K-Heart Sports – 10/17/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 101721 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The first round of the Class 9B football playoffs was held Saturday.
High School Football
Class 9B
State Playoffs
First Round
(Region – Seed)
(R2#2) MayPort-CG 20, (R1#3) Enderlin-Maple Valley 18
(R6#3) Grant County-Flasher 32, (R5#2) South Border 14
(R4#3) North Prairie 40, (R3#2) New Rockford-Sheyenne 14
(R4#2) St. John 20, (R3#3) Four Winds 6
(R6#2) Mott-Regent-New England 66, (R5#3) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 42
(R7#2) Lewis & Clark 26, (R8#3) Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 6
(R1#2) Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 26, (R2#3) Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 18
(R8#2) Ray-Powers Lake 44, (R7#3) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 14
MINOT, ND – The semifinals of the 6-Man football playoffs were held on Friday.
High School Football
6-Man Independent League
North Border 73, Drake-Anamoose 16
Center-Stanton 72, Trenton 51
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Mandan Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 625
2. Minot, 610
3. Bismarck Legacy, 385
4. Mandan, 331
5. Bismarck High, 234
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Watford City, (3-0)
#2 Bismarck High def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Minot, (3-0)
Mandan def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Jamestown def. Williston, (3-0)
College Football
Northern State 36, Minot State 35
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 5, Liberty University 2
College Womens Volleyball
St. Cloud State def. Minot State, 25-11, 25-27, 25-6
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 6, North Iowa Bulls 1
Austin Bruins 5, Bismarck Bobcats 1
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Quincy Patterson threw a touchdown pass and the North Dakota State defense allowed just 99 total yards as the Bison beat Illinois State 20-0. Patterson was 13-of-22 passing for 124 yards with two interceptions and added 100 yards rushing on 18 carries. Linebacker Jasir Cox had two interceptions and Eli Mostaert had three sacks for North Dakota State (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference). Patterson hit Christian Watson for a 4-yard touchdown to open the scoring with 4:55 left in the first quarter and the Bison, ranked No. 3 in the FCS coaches poll, never trailed. Illinois State (2-4, 0-3) crossed midfield just three times and got no than the NDSU 29.
CARBONDALE, Ill. – No. 4 Southern Illinois held off an upset bid from the injury-plagued No. 22 Fighting Hawks, 31-28, on Saturday afternoon from Saluki Stadium in Carbondale. UND (2-4, 0-3 MVFC) ran 28 more plays and accumulated 474 total yards compared to just 363 for the Salukis (6-1, 4-0 MVFC), but a pair of missed kicks late in the game allowed the Salukis to survive.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Ross Armour struck just 53 seconds into overtime to push No. 20 Bemidji State past No. 7 North Dakota, 4-3, on Saturday night from Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND (3-1-0) sent the 11,314 fans into a frenzy moments early, when Ashton Calder potted his second goal of the game to tie the game at three with just 48 seconds remaining, but a stretch pass to Armour from Alex Ierullo allowed him to get free and chip a puck over the shoulder of Zach Driscoll to had the Beavers (1-3-0) their first win of the season and first in Grand Forks since Oct. 10, 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman scored in the second period and the Minnesota Wild held on for a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves. He stopped 57 of 60 shots to win back-to-back games against Anaheim and Los Angeles. Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, Viktor Arvidsson scored his first goal for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves.


UNDATED (AP) – Georgia has earned a victory in its first game since moving to No. 1 in The Associated Press football poll. Stetson Bennett tossed three touchdown passes and the Bulldogs got another stifling defensive effort in a 30-13 victory over No. 11 Kentucky. The senior quarterback was 14 of 20 for 250 yards in another solid performance with injured QB TJ Daniels watching from the sideline. Georgia’s defense allowed two touchdowns in a game for the first time all season, the second with 4 seconds remaining. The Bulldogs’

top-ranked defense lived up to their billing, limiting Kentucky to 249 total yards and blocking a pair of kicks.
Meanwhile, Purdue wasn’t very impressed with Iowa’s No. 2 ranking. Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as the Boilermakers beat the Hawkeyes for the fourth time in their last five meetings, 24-7. O’Connell was 30 of 40 passing with two touchdowns, and he also ran for a score. David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving in Purdue’s first victory over a top-two team since 1974 against second-ranked Notre Dame.
In Saturday’s other Top-25 action:
– Jerome Ford rushed for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns for third-ranked Cincinnati in a 56-21 dismantling of UCF. Ford sprinted 79 yards untouched for his third TD run to make it 28-0. He helped the Bearcats outgain the Knights, 314 yards to 99 in taking a 35-0 halftime lead.
– Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in a 52-31 blowout over TCU. Williams started fast against TCU with an opening 75-yard touchdown drive that took just under three minutes. He was 18 of 23 passing and ran for 81 yards on nine carries, including a 41-yard scoring burst.
– Alabama bounced back from its first loss since 2019 as Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide to a 49-9 pounding of Mississippi St. The Tide had 543 yards of total offense and recorded seven sacks. John Metchie had seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown.
– Payton Thorne’s 12-yard touchdown pass provided the margin 10th-ranked Michigan State needed to hold on for a 20-15 victory over Indiana. The Hoosiers led until Matt Coghlin’s 51-yard field goal capped the Spartans’ first possession of the second half. Michigan State moved to 7-0 despite punting on its first six possessions and getting just 84 yards on 23 carries from Kenneth Walker III, the nation’s top rusher.
– No. 12 Oklahoma State scored the last 19 points in a 32-24 win over No. 25 Texas. Jaylen Warren finished with 193 yards rushing on 33 carries, pounding out 154 yards in the second half rally after the Cowboys fell behind, 24-13. Tanner Brown’s fourth field goal of the game gave the Cowboys their first lead.
– Matt Corral threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 200 yards to lead 13th-ranked Mississippi to a 31-26 victory over Tennessee. Ole Miss stopped the Vols a yard shy of a first down on a fourth-and-24 pass on its final offensive possession with just over a minute left.
– Arkansas suffered its third straight loss since a 4-0 start as Bo Nix threw for 292 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in Auburn’s 38-23 win over the 17th-ranked Razorbacks. The Tigers took a third-quarter lead when Derick Hall sacked and stripped Arkansas’ KJ Jefferson in the end zone, allowing Marcus Harris to pounce on the ball for a TD.
– Cameron Rising threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, rallying Utah to a 35-21 victory over No. 18 Arizona State. Jayden Daniels threw for 237 yards and two TDs for the Sun Devils, who allowed 28 unanswered points in the second half.
– Baylor cruised to a 38-24 win over No. 19 BYU as Abram Smith ran for 188 yards with three touchdowns. Bears linebacker and part-time fullback Dillon Doyle scored on both of his offensive touches.
– Tyrion Davis-Price rushed for an LSU-record 287 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-42 downing of No. 20 Florida. The Tigers’ banged-up defense came up with four interceptions. Emory Jones was picked off twice, including one returned by Dwight McGlothern 37 yards for a touchdown on the Gators’ first series of the second half.
– Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane combined for 292 rushing yards and three touchdowns to power 21st-ranked Texas A&M to a 35-14 victory over Missouri. Spiller rushed 20 times for 168 yards and one touchdown, and Achane added 16 carries for 124 yards and two scores.
– No. 22 N.C. State clobbered Boston College, 33-7 as Devin Leary threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns. Thayer Thomas had four catches for 122 yards, including a 79-yard scoring grab off a jump pass by Leary.


HOUSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have evened the AL Championship Series at a game apiece by becoming the first team in postseason history to hit two grand slams in a game. The Red Sox hit the slams during the first two innings of a 9-5 rout of the Astros in Houston. J.D. Martinez made it 4-0 with his opposite field shot off rookie Luis Garcia with two out in the first. Rafael Devers did the honors in the second inning against Jake Odorizzi, who entered the game after Garcia left with right knee discomfort. Kike Hernandez had two hits, highlighted by a solo homer in the fourth inning. Hernandez has been this postseason’s hottest hitter, leading all players with 16 hits, five homers and four doubles. Red Sox starting and winning pitcher Nathan Eovaldi permitted five hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Yuli Gurriel was the Astros’ top hitter with a solo homer and a two-run single. He and Jason Castro both homered in the ninth inning. Game 3 is Monday in Boston.



ATLANTA (AP) – Austin Riley was the hitting star as the Atlanta Braves took Game 1 of the NL Championship Series. Riley delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Braves a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Atlanta third baseman also hit a solo homer to tie the game in the fourth, a half-inning after Will Smith went deep for the Dodgers. Blake Treinen struck out Freddie Freeman to open the ninth before giving up Ozzie Albies’ bloop single to center field. Albies stole second and scored on Riley’s line drive into left field. Winning pitcher Will Smith got two outs in the ninth before walking Chris Taylor. Pinch-hitter Cody Bellinger hit a soft single to right field, but Taylor got caught in a rundown between second and third that started with right fielder Joc Pederson’s throw to shortstop Dansby Swanson. Game 2 is Sunday in Atlanta.



UNDATED (AP) – Alex Ovechkin notched his 733rd career goal, but it didn’t prevent the defending Stanley Cup champs from winning. Stamkos scored with 14.2 seconds left in the 3-on-3 overtime to send the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Capitals, 2-1. Ovechkin gave Washington a lead before the Bolts rallied to win for the second straight game. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves and blanked the Caps after Ovechkin tallied midway through the second period. Sergei Sergachev tied it 4:23 into the third period.


Elsewhere on NHL ice:

– Brad Marchand scored twice and Jake DeBrusk broke a 1-all tie early in the third period of the Bruins’ season-opening win versus the Stars, 3-1. Marchand scored on a penalty shot in the first period and added an empty-netter with 1:37 left.

– Danton Heinen ran his goal streak to three games and the Penguins scored four times in the first period to beat the Blackhawks, 5-2. Chicago netminder Marc-Andre Fleury started against his former team but was pulled after allowing four goals on 10 shots over the first 11 1/2 minutes.
– Sam Bennett notched his second career hat trick and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots in the Panthers’ 5-1 trouncing of the Islanders. Jonathan Huberdeau got the 500th point of his career for Florida, while Anthony Duclair and Aleksander Barkov added goals for the Panthers.
– Alexis Lafreniere scored midway through the third period to snap a 1-1 tie in the Rangers’ 3-1 victory at Montreal. Chris Kreider netted a power-play goal and Lafreniere tallied just 26 seconds after Jonathan Drouin tied it for the Canadiens.
– Patrick Laine scored at 2:16 of overtime to send the Blue Jackets past the Kraken, 2-1. Eric Robinson scored and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 19 shots for his second win in two games for Columbus.
– Frederik Andersen made 38 saves and Andrei Svechnikov scored with 6:00 left in the third period to help the Hurricanes down the Predators, 3-2. Teuvo Teravaine added a late empty-net goal to put Carolina ahead, 3-1.
– David Perron scored twice and Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots in the Blues’ season-opening win over the Avalanche, 5-3. Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist, while Brayden Schenn also scored for the Blues.
– Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist to support Jack Campbell’s 20-save performance in the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 decision over the Senators. Toronto’s Michael Bunting scored his first for his hometown team.
– Thomas Greiss handled 40 shots for the Red Wings in a 3-1 victory against the Canucks. Filip Zadina broke a 1-1 deadlock 6:42 in the second period.
– The Sabres picked up a 2-1 win over the Coyotes on shootout goals by Tage Thompson and Artuu Ruotsalainen Cody Eakin to help Buffalo improve to 2-0 after posting the league’s worst record last season.
– Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game, leading the Sharks to a season-openinig win over the Jets, 4-3. Andrew Cogliano, Tomas Hertl and Rudolfs Balcers also tallied for the winners.
– Connor McDavid registered his 11th career hat trick as the Oilers beat the Flames, 5-2. Mike Smith made 45 saves and Jesse Juljujarvi had a goal and two assists for Edmonton.
– Second-period goals by Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman sent the Wild past the Kings, 3-2. Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves in the victory.


UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs had to sign an emergency goaltender before Saturday’s game against Ottawa. Alex Bishop was the backup to starter Jack Campbell. Bishop was signed to an amateur tryout in hopes Campbell could finish the game with Petr Mrazek sidelined with a groin injury. The 24-year-old Bishop played three seasons in the Quebec League. Toronto could have recalled Michael Hutchison from the minors, but salary cap issues are one reason for adding Bishop to the roster.

Also around the NHL:
– Golden Knights forwards Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone have been added to the team’s injured list. Pacioretty is week to week after breaking a foot during Thursday’s 6-2 loss at the Kings. Stone is day to day with a lower-body injury suffered in Los Angeles.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies exercised the rookie contract options for 2022-23 for point guard Ja Morant, forward Brandon Clarke and guard Desmond Bane. Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020 and has started all 130 games played through his first two seasons. He has averaged 18.4 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

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