K-Heart Sports – 10/12/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 10/12/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – High school volleyball took center stage last night on the area sports schedule.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson (3-0) 25-20, 25-12, 25-21
#3 Jamestown def. Minot High (3-0) 25-23, 26-24, 25-19
#4 Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan (3-0) 25-14, 25-8, 25-16
Bismarck High def. Watford City (3-1) 25-17, 20-25, 25-7, 25-14
Turtle Mountain def. Bismarck St. Mary’s (3-0) 25-8, 25-12, 25-15
Class B
#10 Garrison def. Nedrose (3-0) 25-23, 25-20, 25-9
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (3-0) 25-15, 25-12, 25-15
Bishop Ryan def. Glenburn (3-0) 25-14, 25-7, 25-19
Our Redeemer’s def. Berthold (3-0) 25-7, 25-6, 30-28
Surrey def. South Prairie-Max (3-1)
Newburg-Westhope def. Stanley (3-1) 25-13, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18
Bottineau def. Velva (3-0) 25-7, 25-15, 25-22
Drake-Anamoose def. TGU (3-0) 25-18, 25-17, 25-20
Rugby def. Harvey-Wells County (3-0) 25-11, 25-13, 25-16
North Prairie def. St. John (3-0) 25-6, 25-14, 25-10
Central McLean def. Wilton-Wing (3-0)
Beulah def. New England (3-0)
Divide County def. Trenton (3-0) 25-19, 25-19, 25-17
High School Boys Cross Country
Medicine Hole Run – Killdeer (3,000 meter)
1. Bowman County, 16
2. New Town, 60
3. Watford City, 97
4. Williston Trinity Christian, 145
5. Killdeer, 152
6. Stanley, 168
7. Hebron, 209
8. Dickinson, 269
9. Tioga, 285
10. Parshall, 336
11. Heart River, 407
12. Beach, 423
13. Glen Ullin, 475
Individual winner: Austin Wanner of Bowman County, 9:49
High School Girls Cross Country
Medicine Hole Run – Killdeer (3,000 meter)
1. Bowman County, 46
2. Watford City, 74
3. Killdeer, 82
4. New Town, 115
5. Stanley, 124
6. Dickinson, 148
7. Heart River, 204
8. Parshall, 240
9. Tioga, 265
10. Beach, 269
11. Hebron, 304
Individual winner: Katie Olson of Watford City, 12:09
LARCHWOOD, Iowa – Taylor Cormier finished second in the women’s field and Andrew Makarchuk was fifth on the men’s side as the Minot State golf teams wrapped up the fall portion of their schedule at the Sioux Falls Invitational on Tuesday. Cormier matched her best individual performance of her collegiate career with her runner-up finish as she shot rounds of 79 and 89 to finish at 17-over 168, leading the Minot State women to a fifth-place team finish. Cormier was second at the Dickinson State Spring Invite in April.
On the men’s side, Makarchuk tied for fifth as he shot rounds of 73 and 76 at The Falls at Grand Falls Casino course for a two-day total of 5-over 149. He led the way for the Beaver men, who also finished fifth as a team. Aimery Barrault was next for the Minot State men, tying for 25th at 15-over 159 (74-85), Joshua Tu tied for 29th at 16-over 160 (73-87), Zach Hendrickson tied for 32nd at 17-over 161 (82-79), and Henry Langhans was 44th at 23-over 167 (80-87). Sid Ullyott, playing as an individual, finished tied for 40th at 21-over 165 (84-81).
On the women’s side, Holly Knudsen tied for 12th at 33-over 177 (86-91), Jaci Jones tied for 18th at 42-over 186 (87-99), Averi Bradley was 25th at 66-over 210 (95-115), and Abigail Goettle was 27th at 40-over 219 (107-112). Sioux Falls won the women’s team title with a score of 122-over 698 while the Beavers shot a 162-over 738 (347-391). Dakota Wesleyan’s Megan Hinker was the individual women’s champion as she shot 10-over 154 (73-81).
Sioux Falls also claimed the men’s team title with a 21-over 597 while Minot State was fifth at 51-over 627 (300-327). Mason Weeks of Sioux Falls was the men’s individual champion with an even-par 144 (67-77).


SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Summit League Preseason Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll has both North Dakota teams in the top 5. South Dakota State was selected as the preseason favorite followed by South Dakota and Oral Roberts. North Dakota comes in at four followed by North Dakota State at fifth. UND seniore Kacie Borowicz was named to the Summit League Preseason First Team. Last year she led the Summit League in points per game with an average of 19.4 and in free-throw percentage with a .957. NDSU’s Heaven Hamling was also named to the Preseason All-Summit League First Team. She led the conference in three-point field goals per game with 2.31 and three-point field goal percentage shooting 39.0 percent last year and was ninth in the Summit League with a team-best 14.3 points per game.
The North Dakota State men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in The Summit League this season. Coaches picked North Dakota to finish last (10th) in the league. Oral Roberts topped the preseason poll. South Dakota State came in second, South Dakota was third, the Bison were fourth and Denver rounded out the top 5. NDSU junior Grant Nelson was voted to the preseason All-Summit League first team. The Devils Lake, N.D., native is the top returning scorer for the Bison at 11.6 points per game. Nelson shot 43 percent from three-point range in league play and was named to the All-Tournament Team in March.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After reacquainting themselves with the playoffs last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves ramped up the rare energy around them by acquiring three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year award winner Rudy Gobert in a blockbuster trade. His new frontcourt partner, Karl-Anthony Towns, sure didn’t see the deal coming. “That’s a wild turn of events, being competitors like that against each other and now we’re teammates. That wasn’t on my bingo card this summer,” Towns said. “I’m just real happy that we get to make each other better.”
In an age when most of the league has gone small, the Timberwolves have truly gone big. Not only did they send four players and five first-round draft picks to the Jazz to land the 7-foot-1 Frenchman, they took the bold step of building a lineup around two natural centers — albeit with distinctively different skill sets. “He’s a generational talent on defense, and I think I’m a generational talent on offense. The way that we can complement each other on both sides of the court is going to be amazing,” said Towns, whose hyperbolic style has become one of his most enduring traits. “I think it’s really exciting for fans. I think it’s very exciting for the league. People talk about a two big-man tandem hasn’t been able to work, especially in today’s NBA. Intend to change that mindset for people.”
When the Timberwolves start the season at home Oct. 19 against Oklahoma City, Gobert will be patrolling the paint in the more traditional post role. Towns will move to the power forward spot, where his 3-point shooting ability and above-average mobility ought to be even more of an asset. Gobert makes for a better pick-and-roll match with point guard D’Angelo Russell, too. “I’ve always loved to play with another dominant big, because I’ve always thought that I could pass, whether it would be in the short roll or be in a different situation that maybe people haven’t seen me in the last couple years,” Gobert said. ”But I know that I can make guys around me better.” He’s more than merely a shot-blocker and defensive rebounder, too. The 30-year-old has led the NBA in field goal percentage in three of the last four seasons and averaged nearly 15 points per game over the last past six years. “He’s such a great athlete, he moves so well, that you can really use him in a bunch of ways,” coach Chris Finch said.
The Timberwolves might actually be on the verge of becoming Anthony Edwards’ team. Poised for a breakout third season, Edwards focused on strength and conditioning as well as rebounding — and came back bigger and stronger. “For sure, attacking the rim. It makes my 3-ball a lot easier. It makes everything a lot easier,” Edwards said. “Defense, people can’t just bully me no more. It makes me feel a lot better.”
Jaden McDaniels, who was drafted 27 picks after Edwards in the first round two years ago, will also see his role and responsibility elevated in his third season. He’ll have a clear size advantage over many of his opponents at the small forward spot. “We’re all capable of playing really any style,” McDaniels said. “I’m just very excited to see how it all works together.”
The Timberwolves lost Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt in the Gobert deal, but they still have plenty of useful pieces to fit around the star-studded starting lineup. Jaylen Nowell, Jordan McLaughlin, Taurean Prince and Naz Reid remain from last season’s productive second unit. Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes and Austin Rivers are the most notable newcomers next to Gobert. Rivers, who’s entering his 11th year in the NBA after spending last season with Denver, will fill some of the defense and leadership voids without Beverley. “The way he goes about it will be different from the way I go about it,” Rivers said, “but the message that we’re delivering is from the same cloth.”
Gobert gets to face his former team just three days into the regular season when the revamped Jazz visit on Oct. 21. Minnesota’s first game at Utah is on Dec. 9 to kick off a five-game trip. The first reprise of the tense first-round series against the Grizzlies is in Memphis on Nov. 11, with a rematch in Minnesota set for Nov. 30. The Wolves play eight of their last 12 games on the road, including a March 26 visit to defending champion Golden State, but they finish the schedule at home on April 9 against New Orleans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole cruised for most of the night, Harrison Bader and Anthony Rizzo homered and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-1 in their AL Division Series opener. Not even another Josh Donaldson baserunning blunder could slow the Yankees, who have won six straight postseason games against Cleveland dating to a comeback from a two games to none deficit in the 2017 Division Series
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez smashed a game-ending, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning off Robbie Ray, wrecking Seattle’s strategy of using a Cy Young Award winner in a rare relief role and vaulting the Houston Astros over the Mariners 8-7 in their playoff opener. Trailing all game after a poor start by Justin Verlander, the AL West champion Astros overtook rookie star Julio Rodríguez and the wild-card Mariners at the end to begin their best-of-five Division Series. Houston was down 7-5 when rookie pinch-hitter David Hensley was hit by a pitch from Seattle closer Paul Sewald and Jeremy Peña singled with two outs. Mariners manager Scott Servais then made the bold move to bring in Ray. Alvarez homered on Ray’s second pitch.
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Castellanos drove in three runs and made a potentially game-saving catch in the ninth inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves 7-6 in the opener of their NL Division Series. The Phillies have won three straight games to begin these playoffs, hardly looking like a team making its first postseason appearance since 2011. They followed up their wild-card sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a victory over the team that finished 14 games ahead of them in the NL East. It wasn’t easy. Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the ninth off Zach Eflin to bring the Braves within a run.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trea Turner homered and doubled as the Los Angeles Dodgers started fast and held off the San Diego Padres 5-3 in their NL Division Series opener. The Dodgers raced to an early 5-0 lead and appeared to be on their way to another blowout of the Padres. Los Angeles dominated in the regular season, owning a 14-5 advantage and outscoring San Diego 109-47. The 111-win Dodgers claimed the NL West and the Padres finished second, 22 games back. With Sandy Koufax watching from the owners’ box, 17-game winner Julio Urías retired the first eight batters. Chris Martin pitched a scoreless ninth for Los Angeles. Struggling closer Craig Kimbrel was left off the Dodgers’ roster for this best-of-five matchup. Game 2 is Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

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