K-Heart Sports – 11/09/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 110921 – 0700
MINOT, ND – It was a District 12 sweep on the first day of the Region 6 Volleyball Tournament. We’ll bring you live play-by-play of tonight’s semifinal on 106.9 K-Heart and khrt.com.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
First Round
(D12 #4) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. (D11 #1) Rugby 25-23, 25-20, 25-19
(D12 #2) Des Lacs-Burlington def. (D11 #3) Velva 25-17, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15
(D12 #1) Our-Redeemer’s def. (D11 #4) Nedrose 25-14, 25-8, 25-11
(D12 #3) Bishop Ryan def. (D11 #2) Drake-Anamoose 25-17, 25-18, 26-24
Today’s schedule
Semifinal (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
(D12 #2) Des Lacs-Burlington vs (D12 #4) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 6 PM
(D12 #1) Our-Redeemer’s vs (D12 #3) Bishop Ryan, 7:30 PM
Region 8 Tournament – Parshall High School
First Round
(D15 #1) Trenton def. (D16 #4) Stanley 25-14, 25-13, 25-9
(D16 #2) Divide County def. (D15 #3) New Town 25-5, 25-13, 25-11
(D16 #1) Kenmare def. (D15 #4) Alexander 25-7, 25-10, 25-10
(D16 #3) Ray def. (D15 #2) Trinity Christian 25-22, 25-19, 25-18
Today’s schedule
(D15 #1) Trenton vs (D16 #2) Divide County, 6 PM
(D16 #1) Kenmare vs (D16 #3) Ray, 7:30 PM
Region 7 Tournament – Hazen High School
First Round
#1 Dickinson Trinity def. #8 Hazen 25-16, 25-12, 25-12
#4 Glen Ullin-Hebron def. #5 Heart River 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-10
#7 Hettinger-Scranton def. #2 Beulah 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 25-13
#3 Bowman County def. #6 New England 25-19, 25-18, 25-19
Today’s schedule
#1 Dickinson Trinity vs #4 Glen Ullin-Hebron, 5 PM
#3 Bowman County vs #7 Hettinger-Scranton, 6:30 PM
Region 5 Tournament – Center-Stanton High School
First Round
#1 Garrison def. #8 Washburn 25-18, 25-27, 25-18, 25-10)
#4 Shiloh Christian def. #5 Flasher, 25-23, 26-24, 25-17
#2 Grant County def. #7 Central McLean 13-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-14, 16-14
#6 New Salem-Almont def. #3 Center-Stanton, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19
Today’s schedule
#1 Garrison vs #4 Shiloh Christian, 5:30 PM
#2 Grant County vs #6 New Salem-Almont, 7 PM
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
First Round
#1 North Star def. #8 Dunseith 25-8, 25-9, 25-9
#4 Benson County def. #5 Harvey-Wells County 24-26, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #7 Nelson County 25-8, 25-12, 25-17
#3 New Rockford-Sheyenne def. #6 Rolla 25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-13
Today’s schedule
#1 North Star vs #4 Benson County, 6 PM
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs #3 New Rockford-Sheyenne, 7:30 PM
Region 3 Tournament – Carrington High School
First Round
(D6 #1) Linton-HMB def. (D5 #4) Griggs-Midkota 25-8, 25-10, 25-8
(D6 #3) Strasburg-Zeeland def. (D5 #2) LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 15-25, 20-25, 25-13, 25-13, 15-12
(D5 #1) Carrington def. (D6 #4) South Border 25-21, 19-25, 25-17, 28-26
(D5 #3) Oakes def. (D6 #2) Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 27-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21
Today’s schedule
(D6 #1) Linton-HMB vs (D6 #3) Strasburg-Zeeland, 5:30 PM
(D5 #1) Carrington vs (D5 #3) Oakes, 7 PM
Region 2 Tournament – Northwood High School
First Round
#1 Thompson defr. #8 Park River-Fordville-Lankin 25-9, 25-14, 25-17
#4 Grafton def. #5 Cavalier 25-27, 17-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-11
#2 May Port-CG def. #7 North Border 25-10, 25-8, 25-8
#3 Hatton-Northwood def. #7 Hillsboro-Central Valley 19-25, 25-11, 23-25, 26-24, 15-9
Today’s schedule
#1 Thompson vs #4 Grafton, 5:30 PM
#2 May Port-CG vs #3 Hatton-Northwood, 7 PM
Region 1 Tournament – Central Cass High School
First Round
#1 Northern Cass def. #9 Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 25-11, 25-22, 25-22
#4 Hankinson def. #5 Fargo Oak Grove 25-22, 25-21, 25-21
#2 Central Cass def. #7 Sargent County 25-20, 25-19, 25-17
#6 Richland def. #3 Kindred 25-22, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16
Today’s schedule
#1 Northern Cass vs #4 Hankinson, 6 PM
#2 Central Cass vs #6 Richland, 7:30 PM
FARGO, ND – The NDSU football team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday. As a result the Bison drop from #2 to #5 in the STATS Performance FCS Top 25 poll. They drop from #2 to #6 in the FCS Coaches poll. The Bison are on the road again this week playing at Youngstown State.
North Dakota came from behind to defeat Youngstown State at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks last Saturday. The Fighting Hawks host Illinois State this week.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Following a sweep over No. 11 Denver, a pair of North Dakota student-athletes were named Bauer National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 1-7. Senior Zach Driscoll earned NCHC Goaltender of the Week while freshman Matteo Costantini was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week.
Driscoll allowed only one goal each night. On Friday, he stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced, including 11 in the third period, as UND skated away with a 3-1 win. He also helped the penalty kill finish 3-for-3 on Friday. A night later, Driscoll made 21 more stops in a 4-1 victory as the Bemidji State transfer improved to 4-1-0 at home this season.
Driscoll compiled a .956 save percentage in the series, tops among NCHC netminders on the weekend, as was his 1.00 goals-against average against Denver. He totaled 43 saves in the sweep and has now allowed two goals or less in five of his nine starts this season. Driscoll also helped UND finish the series a perfect 4-for-4 on the power play. Driscoll is now 6-3-0 on the season after the two wins over DU, while compiling a .904 save percentage and a 2.35 GAA on the season.
Costantini continued his strong start to his college career, racking up three points in UND’s sweep of Denver last weekend, while stretching his point streak to three games. On Friday, he opened the game’s scoring in the second period with his second career goal, helping pave the way for UND’s 3-1 win. Costantini again opened the scoring on Saturday, striking only 4:13 into the contest on a breakaway. He then dished out an assist on the game-winning goal later in the period, as UND rolled to a 4-1 victory. Saturday’s two-point outing marked his first career multi-point game as a Fighting Hawk.
Costantini finished the series with two goals, an assist, three shots on goal, one blocked shot and a +2 plus/minus. He also won four faceoffs each night against Denver for eight on the weekend. On the season, Costantini now has seven points on three goals and four assists in nine games.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Ja Morant scored 33 points, Brandon Clarke finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies put together a furious fourth-quarter rally before defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-118 in overtime. Memphis trailed by as many as 16 with 7:30 left in regulation Monday before a 21-4 rally. The Timberwolves forced overtime with a 39-foot 3-pointer banked in by Karl-Anthony Towns as regulation expired. D’Angelo Russell led the Timberwolves with 30 points, while Anthony Edwards finished with 27 points. Towns had 25 points and 13 rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler has been hired as bench coach of the Minnesota Twins. David Popkins will also be Minnesota’s new hitting coach. The 40-year-old Tingler went 116-106 over two seasons with the Padres. They made the playoffs in 2020. They collapsed down the stretch this year, resulting in Tingler’s dismissal. Tingler spent 13 seasons in a variety of roles with the Texas Rangers before going to San Diego. The 31-year-old Popkins was the hitting coach for the Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3 after Ben Roethlisberger’s 50th game-winning drive of his 18-year career. The Steelers coughed up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before Chris Boswell drilled a 40-yard field goal with 26 seconds left to send Pittsburgh past the Chicago Bears, 29-27. Roethlisberger directed the Steelers 52 yards in seven plays on the winning drive, aided by Chicago’s 12th penalty of the night. Rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth caught two touchdown passes and rookie running back Najee Harris found the end zone for a fifth straight game as the Steelers earned their fourth win in a row. Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes for 205 yards without an interception. Justin Fields found Darnell Mooney for a 16-yard strike with 1:46 remaining to give the Bears a 27-26 lead. But Chicago fell to 3-6 by allowing the Steelers to earn their 20th straight Monday Night Football home win.


UNDATED (AP) – The New York Knicks have stopped the Philadelphia 76ers’ winning streak at six games. Julius Randle scored 31 points, including eight straight during a key fourth-quarter stretch that carried the Knicks past the Sixers, 103-96. Randle also had 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett added 15 points in New York’s second win in five games. Philadelphia was without four-time All-Star Joel Embiid and three others due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Sixers wouldn’t confirm an ESPN report that said Embiid had tested positive for the coronavirus. Andre Drummond started in place of Embiid, and had 14 points and 25 rebounds.

Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:
– The Warriors earned a 127-113 win over the Hawks as Stephen Curry scored an NBA season-high 50 points with nine 3-pointers, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Only Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry had registered a game with 50 points and 10 assists in Warriors franchise history. Curry scored Golden State’s first 13 points, then 10 straight down the stretch in the third.
– Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook carried the Lakers to a 126-123 overtime win against the Hornets. Davis scored six of his 32 points in OT and grabbed 12 boards, while Anthony had a season-high 29 points. Westbrook had his first triple-double with the Lakers, finishing with 17 points and 14 assists and 12 rebounds.
– The Bulls ended the Nets’ five-game winning streak by dominating the fourth quarter of a 118-95 win in Chicago. The Bulls outscored the Nets, 42-17 in the final period, including 13 straight after Brooklyn took an 80-76 lead. DeMar DeRozan sparked the run with two straight buckets and finished with 28 points.
– Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists before the NBA MVP was ejected in the Nuggets’ 113-96 verdict over the Heat. Jokic was tossed for violently slamming his shoulder into Markieff Morris with 2:39 remaining. Will Barton scored 25 points for Denver, which held the opposition to under 100 points for the seventh time this season.
– Memphis trailed by 16 with 7:30 left in regulation before a 21-4 rally carried the Grizzlies to a 125-118 overtime win against the Timberwolves. Ja Morant poured in 33 points and Brandon Clarke had 20 points and nine rebounds for Memphis. Minnesota dropped its sixth in a row despite Karl-Anthony Towns, who hit a 3-pointer to end regulation and finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
– Luka Doncic provided 25 points and the Mavericks overcame a sluggish start for a 108-92 victory over the Pelicans. Tim Hardaway Jr.
and Jalen Brunson added 17 apiece and led a 12-0 run that gave Dallas a 93-71 lead. New Orleans led by 11 in the first quarter before suffering their seventh straight loss and falling to a league-worst 1-10.
– Cameron Payne delivered a season-high 24 points in 22 minutes off the bench to help the Suns earn their fifth consecutive win, 109-104 versus the Kings. Devin Booker had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Phoenix, while Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges scored 16 apiece. Harrison Barnes had 26 points and De’Aaron Fox scored 24 for Sacramento.

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Rangers have prevented the Florida Panthers from tying the best 12-game start in an NHL season. Igor Shesterkin made a season-high 42 saves and the Rangers built a 4-0 lead before holding off the Panthers, 4-3. Chris Kreider and Adam Fox each had a goal in the first period before K’Andre Miller and Ryan Strome scored 30 seconds apart in the second. Florida tallied three times in the third, twice in the final 1:26 before falling to 10-1-1.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– Alex Ovechkin scored his 741st career goal and set up two others as the Capitals defeated the Sabres, 5-3. Ovechkin tied Brett Hull for fourth on the all-time goals list and helped Washington end a three-game losing streak. Tom Wilson added two goals and Evgeny Kuznetsov contributed his ninth, 10th and 11th assists for the Caps.
– Jonathan Quick made 33 saves and the Kings earned their fifth straight win by blowing past the Maple Leafs, 5-1. Phillip Danault had two goals and an assist to help Los Angeles end Toronto’s fifth-game winning streak. Andreas Athanasiou chipped in a goal and an assist in the victory.

UNDATED (AP) – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been cleared to return to football activities barely a month after undergoing surgery on the middle finger of his throwing hand. Wilson’s surgeon says he has never encountered a player so committed to his postop therapy and with so much conviction to return to the same, if not better, level of performance as he had pre-injury. Wilson was hurt in Seattle’s Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Rams when his hand hit the arm of Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. The Seahawks have gone 1-2 since Geno Smith became the starting QB.

In other NFL news:
– Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold went for an MRI on his throwing shoulder Monday after experiencing soreness following Carolina’s 24-6 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Coach Matt Rhule said he will wait until Wednesday to get a better grasp on Darnold’s injury status before making a determination on who’ll start Sunday at Arizona.
– Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is expected to return to practice this week and could start again as soon as Sunday against Buffalo. Coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Wilson would be the team’s starting quarterback when he was fully healthy. The second player taken in this year’s draft has missed two games with a sprained right knee ligament.
– Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been formally waived by the Browns and can now be taken by any NFL team at a $7.25 million price tag for the rest of this season. If Beckham clears waivers by Tuesday at 4 p.m., he’ll be a free agent and can sign with any team. In that case, the Browns will have to pay him $4.25 million for this season, saving them $3 million.
– The Raiders have now dropped each of the two players they took in the first round of the 2020 draft after waiving Damon Arnette. General manager Mike Mayock said the move was necessary in response to a social media post with Arnette brandishing a gun and threatening to kill someone. The move to cut Arnette comes less than a week after No. 12 overall pick Henry Ruggs III was released following a fatal DUI crash.
– 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchey will miss the rest of the season with a torn quadriceps. The 2018 first-round pick got hurt during Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals in the latest injury blow for San Francisco.

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ strong start has been marred by an injury to Collin Sexton. The starting guard is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s win at New York. The Cavs said Sexton has a torn meniscus but didn’t mention the need for surgery. Sexton is averaging 16 points and 3.3 rebounds, one reason for the team’s 7-4 start.


UNDATED (AP) – The Major League Baseball Writers Association of America has announced the finalists for the major postseason awards. Those up for the MVP Awards are Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and Toronto’s Marcus Semien in the American League, and Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper, Washington’s Juan Soto and San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. in the National League. None of the six players appeared in a postseason game this year. NL Cy Young Award finalists are Dodgers right-hander Max Scherzer, Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler and Milwaukee ace Corbin Burnes. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, Chicago’s Lance Lynn and Toronto’s Robbie Ray are up for the AL Cy Young Award.

Also around the Majors:
– Astros third baseman Alex Bregman has undergone surgery on his right wrist, less than a week after ending the World Series in a prolonged slump. The team said the two-time All-Star is expected to resume baseball activities in January and should be OK to begin spring training.
– The Dodgers have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract with free agent left-hander Andrew Heaney, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The 30-year-old Heaney split this year between the Angels and Yankees, going 8-9 with a 5.83 ERA.
– Former Padres manager Jayce Tingler has landed on his feet, hired as bench coach of the Twins. Tingler guided San Diego to the 2020 playoffs, but a second-half swoon led to his dismissal last month.
– Former Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano has died at age 45. Friends and former teammates told the Mets that Feliciano was found dead in his sleep Monday at home in Puerto Rico. The left-hander led the majors in appearances from 2008-10, earning him the nickname “Perpetual Pedro.”

UNDATED (AP) – Texas Tech has named Baylor assistant and longtime Texas high school coach Joey McGuire as its next head coach. He will take over immediately at the end of the season. Sonny Cumbie will continue as interim head coach until then. McGuire is replacing Matt Wells. The former Utah State coach was fired in the middle of his third season with the Red Raiders.

Elsewhere in college football:
– Washington has suspended head coach Jimmy Lake without pay following a sideline incident during the Huskies’ game against Oregon. Lake is suspended from all team activities for the week and will return to his coaching responsibilities on Sunday. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory will serve as the interim coach for Saturday’s game against Arizona State.
– Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson injured a knee dancing in the team hotel the night before losing at South Carolina. Coach Dan Mullen says Richardson’s “MRI came back clean” and adds that “he’s fine.”

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA has set the stage for a dramatic restructuring of college sports. Proposed changes include reshaping of Division I that will tackle revenue distribution, how rules are made and enforced and access to the most-high profile and lucrative NCAA events such as the men’s basketball tournament. There’s also the question of just how big the tent should be at the top of college sports. The rewritten constitution focuses more on the NCAA’s broad goals of athlete welfare and athletics as part of an academic experience instead of governing procedures and operations. Both matters have come under increasing criticism.

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