K-Heart Sports – 06/08/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/08/22
MINOT, ND – Day one of the State Class A Boy’s Golf Tournament was completed on Tuesday. The defending champion, West Fargo Sheyenne, is tied with Fargo Davies atop the leaderboard at 294. Grand Forks Red River is 3rd at 302, while Fargo North is 4th with a 304, and Bismarck Century rounds out the top five with a 307. Minot is currently 6th at 313.
Individually, Nate Peyerl of Sheyenne and Landon Olson of Fargo North each shot a -1 (70), Gabe Benson of Fargo Davies is a shot back at 71 and Jayce Johnson of Fargo Davies is 4th at 72. Andrew Wilhelm of Sheyenne, Cooper Freije of Red River and Trent Wiemken of Davies are tied for 5th at 73. Minot’s top golfer was Brock Jones who is tied with seven others for 9th at 75.
The final high school tournament of the season finishes today at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo.
CASSELTON, ND – The SCHEELS All-Star Softball series concluded Tuesday in Casselton. Five pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shutout for the West in 12-0 win. It is the first all-star shutout in the series’ 13-game history. Haleigh Lematta (Harvey/Wells County) started in the circle and threw a hitless first. Meg Silbernagel (Heart River) tossed a scoreless second while allowing one hit. Andi Borchers (Mandan) picked up her second win in as many days, allowing two hits over two innings. Tori Olson (Legacy) tossed a scoreless fifth despite allowing two hits. Logan Gronberg (Bismarck) finished things off with two hitless innings. The win gives the West a 3-0 sweep of the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series and they now hold an 8-5 all-time advantage. The West All-Stars are winners of six in a row and have not lost a game since 2019.
Taya Hopfauf of Dickinson was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series as voted on by coaches, media and board members. Hopfauf set a record with 3 home run blasts in game one. She finished 6-for-8 with a double, three homers, six RBI, five runs and two stolen bases in two games.
VALLEY CITY, ND – The North Dakota High School Activities Association approved a plan that will extend the girls hockey season by one week, and break up the boys and girls state tournaments, an event that has been paired together since 2007. Beginning this winter, the girls hockey season will begin a week later than usual and conclude with an eight-team state tournament in Minot running March 2-4. The event will be played at the MAYSA Arena in Minot. The tournament will coincide with the same weekend as the girls Class B state basketball tournament, which will be played the same weekend in Minot at the Minot State Dome.
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs continue their winning ways. The Dogs scored at 5-2 win over the Pierre Trappers last night at Corbett Field. They improve to 9-1 on the season and will host the Trappers again tonight.
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B All-State Softball Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
Olivia Passa- Velva/Drake-Anamoose
Haleigh Lematta- Harvey-Wells County
MacKenzie Rist – Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark
Ginger Savelkoul-Renville County
Ellie Braaten-Renville County
Meg Silbernagel- Heart River
Daisy Sparrow- Central McLean
Addie Dale-Geiger- Beulah
Taylor Christensen-Beulah
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B All-State Baseball Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
First Team
Kekoa Munos – Surrey
Colton Francis – Surrey
Carson Yale – Des Lacs-Burlington
Colin Dean – Velva/Drake-Anamoose
Joe Savelkoul – Renville County
Michael Fagerland – Shiloh Christian
Trace King – Shiloh Christian
Trapper Skalsky – Beulah (also Senior Athlete of the Year)
Second Team
Paxton Ystaas – Des Lacs-Burlington
Gannon Hall – Renville County
Brody Schneibel – Rugby
Tyson Wick – Hazen
Eli Thompson – Shiloh Christian
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B Boys Golf All-State Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
Champ Hettich – Beulah
Zach Hendrickson – Our Redeemer’s
Luke Anderson – Glenburn
Jordan Anderson – Glenburn
Max Palmer – Bottineau
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The starting pitching has been so dominant for the New York Yankees this year, it has almost overshadowed another potent offense that leads the major leagues in home runs. With Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton in the heart of the order, well, there’s just no hiding this familiarly loaded lineup. Rizzo hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to crack open a close game for the Yankees, who brushed off a rare rough start by Jameson Taillon to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Judge and Stanton got the visitors going with first-inning homers, the 23rd time they’ve gone deep in the same game in five seasons together. The Yankees have only lost once when that happens, in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa last Aug. 12.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning delivered on a promise to play with a greater sense of urgency, storming back in the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers and keeping their bid for a third straight Stanley Cup title alive. Nikita Kucherov scored on a breakaway and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 33 saves Tuesday night, helping the two-time defending NHL champions shut down the Rangers 4-1 and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers won Games 1 and 2 and are 8-1 this postseason.

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