K-Heart Sports – 10/11/23


MINOT, ND – The 3rd volleyball polls of the season have been released. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota AP Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
Class A Volleyball Poll
Team (First Place Votes)    Points    Record    Last Poll
1. Fargo North (9)                  60         23-3          1
2. Jamestown (4)                   48         19-4          2
3. Fargo Davies                      38        19-4          5
4. Bismarck Century               20        19-6          3
5. Grand Forks Red River      12         19-7         RV
Others receiving Votes: Bismarck High, West Fargo Sheyenne, Fargo Shanley

Class B Volleyball Poll
Team (First Place Votes)                Points    Record    Last Poll
1. Dickinson Trinity (9)                      120        25-1          3
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich     102       26-4           6
3. May-Port-CG (3)                            101       24-3          1
4. Northern Cass (1)                            96       24-4          2
5. Our Redeemer’s                              56       28-7          7
6. South Prairie-Max                            53       22-1         4
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne                 45       22-5         RV
8. North Star                                         32       22-4         9
T9. Central McLean                              14       22-5         8
T9. Linton-HMB                                    14      14-7          5
T9. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood                  14       24-4        RV
Others receiving votes: Flasher, Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier, Thompson, Bottineau
MINOT, ND – Volleyball scores from Tuesday:
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
Bismarck Legacy def. #2 Jamestown (3-2) 16-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-25, 15-13
#4 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s (3-1) 22-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-9
Williston def. Dickinson (3-2) 25-21, 25-23, 26-28, 22-25, 15-13
Bismarck High def Mandan (3-0) 26-24, 25-11, 25-17
Class B
#5 Our Redeemer’s def. Berthold (3-0) 26-24, 25-17, 25-20
#6 South Prairie-Max def. Surrey (3-0) 25-12, 25-23, 25-7
T#9 Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing (3-0) 25-15, 25-5, 25-11
Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn (3-0) 25-10, 25-20, 25-17
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (3-0)
Bottineau def. Velva (3-0) 25-16, 25-23, 25-14
T-G-U def. Drake-Anamoose (3-1) 25-12, 22-25, 25-13, 25-17
Stanley def. Newburg-Westhope (3-2) 25-22, 25-15, 29-31, 18-25, 15-11
Nedrose def. Garrison (3-1) 30-32, 25-8, 25-8, 25-23
Harvey-Wells County def. Rugby (3-0) 25-11, 26-24, 25-13
North Prairie def. St. John (3-0) 25-9, 25-15, 25-18
Beulah def. New England (3-0) 25-19, 25-7, 25-15
White Shield def. Mandaree (3-0) 25-15, 25-9, 25-14
Trenton def. Divide County (3-0) 25-11, 25-16, 25-15
Ray def. Williston Trinity Christian (3-0) 25-21, 25-23, 26-24
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Paige Ammerman registered a triple-double with 10 kills, 13 digs, and 14 assists, but the Minot State volleyball team lost to the Mary Marauders 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-11, 16-25, 11-15) Tuesday at home at the MSU Dome. The Beavers were led by a double-double from Ammerman, who registered 10 kills and 13 digs on the day. Emily Kotelnikoff also added 10 kills to help the attack. On the defensive end, Kendal Braun chipped in for with 25 digs to go with four blocks from Bailee Brommenschenkel. Jaina Macaulay was distributing all match, as she recorded 23 assists for the Beavers.
SET 1 | The Beavers rallied from a seven-point 15-8 deficit, but Mary hung on to win the first set 25-22.
SET 2 | Minot State tied the match at 1-1 following a 25-18 victory in set two. The Beavers took a 1-0 lead and never looked back in the set to earn the victory. Minot State opened up as much as a 10-point lead at 15-5 before closing out the set.
SET 3 | Minot State took a 2-1 match lead after defeating the Marauders in the third set. The Beavers led from the first point on in the set to earn a 25-11 victory. Minot State ended on a high note, claiming its biggest lead, 14 points, to close out the set. The Minot State offense also got a boost from four aces in the stanza.
SET 4 | Minot State couldn’t keep the win streak going, as the Marauders forced a fifth set with a 25-16 fourth-set win. The Beavers trailed by as many as 11 points as Mary grabbed the advantage for good at 3-2 and Minot State couldn’t recover in a set that was tied up two times before the Marauders took over.
SET 5 | Minot State took a lead of two sets to one before falling in the final two sets, including a 15-11 loss in the fifth set. The Beavers had a lead early in the set at 1-0 before Mary took over.
The loss dropped Minot State’s record to 2-16 overall and 1-9 in NSIC action.
LARCHWOOD, Iowa (MSU) – A week after winning the Marauder Fall Invitational, Minot State’s Chase Gedak came within a shot of another title. Gedak had to settle for second place, though, as he wrapped up the fall season as runner-up champion at the USF Invitational hosted by Sioux Falls at The Falls at Grand Falls Casino golf course on Tuesday, leading the Beaver men’s golf team to a fifth-place finish. Gedak shot a 1-over 73 on Tuesday and finished at 2-under 142 (69-73), one shot back of tournament champion Jacob Stewart of Augustana. Gedak’s performance led the Minot State men who were 5th at 29-over 605 (299-306). Host Sioux Falls won the men’s title at 9-over 585 (282-303). Backing up their teammate, Gedak, were Zach Hendrickson, who tied for 12th at 5-over 149 (77-72), Joshua Tu, who was 34th at 14-over 158 (77-81), and Casey Fjeld (82-80) and Max Karnik (76-86), who tied for 36th at 18-over 162. Gage Olson, playing as an individual, tied for 43rd at 28-over 172 (89-83).
Holly Knudsen led the way for the Minot State women as she tied for 22nd while the Beavers were 11th as a team at their final event of the fall. The Minot State men’s and women’s golf teams will be back in action this coming spring with the NSIC Championships in late April. They tallied a team score of 83-over 659 (327-332) while Augustana claimed the team title at 17-over 593 (300-293). Sioux Fall’s Maggie Veenendall was the individual champion at 1-under 143 (74-69). Backing up Knudsen for the Beaver ladies were Taylor Cormier, who tied for 37th at 19-over 163 (80-83), Jaci Jones, who tied for 45th at 22-over 166 (83-83), Lauren Keller, who tied for 53rd at 28-over 172 (88-84), and Zoe Banack, who was 69th at 41-over 185 (91-94). Abigail Goettle, who played as an individual, tied for 59th at 32-over 176 (89-87).
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in The Summit League this season, according to the annual preseason poll of league head coaches, sports information directors and media. South Dakota State topped the preseason poll with 27 of the 36 first-place votes. Oral Roberts came in second, and the Bison were tabbed third. NDSU senior Boden Skunberg was voted to the preseason All-Summit League first team, and junior Andrew Morgan claimed a spot on the second team. After leading the Fighting Hawks with 12 points per game last season, B.J. Omot earned a spot on the second team preseason All-Summit League, while the UND Fighting Hawks were picked to finish fifth in the conference.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – UND graduate student guard Kacie Borowicz was selected as the Preseason Summit League Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and select media. In addition, the Fighting Hawks were selected fourth in the preseason poll for the second straight year after reaching the postseason in 2022-23 for the first time since 2016-17. South Dakota State earned the top spot in the poll after finishing last season with a perfect 18-0 record in conference play. The North Dakota State women’s basketball team earned its highest ranking in program history after being selected second. Heaven Hamling and Elle Evans were also both selected to the Preseason All-Summit League First Team making NDSU the only team in the Summit League to have multiple first team selections.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Late-afternoon shadows made the ball difficult to pick up, and Minnesota’s Sonny Gray presented a tough opponent on the mound. The Houston Astros just powered their way through and produced yet another October masterpiece. José Abreu hit a three-run homer for Houston in a four-run first inning against Gray and piled on with a two-run shot in the ninth, carrying the Astros past the Twins 9-1 on Tuesday for a 2-1 AL Division Series lead. Yordan Alvarez hit his fourth home run in three games and Alex Bregman had a homer and an RBI single for the defending World Series champions, who took charge from their first at-bat and moved within one win of a seventh consecutive AL Championship Series appearance. Astros starter Cristian Javier took it from there with nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings. Game 4 is at Target Field this afternoon. If the Twins force Game 5, it would be in Houston on Friday. Astros RHP José Urquidy will start Game 4. He beat the Twins in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series in 2020. Twins RHP Joe Ryan will make his first career postseason start today. He has allowed 13 earned runs, nine walks and three homers in 14 innings over three career starts against the Astros.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will place wide receiver Justin Jefferson on injured reserve, according to a person with knowledge of the decision, forcing the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year to miss at least the next four games because of a hamstring injury. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Vikings had not finalized the move. Jefferson slipped on the U.S. Bank Stadium turf while trying to make a cut on his route during a third-down pass deep in Kansas City territory and limped slowly to the sideline after grabbing the back of his right leg in the fourth quarter of the 27-20 loss to the Chiefs. Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell, speaking to reporters on Monday, made it clear the team would be extra cautious with their most important and extremely competitive player. “We’re going to have to, medically, make a good decision and help almost protect him from himself a little bit in a way, where we have to take care of him and get him back to 100%,” O’Connell said.
Without Jefferson, Kirk Cousins and the Vikings will have to lean hard on rookie Jordan Addison, their first-round draft pick who is off to a promising start. Fellow wide receivers K.J. Osborn and Brandon Powell will have their roles elevated, and tight end T.J. Hockenson will be even more vital on third downs. Addison has 19 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns in his first five games. “I’m very confident in that group,” O’Connell said. The Vikings could hardly have had a worse setback after losing four of their first five games, all by eight points or fewer. Their entire offense is built around Jefferson, who has set all kinds of all-time records just five games into his fourth NFL season. He has 36 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns and never has missed a game in his career until now. Minnesota (1-4) plays at Chicago (1-4) on Sunday.

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