K-Heart Sports – 11/22/23


MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls hockey team began the season hosting Bismarck Century last night. Maicee Burke tallied the hat trick as in the Majettes win.
High School Girls Hockey
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 4-3
Dickinson def. Williston, 2-1
Jamestown def. Bismarck High-Legacy, 5-4 OT
Fargo Davies def. Grand Forks, 3-2 OT
West Fargo United def. Devils Lake, 4-1

High School Boys Hockey
Mandan def. Hazen-Beulah, 5-2
Bottineau-Rugby def. Devils Lake, 5-4
MINOT, ND – The Class B Volleyball All-State team was announced and honors were given to several area players. Lean Lindquist and Maya Vibeto of Our Redeemer’s named to the First Team. Kylie Simpson of Bottineau, Anne Stroklund of Kenmare-Bowbells, and Azjiah Trader of South Prairie-Max were also named to the First Team. Second Team honors given to Chinelo Udekwe of Bishop Ryan and Shea Barron and Savanna Filibeck of Beulah. The team is voted on by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.
CROOKSTON, Minn. (MSU) – Khari Broadway scored 20 points to help lead the Minot State men’s basketball team over the Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles 79-67 on the road Tuesday night in the NSIC opener for both teams. The Beavers (3-1 overall, 1-0 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Broadway, who had 20 points, five assists and three steals. Connor Hollenbeck added 18 points and six rebounds and Caleb Van De Griend helped out with a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Van De Griend pulled down seven offensive rebounds to lead the Minot State offense which grabbed 19 boards and turned them into 16 second-chance points. After jumping out to an 18-17 advantage, Minot State went on an 8-0 run with 6:19 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Broadway, to increase its lead to 26-17. The Beavers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 32-26 advantage. Minot State did most of its first-half damage in the paint, scoring 18 of its 32 points close to the basket. Minot State kept its lead intact before going on an 8-0 run, finished off by Van De Griend’s layup, to grow the lead to 58-48 with 7:38 to go in the contest. The Beavers kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 79-67 win. Minot State got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 12 of its 47 total points. The Beavers host Jamestown on Saturday at 3 pm.
CROOKSTON, Minn. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team got an 18-point performance from the bench, but fell 67-54 to the Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles on the road Tuesday in the NSIC opener for both teams. Sydney Gustavsson led the Beavers (1-6 overall, 0-1 NSIC) with 19 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Emma Mogen tacked on five points and three steals off of the bench and Cassidy King helped out with two points and four steals from the bench. Led by Gustavsson’s four offensive rebounds, Minot State did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 17 boards that resulted in 15 second-chance points. Minot State did a great job disrupting Minnesota Crookston shots in the contest, as well, coming away with five blocks. Jaime Skeggs led the way individually for the Beavers with two rejections. Minot State kept it close in the first quarter, but entered the second frame down 18-14. The Beavers continued to lose ground in the second quarter and faced a 34-26 halftime deficit. Minnesota Crookston continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 45-30 advantage before Minot State went on an 11-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Peyton Breidenbach, to trim its deficit to 45-41 with 25 seconds to go in the third, a score which remained until the end of the third quarter. Minot State’s bench made the most of its minutes in the period as non-starters totaled seven of the team’s 15 third-quarter points. Minot State could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 67-54. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring eight of its 13 points in the paint. The Lady Beavers will play next at the University of North Dakota on Tuesday at 5 pm.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State linebacker Logan Kopp and quarterback Cam Miller are among the finalists announced Tuesday for two national player of the year awards in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Kopp, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., is a candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is presented annually to the FCS Defensive Player of the Year. Kopp leads the NDSU defense with 68 total tackles including two forced fumbles and one recovery. He is second on the team with three interceptions and four pass breakups, and ranks third on the Bison with 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.
Miller, a senior from Solon, Iowa, is a candidate for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the FCS Offensive Player of the Year. Miller ranks second in the FCS with a .747 completion percentage and 166.5 pass efficiency rating. He is 171 of 229 passing for 2,049 yards with 14 touchdowns against four interceptions, and he is NDSU’s leading rusher with 563 yards on 100 attempts with 11 touchdowns.
Two NDSU players have won the awards in previous years. Defensive end Kyle Emanuel was the Buck Buchanan Award winner in 2014, and quarterback Trey Lance was the Walter Payton Award winner in 2019. North Dakota State (8-3) is scheduled to host Pioneer Football League champion Drake (8-3) in the first round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.

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