K-Heart Sports – 04/19/23

K-HEART SPORTS – 04/19/23 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard:
High School Baseball
Class A
Jamestown def. Minot High, 12-2
Jamestown def. Minot High, 11-8
Williston def. Bismarck Century, 6-3
Williston def. Bismarck Century, 6-3
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 18-0
Bismarck High def. Watford City, 5-4
Dickinson def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 10-6
Dickinson def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 3-2
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 8-4
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, 8-3

Class B
Surrey def. Central McLean, 14-4
Surrey def. Central McLean, 17-3

Des Lacs-Burlington def. Renville County, 12-2


Shiloh Christian def. Beulah, 13-1
Shiloh Christian def. Beulah, 11-1

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 23-0
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 13-3
Williston def. Bismarck Century, 6-5
Williston def. Bismarck Century, 8-1
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, 28-5
Dickinson def. Watford City, 20-0
Dickinson def. Watford City, 24-3
Bismarck High def. Jamestown, 6-3
Jamestown def. Bismarck High, 14-3

Class B
Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn, 25-14

Renville County def. New Town, 19-4


High School Girls Soccer
Minot High def. Williston, 13-0 (improve to 4-0-0. outscored opponents 31-0)
Mandan def. Bismarck Century 4-3
Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 6-0
Jamestown def. Dickinson, 4-0

High School Boys Track & Field

Bowman County Booster Invite – Bowman
1. Bowman County, 105
2. Minot High, 92
3. Williston, 90
4. Dickinson Trinity, 76
5. Dawson County MT, 62.5
6. Killdeer, 54
7. Watford City, 51.5
8. Grant County-Flasher, 33
9. Hazen, 26
10. Baker MT, 24.5
11. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 23
12. Harding County SD, 22
13. Shiloh Christian, 20
14. Hettinger County, 11
15. Dupree SD, 9
16. Hettinger-Scranton, 8
17. Beach, 7
18. Standing Rock, 6
19. Richardton-Taylor, 5
20. Lemmon SD, 4.5
T21. Linton-HMB, 4
T21. New Salem-Almont, 4
23. Plevna MT, 2
24. Heart River, 1

High School Girls Track & Field
Bowman County Booster Invite – Bowman
1. Minot High, 174.5
2. Bowman County, 68.5
3. Williston, 62.5
4. Watford City, 60
5. Shiloh Christian, 52
6. Dawson County MT, 47.5
T7. Dickinson Trinity, 37
T7. Baker MT, 37
T7. Hettinger County, 37
10. Killdeer, 32
T11. Grant County-Flasher, 24
T11. Hazen, 24
T13. Linton-HMB, 16
T13. New Salem-Almont, 16
15. Richardton-Taylor, 12
T16. Lemmon SD, 10
T16. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 10
18. Dupree SD, 8
19. Hettinger-Scranton, 6
20. Heart River, 4
21. Harding County SD, 2
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State baseball team announced that their scheduled doubleheader against visiting St. Cloud State has been canceled. With the threat of a winter storm this week looming, the games which were scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at Corbett Field, will not be played. The Beavers (22-11 overall, 13-8 NSIC) now return to action this coming weekend, hosting Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, April 22, in a doubleheader starting at 1:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 23, in a single game slated for noon. All three games will be at Corbett Field.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State senior Jacob Rodin has been named The Summit League’s Men’s Track Peak Performer of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. At the Bryan Clay Invitational, the Kenmare, ND-native ran 1:47.65 in the 800m to break the outdoor NDSU record and move up to 17th nationally in the event. He also ran a leg of the league-leading Bison 4x400m relay that clocked a time of 3:09.92 for second place in the meet. This is the 11th Summit League weekly honor of Rodin’s career.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota basketball team has added former Iowa State guard Eli King to their roster for the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday. King played in nine games for the Cyclones last season, scoring a season high five points against McNeese State. King, a native of Caledonia, Minnesota, was a finalist for Mr. Basketball his senior year at Caledonia High School. He averaged 19.9 points per game his senior year as well as 9.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.2 steals. He was selected as the recipient of the 2022 MBCA McDonald Award, which is awarded to the outstanding senior player of the year in Minnesota. Coach Paul Sather was excited about landing the former Cyclone, adding, “We’re excited to add Eli to our backcourt! He had a decorated and successful high school career in Minnesota and then saw action in a number of games for Iowa State last year; going against some of the best competition in the country in the Big 12. He has a versatile skill set—great handling the ball, crashes the boards and also tenacious on defense. We expect him to make an immediate impact and can’t wait to begin working with him!”
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning on a fly ball that barely stayed fair at Fenway Park, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in a bizarre finish. Umpires needed a few minutes to review Verdugo’s drive, which bounced off the low wall in right field just short of Pesky’s Pole, before officially declaring it a hit and the game over. That sparked a second round of celebrating by the Red Sox, who got 11 strikeouts from starter Chris Sale but little offense until the end. Reese McGuire had just tied it with a two-run single as the Red Sox rallied after allowing two runs in the top of the 10th. Max Kepler homered for Minnesota. Jovani Moran (0-1) took the loss, yielding three runs on three hits in the 10th. Moran also threw a wild pitch that helped the Red Sox win their fourth in five games. Sonny Gray finished with seven strikeouts and held the Red Sox to one run and seven hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
Twins RHP Joe Ryan (3-0, 6.92 ERA) faces RHP Corey Kluber (0-3, 6.92) in the middle game of the series tonight.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With the departure of several prominent Minnesota Vikings players underway this offseason, Harrison Smith had to consider leaving himself — assuming he wanted to stay in the game at all. The opportunity to return for a 12th year in the NFL with the only team he’s ever known, now with a revered new defensive coordinator in Brian Flores, far outweighed the downside of taking a pay cut. “You can’t play forever, you know? It’s a big world out there. There’s a lot of things going on. So it’s fun to think about trying to dabble in some things here and there, but I can still run all right and catch the ball pretty well,” said Smith, the six-time Pro Bowl safety who matched his career best with five interceptions last season.
After stalwarts such as linebacker Eric Kendricks and wide receiver Adam Thielen were released for cap savings and free agents such as cornerback Patrick Peterson and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson signed elsewhere for more money, Smith could have been the next one through the cost-cutting exit. But he decided to accept a $6.7 million salary reduction so the Vikings could clear that cap space and he could keep his place in Minnesota’s secondary. “I kind of grew up here in a sense,” Smith said, praising the investment owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf have made in the organization over his time with the team. “There’s tangible things I’ve thought about and intangible things. They all kind of added up to I wanted to stay here and give it another crack. It’s tough to quantify everything. You try to because it makes you feel good — ‘Is there a right answer or a wrong answer?’ — but you don’t always know.”
Flores, the former New England defensive coordinator and Miami head coach, was hired to replace Ed Donatell after the Vikings slumped in 2022 to second to last in the league in yards allowed and third worst in points allowed. Flores runs a more aggressive system that is bound to send the capable Smith as a blitzer more often than last season when he was held back in two-deep zone coverage. “A big draw in staying here,” Smith said, “was learning from him.”
Improvement will be difficult for the Vikings on defense without Kendricks, Peterson and Tomlinson, but it’s not in Smith’s nature to stress about that. “It’s not like there’s an empty void. I think we think that for some reason,” Smith said on Tuesday, the second day of the team’s voluntary offseason workout program. “There’s still somebody out there, and we’ve got some guys, so we’ll see what we do.” The 34-year-old Smith will likely play again next to Camryn Bynum, who’s entering his third season.
Then there’s 2022 first-round draft pick Lewis Cine, his probable successor whose rookie year was painfully cut short by a gruesome lower left leg injury. “I’m not like, ‘Ooh, I get to be the guy that teaches,’ or whatever. It’s more I feel like I’m supposed to do that,” Smith said. “Not in a burden-type sense, but more like that’s what guys did for me. So try to pass along what you’ve got.” Cine has progressed ahead of schedule on his rehabilitation from the compound fracture and could join the team for on-field practices next month. “I just completely forgot he was hurt,” Smith said.
Cine also addressed reporters this week and expressed a similar dose of optimism about his status. “I’m taking it a day at a time, getting better a day at a time, stronger a day at a time. I’m not trying to look too far ahead,” Cine said. “So just be where my feet are.” Said executive director of player health and performance Tyler Williams last month: “I’m just so proud of where he’s at, his desire to be in this building every day, doing the things that we’re asking him to do, and then going beyond that. He’s been fantastic.”

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