K-Heart Sports – 10/21/23


MINOT, ND – The first round of the 9-Man and Class A football playoffs are today. We’ll broadcast the Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison game on 106.9 FM and carry the Bishop Ryan game on 1320 AM.
High School Football
Class A – State Playoffs
First Round
#1 Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison hosts Bowman County, 2 pm (ON 106.9 FM)
Shiloh Christian hosts Bishop Ryan, 2 pm (ON 1320 AM)
#4 Dickinson Trinity hosts Stanley, 2 pm
Des Lacs-Burlington hosts Killdeer, 1 pm
#2 Kindred hosts Harvey-Wells County, 1:30 pm
Carrington hosts Oakes, 2 pm
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich hosts Lisbon, 1:30 pm
Central Cass hosts Cavalier, 2 pm
High School Football
9-Man – State Playoffs
First Round
#1 Sargent County hosts Nelson County (in Gwinner), 2:30 pm
North Prairie hosts Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (in Rolla), 2:30 pm
#4 Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn hosts Linton-HMB (in Westhope), 2 pm
Grant County-Flasher hosts Central McLean (in Flasher), 2 pm
#2 New Rockford-Sheyenne-Maddock hosts Hankinson (in New Rockford), 1:30 pm
LaMoure-Litchville-Marion hosts North Star (in LaMoure), 1 pm
#3 South Border hosts Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (in Ashley), 1:30 pm
Alexander hosts Hettinger County (in Alexander), 2 pm
MINOT, ND – Scores from Friday:
High School Football
Class AA
#2 Fargo North def. Valley City, 31-14
#4 Grand Forks Red River def. #3 Dickinson, 14-7
Wahpeton def. Turtle Mountain, 38-0

College Womens Soccer
Minot State ties Winona State, 0-0

NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros def. St. Cloud Norsemen, 2-1 (Shootout)
Bismarck Bobcats def. Austin Bruins, 4-3 OT
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team dominated play until a frantic final four-minute comeback by visiting Lake Superior State sent the game into overtime where the Beavers eventually prevailed, 4-3 on Friday at the Maysa Arena. It looked like Minot State (2-3-0 overall) might skate off with an easy victory as Aspen Cooper scored just 1 minute, 59 seconds into the action off assists by Gillian Gervin and Paige Ackerman. But despite peppering the Lakers net with a 19-3 advantage in shots in the opening stanza, the Beavers held just that 1-0 edge at the end of the first period. And Lake Superior State (0-5-0) eventually tied it with a power-play goal 5:24 into the second, igniting a fire in Minot State as Abby Tallman scored with 7:24 left in the second, snapping the tie, then 3:07 later Anna German scored a power-play goal for a bit more comfortable 3-1 lead. Ackerman and Olivia Opheim set up Tallman’s goal, while Cooper and Riley Ball had assists on German’s. Seemingly content with the two-goal lead, neither team mounted much of an attack in the third period until the Lakes made a late charge sparked by a Beaver penalty. With the man advantage, Lake Superior State found the spark to fight back into the game with a power-play goal with 3:47 left, setting the stage for a dramatic finish. A finish that went into overtime when Haley Howe scored unassisted with 41 seconds left for the Lakers, tying it 3-3. Once into the extra session, Minot State took control and, helped by a penalty against the visitors, Krissy Rink put the game-winner in the back of the net 1:51 into the extra session off assists from Paige Kozak and German for the dramatic victory. Morgan Baker, making her first start of the season, earned the win in goal with 13 saves for Minot State. The same two teams face off again today with puck-drop scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Top-ranked Minnesota used a dominant middle frame to notch a 4-0 victory over No. 5 North Dakota on Friday night from a sold-out Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. The Golden Gophers (3-0-0) struck twice in the middle frame and finished with an 11-4 shot advantage to turn a scoreless deadlock into a lead after 40 minutes on goals from Brody Lamb and Oliver Moore. Goaltender Justen Close finished with 25 saves to record his second straight shutout and first against North Dakota (2-1-0) in his career. The netminder was busiest in the opening 20 minutes, making 13 saves and was aided by his post on a near-snipe by Jayden Perron just past the midway point of the first. North Dakota looked to have momentum going early in the second period, starting the stanza on the man advantage, but it was the visitors who jumped in front just two minutes in. Lamb snuck behind the defense and originally fanned in his shot attempt before still corralling the loose puck and firing it over the goaltender to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead. The Gophers extended the advantage to 2-0 exactly eight minutes later, as Moore scored his first collegiate goal on a rush before adding an empty netter and a fourth tally in the final two minutes to close out the 4-0 victory. North Dakota and Minnesota will close out the weekend series tonight at 6:07 p.m. from the Ralph.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – They celebrated, and now it’s back to work for the Beavers against a two-time national champion. The Minot State football team closes out its home slate this weekend at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium hosting the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on a day filled with special events, including Senior Day. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m., with tailgating beginning at 11 a.m. in the MSU Dome parking lot. The day is also the Prairie Warrior Bowl and all active and retired military, and their families, get in free. Adding to the special events, all YMCA youth football players get in free wearing their jersey, and their teams will be recognized at halftime. And at the tailgate area, Minot restaurants will be featured as part of “Buckshot’s Best Bites” competition as tailgaters will get to sample plenty of free food and vote for a winner, who will be announced at halftime. But for the Beaver football team itself, the day is about building off of last weekend’s 17-10 victory over Concordia, St. Paul. The Bulldogs come in with the No. 1 rated defense in the NSIC in scoring, rushing, and passing. Minnesota Duluth allows just 15.3 points per game, 84.1 rushing yards per game, and 182.4 passing yards per game – all No. 1 in the conference.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – For the first time since the 2006 season, North Dakota will visit Northern Iowa. Kickoff between the Fighting Hawks and Panthers is slated for 4 p.m. today inside the UNI-Dome. UND enters the game with a 4-2 record and 2-1 standing in the MVFC after dismantling NDSU last week, 49-24. The Fighting Hawks scored touchdowns on six of their eight offensive possessions and limited the Bison to just 148 yards rushing. Luke Skokna and Gaven Ziebarth both scored a trio of touchdowns in the win, highlighted by Skokna’s 100-yard opening kickoff return for touchdown. The 49 points were the most UND has scored in the series since 1896. UNI comes into today with an overall record of 3-3 and a 2-1 mark in MVFC play after falling 41-6 at SDSU last weekend. Five Panther possessions in the first half ended with turnovers, allowing the Jackrabbits to finish with 17 points off turnovers. With 210 yards through the air in the contest, Theo Day became just the fifth player in UNI history to pass for over 7,000 yards in his career. This will be the 40th meeting between UND and UNI. Northern Iowa holds a 25-14 lead in the series all-time, including a 15-5 series lead at home. The series started in 1936 and the Fighting Hawks came away with the most recent win of the series, winning 29-27 in the 2022 Potato Bowl USA Game last season. In the last game between the two squads in Cedar Falls, UND came away with a 35-31 victory on Sept. 9, 2006.
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – The North Dakota State football team returns home for its next two games beginning today when the Bison (4-2, 1-2 MVFC) host Western Illinois (0-6, 0-3 MVFC) at 2:30 p.m. at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. This is the 13th and final matchup scheduled in the series with Western Illinois, which is in its final year as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference before joining the Ohio Valley Conference for football in 2024. NDSU has a 10-2 lead in the series dating back to 2007. The Bison have won eight straight against WIU including a 56-17 win last November in Macomb. WIU’s wins have both come in Fargo, 27-22 in 2008 and 28-16 in 2010.

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