LOCAL SPORTS 7-5-22

  • Yankton Legion Baseball fell to Mitchell 4-1 and 7-1 in Class A double-header action this past Friday, concluding the home portion of their regular season schedule. Yankton now has a stretch of road matchups before playoff play, beginning with a trip to the Twin Cities for the Gopher Classic, beginning Friday. Yankton will begin pool play with Forest Lake and Mankato National on Friday, Fargo Post 400 on Saturday, and Thunder Bay Ontario and Hopkins on Sunday. Yankton is now 19-10 overall this season.
  • Yankton Fury Red suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Kansas City Heat Wave in the B-Class 18-under championship of the Ringneck softball tournament, Sunday in Sioux Falls. Leading Yankton offensively was Elle Feser and Tori Vellek, who both doubled and singled. Regan Garry took the loss on the mound.
  • South Central League Baseball was back in action over the holiday weekend, with Wynot defeating Crofton 13-5 and Tabor defeating Freeman 2-1 on Sunday.
Independence Day Fireworks Display a Big Hit

Independence Day Fireworks Display a Big Hit

Monday night, the Yankton community celebrated America’s Independence Day with another awesome fireworks display fired off the top deck of the Meridian Bridge.

The show started about 10 pm, and lasted for 20 minutes for a huge crowd in Riverside Park and beyond.

There were many visitors from out of town, who were not aware that the lower level of the Meridian Bridge was closing before the show started, but were directed accordingly.

Check out the KYNT Facebook Page for photographs of the fireworks.

Nebraska has Updated their Wildfire Protection Plan

Nebraska has Updated their Wildfire Protection Plan

The Nebraska Forest Service has completed an update to their Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Sandy Benson, from the Nebraska Forest Service, explains the purpose of the CWPP ….

Landowners who participate in the CWPP are eligible for state and federal funds to help pay for the cleanups efforts.

Benson talks about the benefits of having a plan in place ….

For further information, you can see the entire plan at https://nfs.unl.edu/documents/CWPP.MRNECWPP.pdf

Devil Dogs Support Bragging Rights

Devil Dogs Support Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights was held behind Missouri River Associates, next to the Meridian Bridge, on Thursday evening, and Marines were there to feed some hungry car fans.

Roger Irwin, with our local detatchment of the Marine Corps League, explains how they got involved ….

The Marine Corps League provided walking tacos, with all the fixings, for a free-will donation.

Irwin lays out their focus for giving back to the community …

Look forward to another installment of Bragging Rights on July 28th.

Woman Falls onto Ledge of Discovery Bridge

Woman Falls onto Ledge of Discovery Bridge

The Yankton Police Department, Yankton County EMS, and Yankton County Search and Rescue responded to a report on Friday night at the Discovery Bridge of a female screaming under the bridge.

The Yankton Police Department says that on arrival to the scene it was discovered that a female had fallen onto a ledge of the Discovery Bridge, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office assisted Yankton Police Department with closing down northbound traffic on the Discovery Bridge as Yankton County Search and Rescue hoisted the female to safety.

YPD says that the female was transported to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for unknown injuries by Yankton County EMS. 

Army Invades Bragging Rights

Army Invades Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights unveiled a mysterious motor on display on Thursday night. Front and center, the was one of the trucks from our local South Dakota National Guard Armory.

Specialist LeAnne Sasse explains how had it was to convince the command to bring one of their Humvees.

Children of all ages were checking out this unique display, and asking our soldiers endless questions.

Sass explains how much fun that they were having.

Yankton’s National Guard Armory is a beehive of activity, since they are in the middle of their preparations for departure for AT, or Annual Training, a much-needed part of keeping their skills sharp, and developing new skills.

LOCAL SPORTS 6-29-22

  • Yankton Legion Baseball dropped two Class A League games to Rapid City Post 22 yesterday afternoon by 8-3 and 6-3 scores. Yankton committed five errors in the two-game set, most of which led to Rapid City runs. Joe Gokie took the loss on the mound for Yankton in game one, pitching four innings, allowing three earned runs over five hits. Isiah Schelhaas (Skel-house) was saddled with the loss in game two, pitching six innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits. Yankton was led offensively by Dylan Prouty, who recorded two RBI over the two games, while going 2 for 6 at the plate. Yankton, now 19-8 overall, and 10-5 in Class A play, prepare to host Mitchell in a Class A double-header on Friday at Riverside Field, and are the last regular season home games of the season. Mitchell is the #2 team in the Class A Standings, boasting an 11-3 league record. You can catch the action live on KYNT and KYNTV with Bryce Ladwig, pregame coverage begins at 430pm.
  • Yankton Fury Fire split a triangular yesterday evening, defeating the Wayne Dirt Devils 13-5, and dropping a game to the Norfolk Golden Girls 5-1. Yankton was led offensively by Brenna Dann, who doubled three times over two games. On the mound, Emma Wiese picked up the win, striking out three in four innings, while Ellie Wiese took the loss in game two, striking out five in four innings of work. Yankton, now 14-16, prepares for the state tournament July 8th in Sioux Falls. Yankton Fury Red, 23-8-1 is back in action tomorrow, hosting TSC Blaze in double-header action beginning at 630pm at Sertoma Park.
  • Riverside Field is the site of South Central League action tonight, as (3-3) Tabor tries to secure a road victory vs the (6-3) Yankton Tappers at 7pm. SCL action continues tomorrow as well, with (8-0) Lesterville traveling to (1-7) Menno, and (4-5) Crofton visiting (3-3) Tabor.
Yankton May Establish Aquatic Center Maintenance Fund

Yankton May Establish Aquatic Center Maintenance Fund

The Yankton City Commission met in a Work Session on Monday night, talking about possibly funding a maintenance plan for the Huether Family Aquatic Center.

City Manager, Amy Leon, explains why they have started looking at setting aside money for the Aquatic Center ….

Being a Work Session, the Commissioners were discussing possible options, but no action could be taken.

Leon talks about the importance of having a plan for the ongoing maintenance of the Aquatic Center…

The Commission will be seeking public feedback on how to proceed with the funding of the upkeep of the facility. 

Yankton Fireworks Show

Yankton Fireworks Show

The Yankton City Commission met on Monday night, talking about the Independence Day Fireworks Display.

City Manager, Amy Leon, lays out the plan for the festivities ….

The Meridian Bridge is a very unique location for a fireworks display, so the City Commission encourages everyone to enjoy what should be a great show.

Leon talked about a special surprise…

Parking at Riverside Park is at a premium, so be prepared to park throughout the Meridian District early and to walk to the park.

Pride Walk in Yankton

Pride Walk in Yankton

The Yankton High School Gay-Straight Alliance held the first Pride Walk on the Meridian Bridge in Yankton this weekend.

Organizer Cohan Pietz says the turnout for the event exceeded expectations.

Pietz says this will become an annual event in Yankton every June.