K-Heart Sports – 07/28/22

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MINOT, ND – The State Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament began Wednesday in Garrison.
American Legion Baseball
Class B
State Tournament – Garrison
First Round
Cando def. MayPort, 2-0
Hazen def. Renville County, 7-3
Langdon def. Carrington, 11-1
Garrison def. LaMoure, 1-0
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
MayPort vs Renville, County, 10 am
Carrington vs LaMoure, 12:30 pm
Second Round
Cando vs Hazen, 3 pm
Langdon vs Garrison, 5:30 pm
MINOT, ND – Wednesday was day two of The State Class AA Legion Baseball Tournament in West Fargo.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
State Tournament – Young Field in West Fargo
Loser Out
#4 Dickinson Roughriders def. #8 Williston Keybirds, 8-4
#2 Bismarck Governors def. #6 Fargo Post 400, 7-1
Second Round
#1 Fargo Post 2 def. #5 Mandan Chiefs, 11-4
#7 Jamestown Eagles def. #3 West Fargo Patriots, 2-1
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#2 Bismarck Governors vs #5 Mandan Chiefs, 1 pm
#3 West Fargo Patriots vs #4 Dickinson Roughriders, 4 pm
#1 Fargo Post 2 vs #7 Jamestown Eagles, 7 pm
MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State Athletic Hall of Fame is set to grow with the addition of four new inductees. Minot State Athletics and the Beaver Booster Club are pleased to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 which includes two-sport star student-athlete Jen Dixon (softball and volleyball), former Beaver golfer and golfer coach Whitney (Stanley) Aberle, NAIA track and field national champion Travis Hanson, and the Beavers’ 1986 NAIA runner-up national champion gymnastics team. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. at Clarion Hotel as part of the Homecoming 2022 festivities. The Class of 2022 also will be honored at halftime of the Beavers’ homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 15, against Northern State at 2 p.m. at Herb Parker Stadium.
Dixon is a former softball and volleyball player who earned All-American honors on the diamond, and All-Conference honors on the
Aberle is a former Dakota Athletic Conference champion golfer who went on to coach the Minot State women’s golf team for five seasons.
Hanson is an NAIA national champion in the indoor triple jump and four-time NAIA All-American in track and field.
And the 1986 gymnastics team of Stacey Aberle, Judy Kraljic, Renae Newman, Lori Swanson, Jody Thompson, Nancy Ward, Robin Wheeler, and Coach Gary Leslie finished second to Wisconsin-Oshkosh at the NAIA National Championships in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Wheeler was the individual national champion in balance beam that season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of three-run homers, Corbin Burnes won his fifth straight decision and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game series between Central Division leaders. Tellez homered off a wild Chris Archer (2-5) for a 3-0 lead in the first and against Jharel Cotton for an 8-3 advantage in a five-run fourth. Tellez has 20 homers, one shy of his career high in 2019 with Toronto, and nine multihomer games, including four this season. His only game with more RBIs was on May 4, when he had eight against Cincinnati. Burnes (8-4) struck out 11 in six innings, reaching double digits for the eighth time this year and 20th in his big league career. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up three runs and five hits while walking none and retiring 14 of his last 15 batters. Archer tied his career high with six walks. He allowed six runs and three hits in three innings.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — There’s a long list of standout NFL wide receivers who have found their footing in Year 3, when that learning curve for complex playbooks, quarterback chemistry and super-skilled cornerbacks starts to flatten and the breakthrough on the field begins. If Justin Jefferson has yet to hit his stride, well, that’s a daunting thought for the defensive backs around the league asked to cover him in 2022 when they face the Minnesota Vikings. No player in the history of the NFL has totaled more than the 3,016 receiving yards Jefferson racked up over his first two seasons. To hear anyone associated with the Vikings tell it, including Jefferson himself, there was still plenty of meat left on the production table.
“Hopefully we don’t have that comment after the season,” Jefferson said. “There’s always room for improvement, always things I need to touch upon. I’m not the best ever to play the game. There’s always stuff I need to touch upon, some weaknesses I feel that I still have.”
Jefferson has gone on the record during the offseason stating his confidence in being able to be the first 2,000-yard receiver. He also has declared Davante Adams, who was recently traded by rival Green Bay to Las Vegas, the best player in the league at their precocious position. That’s a label, Jefferson acknowledged again Wednesday before the first full practice of training camp, he’s aiming to steal for himself sooner rather than later.
Even if he has a surprising drop-off in production, should extra attention on him yield more catches for Adam Thielen, K.J. Osborn, Irv Smith Jr., Dalvin Cook or anyone else, Jefferson has set himself up for a mammoth payday next spring when he is eligible for his first extension. With new deals doled out in recent months to Tyreek Hill, Cooper Kupp, Terry McLaurin and several others, there are now 12 wide receivers in the NFL with an annual average contract value of $20 million or more, according to salary data compiled by Over The Cap. “I’m not really too fond of money,” Jefferson said. “I’m really just trying to get that goal of being the best receiver.”
Getting the Vikings back in a groove as a contending team will also go a long way toward his feelings about signing his next deal. After leaving LSU as a national champion, Jefferson has a 15-18 record without an appearance in a playoff game. “But I’m ready to change things around. We’re all ready to change things around, get back to that old Vikings team that they used to be,” Jefferson said.
The on-field session Wednesday included full participation for tight end Irv Smith Jr., who missed the entire 2021 season after knee surgery. Linebacker Ryan Connelly and wide receiver Blake Proehl are on the physically unable to perform list, still rehabilitating from ACL tears, and cornerback Nate Hairston is on the non-football injury list for an undisclosed reason.
Fans won’t be allowed to watch until Saturday at TCO Performance Center, the sparkling, sprawling, suburban headquarters the Vikings opened four years ago, but even when practice attendance is limited to staff, guests and media. the spotlight on Jefferson remains clear. The player with the nickname “Jet” is, by all accounts, still on the verge of taking off. “Why not set the record for yards, catches in a year? Why not you?” wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell told Jefferson earlier this year. “What you did last year was good. Now let’s be great.”

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