K-Heart Sports – 07/14/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/14/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Wednesday’s scores:
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 13, West Fargo Patriots 4
Bismarck Governors 4, West Fargo Patriots 3
Aberdeen Smittys 7, Mandan Chiefs 3
Mandan Chiefs 9, Aberdeen Smittys 7
Class A
Williston Oilers 12, Dickinson Volunteers 5
Williston Oilers 17, Dickinson Volunteers 1
Class B
Garrison 8, Velva 4
Garrison 4, Velva 3
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – With kick-off and the home opener less than two months away, the Minot State football team has prepared for a successful 2022 campaign by bringing in the best talent, and the Beavers are making sure the best coaches are on the field with them to guide the team to victory. To make that happen, Minot State head coach Mike Aldrich is pleased to introduce the team’s newest addition at assistant coach, Mike Famiglietti, a finalist for the Footballscoop Assistant Coach of The Year award in 2020-21 who spent the last two seasons as a top assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan helping guide the Coyotes to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title and an NAIA national quarterfinal game this past fall.
Famiglietti guided an offense at Kansas Wesleyan that averaged 42.8 points and 489.6 yards per game as the Coyotes rolled to an 11-2 overall record in 2021. In his two seasons in Salina, Kansas, he was offensive coordinator, tight ends and fullbacks coach, and special teams coach. Prior to his time in Kansas, Famiglietti spent two seasons in the NSIC with Northern State as an assistant where he was the associate recruiting coordinator for the Wolves and a specialists and running backs coach.
Famiglietti spent two seasons as special teams and running backs coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College prior to his time in Aberdeen and built a connection with North Dakota as he was an assistant at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for a year, working with the offense, as a recruiting assistant, and as video coordinator. The time at UND was not his only experience with NCAA Division I football, though, as Famiglietti started his playing career as the starting long snapper as a true freshman at FBS Western Michigan, then transferred to FCS Western Illinois where he spent three more seasons as a starter at long snapper for the Leathernecks and was twice named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Famiglietti began his duties with the Minot State team this week.
CALGARY (UND) – Incoming freshman forward Dylan James has been added to Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp. The camp will take place later in July at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. James will come to North Dakota following a standout season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), helping the franchise capture the Clark Cup as league champions. The Calgary, Alberta, native was nearly a point-per-game player with 61 points in 62 games, becoming the first rookie to eclipse the 60-point mark in six years. His 28 goals and 33 assists earned him USHL Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first UND commit to earn the award since Brandon Bochenski in 2001. Tyler Palmiscno (1999) and Karl Goehring (1997) also won it. Last week, James was selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. He will be the highest draft pick on the 2022-23 North Dakota roster. If selected, James would be the first UND product to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships since Jacob Bernard-Docker in 2020 and only the third since 2007 (Tyson Jost – 2017).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Miranda hit a game-ending, three-run homer against Milwaukee’s Josh Hader as the Minnesota Twins finally got a timely hit to beat the Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday. Miranda’s third hit of the game traveled to the second deck in left field. Hader (0-3) walked Jorge Polanco and allowed a single to Max Kepler before Miranda’s drive. Jhoan Duran (1-3) earned the first win of his career with one inning in relief, allowing one hit and a walk. Minnesota had plenty of chances to put the game away, but the Twins were 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base through the first nine innings.
RHP Sonny Gray (4-2, 3.03) starts today as Minnesota hosts the White Sox for a four-game series. Gray surrendered a season-high five runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas in his last start. Chicago is scheduled to start RHP Johnny Cueto (3-4, 2.91).
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was standing near his courtside seat, oblivious to a few fans who were snapping a quick photo of the baseball great as they walked by. He was watching the Minnesota Timberwolves warm up instead. Rodriguez — currently part of the Timberwolves’ ownership group, with plans in place for he and business partner Marc Lore to assume control from Glen Taylor and become primary owners next year — said Wednesday that he’s enjoying his transitions from baseball to basketball and from player to executive, and noted that he’s still learning.
“I mean, I come at it from a different perspective, being in baseball for about a quarter of a century, and now it’s interesting to take my
experience from Major League Baseball, from broadcasting and now being here as an owner,” Rodriguez said in an interview with The Associated Press before watching Minnesota’s Summer League game in Las Vegas against Milwaukee. “It’s been great. The NBA has welcomed me with open arms.”
And the Wolves haven’t exactly been sitting around idly since Rodriguez and Lore started their ownership process. Minnesota has been one of the biggest stories in the league this offseason, first by luring executive Tim Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets to take over as president of the Timberwolves. Then came the trade — acquiring Rudy Gobert from Utah for a slew of players and draft picks, a move that created perhaps the top frontline in the NBA with Gobert playing alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
“It’s all about the fans in Minnesota. I think they deserve a winner,” Rodriguez said. “They deserve consistency, they deserve continuity. And I think across the board, we’ve seen that. … If you’re a fan, there’s a lot to cheer for. There’s a lot to be excited about. And I think when you can forecast predictability, it’s good for the energy of the town.”

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