K-Heart Sports – 01/29/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/29/23 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Williston, 94-49
#2 Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 85-49
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 103-65
 
Class B
Shiloh Christian def. Rugby, 71-67
Garrison def. Center-Stanton, 77-40
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, 62-60
Harvey-Wells County def. Kidder County, 71-45
White Shield def. Max, 67-55
Tioga def. New Town, 64-38
Divide County def. Williston Trinity Christian, 63-60
Berthold Bomber Shootout
Dunseith def. Trenton, 65-55
Minot North Freshman A def. Berthold, 80-59
Mandaree def. Ray, 64-38
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 77-39
Bismarck Century JV def. Williston, 63-22
 
Class B
#8 Shiloh Christian def. #1 Rugby, 61-54
#4 Central McLean def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 73-29
#7 Garrison def. Center-Stanton, 57-35
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Stanley, 48-43
Glenburn def. Wilton-Wing, 56-41
Bottineau def. Nedrose, 54-37
TGU def. Surrey, 65-58
Washburn def. Velva, 73-61
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, 46-44
Kidder County def. Harvey-Wells County, 71-30
North Prairie def. North Border, 51-39
New Town JV def. White Shield, 84-26
Beulah def. Heart River, 62-29
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Divide County, 46-26
Berthold Bomber Shootout
North Shore-Plaza def. Dunseith, 40-38
Our Redeemer’s def. Tioga, 69-47
Berthold def. Trenton, 59-37
Mandaree def. Ray, 58-25
 
High School Boys Hockey
Bismarck Century def. Bottineau-Rugby, 4-1
Jamestown def. Williston, 8-4
 
High School Girls Hockey
Fargo Davies def. Minot High, 2-0
Williston def. Jamestown, 3-2
Devils Lake def. Dickinson, 8-4
Mandan def. Grand Forks, 3-2 OT
Fargo North-South def. Bismarck Century, 3-1
 
High School Girls Gymnastics
 
Dickinson Meet
1. Dickinson, 149.900
2. Bismarck Century, 145.250
3. Bismarck Legacy, 136.775
4. Mandan, 132.050
5. Bismarck High, 94.775
 
Jamestown Hillerud Construction Meet
1. Jamestown, 140.200
2. Grand Forks, 128.850
3. Aberdeen SD Central, 128.700
4. Fargo, 125.050
 
 
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
West Fargo Invite
1. Minot High, 494.5
2. Bismarck Century, 335.5
3. West Fargo, 284
4. Fargo Davies, 267
5. Williston, 265
6. West Fargo Sheyenne, 208
7. Jamestown, 162
Fargo North Triangular
1. Fargo North, 202
2. Bismarck Legacy, 183
3. Mandan, 155
 
High School Boys Wrestling
 
Class A
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 64-18
Williston def. Turtle Mountain, 63-18
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 43-33
 
Class B
East-West Tournament – New Salem-Almont High School
1. Lisbon, 221.0
2. South Border, 183.0
3. New Salem-Almont, 158.0
4. Northern Lights, 125.5
5. Velva, 119.5
6. Hettinger-Scranton, 99.0
7. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 88.0
8. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 86.0
9. Beulah-Hazen, 79.0
10. Oakes, 65.0
11. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 64.5
12. Carrington, 64.0
T13. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 63.0
T13. Stanley, 63.0
15. Killdeer, 60.5
16. Des Lacs-Burlington, 57.5
17. Bowman County, 57.0
18. Williams County, 51.0
19. MonDak, 36.5
20. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 33.0
21. Kindred, 29.0
22. Rugby, 24.0
23. New Town-Parshall, 5.0
24. Standing Rock, 4.0
 
High School Girls Wrestling
Belle Of The Brawl – Central Cass High School
1. Bismarck High, 224.0
2. Bismarck Legacy, 157.0
3. Central Cass, 144.0
4. Grand Forks, 125.0
5. Minot High, 123.0
6. Pembina County North, 96.0
7. Carrington, 93.0
8. Des Lacs-Burlington, 90.5
9. South Border, 87.0
10. Fargo, 69.0
11. Hettinger-Scranton, 67.5
12. Lisbon, 57.0
13. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 46.0
14. Valley City, 45.0
15. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 42.0
16. West Fargo United, 32.0
17. White Shield, 30.0
18. Dickinson, 27.0
19. Rugby, 20.0
20. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 19.0
T21. Killdeer, 17.0
T21. Stanley, 17.0
23. Northwood, 15.0
24. Kindred, 13.0
25. Bowman County, 9.5
T26. Hope Christian Academy, 3.0
T26. Northern Lights, 3.0
T26. Ray, 3.0
29. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 2.0
30. Carrington JV, 1.0
31. Devils Lake, 0.0
 
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins def. Minot Minotauros, 3-1
Bismarck Bobcats def. Aberdeen Wings, 3-2 OT
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MINOT STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
MANKATO, MN (MSU) -The Minot State men’s basketball team got a 40-point showing from the bench, but fell 70-66 to the Minnesota State Mavericks on the road Saturday. The Beavers (9-11, 6-10) had Jalen Cook (19 points) and Jaxon Gunville (15 points and two steals off of the bench) lead the board with double figures while Ben Bohl added eight points to boost the Beaver’s score. After falling behind 14-9, Minot State went on a 6-0 run with 13:24 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Cook, to take a 15-14 lead. The Beavers then added three points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 34-30 advantage. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 34 points. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Cook’s three, to grow the lead to 42-32 with 17:36 to go in the contest. Minnesota State then asserted control, outscoring the Beavers 38-24 the rest of the way to hand Minot State the 70-66 loss. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 19 of its 32 total points.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 
MANKATO, MN (MSU) -The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 29-point showing from the bench, but fell 96-78 to the Minnesota State Mavericks on the road Saturday. The Beavers (9-13, 4-11) put forward a great fight with three players- Kennedy Harris (23 points), Jaime Skeggs (12 points), and Kate Head (11 points) scoring in double figures, 18 turnovers, and 12 threes on 31 attempts. The Mavericks however held a tight offense and led the game most of the night. Minot State kept it close in the first quarter, but entered the second frame down 22-19. Minnesota State kept adding to that lead, building a 35-29 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Harris, to narrow its deficit to 35-34. Minnesota State responded and expanded its lead, leaving the Beavers trailing 45-39 heading into halftime. Minot State’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Beavers faced a 72-55 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Minot State’s bench made the most of its minutes in the period, as non-starters totaled four of the team’s 16 third-quarter points. Minnesota State kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing an 89-71 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Skeggs’ three, to shrink the deficit to 89-76 with 2:39 to go in the contest. Minnesota State responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 96-78. Minot State fired away from deep in the quarter, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 23 points.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY
 
LYNCHBURG, Va. (MSU) – The Beavers refused to leave Virginia without a victory and went out and earned one Saturday night against the No. 1 team in the nation. Scoring early and never letting No. 1-ranked Liberty grab the lead, No. 3-ranked Minot State scored a 4-3 win over the host Flames to wrap up a three-game series between the teams. Liberty, the two-time defending ACHA Division I National Champions, scored a 4-1 win on Thursday night, and a 4-0 victory on Friday, before the Beavers earned their first win of the head-to-head series Saturday. Anna German put Minot State (16-8-1 overall) on the board first midway through the opening period, but the host Flames (20-2-0) tied it, forcing Minot State to keep on fighting. The Beavers retook the lead as Ensley Fendelet put home a rebound off a German shot late in the first period, giving Minot State momentum on top 2-1 at the first intermission. After the Flames tied it once again early in the second, Gillian Gervin struck for Minot State, putting the Beavers back in front once again. Liberty proved why they are No. 1, continue to battle and tying it 3-3 before the end of the second, setting the stage for a dramatic third-period finish. A fantastic finish for Minot State as about five minutes into the final period Sydney Spicer ripped a shot into the upper-left corner, snapping the tie for a final time and lifting Minot State to the win.
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MINOT STATE MEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers continue to be a tough opponent, no matter who they wrestle. A day after three last-second losses spoiled Minot State’s upset bid, the Beaver men’s wrestling team put up another fight, this time against No. 7-ranked Wisconsin-Parkside, scoring three victories but again seeing setbacks in two other close contests help the highly-ranked Rangers escape the MSU Dome with a 28-9 win over the Beavers. Cannon Potts, Dustin Swisher, and Jake Swirple each provided a win by decision for Minot State (6-8 duals, 1-5 NSIC) which next is in action wrestling at Minnesota State, Mankato on Thursday and at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday. Trailing in the dual with matches running out, the Beavers got on the board as Potts picked up a 4-1 win at 174 pounds over Crosby Schlosser. Powering through the upper weights, Minot State got a 9-4 win from Dustin Swisher at 197 pounds, adding to the Beavers score, then a 3-2 win from Swirple at heavyweight to close out the dual. But there were chances for more for the Beavers, starting at 133 pounds as James Davis battled hard all match and went for the late comeback with a takedown of Troy Dolphin to close to 9-8 back before time ran out and Davis fell by that 9-8 score. Ethan Wonser than went chasing the upset at 141 pounds against No. 10-ranked Cayden Henschel, who held a 3-2 lead late in the match and wouldn’t allow Wonser an escape to try and even the score as the Beaver grappler fell by that 3-2 mark.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s Nina Sandoval and Madison Parson each picked up a win by pin on the day, and the Minot State women’s wrestling team added five other victories as they came close to topping in-state rival Jamestown on Saturday in a tri-dual at the MSU Dome. Heading into the final match of their dual against the Jimmies trailed 18-15, the Beavers bid for the win came up just short as Jamestown scored a 23-15 victory in the dual. Minot State also fell to No. 5-ranked Augsburg 29-10. Sandoval provided two wins on the day, including a pin with 30 seconds left in the first period over Madison Horn from Augsburg in an extra match. Sandoval also earned a win by forfeit at 155 pounds against Jamestown. Parson added the other win by pin, also in an extra match, as she pinned Savanah Ruiz of Augsburg with 1:36 left in the opening round of their match. Jazmin Gorder added two more wins, both by forfeit at 123 pounds for the Beavers, one each against Jamestown and Augsburg, and Zoe Desloges added a win by forfeit at 116 pounds against Augsburg. The final win of the day went to Minot State’s Taylor Cormier at 170 pounds against Jamestown. Cormier, a junior on the Minot State women’s golf team, stepped in to help out the women’s wrestling program by competing to give the Beavers enough competitors to qualify for the Regional Championship in Colorado in February. With their home slate done, the first-year Minot State women’s wrestling team competes at one more tournament, the Grand View Open in Iowa next Saturday, before heading to Regionals on Feb. 18-19.
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MINOT STATE TRACK & FIELD
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (MSU) – The MSU Beavers Track & Field team had an impressive day of competition at the UND Open as both men and women’s teams finished in the top 10 in total team points. Junior Leif Nelson had himself a day competing in the men’s shot put. His toss of 51 feet 3 inches makes him the new indoor school record in the event. Nelson finished in 7th place and not to be undone were teammates Chase Snyder and Corbin Harris who finished in 8th and 9th place with throws of 49 feet 11 inches and 46 feet 11 inches respectively. Sprinters Francis Short Bull and Nathan Trujillo- Aragon motivated each other to finish 3rd and 4th respectively in the men’s 300 meters. Short Bull crossed the line at 36:02 while Trujillo Aragon finished at 36.10. The distance runners on the men’s side saw good production from Jacob Jensen in the mile, he finished in 6th place with a time of 4:19:67. Grayson Bonilla stuck with it in a long 3,000m finishing under 10 minutes in 9:35:08. Nicholas Merillana and Charles Hardcastle also finished in the top ten in the men’s 800 meters, 9th and 10th respectively. Both ran under two minutes in the event, Nicholas finished in 1:57:54 and Charles finished in 1:58.40. Sidra Sadowsky and Summer Krebsbach added quality team points on the women’s side as Sadowsky finished her 800 meters sprint in 6th place with a time of 2:22:53 and Krebsbach also finished in 6th place in the 300 meters sprint in 43:72.
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UND-NDSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks ended 0-8 losing streak against the NDSU Bison 82-73. UND brought home the win against NDSU for the first time since February 7th, 2019, and maintained a perfect 10-0, on home court. This is Head Coach Mallory Bernhard’s first win against the Bison. The third quarter woes seemed to have worked themselves out. UND best scoring run came in the third, outscoring NDSU 10-0. UND outrebounded NDSU 44-37. Claire Orth led the team with a season high of 21 points. She had 8 rebounds and led the team in minutes played. Kacie Borowicz had 18 points and led the team with 4 steals. Maggie Manson led the team from deep, making four out of five for 12 points on the night. Heaven Hamling paced NDSU with a game-high 28 points to go along with seven rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block. Abby Schulte added in 12 points with four rebounds, while Elle Evans contributed 10 points with a team-high eight rebounds. Behnke rounded out the top performers with 10 points and seven rebounds.
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UND MEN’S HOCKEY
 
OXFORD, Ohio (UND) – Riese Gaber potted three goals while 14 of the 17 skaters dressed for North Dakota tallied at least a point to help the Fighting Hawks polish off a weekend sweep over Miami, 8-0, on Saturday night from the Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio. UND (12-11-4, 6-8-2 NCHC) scored early-and-often in the victory, eclipsing a season-high in goals in the win to tally the first road sweep of the season to climb in the NCHC standings. Gaber was dynamic, striking for three goals and an assist to match his career-high for points in a game and record the first hat trick by a North Dakota player since Rhett Gardner on Nov. 2, 2018 against Wisconsin. The junior was not alone in the offensive showcase, with Jackson Blake (1g, 2a), Mark Senden (3a), Ethan Frisch (2a) and Ty Farmer (2a) all recording multiple points in the win. Drew DeRidder turned in another strong performance in net, turning aside all 23 shots fired his way for his third shutout of the season and fourth straight start with two-or-fewer goals allowed.
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NDSU TRACK-RODIN
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NDSU) – NDSU senior Jacob Rodin continued to leave his mark as one of the best Bison runners in recent history, highlighting the efforts of the North Dakota State men’s track & field team at the UND Open on Saturday. The Bison men swept the top four places in three different events. Rodin (Kenmare, N.D.) raced to a new 400m personal-best of 47.39, winning the meet and ranking second-fastest in NDSU indoor history.
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WOLVES-KINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 16 of his 34 points in the pivotal third quarter, D’Angelo Russell scored 25 points and the
Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 117-110 win against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which has won five of six and took the first of two straight meetings between the teams at Target Center. Naz Reid added 14 points off the bench, including 10 in the Timberwolves’ big third. Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Sacramento, which has lost three of four after a six-game winning streak earlier in January. De’Aaron Fox had 21 of his 29 points in the fourth as the Kings closed within 114-110 with 37.9 seconds left before Edwards hit a 3-pointer to put the game away. Russell got Minnesota started with 12 points in the first and he hit his first six 3s to continue his torrid shooting. In his previous 12 games, Russell was hitting 49.1% from the field and 47.1% from 3. His season average from 3-point range coming in was 38.1%. Sacramento later closed the first half on a 26-14 run to lead 59-57. Edwards put the Timberwolves back in front as he scored 10 points during a 13-2 third-quarter stretch that saw Minnesota regain control. The Wolves outscored the Kings by 11 in the quarter, a night after the third was the key in a win over Memphis. Minnesota has been outscored by 106 points in the third, the second-highest total in the NBA and the 2.1-point average per game was tied for second. But in January, when Edwards has taken over in the period, the Wolves are a plus-26 in the third in 15 games. Edwards is averaging 8.5 points in the third in January, which is the 12th-highest total in the league during that span.
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WILD-SABRES
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Freddy Gaudreau scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild past the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Saturday night. Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon had goals in regulation for Minnesota, which headed into the All-Star break with two wins in a row. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for the Wild, including a sprawling save to thwart Tage Thompson on a wraparound try with about eight minutes left in regulation. He also made a pair of stops about four minutes later with Buffalo buzzing in the Wild’s end. Thompson scored in the shootout for Buffalo, but Jack Quinn was stopped by Fleury, and Gaudreau secured the win for Minnesota. Quinn and Zemgus Girgensons scored in regulation for Buffalo, which earned seven of eight points on a road trip through much of the Central Division that included victories in Dallas, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 33 saves for the Sabres, a league-best 12-2-2 on the road since Nov. 22. With the shootout loss, Buffalo has points in seven straight road contests for the first time since Feb. 8 to March 6, 2011. Buffalo went up by one twice in the first two periods, only to see Minnesota quickly respond each time. Early in the first, Quinn took advantage of a turnover by Minnesota and beat Fleury with a wrister from the slot, but Eriksson Ek converted a feed from Kirill Kaprizov 73 seconds later on the power play. Left open at the back post, Girgensons converted a pass from Kyle Okposo midway through the second period. But less than three minutes later, Freddy Gaudreau found Spurgeon coming low in the left circle and delivered a perfect feed for an easy redirect. Rasmus Dahlin thought he gave the Sabres a 3-2 lead, but his rebound crossed the goal line less than a second after the middle period expired.
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TWINS-FAN FEST
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were smitten after one season of Carlos Correa’s hitting, defense, intelligence, experience and leadership. The belief in those traits was strong enough to commit a franchise-record amount of guaranteed money for at least the next six years. They badly needed a jolt for their brand off the field, too. Correa picked two other teams before returning to Minnesota after those agreements fell through, but his $200 million contract was still pretty sweet for a fan base weary of a two-decade wait since the last time the Twins won a playoff series. “There’s a lot of excitement inside the building for sure from the business side of the operation to the baseball side, but also I hear from fans and from people around town, ‘He chose to come back here,’” President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey said. “Obviously, the route was unique and the way he got here, but we were always on his radar, and I think at the end of the day that always feels good when you’re a fan of the team or you’re someone who works for the team.”
 
Correa, making his first winter visit to Minnesota on a weekend that turned particularly frigid, was the star attraction at the team’s sold-out annual fan festival that included more than 60 current and former players on hand for autographs and interactions. “There is definitely excitement. They believe that we’re a team that can go out there in the playoffs and get on a good run, so that’s what we’re trying to do,” Correa said Saturday at Target Field during a break between TwinsFest appearances.
 
The Twins drew 1.8 million fans in 2022, their lowest attendance total for a season without pandemic-prompted seating restrictions since 2001 when they played at the cramped Metrodome and carried a streak of eight straight losing records. Crowd sizes are influenced by many factors beyond actual team performance, of course, but spending 108 days in first place before a late injury-fueled fate was not enough for the Twins to get the masses excited about their club even after some initial buzz from Correa’s surprise signing the first time last March.
 
When the Twins traded batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins last week for starting pitcher Pablo López and two prospects, there was plenty of public backlash about losing a popular player. For team president Dave St. Peter, that wasn’t necessarily a negative. “I think the interest level in the 2023 Twins has ascended dramatically from where we were in November,” St. Peter said, expecting the attendance total this year to increase past 2 million. The Twins in six seasons under Falvey have made the playoffs three times but failed to win a game while extending their record streak to 18 straight postseason losses. What this regime doesn’t have to prove is a willingness to aggressively and creatively pursue improvement, with the acquisition of Correa for a second time the most famous example. “Hopefully it’s a feather in everyone’s cap that the way he was treated, the way he went through his year here, even in a year where at the end of the year we struggled on the field, he still felt there was real optimism about this club,” Falvey said. “And that makes everyone else feel better, too.”
 
Third baseman Jose Miranda, a fellow native of Puerto Rico, was one of the several Twins who kept in regular contact with Correa during the roller-coaster negotiation that included deals with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets that collapsed over long-term concern about his ankle. “We were like, ‘Oh, OK, he’s gone,’ and then all of a sudden that happened that he comes back, and everyone is excited,” Miranda said. “Because he’s a game changer.” Manager Rocco Baldelli said he long had a sense that Correa would wind up staying. “It’s not like if you want something it precludes you from ever having other options or wanting something else,” Baldelli said, “but I always felt that this was a very important place for him and a place that he could spend the rest of his baseball career.”
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/28/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/28/23 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – After a tie at 2-2 Bishop Ryan closed out the first quarter on a 30-0 run as they defeated South Prairie 78-38 last night in a District 12 boys basketball game we broadcast on K-Heart. Brady Feller led the way for the Lions scoring 26 points in three quarters. Ramsey Walz added 16 and Ian Johnson tallied 12 for the #3-ranked Lions as they improve their record to 11-1 overall, 5-0 in District 12. Carter Korslein scored 9 points for South Prairie while Ethan Dobson added 7. The Royals drop to 3-9 overall, 0-5 in District 12.
 
The most exciting part of the night was Bishop Ryan 7th grader J.J. Franks winning $10,000 in the Northern Bottling/Gatorade Halftime Shootout. Franks didn’t miss a shot in 25-seconds as he made a lay-up, a freethrow, a 3-pointer, and a one handed heave from half court that banked in. He was swarmed by the Bishop Ryan players who lifted him on their shoulders like he’d hit the game winning shot in the state championship as the crowd exploded in cheers.
 
Other scores from the area:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Watford City, 96-37
Bismarck Legacy def. Turtle Mountain, 88-73
Dickinson def. Jamestown, 86-83 2OT
Williston def. Bismarck High, 81-80
 
Class B
#7 Beulah def. Killdeer, 71-34
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Our Redeemer’s, 56-44
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Surrey, 50-49
Glenburn def. Berthold, 63-56
Bottineau def. Drake-Anamoose, 75-46
Westhope-Newburg def. Nedrose, 64-53
Rugby def. TGU, 64-49
Harvey-Wells County def. North Star, 71-65
Hazen def. New England, 63-52
Stanley def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 75-67
Tioga def. Ray, 74-27
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Watford City, 75-32
#4 Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 81-56
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Turtle Mountain, 73-34
Bismarck High def. Williston, 74-44
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 82-71
 
Class B
#3 Kenmare-Bowbells def. New Town, 54-18
#4 Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing, 80-29
Glenburn def. Berthold, 65-54
Tioga def. Ray, 64-21
North Prairie def. Warwick, 78-48
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John, 52-49
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Harvey-Wells County, 70-25
 
High School Boys Hockey
Bismarck High def. Bottineau-Rugby, 5-1
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 6-1
 
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Jamestown, 6-0
West Fargo def. Bismarck Century, 3-0
Fargo Davies def. Williston, 4-1
Mandan def. Devils Lake, 7-4
Grand Forks def. Dickinson, 3-2 SO
 
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
West Fargo Pentathlon
1. Minot High, 347.5
2. Bismarck Legacy, 141.5
3. Fargo South, 124
4. Fargo North, 100.5
5. Williston, 88.5
6. West Fargo, 84
7. West Fargo Sheyenne, 23
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Minot High def. Dickinson, 38-21
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 70-9
Jamestown def. Mandan, 51-24
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros def. Austin Bruins, 3-2
Bismarck Bobcats def. Aberdeen Wings, 6-1
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MINOT STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (MSU) – This fantastic finish wasn’t so fantastic for the Beavers. After Cam’ron Dunfee dramatically tied the game to force overtime for Minot State, a foul with 1 second left allowed host Concordia, Saint Paul to hit three free-throws for an 86-85 upset of the Beavers in NSIC action Friday night. The Beavers (9-10 overall, 6-9 NSIC) had five players score in double figures, led by Ben Bohl who had 16 points. Khari Broadway added 15 points, seven rebounds, and four steals, and Jaxon Gunville chipped in as well with 14 points and two steals from the bench. The Minot State offense was strong from downtown, knocking down eight threes on 24 attempts. Gunville hit four treys for the Beavers in the contest. Minot State forced 18 Concordia, Saint Paul turnovers while committing 11 themselves in Friday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 23 points on the other end of the floor. Broadway’s four steals led the way for Minot State. The Beavers play at Minnesota State-Mankato today.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team kept Concordia, Saint Paul to just 18.2 percent from deep in a 4-for-22 shooting performance but fell 71-61 to the Golden Bears on the road Friday in NSIC action. The Beavers (9-12 overall, 4-10 NSIC) had two players score in double figures, led by Kate Head who had 22 points, five assists, and two steals. Natasha Elliott added 12 points and Emma Mogen added seven points and three steals. The Beavers play at Minnesota State-Mankato today.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY
 
LYNCHBURG, Va. (MSU) – A pair of third-period goals helped host and No. 1-ranked Liberty hold on for a second straight win over Minot State as the Flames won 4-0 on Friday night. The No. 3 Beavers (15-8-1 overall), fell 4-1 on Thursday at Liberty (20-1-0), which led 1-0 after the first period on Friday, and 2-0 after two periods. The two teams wrap up their three-game series tonight at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
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MINOT STATE MEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Sometimes the cliché “closer than the score indicates” really is true. The Minot State wrestling team gave No. 10 Upper Iowa all the Peacocks could handle in an NSIC dual Friday night with three matches turning away from the Beavers literally in the final seconds as Upper Iowa won the dual 28-7. Oscar Nellis and Kelby Armstrong provided the two wins on the night for the Beavers (6-7 duals, 1-4 NSIC), who also were poised for victory in the final five seconds of three others matches. Last-second takedowns by Colter Bye at 184 pounds and by Jordan Baumler at heavyweight gave Upper Iowa (9-2, 5-0) one-point decision wins, then a last-second reversal by Kaden Anderlik at 133 pounds added one more 1-point decision win for the Peacocks. Cayden White (184), Jake Swirple (285), and James Davis (133) ended up the hard-luck losers in those three matches, despite outstanding efforts by each for Minot State. Also outstanding for Minot State of late has been Nellis who rolled to a 12-4 major decision at 125 pounds over Colby Lopez on Friday night, Nellis’ fifth straight victory as the senior improved to 12-2 on the season. And in his first action since mid-December in a non-conference dual at the University of Mary, Armstrong returned to the mat and proved victorious, improving to 5-0 on the season with a 4-1 decision over Ethen Doty at 149 pounds. Those proved to be the highlights on the night for the Beavers, who are back in action this afternoon as they host 7th-ranked UW-Parkside at 4 p.m. to wrap up a four-match homestand.
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MINOT STATE CROSS COUNTRY-HONORS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU)– Both the Minot State men’s and women’s cross country teams earned the top scholastic honor from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as both were named All-Academic Teams. Also honored was Minot State senior Jacob Jensen from the men’s team as he was named a USTFCCCA All-Academic Athlete. To be eligible for the All-Academic Team honor, a program must have at least a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 for the fall semester and compete as a full team at the NCAA Regional Championships.
 
Under the guidance of head coach Sarah Fowler, the Minot State men led the way for the Beavers as they finished 19th at the NCAA Central Region Championship as a team and compiled a 3.236 team GPA. The Minot State women, also led by Coach Fowler, finished 29th at the Central Region Championship and compiled a team GPA of 3.163. Individually, a student-athlete must finish in the top 30 percent at regionals and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Jensen is a senior from Belcourt, North Dakota who is majoring in Computer Science & Cyber Security and Operations. He finished 44th overall at the Central Region Championship clocking a time of 30 minutes, 38.18 seconds on a 10-kilometer course.
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NDSU-UND MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU/UND) – North Dakota State’s Grant Nelson scored a career-high 36 points to power the Bison men’s basketball team to a 91-75 victory over North Dakota on Friday night inside the Scheels Center in Fargo. Nelson poured in 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting in the first half alone. The Devils Lake, N.D., product finished with seven rebounds and three blocks. The Bison improved to 16-6 in 22 games against the Fighting Hawks in the Division I era. NDSU has now won 10 of the last 12 in the series. Boden Skunberg added 17 points and seven rebounds for NDSU, Tajavis Miller scored 10, and Lance Waddles and Damari Wheeler-Thomas both scored nine. NDSU sophomore forward Joshua Streit recorded six points and eight rebounds, leading the Bison on the glass. The Bison shot a season-best 55.4 percent for the game and committed only four turnovers. NDSU led 53-46 at halftime before scoring the first eight points of the second half to go ahead by 15 at 61-46. The Bison (6-4 Summit League) led by as many as 20 points in the second half.
 
Matt Norman led the Hawks (7-16, 1-9 SL) with 25 points, with Tsonte Tsartsidze and A’jahni Levias both reaching double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively. B.J. Omot led the Hawks with nine seven rebounds, while four players (Norman, Tsartsidze, Treysen Eaglestaff and Jalun Trent) all tied for the team lead with two assists.
 
UND got out to a lead early as Eaglestaff hit a three to open the scoring and then a layup from Tsartsidze put the Hawks on top 5-0. It was the beginning of a high scoring, breakneck first 20 minutes. NDSU answered with a 13-3 run, but UND hit threes on four possessions as Tsartsidze hit to draw UND back within two at 13-11, then Norman hit three straight threes to put UND up 20-15. The first time that either team led by more than five points was at the 8:49 mark of the half when Levias completed a three point play that put the Hawks up 31-25. Levias scored all 10 of his points in the first half, and Norman poured in 15 of his 25 points in the opening stanza—all from beyond the arc. After the three point play by Levias, the Bison went on a 9-2 run to take the lead and would not trail again for the rest of the game. The Hawks would not go down easy as they pulled within two at 38-36 after a three pointer from Tsartsidze at the 5:05 mark of the first half, but it was as close as the Hawks would get the rest of the way. A three from Eaglestaff at the buzzer made it a 53-46 game at halftime. The Bison came out in the second half with an 8-0 run to expand their seven point halftime edge. From there, the Hawks were unable to pull within single digits the rest of the way.
 
The women will play today in Grand Forks. Tipoff scheduled for 1 pm.
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UND MEN’S HOCKEY
 
OXFORD, Ohio (UND) – The University of North Dakota hockey team took down Miami, 4-1, on Friday night from Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio. UND (11-11-4, 5-8-2 NCHC) received goals from four-different players while goaltender Drew DeRidder stopped 27-of-28 shots to earn his sixth win of the season between the pipes for the Fighting Hawks.
 
Jackson Blake opened the scoring on the first shot of the game for the visitors, wiring home a perfect pass from Riese Gaber on the power play to give NoDak an early 1-0 lead just 4:18 into the contest. Midway through the stanza, Carson Albrecht made a beautiful move and chipped it over the glove of goaltender Ludvig Persson on the breakaway for his second goal of the season to increase the lead to 2-0 after 20 minutes to play.
 
UND kept up its strong starts to periods going in the second, with Tyler Kleven finishing off a feed from Judd Caulfield with a rocket to the top corner for his sixth tally of the year and a 3-0 advantage with just over two minutes played in the middle stanza. DeRidder was at his strongest in the second, turning aside all 10 shots he saw in the frame, including four when Miami (7-16-2, 2-12-1 NCHC) was on the man advantage, to keep the Hawks in front by a trio of goals heading into the final period.
 
It was another early strike in the third period for NoDak, as Matteo Costantini buried a tic-tac-toe play from Owen McLaughlin and Caufield to increase the lead to 4-0 at the 1:54 mark of the frame. After Miami found the back of the net on the power play just past the midway point of the third, DeRidder and the defense shut the door to preserve the 4-1 victory in the series opener. North Dakota closes out the series against Miami tonight at 7:05 p.m. from Oxford.
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WOLVES-GRIZZLIES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter, D’Angelo Russell added 19 points and the Timberwolves topped the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 111-100. The Grizzlies took the court minutes after video footage was released of Tyre Nichols being beaten by Memphis police. There was a moment of silence prior to the game. Kyle Anderson had 23 points for Minnesota, which has won four of five. Nathan Knight added 10 points off the bench. The Timberwolves scored 58 points in the paint Ja Morant had 27 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for Memphis, which finished its season-long road trip 0-5 during which it lost Steven Adams, Desmond Bane and John Konchar to injuries. The Timberwolves play two in a row against Sacramento at home, beginning tonight.
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TWINS-MAUER
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer will be the next addition to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Mauer will become the 38th member of the group when he’s inducted on Aug. 5 before the Twins host Arizona, the team announced Friday. Mauer was the 2009 AL MVP. He won three batting titles — the only AL catcher to do so — and also received three Gold Glove awards. Mauer is eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time next year. He was the first overall pick in the 2001 draft out of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, which less than 10 miles from Target Field. Mauer is the all-time Twins leader in doubles and times on base. He’s second in games, hits, walks and at-bats. His No. 7 jersey was the ninth number retired in club history in 2019, the summer following his last of 15 seasons with Minnesota.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/27/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/27/23 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – District 12 boys basketball is on the air tonight as Bishop Ryan will host South Prairie. The Lions are 10-1 on the season and 4-0 in district play. The Royals 3-8 overall, 0-4 in District 12. Pregame begins a little past 7 pm on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
 
Scores from Thursday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#3 Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, 94-67
 
Class B
St. John def. Benson County, 69-19
North Prairie def. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 73-48
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, 66-59
 
Class B
Surrey def. Bishop Ryan, 59-38
TGU def. Nedrose, 66-61
Bottineau def. Westhope-Newburg, 67-52
Parshall def. Mandaree, 66-59
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, 71-12
Williston def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 62-13
 
High School Girls Wrestling
Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, 48-15
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MINOT STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers ran into a tough defensive foe Thursday night, but eventually Minot State broke through. Reece Henry scored the game-winner early in the second period when a shot by teammate Brayden Pawluk caromed off Henry’s skate and into the net, breaking a scoreless tie and igniting the Beavers 4-0 victory at the Maysa Arena over the visiting Waldorf Warriors. One of 61 shots that the Beavers fired on goal as Minot State kept firing away and tacked on one more in the second as Jay Buchholz scored with 6:53 left in the session, then Henry made it 3-0 with 1:59 gone in the third. Jacob Bestul capped the scoring with 3:53 left, netting his first of the season. Joey Moffatt added an assist on the Beavers first goal, Eric Soar had the assist on Buchholz’s goal, Pawluk added an assist on Henry’s second, and Buchholz assisted on Bestul’s goal for Minot State. The top-ranked Beavers now are off until next weekend when they play Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, at Ohio.
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY
 
LYNCHBURG, Va. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team’s first shot at a road upset came up short Thursday night. The third-ranked Beavers (15-7-1 overall) got a power-play goal from Sydney Spicer midway through the second period, cutting the host Flames lead in half, but two third-period goals for top-ranked Liberty lifted them to a 4-1 win over Minot State. The two teams play again in Virginia tonight in the second of a three-game series. The Flames (19-1-0) took a 1-0 lead in the first period and stretched the lead to 2-0 early in the second period before Spicer scored. The Beavers comeback came up short, though, as the host Flames netted two goals in the third to ice the win.
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MINOT STATE-HONORS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State athletic department announced that six Beaver student-athletes have been named as NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award winners, one of the most prestigious honors bestowed on student-athletes by the NSIC. Earning the honor were women’s basketball players Natasha Elliott and Kennedy Harris, baseball players Garrett Nicholson and Dominick Parkhurst, soccer player Daniela Nardelli, and softball player Jaycie Rostad.
 
Elliott is a Corporate Fitness and Wellness Management major from Brisbane, Australia, and Harris is an Elementary Education major from Mandan, North Dakota, Nicholson is a Sports Management and Management major from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, and Parkhurst, who is from Tucson, Arizona, is working towards his master’s in Information Systems. Nardelli is a Biology / Pre-Therapy major from Arco, Italy, and Rostad is a Corporate Fitness and Wellness Management major from Minot, North Dakota.
 
The honor, named for the late NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, is bestowed to senior or graduate-student NSIC student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher, are exhausting their athletic eligibility this academic year, and are on track to graduate or have graduated with their bachelor’s degree.
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WILD-FLYERS
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello scored in overtime, Matt Boldy had two goals and the Minnesota Wild returned home with a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Minnesota which had lost three in a row and was 1-3 on a four-game road trip. Tony DeAngelo sent the game into overtime for the Flyers with his eighth goal of the season with 1:28 remaining in regulation. Noah Cates also scored for Philadelphia, which has lost five of seven. Carter Hart stopped 20 shots. Boldy, who assisted on Zuccarello’s winner, had his third multi-goal game of the season. The 21-year-old left wing has 16 goals in his second NHL season and has seven points during a four-game point streak. The Wild host Buffalo on Saturday.
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VIKINGS-D.C. INTERVIEWS
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed internal candidate Mike Pettine on Wednesday for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Pettine served as assistant head coach this season under rookie coach Kevin O’Connell. The 56-year-old Pettine has 19 seasons of experience as an NFL coach, including three stints as a defensive coordinator with the New York Jets (2009-12), Buffalo (2013) and Green Bay (2018-20). Pettine was the head coach for Cleveland for two years from 2014-15. O’Connell fired Ed Donatell after the Vikings ranked second-worst in the league in yards allowed and fourth-worst in points allowed in their only season together. Two other defensive coordinator candidates have already interviewed with the Vikings: New Orleans co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and Seattle associate head coach for defense Sean Desai.
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OBIT-PACKER
 
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Billy Packer, an Emmy award-winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 Final Fours for NBC and CBS, died Thursday. He was 82. Packer’s son, Mark, told The Associated Press that his father had been hospitalized in Charlotte for the past three weeks and had several medical issues, and ultimately succumbed to kidney failure.
 
Packer’s broadcasting career coincided with the growth of college basketball. He worked as analyst or color commentator on every Final Four from 1975 to 2008. He received a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio and Sports Analyst in 1993. Packer played three seasons at Wake Forest, and helped lead the Demon Deacons to the Final Four in 1962, but it was his work as an analyst that brought him the most acclaim. He joined NBC in 1974 and called his first Final Four in 1975. UCLA beat Kentucky in the title game that year in what was John Wooden’s final game as coach. Packer was also part of the broadcast in 1979 with Dick Enberg and Al McGuire when Magic Johnson’s Michigan State team beat Larry Bird’s Indiana State squad in the title game. That remains highest-rated game in basketball history with a 24.1 Nielsen rating, which is an estimated 35.1 million viewers.
 
Packer went to CBS in the fall of 1981, when the network acquired the rights to the NCAA Tournament. He remained the network’s main analyst until the 2008 Final Four. Sean McManus, the chairman of CBS Sports, said Packer was “synonymous with college basketball for more than three decades and set the standard of excellence as the voice of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.” “He had a tremendous impact on the growth and popularity of the sport.” McManus said. “In true Billy fashion, he analyzed the game with his own unique style, perspective and opinions, yet always kept the focus on the game. As passionate as he was about basketball, at his heart Billy was a family man. He leaves part of his legacy at CBS Sports, across college basketball and, most importantly, as a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all.” Packer was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/26/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/26/23 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century remains atop both Class A Basketball Polls. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
 
North Dakota Class A Boys Basketball Poll
 
       (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (18)   11-0         90           1
2. Minot High                       12-2         70           3
3. Mandan                            11-1        48           2
4. Fargo Davies                   11-2        44           4
5. Fargo North                       8-4         10          RV
 
Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Red River (8-4), Bismarck Legacy (7-5)
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North Dakota Class A Girls Basketball Poll
 
           (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (17)       9-2           88            1
2. Fargo Davies (1)                11-1          69            3
3. Grand Forks Red River      12-1          51            2
4. Minot High                           11-3          43            4
5. Bismarck Legacy                 9-2          15            5
 
Others receiving votes: West Fargo (10-3), Bismarck High (8-4)
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MINOT STATE HOCKEY-POLLS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State hockey teams remain two of the best in the ACHA according to the latest poll as the Beaver men’s team remained No. 1 in the ACHA Division I men’s poll, while the Beaver women moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest ACHA Division I women’s poll.
 
The Minot State women (15-6-1 overall) climbed two spots to No. 3 after winning three-in-a-row, starting with a 5-0 win over then No. 4-ranked Indiana Tech, which slid to No. 5 in this week’s poll. Minot State has not allowed a goal in that three-game win streak. The Beavers also have wins this season over No. 2 Adrian (Mich.) and then-No. 4 Midland (Neb.). The Minot State women look to add wins against the No. 1 team in the nation as the Beavers play at Liberty (Va.) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Despite seeing a 57-game win streak snapped on Friday night, the Flames remained No. 1 in the ACHA Division I women’s poll.
 
As for the Minot State men (24-1-0), they held onto the top spot in the ACHA Division I men’s poll for the seventh consecutive ranking. Like the women’s poll, Adrian (Mich.) is No. 2, followed by UNLV at No. 3, and Ohio at No. 4. The Beavers play at Ohio next weekend, Feb. 3-4. Liberty (Va.) rounded out the top five as the No. 5 pick. The Minot State men play at home this Thursday, hosting Waldorf at 7 p.m. at the Maysa Arena, before heading to Ohio for a top-five battle with the Bobcats next weekend.
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MINOT STATE SOFTBALL-PRESEASON
 
MINOT, N.D (MSU) – With junior infielder Brooklyn Morrison and freshman pitcher Calley Olson named as the Players to Watch for Minot State, the Beavers were voted to finish in the middle of the NSIC standings by the league’s coaches as the NSIC Preseason Softball Coaches’ Poll. Under the guidance of first-year head coach Bailey Gaspar, the Beavers were selected to finish ninth in the preseason poll, receiving 90 points. Minot State compiled a 28-20 record last spring and finished 11th in the NSIC standings.
 
Defending regular-season and NSIC Tournament champion Augustana earned 10 first-place votes and was the favorite to repeat as NSIC Champions for the third straight year with 217 points, while Minnesota State, Mankato was picked second with three first-place votes and 208 points. St. Cloud State earned the other three first-place votes from the NSIC coaches and was picked to finish third with 187 points, tied with Winona State which did not garner any first-place votes but was picked third with 187 points, as well.
 
Morrison, a junior third baseman, leads the way for the Minot State returners as she hit .288 with a team-best five home runs, 28 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases in 46 games last spring. Morrison was named the position Player to Watch for the Beavers, while Olson, a freshman pitcher from Bloomer High School in Wisconsin, was named the Preseason Pitcher to Watch for Minot State. The right-hander pitcher joins the Beavers after a stellar high school career where she was 23-3 in the circle with a miniscule .058 ERA in 156 innings with 322 strikeouts.
 
While they lead the Beavers, Winona State All-American Abbie Hlas was named the NSIC Preseason Player of the Year and Minnesota Duluth left-hander pitcher Lauren Dixon was named the NSIC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Dixon led the NSIC in ERA (1.91), innings pitched (164.2), strikeouts (212), and opponent batting average (.219) last season.
 
Rounding out the preseason poll, Minnesota Duluth was fifth with 181 points, Concordia, St. Paul was sixth with 157 points, Southwest Minnesota State was picked seventh with 128 points, Sioux Falls was eighth with 127 points, Minot State was ninth with 90 points, Upper Iowa and Wayne State tied for 10th with 87 points each, Bemidji State was 12th with 66 points, Northern State was 13th with 61 points, Minnesota Crookston was 14th with 47 points, and Mary and MSU Moorhead tied for 15th with 45 points each.
 
Minot State opens the 2023 season hosting its annual Bubble Invite on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5. The Beavers first game will be a non-conference contests against in-state rival Mary at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Beavers also play Carroll College at 3 p.m. on Feb. 4, then take on Dakota Wesleyan at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, and Valley City State at 3 p.m. on Feb. 5.
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NDSU-UND
 
FARGO, ND – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team (8-13 overall, 5-4 Summit) will host North Dakota (7-15 overall, 1-8 Summit) on Friday at 7 pm inside the Scheels Center in Fargo. Friday will be the 307th meeting between NDSU and UND, with UND leading the all-time series, 163-143. The Bison lead 15-6 over 21 meetings in the Division I era, and NDSU has won 9 of the past 11 games against the Fighting Hawks. The game will be broadcast by WDAY and available statewide on ABC affiliates. It will also be carried on ESPN+.
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WOLVES-PELICANS
 
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 37 points, Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves spoiled Brandon Ingram’s return from a two-month absence with a 111-102 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points for the Timberwolves and Jaden McDaniels closed out a 10-point night with a jumper and 3 in the final minutes to thwart New Orleans’ comeback bid. Ingram had not played since Nov. 25. He scored 13 points but struggled with his shot. He missed 14 of 18 including all six attempts from deep. CJ McCollum scored 25 for New Orleans, which has lost six straight.
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VIKINGS-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed internal candidate Mike Pettine on Wednesday for their defensive coordinator vacancy. Pettine served as assistant head coach this season under rookie coach Kevin O’Connell. The 56-year-old Pettine has 19 seasons of experience as an NFL coach, including three stints as a defensive coordinator with the New York Jets (2009-12), Buffalo (2013) and Green Bay (2018-20). Pettine was the head coach for Cleveland for two years from 2014-15. O’Connell fired Ed Donatell after the Vikings ranked second-worst in the league in yards allowed and fourth-worst in points allowed in their only season together. Two other defensive coordinator candidates have already interviewed with the Vikings: New Orleans co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and Seattle associate head coach for defense Sean Desai.
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NFL-AWARD FINALISTS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards. The winners will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb. 9. A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league completed voting before the start of the playoffs. Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Bengals QB Joe Burrow also are finalists for MVP.
 
Hurts had 3,701 yards passing, 760 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns combined, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 14-3 record in the regular season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Eagles (15-3) are in the NFC championship game for the second time in six seasons.
Jefferson led the NFL with 128 catches and 1,809 yards receiving in his third season with the Minnesota Vikings. Jefferson was one of two unanimous choices for AP All-Pro along with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
 
Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, helped Kansas City go 14-3 to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Chiefs (15-3) are in the AFC title game for the fifth straight season. They’ll host the Bengals. Mahomes led the NFL with 5,250 yards passing and 41 TDs. He received 49 of 50 votes for AP first-team All-Pro.
 
San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa, Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons are the finalists for AP Defensive Player of the Year. Bosa led the NFL with 18 1/2 sacks, Jones had 15 1/2 and Parsons got 14 1/2.
 
Brian Daboll, Doug Pederson and Kyle Shanahan are the finalists for AP Coach of the Year award. Daboll led the New York Giants to a 9-7-1 record in his first season as head coach. Pederson guided the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 9-8 record and an AFC South title in his first year with the team. Shanahan led the San Francisco 49ers to a 13-4 mark, including 5-0 down the stretch with third-string rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.
 
Purdy, Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III and New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson are the finalists for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Purdy, the last player selected in the draft, began the season as third-string QB and stepped in after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. He led San Francisco to a 5-0 record down the stretch, two playoff wins and an appearance in the NFC championship game at Philadelphia. Walker led all rookies with 1,050 yards rushing and nine TDs. Wilson led all rookies with 83 catches and 1,103 yards receiving.
 
Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen are the finalists for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
 
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith are the finalists for AP Comeback Player of the Year.
 
Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen are the finalists for AP Assistant Coach of the Year.
 
This was the first year for the AP’s new voting system. Voters chose a top 5 for MVP and top 3 for all other awards. For MVP, first-place were worth 10 points. Second through fifth-place votes were worth 5, 3, 2 and 1 points. For all the other awards, first-place votes equaled 5 points, second were 3 and third were 1.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/25/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/25/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood made thirteen 3’s as they defeated Berthold 77-40 last night in a District 12 boys basketball game we broadcast on K-Heart. Eli Undlin scored 14 points, while Carson Nett and Kellan Henry each tallied 13. Those three combined for ten of the thirteen made 3’s for the Mavericks. The Bombers were led by Logan Thompson with a game-high 17 points, including 8 of 9 freethrows made. Mark Schauer added 14 for Berthold who drops to 0-11 overall, 0-4 in District 12. MLS improves to 6-5 overall, 4-0 in District 12.
 
Other scores from Tuesday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 100-66
#2 Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 82-62
#3 Minot High def. Bismarck High, 86-82
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City, 80-64
 
Class B
#3 Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn, 90-33
#7 Beulah def. Wilton-Wing, 74-60
Des Lacs-Burlington def. South Prairie, 62-36
Our Redeemer’s def. Surrey, 54-52
Tioga def. Nedrose, 74-50
Westhope-Newburg def. Drake-Anamoose, 87-48
TGU def. Velva, 61-47
Rugby def. Bottineau, 69-55
Garrison def. Washburn, 65-33
Parshall/North Shore-Plaza def. Williston Trinity Christian, 64-54
Dunseith def. Benson County, 87-47
St. John def. Dakota Prairie, 84-38
North Prairie def. Harvey-Wells County, 62-43
Mott-Regent/Grant County def. Hazen, 73-66
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 67-49
#4 Minot High def. Bismarck High, 85-69
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 70-48
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City, 83-49
 
Class B
#7 Garrison def. Washburn, 55-37
Westhope-Newburg def. Drake-Anamoose, 66-36
Parshall def. Alexander, 53-44
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Ray, 76-24
Minot High Sophomores def. Divide County, 73-47
 
High School Boys Hockey
Williston def. Hazen-Beulah, 6-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 4-1
Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 3-1
 
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Dickinson, 3-2
Bismarck High-Legacy def. Jamestown, 4-3
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Williston def. Mandan, 69-10
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MINOT STATE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers have their man. Minot State’s Director of Athletics Kevin Forde is pleased to introduce veteran college coach Ian Shields as the next head coach for the Beaver football program. Shields, a former head coach at the NCAA Division I FCS, NCAA Division II, and NAIA levels begins his duties immediately as the 22nd head coach for Minot State football program. Prior to his time at UNLV, Shields was the head coach for four seasons at NCAA Division I Jacksonville University in Florida (2016-2019), an FCS program that Shields led to a 7-4 record and a third-place league finish in 2017, his second season with the team. Shields compiled a 17-26 overall record in his four seasons at Jacksonville. Prior to leading the Jacksonville Dolphins, Shields spent two seasons at NCAA Division II Lenoir-Rhyne in North Carolina where he compiled a 16-6 record and won the South Atlantic Conference title in 2014. Also spending time during his career as an offensive coordinator at Army, Cal Poly, Bucknell (Pa,), and Saint Mary’s (Calif.), Shields was head coach Eastern Oregon of the NAIA’s Frontier Conference from 2006-07. A graduate of Oregon State where he played both football and baseball, Shields earned his Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication in 1994, and his Master of Arts in Education with a focus in Human Performance & Speech Communication in 1997 while beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the OSU Beavers.
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NDSU TRACK-RODIN
 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State senior Jacob Rodin has been named the Summit League’s Peak Performer of the Week for men’s track, the league office announced Tuesday. This the second straight week that the Kenmare ND-native has claimed the award. At SDSU’s Jim Emmerich Alumni Invitational on Jan. 21, Rodin won the 800 meters in a time of 1:49.83, ranking him No. 22 in the nation so far this season. Rodin also remains No. 15 on the Division I national performance list in the 600m this year. Rodin holds the NDSU indoor school record in the 800m at 1:48.52.
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WILD-LIGHTNING
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:38 remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their 10th consecutive home game by defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-2. Stamkos extended his goal streak to four games. Nikita Kucherov scored into an empty net with 16.4 seconds left, handing Minnesota its third straight loss. Tampa Bay’s Corey Perry scored twice in the second period on deflections of shots by Ross Colton. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 35 saves and earned his 250th NHL win, all with the Lightning. Tampa Bay ended a two-game slide and moved within one victory of matching the longest home winning streak in franchise history, set in 2019-20. Joel Eriksson Ek scored shorthanded and assisted on Kirill Kaprizov’s power-play goal for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury made 33 saves.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/24/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/24/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Parshall/North Shore-Plaza had ten players score, five of them in double-figures as they defeated Max 84-51 last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Joaquin Powell led the way with 20 points, Dwight Old Rock came off the bench to tally 15, Tyson Odermann added 12, while Kayden Four Bear chipped in with 11 and River Querikiol had 10. Max was led by Erick Talbott with 19 points and Dominic Westman with 15. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza improves to 9-3 on the season while the Cossacks fall to 3-8.
 
We’ll have more boys basketball on the air tonight as Berthold hosts Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood in a District 12 contest. Pre-game set for a little past 7 pm on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com and through the Live 365 app.
 
Other scores from Monday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
Williston Trinity Christian def. Alexander, 77-48
Killdeer def. Mandaree, 72-52
 
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
#1 Rugby def. Nedrose, 52-33
#3 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Tioga, 52-38
#4 Central McLean def. Flasher, 80-33
South Prairie-Max def. Our Redeemer’s, 28-26
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Surrey, 48-32
Glenburn def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 56-35
Bishop Ryan def. Berthold, 55-51
Drake-Anamoose def. Wilton-Wing, 57-45
Bottineau def. Velva, 69-29
Harvey-Wells County def. Nelson County, 49-39
North Prairie def. Dunseith, 63-35
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Alexander, 65-22
Beulah def. Hazen, 53-46
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MINOT, ND – Rugby and Four Winds-Minnewaukan remain atop the Class B Basketball Poll this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
 
North Dakota Class B Girls Basketball Poll
 
         (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Rugby (14)                       13-0         176           1
2. Thompson (4)                  12-1         165           2
3. Kenmare-Bowbells          13-2           97           3
4. Central McLean                13-1           96           9
5. Central Cass                     9-3            94           6
6. May-Port-CG                    12-2            93          7
7. Garrison                            13-1           84          8
8. Shiloh Christian                12-2           65           4
9. Oakes                               10-2           47           5
10. Bowman County             13-1           37          RV
 
Others receiving votes: Carrington (11-3), Kindred (8-3), Northern Cass (10-3), Beulah (9-5)
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North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball Poll
 
                   (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (18)  9-0         180           1
2. Central Cass                              11-0        161           2
3. Bishop Ryan                                9-1        136           3
4. Sargent County                          11-0         124          4
5. Ellendale                                    12-0         109           5
6. Thompson                                   7-3           81           7
7. Beulah                                         8-1           67            8
8. North Border                                9-1          56            9
9. Grafton                                        7-2           30            6
10. Standing Rock                         10-1          13            RV
 
Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (6-3), Bowman County (10-2), North Star (8-3), Hazen (9-3), North Prairie (10-2)
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MINOT STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY-SIGNING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Continuing to work hard to build for a successful future on the ice, Minot State women’s hockey coach Ryan Miner is pleased to introduce his team’s latest star recruit. Coach Miner is pleased to announce that forward Olivia Kirwan from Gull Lake, Saskatchewan has signed a National Letter-of-Intent and will join the Beavers as a freshman on the ice and in the classroom this coming fall. Kirwan is a 5-foot-6 forward who has 5 goals and 8 assists in 24 games this season with the Swift Current U18 AAA Wildcats. A senior at Gull Lake School, she has been in the top 80 percent of her class throughout high school.
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UND MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
MACOMB, Ill. (UND) – North Dakota played their third game in five days Monday night as they traveled to take on Western Illinois, falling to the Leathernecks 92-80. UND held a halftime lead 41-36 but a huge second half from WIU propelled them to victory. Trenton Massner led WIU with 46 points, which is a new record for individual single game points by a UND opponent. The previous record was 43 from Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin during the 2013-14 season. Four Hawks (7-15, 1-8 SL) reached double figures, led by Tsonte Tsartsidze with 19, setting a new career best. Matt Norman was next with 18, Jalun Trent followed with 12 and Treysen Eaglestaff had 11. Tsartsidze also grabbed eight boards to lead the Hawks. He and Trent grabbed the two steals for the Hawks and B.J. Omot picked up the lone blocked shot. Eaglestaff led the team with two assists.
 
Early on the game was very close, UND took their first lead at 6-4 with a layup from Tsartsidze. The teams went back and forth for most of he half, with ten lead changes and nine ties. Down 18-17 with 11:02 left, Elijah Brooks made a layup and then converted the three point play to give the Hawks a two point lead. UND eventually took their biggest lead at 41-34 with 48 seconds left in the half following two free throws from Brian Mathews. A late bucket from WIU cut the UND edge to five points at the break. Brady Danielson got the Hawks on the board to start the second half, giving UND a 44-40 lead. WIU took a lead at 50-48 at the 14:40 mark and from there would not trail the rest of the game. The Hawks fought back to tie the game at 60 on a layup from Omot and at 63 on a layup from Tsartsidze, but the Hawks were unable to take back the lead during the last eight plus minutes. In the game, North Dakota shot 33-64 from the floor (51.6%) and 7-24 from three-point range (29.2%). North Dakota will make the short trip south to Fargo on Friday to take on North Dakota State.
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WOLVES-ROCKETS
 
HOUSTON (AP) — Jalen Green scored a career-high 42 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 119-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves to snap a 13-game losing streak. Green, the second overall pick in the 2021 draft, had 21 points by halftime and kept up his strong play in the second half to lead the Rockets to their first victory since Dec. 26 at Chicago. They ended their longest skid of the season and also a 10-game home losing streak, winning at home for the first time since Dec. 13 against Phoenix. Anthony Edwards had 31 points and D’Angelo Russell tied a season high with 30 for the Timberwolves, who had won two straight. Taurean Prince sat out with a sprained left ankle. Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 16 rebounds in his return after missing three games right groin soreness. Timberwolves: Visit New Orleans Wednesday night.
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TWINS-TAYLOR SIGNING
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran Michael A. Taylor from the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, adding depth and defense to their outfield in exchange for two relief pitching prospects. The 31-year-old Taylor batted .254 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in 414 at-bats last season for the Royals, his second year with the club after spending his first seven major league seasons with the Washington Nationals. The Twins sent 23-year-old right-hander Steven Cruz and 25-year-old left-hander Evan Sisk to the Royals.
 
Taylor’s best offensive season came in 2017 with the Nationals, when he hit .271 with 19 homers, 53 RBIs and an .806 OPS in 118 games. His greatest value is in the grass, though. Taylor was a Gold Glove winner in his Royals debut in 2021 and gives the Twins a third outfielder on their roster who has won the award, joining Byron Buxton (2017) and newcomer Joey Gallo (2020 and 2021). Taylor is a natural center fielder who will give the Twins a solid backup plan behind Buxton, whose injuries have kept him from playing more than 92 games in a season all but once in eight years in the major leagues. Gallo can play all three outfield spots, with most of his 2022 experience in left field where Trevor Larnach will also be in the mix. Gallo won his Gold Glove awards as a right fielder. Max Kepler, another strong defender, has been the regular right fielder for the last seven seasons. With the recent departure via trade of AL batting champion Luis Arraez, Alex Kirilloff is in line to take the lead at first base with Gallo also likely in the mix. The Twins have had an aggressive start to the new year, highlighted by the surprise re-signing of shortstop Carlos Correa after deals fell through for him with two other teams. They sent Arraez to Miami for starting pitcher Pablo López.
 
The middle initial “A” in Taylor’s name stands for Anthony. The native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who was drafted by the Nationals in the sixth round in 2009, had the initial added to his name to distinguish him from another Michael Taylor who played outfield in the major leagues from 2011-14.
 
Cruz, a 6-foot-6 native of the Dominican Republic, went 1-4 with a 5.14 ERA, 35 walks and 72 strikeouts in 56 innings last season for Double-A Wichita. In 120 career minor league appearances, Cruz has 259 strikeouts in 192 1/3 innings.
 
Sisk, who was originally drafted by St. Louis in the 16th round in 2018 out of the College of Charleston, split last season between Wichita and Triple-A St. Paul. He went 5-1 with a 1.57 ERA, 29 walks and 76 strikeouts in 63 innings between the teams. Sisk was acquired by the Twins in a 2021 trade that sent starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the Cardinals.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/23/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/23/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Boys basketball is on the air tonight as Parshall/North Shore-Plaza will host Max. Pregame begins around 6 pm on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com and on the Live 365 app. The rest of our schedule this week has a District 12 boys game Tuesday as Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood plays at Berthold. On Friday South Prairie plays at Bishop Ryan.
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MSU MEN’S HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Playing their third game in three days, the Beavers looked anything but weary. No. 1-ranked Minot State put two pucks in the net in the opening minute of action and never let up, rolling to a 13-1 win over visiting Dakota College of Bottineau at the Maysa Arena on Sunday afternoon. Jay Buchholz started the scoring just 44 seconds into the action, finishing off assists by Joey Moffatt and Sheldin Howard, then 16 seconds later Josh Pederson scored off a Reid Arnold assist for a quick 2-0 lead. Having set the tone, the Beavers kept adding on as Drew Carter, Troy Hamilton, and Davis Sheldon all scored a goal for a 5-0 lead in the first period before the Jacks ever got on the scoreboard. Comfortably in control on top 5-1 heading into the second period, Minot State (24-1-0 overall) didn’t let up as Arnold scored twice and Buchholz, Sheldon, Moffatt, Carter Barley, and Christian Kadolph added a goal apiece for a 12-1 lead. Landyn Cochrane tacked on more as Minot State comfortably skated to the win. Riley Wallace finished with 12 saves in the win for Minot State, which now gets three days off before hitting the ice again to host Waldorf on Thursday at 7 p.m.
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MSU MEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The fight in the Beavers was plenty big enough, but in the end, in-state rival and 14th-ranked the University of Mary was just too much. The Marauders won all but one match, despite several close contests for the Minot State wrestlers who fell 41-4 in an NSIC dual Sunday at the MSU Dome. Minot State senior Oscar Nellis picked up the lone win for the Beavers in dominating fashion at 125-pounds, a 12-4 major decision win over Chase Milligan. Then came the close battles, including a great tussle between the Beavers’ James Davis and No. 3-ranked Reece Barnhardt from UMary at 133 pounds. Battling hard, Davis led 7-6 in the third round before a late takedown by Barnhardt and one point for riding time gave the Marauder wrestler a 9-7 decision and spoiled Davis’ upset bid. In the day’s other thriller, Mary heavyweight Luke Tweeton survived in double overtime for a 3-2 decision over Jake Swirple in a battle that came down to the riding-time tiebreaker after the end of 3 extra minutes of OT action as Tweeton held a 2-second riding-time advantage for the win. Also adding a strong effort for Minot State, but coming up just short, was Brendan Barnes at 165 pounds as Barnes lost a 7-4 decision. Minot State (6-6 overall, 1-3 NSIC) looks to bounce back from the loss with another home match as the Beavers host 10th-ranked Upper Iowa on Friday night at 7 p.m.
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NFL-AFC PLAYOFFS
 
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes, the Bengals swarmed Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen on a snow-slicked field and Cincinnati advanced to its second straight AFC championship game with a 27-10 win. Damar Hamlin’s inspirational presence while watching the game from an end-zone suite was not enough to spark the Bills in a rematch of a regular-season game that was canceled Jan. 2 when the Bills safety went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field in Cincinnati. The Bengals advanced to consecutive AFC championship games for the first time in franchise history and will again travel to play the Kansas City Chiefs. Cincinnati advanced to consecutive AFC championship games for the first time in franchise history and will prepare for a rematch of last year’s title game. The Bengals defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs 27-24 to advance to last year’s Super Bowl, which they lost to the Los Angeles Rams. The Bengals extended their franchise-best streak to 10 straight wins. They haven’t lost since a 32-13 defeat at Cleveland on Halloween. The Bengals’ 30 first downs were a franchise postseason record.
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NFL-NFC PLAYOFFS
 
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter and San Francisco’s defense did the rest, sending the 49ers to their second straight NFC title game with a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. San Francisco advanced to play the Eagles in the NFC title game next Sunday in Philadelphia after losing in that round to the Rams a year ago. The Cowboys lost for the record seventh straight time in the divisional round and have failed to make it to the NFC title game since winning their fifth Super Bowl title following the 1995 season. Purdy, the last pick in the draft last April, improved to 7-0 as a starter since replacing an injured Jimmy Garoppolo early in Week 13. He went 18 for 28 for 215 yards with no turnovers against the Cowboys, joining Joe Flacco (2008) and Mark Sanchez (2009) as the only rookie QBs to win two playoff starts. The 49ers would reach their second Super Bowl in the past four seasons with a win at Philadelphia.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/22/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/22/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Scores from Saturday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#3 Minot High def. #2 Mandan, 96-71
Dickinson def. Watford City, 109-72
 
Class B
Max def. Glenburn, 55-40
Ray def. Trenton, 64-48
Williston Trinity Christian def. Minot North Freshman, 63-40
Hazen def. Hettinger-Scranton, 48-37
Shiloh Christian def. Garrison, 87-58
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#4 Minot High def. Jamestown, 57-51
Dickinson def. Watford City, 73-67
 
Class B
#1 Rugby def. Carrington, 68-52
#9 Central McLean def. Surrey, 61-43
Harvey-Wells County def. Velva, 56-49
Stanley def. New Town, 44=30
Alexander def. North Shore-Plaza, 42-39
Hazen def. Hettinger-Scranton, 39-36
Beulah def. Beach, 64-38
Mandaree def. Williston Trinity Christian, 48-40
Washburn def. Solen, 78-23
 
High School Boys Hockey
Dickinson def. Bottineau-Rugby, 6-2
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 2-1 OT
 
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Grand Forks, 3-1
Williston def. Devils Lake, 3-2
Fargo North-South def. Mandan, 4-3 OT
 
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
 
Minot Invite
1. Minot High, 459
2. Bismarck High, 420
3. Bismarck Legacy, 239
4. Bismarck Century, 235
5. West Fargo, 216
6. Grand Forks, 207
7. Mandan, 180
 
The Octagon Meet – Jamestown
1. Jamestown, 481
2. Fargo South, 465
3. Williston, 434
4. West Fargo Sheyenne, 354
5. Dickinson, 290
 
 
High School Boys Wrestling
 
Metro Duals – Fargo
Minot High def. Fargo Davies, 49-25
Minot High def. Fargo North, 43-34
Minot High def. Fargo South, 76-0
Minot High def. Grand Forks Central, 62-13
 
Badlands Classic – Killdeer
1. Dickinson High, 179.5
2. New Salem-Almont, 169.0
3. Killdeer, 142.0
4. Beulah-Hazen, 122.0
5. Velva, 113.0
6. Des Lacs-Burlington, 93.0
7. Harvey-Wells County, 76.0
8. Watford City, 75.0
9. Williams County, 69.5
10. Stanley, 68.0
11. MonDak, 66.0
12. Bowman County, 55.5
13. Harding County SD, 53.5
14. Lemmon SD, 49.0
15. Standing Rock, 15.0
16. Alexander, 10.0
17. Sidney/Fairview MT, 0.0
 
High School Girls Wrestling
 
Badlands Classic – Killdeer
1. Bismarck High, 168.0
2. Bismarck Century, 78.0
3. Harvey-Wells County, 69.0
4. Des Lacs-Burlington, 67.0
5. Lemmon SD, 49.0
6. MonDak, 46.0
7. Killdeer, 36.0
T8. Dickinson, 32.0
T8. New Salem-Almont, 32.0
T10. Harding County, 18.0
T10. Hettinger/Scranton, 18.0
T10. Stanley, 18.0
13. Velva, 16.0
14. Beach, 15.0
T15. Beulah-Hazen, 14.0
T15. White Shield, 14.0
17. Ray, 10.0
18. Standing Rock, 2.5
19. Hope Christian Academy, 0.0
 
College Mens Basketball
Upper Iowa def. Minot State 84-73
 
College Womens Basketball
Minot State def. Upper Iowa, 72-61
 
College Mens Hockey
Minot State def. University of Mary, 4-1
MInnesota-Duluth def. North Dakota, 2-1
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State def. Dakota College at Bottineau, 4-0
 
NAHL Hockey
Bismarck Bobcats def. Aberdeen Wings, 10-4
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MINOT STATE-TRACK
 
BROOKINGS, S.D. (MSU) – Senior distance runner Jacob Jensen led the way for the Beavers on Saturday as the Minot State track and field teams battled a power-packed field featuring six NCAA Division I programs at the Jim Emmerich Alumni Invitation indoor track and field meet hosted by South Dakota State. Jensen clocked the third-fastest time in the NSIC this winter in the mile, finishing 16th in the event Saturday in 4 minutes, 14.92 seconds. That led the way for the Minot State men who also got a couple of other season-best performances, one from the quartet of Nathan Trujillo-Aragon, Juan Gutierrez, Peyton Tuhy, and Francis Short Bull who clocked the team’s fastest time this winter in the 4×400-meter relay of 3:33.46, good for 16th as well. The other season-best came from thrower Samuel Kreins in the shot put as he finished 11th in the event Saturday with an effort of 49 feet, 3.75 inches. While they led the men, it was Sidra Sadowsky and Emily Smith who turned in top performances for the Minot State women as Sadowsky ran the team’s best time this winter in the 800 meters, finishing 19th in 2:20.36, and Smith had the fastest 3,000-meter time for the Beavers as she was 32nd on Saturday in 10:55.98. Midway through the winter season, the Beavers get little time to rest before heading out to compete once again at a big NCAA Division I-packed meet as Minot State competes at the University of North Dakota Open next Saturday.
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UND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 
Tulsa, Okla. (UND) – The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks cannot convert at the Mabee Center against Oral Roberts, 96-91. UND road woes continued in the loss against Oral Roberts. Despite putting up 37 points in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Hawks could not overcome the 19-point deficit. Kacie Borowicz led the Fighting Hawks (11-8, 4-5 SL) with 24 points and 12 assists for her second double-double on the campaign. She also led the team in steals with five. Maggie Manson dropped 6 three pointers and for a career high of 20 points. Clair Orth led the team with eight rebounds and had two steals. The first quarter The Hawks and Golden Eagles would trade the led ten times. The first half of this game was a tight one. Heading into half time North Dakota led by only three points. However, the third quarter woes would return to plague The Hawks. They would be outscored by the Golden Eagles 29-11. UND would not go down without a fight. In the fourth quarter they would bring the fight back, closing the gap to five. ORU’s 19-point lead would be enough when the clock hit zero. North Dakota will continue Summit League play on Saturday, taking on in state rival NDSU at 1 p.m.
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NDSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team outscored Kansas City, 18-10, in the fourth quarter to earn a 75-66 win on Saturday afternoon at Swinney Center. After NDSU (13-6, 7-2 Summit) entered the final frame with a 57-56 lead, the Bison quickly pushed their edge up to four, 64-60, following a clutch three-pointer from Abbie Draper with 7:29 to play. NDSU continued to surge opening up a 10-point lead, 71-61, following a fastbreak layup from Evans at the 4:28 mark. The Bison went on to hold off the Roos (6-14, 2-7 Summit) the rest of the way, 75-66. Elle Evans logged her second 20-point game of the season with a career-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field. She also added eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block to her stat line over 38 minutes of work. Emily Behnke contributed her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Abbie Draper tallied nine points off the bench. As a team, the Bison shot 44.6 percent (29-65) from the field and 78.6 (11-14) from the free throw line. NDSU also hauled in 38 rebounds with seven different players contributing at least two. NDSU will continue its road swing at North Dakota on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:05 p.m.
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UND MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Max Abmas’ 27 points helped Oral Roberts defeat North Dakota 84-72 on Saturday. Abmas added six assists for the Golden Eagles (17-4, 8-0 Summit League). Connor Vanover scored 19 points and added eight rebounds. Issac McBride recorded 15 points and was 6 of 10 shooting (3 for 4 from distance). B.J. Omot finished with 20 points for the Fightin’ Hawks (7-14, 1-7). North Dakota also got 15 points and eight rebounds from Tsotne Tsartsidze.
 
UND jumped out to a 6-2 lead with two Omot threes in the early going, but ORU pushed back with a 7-0 spurt to take a 9-6 lead. Tsartsidze got on the board with a three pointer that put UND back on top 14-12 and the seesawing went back and forth most of the first half. With the game tied at 35, four straight points from the Hawks gave them a four-point lead at 39-35; which was their largest lead of the game. Ultimately UND took a 39-37 lead into intermission. The second half looked much like the first, with the teams staying almost neck and neck. At 15:42, Tsartsidze took the pass from Norman at the three-point line and drove into the lane for a highlight reel jam that put UND up 45-42. Later on, he had his second highlight reel play as he grabbed the offensive board off a miss and put it back in with the and-one to tie the game at 50. But with UND up 52-50, ORU went on a 6-0 run to take back the lead and they did not relinquish it for the rest of the game. UND hung tough as Eaglestaff made it a two-point game with just over six minutes to go knocking down two from the foul line but the Hawks couldn’t make that final push to get the lead back. North Dakota will visit Western Illinois on Monday at 6 p.m.
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NDSU MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Shemarri Allen and RayQuawndis Mitchell combined for 51 points to carry Kansas City to a 75-73 victory over the North Dakota State men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon. NDSU sophomore forward Andrew Morgan scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Bison. Grant Nelson added 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists. NDSU (8-13 overall, 5-4 Summit) shot 55 percent for the game, but Kansas City took advantage of 10 offensive rebounds and 25 free throw attempts to pull out the win. The Bison led 68-67 following a layup by Boden Skunberg with 1:53 remaining. At the other end, Allen hit one free throw for Kansas City and missed the second, but an offensive rebound led to a three-pointer that put the Roos up 71-68. NDSU had a chance to win at the end, trailing 74-73 when a shot by Nelson missed in the final seconds. The Bison will host North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.
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WOLVES-ROCKETS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored a season-high 44 points, D’Angelo Russell added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Houston Rockets their 13th straight loss with a 113-104 victory. Edwards eclipsed 40 points for the first time this season on 17-of-29 shooting from the field, including seven 3-pointers. Nathan Knight provided a spark of the bench, scoring a season-high 19 points. Houston’s Alperen Sengun scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, taking advantage of a Timberwolves team that was without Rudy Gobert (right groin soreness) for the third consecutive game. Sengun made his first seven field goals and was the catalyst for Houston outrebounding Minnesota 56-30.
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WILD-PANTHERS
 
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Lyon made 29 saves for his second consecutive victory and the Florida Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Saturday night. With starting goalie Sergei Bobrovsky injured Thursday night in Montreal and Spencer Knight off to the American Hockey League on a conditioning stint, the Panthers dressed their primary AHL goalies. Lyon started after making 23 saves in relief of Bobrovsky in Montreal, and Mack Guzda was the backup as the Knoxville native became the first player born in Tennessee to dress in an NHL game. Anton Lundell, Eetu Luostarinen, Carter Verhaeghe, Gustav Forsling and Sam Reinhart scored for Florida. The Panthers are 4-0-1 in their last five games. Matt Boldy, Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon scored for Minnesota.
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TWINS-TRADE
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reigning American League batting champion Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins for a three-player package featuring starting pitcher Pablo López. The 25-year-old Arraez had a breakout season in 2022. He made his first All-Star team while batting a league-best .316 and denying Aaron Judge the Triple Crown award. The Twins also received two prospects from the Marlins: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio. The 32-year-old López had a 3.75 ERA in 32 starts last season. Salas was picked as Miami’s fifth-best prospect in the most recent MLB Pipeline rankings.
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NFL PLAYOFFS-AFC
 
KANSAS CITY (AP) – Patrick Mahomes remains good at football even on one ankle. Mahomes hurt his ankle in the first half, but returned to lead the Kansas City Chiefs past the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on Saturday in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The Philadelphia Eagles cruised past the New York Giants 38-7 a few hours later. There will be two more games Sunday. Buffalo hosts Cincinnati in the afternoon while Dallas is at San Francisco at night. The Chiefs and Eagles didn’t have to play during last weekend’s wild-card round because the top-seeded team in each conference received a bye to the divisional round.
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NFL PLAYOFFS-NFC
 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts erased lingering doubts about the state of his right shoulder by throwing two touchdown passes and running for a score during a dominant first half, and the Philadelphia Eagles overwhelmed the New York Giants 38-7 in an NFC divisional playoff game. Hurts is back, and so are the Eagles as a Super Bowl threat. Top-seeded Philadelphia will host the NFC championship game next Sunday against either Dallas or San Francisco. Hurts finished 16 of 24 for 154 yards. He showed he was fine when he aired out a pass on the second play of the game and hit DeVonta Smith in stride for a 40-yard reception.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/21/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/21/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Scores from Friday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 90-71
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 78-43
Turtle Mountain def. Williston, 94-73
 
Class B
#1 Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. #10 North Star, 66-43
#8 Beulah def. Richardton-Taylor, 67-22
Rugby def. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 52-38
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Berthold, 74-19
TGU def. Drake-Anamoose, 66-26
North Prairie def. Warwick, 67-50
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John, 57-52 OT
Heart River def. New Town, 75-65
Parshall/North Shore-Plaza def. Ray, 80-38
Stanley def. Trenton, 60-44
Divide County def. Tioga, 49-48
 
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 64-34
#4 Minot High def. Mandan, 79-51 (freshman Maggie Fricke – Minot school record of 36 points)
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 63-55
Turtle Mountain def. Williston, 73-39
 
Class B
#3 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Powers Lake-Burke Cental, 64-27
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Berthold, 41-35
Our Redeemer’s def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 53-25
South Prairie-Max def. Surrey, 54-25
Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn, 54-48
TGU def. Drake-Anamoose, 73-35
Nedrose def. Velva, 45-32
St. John def. Westhope-Newburg, 71-65 OT
Trenton def. North Shore-Plaza, 53-13
Parshall def. Ray, 63-39
Tioga def. Divide County, 67-27
Williston Trinity Christian def. White Shield, 36-19
 
High School Boys Hockey
Hazen-Beulah def. Bottineau-Rugby, 4-2
Jamestown def. Devils Lake, 5-2
 
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Devils Lake, 4-3
Grand Forks def. Williston, 2-1
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 3-1
West Fargo United def. Mandan, 1-0
 
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Fargo North def. Bismarck Legacy, 92.5-90
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Bismarck High def. Mandan, 78-3
 
College Mens Basketball
Winona State def. Minot State, 67-58
 
College Womens Basketball
Minot State def. Winona State, 66-58
 
College Mens Hockey
Minot State def. Jamestown, 4-2
North Dakota def. Minnesota-Duluth, 4-2
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State def. Dakota College at Bottineau, 4-0
 
NAHL Hockey
Aberdeen Wings def. Bismarck Bobats, 4-3 OT
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 01/20/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 01/19/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Connor Kerzmann and Braxton Iglehart combined for 53 points as Garrison outlasted Velva 78-66 last night in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Kerzmann tallied 28 points, including four 3’s, and Iglehart added 25 points, including four 3’s as the Troopers improve their record to 8-2. Reggie Bruner scored 18 for the Aggies, including 8 of 9 freethrows made. Kyle Sandy added 15 points and Ben Schepp 11 as the Aggies drop to 8-3.
 
More high school basketball is on the air today as Des Lacs-Burlington hosts Berthold in a girl/boy doubleheader. Girls tipoff around 5 pm with boys to follow around 6:30 pm. Both games can be heard on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com, and through the Live 365 app.
Other scores from Thursday:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#3 Minot High def. Jamestown, 58-47
(senior Darik Dissette breaks Magicians all-time career scoring record which has stood for 20 years. Old record held by Matt Witwer at 1,356 from 2000-2003. Dissette now with 1,360 points.
 
Class B
#3 Bishop Ryan def. Surrey, 77-54
Our Redeemer’s def. South Prairie, 67-46
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Glenburn, 84-49
Westhope-Newburg def. Bottineau, 73-66
Rugby def. Nedrose, 77-26
Parshall/North Shore-Plaza def. Mandaree, 63-39
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Kenmare-Bowbells, 58-45
Kidder County def. Central McLean, 38-37
Hazen def. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 81-58
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, 72-61
 
Class B
#4 Shiloh Christian def. New Salem-Almont, 58-27
Parshall def. Alexander, 49-40
New England def. Hazen, 44-37
Beulah def. Richardton-Taylor, 62-48
Washburn def. Wilton-Wing, 55-18
North Star def. Dunseith, 47-16
Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. Harvey-Wells County, 48-35
St. John def. North Prairie, 54-50
 
High School Boys Hockey
Minot High def. Bismarck High, 6-0
Bismarck Century def. Mandan, 5-3
 
High School Girls Hockey
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 3-0
 
High School Girls Gymnastics
Mandan Meet
1. Dickinson, 147.700
2. Bismarck Century, 139.225
3. Jamestown, 137.600
4. Bismarck Legacy, 134.200
5. Mandan, 130.000
6. Bismarck High, 22.425
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
Minot High def. Mandan, 60-18
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy, 46-22
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 46-16
Class B
Velva def. Bishop Ryan, 54-24
 
High School Girls Wrestling
Class A
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck Century, 54-18
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 70-9
 
College Mens Basketball
North Dakota def. Kansas City, 77-60 (UND program record 18 made 3’s)
Oral Roberts def. North Dakota State, 92-69
 
College Womens Basketball
Kansas City def. North Dakota, 78-67
Oral Roberts def. North Dakota State, 75-53
 
College Mens Wrestling
Minot State def. MSU-Moorhead, 34-5
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WOLVES-RAPTORS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards had 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 128-126 on Thursday night. Kyle Anderson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which was down Rudy Gobert and Austin Rivers. The Timberwolves erased a 14-point deficit midway through the fourth with a defensive effort not typically seen from Minnesota, particularly without Gobert making an impact down low. Scottie Barnes had 12 of his season-high 29 points in the fourth for Toronto, which had won four of six.
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WILD-CANES
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late injury to Carolina winger Max Pacioretty overshadowed the Hurricanes’ 5-2 win against Minnesota. Brent Burns, Brady Skjei and Jalen Chatfield scored to give Carolina another productive offensive outing from its blueliners. Frederik Andersen was strong in net for Carolina with 30 saves. The Hurricanes saw Pacioretty go down late with a non-contact injury that left him unable to put any weight on his right leg. They had acquired him from Vegas in a July trade and he had recently made his debut following offseason surgery. Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy scored for the Wild. Marc-Andre Fleury had 24 saves.
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VIKINGS-DONATELL FIRED
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have fired defensive coordinator Ed Donatell in an unsurprising decision on the veteran coach after a dismal finish by his defense. The Vikings ranked second worst in yards allowed in the NFL and fourth worst in points allowed during the regular season. They gave up 431 yards and 31 points to the New York Giants in their wild-card round loss last week. Coach Kevin O’Connell was hired a year ago by the Vikings and made Donatell his first defensive coordinator. The 65-year-old Donatell has coached 32 seasons in the league with defensive coordinator stints with four different teams.
 
 

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