KHRT Sports – 02/20/24

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 02/20/24
 

MINOT, ND – Region Tournaments for Division A and B girls basketball began on Monday. We’ll broadcast select games from each of the local tournaments.
 
High School Girls Basketball
Division A
 
Region 3 Tournament – Minot State Dome
 
Quarterfinal
#1 South Prairie-Max def. #8 Dunseith, 80-32
#5 Rugby def. #4 Des Lacs-Burlington, 40-39
#2 Bottineau def. #7 Stanley, 64-24
#6 Turtle Mountain def. #3 Nedrose, 74-68
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 South Prairie-Max vs #5 Rugby, 6 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#2 Bottineau vs #6 Turtle Mountain, 20 min after
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High School Girls Basketball
Division B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
 
Quarterfinal
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Bishop Ryan, 42-35
Berthold def. Trenton, 43-38
T-G-U def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 49-15
Our Redeemer’s def. Tioga, 47-31 (OR: Maya Vibeto surpassed 2,000 career points)
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
Kenmare-Bowbells vs Berthold, 6 pm (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
T-G-U vs Our Redeemer’s, 20 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
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MSU BASEBALL
 
DENVER, Colo. (MSU) – Minot State received contributions from every part of their lineup as all nine starters reached base safely, but the Beavers fell to the Regis Rangers 18-8 Monday in the finale of their 4-game, non-conference series. Senior Tim Carlson (0-1) came out of the bullpen for Minot State (1-3 overall) and took the loss. Senior Noah Balandran was a bright spot for the Beavers, coming out of the bullpen as well and throwing one scoreless inning, allowing no hits, with no walks and one strikeout. Junior Miles Iverson led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 1-for-2 in the ballgame with a home run, a walk and an RBI. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw put together a noteworthy effort as well, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Junior Javier Gutierrez also helped out, going 2-for-3 for Minot State with a walk and two RBI. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with two runs in the top of the first inning. Minot State scored twice on a two-run double off the bat of Bagshaw. The Beavers then lost some of their lead, but expanded on their advantage in the third inning after the Rangers cut it to 2-1. Minot State brought home a pair, with one run driven in by Gutierrez’s single, which brought the Beavers lead to 4-1. Regis came back to even the ballgame at four before Minot State reclaimed a 7-4 advantage in the fourth inning. Minot State lost the lead they built in the fourth, but got back on the scoreboard in the eighth trailing 18-7. The Beavers drove home a run on Iverson’s leadoff dinger off freshman Frankie Tarantino, tightening the Regis lead to 18-8. The Beavers were unable to get any closer as neither team scored again in the ballgame.
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UND MENS BASKETBALL-HONOR
 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (UND) – North Dakota sophomore guard Treysen Eaglestaff won Summit League Peak Performer of the Week for the week of February 12-18, announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. It is his third honor of the season and of his career—he is second only to Denver’s Tommy Bruner in Peak Performer of the Week awards this season. Eaglestaff scored a career-high 33 points in the win over Denver on Thursday night, with 27 points coming in the second half. He scored 17 points, which was second on the team in the win over Oral Roberts on Saturday. With 25 points per game, 15-16 shooting from the foul line and 56% shooting from the floor, Eaglestaff paced the green and white to two double digit road wins. Additionally, against Oral Roberts, three of the four rebounds he grabbed were offensive boards and from beyond the arc he shot 5-12 during the two games.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/19/24

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 02/19/24
 
 
MINOT, ND – This is the final week for the Class A and B Girls Basketball polls. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).
 
FINAL Class A Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)    Record    Polling Points   Last Week
1. Thompson (17)                 20-0              85            1
2. Bottineau                           19-2             65            2
3. South Prairie-Max             19-2              51            3
4. Devils Lake                        16-5              27           4
5. Nedrose                             18-3              17           5
 
Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (17-4), Kindred (16-5)
 
 
Class A Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)        Record    Polling Points   Last Week
1. Kindred (15)                        19-0               75               1
2. Grafton                                 15-3              48               4
3. Four Winds-Minnewaukan   14-4              46               3
4. Devils Lake                           17-2             41                2
5. Beulah                                  16-3                8               5
 
Others receiving votes: Des Lacs-Burlington (17-3), Stanley (15-4)
 
 
FINAL Class B Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                       Record    Polling Points   Last Week
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (10)  21-1               148             1
2. May-Port-CG (4)                                 20-2               142            2
3. Bowman County (2)                            20-2               132            3
4. Central McLean                                   21-1               122            4
5. Sargent County                                   19-3                 85            7
6. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier                    18-4                 82            6
7. Maple River                                         18-4                 58            5
8. Kenmare-Bowbells                              16-6                 40            8
9. T-G-U                                                   18-4                 34           9
10. St. John                                              18-4                 29         NR
 
Other receiving votes: Washburn (18-4)
 
 
Class B Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)      Record    Polling Points   Last Week
1. North Star (8)                    18-1              131             1
2. Glen Ullin-Hebron (5)        18-1              129             2
3. Bishop Ryan (2)                 17-2              116            3
4. Bowman County                17-1               112           4
5. Westhope-Newburg           18-1               106           5
6. Wilton-Wing                       17-2                 69            8
7. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier  16-3                 58            9
8. Hankinson                          15-3                 47           6
T9. Sargent County                14-5                 22           7
T9. Linton-HMB                       16-3                22          10
 
Other receiving votes: Williston Trinity Christian (15-3), Cavalier (15-4), Alexander (14-3)
 
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MINOT, ND – Region Tournaments for Division A and B girls basketball begin today. We’ll broadcast select games from each of the local tournaments.
 
High School Girls Basketball
Division A
 
Region 3 Tournament – Minot State Dome
Quarterfinal
#1 South Prairie-Max vs #8 Dunseith, 3 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#4 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #5 Rugby, 20 min after (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
#2 Bottineau vs #7 Stanley, 20 min after
#3 Nedrose vs #6 Turtle Mountain, 20 min after
 
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High School Girls Basketball
Division B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
Quarterfinal
Kenmare-Bowbells vs Bishop Ryan, 3 pm (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
Berthold vs Trenton, 20 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
T-G-U vs Powers Lake-Burke Central, 20 min after
Tioga vs Our Redeemer’s, 20 min after (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
 
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MSU BASEBALL
 
DENVER, Colo. (MSU) – Seniors Mark Ossanna and Ricky Apodaca each collected four hits to help propel the Minot State Beavers over the Regis Rangers 20-5 on Sunday in non-conference action. Senior Cameron Bagshaw (1-0) picked up the victory out of the bullpen for Minot State (1-2 overall). The right-hander went 1.1 shutout innings without giving up a hit. Junior Gage Eastlick also made an impact on the mound for the Beavers, throwing two shutout innings while allowing three hits, with no walks and one strikeout. In addition to his four hits, Apodaca had a double and three RBI to lead the Beavers. Ossanna added three doubles and an RBI to his four-hit performance as well. Junior Gunnar Kozlowitz also chipped in for Minot State, putting together two hits in three trips to the plate while adding a double, a walk and four RBI. The Beavers scored in seven different innings on the way to victory. Minot State took the lead for good at 1-0 in the first inning The big hits for the Beavers in the inning were a two-run double off the bat of Kozlowitz and a two-run single from Apodaca.
 
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MSU MENS WRESTLING
 
MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSU) – Brendan Barnes and Cayden White led the way as each picked up wins by pin for the Beavers as the Minot State’s men’s wrestling team closed the regular season with a dominating 37-8 victory at Minnesota State Moorhead on Sunday. Barnes won his 165-pound match by pin 48 seconds into the third round over Jacob Reinardy, while White won in a quick 1 minute, 36 seconds in his 184-pound match with Anthony Sykora. Those were the two pins on the day for the Beavers (10-7 overall, 5-4 NSIC) who racked up victories in eight of the days’ 10 matches. Kelby Armstrong (157) and Cannon Potts (197) added wins by technical fall, with Armstrong scoring a 15-0 win and Potts a 19-1 victory, while Logen Fischer (125), Wayne Joint (133), and Jake Swirple (285) won by major decision. Fischer picked up a 15-6 victory, Joint won his match 15-2, and Swirple rolled to a 10-2 win. Ryan Hrcka (149) added the other victory for Minot State on the day, an 8-7 decision over Gunnar Mogen, as Minot State won its fourth straight dual and its second in a row and all-time over MSU Moorhead. Next up, Minot State will host the NCAA Super Region V tournament on Saturday, March 2, at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/18/24

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 02/18/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the championship of the West Region Boys Hockey Tournament today in Bismarck.
 
High School Boys Hockey
West Region Tournament – Bismarck
 
State Qualifier
#1 Bismarck Century def. #6 Jamestown, 2-1
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #5 Mandan, 1-0
Championship
#4 Dickinson def. #3 Minot High, 2-1
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MINOT, ND – The team dual portion of the State Wrestling Tournament was held on Saturday
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Class A
 
State Tournament – Team Dual – FargoDome
 
Quarterfinal
W1 Bismarck def. E4 Central Cass, 67-3
E2 Fargo Davies def. W3 Dickinson, 51-18
E1 West Fargo Sheyenne def. W4 Bismarck Century, 32-30
W2 Williston def. E3 Devils Lake, 52-18
 
Loser Out
E2 Fargo Davies def. E4 Central Cass, 39-17
W4 Bismarck Century def. E3 Devils Lake, 52-21
Semifinal
W1 Bismarck def. W3 Dickinson, 53-12
E1 West Fargo Sheyenne def. W2 Williston, 31-22
 
5th Place
W4 Bismarck Century def. E2 Fargo Davies, 55-9
3rd Place
W2 Williston def. W3 Dickinson, 39-33
Championship
W1 Bismarck def. E1 West Fargo Sheyenne, 39-18
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High School Boys Wrestling
Class B
 
State Tournament – Team Dual – FargoDome
 
Quarterfinal
#2 Lisbon def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 57-12
#3 South Border def. New Salem-Almont, 43-23
#1 Velva def. Carrington, 37-19
#4 Northern Lights def. #5 Killdeer, 43-27
 
Consolation
New Salem-Almont def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 47-30
#5 Killdeer def. Carrington, 40-36
Semifinal
#3 South Border def. #2 Lisbon, 28-27
#4 Northern Lights def. #1 Velva, 35-30
 
7th Place
Carrington def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 45-28
5th Place
New Salem-Almont def. #5 Killdeer, 50-21
3rd Place
#2 Lisbon def. #1 Velva, 57-9
Championship
#3 South Border def. #4 Northern Lights, 36-30
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High School Girls Wrestling
 
State Tournament – Team Dual – FargoDome
 
Quarterfinal
W1 Minot High def. E4 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 66-12
W3 Bismarck Legacy def. E2 Carrington, 51-18
E1 Central Cass def. W4 Dickinson, 36-33
W2 Bismarck def. E3 Fargo, 64-12
 
Consolation
E2 Carrington def. E4 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 42-36
W4 Dickinson def. E3 Fargo, 57-9
Semifinal
W1 Minot High def. W3 Bismarck Legacy, 33-30
W2 Bismarck def. E1 Central Cass, 51-22
 
7th Place
E4 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter def. E3 Fargo, 42-30
5th Place
W4 Dickinson def. E2 Carrington, 39-33
3rd Place
W3 Bismarck Legacy def. E1 Central Cass, 42-30
Championship
W2 Bismarck def. W1 Minot High, 40-33
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MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Division AA
Williston def. West Fargo Horace, 76-71
 
Division A
South Prairie-Max def. Watford City, 66-45
 
Division B
District 8 Tournament Play In
#6 Harvey-Wells County def. #11 Glenburn, 84-33
#7 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. #10 Berthold, 68-18
#8 Surrey def. #9 Drake-Anamoose, 67-37
 

High School Girls Basketball
 
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. #3 Fargo Davies, 81-74
#5 West Fargo Horace def. Williston 73-44
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MINOTAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros swept their two-games in St. Cloud this weekend with a 5-2 win on Saturday. Ian Spencer and Will Dawson gave the Tauros a 2-0 lead after the first period. Trevor Stachowiak scored in the second as Minot led 3-1 after two. Colby Bear and John Small tallied goals in the final period and Lukas Swedin made 27 saves fot the Tauros. Minot’s lead over Bismarck in the NAHL Central Division remains six points as the Bobcats scored a shootout win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
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UND HOCKEY
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Colorado College goaltender Kaidan Mbereko made 43 saves while the Tigers struck for a trio of goals in the third period to complete the weekend sweep over No. 2 North Dakota, 6-2, on Saturday night from Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mbereko was the star of the show between the pipes for the Tigers (18-9-1, 12-6-0 NCHC) with a career-high 43 saves while Gleb Veremyev scored two goals in a minute span in the third period to give CC its first four-game winning streak over North Dakota (20-8-2, 11-6-1 NCHC) since 1974-75. UND dominated the opening 40 minutes of the game, holding a 36-17 shot advantage after two periods, but Mbereko kept the game deadlocked at 2-2 heading into the final 20. There, the Tigers struck for three goals in the opening 10+ minutes of the frame to build the advantage. Abram Wiebe (1) and Cameron Berg (16) each struck for North Dakota in the loss, as the Fighting Hawks earned no points in the NCHC standings for the first time all season and will head into the final six games of the season with a one-point lead over St. Cloud State for first place in the league standings. North Dakota put together an all-out offensive attack in the opening 20 minutes, nearly matching last night’s game total of 24 shots with 21 to build a 2-1 lead after one. Wiebe opened the scoring just under six minutes into the contest, wiring home his first-career goal off a slick feed from Jayden Perron on a 3-on-2 rush to give the Fighting Hawks the 1-0 lead; however, that advantage lasted only 14 seconds as Jack Millar knotted the game at 1-1 with a shot through traffic from the point. Special teams took over in the closing minutes of the first period, as CC’s Noah Laba was assessed a major penalty for boarding and the Hawks took advantage when Berg snapped his 16th goal of the season past the goaltender with just nine seconds remaining in the opening period to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room. UND continued to dominate the puck in the middle stanza, but could not beat Mbereko on any of the 15 shots fired his way. The Tigers eventually tied the game at 2-2 late in the period as Evan Werner had a puck deflect off his skate and into the net to even the score after 40 minutes. With the game even at 2-2, it was Colorado College who took control in the final 20 minutes with a trio of goals in the opening 11 minutes of the period to turn the contest around and take a 5-2 lead. Noah Laba added the final dagger into the empty net to close out the 6-2 victory and series sweep. North Dakota will return home for the first time in a month to battle Minnesota Duluth for a weekend series beginning on Friday night at 7:07 p.m. from Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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UND MENS BASKETBALL
 
TULSA, Okla. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team got a balanced effort Saturday night with 20 points from B.J. Omot, 17 from Treysen Eaglestaff, 13 from Tyree Ihenacho and 11 from Eli King to defeat Oral Roberts 78-65 on Saturday night at Mabee Arena. It is the second time that the Fighting Hawks have gotten consecutive wins against the Golden Eagles (2/6/20 and 1/8/21) and first time that NoDak has gotten a season sweep. Amar Kuljuhovic led UND with 13 rebounds, while Ihenacho and Kuljuhovic tied with three assists. Ihenacho blocked four shots to set a new career high, and Eli King grabbed a team high four steals. Eaglestaff got the scoring started for UND with two layups, and from there the Fighting Hawks never looked back. ORU chipped away to make it a six-point game at 24-18 with just under nine minutes to go in the first half, but from there the green and white went on a 10-0 run to expand the lead to 16 points. Ihenacho drained a three, Eaglestaff hit three from the line and Eaglestaff and Kuljuhovic hit baskets to grab what would be the biggest lead of the game to that point. UND saw out the rest of the first half and took a 43-28 lead into intermission. In the second half NoDak would lead by as many as 19, which came following a layup by Eaglestaff with 15:56 remaining. Later in the half the Golden Eagles pulled within five at 55-50 as Isaac McBride completed a three-point play. But UND answered with six straight points from Omot and kept ORU at bay. With 1:59 to go it was an eight-point game at 67-59, but the Fighting Hawks closed the game on an 11-6 run to seal the victory. The Fighting Hawks will be back in action next Saturday in Fargo against North Dakota State at 1 p.m.
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UND WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota women’s basketball team fell on Senior Day, 102-57, to Oral Roberts Saturday in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks struggled with the Oral Roberts full court pressure to begin the game, turning the ball over on their first three possessions as ORU took an early 7-2 lead. After a UND timeout, the Hawks began to settle in and would eventually tie the game at 12-12 with 3:48 left in the first. The Golden Eagles closed the period on an 8-1 run and would carry their momentum into the second quarter where they scored 14 points to grab a 35-13 lead. UND would score nine points in the final four a half minutes of the second quarter, but ORU would match with 10 of its own to bring a 45-22 advantage into the halftime break. Sammiyah Hoskin paced UND in the first half with eight points and two rebounds, while Kacie Borowicz and Kiyah Hurst had four each. Oral Roberts turned the Hawks over 18 times in the opening 20, which turned into 22 points off turnovers. Oral Roberts extended its lead to as many as 40 in the third quarter on 14-of-24 shooting with four three-pointers. The Hawks connected on 10-of-13 attempts from the free throw line in the frame but struggled from the field with three field goals and trailed 78-38 heading into the fourth quarter. The Hawks best scoring quarter was in the fourth with 19 points, led by Hurst’s nine and Jayla Owen’s five. ORU’s offensive output continued, however, as they cruised to its 102-57 win. Hurst totaled a team-high 15 points with five rebounds and was followed by Hoskin and Kiera Pemberton who each had 10. Pemberton notched her second double-double of the season with 11 boards. The Fighting Hawks will have a week off before traveling to Fargo for a rematch with North Dakota State on Saturday.
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NDSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
DENVER, Colo. (NDSU) – Denver’s Tommy Bruner scored 41 points to lead the Pioneers to a 77-71 comeback victory over the North Dakota State men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Gymnasium. Denver erased a 20-point deficit with 16 minutes remaining to earn the win. The Bison fell to 6-6 in Summit League play, while Denver improved to 6-7 in the league. Sophomore Tajavis Miller led NDSU with 21 points, including a 5-for-5 start from three-point range in the game. Junior Jacari White finished with 13 points, a career-high eight rebounds, and five assists. Denver shot 62 percent after halftime and made 6-of-11 from beyond the arc in the second half. NDSU led 52-32 with 16:09 remaining before the Pioneers exploded for a 35-9 run over the next 11-plus minutes. Bruner is the nation’s leading scorer at 25.3 points per game. NDSU returns home to host St. Thomas on Thursday, Feb. 22, and North Dakota on Saturday, Feb. 24, next week.
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NDSU WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team extended its season-best win streak to five games after downing Denver, 86-65, on Saturday afternoon at Scheels Center in front of 1,255 fans. Elle Evans led the way for NDSU (16-9, 10-2 Summit) logging her sixth 20-point game of the season with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field. She also grabbed seven rebounds with one steal and one assist. Heaven Hamling added in 11 points with a team-best eight rebounds and five assists. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native moved into the top five on the NDSU all-time scoring list passing Darci Steere (1990-94) for fifth place with 1,589 points as a Bison. As a team, NDSU shot 59.6 percent (34-57) from the field, including 75.0 percent (9-12) in the second quarter. The Bison also netted 46 points in the paint and the bench added in 30 points. Miriley Simon registered 11 points and Avery Koenen also reached double figures in scoring off the bench with 10 points. After building up a 20-16 advantage in the first quarter, the Bison erupted outscoring the Pioneers (7-19, 4-9 Summit), 23-9, in the second frame. NDSU stole momentum with a 12-0 run capped off by a triple from Simon with 4:48 to play in the half. The Bison then rattled off nine straight points to extend their lead to 41-21 after Abby Schulte delivered a layup with 1:48 on the clock. NDSU went on to hold off Denver over the final two quarters to secure the 86-65 victory. NDSU will be back in action at St. Thomas on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
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WILD-SABRES
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dylan Cozens tied it with 37 seconds left with goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen off for an extra attacker and Henri Jokiharju scored 1:29 into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Luukkonen made 31 saves to help Buffalo win for the second time in five games since the All-Star break. Casey Mittelstadt also scored. Joel Eriksson Ek and Declan Chisholm scored for Minnesota, and Filip Gustavsson made 25 saves. The Wild had won four straight. The Wild host Vancouver on Monday afternoon.
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/17/24

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 02/17/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the championship of the West Region Boys Hockey Tournament today in Bismarck.
 
High School Boys Hockey
West Region Tournament – VFW Sports Center in Bismarck
 
Loser Out
#5 Mandan def. #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 7-3
#6 Jamestown def. #7 Williston, 6-1
Semifinal
#4 Dickinson def. #1 Bismarck Century, 7-5
#3 Minot High def. #2 Bismarck Legacy, 5-1
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
#1 Bismarck Century vs #6 Jamestown, 11 am
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Mandan, 30 min after
Championship
#3 Minot High vs #4 Dickinson, 30 min after
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MINOT, ND – The individual portion of the State Wrestling Tournament finished on Friday and several area athletes placed well. The team dual competition is today.
 
High School Boys Wrestling
Individual State Tournament
 
Class A
107 – David Llamas of Minot High, 2nd
172 – Noah Bledsoe of Minot High, 3rd
285 – Gabriel Parisien of Turtle Mountain, 3rd
 
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. Bismarck High, 219
2. Dickinson, 151
3. West Fargo Sheyenne, 150.5
 
9. Minot, 75
 
 
Class B
107 – Bode Henderson of Northern Lights, 1st
114 – Josh Ternes of Beulah-Hazen, 2nd
121 – Cohen Bell of Stanley, 2nd
133 – Alva Henderson of Northern Lights, 2nd
139 – William Cook of Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 1st
145 – Carson Hildre of Velva, 2nd
172 – Drew Zwak of Bishop Ryan, 1st
189 – Cole Henderson of Northern Lights, 2nd
215 – Carter Engebretson of Harvey-Wells County, 2nd; Cade Okeson of Bishop Ryan, 3rd
285 – Coy Okeson of Bishop Ryan, 1st
 
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. South Border, 185
2. Lisbon, 150
3. New Salem-Almont, 115.5
 
4. Northern Lights, 110.5
7. Velva, 81
9. Bishop Ryan, 77.5
10. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 75.5
 
Senior Athlete of the Year – Coy Okeson of Bishop Ryan
Coach of the Year – Ryan Mitchell of Northern Lights
 

High School Girls Wrestling
Individual State Tournament
 
118 – Hallie Nash of Minot High, 2nd
124 – Amaya Baptiste of Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 2nd
155 – Kiera Auguilla of Minot High, 2nd
170 – Vicotoria Pasterz of Des Lacs-Burlington, 2nd
190 – Danijah Moore of Minot High, 2nd
 
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. Bismarck, 202
2. Minot High, 172
3. Bismarck Legacy, 156
 
Coach of the Year – Mitch Meyer of Minot High
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MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. #4 Bismarck Century, 59-37
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 61-59
Dickinson def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 87-68
Williston def. Jamestown, 65-62
 
Division A
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Dunseith, 77-37
Nedrose def. South Prairie-Max, 56-48
Rugby def. Hazen, 73-70
Stanley def. Bottineau, 55-49
Turtle Mountain def. New Town, 75-43
 
Division B
T-G-U def. Benson County, 65-58
 

High School Girls Basketball
 
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 77-59
Mandan def. #4 Bismarck Legacy, 56-47
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, 77-32
Williston def. Jamestown, 54-51
 

High School Girls Gymnastics
 
WDA Championships – Jamestown
1. Dickinson, 149.900
2. Jamestown, 143.475
3. Minot High, 141.575
4. Bismarck Century, 137.700
5. Mandan, 132.300
6. Bismarck Legacy, 131.975
7. Bismarck High, 77.850
8. Northwest Stars, 70.650
 
All-Around Winner: Aspen Roadarmel of Dickinson, 37.950
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WINCZEWSKI-HONORED
 
MINOT, ND – Minot High Boys Basketball Coach Dean Winczewski has been honored. He has been selected as a finalist for the NHSACA National Basketball Coach of the Year. Winczewski is one of eight finalist for the award in boys basketball. The winner will be announced at the 2024 National High School Coaches Association National Coaches Convention which will be held June 22 – 27 in Bismarck.
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MINOTAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros survived a penalty filled contest to defeat the Norsemen 5-1 in St. Cloud on Friday. The teams combined for 15 penalties totaling 60 minutes in the box. The Tauros tallied seven for 33 minutes, while St. Cloud was whistled for eight totaling 27 minutes. Adam Mahler put the Tauros up 1-0 in the first. Nicklas Ketonen and Joel Lehtinen lit the lamp in the second to give Minot a 3-0 lead through two periods. Ian Spencer scored in the third to make it 4-0 before St. Cloud responded with a tally by Lucca Munoz. Jack O’Hanisain would find the back of the net with less than 2 minutes to play. Brady James made 27 saves on 28 shots from the Norsemen. The Tauros remain six points ahead of Bismarck in the NAHL Central Division standings as the Bobcats trounced Aberdeen 7-4.
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MSU BASEBALL
 
DENVER, Colo. (MSU) – Senior Ricky Apodaca went 2-for-4 with a double, but the Minot State Beavers still came up short on Friday in their non-conference season opener and suffered defeat at the hands of the Regis Rangers by a final of 5-3. Senior Craig Schmich (0-1) got the ball to start for Minot State (0-1 overall) and took the loss. Offensively, the Beavers were led by Apodaca, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a double. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw furnished a standout day at the plate as well, going 1-for-4 with a double. Senior Cameron Carr also helped out for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting one run on the board in the top of the first inning. Minot State got an RBI single from Carr, scoring Apodaca from second base. The Rangers then rallied to score two runs and take a 2-1 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the fourth. Junior Javier Gutierrez came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State, which evened the score at 2-2. Regis broke that tie and grabbed a 5-2 lead moving into the ninth, when Minot State narrowed the gap to 5-3. The ballgame ended with that ninth-inning rally falling short. The teams will play a doubleheader today.
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MSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The 23rd-ranked Minot State men’s basketball team got a 31-point showing from the bench but fell 94-90 to the 17th-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at home Friday in an NSIC battle. The Beavers (18-7 overall, 13-6 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Ben Bohl, who had 24 points. Kameron Givens added 17 points and two steals from the bench and Connor Hollenbeck chipped in as well with 14 points. Led by Michael Jok’s three offensive rebounds, Minot State did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 10 boards that resulted in 18 second-chance points. After falling behind 21-18, Minot State went on a 9-0 run with 12:42 left in the first half to take a 27-21 lead. The Beavers then added four points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 55-45 advantage. Minot State did most of its first half damage in the paint, scoring 30 of its 55 points close to the basket. Minnesota Duluth proceeded to take a 79-73 lead before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Hollenbeck’s three, to shrink the deficit to 79-78 with 6:14 to go in the contest. Minnesota Duluth responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 94-90. Minot State got out on the break in the period, scoring seven fast-break points. Minot State will try to bounce back today as they host Concordia-St. Paul at 5:30 pm.
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MSU WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team fought back from a 10-point deficit at 42-32 with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter to knock off the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 66-54 at home Friday in NSIC action. The Beavers (9-19 overall, 6-13 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Lorelei McIver, who had 21 points and eight rebounds. Maya Aguilar tacked on 10 points and two steals off of the bench and Jaime Skeggs helped out with 10 points. Minot State pulled down 31 rebounds in Friday’s game compared to Minnesota Duluth’s 24, led by McIver’s eight boards. Minot State forced 13 Minnesota Duluth turnovers while committing 11 themselves in Friday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 14 points on the other end of the floor. Aguilar’s two steals led the way for Minot State. Minot State struggled out of the gate, falling behind 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Beavers fought back in the second period, narrowing the deficit to 29-22 by the time halftime rolled around. Minnesota Duluth continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 42-29 advantage before Minot State went on a 17-0 run, punctuated by a three from Aguilar, to grab a 46-42 lead with one second to go in the third. Minot State took advantage of four Minnesota Duluth turnovers in the quarter, scoring 10 points off of takeaways. Minot State kept widening that lead, expanding it to 58-52 before going on a 6-0 run to grow the lead to 64-52 with 58 seconds to go in the contest. The Beavers held onto that lead for the rest of the game for the 66-54 win. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 10 of its 20 points in the paint. The Beavers host Concordia-St. Paul today at 3:30 pm at the Dome.
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MSU MENS HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Even with tonight’s game being given the title of “exhibition,” it was a unique situation that the Minot State men’s hockey team faced and handled on their own terms. The BCIHL’s Simon Fraser Red Leafs club team came to town to kickstart a weekend series in the Magic City. No. 1 Minot State (26-6-1) played to their style with strong efforts in route to a 5-2 win over Simon Fraser (4-11-1). Some of those efforts included fantastic individual plays from some of the top guns on the squad. Things got started when the Beavers opened with the ice breaker at 16:12 of the first period. Nearly six minutes later, Simon Fraser answered with a strong push of their own. The first would not end like that however, as the Beavers would pick up a huge confidence booster with a goal to make it 2-1 with 50 seconds to go. Minot State would add two in the second period, nearly three minutes apart at 14:44 and 11:43. A tall hill to climb for Simon Fraser got even bigger when the Beavers grabbed a big insurance goal less than two minutes into the third period. The Red Leafs would cap off the scoring with 30 seconds left in regulation, but it was already too little too late as the game ended 5-2. Three players made up for all five goals on the night, as Christian Kadolph and Reid Arnold scored twice in the win. Joey Moffatt drove hard to the net just enough for the puck to cross the line, as he joined Kadolph and Arnold as the other goal scorer. Jake Anthony did enough to fulfill his starting role in the net, making over 10 saves on the evening. Minot State wins the first of two exhibition matches versus the Simon Fraser Red Leafs. It will not count towards the all-time series, but it could potentially set up a much more intense battle heading into tomorrow when both teams wrap up the weekend set. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (CT) at Maysa Arena. Fans can also capitalize on free admission for the whole day, including women’s hockey versus Jamestown beforehand.
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MSU WOMENS HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Even giving up the first goal, it meant nothing to the Minot State women’s hockey team. The Beavers were back on the first night of a back-to-back with the Jamestown Jimmies, as each gear towards the end of the regular season. Minot State (19-10-1) took care of business with a 4-1 win over Jamestown (13-15-0) on Friday afternoon at Maysa Arena. While the Jimmies picked up the first goal of the game, it was the Beavers who rattled off four straight to come away with the victory. After Jamestown tallied at 9:19 of the first, the Beavers responded moments after. In fact, 18 seconds following the Jimmies goal. As the game remained tied at one heading into the middle frame, the next score would not come until 14:35 of the second as Minot State took on their first lead of the game. Two early markers in the third period, both at 1:11 and 4:15 would settle it for the Beavers. Scoring first for the Beavers was Olivia Opheim as she racked up her sixth of the year. Mia McKee with blazing speed down the right-wing side put up a nice wrister glove side for her fifth. She would then score again for her second of the game and sixth overall. Cameron Schmidt got on the board with her sixth as she scored in between both of McKee’s two goals. Aspen Cooper was a big help on the back end after she dished out two assists. An early shot from the blue line that took a wild redirect did not deter the performance of Morgan Baker, who stepped in again as the starting netminder. She grabbed 24 saves on 25 shots. Count win number seven on the season for Minot State over Jamestown and 16th in the all-time series. Both teams will meet again tomorrow for a 3:45 p.m. (CT) puck drop. It is another day of free admission for the fans, but more importantly a day to recognize the six Seniors from women’s hockey. The Beavers will honor Riley Ball, Gillian Gervin, Gracie Perry, Anna German, Aspen Cooper, and Haylie Biever for their time and dedication to the program.
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UND HOCKEY
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – No. 2 North Dakota dropped a 7-1 decision to No. 15/16 Colorado College on Friday night from Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. UND (20-7-2, 11-5-1 NCHC) becomes the final team in the nation to suffer a regulation loss during league play and sees its school record 21-game regulation unbeaten streak come to an end – the first since Nov. 3 at Boston University. Colorado College (17-9-1, 11-6-0 NCHC) scored three times in the second period to turn a 2-1 game into a 5-1 contest while forward Zaccharya Wisdom tied the NCHC record with four goals to hand the Tigers their first three-game winning streak over North Dakota since 1995. Riese Gaber scored the lone tally for the Fighting Hawks in the loss, knotting the game at 1-1 with his 15th goal of the season and seventh with the man advantage midway through the first period, but CC responded with a tally in the final two minutes of the opening frame to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission. The Tigers took control over the final six minutes of the middle stanza, striking for a trio of goals in a 2:48 span to grab a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes. CC added two more goals, both coming from Wisdom, in the final 20 minutes to seal the 7-1 victory and claim the season series over NoDak. North Dakota will look to salvage a series split on Saturday night at 7:08 p.m. (CT).
 



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KHRT Sports – 02/16/24

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 02/16/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the semifinals of the West Region Boys Hockey Tournament today in Bismarck.
 
High School Boys Hockey
 
West Region Tournament – VFW Sports Center in Bismarck
 
Quarterfinal
#1 Bismarck Century def. #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 2-1
#4 Dickinson def. #5 Mandan, 4-0
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Williston, 7-0
#3 Minot High def. #6 Jamestown, 6-1
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#5 Mandan vs #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 11 am
#6 Jamestown vs #7 Williston, 30 min after
Semifinal
#1 Bismarck Century vs #4 Dickinson, 5 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #3 Minot High, 30 min after
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MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Division B
#5 Westhope-Newburg def. Garrison, 71-44
T-G-U def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 61-45
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Surrey, 70-57
Velva def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 68-67
Williston Trinity Christian def. Mandaree, 100-32
North Prairie def. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 57-54

 
High School Girls Basketball
Division A
 
Region 3 Tournament Play In
#8 Dunseith def. #9 New Town, 47-39
 


High School Boys Swimming & Diving
Minot High def. Dickinson, 133-52
Minot High def. Williston, 126-60
Williston def. Dickinson, 93-92
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 106-67
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy, 109-61
Bismarck Century def. Jamestown, 114-49
Bismarck High def. Bismarck Legacy, 96-68

Bismarck High def. Jamestown, 104.5-52.5


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NDSU WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State women’s basketball team picked up its fourth straight win after downing Oral Roberts, 83-73, on Thursday night at Scheels Center. Heaven Hamling led the way for the Bison (15-9, 9-2 Summit) with her fourth 20-point game of the season with a team-high 21 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three. The Grand Rapids, Minn., native also hauled in six rebounds with five assists and two steals. Elle Evans contributed 12 points with five rebounds, while Abby Schulte also tallied 12 points with five rebounds. Avery Koenen rounded out the group grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds with eight points. As a team, NDSU shot 53.6 percent (30-56) from the field and 47.9 percent (9-19) from three. NDSU also grabbed 43 rebounds with eight different players contributing at least one. After committing 13 first half turnovers and trailing at the break, 41-36, NDSU responded in the third quarter shooting a game-best 63.2 percent from the field. The Bison were able to construct an 8-2 run to open up six-point edge, 56-50, after Abby Graham drained a triple at the 3:41 mark. NDSU carried the energy into the fourth frame with five straight points to extend the lead to 76-62 after Koenen connected on a jumper with 4:25 remaining. The Bison went on to hold off the Golden Eagles (16-9, 7-5 Summit) the rest of the way to earn the 83-73 win. NDSU will be back in action hosting Denver on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m.
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NDSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
TULSA, Okla. (NDSU) – Andrew Morgan and Tajavis Miller both scored 18 points to lead the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 73-60 win at Oral Roberts on Thursday evening. NDSU improved to 6-5 in Summit League play, and ORU dropped to 5-7 in the league standings. The Bison led for more than 27 minutes of the contest. With the score knotted at 28-28 just under four minutes before halftime, Jacari White hit a three, and Miller scored a pair of buckets to put NDSU up by seven. The Bison were up 38-30 at halftime and maintained a lead for the entire second half. ORU pulled within five points at 63-58 with 4:50 left, but White scored on the next possession and the Bison strung together nine straight stops at the defensive end to win the game. NDSU closed on a 10-2 run. NDSU, ranked 11th in the nation for three-point shooting, connected on 9-of-23 (39 percent) from beyond the arc in the game. Boden Skunberg had 14 points and six rebounds for NDSU, White added 13 points, and Noah Feddersen pulled down a season-high 10 boards. In holding ORU to 60 points, NDSU matched its season-low for a D-I opponent. The Golden Eagles shot 35 percent for the game. The Bison will play at Denver on Saturday, with tip scheduled for 3 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. MT.
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UND WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Kiyah Hurst and Kacie Borowicz combined for 51 points as they powered the North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 75-65 win over Denver Thursday night in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Hurst nearly matched a career-high as she poured in 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. After playing just eight minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, Hurst erupted for 22 of UND’s 41 second half points. She was an efficient 10-of-15 from the field with three treys. Borowicz added 24 points, six boards and dished out four assists. The Fighting Hawks defense led the way in the opening 10 minutes, holding Denver to 2-of-15 shooting to build up a 21-9 advantage. Hurst was on her way to a double-double early, scoring five points and grabbing six boards in the first. After Denver took an early 3-2 advantage, the Hawks rattled off a 12-1 run with points from four different UND players. UND shot 7-of-16 from the field and totaled 10 points in the paint. Hurst opened the second half in a flurry, knocking down a three-pointer that snowballed into 14 third quarter points. She scored 11 of the first 13 points in the half, with three treys, as the Hawks would build up their largest lead of the contest so far, 47-31. Over a four-minute span in the middle of the period, UND rolled off a 12-0 run to go up 21 points and would take a 54-35 lead into the fourth after trading baskets over the final two minutes. Denver cut the Fighting Hawk lead to single-digits multiple times in the final quarter, but the Hawks would hold off the Pioneers to earn the 75-65 lead. The Pioneers full-court pressure forced UND into eight turnovers in the fourth, leading to 16 DU points, but when the Hawks would break the press, they were nearly perfect from the floor going 8-for-9. Denver doubled its three-point total in the fourth, knocking down four treys on its way a 30-point output, but UND answered with 21 points to close out the 10-point win. UND and Denver shot an identical 6-of-17 from the floor in the second quarter, with the Pioneers outscoring the Hawks by one point. Borowicz scored eight of UND’s 13 in the period, including six of the last eight as they carried a 34-23 lead into halftime. She paced UND and was the first player in double-figures with 11 points in the opening 20, while Rakiyah Beal dished out four assists. The Fighting Hawks return to the Betty for the final time this season on Saturday for a Senior Day matchup with Oral Roberts.
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UND MENS BASKETBALL
 
DENVER (UND) – Treysen Eaglestaff scored a career high 33 points to lead North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 92-78 win over the Denver Pioneers Thursday night, with 27 of his points coming the second half. The Fighting Hawk sharpshooter made 5-8 shots from downtown and 10-11 shots from the foul line. Eli King also set a career high with 18 points, including a team high 16 in the first half. Amar Kuljuhovic notched his seventh double-double of the season with ten points and a team high 14 rebounds. Tyree Ihenacho led the team with four assists, while King and Tsotne Tsartsidze each had three. B.J. Omot blocked three shots, while King blocked six and Ihenacho one. In stark contrast to the first half against Kansas City, both teams lit up the scoreboard in the first stanza. UND grabbed its first lead at 6-5 when Omot drove from the free throw line in for a dunk, the first of two monstrous dunks from the sophomore in the half. Later in the half, King drove the baseline and found Omot coming down the lane for a slam. King hit four three pointers in the half, setting a new career high for threes in a game in the first 20 minutes. Brady Danielson made a fantastic save on a loose ball which made its way to King, who hit from the top of the arc. His fourth three beat the buzzer as UND ran an inbounds play with 1.4 seconds left and King it from the corner to give the Fighting Hawks a 41-37 lead going into halftime. The game remained neck-and-neck during the opening minutes of the second half, with UND holding the lead until a three made it a 54-52 game in favor of the hosts with 11:57 to go. A couple of minutes later a layup from Kuljuhovic gave the lead back to the green and white at 57-56. Shortly after a three from Eaglestaff made it 60-58 for NoDak, who would never trail again in the game. Later from a 66-66 tie, Eaglestaff hit from beyond the arc again and from there the Fighting Hawks led the rest of the way. The Fighting Hawks will seek a season sweep of Oral Roberts on Saturday night at the Mabee Center.
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UND HOCKEY-ONE MORE SHIFT
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Former University of North Dakota standout and 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner Ryan Duncan will skate “One More Shift” with the current UND men’s hockey team on Saturday, Feb. 24 against Minnesota Duluth at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Duncan will be the seventh former North Dakota player to participate in the special recognition that started in 2018-19, joining Jim Archibald, Brandon Bochenski, Dave Christian, Ed Belfour, Matt Greene and Tony Hrkac. The former Fighting Sioux was one of the best players to don the green and white, helping his teams reach three NCAA Frozen Fours, capture one WCHA regular season and one WCHA Final Five title from 2005-09. Duncan finished with 172 points and 85 career goals to sit tied for 13th and ninth all-time in the program’s record books, respectively, while playing in a school record 175 games. Duncan became the second NoDak player to ever win the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s top player in 2007 after scoring 31 goals and adding 26 assists for a whopping 57 points in 43 games. He was named the WCHA’s Player of the Year as well as earning All-America honors. Following his graduation in 2009, the Calgary, Alberta, native enjoyed a decade-long professional career that spanned over 540 games across North America and Europe. Duncan will take the ice following the starting lineups on Saturday night against Minnesota Duluth. Puck drop is set for 6:07 p.m. (CT) from Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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WOLVES-BLAZERS
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 34 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point lead after the most lopsided first quarter in the NBA this season, handing the Portland Trail Blazers a sixth straight loss with a 128-91 rout on Thursday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points for the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves, who led 44-14 after one quarter in their fourth straight win. It was Minnesota’s West-leading 20th win on the road. Rudy Gobert added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Jerami Grant had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who closed the gap to single digits in the third quarter. But the Timberwolves pushed the lead to 112-81 midway through the final period on Monte Morris’ jumper. The teams also met Tuesday night, with Minnesota pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 121-109 victory. The game wrapped up a five-game road trip for the Timberwolves heading into the All-Star break. Next week Minnesota starts a seven-game homestand. The Timberwolves host the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 23.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/15/24

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 02/15/24
 

MINOT, ND – Minot High remains atop both Class AA high school basketball polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).
 
Class AA Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)    Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. Minot High (17)               16-2               85              1
2. Grand Forks Red River   17-2               66              2
3. Fargo Davies                   15-2              46               4
4. Bismarck Legacy             16-3              36               5
5. West Fargo Horace         15-2              12              RV
 
Others receiving votes: Bismarck Century (15-4)
 
 
Class AA Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)    Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. Minot High (14)               18-1             81                1
2. Bismarck High                 15-5             52                2
3. Fargo Davies (3)             14-4             50                4
4. Bismarck Century            16-3             42                3
5. West Fargo Sheyenne     14-4            26                5
 
Other receiving votes: Bismarck Legacy (10-9)
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FARGO, ND – The state’s top boys and girls prep wrestlers will all gather in Fargo this week for the 2024 NDHSAA Wrestling State Tournament February 15-17 at the FARGODOME! The Individual Wrestling State Tournaments are set for today and Friday and the Team Dual State Tournaments will be held Saturday.
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MINOT, ND – The West Region Boys Hockey Tournament begins today in Bismarck.
 
High School Boys Hockey
 
West Region Tournament – VFW Sports Center in Bismarck
Quarterfinal
#1 Bismarck Century vs #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 11 am
#4 Dickinson vs #5 Mandan, 30 min after
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston, 5 pm
#3 Minot High vs #6 Jamestown, 30 min after
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MSU MENS BASKETBALL-POLLS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State men’s basketball slipped eight spots in the latest NABC Top 25 poll released today, checking in at No. 23 after a pair of setbacks last week. The Beavers (18-6 overall, 13-5 NSIC) lost on a last-second shot at No. 9 Minnesota State Moorhead on Thursday, then fell to a late comeback by St. Cloud State on Sunday at home. Despite the two setbacks, the Beavers remained ranked nationally for the fifth straight week, sliding from No. 15 a week ago to the No. 23 spot with 46 points. Minot State is one of four teams from the NSIC ranked in the latest Top 25 as they join No. 5 Minnesota State, Mankato, No. 8 MSU Moorhead, and No. 17 Minnesota Duluth in this week’s national poll. Minot State will battle the 17th-ranked Bulldogs at the MSU Dome on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m.
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MSU MENS HOCKEY-SOAR RETURNS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State men’s hockey team is adding some additional punch on the defensive end with the addition of a familiar face on the Beaver blue line. Head coach Wyatt Waselenchuk is pleased to announce that former Minot State defenseman Eric Soar has rejoined the team for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. “We are super excited to have Eric rejoin our program,” Waselenchuk said. “Our staff has always kept it in the back of our minds that he’s still enrolled at MSU and obtaining his master’s degree. After an incredibly unfortunate past month or so for us in terms of injuries, and with this last weekend’s performance as a team, we knew we needed to address our back-end for the remainder of the season.”
Soar played in 139 games over four seasons for the Beavers and helped anchor Minot State’s defense as the team marched through the 2023 ACHA National Tournament to claim the program’s third national title. Soar finished his first four years with the Beavers with 15 career goals, which included three game-winners, and 66 career assists, including one at last year’s national tournament. Soar will be back in uniform for the Beavers (26-6-1 overall) when they host Simon Fraser in a pair of exhibition games at the Maysa Arena this weekend.
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WILD-COYOTES
 
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek and Matt Boldy each had a goal and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Wednesday night. Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who have won four in a row and seven of nine. Fleury got his 554th career win. Kirill Kaprizov had an assist, and the Wild’s top line of Eriksson El, Boldy and Kaprizov have seven goals and 10 assists in the last three games. Arizona has lost seven straight. The Wild killed all three Coyotes’ power play opportunities and have killed 29 of 32 penalties in the last nine games. The Wild host Buffalo on Saturday.
 
 
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/14/24

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 02/14/24
 

MINOT, ND – Both the Minot High boys and girls basketball teams earned wins over Mandan on Tuesday.
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. Mandan, 81-69
#2 Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 72-71
#3 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 64-51
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 76-70
 
Division A
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Nedrose, 66-29
Stanley def. South Prairie-Max, 76-56
New Town def. Rugby, 51-50
Bottineau def. Dunseith, 79-52
Minot North Sophomores def. Watford City, 69-58
 
Division B
#10 Linton-HMB def. Central McLean, 62-55
Our Redeemer’s def. Powers Lake-Burke Central, 80-59
Ray def. Berthold, 58-46
Tioga def. Glenburn, 76-51
Kenmare-Bowbells def. Divide County, 61-20
Alexander def. Mandaree, 57-26
Washburn def. Richardton-Taylor, 71-50
 

High School Girls Basketball
 
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. Mandan, 80-60
#3 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 52-36
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 68-23
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 70-39
 
Division A
Watford City def. Minot North Sophomores, 72-59
 

High School Girls Hockey
Mandan def. Minot High, 4-2
Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 5-1
Williston def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 4-2
Devils Lake def. Jamestown, 3-2
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MSU SOFTBALL
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (MSU) -Abby Lohse led the offense with her second home run of the season but it wasn’t enough as the Beavers fell twice to in-state rival Jamestown in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday on the road. Minot State fell 4-2 in the opener and 2-1 in the nightcap as the teams wrapped up a four-game season series, splitting a pair of close doubleheaders with the home team winning each contest. The Beavers are back in action next weekend as they head to Kansas for the Washburn Invitational.
 
GAME 1 | Jamestown 4, Minot State 2
 
Abby Lohse went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, but the Minot State Beavers still came up short and lost to the Jamestown Jimmies by a final of 4-2. Calley Olson (1-1) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State. Reegan Floyd was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going 2.1 shutout innings while allowing one hit. Lohse led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 2-for-4 in the ballgame with a home run and two RBI. Sara Van Wickler put together a standout day at the plate as well, going 2-for-4 with a double. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the top of the first inning. Minot State got an RBI single from Lohse, scoring Van Wickler from second base. The Jimmies then rallied to score four runs and take a 4-1 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the third. Minot State picked up a run on Lohse’s two-out solo home run off of Hope Ransome, which brought the score to 4-2 in favor of the Jimmies. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as neither team scored again in the ballgame.
 
GAME 2 | Jamestown 2, Minot State 1
 
Minot State pitchers allowed only two runs, but the Beavers could not muster the offense to take advantage, losing to the Jamestown Jimmies by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday. Gabi Dawyduk (1-2) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State (5-3 overall). The right-hander went four innings, giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits, allowing no walks and striking out two. Kierra Fournier was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going two shutout innings while allowing two hits, walking none and striking out three. Taylor Smith led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 1-for-2 in the ballgame with an RBI. Maizy Whitlow put together a noteworthy day at the dish as well, going 1-for-3 with a double. Trailing 2-0, the Beavers first put runs on the board in the fifth inning. Minot State got an RBI single from Smith, scoring Hannah Murray from third base. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as neither team scored again in the ballgame.
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WOLVES-BLAZERS
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Edwards didn’t think he could play against the Trail Blazers. Then he scored 41 points. Edwards shook off the right knee soreness that he felt going into Tuesday night’s game at Portland and helped lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-109 victory. Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double. Karl-Anthony Towns, who had foul trouble early, finished with 13 points for the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves. Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who lost their fifth straight. Portland hosts Minnesota again on Thursday night.
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/13/24

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 02/13/24
 

MINOT, ND – The Class B District 6 Girls Basketball Tournament finished play on Monday in Garrison.
 
High School Girls Basketball
Class B

District 6 Tournament – Garrison
 
Region Qualifier
#3 Garrison def. #4 Mandaree, 64-38
#6 New Salem-Almont def. #5 Wilton-Wing, 44-33
Championship
#1 Central McLean def. #2 Washburn, 53-24
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MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
 
High School Girls Basketball
 
Class A
#2 South Prairie-Max def. Turtle Mountain, 68-44
#5 Nedrose def. Stanley, 65-35
Des Lacs-Burlington def. New Town, 64-29
Rugby def. Dunseith, 58-32
 
 
High School Boys Basketball
 
Class A
#5 Beulah def. Killdeer, 77-63
Hazen def. Standing Rock, 76-66
 
Class B
#3 Bishop Ryan def. Berthold, 70-36
#5 Westhope-Newburg def. Glenburn, 76-41
Velva def. Drake-Anamoose, 64-42
T-G-U def. Harvey-Wells County, 68-36
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Surrey, 55-37
White Shield def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 68-57
 

High School Boys Hockey
 
West Region Tournament Play-In
#8 Bottineau-Rugby def. #9 Hazen-Beulah, 7-3
#7 Williston def. #10 Bismarck High, 7-1
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NDSU MENS BASKETBALL-HONOR
 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State forward Andrew Morgan was named the TicketSmarter Summit League Men’s Basketball Peak Performer of the Week, it was announced Monday. The honor is the first of Morgan’s career and first for a Bison this season. Morgan led NDSU to a pair of key Summit League victories. In the 82-78 overtime win vs. Kansas City, Morgan scored a career-high 31 points and made a career-high 14 free throws. He went 8-for-13 from the field as NDSU swept the season series with Kansas City. Morgan added an 18-point performance in NDSU’s 81-79 victory over Omaha. The Waseca, Minn., native went 7-for-10 from the field and also secured seven rebounds and three assists. For the week, Morgan averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and shot 65 percent from the field.
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NDSU FOOTBALL-COACH H IRE
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State University has hired Carlton Littlejohn as assistant defensive line coach for the Bison football program, head coach Tim Polasek announced Monday. Littlejohn, who played on four NDSU national championship teams as a linebacker from 2011 to 2014, returns to his alma mater with eight years of experience as a linebackers coach and coordinator. Littlejohn spent five years as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Minnesota State Moorhead from 2018 to 2022, and he was the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach at Sioux Falls in 2023. He began his coaching career at the University of Jamestown in 2016 as a special teams coordinator and linebackers coach, and he was at Gustavus Adolphus in 2017 as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. In his playing days, Littlejohn was a three-year starter and led the Bison in tackles his final two seasons. He finished fourth in NDSU history with 345 career tackles, which is still the most in the Division I era at NDSU. He was a team captain in 2014 and made the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team. Littlejohn graduated from NDSU in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
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TIMBERWOLVES-CLIPPERS
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, Anthony Edwards added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the second half for a 121-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference. Rudy Gobert had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Timberwolves (37-16) remained atop the Western Conference with their third win in the last four games. It is the 10th time the Timberwolves have won this season when trailing at halftime, which is second in the NBA. The Timberwolves trailed 53-49 at halftime, but seized control in the third quarter, outscoring the Clippers 40-19. The Timberwolves’ largest lead was 24 points during the fourth quarter. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with 18 points apiece and James Harden added 17. Los Angeles, which is 27-7 since the start of December, is in third place in the Western Conference with a 35-17 record. The Timberwolves play at Portland for two straight games beginning Tuesday.
 
 

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KHRT Sports – 02/12/24

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 02/12/24
 

MINOT, ND – A few changes in this week’s Class A and B Basketball polls. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).
 
Class A Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)   Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. Thompson (15)              19-0              75               1
2. Bottineau                        19-2              54               2
3. South Prairie-Max           18-2             49               3
4. Devils Lake                     15-5             20                5
5. Nedrose                          17-3             13                4
 
Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (17-4), Kindred (15-5), Valley City (15-5), Carrington (15-5)
 

Class A Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)        Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. Kindred (13)                        18-0              73                1
2. Devils Lake (2)                    16-1              62                2
3. Four Winds-Minnewaukan  12-4              39                3
4. Grafton                                13-3              30                4
5. Beulah                                 15-2              20                5
 
Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian (13-5)
 

Class B Girls Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                     Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (9)  20-1             138                 2
2. May-Port-CG (5)                              19-2             135                 1
3. Bowman County (1)                         18-2             125                 4
4. Central McLean                                20-1             105                3
5. Maple River                                      18-3               95                 5
6. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier                 17-4               71                 7
7. Sargent County                                 18-3              48                 6
8. Kenmare-Bowbells                            16-6              41                 8
9. T-G-U                                                18-4              28                 9
10. Washburn                                        18-3              24                10
 
Other receiving votes: St. John (13-3), Benson County (16-5)
 

Class B Boys Basketball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record   Polling Points   Last Week
1. North Star (7)                     16-1           130                    2
2. Glen Ullin-Hebron (2)         17-1           123                    5
3. Bishop Ryan (3)                  16-2           117                    3
4. Bowman County (3)            15-1           115                    1
5. Westhope-Newburg            16-1           107                    4
6. Hankinson                           14-2             68                    6
7. Sargent County                   13-4             59                    7
8. Wilton-Wing                         15-2             54                    9
9. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier    13-3             27                   10
10. Linton-HMB                        14-3            16                    8
 
Other receiving votes: Williston Trinity Christian (14-3), Garrison (14-4), Nelson County (12-4), North Border (12-4)
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MSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State men’s basketball team got a 36-point performance from the bench, but fell 72-68 to the Saint Cloud State Huskies at the MSU Dome on Super Bowl Sunday in NSIC action as the Huskies finished on a 20-0 run. The 15h-ranked Beavers (18-6 overall, 13-5 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Caleb Van De Griend, who had 15 points. Jalen Cook tacked on 14 points and six rebounds off the bench and Connor Hollenbeck chipped in as well with 10 points. Minot State did an excellent job taking care of the basketball, dishing out 10 assists while turning the ball over five times. Individually, Ben Bohl dished out the most for the Beavers with three assists. After jumping out to an 11-8 advantage, Minot State went on a 7-0 run with 13:20 left in the first half to increase its lead to 18-8. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 36-31 advantage. Minot State did most of its first-half damage in the paint, scoring 22 of its 36 points close to the basket. Following intermission, Minot State kept widening that lead, expanding it to 57-50 before going on a 6-0 run, finished off by Kameron Givens’ jumper, to grow the lead to 63-50 with 7:13 to go in the contest. Saint Cloud State then asserted control, outscoring the Beavers 22-5 the rest of the way to hand Minot State the 72-68 loss. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 14 of its 32 total points.
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MSU WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team went into the half beating Saint Cloud State 22-19, but could not hang on in the second half and fell 57-54 to the Huskies at the MSU Dome on Super Bowl Sunday in NSIC action. The Beavers (8-19 overall, 5-13 NSIC) had two players score in double figures, led by Jaime Skeggs, who had 15 points. Lorelei McIver added 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals and Sydney Gustavsson added nine points, seven rebounds and three steals. Minot State out-rebounded Saint Cloud State 39-36 in Sunday’s game, paced by seven boards from Emily Srejma. The Minot State defense held Saint Cloud State shooters to only 33.8 percent from the field.
 
After falling behind 4-0, Minot State went on a 10-0 run with 7:22 left in the first quarter, culminating in a three from Skeggs, to take a 10-4 lead. The Beavers then added two points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with a 14-6 advantage. Minot State relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down two shots to account for six of its 14 points. Minot State kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 6-0 run starting at the 5:26 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Gustavsson, to increase its lead to 22-13. The Huskies cut into that lead, but the Beavers still enjoyed a 22-19 advantage heading into halftime. Minot State dominated in the paint, scoring four of its eight points close to the basket. Minot State continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 7-0 run, punctuated by a three from McIver, to expand its lead further to 31-21 with 5:43 to go in the third. Saint Cloud State responded to seize a 43-40 lead entering the fourth quarter. Minot State played well near the basket, scoring 10 of its 18 points in the paint. Saint Cloud State kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing a 51-45 advantage before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Ashley Wacha’s jumper, to shrink the deficit to 51-50 with 3:17 to go in the contest. Saint Cloud State responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 57-54. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring eight of its 14 points in the paint.
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MSU WOMENS HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Back to round out the second game of a back-to-back at Maysa Arena, the Minot State women’s hockey team was in search of the sweep over the Assiniboine Community College Cougars. The Beavers are coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime win the night before, with another win in mind. Minot State (18-10-1) did just that with a 3-0 win over Assiniboine (13-2-1) and handing their second regulation loss of the season. It was another feisty battle, as the competitive nature did not waiver. The Beavers were grinding for pucks and did everything they could to get the upper edge on Assiniboine in all facets, all that to go along with forcing key turnovers. They were rewarded with a couple of fortunate bounces to go their way. They were opportunistic as well, as Minot kicked off the scoring showing great patience on a breakaway goal for the ice breaker. That goal at eight minutes exactly would be the only marker of the first period. Early in the second, the Beavers snuck one in past the goalie pad 21 seconds into the period. Then at 12:04, a costly errant pass by the Assiniboine defenseman allowed one of the Beavers top shooters to take advantage and beat the goalie on the glove side. Despite a heavy push by a deflated Cougars squad, that was all the scoring that would take place and the final would remain at 3-0 at the end of the third.
 
The captain Riley Ball had herself a night, scoring two of the three Beaver goals. She moves up the goal list adding her sixth and seventh on the year. Kaitlyn Snyder was also the recipient of her sixth. Haylie Biever was a brick wall today in a sensational performance. She stopped all 30 shots that came her way, with plenty of them being high danger chances. It is also her second shutout of the weekend, with a shutout streak that now sits at 121:06. The Beavers pick up a huge weekend sweep over Assiniboine Community College, a sweep that was not easy by any means. In their first two meetings with Assiniboine under affiliation of MSU Athletics, both resulted in Beaver wins. Minot State will be back on home ice next weekend to wrap up the regular season. The University of Jamestown Jimmies will be back to battle the Beavers in what should be another hard-fought series. Puck drop is slated for February 16 and 17, with Senior Day festivities taking place during Saturday’s game.
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TWINS-TRADE
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after losing to Minnesota in salary arbitration, utilityman Nick Gordon was traded from the Twins to the Miami Marlins on Sunday for left-handed reliever Steven Okert. Gordon, a 28-year-old outfielder, second baseman and shortstop, hit .185 last season with two homers and seven RBIs in 34 games, down from .272 with nine homers and 50 RBIs over 136 games in 2022. He fractured his right shin when he fouled off a pitch from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dylan Covey on May 17. Gordon was sidelined until Sept. 15, when he started a six-game rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A St. Paul. He had a .250 batting average with 15 homers and 80 RBIs in three seasons with the Twins. Gordon was awarded a $900,000 salary on Saturday rather than his request for $1.25 million. He is a half-brother of former Marlin Dee Strange-Gordon and a son of former All-Star pitcher Tom Gordon. Okert was 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 64 relief appearances last year for the Marlins, striking out 73 and walking 24 in 58 2/3 innings while allowing nine home runs. The 32-year-old is 12-9 with a 3.70 ERA in six seasons with San Francisco (2016-18) and Miami (2021-23). Okert agreed last month to a one-year contract for $1,062,500. He is eligible for free agency after the 2026 season, and Gordon is eligible after the 2027 season.
 



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KHRT Sports – 02/11/24

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 02/11/24
 

MINOT, ND – T-G-U in the first champion on the new Class B District 8 Tournament
 
High School Girls Basketball
Class B
 
District 8 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
 
Region Qualifier
#1 Our Redeemer’s def. #2 Surrey,49-43
#7 Bishop Ryan def. #5 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 43-40
Championship
#3 T-G-U def. #4 Berthold, 58-31

District 8 All-District Team
Berthold – Mya Neshem
Bishop Ryan – Tochi Udekwe
Drake-Anamoose – Halie Fletschock
Glenburn – Emma Jones
Harvey-Wells County – Rachel Neumiller
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood – Jamie Thompson
Our Redeemer’s – Maya Vibeto, Kadyn Braun
Surrey – Laney Will, McKya Gerding
T-G-U – Addison Neshem, Ashley Martodam, Sophie Bachmeier
Velva – Olivia Miller
Westhope-Newburg – Kimberly Tabarez
 
District 8 Outstanding Senior Athlete
Maya Vibeto – Our Redeemer’s
 
District 8 Coach Of The Year
Hart Andes – Our Redeemer’s
 
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District 7 Tournament – Williston State College
 
Region Qualifier
#4 Powers Lake-Burke Central def. #6 Divide County, 46-45 OT
#2 Trenton def. #5 Parshall, 48-36
Championship
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells def. #3 Tioga, 49-47 OT
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District 6 Tournament – Garrison High School
 
Loser Out
#4 Mandaree def. #8 White Shield, 41-22
#6 New Salem-Almont def. #7 Center-Stanton, 52-33
Semifinal
#1 Central McLean def. #5 Wilton-Wing, 70-19
#2 Washburn def. #3 Garrison, 44-37
 
Monday’s schedule
 
Region Qualifier
#5 Wilton-Wing vs #6 New Salem-Almont, 4:30 pm
#3 Garrison vs #4 Mandaree, 20 min after
Championship
#1 Central McLean vs #2 Washburn, 20 min after
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MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
 
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
Rugby def. Turtle Mountain, 50-48
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Dunseith, 48-33
Beulah def. Stanley, 46-29
 

High School Boys Basketball
 
Class AA
Jamestown def. Williston, 80-79 OT
 
Class A
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 65-47
Rugby def. Carrington, 65-60
 
Class B
Velva def. Nedrose (Class A), 73-62
Ray def. Glenburn, 86-55
 

High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. West Fargo United, 2-1
Fargo North-South def. Williston, 8-2
Dickinson def. Fargo Davies, 3-2
Grand Forks def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 2-1
 
 
High School Boys Swimming & Diving
 
Mandan Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 485
2. Bismarck High, 368
3. Minot High, 358
4. Fargo Davies, 357
5. Williston, 264
6. Dickinson, 249
7. Mandan, 219
 

High School Boys Wrestling
 
Class A West Region Tournament
1. Bismarck High, 239.5
2. Williston, 174.5
3. Dickinson, 166.0
4. Bismarck Legacy, 157.0
5. Bismarck Century, 152.5
6. Minot High, 124.5
7. Bismarck St Mary`s, 102.5
8. Watford City, 88.0
9. Mandan, 85.5
10. Jamestown, 72.0
11. Turtle Mountain, 32.0
 
Class B West Region Tournament
1. Velva, 202.0
2. New Salem-Almont, 162.5
3. Killdeer, 150.5
4. Williams County, 140.0
5. Bishop Ryan, 129.0
6. Kenmare-Bowbells, 121.5
7. Des Lacs-Burlington, 109.0
8. Stanley, 100.0
9. Hettinger-Scranton, 93.5
10. Mondak Thunder, 80.5
11. Harvey-Wells County, 77.0
12. Beulah-Hazen, 64.0
13. Bowman County-Beach, 53.0
14. Linton-HMB, 42.0
15. New Town-Parshall, 17.5
16. White Shield, 7.0
17. Alexander, 3.0
18. Standing Rock, 0.0
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MINOTAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros earned a split of their home-and-home weekend series with the Bismarck Bobcats. Nicholas Sewecke lit the lamp in overtime as the Tauros won 2-1 in Bismarck on Saturday. Joel Lehtinen tallied Minot’s first goal in the second period. Tamas Toth tied it at 1-1 with a goal in the third period for the Bobcats. Lukas Swedin was in goal for the Tauros and tallied 21 saves. Minot lead the NAHL Central Division by six point over Bismarck.
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MSU MENS HOCKEY
 
CHESTERFIELD, MO. (MSU) – Not quite the weekend they were expecting, but the Beavers showed a lot of grit and effort to force the result that took place at Maryville University Hockey Center on Saturday night. The Minot State men’s hockey team was back to wrap up a weekend set with the Saints, a team that has been well conditioned and battle tested from multiple heavyweight matchups all season long. No. 1 Minot State (26-6-1) found their clutch gene to force the tie with 8th-ranked Maryville (21-9-2) in a 2-2 score. After two goals from each side, the game had to be decided past regulation. The Saints would end up getting the extra point in the shootout following a scoreless overtime session. Things started rather well for the Beavers, as they tallied the opening goal at 10:31 of the first. It would remain 1-0 after one heading into the second, where the Saints answered to tie it at 17:46. 1-1 at the end of the second period would set up for a dramatic third. Maryville took their first lead of the night with exactly nine minutes left in regulation. Significant time would pass, where the Beavers found themselves in need of a last-minute push. It would go down to the wire when Minot State rallied with 10 seconds to go. With constant offensive zone pressure late, the Beavers stuffed home the game-tying goal. The five-minute overtime period did not produce a winner, which meant that it was up to the players’ skills in the shootout. Maryville went on to score once and that was all they needed as Minot State did not capitalize on all three of their shots. The Beavers scored once in the first period and once in the third. Getting the ice breaker was Reece Henry. Also picking himself back up on the scoresheet was Reid Arnold. His 20th of the season was the goal that forced the tie late in regulation. Riley Wallace got his turn to man the crease for Minot. He stopped 28 of 30 shots and two of three in the shootout. Minot State will leave Missouri winless against Maryville in their first two meetings with the Saints under affiliation of MSU Athletics. The Beavers finish the four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record. They will be back on home ice for a two-game exhibition series when Simon Fraser University comes to the Magic City. Maysa Arena is the place to be at on February 16 and 17 when the Beavers battle the Red Leafs.
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MSU WOMENS HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – It was an absolute fight till the very end! You could not have found another tight, competitive battle than what just took place at Maysa Arena on Saturday. The Minot State women’s hockey team welcomed Assiniboine Community College for the first time this season. It was also the Beavers first meeting with the Cougars under affiliation of MSU Athletics. After a scoreless 60 minutes of regulation, Minot State (17-10-1) finally found a way to finish as they defeated Assiniboine (13-1-1) by a final score of 1-0 in overtime. Both teams were dialed in and focused intensely on the details of the game. It was a defensive juggernaut with minimal space to work with on all ends of the ice. Along with that, there were hardly any mistakes made by either side. After more space on the ice opened for three-on-three overtime, the Beavers wasted no time putting an emphasis on early puck possession. After a few sequences on each end, the Beavers were able to break through at 1:06 of overtime on a nice cycle of the puck in the Cougars zone. While cutting across top of the circles, Kaitlyn Snyder saw Cameron Schmidt driving the net. She relayed a return pass over to her stick on the back door for the tap-in goal and eventual game winner. Schmidt’s fifth of the season gave the Beavers all kinds of an adrenaline rush to end the game. Haylie Biever could not have played any better as the starter in net for Minot. She was perfect as she stopped all 26 shots from Assiniboine.
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MSU TRACK & FIELD
 
BROOKINGS, S.D. (MSU) – Minot State sprinter Nasir Dilworth enjoyed a day to remember on the track for the Beavers. A day that will be easy to remember, too, as Dilworth wrote his name into Minot State’s NCAA Division II era record book in two events, the men’s 60-meter hurdles and 200 meters at the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic. Dilworth started his day finishing ninth in the hurdles in the prelims as he just missed out on the finals, clocking a time of 8.22 seconds that broke the school record of teammate Nathan Trujillo-Aragon of 8.39 which Trujillo-Aragon clocked earlier this season. With one record performance already under his belt, Dilworth added another as he shaved .02 seconds off the school record in the 200 meters, finishing 21st in the event in 22.58 seconds to break the previous fastest time of 22.60 run by Tyler Bates in 2015. While Dilworth led the way, the rest of the Beavers also turned in some fantastic finishes on the day as Ramon Duran added another D-II era school record in the men’s 400 meters as he finished fourth in the event in 48.76 seconds to break the old record of 49.43 run by Tyler Flatland in 2014.
 
On the women’s side, Sidra Sadowsky added the fourth new Beaver record as she was ninth on the day in the women’s 800 meters in 2 minutes, 14.11 seconds which broke the previous Minot State best time of 2:14.36 clocked by Whitney Hansen in 2021. And rounding out the day was Peyton Tuhy who added one more record performance for the Minot State men as he finished 11th in the 1,000 meters at the SDSU Indoor Classic in 2:31.27 which bested the old record of 2:33.05 in the event run by Trent Holiday last season. The record-setting day gives Minot State momentum as it races toward the NSIC Indoor Championships held Feb. 23-24. Prior to the Championships, though, the Beavers get one more weekend to fine-tune their performances at the UND Tune Up next Saturday. After waiting a long time, the Beavers exact revenge on Assiniboine for the heartbreaking postseason losses from the days of ACHA division two. Minot State picks up their first win in the first meeting versus Assiniboine under MSU Athletics affiliation. Both teams will meet again tomorrow at Maysa Arena. Puck drop is set for 1:00 p.m. (CT) on the same day as the big game.
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NDSU WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
OMAHA, Neb. (NDSU) – Five Bison reached double figures in scoring as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team picked up an 84-70 win over Omaha on Saturday afternoon at Baxter Arena. Heaven Hamling recorded 16 points with four rebounds and three assists, while Abby Krzewinski also notched a career-high 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Abby Schulte added in a season-high 15 points with six rebounds and Elle Evans added in 12 points and seven rebounds of her own. Abbie Draper logged her first career double-double with a career-high 13 rebounds and 12 points. She also added in a game-high four steals with two blocks. As a team, the Bison (14-9, 8-2 Summit) shot 51.9 percent (28-54) from the field and 83.3 percent (20-24) from the free throw line. NDSU also snatched 43 rebounds in comparison to Omaha’s 27. NDSU got off to a fast start in the opening frame building up a double-digit lead, 24-11, after Hamling buried her second three-pointer of the frame at the 3:32 mark. Omaha (5-19, 1-10 Summit) pushed back in the second quarter putting together an 8-2 run to trim the edge to two, 28-26, following a layup from Katie Keitges with 8:12 to play in the half. The Bison responded closing the frame on a 12-3 run capped off by triple from Miriley Simon at the buzzer to make the score 48-39 at the intermission. The Bison slowly stretched their lead back up to 10, 52-42, after a jumper and layup from Draper at the 7:51 mark of the third quarter. The Mavericks made one final surge assembling a 7-0 run to cut the deficit down to four, 53-49, following a free throw from Kennedi Grant with 4:38 on the clock. NDSU quickly increased its advantage back up to 10, 63-53, with the use of an 8-2 run finished off by a jumper from Hamling at the 1:52 mark. NDSU went on to hold off Omaha over the final quarter to secure the 84-70 win. NDSU will be back in action on Thursday night hosting Oral Roberts. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., at Scheels Center.
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NDSU MENS BASKETBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team saw its 13-point second-half lead vanish in the final minute, but the Bison held on for an 81-79 win over Omaha on Saturday afternoon inside the Scheels Center. After starting the game making just 2-of-11 from three-point range, the Bison drained 10 of their next 12 attempts from beyond the arc. NDSU finished 13-of-26 (50 percent) from downtown, and shot 54 percent overall in the game. NDSU led 74-63 with 3:30 remaining in the contest. A 9-1 burst by the Mavericks cut the margin to three at 75-72 with 34 seconds on the clock. Damari Wheeler-Thomas made six free throws in the final 34 seconds to hold on, as the Bison saw Frankie Fidler’s potential game-winning three-point attempt come up short for Omaha in the closing seconds. Junior Andrew Morgan finished with 18 points and seven rebounds for NDSU. Boden Skunberg scored 13 points, Jacari White had 12 on four three-pointers, and Noah Feddersen added 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Bison. With the victory, NDSU improved to 5-5 in The Summit League and 12-13 overall. Omaha fell to 5-6 in the league and 12-14 overall. Bison sophomore Lance Waddles scored 10 points in 18 minutes off the bench. NDSU racked up 18 assists for a new season-high against a Division I opponent. The Bison will play at Oral Roberts on Feb. 15 and at Denver on Feb. 17 next week.
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UND WOMENS BASKETBALL
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UND) – The North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped an 86-71 decision at the Swinney Center to Kansas City Saturday afternoon. The Roos brought the energy to begin the game, as they scored the first nine points and forced a North Dakota timeout just two minutes in. Kansas City’s lead would expand to 13 before the Fighting Hawks found their first points of the day on a pair of free throws from Kiyah Hurst. Kansas City was in an offensive rhythm during the first 10 minutes, connecting on 11-of-16 field goal attempts with a pair of three-pointers to bring a 25-11 lead into the second frame. KC had 14 points in the paint and eight points off five UND turnovers. While the Hawks offense began to pick up their pace in the second quarter, Kansas City’s offense remained steady and matched UND’s point total to hold a 45-31 halftime lead. Borowicz paced the Fighting Hawks in the opening 20 minutes with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three treys, while Destinee Oberg corralled six rebounds in eight minutes off the bench for UND. Both teams knocked down four three-pointers in the first half, but the difference came in the lane with KC holding an edge in points in the paint (24-8) and in points off turnovers (15-4). Borowicz scored a team-high 25 points with four three-pointers, six assists and four rebounds. Hurst and Kiera Pemberton joined Borowicz in double-figures with 16 and 11 points, respectively. Hurst tallied three steals while Pemberton had two.
 
Kansas City opened the second half in similar fashion as the first quarter, with an 8-2 run that caused UND to call a timeout with 8:03 on the clock with a 53-33 KC lead. A pair of free throws midway through the period gave KC a 25 advantage, but the Hawks scored nine straight with points from four different players, to cut the deficit to 16. However, the Roos scored the next seven and led 70-47 going into the final frame. The Fighting Hawks outscored KC 24-16 in the fourth quarter and brought a 26-point KC lead to as few as 14 points but were unable to pull within single-digits. Hurst knocked down a pair of three-pointers and went 4-of-6 from the field for 12 points in the fourth. UND made four of its nine triples in the final quarter with Borowicz and Mikayla Aumer also connecting from deep. The Hawks will return to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for a pair of home games beginning with Denver Thursday night.
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UND MENS BASKETBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – After shooting well over 50% from the field and scoring 99 points in a win over Omaha Thursday night, the North Dakota men’s basketball team went cold from the floor Saturday—shooting 39.5% in a 65-47 loss to Kansas City. The Fighting Hawks hit only three times from downtown after making 13 treys against the Mavericks Thursday. B.J. Omot led the team with 15 points, while Amar Kuljuhovic led with nine rebounds. Tyree Ihenacho led with four assists while Eli King grabbed six steals—which tied for the most in the Division I era. The last player with six swipes in a game for the green and white was Geno Crandall on March 1, 2018 against Sacramento State. Neither team got on the board in the first two minutes of play. Kansas City got the first basket at the 17:51 mark of the half, quickly answered by UND to tie at two. From there the Roos went on a 7-0 run to take the lead and led the rest of the way. With 9:15 left in the first half, UND trailed 18-9 but went on a 10-2 run—four points coming from Kuljuhovic and four from Omot. But the Roos quickly pushed the lead back to seven and led by that many at the break—30-23. In the second half, Kansas City had pushed the lead to 14 when Ihenacho found King from the baseline and got it out to King who hit a three. On the other end Brady Danielson came up with a steal and then King found Omot in transition for a dunk and it made the game 43-34. But NoDak would get no closer the rest of the way. The Fighting Hawks will be back on the road next week, traveling to Denver on Thursday then playing at Oral Roberts next Saturday.
 
 
 

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