K-Heart Sports – 10/09/23


MINOT, ND – A tough weekend for the Minot State Women’s Soccer team who lost matches at St. Cloud and Duluth, both by finals of 1-0. The losses dropped the Beavers to 4-6-1 overall and 1-5-1 in NSIC play. They host the University of Minnesota Crookston on Friday and Bemidji State University on Sunday.
The Minot Minotauros split their weekend series with the Aberdeen Wings by winning in a 3-2 shootout on Friday and then losing 3-1 on Saturday. The Tauros play at North Iowa next weekend.
The Boy’s West Region Soccer Tournament on Saturday saw #1-seed Bismarck Legacy win their first tournament title defeating #2 Jamestown 2-1. #3 Minot High qualified for state by defeating #6 Dickinson 11-0 and #4 Bismarck High also is headed to state after a 3-2 win over #5 Bismarck Century. The state tournament begins Thursday in Bismarck. Congratulations to Braden Oswalt of Minot High who was named the West Region Boys Soccer Senior Athlete of the Year.
The West Region Boy’s Tennis Tournament finished individual play on Saturday. Jared Pitcher of Bismarck Century won the individual title, while the duo of Grayson Schaeffer and Aiden Diehl of Minot High won the doubles championship. The Boys State Tennis Tournament will be Thursday through Saturday in Grand Forks.
Other scores from Saturday:
High School Boys Cross Country
Souris Valley Invite – Minot
1. Williston, 18
2. Minot High, 41
3. Bismarck Century, 81
4. Bismarck Legacy, 112
Individual champion: Thomas Haskins – Williston, 16:27
Rugby Booster Club Invitational – Rugby
1. New Town, 58
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 109
3. Devils Lake, 137
4. Rugby, 162
5. Killdeer, 186
6. Shiloh Christian, 207
7. Pembina County North, 221
8. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 229
9. Trinity Christian (Williston), 272
10. Griggs-Midkota, 291
11. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 302
12. Northern Cass, 303
13. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 304
14. Grafton, 306
15. Bottineau, 334
16. Glen Ullin-Hebron, 347
17. Turtle Mountain, 394
18. Stanley, 413
19. Garrison, 541
20. Four Winds, 547
Individual champion: Owen Johnson – Norther Cass, 16:47

High School Girls Cross Country
Souris Valley Invite – Minot
1. Williston, 36
2. Bismarck Legacy, 41
3. Minot High, 43
4. Bismarck Century, 120
Individual champion: Eva Slensky – Bismarck Legacy, 19:38
Rugby Booster Club Invitational – Rugby
1. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 49
2. Rugby, 60
3. Pembina County North, 123
4. Devils Lake, 166
5. Killdeer, 183
6. Shiloh Christian, 260
7. Southern McLean, 282
8. Carrington, 290
9. Grafton, 315
10. Bottineau, 368
11. New Town, 426
12. Northern Cass, 445
13. Velva, 610
Individual champion: Addie Miller – Killdeer, 20:11
High School Football
Class A
Bottineau def. Rugby, 39-6
Parshall-North Shore-Plaza def. Drayton, 36-23

High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
Scheels Metro Tournament – Fargo
Gold Division
11th Place
#9 Minot High def. #11 Fargo South (2-1) 19-25, 25-21, 15-13
Class B
North Prairie Tournament
North Star def. Bottineau (2-1) 24-25, 25-20, 15-12
3rd Place
Newburg Westhope def. Surrey (2-0) 25-22, 24-23
Northwest Conference Tournament – Stanley
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Kenmare-Bowbells (2-0) 25-19, 25-21
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa was back at Minute Maid Park, starring in the playoffs like he had so many times before. Only this time he was wearing a different uniform. Correa had three hits and three RBIs and Pablo López pitched seven shutout innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Sunday night in Game 2 of their AL Division Series. Kyle Farmer hit a two-run homer for the Twins, who bounced back nicely after losing 6-4 in the series opener on Saturday night. Correa hit an RBI double in the first inning in Game 2. He added a two-run single to center in the fifth, lifting the Twins to a 5-0 lead. He also robbed Jeremy Peña of a hit with a terrific diving stop for the final out. Correa has eight hits and four RBIs in four games this postseason, helping the Twins to three playoff wins. López pitched a gem after leading the Twins to the victory in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series. He yielded six hits and struck out seven while lowering his ERA to 0.71 this postseason. He kept the Astros off balance with a fastball that averaged 95.9 MPH, slightly up from his season average. Game 3 of the best-of-five series is Tuesday at Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have had plenty of scares already, they’ve lost just one game, by one point. The frightening part for the rest of the NFL is what they might look like once they hit their stride. Mahomes threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter, one to Travis Kelce after the All-Pro tight end had left the game with an ankle injury, and the Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-20 on Sunday. Mahomes went 31 for 41 for 281 yards and no turnovers in his most efficient performance of the season for the Chiefs (4-1), who once again won while not at their best. Kirk Cousins threw for scores to Jordan Addison and Alexander Mattison for the Vikings (1-4). They had two chances at the tying touchdown in the final five minutes, but a late hamstring injury to star wide receiver Justin Jefferson and a lack of timeouts from earlier mismanagement of the game were ultimately too much to overcome. Jefferson slipped on the turf while trying to make a cut on his route during a third-down pass deep in Kansas City territory. He grabbed the back of his right leg and limped slowly to the sideline. Coach Kevin O’Connell said after the game it was too early to provide a timeline for Jefferson’s return. All four of Minnesota’s losses have come by eight points or fewer this year after a record 11 wins in 11 one-score games in 2022. The Vikings lost a fumble on their opening possession, again, a turnover by tight end Josh Oliver that the Chiefs recovered at the Minnesota 45. Isaiah Pacheco’s touchdown run capped the drive and gave Kansas City the early lead. The Vikings have an NFL-most 12 turnovers, including eight lost fumbles.
Vikings visit Chicago next Sunday

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