K-Heart Sports – 08/30/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 08/30/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – West Fargo Sheyenne and Jamestown remain atop the Class 11AA and 11A football polls. 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    Last Week
1. West Fargo Sheyenne (16)   1-0           84         1
2. Mandan                                 1-0           61         3
3. Fargo Shanley                      1-0            47         4
4. West Fargo (1)                      1-0           33         RV
5. Bismarck Century                  0-1           16         2
Others receiving votes: Fargo Davies (0-1), Minot High (1-0)
Class 11A Football Poll
Team (First Place Votes)    Record    Points    Last Week
1. Jamestown (15)                1-0          83         1 
2. Fargo North (2)                 2-0          68         2
3. Dickinson                          1-0          48         3
4. Fargo South                      1-0          37         5
5. Grand Forks Red River     1-1          10         4
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (1-0)
MINOT, ND – Monday’s scores:
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Four Winds-Minnewaukan def. Turtle Mountain Sophomores, 25-20, 25-18, 25-27, 25-20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gio Urshela’s three-run double in the fifth inning pushed Minnesota ahead and four relievers made the lead hold up as the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. Urshela punched a 3-2 pitch from John Schreiber into the right-field corner, scoring all three runners who had walked. Caleb Thielbar (3-2) earned the win in relief of starter Dylan Bundy. Thielbar pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings after Bundy had allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings. There were runners on the corners with two outs when Thielbar entered and struck out pinch hitter Rob Refsnyder to end the inning. Thielbar, Jhoan Duran, Griffin Jax and Jorge López combined to allow just one baserunner in the final 4 1/3 innings. López finished for his 23rd save, fourth with Minnesota. The Twins pulled within 1 1/2 games of idle Cleveland in the AL Central.
RHP Kutter Crawford (3-5, 5.30 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox tonight. Minnesota will start RHP Chris Archer (2-7, 4.34).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As they try to stay in the playoff race, the Minnesota Twins could get back several reinforcements from the injured list in the next few weeks. Former ace Kenta Maeda is unlikely to be one of them. Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey said Monday that All-Star center fielder Byron Buxton, who’s out with low grade right hip strain, will stay in Minnesota to rehab when the team leaves for a road trip that starts Friday. Falvey said Buxton still has soreness in his hip. “Obviously, most focused on getting Byron where he needs to be, more than anything,” Falvey said.
Falvey outlined where multiple players are in their rehab, noting outfielder Trevor Larnach and pitchers Josh Winder, Bailey Ober and Randy Dobnak are getting closer to a return. Right-hander Tyler Mahle (right shoulder inflammation) has thrown bullpen sessions and could be ready to return to the Twins later this week.
But while reports are encouraging on Maeda’s rehab from elbow replacement surgery, the team won’t push for a return for the pitcher this season. Maeda had Tommy John surgery last September and a recent check-up with Dr. Keith Meister was promising. “Everything kind of feels like it’s in a good place,” Falvey said. “However, based on the return progression from the doctor’s standpoint and from what Kenta feels comfortable with, we aren’t going to push as hard over the next couple of weeks because we just want to make sure he’s comfortable, the doctor’s comfortable and otherwise.”
Maeda has been throwing bullpens and the team originally believed he might be ready to help in September. Falvey said he’s been throwing upper-80s to low-90s mph in his throwing sessions. Maeda and Dobnak (right middle finger strain) have missed the entire season. Dobnak has returned to throwing — he’s part of a group of three pitchers with Winder (shoulder impingement) and Ober (right groin strain) that could help Minnesota soon. Winder is scheduled to pitch three innings for Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday. Ober has thrown live batting practice and is lined up to start for Single-A Fort Myers on Sept. 1. Winder, Ober and Dobnak are former starters who will likely return in a bullpen role.
Larnach has missed the past 56 games with a core muscle injury, but he’s scheduled to play for Fort Myers by the end of this week. Also, catcher Ryan Jeffers has gone to Fort Myers to increase his activity after surgery on a fractured right thumb.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bisi Johnson will miss the season with a knee injury for the second straight year. Johnson was placed on injured reserve on Monday, one day before the NFL’s deadline for reducing rosters to the 53-player limit for the regular season. The fourth-year player was hurt in the team’s final preseason game at Denver on Saturday, after which coach Kevin O’Connell confirmed the injury was serious. Johnson suffered a torn ACL during training camp last year. He was firmly in the mix for a backup spot behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn. Drafted in the seventh round in 2019 out of Colorado State, Johnson had 31 catches for 294 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie. The Vikings also placed defensive lineman T.Y. McGill on injured reserve, after the veteran hurt his ankle in the last preseason game. McGill had 3 1/2 sacks over the three exhibition games, the second-most in the league this preseason. By landing on injured reserve before the roster cutdown, Johnson and McGill are not eligible to return to the active roster in 2022.

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