K-Heart Sports – 08/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 08/27/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – It was a wild start to our high school football broadcast last night in Surrey. Easton Andel returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown for Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn. Jesse Dalby then returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a Mustang touchdown. The Sioux would eventually win by a final of 44-28. Andel would tally 17 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns, while Walker Braaten added 17 carries for 108 yards and a score in the win. The two also connected on a 55 yard touchdown pass. Braaten also had four interceptions with one of them returned 75 yards for a TD. The Mustang offense was led by Will Webb with 21 carries for 133 yards and a touchdown. Both teams are now 1-1 on the season.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. Enderlin, 59-0
#3 New Salem-Almont def. Grant County-Flasher, 44-22
#4 MayPort-CG def. Hankinson, 52-12
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. #5 North Border, 36-26
Divide County def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 54-0
Tioga def. Dunseith, 42-8
Alexander def. Lewis & Clark, 18-16
North Star def. TGU, 48-0
North Prairie def. St. John, 20-14
Central McLean def. Hettinger-Scranton, 14-8
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter def. Richard-Taylor-Hebron, 44-6
South Border def. Hettinger County, 38-8
Beach def. Kidder County, 22-14
Nelson County def. Four Winds, 30-26
Center-Stanton (6-Man) def. Midway-Minto, 28-6
Hatton-Northwood def. Tri-State, 36-0
Maple River def. Richland, 24-8
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood def. Griggs-Midkota, 65-8
Class 11B
#1 Kindred def. #3 Hillsboro-Central Valley, 36-0
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Harvey-Wells County, 48-8
Oakes def. #4 Central Cass, 22-14
#5 Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison def. Beulah, 30-19
South Prairie-Max def. Killdeer, 34-7
Dickinson Trinity def. Bishop Ryan, 61-22
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central def. Southern McLean, 22-8
Bowman County def. Stanley, 36-0
Ray-Powers Lake def. Heart River, 31-0
Shiloh Christian def. Nedrose, 39-7
Hazen def. Watford City (11A), 26-16
Bottineau def. Grafton, 30-8
Rugby def. Carrington, 12-7
Thompson def. Park River Area, 20-16
Northern Cass def. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 21-13
Lisbon def. Linton-HMB, 20-12
Sargent County def. Fargo Oak Grove, 20-13
Class 11A
#1 Jamestown def. #4 Grand Forks Red River, 28-12
#2 Fargo North def. Grand Forks Central, 35-12
#5 Fargo South def. Williston (11AA), 45-6
Valley City def. Turtle Mountain, 35-0
Wahpeton def. Devils Lake, 21-12
Class 11AA
#1 West Fargo Sheyenne def. Bismarck Legacy, 35-14
West Fargo def. #2 Bismarck Century, 7-6
#3 Mandan def. #5 Fargo Davies, 34-26
#4 Fargo Shanley def. Bismarck High, 40-18
Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 28-0
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
Bismarck Rusty Bucket
1. Bismarck High, 26
2. Bismarck Legacy, 44
3. Bismarck Century, 62
4. Mandan, 96
Individual winner: Brady Korsmo of Bismarck High, 15:37
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
Bismarck Rusty Bucket
1. Bismarck High, 40
2. Bismarck Legacy, 42
3. Bismarck Century, 69
4. Mandan, 113
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 14:39
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Century 8, Williston 1
West Fargo Sheyenne 7, Bismarck Legacy 2
West Fargo Sheyenne 8, Mandan 1
Minot High vs. Valley City (Match could not be completed due to weather)
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
East-West Crossover – Bismarck
Pool Play
Minot High def. Valley City, 25-14, 25-20, 9-15
Grand Forks Red River def. Minot High, 25-17, 25-17, 8-15
Minot High def. West Fargo Horace, 25-14, 25-23, 13-15
College Womens Volleyball
Rosella Meier Fall Classic – Kearney, Nebraska
#10 Nebraska-Kearney def. Minot State, 25-16, 25-10, 25-13
#2 Washburn (Kansas) def. Minot State, 25-9, 25-12, 25-17
Beavers play Central Washington and Midwestern State University Texas today
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gilberto Celestino hit a bases-clearing double and Gary Sánchez added two-run home run, all in a six-run third inning, as the Minnesota Twins snapped a six-game skid with a 9-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Carlos Correa and Kyle Garlick also homered for Minnesota, which scored just a dozen runs and batted .176 during its nearly week-long losing streak. Garlick had three hits in his return to the lineup after being sidelined since Aug. 1 with a right rib contusion. Joe Ryan (10-6) said he didn’t feel great, yet scattered just two hits and struck out eight in six shutout innings to become the first rookie in the majors to win 10 games this season. He’s struck out an American League rookie-high 113 batters, including 20 in 18 2/3 innings over his last three starts. Austin Slater, Mike Yastrzemski, Tony La Stella and Joc Pederson accounted for all of the hits for the Giants, who have lost six of eight. San Francisco starter Alex Wood (8-11) had a season-worst start for the second straight Friday, allowing eight earned runs on six hits, including two home runs. He also hit two batters.
San Francisco RHP Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.99) is scheduled to face Minnesota RHP Sonny Gray (7-4, 3.10) tonight for game two of this three-game set.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings held out their entire starting offense for last weekend’s second preseason game, there was a notable addition to the list — K.J. Osborn. Minnesota features one of the league’s top duos in Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Osborn, the third-year receiver, has clearly established himself as the next man up in the pecking order. It’s a position that carries more significance for the offense being implemented by new coach Kevin O’Connell. The willingness to hold Osborn out of a preseason game is a sign of his importance to the Vikings.
After years of a run-focused approach with former coach Mike Zimmer, with tight ends and fullbacks pivotal to the scheme, Minnesota is likely to opt for more multiple-receiver sets under O’Connell. “That’s what you play for,” Osborn said. “That’s what you come out here and bust your tail for all offseason, all out there in practice for opportunities. This stuff is practice, but you’ve got to do it when it counts, that’s in a game. I’m excited for the opportunity and I’m ready to take advantage of it.”
Osborn’s breakout, essentially, started last season when Thielen missed four games late in the season. A 2020 fifth-round draft pick out of Miami, Osborn didn’t catch a pass in his first season. Last year, he ended up starting nine games and catching 50 of 82 targets for 655 yards and seven touchdowns. “What was funny was last year he showed up a lot in our two-minute stuff because in two-minute, we weren’t formulating the plays to get the ball to Adam or Justin as much,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “It was just base formations and trying to run fast. And, so, KJ started showing up a lot, and I was saying to the coaches, ‘We might want to get him more involved in the first and second down game plan throughout the whole game, because in two-minute he’s really making plays for us.’ I’m excited to have a player of his caliber that can help take the pressure off of Justin and Adam.”
Osborn’s numbers from last year could be surpassed easily in the new offense, health permitting. According to the Football Outsiders website, the league-wide rate for 11 personnel – one back, one tight end and three receivers – was 59.2 percent last season. The Los Angeles Rams, where O’Connell was the offensive coordinator, used three receivers on a league-high 84.9 percent of their snaps. Minnesota, with Zimmer’s more conservative approach, used 11 personnel on just 42.5 percent of snaps. While it was a double-digit increase from the previous season, it was still the fourth-lowest total in the NFL. O’Connell, after learning from Rams coach Sean McVay, will certainly increase the Vikings’ multi-receiver usage.
“I think you guys are going to continue to see K.J. making a lot of plays down the field in the passing game and that’s the stuff, rightfully, so that should be applauded,” O’Connell said earlier in training camp, adding that the third receiver will also need to be attentive as a blocker. “That third receiver position requires a guy to do a lot of jobs,” O’Connell said. “Those jobs aren’t always the glitzy glamor ones where we all take note of that. It might be setting a block or understanding how to hit a block in the run game and ultimately how he plays with some of those screens and variations of what we do. He’s been really, really good. There’s no other way to describe it early on in camp. What I’ve challenged him to do is consistency.”
Osborn started the offseason in a competition for the job, along with Bisi Johnson, Ihmir Smith-Marsette and others. As camp progressed, Osborn was increasingly treated like a first-team player, including sitting out last week’s game. “Year Two, I was just coming in trying to earn a roster spot,” Osborn said. “Hadn’t played any snaps yet. Last year, I played a full season, got some catches and things like that, have some success. Now, I’m coming out here trying to even maximize that, build off that and just become the player that I want to be.”

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