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KYNT Sports 7-25-16

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crofton and Freeman both used strong pitching Sunday to stay alive in the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Tabor ballpark.  Crofton beat Scotland 13-0 as Derek Appley threw six no-hit innings for the Bluejays, while Freeman edged Lesterville 2-1 getting a complete game from Eric Hortness.

After losing in the first round Friday, Vermillion Post 1 won two games over the weekend scoring a total of 27 runs to stay in the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Webster.  Vermillion edged Spearfish 13-12 on Saturday and routed Redfield 14-3 Sunday, as Billy Mount drove in seven runs on the weekend.  Vermillion faces unbeaten Milbank at 7:30 tonight in the state tourney.

There were two games Sunday in the Area C-1 Seniors Legion baseball tournament at the Crofton ballpark.  Valentine edged Hartington 7-5, and Ponca downed Battle Creek 8-2.  The host Crofton squad faces Ponca at 8:00 tonight.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams both ranked in the top ten in academics nationally in N-A-I-A Division Two schools.  The Lancer women’s basketball team was third in the nation, and the Mount Marty men’s basketball squad was seventh nationally.   Also, the Mount Marty baseball program is the only N-A-I-A team that has been featured as a Scholar Team for the past 13 years.

Pro golfer Ryan Dillon of Arizona won the 54-hole tournament at Moccasin Creek in Aberdeen on the Dakotas Golf Tour, which begins a three-day event today at Marshall, Minnesota.  The Dakotas Tour advances to Yankton later this week for the 54-hole Fox Run Pro-Am and then a week of events at Hillcrest Country Club. 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-23-16

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Brandon Valley used a five-hit complete game from Mitchell Hoover to end the Yankton Post 12 baseball season by a 6-3 score on Friday.  After Yankton battled back to tie the contest in the eighth inning, Brandon Valley scored three runs in the top of the ninth for the victory.  Colin Muth had a triple and single, and drove in all three runs for Yankton which finished with a 21-15 season record.  In the final game last night, Sioux Falls West shut out Brandon Valley 12-0 to win the Region 2-A championship.

In the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Webster, Hartford-Humboldt scored four runs in the first inning and defeated Vermillion Post 1 by a 5-3 score.  Vermillion plays Spearfish today in a losers’ bracket game at 12:30 p-m.

In the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament on Friday, the host Tabor Bluebirds rolled past Freeman 11-2.  Doug Vanechek pitched the complete-game victory for Tabor, allowing just five hits and recording 11 strikeouts.

Mount Marty College has announced the commitment of four players for their men’s basketball program.  Noah Huber is a 6’5” power forward who averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds for Clark, South Dakota and was named to the Class B second team All-State squad.  Chris Cheatham is a 5’7” point guard from Dallas who averaged over 21 points and 5 assists per game and was an All-State selection is 2014 in Texas.  Trent Wilson is a 6’5” forward from Sioux City North who averaged over 11 points and 7 rebounds per game and shot 53 percent from the floor.  Daniel Campa is a 6’2” point guard from Arizona who averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game and 87 percent at the free throw line.

The University of South Dakota will honor the 2004-05 men’s basketball team in their Coyote Sports Hall of Fame ceremony September 9th.  U-S-D will induct four athletes into their Hall of Fame include basketball players Josh Mueller and Turner Trofholz, football standout A.J. Schable and track and field star Sara Deckert.

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-22-16

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sioux Falls West put together 14 hits along with four Yankton errors to pick up a 7-2 victory last night in the winners’ bracket of the Region 2-A American Legion baseball tournament.  Yankton Post 12 now faces Brandon Valley today at 4 p-m at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls, and the winner will advance to the state Legion tournament next week.  The winner will also face Sioux Falls West tonight in the championship round.  Brandon Valley shut out Harrisburg 3-0 Thursday in the losers’ bracket.  Our broadcast of Yankton legion baseball starts at 3:55 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Class B American Legion baseball tournament begins today at the Webster field.  At 10:00 this morning, Madison faces Redfield and then Vermillion takes on Humboldt.  This evening, Winner-Colome plays Milbank followed by Webster against Spearfish.  The double elimination Class B tournament continues through  the championship round on Tuesday. 

In the first game of the Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament, top-seed Irene routed Scotland 18-3 in a six-inning game.  Aaron Fest pitched the complete game five-hitter for the Cardinals.  The Region tourney continues tonight at the Tabor ballpark.  In first round play at 6:00, the host Bluebirds take on Freeman, followed by Menno against Lesterville.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation has announced the distribution of ten free A-E-D units to schools based on need or lack of access to such a life saving device.  Among the schools that will receive an Automated External Defibrillator are Avon and Centerville.

The Dakotas Golf tour begins a three-day tournament today at Moccasin Creek in Aberdeen.  Sioux Falls professional Doug Quinones shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday to win a one-day tournament in Groton on the Dakotas Tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-21-16

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yankton broke open a tie ballgame with an eight-run eighth inning to defeat Brandon Valley 14-6 last night in the opening round of the Region 2-A Legion baseball tournament in Sioux Falls.  Mason Townsend led the attack with two doubles and a single and four RBI’s, while Sheldon Gant and Colin Muth each had three hits and Ethan Wishon (wih-shon) scored four runs.  Justin Leader relieved Colin Muth to get the victory as Yankton advanced to a 7 p-m game tonight against Sioux Falls West in the winners bracket, our broadcast begins at 6:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.  Sioux Falls West blanked Harrisburg 8-0 last night behind a no-hitter from Justin Aldrich.

The Region 6-B amateur baseball tournament starts tonight at the Tabor ballpark.  In first round play at 6:00, top-seed Irene faces Scotland followed by Crofton against Wynot.

The final regular-season poll in South Dakota amateur baseball was released yesterday and Renner was still the top-rated team in Class A with Alexandria on top of Class B.  The Yankton Tappers are ranked fifth in Class A, with the Irene Cardinals tied for sixth place in the Class B poll.

Two-time all-state catcher Daxton Johnson from Delta High School in Utah has signed to play baseball for Mount Marty College.  Johnson batted .469 as a senior and .520 as a junior, and he had 27 extra-base hits during those two seasons.  

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-20-16

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yankton Post 12 begins play in the Region 2-A American Legion baseball tournament this afternoon at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.  Yankton will face Brandon Valley at 4:00 in the first round of the double-elimination format, and both teams finished their regular season at seven games over the “500 level”. We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton tourney games on AM 1450, KYNT.

 The Yankton Reds Teener baseball squad out-scored Sioux Falls East 14-13 last night at Riverside Field as Brodey Peterson belted a game-winning two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth inning.  The Reds are 11 and 24 on the season and will compete in the Brandon Valley tournament this weekend.

 The Sioux Falls Canaries promoted Shelby Ford to an interim manager status yesterday and he was a winner in his first game.  Last night, David Bergin drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth as the Canaries edged Fargo-Moorhead 5-4.  Also in the American Association, Sioux City beat Joplin 10-2 as Cody Forsythe allowed just two hits in six innings on the mound for the Explorers.

 The Dakotas Golf Tour had a one-day event Tuesday in northern South Dakota at the Britton Country Club.  Professional Tim Ailes fired an eight-under-par 60 to win the tournament.  There will be a one-day event tomorrow in Groton.

 

 

 


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KYNT Sports 7-18-16

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Yankton Tappers won the regular season title in the South Central amateur baseball league after a 12-5 win over Freeman last night.  Dusty Haffeman pitched seven innings for the Tappers victory.  In other South Central League games last night, Wynot routed Scotland 13-1 on as Lee Heimes (high-mess) pitched the win for the Expos.  Crofton edged Irene 8-7 and Menno out-slugged Lesterville 22-12.

The Yankton Black Sox Teener baseball team won all five games they played in the Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic over the weekend, including a 12-11 comeback victory over Manitoba Houk on Sunday in the championship game.  The Black Sox scored nine runs in the final inning, as Levi Wiersma led the offense with two doubles and a triple.  The Yankton Black Sox are now 19 and 11 on the season.

Vermillion battled back and won three games over the weekend to claim the Region 6-B Legion baseball championship in Lennox.  In the title game Sunday, Vermillion defeated Beresford 6-1 as Hunter Christopherson allowed just five hits in eight innings for the victory.

Professional D-J Brigman of New Mexico won the 54-hole Dakotas Golf Tour event at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa with a 10-under-par total.  Neil Johnson of Wisconsin tied for second at 8-under and took the bonus points lead on the Tour.

 


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KYNT Sports 7-16-16

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Yankton Legion baseball regular season ended last night with a 12-7 victory at Sioux Falls East.  Colin Muth had four hits and four RBI’s, while Mason Townsend had a three-run double and drove in five runs for the Post 12 squad.  Yankton enters the Region 2-A tournament with a 20-13 record, and will face Brandon Valley at 4:00 Wednesday in first-round play at Harmodon Park in Sioux Falls.

The Yankton Black Sox Teeners are competing in the Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic this weekend.  In Friday’s first game, the Black Sox defeated Brandon Valley 7-2 as Rex Ryken led the attack with four hits.  Ryken then fired a two-hit shutout and added three RBI’s as the Black Sox whipped Manitoba Gile 10-0.

It took 12 innings, but Humboldt edged Tabor 8-5 in the Region 5-B Legion baseball championship last night.  In Region 3-B action, Vermillion used ten runs in the fourth inning to rout Lennox 11-1 and Beresford edged Dakota Valley 7-5.

The Dakotas Golf Tour is at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa this weekend and after two rounds, Neil Johnson from Wisconsin and Mike McGinn of California are tied for the lead with five-under-par totals.  The Dakotas Tour will be at Fox Run Golf Course two weeks from now and at Hillcrest Country Club in three weeks.

 


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KYNT Sports 7-15-16

Friday, July 15, 2016

Yankton Post 12 rolled past Harrisburg 9-4 last night in Legion baseball as Colin Muth gave up just one hit in seven innings on the mound.  Mason Townsend, Nate Hein and Levi Schmidt each had two hits and two RBI’s for Yankton.  The Post 12 overall record is now 19-13 and they finish their regular season tonight with a game at Sioux Falls East.

Sioux Falls West defeated Yankton 9-1 in the losers’ bracket of the Region 2-A Junior Legion baseball tournament.  The Yankton Junior Legion squad finished with a 13-21 season record.

In Class B American Legion baseball regional play Thursday at Lennox, Vermillion shut out Elk Point-Jefferson 14-0 and then Beresford nipped Vermillion 5-4 in the winners’ bracket last night.  In a Class B regional at Humboldt, Tabor crushed McCook-Miner 20-5 as Chase Kortan pitched the victory and scored four runs.

Sully Buttes standout Chloe Lamb has committed to attend U-S-D and play women’s basketball for the Coyotes before starting her senior year in high school.  Lamb is a 5’10” guard who already has been a Class B all-state selection three times and last year she averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game.

The Dakotas Golf Tour is at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa this weekend and in first-round play yesterday only two professionals broke par.  D-J Brigman from New Mexico fired a two-under 69 and leads Patrick Grimes of California by one stroke heading into today’s second round of the 54-hole tournament.


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KYNT Sports 7-14-16

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad pounded out 18 hits last night, and used a six-run sixth inning to defeat Brandon Valley 10-3 at Riverside Field.  Jordan Kathol pitched the victory, allowing just two runs in seven innings.  Sheldon Gant, Mason Townsend and Nate Hein each had three hits for Yankton, which is now 18-13 overall with a nine-inning game at Harrisburg tonight.  We’ll have the broadcast starting at 5:55 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

Top-seed Sioux Falls East blanked Yankton 10-0 in the Region 2-A Junior Legion baseball tournament at Valley Springs last night.  Yankton will face Sioux Falls West in an elimination game at 1:00 this afternoon.

The Yankton Black Sox split a doubleheader at Brandon last night, winning the opener 13-4 and dropping the nightcap 8-6.  Levi Wiersma had two home runs, six hits and seven RBI’s last night for the Black Sox, who are now 14-11 overall.

Tabor ended their regular season with a 5-4 Legion baseball victory over Crofton last night.  Tabor scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to get the win.

In South Central League amateur baseball this evening, the Yankton Tappers visit Crofton, Wynot plays at Tabor, and Scotland will host Lesterville.

The Dakotas Golf Tour begins a three-day event at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa as 60 professional golfers will shoot for part of the 48-thousand dollar prize fund.


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KYNT Sports 7-13-16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has released a statement on the potential membership from the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.  The league is continuing to work with Jamestown’s inclusion in the G-PAC through on-campus visits.  There will be a membership vote from the G-PAC Council of Presidents this October which could have Jamestown join the conference for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Yankton Post 12 Legion baseball squad has their final home game this evening as they face Brandon Valley in a key regional contest.  Yankton is second in the region standings this summer, one game ahead of Brandon.  Post 12 has an overall record of 17-13 while Brandon Valley is 24-13.  We’ll have the broadcast of Yankton Legion baseball tonight at 6:30 on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Junior Legion will begin play tonight in the Region 2-A tournament at Valley Springs.  Yankton will face top-seed Sioux Falls East at 6:00 in first-round play of the three-day double elimination tournament.

In the second game of a Teener baseball doubleheader last night at Sioux Falls, the Yankton Black Sox lost a 14-13 game against Sioux Falls West.  Levi Wiersma had four hits and five RBI’s in the game, while Owen Feser added four hits as well.  Sioux Falls West won the opener 19-0 in a game that was called in the third inning as the Black Sox record fell to 13-10 on the season.

The Yankton Reds blanked Sioux Falls Central 10-0 in the opener of a twin bill last night at Riverside Field as Tristan Redman fired a one-hit shutout for the Reds.  Sioux Falls Central took the nightcap by an 8-4 score.

Tommy Vining of Sioux Falls shot a seven-under-par total of 137 yesterday to win the qualifier of the U-S Amateur at Bakker Crossing in Sioux Falls.  Vining will golf for U-S-D next year and he now qualifies to compete in the U-S Amateur golf tourney starting August 15th at Oakland Hills in Michigan.  Fox Run Golf Course champion Arron Lickteig of Freeman shot a 141 total and won the first alternate spot.  Eric Baily of Crofton shot a 143 and tied for seventh place in the qualifier.

 

 


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