K-Heart Sports – 09/10/23


MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Capital City Invite – BSC Aquatic Center in Bismarck
1. Minot High, 412
2. Bismarck Century, 377.5
3. Bismarck Legacy, 346.5
4. Williston, 240
5. Dickinson, 218
6. Fargo Davies, 197
7. West Fargo Horace, 176
8. Fargo Shanley, 143
9. Bismarck High, 118
10. Mandan, 79
11. Capstone Classica Acad., 10

High School Boys Soccer
Minot High ties Bismarck Legacy, 2-2 (5th draw of the season for Minot)

High School Boys Tennis
Minot High def. Fargo Shanley, 6-3
Mandan def. Williston, 7-2
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Jamestown, 9-0
MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSU) – Host Minnesota State Moorhead sandwiched touchdowns around the halftime break to open up a lead on the visiting Minot State Beavers, who fell 56-14 to the MSU Moorhead Dragons on the road Saturday afternoon. Minot State responded to an early 21-0 Minnesota State-Moorhead advantage with a second quarter touchdown to narrow the deficit to 21-7. After Minnesota State Moorhead scored to increase its lead to 49-7, the Beavers got on the scoreboard again to narrow the gap and make it a 49-14 game. Minot State didn’t score again in the game and Minnesota State Moorhead added seven more points to finish off the scoring. The Dragons improved to 1-1 on the year and 1-1 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, while the Beavers fell to 0-2 overall and 0-2 in conference matchups.
BILLINGS, MT (MSU) – Minot St. shut out Black Hills St. 1-0 Saturday (Sept. 9) at Yellowjacket Soccer Field. Minot St. improved to 3-0-0 on the season following the victory. Minot St. grabbed a 1-0 lead when Yossi Villagrana scored her second goal of the season in the second minute. The lone score held in the 1-0 game. Siriana Gudino also earned her second shutout game in a row, and second of the year. To complete the four game road trip, the Beavers head over to face Bemidji State University in non-conference battle of the beavers game on Tuesday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (MSU) – The Beaver volleyball team battled but could not come up with win No. 2 of the weekend on Saturday, falling in four sets to Southern Arkansas to start the day, then dropping a three-set match to host Lubbock Christian to close out play at the Chaps Classic. Minot State (1-7 overall) now heads back to Minot to open home and NSIC play next weekend, hosting No. 5 ranked St. Cloud State on Friday at 6 p.m., then No. 7 Minnesota Duluth at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the MSU Dome.
Southern Arkansas def. Minot State 25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 25-19
The Minot State volleyball team lost Saturday as the Southern Arkansas Muleriders posted a 3-1 (22-25, 23-25, 25-18, 19-25) victory at the Rip Griffin Center. The Beavers were led by a double-double from Maggie Machado, who registered 10 kills and 12 digs on the day. Bailee Brommenschenkel also added nine kills to help the offense. On the defensive end, Kendal Braun chipped in with 19 digs to go with four blocks from Taylor Wyatt.
Lubbock Christian def. Minot State 25-16, 25-19, 25-22
The Minot State volleyball team lost to the Lubbock Christian Lady Chaps 3-0 (16-25, 19-25, 22-25) Saturday on the road at Rip Griffin Center. The Beavers attack was paced by Maggie Machado, who finished with 17 kills on the day, and by Emily Kotelnikoff, who had 13 while hitting .333. The Beavers got 14 digs from Kendal Braun to lead them defensively.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – No. 17/15 North Dakota (2-0) defeated Northern Arizona (0-2), 37-22, in the 57th annual Potato Bowl USA Game on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Hawks electrified the Alerus Center in the third quarter, scoring 17 points. After leading 13-3 at intermission, North Dakota came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter and pushed its lead to 30-9 before heading into the final stanza. Quincy Vaughn scored the first touchdown of the quarter midway through the period with a one-yard rush. Northern Arizona then trimmed the deficit to 20-9 before attempting a two-point conversion. The attempt was snuffed out by Elijah Beach, who ripped the ball out before Ted Mullin raced the rest of the way for a successful conversion attempt for UND. Less than three minutes later, Tommy Schuster found Wesley Eliodor for a 45-yard touchdown pass. The Hawks then put together a successful two-point conversion of their own, when Isaiah Smith dove over the pile to bring the score to 30-9. Schuster then scored with his legs on a one-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter and NAU put together two scoring drives in the final four minutes to bring the final tally to 37-22.
Schuster was efficient in the game, going 21-for-30 for 259 yards passing and a touchdown. Bo Belquist was his favorite target, hauling in eight receptions for 123 yards. Red Wilson was also a popular target with five grabs for 50 yards. Eliodor scored the lone receiving touchdown on a 45-yard catch and had three grabs for 56 yards. It was a backfield by committee for UND, with six different Hawks recording carries for 150 yards and four touchdowns. Gaven Ziebarth was the top contributor with 12 rushes for 69 yards and a score. Defensively, the Fighting Hawks were paced by Wyatt Pedigo with eight tackles, a sack and 2.5 tackles-for-loss. Twenty-three UND players recorded a tackle in the win. In the game, North Dakota edged Northern Arizona in offensive yardage by a 448-445 margin. The Hawks racked up 298 yards through the air and 150 yards on the ground. Comparatively, the Lumberjacks put up 274 yards passing and 171 yards rushing.
UND led 13-3 at intermission. The first score of the game came off a two-yard Ziebarth rush. That scoring drive ate up nearly seven minutes of clock. UND then attempted a two-point try that was unsuccessful. NAU made a 26-yard field goal in the early moments of the second quarter. On the next UND possession, Vaughn powered ahead for a one-yard rush to push the lead to 13-3 with 5:44 left before intermission. Josh Navratil slammed the doors shut on NAU’s final drive before intermission, recording a strip-sack of Kai Millner that was recovered by Jake Saltonstall and returned 32 yards. Trey Feeney then came in for the final play of the half and found Belquist on the Hail Mary for a 39-yard gain that made it all the way down to the NAU 9.
North Dakota will visit Boise State at 11 a.m. (CT) on Saturday.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State’s defense forced four turnovers and the No. 2-ranked Bison opened their home schedule with a 44-7 victory over the Maine Black Bears on Saturday in the 34th annual Trees Bowl game at the Fargodome.NDSU linebacker Julian Wlodarczyk forced a fumble and linebacker Logan Kopp had an interception in the first quarter, and safety Cole Wisniewski had interceptions on consecutive defensive plays in the third quarter. The Bison settled for field goals despite starting on the Maine 14 and 23 after the first two turnovers. Griffin Crosa connected from 27, 40 and 31 yards as the Bison opened a 9-0 lead late in the second quarter. It was 16-0 at halftime after a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Cam Miller. Miller added a 1-yard TD in the third quarter, backup quarterback Cole Payton scored on running plays of 2 yards and 61 yards, and Maine finally got on the board with 6:06 left in the game when John Gay scored on a 13-yard run. NDSU running back Owen Johnson scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run with 22 seconds left. Johnson was one of nine ball carriers for NDSU, which ran for 264 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Miller finished 14 of 19 passing for 152 yards and Payton was 3-for-5 passing for 40 yards. Nine Bison receivers caught passes led by Zach Mathis with four receptions for 62 yards. Wlodarczyk led the NDSU defense with a career-high seven tackles. North Dakota State is scheduled to close out its non-conference schedule hosting Central Arkansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Max Kepler smashed a middle-of-the-plate slider toward the seats above right-center field with the bases loaded and two outs for the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning of a one-run game, he turned toward his dugout and smirked at his teammates. The ball struck the wall a few inches short of the flower boxes, forcing Kepler to recalibrate from a grand slam trot to a race around the bases. Thanks to a friendly carom, Kepler easily made it to third. That’s how well the second half of the season has been going for the right fielder. Kyle Farmer went 3 for 4 with a pair of two-out RBIs, Kepler had a pinch-hit three-run triple and the AL Central-leading Twins beat the New York Mets 8-4 on Saturday. Kenta Maeda (4-7) won for the first time in six starts and Willi Castro went 3 for 4 with a home run for the Twins, who moved eight games above .500 for the first time since July 24, 2022. Minnesota’s magic number for clinching the division dropped to 14 with 20 games to go, having begun the day with a 6½-game lead on Cleveland. The Guardians played later at the Los Angeles Angels.
Mets: RHP Tylor Megill (8-7, 5.28 ERA) takes the mound on Sunday.
Twins: RHP Pablo López (10-7, 3.64 ERA) pitches the final game of the series.

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