K-Heart Sports – 11/05/23


MINOT, ND – Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison saw their winning streak come to an end at 24 as Dickinson Trinity defeated the Aggies in the Class A State Semifinal. Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn also saw their undefeated season come to an end in the 9-Man State Semifinal. Pairings are now set for the Dakota Bowl on Friday in Fargo.
High School Football
Class A
#4 Dickinson Trinity def. #1 Velva-Drake/Anamoose-Garrison, 45-34
#2 Kindred def. #3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 34-32
North Prairie def. #4 Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn, 54-36
#3 South Border def. #2 New Rockford-Sheyenne-Maddock, 32-28
High School Football
Dakota Bowl XXXI at the Fargo Dome (Fri)
9-Man Championship
#3 South Border vs North Prairie, 9:10 am
Class A Championship
#2 Kindred vs #4 Dickinson Trinity, 20 min after
Class AA Championship
#1 Fargo North vs #7 Grand Forks Central, 20 min after
Class AAA Championship
#1 Fargo Shanley vs #3 Minot High, 6:40 pm
BISMARCK, ND (WDA) – The 2023 WDA Swim-Dive Championships was held on Friday-Saturday at the Bismarck Aquatic and Wellness Center. Bismarck Century won their 10 title and first since 2020 edging Minot High. Bismarck Legacy was third.
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
WDA Championships
1. Bismarck Century, 433.5
2. Minot High, 429
3. Bismarck Legacy, 309
4. Dickinson, 271
5. Williston, 223.5
6. Mandan, 150
7. Bismarck High, 136
8. Jamestown, 130
All-WDA – Minot High: Sam VonBokern, So.; Ava Williamson, Jr.; Bostyn Edwards, Jr.; Haley Conklin, Jr.; Ella Kesler, Sr.
MINOT, ND – Andrew Cummings notched a goal in the first period and Hudson Blue and Lucca Munoz added scores in the third period as the Minot Minotaurs shutout the Wings in Aberdeen 3-0 on Saturday. The win completes a sweep of the two games for the Tauros who improve to 11-3 on the season. They are only two points behind the Austin Bruins in the NAHL Central Division standings. The Tauros host the Bruins next weekend at Maysa Arena.
HIUGHTON, Mich. (MSU) – Isaiah Bigby totaled 20 tackles, third-most in a single game in Minot State football history, but it wasn’t enough as the Beavers fell 37-3 at Michigan Tech on Saturday afternoon in the first non-conference contest in the Beavers NCAA history. Michigan Tech opened a 37-0 lead, but Minot State responded with :33 left in the fourth quarter as Jeremy Caruso kicked a 33-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 37-3. The Huskies improved to 5-4 on the season while the Beavers dropped to 1-9. Erik Palmquist led all Beavers rushers with 42 yards in the contest, picking up 4.7 yards per carry. Myles West also added 37 yards on the ground. Joemah Norman reeled in one catch for 38 yards. Bigby led the Beavers defensively with his 20 tackles, 12 of them solo, assisted on a tackle for loss, one forced fumble, and recovered that fumble. Isaak Guzman added 11 tackles. Defensively, Minot State held up fairly well against the Michigan Tech offensive attack, holding the Huskies to 329 total yards.
BILLINGS, Mont. (MSU) -The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 31-point performance from the bench on the way to a 72-63 victory over the Florida Tech Panthers at Alterowitz Gymnasium Saturday in the D-II Tip-off Classic hosted by Montana State Billings. The Beavers (1-1 overall) had two players score in double figures, led by Sydney Gustavsson, who had 17 points and two steals. Shawna Bruha tacked on 12 points from the bench and Taylor Goss added nine points and four assists. Minot State out-rebounded Florida Tech 33-32 in Saturday’s game, paced by six boards from Lorelei McIver. The Beavers also grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and scored 14 second-chance points. The Minot State defense was a problem in Saturday’s game, forcing 19 Florida Tech turnovers while committing 16. Those takeaways turned into 23 points on the offensive end of the floor. Gustavsson’s two steals led the way individually for the Beavers. Minot State got a team-high six rebounds from Lorelei McIver.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Beavers offense exploded late leading to a dramatic overtime victory. Down a pair of goals to visiting and fifth-ranked Maryville midway through the third period, the 10th-ranked Minot State women’s hockey team found its offense, netting a pair of late goal to force overtime, then skated away with the 4-3 victory as time was expiring in the extra session Saturday afternoon at the Maysa Arena. The Beavers battled to even the score 1-1 with 4 seconds left in period No. 2 when Mia Mckee scored her first of the season off a Makena Welby assist. The visiting Saints (9-5-0 overall) answered with an early third-period charge, looking to put the game away early by scoring a pair of goals in 3:04 for a comfortable 3-1 lead. But not insurmountable, and the Beavers (5-7-0) began the comeback when Paige Ackerman scored her first of the season of an Erica Fijala assist with 9:35 left in regulation. Battling to find the equalizer, the Beavers drew a penalty and cashed in with the man advantage as Olivia Opheim scored off assists by Krissy Rink and Ackerman, tying it 3-3 with 1:34 remaining. A thrilling finish that got even more dramatic in overtime as Haylie Biever made an early save on Sydney Poisson, who was left alone with the puck in front of the Minot State net. Buoyed by the big save, the Beavers continued to battle until the final seconds when Welby fed a pass out of the corner to Krissy Rink charging down the middle of the ice and she tipped it into the net with 2 seconds left in OT for the dramatic victory. Biever finished with 29 saves in the win for Minot State, which is back in action at home next weekend hosting No. 2 Midland (Neb.) on Friday and Saturday at 3:45 p.m. both days.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – One day after suffering their first setback of the season, the No. 1-ranked Beaver men’s hockey team bounced back strong and got revenge against the Jimmies. Minot State jumped in front with a first-period, power-play goal and goalie Jake Anthony turned aside everything except one shot as the Beavers beat No. 8 Jamestown 4-1 on Saturday night at the Maysa Arena. The win quickly erased the memory of a 2-1 Jamestown win Friday night. Reid Arnold opened the scoring for Minot State (11-1-0 overall) with 5 minutes, 14 seconds left in the first period, and from there the Beavers kept rolling. Logan Cyca stretched the lead to 2-0 with 2:22 gone in the second period, Troy Hamilton added a power-play goal, then Cyca made it 4-0 with 23 seconds left in the middle stanza. Plenty of offense for Anthony who made 31 saves in the win, only once allowing the puck behind him early in the third. The Beavers now get next weekend off before returning to the ice at the ACHA Showcase hosted in Chicago on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 17-19.
ST. CLOUD, MN (MSU) -The Minot State volleyball team could not overcome a potent Huskies offense Saturday on the road falling to Saint Cloud State in three sets (14-25, 14-25, 17-25). Paulina Kowalska finished with five kills on the day to lead the Beavers attack. On defense, the Beavers were led by seven digs from Jaina Macaulay.
SET 1 | The Beavers fell behind early, dropping a tough first set 25-14. Minot State trailed by as many as 11 points as Saint Cloud State never gave up the lead in a set that was tied up zero times before the Huskies took control.
SET 2 | Minot State fell in set two 25-14, digging a 2-0 hole in the match. Minot State trailed by as many as 11 points as Saint Cloud State grabbed the advantage for good at 11-10 in a set that was knotted up five times before the Huskies took over the
SET 3 | Minot State was not able to win set three and was swept by Saint Cloud State. The Beavers fell behind on the first point and never took the lead before falling in the set 25-17.
The loss dropped Minot State’s record to 2-24 overall and 1-15 in NSIC play.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (MSU) – Kelby Armstrong won four straight to claim the title at 157 pounds on Saturday, leading the way for the Minot State men’s wrestling team, which opened the season at the Jimmie Open hosted by Jamestown. Seven other Beavers placed in the top 3 at the event, including Ethan Wonser at 141 pounds and Cannon Pott at 197, who both wrestled for the title in their respective weight class but settled for second place. Adding third-place finishes for Minot State were Wayne Joint (133), Kasius Graham (149), Ryan Hrcka (157), Brendan Barnes (165), and Cayden White (184). Armstrong started his day with a 12-2 major decision victory over Cael Larson of Northern State, then he earned a technical fall win, 16-1, over Degan Linne of Jamestown. In the semifinals, Armstrong advanced by injury default, then he won a dominating major decision, 11-1, over Cody Wienen of Minnesota State Moorhead. Wonser won a pair of matches by pin and scored a 5-4 decision over Logan Henningson of Concordia to advance to the 141-pound title match, while Potts added a win by pin, a win by decision, and a technical fall victory on his way to the 197-pound title match. The Minot State men’s wrestling team returns to the mats next weekend for another open tournament, competing at the Dakota Wesleyan Open next Saturday.
BOSTON (UND) – Sophomore forward Jackson Blake scored just 20 seconds into the 3-on-3 overtime session to guide No. 3/4 North Dakota to a 5-4 win over No. 9/8 Boston University on Saturday night from Agganis Arena in Boston. Blake’s strike was his third point of the game and helped UND (5-2-1) record its first win in Boston over the Terriers (4-3-1) since Mar. 16, 1990 and snapped a six-game winless drought against BU dating back to 2012. The sophomore was joined by linemate Owen McLaughin, who struck for a goal and added two assists for his second-career game with three points and second this season. Riese Gaber also notched a pair of points, striking for his 50th goal of his career and dishing out a helper. Ludvig Persson battled between the pipes in the win for the Fighting Hawks, finishing with 29 saves on 33 shots against to record his fifth victory of the year. North Dakota hits the road to begin conference play next weekend with a pair of showdowns at Minnesota Duluth from AMSOIL Arena.
MURRAY, Ky. (UND) – No. 13/15 North Dakota (6-3, 4-2 MVFC) defeated Murray State (2-7, 1-5 MVFC), 45-31, at Roy Stewart Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Hawks were in a tight game until Isaiah Smith broke a 21-yard rush for a touchdown late to give UND the 45-31 advantage. In the game, Tommy Schuster went 18-for-23 passing for 279 yards and five touchdowns. He broke the all-time record for touchdowns thrown in a career at UND in the second quarter with his third touchdown pass, bringing his total up to 59 touchdowns thrown at the time. He shattered the record of Kelby Klosterman (1999-2002), who threw for 58 touchdowns in his career. By the end of the game, Schuster’s career total was up to 61 touchdowns thrown. Wesley Eliodor helped Schuster break the record with his 47-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter to bring the score to 24-3. Bo Belquist was Schuster’s top target with six grabs for 84 yards, while Nick Kupfer hauled in two touchdowns and had three receptions for 59 yards. Eliodor finished with two catches for 53 yards. Smith paced the Hawks on the ground with 21 touches for 153 yards and a score. The game was a back-and-forth contest until Smith’s 21-yard touchdown rush with under five minutes left, which brought the tally to 45-31. Sawyer Seidl was the next-best back for UND and had seven carries for 49 yards. North Dakota accounted for 507 yards of offense and 279 of those yards came through the air. Comparatively, Murray State had 379 offensive yards, highlighted by 228 yards passing.
NoDak scored on its first four offensive possessions and led 24-10 at the half. UND jumped out to a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter and scored on an 11-yard reception from Jack Wright, a 20-yard C.J. Elrichs field goal and a 22-yard grab from Kupfer. Murray State got on the board with 5:21 left before halftime with a 28-yard field goal. In the opening half, North Dakota had 288 yards of offense with 189 yards passing and 99 yards rushing. The Fighting Hawk defense limited the Racer attack to 154 yards, with 93 yards through the air and 61 on the ground. North Dakota will visit South Dakota next Saturday for the final road game of the regular season. Kickoff between the Fighting Hawks and Coyotes is slated for 1 p.m.
BROOKINGS, S.D. (NDSU) – Top-ranked South Dakota State won the Dakota Marker for the fourth straight season with a 33-16 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday, Nov. 4, before a record crowd of 19,431 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Isaiah Davis ran for 106 yards and one touchdown, Mark Gronowski was 12 of 19 passing for 213 yards, and Jadon Janke caught two touchdown passes for the Jackrabbits, who won their 23rd straight game to improve to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. North Dakota State (6-3, 3-3 MVFC) held the nation’s fourth-ranked scoring team to four field goals, but three of those came after Bison turnovers as the Jackrabbits intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble. NDSU’s Cam Miller was 18 of 29 passing for 167 yards and Zach Mathis caught four passes for 39 yards including touchdown grabs of 1 and 10 yards. Eli Green, RaJa Nelson and TK Marshall each had four receptions. SDSU’s No. 1-ranked defense held NDSU to 4.5 yards per carry and the Bison converted only 4 of 12 third-down opportunities. Miller was NDSU’s leading rusher with 17 carries for 93 yards.
North Dakota State opened the game with a 12-play, 75-yard scoring drive. The Bison faked a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1 from the SDSU 25 and Miller found tight end Joe Stoffel for 23 yards over the middle to set up the 1-yard TD pass to Mathis one play later. South Dakota State responded with a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive with Isaiah Davis getting seven carries for 46 yards, including a 27-yard burst to the NDSU 1 before scoring on the next play. Griffin Crosa’s 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter put NDSU ahead 9-7, but it was all SDSU from there as the Jackrabbits scored 23 unanswered points. South Dakota State had a 20-9 halftime lead after NDSU missed a 50-yard field goal wide right. The Jackrabbits also blocked a 37-yard attempt in the third quarter and a PAT kick in the first quarter, snapping Griffin Crosa’s streak of 127 consecutive conversions. Safety Cole Wisniewski tied a career-high with 11 tackles to lead the NDSU defense, safety Sam Jung tied a career-high with eight tackles, and cornerback Jayden Price made a career-high six stops. Defensive end Dylan Hendricks had two tackles for loss including a sack. North Dakota State is scheduled to host Southern Illinois at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the annual Harvest Bowl. SIU is 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the conference after a 14-7 home loss to South Dakota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his season-high 25 points in a dominant third-quarter stretch, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away to beat the Utah Jazz 123-95 on Saturday night. Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 31 points: 19 in the first half and 12 in the fourth quarter. Rudy Gobert had 11 points and a team-best 10 rebounds against his former team for his fourth double-double in the first five games. Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz with 22 points and eight rebounds. He was 4 of 11 on 3-pointers after making a franchise-record 25 through the first six Utah games. Talen Horton-Tucker and John Collins added 14 points apiece. Utah, which opened a four-game trip, has lost four of five. In seven games, the Jazz have lost three times by at least 16 points. The Timberwolves shot 55.6% and held Utah to 38.5%, the second straight Minnesota opponent to finish under 40%. Minnesota limited Denver to 39% in Wednesday’s 110-89 win. The Timberwolves have held four of their first five opponents under 100 points. Last season, they did that just four times combined in the regular and postseason. Minnesota is holding opponents to an NBA-best 42.7% from the field. The Timberwolves host the Boston Celtics on Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Boldy scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Rangers 5-4 after coming back from a three-goal deficit on Saturday night. Mats Zuccarello and New York’s Artemi Panarin traded goals to open the shootout before Boldy got a fortunate bounce for the winner. Boldy’s shot went off the pipe and hit Rangers goalie Jonathan Quick in the back and deflected into the net. Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Hartman, Joel Eriksson Ek and Marco Rossi also scored in regulation for the Wild, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of the 14 shots he faced after replacing Filip Gustavsson in the first period. Gustavsson allowed three goals on four shots over the first 6:53 as the Wild trailed 3-0. Panarin and Erik Gustafsson each had a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Vesey and Chris Krieder scored for New York, which had won six straight. Quick made 36 saves. The Wild start a three-game road trip Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

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