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KYNT Sports 6-29-16

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Yankton will host Sioux Falls West tonight in Legion baseball in a battle for the top spot in the Region 2-A standings.  West is unbeaten in four region games, while Yankton is 3 and 1.  Tonight’s nine-inning game starts at 6:00 at Riverside Field, with our broadcast beginning at 5:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Junior Legion visits Brandon Valley tonight, while the Yankton Black Sox Teener squad has a twin bill at Sioux Falls East.

In Junior Legion baseball on Tuesday, Yankton edged Sioux Falls West 5-4 in the opener as Jakob Larson had three hits and three RBI’s and drove in the winning runs with a two-run double in the seventh.  West won the nightcap by a 7-2 score.

The Yankton Lakers split a Teener doubleheader at Brandon Valley, losing the first game 5-2 and winning the second contest 13-11 as Paris Beeson and Matt Hein each drove in three runs for Yankton.

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KYNT Sports 6-27-16

Monday, June 27, 2016

Vermillion claimed the title in the Morrie Wachendorf Legion baseball classic over the weekend at Riverside Field, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Yankton on Sunday.  Billy Mount pitched the complete game victory for Vermillion against Yankton Post 12, who beat Humboldt 6-5, edged Crofton 4-3 and blanked Norfolk 8-0 when Ethan Wishon fired a no-hitter on Saturday evening.

Yankton Post 12 is now 15-9 on the season, and will host Sioux Falls West Wednesday night in a battle for the top spot in the region standings.

In South Central League amateur baseball on Sunday, Wynot upset Yankton 8-7 as Scott Heimes homered for the Expos and Jackson Sudbeck picked up the victory in relief.  Kory Bromley led the Tappers with four hits while Nik Davis added a homer.  Menno defeated Tabor 2-0  as Doug Hall fired a two-hit shutout in the victory as Cody Ulmer drove in both runs.

Brad Brunner of Tampa, Florida edged Kevin Tucker in a one-hole playoff to win the title of the South Dakota Open yesterday.  Both golfers finished the three-day event with a 16-under-par total, while former U-S-D All-Summit League golfer Sam Matthew placed fourth with a 54-hole score of 14-under.

In the South Dakota Golf Association Senior Husband-Wife state tournament at Dakota Dunes, Steve and Cindy Weiland of Yankton tied for third this weekend with a two-round total of 160, just one stroke behind the winners.  Steve and YaVonne Slowey of Yankton took the title in the second flight with a 162 score.

SDSU golfers Trevor Tobin and Megan Mingo of Yankton tied for first in the Mixed Team championship at Dakota Dunes with a two-day total of 137.  Lake Andes golfers J-J Cooney and Kellie Winckler of Mount Marty took fifth place with a 148.


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KYNT Sports 6-25-16

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yankton Post 12 scored three runs in the ninth to rally past Watertown 6-5 last night in Legion baseball.  Nate Hein had two hits and the game-winning RBI, while Mason Townsend had three hits and Sheldon Gant homered for Post 12.  Yankton is now 12-8 on the season and will host Crofton at 10:00 this morning and Norfolk at 6:00 this evening in the Morrie Wachendorf Legion Classic at Riverside Field.

In Teener baseball on Friday, Brandon Valley won a pair of games over the Yankton Black Sox by scores of 3-2 and 11-2.  Rex Ryken pitched five shutout innings in the opener for the Black Sox.

USD softball standout Yvon Minogue was named the Summit League Female Athlete of the Month.  Minogue batted .545 during the past month and drove in 13 runs for the Coyotes.  She will compete for the Mexico national softball team in the World Championships next month.

The South Dakota Open Golf Tournament at The Bluffs in Vermillion started on Friday and a former USD golfer leads the pack after one round.  Coyote grad and all-league golfer Sam Matthew fired an eight-under-par 64 yesterday to lead three others by one shot.  The 54-hole tourney runs through Sunday at The Bluffs.

There will be plenty of golf this weekend by men and women at the Dakota Dunes Golf Club just north of Sioux City.  The South Dakota Golf Association will direct the 42nd annual Husband-Wife tournament, the 6th annual Senior Husband-Wife tourney and the 6th annual Mixed Team Championships the next two days.  There are a total of 304 golfers registered for these events.



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KYNT Sports 6-24-16

Friday, June 24, 2016

Long-time Yankton High School coaches Arlin Likness and Ginger Larsen will each receive a “Distinguished Service Award” over the next school year.  Likness and Larsen are among six coaches statewide who will get that honor from the South Dakota High School Coaches Association at one of the various state events.

Brett Sime of Yankton was named the Girls Golf Coach of the Year by the South Dakota High School coaches Association.  Sime guided the Yankton Gazelles to a conference and state title this spring, the first girls golf championship in Y-H-S history.  Mike Mudder of Tyndall was named the Official of the Year by the Coaches Association.

Renner Sioux Falls Post 307 scored two runs in the first inning and shut out Yankton Post 12 3-0 yesterday at Riverside Field.  Sheldon Gant and Ethan Wishon each had two hits for Yankton, which fell to 11 and 8 on the season.  Post 12 will host the annual Morrie Wachendorf Legion Baseball Classic with teams playing two games each on Saturday and Sunday at Riverside Field.

In South Central League amateur baseball Thursday, Yankton outscored Menno 11-5 as Kaleb Bromley pitched the victory for the Tappers.  Irene blanked Wynot 2-0 as Zach Garrett fired a shutout and homered for the Cardinals.  Crofton routed Scotland 17-2 as Tyler Zimmerman and Kyle Mueller each had four hits for the Bluejays. 

In this week’s South Dakota Amateur Baseball Poll, the Yankton Tappers are rated fifth in Class A and the Irene Cardinals are ranked eighth among Class B teams.

The South Dakota Open golf tournament kicks off the Dakotas Tour schedule this weekend at The Bluffs in Vermillion.  There will be 60 professional golfers shooting for a total of 48-thousand dollars in the pro purse this weekend, with many amateur prizes as well.  The tournament at The Bluffs consists of 18-hole rounds today, Saturday and Sunday.

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KYNT Sports 6-23-16

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Yankton native Layne Somsen, picking him up on waivers from the New York Yankees organization.  The 27-year-old right-handed pitcher is listed on the Dodgers 40-man roster this morning.  Somsen was called up to the majors by Cincinnati on May 9th and pitched in two big league games before being let go.  He was claimed by the New York Yankees organization May 24th and pitched in four Triple-A games in Scranton and then designated for assignment before being claimed by the Dodgers today.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team looks to snap a five-game losing streak this afternoon when they face the Renner Royals at 2:00 at Riverside Field.  Yankton defeated Renner twice in the Lewis and Clark Classic two weeks ago, while Renner topped Post 12 last weekend in Sioux Falls.

In South Central League amateur baseball tonight, Yankton will host Menno, Scotland plays at Crofton, and Wynot travels to Irene.

Norm Willard of Yankton carded his second career hole-in-one Wednesday at Hillcrest Country Club.  Willard used an eight-iron for the ace on the 16th hole.

Parker High School standout Zack Anderson was named as a Boys All-American this week after leaping seven-feet this spring in the high jump and being selected as the Class B Boys Most Valuable Field Athlete at the state meet.  Harrisburg grad Paul Paul (who will run for Mount Marty) was named a Boys Honorable Mention All-American after placing in the top two in three races at the Double-A meet.

Two U-S-D seniors have been named the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year.  Emily Grove was selected the Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year after setting a Summit League record in the women’s pole vault and earning her fifth All-American honor.  Teivaskie Lewin was named the Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after setting a league record in the 110 hurdles and placing 21st at the N-C-A-A Championships.  

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KYNT Sports 6-22-16

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A record crowd of nearly 225 youngsters enjoyed the Kansas City Royals and Riverfront Broadcasting “Pass It On” baseball clinic at Riverside Field Tuesday morning.  The young baseball enthusiasts came from as far away as Winner, South Dakota to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa to get instruction from former Royals players Dennis Leonard, Tom Burgmeier and Les Norman.

Sioux Falls West moved to the top of the region baseball standings with an 11-7 victory over Yankton Post 12 last night.  Sheldon Gant homered and singled and drove in two runs for Yankton, which dropped to 11 and 7 on the season with their fifth consecutive loss.  Yankton will host Renner Sioux Falls Post 307 Thursday afternoon at 2:00.

The Yankton Junior Legion team outscored Tyndall 11-7 in the first game of a doubleheader last night at Riverside Field, and then the Tyndall Teeners came back for a 6-1 victory in the nightcap.

Crofton coach Jayne Arens has been named the Nebraska Coaches Association Coach of the Year for girls’ cross-country.  Arens guided the Lady Warrior runners to their tenth consecutive Class D cross-country state title last fall.

Mount Marty College signed two student-athletes for their soccer programs.  John Heath from Ventura, California is a 5’10” forward and mid-fielder who was third in their league in assists last season.  Katarina Ilkow is a goal-keeper and defender from Davis Junction, Illinois who will play for the Lancer women’s soccer squad.

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KYNT Sports 6-21-16

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Yankton will be represented by recently graduated seniors Tanner Frick and Alex Withrow at the South Dakota High School All-Star football game next month in Vermillion.  The complete team rosters include 84 All-Stars from South Dakota and the kickoff will be at 1 p-m Saturday, July 9th in the Dome.  This game had been played in Aberdeen for the past 30 years.

Area standouts on the South Dakota All-Star football rosters include Ben Gustad of Volin, Matt Ouelette from Vermillion, Logan Busch of Beresford, Justin Broekemeier from Elk Point, Menno grad Jackson Diede and Kreg Kepplinger of Scotland.

 Yankton and Sioux Falls West are the two remaining unbeaten legion baseball teams in the regional standings, and they will face each other tonight.  Yankton Post 12 is now 11 and 6 overall, while Sioux Falls West is 10 and 7 on the season heading into the game this evening at 6 p-m in Sioux Falls.

The Yankton Junior Legion baseball squad will host Tabor in a doubleheader starting at 5 p-m at Riverside Field.

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KYNT Sports 6-20-16

Monday, June 20, 2016


Saturday at the Renner Royals Legion baseball tournament, Yankton Post 12 dropped a 6-4 game against Lee’s Summit Missouri, and then Hastings Nebraska rolled past Yankton 14-2.  The Yankton Legion baseball squad is now 11 and 6 on the season with a region contest at Sioux Falls West tomorrow night.

In the Bob Tereshinski Teener Baseball Classic this weekend, the Yankton Lakers and Yankton Reds both went one and three in the four game schedule.

Yankton won a battle for first place in the South Central Amateur baseball league last night with a 6-5 victory over Irene.  Dustin Haffeman was the winning pitcher for the Tappers, while Josh Teichroew got the save at Riverside Field.

In American Association baseball on Sunday, Joplin edged the Sioux Falls Canaries by a 9-7 score and Texas downed the Sioux City Explorers 9-4.

There were 54 participants ranging in age from 5 to 93 Saturday morning for the first Meridian Mile race over the bridge.  Austin Hamm from Hartington was the overall men’s winner with a time of 4 minutes, 33 seconds…while Jenna Grossenburg from Yankton had the best women’s finish at 5 minutes, 44 seconds.








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KYNT Sports 6-18-16

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mount Marty has announced that a first team all-state Utah baseball player has committed to the Lancer baseball program.  Six-foot infielder and pitcher Dyson Heath from Monroe, Utah had an 8 and 2 record with a 2.10 E-R-A this season with 61 strikeouts in 43 innings.  Heath batted .358 with 22 RBI’s and led his team to a 19 and 4 record.  He plans to major in Exercise Wellness at Mount Marty.

Mount Marty College has signed Deuel High School grad Jaci Carter of Clear Lake for their women’s golf program.  Carter competed in the last four class B state golf tournaments, finishing 18th and 17th at state the past two years and she was named the Most Valuable Player at Deuel this spring.  Carter plans to major in either Math of Business at Mount Marty.

In the annual Czech Days baseball game at Tabor last night, the Bluebirds topped Lesterville 3-1 as Doug Vanecek fired a complete-game one-hitter with 17 strikeouts in the win.  The Yankton Tappers beat Freeman 5-2 as Bo Howard belted a homer among his three hits and he scored three times for the winners.  Menno rolled past Scotland 12-1 as Josh Berndt had four hits including a homer.

The Yankton Black Sox split a doubleheader at Harrisburg, winning the opener last night 15-6 as Levi Wiersma had three hits and five RBI’s.  Owen Feser had three hits in the nightcap but Harrisburg beat the Black Sox 7-4.

The Yankton Junior League squad blanked Vermillion 10-0 on Thursday as Ben Wold tossed the complete-game shutout and drove in three runs.  The Yankton Junior Legion begins play in a Sioux Falls Tournament today.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball team will play at least four games this weekend at the Renner Royals Invitational.  Yankton starts tournament play at 9:00 this morning just north of Sioux Falls against the host Renner Post 307 squad. Yankton Post 12 is on a seven-game win streak and is 11 and 2 overall, while Renner is 9 and 3 this season with two close losses against Yankton last weekend.


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KYNT Sports 6-15-16

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The University of South Dakota will be one of eight men’s basketball teams competing in the fourth annual Gulf Coast Showcase tournament November 21st through the 23rd in southwest Florida.  The Coyotes will face Kent State University on the first day of the tournament, which is designed to showcase the nation’s top mid-major basketball programs.

Former Yankton Gazelles standout Ketty Cornemann Paula has been named an assistant coach for women’s basketball at Minnesota State in Mankato.  Paula played four seasons with the South Dakota State women’s basketball team and enjoyed competed in Jackrabbits track and field and volleyball after graduating from Yankton High School.  She had been an assistant basketball coach at the South Dakota School of Mines for the past four years.

Sioux Falls East took a pair of games over Yankton in Junior Legion baseball on Tuesday by scores of 10-0 and 13-3.  Yankton hosts Vermillion Thursday evening.  The Yankton Black Sox will host Sioux Falls East in a twin bill tonight at 5 p-m.

The Renner Monarchs are the top ranked team in the Class A South Dakota amateur baseball poll this week, and the Yankton Tappers are rated fifth in the state.  In Class B, Alexandria leads the poll with the Irene Cardinals ranked seventh and the Crofton Bluejays tied for ninth in the state.


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