K-Heart Sports – 07/26/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/26/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The State Class AA Legion Baseball Tournament begins today in West Fargo.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
State Tournament – Young Field in West Fargo
First Round
#1 Fargo Post 2 vs #8 Williston Keybirds, 10:30 am
#4 Dickinson Roughriders vs #5 Mandan Chiefs, 1:30 pm
#2 Bismarck Governors vs #7 Jamestown Eagles, 4:30 pm
#3 West Fargo Patriots vs #6 Fargo Post 400, 7:30 pm
The tournament is set to run through Saturday.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – A former Olympian is the new head of the Minot State track and field programs. Minot State’s Director of Athletics Kevin Forde announced that former Olympic hurdler Greggmar Swift is the new head coach of the Beaver men’s and women’s track and field programs. Swift, a native of Barbados, competed for his home country in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics and in that event at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, as well.
The Beavers newest head coach spent the last 3 ½ years in California filling a variety of roles at Merritt College, a junior college in Oakland where he was an assistant track and field coach for the Thunderbirds, head women’s soccer coach, and a Kinesiology instructor. Prior to coaching and teaching in California, Swift spent two years as Vice Chairman of the Olympic Athletes Commission in Barbados, and also served as an assistant coach for track and field for four seasons at Indiana State, his alma mater.
Swift was a five-time NCAA Division I All-American, earning that honor in the 60-meter hurdles as a junior and senior in indoor track and field, and as a sophomore, junior, and senior outdoors in the 110-meter hurdles. The new Minot State head coach also holds the Barbados national record for the indoor 60-meter hurdles of 7.54 seconds, and twice finished fourth at the Pan American Games – in 2015 in Toronto, Canada and again in 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Swift takes over for Mark Del Monaco who led the Beaver program for five seasons. Swift begins his coaching duties at Minot State on Monday, August 22.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Beavers soccer head coach Chris Clements has resigned his position and accepted the role of Athletic Director at Hastings College in Nebraska. Clements, who last season guided the Minot State women’s soccer team to an 11-6-2 overall record, a fourth-place finish in the NSIC, and a home playoff berth, will begin his duties at Hastings on August 8. His final day at Minot State will be August 5. Clements spent three seasons as the head coach at Minot State and compiled an overall record of 19-25-2. Prior to taking over the Beaver program, he spent five seasons as the head coach at Hastings and served as Associated Athletic Director for the Broncos. T.J. Perez, who spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Minot State soccer program, will take over as interim head coach for the Beavers.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The new turf is hitting the ground at Herb Parker Stadium and will be ready for action when the Minot State football and soccer teams kick off their seasons in early September. The project began last week with the removal of the old turf and now Beaver fans can own a little piece of Herb Parker as the rolls of old turf are being sold for $10 per roll. The sections are being sold by the North Dakota State Surplus, and checks should be made out to State Surplus. Cash and credit options are also available. For more information, contact (701) 858-4093.
The Minot State football team makes its debut on the new turf at Herb Parker Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m., hosting Winona State in the season opener for both teams. The Minot State soccer team is slated to host three scrimmages on the new turf in August, against the Magic City Legends U19 on August 13 at 7 p.m., against the University of Winnipeg on August 16 at 5 p.m., and against Laramie County Community College at 7 p.m. on August 18. The Beaver women’s soccer team will make its official home debut at Herb Parker on Sunday, Sept. 4, hosting Emporia State at 1 p.m.

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