K-Heart Sports – 11/11/2023


MINOT, ND – For the first time in more than four decades Minot High has won a football title. The Magi came back to defeat #1 Fargo Shanley 38-35 in the Class AAA Championship as the Dakota Bowl in Fargo. Like their semifinal win at West Fargo Sheyenne, Minot trailed by three scores early in the third quarter at 28-7. Kellan Burke tied the game at 35-35 with 7:30 to go in the game with a 59 yard interception return for a touchdown. The Magi defense would stop Shanley on a 4th down in the red zone and then marched down the field to the 3 yard line with 2-seconds to play. Burke would kick a 20 yard field goal as time expired and the Magicians celebrated their first football championship since 1980.
Tyson Ruzicka rushed to 100 yards and a touchdown, while Griffin Broderick added 36 yards and a score. Lucas Beeter completed 18 of 26 passes for 269 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 INT. Logan Conklin was the leading receiver with 8 catches for 135 yards and 2 TD’s, both one handed circus catches. Conklin also had an acrobatic interception. Shanley quarterback Landon Meier threw 9 interceptions all year, but the Magi picked him off three times. Talen Jundt had a key pick in the endzone just before halftime. Meier finished 28 of 44 for 268 yards, 3 TD’s and 3 INT.
High School Football
Dakota Bowl XXXI – Fargo Dome
9-Man Championship
North Prairie def. #3 South Border, 16-8
Class A Championship
#2 Kindred def. #4 Dickinson Trinity, 36-7
Class AA Championship
#1 Fargo North def. #7 Grand Forks Central, 31-6
Class AAA Championship
#3 Minot High def. #1 Fargo Shanley, 38-31
MINOT, ND – Minot High kept their season alive with a win on day two of the Class A West Region Volleyball Tournament on Thursday.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Bismarck High School
Loser Out
#5 Dickinson def. #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s (3-1) 25-6, 25-13, 21-25, 25-23
#6 Minot High def. #7 Williston (3-0) 25-16, 25-21, 25-23
#1 Jamestown def. #4 Bismarck High (3-1) 25-9, 21-25, 25-23, 25-15
#2 Bismarck Century def. #3 Bismarck Legacy (3-0) 25-13, 25-17, 25-20
Today’s schedule
State Qualifier
#4 Bismarck High vs #6 Minot High, 12 pm
#3 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Dickinson, 2 pm
#1 Jamestown vs #2 Bismarck Century, 4 pm
MINOT, ND – The bracket has been released for the State Class B Volleyball Tournament which begins Thursday at the Fargo Dome.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
State Tournament – Fargo Dome
Quarterfinals (Thu 11/16)
#2 May-Port-CG vs Trenton, 1 pm
#3 Our Redeemer’s vs New Rockford-Sheyenne, 3 pm
#1 Dickinson Trinity vs Shiloh Christian, 5 pm
#4 Northern Cass vs #5 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 7 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team got a 27-point showing from the bench, but fell 79-54 to the Fort Hays State Tigers at Civic Arena Friday in the Central Region Showcase. Emma Mogen led the Beavers (1-3 overall) with eight points and three steals. Jaime Skeggs added seven points and two steals and Peyton Breidenbach chipped in as well with five points and three steals off the bench. Minot State forced 18 Fort Hays State turnovers while committing 17 themselves in Friday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 14 points on the offensive end of the floor. Mogen’s three steals led the way for Minot State. The Beavers will play Southern Nazarene University this afternoon.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Already having upset a No. 1 foe this season, the Beavers went for a second such upset Friday against newly crowned No. 1 Midland. Taking an early lead, things looked good for No. 10-ranked Minot State, but the visiting Warriors used a second-period surge to grab the lead and held on for a 3-1 win over the Beavers at the Maysa Arena on Friday night. The same two teams meet again today at the Maysa Arena at 3:45 p.m. The Beavers (5-8-0 overall) started strong and looked to have netted an early lead with a power-play goal in the opening minutes of action, but the early edge was erased by an in-the-crease call. Unfazed, Minot State eventually took a 1-0 lead with 4:16 left in the first as Aspen Cooper did net a power-play goal for the Beavers, scoring off assists by Gillian Gervin and Cameron Schmidt. But Minot State could not stretch the lead and Midland (14-0-1) eventually tied it with 8:14 gone in the second, then broke the time 2:21 later. It proved to be just enough for the Warriors who never let the Minot State offense break through again, and with 1:04 left in regulation Midland added an empty-net goal to ice the win. A hard-fought win between two teams that faced off in last year’s ACHA National Semifinal that was won by Minot State. The foes also have met three times already this season with Midland picking up all three of those wins. Haylie Biever finished with 21 saves in Friday’s contest for Minot State.
MINOT, ND (MSU) -The Minot State volleyball team fell to the Bemidji State Beavers in five sets (20-25, 25-18, 14-25, 26-24, 11-15) Friday at the Dome on Senior night. The Minot attack was paced by Sydney Upton, who finished with 10 kills on the
day, and by Emily Kotelnikoff also with 10. Defensively, they had four players reach double figures in digs, highlighted by Kendal Braun’s 18, 17 from Viktoria Sedova, and 13 more from Jaina Macaulay.
SET 1 | The Beavers fell behind early, losing the first set 25-20. Minot State trailed by as many as six points as Bemidji State grabbed the advantage for good at 17-16 in a set that was knotted up nine times before the Beavers took over in the second half of the stanza.
SET 2 | Minot State responded to pick up a 25-18 victory in set two, evening the match at one set apiece. The Beavers never trailed by more than five points and grabbed the advantage for good at 9-8 in a set that showcased two lead changes before Minot State took over the lead. The Minot State offense also got a boost from three aces in the stanza.
SET 3 | Bemidji State responded to win set number three, putting Minot State in a two sets to one hole. The Beavers lost the first point and never took the lead before falling in the set 25-14.
SET 4 | Minot State then responded to win the fourth set 26-24 to force a fifth set. A fantastic serving effort helped Minot State earn a victory in a set where they notched five aces. The Beavers opened up a 20-15 lead in the stanza and coasted to victory from there.
SET 5 | Minot State came up short in a back-and-forth match, winning the second and fourth sets, but dropping the first, third and fifth, which they dropped by the score of 15-11, to fall in the match. The Beavers had a lead early in the set at 10-9 before Bemidji State took over.
The loss dropped Minot State’s record to 2-25 overall and 1-16 in NSIC action.
DULUTH, Minn. (UND) – Fourth-ranked North Dakota struck for a trio of goals in the opening 20 minutes and held off a late rally from the hosts to capture a 4-2 win over No. 18 Minnesota Duluth on Friday night from AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. UND (6-2-1, 1-0-0 NCHC) rode another strong start to a game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the opening period on goals from Jayden Perron, Logan Britt and Louis Jamernik V before Cameron Berg iced the game with a power play goal in the final minute to open NCHC play with a victory for the sixth straight year and ninth time in 11 years. Ludvig Persson was solid once again with 20 saves on 22 shots to notch his sixth win of the season and record his sixth start of the season with two-or-fewer goals allowed.
The visitors took control of the game from the opening drop and jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 9:03 mark when Hunter Johannes forced a turnover behind the net and Berg feathered a perfect pass to Perron, who sniped home his fifth goal of the season to give the visitors the early advantage. UND quickly doubled its lead just over two minutes later, as Owen McLaughlin found Britt alone at the top of the slot for the Crystal Lake, Ill., native to wire his second goal of the year past goaltender Matthew Thiessen to increase the score to 2-0. Jamernik V kept the onslaught going in the final two minutes of the opening stanza by batting home a puck out of midair for his first goal of the year and a 3-0 lead going into the intermission. Minnesota Duluth began to rally back, cutting the deficit to 3-1 midway through the second on a power play goal from Luke Loheit before Anthony Menghini made it a one-goal game with just over five minutes to play in regulation, but Berg’s power play snipe in the final minute secured the 4-2 victory for the visitors. North Dakota goes for the sweep tonight at 6:07 p.m. from AMSOIL Arena.
MINOT, ND – The teams atop the standings in the NAHL Central Division met at Maysa Arena on Friday night as the Tauros
hosted division leading Austin. Minot got goals from Gage Parillo in the 1st period, Dylan Jensen in the 2nd, and two from Anthony Catarelli in the 3rd as they defeat the Bruins 4-1. Brady James made 19 saves as the Tauros improve to 12-3-1 on the season. Tonight’s rematch begins at 7:35 pm at Maysa Arena.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves with impressed with Victor Wembanyama, which made their victory that much more satisfying. Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Timberwolves overcame 29 points from the rookie sensation to hold off the San Antonio Spurs 117-110 on Friday night in their In-Season Tournament opener. Anthony Edwards added 28 points and Rudy Gobert had 11 points and 10 rebounds as Minnesota won its fifth straight. Wembanyama was 12 for 21 from the field and 3 for 7 on 3-pointers. The No. 1 pick, who was coming off a difficult debut at Madison Square Garden in a loss to New York on Wednesday, added nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots. Minnesota had notable victories over Boston and Denver but had not won on the road this season. San Antonio has lost four straight, dropping its previous two by an average of 31 points to Indiana and the Knicks. The Timberwolves play at Golden State on Sunday.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner and JJ Peterka each had a goal and an assist, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Friday night. Henri Jokiharju also scored for Buffalo, and Devon Levi made 31 saves. The Sabres won for the fourth time in six games (4-1-1). Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek scored for the Wild, and Filip Gustavsson stopped 22 shots. Minnesota has lost six of eight (2-5-1). Jared Spurgeon nearly forced overtime in the game’s final moments, firing a shot off the post with 10 seconds remaining. The Wild host Dallas on Sunday night.

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