K-Heart Sports – 03/22/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 03/22/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – A pair of Minot High players were honored as a part of the Class A Girls Basketball All-State Team. The teams are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Class A Girls Basketball All-State Team
First Team
LeeLee Bell – Minot High
Bergan Kinnebrew – Bismarck Century
Logan Nissley, Bismarck Century
Miriley Simon – West Fargo
Jocelyn Schiller – Grand Forks Red River
Second Team
Maggie Fricke – Minot High
Ashton Safranski – Fargo Davies
Brenna Dick – West Fargo Sheyenne
Ella Falk – Jamestown
Chloe Pfau – West Fargo
Brooklyn Felchle – Bismarck Legacy
Amya Gourneau – Turtle Mountain
Scout Woods – Wahpeton
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (MSU) – The Beavers are National Champions once again! One goal late in the second period and 19 saves by goalie Jake Anthony proved to be just enough Tuesday night as the No. 1 Minot State men’s hockey team held on to beat No. 3 Adrian (Mich.), claiming the third ACHA Division I National Championship in program history. Josh Pederson scored the lone goal of the title game with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left in the second period, giving the Beavers (35-3-0 overall) all the offense they needed as Anthony turned aside all 19 shots by the Bulldogs, sealing the win. The shutout was the sixth of the season for Anthony.
Minot State marched to the title with four straight wins, the final three in dramatic fashion. After opening the ACHA National Tournament with an 8-0 rout of No. 17 Michigan-Dearborn on Friday night, the Beavers then needed overtime to get past the quarterfinals and semifinals. Sunday, Minot State beat No. 8 Indiana Tech 4-3 in overtime, then rallied to force overtime where they topped No. 5 Liberty 3-2 on Monday night.
The Beavers claimed their third National Championship with a thrilling 1-0 victory, adding to their 2018-19 and 2012-13 National titles. The run to the championship provides a memorable end to the collegiate careers of Minot State seniors Davis Sheldon, Drew Carter, Landyn Cochrane, and Connor Navrot who also were part of Minot State’s 2018-19 National Championship team, along with fellow seniors Austin Wieler, Wayde Johannesson, Jake Bestul, Eric Soar, and Dalton Dosko who celebrate their first National Championship. Minot State’s senior captain, Sheldon, also was named tournament MVP.
The National Champion Minot State men’s hockey team returns to Minot today arriving at the Minot International Airport at 8 p.m. The team looks forward to seeing fans on hand to welcome home the champions and celebrate the National title.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The season have changed from indoor to outdoor, but North Dakota State’s Jacob Rodin continues to excell. The North Dakota State track & field teams swept all four Summit League Peak Performer of the Week honors presented Tuesday following the first competition of the outdoor season. Rodin won the 800m in 1:48.00 at the USF Bulls Invitational – a new outdoor personal-best, the second-fastest outdoor 800m in NDSU history, and currently No. 1 on the NCAA performance list this season. The Kenmare-native also clocked an outdoor 400m personal-best of 47.91. Rodin was the only men’s athlete to claim first place in three events at the Summit League Indoor Championships earlier this month.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Boldy scored on a breakaway with 1.3 seconds left in overtime and Filip Gustavsson made a career-high 47 saves to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. The game was a chippy, defensive struggle. After two scoreless periods, the Devils were outshooting the Wild 22-19. Minnesota finally broke through 6:41 into the third when Mason Shaw scored his seventh goal of the season on a wraparound. Timo Meier answered for the Devils five minutes later with his 35th goal of the season on a wraparound of his own. Minnesota tied Dallas atop the Central Division with 90 points. New Jersey fell two points behind first-place Carolina in the Metropolitan Division, and the Hurricanes have two games in hand. The Wild play at Philadelphia on Thursday night.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a new contract on Tuesday with defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, who played in 12 games with seven starts last season. Bullard joined the Vikings last year, his fifth team in five seasons. The eighth-year veteran had 23 tackles and five tackles for loss. He suffered a biceps injury on Dec. 4 and missed the next four games. Drafted in the third round by the Chicago Bears in 2016 out of Florida, Bullard gives the Vikings another experienced player on the interior with returning starter Harrison Phillips and newcomer Dean Lowry. Dalvin Tomlinson, their most accomplished defensive lineman, signed with the Cleveland Browns. Other returners who played varying roles at those spots last season are James Lynch, Khyiris Tonga, Ross Blacklock and Esezi Otomewo.
MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani emerged from the bullpen and fanned Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout for the final out in a matchup the whole baseball world wanted to see, leading Japan over the defending champion United States 3-2 for its first World Baseball Classic title since 2009. Ohtani, the two-way star who has captivated fans across two continents, beat out an infield single in the seventh inning as a designated hitter, then walked down the left-field line to Japan’s bullpen to warm up for his third mound appearance of the tournament. Trout, the U.S. captain and a three-time MVP, struck out on a full-count pitch. Ohtani, the two-way star who has captivated fans across two continents, was voted MVP of the WBC after batting .435 with one homer, four doubles, eight RBIs and 10 walks while going 2-0 with a save and a 1.86 ERA on the mound, striking out 11 in 9 2/3 innings.

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