K-Heart Sports – 09/24/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 09/24/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Tioga scored with 5.9-seconds remaining to tally a 20-14 win over Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood last night in a football game we broadcast on K-Heart. The Pirates led 12-0 before MLS came back to score two quick touchdowns in the fourth quarter taking a 14-12 lead with 2:35 to play. Tioga would drive 77 yards in 8 plays to get the game winning score. Quarterback Joel Holmen passed for 361 yards and two TD’s, plus rushed for another in leading the Pirates to a 5-1 record. The Mavericks were led by Drayson Johnson who passed for 171 yards and two scores, both to Cordel Sjokvist who tallied 10 catches for 147 yards. MLS drops to an even 3-3 on the season.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class 11AA
#1 Fargo Davies def. #5 Minot High, 34-7
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne def. Grand Forks Red River (11A #3), 34-0
#3 Mandan def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 34-0
#4 Fargo Shanley def. Bismarck Century, 14-7
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 35-13
West Fargo def. Bismarck High, 31-14
Class 11A
Wahpeton def. #1 Jamestown, 14-13
#4 Fargo South def. #2 Fargo North, 17-14
#5 Valley City def. West Fargo Horace, 56-0
Watford City def. Turtle Mountain, 29-13
Dickinson def. Devils Lake, 11-8
Class 11B
#1 Kindred def. #5 Oakes, 42-7
#2 Dickinson Trinity def. Bowman County, 47-35
#3 Velva-Garrison-Drake/Anamoose def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 44-0
#4 Bottineau def. Rugby, 40-14
Bishop Ryan def. Stanley, 42-0
Des Lacs-Burlington def. South Prairie-Max, 36-6
Ray-Powers Lake def. Nedrose, 52-37
Beulah def. Killdeer, 32-0
Shiloh Christian def. Hazen, 42-24
Southern McLean def. Heart River, 20-6
Hillsboro-Central Valley def. Harvey-Wells County, 36-6
Carrington def. Park River Area, 28-6
Thompson def. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 27-18
Lisbon def. Grafton, 52-8
Fargo Oak Grove def. Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, 37-36
Sargent County def. Northern Cass, 47-39 OT
Central Cass def. Linton-HMB, 43-12
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. #4 May-Port-CG, 30-26
#3 Cavalier def. Midway-Minto, 74-0
#5 North Prairie def. Nelson County, 36-0
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn def. Alexander, 46-6
Lewis & Clark def. TGU, 32-0
St. John def. Surrey, 58-16
Kidder County def. Central McLean, 26-0
Grant County-Flasher def. Hettinger County, 40-6
Hettinger-Scranton def. Beach, 32-16
South Border def. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 54-14
North Star def. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 56-26
North Border def. Larimore, 42-20
Hatton-Northwood def. Griggs-Midkota, 40-20
Maple River def. Enderlin, 48-6
Richland def. Tri-State, 38-0
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood def. Hankinson, 30-19
Independent & 6-Man
Center-Stanton def. New Town, 49-12
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot High 127, Jamestown 59
Dickinson 113, Bismarck High 65
Bismarck Century 107, Dickinson 79
High School Boys Tennis
Fargo Davies 5, Bismarck Century 0
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck Legacy 1
Williston 6, Jamestown 3
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 1, Winona State 1
College Womens Volleyball
Winona State def. Minot State (3-0) 25-8, 25-20, 25-14
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 3, North Iowa Bulls 2
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State football team (0-3) will head on the road this week as they travel to Marshall, Minn. to square off against the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs (2-1). Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. today at Mattke Field on the campus of SMSU. The Mustangs have the upper hand when it comes to squaring off against MSU as the ‘Stangs are riding a five game winning streak to put their record over MSU at 7-1. The last Beaver victory over SMSU came back in the NAIA days when the Beavers marched into Marshall and snuck a 36-12 victory out back on Sept. 7th, 1996.
Grand Forks, N.D. (UND) – After coming back in the final moments to win 27-24 at Northern Arizona last weekend, North Dakota will resume Missouri Valley Football Conference action this weekend at Southern Illinois. The Fighting Hawks and Salukis will square off at Saluki Stadium at 2 p.m. (CT) today.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – No. 1-ranked North Dakota State (2-1) opens the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule at South Dakota (1-2) today. Game time is 1 p.m. at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. This is the 86th meeting between North Dakota State and South Dakota. NDSU has won five straight and leads the all-time series 57-26-2 dating back to 1903. North Dakota State beat South Dakota 52-24 in the regular-season finale last season at the Fargodome.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taylor Ward homered twice and Shohei Ohtani took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a cool, rainy Friday night. Ohtani seemed to have trouble adjusting to the weather conditions, tying his career high with six walks. He also hit a batter in the first, when Minnesota scored without a hit, but he managed his way through five-plus innings to earn his fourth straight win. Ohtani (14-8) allowed two runs and struck out seven to reach 203 Ks on the season, reaching 200 for the first time in his career. He’s the first player in MLB history to have 200 strikeouts and hit at least eight home runs in the same season. Rookie Louie Varland (0-2), a Minnesota native making his first MLB start in his home state, gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings in his third career start for the Twins. The Twins (73-78) lost for the eighth time in nine games.
LHP Reid Detmers (6-5, 3.71 ERA) starts today for Los Angeles. RHP Joe Ryan (12-8, 3.61 ERA) takes the mound for Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton won’t return this season and will have surgery on his troublesome right knee. Derek Falvey, Minnesota’s president of baseball operations, provided an injury update on Buxton and several other Twins players before the start of the homestand Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. After Minnesota went 1-7 on its road trip and fell out of contention in the AL Central, the team made the decision to shut down Buxton for the year. Buxton, who was named an All-Star for the first time this season and hit 23 homers in 73 first-half games, has been out since Aug. 23 due to a right hip strain. But the knee has continued to be an issue and Falvey said Buxton will have an arthroscopic “cleanup” surgery to alleviate some scar tissue and fraying. “The reality is he doesn’t have any tears in his knee,” Falvey said. “He has some inflammation, he has some scar tissue, he has some kind of what ends up building up over time if you have tendinitis, which is kind of fraying areas of some of those ligaments. … It’s to clear that out.”
“So, what ends up typically happening is the scar tissue and otherwise creates more of that inflammation when you pound on it. So, now let’s clear out some of that and hopefully that’ll alleviate some of that stress going forward,” he said. A date for Buxton’s surgery has not been set, but it will likely be next week to set him up for nearly a full offseason. Falvey said Buxton’s hip is feeling better and will improve with rest. The knee, and the combination of the two, ultimately led to ending Buxton’s season. He finished with a .224 average, 28 homers, 51 RBIs and six steals in 92 games. The team had held out hope Buxton would return this season, but Minnesota started Friday 10 games behind Cleveland in the division and 9 1/2 games out of the final wild-card spot. “I think once we got to a certain point over the last kind of week or so, and we were working through what the best next steps were, if we were in a slightly different position, we would maybe push this off a little further because in reality, the return for him is not going to be particularly long,” Falvey said. “So whether we do it next week or we do it two weeks, three weeks from then, he’s only going to be down for a few weeks of time before he can start doing some activity again,” he said.
The team had given Buxton routine days off to manage the ongoing knee trouble. He sustained the hip injury on Aug. 22 diving for a ball. Buxton, who signed a seven-year, $100 million contract in the offseason, has played more than 100 games just once in his eight-year career. “This guy, he’s been battling through challenges over the course of a lot of his career, certainly, but that didn’t stop this year, and it started really early on,” Falvey said. “I think the fact that he was able to get there, fight through, have some healthy stretches, which were obviously not just healthy but incredibly productive, I felt like he was really tracking OK, and we were in a pretty good place there.”
Falvey said the team has not closed the door on a return for second baseman Jorge Polanco, who is out with left knee inflammation. Falvey said he’s also hopeful outfielder Max Kepler, out with a right wrist sprain, can return this season. Outfielder Trevor Larnach, who was playing rehab games after core muscle surgery, is now dealing with wrist soreness. Tyler Mahle, acquired at the trade deadline from Cincinnati, won’t return as he recovers from right shoulder inflammation. The team is focused on getting the pitcher ready for the start of next season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended three minor league pitchers, including one from MInnesota, after they tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalties were announced on Friday. Melvi Acosta, a 27-year-old right-hander with Twin’s Triple-A affiliate in St. Paul, was suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. Acosta played for three minor league teams this year, going 3-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 26 appearances. His suspension is effective immediately. There have been 44 players suspended this year under the minor league drug program.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols seemed like a long shot in early August to reach 700 home runs, still more than a dozen swings from the hallowed mark and his power stroke all but gone. Or so it appeared. Now showing the pop of his youth in the final weeks of his career, the 42-year-old slugger got there with two long shots. Pujols hit his 700th home run, connecting for his second drive of the game and becoming the fourth player in Major League history to make it to the milestone as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-0 Friday night. Pujols joined Barry Bonds (762 homers), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) in one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs. Stirring up images of his dominant days as a three-time NL MVP, Pujols hit No. 699 in the third inning, then launched No. 700 in the fourth. Pujols’ 700th homer gave him a couple of other nice, round numbers, too — he has hit 500 home runs off right-handers and 200 off lefties.
A 37-year-old Los Angeles man, Cesar Soriano, snagged No. 699. He turned the ball over to security after being told he could meet Pujols. A man wearing a blue Dodgers shirt with Hideo Nomo’s No. 16 on the back snagged the 700th homer ball. He was whisked under the stands as he clutched a black glove containing the historic souvenir ball to his chest. Prolonged negotiations went on before the man was escorted out of Dodger Stadium flanked by 10 security personnel and into a waiting SUV.

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