K-Heart Sports – 10/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 101421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – With the Class 9B playoff starting this weekend, this is the last week for the 9B poll. There will be one more week of the Class 11B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)            Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (13)                                8-0         68          1
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley (1)        7-1         57          2
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich  7-1         37          3
4. Kindred                                       7-1         34          4
5. Central Cass                             7-1           5          RV

Others receiving votes: Harvey-Wells County (6-2), Bowman County (7-1), Bishop Ryan (7-1)

 
Class 9B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(14)  8-0          70          1
2. New Salem-Almont                   8-0          55          2
3. Cavalier                                     8-0           41         3
4. Nelson County                          8-0            21         5
5. Bottineau                                   8-0            16        RV

Others receiving votes: South Border (7-1), Surrey (6-1)

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CLASS 9B PLAYOFFS
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the first round of the Class 9B football playoffs this Saturday.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round – (Sat, 10/16)
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG hosts (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley, 1 PM
(R5#2) South Border hosts (R6#3) Grant County-Flasher, 2 PM
(R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne hosts (R4#3) North Prairie, 1 PM
(R4#2) St. John hosts (R3#3) Four Winds, 2 PM
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England hosts (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 1 PM
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark hosts (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 12 PM (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood hosts (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, 1 PM
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake hosts (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 2 PM
 
#1-seeds from each region get a bye in the first round. Coaches voted on seeding:
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
#2 New Salem-Almont
#3 Cavalier
#4 Bottineau
#5 Nelson County
#6 Surrey
#7 Divide County
#8 Hettinger-Scranton

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MSU SOCCER

 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State soccer team (9-2, 8-0 NSIC) will look to stay undefeated in conference action. In order to do so they have to go through one of the bigger hurdles they’ve faced in conference action in the Augustana Vikings (6-3-2, 5-1-2 NSIC) Friday at 4 p.m. in Sioux Falls. They wrap up the weekend with a stop in Nebraska against the Wayne State Wildcats (3-6-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) Sunday at Noon. A weekend sweep of Augustana and Wayne State would ensure a new record of consecutive games won for the Beavers soccer program at 11, breaking the old record of 10 games in a row.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

TORONTO (AP) – William Nylander broke a tie at 1:06 of the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Toronto won in front of over 18,000 masked and fully vaccinated fans in Scotiabank Arena’s first regular-season crowd since March 10, 2020. Jack Campbell made 31 saves for Toronto, allowing only Jonathan Drouin’s first-period goal. Pierre Engvall tied it on a power play midway through the second. Toronto star Auston Matthews, the NHL leader with 41 goals in 52 games last season, sat out because of a wrist injury that hasn’t fully healed from surgery.

 
In other ice action:
 
– Bowen Byram scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the short-handed Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which played without star center Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Jared Bednar. Both are in the COVID-19 protocol and away from the team.
 
– Kyle Turris scored the shootout winner and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman scored in regulation for the Oilers, who squandered a late lead. Edmonton also got a pair of assists from Connor McDavid. Mike Smith finished with 36 saves. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Quinn Hughes scored for the Canucks. Thatcher Demko made 32 saves.
 
– Mason McTavish became the youngest player in Anaheim history to score a goal as the Ducks opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. The 18-year-old McTavish – the third overall pick in this year’s NHL draft – put in a loose puck 13:20 into the first period to give Anaheim a 2-0 lead. Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made a pad save on a shot by Isac Lundestrom, but McTavish gathered in the rebound. Adam Henrique, Kevin Shattenkirk and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim.
 
– The Washington Capitals made a season-opening 5-1 victory against the division-rival New York Rangers memorable Wednesday night for Alex Ovechkin’s 731st and 732nd goals and Hendrix Lapierre’s first. Ovechkin scored twice to pass Marcel Dionne for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL goals list, putting him a couple of steps closer to Wayne Gretzky’s record that had long seemed unbreakable. Ovechkin, one game into a new five-year contract to chase the mark, needs 163 goals to pass Gretzky.
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WNBA FINALS

PHOENIX (AP) – Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky. Griner kept the Mercury within reach of Chicago during a sluggish start and brought the Phoenix Suns players sitting courtside to their feet with her second career playoff dunk in the first quarter. She scored on a turnaround jump to help give Phoenix a late four-point lead in regulation, but just missed blocking Courtney Vandersloot’s tying layup with 4.4 seconds left. Taurasi opened overtime with a four-point play and added a 3-pointer that put Phoenix up 89-86 with 1:24 left. Skylar Diggins-Smith, who had 13 points and 12 assists, sealed it on a layup with 12.8 seconds left.

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TENNIS-INDIAN WELLS

INDIA N WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Grigor Dimitrov beat top-seeded Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, extending the parade of upsets that has knocked out several top players. Medvedev’s defeat left the combined ATP and WTA tournament without its top two men’s and women’s seeds. Karolina Pliskova lost in the third round as did No. 2 Iga Swiatek. Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka beat American Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-2.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a four-year, $25 million extension, keeping him under contract through the 2025-26 season. The team announced the contract Wednesday at a news conference. General manager David Poile says they couldn’t be happier to get this deal done before the season opener Thursday night against Seattle. Ekholm was drafted by Nashville in 2009. He has played his entire career in Nashville.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The New York Islanders will start the season with 13 straight road games. That’s the second-longest road trip in NHL history and the longest to start a season. The NHL drew up the plan while construction of the team’s new home at UBS Arena is completed. Playing a few more games at Nassau Coliseum was not an option, so instead the Islanders will crisscross the country. New York will play its first home game on Nov. 20 against Calgary, more than five weeks into the season.
 
– The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The social media platform’s logo to appear on players’ helmets throughout the season. The NHL added helmet advertisements last season and the board of governors has unanimously approved sponsor patches on jerseys beginning next season.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Cardinals will be without two starters and probably a third as they try to stay unbeaten in a road game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has confirmed that tight end Maxx Williams is out for the season because of a right knee injury he suffered last week in the team’s 17-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He also said three-time Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson will miss the game in Cleveland with an injury to his ribs while linebacker Chandler Jones is doubtful after testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

 
Meanwhile, NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett and star running back Nick Chubb are two of several key Browns players not practicing because of injuries. Garrett, who has seven sacks and been dominant all season, is dealing with knee and ankle issues. The 2020 All-Pro defensive end sat out two practices last week but played in Sunday’s 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Kansas City Chiefs practiced without five key starters including wide receiver Tyreek Hill and pass rusher Chris Jones. Hill was out with a bruised quad that he sustained in Sunday night’s loss to the Bills, when the Chiefs also lost running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a sprained knee ligament. Jones continues to deal with a lingering wrist injury. Also out Wednesday were linebacker Anthony Hitchens, defensive back Charvarius Ward and guard Joe Thuney.
 
– Daniel Jones has made some progress since suffering a concussion last weekend and there’s a chance the Giants quarterback will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that Jones remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. It is unlikely he’ll practice Thursday since the next step in the protocol would be either increased physical activity followed by a non-contact practice.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is 50-50 for Carolina’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. McCaffrey has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Rhule thinks the decision will come right up until the game.
 
– Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was back on the practice field for Wednesday’s light workout. If all goes well over the next few days, he might be playing Sunday against Houston. The four-time Pro Bowler has been designated for return from injured reserve after having neck surgery in August and coach Frank Reich is optimistic Hilton will be cleared to play this weekend.
 
– It has not been a good start to the week for the Los Angeles Chargers offensive line. The Chargers found out on Monday that right guard Oday Aboushi would miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Sunday’s 47-42 win over Cleveland. On Wednesday, the team announced that right tackle Bryan Bulaga will miss more time after having core muscle surgery. Michael Schofield stepped in after Aboushi was injured and will remain the starter. With Storm Norton filling in at right tackle, center Corey Linsley said that he expects everyone to continue to step up.
 
– Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor won’t come off injured reserve this week, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil will have thumb surgery and is expected to be out at least a month. Taylor injured his hamstring Sept. 19 against the Browns and was placed on injured reserve the following week. He is eligible to return this week, but coach David Culley said he still needs more time. Tunsil injured his left thumb in a loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
 
– The Tennessee Titans have brought back linebacker Avery Williamson, signing the veteran off Denver’s practice squad. Williamson was a fifth-round draft pick by the Titans in 2014 out of Kentucky. He spent his first four seasons with Tennessee before signing a three-year deal in 2018 with the New York Jets. Williamson missed the 2019 season with a torn ACL and was traded to Pittsburgh during last season. The Titans also announced that safety Amani Hooker has been cleared to return to practice even as he remains on injured reserve.
 
– Cornerback Tre Flowers has been released by the Seattle Seahawks as they struggle to find the right combination at the position. Flowers started the first three games but was benched in favor of Sidney Jones after Minnesota dissected Seattle’s secondary in Week 3. Coach Pete Carroll raved about Flowers’ performance in earning the starting job during training camp but didn’t have many answers on why his standing changed so quickly. The entire cornerback situation remains unsettled five weeks into the regular season.
 
– Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell says center Frank Ragnow feels guilty about having season-ending toe surgery. Campbell said that the surgery went well, and that Ragnow does not need to feel bad about doing the right thing for his long-term future. Ragnow was hurt earlier this month at Chicago and went on injured reserve last week.
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ESPN-WILD-CARD WEEKEND

NEW YORK (AP) – ESPN has signed a five-year agreement with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game during the first weekend of the playoffs, beginning this season. The announcement was made by ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sport. The NFL announced last month that it was moving the Saturday early afternoon game on wild-card weekend to Monday night.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Ben Simmons has reported to the Philadelphia 76ers but the disgruntled All-Star guard still may not play for the franchise. Coach Doc Rivers says he doesn’t know if Simmons has backed off his trade demand. Rivers said Simmons was scheduled to return to the practice facility late Wednesday for an individual workout and that he won’t practice with the team until he clears NBA health and safety protocols. Rivers said he hasn’t ruled out Simmons traveling with the team to Detroit for their last preseason game Friday.

 
Elsewhere around the NBA:
 
– The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices including star forward Zion Williamson and also added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019 first-round draft choices Williamson, center Jaxson Hayes and guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, keeping them under contract through next season. New Orleans also exercised a third-year option on 2020 top draft choice Kira Lewis Jr., keeping him under contract through the 2022-23 season as well. The signing of Petty gives the Pelicans three ex-Alabama players including Lewis and 2021 second-round pick Herbert Jones.
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GOLF-AUSTRALIA-TOURNEMENTS CANCELED

SYDNEY (AP) – The men’s Australian Open golf tournament and Australian Women’s Open scheduled for next year have been canceled because of COVID-19-related travel and quarantine restrictions. Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland says “we believe it to be the right outcome under the current circumstances.” The men’s Australian Open was originally scheduled for next month at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney but had already been re-scheduled for a date in early 2022.

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OBIT-RAY FOSSE

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Ray Fosse, the strong-armed catcher whose career was upended when he was bowled over by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game, has died. He was 74. Carol Fosse, his wife of 51 years, said in a statement online that Fosse died Wednesday after a 16-year bout with cancer. Fosse was a budding talent for Cleveland when he made his first All-Star team as a 23-year-old in 1970, the same year he hit .307 with a career-high 18 homers and won the first of two Gold Gloves. Rose barreled over him to score the winning run in the 12th inning of the exhibition at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. Fosse fractured and separated his left shoulder, and he told The Associated Press in 2015 his body still ached 45 years later.

 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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KHRT ND News – 10/13/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 1200
 
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration says the U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic. International visitors will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the beginning of the pandemic. The rules announced today will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel. That starts in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions kicks in for air travel. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he’s “pleased to be taking steps to resume regular travel.”
 
Canada reopened its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9. Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement. “While this shift in policy unfortunately includes more needless delays, it is a positive and long overdue step toward ending the unnecessary restrictions that have caused real pain to our communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers,” Burgum said. “We will continue to press the Biden administration – as we have done repeatedly these past several months with our fellow border states and provinces – to lift these restrictions as soon as possible and resume normal travel with Canada, our closest friend, ally and trading partner.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Bismarck man is pleading not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl eight years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Paxton Heywood entered the pleas Tuesday from prison. He’s accused of sexually assaulting a girl in 2013 so many times that prosecutors can’t count them. Heywood’s attorney argues the case is what he calls “deeply speculative” because it relies on the memory of a child who was quite young at the time of the alleged assaults. A jury in May found Heywood guilty of sexually assaulting a different girl in a separate case. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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MINOT, ND (TRINITY HEALTH) – A rising tide of COVID-19 cases is creating a strain at healthcare facilities across North Dakota, including Trinity Health. Trinity officials say the latest wave of community transmission is impacting patients, residents, and staff at both acute- and long-term care facilities.
 
At Trinity Homes, a new round of testing was initiated after a handful of positive cases were confirmed among residents and staff. The latest outbreak, though fairly small, has prompted Trinity Homes to return to a locked front entrance, which had been open in recent weeks. Scheduled visits are still allowed on a limited, case-by-case basis. COVID booster shots are being administered to fortify the facility’s resilience.
 
At Trinity Hospital, a moderate surge has been met with equal vigilance, according to Vice President Randy Schwan. He says the hospital has experienced a steady increase in COVID-19 cases each week for the last two months, with no signs of a plateau. Although admissions vary from day to day, the hospital’s med-surg, intensive care, and emergency beds have been at or near capacity on most days, primarily due to younger patients contracting COVID, combined with typical medical emergencies.
 
This past month, visitor restrictions at Trinity Hospital, Trinity Hospital – St. Joseph’s, and Kenmare Community Hospital were raised from “minimal” to “moderate,” with just one asymptomatic adult visitor allowed per day at a patient’s bedside or to accompany a patient to an outpatient procedure. The restrictions could be strengthened yet again, based on metrics that are being monitored daily.
Trinity Health is accepting appointments, based on eligibility, for first, second, and third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and for the quadrivalent flu vaccine. Appointments are available by calling Trinity Health’s Vaccination Line at 701-857-2515.
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BISMARCK, ND – Today’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 662 new positives along with 570 newly recovered. The daily positive rate is 7.31%. Active cases rise by 115 to 3,979. Hospitalizations rise by two to 183, with 22 of those in ICU. There 6 more deaths reported among those who were positive (1658).
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Budget writers in the North Dakota Legislature began mulling proposals Tuesday on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid the state received this year. House and Senate appropriations committees met separately in all-day meetings at the Capitol, listening to pitches from fellow lawmakers and others on a wish list that totaled $9.2 billion – significantly more than the $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus funds transferred to the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in June. The meetings, attended heavily by lobbyists, were the first in a series being held this month to prioritize projects ahead of a Nov. 8 special session, when the full GOP-led Legislature will debate the proposals. The $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus funds represents the single-largest deposit into state coffers in history. The money currently is parked in short-term CDs, earning less than 1% interest. A previous appropriation of $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus aid last year already has been spent or earmarked for spending. In the most recent round of federal funding, the Legislature already has designated all but about $700 million of the money on construction and other infrastructure projects.
 
Senate Appropriations Chairman Ray Holmberg and his counterpart in the House, Jeff Delzer, said priority for the rest of the funding will be given to water, sewer and infrastructure projects, for which there is an immediate need, and those that won’t require a commitment of funds from taxpayers in the future. The funds must be assigned by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026, under federal rules.
 
GOP Gov. Doug Burgum last month recommended legislators quickly spend the money on infrastructure, economic development and other projects to avoid inflation and rising construction costs. GOP Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner and his House majority counterpart, Chet Pollert, said some of Burgum’s priorities would likely be inserted in the Legislature’s final spending package, including spending $100 million for natural gas infrastructure in the state’s oil patch, and funding for state-run workforce development program.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the agency that handles land rights for some of North Dakota’s largest industries has resigned less than five months into her second term, the governor’s office said Tuesday. Department of Trust Lands Commissioner Jodi Smith is stepping down Oct. 28. She was appointed by the state Board of University and School Lands, known as the Land Board, in 2017 and was reappointed to a second term in June. The Land Department leases rights for grazing and rights to produce oil, coal and gravel from state lands. It manages several state trust funds, including the common schools trust fund that benefits public schools. It’s unclear why Smith decided to take an early exit. She said in a statement that she will remember her time as commissioner with “great fondness” and has offered to act as a consultant after she steps down. “I am exceptionally proud of our accomplishments, proud of my team for their tireless dedication and I am looking forward to my next steps in my own career after these significant accomplishments,” she said.
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WEST FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum delivered opening remarks on Tuesday to kick off the 2021 Main Street ND Summit, emphasizing the importance of building smart, efficient infrastructure that allows communities to differentiate themselves so they can attract and retain a 21st century workforce and attract new investment.
 
Burgum welcomed participants to this year’s summit at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo and provided insight into both the physical elements of infrastructure and the critical need to grow a next-generation community with economic development, workforce and leadership development. The theme of this year’s event is Smart, Efficient Infrastructure.
 
“(Smart, efficient infrastructure) matters because we know that we’re in competition with other states and other communities” for workforce and economic development, Burgum said in his remarks. “How we build our infrastructure, where we build our infrastructure and how we pay for infrastructure affects everything else we do, because if we overspend on infrastructure in a way that’s inefficient, that cuts into our ability to build great amenities in our communities that help us differentiate.”
 
West Fargo was selected for the daylong summit to showcase the mixed-use development that takes advantage of existing and sustainable infrastructure, and properties that help to create in-fill and continue to grow their community.
 
Nearly 800 registrants heard from nationally renowned speakers who shared ways to create and pay for smart, efficient infrastructure. Breakout sessions included workforce development, partnership between businesses and community to retain and attract workforce, business and organizational succession planning and community and economic development.
 
The one-day interactive summit served as a forum for information on the community planning principles behind the pillars of Burgum’s Main Street Initiative: a 21st century workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; healthy, vibrant communities; and economic diversification, a fourth pillar that was recently added to reflect the administration’s ongoing focus and work on diversifying North Dakota’s economy.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 101321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Volleyball took center stage on the local sports schedule on Tuesday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s. 25-19, 25-13, 25-17
#2 Bismarck High def. Minot, 25-13, 25-16, 25-15
Bismarck Legacy def. Dickinson, (3-1)
Watford City def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Jamestown def. Mandan, (3-1)
 
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Lewis & Clark, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 25-11 Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn, 25-11, 25-14, 25-7
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-19, 25-23, 25-10
Drake-Anamoose def. T-G-U, 25-19, 25-22, 25-9
Newburg-Westhope def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
Rugby def. Harvey-Wells County, 25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19
Velva def. Bottineau, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23
Garrison def. Nedrose, (3-1)
Beulah def. New England, 25-14, 25-21, 25-16
Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing, (3-0)
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 125, Williston 61
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MSU HOCKEY
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team won’t play this weekend. The Beavers (5-0-0 overall) were scheduled to host Lindenwood University in games on Saturday and Sunday, but the visiting Lions were forced to cancel the trip. No makeup dates are scheduled. That means the next games for the Minot State women will be on Thursday, Oct. 21, when they visit Midland in Nebraska, then Adrian College in Nebraska on Friday, Oct. 22. The next home games at Maysa Arena for the Beaver women’s hockey team will be a month away when they host the University of Minnesota on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14. The Minot State men’s team will hit the ice for a pair of games hosting Liberty University on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Maysa Arena. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Friday, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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UND HOCKEY-HONORS
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – UND sophomore Jake Sanderson has earned NCHC Defenseman of the Week honors and freshman Jake Schmaltz earned Co-Rookie of the Week Honors. Sanderson was a force at both ends of the ice to power North Dakota to a regular-season-opening sweep of Niagara. He chipped in four points offensively with a goal and an assist each night, while helping limit the Purple Eagles to only two goals all weekend. Schmaltz wasted no time making an impact, as he racked up three goals and four points in his first two NCAA games. Schmaltz becomes the first UND freshman to score in his first two games of his career since Drew Stafford in 2003-04.
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SUMMIT LEAGUE BASKETBALL – PRESEASON POLL

UNDATED – The Summit League has announced the annual preseason poll selected by the coaches, sports information directors and media. South Dakota State was picked as the men’s league favorite, with North Dakota State second and North Dakota finishing in seventh. Rocky Kreuser and Sam Griesel of NDSU earned preseason first team honors, while Tyree Eady of NDSU earned second team honors.

 
The women’s preseason poll has South Dakota at No. 1. NDSU comes in third and North Dakota ranked ninth. Heaven Hamling from NDSU earned preseason second team honors.
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MLB-LDS-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – Three down, one to go in baseball’s Division Series. The Astros have moved on to the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, and the Atlanta Braves have earned a spot in the NLCS. Meanwhile, the Dodgers have forced a fifth and deciding game in their NL Division Series by whipping the Giants.
 
Jose Altuve belted a three-run homer, scored four times and stole a base as the Astros eliminated the White Sox in Game 4 of the Division Series, 10-1. The rout puts the Astros in the ALCS for a fifth straight season. Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman each hit a two-run double as Houston bounced back from Sunday night’s 12-6 loss. The Astros earned their three victories by a combined 19 runs. The Astros’ bullpen fired two-hit ball over five innings after Lance McCullers Jr. held Chicago to a run on five hits and three walks over four innings. The White Sox didn’t score after Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer in the second to give them a brief lead. Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBIs for Houston, which will host Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
 
The Braves beat the Brewers, 5-4 on Freddie Freeman’s solo homer off Josh Hader in the eighth inning. Atlanta trailed 2-0 in the fourth and 4-2 in the fifth before beating Milwaukee for the third straight game since a series-opening loss. Eddie Rosario tied it the first time with a two-run single. Travis d’Arnaud made it 4-4 with an RBI single. Rowdy Tellez belted a two-run homer for the Brewers, who scored just six times in the series. Tyler Matsek worked a scoreless eighth to get the win. Will Smith put the potential tying run on base in the ninth before fanning Christian Yelich to end the series.
 
In Los Angeles, the Dodgers stayed alive with a 7-2 win over the Giants. Mookie Betts was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer that put the Dodgers ahead, 4-0 in the fourth inning. Will Smith capped the scoring with a two-run blast in the eighth. Six LA pitchers combined on a seven-hitter and blanked the Giants until the fifth. Walker Buehler was reached for three hits over 4 1/3 innings and left with a 4-0 lead. Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani was chased in the second inning, charged with two runs and five hits. Game 5 is Thursday in San Francisco. The Giants and Dodgers split the first two games in the Bay Area.
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NHL-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins are the first winners of the NHL season, having spoiled the Tampa Bay Lightning’s banner-raising night. It was also a night of firsts in Las Vegas as the Seattle Kraken lost their NHL debut. Eleven Penguins collected at least one point in a 6-2 win over the Bolts. Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals for the short-handed Penguins, who added four more in the third. Three of the late goals were empty-netters. The Pens won easily without injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Tristan Jarry turned back 26 shots and Kris Letang set up two goals. Jarry was perfect until Anthony Cirelli beat him with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Lightning.
 
The Kraken clawed back from a 3-0 deficit in their NHL debut, only to lose, 4-3 to the Golden Knights on Chandler Stephenson’s goal with 11:27 remaining. Ryan Donato has the distinction of scoring Seattle’s first-ever goal, beating Robin Lehner midway through the second period. Jared McCann tallied 72 seconds later and Morgan Geekie tied it 35 seconds before Stephenson put the Knights ahead to stay. Max Pacioretty delivered two goals and an assist for Vegas.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is done for the season. Coach Mike Tomlin says Smith-Schuster will have surgery to repair an injured right shoulder and is heading to injured reserve. Smith-Schuster sustained the injury in the second quarter of a victory over Denver last weekend. The Steelers will turn to James Washington among others to fill the void left by Smith-Schuster’s absence.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Browns have placed versatile offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, safety M.J. Stewart and fullback Andy Janovich on injured reserve, keeping them out of action for at least three games. Stewart and Janovich sustained hamstring injuries against the Chargers while Hubbard recently underwent season-ending surgery on his triceps.
 
– Tom Brady says his heavily wrapped throwing hand is sore, but he expects to play when the Buccaneers visit the Eagles on Thursday. Brady injured his right hand in the first half of Tampa Bay’s 45-17 win over Miami on Sunday.
 
– The Buccaneers have removed Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden from the team’s Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. Gruden resigned as coach of the Raiders Monday night following the discovery of emails he sent containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. He led the Bucs from 2002 through 2008 and is the winningest coach in team history.
 
– The league has selected the cities Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game though it could also debut in 2023 because of potential scheduling conflicts with soccer’s World Cup in Qatar.
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NBA-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets have announced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he can be a full participant, ending the idea that he would play in only road games. Under a New York mandate, professional athletes playing for a team in the city have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to play or practice in public venues. Asked if Irving was vaccinated, Marks said: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I think that’s probably pretty clear.” Irving had rarely been with the team in New York. He wasn’t even eligible to practice with the Nets in New York until Friday, when the city told the team that its training facility was considered a private venue.
 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Celtics say center Al Horford has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently is in isolation. Horford didn’t travel with the team for its two-game exhibition road trip to Florida. He is the second Celtics player to test positive this month, joining Jaylen Brown.
 
– Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the start of the season to ensure he fully recovers from a broken left hand. Brooks is slated to receive additional treatment and will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.
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NHL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Nick Suzuki to an eight-year, $63 million contract extension. The deal will pay Suzuki an average annual salary of $7.875 million. The 22-year-old led the Canadiens in playoff scoring last season with 16 points on seven goals and nine assists in 22 games to help the team reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1993. Suzuki had 15 goals and 41 points in 56 regular-season games.
 
In other NHL news:
 
– Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night after testing positive for a breakthrough infection of COVID-19. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said Tuesday that MacKinnon’s positive test surfaced Monday and that the center is “asymptomatic and feeling good.”
 
– The Wild have placed rookie left wing Matt Boldy on the injured non-roster list with a broken ankle. Boldy as hurt in a preseason game last week to spoil a strong training camp for the first-round pick in the 2019 draft. He’s expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.
 
– Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Capitals season opener against the Rangers on Wednesday. Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified lower-body injury. The 36-year-old Russian star is listed as day to day.
 
– NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league had only four unvaccinated players as it opened the 2021-22 season. Bettman said NHL officials and all the personnel that come into contact with the players are vaccinated.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/12/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A judge has sentenced the driver of a prisoner transport van involved in a fatal crash to probation. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 58-year-old Geraldine Miller of Towner was driving the Pierce County van on Aug. 4 when it collided with another vehicle at an intersection between McClusky and Goodrich. Eighty-one-year-old Philemena Evenson, a passenger in the other vehicle, was killed. Miller pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment and was sentenced to nearly a year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $325 in court fees. She remains a correctional officer at the Rugby jail. She declined comment to the Tribune.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Investigators are trying to figure out why a man jumped out of a vehicle on Interstate 29 in Fargo. KFGO reports the 33-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle heading south on I-29 about 4:30 p.m. on Monday. He jumped out near an exit and was partially run over by the vehicle before he tried to leap over the overpass’ concrete guardrail. Two people restrained him and kept him from hurting himself further. He was taken to a hospital and was in serious but stable condition.
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BISMARCK, ND – A major storm system making its way through the central U.S. should impact North Dakota tonight through Thursday. Winter storm warnings and advisories are posted for Wyoming and much of eastern Montana today and Wednesday. Those advisories also extend into northwestern South Dakota and into Slope, Golden Valley, and Bowman counties in southwestern North Dakota. Forecasters say much of Wyoming and southeastern Montana could see 6 to 12 inches of snow. The mountains could get two feet of snow along with 50 mph wind gusts. Southwestern North Dakota could see 2 to 5 inches of snow. The rest of North Dakota should get anywhere between one to three inches of rain and winds gusting to 40 mph. Much of the state could also see a widespread freeze.
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BISMARCK, ND – Today’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists a daily positive rate of 9.04%. There are 725 new positives and 630 new recoveries. Active cases increase by 128 to 3,864. Hospitalizations drop by 30 to 181, with 22 of those in ICU. There are 10 deaths reported among those who were positive (1652). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 155 new positives (6891), hospitalizations drop four (319), and two deaths (55).
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BISMARCK, ND – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CHI St. Alexius Health is adding additional hours for mammography services during the month of October. CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is hosting Mammography Happy Hour on October 14 and 19, 2021, with additional appointment times available from 3 to 6 p.m. Individuals can schedule a 3D mammogram by calling 701.530.5550.
 
CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza is extending mammography hours until 8 p.m. on select days, and adding Saturday appointments. For more information on extended hours and to make an appointment, please call 701.857.8002.
 
Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, accounting for almost one in three (30%) newly diagnosed cancers. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Individuals should visit with their provider about personal risk factors and mammogram screening recommendations, as they vary depending on age and risk.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (PNS) – Older North Dakotans are being bombarded with reminders about Medicare enrollment. While it is tempting to block out some messaging, state officials said there is important information that could help save money on prescription drug costs. Enrollment for Medicare ‘Part D,’ for people already on Medicare, begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.
 
Karri Morris, Medicare State Health Insurance Counseling manager for the North Dakota Insurance Department, said there are few significant changes to the process this year, but enrollees should still see if there is a better drug plan for them. “If they have medications that they are taking, they will want to review and compare the overall costs of the prescription plan, rather than just looking at the premium costs,” Morris advised.
 
She pointed out people too often focus on premium costs and overlook big changes in out-of-pocket expenses for their medications. And with national celebrities doing television ads for services such as Medicare Advantage, Morris cautioned some of what is being offered either might not be available to them, or would not meet their needs.
 
Locally, Sanford Health is offering a new Medicare Advantage plan, but it is only available in select counties, which Morris contended is why it is important to reach out to the Insurance Department and speak with a counselor. They are scheduling appointments now, and Morris said it is best not to wait. “You don’t want to wait until the end of open enrollment,” Morris cautioned. “At that time, they can encounter long wait times, or take the risk of missing the deadline of getting enrolled into a new plan.”
 
Josh Askvig, state director for AARP North Dakota, said scammers will not be taking a break this year, either. He urged people to be mindful of anyone who might call or email and sound helpful, but really is not. “They try and use that open enrollment period to heighten awareness, and they’ll call and say, you know, ‘In order to enroll, you need to pay this small fee,'” Askvig explained. He said neither the state nor Medicare officials will call with such a message. Appointments for Medicare counseling can be scheduled on the Insurance Department’s website, or by calling 888-575-6611.
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MINOT, ND – City of Minot crews were busy during the annual fall clean up week recently, collecting more than 316 tons of items during the week-long curbside collection event. As usual, what they collected varied greatly. It included 232 appliances, 583 tires, and four propane tanks. Officials say 233 people also brought 60 tons of debris to the city landfill for free dumping.
 
City officials also remind residents that the City of Minot landfill began winter hours on Monday. During winter hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste drop off site at the landfill will also be closed beginning on Monday, and reopen in the spring. Residents can still bring used oil and antifreeze to the landfill; these are accepted all year. Empty or dried paint cans are acceptable to be placed in your waste carts. Paint cans may also be solidified with concrete powder and floor dry, and may be placed in the waste carts after it has hardened. The HHW building at the landfill will reopen in April, followed by another HHW/E-Waste collection event held at Public Works.
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MINOT, ND – The 2022 Norsk Høstfest has been scheduled for the end of September following an agreement with EPIC Events of North Dakota. North America’s largest Scandinavian festival has been sidelined for two years by COVID-19 and its associated travel restrictions. The newly re-formed Høstfest Board of Directors have hired West Fargo and Minot based firm, EPIC Events, to book the entertainment, sponsorship, design, and logistical arrangements. This will assure a return of the festival that has become a mainstay of North Dakota attractions.

Board President Tim Mihalick says EPIC already has people assigned to the Minot office of Norsk Høstfest to begin the process of making the 2022 event a reality. “The enthusiasm, focus, and attention to detail that EPIC Events brings to the table will make it possible for us to bring Høstfest back to Minot and North Dakota. We as a board of directors are excited to have such a
dedicated team working to make sure that the best celebration of Scandinavian heritage on the continent will be coming back to life.”

Mihalick noted that local volunteers that have made Høstfest possible through its first four successful decades will continue to be essential to the festival’s return. He says sponsorships have also played a key role in making Høstfest viable over the years. He’s optimistic that businesses who have faithfully supported the event will continue to be a large part of the festival.

EPIC Events is an independent, entertainment & event promoter located in North Dakota. Their main goal is to bring live events (concerts, comedians, speakers and more!) to the surrounding region. They are also committed to the arts and will strive to bring opportunity to artists to display their work publicly.

“We look forward to continuing the Scandinavian tradition that Minot and North Dakota have been devoted to for many years. We want to carry on with all the vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters that have been around and keep the momentum going by attracting even more people to this next year’s event,” said spokeswoman McKenzy Braaten for EPIC Events.

Mihalick says information will be coming soon on exact dates of the 2022 Norsk Høstfest, as will details on entertainment and ticket availability. “We hope tens of thousands of loyal patrons of Norsk Høstfest will plan to be a part of the 2022 event to help us re-launch a treasured celebration of the region’s Scandinavian heritage.”

EPIC Events is an offshoot of EPIC Companies, who has over 25 mixed-use buildings in North Dakota and Minnesota.

 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 101221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – There’s a new No. 1 in the Class 11A Football Poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (11)         7-0           63         1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (2)   7-0           54         2
3. West Fargo                          5-2           38         3
4. Fargo Davies                        5-2           21         4
5. Fargo Shanley                      4-3           19         5
 
Others receiving votes: none
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck St. Mary’s (9)    6-1           61          2
2. Jamestown (4)                  5-2           56          1
3. Fargo North                       5-2           38          3
4. Wahpeton                          4-3           20         RV
5. Dickinson                          3-4           15           5
 
Others receiving votes: Devils Lake (4-3), Fargo South (2-5)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class B
South Prairie-Max def. Bowbells-Burke Central, (3-0)
Central McLean def. Drake-Anamoose, 16-25, 25-22, 25-8, 13-25, 15-13
Bottineau def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-14, 25-14, 17-25, 25-21
New Town def. Parshall, (3-0)
Hazen def. Richardton-Taylor, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-19
Rolla def. St. John, 25-12, 25-8, 25-11
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MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the first round of the Class 9B football playoffs this Saturday.
 
High School Football
Class 9B
 
State Playoffs
First Round – (Sat, 10/16)
(Region – Seed)
 
(R2#2) MayPort-CG hosts (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley, 1 PM
(R5#2) South Border hosts (R6#3) Grant County-Flasher, 2 PM
(R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne hosts (R4#3) North Prairie, 1 PM
(R4#2) St. John hosts (R3#3) Four Winds, 2 PM
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England hosts (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter, 1 PM
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark hosts (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 12 PM (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood hosts (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page, 1 PM
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake hosts (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 2 PM
 
#1-seeds from each region get a bye in the first round. Coaches voted on seeding:
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
#2 New Salem-Almont
#3 Cavalier
#4 Bottineau
#5 Nelson County
#6 Surrey
#7 Divide County
#8 Hettinger-Scranton
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NFL-RAVENS/COLTS

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens put together a fourth-quarter comeback before Lamar Jackson completed one of the finest performances of his NFL career. Jackson hit Marquise Brown for a five-yard touchdown in overtime to send the Ravens past the Colts, 31-25. It was the fourth TD pass of the night for Jackson, who was 37 of 43 for a career-high 442 yards. He also ran for 62 yards on 14 carries. Brown and Mark Andrews each caught two scoring passes as the AFC North leaders improved to 4-1. Baltimore trailed 25-9 in the fourth quarter before scoring two touchdowns, blocking a field goal and watching Rodrigo Blankenship miss a 41-yard kick in the final minute of regulation. Carson Wentz completed 25 of his 35 passes for 402 yards and two scores for the 1-4 Colts.

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MLB-LDS SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have advanced to the AL Championship Series by knocking out the league’s best team in the division series. The Red Sox coughed up a 5-0 lead before Kike Hernandez lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to give Boston a 6-5 victory in Game 4. It was the third straight win by the Bosox following a series-opening loss at St. Petersburg. Christian Vazquez opened the series-winning rally with a single, moved to second on a bunt and scampered to third on Travis Shaw’s base hit. Danny Santana replaced Vazquez on the base paths and scored the deciding run.

 
Rafael Devers opened the scoring in the Red Sox’s five-run third by slamming a three-run homer. Wander Franco got Tampa Bay with 5-3 in the sixth with a two-run blast, two innings before Kevin Kiermaier hit an RBI double and scored on Randy Arozarena’s single. Garrett Whitlock tossed two perfect innings of relief to get the win. J.P. Feyereisen was the loser. It brings an abrupt end to the season for the Rays, who’d been eyeing back-to-back trips to the World Series after winning a league-high 100 games during the regular season.
 
The Giants have regained control of their NL Division Series, taking a two-games-to-one lead with a 1-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Evan Longoria’s solo blast in the fifth inning off Max Scherzer broke a scoreless tie and was one of just three hits for San Francisco all evening. Longoria was in an 0-for-23 funk before connecting. Scherzer allowed only two other hits while striking out 10 over seven innings, but the Dodgers managed just five hits off former teammate Alex Wood and the Giants’ bullpen. Tyler Rogers got the win in relief of Wood, giving up three hits over 1 2/3 innings.
 
One swing has given the Atlanta Braves a two-games-to-one lead over Milwaukee in the NL Division Series. Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson launched a three-run homer in the fifth inning, sending the Braves to their second straight 3-0 win against the Brewers. The blast made a winner out of Ian Anderson, who limited Milwaukee to three hits and no walks while striking out six over five innings. Four relievers followed with one inning of work, allowing Atlanta to complete a five-hitter. Will Smith worked the ninth for the save. Pederson’s home run came after Brewers starter Freddy Peralta scattered three hits over four innings. Adrian Houser took the loss. The Braves can wrap up the series at home today.
 
Game 4 of the AL Division Series between the Chicago White Sox and visiting Houston Astros was postponed with rain in the forecast. Carlos Rodon is still scheduled to start the game for Chicago today, with Game 1 starter Lance Lynn available out of the bullpen. Astros manager Dusty Baker will go with Lance McCullers instead of Jose Urquidy. The big topic at the ballpark was accusations from White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera, who said the Astros were stealing signs during the first two games of the series. Baker and his players didn’t seem bothered by Tepera’s charge. Houston averaged 7 1/2 runs in winning the first two games, then scored six in Sunday’s loss to the White Sox. Baker pointed out that his club scored an even amount of runs at home and the road during the regular season.
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BOSTON MARATHON

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) – Benson Kipruto won the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon as the race returned from a 30-month absence and moved to the fall for the first time in its 125-year history. Kipruto broke away from the lead pack as it turned onto Beacon Street with about three miles to go. He broke the tape in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds. Diana Kipyogei won the women’s race to complete the eighth Kenyan sweep since 2000. Kipyogei finished in 2:24:45 in her major marathon debut.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is healthy and expected to play Sunday against Detroit after a precautionary hospital visit. He suffered a bruised throat during Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Coach Zac Taylor said Burrow was taken to the hospital but wasn’t admitted. Burrow wasn’t sure when he took the hit to his throat.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah was released from a hospital and cleared to travel after being treated and evaluated for a bruised throat. Owusu-Koramoah got hurt in the second half of Sunday’s 47-42 loss to the Chargers.
 
– The NFL has selected the cities Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game, though it could also debut in 2023 because of potential scheduling conflicts with soccer’s World Cup in Qatar. The NFL has played 29 regular-season games in London since 2007.
 
– The Las Vegas Raiders will have a new coach for Sunday’s game at Denver. Jon Gruden has stepped down following emails containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. Emails acquired by The New York Times show that Gruden frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the league. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Gruden used a racist comment to describe NFL Players Association leader DeMaurice Smith in 2011. The Times acquired emails sent from between 2011-18 when Gruden was an analyst for ESPN. They show his use of derogatory language went well beyond that. Gruden
was in his second stint as the Raiders’ head coach.
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NBA-76ers-SIMMONS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers and representation for disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons have neared a resolution of the guard’s holdout. Simmons was in Philadelphia Monday night. Coach Doc Rivers did not rule out the possibility of a return to practice at some point this week. Simmons missed training camp and the preseason in the wake of his offseason trade demand that had left the Sixers without their three-time All-Star. The decision has cost Simmons millions in lost salary and fines. The 25-year-old Australian still has $147 million and four years left on his contract.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Eleventh-ranked Kentucky has taken a hit to its defense. Defensive tackle Octavious Oxendine will miss the rest of the season with a lower leg injury sustained in Saturday’s 42-21 win over LSU. Coach Mark Stoops wasn’t more specific about Oxendine’s injury on Monday. The announcement comes as Oxendine was named SEC co-defensive line player of the week for his play against LSU.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have rewarded the head coach that has led them to the last two Stanley Cup tiles. Jon Cooper gets a three-year extension through the 2024-25 season. He is the longest-current tenured head coach in the NHL, behind the bench with the Lightning since March 2013. The team has made five Eastern Conference Final appearances under Cooper and has played in the Stanley Cup Final three times over the past seven seasons.

 
Elsewhere in the NHL:
 
– The Blackhawks have brought back Erik Gustafsson, agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the free-agent defenseman. The return of Gustafsson bolsters the Blackhawks’ blue line after they lost young defensemen Caleb Jones and Wyatt Kalynuk to injuries. Gustafsson was released by the Islanders on Sunday after receiving a tryout.
 
– The Seattle Kraken are expected to be without five players for the season opener at Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols. Forwards Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson were placed on the league’s COVID-19 protocol list as was defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Forward Calle Jarnkrok has been in the protocol since late last week.
 
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/11/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dozens of North Dakota National Guard troops are head to the southern border. The Bismarck Tribune reports 125 members of the Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company have been deployed to the border for a year to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they contend with surges of migrants. The U.S. Army activated the Guard troops. Gov. Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann addressed the troops during a send-off ceremony on Bismarck on Friday. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, who visited the border in March, joined the event virtually.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality has been notified of a produced water spill from a pipeline in Mountrail County last Thursday. The incident occurred about 7 miles northwest of New Town. The cause of the spill was due to a third-party contractor striking a gathering line. Goodnight Midstream estimates that approximately 285 barrels of produced water were discharged, with all but 30 barrels immediately recovered from the trench. Produced water is a by-product of oil production. Personnel from Environmental Quality are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service reports that two tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota during storms on Saturday. KFGO reports that the weather service has confirmed a tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph touched down in Park Rapids, Minnesota, about 10:30 p.m. It tore roof panels from a church and a car dealership. A tornado with estimated peak winds of 70 mph touched down briefly in a field southeaster of Lidgerwood, North Dakota. No one was hurt in either instance.
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BISMARCK, ND – A storm system coming out of the Rockies could send wind, rain, and perhaps snow flakes to North Dakota. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say the storm will impact the state tonight through Thursday. Widespread precipitation of 1 to 3 inches of rain, winds gusting to 45 MPH, freezing temperatures, and the first snowfall of the season for western North Dakota are expected. Minimal, if any, accumulation of snow is possible. Forecasters say the greatest impacts could come on Wednesday.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped in North Dakota. Information from the Health Department list 3,736 active cases, down 749 from Friday. Hospitalizations are up by 27 since Friday to 211, with 24 for of them in ICU. There have been 7 more deaths among those who were positive (1642). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 269 new positives since Friday (6736), 19 new hospitalizations since Friday (323), and 9 deaths since Friday (53).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota wildlife officials are urging people to keep an eye out for migrating whooping cranes. The North Dakota Fish and Game Department says a portion of a population of 500 cranes are crossing the state on a 2,500-mile migration from nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada to wintering grounds in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. The agency says anyone who spots cranes should leave them alone but record the date, time, location and the birds’ activities and report the sighting to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The reports help biologists locate crane habitat areas, monitor marked birds and determine population numbers and migration routes.
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 101121 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A state lawmaker from southeastern North Dakota who’s accused of misdemeanor theft in Bottineau County says he’s surprised by the charge and believes it’s fabricated. Republican Sen. Jason Heitkamp, of Wahpeton, tells The Associated Press he was in Bottineau earlier this week to retrieve some of his belongings from his former girlfriend and did not steal anything. He says he has been served with a summons but had not seen a copy of the complaint. Heitkamp says he does not yet have an attorney. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 2.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Wyndmere man facing four counts of felony child endangerment in Burleigh County is again scheduled for trial after missing several court dates since being charged nearly two years ago. Tory Fowler was stopped in November 2019 for speeding on U.S. Highway 83 near Wilton. A Burleigh County deputy sheriff noticed the odor of burned marijuana in Fowler’s car and later found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Four children were in the car. Since his arrest Fowler has missed three pretrial conferences, which resulted in the cancellation of three jury trials. A trial is set for Nov. 24.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Attorneys for a North Dakota man accused of wounding two Wisconsin police officers while he was on the run from an attempted murder charge in his home state are petitioning for a jury pool from a different county. Twenty-four-year-old Nathanael Benton, of Fargo, North Dakota, has pleaded not guilty in the shootings of two Delafield police officers in November 2020. The officers suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shootings that occurred in Waukesha County, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Benton’s lawyers said in a petition that local news coverage and social media surrounding police shootings has created too much prejudice among Waukesha County residents. They also said there is a “growing public bias” about the case.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The abrupt closure of a North Dakota-based photography business has left couples in a four-state area scrambling to locate wedding photos or find new photographers for upcoming nuptials. Glasser Images owner Jack Glasser said that due in large part to COVID-19 the Bismarck studio “simply couldn’t keep up with our ongoing costs, debt repayment, salaries, rent and other business expenses.” He told customers in an email he cannot offer refunds. The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office said it had fielded more than 170 complaints about the situation by Friday afternoon and was investigating. Glasser’s attorney, Tim O’Keeffe, tells The Bismarck Tribune he and Glasser will talking to customers in the next couple of days. The company did business in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Most abortions in Texas are banned again after clinics that had raced to provide them during a two-day legal reprieve canceled appointments Saturday following an appeals court ruling. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the law reinstated Friday. It prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks. That’s before some women know they’re pregnant. The Biden administration sued Texas to block the law and could take its case back to the Supreme Court. For now the closest options for abortions for Texas patients will be clinics in Oklahoma and Louisiana. Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota said they would consider introducing bills similar to the Texas law.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 101121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Daisy de Boer notched a penalty kick in the 81st minute and that’s all the scoring that was needed as the Minot State women’s soccer team tallied a 1-0 win over MSU-Moorhead. The win keeps the Beavers undefeated in the Northern Sun Conference at 8-0-0, 9-2-0 overall. Minot State travels to Sioux Falls, S.D. to take on the Augustana Vikings (6-3-2, 5-1-2 NSIC) Friday Oct. 15th at 4 p.m. They will conclude their short weekend trip with a battle against the Wildcats of Wayne State (Neb.) (3-6-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) Sunday Oct. 17th at noon.
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VIKINGS-LIONS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. New Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left. Joseph made four field goals as the Vikings casually played the field position game until the extra-safe strategy nearly cost them. The Vikings are 2-3. The Lions are 0-5. Alexander Mattison fumbled on a third-and-7 run from the Minnesota 21 right after the 2-minute warning with Detroit out of timeouts. The Lions took the lead on a TD and Campbell’s gamble.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves scored late goals to give the 10-man Colorado Rapids a 3-1 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Sunday. After falling behind on Adrien Hunou’s first-half and losing Danny Wilson to a red card in the 57th minute, Colorado (14-5-9) scored three times in the final 20 minutes – with substitute Barrios involved in all three. Bassett tied it on a penalty kick in the 73rd after Barrios was taken down in the box. Barrios put the Rapids ahead in the 84th, and Esteves completed the scoring in extra time. Minnesota dropped to 10-10-8.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Mason Crosby went from goat to hero with one kick in overtime. Crosby missed three consecutive field goal attempts before nailing a 49-yarder to give the Packers a 25-22 victory at Cincinnati. Crosby missed two in the final 2:12 of regulation and again in OT before sending the Packers to their fourth straight win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, with Davante Adams grabbing 11 passes for 206 yards and a score. Aaron Jones rushed for 103 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had six receptions for 159 yards and a long TD. Joe Burrow threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He left the stadium for the hospital after the game as a precaution for a possible throat contusion.

 
In other Week 5 action around the NFL:
 
– The Buccaneers crushed the Dolphins, 45-17 as Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Antonio Brown became the fastest receiver to 900 catches as he grabbed scoring strikes of 62 and 4 yards. Mike Evans had TD catches of 34 and 22 yards, and Giovani Bernard also scored on a 10-yard reception.
 
– The Bills won a rematch of last season’s AFC title game as Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 38-20 trouncing of the Chiefs. Allen finished with 315 yards through the air, and Micah Hyde returned a rare interception of Patrick Mahomes 26 yards for another score. Mahomes threw for 272 yards and two TDs but was picked off twice and lost a fumble in a game delayed more than an hour by lightning in the second half.
 
– Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns for the Cowboys in a 44-20 thumping of the Giants. Prescott shook off a pair of first-half turnovers to finish 22 of 32 for 302 yards, one day to the year of his gruesome ankle injury suffered against New York. The already injury-plagued Giants lost running back Saquon Barkley to an apparent ankle sprain in the first quarter and quarterback Daniel Jones to a concussion in the second.
 
– DeAndre Hopkins hauled in a difficult 9-yard touchdown catch with 5:13 remaining to give the Cardinals a 17-7 lead in a 17-10 downing of the 49ers. Kyler Murray completed 22 of 31 passes for 239 yards to help the Cardinals improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1974. Niners rookie Trey Lance finished 15 of 29 passing for 192 yards and one interception in his first career start, also rushing for a team-high 89 yards.
 
– Austin Ekeler scored three touchdowns, including a 3-yard score with 1:31 remaining in the Chargers’ wild 47-42 triumph over the Browns. Justin Herbert had his record 11th 300-yard game with 398 yards passing and tied a career-high with four touchdowns. Mike Williams had 165 receiving yards and caught two TD passes for the Chargers, off to their first 4-1 start since 2014.
 
– Justin Fields threw his first career touchdown pass and the Bears’ defense was stellar in a 20-9 downing of the Raiders in Vegas. Jesper Horsted caught the first TD pass by Fields, who went 12 of 20 for 111 yards in his third career start. Derek Carr passed for 206 yards and Josh Jacobs rushed for a late touchdown in the Raiders’ second consecutive loss.
 
– Jalen Hurts ran six yards for a touchdown with 2:38 left, completing the Eagles’ comeback in a 21-18 downing of the Panthers. Hurts had a pair of scoring runs in the second half to help Philadelphia come back from a 12-point deficit. DaVonta Smith had seven catches for 77 yards and a 2-point conversion for the Eagles.
 
– The Steelers’ three-game losing streak is over after rookie Najee Harris ran for a season-high 122 yards in their 27-19 victory over the
Broncos. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns while enjoying great protection all afternoon. Teddy Bridgewater completed 24 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for Denver, which has dropped two straight since a 3-0 start.
 
– Jameis Winston connected on a Hail Mary for one of his four touchdown passes in the Saints’ 33-22 downing of Washington. Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on the 49-yard TD on the final play of the first half after hitting Deonte Harris for a 72-yard score. Washington QB Taylor Heinicke was picked off twice while completing just 20 of his 41 passes for 248 yards and no touchdowns.
 
– Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder. Alexander Mattison provided 153 total yards and a second quarter touchdown catch for Minnesota.
 
– The Titans dealt the Jaguars their 20th consecutive loss as Derrick Henry ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in Tennessee’s 37-19 victory. The Jaguars fumbled on the third play of the game, with Kevin Byard scooping it up and running 30 yards for a score. Jacksonville also missed an extra point, dropped a potential pick-6, missed a 53-yard field goal and and was flagged for a phantom pass interference penalty on a third-down play.
 
– Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Texans. Rookie Mac Jones threw a touchdown pass to tie it in the fourth quarter and engineered a 15-play, 85-yard drive that ended with Folk’s fourth field goal of the day. Jones threw for 231 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the Patriots ended a two-game skid.
 
– The Falcons were winners in London as Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in their 27-20 victory over the Jets. Rookie Kyle Pitts hauled in his first NFL TD catch and had nine rebounds for 119 yards in his finest game of the young season. Ryan completed 33 of 45 passes with no interceptions despite playing without his top two receivers.
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ALDS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox used extra innings to take a two-games-to-one lead over the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series. Christian Vazquez slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th to give the Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Rays. The Red Sox were ahead, 4-2 in the eighth inning before Wander Franco homered and Randy Arozarena tied it with an RBI double. Franco also scored on Austin Meadows’ two-run homer in the first inning. It was 4-all when Yandy Diaz singled with one out in the 13th and came around to score on a double by Kevin Kiermaier that glanced off the right field wall, caromed off outfelder Hunter Renfroe and flew into the bullpen. Umpires conferred and went to the headsets before correctly awarding Kiermaier a ground rule double, sending Diaz back to third. Boston’s Kike Hernandez made it 4-2 with his seventh consecutive hit, a solo homer in the fifth. He also singled home a run. Kyle Schwarber also homered for the Red Sox, who can wrap up the series today.

 
Meanwhile, the White Sox have avoided a three-game sweep in the AL Division Series by turning a 5-1 deficit into a 12-6 rout of the Astros. The game changed in the third inning as Yasmani Grandal smacked a two-run homer and Leury Garcia delivered a three-run blast. Grandal also was hit by a throw in a three-run fourth, allowing Luis Robert to come home and put the White Sox ahead to stay. The Astros lost despite Kyle Tucker’s two-run homer and two-run double. Garcia had four ribbies for the White Sox, who host Game 4 on Monday.
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NASCAR-CHARLOTTE

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Larson rallied from early electrical issues Sunday to win for the seventh time this season and storm into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Larson’s victory on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his seventh of the season. Larson and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott moved into the round of eight, but Alex Bowman and William Byron were eliminated. Elliott was nearly sabotaged by a vengeful Kevin Harvick who was seeking payback after Elliott cost him a win three weeks ago. Tyler Reddick finished second.

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PGA-SHRINER CHILDREN’S OPEN

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Sungjae Im carded seven birdies in eight holes around the turn for a four-shot victory at the PGA Shriners Children’s Open. Im was among four players who had at least a share of the lead on the front nine before his birdie blitz led to a 9-under 62 and a 24-under total. Matthew Wolff was second, one in front of Rory Sabbatini, Marc Leishman and Adam Schenk.

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LPGA-FOUNDERS OPEN

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) – Jin Young Ko has won a tournament while tying an impressive scoring record. She finished off a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA’s Cognizant Founders Cup, closing with a 5-under 66 for an 18-under total. Ko has strung together 14 consecutive rounds in the 60, tying the mark set by Annika Sorenstam in 2005. Ko joined Nelly Korda as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this season. Caroline Masson finished four shots back in second.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-FURYK AND FRIENDS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Phil Mickelson has won for the third time in four career starts on the PGA Tour Champions, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Constellation Furyk & Friends. The 51-year-old Mickelson won for the first time since his out-of-nowhere triumph at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in May for his sixth career major title. Jimenez pulled even with Lefty with back-to-back birdies on the back nine, but Mickelson birdied 15 to move back in front for good.

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SOCCER-WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) – Anibal Godoy scored in the 54th minute as Panama upended the United States 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier. American coach Gregg Berhalter started a largely second-string lineup in the middle of another hectic stretch of three matches in seven days. The U.S. has eight points after five of 14 games, ahead of Panama on goal difference, heading into Wednesday night’s match against Costa Rica at Columbus, Ohio.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-AP POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Georgia is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking the top spot in the regular season for the first time since 1982. The Bulldogs claimed all 62 first-place votes following their lopsided win over Auburn and Alabama’s loss at Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide slipped from first to fifth following their first loss in 20 games. Iowa moved up a spot to second and is followed by Cincinnati and Oklahoma, giving hope for some fresh blood in the CFP semifinals. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon and Michigan State round out the top 10, with five of those spots occupied by Big 10 teams. Auburn fell out of the poll and Texas A&M re-emerged at 21 following the Aggies’ win over the Tide.

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NHL-RANGERS-ZIBANEJAD

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers and top center Mika Zibanejad have agreed to an eight-year contract worth $68 million. Zibanejad will count $8.5 million against the salary cap beginning next season and through 2029-30. The 28-year-old Swede was almost a point-a-game player last season with 24 goals and 26 assists in 50 games despite a slow start. Zibanejad has 283 points in 323 regular-season games since the Rangers acquired him from Ottawa in 2016.

 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 101021 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Fargo Davies won the State Boy’s Soccer Tournament.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
5th Place
(W3) Bismarck Century 3, (2W) Bismarck High 2
 
3rd Place
(3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 1, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 0
 
Championship
(1E) Fargo Davies 1, (4E) Fargo Shanley 0
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MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
 
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 43
2. Bismarck High, 49
3. Bismarck Century, 73
4. Dickinson, 93
5. Bismarck Legacy, 112
6. Miinot, 180
7. Jamestown, 190
8. Mandan, 213
9. Watford City, 313
 
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:48
 
Class B
 
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Bowman County, 38
2. New Town, 52
3. Beulah, 107
4. Killdeer, 143
5. Standing Rock, 165
6. South Prairie – Max, 180
7. Stanley, 187
8. Burke Central, 230
9. Southern McLean, 232
10. Shiloh Christian, 233
11. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 250
12. Bishop Ryan, 300
13. White Shield, 320
 
Individual winner: Ian Busche of Beulah, 16:08
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
 
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 50
2. Minot, 79
3. Bismarck High, 97
4. Bismarck Legacy, 104
5. Bismarck Century, 171
6. Mandan, 181
7. Jamestown, 203
8. Watford City, 248
9. Dickinson, 295
 
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 18:27
 
Class B
 
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Southern McLean, 51
2. Bowman County, 77
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 89
4. Killdeer, 95
5. Stanley, 102
6. New Town, 117
7. Beulah, 159
8. Bishop Ryan, 187
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 19:19
 
High School Football
Independant 6-Man
 
State Playoffs – First Round
Trenton 71, Mandaree 0
 
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
Fargo Scheels Invite – records
Bismarck High, 5-1 (2nd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck Century, 5-1 (3rd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-3 (6th Gold Bracket)
Minot, 3-3 (3rd Silver Bracket)
Bismarck Legacy, 4-3 (5th Silver Bracket)
Jamestown, 3-4
Mandan, 1-6
 
College Football
MSU-Moorhead 29, Minot State 17
 
College Mens Hockey
North Dakota 4, Niagara 0
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 5, Colorado 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Sioux Falls def. Minot State, 25-12, 25-6, 25-10
 
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 6, Minot Minotauros 3
Bismarck Bobcats 3, Aberdeen Wings 2
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UND FOOTBALL
 
VERMILLION, S.D. (UND) – No. 13 North Dakota mustered only 258 yards of total offense and one touchdown, falling to South Dakota, 20-13, from the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. on Saturday. UND (2-3, 0-2 MVFC) just couldn’t seem to find its rhythm on offense, entering the red zone only twice in the contest to drop its second straight conference bout. For the second straight week, the Fighting Hawks defense swallowed up the attack of the Coyotes for a majority of the tilt. UND held the Yotes to just 179 yards through the air; however, the hosts held the ball for over 34 minutes and rushed for 189 yards to notch the upset. Tommy Schuster finished 24-of-37 for 208 yards and a touchdown while USD’s Carson Camp was sacked three times but completed nearly 70 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. The ground game couldn’t find its footing on the turf in Vermillion, with Otis Weah scampering for 58 yards on 15 carries to lead the Hawks. Travis Theis broke out with 138 yards on 23 carries, including a few key runs on the final drive of the game, to lead all rushers for USD.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Quincy Patterson accounted for four touchdowns on offense and fifth-ranked North Dakota State’s defense recorded five sacks in a 34-20 victory over No. 12 Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Fargodome. Christian Watson caught five passes for a career-high 163 yards including an 85-yard touchdown from Patterson to open the scoring midway through the first quarter. Patterson finished 11 of 21 passing for 182 yards and two TDs. North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) led 13-10 at halftime after a pair of field goals by Jake Reinholz from 27 and 22 yards, and the Bison used a pair of big plays on defense and special teams early in the third quarter to set up their next score. Theo Day was 12-of-31 passing for 257 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, but was sacked five times for a loss of 35 yards.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TOP 25

UNDATED (AP) – You can expect to see a new No. 1 in Sunday’s Associated Press college football poll after Alabama ended its 19-game winning streak. Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas A&M a 41-38 triumph over the top-ranked Crimson Tide. The Tide had scored 21 straight points to take a 38-31 lead, but the Aggies tied it when Zach Calzada connected with Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown strike with three minutes left. Calzada threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as A&M handed Alabama its first loss since Nov. 30, 2019 against Auburn.

 
Oklahoma and Texas just completed the highest-scoring game in the history of the Red River rivalry. Kennedy Brooks led the sixth-ranked Sooners to a 55-48 victory over No. 21 Texas. Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard romp with three seconds left. The Sooners overcame a 21-point deficit, matching the second-largest comeback in program history. Caleb Williams completed 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns after replacing Spencer Rattler, who had two turnovers in the first half that led to Texas touchdowns.
 
The best matchup of the day had third-ranked Iowa rallying for a 23-20 win against No. 4 Penn State. Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete the Hawkeyes’ comeback from a two-touchdown deficit. Iowa picked off four passes and stifled the Nittany Lions after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game in the first half. Backup Ta’Quan Roberson was just 7 of 21 for 34 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
 
Checking out Saturday’s other completed Top-25 action:
 
– Stetson Bennett passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns in leading second-ranked Georgia past No. 18 Auburn, 34-10. The nation’s top defense gave up only its second touchdown of the year before beating the Tigers for the fifth straight time.
 
– CJ Stroud passed for five touchdowns and seventh-ranked Ohio State reached the end zone on its first eight possessions in a 66-17 crushing of Maryland. The Buckeyes freshman quarterback was 24 for 33 for 406 yards, including two touchdowns each to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.
 
– Ninth-ranked Michigan beat Nebraska, 32-29 on a 39-yard field goal by Jake Moody with 1:24 remaining. Moody’s fourth field goal came after Wolverines defensive back Brad Hawkins forced quarterback Adrian Martinez to fumble, returning it 19 yards to the Nebraska 18.
 
– Boise State pulled off an impressive upset as the Broncos forced four turnovers in a 26-17 win at No. 10 BYU. Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown in Boise’s first win in its last three meetings with the Cougars.
 
– Eleventh-ranked Michigan State earned a 31-13 win at Rutgers as Jalen Nailor caught touchdown passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne. Nailor rolled up a career-high 221 yards on five catches for the Spartans, who are 6-0 for the first time in six years.
 
– No. 14 Notre Dame completed two scoring drives over the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Virginia Tech, 32-29. Jonathan Doerer won it by nailing a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining. It came after Jack Coan threw for a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie it with 2:26 left.
 
– No. 16 Kentucky is 6-0 for the first time since 1950 after Will Levis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 42-21 blowout of LSU. Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
 
– Matt Corral threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Sanders with 67 seconds remaining before 17th-ranked Mississippi stopped a two-point conversion try on the final play for a wild 52-51 win over No. 13 Arkansas. The Razorbacks scored a TD as time expired as Warren Thompson hauled in a nine-yard pass from KJ Jefferson.
 
– No. 19 Wake Forest pulled out a 40-37 overtime victory at Syracuse on A.T. Perry’s third TD of the afternoon. Perry caught a 22-yard pass from Sam Hartman in the left corner of the end zone, six plays after the Orange kicked a field goal to go ahead in OT.
 
– Emory Jones had a career-high four touchdowns passes as 20th-rated Florida punished Vanderbilt, 42-0. Dameon Pierce ran for a pair of TDs and grabbed a scoring pass in helping the Gators beat the Commodores for the 30th time in their last 31 meetings.
 
– Tanner Mordecai threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 24 SMU down Navy, 31-24. The Mustangs trailed by 14 in the second quarter until Bryan Massey scored on a 95-yard kickoff return.
 
– No. 25 San Diego State is 5-0 after Greg Bell rushed for 111 yards and a TD in their 31-7 pounding of New Mexico. Jordan Brookshire furnished a pair of rushing touchdowns and Chance Bell reached the end zone for the Aztecs.
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MLB-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are coming home after splitting the first two games of their respective NL Division Series. Jose Urias hit an RBI single and limited the Giants to a run and three hits over five innings of the Dodgers’ 9-2 rout of San Francisco. The Dodgers broke it open in the sixth as Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock each delivered RBI doubles. Will Smith added a homer leading off the Dodgers’ three-run eighth. Losing pitcher Kevin Gausman was reached for four runs on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings. The Giants managed just six hits after Friday’s 4-0 shutout of LA.

 
Max Fried combined with three relievers on a five-hitter as the Braves blanked the Brewers, 3-0. Fried struck out nine while limiting Milwaukee to three hits over six innings. The Brewers didn’t get a runner in scoring position until Willy Adames hit a two-out double in the sixth. Fried responded by striking out Eduardo Escobar. Austin Riley homered and Ozzie Albies had an RBI double for the Braves, who bounced back after losing 2-1 in Game 1. The NL Division Series resume on Monday.
 
The two AL Division Series are changing venues and will resume today. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays split their first two games. Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 after pitching well in Boston’s wild-card win over the Yankees on Tuesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash will go with Drew Rasmussen. The Bosox posted a 14-6 rout of the Rays on Friday after absorbing a 5-0 shutout in the series opener.
 
The Chicago White Sox will look to avoid a three-game sweep when they host the Houston Astros. The southsiders will start Dylan Cease in Game 3 against Rookie of the Year candidate Luis Garcia. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Carlos Rodon might pitch a potential Game 4 on Monday after being limited down the regular-season stretch because of shoulder soreness and fatigue. Houston has earned five-run victories in each of the first two games.
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BOXING-FURY-WILDER

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury retained his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative heavyweight trilogy. Fury finished Wilder for the second straight time in their trilogy, but only after five combined knockdowns. Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth round. Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have placed star cornerback Jaire Alexander on injured reserve. The move means Alexander must miss at least the next three games. Alexander hurt a shoulder in a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Matt LaFleur has said he’s hopeful that Alexander will avoid surgery and could “be back with us in a matter of weeks.” Alexander made the Pro Bowl and earned second-team honors in All-Pro balloting last season.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Bills have signed cornerback Taron Johnson to a three-year contract extension through 2024. The deal is for $24 million, with about $14 million guaranteed.
 
– Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. will not play Sunday against the Chargers due to a nagging ankle injury suffered in the season opener at Kansas City. The Browns also activated starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. from injured reserve.
 
– The 49ers have placed star tight end George Kittle on injured reserve with a calf injury that has been bothering him for weeks. Kittle played through the injury last week but was unable to practice at all this week.
 
– The Bears have placed running back David Montgomery on injured reserve because of a sprained knee and activated linebacker Danny Trevathan. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks did not travel with the team and will miss Sunday’s game at Las Vegas.
 
– The Raiders have placed cornerbacks Trayvon Mullen and backup Damon Arnette on injured reserve, shutting down both for at least three weeks. Backup tight end Derek Carrier is also on the list. All three players got hurt in last week’s loss to the Chargers.
 
– Chargers cornerback Ryan Smith has been activated from injured reserve. Smith was signed as a free agent from Tampa Bay during the offseason, but missed training camp and the first four weeks of the season due to a core muscle injury.
 
– Chiefs second-year linebacker Willie Gay Jr. has posted on social media that he is struggling with his mental health. Gay offered no specifics in the tweet, which was posted soon after Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Gay was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Gay returned to practice just this week after coming off injured reserve.
 
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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KHRT ND News – 10/09/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 100921 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton was convicted on two counts of murder in the May 2020 killings of Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore. The 43-year-old Pendleton opened fire on Holte and other officers while they were trying to serve the papers to evict him and his mother from their apartment. Moore was killed as Pendleton fired wildly at officers. Pendleton had owed $800 in rent through April 2020.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota company said Thursday it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas said it will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Northern Oil, which invests in leases and drilling projects, has traditionally operated in North Dakota, However, the company recently announced other deals in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas for shale oil, and in the Marcellus natural gas formation in Appalachia, the Star Tribune reported. “This is our third major transaction this year in as many basins,” Adam Dirlam, Northern’s chief operating officer, said of the North Dakota deal.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of illegally transporting a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota has reached a plea agreement, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year. He was arrested after bringing the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry in northeastern North Dakota. Stolarczyk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful transportation of wildlife in foreign commerce, according to court documents.
 
“Mr. Stolarczyk has agreed to plead guilty to the charge issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that in the exercise of due care he should have known he was allowed to take only a single bear in one calendar year in Manitoba,” Stolarczyk’s attorney, Richard Coad, said in a statement. “He accepts full responsibility for his actions.” Stolarczyk could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, KVRR-TV reported.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday for both COVID-19 and flu shots. Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Masks are required during the vaccination process. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and older will be available. Anyone receiving their second or COVID booster shot must bring their COVID vaccination card with them. Flu vaccinations will be available for ages 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccines for people 65 years of age and older will also be available. Vehicles will be directed to enter Fire Station 1 through the north parking lot; vehicles will exit from the building’s west end.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/09/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 100921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Freshman quarterback Jett Lundeen passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bishop Ryan Lions upset #5 Velva-Garrison 20-12 in a game we broadcast on 1320 KHRT. Both of Lundeen’s touchdown passes went to Zach Hendrickson as he finished 11 of 20 for 180 2TD / 2 INT. Bishop Ryan improves to 7-1 overall, 7-0 in the Northwest Region of Class 11B. The Aggies suffer their first loss and drop to 6-1 overall and in the Northwest Region.
 
In our broadcast on 106.9 K-Heart last night the Lewis & Clark Bombers defeated Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 28-6. Quarterback Patrick Simons rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns and also passed for a score in leading the Bombers to victory. Runningback Huntyrr Anderson rushed 14 times for 146 yards, including a 75 yards scoring run. Andrew Christenson led the Honkers with 88 yards rushing, including their only score on a 27 yard run. Lewis & Clark finishes the regular season at 5-3, while the Honkers finish 2-5. These two teams will play again in Berthold on Saturday in the first round of the Class 9B playoffs.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 38, Bismarck High 0 (Century winning streak – 29)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 30, (11A #3) Fargo North 13
#3 West Fargo 38, (11A RV) Grand Forks Red River 8
#4 Fargo Davies 33, (11A RV) Fargo South 7
#5 Fargo Shanley 61, (11A) Grand Forks Central 0
Bismarck Legacy 28, Minot 19
Mandan 17, (11A #1) Jamestown 14
(11A #5) Dickinson 23, Williston 12
 
Class 11A
(11AA) Mandan 17, #1 Jamestown 14
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 49, Turtle Mountain 0
(11AA #2) West Fargo Sheyenne 30, #3 Fargo North 13
Wahpeton 28, #4 Devils Lake 21
#5 Dickinson 23, (11AA) Williston 12
(11AA #4) Fargo Davies 33, Fargo South 7
(11AA #3) West Fargo 38, Grand Forks Red River 8
Valley City 28, Watford City 6
(11AA #5) Fargo Shanley 61, Grand Forks Central 0
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 38, Dickinson Trinity 30
#2 Hillsboro-Central Valley 35, Grafton 0
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 36, Northern Cass 0
#4 Kindred 47, Oakes 12
Bishop Ryan 20, #5 Velva-Garrison 12
Des Lacs-Burlington 40, Stanley 0
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 24, South Prairie-Max 0
Rugby 66, New Town 0
Harvey-Wells County 48, Park River-Fordville-Lankin 0
Shiloh Christian 16, Southern McLean 0
Killdeer 18, Heart River 8
Bowman County 46, Hazen 7
Thompson 38, Carrington 0
Lisbon 40, Sargent County 6
Central Cass 34, Linton-HMB-Strausberg-Zeeland 14
Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 28, Fargo Oak Grove 14
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 34, Maple Valley-Enderlin 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 55, Mott-Regent-New England 12
#3 Cavalier 38, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 0
Surrey 42, #4 Divide County 20
#5 Nelson County 16, New Rockford-Sheyenne 6
Bottineau 50, North Prairie 14
Dunseith 50, T-G-U 26
St. John 56, North Star 22
Four Winds 45, Benson County 12
Central McLean 30, Beach 12
Grant County-Flasher 44, Kidder County 0
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 30, Hettinger-Scranton 22
South Border 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 12
Ray-Powers Lake 58, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 26
MayPort-CG 46, Hatton-Northwood 16
Larimore 36, Griggs-Midkota 0
Richland 32, Tri-State 0
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 50, Hankinson 48
 
Independent 6-Man
 
State Playoffs – First Round
Drake-Anamoose 80, Midway-Minto 74
Mandaree at Trenton – today
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Mandan 111, Bismarck High 75
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Dickinson Trinity, 25-12, 25-14, 25-18
Williston Trinity Christian def. New Town, (3-0)
 
College Mens Hockey
North Dakota 6, Niagra 2
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 3, Colorado 0
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Northern State 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Southwest Minnesota State def. Minot State, 25-6, 25-20, 25-18
 
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 3, Minot Minotauros 2
Aberdeen Wings 4, Bismarck Bobcats 1
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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Soccer Tournament finishes today in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
Loser Out
(3W) Bismarck Century 2, (1W) Minot 0
(2W) Bismarck High 4, (4W) Bismarck Legacy 1
 
Semifinal
(4E) Fargo Shanley 1, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 0
(1E) Fargo Davies 2, (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 1
 
Today’s schedule
 
5th Place
(2W) Bismarck High vs (W3) Bismarck Century, 9:30 AM
 
3rd Place
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 11:30 AM
 
Championship
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (4E) Fargo Shanley, 1:30 PM
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UNDATED – It’s Homecoming weekend at Minot State and the Beavers (0-5, 0-1 NSIC) host the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons (2-3, 0-1 NSCI). Kickoff is set for 2 PM at Herb Parker Stadium. The Beavers will also honor the Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame Classes of 2020 and 2021 at halftime.
 

After a grueling showdown against No. 5 North Dakota State that saw a 12-game winning streak at the Alerus Center come to an end, No. 13 UND (2-2, 0-1 MVFC) will search for its first conference win of the season at South Dakota (3-2, 1-1 MVFC) today from Vermillion, S.D. Kickoff is at 2 PM. Over its history, North Dakota has racked up 62 all-time wins over South Dakota in a series that dates back to 1903. A win today would give the Yotes the honor of being the program that UND has defeated most in its history.

5th-ranked North Dakota State (4-0, 1-0 MVFC) hosts 12th-ranked Northern Iowa (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) in the annual homecoming game at 1 PM today at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. This is the 55th meeting between North Dakota State and Northern Iowa. NDSU has won seven straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings to take a 28-26 lead in the all-time series dating back to 1938.

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T25 FOOTBALL

UNDATED (AP) – Fifth-ranked Cincinnati was able to avoid a letdown following their emotional win at Notre Dame last weekend. Desmond Ridder threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 23rd consecutive home win, a 52-3 laugher against Temple. Jerome Ford ran for a career-high 149 yards and two scores for Cincinnati, which owns the nation’s second-longest home winning streak. On the first snap of the second half, Ford found a gaping hole and sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown that made it 24-3. Owls QB D’wan Mathis was held to 120 yards passing after throwing for 614 yards and five touchdowns last weekend.

 
The other Top-25 game of the day had Rachaad White, Jayden Daniels and Elijhah Badger rushing for touchdowns to carry No. 22 Arizona State to an 28-10 win against Stanford. Cardinals quarterback Tanner McKee passed for 356 yards and a TD but was intercepted three times, including a pick-and-pitch that DeAndre Pierce brought back 27 yards for the game-clinching score.
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants literally made quick work of the Los Angeles Dodgers to take Game 1 of their NL Division Series. Logan Webb pitched beautifully into the eighth inning and the Giants belted three home runs in a 4-0 shutout of the Dodgers. Webb struck out 10 and scattered five hits over 7 2/3s innings of a game that took just 2:39, 96 minutes shorter than the Dodgers’ wild-card win. San Francisco went ahead five batters into the bottom of the first on Buster Posey’s two-run blast off losing pitcher Walker Buehler. Kris Bryant and Brandon Crawford also went deep in the victory. Buehler was lifted shortly after Bryant’s home run, charged with three runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Game 2 is today in San Francisco.

 
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers have won their NL Division Series opener. Rowdy Tellez homered and threw out a runner at the plate to help the Brewers down the Braves, 2-1. Neither team scored until Tellez launched a two-run blast off Charlie Morton in the seventh inning. Morton hit Avisail Garcia with a pitch leading off the seventh before Tellez went deep, chasing the Atlanta starter. Morton allowed just two other hits. The Milwaukee first baseman also snuffed out a first-inning threat by nailing Jorge Soler at home. Corbin Burnes was outstanding in holding the Braves to two hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson homered for the Braves in the eighth. Game 2 is today in Milwaukee.
 
The Houston Astros have posted their second consecutive 5-run victory over the Chicago White Sox to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series. The Astros followed Thursday’s 6-1 win by scoring five times in the seventh inning to beat the Pale Hose, 9-4. The game was tied 4-4 until Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single in the seventh. Carlos Correa provided a two-run double during the big rally, and Kyle Tucker had a homer and three RBIs. The Astros can close out the series on Sunday in Chicago.
 
In St. Petersburg, J.D. Martinez made his presence known by slamming a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Red Sox’s 14-6 win over the Rays. Martinez was 4-for-5 after missing Boston’s previous three games with an ankle injury. Xander Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo, Kike Hernandez and Rafael Devers also homered as the Red Sox tied the AL Division Series at a game apiece. Hernandez delivered five hits and three ribbies. The Bosox rallied after Jordan Luplow belted a grand slam that put the Rays ahead, 5-2 in the first inning. Game 3 is Sunday at Fenway Park.
 
In other news coming out of the division series:
 
– Right-hander Johnny Cueto is not on the Giants’ roster for the NL Division Series as manager Gabe Kapler went with his established bullpen. Cueto missed time through the season with elbow troubles. San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt is sidelined by a broken left thumb that
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to be out several weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured right middle finger. NFL Network reported that Wilson had screws inserted to stabilize the finger. Wilson was injured during Thursday’s 26-17 loss to the Rams when his fingers hit the arm of defensive tackle Aaron Donald on the follow through of a pass attempt. Wilson has not missed a game in his career, starting all 149 in the regular season and 16 playoff games since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2012.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Teddy Bridgewater is trending toward starting Sunday against the Steelers one week after suffering a concussion in the Broncos’ loss to Baltimore. He could be without his top target, however. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton turned an ankle at practice Friday and was added to the injury report as questionable.
 
– Browns star defensive end and NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett expects to play Sunday against the Chargers despite missing his second practice of the week due to soreness. Garrett is listed as questionable by the Browns, who are dealing with numerous injuries across their second-ranked defense.
 
– Rookie quarterback Trey Lance will make his first start for the 49ers after Jimmy Garoppolo was ruled out of this week’s game with a calf injury. Garoppolo hurt his calf in the first half of last week’s loss to Seattle and left the game at halftime. Coach Kyle Shanahan says Garoppolo would have played if he was healthy and will regain his starting role as soon as he is recovered.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Kyrie Irving could join the Brooklyn Nets at practice this weekend. The Nets have been told their training center is considered a private facility and doesn’t fall under a New York coronavirus vaccination mandate. The city’s vaccine mandate requires pro athletes practicing or playing in public venues to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Though he can practice with the team in New York, Irving still wouldn’t be able to play in home games if he doesn’t meet the vaccination requirement.

 
Also in the NBA:
 
– Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss today’s exhibition game against the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics said Brown was asymptomatic and entering isolation. The third overall pick in the 2016 draft averaged nearly 25 points and six rebounds last season.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov has accepted the largest contract in team history. Two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the Panthers and their top scorer have worked out an eight-year, $80 million extension with an annual cap hit of $10 million. The center scored team highs of 26 goals and 58 points in 50 games for the Cats last season. He has totaled 108 goals and 294 points in 277 games over the last four seasons.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Alex Ovechkin left the Capitals’ preseason finale against Philadelphia on Friday night with what the team called a lower-body injury. He is set to be examined further Saturday. Washington’s captain was slow to get up and skated off on his own while not putting much weight on his left leg.
 
– Blackhawks defenseman Caleb Jones has a sprained left wrist that is expected to keep him out about six weeks. The 24-year-old brother of Chicago defenseman Seth Jones was acquired in a July trade with Edmonton that moved Duncan Keith to the Oilers.
 
– Ontario’s major indoor professional sports teams have been given the green light to host capacity crowds. That means the Maple Leafs and Senators will be able to play in front of full arenas when their seasons start this month, as well the NBA’s Raptors. The move leaves the Canucks as the only NHL team without full-capacity crowds.
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/08/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 1200
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his mother and a police officer as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice. Salamah Pendleton was convicted on two counts of murder in the May 2020 killings of Officer Cody Holte and Lola Moore. The 43-year-old Pendleton opened fire on Holte and other officers while they were trying to serve the papers to evict him and his mother from their apartment. Moore was killed as Pendleton fired wildly at officers. Pendleton had owed $800 in rent through April 2020.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a single vehicle crash in Kidder County. 58-year Bryan Helder of Pettibone failed to negotiate a curve with his pickup and it entered the ditch and rolled. Helder was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the accident happened around 8:30 AM on Thursday.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Morton County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was involved in a collision while responding to a call. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that Deputy Damon Burkel was in a marked Morton County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle responding to an injury crash at the intersection of Memorial Highway and 46th Avenue SE in Mandan around 8:50 PM on Thursday. He slowed to make a U-turn at the intersection just west of the bridge. Before making the U-turn, Burkel deactivated his emergency lights. As Burkel was making the turn, an 18-year old struck the driver’s side of Burkel’s patrol vehicle. Minor injuries were reported to both drivers and a passenger. The crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 drop by 5 today to 4,485. Health officials report 696 new positives and 779 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 7.11%. Hospitalizations continue to rise as they are up by 6 today to 184, with 24 of them in ICU. There is one more death among those positive (1635). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 417 new positives since Wednesday (6467), 18 hospitalizations since Wednesday(304), and four deaths since Wednesday (44).
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single vehicle accident in Kidder County. Troopers say the accident happened just before 8:30 AM on Thursday. A 58-year old man from Pettibone failed to negotiate a curve with his pickup and it entered the ditch and rolled. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the investigation continues.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota company said Thursday it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas said it will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Northern Oil, which invests in leases and drilling projects, has traditionally operated in North Dakota, However, the company recently announced other deals in the Permian Basin in New Mexico and Texas for shale oil, and in the Marcellus natural gas formation in Appalachia, the Star Tribune reported. “This is our third major transaction this year in as many basins,” Adam Dirlam, Northern’s chief operating officer, said of the North Dakota deal.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Wisconsin man accused of illegally transporting a black bear carcass from Canada to North Dakota has reached a plea agreement, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities said Joseph Stolarczyk, of Mosinee, Wisconsin, exceeded the Manitoba bag limit by killing two bears in the same year. He was arrested after bringing the bear across the Pembina Port of Entry in northeastern North Dakota. Stolarczyk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of unlawful transportation of wildlife in foreign commerce, according to court documents. “Mr. Stolarczyk has agreed to plead guilty to the charge issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office that in the exercise of due care he should have known he was allowed to take only a single bear in one calendar year in Manitoba,” Stolarczyk’s attorney, Richard Coad, said in a statement. “He accepts full responsibility for his actions.” Stolarczyk could face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, KVRR-TV reported.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Fire Department will host a drive-through vaccination clinic on Sunday for both COVID-19 and flu shots. Sanford Health will conduct the clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, located at 2111 10th Street SW. No appointment or pre-registration is necessary. Masks are required during the vaccination process. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and older will be available. Anyone receiving their second or COVID booster shot must bring their COVID vaccination card with them. Flu vaccinations will be available for ages 6 months and older. High-dose flu vaccines for people 65 years of age and older will also be available. Vehicles will be directed to enter Fire Station 1 through the north parking lot; vehicles will exit from the building’s west end.
 
 
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