K-Heart Sports – 09/30/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 09/30/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – It’s Friday! That means high school football is on the air tonight. We’ll have a Class 11B Region 3 contest as Bishop Ryan hosts Des Lacs-Burlington. Both teams are 3-1 in region and tied for third in the standings. Pre-game is set for 6:40 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
Scores from Thursday:
High School Football
Class 11AA
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 34-7
Class 11B
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Grafton, 48-12
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot High 98, Bismarck Century 88
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy (3-1) 23-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12
#4 Jamestown def. Dickinson (3-1) 25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 25-22
Minot High def. Williston (3-2) 22-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-9
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City (3-1) 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13
Class B
#2 Kenmare-Bowbells def. Powers Lake-Burke Central (3-0) 25-19, 25-14, 25-17
Drake-Anamoose def. Velva (3-1) 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19
Rugby def. Glenburn (3-0) 25-9, 30-28, 25-10
Bottineau def. TGU (3-0) 25-14, 25-8, 25-15
North Prairie def. Newburg-Westhope (3-0) 25-17, 25-21, 25-20
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John (3-0)
Garrison def. Shiloh Christian (3-0) 25-22, 25-22, 25-9
Washburn def. Hazen (3-0) 25-20, 25-17, 25-17
Killdeer def. North Shore-Plaza (3-0) 25-23, 25-5, 25-9
Trenton def. Alexander (3-0) 25-21, 25-14, 25-13
MINOT, ND – Minot High repeated as the winner of the team dual portion of the West Region Boys Tennis Tournament yesterday. The top four teams advance to the state tournament next week. The individual portion of the WDA Tournament is today and tomorrow.
High School Boys Tennis
West Region Tournament – Hammond Park in Minot
First Round
#1 Minot High, bye
#4 Mandan def. #5 Williston, 4-1
#3 Bismarck Century def. #6 Bismarck High, 5-0
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #7 Jamestown, 4-1
Loser Out
#5 Williston, bye
#7 Jamestown def. #6 Bismarck High, 3-2
#1 Minot High def. #4 Mandan, 4-1
#2 Bismarck Legacy def. #3 Bismarck Century, 3-2
State Qualifier
#3 Bismarck Century def. #5 Williston, 4-1
#4 Mandan def. #7 Jamestown, 5-0
#1 Minot High def. #2 Bismarck Legacy, 4-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his fifth organization in five years, Mark Payton has needed plenty of patience to make it back to the Major Leagues. Just like his at-bat that led to the winning run and stopped the Chicago White Sox’s eight-game losing streak. Payton had two hits and an RBI and sparked an eighth-inning rally by reaching on an error in a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Born in Orland Park, Illinois, Payton went to St. Rita High School in Chicago. He was drafted three times, first by the Twins in 2010 and last by the New York Yankees in the seventh round in 2014 out of the University of Texas. After playing in parts of the last two seasons with Cincinnati, Payton hit .293 with 25 homers and 95 RBIs in 119 games this year for Triple-A Charlotte. In the eighth, Payton fouled off seven pitches from Caleb Thielbar (4-3) in a 12-pitch at-bat that ended with a lazy pop-up to second base. But Nick Gordon, who had a two-run double for the Twins in the first inning, flat-out dropped it for a two-base error. Payton moved up on a wild pitch before José Abreu ripped an RBI double.
The Twins announced an attendance of 23,397, and finished their 13th year at Target Field with an official season total of 1,801,128. That’s their lowest for a full schedule unaffected by the pandemic since 2001, when they drew 1,782,926 at the Metrodome. The per-game average this year of 22,236 ranks 20th in the major leagues.
RHP Joe Ryan (12-8, 3.70 ERA) pitches today to start a three-game series at Detroit.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An already historic season by New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge could well be capped with baseball’s first Triple Crown in 10 years. Minnesota’s Luis Arraez is standing in his way. After going 2 for 5 for the Twins on Thursday in their loss to the Chicago White Sox, Arraez pulled ahead of Judge by two points — when rounding up — in the AL batting race. The Yankees were off. With one week to go in the regular season, Arraez’s average is .3147, Judge is at .3134 and Boston’s Xander Bogaerts is third at .3088. The Yankees have seven games left, with six each for the Twins and Red Sox. With 61 home runs — which matched the much-watched AL record on Wednesday — and 130 RBIs, Judge has those two categories locked up.
The batting average will be harder to get, thanks to Arraez. Miguel Cabrera last accomplished the Triple Crown feat for Detroit in 2012. Before that, Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski was the previous to do it in 1967. “No pressure. But I just try to hit the ball, try to get the barrel there,” Arraez, a fourth-year infielder, said on Wednesday. “Baseball is hard, but I just need to trust myself and go out there and play hard.” With real-time statistics staring at him from the giant scoreboard at Target Field or on the iPad when he watches video of his at-bats, Arraez can’t help but keep track of the competition. But he’s tried his best not to overthink this. “I just need to enjoy the game and then finish strong,” said Arraez, who has played mostly first base, second base and designated hitter and was picked for his first All-Star game this year.
The Twins, who fell out of playoff contention with a rough start to the month, have relished the opportunity to watch one of their most popular players work his craft down the stretch. “I think he’s gotten to a point of calm and he’s gotten to a point where he’s just worried about going out there and trying to hit some line drives,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. Arraez was hitting as high as .362 on June 21, .342 on July 23 and .336 on Aug. 16. His powerfully compact and consistent swing and the ability and willingness to spray the ball all over the field have evoked among Twins fans and the organization memories of Rod Carew. Carew won seven batting titles for the Twins, who also had Tony Oliva (three), Joe Mauer (three) and Kirby Puckett (one) lead the AL in average. “I think he’s going to have many opportunities in his career as the years go on where he’s kind of fighting it out for this great distinction,” Baldelli said.
DALLAS – Marco Rossi had a goal and an assist for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-2 win against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Thursday. Jonas Brodin also had a goal and an assist, Tyson Jost had three assists, and Mason Shaw had two assists for the Wild. Jesper Wallstedt made 33 saves.
Ty Dellandrea and Nils Lundkvist scored, and Anton Khudobin made 23 saves for the Stars.
Rossi scored a short-handed goal to put Minnesota in front 1-0 at 9:01 of the first period, but Dellandrea scored his own short-handed goal to tie it 1-1 at 13:35. Mats Zuccarello gave the Wild a 2-1 lead at 15:57 with a power-play goal. Brodin pushed the lead to 3-1 at 14:03 of the second period, and Jared Spurgeon scored 2:39 into the third period to make it 4-1. Lundkvist cut it to 4-2 with a power-play goal at 8:33. Sam Steel scored at 12:51 for the 5-2 final.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Behind an overhauled offensive line coalescing in front of quarterback Joe Burrow and a defense forcing turnovers, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking more like the defending AFC champions. After losing their first two games, the Bengals have reeled off two wins in a span of five days. They beat the New York Jets on Sunday, then turned around and took down Miami 27-15 in a Thursday night game marred by the horrific sight of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being taken off the field on a stretcher. Tagovailoa was taken to a hospital, but was expected to be released and fly home with the team. Coach Mike McDaniel said the QB sustained a concussion.
Burrow tossed a late a 2-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst to seal the win after Cincinnati safety Vonn Bell picked off Miami backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with three minutes left in the game. Burrow was 20 for 31 for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins caught seven passes for 124 yards and a TD for Cincinnati (2-2). Evan McPherson kicked two fourth-quarter field goals — including a 57-yarder — when the Bengals’ drives stalled.
Tagovailoa was 8 for 14 for 110 yards and an interception before his injury. Teddy Bridgewater finished 14 for 23 for 193 yards, a touchdown and an interception in relief. Tyreek Hill paced the Dolphins (3-1) with 10 catches for 160 yards. Jason Sanders kicked three field goals and had one blocked. He also missed a point-after attempt.

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