K-Heart Sports – 11/03/22

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MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named more All-State team, and are athletes have been honored.
Boys All-State Soccer
Mannasseh Boakye – Minot High (first team)
Brayden Oswalt – Minot High (second team)
Class A Girls Cross Country All-State
Trinity Jessen – Minot High
Scout Ulrickson – Minot High
Class B Girls Cross Country All-State
Brynn Hanson – Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark
Amelia Shepard – Rugby
Hannah Senechal – Rugby
Mashae Miller – Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central
Madison Kyle – Bottineau
Lexi Neset – Stanley
Bill Jansen – Rugby (Coach of the Year)
MINOT, ND – It’s semifinal weekend for all four classes of high school football in North Dakota. Winners will advance to Dakota Bowl XXX on November 11th at the Fargodome
High School Football
Class 11AA
Semifinal (Fri 11/4)
#5 Fargo Davies vs #8 Bismarck Century, 6:30 pm
#2 Mandan vs #3 Fargo Shanley, 6:30 pm
High School Football
Class 11A
Semifinal (Fri 11/4)
#1 Fargo South vs #5 Fargo North, 6:30 pm
#2 Jamestown vs #3 Grand Forks Red River, 7 pm
High School Football
Class 11B
Semifinal (Sat 11/5)
#4 Beulah vs Central Cass, 2 pm
#2 Velva-Garrison-Drake/Anamoose vs #3 Hillsboro-Central Valley, 2 pm (ON 106.9 FM)
High School Football
Class 9B
Semifinal (Sat 11/5)
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs #4 Cavalier, 2 pm
#2 New Salem-Almont vs #3 North Prairie, 2 pm
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU)- North Dakota State men’s basketball team knocked down 15 three-pointers on its way to a 98-64 exhibition victory over Minnesota-Crookston on Wednesday night inside the Scheels Center. Sophomore forward Andrew Morgan led the Bison with 22 points in 18 minutes, making 8-of-9 from the floor. NDSU freshman Tajavis Miller drained six three-pointers for 18 points, junior Grant Nelson added 17 points and eight rebounds, and freshman Lance Waddles scored 16 for the Bison. NDSU shot 51 percent for the game and made 15-of-34 (44 percent) from beyond the arc. Luke Yoder tallied six assists for the Bison, and Joshua Streit grabbed eight rebounds. NDSU led 57-47 with 11 minutes remaining before exploding for a 22-3 run over the span of four minutes. The Bison will open the regular season with trips to No. 10 Arkansas and No. 5 Kansas next week.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Fresh off a playoff win Monday night, the Minot State soccer team racked up a slew of honors for their efforts this season as six Beavers were named to the NSIC All-Conference Team on Wednesday. Leading the way for Minot State were redshirt seniors Maddie Kindred and Daisy de Boer who each earned First Team All-NSIC honors for their play during the 2022 season. Joining them and earning Second Team All-NSIC honors were redshirt senior Chloe Allan, redshirt junior Sarah Upton, and sophomores Jordan Tenpas and Shaye Taylor. Kindred and de Boer were honored for the second straight year as both were Second Team All-NSIC selections in the fall of 2021.
Kindred, the Beavers goalie, set a single-season school record with 13 shutouts this season and broke the all-time career shutout record at Minot State. She currently has 25 career shutouts. Kindred also is second all-time with 25 career wins in goal, and this season she has a 0.53 goals against average and a 0.898 save percentage with 88 total saves in 19 games.
De Boer has been a stabilizing force in the midfield as she has started all 19 games for the Beavers and added one goal this fall, the second of her two-year career at Minot State.
Also earning All-NSIC honors for the second straight year was Allan, who was named to the Second Team in 2021, as well. The senior forward from Barnard Castle, United Kingdom, led the Beavers with five goals this season and has 11 goals in her two-year career at Minot State.
Joining her on the All-NSIC Second Team and earning honors for the first time were Upton, a midfielder from Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tenpas, a defender from Placentia, Calif., and Taylor, a defender from American Fork, Utah. Upton has three goals this season, and five goals and one assist in her four years at Minot State.
Tenpas, who has started all 19 games this fall for Minot State, has helped anchor a defense that has posted 13 shutouts this season. Tenpas also scored her first collegiate goal in a 5-0 win over Minnesota Crookston on Oct. 21 of this season.
And Taylor has also started all 19 games and been a key asset defensively for the Beaver in their 13 shutouts this fall.
All six will be in action this weekend as Minot State (9-2-8 overall) plays in the NSIC Tournament semifinals on Friday at 2 p.m. against final-four host Minnesota State, Mankato.
MINOT, ND – Minot Minotauros defenseman Nick O’Hanisain has earned the Bauer Hockey NAHL Defenseman of the Month honors for the month of October. O’Hanisain helped the MInotauros to a 7-1 record during the month as they moved into a tie for 1st place in the Central Division. The 5’11/181 lbs. native of Troy, MI, led all NAHL defensemen in scoring during the month with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assist) in eight games played. That included five multi-point games and +5 rating in October. O’Hanisain, who is currently uncommitted, is currently 2nd in scoring among NAHL defensemen with 17 points in 15 games played. Additionally, Tauros goaltender Lawton Zacher was named the runner-up for the True Hockey NAHL Goaltender of the Month, and forward Hunter Longhi was an Honorable Mention for Bauer Hockey NAHL Forward of the Month.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The heavy playbook study sessions facing T.J. Hockenson this week weren’t much of a worry at all for Minnesota’s newly acquired tight end. Hockenson could hardly hide his smile on Wednesday, the first full day of his fast-tracked initiation. He has the opportunity to play home games one state away from his native Iowa. He has joined a Vikings team his father rooted for as a child with a bedroom painted purple and yellow. Then there’s the NFC North standings: going from 1-6 one day to 6-1 the next.
“Really what we’re here to do is go somewhere and win some games. That’s kind of the first time I’ve been able to say that,” said Hockenson, who arrived in Minnesota on Tuesday after a trade with Detroit. The Lions were 12-42-2 since Hockenson was drafted eighth overall in 2019. “I’m just excited to have a piece in this puzzle. A lot of good guys around here. This facility is beautiful, so I’m just excited to be here, man,” Hockenson said. “There’s nowhere I’d rather be.”
Hockenson hails from Chariton, a small farming town in southern Iowa about a 4½-hour drive from Minneapolis. His parents, Teri and Tod, attend all of his games, so their commute will be cut by more than half of the length of the trip to Detroit. When the Lions played at Minnesota in Week 3, Hockenson had to buy about 30 tickets. “We can’t make that a habit,” he said, “but there’s going to be a lot of people here.” The Vikings don’t play at home again until Nov. 20 against Dallas, but his mother and father are planning to be at Washington for the game this Sunday.
Hockenson’s crash course in the new offense was softened a bit by his appreciation of head coach Kevin O’Connell, for whom his former quarterback Matthew Stafford played for last year with the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. Still, the “drinking from a fire hydrant” challenge of changing teams midseason is real. “It’s one thing to be able to see it on paper and say, ‘OK, oh, yeah, I got it,’ but then you hear it and you have to mentally decipher everything. It’s a different story,” Hockenson said. “So it’s definitely a process, and I’m starting.”
The Vikings now have another proven field-stretching option for quarterback Kirk Cousins to pass to and help keep some of the opposing defensive attention off wide receiver Justin Jefferson and running back Dalvin Cook. “It’s early right now, but I definitely feel that he’s a good fit,” Cousins said. With 395 receiving yards, Hockenson has the highest seven-game total of his career. He has a league-leading average of 15.2 yards per catch among qualifying tight ends. Hockenson made the Pro Bowl in 2020 and has 2,068 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 186 catches in 47 games.
The Vikings are last in the NFL with an average of 7.3 yards per reception by a tight end, according to Sportradar data. Their primary tight end Irv Smith Jr. suffered a serious ankle sprain on Sunday and will miss a minimum of one month on injured reserve. The Vikings were still determining whether or not Smith would have surgery, but O’Connell said with confidence that he would return at some point this season. The Vikings simply downgraded two draft picks with no net loss to make the swap with the Lions. They sent a 2023 second-rounder and a 2024 third-rounder for the Lions, for a 2023 fourth-rounder and a conditional 2024 fourth-rounder.
“We’re always looking for ways to upgrade the team, but you always want to be careful,” general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said. “I think a team is a very delicate chemistry, and you want to make sure that you’re not over-tweaking or overdoing anything.” Adofo-Mensah has frequently referred to a guiding principle for roster moves of “living in today and tomorrow” so as not to sacrifice too many draft picks or too much salary cap flexibility for a short-term benefit. Hockenson being signed on a rookie deal through 2023 allows the Vikings to check both boxes. Smith will become a free agent after this season. “We like the value of the contract. We also like the player. I want to make sure that’s clear. We like the player, the skillset, what he provides to this offense, how he allows us to play,” Adofo-Mensah said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristian Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on just the second no-hitter in World Series history, silencing a booming lineup and boisterous ballpark as the Astros blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 Wednesday night to even the matchup at two games each. The only previous no-hitter in the World Series was a perfect game by Don Larsen of the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. Javier and three relievers weren’t perfect, but they were close. Plus, they’d done this before: Javier, the starter in a combined no-hitter against the New York Yankees in June, was pulled with a no-hitter in progress after six innings and 97 pitches this time.

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