, while the USD women are 5 and 1 as they host Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p-m in Vermillion.  

The Yankton High School basketball teams started practices this week in preparation for the season opening doubleheader at Brookings on Tuesday, December 13th.  Chris Haynes is starting his fifth year as head coach of the Bucks basketball team, while Trey Krier will be in his third year coaching the Gazelles.

Former Yankton and South Dakota State pitching standout Layne Somsen will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Yankton Quarterback Club.  Somsen pitched in the major leagues this spring for the Reds and also played in the Yankees and Dodgers organizations this year.  The Quarterback Club meets during the noon hour each Wednesday at JoDean’s and the public is invited to attend.

The Yankton High School Winter Sports Kick-Off will be held Thursday night starting at 6 p-m at the Y-H-S Commons.  The public is invited to attend and listen to the basketball, wrestling and gymnastics coaches talk about their teams.  


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KYNT Sports 11-29-16

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Yankton Gazelles opened their competitive gymnastics season last night in Mitchell and scored within five points of the three-time defending state champion Kernels.  Mitchell had a 140.6 total, while the Gazelles had a 135.3 for second place.  Yankton freshman Payton Steffensen had a 35.7 to finish runner-up in the all-around competition, while Gazelles freshman Jaiden Boomsma was fifth in the all-round with a 35 total and she took second on the beam.  Yankton will compete in the Sioux Falls Invitational this Saturday.

The Yankton junior varsity wrestling squad will begin their season tonight with competition at the Brookings JV Jamboree.  The Bucks varsity wrestling team opens their season at the Watertown Team Duals meet on Saturday.

Elk Point-Jefferson senior wide receiver Zeke Robinson was named to the Class 11-B all-state football squad.  Robinson averaged nearly 24 yards per catch for his 20 receptions this year and he rushed for 384 yards as well.  State champion Winner had nine selections on the 11-B all-state squad.

Sioux City will host the N-A-I-A volleyball championships this week for the ninth consecutive year.  There are five teams from the G-PAC in the 32-team field which starts pool play this morning.  The volleyball title match takes place Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. 

U-S-D senior Miles Bergner is the first player in the 32-year history of the Missouri Valley Football Conference to be chosen for first team all-conference honors as both a kicker and punter.  Bergner was 14 of 18 in field goals for the Coyotes this year, and was the leading punter in the F-C-S averaging over 47 yards a punt.  USD quarterback Chris Streveler and linebacker Jet Moreland received second-team all-conference honors.  South Dakota State had nine players received Missouri Valley honors on the first or second team, including defensive tackle Kellen Soulek (soh-leck) from Yankton High School on the second-team all-conference. 


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