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MINOT, ND – Due to the weather, some games in the area were cancelled last night, but several others were played.
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 64-58
Bismarck High def. #3 Mandan, 89-88
Jamestown def. #5 Bismarck Legacy, 94-68
Williston def. Dickinson, 70-68
Class B
#3 Bishop Ryan def. Rugby, 48-43    (Ryan’s Brady Feller surpasses 1500 career points)
Des Lacs-Burlington def. #5 Shiloh Christian, 58-49
#8 Beulah def. Mott-Regent/Grant County, 64-40
Westhope-Newburg def. Surrey, 69-63 OT
Drake-Anamoose def. Berthold, 68-52
TGU def. Nedrose, 62-57 OT
Powers Lake-Burke Central def. Glenburn, 76-31
Divide County def. New Town, 55-50
Stanley def. Kenmare-Bowbells, 75-42
Williston Trinity Christian def. Alexander, 65-49
Max def. Solen, 72-55
Central McLean def. New Salem-Almont, 50-47 OT
Harvey-Wells County def. Warwick, 61-51
Dunseith def. Lakota, 83-72
North Prairie def. North Star, 55-43
St. John def. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 57-59
High School Girls Basketball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 78-52
#4 Minot High def. Watford City, 89-40
#5 Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 63-60
Bismarck High def. Mandan, 78-46
Dickinson def. Williston, 85-32
High School Girls Hockey
Bismarck High-Legacy def. Williston, 5-4 OT
Devils Lake def. Jamestown, 4-1
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – You could pick any of the Minot State starting pitchers and honor them for their performance on the hill over the weekend at Emporia State, but Bryant Bagshaw will be the one representing the Beavers and who was recognized by the NSIC. Bagshaw turned in one of many dominating starts on the hill for Minot State, earning NSIC Pitcher of the Week honors. The senior right-hander went 6 shutout innings in his first start of the season, an 11-1 win at Emporia State on Saturday. He struck out five opposing batters and allowed just two walks and two hits on the day. Part of a dominating effort by the Beaver bullpen as Minot State pitchers teamed up for a 2.14 ERA and 40 strikeouts in the four-game series at Emporia State. Bagshaw and the Beavers look to continue that trend with a single-game Wednesday at Washburn, then a four-game series hosted by Newman over the weekend.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State track & field athlete Jacob Rodin was honored Tuesday as The Summit League’s Peak Performers of the Week for indoor track & field. This is Rodin’s fourth honor in the last five weeks. Rodin’s senior campaign has been highlighted with broken records, and this past weekend was no exception. At the Music City Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt, the Kenmare, N.D., native lowered his own school 800m record for the second week in a row. He crossed the finish line in 1:48.21, ranking 34th in the NCAA and atop the league in the 800m this season. Rodin also ran a leg of the Bison 4x400m relay that clocked a time of 3:12.56 to finish third in the meet. The relay team’s performance made the squad the sixth-fastest in NDSU indoor history.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins committed at least $200 million and six years to Carlos Correa, outlasting two other teams he initially agreed with, their outlook sure brightened up. The path to becoming a Major League regular also grew murkier for the organization’s top prospects, Brooks Lee and Royce Lewis. Correa is entrenched at shortstop for the foreseeable future. That happens to be the natural position for Lee and Lewis. They’ll both likely be ready for full-time action long before a switch for Correa would be broached. Concern and frustration were the furthest feelings from their minds when they found out Correa was coming back. They were too focused on the excitement of the continued opportunity to learn from one of the game’s best leaders. “This is my favorite player and someone that’s taught me so much in the two months I was able to be with him,” Lewis said recently. “I was glad he signed. I tell people, ‘Dude, this is my friend.’”
Lewis, the first overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft, made his debut last May 6 after Correa injured his finger. Lewis thrived for 11 games, getting at least one hit in nine of them while recording his first career grand slam and injecting his infectious energy into the lineup and the infield. Sent back to Triple-A when Correa returned, Lewis was called up again less than two weeks later to help in the injury-affected outfield. He caught the bug himself just three innings into his second stint, crashing into the center field wall as he made a leaping catch. For the second straight year, Lewis tore the ACL in his right knee. His first such injury delayed his debut and kept him sidelined for the entire 2021 season. Lewis likely won’t be ready to play again until midsummer, all but certain to start in Triple-A as he returns from yet another long layoff. The Twins will make sure to find room for him, again, once he’s cleared. General manager Thad Levine called the 23-year-old Lewis after the Correa signing to assure him as much. “He told me I’m a championship-type player and we don’t look at you as just like a shortstop or a certain position. It’s just, ‘You’re a champion, and you’ll play wherever you need to play,’” Lewis said at the team’s annual fan festival at Target Field. “And I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’”
The Twins hold their first formal session of spring training for pitchers and catchers on Thursday in Fort Myers, Florida, and their first full-squad workout on Monday. “I’d love to be playing tomorrow, but I also know that’s not realistic so we’ll see,” Lewis said. “I’m just kind of here for the ride and just going with the flow for now.” Lewis was ranked by MLB as the 45th-best prospect in the game. Lee, the eighth overall pick in the 2022 draft, was pegged 31st. The product of Cal Poly was impressive enough in his pro debut last summer that he finished the season at Double-A Wichita, and he’ll be one of the non-roster players in big league camp — closely watching Correa as much as he can. “He’s my idol right now. To have him on the field with me and teach me and talk through some things, that’s all I can ask for,” Lee said at TwinsFest on Jan. 28. “I’m as lucky as anybody is in professional baseball. Right when he re-signed, it was, ‘This was probably the best thing that could have happened to me.’
Just like Lewis, Lee doesn’t consider Correa to be blocking him. Perhaps all three of them will be stationed around the diamond sometime in the future, or one of them finds his way to the outfield. “I’ll do whatever the team asks me to do. That’s just the type of player I was made to be. Whatever I need to do, it will be done,” said Lee, who turned 22 on Tuesday. Correa was set to move to third base had his deal with the New York Mets not fallen through. That could eventually happen in Minnesota. For now, he’s focused on investing in the development of both Lee and Lewis like he did in Houston with Jeremy Peña, who took over at shortstop as a rookie last year for the World Series champion Astros. “When these guys come up to the big leagues, it helps. Eventually if they become superstars, it’s just going to make us better,” Correa said. We draft based on talent, not positions, and their talent is good enough to play anywhere in the infield or the outfield. That excites me.”

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