K-Heart Sports – 10/25/23


MINOT, ND – The 4th 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)                   53          26-3         1
2. Jamestown (2)                    45          23-5         2
3. Fargo Davies                       37         23-4          3
4. Bismarck Century                19         21-7          4
5. Grand Forks Red River         7          20-9         5
Others receiving Votes: Bismarck High, Bismarck Legacy, Fargo Shanley

Class B Volleyball Poll
Team (First Place Votes)             Points    Record    Last Poll
1. Dickinson Trinity (9)                   112         29-1         1
2. May-Port-CG (2)                        103         27-3         3
3. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich  101        30-4          2
4. Northern Cass (1)                         84        26-5-1      4
5. South Prairie-Max                         64        26-1         6
6. Our Redeemer’s                           60         29-8-1     5
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne             44          25-6        7
8. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood                26          26-4       T9
T9. Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier          16           26-4       RV
T9. North Star                                  16           23-6        8
T9. Thompson                                 16           19-10      RV
Others receiving votes: Bottineau, Central McLean, Shiloh Christian, Linton-HMB, Flasher
MINOT, ND – Volleyball scores from Tuesday:
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
# Jamestown def. Mandan (3-0) 26-24, 25-20, 25-23
#4 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High (3-0) 25-21, 25-21, 25-14
Williston def. Minot High (3-0) 25-29, 25-11, 25-17
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Watford City (3-0) 25-19, 25-16, 25-17
Dickinson def. Bismarck Legacy (3-0) 25-20, 25-12, 25-19
Class B
#T9 North Star def. Dunseith (3-0) 25-7, 25-13, 25-17
Nedrose def. Glenburn (3-2) 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-11
T-G-U def. St. John (3-0) 25-12, 25-11, 25-17
Harvey-Wells County def. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (3-0) 25-13, 25-8, 25-15
Washburn def. Garrison (3-0) 25-20, 25-21, 25-13
Hazen def. New England (3-1) 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 27-25
Trenton def. Powers Lake-Burke Central (3-0) 25-9, 25-12, 25-13
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman scored three goals as part of a career-high-tying five-point game, and the Minnesota Wild scored five times in the final period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Tuesday night. It was Edmonton’s first game without captain and three-time MVP Connor McDavid, who suffered an upper-body injury Saturday and is expected to miss a week or two. Hartman recorded his first hat trick since Jan. 8, 2017, converting a feed from Jake Middleton for a short-handed tally and a 6-4 lead with 4:10 left. He got his second goal 38 seconds into the third period. Joel Eriksson Ek and Mats Zuccarello also scored in third for the Wild before Marcus Foligno added an empty-netter. Marco Rossi and Hartman scored in the first period for Minnesota, and Filip Gustavsson finished with 25 saves. Minnesota has won nine of the past 10 meetings with Edmonton. The Wild are at Philadelphia on Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings lost star receiver Justin Jefferson to a hamstring injury, rookie Jordan Addison said he knew it was his chance to prove he, too, could be a top playmaker and help fill the void left by Jefferson, the reigning offensive player of the year. On Monday night, he lived up to his words on national television. Addison scored two touchdowns, including taking a potential interception out of the hands of a defender and racing 60 yards for a score in the final seconds of the first half, in Minnesota’s 22-17 victory over San Francisco. “This is exactly what I envisioned,” Addison said after the best game of his short career. “Every time the ball came my way, I’m just making sure I’m making the play for Kirk (Cousins).”
Addison finished with single-game bests of seven catches and 123 yards, the latest evidence that the Vikings might have hit on another first-round wide receiver. Addison was the No. 23 overall pick out of Southern California, joining Jefferson, the All-Pro who was the 22nd selection in 2020. While on the smaller side at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, Addison has become a valuable red-zone target with six touchdowns in his first seven games. That matches the most by a rookie through seven games; the others to catch that many TDs so soon were Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase in 2021 and Vikings great Randy Moss in 1998. “It’s exciting, though, to see his potential and the playmaker that he is,” said Cousins, the Vikings’ veteran quarterback. “There is a lot of things about his ability you can’t teach and that we’re fortunate to have. … I think he has a potential to be a very good receiver in this league.”
Jefferson is on injured reserve — and is due a contract extension — but Minnesota has, potentially, a standout duo at receiver. Addison continues to impress even the coaches, who saw enough of his college tape to make him a first-round selection. “Physical and mental toughness,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said of Addison. “Jordan’s been everything that I hoped for from the moment I cut on the tape of his time in college, but he’s been more than that. He’s been really taking on a role within our team, within our offense. He’s earned an incredible amount of trust from Kirk and the rest of our guys.”
Suddenly a lost season has some intrigue after two straight wins. Minnesota (3-4) is second in the NFC North behind Detroit (5-2) and ahead of Green Bay (2-4) and Chicago (2-5). The Vikings, the defending division champions, are 1-0 in the division after beating Chicago. Up next is another NFC North game Sunday at Green Bay.

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