K-Heart Sports – 10/25/22

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MINOT, ND – #1’s remain the same in the final Class 11AA and 11A football polls.. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Class 11AA Football Poll – FINAL POLL

Team (First Place Votes)        Record    Points    Last Week
1. West Fargo Sheyenne (18)   8-1          90          1
2. Mandan                                  7-2          64          2
3. Fargo Shanley                       7-2           60          3
4. Bismarck Legacy                   6-3          21          RV
5. Fargo Davies                         5-4          19           4

Others receiving votes: Minot High (6-3)
Class 11A Football Poll – FINAL POLL
Team (First Place Votes)          Record    Points    Last Week
1. Grand Forks Red River (14)    7-2          81         1
2. Fargo South (3)                        6-3          63         4
3. Jamestown (1)                         7-2          57         3
4. Valley City                                 7-2          49         2
5. Fargo North                              5-4          19          5
Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Central (4-5)
MINOT, ND – Scores from Monday:
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
#8 Garrison def. Surrey (3-0) 25-17, 25-22, 26-24
South Prairie-Max def. Stanley (3-0) 25-20, 25-17, 25-6
Rugby def. Berthold (3-1) 25-19, 20-25, 25-7, 25-17
North Prairie def. Bottineau (3-0) 25-22, 25-19, 25-18
New England def. Hazen (3-2) 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 12-25, 15-8
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State sophomore Jordan Tenpas helped out on both ends of the field this weekend, an effort that earned her honors from the NSIC. Tenpas, who scored her first collegiate goal Friday night in the Minot State soccer team’s 5-0 home win, was named the NSIC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Along with scoring a goal in the Beavers’ 5-0 win over visiting Minnesota Crookston, Tenpas also helped anchor the Minot State defense, which recorded back-to-back shutouts this weekend and stretched its streak to seven straight games without allowing a goal. Tenpas played all 180 minutes of the two contests for Minot State, which also held host Bemidji State scoreless on Sunday in a 0-0 draw. The weekly award is the first for Tenpas and second straight week a Minot State defender has been honored as teammate Rebecca Storr was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week last week.
Minot State (8-2-7 overall, 8-1-5 NSIC) wraps up the regular season at Mary on Thursday, then will open postseason play hosting an NSIC Tournament first-round game on Monday, Oct. 31, at First Western Bank Field at Herb Parker Stadium. The time and opponent for Monday’s playoff game are yet to be determined.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Following a split against top-ranked Minnesota on the road, North Dakota moved up to No. 6 in the DCU/USCHO Poll and remained seventh in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll that were released on Monday. UND (3-2-1) played to a pair of overtime games against the Golden Gophers, dropping Friday’s game by a 3-2 score before rallying for a 5-4 victory on Saturday. The win marked the first for the program over a No. 1 team since Nov. 16, 2019 at Denver but is unbeaten in four of its last five against a top-ranked squad. Drew DeRidder was sparkling in net for the Fighting Hawks, starting both nights for the first time in his UND career. The Fenton, Mich., native made 35 saves in the opener before turning aside 37 in Saturday’s win to become the first North Dakota goaltender to post back-to-back performances with at least 35 saves since Cam Johnson on Dec. 11-12, 2015 at Minnesota Duluth. Riese Gaber found the back of the net in both contests to run his streak to four straight games with a goal, the longest of his career, while Chris Jandric made it 10 points in the first six games with a three assist weekend. Jandric currently leads the NCHC in points and sits fourth in the nation. North Dakota returns to action on Saturday night against Arizona State for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas, Nev. The game is set for 9:07 p.m. (CT)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Vassell scored 23 points and Jakob Poeltl added 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-106 on Monday night. The Spurs jumped out to a 20-point lead in the second quarter and expanded the lead to 35 points early in the fourth quarter before the Timberwolves rallied. “You got to be happy for (the Spurs players),” San Antonio coach, Gregg Popovich said. “They play hard. They are learning how to play the game.”
Karl Anthony Towns had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Minnesota. While Minnesota was playing the second game of a back-to-back, Towns will unwilling to let that be an excuse. “Challenging or not, that’s what we get paid to do is play,” he said. “We don’t make the schedule, we play the schedule. If they say it’s a back-to-back, it is what it is.” Minnesota’s starting five was outplayed by San Antonio’s starters. Rudy Gobert struggled with just 11 points and seven rebounds. Anthony Edwards also had an off night. “I think it’s all on me tonight,” Edwards said. “I came out with no energy at all. I tried to find some in the second quarter, couldn’t get any and it just carried over to the next half.” Minnesota coach Chris Finch was unhappy with how Minnesota started both halves. “We start with a great first possession of the game and then the next three possessions are all zero or one pass shots that led to run-outs,” he said. “Then we start the third quarter with much the same thing.”
The Spurs scored 39 points in the first quarter hitting 17 of their 27 shots (63%). Minnesota closed to within 10 at the half before San Antonio blew the game open in the second half. The Spurs outscored Minnesota 36-14 in the third quarter alone. Spurs forward, Jeremy Sochan helped set the tone early, leading his team with 12 first half points. “I think the things I can control is my energy, just the way I go out there,” he said. “(Doing) the little things that don’t show up on the stat sheet.”
Even though Minnesota was down by more than thirty points in the fourth quarter, Chris Finch left the starters in the game. “I was just trying to get them to play together a little bit too, try to figure some stuff out.” Despite the fact that Minnesota closed the final score to single-digits, Finch was very unhappy with his team’s effort and execution. “Right now, this team’s personality right now is kind of timid. For whatever reason, we finding our way and it’s not working, and we’re not fighting through that right now.”
Timberwolves: Minnesota shot 8-for-31 (25.8 percent) from beyond the arc … Edwards had a plus minus of -14 and no Minnesota starter had a plus minus in positive territory … The Spurs tallied 37 assists on 48 made field goals … In addition to leading the Spurs in scoring, Vassell added nine rebounds and seven assists.
Timberwolves: Host the Spurs on Wednesday night.
UNDATED (AP) – Justin Fields threw for 179 yards and a touchdown and ran for 82 yards and another score, and the Bears defense forced returning Patriots starter Mac Jones back to the bench to give Chicago a 33-14 victory over New England. In a matchup of quarterbacks from the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game, Fields outperformed Jones, who led Alabama to victory over Fields’ Ohio State. And Fields also outplayed Patriots rookie Bailey Zappe, who came on after Jones managed just two three-and-outs and an interception in his return after missing three games with a high ankle sprain. Zappe led the Patriots to back-to-back touchdowns and a 14-10 lead. But Fields answered and the Bears (3-4) led 20-14 at the half. In the second half Chicago ran off 23 unanswered points.

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