The Yankton Phitens held their opponents scoreless to win the Kansas City U12 Girl's Championship in Overland Park, Kansas over Memorial  Weekend. Front Row: Payton Wolfgram, Molly Vornhagen, Ava Manning, Jaiden Boomsma, Megan Cap, Lexi Rust. Back Row: Coach Warren Brenner, Emily Rafferty, Sadie Fedders, Madison Wubben, Kylie Bochman, Morgan Strahl, Emma Christenson & Coach Tyler Schurring.


Yankton Blaze U12 brought home the Championship at the NetPistol Shootout this weekend!!  Kickin' It Gavin style!
Yankton Blitz U13 brought home a Championship as well!  


U10 Renegades "Kickin' It" this weekend at the DWU Soccer Tournament! 


Gavin's gang showing their support at the Dakota Wesleyan Soccer Tournament this weekend! Great job guys!


 YHS Bucks with their 3rd place trophy.

Front row:  Cole Lewno, Richard Culver, Ryan Olson, Casey Skillingstad, Landon Breen, Derek Brenner, Chipper Granflaten, Trevor Rehurek.

Back row:  Coach Warren Brenner, Patrick Weinandt, Gabe Wenzlaff, John Dannenbring, Spencer Schade, Dylan Becker, Alex Wieseler, Osmar Pacheco, Treyson Slate, Connor Chambers, Jared Rafferty and Coach Wes Chambers.

Not pictured:  Chase Huber.


All-State Soccer:
 
Front:  Taylor Ruter, 2nd team; Brianna Benjamin, 1st team; Morgan Tessier, 2nd team

Back:  Connor Chambers, 2nd team; Osmar Pacheco, 1st team; Derek Brenner, 1st team

Not Pictured:  Landon Breen, 2nd team


Eagle Eye Ride Donates to Yankton Youth Soccer Association


Organizers and friends of the 6th Annual Eagle Eye Ride attended the monthly Yankton Youth Soccer Association monthly board meeting and presented a check to YYSA.

Presenting the check are back row L to R: Renae Kulhavy, Tina Wysuph, Kevin Kulhavy, Barb & Norm Carda.

Front Row: Peg Metteer, Amber Simek, and Deb Lillie, YYSA President. 

The “Eagle Eye Ride” is an annual poker run held at the end of June in Memory of Mary “Carda” Simek. The ride has become so successful that the friends and family who have organized this ride every year have set out to help non-profit organizations. They chose to support YYSA this year as Mary’s daughter Amber plays for the Gazelle soccer team and has been involved in soccer for many years. 

Mary “Carda” Simek was nicknamed “Eagle Eye” in 2001 when her chairs were stolen at a crowded concert. She searched in the dark and was able to retrieve her chairs as well as a camera that was tucked in the pocket of the chair. Had the camera not been with the chairs she would not have made such an effort to get it back. Mary passed away March 24th, 2007. 


YYSA wishes to thank the “Eagle Eye Ride” committee for their generous donation. 


The Yankton Youth Soccer Association is an all volunteer organization that serves the youth of Yankton and the surrounding area. The public is encouraged to become involved. Contact Deb Lillie at lilliepad@iw.net to join YYSA today. 





Boys 2012 State Soccer Champs Banner Drop!


2013 Yankton High School All-State Players

Back row:  Andrew Hummel, Landon Breen, Derek Brenner, Osmar Pacheco.
Front row:  Brianna Newman, Zach Benjamin, Morgan Bakke.


2012 Boys Soccer Champions

Back Row:  Coach Wes Chambers, Spencer Schade, Tully Taggart, Derek Gravholt, Cameron Luken, Andrew Hummel, Chipper Granflaten, Landon Breen, Derek Brenner, John Dannenbring, Casey Skillingstad, Patrick Weinandt, Richard Culver, Coach Warren Brenner.
Front row:  Dylan Becker, Connor Chambers, Alexander Savage, Osmar Pacheco, Alex Wieseler, Zach Benjamin, Treyson Slate.


Paul Eichfeld was awarded the 2012 South Dakota State Soccer Recreation Coach of the Year. Dave LaCombe, a member of the SDSSA Board of Directors presented the award to Paul during the Yankton Youth Soccer Association Annual General meeting.
Eichfeld has coached for the past 8 years, with 5 year being in Yankton, SD. He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and continued playing in Pennsauken Youth and High School levels in NJ, and went onto Philadelphia College Of Textiles and Sciences in
Philadelphia, playing Division I in 1983.

Eichfeld continued playing as an adult, and always had a passion in teaching young children in the dynamics of soccer, and tried to keep the sport alive in all areas. He moved to Yankton in 2007, and quickly became involved in the Yankton Youth Soccer Association, and met some very dedicated people in the program. Eichfeld quickly joined in and tried to assist wherever he was needed and worked hisway to U14 Boys Travel teams, and ended up now teaching his youngest daughter, Bryn, in the U8
Girls Recreation League, and hopefully will follow her and her passion for soccer until she reaches the High School Level.

Eichfeld wishes to say Thank You to everyone who believes in what he does, and wants
to express his sincere humbleness in accepting this Distinguished Award. Thank You!

These soccer players show off their new soccer balls donated by Southgate 66 & Michelin Tires.

 

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