K-Heart Sports – 11/07/23


MINOT, ND – The semifinals are set for the Class B region volleyball tournaments.We’ll have live play by play of the Region 6 Tournament at the Minot Auditorium.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
First Round
(11-1) Bottineau def. (12-4) Bishop Ryan (3-2) 25-14, 19-25, 19-25, 25-17, 15-9
(12-2) South Prairie-Max def. (11-3) T-G-U (3-0) 25-19, 25-19, 25-14
(12-1) Our Redeemer’s def. (11-4) Newburg-Westhope (3-0) 25-13, 25-14, 25-21
(12-3) Des Lacs-Burlington def. (11-2) Velva (3-0) 25-22, 25-13, 25-21
Today’s schedule
(11-1) Bottineau vs (12-2) South Prairie-Max, 6 pm (ON 106.9 FM)
(12-1) Our Redeemer’s vs (12-3) Des Lacs-Burlington, 25 min after (ON 106.9 FM)
Region 8 Tournament – Williston State College
First Round
(15-1) Trenton def. (16-4) Stanley (3-1) 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22
(16-2) Tioga def. (15-3) Parshall (3-0) 25-12, 25-19, 25-15
(16-1) Kenmare-Bowbells def. (15-4) Alexander (3-0) 25-19, 25-15, 25-14
(16-3) Ray def. (15-2) Williston Trinity Christian (3-1) 25-1, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22
Today’s schedule
(15-1) Trenton vs. (16-2) Tioga, 6 pm
(16-1) Kenmare-Bowbells vs (16-3) Ray, 25 min after
Region 7 Tournament – Killdeer High School
#1 Dickinson Trinity def. #8 Hazen (3-0) 25-17, 25-7, 25-11
#5 Glen Ullin-Hebron def. #4 Bowman County (3-0) 25-23, 25-20, 25-18
#2 Beulah def. #7 Mott-Regent (3-0) 25-19, 25-16, 25-21
#3 Hettinger-Scranton def. #6 Richardton-Taylor (3-0) 25-16, 25-23, 25-18
Today’s schedule
#1 Dickinson Trinity vs #5 Glen Ullin-Hebron, 6 pm
#2 Beulah vs #3 Hettinger-Scranton, 25 min after
Region 5 Tournament – Underwood High School
#1 Flasher def. #9 Garrison (3-0) 25-12, 25-10, 25-7
#4 New Salem-Almont def. #5 Washburn (3-1) 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18
#2 Shiloh Christian def. #7 Center-Stanton (3-2) 25-12, 25-14, 20-25, 19-25, 15-5
#3 Central McLean def. #6 Grant County (3-2) 25-14, 14-25, 21-25, 28-26, 15-12
Today’s schedule
#1 Flasher vs #4 New Salem-Almont, 5:30 pm
#2 Shiloh Christian vs #3 Central McLean, 25 min after
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #8 St. John (3-0) 25-4, 25-7, 25-11
#4 North Prairie def. #5 Harvey-Wells County (3-0) 25-19, 25-21, 26-24
#2 New Rockford-Sheyenne def. #7 Nelson County (3-0) 25-7, 25-13, 25-11
#3 North Star def. #6 Benson County (3-0) 25-11, 25-8, 25-13
Today’s schedule
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs. #4 North Prairie, 6 pm
#2 New Rockford-Sheyenne vs #3 North Star, 25 min after
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Following the 45-31 win at Murray State, North Dakota climbs in the FCS polls this week. North Dakota State drops in the polls following a 33-16 loss to South Dakota State.
1. South Dakota State (9-0, 6-0 MVFC), 1,400 points (56 of 56 first-place votes)
2. Furman (8-1, 6-0 SoCon), 1,298
3. Montana (8-1, 5-1 Big Sky), 1,279
4. Idaho (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky), 1,265
5. Montana State (7-2, 5-1 Big Sky), 1,190
6. South Dakota (7-2, 5-1 MVFC), 1,110
7. North Carolina Central (8-1, 3-0 MEAC), 907
8. Delaware (7-2, 5-1 CAA), 870
9. Sacramento State (6-3, 3-3 Big Sky), 857
10. North Dakota (6-3, 4-2 MVFC), 812 (#13 LAST WEEK)
11. Southern Illinois (6-3, 3-3 MVFC), 730
12. North Dakota State (6-3, 3-3 MVFC), 655 (#11 LAST WEEK)
13t. Florida A&M (8-1, 7-0 SWAC), 654
13t. Villanova (7-2, 5-1 CAA), 654
15. Northern Iowa (6-3, 5-1 MVFC), 615
16. Incarnate Word (7-2, 4-1 Southland), 566
17. Western Carolina (6-3, 4-2 SoCon), 517
18. Albany (7-3, 5-1 CAA), 504
19. Chattanooga (7-3, 6-2 Southern), 490
20. Austin Peay (7-2, 4-0 UAC), 477
21. UT Martin (7-2, 4-1 Big South-OVC), 348
22. Youngstown State (6-3, 4-2 MVFC), 342
23. Mercer (7-3, 5-2 SoCon), 183
24. Harvard (7-1, 4-1 Ivy), 112
25. Lafayette (7-2, 3-1 Patriot), 90
Others Receiving Votes: Central Arkansas, 75; Tarleton, 47; Holy Cross, 43; Elon, 41; Richmond, 23; Nicholls, 15; William & Mary, 13; Tennessee State, 9.

AFCA FCS Coaches TOP 25 (Nov. 6)
1. South Dakota State (26)
2. Furman
3. Montana
4. Idaho
5. Montana State
6. South Dakota
7. North Carolina Central
8. Delaware
9. Florida A&M
10. Incarnate Word
11. Sacramento State
12. North Dakota (#15 LAST WEEK)
13. North Dakota State (#10 LAST WEEK)
14. Austin Peay
15. Southern Illinois
16. UT Martin
17. Chattanooga
18. Villanova
19. Harvard
20. Northern Iowa
21. Western Carolina
22. Holy Cross
23. Lafayette
24. Central Arkansas
25. Albany
Others Receiving Votes: Youngstown St., 59; Mercer, 56; Illinois St., 16; Davidson, 9; Eastern Illinois, 5; Fordham, 3; Samford, 3; Tarleton, 3; William & Mary, 3; Nicholls, 1.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UND) – North Dakota quarterback Tommy Schuster was one of four players to earn the title of Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. Schuster went 18-for-23 passing for 279 yards and five touchdowns in the 45-31 win at Murray State. In the second quarter, he broke the all-time record for touchdowns thrown in a career at UND with a 47-yard touchdown strike to Wesley Eliodor, bringing his total up to 59 touchdowns thrown at the time. He broke the record of Kelby Klosterman (1999-2002), who threw for 58 touchdowns in his career. By the end of the afternoon, Schuster’s career total was up to 61 touchdowns thrown. His five touchdown passes in the win was a new career best and he became the first North Dakota quarterback to have five touchdowns thrown in a game since Braden Hanson threw five in the 40-34 win over Montana on Oct. 20, 2012. Schuster has cemented his place in North Dakota history as the all-time record holder for passing yards in a career (8,652), all-time completions in a career (801) and all-time career touchdown passes (61).
North Dakota right tackle Seth Anderson became the final Missouri Valley Football Player to earn the title of MVFC Player of the Week on Monday afternoon, earning the title of Offensive Lineman of the Week. He joins Tommy Schuster (Offensive Player of the Week) with a conference honor this week. In the 45-31 win at Murray State, Anderson’s blocking helped the Fighting Hawks accumulate 507 yards of offense with 279 yards through the air and 228 yards on the ground. Isaiah Smith rushed 21 times for 153 yards and a touchdown, giving Smith his fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career and his second this season. It was also Smith’s second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance this season. Anderson’s blocking also helped Schuster go 18-for-23 passing for 279 yards and five touchdowns. Schuster broke the all-time record for touchdowns thrown in a career at UND in the second quarter with his third touchdown pass of the afternoon, 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 on Saturday, Schuster’s career total was up to 61 touchdowns thrown. Schuster also became the first UND quarterback to have five touchdowns thrown in a game since Braden Hanson had five in the 40-34 win over Montana on Oct. 20, 2012. Anderson ended the week with 39 finishing points, highlighted by grading out at 96 percent on assignment and 84 percent overall.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (UND) – The North Dakota women’s basketball team fell in its season opening game, 77-60, to Wyoming (1-0) at Arena-Auditorium. UND (0-1) stuck with the Cowgirls through three quarters, and outscored UW 21-19 in the third quarter to pull within four points. Wyoming would pull away in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Hawks 20-7 and holding UND to 3-of-16 shooting over the final 10 minutes. Kacie Borowicz poured in a game high 29 points on an efficient 11-of-17 shooting and went 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Rakiyah Beal joined Borowicz in double figures with 12 points and nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds. North Dakota returns to action Saturday for their home opener against Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU)– The North Dakota State women’s basketball team came up short against No. 23/22 Creighton, 75-52, on Monday night at the Sanford Pentagon. Elle Evans led the way for NDSU (0-1) connecting on a game-best three triples on five attempts and finished with a team-high 10 points to go along with four rebounds and one block. Marwa Bedziri, who was making her first career start, added six points with two rebounds. Kristinia Ekofo Yomane also contributed six points and hauled in four rebounds. NDSU will be back in action hosting Jamestown on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m., at Scheels Center.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball team pulled out a thrilling 80-76 overtime victory over Western Michigan in the 2023-24 season opener on Monday evening inside University Arena. NDSU junior Jeremiah Burke tied the game with a putback as time expired in regulation, sending the game to overtime at 71-71. NDSU senior Boden Skunberg led all players with 25 points. Jacari White sparked the Bison off the bench, scoring 15 points to ignite the second-half comeback. Andrew Morgan finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, leading a dominant NDSU effort on the glass. NDSU will return home to host Mount Marty on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – Following the first road contests of the season, North Dakota remained inside the top-5 at No. 4 in both the USCHO.com and USA Hockey/The Rink Live polls, which were released on Monday. The Fighting Hawks are coming off a split at Boston University, grabbing the program’s first win over the Terriers in Boston since March 16, 1990 with a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday night. Jackson Blake was stellar in the finale, assisting on the opening two goals for UND before potting the overtime winner just 20 seconds into the extra session to notch his second three-point night of the season. North Dakota hits the road to open conference play this weekend to battle No. 18 Minnesota Duluth from AMSOIL Arena beginning Friday at 7:07 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored eight of his 38 points in overtime, and the Minnesota Timberwolves sent the Boston Celtics to their first loss of the season with a 114-109 win on Monday night. Edwards was 15 of 25 from the field and had nine rebounds and seven assists. Jaden McDaniels added 20 points, and Rudy Gobert added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota improved to 4-0 at home in a third consecutive victory. Naz Reid scored 10 of his 14 points in the first quarter and helped the Timberwolves overcome foul trouble for Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with seven points in just 28 minutes before fouling out in overtime. Jayson Tatum had 32 points and Jaylen Brown added 26 for the Celtics. Boston’s 6-0 start was its best since 2009-10. The Timberwolves host New Orleans on Wednesday.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers ruptured his left Achilles tendon in another blow to a banged-up offense, a season-ending injury confirmed Monday by coach Kevin O’Connell. Akers was hurt Sunday in the win at Atlanta, where he had eight carries for 25 yards. Acquired Sept. 20 in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams, Akers had 138 yards on 38 attempts plus 11 receptions for 70 yards in six games for the Vikings. He has one of Minnesota’s two rushing touchdowns this season. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs had one against the Falcons. Alexander Mattison remained the starter after Akers arrived, but the fourth-year player provided a useful complement to the powerful Mattison with a quicker burst at the line of scrimmage. Regardless of who’s running the ball, the blocking has been a major problem for the Vikings this season. They’re 27th in the NFL with an average of 3.7 yards per rush. Akers tore his right Achilles tendon in an offseason workout before the 2021 season with the Rams and made a remarkably fast recovery to return in less than six months for the playoffs for the eventual Super Bowl champions.
Without Akers, Ty Chandler will be the primary backup to Mattison, with Kene Nwangwu as a third option. Mattison has 434 yards on 122 rushes plus 158 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions. Chandler has 13 touches for 85 total yards. The injury to Akers left the Vikings with their second torn Achilles tendon in as many weeks following the loss of quarterback Kirk Cousins. Rookie Jaren Hall started in his place against the Falcons and was forced out in the first quarter with a concussion before the newcomer Dobbs rallied the Vikings to victory. Nick Mullens, the original backup, has been sidelined by a back injury for the last four weeks. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring strain at the same time as Mullens. Both players are eligible to return this week. O’Connell said there’s a possibility Jefferson would begin practicing Wednesday but sounded a note of caution about bringing him back too quickly. Hall remained in the concussion protocol Monday with wide receiver K.J. Osborn, who also was knocked out of the game Sunday with a hit to the head. With Hall and Mullens uncertain for action, Dobbs will take the first team turns in practice this week and prepare to start against New Orleans.

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