K-Heart Sports – 10/31/23


MINOT, ND – The final day of the District 11 and 12 volleyball tournaments are set. We’ll have coverage of the District 12 Tournament at the Minot Auditorium with live play-by-play of all three matches today on 106.9 K-Heart, khrt.com and through the LIVE 365 app.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
District 12 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
Loser Out
#4 Surrey def. #8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (3-0) 25018, 25-14, 25-21
#6 Berthold def. #7 Glenburn (3-2) 23-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-8, 15-8
#1 Our Redeemer’s def. #5 Bishop Ryan (3-0) 25-17, 25-8, 25-13
#2 South Prairie-Max def. #3 Des Lacs-Burlington (3-1) 25-18, 25-13, 21-25, 25-17
Today’s schedule
Region Qualifier
#3 Dec Lacs-Burlington vs. #4 Surrey, 4 pm
#5 Bishop Ryan vs #6 Berthold, 25 min after
#1 Our Redeemer’s vs #2 South Prairie-Max, 25 min after
District 11 Tournament – Rugby High School
Loser Out
#4 Nedrose, bye
#7 Drake-Anamoose def. #6 Rugby (3-2) 26-24, 17-25, 26-9, 22-25, 18-16
#1 Bottineau def. #5 Newburg-Westhope (3-0) 25-12, 25-20, 25-9
#3 Velva def. #2 T-G-U (3-0) 25-20, 25-19, 25-19
Today’s schedule
Region Qualifier
#2 T-G-U vs #4 Nedrose, 4 pm
#5 Newburg-Westhope vs #7 Drake-Anamoose, 25 min after
#1 Bottineau vs #3 Velva, 25 min after
District 15 Tournament – Williston State College
Region Qualifier
#4 Alexander def. #6 New Town (3-1) 25-13, 25-9, 18-25, 25-9
#5 Parshall def. #3 North Shore-Plaza (3-0) 28-26, 25-16, 27-25
#1 Trenton def. #2 Trinity Christian (3-0) 25-13, 2515, 25-23
District 16 Tournament – Kenmare High School
Region Qualifier
#3 Ray def. #4 Powers Lake-Burke Central (3-1) 25-17, 21-25, 25-21, 25-13
#5 Stanley def. #6 Divide County (3-0) 25-18, 25-18, 25-18
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells def. #2 Tioga (3-1) 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18
MINOT, ND – Regular season scores from Monday:
High School Volleyball
Class A
#2 Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain (3-0)
#4 Bismarck Century def. Williston (3-0) 25-19, 25-15, 25-18
Dickinson def. Mandan (3-1) 25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21
Bismarck High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s (3-0) 30-28, 25-17, 25-21
Class B
Flasher def. Garrison (3-0) 25-6, 25-9, 25-7
Central McLean def. Washburn (3-1) 19-25, 25-10, 25-15, 25-19
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After the 36-33 overtime victory over Indiana State on Saturday, North Dakota moved up to No. 13 in the latest Stats Perform Poll and No. 15 in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25. North Dakota State defeated Murray State on Saturday 38-6 and moved up in both polls also.
1. South Dakota State (8-0, 5-0 MVFC), 1,400 points (56 of 56 first-place votes)
2. Furman (7-1, 5-0 SoCon), 1,278
3. Idaho (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky), 1,218
4. Montana (7-1, 4-1 Big Sky), 1,190
5. Delaware (7-1, 5-0 CAA), 1,171
6. Montana State (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky), 1,150
7. Sacramento State (6-2, 3-2 Big Sky), 1,074
8. Incarnate Word (7-1, 4-0 Southland), 980
9. South Dakota (6-2, 4-1 MVFC), 964
10. Southern Illinois (6-2, 3-2 MVFC), 862
11. North Dakota State (6-2, 3-2 MVFC), 815 (LAST WEEK #12)
12. North Carolina Central (7-1, 2-0 MEAC), 751
13. North Dakota (5-3, 3-2 MVFC), 648 (LAST WEEK #15)
14. Chattanooga (7-2, 6-1 Southern), 578
15. Florida A&M (7-1, 6-0 SWAC), 576
16. Western Carolina (5-3, 3-2 SoCon), 516
17. Villanova (6-2, 4-1 CAA), 471
18. Northern Iowa (5-3, 4-1 MVFC), 389
19. Austin Peay (6-2, 3-0 UAC), 387
20. Lafayette (7-1, 3-0 Patriot), 354
21. UT Martin (6-2, 3-1 Big South-OVC), 314
22. Youngstown State (5-3, 3-2 MVFC), 269
23. UAlbany (6-3, 4-1 CAA), 249
24. William & Mary (5-3, 3-2 CAA), 184
25. Mercer (6-3, 4-2 SoCon), 103
Others Receiving Votes: Central Arkansas, 94; Harvard, 80; Holy Cross, 48; Tennessee State, 48; Tarleton, 14; Richmond, 13; Gardner-Webb, 5; UC Davis, 3.
AFCA FCS Coaches TOP 25 (Oct. 30)
1. South Dakota State (25)
2. Furman
3. Montana
4. Incarnate Word
5. Idaho
6. Delaware
7. Sacramento State
8. Montana State
9. North Carolina Central
10. North Dakota State (LAST WEEK #11)
11. Southern Illinois
12. South Dakota
T13. Chattanooga
T13. Florida A&M
15. North Dakota (LAST WEEK #17)
16. Lafayette
17. Austin Peay
18. UT Martin
19. Harvard
20. Western Carolina
21. Holy Cross
22. Villanova
23. Northern Iowa
24. William & Mary
25. Central Arkansas
Others Receiving Votes: Mercer, 50; Youngstown St., 44; Fordham, 27; Albany, 23; Illinois St., 7; New Hampshire, 5; Eastern Illinois, 3; Princeton, 2; Davidson, 1; Samford, 1.
ST. LOUIS (NDSU) – North Dakota State linebacker Logan Kopp was named Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, by the conference office. Kopp, a sophomore from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, made a team-high seven tackles and recorded his third interception of the season in North Dakota State’s 38-6 win over Murray State. He had three solo tackles, one forced fumble, was part of one sack and two tackles for loss, and had two other tackles for no gain. Kopp leads NDSU with 51 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles this season. North Dakota State (6-2, 3-2 MVFC) is scheduled to play No. 1-ranked South Dakota State (8-0, 5-0 MVFC) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UND) – North Dakota kicker C.J. Elrichs was one of four players to earn Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday, earning the title of MVFC Newcomer of the Week. Elrichs played a large role in UND’s 36-33 overtime victory over the Sycamores on Saturday. He trotted out for just the second field goal attempt of his career with seven seconds left and drilled the 32-yard field goal to even the game up at 30-30 with four seconds remaining in regulation, eventually sending the game into overtime. David Neuberger was the center and Simon Romfo was the holder on the game-tying field goal. The Olathe, Kan., native also went 3-for-3 on extra points in the victory. North Dakota will visit Murray State on Saturday. Kickoff between the Fighting Hawks and Racers is slated for 1 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota hockey program once again made a jump in the USCHO.com Poll, reaching the No. 3 spot while also remaining at No. 4 in the USA Hockey/The Rink Live Poll, which were both released on Monday. North Dakota is coming off its second unbeaten weekend of the season against Minnesota State, dropping the Mavericks by a 6-2 score in the opener before rallying for a 2-2 tie in Saturday’s finale. The Fighting Hawks closed out their six-game homestand to begin the season with a 4-1-1 record, the best start for the program since the 2019-20 campaign.
Goaltender Ludvig Persson and defenseman Garrett Pyke were also honored by the NCHC following the weekend, earning the league’s goaltender and defenseman of the week. Persson put together another strong pair of performances, improving to 4-1-1 on the season while sitting among the top-2 in goals against average, save percentage, wins and shutouts. Pyke was dynamic with the puck against Minnesota State by dishing out five helpers, including a trio of assists in Friday’s win to match his career high.
North Dakota hits the road for the first time this season to begin November with a pair of showdowns against No. 8/9 Boston University beginning on Friday night at 6 p.m.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins has a torn right Achilles tendon that will end his season, dampening the mood around the Minnesota Vikings after their recent resurgence and putting the front office and coaching staff in a scramble to figure out which quarterback to finish with. Cousins underwent an MRI exam on Monday that confirmed the team’s initial fear about his first career injury, suffered when he planted his foot in the grass to step forward in the pocket and try to avoid a sack in the fourth quarter at Green Bay. Cousins went down in pain, had to limp off the field without putting weight on his right leg and was resigned to cheering on his teammates from a cart before the dreaded ride inside for further examination. “We’re all hurting for Kirk,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said, “just knowing how much he’s invested into this team.” The Vikings (4-4) beat the Packers 24-10 on Sunday and climbed above the cut for the playoffs after an 0-3 start. Staying there will be far more challenging without Cousins, their ever-ready leader who’s suddenly and stunningly unavailable to play.
Cousins will have surgery on a to-be-determined date. No recovery timetable was announced, but it’s typically at least a six-month process for returning to full strength. New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has raised the long-shot possibility of returning yet this season from his torn left Achilles tendon, but he’s nearly two months ahead of Cousins on his rehab because he was hurt in the opener. Rookie Jaren Hall, a fifth-round draft pick from BYU, took over for Cousins. O’Connell refused to commit to Hall as the long-term replacement, though the Vikings would be hard-pressed to start anyone else this week when they visit Atlanta. Nick Mullens, the primary backup, is on injured reserve with a lower back injury and must miss at least one more game. If the Vikings were to bring in a veteran free agent or acquire one in a trade, he’d only have five days to assimilate to the offense.
Cousins, who is on track to be a free agent next spring, has never missed a game in the NFL to injury. He has gone to great lengths to keep himself as healthy as possible, realizing the car-crash nature of his position while trying to extend his career as long as he can. His appearance on the Netflix documentary “Quarterback,” that shadowed him, Patrick Mahomes and Marcus Mariota throughout the 2022 season endeared him to a broader audience with the up-close look at his willingness to take those punishing hits for his team and work arduously each week to prepare his mind and body for the next game. The beginning of the show started with him at home reading a children’s book about football to his youngest son, Turner. The opening lines of the book that Cousins read to his son included this foreboding passage: “An injury to the quarterback can sink a team’s entire season.” The Vikings are about to find out if it will or not. The NFL trade deadline is today, but with so many injuries to quarterbacks this year the market is thin. Colt McCoy, who was cut in training camp by Arizona and remains unsigned, played for O’Connell in Washington.

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