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KYNT Sports 1-27-15

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mount Marty has been picked for fifth place in the G-PAC coaches’ pre-season baseball poll.  Doane College was the heavy favorite to win the regular season conference title again, while tournament champion Midland was chosen for second place.  Morningside was chosen to win the G-PAC softball title by the conference coaches, while Mount Marty was tabbed for 11th place.  The Lancer baseball team hopes to begin its season Feb 21st and 22nd in Topeka, Kansas and the baseball and softball squads both play in Tucson, Arizona the second week of March.

Mount Marty volleyball coach Candice Climer has submitted her resignation from that post, and has accepted a full-time faculty position with the college.  Climer graduated from M-M-C in 2005 and has been the Lancer volleyball coach for the past five years.  She guided the team to a 12 and 21 overall record and four G-PAC victories last fall, their best season in eight years.

The South Dakota Sportswriters high school boys basketball poll this week has the Yankton Bucks rated fifth in Class Double-A, behind Washington, Lincoln, Aberdeen Central and O’Gorman.  In the Class Double-A girls poll, unbeaten O’Gorman is first followed by Lincoln, Stevens, Pierre and Brookings.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks have a doubleheader at the Huron Arena tonight.  The Bucks are 8 and 4 on the season, while the Gazelles are 4 and 8 and coming off back-to-back overtime victories.  Our broadcast of YHS hoops starts at 6:05 tonight on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton gymnastics team is rated ninth in the state in Class Double-A, and the Gazelles have their final tune-up tonight before the E-S-D Conference meet on February 7th.  The Gazelles compete at O’Gorman today against the Knights, Washington and Madison.

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KYNT Sports 1-25-15

Sunday, January 25, 2015

 The Mount Marty women’s basketball team started fast and picked up a big win at Doane College by a 76-59 score on Saturday.  April Winne had 18 points to lead four Lancers in double figures as the team has won nine of their last ten games going into action at Northwestern on Wednesday.  Doane took the men’s contest 75-61 over Mount Marty on Saturday.

The Yankton Gazelles used three overtimes to edge Aberdeen Central 49-47 Saturday night as Becky Frick hit the winning free throws with one second left.  Frick led the Gazelles with 12 points, while Josie Sayler and Lindsay Hale each added 11.

A strong Aberdeen Central defense held the Yankton Bucks to 19 percent field goal shooting in a 34-27 win by the Golden Eagles on Saturday.  Austin Johnson paced the Bucks with 11 points, while Matt Fitzgerald had 11 rebounds.  The Yankton basketball teams have a combined doubleheader at Huron on Tuesday.

Yankton junior Spencer Huber stayed unbeaten on the season by winning the 126-pound weight class at the Pentagon Invitational in Sioux Falls on Saturday.  Aberdeen Central won the team title, and the Bucks finished in tenth place.

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KYNT Sports 1-23-2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

 The U-S-D women’s basketball team nipped Fort Wayne 73-72 last night to retain their hold on first place in the Summit League.  Nicole Seekamp and Tia Hemiller each had 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Coyotes, who are now 15 and 4 on the season.

The U-S-D men’s team picked up a road victory as well, rallying from eight points down at halftime to beat Western Illinois 68-58.  Eric Robertson had 12 points and 9 rebounds off the bench for the Coyotes, who evened their record at 10 and 10.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams continue their season tomorrow with a G-PAC doubleheader at Doane College beginning at 2 p-m, and our broadcast on KYNT starts at 1:35 pm.

The Yankton Gazelles and Bucks basketball teams host a doubleheader against Watertown this evening, with the girls varsity game at 6:15 p-m followed by the boys matchup.  The Bucks are tied with Aberdeen Central for the lead in the ESD Conference, and Yankton will host the Golden Eagles tomorrow at 5 p-m.  Our broadcast tonight begins at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT and kynt1450-dot-com.

In varsity gymnastics last night, Yankton defeated Vermillion 127.95 to 122.65. Vermillion’s Carter Williams was first in the all-around competition, then the Gazelles got the new three placements from Kaitlin Guthmiller, Haleigh Diede and Samantha Kortan.

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KYNT Sports 1-22-15

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team crushed Dordt College last night by an 81-54 score at the Cimpl Arena.  Senior April Winne had 20 points for the Lancers, while Alex Kneeland chipped in 15.  Mount Marty has won eight of their last nine games, now 15 and 7 overall, and the Lancers are tied for sixth place in the G-PAC standings.

Dordt College took the men’s game 83-56 over the Lancers as Bryan Sumner paced the Defenders with 24 points.  Bud Smith led Mount Marty with 18 points, while freshman Deric Denning came off the bench to score 12 points late in the game.  Mount Marty has a G-PAC doubleheader at Doane College on Saturday.

The U-S-D women lead the Summit League and have a game at Fort Wayne this evening at 6 p-m, while the Coyote men visit Western Illinois tonight at 7:00.

 The Yankton Gazelles have a gymnastics dual meet at Vermillion this evening at 6:30.  The Gazelles are ninth-rated in Class Double-A gymnastics this week, while the Tanagers are ranked ninth in Class A.

In the Nebraska high school girls basketball ratings this week, unbeaten Crofton remained number-one in Class C-2 with Ponca rated ninth.  Wynot is second in the Class D-2 poll, while Pierce is the number one girls team in Class C-1.

In the Nebraska boys basketball poll this week, Hartington Cedar Catholic is rated ninth in Class C-2, Randolph is seventh in the Class D-1 poll, and the Wynot boys are ranked eighth in Class D-2. 

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KYNT Sports 1-20-15

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yankton senior all-stater Brady Hale has made a verbal commitment to attend school and play football at South Dakota State University.  Hale set school records with 11 field goals this year, averaged over 57 yards per kickoff, and was perfect on all 39 extra point attempts.  He led the team with 40 receptions and finished tied for the second most receptions by a Bucks receiver.

Brookings defeated Yankton 62-18 last night in varsity wrestling.  Junior Spencer Huber stayed unbeaten for the Bucks with a third-period pin, and Yankton’s other two wins were by forfeit.  The Bucks will wrestle in the Pentagon Tournament this Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls.

The Yankton High School basketball teams host Sioux Falls O’Gorman tonight.  The Knights are unbeaten and first in Class Double-A, while the Gazelles are 2 and 7 this season.  The O’Gorman boys are 7 and 3 and ranked third in Class Double-A, just ahead of the sixth-ranked Yankton Bucks at 6 and 3 overall.  Our broadcast of Y-H-S basketball starts at 6 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT and kynt1450-dot-com.

The South Dakota rankings for high school gymnastics have been released with Mitchell and Madison still the top rated teams in Class Double A and Class A.  The Yankton Gazelles are rated ninth this week in Class Double-A gymnastics.  The Wagner-Bon Homme squad is still ranked second in Class A this week, with Vermillion rated ninth in the state.

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KYNT Sports 1-19-15

Monday, January 19, 2015

 The Mount Marty women’s basketball team shot 62 percent in the first half and scored 53 points on their way to an 82-71 win over Midland University on Sunday at the Cimpl Arena.  April Winne led the Lancers with 23 points, while Cheyenne Lambley had 11 points and 8 rebounds.  Mount Marty is now 5 and 7 in the G-PAC and just one game out of sixth place.

Ninth-ranked Midland rolled past Mount Marty 83-57 in the men’s game as the Lancers remained winless in 12 conference games.  Bud Smith led Mount Marty with 19 points, and the Lancers will host Dordt College in the G-PAC doubleheader Wednesday night.

 U-S-D scored the first 20 points of the game, but South Dakota State came back for a 71-57 men’s basketball victory Saturday in Brookings.  Brandon Bos led the Coyotes with 18 points, while Tyler Larson added 12 points and 12 rebounds. 

U-S-D won the women’s game 82-78 over the Jacks in the DakotaDome.  Raeshel Contreras scored a career-high 32 points as the Coyotes raised their season record to 14 and 4 and took sole possession of first place in the Summit League.  

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team took 8th place out of 15 teams at the Harrisburg Invitational on Saturday.  Spencer Huber stayed unbeaten winning his weight class, while Ray Wermers had a third place for the Bucks.

The Yankton Gazelles finished 9th out of 12 teams at the Pierre Invitational on Saturday.  Jaiden Boomsma and Cameryn Specht each had top-ten finishes on the vault for the Gazelles.

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KYNT Sports 1-17-15

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Yankton Bucks edged Pierre 39-37 in a thriller at the Summit Activities Center, as junior Tanner Frick led the way with 12 points and hit the game-winning basket with two seconds left.  Yankton now leads the E-S-D Conference by a half-game over Pierre and Aberdeen Central.

Pierre pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 52-41 win over the Yankton Gazelles last night.  Sophomores Lindsay Hale and Madason Tessier each had 10 points as the Gazelles lost their seventh straight game.  Yankton will host Sioux Falls O’Gorman in a girls and boys doubleheader next Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad lost to a pair of E-S-D powers on Friday.  Brandon Valley defeated the Bucks 62-18 and defending state champion Aberdeen Central rolled past Yankton 65-10.  Spencer Huber and Cody Vornhagen each had two wins for the Bucks, who wrestle in the Harrisburg Invite today.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad competes in the Pierre Invitational starting at noon today.

The Mount Marty basketball teams have a G-PAC doubleheader this Sunday afternoon, instead of the normal Saturday games.  The Lancers will host Midland University tomorrow beginning at 2 p-m. The Tri-Valley Conference has six boys basketball games scheduled in the Cimpl Arena starting at 11:30 today. 

The big in-state rivalry for Division One basketball takes place this afternoon.  The U-S-D women’s basketball team will host South Dakota State at 2:00 today in the DakotaDome, while the Coyotes will face the Jacks in the men’s basketball contest at 4:30 today in Brookings.

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KYNT Sports 1-16-15

Friday, January 16, 2015

The University of South Dakota women’s basketball team led all the way and defeated North Dakota State 84-69 last night in the DakotaDome.  Six players scored in double figures for the Coyotes, led by Raeshel Contreras with 17 points while Crofton sophomore Bridget Arens had 10 points and 7 rebounds.  U-S-D is 13 and 4 overall and will host South Dakota State tomorrow at 2 p-m in the Dome.  The Jacks are 12 and 6 on the season after crushing Omaha 101-66 last night.

 The Mount Marty basketball teams have a G-PAC doubleheader this Sunday afternoon, instead of the normal Saturday games.  The Lancers will host Midland University Sunday beginning at 2 p-m. The Tri-Valley Conference has six boys basketball games scheduled in the Cimpl Arena on Saturday. 

 Yankton edged Wagner-Bon Homme in the Gazelles final home gymnastics meet of the season last night.  Yankton scored 133.35 as sophomore Haleigh Diede won the All-Around competition with a 33.95.  Wagner-Bon Homme had a 128.8 total as Emily Duffek was first on the bars, while Yankton’s Cameryn Specht won the vault.  The Gazelles will compete at the Pierre Invitational tomorrow at noon.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling team travels a lot this weekend, starting with a triangular today at Aberdeen against the top-rated Golden Eagles and Brandon Valley.  The Bucks will then wrestle in the Harrisburg Invitational on Saturday.

There is a battle for the lead in the E-S-D Conference boys basketball race tonight, as Pierre faces Yankton in a doubleheader.  The Governors are 6 and 1 in the ESD, while the Bucks have a 5 and 1 conference record.  The varsity action begins with the girls contest at 5:30, with our broadcast starting at 5:10 p-m on 1450 KYNT.

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KYNT Sports 1-15-15

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Mount Marty women’s basketball team held off Dakota Wesleyan 78-72 last night at the Cimpl Arena.  Parkston sophomore Logan Wagner hit four three-point baskets in the first half as Mount Marty built a 16-point lead.  Wagner led the Lancers with 20 points, while Alex Kneeland added 18 as Mount Marty solidified their hold on the last playoff spot in the G-PAC with a 4 and 7 conference record and 13 and 7 overall.

The Mount Marty men battled hard against the nation’s third-ranked team before Dakota Wesleyan pulled away for an 86-65 victory last night.  Cody Willett had 11 points to lead the Lancers, now 1 and 16 on the men’s season.  Mount Marty will host Midland University in a G-PAC doubleheader this Sunday starting at 2 p-m.

The U-S-D men’s basketball team has moved into a first-place tie in the Summit League with North Dakota State after edging the Bison 71-67 last night in the DakotaDome.  Junior Casey Kasperbauer had 18 points for the Coyotes, while senior Tyler Larson had 10 points and 14 rebounds.  U-S-D is now 9 and 9 on the season with a rivalry game coming up at 4:30 p-m in Brookings against S-D-S-U.

The U-S-D women’s basketball squad is 12 and 4 on the season and will host North Dakota State at 7:00 tonight in the Dome.

The Wagner-Bon Homme gymnastics team will visit Yankton tonight in a makeup dual meet from one month ago.  The Gazelles gymnastics meet begins at 5:30 today at the Yankton High School / Summit Activities Center.

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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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