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KYNT Sports 9-26-16

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Yankton Bucks tied for fifth place in the E-S-D Conference golf tournament Saturday in Brandon.  Pierre took the conference title with a 305 score, while the Bucks shot a 330 team total.  Sophomore Michael Frick fired a 79 and took tenth place while senior A-J Fernandez shot an 80 and tied for 11th place, and both earned All-ESD Conference medals. Yankton competes in the Aberdeen Invitational today at Moccasin Creek, the site of next week’s state tournament.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad downed Milbank 7-2 and they were leading Brookings 4-1 when rain ended the matches.  The Gazelles are 12-13 on the season with a dual match coming up this afternoon at Vermillion.

The Yankton Gazelles club softball team lost to Harrisburg 5-3 and Watertown 6-3 on Sunday at Sertoma Park.  Bailey Kortan had three doubles Sunday for the Gazelles, who will compete in the state softball tournament Friday and Saturday in Sioux Falls.

The Yankton Gazelles soccer squad is seeded tenth and will play at seventh seed Sioux Falls Washington Tuesday at 7 p-m in the first round of the Class Double-A state playoffs.  The Yankton Bucks earned the third seed, and will host the winner of Pierre at Roosevelt this Saturday October 1st in the state quarter-finals.

Two area runners placed among the top ten percent of the Roy Griak Invitational Cross-Country race in St. Paul on Saturday.  There were 444 girls in the race, and Gayville-Volin senior Laura Nelson took 18th place in the 5-K meet while Vermillion senior Maddie Lavin took 38th place. 

U-S-D swept Oral Roberts Sunday in volleyball by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-16 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.  Audrey Reeg had 14 kills and Brittany Jessen recorded 35 assists as the Coyotes raised their record to 13 and 2 on the season.


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KYNT Sports 9-24-16

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Yankton Bucks edged Pierre 22-21 in a homecoming football thriller last night at Crane-Youngworth Field.  Senior quarterback Nate Stephenson had 192 yards passing and 54 yards on the ground, while sophomore Rex Ryken returned to the lineup and caught ten passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns.  The Bucks are now 2-3 on the season with a game at Sioux Falls O’Gorman next Friday night.

The Yankton Bucks golf team is in Brandon today for the E-S-D Conference meet, and the Yankton Gazelles tennis squad has a triangular at Brookings today.

The University of South Dakota volleyball team swept Western Illinois 3-0 Friday night as sophomore Rachel Schmidt led the attack with 14 kills while senior Audrey Reeg had 10 kills and 19 digs.  The Coyotes are 12 and 2 overall, and will host Oral Roberts Sunday at 2 p-m in Vermillion.

The Mount Marty men’s golf team competes at a meet in Spencer, Iowa this afternoon, while the Lancer soccer teams have a G-PAC doubleheader at Doane College this evening.


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KYNT Sports 9-23-16

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Yankton Invite cross-country meet was held at Fox Run Golf Course on Thursday, and the Gazelles placed one-two in the girls varsity race.  Junior Maddie McClure and seventh-grader Madisyn Bietz earned the top two spots for the Gazelles, while the Bucks were led by a fifth-place finish from Mason Welker.  Justin Sorenson from Vermillion captured the boys race at Fox Run.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis squad defeated Sioux Falls Washington 6-3 and lost to Harrisburg 5-4 in a triangular yesterday.  The Gazelles are now 11-13 on the season.

In freshmen football last night, Norfolk defeated the Yankton ninth-graders 35-6.

The Yankton varsity football team hosts the Pierre Governors in the homecoming matchup tonight at 7:00 at Crane-Youngworth Field.  Yankton is 1 and 3, while fourth-ranked Pierre has a 2 and 2 record heading into a rematch of last year’s Class 11-Double-A title game where the Bucks won by a point in overtime.  We’ll have the play-by-play with Scott Kooistra joined by former Bucks linebacker and Pioneer Prince Jase Likness, on the KYNT broadcast starting at 6:05 p.m.

Four new members were inducted into the Yankton High School Athletic Hall of Fame last night, bringing the total to 110 since the Hall of Fame was started nearly 30 years ago.  The Hall of Famers include long-time YHS Activities Director and nine-time state champion basketball coach Bob Winter…all-state and school record holder in distance running Ramsey Kavan from the Class of 2005…former All-State football quarterback and basketball guard Bob Brimmer from the Class of 1967…and basketball standout Al Letich from the Class of 1925. 

The U-S-D volleyball squad opens up play in the Summit League with a match at Western Illinois tonight. 

The Mount Marty soccer teams continue their G-PAC schedule with a doubleheader at Doane College tomorrow.


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KYNT Sports 9-22-16

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Morningside topped Mount Marty in GPAC volleyball on Wednesday by scores of 25-19, 25-9, 20-25 and 25-16 in Sioux City.  Sierra Kloth had 15 kills for the Lancers while Amber Dysthe had 17 assists and 20 digs.  Mount Marty is now 6-9 on the season, and winless in conference action.

Presentation defeated Mount Marty 4-2 in men’s soccer yesterday in Yankton. John Heath and Colin Linde scored for the Lancers.  In women’s soccer on Wednesday, Presentation College scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and blanked Mount Marty 9-0.

The Mount Marty men’s golf team took eighth place out of 15 teams at the Blue River Classic in Lincoln.  Sophomore Joe Brinkman had a two-day total of 153 to lead the Lancers with a 21st place finish, while Robbie Neswick was 29th at 157.

The Yankton Bucks golf team shot a 360 Wednesday to finish behind Lincoln and Washington in the Sioux Falls Triangular at Willow Run Golf Course.  Sophomore Michael Frick paced the Bucks with an 85 yesterday.  Yankton will compete in the E-S-D Conference Boys Golf meet Saturday at Brandon.

Yankton High School will hold their only varsity home cross-country meet this afternoon.  The Yankton Invite starts at 4:15 p-m Thursday at the Fox Run Golf Course, and we’ll have updates throughout the meet on 1450, KYNT Sports.


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KYNT Sports 9-21-16

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Yankton boys soccer squad battled Sioux Falls Lincoln to a 0-0 draw last night to close the regular season, as Trevor Rafferty had 10 saves in goal for the Bucks.  Yankton finished 8-1-3 on the season and will earn a bye as the third seed overall in the Class Double-A playoffs.

In girls soccer, Sioux Falls Lincoln shut out Yankton 4-0 as the Gazelles finished with a 6 and 6 overall record.  The Gazelles will enter the playoffs next Tuesday on the road with their opponent yet to be determined.

In volleyball last night, Huron defeated Yankton 25-17, 25-17 and 25-19.  Jessica Reinhardt led the Gazelles with eight kills as their season record fell to 1 and 9.

In the Huron Cheer and Dance Invitational on Tuesday, the Yankton Gazelles placed sixth in the Dance competition while the Gazelles Competitive Cheer squad took ninth place.

The Yankton boys golf team will compete at Willow Run Golf Course today in a triangular against Lincoln and Washington.

Yankton High School senior A-J Fernandez will attend school and compete in men’s golf at Mount Marty College.  A-J is the son of long-time Lancer softball coach Albert Fernandez, and he earned All-Conference honors last year by placing sixth at the E-S-D meet for the Bucks. 

The Mount Marty volleyball squad looks for their first conference win of the season tonight, as the Lancers have a G-PAC match at Morningside College.

The Yankton Quarterback Club meets in regular session today and will hear from guest speaker Tom Billeter, who guided Augustana to the Division Two Men’s Basketball championship and was named the National Coach of the Year.  All sports fans are invited to attend the noon meeting at JoDean’s. 


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KYNT Sports 9-20-16

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Mount Marty volleyball squad edged York College 3-2 on Monday, winning the fifth set by a 15-13 margin.  The Lancers then dropped a 3-2 decision to Bethany College, dropping the fifth set by a 21-19 score.  Sierra Kloth had 46 kills and Laura Cattle added 32 on the day for Mount Marty, now 6-8 on the season with a G-PAC match at Morningside College coming up Wednesday.

U-S-D senior middle blocker Lindsey Brown has been named the Summit League Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week.  Brown tallied 13 blocks and 13 kills in three U-S-D matches last weekend in Iowa City.  The Coyotes are 11 and 2 on the season and will open Summit League play Friday night at Western Illinois.

In club softball on Monday, Yankton swept a doubleheader over Sioux Falls Lincoln by scores of 4-3 and 11-6.  Brooke Madson had four hits for the Gazelles, as Bridget Nolz and Holly Mines were the winning pitchers.

In J-V football on Monday, O’Gorman edged Yankton 10-7.  Garrett Tennant had 241 yards between passing and rushing and scored the only Bucks touchdown.

The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles conclude their regular season soccer schedule with matches at Sioux Falls Lincoln tonight.  The Bucks are seeded third in the Class Double-A standings and Lincoln is fourth.  The Gazelles are ninth in the playoff point averages, with the Patriots in eighth place. 

The Yankton Gazelles have their homecoming volleyball match this evening.  Yankton is 1 and 8 on the season as they host the third-ranked Huron Tigers with the varsity contest starting at 7 p-m.

The Bon Homme Lady Cavaliers volleyball squad is 15 and 1 on the season and rated third in the statewide Class A poll this week.  Bon Homme will host Wagner this evening.  In high school football, unbeaten Scotland is second in the 9-A poll.

In the F-C-S Coaches poll this week, North Dakota State is the unanimous choice for number one after the Bison won at nationally-ranked Iowa last Saturday.  South Dakota State dropped to 18th in the nation after losing to Cal Poly Saturday.



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KYNT Sports 9-16-16

Friday, September 16, 2016

In very soggy conditions on Thursday, Yankton took a pair of soccer matches over the Huron Tigers.  The Gazelles blanked Huron 9-0 as Britney Bradwisch led the attack with three goals.  The Bucks topped the Tigers 7-1 as Cole Lewno (lev-noh) paced the offense with three goals.  Yankton will end their regular season with a doubleheader at Sioux Falls Lincoln next Tuesday, and then prepare for the playoffs beginning September 27th.

In freshmen football last night, Norfolk rolled past Yankton 40-6.  Grant Nelson scored the touchdown and led the Bucks with 48 yards rushing, while Cooper Cornemann tallied 94 yards through the air.

Yankton visits Aberdeen Central for high school football tonight in a battle of teams with 1 and 2 records.  Tune in for the action tonight starting with the YHS Nation Show at 6:05 p-m on KYNT, and then Sports Director Scott Kooistra will be joined by South Dakota Sportswriter of the Year Jeremy Hoeck (hoyk) from the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan for the play-by-play starting at 7 p-m.

The Yankton Bucks golf team is participating in the Mitchell Invitational today, while the Y-H-S cross-country runners will compete in the Norfolk Invitational later this afternoon.

The Mount Marty women’s golf team will compete the next two days at a meet hosted by Briar Cliff at Two Rivers Golf Club just north of Sioux City, while the Mount Marty men’s team will host Central community College today at Fox Run Golf Course.

The U-S-D volleyball team is competing the next two days at the University of Iowa tournament.  The Coyotes have won nine consecutive matches, and will take on Lamar University this afternoon.

The U-S-D women’s soccer squad will face Eastern Washington today in a match starting at 4 p-m in Vermillion.


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KYNT Sports 9-15-16

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Nebraska high school football poll has been released after the first three weeks, with unbeaten Hartington Cedar Catholic rated fifth in Class C-2.  Ponca is sixth in the state this week, while Crofton is now 8th in the ranking.  In Class D-2 football, Wynot is rated seventh and Bloomfield is eighth in the state.

The Yankton Gazelles tennis team continues their busy schedule today with a dual meet at Vermillion which has been moved up to a 2:00 start.  The Yankton Bucks and Gazelles soccer teams will host the Huron Tigers starting at 4 p-m today at the Lewis & Clark Soccer Complex.

The Freeman Invitational cross-country meet was held Wednesday and the boys team title went to Freeman Academy-Marion, while Kimball won the girls team trophy.

The Mount Marty men’s soccer team picked up their first victory this season with a 2-0 shutout over Grace University in Omaha.  Joe Finn scored both goals for the Lancers, who will host Briar Cliff Saturday afternoon.  It will be the home opening doubleheader for the Mount Marty men’s and women’s soccer teams.

The U-S-D football team travels to the University of North Dakota in a 4:00 kickoff this Saturday.  The Coyotes are rated 44th in the F-C-S Coaches Poll this week, while North Dakota is 40th.  Five-time defending national champion North Dakota State is still the number-one team in the nation, while South Dakota State is ranked tenth and the Jacks will host Cal Poly Saturday at 6 p-m in the Beef Bowl.

Former Sioux Falls golfer Shannon Johnson has reached the championship match of the U-S Women’s Mid-Amateur in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Johnson won 12 South Dakota Golf Association titles and a state high school championship for O’Gorman 15 years ago, and she will face Julia Potter from Indiana in the title match today.






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KYNT Sports 9-14-16

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Yankton Bucks soccer team played to a 1-1 draw at Pierre on Tuesday as Cole Lewno scored the only goal for Yankton.  In the girls contest, Pierre shut out the Gazelles 3-0 last night.

In girls tennis yesterday at Mitchell, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Mitchell each defeated the Yankton Gazelles by team scores of 9-0.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman edged Yankton 3-2 in volleyball last night as the Gazelles came back to win sets three and four. 

Northwestern defeated Mount Marty in G-PAC volleyball last night at the Cimpl Arena by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-22.  Sierra Kloth (klohth) led the Lancers with 11 kills as their season record dropped to 5 and 6 overall.

John Pooler of Yankton notched a hole-in-one Tuesday at Fox Run.  Pooler used an eight-iron to ace the 127-yard eighth hole at Fox Run.

The South Dakota State women’s golf team rallied on the final day to win the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Trophy in Missouri by three strokes over U-TEP.  Senior Megan Mingo of Yankton shot a three-round total of 224 and tied for seventh place individually.  U-S-D senior Brenna Lervick won the tournament with a three-over-par score of 216.

South Dakota State women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston will be today’s featured speaker at the Yankton Quarterback Club.  All sports fans are invited to attend the meeting during the noon hour at JoDean’s in Yankton.




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KYNT Sports 9-13-16

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Yankton Bucks tied for ninth place in the 13-team Brookings Golf Invitational on Monday.  Pierre shot a 299 total to win the meet with O’Gorman runner-up at 304, while the Bucks shot a 335 score.  Sophomore Michael Frick led Yankton with a 76, tying for tenth place individually.

The Yankton Bucks J-V football team won their first game last night with a 21-13 victory at Sioux City East.  Sophomore Ethan Wishon rushed for two Yankton TD’s.

Yankton dropped to fifth place in the Class 11-Double-A football poll this week, while Scotland remained second in the state in Class 9-A.  In the volleyball poll, Bon Homme is now ranked third in Class A with Parker rated fourth in Class B.

Sioux Falls O’Gorman took a pair of softball games over Yankton last night by scores of 2-1 and 18-8.  Bridget Nolz allowed just two runs in the close loss for the Gazelles, while Megan McCorkell had three hits in the nightcap for Yankton.

The Mount Marty volleyball squad has their first home match tonight as Northwestern brings an 8 and 10 record to the Cimpl Arena.  The Lancers have a season mark of 5 and 5 heading into the game.  The Mount Marty men’s soccer team is looking for their first victory when they head to Grace University today.

U-S-D junior quarterback Chris Streveler has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Coyotes to a 52-49 double overtime victory over Weber State Saturday in the Dome.  Streveler accounted for a total of 297 total yards passing and rushing and six touchdowns in the Coyote victory.  Miles Bergner kicked the game-winning field goal for U-S-D and was named the Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

U-S-D junior setter Brittany Jessen has been named the Summit League Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week for a fourth time in her career.  Jessen averaged 37 assists and 10 digs per game in leading the Coyotes to a tournament title in California.


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