K-Heart Sports – 09/29/23


MINOT, ND – Des Lacs-Burlington held off Bishop Ryan 14-8 last night in a Class A Region football game we broadcast on K-Heart. Quarterback Paxton Ystaas was key to victory for the Lakers. He connected with Colton Feller and Jake Schaefer on a hook-and-ladder play for their first touchdown late in the first quarter. Ystaas also caught the two-point conversion pass from Schaefer after their second touchdown in the second period. Then late in the game on a 4 and 9, he scrambled for 10 yards to keep possesion and run out the clock to preserve the win. Bishop Ryan’s Jett Lundeen finished 16 of 39 for 213 yards, one touchdown and 2 interceptions. DLB improves to 5-2 overall, while the Lions drop to 4-3. Both teams as 4-1 in Region 3.
More football on the air tonight as Berthold will host Surrey in 9-Man action. Pregame set for 6:40 pm on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com and through the Live 365 app.
Other scores from Thursday:
High School Football
Center-Stanton def. Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 42-12

High School Boys Soccer (end of regular season)
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 1-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 2-0
Dickinson def. Mandan, 4-2
Bismarck High def. Williston, 3-1
Legacy and Jamestown share WDA regular season title. Minot is #3 seed

High School Boys Tennis (end of regular season)
Minot High def. Mandan, 5-4
Bismarck Legacy def. Jamestown, 8-1
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 7-2
Legacy win WDA regular season title. Minot is #2 seed

High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Jamestown def. Bismarck Legacy (3-0) 25-21, 25-23, 25-17
#3 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson (3-0) 25-14, 25-21, 25-11
Minot High def. Mandan (3-0) 25-18, 25-20, 26-24
Williston def. Watford City (3-1) 15-25, 25-21, 25-13, 28-26
Bismarck High def. Turtle Mountain (3-0) 25-16, 25-13, 25-15
Class B
Bottineau def. T-G-U (3-1) 16-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-15
Velva def. Drake-Anamoose (3-0) 25-19, 25-22, 25-16
Rugby def. Glenburn (3-0) 25-21, 25-17, 25-14
Tioga def. Nedrose (3-2) 25-18, 25-23, 13-25, 24-26, 15-12
Divide County def. Trinity Christian Williston (3-2) 25-23, 13-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-8
Ray def. Stanley (3-2) 25-27, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10
Shiloh Christian def. Garrison (3-0) 25-21, 25-13, 25-18
North Prairie def Newburg-Westhope (3-1) 25-17, 25-14, 22-25, 25-18
Nelson County def. Dunseith (3-0) 25-7, 25-10, 25-14
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John (3-0) 25-12, 25-12, 25-12
MINOT, ND – One of the best in-season Class B volleyball tournaments takes place this weekend in Des Lacs and Burlington. The Laker Invite features seven of the top 10 teams in the current Class B poll as well as three of the six additional teams receiving votes in the poll. Pool play begins today with tournaments on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Ryan Noda hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 2-1 win against the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Noda’s 16th homer helped Oakland rebound after Minnesota had tied the game in the sixth. It was just the third win in the past 14 games for the Athletics, who avoided being swept and temporarily eluded their 111th loss, which would be the most in the majors since Detroit lost 114 games in 2019. Lucas Erceg (4-4) won in relief of Luis Medina, who allowed one run over six innings in, perhaps, his best big league start. Erceg walked three in his one inning but struck out Donovan Solano with the bases loaded in the seventh in a 12-pitch at-bat. Minnesota, which clinched the division title last week, used the three games against the A’s to get measured workloads for many pitchers, using planned committees on most days. Kenta Maeda (6-8), who will likely be used in relief in the postseason, took the loss in relief of Sonny Gray. Maeda allowed just one hit – Noda’s homer – in 3 1/3 innings. Gray gave up one run and three hits in four innings in his final regular-season start. Gray lowered his ERA to 2.79, second in the AL to New York’s Gerrit Cole (2.63) and the lowest for a Twins starter in a full season since Johan Santana’s league-leading 2.77 in 2006.
The Twins will finish the regular season with a three game series in Colorado. Joe Ryan (11-10, 4.31) will be opposed today by LHP Ty Blach (3-3, 5.42).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Adam Thielen isn’t ready to call it a revenge game. But the Carolina Panthers wide receiver won’t deny he’s been eagerly awaiting Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the team that released him in the offseason after 10 years with the organization. Thielen said he’s been anticipating this game since the NFL schedule was released. It takes on added importance with both teams at 0-3. “It’s really hard to explain the emotions of it,” Thielen said when asked if he’s out for a little revenge. “Is there a little bit of that? Yeah, maybe. But I’m not the type of person to hold grudges. I think it is what it is, and I’m happy where I’m at. I can’t look at the past. I’m just focusing on the now. But there are a lot of emotions. We are emotional beings and we are going to have emotions.” Thielen said contrary to some reports, the Vikings never attempted to renegotiate his contract. With the 32-year-old set to count nearly $20 million against the salary cap, the Vikings simply chose to release him.
Panthers coach Frank Reich advised Thielen not to let his emotions get the best of him on Sunday. “You’re going to get a little emotional, but try to work through that because it can be a distraction,” Reich said. “He’s a such a pro and I know he will manage it well. He will feel something and it will feel different. But I know he can manage it.” For the better part of a decade, Thielen excelled while playing opposite stars like Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson. Now Thielen has a chance to be the guy in Carolina. And so far he’s done well, catching 11 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown last week against Seattle. “I think he’s got a lot of good football left in him,” Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “We’ve gotta contain him. I’ll always be pulling for him, but on Sunday, obviously, we’ll have different interests for the first time in about six years.”
Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said he’s not surprised how well Thielen has done in Carolina. “I think he’s got 11 third-down receptions. He’s been really targeted, and you can tell the quarterbacks, no matter who’s in the game, have such a confidence in Adam to make the play, separate, and make contested catches,” O’Connell said. “He’s doing great things that are jumping off the tape.”
Thielen’s big game last week came with Andy Dalton at quarterback. But Dalton heads back to the bench this week with rookie Bryce Young expected to return after missing Week 3 with an ankle injury. Some skeptics have wondered if Young, because of his slight frame, can hold up to the physicality of the NFL. “That doesn’t drive me at all, ” Young said. “I can’t control that and it’s not something I think about. Ultimately I care about the opinions of the people in this building. I care about my teammates and coaches and I trust everyone here. That’s who I listen to.” Young has struggled in his two starts, throwing for 299 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions. Dalton threw for 361 yards and two scores last week.

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