K-Heart Sports – 08/23/22

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MINOT, ND – The first Class 11AA football poll has the defending champ on top. Jamestown remains atop the second Class 11A poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Class 11AA Football Poll
Team (First Place Votes)             Record    Points
1. West Fargo Sheyenne (11)       0-0          62
2. Bismarck Century (1)                0-0          48
3. Mandan                                     0-0          23
4. Fargo Shanley                           0-0          20
5. Fargo Davies                             0-0          19
Others receiving votes: West Fargo (1) (0-0), Bismarck Legacy (0-0), Bismarck St. Mary’s (0-0)
Class 11A Football Poll
Team (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Jamestown (14)                0-0          78          1
2. Fargo North (2)                 1-0          64          2
3. Dickinson                          0-0          35          3
4. Grand Forks Red River     1-0          31          5
5. Fargo South                       0-0          29         4
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (0-0), Grand Forks Central (1-0)
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century won its second conference tournament of the regular season.
High School Girls Golf
Class A
Mandan Invite – Prairie West Golf Course
1. Bismarck Century, 337
2. Mandan, 345
3. Bismarck Legacy, 348
4. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 368
5. Minot High, 371
6. Williston, 392
7. Dickinson, 394
8. Jamestown, 402
9. Minot North, 415
10. Watford City, 481
Medalist: Anna Huettl of Mandan, 76
Minot High Top 4
Cali Wilson, 86; Morgan Strange, 93; Mackenzie Strange, 94; Adison Dittus, 98
Minot North Top 4
Emersyn Kopp, 86; Kinzy Welstad, 94; Ava Landsiedel, 111; Ally Larson, 124
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins All-Star center fielder Byron Buxton exited early with hip trouble and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota 2-1 Monday night as Adolis García homered and Corey Seager singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Buxton came out in the seventh with right hip tightness. Although he’s listed day-to-day, “it could be more than a day-to-day issue,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. The oft-injured Buxton singled and stole a base in his 92nd game of the season. Since making his major league debut in June 2015, only once has he played 100 games in a year.
After leading the AL Central for much of the season, the Twins have gone 9-10 in August and now trail Cleveland by two games. They scored just six runs in the four-game series against Texas in the midst of a team-wide hitting slump. García extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games as Texas took three of four in the weekend wraparound series. The Rangers are 5-3 since replacing Chris Woodward with interim manager Tony Beasley last week.
The Twins pulled off a triple play with Marcus Semien on second and Seager on first. Miranda caught Lowe’s liner and stepped on first base, and his throw to Correa beat Semien back to second base for the third out. Minnesota also turned a triple play on July 4 against the White Sox in Chicago.
A.J. Alexy (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Cole Ragans to earn the win. Brett Martin, José Leclerc and Matt Moore blanked the Twins the rest of the way, with Moore earning his third save of the season. Sonny Gray (7-4) gave up two runs on five hits while fanning six for the Twins. He gave up three singles in the sixth inning, with Seager’s hit driving home Brad Miller to give Texas the lead.
Minnesota starts a three-game series in Houston tonight. RHP Tyler Mahle (shoulder fatigue) will miss his turn in the rotation after being placed on the IL Saturday. The Twins announced Monday night that RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-3, 7.68) would be called up from Triple-A St. Paul to start the series opener.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After another inconsistent preseason performance, the Minnesota Vikings added another quarterback to the competition to be the backup to Kirk Cousins. Minnesota acquired backup quarterback Nick Mullens from the Las Vegas Raiders for a conditional 2024 seventh-round draft pick. The Vikings announced the deal Monday and said it will be finalized as soon as Mullens passes a physical. The Raiders will get the 2024 pick only if Mullens is on the active roster for at least one game this season. Mullens will compete with second-year player Kellen Mond and veteran Sean Mannion, who both struggled to move the ball much against San Francisco in Saturday’s second preseason game.
Mond and Mannion have split time this preseason with Cousins sitting out. Mond, the team’s third-round pick in 2021, threw two TD passes in the Vikings’ exhibition opener against Las Vegas but had two interceptions against San Francisco. Mannion, who has thrown 110 passes in seven seasons as a backup in the NFL, was 18 of 27 in two preseason games, but averaged 5.33 yards per attempt. Combined Mond and Mannion were 20 of 35 for just 147 yards, and the offense generated only 195 yards Saturday. Kevin O’Connell said he’s been pleased with the backs and offensive line in the running game, so he was more focused on the passing game against San Francisco.
The 27-year old Mullens has appeared in 20 career games with 17 starts with San Francisco and Cleveland since entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Niners in 2017. He has completed 64.6% of his passes, averaging 267.8 yards passing in his starts, with 26 TDs, 22 interceptions and an 87.3 passer rating. He went 20 for 30 for 147 yards and a TD in his only appearance last season for the Browns. Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah knows Mullens well, having spent time with him during his tenures in both San Francisco and Cleveland. Mullens was 21 for 29 for 205 yards and a TD in three exhibition games for the Raiders this summer.

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