K-Heart Sports – 09/30/23


MINOT, ND – Berthold won their fourth game in a row as they held off Surrey 28-20 last night in a 9-Man, Region 3 football game we broadcast on K-Heart. Wide receiver Logan Thompson scored the first two touchdowns for the Bombers including an 11 yard rushing score and a 67 yard fumble recover that he stripped from the receivers hands after a complete pass. As a result, Berthold led 16-0 at halftime. The Bombers also got rushing TD’s from Drew Erickson and Holden Meyer. Quarterback Tegan Walhood led the Mustangs completing 18 of 30 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 75 yards and a score. Both teams are now 4-3 on the season.
Other scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class AAA
#1 Fargo Shanley def. Bismarck Legacy, 69-20
#3 West Fargo Sheyenne def. #2 Minot High, 28-20
#4 Bismarck High def. #5 Mandan, 42-21
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 42-6
West Fargo def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 34-27
Fargo Davies def. Fargo South (AA #2), 41-17
Class AA
#1 Fargo South def. #4 Grand Forks Red River, 38-20
#5 Dickinson def. #3 Jamestown, 29-24
Devils Lake def. Turtle Mountain, 42-0
West Fargo Horace def. Grand Forks Central, 22-15
Wahpeton def. Valley City, 16-14
Class A
#1 Vela-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison def. Stanley, 60-20
#2 Kindred def. Lisbon, 29-20
#4 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Grafton, 54-6
Nedrose def. South Prairie-Max, 7-6
Ray-Powers Lake def. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 49-20
Shiloh Christian def. Southern McLean, 56-0
Beulah def. Heart River, 45-20
Killdeer def. Hazen, 48-14
Cavalier def. Bottineau, 26-19
Rugby def. Park River Area, 26-19 2OT
Carrington def. Harvey-Wells County, 31-26
Thompson def. Northern Cass, 29-20
Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm def. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 28-7
Oakes def. May-Port-CG, 40-0
#1 Sargent County def. Enderlin, 52-18
#2 South Border def. #5 New Salem-Almont, 50-12
#3 New Rockford-Sheyenne-Maddock def. Midway-Minto 80-12
#4 Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn def. Alexander, 54-19
Berthold def. Surrey, 28-20
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Divide County, 48-20
Central McLean def. Tioga, 38-20
Dunseith def. T-G-U, 36-20
North Prairie def. North Star, 56-20
St. John def. Larimore, 56-6
Four Winds def. North Border, 64-26
Grant County-Flasher def. Hettinger-Scranton, 40-12
Hettinger County def. Kidder County, 34-6
Linton-HMB def. Richardton-Taylor-Hebron, 56-6
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter def. Beach, 28-14
Maple River def. Richland, 49-22
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. Hankinson, 52-6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood def. Hatton-Northwood, 53-6
Trenton def. White Shield, 52-6

High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy def. Fargo Davies, 3-2
Bismarck Century def. Fargo Davies, 3-2
MINOT, ND – The Laker Invite volleyball tournament began on Friday with pool play in Des Lacs and Burlington. After day one May-Port-CG and Kenmare-Bowbells lead Pool A at 2-0, Dickinson Trinity went 2-0 in Pool B, Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich leads Pool C at 2-0, and Our Redeemer’s is 2-0 in Pool D. Pool play finish this morning and then tournament play will be held.
Also in Class B volleyball, the Washburn-Wilton Tournament will be held today with several area teams participating including South Prairie-Max, Garrison, Tioga, Berthold, Drake-Anamoose, Central McLean, North Shore-Plaza, and Harvey-Wells County.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – They couldn’t derail the Beavers march to a third national championship this past spring, nor could the Liberty Flames spoil Minot State’s championship celebration Friday night. Honoring the 2022-23 ACHA National Championship team and raising a title banner prior to their home debut, Minot State then rallied from a one-goal deficit to beat the visiting Flames 3-2 in a shoot-out at the Maysa Arena, the third straight win for the Beavers already this young season over Liberty. Minot State also beat Liberty 4-2 and 5-3 in Virginia last weekend. Playing their first home game since claiming the title back in March, the Beavers (4-0-0 overall) started off a bit slow, and early in the second period found themselves down 1-0 after the visitors scored 15 seconds into the second stanza. That lit a fire in the Beavers who evened the score with a power-play goal by Troy Hamilton with 9:24 gone in the second, then Trenton Curtis scored his first collegiate goal 2:23 into the third to put Minot State on top 2-1. The Flames (1-2-1) kept battling though, tying it with 5:13 left in regulation with a power-play goal, forcing overtime where Minot State fended off another Liberty power-play opportunity to get to the shoot-out. In the shoot-out, Joey Moffatt scored the lone goal and Jake Anthony stopped all four Flames chances to seal the victory. Anthony finished with 32 saves in the win for Minot State, which hosts Liberty again tonight at 7:30 p.m.
FREMONT, Neb. (MSU) – The Midland Warriors spoiled the Beavers season opener on Friday. The Minot State women’s hockey team battled hard on the road, tying the game at a goal apiece early in the third period before the host Warriors netter a pair for a 3-1 win in both teams’ season debut. Minot State plays at Midland again on Saturday with puck-drop scheduled for 4 p.m. After a scoreless first period, Midland (1-0-0 overall) grabbed an early lead with 4 minutes, 43 seconds gone in the second, and it stayed a 1-0 contest until Anna German scored the first of the year for Minot State (0-1-0) early in the third. With 4:30 gone in the final session, German scored off an assist by Paige Kozak, knotting the score at 1-1. Both teams battled to take control over the next 8-plus minutes with the host Warriors finally breaking the tie with 7:17 remaining, then a power-play goal with 4:21 left iced the win. Haylie Biever finished with 23 saves in goal for Minot State on the day.
MINOT, ND (MSU) -The Minot State volleyball team lost to the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 3-0 (15-25, 7-25, 9-25) Friday at home at the MSU Dome. Emily Kotelnikoff finished with five kills on the day to lead the Beavers attack, and 7 digs from Kendal Braun to lead them defensively.
SET 1 | The Beavers found themselves in an early deficit, dropping a tough first set 25-15. Minot State trailed by as many as 10 points as Southwest Minnesota State never surrendered the lead in a set that was tied up zero times before the Mustangs took control.
SET 2 | Minot State lost set two 25-7, digging a 2-0 deficit in the match. The Beavers fell behind on the first point and never took the lead before dropping the set.
SET 3 | Minot State couldn’t prolong the match and lost in set number three. The Beavers dropped the first point and never took the lead before falling in the set 25-9.
The loss dropped Minot State’s record to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in NSIC play.
MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State Men’s and Women’s XC teams both split up their squads today for two different events, the Marauder Invitational in Bismarck, and the Chile Pepper Festival in Arkansas.
The Chile Pepper Festival went well for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. The Women placed 1st in the 5k event, and the Men placed 3rd in the 8k event. The top performer for the Men was Jacob Jensen who placed 7th with a time of 26 minutes, 37.6 seconds. Some other top performers include Gayson Bonilla who placed 20th with 27:22.9, Charles Hardcastle who placed 33rd with a 27:42.2, and Yoni Neyshtadt who placed 42nd with a 20:00.4. The leader for the Women was Sidra Sadowsky who finished 11th with a time of 19:26.1. There were 4 other runners who finished in the top 25 for the Women’s team. Nicole Reeves placed 19th with a 20:06.2, Paulette Dominguez finished 21st with 20:13.4, Emery Smith fished 22nd with 20:15.2, and Jessica Martinez placed 24th with 20:17.2. A very impressive performance from both teams in Arkansas.
At the Marauder Invitational the men’s team placed second with Holter Bridwell leading the pack for the Beavers. Bridwell finished 9th with 28:00.0. Four other runners finished in the top 25. Jake Jenkins placed 10th with 28:00.4, Kaden Vermillion placed 11th with 28:12.4, Peyton Tuhy placed 16th with 28:59.7,and Isaac Rathbun placing 23rd with 31:57.6. The Women’s team only had 4 runners out for the Marauder Invitational. Bailee Lura finished 15th with 26:24.9, Jozi Duffy placed 20th with 27:24.1, Genevieve Hansen placed 21st with 28:12.8, and Monica Okopal placed 26th with 29:22.4. Overall a good showing for the Women’s team as well, even though they were short staffed.
The next race for the Beavers XC teams is the Jimmie Invitational in Jamestown on October 6th.
DENVER (AP) — Ryan Jeffers had three hits, including one of three Minnesota home runs, and Michael A. Taylor homered and tripled to help the playoff-bound Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Friday night. Trevor Larnach homered, Kody Funderbuck (2-0) got the win in relief and Emilio Pagán picked up his first save for Minnesota. The Twins wrapped up their third AL Central title in five years with an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. They are locked into the No. 3 seed and will open the best-of-three, wild-card series Tuesday at home against an opponent yet to be determined.
The Twins and Rockies both plan on going with a bullpen day tonight. Pagán (5-2, 3.03) will open for Minnesota while Colorado has not announced who will start.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed right wings Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno to contract extensions Friday, further solidifying their forward group beyond this season. Zuccarello got a two-year, $8.25 million extension. Foligno got a four-year, $16 million extension.
Zuccarello, 36, has three 20-goal seasons in 13 years in the NHL, two of them with the Wild over the last two seasons. He had 22 goals and a team-leading 45 assists in 2022-23 while averaging a career-high 20:12 of average ice time per game. The Norway native is a close friend and linemate of star Kirill Kaprizov and is entering his fifth year with the Wild. Zuccarello began his career with the New York Rangers. He signed a five-year, $30 million deal with Minnesota on July 1, 2019.
The deals for Zuccarello and Foligno put eight of the Wild’s top nine forwards under contract through at least next season. Ryan Hartman, the usual center between Kaprizov and Zuccarello, is due to become a free agent next summer. Foligno, 32, is an alternate captain and had seven goals and 14 assists with a team-high 237 hits last season. He was acquired by the Wild on June 30, 2017, in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. He signed a three-year, $9.3 million contract extension Jan. 12, 2021.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The audacious experiment of pairing two big men together turned into a false start for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season when Karl-Anthony Towns missed 52 games because of a strained calf muscle during Rudy Gobert’s debut with the team. “I think it’s always a work in progress,” Gobert said. “You can’t get enough.” The assessment was finally revived when Towns returned for the playoffs. Now the Timberwolves are banking on Gobert being more comfortable in his second year and Towns staying healthy, bringing back the same starting lineup and almost the entire rotation for another try after losing in the first round to eventual NBA champion Denver. “Me and Rudy needed more time,” Towns said. “Obviously my injury didn’t help, so it will be good to be out there with him and be healthy doing it and just get right to it.”
Gobert’s integration was far from smooth with the burden of the high price Minnesota paid in the trade with Utah — the equivalent of five first-round picks, including 2022 draftee Walker Kessler — hovering over his every move. Gobert’s shooting percentage on 2-pointers was his lowest in five years, his rebounding average his lowest in four. He averaged fewer than 2 blocks per game for the first time since he was a rookie in 2013-14. The chemistry on the court was often clunky on both ends as the Timberwolves tried to adjust to his rim-protection strength on defense and his pick-and-roll game on offense. Then he lost his cool in the tense final regular season game, taking a swing at teammate Kyle Anderson that got him sent home at halftime and suspended for their first play-in game. There were signs of promise during the first-round series against the Nuggets, as coach Chris Finch tried to play him both with Towns and without. President of basketball operations Tim Connelly, at his preseason news conference at Target Center on Thursday, said he expected the pairing to be initially clunky and credited Finch for his deft touch. “He was dealt a tough hand to try to make that work,” Connelly said.
Gobert played for France’s national team at the World Cup. He said he felt the “best I’ve ever felt” at the end of June during the training process. Now he’s eager for restart with Minnesota. “I think we’ve grown a lot individually and collectively, and now I feel really excited being back here with this group,” Gobert said. “I can feel their energy. I can feel that it’s going to be a good year for us.” Training camp started Friday and the Gobert-Towns pairing is again high on the to-do list for Finch and the staff. Refining their connection with star guard Anthony Edwards is probably above that. “We’ll do a lot of work with those guys together — player-development, small group work for sure,” Finch said. “I think through the season last year, Ant and Rudy had a better understanding. It’s not the finished product by any stretch of the imagination, but you felt it getting better and better. I think the key for us is to recapture the chemistry that Ant and KAT have always had.”
Edwards flourished during the World Cup with the U.S. team and enters his fourth season with a maximum contract extension in hand — and even higher expectations. He shrugged that off Thursday, calling forward Jaden McDaniels the most important player on the team for his potential and trying to turn the spotlight on ninth-year veteran Towns. “Big KAT’s a superstar, man. He’s going to be like one of the best players in the league this year,” Edwards said. “He’s going to take a lot of pressure off me, so, yeah, I’m putting a lot of pressure on him.” Another key player back for the Timberwolves is Anderson, their versatile forward and glue guy whose defense, leadership and hustle are exactly the type of needs for this team to make it out of the first round of the playoffs. Anderson suffered an eye injury against Denver that kept him out of the decisive Game 5 and required surgery, and he revealed Thursday that, while he’s fine now, there were some concerning times for him during the offseason about the viability of his career. “I’m playing pickup in these small New Jersey gyms. It’s dark and I can’t see a thing, but it’s gotten a lot better now. I’m sure an NBA arena with great lighting, it should be fine,” Anderson said. “I think everybody in my family was kind of spooked, and I didn’t want to show them that I was spooked. But it was definitely tough.”

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