K-Heart Sports – 10/08/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 100821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – A pair of high school football games come your way today on our two radio stations.
 
On 1320 KHRT you can hear the rivalry between Velva-Garrison and Bishop Ryan renewed. They play this afternoon at Herb Parker Stadium here in Minot. The Aggies and Lions currently sit atop the Northwest Region standings of Class 11B football at 6-0. Kyle Dean and Chad Olson will have the call starting at 2:45 PM on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com
 
In Class 9B football, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central will finish the regular season tonight by hosting Lewis & Clark. We’ll broadcast that game starting around 6:45 PM on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
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STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – Grand Forks Central repeats as champions of the State Boy’s Tennis Tournament. The individual and doubles tournament is today and Saturday.
 
High School Boys Tennis Tournament
State Tournament (Team Dual) – Grand Forks
 
First Round
(4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 3, (1W) Minot 2
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 4, (3W) Mandan 1
(1E) Grand Forks Central 5, (4W) Bismarck Century 0
(2W) Bismarck Legacy 3, (3E) Fargo South 2
 
Loser Out
(1W) Minot 3, (3W) Mandan 2
(4W) Bismarck Century 4, (3E) Fargo South 1
 
Semifinal
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 5, (4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 0
(1E) Grand Forks Central 5, (2W) Bismarck Legacy 0
 
5th Place
(1W) Minot 3, (4W) Bismarck Century 2
 
3rd Place
(4E) West Fargo Sheyenne 4, (2W) Bismarck Legacy 1
 
Championship
(1E) Grand Forks Central 3, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 2
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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – Minot was upset on day one of the State Boy’s Soccer Tournament in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round
(4E) Fargo Shanley 1, (1W) Minot 0
(2E) Grand Forks Red River 2, (3W) Bismarck Century 1
(1E) Fargo Davies 4, (4W) Bismarck Legacy 0
(3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 4, (2W) Bismarck High 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
(1W) Minot vs (3W) Bismarck Century, 12 PM
(4W) Bismarck Legacy vs (2W) Bismarck High, 2:15 PM
 
Semifinal
(4E) Fargo Shanley vs (2E) Grand Forks Red River, 4:30 PM
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 6:45 PM
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball scores from Thursday
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, 25-5,25-10,25-6
#2 Bismarck High def. Williston, 25-10, 25-14, 25-9
Jamestown def. Minot, 25-16, 31-29, 27-25
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 21-25,25-23,25-22,25-27,15-8
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, 25-23, 19-25, 25-15, 25-19
 
Class B
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. Glenburn, 25-14, 25-20, 25-14
Bishop Ryan def. Lewis & Clark, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Surrey, 25-12, 25-13, 25-17
South Prairie-Max def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, (3-2)
Velva def. Newburg-Westhope, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22
Drake-Anamoose def. Washburn, 25-18, 14-25, 25-18, 25-21
Rugby def. Bottineau, 25-7, 25-19, 25-18
Ray def. Parshall, 25-13, 25-6, 25-8
Powers Lake def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15
Trenton def. Mandaree, 25-9, 25-9, 25-4
Central McLean def. Kidder County, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13
Harvey-Wells County def. Nelson County, 25-13, 25-17 & 25-10
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays were winners in the first two AL Division Series games. The Astros coasted to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox before the Rays blanked the Boston Red Sox, 5-0.

 
Houston’s Lance McCullers was sharp over 6 2/3 innings, blanking the Sox on four hits and no walks. The 28-year-old McCullers didn’t allow a hit until Yoan Moncada singled with one out in the fourth. Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI double in the third and a solo homer in the fifth. Michael Brantley added two hits and two RBIs for the AL West champions. The Astros got to Lance Lynn for five runs and six hits over just 3 2/3 innings. Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox. Game 2 is today in Houston. Lucas Giolito starts for Chicago against Framber Valdez.
 
In St. Petersburg, Wander Franco put Tampa Bay ahead with an RBI double in the first and scored on an RBI single by Yandy Diaz later in the inning. Randy Arozarena add a solo homer and stole home. Nelson Cruz also went deep for the Rays. The Red Sox loaded the bases against J.P Feyereisen in the eighth inning before the Tampa reliever fanned Rafael Devers and retired Hunter Renfroe on a popup for the final out. Rays starter and winner Shane McClanahan allowed five hits and no walks over five innings. Losing pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, two hits and two walks. Game 2 is today in St. Petersburg. Pitcher Chris Sale will try to help the Red Sox even the series. Rookie Shane Baz will start for Tampa Bay.
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NFL-RAMS/SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams have rebounded from their first loss of the season. Matthew Stafford threw for 365 yards and a touchdown as the Rams defeated the Seahawks, 26-17 to improve to 4-1. Robert Woods grabbed 12 passes for 150 yards, and Cooper Kupp racked up 92 yards on seven receptions. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson missed significant game time due to injury for the first time. He appeared to hurt the middle finger on his throwing hand midway through the third quarter and attempted to direct one more drive before turning the game over to backup Geno Smith. Both Wilson and Smith threw for one touchdown and an interception for the 2-3 Seahawks.

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T25 FOOTBALL-COASTAL CAROLINA/ARKANSAS ST.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – No. 15 Coastal Carolina had no trouble extending its winning streak to 11 games. Grayson McCall threw a school-record 99-yard touchdown pass on his first attempt before the Chanticleers completed a 52-20 dismantling of Arkansas State. McCall completed 18 of 23 passes for a career-high 365 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Isaiah Likely also had a big night, setting career bests with eight receptions, 232 yards and four touchdowns.

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SOCCER-WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Ricardo Pepi scored both second-half goals for the U.S. in a 2-0 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier Thursday night. That gives him three goals in two qualifying matches, both key victories for the Americans in their quest to return to the World Cup next year.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Jaylon Smith has joined the Green Bay Packers, one day after the Dallas Cowboys released the veteran linebacker. The Packers officially announced Thursday afternoon that they had signed Smith. Smith made the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement in 2019 and led the Cowboys in tackles each of the past two seasons, but his play had dipped over the past year. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says its very unlikely that Smith plays Sunday against the Bengals.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has returned to practice for the first time since he was knocked out of Denver’s game against Baltimore last weekend with a concussion. Bridgewater worked with the starters and was listed as limited on the injury report. If Bridgewater doesn’t have any setbacks he could be cleared for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.
 
– A person familiar with the injury tells The Associated Press that Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has been playing with a torn labrum in his left shoulder that won’t require surgery at this time. The person added that Mayfield will continue to play as long as the injury to his non-throwing shoulder doesn’t worsen. Mayfield hurt his shoulder while making a tackle after throwing an interception against Houston on Sept. 21.
 
– Add Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey to a growing list of NFL players who don’t like Thursday night games. The 2019 All-Pro said he “definitely” feels like playing on a short week against the Texans contributed to his hamstring injury, which held him out of last week’s 36-28 loss to the Cowboys. McCaffrey has been limited this week in practice but feels as if he might be able to play Sunday when the Panthers host the Philadelphia Eagles.
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NBA-NETS-IRVING

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets are listing Kyrie Irving as ineligible to play in their home exhibition game today against Milwaukee. It’s another strong indication he has not met New York’s vaccination requirement. Irving has not been with the Nets for any of their practices in New York, where professional athletes are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to practice or play. The Nets are prevented by law from revealing whether he has been vaccinated. There is nothing related to the NBA that would cause a player to have the “ineligible” designation.

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NBA-FRAUD INDICTMENT

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities say 18 former NBA players have been charged with allegedly pocketing $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan. An indictment in Manhattan federal court said the ex-players and one of their spouses engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement of medical and dental expenses that were never incurred. The list of those charged include Tony Allen, Glen Davis and Sebastian Telfair. Federal prosecutor Audrey Strauss said prosecutors have travel records, email and GPS data that proves the ex-players were sometimes far from the medical and dental offices at the times when they were supposedly getting treated. Strauss said that in one instance an ex-player was playing basketball in Taiwan when he was supposedly getting $48,000 worth of root canals and crowns on eight teeth at a Beverly Hills, California, dental office in December 2018.

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NHL-NEWS

MONTREAL (AP) – Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Association joint player assistance program. The move comes less than a week before the season begins and just three months after he backstopped Montreal to the Stanley Cup Final. The 34-year-old Price will be away from the team while he takes part in the program for at least 30 days. Price’s wife says on social media that Price is putting his mental health and family first. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin says the teams backs Price and would urge anyone needing help to get it.

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BIG-12-ATHLETE COMPENSATION

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The Big 12 says it will allow its schools to decide the amount of benefits to give athletes each academic year. The decision follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling related to caps on compensation, and a similar decision last month by the Southeastern Conference. The Supreme Court ruling meant that the NCAA could not ban schools from offering additional education-related benefits to Division I football and basketball players. The Big 12 is using the legal maximum of $5,980 per athlete as a benefits ceiling.

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

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KHRT ND News – 10/07/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A fire in a four-unit apartment complex displaced seven residents on Wednesday evening. The Minot Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Soo Street at 9:08 PM on Wednesday for a bedroom that was on fire. The first arriving firefighters found flames coming from a bedroom window. Fire crews entered the structure and quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the apartment of origin. While the fire was being extinguished, crews conducted a search of the structure; all occupants were able to exit safely. One cat was found deceased in the apartment where the fire originated. Three engines, one ladder truck, and one command vehicle responded to the incident, with a total of 15 firefighters on scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained on scene overnight to conduct fire watch of the structure for potential flareups. The fire was caused when hot materials were improperly disposed of in a garbage can.
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BISMARCK, ND – Five more deaths are reported today in North Dakota among those who were COVID-19 positive (1634). Information from the Department of Health lists another 709 new positives and 642 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 7.31%. Active cases rise by 111 to 4,490. Hospitalizations are up 6 to 178, with 23 of those in ICU. Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include were not available at the moment.
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UNDATED (AP) – Pfizer is asking the U.S. government to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11. If regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. Pfizer already had announced that a lower dose of its vaccine worked and appeared safe in a study of the youngsters. Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech officially filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration today. FDA’s advisers are scheduled to debate the evidence later this month. Until now the vaccine was available only as young as 12, and many parents and pediatricians are clamoring for protection for younger kids. North Dakota health officials report that 51.7% (343,467) of residents age 12 and up have been fully vaccinated.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Board of Chiropractic Examiners has revoked the license of Chad Isaak, the man convicted of killing four people at a property management company in Mandan. The seven-member board voted unanimously recently to revoke Isaak’s state chiropractic license which had been suspended pending the outcome of his murder trial. In August, a Morton County jury convicted Isaak in the April 2019 slayings of RJR co-owner Robert Fakler, employees Adam Fuehrer and Bill and Lois Cobb. Isaak lived in Washburn on property owned by RJR, but no definitive motive was established for the crime. All four victims were shot and stabbed. Isaak is scheduled in court Dec. 28 where he faces the possibility of life in prison on each of his four murder convictions.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot landfill will begin winter hours on Saturday, Oct. 11. During winter hours, the landfill will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM. 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.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler has announced a new grant program to fund learning opportunities outside of school for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. School districts and other organizations, including for-profit companies, nonprofit agencies, faith-based organizations, and higher education institutions, as well as regional education associations and city and county government agencies, are eligible to apply for “Out of School Time” grants.
 
Three-year grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, with up to $2 million in grant money available. Grant applications must address students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs, and provide learning opportunities outside of school, along with activities to complement students’ regular academic programs during the school day. Grant recipients will be required to collaborate with schools that serve students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
 
Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Potential applicants with questions should contact program administrator Becky Eberhardt at raeberhardtnd.gov, or by phone at 701-328-2295.
 
“This is a new grant opportunity that is funded by federal pandemic emergency aid. It will offer enriched educational opportunities to students before and after school, on weekends, and in the summer to counter the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their instruction,” Baesler said. “This grant program offers our schools and other organizations a chance to provide new, innovative learning opportunities for students outside of school hours.”
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INDIANPOLIS – The Internal Revenue Service is reminding an estimated 32,800 North Dakota residents who asked for an extension to file their 2020 tax return, that they have until October 15, 2021 to file and avoid the penalty for filing late. The IRS urges everyone to file electronically in order to avoid delays and speed the processing of their return.
 
“October 15 is the deadline for just about everyone,” said IRS spokesperson Stacy Engle. “Members of the military and others serving in a combat zone, have more time. They normally have 180 days after they leave the combat zone to file and pay any taxes due.”
 
There is usually no penalty for failure to file if the taxpayer is due a refund. However, people who wait too long to file and claim a refund, risk losing it altogether. The safest and fastest way for people to get a refund is to file electronically and have their refund electronically deposited into their bank or other financial account. Taxpayers can use direct deposit to deposit their refund into one, two or even three accounts.
 
IRS Free File is still available in English and Spanish giving taxpayers who earned $72,000 or less in 2020 a way to file and claim credits like the Recovery Rebate Credit, Advanced Child Tax Credit. The Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms, is also available for people comfortable preparing their own taxes.
 
Those who still have to file a 2020 tax return, owe tax, and did not request an extension can generally avoid additional penalties and interest by filing the return as soon as possible and paying any taxes owed. Taxpayers can file now and schedule their federal tax payments up to the Oct. 15 due date. Electronic payment options are the optimal way to make a tax payment.
 
– IRS Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay online directly from a checking or savings account for free, and to schedule payments up to 365 days in advance.
 
– The IRS2Go app provides the mobile-friendly payment options, including Direct Pay and debit or credit card payments on mobile devices.
 
– Payment options and tax information is available in several languages by clicking on the “English” tab on the front page of IRS.gov.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that their Community Services Division received more than $7.5 million in funding for weatherization, and energy furnace and cooling repair programs. Community Services received $2,891,278 in funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program from the U.S. Department of Energy, $2 million in funding for weatherization from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and $3 million in funding for the LIHEAP Emergency Furnace and Cooling Repair and Replacement Program. The combination of funding received is a 32% increase from the previous year.
 
“This year’s increase in funding will allow us to expand our ability to serve the residents of North Dakota,” Commerce Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner Shawn Kessel said. “Low-income homes spend a much higher percentage of their income on energy. Weatherizing and repairs to heating and cooling systems will allow saved dollars to be used for other necessities.”
 
Community Services contributed to a total of 611 weatherization, 1,215 emergency finance, and 337 cooling jobs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The Weatherization Assistance Program, led by Commerce and administered by local Community Action Agencies, uses various measures to increase energy efficiency in homes while strengthening the health and safety of the home. The program is available to renters and owners, whether they live in mobile homes, traditional wood-framed homes or apartments. There is no fee for applicants. Renters may also use the program but, they must meet the income guidelines and their landlord must comply with other program requirements.
 
Eight Community Action Agencies in North Dakota have been weatherizing homes through the program since 1976. Since 2001, over 12,500 homes have been equipped with energy-conserving measures. These measures typically save each homeowner 25% of heating costs per year.
 
Individuals qualify for the Weatherization Assistance Program based on income guidelines. Applicants for the LIHEAP Emergency Furnace and Cooling Repair and Replacement Program are required to be a fuel assistance client. Both Weatherization Assistance and LIHEAP programs are administered by Community Action Agencies. To apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program, contact your local Community Action agency or visit NDWAP.com.
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DENVER – FEMA has approved more than $258 million in total assistance to North Dakota as of October 1, supporting the state’s fight against COVID-19 over the last 18 months. The assistance was authorized under the major disaster declaration issued for North Dakota on April 1, 2020. Earlier this year, following new guidance from President Biden, FEMA increased reimbursement from 75 percent to 100 percent funding for projects related to the pandemic response, retroactive to January 20, 2020.
 
This federal funding was received by the state and distributed to North Dakota tribes, counties, cities, individuals, and other state and local partners.
 
The total includes $117 million from FEMA’s Public Assistance program for vaccines, testing sites, medical staffing and supplies (including ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment), alternate care facilities, and other identified COVID-19 related management, communication, transportation and administrative costs.
 
An additional $86 million was provided by FEMA to reimburse other agencies that provided staffing or resources to augment state efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Defense all supported COVID-19 operations in North Dakota.
 
FEMA also contributed $37.5 million in Lost Wages Assistance to individuals to help ease the economic burden of North Dakotans struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, and $1 million for Crisis Counseling to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the psychological effects of the pandemic through outreach and educational services.
 
Another $4.2 million has been approved for FEMA Funeral Assistance, which delivers funding to families for pandemic related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Those in need of such aid can call FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time). At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for families who have lost a loved one.
 
North Dakota also has been allocated $12.3 million from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to invest in mitigation planning and projects that reduce risks from natural disasters.
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/07/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 100721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class 11B and Class 9B football polls this week. 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 (15)                                7-0          78         1
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley (1)        6-1          58         3
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich  6-1          36         3
4. Kindred                                       6-1         33         4
5. Velva-Garrison                           6-0          25         5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (6-1), Harvey-Wells County (5-2), Bowman County (6-1)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(16)     7-0          80          1
2. New Salem-Almont                     7-0           60          2
3. Cavalier                                       7-0           47          3
4. Divide County                              7-0           29          5
5. Nelson County                             7-0          12          RV

Others receiving votes: Bottineau (7-0), Hettinger-Scranton (6-1), South Border (6-1), Surrey (5-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (5-2)

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STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Soccer Tournament begins today in Jamestown. Minot is the No. 1-seed from the West with a record of 15-1-1. Bismarck Century is the defending champion.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
State Tournament – Jamestown
 
First Round
(1W) Minot vs (4E) Fargo Shanley, 12 PM
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3W) Bismarck Century, 2:15 PM
(1E) Fargo Davies vs (4W) Bismarck Legacy, 4:30 PM
(2W) Bismarck High vs (3E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 6:45 p.m.
 
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STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
 
MINOT, ND – The State Boy’s Tennis Tournament begins today in Grand Forks with the team dual competition. The individual and doubles tournament is Friday and Saturday. Grand Forks Central is the defending champion.
 
High School Boys Tennis Tournament
 
State Tournament (Team Dual) – Grand Forks
 
First Round
(1W) Minot vs (4E) West Fargo Sheyenne, 10 AM
(2E) Grand Forks Red River vs (3W) Mandan, 10 AM
(1E) Grand Forks Central vs (4W) Bismarck Century, 10 AM
(2W) Bismarck Legacy vs (3E) Fargo South, 10 AM
 
Consolation & semifinals, 1 PM; 5th Place & 3rd Place, 4:30 PM; Championship, 6 PM.
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MSU HOCKEY-SIGNING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team is just beginning the season, but head coach Ryan Miner is building for the future. Miner announced that Cameron Schmidt has signed a Letter-of-Intent to attend Minot State and play hockey for the Beavers starting in the fall of 2022. Schmidt is a senior at Bismarck High School and a two-time North Dakota High School State Champion as the Bismarck Blizzards won the title in 2019 and 2020. Schmidt was named to the WDA All-Conference team after the 2021 season. She netted seven goals and added 14 assists in 21 games for Bismarck last season, and during the 2019-20 season she had eight goals and 11 assists in 26 games for the Blizzard.

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MLB-NL WILD CARD

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chris Taylor has put the Los Angeles Dodgers into the NL Division Series. Taylor slammed a two-out, two-run homer off Alex Reyes in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 3-1 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. Reyes entered the game after Cody Bellinger was issued a two-out walk by losing pitcher T.J. McFarland.

 
A wild pitch by Max Scherzer scored Tommy Edman and gave the Cardinals the lead in the first inning. It remained 1-0 until Justin Turner unloaded a home run off Adam Wainwright in the bottom of the fourth. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts put the outcome in the hands of his bullpen after Scherzer was lifted with two on and one out in the fifth. The LA bullpen came through with 4 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits while fanning six. Wainwright allowed four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. The two clubs were a combined 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position until Taylor’s blast.
 
The Dodgers get to face the 107-win San Francisco Giants, who say Logan Webb will start Game 1 on Friday. Webb won the NL West clincher on Sunday, hitting a two-run homer and working into the eighth inning. Kevin Gausman gets the starting nod for the Giants in Game 2.
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MLB PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The two American League Division Series begin today. The top teams in the AL East are squaring off in the Division Series.

 
The Red Sox led the division by 4 1/2 games on July 7, only to finish eight games behind the Rays. Tampa Bay won the season series, 11-8 despite losing their first four meetings with Boston. Shane McClanahan starts Game 1 for the Rays on Thursday after going 10-6 during the regular season. He’ll be opposed by Eduardo Rodriguez. Chris Sale could start Game 2 against rookie Shane Baz. Bosox manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that he’s not sure J.D. Martinez will be available due to an ankle injury.
 
The White Sox and Astros were separated by just two wins as they captured their respective division titles, but Houston took the season series, 5-2. The Astros are making their fifth consecutive postseason appearance. The White Sox are in consecutive playoffs for the first time in franchise history. A pair of Lances are the Game 1 starters. Lance Lynn pitches for the White Sox after going 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA in the regular season. The Astros counter with Lance McCullers Jr., who was 13-5 with a 3.16 ERA. The Astros will send Framber Valdes to the mound for Game 2 against Lucas Giolito.
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MLB-NEWS

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Padres have fired Jayce Tingler, who presided over the biggest collapse in franchise history just a season after finishing second in voting for NL Manager of the Year. General manager A.J. Preller announced the move three days after the Padres finished 79-83 and in third place in the NL West, 28 games behind San Francisco. Tingler’s fate was sealed during a brutal freefall that saw the Padres go from a one-game lead for the NL’s second wild-card spot on Sept. 9 to being eliminated from playoff contention with seven games left.

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NFL-MOVES

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – After resisting the move, Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy has made Justin Fields his first-string quarterback going forward, moving veteran Andy Dalton into the backup role. The former Ohio State quarterback and a first-round draft pick had played against Detroit and Cleveland as the starter but only because of veteran Dalton’s knee injury. Dalton is recovered from a bone bruise and has resumed practicing this week.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio says quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to practice Thursday after leaving Sunday’s game against Baltimore with a concussion. Fangio says Bridgewater is improving and was cleared to lift weights with the team and attend meetings.
 
– The Panthers have acquired veteran cornerback and 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore from the Patriots for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. The moves comes after Gilmore and the Patriots couldn’t come to terms on a new contract.
 
– Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis after missing Sunday’s 36-28 loss to the Cowboys with a hamstring injury.
 
– Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. has returned to practice and will likely be activated later this week to play against the Chargers. However, the Browns are without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as well as cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome II and nickel back Troy Hill.
 
– The Cowboys are moving on from linebacker Jaylon Smith without getting into the specifics of the decision to release their leading returning tackler four games into 2021. One of the factors was a looming $9.2 million guarantee on Smith’s 2022 salary if he got injured.
 
– Washington has put tight end Logan Thomas on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Thomas’ absence for at least the next three games could open the door for Sammis Reyes to become the first person from Chile to play in an NFL game.
 
– The Lions put standout center Frank Ragnow on injured reserve, another setback for a banged-up winless team. The Lions are expected to give center Evan Brown his first career start Sunday at Minnesota.
 
– Jets coach Robert Saleh says safety Marcus Maye has the team’s support. The star player is dealing with legal issues after being charged in February with drunken driving after a car crash in Florida. Saleh declined to say whether he and the team previously knew about the accident and arrest that was first reported Monday night.
 
– Suspended Dallas offensive lineman La’el Collins has sued the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. Collins is seeking an injunction to stop the remaining two games of a five-game ban over substance-abuse violations. The suit claims the NFL suspended the seventh-year player for missed tests when the labor agreement reached in 2020 no longer allowed for suspensions over missed tests or positive marijuana tests.
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NFL RATINGS

UNDATED (AP) – NFL games are averaging 17.3 million viewers on television and digital, a whopping 17% increase over last season and 3% compared to two years ago. Whether or not the league can maintain that level of growth remains to be seen. Last season was played during the pandemic, mostly in empty stadiums. Also, many people’s viewing habits changed in a presidential election year. Four of the five league broadcasters have growth above 20%.

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NBA-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has agreed to not randomly test players for marijuana this season. It’s a continuation of the policy that was put in place last year for the restart bubble and has remained since. Drug testing will continue for things such as human growth hormone, other performance-enhancers and “drugs of abuse” such as methamphetamine, cocaine and opiates. More than half of the states in the U.S. have decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is being investigated on allegations that he used a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press about the inquiry. Using a fake vaccination card is illegal in both the United States and Canada, as well as against NHL rules. This probe is just the latest into Kane, who was cleared last month of allegations made by his estranged wife that he bet on NHL games, some involving his own team.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme says he does not expect Carey Price to practice before the start of the regular season, making the goaltender doubtful for the opener at Toronto. Ducharme says Price is recovering from a non-COVID-19 illness and offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
 
– The Coyotes have signed forward Alex Galchenyuk to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old returns to Arizona after scoring five goals with eight assists with Ottawa and Toronto last season.
 
– Quinton Byfield was placed on injured reserve by the Kings, a day after fracturing his left ankle in a preseason game. The second overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft was hurt in the third period of the Kings’ 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/06/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 1200
 

BISMARCK, ND – A North Dakota Highway Patrol officer involved in the shooting of a Montana man will not face any charges. Following a vehicle chase on Interstate 94 west of Mandan on the evening of September 7th, Trooper Stephen Mayer killed the lone occupant of the vehicle, 45-year-old Craig Knutson, of Billings, Montana. The pursuit began about 7 miles east of Hebron and ended after deputies placed spike strips on the highway and Mayer used his cruiser to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin. After the vehicle stopped, Mayer saw that Knutson had a gun and told the three deputies at the scene about the weapon before he fired the fatal shot.

Patrol officials say after careful review the Morton County States Attorneys Office determined that Mayer was justified in discharging his firearm in defense of himself and others. No charges will be filed. The Highway Patrol also says they have completed a review and determined that Mayer acted within department policy during the incident.

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WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teenager. 15-year old Leah Varela was last seen in Williston on Monday wearing a purple tie dye sweater and blue jeans. She’s listed as 5′ 2″ and 110 pounds, with black hair and black eyes. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to call the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.
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WATFORD CITY, ND – Authorities responded to an explosion at an oil well in McKenzie County Tuesday morning. According to a post on the Watford City Police Department Facebook page, emergency personnel responded to the explosion near the intersection of 12th Street and 17th Avenue NE. As of shortly before 9:30 a.m., the department reported that a fire was out, and there was no danger to the public. The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. The cause of the explosion is unclear. The sheriff’s office said one person suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 increase by 286 today to 4,379. The daily positive rate is 7.75%. There are 812 new positives with 572 new recoveries. There are six more hospitalizations bringing the total to 172, with 23 of those in ICU. Health officials also report six more deaths among those who were positive (1629). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 173 new positives (6070), 9 hospitalization (284), and three deaths (44).
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BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Game and Fish officials are looking for information in connection to a moose poaching case near Tolley. Officials say a cow moose was shot and left in a field near the intersection of 56th Ave. NW and 95th St. NW, northwest of Tolley. It was likely shot between 10 p.m. Friday, October 1st, and 7 a.m. Saturday, October 2nd. Officials say it appears the cow was shot several times with a shotgun and birdshot while possibly being chased by a vehicle. No meat was taken from the moose. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Report All Poachers hotline at 701-328-9921. Individuals can remain anonymous if they chose and are eligible for a reward if a conviction is made based on information they provide.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum on Tuesday repeated his call for the Biden administration to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S. southern border as he prepares to help send off 125 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company on Friday to a mission along the border. The soldiers from the Bismarck-based multi-role bridge unit will support U.S. Customs and Border Protection in ongoing efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The mobilization of North Dakota National Guard soldiers was requested by the U.S. Army through the National Guard Bureau and is a continuation of the southern border military mission that began in 2018.
 
Burgum concurred with the deployment, which is expected to last about a year. The governor said he plans to visit the soldiers at the border during their deployment and stands in solidarity with fellow governors who will be gathering at the border Wednesday to raise awareness of the need to address the border crisis.
 
“It’s been over two weeks since I and 25 fellow governors sent a joint letter urging President Biden to meet with us to discuss solutions to the ongoing crisis at the southern border, and we still have not received an answer. Meanwhile, as the administration fails to address the southern border crisis, it continues to hold firm to its baffling decision to extend the ban on nonessential land-based travel from Canada into the United States, even though vaccinated Canadians can fly into the U.S. and vaccinated Americans have been allowed into Canada since Aug. 9,” Burgum said. “We’re grateful for the courageous men and women of the North Dakota National Guard for their readiness to protect our great state and nation when needed. We know they will serve with professionalism, compassion and integrity as they support efforts to end this humanitarian crisis and secure the southern border.”
 
The Sept. 20 letter sent by 26 governors to President Biden followed a letter sent by Burgum and 19 other governors in May urging the administration to take action to end the humanitarian crisis and secure the southern border. Burgum also has joined other border-state governors and premiers of Canadian provinces in calling on the administration to open the northern border to nonessential travel.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of shooting at police officers outside a Fargo hotel in 2019 has been acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated assault. But, a jury Monday found Henry Aiken guilty on two other charges – terrorizing and reckless endangerment. The 55-year-old Aiken earlier pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm. Officers responding to the Radisson Inn in November 2019 found Aiken armed with a gun. Police say he fired one shot toward officers and additional shots at the hotel before entering the lobby where he was quickly arrested. Police say Aiken appeared confused and in crisis at the time.
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FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has elected a woman to be its next leader. Results released Tuesday show that Janet Alkire would be the first woman to head the tribal council in more than two decades. Gates Kelley was elected Standing Rock chairwoman in 1946 and was the first woman to lead a tribe in the United States. South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports that Alkire received 829 votes to defeat current tribal Vice Chairman Ira Taken Alive, who came in with 762 votes. Taken Alive said he is contesting the results. Alkire is a 15-year Air Force veteran who served as Standing Rock’s executive director twice. The Standing Rock Reservation straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border and is home to about 8,000 people.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Oasis Petroleum North America, LLC, recently notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality that a produced water spill occurred on Oct. 3 at a saltwater disposal facility they operate in Williams County. The incident occurred about 5 miles southeast of Williston. The cause of the spill is due to equipment failure and is still under investigation. Oasis estimates that approximately 220 barrels of produced water discharged, with an estimated two barrels migrating off the pad, impacting an agricultural field. 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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K-Heart Sports – 10/06/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 100621 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The State Class A Girl’s Golf Tournament finished on Tuesday in Fargo. Fargo Davies won the team competition. Three time defending champ Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century was tied with Lexi Bartley of Fargo Davies for the individual title after the second round. It took five playoff holes before Bartley wins.
 
High School Girls Golf
 
State Tournament – Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo
Final Results
 
1. Fargo Davies, 319-310-629
2. Bismarck Century, 323-326-649
3. Mandan, 328-331-659
4. Fargo Shanley, 335-325-660
5. Bismarck Legacy, 346-343-689
6. Wahpeton, 350-345-695
7. Bismarck High, 355-357-712
8. Grand Forks Red River, 349-364-713
9. Dickinson, 365-351-716
10. West Fargo Sheyenne, 361-357-718
11. Fargo North, 378-374-752
12. Williston, 383-377-760
 
Individual – Final Results (Top 10 – All Tournament Team)
 
1. Lexi Bartley – Fargo Davies, 151 (won on 5th playoff hole)
2. Hannah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 151
3. Carrie Carmichael – Williston, 152
4. Anaka Lysne – Wahpeton, 153
5. Anna Huettl – Mandan, 154
T6. Anna Olson – Fargo Davies, 155
T6. Lola Homiston – Dickisnon, 166
8. Rose Solberg – Fargo Davies, 156
9. Leah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 158
T10. Ava Kalanek – Bismarck Legacy, 160
T10. Payton Stocker – West Fargo Sheyenne, 160
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MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century remains atop the Class A Volleyball Poll, while Northern Cass moves to No. 1 in the Class B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class A Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)     Points    Last Poll
 
1. Bismarck Century (7)      35        1
2. Bismarck High                 27        4
3. Fargo Shanley                 20        RV
4. West Fargo                     15        5
5. West Fargo Sheyenne    13        3
 
Others receiving votes: Jamestown
 
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                    Points    Last Poll
 
1. Northern Cass (5)                          83          2
2. Linton-HMB (1)                               81          3
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(3)  74         1
T4. Our Redeemers                           55         T9
T4. Thompson                                    55          4
6. Central Cass                                 38           5
7. Kenmare                                        36           6
8. North Star                                       24           8
9. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion              15           RV
10. Dickinson Trinity                           11           7
 
Others receiving votes: Oakes, Hatton-Northwood, Kindred, Beulah
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball matches from yesterday:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
 
#1 Bismarck Century def. Williston, 25-6, 25-12, 25-9
Mandan def. Minot, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16
Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain, 25-13, 25-6, 25-16
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-0)
Dickinson def. Watford City, 27-25, 25-14, 25-18
 
Class B
 
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Rolla, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17
#T4 Our Redeemer’s def. South Prairie-Max, 25-9, 25-21, 25-13
Bishop Ryan def. Des Lacs-Burlington, 14-25, 25-22, 25-16, 26-24
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Glenburn, (3-0)
Lewis & Clark def. Surrey, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Stanley, (3-0)
Velva def. Rugby, 13-25, 25-19, 27-29, 25-19, 15-10
Drake-Anamoose def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22
Divide County def. Powers Lake, (3-1)
Trenton def. Tioga, 25-6, 25-19, 25-22
Williston Trinity Christian def. Alexander, (3-0)
Garrison def. Grant County, (3-2)
New Salem-Almont def. Central McLean, (3-2)
Hazen def. Mott-Regent, (3-2)
North Star def. St. John, (3-0)
Benson County def. Harvey-Wells County, (3-0)
 
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 115, Jamestown 70
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MSU SOCCCER
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – A pair of players on the Minot State women’s soccer team have been honored. Senior forward Sofia Lewis was named the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week and junior Maddie Kindred was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week.
 
Lewis is the all-time leading scorer at Minot State with 49 career goals as a Beaver. She scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Winona State on Friday and scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Upper Iowa on Sunday. Lewis now has seven goals on the season for Minot State, which leads the Beavers (7-2-0 overall, 6-0-0 NSIC) and is second-most in the league.
 

Kindred made seven saves in the Beavers’ victory on Friday, then stopped all four shots she faced on Sunday. The pair of shutouts gives Kindred four on the season as she has currently not allowed a goal in 203 minutes, 46 seconds.

Lewis, Kindred, and the rest of the Minot State soccer team, which has won seven in-a-row, is back in action at home again this weekend hosting Northern State University (4-3-1, 3-2-1) on Friday night in a game pushed back to 7:30 p.m., then host Minnesota State University Moorhead (0-9-0, 0-6-0) on Sunday at Noon.

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UND FOOTBALL
 
IRVING, Texas (UND) – UND Senior left tackle and team captain Matt Waletzko has been selected as a Semifinalist for one of college football’s most prestigious awards, the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy. He is one of 36 nominees from the FCS. Celebrating its 32nd year, the Campbell Trophy® recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance, and exemplary leadership. Waletzko is one of 176 total nominees for the award among all NCAA divisions and NAIA. Former winners of the award include Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 27.
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MLB-AL WILD CARD

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have earned themselves a few days in Florida. The Bosox have moved into the AL Division Series by thumping the Yankees, 6-2 in the wild-card game. Xander Bogaerts and Kyle Schwarber belted early homers and Alex Verdugo drove in three runs to back a sterling performance by Nathan Eovaldi. Bogaerts set the tone with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, two innings before Schwarber’s solo blast. Verdugo padded Boston’s lead with an RBI double and a two-run single. Eovaldi allowed a run and four hits while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings, blanking New York until Anthony Rizzo homered in the sixth. Gerrit Cole was pulled with two on and no out in the third, charged with three runs and four hits. Giancarlo Stanton had three of New York’s six hits, including a ninth-inning homer. The ALDS begins Thursday in St. Petersburg as the Bosox take on the league-leading Tampa Bay Rays.

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MLB-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay left-hander Shane McClanahan will start Game 1 of the Rays’ AL Division Series against the Red Sox. Rookie Shane Baz will take the mound for Game 2 on Friday night. Depending on bullpen use in the opening two games, manager Kevin Cash said Drew Rasmussen is the “highly likely” Game 3 starter.

 
In other playoff news:
 
– Astros left-hander Framber Valdez will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the White Sox, following Game 1 starter Lance McCullers Jr. Valdez won a career-high 11 games this season with 125 strikeouts and a 3.14 ERA in 22 starts. Chicago manager Tony La Russa hasn’t named his starting pitchers.
 
– Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes will start Game 1 of the NL Division Series with the Braves on Friday. Milwaukee also says that right-hander Brandon Woodruff will start Game 2 on Saturday. The Braves are going with right-hander Charlie Morton for the opener and left-hander Max Fried for Game 2.
 
– Two missing Dodgers pitchers earn nearly as much as the entire Rays’ Major League roster heading into the playoffs. The defending champion Dodgers currently have more than three times the payroll of the Rays, the team they beat in last year’s World Series. The Dodgers had a Major League-high $260.9 million payroll on Aug. 31.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have agreed to deals with right-hander Antonio Senzatela and first-baseman C.J. Cron. Senzatela’s five-year, $50.5 million contract includes a club option for 2027. He was 4-10 with a 4.42 ERA in 28 starts last season. Cron will return on a two-year, $14.5 million deal. He hit .281 with a team-leading 28 homers after signing a free-agent deal last February.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Shortstop Alcides Escobar has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract to stay with the Nationals. Escobar batted .288 with 21 doubles, two triples, four homers and 28 RBIs in 75 games with the Nationals after signing with the club in July. The 2015 All-Star is a lifetime .259 hitter with 245 doubles and 470 RBIs over 12 major league seasons.
 
– Former Major League player and general manager Eddie Robinson has died at age 100. Robinson had been the oldest former big leaguer, the last surviving member of the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series championship team. He played 13 years in the majors and was GM of the Rangers from 1976-82.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are adding Josh Gordon to their 53-man roster and the wide receiver is expected to play in Sunday night’s AFC title game rematch against the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs signed Gordon to the practice squad last week with the assumption that he would join the active roster when he learned enough of the playbook. He had just been reinstated by the NFL following his sixth suspension for violations of league policies. The Chiefs hope his size and athleticism provide another option alongside Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce in their passing offense.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Cowboys are releasing linebacker Jaylon Smith in what could be considered a cost-cutting move because of a guaranteed salary next season in the case of an injury. Smith’s role had been reduced with the presence of rookie Micah Parsons and the move of Keanu Neal to linebacker from safety.
 
– A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dolphins have traded wide receiver and returner Jakeem Grant to the Bears. Grant for a sixth-round pick in the 2023 draft.
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NCAA-TRANSFERS

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA Division I Council has approved a one-year waiver that will allow football teams to sign up to seven players to replace those that leave the program. The move is intended to address a growing number of transfers. Current NCAA rules state a team can sign no more than 25 players to a scholarship in any year. But more players are switching teams and a bonus year of eligibility was granted to athletes who competed during the pandemic last year. That has coaches worried they will not be able to replenish their rosters.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Kyrie Irving didn’t practice with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, again remaining away from the team amid questions about his availability to play in New York because of the city’s vaccine mandate. Coach Steve Nash had no further update about the status of his All-Star guard but said the team supports him. Irving hasn’t said if he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, asking for privacy when pressed about his status during the team’s media day on Sept. 27. He wasn’t with his teammates that day at Barclays Center, instead appearing via Zoom. New York has a mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for athletes who play in or practice in the city.

 
Also in the NBA:
 
– Pau Gasol has announced his retirement from basketball, ending a career of more than two decades that earned him two NBA titles and a world championship gold with Spain’s national team. The 41-year-old Gasol had already announced his farewell from international basketball in August after Spain lost to the United States in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. Gasol won his two NBA titles with the Lakers.
 
– Tuesday’s exhibition game between the Bucks and Grizzlies in Memphis was suspended after three quarters when a fire alarm went off, leading to evacuation of FedExForum. The Grizzlies were leading 87-77 in the preseason opener for both teams. Officials said the problem was a false alarm caused by a sprinkler in a non-public area.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/05/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 1200
 
HETTINGER, ND – The Adams County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting at Hettinger Public School. Officers say a student walked in to a classroom at approximately 11:15 AM Monday and shot themself. The school went into emergency lockdown. The student involved in the shooting was taken for emergency medical treatment. No other students, staff or faculty were involved.
 
There is no school or sports activities today, according to a Facebook post from Hettinger Public School. The post says there is counseling services at the Centennial Chappel (Evenson Jenson Funeral Chappel) today from 1 to 4 p.m., and there will be school Wednesday and Thursday for those who feel comfortable attending. Counseling services will be available Wednesday and Thursday on the school campus as well.
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WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in investigating a shooting Sunday night. According to a press release, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of 32nd Street East, where they found evidence of multiple shots fired into a vehicle with one striking an individual’s hand. A person of interest has been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Both names have not been released. If you have any information pertaining to the shooting, contact the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.
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BISMARCK, ND – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released a public safety alert regarding an increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. According to the alert, deadly, counterfeit pills, that are being mass-produced by criminal drug networks, are being seized by the DEA and its law enforcement partners at record rates. The number of DEA-seized counterfeit pills with fentanyl has jumped nearly 430 percent since 2019. DEA lab testing reveals that 2 out of every 5 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose.
 
Data collected through the North Dakota Violent Death Reporting System (NDVDRS), indicates the state has recorded more than 250 drug overdose deaths since January 2019, of which a majority were opioid-related, many involving fentanyl.
 
According to the DEA alert, some of the most common counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and alprazolam (Xanax®); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall®). Fake prescription pills are widely accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms – making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including teens and young adults. The North Dakota Department of Health reminds North Dakotans that the only safe medications are ones prescribed by a trusted medical professional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are illegal and can be dangerous or lethal.
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BISMARCK, ND – The 14-day rolling positivity rate of COVID-19 in North Dakota is at it’s highest level since mid-December. The Department of Health reports that rate is up to 7.81%. Active cases rise by 181 today to 4,093. Health officials report 861 new positives and 700 new recoveries. Hospitalizations rise by 9 today to 166, with 25 of those in ICU. There are two more deaths among those who were positive (1623). Breakthrough numbers (those of the fully vaccinated) have 278 new positives (5897), 21 new hospitalizations (275), and five deaths (41).
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BISMARCK, ND – Locally and nationally, it has been a long and active fire season. North Dakota alone has seen almost 2,400 wildfires in the state, burning more than 125,000 acres. The State Fire Marshal, North Dakota Forest Service, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and local firefighting resources are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our state. Thus, Governor Doug Burgum has declared October 3-9, 2021, as Fire Prevention Week in North Dakota. North Dakotans everywhere are encouraged to do their part in preventing fires, both in and outside the home.
 
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics show that in 2019, U.S. fire departments responded to 339,500 home structure fires, which caused 2,770 fire deaths. These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help make the most of that time, giving everyone enough time to get out. Residents are encouraged to make sure their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms meet the needs of all family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
 
There are a number of fire prevention methods you can practice outside the home as well. Avoid parking machinery and vehicles on or near dry vegetation. Ensure your equipment is properly maintained, and cross chains when hauling to prevent sparks. Farmers harvesting crop should be sure to keep their machines clean, mount fire extinguishers in and outside the cab, and know how to use them. Extinguish campfires and properly discard cigarettes. Teach your children about fire safety, and adhere to any burn bans or red flag warnings in effect.
 
Local jurisdictions – city, county, or tribal – may institute burn bans in accordance with the fire danger index, if conditions require. To learn more about your local Burn Ban restrictions and daily Fire Danger rating, visit https://www.ndresponse.gov/burn-ban-restrictions-fire-danger-maps. You can also consult with your local fire department or emergency management office for the most current information regarding restrictions in your area.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former North Dakota legislator who once was the Republican Party’s nominee for lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate has died. According to her obituary, Donna Nalewaja, died Sept. 30 from COVID-19 at the age of 81. Nalewaja served in the state House from 1983 to 1986 and in the state Senate from 1987 to 1998. She was the running mate of Leon Mallberg on the Republican gubernatorial ticket in 1988, losing to Democrats George Sinner and Lloyd Omdahl. Nalewaja also ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Byron Dorgan for U.S. Senate in 1998, after which she left politics.
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MANDAN, ND – A Washburn man who was convicted of murdering four people in Mandan will be sentenced late this year. Chad Isaak will be sentenced for his quadruple murder convictions on December 28. Morton County Court documents say the hearing will happen at 8:30 am in a Mandan Courthouse. Isaak was found guilty in August after a 3-week trial on charges he murdered four RJR Maintenance and Management employees in Mandan. RJR co-owner Robert Fakler and employees William Cobb, Lois Cobb, and Adam Frueher were killed in the early morning hours of April 1st, 2019.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Passenger traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports declined in August after a more robust July. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner says July is historically one of the busiest months out of the year for air travel, so lower passenger numbers heading into the fall as leisure travel begins to slow down is not so surprising. About 82,400 passengers boarded planes in August, nearly double the same month last year, but well below the nearly 102,000 boardings in August 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Year-to-date boardings are ahead of the 2020 pace at all eight airports.
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BISMARCK, ND (NDGF) – The state Game and Fish Department’s annual fall aerial mule deer survey is set for mid-October in western North Dakota. Weather permitting, the survey takes about two weeks to complete. During the survey period, people could notice low-flying small airplanes over some parts of the badlands. Game and Fish biologists have completed aerial surveys of the same 24 badlands study areas since the 1950s. The survey is used to collect mule deer population data for monitoring demographic trends, such as buck-to-doe and fawn-to-doe ratios.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/05/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 100521 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The State Class A Girl’s Golf Tournament began yesterday in Fargo. Fargo Davies lead the team competition after day one. Three time defending champ Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century leads the individual competition.
 
High School Girls Golf
State Tournament – Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo
 
Day One Results
 
1. Fargo Davies, 319
2. Bismarck Century, 323
3. Mandan, 328
4. Fargo Shanley, 335
5. Bismarck Legacy, 346
6. Grand Forks Red River, 349
7. Wahpeton, 350
8. Bismarck High, 355
9. West Fargo Sheyenne, 361
10. Dickinson, 365
11. Fargo North, 378
12. Williston, 383
 
Individual – Day On Results (Top 20)
 
1. Hannah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 72
T2. Anaka Lysne – Wahpeton, 76
T2. Anna Huettl – Mandan, 76
T4. Carrie Carmichael – Williston, 77
T4. Lexi Bartley – Fargo Davies, 77
6. Ava Olson – Fargo Davies, 78
T7. Jaya Grube – Grand Forks Red River, 79
T7. Leah Herbel – Bismarck Century, 79
T7. Rose Solberg – Fargo Davies, 79
T10. Ana Kalanek – Bismarck Legacy, 80
T10. Lola Homiston – Dickinson, 80
T10. Payton Stocker – West Fargo Sheyenne, 80
T13. Aysia Mettler – Mandan, 81
T13. Sydney Hanson – Grand Forks Central, 81
T15. Adie Wagner – Fargo South, 82
T15. Lindsey Astrup – Fargo Shanley, 82
T15. Ruby Heydt – Mandan, 82
18. Grace Stroh – Bismarck High, 83
T19. Jadyen Arel – Grand Forks Red River, 84
T19. Krista Kramer – Fargo Shanley, 84
T19. Navisha Soni – Bismarck Century, 84
T19. Sophie Keelin – Fargo Shanley, 84
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MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century and Jamestown remain No. 1 in their respective football polls this week. 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)         6-0          63         1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (2)   6-0          54          2
3. West Fargo                          4-2          38         4
4. Fargo Davies                        4-2          21         5
5. Fargo Shanley                      3-3          19          3
 
Others receiving votes: none
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (12)                 5-1          64         1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s (1)     5-1          53          2
3. Fargo North                        5-1          39          3
4. Devils Lake                        4-2           22         4
5. Dickinson                           2-4          10          5
Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Red River (3-3), Wahpeton (3-3), Fargo South (2-4)
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MINOT, ND – A couple volleyball matches were played yesterday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class B
Surrey def. T-G-U, (3-2)
Washburn def. Nedrose, (3-2)
New Town def. White Shield, 25-11, 25-11, 25-11
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NDSU-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
 
ST. LOUIS (NDSU) – North Dakota State kicker Jake Reinholz was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office. It is his second career player of the week honor. Reinholz, a senior from Fargo, N.D., scored the first nine points for No. 5-ranked North Dakota State in a 16-10 road win over 10th-ranked North Dakota as the Bison improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
 
Reinholz made all three of his field goals – one each in the first, second and third quarters – including a career-long 45-yarder to open the scoring. He connected from 34 yards and 30 yards to put the Bison ahead, and converted an extra point on NDSU’s only touchdown in the fourth quarter. In 18 career games, Reinholz has converted 42 of 42 extra-point kicks and is 9 of 13 on field goals.
 
North Dakota State is scheduled to host Northern Iowa (3-1, 1-0 MVFC) in the annual homecoming game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
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NASCAR-TALLADEGA

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – Bubba Wallace has become just the second Black driver to win a NASCAR’s Cup Series race. He was declared the winner when rain stopped the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. He is the first Black driver to win at NASCAR’s elite Cup level since Wendell Scott in 1963. Wallace drives for a team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

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NFL-RAIDERS CHARGERS

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers knocked the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten ranks with a 28-14 victory. Los Angeles, 3-1 for the first time since 2014, is part of a three-way tie atop the AFC West with Las Vegas and Denver. The Raiders’ loss leaves the Arizona Cardinals as the NFL’s lone undefeated team after four weeks. Herbert, who completed 25 of 38 passes for 222 yards, accounted for all of his TDs in the first half as the Chargers built a 21-0 halftime lead. The Raiders scored on their first two possessions of the second half to draw within a touchdown, but Ekeler gave Los Angeles some breathing room with an 11-yard scoring run.

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MLB-METS-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – Luis Rojas has been let go as manager of the New York Mets after two losing seasons. The team declined its option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, making the announcement one day after finishing third in the NL East at 77-85 in Steve Cohen’s first year of ownership. Monday’s move was no surprise, the first of several significant changes coming again this offseason for a club in constant turmoil. The Mets said Rojas has been offered the opportunity to remain in the organization in a role still to be determined. The club said decisions about the coaching staff will be made in the next several days.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Chicago White Sox think pitcher Carlos Rodon will be healthy enough to help them in the playoffs after the All-Star left-hander was limited down the regular-season stretch. General manager Rick Hahn says the team is optimistic he’ll be able to contribute through October. Hahn said Rodon will only pitch once during the division series against the AL West champion Houston Astros that begins Thursday. If the White Sox advance, they’ll evaluate his workload on a series-by-series basis.
 
– Major League Baseball drew 45.3 million fans this year as fans gradually were allowed to return, down from 68.5 million over 2019 in the last season before the coronavirus pandemic. The commissioner’s office says this year’s MLB season averaged 18,901 for 2,397 dates. The Los Angeles Dodgers led the major leagues in home attendance at 2.8 million. They did not start selling full capacity until games in mid-June. Atlanta was second at 2.3 million, followed by San Diego at 2.2 million, Texas and St. Louis at 2.1 million and Houston at 2.07 million.
 
– Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts’ No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to the 2020 season from the Boston Red Sox. He’s joined in the top 10 by teammates Clayton Kershaw at five, Cody Bellinger at six and World Series MVP Corey Seager at eight. Kershaw and Seager are set to become free agents.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ALABAMA-MCCLELLAN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban says tailback Jase McClellan is out for the year with a knee injury. The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s top backup runner is set for surgery today. McClellan was injured in a win over No. 17 Mississippi, when Brian Robinson Jr. ran 36 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns. McClellan is second on the team in rushing with 40 carries for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also has 10 catches for 97 yards with another three scores.

 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be out indefinitely after injuring his throwing shoulder in Saturday’s loss at Penn State. Coach Tom Allen says the redshirt junior does not need surgery to repair the separated AC joint in his left shoulder, at least not yet. He will be re-evaluated weekly. Jack Tuttle will replace Penix as the starter and could be the starter when the Hoosiers host No. 11 Michigan State on Oct. 16.
 
– Syracuse coach Dino Babers confirmed that wide receiver Taj Harris has left the program and will enter the transfer portal. Babers said he spoke with Harris before and after Saturday’s loss at Florida State and said Harris decided “the best opportunity” would be to transfer. Harris played in only three of the Orange’s five games this season and had 16 catches for 171 yards. Harris was a third-team All-ACC selection last season and led the team with 58 receptions for 733 yards and five touchdowns.
 
– The Southeastern Conference has fined Kentucky $250,000 for violating its access to competition area policy after fans rushed the field at the end of the Wildcats’ 20-13 victory over then-No. 10 Florida. The school was fined for a third policy offense. Its previous violation and fine occurred following a game against Mississippi State in 2018. A crowd of 61,632 watched unbeaten Kentucky earn its first home victory over Florida since 1986 and first over a Top-10 opponent since 2010.
 
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KHRT ND News – 10/04/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 100421 – 1200
 
MANDAN, ND – A Washburn man who was convicted of murdering four people in Mandan will be sentenced late this year. Chad Isaak will be sentenced for his quadruple murder convictions on December 28. Morton County Court documents say the hearing will happen at 8:30 am in a Mandan Courthouse. Isaak was found guilty in August after a 3-week trial on charges he murdered four RJR Maintenance and Management employees in Mandan. RJR co-owner Robert Fakler and employees William Cobb, Lois Cobb, and Adam Frueher were killed in the early morning hours of April 1st, 2019.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Passenger traffic at North Dakota’s eight commercial airports declined in August after a more robust July. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission director Kyle Wanner says July is historically one of the busiest months out of the year for air travel, so lower passenger numbers heading into the fall as leisure travel begins to slow down is not so surprising. About 82,400 passengers boarded planes in August, nearly double the same month last year, but well below the nearly 102,000 boardings in August 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Year-to-date boardings are ahead of the 2020 pace at all eight airports.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health list 3,912 active cases today, a drop of 422 since Friday. Combined reports of Saturday, Sunday and today list 1,260 new positives and 1,790 new recoveries. Hospitalizations dropped by 14 to 147 on Saturday, but are up to 157 today, with 24 of those in ICU. There were 10 deaths over the weekend among those who tested positive (1621). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 362 new positives since Friday (5619), 11 hospitalizations (254), and two deaths (36). Those age 12+ that are fully vaccinated in North Dakota stands at 51.4% (341,376), while adults fully vaccinated stands at 53.6% (322,675).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum and health officials say that hospital capacity is reaching critical levels. And the are urging the public to take steps to help reduce hospitalizations, ranging from avoiding high-risk activities to practicing defensive driving to taking coronavirus precautions. The COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state surpassed 160 on Friday for the first time in nearly 10 months, and the percentage of staffed hospital beds in North Dakota that remained available fell below 10%. North Dakota’s six largest hospitals on Friday reported 43 patients have been sent to other facilities, sometimes hundreds of miles away.
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 100421 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and chief medical officers and physicians from several of the state’s largest hospitals are warning that hospital capacity in North Dakota is reaching critical levels and urged the public to help reduce the need for hospitalization. “The pressure on hospitals and clinics in both our urban and rural areas is reaching critical levels, and we all need to do our part to avoid hospitalization and prevent further strain on these facilities and their staff as we work through this incredibly challenging time,” Burgum said.
 
North Dakota hospitals and health systems have seen a significant increase in acute health care needs over the past several months, and they anticipate this higher demand to continue for some time, said Dr. Richard Vetter, chief medical officer at Essentia Health in Fargo. The additional demand has led to increased delays in access to care, particularly in emergency rooms and inpatient settings, Vetter said, noting patients are being referred outside of their usual referral patterns – sometimes to facilities several hundred miles away. “We are concerned that as influenza numbers increase, this will also put additional strain on our health system,” Vetter said. “We strongly encourage everyone to consider receiving a flu shot in the next 1-2 months.”
 
Regional centers are currently unable to support critical access hospitals as they have in the past, and providers have seen adverse outcomes due to delays in care, said Dr. Chris Meeker, chief medical officer at Sanford Bismarck. Today North Dakota’s six largest hospitals reported 43 patients were deflected to other facilities, including six psychiatric patients; and 29 patients were waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to the hospital.
 
“Health systems across North Dakota face headwinds in caring for the people of our state. Our hospitals are at or above capacity, affecting care for all medical conditions. Physicians, nurses, and other vital frontline health care workers are doing heroic work caring for our communities despite shortages in staff and space,” Meeker said. “We have difficult times ahead, but I’m confident we’ll work together to see us through.”
 
Dr. Jeffrey Sather, chief of medical staff at Trinity Health in Minot, said the staffing shortage is the most daunting challenge facing hospitals. “The health care systems in our state and across the region are at the point of being overwhelmed,” Sather said. “We are above our capacity to provide the normal care we all expect. I am so proud of every employee for what they go through every day. We have been doing the best we can over the past 18 months. I am also proud of the collaboration between health systems working together through this pandemic to care for our fellow citizens.” “Now more than ever we need the help of everyone to reduce the strain on our health care systems by reducing the need for hospitalization,” Sather added.
 
Dr. Joshua Ranum, vice president of the North Dakota Medical Association and a physician at West River Health Services in Hettinger, said North Dakota was an early adopter of monoclonal antibody treatments that helped keep COVID-19 cases out of the hospital, but the current nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibodies is putting further strain on hospital capacity.
 
“Right now, stepping into a hospital in North Dakota is like stepping into an alternate reality,” Ranum said. “Our hospitals are at a redline capacity and will likely be that way for several more weeks. In stark contrast, one can move about the community almost normally, unaware of the chaos inside the hospital blocks away. We encourage all North Dakotans to get vaccinated, stay healthy, and stay safe in order to stay out of the hospital. It may be you or a loved one who desperately needs that hospital bed.”
 
The medical officials suggest several ways the public can help reduce hospitalizations:
 
– Avoid dangerous or high-risk activities that could cause serious injury.
– See your primary physician regularly and take care of your chronic health conditions.
– Make sure vaccinations are current for you and your children.
– Wash hands, social distance and wear a mask to help against all respiratory viruses.
– If you are sick with any respiratory virus, stay home and isolate to avoid infecting others.
– Practice defensive driving. There have been many recent high-trauma vehicle accidents in North Dakota. Obey traffic laws, use caution
in construction zones, avoid distracted driving, use seat belts and helmets, and don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
– Consider a telehealth option if you aren’t feeling well.
 
State leaders are working closely with hospital leaders to understand and support hospital capacity challenges. Meetings are held daily with chief medical officers and chief nursing officers from the six large hospitals to review numbers of med/surg, pediatric and ICU patients, deflections, transfers, patients in the emergency department, nurses sidelined and monoclonal antibody usage. A weekly meeting is also held with the six large hospitals and the State Health Officer to discuss capacity issues.
 
The North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDDoH) Department Operations Center (DOC) has added four ambulances to assist hospitals with the growing number of patient transfers. As supply chains are tightening, the DOC has supported hospitals with blood tubes and testing supplies. The DOC also manages the allocation and delivery of monoclonal antibodies to health care providers. In addition to the weekly federal allocation of monoclonal antibodies, the state has purchased 1,000 doses and is encouraging hospitals to do the same.
 
Currently, approximately 65 North Dakota National Guard members are on duty in support of the NDDoH to augment health care staff. To address the staffing shortage in health care facilities, State Health Officer Dr. Nizar Wehbi has extended the waiver for temporary nurse aid registration in North Dakota through Dec. 31, 2021. The NDDoH also continues to provide support for flu vaccinations and coordinate with long-term care facilities to make available more hospital capacity.
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SOLEN, N.D. (AP) – The Morton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the vandalism and theft of road signs in south-central North Dakota, near the South Dakota border. Road crews on Thursday found that about 15 signs at intersections on a 6-mile stretch north of Solen had been run over or stolen. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says áreplacement of each sign costs about $250, and the vandalism also “causes a significant risk for motorists relying on those signs.” áDamaging or stealing a sign is a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Progress is being made on making the state Capitol in Bismarck more accessible to those who are physically disabled. State leaders have approved constructing new bathrooms and making other renovations to better accommodate wheelchairs. Over the next year, a meeting room will be made into three larger family restrooms which will be wheelchair accessible. There will also be wider doors installed for some meeting rooms. Contractors will be hired in the coming months and construction will start shortly thereafter.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department administered Tobacco Compliance Checks on Sunday to 33 licensed tobacco retailers in the city, with 28 retailers passing the check by refusing to sell tobacco products to underage volunteers. Five businesses did not pass. Police say this Tobacco Compliance Check was the first one administered since the ordinance change, this past August, raising the tobacco products age to 21-years in the City of Minot. Due to this recent change, the clerks found in violation, were informed of their error and issued written warnings. The license holders were also sent warning letters asking them to ensure their staff is fully aware of, and enforces the new age restrictions from here on. Future violations will result in penalties provided by ordinance.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff on Sunday in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in North Dakota. Burgum encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses. The governor’s directive was in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, who proclaimed Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week. Burgum proclaimed Oct. 2-3 as Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in North Dakota, in recognition that volunteer and career firefighters place themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives and property of North Dakotans.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 10/04/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 100421 – 0700
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Sofia Lewis scored a pair of goals as the Minot State women’s soccer team recorded a 3-0 shutout of Upper Iowa at the Herb Parker Stadium on Sunday. Minot State opened the scoring when Lewis recorded a goal in the sixth minute, assisted by Sofia Galvez. Only five minutes into the second half, the Beavers grabbed a 2-0 advantage on a goal from Chloe Allen, assisted again by Galvez. MSU went up 3-0 on Lewis’ 86th-minute goal. The win improved the Beavers to 7-2-0 overall and 6-0-0 in NSIC play. The Beavers will kick-off homecoming with a duel against the Northern State Wolves (4-3-1, 3-2-1 NSIC) Friday, Oct. 8th, at 7:30 p.m. They will conclude homecoming weekend with a matchup against the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons (0-9, 0-6 NSIC) set for Sunday Oct. 10th with kickoff set for Noon.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big league home run lead with 48. Perez wound up matching the team record for home runs set by Jorge Soler in 2019. Perez topped the majors with 121 RBIs. The Twins ended the season at 73-89 and in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the previous two years. The Royals finished at 74-88.
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VIKINGS-BROWNS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Myles Garrett and the Cleveland defense produced another dominant performance. This one gave coach Kevin Stefanski a victory over his old team. The Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-7 to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Vikings fell to 1-3. Garrett was credited with one-half of Cleveland’s two sacks and four hits on Kirk Cousins. Greedy Williams became the first player this season to intercept Minnesota’s quarterback. The Browns again leaned on their two-pronged rushing attack with predictable success. Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a touchdown on the opening drive. The Vikings failed to score on 11 more possessions.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – It took a team-record 107 victories and all 162 games for the San Francisco Giants to finally nail down the National League West title. They will be joined in the postseason by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, who wrapped up the two American League wild-card berths.

 
Logan Webb slammed a two-run homer and pitched brilliantly into the eighth inning of the Giants’ 11-4 pounding of the Padres. Webb had a three-hitter and an 11-1 lead before allowing three straight singles in the eighth. He struck out eight and remains unbeaten since May 5. Buster Posey drove in three runs on a pair of singles and notched his 1,500th career hit. Wilmer Flores chipped in a two-run single and Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run double put the Giants ahead, 11-1 in the seventh.
 
Both the Red Sox and Yankees won in their final at-bat, giving Boston the right to host the Yanks in the AL wild-card game on Tuesday. Rafael Devers’ second homer of the afternoon was a tiebreaking, two-run blast in the ninth inning of the Red Sox’s 7-5 downing of the Nationals in Washington. Devers collected his third and four RBIs of the game after Kyle Schwarber reached on an error. Eduardo Rodriguez worked the eighth to improve to 13-7, two days after starting and winning the series opener against the Nats.
 
The Yankees pulled out a 1-0 win over the Rays on Aaron Judge’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Bombers were held to just one hit until Rougned Odor led off the ninth with a single. Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela made a daring catch in the sixth inning, charging recklessly into the Tampa Bay dugout.
 
Checking out the rest of Sunday’s schedule:
 
– Trea Turner hit his second grand slam in less than 48 hours to easily wrap up the NL batting title and carry the Dodgers past the Brewers, 10-3. Turner finished with a .328 average and the Dodgers ended up with 106 wins, the most for a second-place team in major league history.
 
– Austin Riley drove in two runs with two hits in the Braves’ 5-0 shutout of the Mets. The NL East champs allowed just three hits and reached Noah Syndergaard for two runs in the first inning, including a leadoff homer by Jorge Soler.
 
– Matt Duffy extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with a pair of run-scoring singles to help the Cubs earn a 3-2, rain-shortened win over the Cardinals. Tommy Edman homered for the Redbirds, who will visit the Dodgers for the NL wild-card game on Wednesday.
 
– Nick Fortes hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the fourth inning of the Marlins’ 5-4 defeat of the Phillies.
 
– Joey Votto capped off a resurgent season by hitting his 36th home run and Nick Castellanos reached the 100-RBI plateau for the second time in in the Reds’ 6-3 downing of the Pirates.
 
– Josh VanMeter slammed a tiebreaking homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory against the Rockies.
 
– Daz Cameron homered leading off the ninth to spark a three-run inning in the Tigers’ 7-3 win over the White Sox. The AL Central champs ended a six-game winning streak and prepare to take on the Astros in the ALDS.
 
– The Astros pulled out a 7-6 win over the Athletics on AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel’s RBI single in the ninth inning. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to win a batting title after Jose Altuve in 2014, ’16 and ’17.
 
– George Springer hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the Blue Jays’ season-ending, 12-4 rout of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. launched his 48th homer, but it wasn’t enough to get Toronto into the postseason.
 
– The Mariners absorbed a 7-3 loss to the Angels after wins by the Yankees and Red Sox eliminated them from postseason contention. Shohei Ohtani led off the game with his 46th home run of the season for the Angels and Jared Walsh added a two-run shot.
 
– Cleveland won its final game as the Indians as Aaron Civale allowed only three singles while pitching six scoreless innings of a 6-0 win over the Rangers. Yu Chang homered for the Indians, who will play as the Cleveland Guardians next season.
 
– Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco homered for the Twins in a 7-3 win against the Royals.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The weather was poor, but the outcome was sunny for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady was a winner in his return to Foxborough as he rallied the Bucs to a 19-17 win over New England. Brady was 22 of 43 for 269 yards with no touchdowns on a rainy Sunday night, but he engineered the fourth-quarter drive to beat his former team. The winning drive was capped by Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter. Ronald Jones had an 8-yard scoring run for the defending Super Bowl champions.

Brady broke Drew Brees’ NFL career passing yardage record and became the fourth quarterback with victories against all 32 NFL teams, joining Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
 
New England had a chance to win, but Nick Folk’s 56-yard field-goal try hit the left upright with with less than a minute to play. The Patriots are 1-3 for the first time since 2001, when Brady took over the offense. Patriots rookie Mac Jones finished 31 of 40 for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
 
In other NFL action in Week 4:
 
– Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were productive against the NFL’s top defense as the Dallas Cowboys handed the Panthers their first loss, 36-28. Prescott threw for four touchdowns while completing 14 of his 22 passes for 188 yards. Elliott had his first 100-yard rushing game of the year for the 3-1 Cowboys, finishing with 143 on 20 carries as Dallas rolled up 245 yards on the ground.
 
– Andy Reid became the first NFL coach with 100 wins for two franchise as the Chiefs beat his former team, 42-30 at Philadelphia. Patrick Mahomes threw three of his five touchdown passes to Tyreek Hill, who had 11 receptions for 186 yards. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for a career-high 387 yards and two TDs, but Philly had three touchdowns negated by penalty.
 
– Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds had the first of Buffalo’s four interceptions in a 40-0 dismantling of the Texans. Micah Hyde, Tyler Matakevich and Jaquan Johnson also picked off passes and Cam Lewis forced a fumble as Buffalo made life miserable for rookie QB Davis Mills. Josh Allen finished 20 of 29 for 248 yards with two touchdowns to Justin Knox, while the Bills limited Houston to 109 total yards.
 
– The Browns’ defense led a 14-7 win over the Vikings, leaving Cleveland with a 3-1 record. Minnesota didn’t score after Kirk Cousins hit Justin Jefferson for a touchdown pass to cap a commanding opening drive. Nick Chubb had 21 carries for 100 yards, and Kareem Hunt ran 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown.
 
– The Ravens were 23-7 winners over the Broncos as Lamar Jackson threw for 316 yards, including a 49-yard scoring strike to a diving Marquis Brown. Baltimore ran for 100 yards for the 43nd consecutive game, tying the NFL set by the Steelers in the 1970s. The Ravens knocked Broncos starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the game with a concussion on his final pass of the first half.
 
– Aaron Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Packers won their third straight, 27-17 over the Steelers. Rodgers went 20 of 36 for 248 yards and scored the Packers’ first points on a 4-yard rush. Roethlisberger threw his 400th career touchdown pass on the game’s opening series and became the eighth player to reach that milestone.
 
– Justin Fields has his first career win after the Bears compiled 373 total yards in a 24-14 decision over the Lions. Fields completed 11 of 17 passes for 209 yards and an interception, one week after he was sacked nine times and held to one net passing yard. David Montgomery ran for 106 yards and scored on Chicago’s first two possessions before leaving with a knee injury.
 
– Russell Wilson overcame a shaky start to throw for two touchdowns and run for a third in the Seahawks’ 28-21 win versus the 49ers. Wilson connected on a 12-yard TD pass to DK Metcalf late in the first half and then produced two touchdowns in a span of less than a minute in the third quarter. The 49ers couldn’t rally after losing starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a calf injury at halftime and playing without injured kicker Robbie Gould all game.
 
– Kyler Murray passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals ripped the Rams, 37-20, giving Arizona its first 4-0 start in nine years. A.J. Green caught a 41-yard TD pass, Chase Edmonds ran for 120 yards and James Conner rushed for two short scores. The Cardinals lit up the Rams’ defense for 465 total yards and scored touchdowns after two early takeaways.
 
– Saquon Barkley ran for a 6-yard touchdown in overtime after Daniel Jones passed for a career-high 402 yards in the Giants’ first win of the year, a 27-21 comeback over the Saints. New Orleans led 21-10 in the fourth quarter before Jones and Barkley combined for a 54-yard touchdown pass that ignited the Giants’ comeback. Graham Gano extend the game by drilling a 48-yard field goal with 31 seconds left in regulation.
 
– Taylor Heinicke heaved a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.D. McKissic with 33 seconds remaining to give Washington a 34-30 triumph in Atlanta. Heinicke completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns, two of them in the final 3:52. Cordarelle Patterson became the first Atlanta player since 2018 to score three touchdowns in a game.
 
– The Colts picked up their first win of the season as Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdown passes to Mo Alie-Cox in a 27-17 victory over the Dolphins. Wentz completed 24 of 32 passes for 228 yards to help Indianapolis avoid its first 0-4 start in 10 years. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 yards and a score for the Colts, who outgained the Dolphins, 226-15 in the middle two quarters.
 
– Matt Ammendola kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime before Randy Bullock was wide left on a 49-yarder with 15 seconds left, sending the Jets to a 27-24 win over the Titans. Zach Wilson was mostly terrific in his first NFL win, going 21 of 34 for 297 yards with touchdown passes to Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder. Ryan Tannehill found a wide-open Cameron Batson in the end zone for a tying 2-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining in regulation.
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PGA-SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Sam Burns has earned his second PGA win of the year by taking the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. Burns ran off four birdies in a six-hole stretch to start the back nine and pulled away for a 5-under 67. Staked to a two-shot lead going down the 18th, he took a safe bogey from the greenside bunker to secure a one-shot win over resurgent Nick Watney and PGA Tour rookie Cameron Young.

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LPGA-SHOPRITE

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) – Celine Boutier of France is the winner at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Boutier rallied from five shots behind by closing with a 63. Jin Young Ko and Inbee Park were one shot over the last four holes and neither could manage a birdie. Brooke Henderson also tied them for second.

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NASCAR-TALLADEGA-RAIN OUT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) – NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been rained out and rescheduled for Monday afternoon. NASCAR pulled the plug early because Talladega does not have lights and television partner NBC was scheduled to air Tom Brady’s return to New England after the race.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama and Georgia remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college football poll after a week in which nine ranked teams lost. Iowa moved up to No. 3 and is gearing up for No. 4 Penn State in its biggest home game since the 1980s. No. 5 Cincinnati has its highest ranking in 12 years. Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan and Brigham Young round out the top 10. Clemson is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2014 despite beating Boston College. The Tigers had been ranked in 107 consecutive polls.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free agents Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson to new contracts. Hughes got a $47.10 million, six-year contract with a $7.85 million annual salary cap hit that puts him among the highest-paid defensemen in the NHL. Pettersson signed for $22.05 million over three years with a $7.35 million annual cap hit.

 

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K-Heart Sports – 10/03/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 100321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Linton-HMB defeated Our Redeemer’s to win the The Laker Invite on Saturday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Laker Invite – Des Lacs & Burlington
 
Pool Play

Pool A
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #7 Dickinson Trinity, 25-8, 25-21
Rugby def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-12, 25-23
#3 Linton-HMB def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, 25-16, 25-21
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, 25-21, 26-24
#3 Linton-HMB def. Rugby, 25-17, 25-11

 
Pool B
RV Bishop Ryan TIES RV Carrington, 16-25, 25-23
#4 Thompson def. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 25-10, 25-12
RV Bishop Ryan def. Hazen, 25-13, 25-17
#4 Thompson def. RV Carrington, 25-18, 25-18
Glen Ullin-Hebron def. Hazen, 25-19, 25-14
 
Pool C
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 25-21, 25-15
#5 Central Cass def. Center-Stanton, 25-10, 25-21
Des Lacs-Burlington def. #6 Kenmare, 25-14, 25-23
#5 Central Cass def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, 25-21, 25-16
#6 Kenmare def. Center-Stanton, 25-19, 25-7
 
Pool D
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 25-19, 25-14
Fargo Oak Grove def. RV Beulah, 25-16, 25-22
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich TIES Ray, 23-25, 25-17
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion TIES Fargo Oak Grove, 26-24, 23-25
RV Beulah def. Ray, 25-10, 25-11
 
Championship Tournament
 
First Round
#5 Central Cass def. Fargo Oak Grove, (2-0)
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Des Lacs-Burlington, (2-1)
#3 Linton-HMB def. RV Bishop Ryan, (2-0)
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #4 Thompson, (2-0)
 
Consolation
Fargo Oak Grove def. RV Bishop Ryan, (2-1)
#4 Thompson def. Des Lacs-Burlington, (2-0)
 
Semfinal
#3 Linton-HMB def. #5 Central Cass, (2-0)
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. #1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, (2-0)
 
5th Place
#4 Thompson def. Fargo Oak Grove, (2-0)
 
3rd Place
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #6 Central Cass, (2-1)
 
Championship
#3 Linton-HMB def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, (2-0)
 
Consolation Tournament
 
First Round
Rugby def. Hazen, (2-0)
Glen Ullin-Heabron def. Park River-Fordville-Lankin, (2-1)
Medina-Pingree-Buchanon def. Ray, (2-0)
RV Beulah def. Center-Stanton, (2-1)
 
Second Round
#6 Kenmare def. Rugby, (2-1)
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. Glen Ullin-Heabron, (2-1)
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Medina-Pingree-Buchanon, (2-0)
RV Carrington def. #T9 Beulah, (2-1)
 
Semifinal
#6 Kenmare def. RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, (2-0)
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. RV Carrington, (2-1)
 
3rd Place
RV LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. RV Carrington, (2-0)
 
Championship
#6 Kenmare def. #7 Dickinson Trinity, (2-1)
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WDA TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The individual and doubles portion of the WDA Boys Tennis Tournament finished on Saturday at Hammond Park in Minot. Mason Haugenoe of Williston defeated Hunter Rice of Minot 6-3, 6-2 to win the individual title. Zach and Aiden Diehl of Minot defeated Anthony Janes & Jay Moylan of Bismarck Legacy 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to win the doubles title. The Boys Tennis State Tournament is scheduled for Thursday – Saturday, October 7-9, in Grand Forks.
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WDA SOCCER
 
MANDAN, ND – Minot won the WDA Boys Soccer Tournament. The State Boys Soccer Tournament is Thursday and Friday, October 7 & 8, in Jamestown.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
State Qualifiers
(4) Bismarck Legacy 2, (5) Jamestown 0
(3) Bismarck Century 10, (6) Dickinson 2
 
Championship
(1) Minot 3, (2) Bismarck High 2
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SCOREBOARD
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
 
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 23
2. Mandan, 48
3. Minot, 58
4. Watford City, 135
 
Individual winner: Morgan Brindley of Bismarck Legacy, 17:11
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
 
Minot Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 42
2. Minot, 46
3. Watford City, 96
4. Mandan, 101
5. Bismarck Century, 112
 
Individual winner: Jaelyn Ogle of Watford City, 19:08
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
West Fargo Invite
1. Minot, 392
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 343.5
3. Bismarck Century, 331.5
4. Williston, 149.5
5. Dickinson, 148
6. Grand Forks Central, 131
7. Jamestown, 122
8. Fargo Davies, 111
9. West Fargo, 107
10. Bismarck Legacy, 106
11. Mandan, 101
12. Fargo Shanley, 95
13. Fargo South, 82
14. Grand Forks Red River, 39.5
15. Bismarck High, 35
16. West Fargo Horace, 31
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
Bismarck Legacy def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Williston, (3-0)
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
 
College Football
Bemidji State 49, Minot State 35
 
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 3, Midland University 2
 
College Womens Volleyball
Wayne State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-13, 25-9
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 5, Bismarck Bobcats 2
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UND-NDSU FOOTBALL
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (NDSU) – The No. 5-ranked North Dakota State football team used a stout defensive performance to defeat No. 10-ranked North Dakota on Saturday afternoon inside the Alerus Center, 16-10. It was the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both schools, with NDSU improving to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the MVFC. UND dropped to 2-2 on the season.

The Bison scored their first nine points with a trio of field goals from senior Jake Reinholz – one each in the first, second and third quarters. Reinholz’s 45-yarder to open the scoring was a career long. NDSU iced the victory with a three-yard touchdown run by quarterback Quincy Patterson with 1:13 remaining in the fourth quarter, pushing the margin to 16-7. The Fighting Hawks added a late field goal before a last-ditch onside kick attempt was covered by the Bison.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0. Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the team record for home runs. He leads the majors with 48 homers, one more than Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Perez is tied for the Royals record for home runs with Jorge Soler, who hit 48 in 2019. Josh Donaldson hit his 26th homer and Luis Arraez drove in two runs for Minnesota. Jax allowed just one hit in five innings. The rookie struck out three and walked two in the best of his 14 starts in the majors.
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Seventh-ranked Cincinnati went into South Bend Saturday afternoon, built a 17-0 halftime lead and left with a 24-13 victory over No. 9 Notre Dame. Desmond Ridder threw for two touchdowns and ran for a big fourth-quarter score, securing a victory in the 5-0 Bearcats’ first-ever top-10 regular-season matchup. Ridder was 19 of 32 for 297 yards, hooking up with Alec Pierce six times for 144 yards. The 4-1 Fighting Irish got within 17-13 midway through the fourth quarter, but Ridder widened the game with a 36-yard pass to Leonard Taylor and capped the drive with a six-yard scoring run.

 
Saturday’s action included losses by third-ranked Oregon and No. 10 Florida against unranked teams.Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter before Kentucky completed a 20-13 upset of Florida. Chris Rodriguez Jr. had a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off the Gators.
 
Tanner McKee threw a TD pass on an untimed down at the end of regulation and another on the opening possession of overtime to lead the Cardinal to a 31-24 victory over Oregon. The Ducks appeared poised for their first 5-0 start in eight years when they rallied from 10 points down at halftime to take a 24-17 lead early in the fourth quarter on Anthony Brown’s second TD run of the game.
 
In Saturday’s other Top-25 action:
 
– Brian Robinson rushed for career highs of 171 yards and four touchdowns as top-ranked Alabama coasted to a 42-21 victory Saturday over No. 12 Mississippi. Bryce Young passed for a couple of touchdowns for the 5-0 Crimson Tide.
 
– Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score as second-ranked Georgia ripped No. 8 Arkansas, 37-0. The Bulldogs gained 273 yards on the ground while holding the Razorbacks to eight first downs and 156 total yards.
 
– Sean Clifford threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 4 Penn State beat Indiana, 24-0. Jahan Dotson caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Nittany Lions, who forced eight punts, two turnovers and blocked a field goal for their ninth straight victory.
 
– Spencer Rattler threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns for sixth-ranked Oklahoma in a 37-31 victory at Kansas State. Kennedy Brooks added 91 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Jeremiah Hall reached the end zone twice to help the Sooners get to 5-0.
 
– C.J. Stroud passed for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to send No. 11 Ohio State to its 20th straight Big Ten win, 52-13 over Rutgers. Chris Olave finished with five catches for a team-high 119 yards and two TDs.
 
– Cornelius Johnson caught both of Cade McNamara’s touchdown passes and 14th-ranked Michigan remained unbeaten with a 38-17 victory over Wisconsin. The Badgers lost starting quarterback Graham Mertz to a chest injury.
 
– Mississippi State pulled off a 26-22 win at 15th-ranked Texas A&M as Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada in the end zone late for a safety.
 
– Grayson McCall threw for 212 yards on 13-of-13 passing with two touchdowns to Isaiah Likely as No. 16 Coastal Carolina rolled to a 59-6 victory over Louisiana Monroe to start Sun Belt Conference play. The Chanticleers are 5-0 for a second straight season and have won 16 of their last 17 games.
 
– Kenneth Walker and Jayden Reed combined to score five touchdowns in the first half to help No. 17 Michigan State post a 48-31 rout of Western Kentucky. Reed returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown and had 46-yard reception for another score in the first quarter, helping the Spartans take a 21-10 lead.
 
– Matthew Shipley kicked a tiebreaking, 33-yard field goal with 3:33 remaining before Hugh Nelson II intercepted a pass at Hawaii’s 2-yard line in the waning seconds of the Rainbow Warriors’ 27-24 triumph over 18th-ranked Fresno State. Hawaii forced six turnovers in recording its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010.
 
– Jaylen Warren ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for No. 19 Oklahoma State in a 24-14 decision over 21st-rated Baylor. Cowboys QB Spencer Sanders passed for 182 yards and ran for 76, but he helped the Bears stay in the game by throwing three interceptions.
 
– Jayden Daniels passed for 286 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Ricky Pearsall in Arizona State’s 42-23 trouncing of 20th-rated UCLA. Rachaad White had two rushing touchdowns for the Sun Devils, who scored on five straight possessions.
 
– Jarquez Hunter scored on a 1-yard run with 3:11 to give No. 22 Auburn its first lead and a 24-19 victory over LSU.
 
– Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns and No. 23 North Carolina State held off Louisiana Tech 34-27.
 
– Nick Sciba kicked a 29-yard field goal with 22 seconds left to give No. 24 Wake Forest a 37-34 win over Louisville.
 
– No. 25 Clemson escaped with a 19-13 victory over visiting Boston College behind B.T. Potter’s four field goals.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Yankees were stopped cold in their bid to clinch a playoff berth on Saturday. The Rays are a 100-win team for the first time in franchise history following a 12-2 dismantling of the Yankees. Brandon Lowe belted three home runs and had seven RBIs as Tampa Bay prevented the Yankees from capturing a wild-card berth. Austin Meadows capped the assault with a three-run homer. The Rays hit four home runs, while the Yankees had just four hits. The outcome leaves the Yankees and Red Sox tied for the first two AL wild cards, with Toronto and Seattle one game back heading into the final day of the season.

 
– In Washington, Christian Vazquez tripled home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning before Kike Hernandez added a two-run blast to put the Red Sox ahead on the way to a 5-3 win over the Nationals. Tanner Houck struck out eight over five perfect innings, but the Nationals tied it in the eighth on Juan Soto’s sacrifice fly.
 
– The Blue Jays have set a franchise record with 258 home runs after slamming five more in a 10-1 pounding of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero smacked his 47th homer of the season for Toronto, which also received longballs from George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez, Bo Bichette and Danny Jansen. Alek Manoah limited Baltimore to a run over seven innings, helping the Jays stay alive in the wild-card race.
 
– The Mariners also will be playing meaningful baseball on Sunday following their 6-4 win over the Angels. Mitch Haniger had four hits and five RBIs, including a two-run single that broke a 4-4 deadlock in the eighth inning. Haniger also crushed a two-run homer in the fifth.
In other big-league action:
 
– Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of Houston’s four homers as the Astros rolled past the Athletics, 10-4 to wrap up home-field advantage for their AL Division Series against the White Sox. Alvarez connected on a three-run homer to right in the first, and Tucker hit a two-run homer in the sixth.
 
– Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of the White Sox’s sixth straight victory, 5-4 versus the Tigers. Lucas Giolito allowed one run and two hits in a playoff tuneup.
 
– The NL West title remains up for grabs following the Giants’ 3-2 loss to the Padres. Jake Cronenworth hit an RBI double in the 10th to end San Francisco’s seven-game winning streak and prevent the Giants from clinching. Austin Slater had a pinch-hit homer for the Giants, who are stuck on a team record-tying 106 victories.
 
– The Dodgers kept the NL West race alive as Julio Urias picked up his major league-leading 20th victory in their 8-3 rout of the Brewers. The Dodgers got a three-run homer from Justin Turner in the first inning, a two-run blast by AJ Pollock in the fourth, and a solo shot by Corey Seager in the fifth. That was more than enough offense for Urias, who allowed just one hit over seven innings in becoming the team’s first 20-game winner since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.
 
– Joc Pederson and William Contreras homered off Carlos Carrasco while the Braves built a 6-1 lead in a 6-5 win against the Mets. New York scored twice in the ninth and had the bases loaded before Atlanta won for the seventh time in eight games.
 
– Ian Happ drove a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to push the Cubs past the Cardinals, 6-5. Rowan Wick picked up his fifth save as the Cubs sent the Cardinals to just their second defeat in their last 21 games.
 
– Jesus Luzardo struck out a career-high 11 and Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a three-run homer in leading the Marlins’ 3-1 win versus the Phillies. Luzardo gave up one run and six hits through 5 1/3 innings.
 
– Jordan Lyles closed his season by allowing only two hits in seven innings of the Rangers’ 7-2 decision over the Indians. Jonah Heim broke a fourth-inning tie with a three-run home run as Texas avoided its 102nd loss.
 
– Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter in the Twins’ 4-0 shutout of the Royals. Salvador Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the Kansas City record for home runs.
 
– Bryan Reynolds is batting .302 after collecting four hits, including the tiebreaking, RBI triple in the Pirates’8-6 comeback over the Reds. Ben Gamel had three hits for Pittsburgh which trailed by five before winning its second straight since suffering its 100th loss.
 
– Pavin Smith reached base five times and Arizona chased Antonio Senzatela with a six-run first in an 11-2 pounding of the Rockies. Christian Walker finished with three doubles and pitcher Zac Gallen contributed a two-run double in the big first inning.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has returned to the injured list days before the team begins a postseason defense of its World Series championship. The three-time Cy Young Award winner has forearm discomfort, the same injury that sidelined him for 57 games from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13. Kershaw was lifted in the second inning of Friday’s starting after allowing three runs. He said after that game that it’s possible he could miss the postseason.

 
In other MLB matters:
 
– Yankees manager Aaron Boone says DJ LeMahieu has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the team’s leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October. The team hopes he can play in the scheduled regular-season finale Sunday and potentially in the postseason.
 
– The Rockies have made Bill Schmidt their permanent general manager, promoting him from the interim GM spot he’d held since May.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss his return trip to New England because of a rib injury. It’s the first game he has missed since he came out of retirement to play alongside Tom Brady with the Buccaneers.
 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Bears say rookie Josh Fields will make his second straight start Sunday against the Lions while listing Andy Dalton as doubtful. Fields was able to go through full practices the entire week while Dalton was limited every day because of a bone bruise to his left knee. Fields wore a brace on his injured right hand all week in practice.
 
– The Colts have placed three-time All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson on injured reserve, a move that will keep him out at least three weeks.
 
– The Ravens have activated running back Le’Veon Bell from the practice squad and put defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s game at Denver.
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NHL-CAPITALS-BACKSTROM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he’s taking his hip injury rehab slowly and has no timetable on when he’ll be able to play. The 33-year-old Swede has ruled out having another surgery on his left hip. He had arthroscopic surgery on it in 2015. The Capitals could put Backstrom on long-term injured reserve to get salary-cap relief. That would force him to miss at least the first 10 games of the season. Backstrom was Washington’s most consistent player and leading scorer last season with 53 points in 55 games.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MAUI INVITATIONAL

MAUI, Hawaii (AP) – The Maui Invitational is relocating to Las Vegas this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions in Hawaii. The original field of eight schools remains in place for the marquee early season event, to be held during Thanksgiving week. The tournament was played in North Carolina last year.

 
 
 
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