K-Heart Sports – 05/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/27/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls won both the WDA Team Dual Tennis Tournament and WDA Soccer Tournament on Thursday.
 
High School Girls Tennis
West Region Dual Tournament – Minot
 
First Round
#1 Minot 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#4 Dickinson 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#2 Bismarck Legacy 5, #7 Williston 0
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #6 Bismarck Century 2
 
Semifinal
#1 Minot 5, #4 Dickinson 0
#2 Bismarck Legacy 4, #3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 1
Loser Out
#5 Bismarck High 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #7 Williston 2
 
State Qualifier
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #4 Dickinson 2
Championship
#1 Minot 4, #2 Bismarck Legacy 1
 
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High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 11, #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
#4 Bismarck Century 7, #5 Jamestown 5
#2 Bismarck Legacy 11, #7 Williston 0
#6 Minot 5, #3 Mandan 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#5 Jamestown vs #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 11 am
#3 Mandan vs #7 Williston, 1:30 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #4 Bismarck Century, 4 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Minot, 6;30 PM
 
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High School Baseball
Class B
 

Region 8 Tournament – Hettinger
Championship
#4 Beulah 11, #1 Hazen 1

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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 14, #8 Willliston 1
#5 Jamestown 12, #4 Bismarck Legacy 8
#7 Bismarck Century 3, #2 Minot High 2
#3 Bismarck High 10, #6 Mandan 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #8 Williston, 11 am
#2 Minot vs #6 Mandan, 1 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #5 Jamestown, 3 pm
#3 Bismarck High vs #7 Bismarck Century, 5 pm
 
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High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
State Qualifier
#5 Mandan 1, #4 Jamestown 0
#3 Bismarck Legacy 2, #6 Bismarck Century 0
Championship
#1 Minot 2, #2 Bismarck High 0   (Minot’s MaLiah Burke – Senior Athlete of the Year and Matt Pfau -WDA Coach of the Year)
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STATE SOFTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the State Class B Softball Tournament in Fargo next week.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Tharaldson Park in Fargo
 
First Round (Thu 6/2)
#2 Kindred-Richland vs Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 11 am
#3 Beulah vs Thompson, 1 pm
#1 Central Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 4 pm
#4 May-Port-C-G vs #5 Renville County, 6 pm
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a double and scored on Bobby Witt Jr.’s double, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Thursday night. Josh Staumont (2-1) worked a scoreless inning and picked up the win. Scott Barlow escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and stranded two on base in the ninth to earn his fifth save as the Royals snapped a seven-game losing streak. Devin Smeltzer pitched seven scoreless innings for the Twins before Tyler Duffey (2-3) let the lead slip away in the eighth. Emmanuel Rivera singled with one out and moved to second on Ryan O’Hearn’s two-out, pinch-hit single. Merrifield then lined a double into the gap in right-center to tie the score at 2. After Andrew
Benintendi walked, Witt doubled to left-center, scoring Merrifield with the go-ahead run.
 
The Twins tried to rally in their half of the eighth, loading the bases on singles by Gary Sánchez, Gio Urshela and Luis Arraez with no outs. But Barlow came on to strike out the next two batters and retired Max Kepler on a soft grounder to first base, leaving the bases loaded. Smeltzer handcuffed the Royals all night, relying mostly on a mix of fastballs and changeups. He allowed two hits and walked one while striking out six. He was starting in place of Joe Ryan, who was added to the COVID-19 IL on Wednesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back into form and shot the Golden State Warriors back into the NBA Finals. Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Warriors advanced to their sixth finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Thompson tore his left ACL during a season-ending Game 6 loss in the 2019 NBA Finals against Toronto and then tore his right Achilles’ tendon just before the start of the 2020-21 season. After Golden State missed the postseason in both seasons he was sidelined, Thompson finally returned to action in January. Andrew Wiggins added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Dramond Green scored 17 points and Stephen Curry had 15 points and nine assists. He was named the MVP of the series. Luka Doncic overcame a slow start to score 28 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie added 26. Golden State will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Boston and Miami on June 2 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics hold a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 at home on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – CANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the New York Rangers, too. Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score and the Hurricanes beat the Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. It was part of yet another strong home performance for the Metropolitan Division champions, who improved to 7-0 at home in the postseason. Andrei Svechnikov also scored, beating Igor Shesterkin with a backhander on a breakaway midway through the third period as the Hurricanes protected their Game 5 lead. The Hurricanes can advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay by winning Game 6 in New York on Saturday, though they are 0-5 away from PNC Arena so far despite tying for the NHL lead in regular-season road wins.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years. It was fitting Edmonton’s dynamic duo combined to end it. McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series and advanced to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of the postseason, beating Jacob Markstrom off a pass from Draisaitl to send the Oilers spilling over the bench in celebration. Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists and Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers. Mike Smith made 32 saves as Edmonton claimed the first postseason Battle of Alberta in 31 years. Draisaitl added four assists — his fifth straight contest registering three-plus points to build on the NHL playoff record he set in Game 4. McDavid and Draisaitl have both amassed 26 points to lead the playoffs so far. The Oilers will face either the Colorado Avalanche or St. Louis Blues in their first conference final appearance since 2006. Colorado leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday in St. Louis.
 
 

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