K-Heart Sports – 11/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 111321 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The high school football season in North Dakota came to a conclusion on Friday with Dakota Bowl XXIX at the Fargo Dome.
 
In Class 9B, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion defeated Cavalier 42-14 to win their first football state championship since 1991 when the program played in Class B 11-man. Senior quarterback Corban Potts was a dual-threat for the Loboes rushing for 49 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for 154 yards and touchdown. Cavalier was making their third straight appearance in the 9-Man state championship game. The Loboes finish 12-0, while the Tornadoes end the season 11-1.
 
2021 NDHSCA 9B Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Chris Jenner, Surrey High School
 
2021 NDHSCA 9B Football Coach of the Year: Andrew DeleBarre, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
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In Class 11B, Kindred defeated No. 1-ranked Hillsboro-Central Valley 37-14 to win their first championship. The Vikings had lost to the Burros 26-20 in week two of the season. Trey Heinrich ended the game with 178 yards rushing on 24 carries. Max McQuillan added 51 yards on the ground to go along with his 185 yards passing for the Vikings (12-1). Senior kicker Jordyn Sunram connected for four extra-point kicks and a field goal which is believed to be the first points ever scored by a girl at a Dakota Bowl football state championship game.
 
2021 NDHSCA 11B Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Madden Thorson, Harvey Wells County
 
2021 NDHSCA 11B Football Coach of the Year: Nick Walker, Bowman County
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In Class 11A, Jamestown defeated Bismarck St. Mary’s 41-27 to win their first state title since 1933. Leading the way for the Blue Jays were Jakob Schempp and Payton Hochhalter. Schempp rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Hochhalter passed for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
 
2021 NDHSCA 11A Football Co-Senior Athletes of the Year: Blake Schafer, Wahpeton & Brit Senftner, Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
2021 NDHSCA 11A Football Coach of the Year: Adam Roland, Fargo North
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In Class 11AA, the third time proved to be the charm for West Fargo Sheyenne at the Dakota Bowl. The Mustangs defeated cross-town rival West Fargo High 27-7 to win their first football title in program history. North Dakota State football commit Carson Hegerle finished the game with seven catches for 69 yards. Friday’s loss was the first time West Fargo High had ever lost at the Dakota Bowl. The Packers entered the game 6-0 all-time in Dakota Bowl appearances.
 
2021 NDHSCA 11AA Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Lucas Schweigert, Bismarck Century
 
2021 NDHSCA 11AA Football Coach of the Year: Jeremy Newton, West Fargo Sheyenne High School
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WDA VOLLEYBALL
 
WATFORD CITY, ND – The top two seeds will play in the championship today at the WDA Tournament in Watford City.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
West Region Tournament – Rough Rider Center in Watford City
 
Loser Out
(4) Bismarck St. Mary’s def. (8) Dickinson 17-25, 25-18, 16-25, 27-25, 15-13
(6) Mandan def. (10) Watford City 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 25-12
Semifinal
(1) Bismarck Century def. (5) Bismarck Legacy 25-16, 25-22, 25-14
(2) Bismarck High def. (3) Jamestown 28-26, 25-17, 25-11
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
(5) Bismarck Legacy vs (6) Mandan, 12 PM
(3) Jamestown vs (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s, 2 PM
Championship
(1) Bismarck Century vs (2) Bismarck High, 4 PM
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STATE VOLLEYBALL
 
FARGO, ND – Pairings were announced Friday for the first round of the State Class B Volleyball Tournament, which begins Thursday in Bismarck. We’ll broadcast all Des Lacs-Burlington matches on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
 
High School Volleyball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Bismarck Event Center
 
First Round (Thu 11/18)
(2) Linton-HMB vs Des Lacs-Burlington, 1 PM
(3) Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Thompson, 3 PM
(1) Northern Cass vs Garrison, 5 PM
(4) Kenmare vs (5) Dickinson Trinity, 7 PM
 
The tournament runs along with the Class A tournament in the same facility through Saturday, Nov. 20th.
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LOCAL SCOREBOARD
 
MINOT, ND – Several Minot State teams were in action on Friday.
 
College Mens Basketball
GAC Conference Challenge – St. Cloud, MN
Minot State 103, Harding University 89
 
North Dakota State 60, Cal Poly 57
 
College Womens Basketball
Minot State 55, Black Hills State 52
 
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 5, Midland University 0 (Beavers now 8-0-0)
North Dakota 4, Miami (OH) 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota State-Mankato def. Minot State 25-16, 25-7, 25-16
 
NAHL Hockey
St. Cloud Norsemen 4, Minot Minotauros 0
Aberdeen Wings 6, Bismarck Bobcats 4
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NDSU MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (NDSU) – Senior Rocky Kreuser scored 20 points, including two clutch buckets late, to lift the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 60-57 win over Cal Poly inside the Mott Athletics Center on Friday afternoon. NDSU improved to 2-0 on the season, while Cal Poly fell to 1-1.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – In college football today, it’s senior day and the season finale for the Minot State Beavers who get to finish at home this weekend, hosting Concordia-St. Paul at 11 AM at Herb Parker Stadium.
 
The fifth-ranked North Dakota State football team is back on the road this week when the Bison (8-1, 5-1 MVFC) face Youngstown State (2-6, 1-5 MVFC) in the Missouri Valley Football Conference Game of the Week. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:05 AM CT in Youngstown, Ohio. NDSU is looking to rebound from a 27-19 loss at South Dakota State, while Youngstown State is coming off a 24-21 loss at North Dakota.
 
North Dakota looks to close out the home regular season slate on a high note, hosting Illinois State today at 2 PM in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This is the second all-time meeting between North Dakota and Illinois State, with the first coming all the way back in 1979.
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MSU SOCCER
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s Sofia Lewis was voted by the league coaches as the inaugural winner of the NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year Award for women’s soccer. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Lewis is a senior majoring in marketing and holds a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. On the pitch, Lewis is four-year starter, earning All-NSIC First Team honors her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons and second team honors as a junior. She earned United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region Third-Team and D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team honors and was part of the 2018 NSIC All-Tournament Team. She has scored 36 career goals in NSIC play, which is tied for the fourth most in the history of the league.
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MSU WOMEN’S WRESTLING
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Nina Sandoval made Minot State athletic history this week with the simple signing of her name. Beaver women’s wrestling coach Brittney Mitchem announced that Sandoval has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Minot State as a freshman in the fall of 2022 and to wrestling for the Beavers. Sandoval becomes the first student-athlete in the Minot State women’s wrestling program. A senior at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Ariz., Sandoval most recently finish fifth at the 2021 United World Wrestling (UWW) Women’s Freestyle All-American at 155 pounds.
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WOLVES-LAKERS
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 of his 29 points during Minnesota’s dominant third quarter, and the Timberwolves snapped their six-game losing streak with a 107-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. D’Angelo Russell had 22 points against his former team and Patrick Beverley added 11 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota, which seized control while outscoring the Lakers 40-12 in the third. Anthony Davis had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Lakers dropped to 2-3 with LeBron James sidelined by a strained abdominal muscle. Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on his 33rd birthday for Los Angeles, which had a solid first half before disintegrating in the third.
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T25 FOOTBALL

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Cincinnati’s football team is 10-0 for just the second time in program history. Desmond Ridder threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the CFP No.5 Bearcats beat South Florida, 45-28. Ridder became Cincinnati’s all-time leader in passing TDs and completed 31 of 39 for 304 yards. Ryan Montgomery ran for two scores, including a 55-yard run that capped the scoring. Montgomery had 72 yards on six carries.

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T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – UCLA is quickly showing that its trip to last season’s Final Four was no fluke. Johnny Juzang scored 25 points and No. 2 UCLA overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit before defeating fourth-ranked Villanova, 86-77. Jules Bernard banked in a jumper that tied it at 67 with 30 seconds to go to force overtime. Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 21 points and 13 rebounds and Bernard finished with 16 points for the 2-0 Bruins. Jermaine Samuels scored 20 points and Collin Gillespie scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats.

 
Checking out Friday’s other Top-25 men’s basketball action:
 
– Third-ranked Kansas ran its winning streak in home openers to 49 straight by getting 25 points from Ochai Agbaji in an 88-62 romp over Tarleton. Christian Braun added 15 points and Remy Martin had 14 for the Jayhawks, who closed on a 25-12 run.
 
– Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 27 points, Zach Edey added a career-best 22 and seventh-ranked Purdue routed Indiana State, 92-67. Ivey also had eight rebounds and four assists, while Edey contributed 10 rebounds and three blocks.
 
– No. 8 Baylor paired a celebration of its 2021 national championship with an 87-60 victory over Incarnate Word. Matthew Mayer scored 14 points, LJ Cryer had 13 and heralded freshman Kendall Brown debuted with 13.
 
– Wendell Moore Jr. had a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as ninth-ranked Duke whipped Army, 82-56. Freshman Paolo Banchero added 18 points for the 2-0 Blue Devils, who were coming off Tuesday’s season-opening win against No. 10 Kentucky.
 
– Tenth-ranked Kentucky blew past Robert Morris, 100-60 as Oscar Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points. Kellan Grady had 19 points, including four 3-pointers for the Wildcats.
 
– Coleman Hawkins had 17 points and Andre Curbelo finished with eight points, seven assists and four rebounds for No. 11 Illinois in a
92-53 thrashing of Arkansas State.
 
– Eric Williams Jr. had 19 points and five rebounds as No. 13 Oregon hammered SMU, 86-63.
 
– Jahvon Quinerly scored 26 points and Jaden Shackelford had 23 to lead 14th-rated Alabama to a 104-88 victory over South Dakota State.
 
– Marcus Sasser scored 26 points and Kyler Edwards added 18 with six rebounds to highlight No. 15 Houston’s 79-45 drubbing of Rice.
 
– E.J. Liddell poured in a career-high 29 points and No. 17 Ohio State pulled away from Niagara in the second half for an 84-74 victory.
 
– North Carolina struggled against Brown before RJ Davis finished with a career-high 26 points and Armando Bacot had 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting in the 19th-rated Tar Heel’s 94-87 victory.
 
– Jabari Smith furnished 23 points and 10 rebounds for No. 22 Auburn in a 93-65 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
 
– Armaan Franklin scored 21 points and Jayden Gardner had 18 as 25th-ranked Virginia bounced back from its season-opening loss to Navy by dumping Radford, 73-52.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Two of the NBA’s biggest surprises of the season squared off in San Francisco, where a two-time MVP took center stage. Stephen Curry nailed nine 3-pointers and poured in 40 points as the Warriors blew out the Bulls, 119-93. Curry shot 15 for 24 in his 52nd career 40-point game and Golden State’s seventh consecutive win. Draymond Green added nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists after coming into the game questionable with a bruised left thigh. The Warriors are a league-best 11-1 after dropping the Bulls to 8-4.

 
Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
 
– The Celtics won for the fourth time in five games as Dennis Schroder delivered eight of his season-high 38 points in overtime to lead a 122-113 win over the Bucks. Jayson Tatum scored 27 with 11 rebounds for Boston, which outscored Milwaukee 14-5 in OT. Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in six games after Giannis Antetokounmpo was scratched about 90 minutes before the opening tip with a right ankle sprain.
 
– The Suns rolled to their seventh straight win as Devin Booker and Jae Crowder scored 17 points each in a 119-94 pounding of the Grizzlies. Ja Morant led Memphis with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
 
– Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a one-game suspension, leading the Nuggets to a 105-96 win over the struggling Hawks. Trae Young provided 30 points in Atlanta’s sixth loss in a row.
 
– James Harden highlighted a 39-point, 12-assist performance by draining a 27-footer with 29 seconds left in the Nets’ 120-112 victory at New Orleans. Kevin Durant scored 28 for Brooklyn, which squandered a 90-69 lead before winning for the seventh time in eight games.
 
– Karl-Anthony Towns furnished 18 of his 29 points while the Timberwolves outscored the Lakers 40-12 in the third quarter of a 107-83 win in Los Angeles. D’Angelo Russell had 22 points against his former team to help Minnesota halt a six-game losing streak.
 
– The Mavericks coasted to a 123-109 win over the Spurs as Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 32 points and Luka Doncic recorded a triple-double. Doncic had 32 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to help Dallas clinch the season series.
 
– Miles Bridges scored 24 points and the Hornets trailed by 16 in the first quarter before downing the Knicks, 104-96. Point guard LaMelo Ball had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 12 points and nine assists in Charlotte’s second victory in seven games.
 
– Darius Garland tied his season high with 21 points and rookie Evan Mobley had 16 points in leading the Cavaliers to a 98-78 thumping of the Pistons. Mobley also delivered seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers in Cleveland’s fifth win in six games.
 
– Portland picked up its first win in seven road games as Damian Lillard scored 20 points and CJ McCollum added 17 in their 104-92 decision over the Rockets. Kevin Porter Jr. had a team-high 18 points for Houston, which owns the league’s worst record at 1-11.
 
– Lu Dort stole the ball and made a layup with 1.7 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 105-103 win over the Kings. Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 22 points for Oklahoma City, which trailed by 18 in the second half before notching their fourth win in a row.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Flyers have handed the Carolina Hurricanes their first home loss of the season. Joel Farabee and Zack MacEwen scored in the third period to send the Flyers past the Canes, 2-1. Carter Hart turned back 39 shots and blanked Carolina after Steven Lorentz beat him midway through the second. The Hurricanes fell to 10-2-0 overall and 5-1 at home. The Flyers are 7-3-2.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– Conor Sheary scored with 1:22 remaining to give the Capitals a 4-3 win at Columbus. Alex Ovechkin netted his 12th goal of the season and 742nd of his career, moving him ahead of Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL’s all-time list.
 
– The Oilers absorbed a 3-2 loss to the Sabres despite two power-play goals from NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl. Edmonton led, 2-1 until Dylan Cozens scored twice in a 5:14 span of the second period.
 
– Dylan Strome scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to push the Blackhawks past the Coyotes, 2-1. Alex DeBrincat also scored and Patrick Kane had two assists as Chicago won its third straight since Derek King replaced the fired Jeremy Colliton as head coach last Saturday.
 
– The Maple Leafs pulled out a 2-1 win over the Flames on Auston Matthews’ goal at 2:32 of overtime. William Nylander had a goal and an assist in Toronto’s seventh in in eight games.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. The former Raiders coach is alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old offensive emails from him. Gruden resigned as Raiders coach following the publication of his emails by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The emails were sent to former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen from 2011 to 2018 during Gruden’s time as an announcer at ESPN. They included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments. They came from a set of 650,000 emails obtained during an investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team. Gruden’s attorney says the league “selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job.” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called the allegations “entirely meritless.”

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Browns running back Nick Chubb will miss Sunday’s game at New England. Chubb was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday along with punt returner/running back Demetric Felton as the Browns dealt with a minor virus outbreak this week with five positive tests. Felton will also miss Sunday.
 
– Saints running back Alvin Kamara, starting left tackle Terron Armstead and prominent defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson have been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Tennessee. Kamara has not practiced this week after injuring his knee during a loss last Sunday to Atlanta.
 
– The Bills will be without starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds Sunday at the Jets. Edmunds did not practice this week after sustaining a hamstring injury in a 9-6 loss at Jacksonville last weekend.
 
– The Titans will be without starting linebacker David Long Jr. on Sunday against the Saints. The Titans declared Long out Friday after the linebacker missed practice all week with an injured hamstring.
 
– Quarterback Kyler Murray was back at practice Friday, potentially giving the Cardinals a boost heading into Sunday’s home game against the Panthers. Murray missed a game for the first time in his three-year career last weekend against the 49ers because of an ankle injury.
 
– Denver offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has contracted COVID-19 and is all but certain to miss Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Coach Vic Fangio won’t say who will call the plays but he said quarterbacks coach Mike Shula will be the one in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s ear at least relaying those calls to Denver’s starter.
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MLB-GIANTS-KAPLER

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has been rewarded with a new contract after a record-setting season during which the team won a franchise-best 107 games and the NL West. The extension runs through the 2024 season. The 46-year-old Kapler has just completed his second season as manager. San Francisco edged the Los Angeles on the final day of the regular season by one game. The 106-win Dodgers eliminated the Giants in a thrilling five-game NL Division Series.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA is raising the level of urgency regarding getting booster shots against the coronavirus, saying the shots should be received “as soon as possible.” Earlier in the week, the NBA and the Players Association said they were recommending the booster shots be received by those who are fully vaccinated, suggesting that it get done by Dec. 1 in most cases. The league told players and coaches in a memo Friday that it is no longer advisable to wait before receiving the additional dose. A copy of the memo was obtained by The Associated Press. 76ers center Joel Embiid is among at least eight players are known to currently be in the league’s health and safety protocols, meaning they are believed to have tested positive for the virus.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Jazz center Rudy Gobert, forward Joe Ingles and guard Donovan Mitchell and Pacers center Myles Turner have been fined by the league for their roles in an altercation Thursday night. Gobert was fined $35,000 for initiating the altercation, and Turner was fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation by shoving Gobert. Ingles was fined $30,000 for making inappropriate contact with a game official, and Mitchell was docked $20,000 for escalating an altercation by verbally taunting an opponent.
 
– Trail Blazers President and Chief Executive Officer Chris McGowan has decided to step down after nine years in the position, effective Nov. 26. McGowan’s resignation comes amid an outside investigation into workplace concerns surrounding the organization. Both The Athletic and Yahoo Sports have reported the probe stemmed from allegations of workplace misconduct involving Neil Olshey, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager for the organization.
 
 
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