K-Heart Sports – 03/23/2023

K-HEART SPORTS – 03/23/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Another honor for North Dakota Mr. Basketball, Darik Dissette of Minot High. The teams are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Class A Boys Basketball All-State Team
First Team
Darik Dissette – Minot High (unanimous)
Mason Klabo – Fargo Davie (unanimous)
Ryan Erickson – Bismarck Century
Alex Dvorak – Dickinson
Jeremiah Sem – Fargo North
Second Team
Anthony Doppler – Bismarck Century
James Hamilton – Fargo South
Connor Kraft – Fargo Shanley
Zach Kraft – Grand Forks Red River
Reis Rowekamp – Grand Forks Red River
Hudsen Sheldon – Mandan
Isiah St. Romain – Williston
Parker Wallette – Turtle Mountain
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s track & field team had four student-athletes voted to The Summit League’s Academic All-League team announced for the 2023 indoor season. Cullen Curl, Josh Samyn, Zach McGlynn and Jacob Rodin all earned the honor by virtue of their athletic and academic achievements.
Rodin (Kenmare, N.D.) was the Summit League 800m champion and also won 4x400m relay and distance medley relay titles at the conference meet. He was the only man to win three gold medals this season at the Summit League Championships, and ranked No. 35 in the NCAA for the 800m after setting the NDSU school record at 1:47.84. He has a cumulative 4.0 GPA as an agricultural economics and finance double major.
Curl (Bismarck, N.D.) owns a 3.87 cumulative GPA as a biological sciences major. He was a Summit League champion in the 4x400m relay and placed third in the 400m dash at the Summit League meet.
Samyn (Winnipeg, Manitoba) was a Summit League champion in the distance medley relay and posted a time of 1:53.88 for the indoor 800m this season. A multiple-time Academic All-League selection, he has a 3.93 cumulative GPA with a double major in biological sciences and anthropology.
McGlynn (Stephen, Minn.) owns a 4.0 cumulative GPA with a major in agricultural economics. He earned All-Summit League in the heptathlon with a third-place finish at the conference meet.
To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team’s competitions. The award is voted on by the institutions’ faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points in his long-awaited return from a strained right calf and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-124. Naz Reid added 26 points off the bench and Jaden McDaniels had 25 for Minnesota, which trailed by 10 points with 7:18 remaining but used a 19-5 run to get back in the game. Atlanta led 124-123 with 50.5 seconds left after a pair of free throws by Trae Young. Towns then hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to seal the win. He was back after missing 51 games for Minnesota. Towns had been out since Nov. 28 with the injury. And Minnesota had lost three of four and slid to ninth in the Western Conference beginning the night. Young scored 29 points and De’Andre Hunter added 16 for Atlanta. The Timberwolves play at Golden State on Sunday.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms Wednesday with two free agents: wide receiver Brandon Powell and linebacker Troy Reeder. The contracts were pending completion of their physical exams. Powell played the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and had 24 catches for 156 yards in 2022. He initially latched on as an undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2018 with the Detroit Lions. Powell is also a return specialist, with 57 career kickoff returns and 49 career punt returns. He had a 61-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Vikings on Dec. 26, 2021. Reeder also played his first three years in the league with the Rams. He spent the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Reeder, who has 25 career starts in 66 games, made the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware in 2019. He’s a high school teammate of Vikings right tackle Brian O’Neill, from Wilmington, Delaware. Both Powell and Reeder were on the Super Bowl champion Rams team in the 2021 season with current Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell, who was the offensive coordinator there.

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