K-Heart Sports – 06/06/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/06/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Six high school state tournaments finished on Saturday, including the Girl’s State Soccer Tournament in Mandan that was won for a second consecutive year by Minot High. The Majettes completed back to back undefeated seasons. They were 17-0-0 this year and outscored their opponents 84-4. Over the past two years, Minot is 33-0-0 and has outscored opponets 190-8.
 
At the Girls State Tennis Tournament in Grand Forks, Minot High came in 2nd and the doubles pair of Sophia Egge and Eden Olson repeated as state champs. Olson finishes her career tied with Raquel Egge (2019) for the most wins in program history with 157. Sofia Egge finishes her career tied with Alyssa Hensen (2018) for 5th most wins in program history with 133 victories. An amazing feat considering both didn’t get to play the 2020 season because it was cancelled due to COVID.
 
West Fargo Sheyenne repeated as the State Class A Baseball champion with Minot taking 4th.
 
In a rematch of last years Class A Girls Softball championship game, Bismarck High took the win this year against Dickinson. It’s Bismarck High’s first state softball title.
 
Thompson captured their first State Class B Baseball championship since 2016 while Des Lacs-Burlington finished 4th and Surrey 6th.
 
Central Cass tallied their sixth State Class B Girls Softball title since 2013 and fourth consecutive championship with a 10-run win over Kindred-Richland. Renville County finished 4th, Velva/Drake-Anamoose was 6th and Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark finished 8th.
 
The final high school tournament of the season is this week with the State Class A Boys Golf Tournament at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) — Luis Arráez went 4 for 4 with a walk, Gary Sánchez and Trevor Larnach homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Sunday. Arráez leads baseball with a .358 batting average. Six different players drove in a run and the Twins collected a season-high 16 hits as they took two of three from the Blue Jays, cooling down a Toronto team that came into the series on an eight-game winning streak. Sánchez hit a two-run homer off Jeremy Beasley in the eighth inning, his seventh of the season, and Larnach hit a solo blast off Adam Cimber in the seventh, his fourth of the year. The Twins roughed up Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman (5-4). Gausman allowed season highs of nine hits and five runs, three earned, in 3 2-3 innings. Twins right-hander Devin Smeltzer allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. Jharel Cotton (2-1), Griffin Jax, Joe Smith, Jhoan Duran each worked one inning. Tyler Duffey got two outs in the ninth and Jovani Moran retired Bo Bichette to strand runners at the corners to earn his first career save.
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LYNX-LIBERTY
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 27 points, Sylvia Fowles and Kayla McBride added 18 apiece and the Minnesota Lynx held off the New York Liberty 84-77 on Sunday after nearly blowing a 19-point lead late in the third quarter. A pullup jumper by Sebrina Ionescu had New York, which trailed 71-55 after three quarters, within 74-73 with four minutes to go. Powers grabbed an offensive rebound on the ensuing possession and turned that into a pair of free throws. She then rebounded a Liberty miss and quickly scored on the other end for a 78-73 lead. Minnesota turnovers gave New York several chances down the stretch, but the Liberty also had key miscues and never got closer than three before the Lynx got some breathing room with baskets by Fowles and Rachel Banham. Banham scored 11 points for Minnesota (3-8), which ended a two-game losing streak. Ionescu led the Liberty (3-8), which had won two straight, with 31 points and seven assists. Natasha Howard had 20 points. New York was 4 of 30 from 3-point range, 28 of 41 inside the arc. Minnesota was 7 of 13 on 3-pointers and shot 49% overall. The Lynx won an earlier matchup and try to complete the season sweep on Tuesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-CELTICS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected from just inside of midcourt to cap a huge third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday night in Game 2 to even the NBA Finals. Poole finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who outscored Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge. And when the Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench. Golden State also got 12 from Kevon Looney on 6-for-6 shooting, and 11 apiece from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson. Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics, but fought through a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White scored 12. Just like in Game 1, a huge run decided everything. The Celtics went on a 48-18 run in the second half to decide the opener; the Warriors didn’t wait that long in Game 2, going on a 43-14 burst from late in the first half until early in the fourth quarter to turn a tie game into an absolute runaway. Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-LIGHTNING
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just when it appeared the New York Rangers might be ready to push Tampa Bay to the brink of elimination, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning showed they were nowhere near finished. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos scored to wipe out a two-goal deficit, and Ondrej Palat finished a dramatic comeback with the 10th winning playoff goal of his career Sunday in a 3-2 victory that cut the Rangers’ lead in the Eastern Conference final to 2-1. Palat scored with 42 seconds left, off a nifty back pass from Kucherov, to cap a rally that began after Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals in a span of just over two minutes to put the Rangers up 2-0 in the second period. Facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0 in a series that began with a pair of losses on the road, the Lightning fought back with Kucherov scoring on the power play in the second period and Stamkos blistering a shot past goalie Igor Shesterkin from the left circle early in the third. Game 4 is Tuesday night, with Tampa Bay looking to even the best-of-seven series and New York still in a position to move within one victory of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final since 2014.
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NASCAR
 
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano watched helplessly as Kyle Busch drove away from him on a late restart Sunday, seemingly ending his hopes of delivering a much-needed win for Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway. Kevin Harvick’s wreck with five laps left gave Logano another chance. He took advantage of overtime, too, winning a drag race with Busch into the first corner in overtime, then jockeying briefly for the lead, before pulling away to take the white flag and eventually Logano’s second win of the season. The victory must have felt even sweeter for Team Penske given its recent struggles. In the last five points races, Logano has the only top-10 finish for the entire team with his victory last month at Darlington. Kurt Busch finished second Sunday with Logano’s teammate, Ryan Blaney, in fourth and Aric Almirola in fifth.
 
 

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