K-Heart Sports – 07/07/23


MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots scored a 8-5 win at Corbett Field last night against the Minnesota Mud Puppies. Jack Smith gets the win pitching 5 innings and giving up 4 rums (3 earned) on 3 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Saul Soto gets the save by pitching the final inning and 2/3. Jacob Mrosko takes the loss for Minnesota as he gives up 7 earned runs in 2 2/3 innings on 8 hits with 2 walks surrendered and 5 strikeouts. The Hot Tots go for the sweep of the two-game series tonight at 7:05 pm at Corbett Field.
MINOT, ND – Scores from Thursday:
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Dickinson Roughriders def Grand Forks Royals, 6-4
Dickinson Roughriders def. Grand Forks Royals, 7-2
Class B
Hazen def. Washburn, 6-2
Hazen def. Washburn, 13-3
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros coaches continue to evaluate young talent as their Main Camp continues at Maysa Arena. Sessions are free and open to the public. Today is day three and the session runs from 10 am to 1:45 pm with the Prospects game at 7 pm tonight. Main Camp concludes tomorrow with the All-Star game at 10 am.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros have announced that Tyler Ebner has joined the staff as an Assistant Coach. Former Minotauros Assistant Coach Kyle Sharkey has departed to take a role as an Assistant Coach in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Sharkey had just completed his first season of coaching after joining the Tauros prior to last season and now returns to the professional level where he played for four seasons prior to his coaching career. Ebner played 87 games in the North American Hockey League for the Coulee Region Chill (now the Chippewa Steel) from 2016-2018. Over his two seasons he posted 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points. He then went on to play at NCAA D-III Gustavus Adolphus College where in 76 games over four seasons he posted 35 points. After finishing school Ebner moved immediately into coaching for NCAA D-III SUNY-Fredonia.
MINOT, ND – Teams continue to prepare for the 47th Annual Lions All-Star Basketball Series. Games will be played Monday at Bismarck High School and Tuesday at Fargo South High School. It’s Class A versus Class B with the girls game at 6 pm each night and the boys to follow at 8 pm. Local players for the girls game include Amya Gourneau of Turtle Mountain for Class A. Kendyl Hagaer and Mykell Heidlebaugh of Rugby and Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg are part of the Class B Team. Mr. Basketball Darik Dissette of Minot High will lead the Class A boys along with Houston Davis and Parker Wallette of Turtle Mountain. The Class B boys roster includes Brady Feller of Bishop Ryan, Carson Yale of Des Lacs-Burlington, Tyson Enget of Powers Lake-Burke Central, Connor Kerzmann of Garrison, and Tate Grossman of Harvey-Wells County.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – Former North Dakota State men’s basketball standout Vinnie Shahid has signed a contract to play his fourth professional season in Italy. Shahid joins Pallacanestro Varese, located in northern Italy and competing in the country’s top league – Serie A. He has captured back-to-back Player of the Year awards in Iceland and France. Shahid played his rookie season in Luxembourg in 2020-21, before earning Player of the Year honors in the French NM1 league in 2021-22, averaging 21.0 points and 3.9 assists. For his third professional season in 2022-23, Shahid led the Icelandic league with 26.4 points and 8.7 assists per game for Thor Thorlákshöfn, winning Player of the Year once again.
Shahid played for NDSU from 2018-20 after spending two seasons at Western Nebraska Community College. He was named the Summit League Newcomer of the Year and Summit League Tournament MVP as a junior in 2019, then claimed first team All-Summit League honors and Tournament MVP for the second time in 2020. Shahid totaled 608 points for NDSU in the 2019-20 season – becoming the sixth Bison ever to top 600 points in a year – and averaged 20.9 points and 3.6 assists in league play.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – Former North Dakota State men’s basketball standout Rocky Kreuser has signed a contract to play his second professional season in Belgium. Kreuser will join the Antwerp Giants for the upcoming season, following an impressive rookie campaign in Germany where he averaged 13.5 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Nürnberg Falcons in the Pro A league. Kreuser shot 52 percent overall for the season. Kreuser was named to the All-Summit League first team in back-to-back seasons in 2021 and 2022. He played in a school record 158 games during his career, becoming only the second player in NDSU history to accumulate more than 1,600 points, 800 rebounds, and 100 blocks as a Bison.

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