K-Heart Sports – 07/11/23


MINOT, ND – The 2023 Lions All-Star Basketball series began last night at Bismarck High. The girls were up first and Class B wins for the third straight time over Class A, 85-77. Rylen Burgess of Cavalier led the way for Class B with 14 points, including four made 3’s. Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg and Mykell Heidlebaugh of Rugby each tallied 13 points. Braaten made four 3’s and Heidlebaugh mad three. Bergen Kinnebrew of Bismarck Century scored a game-high 22 points for Class A.
The boys hit the court next and Class A outlasts Class B, 106-94. North Dakota Mr. Basketball and Minot High graduate Darik Dissette leads Class A with 23 points. Ayden Stainbrook of North Border leads Class B by making seven 3’s for 21 points and Carson Yale of Des Lacs-Burlington added 16. The teams will finish the series tonight at Fargo Davies High School.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Vistas and Metros were both in action on Monday.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Minot Vistas def. Williston Keybirds, 11-9
Minot Vistas def. Wllisston Keybirds, 8-1
Class A
Fargo Post 400 def. Minot Metros, 10-9
Fargo Post 400 def. Minot Metros, 10-4
MINOT, ND – The Minot Hot Tots began a 6-game roadtrip with the first of two in Mankato last night. The MoonDogs broke a 7-7 tie in the 8th inning by scoring a run to take the lead. Minot couldn’t answer in the 9th and Mankato get the 8-7 win. The Hot Tots scored their runs late by putting up 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th inning. Grant Garza gets the win by pitching the last 1 1/3 innings. Grant Faris takes the loss for Minot pitching one inning. Faris was one of five pitchers the Hot Tots used on the night. The teams will play again tonight in Mankato before Minot moves to Willmar for a four-game series later this week.
SEATTLE (AP) — Of course a Junior had to do something special in Seattle. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, matching Vladimir Sr.’s 2007 title to become the first father-son duo to accomplish the feat. As far as who might win a head-to-head swing-off, well, that depends. In a ballpark made famous by the Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr. a generation earlier, Guerrero beat Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena 25-23 in the final round. He was 8 when his father won the crown in San Francisco. Guerrero totaled 5 1/2 miles of homers — 29,390 feet to be exact. He defeated Julio Rodríguez 21-20 in the semifinals after the Mariners star hit a record 41 in the first round in front of his hometown fans. Batting against Blue Jays manager John Schneider, Guerrero was the last semifinalist to swing and the first finalist, setting a final round record for homers to top the mark Pete Alonso set when he beat Guerrero 23-22 in 2019. Arozarena had the most overall homers over the three rounds, 82 to Guerrero’s 72, and the most distance at 33,077 feet. Arozarena overcame Luis Robert of the Chicago White Sox 35-22 in the semifinals. Robert hit the longest drive of the night, a 484-foot shot to left in the second round. That topped the high of 476 feet by Barry Bonds in the 2001 derby in Seattle.

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