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KYNT Sports 12/22/2014

Monday, December 22, 2014


GPAC Scoreboard for December 21
Women's Basketball
Mount Marty College 72, Hanover College 63
Mount Marty men play Oglala Lakota at Cimpl Arena on the Mount Marty College campus on Tuesday.

Raeshel Contreras scored a career-high 29 points as the South Dakota women’s basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to top North Dakota 86-81 in the DakotaDome on Sunday afternoon. USD will travel to play at Texas-San Antonio on Dec. 28. That game is a part of the UTSA Tournament and will start at 2:30 p.m. The Coyotes will play Chattanooga the next day at noon.

Tyler Larson scored six of his team-high 15 points in the final two minutes in leading South Dakota to a 67-62 win against Montana Sunday on the road. It was the first meeting between the programs in 43 years. South Dakota swept Montana State and Montana in a four-day span to improve to 5-8. USD returns to the court Dec. 28 at home against Milwaukee. The Coyotes open Summit League play at home Jan. 2 against Omaha.

The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent outfielder Alex Rios to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rios, 33, spent the 2014 season with the Texas Rangers, batting .280 with 30 doubles, eight triples, four homers and 17 stolen bases in 131 games. He ranked second in the league with a .333 batting average in during day games. Rios is a two-time All-Star.


The Yankton Elks Lodge hosted the local Hoop Shoot competition at the Summit Center in Yankton on Saturday. 58 students participated in the event.  Matthew Mors of Yankton was the overall winner with 20 of 25 free throws. Division winners included:  

Boys Divisions

Ages 8-9: Braxston Foxhoven, Crofton, NE – 12 of 25

Ages 10-11: Dylan Prouty, Yankton, SD – 19 of 25

Ages 12-13: Matthew Mors, Yankton, SD – 20 of 25

Girls Divisions

Ages 8-9: Bryn Kolberg, Yankton, SD – 8 of 25

Ages 10-11: Anika Alonzo, Wausa NE – 12 of 25

Ages 12-13: Erica Tindle, Bloomfield, NE – 18 of 25

Division champs advance to the State competition which will be held in Pierre, SD on Saturday, January 3.

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KYNT Sports 12-19-14

Friday, December 19, 2014

Brandon Bos hit a game-winning, 15-foot jumper with two seconds left to give South Dakota a 55-53 win against Montana State Thursday at the DakotaDome. It ended a three-game skid for the Coyotes (4-8) who take on Montana Sunday in Missoula.  Bos scored a team-high 17 points. He hit three-pointers on three consecutive possessions early in the second half that gave South Dakota its largest lead of the night 36-28. Bos has averaged 19 points during his last four games.

The South Dakota women’s basketball team won their sixth-straight game and set a new USD single game scoring record during a 115-51 win over the University of Saint Mary (Kan.) on Thursday night in the DakotaDome.  Seven Coyotes recorded double-digit point totals.  Jaylah Jackson led the effort with a career-high 20 points. Raeshel Contreras came up one assist short of a double-double, finishing with 19 points, nine assists and six steals. USD broke the previous scoring record of 113 set against Minnesota-Morris on Dec. 12, 2000. The Coyotes also tied the program field goal record of 46.  The South Dakota women will host North Dakota in the DakotaDome on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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KYNT Sports 12-18-14

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Mount Marty Lancers shot 50 percent from the field and routed Dakota State 89-68 last night in women’s basketball.  The Lancers made 16 three-point shots, just two shy of an all-time school record, as Alex Kneeland led the way with 22 points and Raquel Sutera added 20.  Mount Marty is now 8 and 6 on the season and will have two games this weekend in the Las Vegas Hoop-La Classic, which will be broadcast on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Mount Marty men’s basketball squad competes in another exhibition game tonight, as the Lancers play at Wayne State College.

 The University of South Dakota will host a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader tonight at the DakotaDome.  The Coyote women’s squad is 7 and 2 on the season and will face St. Mary’s of Kansas at 5 p-m, and then the 3 and 8 men’s team from U-S-D will entertain Montana State at 7:15.

 State runner-up Hartington Cedar Catholic had three defensive players named Class C-2 All-State football this fall.  Defensive back James Kaiser, linebacker Ryan Becker and lineman Chase Kelley made all-state from the Cedar Catholic Trojans.

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KYNT Sports 12-17-14

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Yankton Gazelles defense caused 30 Huron turnovers as they edged the Tigers 54-52 last night.  Becky Frick scored 11 points and Josie Sayler added 10 for the Gazelles, now unbeaten in two games this season.

The Yankton Bucks had a 13-point run midway through the third quarter and defeated Huron 52-42 on Tuesday.  Tanner Frick, Austin Johnson and Brady Hale each tallied 14 points for the unbeaten Bucks.  Yankton will host SF Washington in a girls-boys doubleheader Friday evening.

The Mount Marty men's basketball team lost an exhibition game at USF last night by a 76-60 score, as Yankton grad Jackson Seitzinger led the Lancers with 22 points.  The Mount Marty women's team will have a game at Dakota State University tonight, and our broadcast will begin at 6:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 12-15-14

Sunday, December 14, 2014

 The Mount Marty College basketball teams each lost at Concordia University on Saturday.  The Lancer women’s team was tied late in the first half with the nation’s third-ranked team, then Concordia went on a big run and got a 92-61 victory.  Raquel Sutera had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Mount Marty.  The Lancer men’s squad trailed by just five at halftime, but lost 78-60 to the Bulldogs on Saturday.  Yankton grad Jackson Seitzinger paced Mount Marty with 11 points.

 The U-S-D men’s basketball team dropped a 75-61 decision to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Saturday night in the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  The Coyotes were led by 19 points from Brandon Bos, while Eric Robertson came off the bench for 12 points and 9 rebounds.  

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KYNT Sports 12-13-14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Yankton Bucks basketball team edged Watertown 49-46 in the season opener last night.  Senior Brady Hale led Yankton with 18 points, while junior guard Tanner Frick had 10 points and was 8-10 from the free throw line.  Yankton will host the Huron Tigers in a girls-boys doubleheader next Tuesday.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad lost to Brandon Valley and Vermillion, and defeated Dakota Valley at the Summit Activities Center on Friday.  Yankton wrestlers Spencer Huber, Cody Vornhagen and Ray Wermers all went unbeaten for the Bucks last night.

The Mount Marty College basketball teams wrap up play in the GPAC for this month with a doubleheader at Concordia University this afternoon.  Our broadcast of Lancer basketball starts at 1:35 today on 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 12-12-14

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team scored 125.7 on Thursday and placed third in a triangular behind O'Gorman and Roosevelt.  Yankton's Haleigh Diede took fifth in the all-around, while Cameryn Specht led the Gazelles with a third place finish on the vault.

The Yankton Bucks are rated third in the Class AA boys basketball pre-season poll from the South Dakota Sportswriters, and the Bucks open their season this evening with a game at Watertown.  Our broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6:40 pm on AM 1450, KYNT.

The Yankton Bucks wrestling squad will have their first home meet tonight.  Yankton will host Vermillion, Brandon Valley and Dakota Valley at the Summit Activities Center starting at 5:30 pm.

Mount Marty College has signed Vermillion HS infielder Audry Miller for their softball program.  Miller was first team All-State for Vermillion last year and batted .370 this season.  She plans to major in Elementary and Special Education at MMC.


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KYNT Sports 12-11-14

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Top-ranked Morningside used a 15-point run late in the first half and went on to defeat Mount Marty 72-58 in women's basketball last night.  April Winne led the Lancers with 16 points and Alex Kneeland added 15.

14th-ranked Morningside built up a 25-point halftime lead and beat Mount Marty 82-65 in the men's contest.  Jake Anderson led the Lancers with 11 points.  Mount Marty continues GPAC play with a doubleheader at Concordia on Saturday, with our broadcast beginning at 1:35 pm on AM 1450, KYNT.

Yankton junior outside hitter Becky Frick led the Gazelles with 332 kills this fall, and was named second team All-State in volleyball by the SD Volleyball Coaches Association.


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KYNT Sports 12-10-14

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Yankton Gazelles basketball team won their season opener last night with a 48-47 victory over the Arrows at the Watertown Arena, as Lindsay Hale paced Yankton with 15 points.

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics team scored 130.1 last night, and placed third in the triangular behind Mitchell and SF Lincoln.

The Yankton Bucks beat Lincoln and Lennox, and lost to Washington last night in Sioux Falls.  Ray Wermers and Spencer Huber were unbeaten for the Bucks wrestlers.

The USD men's basketball team gave a great effort, but dropped a 91-88 double overtime contest in Omaha against Creighton University last night.  In women's basketball in the Dome, USD rolled past Valparaiso 81-62 on Tuesday.

The Mount Marty college basketball teams travel to Sioux City tonight for a doubleheader at nationall-ranked teams from Morningside College.  Our broadcast starts at 5:35 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.


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KYNT Sports 12-9-14

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Yankton Gazelles gymnastics squad has a home meet this evening at 5:30, hosting a triangular with Mitchell and SF Lincoln.  The Bucks wrestling squad travels to SFL this evening for a quadrangular against Lincoln, Washington and Lennox.  The Gazelles basketball team opens their season with a road game at Watertown, and we'll have the broadcast starting at 6:40 p-m on AM 1450, KYNT.

The USD basketball teams are both in action this evening.  The Coyote women's squad is 6-2, and will host Valparaiso this evening at 7:00 in the Dome...and the 3-6 USD men's basketball team has a tough test at Creighton University in Omaha tonight at 7.


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