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KYNT Sports 8-3-15

Monday, August 3, 2015

Rapid City Post 22 won their 40th state legion baseball championship by edging Yankton Post 12 7-6 last night in 11 innings at the South Dakota Class A Legion tournament in Brookings.  Earlier on Sunday, Yankton moved into the title game with an 11-4 victory over Sioux Falls West.  Brad Ulmer had seven hits on the day for Yankton, while Mason Townsend, Jordan Kathol and Austin Johnson each had four hits on Sunday.  Johnson pitched the complete game victory over Sioux Falls West and came back to throw two innings of relief in the title contest for Yankton, which ended up with a season record of 30 and 19 and their third runner-up finish in the last five years at the Legion state tournament.

In the Nebraska Class C Seniors Legion baseball tournament at Battle Creek, Crofton defeated the host team 5-2 Saturday night and then was shut out 5-0 by Louisville-Weeping Water on Sunday.  Today at 2 p-m in the losers’ bracket, Crofton will face B-D-S in the state tourney.

Seventh-seed Tabor upset top-seed Crofton 7-3 Saturday night to win the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Irene ballpark.  Ross Kortan pitched the complete-game victory for Tabor and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Doug Vanechek had two home runs Saturday for the Bluebirds.

The Yankton Black Sox ended up third in the V-F-W Minors 15-16 state tournament at Riverside Field, after a 13-6 victory over Pierre in the consolation final on Sunday.  Sioux Falls West won the state title by defeating Watertown 10-2 last night.  The Yankton Lakers and Yankton Reds were both eliminated in their state Tenner baseball tournaments on Saturday.

Tim Kunick from Bismarck, North Dakota shot a 16-under-par total of 200 to win the Fox Run Thrivent Financial Pro-Am golf tournament in Yankton this weekend by one shot over Brad Marek from Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Eric Baily of Crofton won the amateur championship with a three-day total of 207, one stroke ahead of Arron Licktig from Marion.  The amateur team championship went to the threesome of Jeff Dayhuff, Mike Carda and Preston Carda.

The golf pros and amateurs will practice at Hillcrest Country Club today, preparing for the 42nd annual Hillcrest Pro-Am Golf Invitational starting Thursday in Yankton.

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KYNT Sports 8-1-15

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Defending champion Rapid City Post 22 had a three-run sixth inning and beat Yankton Post 12 by a 5-2 score last night in the winners’ bracket of the Class A Legion baseball tournament.  Colin Muth and Landon Withrow pitched well in the defeat for Yankton, which faces the host Brookings Bandits today at 1:00 in the losers’ bracket at the state tourney.  Brookings eliminated Rapid City Post 320 on Friday 14-7, while Sioux Falls West rolled past Pierre 9-1.  Our broadcast of Yankton Legion baseball starts at 12:50 this afternoon on AM 1450, KYNT.

There was a bundle of Yankton youth baseball Friday at state tournaments.  The Yankton Lakers defeated Watertown 9-3, and will face Sioux Falls West at 10 a-m today in the V-F-W Teener Majors state tourney in Watertown.  The Yankton Reds crushed Pierre 26-0, and will take on Watertown at 9:30 this morning in the VFW Teener Minors state meet in Sioux Falls.  Yankton is hosting the VFW 15-16 Minors state tourney this weekend at Riverside Field, and the Black Sox lost to Pierre 4-3 and then came back to edge Sioux Falls East 5-4. 

The Crofton American Legion baseball team begins play tonight in the Nebraska Class C Seniors state tournament in Battle Creek, taking on the host squad at 8:00 this evening.  Crofton enters the tourney with a 22 and 9 record this season.

The Crofton Bluejays meet the Tabor Bluebirds at 7:30 tonight in the District 6-B amateur baseball championship at the Irene ballpark.  Menno and Freeman won games Thursday night to join Crofton and Tabor in the Class B state amateur tournament starting next Wednesday in Mitchell.

There are five pros tied after the opening day of the Fox Run Pro-Am golf tournament in Yankton.  The five shot first-round 67’s, five-under-par at Fox Run Golf course, as play is underway already in the three-day tournament.

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KYNT Sports 7-31-15

Friday, July 31, 2015

Yankton Post 12 has advanced in the winners’ bracket after a 9-3 victory over Rapid City Post 320 last night at the Class A American Legion baseball tournament in Brookings.  Mason Townsend fired seven shutout innings for Yankton, Adam Walter blasted a three-run homer, and Colin Muth and Brad Ulmer each had three hits in the victory.  Yankton now takes on defending state champion Rapid City Post 22 tonight at 7 p-m, after Post 22 crushed Pierre 11-1 on Thursday.  Our broadcast begins at 6:50 this evening on AM 1450, KYNT.

In the losers’ bracket yesterday at the Class A Legion state tourney, Brookings rallied with five runs in the ninth inning to eliminate Aberdeen 8-5 and Sioux Falls West ousted Watertown 7-5.

Yankton will host the V-F-W 15-16 Minors state baseball tournament beginning today at Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field.  The Yankton Lakers take their 25 and 15 season record to the South Dakota Class Double-A 13-14 V-F-W Majors state tournament in Watertown, while the Yankton Reds are 25 and 17 overall heading into the 13-14 V-F-W Minors state tourney in Sioux Falls.

Freeman and Menno have both qualified for the Class B amateur baseball state tournament beginning next week in Mitchell after winning close elimination games at the Irene ballpark last night.  Freeman scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the ninth to eliminate defending state champion Wynot by a 7-6 score, and Menno nipped Irene 6-4 in the first game. Crofton faces Tabor in the District 6-B championship at Irene on Saturday night.

The Fox Run Thrivent Financial Pro-Am golf tournament starts today in Yankton.  There are 60 pro golfers shooting for part of the 52-thousand dollar purse at Fox Run Golf Course, while over 140 amateurs are also a part of the 54-hole tourney.

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KYNT Sports 7-30-15

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Yankton Post 12 erupted for a 20-7 victory over Watertown last night in the opening round of the South Dakota Class A Legion baseball state tournament in Brookings.  Seven players drove in at least two runs for Yankton, and Austin Johnson pitched the complete game victory.  Yankton will now face Rapid City Post 320 in the winners’ bracket at 5 p-m today, with the broadcast starting at 4:50 on AM 1450, KYNT. 

Other first round scores at the Class A Legion state tournament included Rapid City Post 320 over Sioux Falls West 17-7, defending champion Rapid City Post 22 defeated Aberdeen 9-5, and Pierre edged Brookings 8-6.

Final awards were given out from the Class B Legion baseball state championship at Salem.  McCook-Miner won the championship, and Luke Loudenburg was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.  Vermillion Post 1 was given the Team Sportsmanship Award. 

There are two key games tonight at the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Irene ballpark.  Menno faces Irene at 6 p-m, followed by Wynot against Freeman.  The two winners this evening will qualify for the state amateur tournament in Mitchell.

In Class A amateur baseball, the Yankton Tappers defeated Mitchell 8-5 to qualify for the first round of the state tournament beginning August 7th at Riverside Field.  Colton Thomas homered and scored two runs for the Tappers, while Lane Sawatzke picked up the victory in relief.

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KYNT Sports 7-29-15

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mount Marty College has named Ron Briggs as their new women’s tennis coach, who will also help develop the new men’s tennis program for the Lancers.  Briggs is a graduate of Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and got his Master’s in Hospital Administration at the University of Minnesota.  Briggs played competitive tennis for more than two decades and has a background in coaching.  He recently retired from his career in healthcare administration and relocated to the Yankton area.  Briggs takes over the women’s tennis position from Rob Klimisch, who helped start the program three years ago.

The Class A Legion baseball double elimination tournament begins today at the Brookings stadium.  In the first game, Rapid City Post 320 faces Sioux Falls West…followed by Rapid City Post 22 against Aberdeen.  At 5:00 today, Yankton meets Watertown and then Pierre takes on Brookings.  We’ll have the broadcast of all the Yankton games starting with today at 4:50 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

McCook-Miner rolled to a 17-5 victory over Humboldt West Central Tuesday to win the Class B Legion baseball state title.  McCook-Miner went undefeated through the tournament and qualifies now to play in the Division Two Central Region beginning August 6th in LeSeur, Minnesota.

Crofton bested Creighton 13-2 last night to win the Nebraska Area C-1 Legion baseball tournament at the Creighton ballpark.

Tabor and Crofton have both qualified for the South Dakota amateur baseball state tournament next month, and the teams will meet Saturday night for the District 6-B title.  Last night in the winners bracket,  Crofton edged Wynot 3-2 and Tabor nipped Menno 3-2.

Yankton High School all-state golfer Jace Guthmiller took second place in the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Tournament as he shot a one-over-par 73 for the runner-up finish at the state tourney.  Yankton golfer Jimmie Cunningham took fifth place with an 88 at Hart Ranch in Rapid City in the Boys 12-13 year old state tournament this week. Alexandra Carr of Vermillion placed second in the Girls 12-13 year old division by carding a 105 at the state meet.

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KYNT Sports 7-28-15

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

McCook-Miner scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning to eliminate Vermillion 5-4 in the semifinals of the Class B American Legion baseball state tournament last night.  McCook-Miner will face West Central this afternoon for the Class B championship at the Salem field.

Monday in the Nebraska Area C-1 Legion baseball tournament in Creighton, Crofton defeated Ainsworth 6-4 and Creighton outscored O’Neill 11-5.  Crofton faces Creighton at 4:00 today in the Area championship for the right to advance to the state Legion tourney.  In the Area C-2 tournament yesterday in Pender, Tekamah-Herman eliminated Hartington by an 11-10 score.

There will be two winners’ bracket games tonight at the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at the Irene ballpark.  At 6:00, top-seed Crofton takes on Wynot, followed by Menno against Tabor.  Irene and Freeman are still alive in the losers’ bracket, and the top four teams in the district will advance to the state tournament next month in Mitchell.

Defending national champion North Dakota State was again picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference this fall.  Illinois State was selected by the coaches and media to finish second, South Dakota State was fifth out of ten teams in the poll, while the U-S-D Coyotes were selected for tenth place.  

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KYNT Sports 7-27-15

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pairings for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament in Brookings this week have been announced.  Yankton Post 12 will face Watertown at 5:00 Wednesday in the opening round of the double elimination tournament.  The Class A Legion tourney starts at 10 a-m Wednesday, as Sioux Falls West meets Rapid City Post 320, followed by defending champion Rapid City Post 22 against Aberdeen.  The final game Wednesday night matches Pierre against host Brookings.

Vermillion is still contending for the Class B Legion baseball state title after a 10-0 victory over Groton on Sunday in the tournament at the Salem field.  Ethan Jones fired a one-hit shutout for Vermillion, while Jack Brown led the offense with three hits and three RBI’s.  Vermillion plays in the losers bracket at 5:00 today, while Tabor was eliminated over the weekend with a 6-3 loss against Garretson.

Irene blanked Scotland 10-0 last night in the District 6-B amateur baseball tournament at Irene as Logan Hunter pitched a two-hitter for the Cardinals.  Freeman edged Lesterville 4-3 on Sunday as Derek Waltner had three hits for the Black Sox.

Yankton resident Scott Hiltunen achieved the rare distinction of a Double Eagle Sunday.  Hiltunen made a two on the par-five first hole at Hillcrest Country Club, using a driver and a seven-iron for the double eagle.

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KYNT Sports 7-25-15

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vermillion defeated Garretson 8-4 Friday in the first game of the Class B Legion baseball state tournament in Salem.  Last night, West Central out-slugged Tabor 18-8 in the opening round.  Hunter Young blasted a three-run homer in the loss for Tabor, who takes on Garretson in the losers bracket this morning.  Vermillion meets West Central at 5:00 today in the winners bracket at Salem.

Yankton Post 12 has qualified for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament, which starts next Wednesday in Brookings.  Yankton finished second at state last summer, and will enter the tourney with a 26 and 17 record this year.  The official pairings will be released on Sunday, once the wild-card game is held today.

The Yankton Lakers split two games at the V-F-W Teener baseball regional in Sioux Falls on Friday.  Yankton defeated Brandon Valley 14-4, and then Sioux Falls West rolled past the Lakers 18-3.

In the District 6-B amateur baseball double elimination tournament, Menno blanked Lesterville 3-0 last night as Macon Oplinger fired a four-hit shutout and posted nine strikeouts.  The tournament continues with two games in the losers bracket Sunday evening at the Irene ballpark.

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KYNT Sports 7-24-15

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sioux Falls West scored twice in the ninth inning to edge Yankton 9-7 in the Region 2-A Legion baseball championship on Thursday.  Brad Ulmer led Yankton Post 12 with four hits, while Levi Schmidt belted a grand-slam home run and Mason Townsend added a two-run double.  By finishing second in the region, Yankton qualified for the Class A Legion state tournament next week in Brookings.

The Class B Legion baseball state tournament begins today in Salem.  Vermillion faces Garretson in the opener, followed by Webster against Spearfish.  This evening, Tabor meets Humboldt and then Groton faces host McCook-Miner.  The double elimination tournament continues through Tuesday.

Sioux Falls East outscored the Yankton Lakers  16-12 in the VFW Teener baseball regional yesterday.  The Lakers will continue action in the regional at 4:30 today when they face Brandon Valley.

The District 6-B amateur baseball tournament began last night in Irene, as the top-seeded Crofton Bluejays thumped Scotland 25-0.  In the second game, Wynot edged Irene 11-8.  The double elimination tourney continues this evening with first round play as Menno faces Lesterville, followed by Freeman against Tabor.

The Dakotas Golf Tour continues today with first-round play in a 54-hole tournament at Moccasin Creek CC in Aberdeen.  The Fox Run Pro-Am will be held next weekend in Yankton, followed by the Hillcrest Pro-Am.

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KYNT Sports 7-23-15

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yankton Post 12 qualified for the Class A Legion baseball state tournament next week in Brookings after a 13-8 win at Brandon Valley last night.  Adam Walter had four hits and drove in three runs for Yankton, while Landon Withrow, Sheldon Gant and Mason Townsend had two RBI’s.  Earlier on Wednesday, Sioux Falls West belted 11 extra-base hits in a 13-6 victory over Yankton.  Brad Ulmer had four hits in that contest, and Ulmer and Townsend each had three RBI’s.  Yankton will meet Sioux Falls West today at 2 p-m in the region championship round, with the broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Lakers whipped Sioux Falls Central 13-2 yesterday in the VFW Teener regional first round.  Michael Drotzmann drove in four runs for the Lakers, while Owen Feeser pitched a one-hitter for the victory.  The Lakers face Sioux Falls West today in the region tourney.

In Teener baseball at Riverside Field, the Yankton Reds swept a doubleheader over Sioux Falls East by scores of 14-4 and 10-0.

The District 6-B double elimination amateur baseball tournament starts tonight, with all the games begin played at the Irene ballpark over the next week.  In the opener at 6:00 this evening, top-seed Crofton faces Scotland…followed by Wynot against Irene.  

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