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PRESS & DAKOTAN SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 YANKTON 150: PAGE 11C Sports From Page 10C Mendel s 220-yard dash school record, clocking a 20.9 seconds in 1956. On the court, he graduated as YC s all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE MMC did not have athletics until more than halfway through the last century, when it first admitted males to the previously all-female school, but the Lancers have made plenty of waves in the last 40 years. The Lancer women s basketball team made a name for itself in the old Io-Kota Conference in the 1980s and early 90s. When the team found a home in the South Dakota-Iowa Conference, their success grew, including the school s first NAIA Women s Basketball Tournament berth in 1999 under Chuck Iverson, the all-time winningest coach in team history. The Lancer women made one more appearance under Iverson, in 2007, and have made appearances twice in the last three years under current head coach Tom Schlimgen. Jim Thorson took the MMC men s basketball program on a magical run in 1998, as the Lancers advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA Tournament before falling one game short of playing for a national title. One of the many stars on that team was guard Mac Rops, who led the tournament in scoring that year at 23 points a game. P&D ARCHIVE PHOTOS LEFT: Don Bierle operates a linotype machine during his early days at the Press & Dakotan. He would become the paper s sports editor and spent 25 years bringing readers the accounts of Yankton athletics. RIGHT: Mount Marty College baseball coach Bob Tereshinski is hoisted up by his players after the team won the 1999 South Dakota-Iowa Conference title with an unbeaten regular season. Tereshinski, a Yankton College graduate, is one of the many great coaches who have led athletic teams from Yankton to success. Baseball has been a headliner for MMC athletics since its installation in the mid 1980s, thanks in much part to the work of Bob Tereshinski. Under Terk, the Lancers were a powerhouse, first as an independent then as a member of the SDIC, going undefeated in winning the 1999 conference regular season title. The program slipped after Tereshinski s retirement, but has felt a resurgence in recent years under Andy Bernatow, including the school s first When it comes to coaching success, few will ever match the record and the legacy of Yankton College s Carl Youngworth, who turned the small school into a national track power. He is a member of the NAIA Sports Hall of Fame. (Press & Dakotan archive photo/From the book Yankton: The Way It Was! by Bob Karolevitz) NAIA Tournament berth, in 2010. The Lancers boasted the last two Great Plains Athletic Conference Players of the Year. MMC has also had several individuals see success in several other sports, including All-Americans in track and cross country, a conference Defensive Player of the Year in men s soccer and the 2011 GPAC Coach of the Year in softball. In the last 20 years, Iverson has built the Lancer athletic program into one that pumps out not only solid athletes, but great students as well. Besides overseeing the addition of track and field, cross country, soccer, golf and women s softball, Iverson has also been instrumental in first bringing MMC into the SDIC, then moving them into the GPAC in 2000. He will also oversee the addition of the state s first collegiate archery team, which competed at club status last year and will be a full varsity sport beginning this fall. Yankton High School football coach Max Hawk led the Bucks to sustained greatness during his long career at the YHS helm. He led Yankton to 10 state titles and was named the National Coach of the Year in 1986. (Photo: South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame) COACHING GREATS It is hard to mention Yankton sports without looking at some of the great mentors who have graced the teams here. Carl Youngworth, whose name now adorns the field where his YC teams used to play, was a stalwart for the Greyhounds during their heyday. A Tyndall native and YC grad, he coached all YC sports in 1923. He coached football through 1937 and basketball until he entered the military in 1940. He returned to YC in 1947, and served as athletic director until 1958 and track coach until 1967. He is a member of both the Helms Foundation Track and NAIA Halls of Fame. Max Hawk was synonymous with YHS football for 30 years, coaching the Bucks to 18 Eastern South Dakota Conference and 10 state championships. He was also named national football coach of the year in 1986 by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association, and is in the NHSACA Hall of Fame. In the last decade, Arlin Likness who first made a mark with the great Hamlin teams of the late 1980s and early 90s has taken the program to two more state titles and another runner-up finish. SPORTS | PAGE 16C Today Yesteryears Division History Inductors Division/Dale Yankton was established in 1960 as Dale Electronics Inc. - Sioux Division. Began with 18 employees in a small downtown building producing a variety of Custom Magnetics, High Frequency Inductors, Surge and Lighting Arresters, and Motorized Potentiometers. 1968 moved into the current building on E. Hwy. 50. 1985 Dale Electronics was acquired by Vishay. Today - The Yankton location of the Inductors Division of Vishay Dale Electronics currently employees 325 people who manufacture, as well as design and support products at other Inductor Division manufacturing sites throughout the world. The Inductor Division now has 1,000 employees across the globe.
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