KHRT Sports – 05/29/24

KHRT SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 05/29/24
 

MINOT, ND – Boys golf highlighted the schedule on Tuesday.
 
High School Boys Golf
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Garrison
1. Harvey-Wells County, 326
2. Bottineau, 329
3. Westhope-Newburg, 332
4. Our Redeemer’s, 336
5. Rugby, 339
6. Northern Lights, 352
7. Bishop Ryan, 374
8. Dunseith, 391
 
Indiviual Medalist: Max Palmer of Bottineau, 71
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WDA HONORS
 
MINOT, ND – Conference honors have been award in the WDA and several Minot athletes were honored.
 
All-WDA Baseball
Minot High: Parker Hann, Kellan Burke, Carson Deaver, Tre Stewart
 
All-WDA Girls Softball
Minot High: Ellington Anderson, Halle Baker, Sydnee Bartsch, Isabelle Anderson
Minot North: Cadey Shipman
 
All-WDA Girls Soccer
Minot: Emerson Perrin, Maicee Burke, Bria Lewis, Kynsli Gilmore, Jayva Mckibben
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STATE TOURNAMENTS
 
MINOT, ND – It’s championship week for several high school spring sports with state tournaments for baseball, softball, girls soccer and girls tennis.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Dickinson
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
E1 Fargo Shanley vs W4 Williston, 12:30 pm CT
W2 Minot High vs E3 Fargo Davies, 35 min after
W1 Bismarck Legacy vs E4 West Fargo Horace, 4:30 pm CT
E2 Fargo North vs W3 Mandan, 35 min after
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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Dickinson
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
E1 Fargo North vs W4 Bismarck High, 12:00 pm CT
W2 Minot High vs E3 Grand Forks Red River, 35 min after
E2 West Fargo vs W3 Mandan, 5:00 pm CT
W1 Dickinson vs E4 West Fargo Sheyenne, 35 min after
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High School Baseball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
#1 Thompson vs Surrey-Our Redeemer’s, 11:30 am (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
#4 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #5 New Rockford-Sheyenne, 35 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
#2 Central Cass vs Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton, 4:30 pm
#3 Grafton vs Bottineau, 35 min after
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
#2 Central Cass vs Renville County, 11 am
#3 Beulah vs Thompson, 35 min after
#1 May-Port-CG vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 4 pm
#4 Kindred-Richland vs #5 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 35 min after
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High School Girls Soccer
 
State Tournament – Minot
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
W1 Minot High vs E4 Fargo North, 12 pm
E2 Fargo Shanley vs W3 Mandan, 2:15 pm
E1 Fargo Davies vs W4 Bismarck Legacy, 4:30 pm
W2 Jamestown vs E3 Grand Forks Red River, 6:45 pm
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High School Girls Tennis
 
State Tournament – Team Dual – Grand Forks
 
First Round (Thu 5/30)
E1 Valley City vs W4 Bismarck Century, 10 am
W2 Bismarck Legacy vs E3 Fargo Davies, 10 am
W1 Minot High vs E4 Grand Forks Red River, 10 am
E2 West Fargo Sheyenne vs W3 Mandan
Semifinal and Loser out at 1 pm / 5th Place and 3rd Place at 4:30 pm / Championship at 6 pm
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Simeon Woods Richardson earned his first win in eight starts, Jose Miranda drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Tuesday night. Minnesota, winners of six of their last seven games, got two hits apiece from Manuel Margot, Byron Buxton and Carlos Santana. Jhoan Duran allowed the first two hitters he faced in the ninth to reach base, but helped by Christian Vázquez throwing out a runner trying to steal second, he didn’t allow a run and earned his eighth save. His last two pitches were 102.2 and 103.1 mph. Kansas City had just five hits to lose its third straight after winning eight in a row. The Royals have dropped 15 of their last 16 at Target Field. Woods Richardson (2-0) allowed three hits and struck out four in five innings for his first win since April 13. He allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of his past eight starts, and only once did he receive more than two runs of support. His 2.70 ERA is third among rookies with at least 35 innings pitched, trailing Shota Imanaga of the Cubs (0.84) and Luis Gil of the Yankees (2.11).
 
UP NEXT
RHP Seth Lugo (8-1, 1.74), who leads the American League in wins and all of baseball in ERA among qualified players, is scheduled to start Wednesday for Kansas City. He’s scheduled to face RHP Bailey Ober (5-2, 4.33).
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TIMBERWOLVES-MAVERICKS
 
DALLAS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns finally found his rhythm, and the Timberwolves finally closed a game in the Western Conference finals. Now they head back to Minnesota to see if they can make things even more interesting against Dallas. Towns scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Wolves held off the Mavericks 105-100 on Tuesday night to avoid a sweep. Anthony Edwards had 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Wolves stayed alive in their first trip to the conference finals in 20 years, and just the second in the franchise’s 35 seasons. Game 5 is Thursday night. Towns, who was shooting 28% from the field in the series coming in, was 9 of 13 from the field, including four of five from 3-point range. And that was after picking up fifth foul midway through the third quarter. Luka Doncic had 28 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in his sixth triple-double of these playoffs, but he and co-star Kyrie Irving were just 13 of 39 from the field. Irving, who was 14-0 in his career in closeout games coming in, made just one of six from long range and finished with 16 points.
 
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/26/24

KHRT SPORTS – SUNDAY – 05/26/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High will head to the State Baseball and Softball Tournaments as the #2-seed from the West.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
State Qualifier
#6 Williston def. #8 Bismarck High, 14-2
#5 Mandan def. #3 Dickinson, 9-6
Championship
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #1 Minot High, 3-1
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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Dickinson
 
State Qualifier
#4 Bimarck High def. #7 Williston, 16-8
#3 Mandan def. #5 Jamestown, 4-3
Championship
#2 Dickinson def. #1 Minot High, 6-1
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WEST REGION TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The individual portion of the West Region Girls Tennis Tournament finished in Minot. In the singles tournament Sophia Felderman of Mandan defeated Ava Thuner of Minot High in the championship 6-2,6-3. In the doubles tournament, Bismarck Legacy wins the title. The 3rd place match was an all Minot High contest as Kyllie Fettig/Sienna Ronning defeated Grace Olson/Lila Olson, 3-6,6-4,7-6(4).
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STATE TRACK MEET
 
MINOT, ND – The three day State Track Meet finished on Saturday in Bismarck. The Class A Boys team completition saw Bismarck High win the championship for the first time since 2014, which was the final of 11 consecutive titles. The Demons scored 170 points, while Bismarck Century came in 2nd at 72.5, then Minot High at 3rd with 72 points.
 
Bismarck High swept the Class A competition by winning the girls event with 100 points. It was their first state title since 2010. Fargo Davies came in second with 93 points, while Grand Forks Red River was third at 65 points.
 
Individual champions included:
– Logan Conklin of Minot High wins state high jump title with a jump of 6-8
– Grayson Schaeffer of Minot High wins state triple jump title with a jump of 47 feet…1 inch. John Williams III of Minot North was runner up with a jump of 46 feet…5 inches.
– Haleigh Carr of Minot High wins the State Triple Jump title with a jump of 37 feet…3-3/4 inches.
– Benjamin Harris of Minot High finished runner up in the State A 800 Meter Run with a time of 1:55:56
 
In Class B, the Bowman County boys takes home the title for the first time as a coop. Bowman won the championship five times with the last of those in 1993. Kindred was second and Hazen was third.
 
The Bulldogs made it a clean sweep by winning the girls title for the first time since 2008. That was the only other state title as a coop. Bowman won six title between 1978 and 1990. Central Cass came in second and Fargo Oak Grove was third.
 
Individual champions included:
– Brynn Hanson of Des Lacs-Burlington-Lewis & Clark defends her title in the 3200 Meter run
– Anya Olson of Velva-Drake-Anamoose wins the State 400 Meter Dash title with a time of 56.39
– Brynn Hanson of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark defends her state title in 800 with a time of 2:17.20
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MINOT STATE TRACK & FIELD
 
EMPORIA, Kan. (MSU) – The first-ever trip to the nationals for Minot State freshman Jasiah Hambira provided a successful
finish to a stellar season. Hambira cleared his opening height of 6 feet, 8 inches on Friday, but did not advance any further and finished 14th in the nation to earn 2nd Team All-American honors at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Emporia State. An incredible finish to the year for Hambira who in his debut collegiate season won the NSIC Championship in the high jump earlier this month clearing 7 feet, 0.25 inches and set the all-time outdoor school record in the event at Minot State. That after he set the NCAA Division II-era school record in the indoor high jump during the winter for the Beavers, as well. Hambira was one of just four freshmen to qualify for nationals where four of the qualifiers also failed to clear the opening height of 6-8. Jaivon Harrison from Grand Valley State won the national title in the event by virtue of fewer overall misses as he and Hamdi Ali from West Texas A&M both cleared 7-3.25 in Friday’s competition. Hambira becomes Minot State’s fifth NCAA track and field All-American, joining Leif Nelson who was an All-American in 2022 and 2023, Cody Schmidt in 2015, and Kirk Capdeville in 2014.
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TWINS-RANGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Kirilloff, who also hit a go-ahead home run in the Twins’ series-opening victory over the World Series champions on Friday night, drove a 1-0 pitch from David Robertson (2-2) into the bullpen in left-center, helping Minnesota win its fourth straight game. After a 7-for-59 skid dropped his batting average to .202, Kirilloff has rallied the past eight days, going 5 for 16 with three home runs. It was just the second multi-hit game of the season for Kirilloff, who also singled and scored leading off the seventh inning. Cole Sands (2-0) pitched two perfect innings to earn the victory. Jhoan Duran worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save. Michael Lorenzen pitched six strong innings for the Rangers, who have lost six straight and 12 of their last 14 games. Lorenzen gave up one run on three hits over six innings.
 
UP NEXT
Twins RHP Pablo López (4-4, 4.72) will try to bounce back from his worst start of the season, when he gave up seven earned runs in five innings in a 12-3 loss to the Nationals on May 20. The Rangers have not named a starter.

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KHRT Sports – 05/25/24

KHRT SPORTS – SATURDAY – 05/25/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the championship of both the West Region Baseball and Softball Tournaments today.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Loser Out
#3 Dickinson def. #7 Jamestown, 11-2
#8 Bismarck High def. #4 Bismarck Century, 1-0 (13)
Semifinal
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #6 Williston, 7-6
#1 Minot High def. #5 Mandan, 3-2 (9)
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
#6 Williston vs #8 Bismarck High, 12 pm
#3 Dickinson vs #5 Mandan
Championship
#1 Minot High vs #2 Bismarck Legacy, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Dickinson
 
Loser Out
#7 Williston def. #6 Bismarck Legacy, 22-8
#5 Jamestown def. #8 Bismarck Century, 6-5
Semifinal
#2 Dickinson def. #3 Mandan, 11-1
#1 Minot High def. #4 Bismarck High, 16-6
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
#4 Bimarck High vs #7 Williston, 12 pm CT
#3 Mandan vs #5 Jamestown, 2 pm CT
Championship
#1 Minot High vs #2 Dickinson, 4 pm CT
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MINOT, ND – The regular season ended for girls soccer on Friday. Minot High, the three-time defending state champ, ends the regular season at 17-0-0 and did not allow a goal against, outscoring their opponents 123-0. The Majettes have now gone 68 matches without a loss going 67-0-1 since the beginning of the 2021 season.
 
High School Girls Soccer
Minot High def. Williston, 17-0
Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 3-0
Jamestown def. Bismarck Century, 3-0
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WEST REGION GIRLS TENNIS TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – Friday was the first day of the individual portion of the West Region Girls Tennis Tournament here in Minot. Ava Thuner of Minot High will play in the semifinals of the singles tournament today against Avy Ator of Williston. Sophia Feldman of Mandan battles Caylin Kraft of Bismarck Legacy in the other semi. In the doubles tournament, Minot High has two pairs that have made it to the quarterfinals today, Grace and Lila Olson as well as Kyllie Fettig and Sienna Ronning.
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STATE TRACK MEET
 
MINOT, ND – The State Track Meet will finish up today in Bismarck. Through two days of competition Bismarck High holds the team lead in Class A for both boys and girls. Minot High is 2nd in the boys but has only 41 points to Bismarck’s 86. The Class B girls are led by Carrington while Bowman County leads the boys.
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TWINS-RANGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning and Minnesota retired 15 of the last 16 hitters as the Twins edged the slumping Texas Rangers 3-2 on Friday night. Carlos Correa, Christian Vázquez and Jose Miranda each had two hits for the Twins, who won their third straight since snapping a seven-game losing streak. Corey Seager hit a two-run homer in the first, but the Rangers were blanked the rest of the way. Texas has lost 11 of its last 13 and has failed to score more than four runs in a game during the skid. Bailey Ober (5-2) worked around early trouble to pick up the win. He gave up two runs and four hits, walked three, hit two batters and struck out five in five innings. Steven Okert, Caleb Thielbar, Griffin Jax and Jhoan Duran each pitched a scoreless inning for the Twins. Duran, who had allowed a home run in each of his three previous outings, survived a two-out walk to earn his fifth save. Rangers starter José Ureña (1-4) gave up three runs and nine hits while striking out six in five innings.
 
UP NEXT
Rangers: RHP Michael Lorenzen (2-3, 3.61 ERA) will take the mound against the Twins today searching for his first win since April 21. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his last six starts.
Twins: RHP Pablo López (4-4, 4.72) will try to bounce back from his worst start of the season, when he gave up seven earned runs in just five innings in a 12-3 loss to the Nationals on May 20.
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TIMBERWOLVES-MAVERICKS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic searched to find space as the clock ticked down, using a screen to draw Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert out to the top of the key and a crossover dribble to set up his step-back 3-pointer. With a swish and a shout, Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are headed home with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Doncic hit the winner with 3 seconds left and posted his fifth triple-double of the playoffs to lead the Mavericks to a 109-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night. Doncic had 32 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his eighth triple-double in 42 career postseason games for the Mavericks, who erased an 18-point deficit that stood late in the second quarter and were still down 16 midway through the third. Naz Reid went 7 for 9 from 3-point range for 23 points, but his last try at the buzzer rimmed in and out to send the Wolves to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday in a big hole after another off night by stars Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns. Kyrie Irving had 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Mike Conley scored 18 points and Gobert had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves. Anthony Edwards had 21 points. Game three is Sunday night in Dallas.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/24/24

KHRT SPORTS – FRIDAY – 05/24/24
 

MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls tennis team won the Team Dual competition at the West Region Tournament for the third straight year and the sixth time in the last seven. The individual portion of the tournament will be held today and Saturday.
 
High School Girls Tennis
West Region Tournament – Minot
 
Team Dual Competition
 
First Round
#1 Minot High def. #8 Bismarck High, 5-0
#4 Bismarck Century def. #5 Dickinson, 3-2
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Williston, 5-0
#3 Mandan def. #6 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-1
 
Loser Out
#8 Bismarck High def. #5 Dickinson, 4-1
#7 Williston def. #6 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-1
Semifinal
#1 Minot High def. #4 Bismarck Century, 5-0
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #3 Mandan, 3-2
 
State Qualifier
#3 Mandan def. #8 Bismarck High, 4-1
#4 Bismarck Century def. #7 Williston, 4-1
Championship
#1 Minot High def. #2 Bismarck Legacy, 4-1
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High School Baseball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#6 Williston def. #3 Dickinson, 4-3
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Jamestown, 2-1
#5 Mandan def. #4 Bismarck Century, 11-6
#1 Minot High def. #8 Bismarck High, 14-4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#3 Dickinson vs #7 Jamestown, 11 am
#4 Bismarck Century vs #8 Bismarck High, 1:30 pm
Semifinal
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Williston, 4 pm
#1 Minot High vs #5 Mandan, 6:30 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown
 
First Round
#2 Dickinson def. #7 Williston, 8-2
#3 Mandan def. #6 Bismarck Legacy, 13-12
#1 Minot High def. #8 Bismarck Century, 10-3
#4 Bismarck High vs #5 Jamestown, (suspended due to weather. play resumes today with Bismarck leading 7-2 in the top of the 4th)
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#6 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston, 30 min after
#8 Bismarck Century vs Bismarck/Jamestown loster, 30 min after
Semifinal
#2 Dickinson vs #3 Mandan, 30 min after
#1 Minot High vs Bismarck/Jamestown winner, 30 min after
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MINOT, ND – The State Track & Field Meet began on Thursday in Bismarck. On the first day Logan Conklin of Minot High won the Class A boys high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 8-inches. The meet is scheduled to continue today and Saturday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck.
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MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the State Class A Baseball and Girls Softball Tournaments that will be held next Thursday through Saturday in Jamestown.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown
 
First Round (Thu, May 30)
#1 Thompson vs Surrey-Our Redeemers, 11:30 am
#4 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #5 New Rockford-Sheyenne, 35 min after
#2 Central Cass vs Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton, 4:30 pm
#3 Grafton vs Bottineau, 35 min after
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown
 
First Round (Thu, May 30)
#2 Central Cass vs Renville County, 11 am
#3 Beulah vs Thompson, 35 min after
#1 May-Port-CG vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 4 pm
#4 Kindred-Richland vs #5 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 35 min after
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MSU TRACK & FIELD
 
EMPORIA, Kan. (MSU) – Classes may be finished and the Class of 2024 has celebrated graduation, but for one Minot State student-athlete, there is still competitive work to be done. Beaver freshman Jasiah Hambira makes his debut at the NCAA Division II National Championships today with high expectations for himself as the newly crowned NSIC high jump champion is not ready to settle for just one medal this spring as he is set to compete Friday in the high jump at nationals. Earlier this month, Hambira enjoyed the best day of his young collegiate career clearing a career-best 7 feet, 0.25 inches at the NSIC Outdoor Championships, leaping past the rest of the conference for his first NSIC title. An all-time Minot State outdoor school record as well, the mark moved Hambira to No. 12 in the nation and locked up a first-ever trip to the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Emporia State this weekend. Hambira, one of the nation’s best, will compete against the nation’s best today at 3:30 p.m. for a national championship and All-American honors. The top 12 finishers at nationals earn All-American honors. And it truly is a matter of who brings their best today as Eli Kosiba of Grand Valley State (Mich.) comes into the meet with the top mark this season of 7-5.75. He is one of nine high jumpers – including Hambira – who turned in their best performance of the spring in May, meaning Friday’s competition should be intense, and wide-open. A national title for Hambira would be a first-ever for Minot State in its NCAA Division II era, while a Top 12 finish for Hambira would make him the track and field program’s fifth NCAA All-American, joining the distinguished list of Leif Nelson (javelin, 2022 and 2023), Cody Schmidt (javelin, 2015), and Kirk Capdeville (pole vault, 2014).
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/23/24

KHRT SPORTS – ThURSDAY – 05/23/24
 

MINOT, ND – Some Class B region baseball and softball tournaments finished on Wednesday.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 8 Tournament – Washburn
 
Semifinal
#1 Shiloh Christian def. #2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England, 9-5
Championship
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton def. #1 Shiloh Christian, 2-1
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau def. #5 Ray, 11-1
Championship
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. #1 Renville County, 11-5
State Qualifier
#1 Renville County def. #3 Bottineau, 7-2
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Beulah
 
Loser Out
#4 Heart River def. #2 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 10-4
Championship
#1 Beulah def. #3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 5-0
State Qualifier
#3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. #4 Heart River, 12-11
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MINOT, ND – Three West Region Tournaments in Class A sports begin today, with two of them here in Minot.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#3 Dickinson vs #6 Williston, 11 am
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Jamestown, 1:30 pm
#4 Bismarck Century vs #5 Mandan, 4 pm
#1 Minot High vs #8 Bismarck High, 6:30 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown
 
First Round
#2 Dickinson vs #7 Williston, 11 am
#3 Mandan vs #6 Bismarck Legacy, 1 pm
#1 Minot High vs #8 Bismarck Century, 3 pm
#4 Bismarck High vs #5 Jamestown, 5 pm
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High School Girls Tennis
 
West Region Tournament – Minot
Team Dual Competition
 
First Round – Cameron Indoor Tennis Center
#1 Minot High vs #8 Bismarck High, 9 am
#4 Bismarck Century vs #5 Dickinson, 10:15 am
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston, 11:45 am
#3 Mandan vs #6 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 1 pm
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TWINS-NATIONALS
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a solo home run and made a diving play to prevent a game-tying run, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Wednesday. Max Kepler also had a solo shot, doubled and scored a late run to win the game and series, which the Twins began by losing their seventh in a row. Minnesota starter Simeon Woods allowed three hits and a walk over 4 and 2/3 scoreless innings, and Steven Okert (1-0) retired four straight batters — after hopping on the Nationals’ bullpen cart and tipping his driver a $5 bill — for the first win of his career with the Twins. Joey Meneses homered for Washington, which lost its seventh out of eight while going 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. Jake Irvin (2-5) allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his first career start against a Twins team that once drafted him in the late rounds out of high school. The Nationals righty allowed only five hits and struck out six, but twice succumbed to first-pitch swings.
 
UP NEXT
Twins RHP Bailey Ober takes his turn Friday in the opener of a three-game series against Texas and seven-game home stand.
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TIMBERWOLVES-MAVERICKS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense. The Mavericks might not be the favorites in yet another series, but they stole home-court advantage from the Minnesota Timberwolves with this promising start. Doncic had 15 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and Kyrie Irving scored 24 of his 30 in the first half to lift the Mavericks to a 108-105 victory over the Timberwolves in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night. Dallas had a 62-38 advantage in points in the paint to offset a 6-for-25 shooting performance from deep.
 
The Mavericks trailed 102-98 after a 3-pointer by Anthony Edwards with 3:37 left, before an 8-0 run the Wolves didn’t stop until a tip-in with 10.5 seconds to go. For the first time in six tries under coach Jason Kidd, the Mavericks won the first game of a playoff series. Jaden McDaniels had his third straight 20-plus-point game with 24 points for the Wolves, but Edwards — who earned his first All-NBA selection prior to the game, on the second team — was stifled for 19 points in a team effort from the Mavericks. Karl-Anthony Towns needed a late burst to get to 16 points and finished 6 for 20 from the floor. The star power in this series is strong, and for the first night at least the Mavericks got what they needed from their leading duo while the Wolves largely struggled to run the offense around theirs. Naz Reid had 15 points and Kyle Anderson added 11 points off the bench for the Wolves, who had two days off after dethroning defending champion Denver with a Game 7 comeback from a 20-point deficit to win the second-round series. Game two if Friday in Minneapolis.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/22/24

KHRT SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 05/22/24
 

MINOT, ND – The the third consecutive year, Des Lacs-Burlington is headed to the State B Baseball Tournament as the Region 7 champs.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Lansford
 
Championship
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #1 Renville County, 8-5
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High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Semifinal
#1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. #3 Garrison, 9-1
Championship
#4 Surrey def. #1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3-2
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High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Championship
#2 Bottineau def. #1 North Star, 5-3
2nd Championship
#2 Bottineau def. #1 North Star, 9-5

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High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 8 Tournament – Washburn
 
Loser Out
#1 Shiloh Christian def. #3 Hazen, 5-1
#5 Beulah def. #6 Heart River, 12-6
Semifinal
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton def. #2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England, 4-3
Loser Out
#1 Shiloh Christian def. #5 Beulah, 6-4

Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Shiloh Christian vs #2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England, 2 pm
Championship
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton vs Shiloh/HSNE winner, 4:15 pm
(if Washburn loses a second championship is Thursday at 1 pm)
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County def. #5 Ray, 4-3
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. #3 Bottineau, 6-5
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau def. #4 Tioga, 19-10
#5 Ray def. #6 Bishop Ryan, 10-1
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau vs #5 Ray, 4 pm (Eagles)
State Qualifier
#1 Renville County vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 4 pm (KC)
Bottineau/Ray winner vs RC/ DLB/L&C loser, 6 pm KC
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Beulah
 
Second Round
#1 Beulah def. #4 Heart River, 10-2
#3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. #2 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 11-0
Loser Out
#5 Harvey-Wells County def. #8 Nedrose, 3-2
#7 Wilton-Wing def. #6 Central McLean, 6-5
#2 Washburn-Center-Stanton def. #5 Harvey-Wells County, 7-6
#4 Heart River def. #7 Wilton-Wing, 13-1
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#2 Washburn-Center-Stanton vs #4 Heart River, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
State Qualifier
#1 Beulah vs #3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
WCS/HR winner vs Beulah/VDA loser, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
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MINOT, ND – Other Tuesday scores:
 
High School Boys Golf
Class B
 
Velva Invitational – Star City Golf Course
1. Bottineau, 316
2. Rugby, 333
3. Dunseith, 377
4. Our Redeemers, 390
5. Westhope-Newburg, +42
6. Velva, +62
7. Central McLean, +79
8. Garrison, +80
9. South Prairie, +94
10. Nedrose, +97
11. Drake-Anamoose, +103
 
Individual Medalist: Max Palmer of Bottineau, 72
 

High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 2-0 (clinched State Tourney berth with Minot, Mandan, Jamestown)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, 3-0

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TWINS-NATIONALS
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two homers and drove in three runs, Joe Ryan pitched seven scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins halted a seven-game losing streak with a 10-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Jose Miranda added a two-run homer as the Twins scored eight runs off Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (1-5). Willi Castro added a two-run shot off reliever Jacob Barnes as Minnesota responded following a players-only meeting after Monday night’s 12-3 loss in the series opener. Overall, the Twins scored more runs in the game than in the first six games of their skid combined. Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli earned his 400th career victory. Corbin allowed nine hits and three walks, and all of his season-worst eight runs allowed were earned. Buxton has had hits in all three of his starts in his return after missing 14 games due to right knee inflammation. Ryan (3-3) allowed three hits and two walks in his first scoreless outing since June of last season.
 
UP NEXT
Nationals RHP Jake Irvin (2-4, 3.91 ERA), a Twin Cities area native and former Twins draft selection in high school, pitches for the first time against Minnesota, which sends rookie RHP Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0, 2.97 ERA).
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/21/24

KHRT SPORTS – TUESDAY – 05/21/24
 

MINOT, ND – #1 Renville County meets #2 Des Lacs-Burlington in the Region 7 Baseball Tournament championship today. Pregame is set for 2:45 pm on 1320 KHRT, khrt.com and through the LIVE 365 App.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Lansford
 
Semifinal
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #1 Renville County, 6-4
Loser Out
#5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central def. #4 Tioga, 5-4
Semifinal
#1 Renville County def. #5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 13-0 (5)
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#1 Renville Count vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington, 3 pm (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(if DLB loses, a 2nd Championship follows by 30 minutes)
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#4 Surrey def. #1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3-2
#3 Garrison def. #2 Bishop Ryan-Nedrose, 6-3
Loser Out
#1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. #2 Bishop Ryan-Nedrose, 7-6
Semifinal
#4 Surrey def. #3 Garrison, 10-3
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose vs #3 Garrison, 5 pm
Championship
#4 Surrey vs VDA/Garrison winner, 7 pm
(if Surrey loses, a 2nd championship will be Wednesday at 6 pm)
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Semifinal
#1 North Star def. #2 Bottineau, 12-2 (5)
Loser Out
#4 Rugby def. #3 Harvey-Wells County, 7-1
Semifinal
#2 Bottineau def. #4 Rugby, 9-5
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#1 North Star vs #2 Bottineau, 3 pm
(if North Star loses, a second championship follows by 30 minutes)
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 8 Tournament – Washburn
 
First Round
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton vs #5 Beulah, 6-4
#6 Heart River def. #3 Hazen, 5-4
Second Round
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton def. #1 Shiloh Christian, 3-2
#2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England def. #6 Heart River, 3-2
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#1 Shiloh Christian vs #3 Hazen, 10 am
#5 Beulah vs #6 Heart River, 12:15 pm
Semifinal
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton vs #2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England, 2:30 pm
Loser Out
Shiloh/Hazen winner vs Beulah/HR winner, 4:45 pm
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Renville County def. #9 Divide County, 16-6 (6)
#5 Ray def. #4 Tioga, 13-2
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. #10 Rugby, 21-0 (5)
#3 Bottineau def. #6 Bishop Ryan, 12-2 (6)
Loser Out
#4 Tioga def. #9 Divide County, 9-5
#6 Bishop Ryan def. #10 Rugby, 13-7
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County vs #5 Ray, 4 pm (KC)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #3 Bottineau, 4 pm (Eagles)
Loser Out
DLB/L&C / Bottineau loser vs #4 Tioga, 6 pm (KC)
#6 Bishop Ryan vs RC/Ray loser, 6 pm (Eagles)
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Beulah
 
Play-In
#7 Wilton-Wing def. #10 Hazen, 25-21
 
First Round
#1 Beulah def. #8 Nedrose, 10-0
#4 Heart River def. #5 Harvey-Wells County, 12-2
#2 Washburn-Center-Stanton def. #7 Wilton-Wing, 14-1
#3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. #6 Central McLean, 11-0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Beulah vs #4 Heart River, 1 pm (Diamond 1)
#2 Washburn-Center-Stanton vs #3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 1 pm (Diamond 2)
Loser Out
#5 Harvey-Wells County vs #8 Nedrose, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
#6 Central McLean vs #7 Wilton-Wing, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
WCS/VDA loser vs Nedrose/H-WC winner, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
Beulah/Heart River loser vs W-W/Central McLean winner, 5 pm (Diamond 2)
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament Play-In
#7 Jamestown def. #10 Watford City, 10-0
#8 Bismarck High def. #9 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 7-3
———–
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament Play-In
#6 Bismarck Legacy def. #11 Turtle Mountain, 11-1
#7 Williston def. #10 Watford City, 26-3
#8 Bismarck Century def. #9 Minot North, 12-2
———-
 
High School Girls Tennis
 
West Region Tournament Play-In
#7 Willistson def. #10 Jamestown, 4-1
#8 Bismarck High def. #9 Minot North, 3-2
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TWINS-NATIONALS
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days ago, the Minnesota Twins were baseball’s hottest team and winners of 17 of 20 games. After Monday night’s 12-3 loss at the Washington Nationals, the same club was mired in a seven-game slide so miserable that it sparked a players-only meeting. Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer, the bright spot in another sluggish outing for an offense that has been the primary culprit, scoring only 12 runs during Minnesota’s free fall to within a game of the .500 mark. Against soft-tossing Nats starter Mitchell Parker, manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins (24-23) simply weren’t reacting. Baldelli said he’s held two or three postgame talks already during a year that also included an earlier five-game slide, and is hesitant to conduct more because “it starts to get drowned out.” He approved of the players’ decision.
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VIKINGS-JEFFERSON
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have one major piece of roster management remaining on their agenda before the regular season: signing superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson to a contract extension. Without a new deal in place, Jefferson was absent on Monday when the Vikings held their first of 10 allowable organized team activities, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club was not making details public. Tuesday’s on-field drills were scheduled to be open to reporters. The Vikings are still in the voluntary phase of the spring sessions, so Jefferson is not obligated to be in the building. Only minicamp from June 4-6 is mandatory. Jefferson, the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year whose 5,899 receiving yards are the most in league history through a player’s first four seasons, also chose last year to work out away from team headquarters during the offseason. He took part in minicamp and was full go for training camp despite the lack of a new deal after negotiations between the Vikings and his agency began last spring.
 
Progress was made, and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said later the two sides got “unbelievably close,” but talks were tabled once the regular season arrived. There was little urgency then, but now Jefferson has entered the final year of his rookie deal. Adofo-Mensah said last month that negotiations were ongoing with “great dialogue” between the two sides. They paused talks so both the agency, William Morris Endeavor, and the team could focus on preparations for the NFL draft. “We have our process, and either way, whenever we sign him, we want Justin to have his whole week. You know that friend that has a birthday that takes the month? I think Justin would deserve his whole month if we signed a contract, to celebrate it,” Adofo-Mensah said. “So you know, we’re excited to work toward it. We’re going to keep going. You can’t have all these plans where you talk about all these visions and not talk about the king linchpin, so we’re going to keep working toward that end goal.”
 
Amon-Ra St. Brown and the Detroit Lions struck the latest big-money deal for a wide receiver last month with a contract worth about $120 million over four years with $77 million guaranteed. That same week, the Philadelphia Eagles reached a $96 million extension with receiver A.J. Brown with $84 million guaranteed that set a new high for the position. Brown’s annual average value of $32 million is also the league leader for receivers, according to figures compiled by Over The Cap.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/20/24

KHRT SPORTS – MONDAY – 05/20/24
 

MINOT, ND – #1 Renville County meets #2 Des Lacs-Burlington in a winners bracket semifinal today at the Region 7 Baseball Tournament. We’ll continue to follow both teams and broadcast their games on 1320 KHRT, khrt.com and through the LIVE 365 App. Meanwhile several of region tournaments are on the schedule today in Class B baseball and softball.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Lansford
 
Semifinal
#1 Renville County vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington, 11 am (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
Loser Out
#4 Tioga vs #5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 30 min after
Semifinal
Renville Co/DLB loser vs Tioga/K-B-BC winner, 30 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Velva-Drake-Anamoose vs #4 Surrey, 12 pm
#2 Bishop Ryan-Nedrose vs #3 Garrison, 2:30 pm
Loser Out
V-D-A/Surrey loser vs BR-N/Garrison loser, 30 min after
Semifinal
V-D-A/Surrey winner vs BR-N/Garrison winner, 30 min after
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Semifinal
#1 North Star vs #2 Bottineau, 1 pm
Loser Out
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #4 Rugby, 3 pm
Semifinal
North Star/Bottineau loser vs H-WC/Rugby winner, 5 pm
———-
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 8 Tournament – Washburn
 
First Round
#4 Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton vs #5 Beulah, 10 am
#3 Hazen vs #6 Heart River, 12:15 pm
Second Round
#1 Shiloh Christian vs WWCS/Beulah winner, 2:30 pm
#2 Hettinger-Scranton-New England vs Hazen/HR winner, 4:4 pm
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Renville County vs #9 Divide County, 2 pm (KC Diamond)
#4 Tioga vs #5 Ray, 2 pm (Eagles Diamond)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #10 Rugby, 4 pm (KC)
#3 Bottineau vs #6 Bishop Ryan, 4 pm (Eagles)
Loser Out
RC/DC loser vs Tioga/Ray loser, 6 pm (KC)
DLC/L&C / Rugby loser vs Bottineau/BR loser, 6 pm (Eagles)
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Beulah
 
Play-In
#7 Wilton-Wing vs #10 Hazen, 10 am (Diamond 2)
First Round (Diamond 1)
#1 Beulah vs #8 Nedrose, 11 am
#4 Heart River vs #5 Harvey-Wells County, 1 pm
#2 Washburn-Center-Stanton vs WW/Hazen winner, 3 pm
#3 Velva-Drake-Anamoose vs #6 Central McLean, 5 pm
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
CLEVELAND (AP) — Will Brennan hit a three-run homer off Jhoan Duran with two outs in a wild ninth inning, giving the Cleveland Guardians a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The inning appeared to be over one batter earlier when Andrés Giménez was called out at second while advancing on a wild pitch, but a crew-chief initiated video review ruled him safe. Josh Naylor was intentionally walked for Duran (0-2) to face Brennan. Brennan saw a first-pitch curveball and belted it over the wall in right, completing a three-game series sweep by the AL Central-leading Guardians. Minnesota had trailed 2-1 with two outs and no one on base in the ninth, but pushed across the tying run without a hit against All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase (3-1). The Twins, who have lost a season-high six straight, were outscored 19-8 in the series at Progressive Field.
 
UP NEXT
Twins: RHP Pablo López (4-3, 3.93 ERA) faces Nationals LHP Mitchell Parker (2-2, 3.09 ERA) as Minnesota continues its road trip today.
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WOLVES-NUGGETS
 
DENVER (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves reached the Western Conference finals brimming with talent, trust and tenacity after staging the biggest Game 7 comeback since the NBA began tracking play-by-play data 28 years ago. The Wolves trailed the Denver Nuggets by 15 points at halftime Sunday night and by 20 points just over a minute into the third quarter. With the crowd rocking Ball Arena, the Timberwolves didn’t flinch. They doubled down on their dogged defense and roared back for the most monumental victory in the franchise’s 35-year history. They did it behind a terrific transition game and an unwavering superstar in Anthony Edwards for a stunning 98-90 victory over the reigning NBA champions. The Wolves will face the Dallas Mavericks beginning Wednesday night at Target Center.
 
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/19/24

KHRT SPORTS – SUNDAY – 05/19/24
 

MINOT, ND – The top two seeds were winners via the 10-run rule on the first day of the Class B Region 7 Baseball Tournament. #1 Renville County meets #2 Des Lacs-Burlington in a winners bracket semifinal on Monday. We’ll continue to follow both teams and broadcast their games on 1320 KHRT, khrt.com and through the LIVE 365 App.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Lansford
 
First Round
#4 Tioga def. #5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 14-4 (5)
Second Round
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington def. #3 Berthold, 13-3 (5)
#1 Renville County def. #4 Tioga, 12-1 (5)
Loser Out
#5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central def. #3 Berthold, 11-6
 
Monday’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Renville County vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington, 11 am (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
Loser Out
#4 Tioga vs #5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 30 min after
Semifinal
Renville Co/DLB loser vs Tioga/K-B-BC winner, 30 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
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MINOT, ND – Saturday’s scores:
 
High School Baseball
Class A
Dickinson def. Jamestown, 3-2
 

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Mandan def. Williston, 14-4
 
Dickinson def. Bismarck High, 18-8
Dickinson def. Bismarck High, 16-6
 

High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck High def. Bismarck Century, 1-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 2-1
 

High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Dickinson Invitational – Heart River Golf Course (Friday)
1. Bismarck Century, 297
2. Minot North, 314
3. Mandan, 321
4. Williston, 325
5. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 327
6. Jamestown, 330
7. Bismarck High, 339
8. Minot High, 343
9. Bismarck Legacy, 345
10. Dickinson, 350
11. Watford City, 364
12. Turtle Mountain, 396
 
Individual Medalist: Parker Beck of Bismarck Century, 73
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MINOTAUROS
 
BLAINE, MN (MINOTUAROSHOCKEY.COM) – It was a heartbreaking scene on the ice after the final buzzer. Minot Minotauros goalie Brady James down on one knee in his crease, Tauros players with arms around each other as the tears fell. Then Captain Trevor Stachowiak led the Tauros down the handshake line for the final time. Despite a commanding 47-32 shot advantage, the Tauros fell 6-2 to the Maryland Black Bears in Game Two of the Robertson Cup semi-finals, bringing their playoff quest to a disappointing end. They fought hard and competed to the final whistle, but they were unable to find the back of the net enough to force a Game 3.
 
Unlike Friday night, the Tauros were able to keep up with the Black Bears stride-for-stride from the first puck drop and through
most of the night. But it was Maryland breaking through on the power play in the first period. They got out in transition before Matthew Croxall fired a cross-ice pass to Jeremi Tremblay for the one-timer. The Tauros tied the game up just over three minutes into the second period courtesy of a nifty move by Nick Sewecke. Off an offensive zone faceoff, the Tauros won the puck back to Colby Woogk at the blue line. He teed up a wicked slapshot that Black Bears goalie Owen Lepak saved but could not corral the rebound. Sewecke crashed down to grab the puck, shrugged off a check, and spun 270 degrees to sweep a backhand under a diving Lepak. Unfortunately, the Tauros could not take the next step and grab their first lead of the series. Just over six minutes later, Maryland’s Dylan Gordon swept down the left wing right off the faceoff unchecked. He cut in just above the goal line and zipped out front untouched. He was able to tuck the puck past Tauros goalie Brady James to restore the Black Bear’s one-goal lead. Then less than four minutes later, the Tauros found themselves short two men as both Will Dawson and Chad Muller were sent off for two minutes. While Dawson was called for an obvious hooking, Muller was called for head contact during a scrum in the crease. Regardless of what happened, the Tauros were staring down the barrel of two full minutes down two men.
 
The Black Bears wasted little time setting up their offense in the Tauros’ defensive zone. The two players at the blue line swept the puck back and forth, forcing James to keep moving side-to-side in his crease before Tremblay unleashed a rocket through traffic that James could not see to make it 3-1 Maryland. Tremblay’s second goal of the night proved to be the game-winner despite an onslaught of chances for the Tauros in the third. In fact, it was the Black Bears who broke through first in the period despite the volume of shots coming from Minot as Samuel Stitz made it 4-1 with just over seven minutes to play. Cayden Casey gave the Tauros a lifeline just over a minute later, but the Tauros could never get closer than two goals down. Then Maryland scored two empty-net goals, thanks in part to some unlucky bounces, leading to a 6-2 score line that did not tell the entire story. The Tauros not only outshot the Black Bears in the game, but they put 18 shots on goal in the third period. They simply could not best Lepak. It was a heartbreaking ending for a Tauros team that set so many records. Yet for coming up short in the ultimate goal, it was an amazing season full of memorable moments.
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez homered to end a 12-pitch at-bat and had three RBIs and Logan Allen pitched six strong innings, sending the Cleveland Guardians to an 11-4 romp on Saturday night over the Minnesota Twins, who lost their fifth straight and remained in an offensive funk. Ramírez set the tone with his two-run homer in the first inning off Bailey Ober (4-2) and added an RBI double on the same night the Guardians celebrated their All-Star third baseman with a bobblehead giveaway. The AL Central-leading Guardians moved a season-best 12 games over .500. Allen (5-2) held the Twins to five singles and hasn’t given up a run in his last 12 innings over two starts. The left-hander walked one and struck out seven. The Twins are scuffling after winning 17 of 20. They scored four runs in the ninth to avoid being shut out for the third time in five days, and have been outscored 28-7 during their five-game slide.
 
UP NEXT
Twins RHP Chris Paddack (4-2, 4.89 ERA) makes his first career start against Cleveland in the series finale against Guardians RHP Tanner Bibee (2-1, 4.34).
 

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KHRT Sports – 05/18/24

KHRT SPORTS – SATURDAY – 05/18/24
 

MINOT, ND – The Class B Region 7 Baseball Tournament begins today in Lansford. We’ll follow the top two seeds through the tournament, Renville County and Des Lacs-Burlington. Games can be head on 1320 KHRT, khrt.com and through the LIVE 365 App.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Lansford
First Round
#4 Tioga vs #5 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 10 AM
Second Round
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #3 Berthold, 30 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
#1 Renville County vs Tioga/K-B-BC winner, 30 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
Loser Out
Tioga/K-B-BC loser vs DLB/Berthold loser, 30 min after
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MINOT, ND – Friday’s scores:
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 5-4
 

High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Mandan def. Williston, 11-9
 
Class B
Region 3 Tournament Play In
Bishop Ryan def. New Town, 14-4
 

High School Girls Soccer
Minot def. Jamestown, 1-0 (Minot clinches the WDA regular season title)
Williston def. Dickinson, 1-0
 

High School Girls Tennis
Williston def. Bismarck High, 7-2
Fargo Davies def. Bismarck Legacy, 4-1
Fargo Davies def. Bismarck High, 5-0
 

High School Boys Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck High, 185.83
2. Bismarck Legacy, 115.83
3. Bismarck Century, 106
4. Minot High, 86
5. Mandan, 57
6. Dickinson, 45
7. Williston, 43
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 31
9. Jamestown, 29
10. Watford City, 23
11. Minot North, 18.33
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot
1. Stanley, 130
2. Kenmare-Bowbells, 80
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 76
4. Garrison, 74.5
5. Nedrose, 73.5
6. New Town, 66
7. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 57
8. Bishop Ryan, 43
9. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 38
T10. Divide County, 23
T10. Williams County, 23
12. Max-South Prairie, 18
13. Williston Trinity Christian, 12
14. Trenton, 10
15. Surrey, 6
16. Parshall, 3
 
North Central Meet – Rugby
1. Bottineau, 152.33
2. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 148
3. Harvey-Wells County, 111
4. Benson County, 92
5. Rugby, 71.33
6. North Star, 63
7. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 48
8. Northern Lights, 21
9. Rolette, 17.33
10. Glenburn, 13
 

High School Girls Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck, 165
2. Bismarck Legacy, 108
3. Dickinson, 97.5
4. Bismarck Century, 87
5. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 71
6. Jamestown, 54
7. Mandan, 48.5
8. Minot High, 42
9. Williston, 33.5
10. Watford City, 25.5
11. Minot North, 9
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot
1. Nedrose, 99
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 92
3. Bishop Ryan, 85
4. Stanley, 74
5. Williams County, 60
6. Surrey, 58
7. Kenmare-Bowbells, 56
8. Max-South Prairie, 50
9. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 43
T10. Parshall, 27
T10. Trenton, 27
12. Garrison, 20
13. Divide County, 18
14. New Town, 10
15. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 9
16. Williston Trinity Christian, 7
 
North Central Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 207
2. Bottineau, 162
3. Benson County, 78
4. Harvey-Wells County, 75
5. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 71
6. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 39
7. Rolette, 38
8. Northern Lights, 24
9. North Star, 17
10. Westhope-Newburg, 16
11. Glenburn, 11
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MINOTAUROS
 
BLAINE, MN (NAHL.COM) – The #2-seed Minot Minotauros played the #3-seed Maryland Black Bears in the semifinals of the Robertson Cup Playoffs on Friday night in Blaine, Minnesota The Black Bears came out hot in the first period adding three unanswered in under two minutes. Luke Janus (5:11) got the scoring going for Maryland. Less than a minute later, Jeremi Tremblay (6:07) made it a 2-0 game, and then Dimitry Kebreau (6:30) making it a 3-0 game. Minot found the back of the net with Nicholas Sewecke (13:11) for a 1-0 score. The Black Bears scored to make it a 4-1 game with Dimitry Kebreau (13:43) netting his second of the night. Nearing the end of the period, Jack O’Hanisain (18:21) scored for the Tauros, ending the period with a score of 4-2. In the second period, Luke Janus (5:12) picked up his second goal of the night for a 5-2 Maryland lead. Minot answered back quickly with Trevor Stachowiak (5:49) scoring to get the Tauros on the scoresheet again, 5-3. There were no goals scored in the third period as the Black Bears won game one, 7-3. Maryland goaltender Owen Lepak was fantastic in net as he stopped 25 shots on goal. Game two in the best-of-three series is tonight at 7:30 PM in Blaine.
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MINOT STATE-HALL OF FAME
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State Athletics is honored to present its Hall of Fame Class of 2024, all of whom will be inducted this coming September during Homecoming. Joining more than 200 current members of the Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame will be former star Beaver student-athletes in football player Bart Archdekin, women’s basketball player Jennifer (Sundahl) Becker, baseball player Joe Engler, cross country and track runner Nolan Taylor, and track & field jumper Tina Kirkpatrick, along with Special Achievement Award honoree Robert Sando, and the 1972-73 Beaver men’s wrestling team. The Class of 2024 will be inducted into the Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 13, in a special ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot. The Class of 2024 also will be special guests at the Minot State Homecoming parade on Saturday, September 14, starting at 11 a.m., and will be honored at halftime of the Beavers’ Homecoming game that day with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. against Northern State at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium.
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UND MENS BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – University of North Dakota head men’s basketball coach Paul Sather announced on Thursday that Greyson Uelmen has signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the Fighting Hawks beginning in the 2024-25 season. Uelmen starred for Minnetonka High School during his senior season, pacing the Skippers with just over 20 points per game while shooting .569 from the field and .500 from distance. He helped lead Minnetonka to the Minnesota 4A title, the first for the Skippers since 2008, by averaging 17 points, five boards, two assists and 1.5 steals per game in the state tournament. The 6-foot-2 guard had his breakout game in February against eventual Class 3A champion Totino-Grace, pouring in 31 points to lead the Skippers to victory. He finished with 16 games with at least 20 points last season and two with 30-plus. Uelmen is the fourth roster addition announced by North Dakota since the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, joining fellow guards Reggie Thomas and Mier Panoam as well as forward Dariyus Woodson.
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UND HOCKEY
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota can once again boast the title of best fans in college hockey, as the program once again paced the country in multiple attendance categories. For the 10th straight year, UND and Ralph Engelstad Arena led the nation in average attendance with a total of 11,612 per game while also sitting atop the total attendance number for the 13th straight year with 278,677 total fans. UND was one of only six programs to average at over 100 percent capacity, finishing with 20 sellout crowds in 24 home contests. The 278,677 total attendance number is the fifth highest in NCAA history and the highest in Ralph Engelstad Arena history since the building opened in 2001-02. It was also a dominant season on home ice for NoDak, finishing with a 19-4-1 mark and included zero regulation losses in the 2024 calendar year. Not only was the 11,612 average attendance number the highest in college hockey, it also ranks 38th in the entire world for hockey – sitting behind 31 NHL franchises and six professional European clubs.
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NDSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball program has added transfer forward Patrick Bath, NDSU head coach David Richman announced Friday. Bath comes to NDSU from Drake University, where he redshirted as a freshman in the 2023-24 season for the Missouri Valley Conference champions. The 6-foot-9 forward has four seasons of eligibility remaining. Bath is originally from Fargo, but attended high school and graduated from Totino-Grace in Fridley, Minn. He helped Totino-Grace win back-to-back Minnesota Class AAA state championships, averaging 16.4 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior in 2022-23. With seven returning players, three high school signees, and five incoming transfers, the NDSU roster for the 2024-25 season now stands at 15.
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez homered with two outs in the eighth inning, sending the Cleveland Guardians to a 3-2 win on Friday night over the Minnesota Twins in a game featuring the first infield shift violation this season. Ramírez connected for his 10th homer on a 2-1 pitch from Jhoan Duran (0-1), driving it into the seats in right field to delight a Progressive Field crowd that came out to see Cleveland’s new uniforms and fireworks. It was the 226th career homer for Ramírez, moving him into a tie for fourth in club history with Hall of Famer Earl Averill. Only Jim Thome (337), Albert Belle (242) and Manny Ramirez (236) have more. The Twins lost their fourth straight and had several calls go against them, including Duran’s first two pitches to Ramírez. “It’s frustrating for our players when late in the game every meaningful call did go against us,” said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. “The guy who hit the home run (Ramírez), he’s hit a lot of big home runs, he’s a great player. But when the first two pitches in the at-bat are strikes and they both get called balls, that’s hard to swallow.” The Twins stumbled into Cleveland. They were swept at home in a three-game series earlier this week by the New York Yankees, who shut out them out in the final two games and outscored Minnesota 14-1.
 
UP NEXT
Twins RHP Bailey Ober (4-1, 3.77 ERA) goes for his fifth win in six starts, matching up against Guardians LHP Logan Allen (4-2, 5.56) today in the second of a three game series.
 
 

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