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K-Heart Sports – 06/29/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/29/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs got some stiff competition from the Red River Pilots last night at Corbett Field. The game was tied 5-5 after 9 innings of play. This year in the Expedition League if that happens the winner is determined by a homerun derby instead of playing extra innings. Ben Newbert that won the Sabre Dogs their 2nd HR Competition in just 4 games. The Dogs winning streak extends to 24 games in a row. The two teams will now shift to Grand Forks for games tonight and Thursday.
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MINOT, ND – Tuesday scores:
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class B
Renville County 8, Ray 1
Renville County 10, Ray 0
 
Garrison 16, Bismarck Scarlets 2
Bismarck Scarlets 14, Garrison 10
 
Hazen 5, Hettinger 2
Hazen 10, Hettinger 6
 
Bismarck Senators 10, Bismarck Reps 3
Bismarck Senators 9, Bismarck Reps 7
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco didn’t take long to get back into the swing of things. Returning from his first stint on the injured list as a major leaguer, Polanco drove in three runs and rookie Josh Winder pitched six stellar innings as the Minnesota Twins earned a day-night doubleheader split with a 6-0 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night.
 
Amed Rosario’s clutch two-run single in the eighth inning rallied Cleveland to a 3-2 win in the opener, snapping the Guardians’ five-game losing streak. Down 2-1 in the opener, the Guardians came back against reliever Emilio Pagán (1-3), who walked Myles Straw and rookie Steven Kwan before facing Rosario. Cleveland’s shortstop then slapped a 3-2 pitch through the middle to give the Guardians a major lift. When he rounded first, Rosario, who went 3 for 4 and has five three-hit games in June, skipped in the air.
 
Polanco, who missed 14 games with lower back tightness, was reinstated from the IL and quickly made a difference by cracking a two-run homer in the third inning off rookie Konnor Pilkington (1-1) as the Twins restored their lead in the AL Central to three games over the Guardians. Byron Buxton hit his 20th homer and José Miranda connected in the second game for the Twins, who have taken two of three in this five-game set between division rivals. Winder (3-2) was brought up as the club’s 27th man for the doubleheader and excelled in just his fourth major league start — and first since May 27. The right-hander allowed four hits and one walk — to start the first.
Twins RHP Dylan Bundy (4-4, 4.80 ERA) starts tonight against Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.76).
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LYNX-WINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Moriah Jefferson had the first triple-double in franchise history with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 92-64 victory over the Dallas Wings on Tuesday night. Aerial Powers scored 13 of her 20 points in the first quarter for the Lynx, whose 26-point halftime lead was their largest in the last three seasons. Jefferson, who was waived by Dallas in May, grabbed her 10th rebound with five seconds left and was surrounded by teammates after the buzzer, having become the 10th player in WNBA history with a triple-double. It was the 15th triple-double overall in the league, with four coming this season. The Lynx scored 33 points in the first quarter and led 50-24 at halftime after going 8 of 16 behind the arc, while Dallas was just 8 for 30 overall. Arike Ogunbowale scored 16 points for Dallas (9-11). Marina Mabrey missed her first seven shots and finished 1 of 11 for three points.
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TIMBERWOLVES-KESSLER
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walker Kessler will bring a 7-foot-1 presence and prolific shot-blocking ability to Minnesota, a welcome complement in the post to star Karl-Anthony Towns even if his playing time is limited during his debut NBA season. The Timberwolves didn’t just draft him to patrol the paint and guard the pick-and-roll. He has upside as a scorer, too. “High school year, I didn’t know what defense was. I was just a stretch big, skilled big, offensive player. That’s all I did,” Kessler said Tuesday as the Timberwolves introduced him and fellow draft picks Wendell Moore Jr. and Josh Minott at Target Center.
 
Kessler began to unlock his potential as a freshman at North Carolina. After transferring to Auburn last year, he flourished as a rim protector. The Tigers had plenty of scorers, so he carved out his own role and won two national defensive player of the year awards while leading the country with a program-record 155 blocked shots. Kessler had two points-rebounds-blocks triple-doubles. Kessler has a soft touch around the hoop and shot 70% from inside the arc, his overall shooting rate dragged down by a 10-for-50 performance from 3-point range that Timberwolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly briefly needled him about during the news conference.
 
The Wolves will likely look largely the same for next season coming off their seventh-place finish in the Western Conference. Free agency will be more about finding complementary players, just like Kessler and Moore will be, for Towns, Anthony Edwards and other valued youngsters like Jaden McDaniels and Jaylen Nowell.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/28/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/28/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Monday scores:
 
American Legion Baseball
Class B
 
Garrison 12, Mandan A’s 8
Mandan A’s 13, Garrison 2
 
Surrey 7, Burlington 5
Surrey 9, Burlington 5
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs keep winning, extending their winning streak 23 with 7-4 home win over Red River. The Dogs improve to 27-1 on the season. They host Red River at Corbett Field again tonight.
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TWINS-ROCKIES
 
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sonny Gray turned an emotional, distracting day for the Twins into a dominant one. The right-hander pitched seven superb innings and Gary Sánchez homered and drove in four runs to help Minnesota stretch its lead in the AL Central with an 11-1 blowout of the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night. When they arrived in Cleveland on Sunday night ahead of the five-game series, the first-place Twins were rocked by news that pitching coach Wes Johnson is leaving to take over at LSU. The decision was felt throughout Minnesota’s clubhouse, but especially among the team’s pitchers. Gray, acquired in March from Cincinnati, had grown close to Johnson and said he doesn’t want him to go. Gray (4-1) never let the Guardians get going. He gave up hits in each of the first two innings, then retired 15 of 16 before walking José Ramírez to start the seventh — his first walk allowed in 22 innings. The Twins will start Devin Smeltzer in Game 1 today against Zach Plesac. Minnesota is recalling rookie Josh Winder to start the second game against Cleveland rookie Konnor Pilkington.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/27/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The 1st Annual Justin Demary Memorial Baseball Tournament finishe Sunday with the Mandan Cheifs winning the championship over Brainerd Post 255 by a final of 6-2.
 
The Mandan A’s Tournament was won by East Grand Forks 12-2 over the Williston Oilers.
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs completed a three-game sweep at North Iowa on Sunday with a 13-8 win. The Dogs extended their winning streak to 22 in a row and improve to 27-1 on the season. They return home to host Red River at Corbett Field tonight and Tuesday.
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TWINS-ROCKIES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton had three hits, including an RBI triple for the second straight game, in the Twins’ 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies that stretched their division lead ahead of a pivotal series against Cleveland. Max Kepler added two hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who have a two-game lead in the AL Central. They hit the road for five games in four days against the Guardians, who overtook the Twins for one day this week only to lose four straight — including a sweep at home by Boston. The Twins have led the division for 65 of 82 days this season. Joe Ryan (6-3) ground through 102 pitches over five innings for his first win in more than a month.
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LYNX-SKY
 
CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, to help the Chicago Sky edge the
Minnesota Lynx 88-85 on Sunday. Chicago inbounded in the frontcourt with 7.6 seconds to go. Vandersloot attempted to drive the right side, was stopped and handed off to Emma Meesseman, got the ball back and hit the winning shot from about 25 feet. The Sky were missing head coach James Wade, who was out because of health and safety protocols. Meesseman scored 15 points, Candace Parker 13, Rebekah Gardner 12 and Allie Quigley and Julie Allemand 11 each for the Sky (13-5). Vandersloot added six assists and five rebounds. Jessica Shepard and Kayla McBride scored 15 points each for the Lynx (5-14). Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, Moriah Jefferson 11 and Natalie Achonwa 10.
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STANLEY CUP FINAL
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon could not find the words. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke. After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a goal and an assist from MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history and first in more than two decades by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the final Sunday night. It’s the first title for the Avs’ core group led by MacKinnon, captain Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Makar, and it follows several early postseason exits — in the second round each of the past three seasons and the first round in 2018. The 2016-17 team was the worst in hockey, finishing with just 48 points.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/25/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/25/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The 1st Annual Justin Demary Memorial Baseball Tournament began Friday at Corbett Field. Pool play continues today with tournament action scheduled for Sunday.
 
American Legion Baseball
Justin Demary Memorial Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Pool Play
Brainerd Post 255 def. Billings Expos, 8-5
Pierre Post 8 def. Glendive Blue Devils, 12-2
Mandan Chiefs def. Brainerd Post 255, 7-2
Minot Vistas vs Pierre Post 8, cancelled due to weather
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs began a three-game road series at North Iowa on Friday and extended their winning streak to 20 in a row as they shutout the Ragin’ Roosters 11-0. The Dogs improve to 25-1 on the season and have outscored their opponents 263-41. Their only loss was June 1st at Red River.
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TWINS-ROCKIES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Germán Márquez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies edged the Twins 1-0 Friday night in a rare trip to Minnesota. Charlie Blackmon’s run-scoring fielder’s choice was the difference for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game skid. Márquez (4-5) had a season high in innings and season low in runs in winning his third straight decision as Colorado bounced back from a three-game sweep in Miami. Dylan Bundy (4-4) allowed a run in six innings for the Twins, giving up four hits and two walks. Minnesota was shut out for the 10th time in 72 games this season, one night after shutting out Cleveland.
 
UP NEXT
RHP Chris Archer (1-3, 3.44 ERA) starts tonight’s matchup for Minnesota, with Colorado countering with RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 4.42). Archer hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts, but he has only lasted four innings in each of his last two outings. Senzatela has allowed five total runs over his last three starts, spanning 18 innings.
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STANLEY CUP FINAL
 
DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It’s heading back to Florida. The resilient Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd hoping to celebrate the Avalanche’s first championship in 21 years. Game 6 is Sunday night in Tampa. The Lightning trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/24/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/24/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association has named their high school award winners.
 
Female Team: Kindred basketball
The Vikings went 25-0, winning Region 1 and Class B state championships. Three Kindred players will be competing in college – Duchscherer in softball at Alabama, Terryl Johnson in basketball at Minnesota State-Moorhead and Tina Freier in basketball at Jamestown. The Vikings beat opponents by a margin of 35 points per game and limited foes to fewer than 38 points per contest.
 
Other finalists: Minot soccer; Bismarck Century volleyball
 
Female Athlete: Abby Duchscherer, Kindred
Duchscherer was a three-sport standout for the Vikings. The Miss Basketball award winner averaged 19.5 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals per game in helping the Vikings win a state title. In track, she won a state title in the javelin and was an all-region selection in volleyball. A softball standout, she played for a Sioux Falls-based club team throughout high school and will play for Alabama.
 
Other finalists: Logan Nissley of Bismarck Century; Annie Nabwe of Jamestown
 
Female Coach: Jamie Zastoupil, Bismarck Century volleyball and Jason Schwarz, Minot basketball
 
Zastoupil led the Patriots to a 37-2 season. Century won its third consecutive state title and made its 11th straight state championship match appearance. The Patriots defeated Bismarck in the state finals after the Demons handed Century its only two losses of the season. Macy Fridgen and Logan Nissley were named first-team all-state and Delani Clarke was second-team all-state.
 
Schwarz guided a young Majettes team to the school’s first state title in more than 40 years. Minot went 22-4, with three losses to defending champion Century and one to Bismarck. They won the state title by snapping Century’s 51-game winning streak in the final, a 75-68 Minot victory.
 
Other finalists: Matt Pfau of Minot soccer
 
Male Team: Four Winds-Minnewaukan basketball
 
Four Winds-Minnewaukan returned only one senior from the previous season but the Indians went 27-0 and claimed the state Class B title. The Indians defeated defending state champion Kindred 69-49 in the championship game.
 
Other finalists: Bismarck wrestling; Minot basketball
 
Male Athlete: Troy Berg, Dickinson
Berg was a multi-sport standout for the Midgets. He was a first-team all-state selection in football and led Dickinson in rushing and passing. Berg was named the Senior Athlete of the Year in wrestling, finishing third at 160 pounds. And he was the West Region Senior Athlete of the Year in baseball, hitting .462 with 21 RBIs and a team-leading 38 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. He will play baseball in the GPAC at Jamestown.
 
Other finalists: Paul Olson of Kindred; Trey Brandt of Beulah
 
Male Coach: Rick Smith, Four Winds-Minnewaukan basketball
Smith led the Indians to an unbeaten season and a state title despite having lost four starters from the previous year to graduation. Four Winds-Minnewaukan averaged 80 points per game and limited opponents to only 48. They had only one game decided by single digits all season, which came in the season opener, against highly-ranked Enderlin.
 
Other finalists: Bill Nelson of Jamestown football; Dean Winczewski of Minot basketball; Jeff Schumacher and Mark Lardy of Bismarck wrestling; Nate Soulis of Thompson baseball.
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MINOT SOCCER
 
MINOT, ND – MaLiah Burke has been named the 2021-2022 North Dakota Gatorade Girl’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Burke helped lead the Majettes to back-to-back state titles and a 33 match winning streak.
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LEGION BASEBALL
 
MINOT, ND – Legion scoreboard:
 
American Legion Baseball
Class A
Minot Metros 7, Bismarck Reps 4
Bismarck Reps 4, Minot Metros 2
 
Mandan A’s 13, Williston Oilers 6
Mandan A’s 10, Williston Oilers 7
 
Class B
Renville County 18, Kenmare 0
Renville County 17, Kenmare 10
 
Bottineau 8, Rugby 1
 
 
Expedition League Baseball
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs 10, Pierre Trappers 2   (19 wins in a row for Dogs)
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians came to Minnesota and won their seventh consecutive series, pulling ahead of the Twins in the AL Central with five more matchups looming next week. Too early to call it a race? Perhaps, but after three straight one-run games there’s no denying these division rivals will match up the rest of the way. Nick Gordon hit a third-inning home run that stood up for starter Devin Smeltzer as the Twins dodged a sweep, cooling off the Guardians with a 1-0 win on Thursday. The Guardians loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh inning against Joe Smith. They got a man to second base with one out in the eighth facing Jhoan Duran, the Twins’ best reliever. They had a runner on second with one out in the ninth against Caleb Thielbar, who recorded his first career save by striking out pinch-hitter Steven Kwan to end the game. Cleveland lost for just the fifth time in its last 22 games. The Guardians (36-29) lead by percentage points in the AL Central race, having played six fewer games than the Twins (39-32).
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LYNX-MERCURY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 10 rebounds in her return from an injury and Moriah Jefferson scored 21 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 100-88 on Thursday night. Minnesota (5-13) has won 17 of the last 20 meetings with Phoenix, including an 84-71 victory on Tuesday. Fowles had been sidelined for five games due to a cartilage injury in her right knee. She entered averaging 16.5 points and 10.3 rebounds in 12 games and was 7 of 12 from the field in 22 minutes of limited action. Kayla McBride and Damiris Dantas each scored 15 points, and Aerial Powers had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Minnesota, which set a season high for points. Jefferson scored 12 points in the first half and Dantas added 11 as Minnesota led 60-48. Three Phoenix starters reached double-digit scoring in the first half and Skylar Diggins-Smith had nine points. Tina Charles finished with 26 points and Diana Taurasi added 23 for Phoenix (6-12). Diggins-Smith finished with 14 points and Shey Peddy added 12.
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NBA DRAFT-TIMBERWOLVES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns, acquiring 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler in a draft pick swap that netted them an additional first-rounder that became Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday night. In their first draft under new president of basketball operations Tim Connelly, the Timberwolves — coming off a 46-win season and just the second playoff appearance of the last 18 years — were active on the trade phones while taking advantage of some depth in the bottom third of the first round to pick up an extra prospect. Walker, who won two national defensive player of the year awards and was widely considered the best shot-blocker in this draft, came off the board at No. 22. Moore is a 6-foot-5 wing, who was the second-leading scorer on a Duke team that was loaded with future pros and reached the Final Four, flourished in his third season. He was an ACC All-Defensive Team pick.
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NBA DRAFT
 
NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. After leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, the 6-foot-10 forward was called first by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to begin the draft, beating out fellow first-year forwards Jabari Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren. The Magic were picking first for the fourth time and they’ve done well with their previous choices. They took Shaquille O’Neal in 1992, traded the rights to Chris Webber for Penny Hardaway the next year, and went with Dwight Howard in 2004. Holmgren went second to the Oklahoma City Thunder after the 7-footer led the West Coast Conference in blocked shots, rebounding and shooting percentage at Gonzaga. The Houston Rockets took Smith at third. Forward Keegan Murray jumped all the way to the No. 4 pick by the Sacramento Kings. The Detroit Pistons took athletic Purdue guard Jaden Ivey fifth.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest Manning quarterback, and the nation’s top recruit for next year’s class, has verbally committed to a future SEC school: Arch Manning tweeted Thursday that he plans to play at Texas. The quarterback’s message included a photo of him dropping back for a pass while wearing a Longhorns shirt. Manning is going into his senior season at Isidore Newman, a prep school in New Orleans where his Super Bowl MVP uncles Peyton and Eli also played. Arch Manning’s father, Cooper, is the older brother of Peyton and Eli. Peyton Manning played his college ball at Tennessee. Eli Manning followed their father and Arch’s grandfather, Archie, in playing at Ole Miss.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/23/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/23/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association has named their year end award winners in college sports.
 
Male Team: BSC baseball
The Mystics won the Mon-Dak Conference regular season title, claimed the Region XIII tournament championship and advanced to the North Plains District finals, finishing one step short of a trip to the NJCAA World Series. The Mystics ranked among the national leaders in several categories, individually and as a team – including leading the nation in batting average (.407), slugging percentage (.664) and on-base percentage (.502).
 
Other finalists: North Dakota State football; Jamestown volleyball.
 
Male Athlete: Danny Kittner, U-Mary football
Kittner, a junior from Gilbert, Ariz., put together an All-America season at wide receiver for U-Mary. Kittner was named to the AFCA All-America first team, the Northern Sun Offensive Player of the Year and the NCAA Division II Super Region 4 offensive player of the year. He led the nation in receptions (128), yards (1,723), all-purpose yards (2,251) and was second in touchdowns (18), where he finished second to teammate Luke Little. Kittner set new NSIC records for catches and yards in a single season and set a new mark with 19 receptions in a single game.
 
Other finalists: Cordell Volson of North Dakota State football; Mason Walters of Jamestown basketball.
 
Male Coach: Michael Keeran, BSC baseball
Keeran guided Bismarck State College to a 37-8 record. The Mystics were regular-season conference champs and won the Region XIII postseason title, advancing to the best-of-three North Plains District finals series before falling to Kirkwood (Iowa). BSC led the nation in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Tate Leapaldt was fourth in the nation in batting average (.487) and three others ranked among the leaders. Nash Cromwell was fourth in the country with 74 RBIs, while Logan Grant was fifth with 73.
 
Other finalists: Matt Entz of North Dakota State football; Tyler Oakes of North Dakota State baseball.
 
 
Female Team: Jamestown volleyball
The Jimmies lost only once all year in advancing to the NAIA Final Four. Jamestown finished 35-1, falling to Park University in the national semifinals. It was the third consecutive trip to the Final Four for the Jimmies, who finished as national runners-up in 2019 and played in the semifinals the past two seasons. Jamestown went 18-0 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, winning 30 of 34 matches in sweeps.
 
Other finalists: Dakota College-Bottineau basketball; NDSCS basketball.
 
Female Athlete: D’Andra Morris, U-Mary track
Morris, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, won a national championship in the NCAA Division II outdoor track meet in the triple jump (42-9 3/4). She was the first Marauder to win an outdoor national title in the long jump and was the NSIC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. Morris won the triple jump at the Drake Relays in a school-record 13.17 meters and set an NSIC indoor mark in the triple jump. She was an All-American in the long jump during the indoor season and was named the NSIC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year.
 
Other finalists: Ivanie Tensaie of NDSCS basketball; Kacie Borowicz of North Dakota basketball.
 
Female Coach: Adam Jacobson, NDSCS basketball
Jacobson led the Wildcats to a 30-3 record, a Mon-Dak Conference title, a Region XIII title and the North Central District championship in his second season with NDSCS. He had two players move on to Division I schools – Ambah Kowcun to Wichita State and Ivane Tensaie to Penn State. The former University of Mary assistant coach left Wahpeton in May to become head coach at NCAA Division II Western Colorado.
 
Other finalists: Jon Hegele of Jamestown volleyball; Kyle Kuether of Bismarck State College volleyball.
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NATIONAL COTY
 
BISMARCK, ND – Jeff Schumacher of Bismarck High has won the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in the sport of wrestling. The long-time co-head coach led Bismarck High to another state championship, its 40th overall, eighth in the last nine years, and seventh of the last eight team dual championships. The award was announced Wednesday at the national coaches convention in Des Moines, Iowa.
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The streak is up to 18 in a row for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs. The defending Expedition League champs shutout the Pierre Trappers 10-0 last night at Corbett Field. The Dogs improve to 22-1 on the season. The Dogs and Trappers play again tonight in Pierre.
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oscar Gonzalez tied the game with a two-run single and scored on Owen Miller’s go-ahead sacrifice fly as the Cleveland Guardians rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to stun the Minnesota Twins 11-10 on Wednesday night. Gonzalez homered earlier and finished with four RBIs for the surging Guardians, who have won the first two in a three-game series to take a one-game lead over Minnesota atop the AL Central. The teams also meet five times in four days next week in Cleveland. Carlos Correa hit two home runs for the Twins, who have lost four of five and are 8-11 in June. Max Kepler and Gio Urshela also went deep for Minnesota. Sam Hentges (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth and Emmanuel Clase earned his 17th save with a 1-2-3 ninth for Cleveland, which has won 11 of 13 and is 17-4 since May 30. The young Guardians also won their seventh straight series.
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STANLEY CUP FINAL
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are on the brink of their first Stanley Cup title since 2001, thanks to Nazem Kadri’s overtime goal. Even if the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning don’t believe it should have counted. Kadri scored at 12:02 of the extra period to give Colorado a 3-2 victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and move the Avalanche within a win of their first championship in over two decades. Without specifically saying Tampa Bay felt Colorado had too many men on the ice for the winning goal, Lightning coach Jon Cooper suggested the goal should not have been allowed. The NHL released a statement saying the penalty is a judgement call that can be made by the on-ice officials. Each of the four officials said they did not see a too many men on the ice situation on the winning play. The call is not subject to video review. Back in the lineup after being sidelined since June 4 with a thumb injury, Kadri skated in on Andrei Vasilevskiy and slipped a shot under the goaltender’s right arm to give Colorado a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is Friday night in Denver, where Colorado won the first two games of the series and are 7-2 this postseason.
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NBA DRAFT
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won’t go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will determine who goes first tonight, with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets slated to follow. Smith, who led Auburn to its first No. 1 ranking, gives a slight edge to himself but is impressed by all three. Assuming they are gone in the top three spots, that’s when the mystery could start up. The Sacramento Kings hold the No. 4 pick, a spot that produced last season’s Rookie of the Year in Toronto forward Scottie Barnes. They could have players such as Purdue guard Jaden Ivey and Iowa forward Keegan Murray to choose among, though it’s unclear which way the Kings might be leaning — or even if they will make the pick at all instead of trading it.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/22/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/22/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Professional golfer Tom Hoge, the University of Mary hockey team and its goalie, and Bismarck Bobcats coach Layne Sedevie have received year-end awards from the North Dakota Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Hoge, who earned his first PGA Tour victory earlier this year, won the NDAPSSA’s Dakota Award for the second time in three years. The University of Mary hockey team was named the Non-School Team of the Year for the second consecutive year, while its goalie, Kyle Hayden, was named Non-School Athlete of the Year. Sedevie was named Non-School Coach of the Year.
 
Dakota Award: Tom Hoge
Hoge, a Fargo South High grad, won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., in February. Hoge, who won with a score of 19-under par, collected $1,566,000 for the victory. Hoge previously had two runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour. Hoge is enjoying his best season as a pro. He currently sits 14th in the FedEx Cup Standings with $3,955,721 in winnings and is ranked 41st in the world.

Other Dakota Award finalists: University of Wisconsin and Team USA hockey player Britta Curl; Arizona women’s basketball player Lauren Ware, both of Bismarck.

 
Non-School Team: University of Mary hockey
Back-to-back ACHA Division II national championships has earned the University of Mary the NDAPSSA’s non-school team of the year for the second year in a row. The Marauders capped off a 38-5-2 season with a 3-2 triple-overtime victory over Florida Gulf Coast in the title game played in Maryland Heights, Mo. The Marauders became the fifth team to win consecutive titles. Florida Gulf Coast won back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. The Marauders, coached by Dan Huntley, finished the 2021-22 season on a 20-game winning streak.
 
Other Non-School Team finalists: Fargo Post 400 Stars American Legion baseball team; Souris Valley Sabre Dogs in Minot.
 
Non-School Athlete: Kyle Hayden
Hayden went 25-3-2 in goal for the Marauders, including winning all four games in the national tournament. Named the AHCA Division 2 West Regional Player of the Year, the junior from Albertville, Minn., posted a 1.57 goals against average, .941 save percentage with six shutouts for the Marauders. In the national championship game, Hayden made 58 saves and was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.
 
Other Non-School Athlete finalists: Kobe Senn – Fargo Post 400 American Legion baseball team.
 
Non-School Coach: Layne Sedevie
With a largely new team in the North American Hockey League, Sedevie helped rally the Bismarck Bobcats out of a 9-18-2 hole at the midway point of the season to make the NAHL playoffs. Sedevie, also the team’s general manager, acquired iron-man goalie Oskar Spinnars Nordin, who played the last 33 games of the season for the Bobcats. Bismarck finished the season with a record of 29-27-4 and qualified for the NAHL playoffs in Sedevie’s 12th season running his hometown team.
 
Other Non-School Coach finalists: Dan Huntley – University of Mary hockey team; Alex Miklos – Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.
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MINOT, ND – Tuesday’s scores
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Jamestown Eagles 2, Mandan Chiefs 1
Jamestown Eagles 4, Mandan Chiefs 3
 
Class A
Mandan A’s 3, Bismarck Capitals 2
Bismarck Capitals 5, Mandan A’s 4
 
Class B
Surrey 10, Garrison 0
 
 
Expedition League Baseball
Souris Valley Sabre Dogs 12, Pierre Trappers 2   (17th straight win for Dogs)
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 Tuesday night to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division. Bryan Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan each tossed a scoreless inning of relief before Emmanuel Clase earned his 16th save in 18 chances for the Guardians, whose 35-28 (.556) record is narrowly ahead of Minnesota’s 38-31 (.551). The teams will square off seven more times by the end of June. The Guardians improved to 10-2 in their last 12 games and 16-4 since May 30. Luis Arraez hit a three-run home run in the seventh to give Minnesota a 5-3 lead, but Franmil Reyes, in his first game in nearly a month, lined a two-run homer off Emilio Pagán with two outs in the eighth to tie it. The scheduled starters for today’s second game of this three-game set are RHP Triston McKenzie (4-5, 2.96) for Cleveland and RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.09) for Minnesota.
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LYNX-MERCURY
 
PHOENIX (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Moriah Jefferson had 12 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 84-71 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Minnesota, which won in Phoenix for the 10th straight time, went on a 20-8 run, capped by a corner 3-pointer by Bridget Carleton, to take a 70-61 lead. Natalie Achonwa also scored 12 points, 10 coming in the first half, for Minnesota (4-13). Jessica Shepard grabbed 13 rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 25 points for Phoenix (7-10). Diana Taurasi added 15 points and Shey Peddy had 12. Tina Charles grabbed seven rebounds to eclipse 3,500 in her career. Charles is the only player in WNBA history with at least 6,850 points and 3,500 rebounds.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/21/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/21/22 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association announces Brian Anderson, New Town High School and Rod Hardie, Fargo North High School will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction will take place in Altoona, Iowa (a suburb of Des Moines) on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The National Hall of Fame is part of the NHSACA National Coaches Convention taking place June 18th through June 22nd.
 
Brian Anderson
 
Brian Anderson has coached for 48 years serving at various times as coach for baseball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys’ and girls’ track and field, and boys’ and girls’ golf. His teams have won State Championships in Class B boys’ basketball once, Class B girls’ cross country once, Class B boys’ track and field four times, and Class B boys’ cross country 14 times. His basketball teams had 412 victories and four trips to the Class B State Tournament. His boys’ cross country teams finished as runner-up 3 times at state, and have been the West Region champions 13 times with 3 runner-up finishes. His boys’ track and field teams have had 2 runner-up finishes at State and finished in the top four nine times, with six Region titles and six Region runner-up finishes. His boys’ cross country teams have had the individual state champion 10 times. His girls’ cross country teams have been Region Champions two times and Region Runner-up four times. Brian’s 1991 and 1992 basketball teams had a 52-game winning streak.
 
Brian served on the State advisory committee for both basketball and cross country for 4 – year terms. He also served on the NDHSCA Executive Board for 5 years and served as the State President in 1998. He has been named Class B Boys’ Cross Country Coach of The Year eight times and Class B Boys’ Track Coach of The Year two times. He was named the NHSACA National Coach of The Year in boys’ cross country in 2017. Brian was also named the Class A Boys’ Golf Coach of The Year. In 1991 he was named by the North Dakota Sportswriters and Sportcasters Male High School Coach of The Year.
Brian and his wife Shelley have 3 children: Molly (Joel) Welstad, Scott Anderson, and Paige Anderson. They also have 3 granddaughters: Kinzy, Macy, and Harper Welstad.
 
Rodney Hardie
 
Rodney Hardie began his career at Hazelton, North Dakota in 1976. He taught at the middle school and coached boys’ and girls’ basketball and track and field. The following year he transferred to Kenmare, North Dakota and taught 5th and 6th grade math and English and coached boys’ and girls’ basketball and track and field. In 1987, Rodney moved to Fargo to continue his teaching and coaching career. He taught at several of the elementary schools in Fargo and coached track and field at Fargo South and Fargo North. He served both as a head coach in boys’ cross country at Fargo South and assistant coach in track and field. He also was an assistant coach at Fargo North in boys track and field and cross country. He coached at NDSU in both track and field and cross country.
 
Coach Hardie’s cross country teams at Fargo South were well respected in the state and region. They were nationally ranked three times during the twenty years he coached at South. They were North Dakota Class A state champions three times, and conference champions five times. As a track assistant at South, the track and field team won five state championships, and 16 conference championships. Two of his athletes became All-American cross-country runners at the NCAA Division 1 level. Coach Hardie retired from teaching and coaching in 2008. He soon returned to coaching in 2010 at Fargo South as an assistant track and field coach. He had the pleasure of working with Laura Roesler, a multi event winner at the state meet. She attended the University of Oregon and became an All American Track and Field athlete. The following fall, he returned to Fargo North as an assistant in both the track and field and cross country for several years.
 
Rodney was named NDHSCA State Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year three times and was a NHSACA National Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year finalist three times. He was a NHSACA finalist in both track and field and cross country. He served as the Class A representative for the cross country advisory committee from 1998-2004. He served on the NDHSCA Executive Committee as an assistant executive secretary for 7 years from 1998 to 2005. Rodney served the North Dakota Coaches Association as membership and convention registration chair for 13 years. He was awarded the NHSACA Distinguished Service Award in 2020.
Rodney is married to Karen Hardie. They have three children; Ilissa, a sophomore at the University of Jamestown, Evan, a junior at Fargo North High School, and Elizabeth, a junior at Fargo North High School.
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FARGO, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association announces the NHSACA National Coach of the Year finalists from North Dakota. The NHSACA National Coach of the Year Finalists will be honored on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Altoona, Iowa (suburb of Des Moines). These coaches are among eight finalists in each category for the NHSACA National Coach of the Year Award.
 
Soccer – Matt Pfau, Minot
Football – Larry Sandy, Velva
Baseball – Kent Schweigert, Bismarck Century
Softball – Kevin Ziegler, Bisarck Century
Wrestling – Jeff Schumacher, Bismarck High
Volleyball – Jay Schobinger, Dickinson
Boy’s Basketball – Gregg Grinsteinner, Dickinson Trinity
Girl’s Basketball – Mike Forsberg, Fargo Oak Grove
Girl’s Cross Country – Kirk Zink, Hillsboro-Central Valley
Tennis – Chad Anderson, West Fargo Sheyenne
Special Sports – Grant Paranica, Grand Forks Central
Girl’s Track & Field – Tracey Heisler, Grand Forks Red River
Boy’s Assistant Coach – Paul Lean, Fargo Davies
Girl’s Assistant Coach – Tim White, Griggs County Central
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ALL-STATE TEAM
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Associaton has named the 2022 Class A Boys Golf All-State team and two Minot athletes were honored. Senior Peyton Bartsch and freshman Kasen Rostad were among 11 athletes named to the All-State team.
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NDAPSSA-SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 
MINOT, ND – Kathy Aspaas and Wayne Johnson built championship programs that stood the test of time. Weston Dressler excelled on the gridiron, first in high school, then at the University of North Dakota, and at the professional level. Aspaas, Johnson and Dressler are the recipients of this year’s Special Achievement Awards by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. To receive the award, nominees needed 75 percent approval in voting by NDAPSSA members.
 
Kathy Aspaas, Minot and Bismarck Century swimming
 
Aspaas spent 45 years coaching high school swimming in North Dakota. She built a perennial power at Minot High School, producing 22 state titles before retiring in 2009. After the flood, Aspaas moved to Bismarck, where she took over the Century High School program. The Patriots won six state titles in her six seasons leading the program. Aspaas was named the 2017 national coach of the year and was inducted into the North Dakota Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004.
 
Wayne Johnson, Dakota College-Bottineau basketball
 
Johnson retired following a 53-year coaching career. He coached at the high school level for 33 years, first at Fairmount for 14 years and then at Rolette for 19 years. Johnson spent the last 20 seasons at Dakota College-Bottineau, where he led the Lady Jacks to seven region titles and three district titles. The Lady Jacks made three appearances in the national tournament, including last season. At DCB, Johnson also coached volleyball for four years and helped start the Lady Jacks’ softball program.
 
Weston Dressler
 
Dressler will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Plaza of Honour in August. Dressler was a standout on the gridiron at every level. At Bismarck High School, he was a first-team all-state selection and was named the Gatorade North Dakota Player of the Year. He rushed for 2,100 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior. He was also the state champion in the 100, 200 and 400, setting state records in the 100 and 200 and was named the Gatorade North Dakota track athlete of the year. He finished his career at UND with 19 school records. The All-American was the first player to be all-North Central Conference at three positions (wide receiver, returner, utility) in the same season. He was a first-team all-NCC pick four times for the Sioux. The NDAPSSA voted him the high school male athlete of the year in 2004 and the college male athlete of the year in 2008. He won the Dakota Award, for North Dakotans excelling in sports outside of the state, in 2009. Dressler signed with the Roughriders in 2008 and became a fan favorite in the CFL. He helped the Roughriders win a Grey Cup title in 2013 and was a CFL West all-star four times and a CFL all-star in 2012 and 2013. He ranks third all-time for the Roughriders in receiving yards (7,792) and catches (538) and fifth all-time in TDs (61). In 2014 he signed a free agent contract and went to training camp with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. After playing with Saskatchewan from 2008-2015, he finished his CFL career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2016-2018. Dressler finished with 715 catches for 10,026 yards and 61 TDs in 161 games during an 11-year CFL career.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/17/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/17/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Vistas split with Grand Forks Thursday at Corbett Field.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
 
Grand Forks Royals 11, Minot Vistas 2
Minot Vistas 5, Grand Forks Royals 2
 
Fargo Post 2 7, Bismarck Governors 5
Fargo Post 2 9, Bismarck Governors 6
 
Mandan Chiefs 4, Fargo Post 400 2
Mandan Chiefs 4, Fargo Post 400 1
 
Dickinson Roughriders 12, Williston Keybirds 6
Dickinson Roughriders 6, Williston Keybirds 3
 
Class A
 
Bismarck Capitals 6, Minot Metros 2
Bismarck Capitals 12, Minot Metros 2
 
Mandan A’s 7, Jamestown Blues 4
Mandan A’s 10, Jamestown Blues 2
 
Class B
 
Surrey 3, Renville County 0
 
Rugby 7, Bottineau 0
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs won their 13th game in a row with a 20-1 win on the road at North Iowa. The Dogs pounded out 28 hits on the night. Souris Valley will participate in the Expedition League Weekend in Sioux Falls, SD with games against Red River tonight, Pierre on Saturday and North Iowa on Sunday.
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NBA FINALS
 
BOSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 on Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons. Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s seventh championship overall. And this one completed a journey like none other, after a run of five consecutive finals, then a plummet to the bottom of the NBA, and now a return to greatness just two seasons after having the league’s worst record. For Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, it’s a fourth championship. The first three rings came in 2015, 2017 and 2018, when Golden State was dynastic and made five consecutive trips to the finals.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/16/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/16/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Tuesday was a blustery and sometimes rainy day, but some Legion baseball games were played including here in Minot at Corbett Field.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
 
Fargo Post 2 2, Minot Vistas 0
Fargo Post 2 7, Minot Vistas 1
 
Bismarck Governors 4, Fargo Post 400 2
Bismarck Governors 10, Fargo Post 400 0
 
Williston Keybirds 9, Mandan Chiefs 7
Williston Keybirds 8, Mandan Chiefs 6
 
Class A
 
Mandan A’s 12, Williston Oilers 11
Mandan A’s 11, Williston Oilers 10
 
Bismarck Senators 20, Dickinson Volunteers 10
Bismarck Senators 11, Dickinson Volunteers 1
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MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs won their 12th game in a row with a 4-2 victory on the road at North Iowa. The Dogs will finish up their three-game series against the Ragin Roosters today.
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ALL-STAR VOLLEYBALL
 
BISMARCK, ND – The Optimist All-Star Volleyball series was played this week.
 
The first of two matches took place Monday night at Fargo Shanley High School. The teams were made up of some of the top Class A and B senior players from across the state of North Dakota. The Blue team defeated the Red team 3-2. The Blues were led by Fargo Davies standout Ava Wild, who had 22 kills and, from the state Champion Century Patriots, Macy Fridgen had 15 kills. The Red’s Danielle Hagler, a North Star grad, had 15 kills, while Delani Clark, from Century dished out 31 assists and Nadia Chwialkowski of West Fargo had a dozen kills and 10 digs.
 
Tuesday night at Bismarck High School, it was once again a night for the members of the Blue Team, coached by Linton-HMB’s Jamie Richter and Century’s Jamie Zastoupil, to shine as they swept the Red Team in four sets, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18, 25-13. Kennadi Renner of Bismarck High led the Blues with 15 kills, while Nadia Chwialkowski tallied 11 kills for the Reds.
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ALL-STATE TEAMS
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has been busy naming their All-State teams. Several Minot High athletes were honored, including five soccer players. MaLiah Burke and Emerson Perrin were named to the Girl’s Soccer All-State first team. Mia Lewis, Jasmyn Mitchner, and Morgan Perrin were named to the second team. Burke was also named the Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year. The Majettes completed their second consecutive undefeated season this year in girl’s soccer.
 
The All-State Girl’s Tennis team included Sofia Lewis and Eden Olson honored on the doubles team. The pair won their second consecutive state title in 2022.
 
Two Minot High athletes, Ellington Anderson and Cierra Erickson, were also named to the Class A Girl’s Softball All-State team.
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TWINS-MARINERS
 
SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit an RBI single off the center-field wall to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday. Twins starter Sonny Gray, making his first appearance since going on the injured list with a strained pectoral muscle on June 2, threw five shutout innings. He allowed just three hits on 65 pitches, with three strikeouts. Five Twins relievers then completed the combined five-hitter. Minnesota clinched its first series victory over the Mariners since 2019.
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STANLEY CUP FINAL
 
DENVER (AP) — Facing the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put the Colorado Avalanche at a sizeable experience disadvantage going into the Stanley Cup Final. When the puck dropped, the Avalanche showed they could use their speed to offset Tampa Bay’s players who have been here, done that. And it doesn’t hurt to have a guy who also hoisted the Cup. Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 victory in Game 1 on Wednesday night and put the Avs up in a series that’s shaping up to be a classic. Burakovsky is one of only two Colorado players with Stanley Cup rings, and that came in handy. Burakovsky also scored two big goals in Game 7 of the East final against the Lightning in 2018 when he won it all with Washington. Colorado outshot Tampa Bay 38-23. Game two is Saturday.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/09/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/09/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The State Class A Boy’s Golf Tournament concluded on Wednesday at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo. West Fargo Sheyenne repeats as champion.
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
State Tournament – Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo
1. West Fargo Sheyenne, 294-299-593
2. Fargo Davies, 294-305-599
3. Grand Forks Red River, 302-313-616
4. Fargo North, 304-318-622
5. Bismarck Century, 307-326-633
6. Minot, 313-327-640
7. Fargo Shanley, 325-322-647
8. Grand Forks Central, 314-334-648
9. Dickinson, 327-336-663
10. Bismarck Legacy, 355-346-701
11. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 355-352-707
12. Williston, 393-382-775
 
All-State Finishers
1. Nate Peyerl – West Fargo Sheyenne, 142 (Medalist)
2. Landon Olson – Fargo North, 145
3. Gabe Benson – Fargo Davies, 146
4. Andrew Wilhelm – West Fargo Sheyenne, 148
T5. Jake Skarperud – Fargo Shanley, 149
T5. Jayce Johnson – Fargo Davies, 149
T7. Trent Weimken – Fargo Daveis, 150
T7. Skyler Syverson – Grand Forks Red River, 150
T9. Evan Booth – Fargo South, 152
T9. Ben Likness – West Fargo Sheyenne, 152
 
Minot golfers
T19. Brock Jones, 155
T22. Kasen Rostad, 156
37. Henry Langhans, 165
T57. Ben Svangstu, 175
T59. Tyler Bast, 176
T64. Peyton Bartsch, 181
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs improved to 10-1 on the season with a 7-0 home win over the Pierre Trappers on Wednesday. It’s the sixth win in a row for the Dogs since their only loss came on June 1st in Grand Forks. Souris Valley has outscored their opponents 116-20, including four shutouts. The Dogs will travel to Pierre today to finish the three-game home and home series.
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NDAPSSA HALL OF FAME
 
HETTINGER, N.D. (NDAPSSA) – Kevin Schnepf and Bruce Dougherty are the newest inductees of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. They were elected earlier this week at the annual NDAPSSA meeting in Hettinger.
 
Schnepf, a longtime sportswriter and sports editor at The Forum from 1986 to 2020, began his career at The Daily News in Wahpeton in January 1979. During his time at The Forum in Fargo, Schnepf was also the news editor, outdoors editor, and assistant managing editor. He retired from the newspaper at the end of 2020. Schnepf received the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Award of Merit in 2012.
 
Dougherty, a native of Wyoming, got his start in 1978 at KNDC in Hettinger. He spent 24 years at KQLX in Lisbon, beginning in 1985. Dougherty spent 29 years in North Dakota in a 34-year radio career. He is a past president of the NDAPSSA and 1986 recipient of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Award of Merit.
 
Their selections increase the number of NDAPSSA hall of fame members to 32 since its founding in 1987.
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton and Ryan Jeffers homered in the fifth inning, sending Nestor Cortes to an early exit as the Minnesota Twins cruised to an 8-1 victory Wednesday night that stopped the New York Yankees’ winning streak at seven. Cortes (5-2) allowed season highs in hits (seven) and runs (four) over 4 2/3 innings, his shortest appearance of the year knocking him out of the Major League ERA lead. It was the first time in 20 starts that he gave up more than three runs, falling one short of the longest such streak in team history. Chris Archer (1-2) picked up his first victory for the Twins in his team-leading 11th start, completing five innings with only two hits allowed. Minnesota rookie Jose Miranda had a career-high three hits and matched his previous best with three RBIs, contributing one of the five singles in the fourth inning the Twins used to get Cortes off track. Miranda is 8 for 16 with seven RBIs in his last four starts.
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NBA FINALS
 
BOSTON (AP) — Throughout the postseason, the Boston Celtics had played their best basketball away from home. Not anymore. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and the Celtics rode the energy of a raucous TD Garden crowd to beat back another third-quarter onslaught by Golden State in a 116-100 victory Wednesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Marcus Smart added 24 points and helped fuel a defensive effort that held the Warriors to 11 points in the fourth quarter — third-fewest in a finals game in the shot clock era. Boston improved to 6-4 at home, compared to 8-3 on the road this postseason. The Celtics haven’t lost two straight games since the end of March. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points and six 3-pointers. Klay Thompson broke out of a finals slump and finished with 25 points and five 3s. Game 4 is Friday in Boston.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/08/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/08/22
 
MINOT, ND – Day one of the State Class A Boy’s Golf Tournament was completed on Tuesday. The defending champion, West Fargo Sheyenne, is tied with Fargo Davies atop the leaderboard at 294. Grand Forks Red River is 3rd at 302, while Fargo North is 4th with a 304, and Bismarck Century rounds out the top five with a 307. Minot is currently 6th at 313.
 
Individually, Nate Peyerl of Sheyenne and Landon Olson of Fargo North each shot a -1 (70), Gabe Benson of Fargo Davies is a shot back at 71 and Jayce Johnson of Fargo Davies is 4th at 72. Andrew Wilhelm of Sheyenne, Cooper Freije of Red River and Trent Wiemken of Davies are tied for 5th at 73. Minot’s top golfer was Brock Jones who is tied with seven others for 9th at 75.
The final high school tournament of the season finishes today at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo.
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SCHEELS ALL-STAR SOFTBALL
 
CASSELTON, ND – The SCHEELS All-Star Softball series concluded Tuesday in Casselton. Five pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shutout for the West in 12-0 win. It is the first all-star shutout in the series’ 13-game history. Haleigh Lematta (Harvey/Wells County) started in the circle and threw a hitless first. Meg Silbernagel (Heart River) tossed a scoreless second while allowing one hit. Andi Borchers (Mandan) picked up her second win in as many days, allowing two hits over two innings. Tori Olson (Legacy) tossed a scoreless fifth despite allowing two hits. Logan Gronberg (Bismarck) finished things off with two hitless innings. The win gives the West a 3-0 sweep of the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series and they now hold an 8-5 all-time advantage. The West All-Stars are winners of six in a row and have not lost a game since 2019.
 
Taya Hopfauf of Dickinson was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series as voted on by coaches, media and board members. Hopfauf set a record with 3 home run blasts in game one. She finished 6-for-8 with a double, three homers, six RBI, five runs and two stolen bases in two games.
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NDHSAA-GIRLS HOCKEY
 
VALLEY CITY, ND – The North Dakota High School Activities Association approved a plan that will extend the girls hockey season by one week, and break up the boys and girls state tournaments, an event that has been paired together since 2007. Beginning this winter, the girls hockey season will begin a week later than usual and conclude with an eight-team state tournament in Minot running March 2-4. The event will be played at the MAYSA Arena in Minot. The tournament will coincide with the same weekend as the girls Class B state basketball tournament, which will be played the same weekend in Minot at the Minot State Dome.
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SABRE DOGS-TRAPPERS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs continue their winning ways. The Dogs scored at 5-2 win over the Pierre Trappers last night at Corbett Field. They improve to 9-1 on the season and will host the Trappers again tonight.
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SOFTBALL ALL-STATE
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B All-State Softball Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
 
Olivia Passa- Velva/Drake-Anamoose
Haleigh Lematta- Harvey-Wells County
MacKenzie Rist – Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark
Ginger Savelkoul-Renville County
Ellie Braaten-Renville County
Meg Silbernagel- Heart River
Daisy Sparrow- Central McLean
Addie Dale-Geiger- Beulah
Taylor Christensen-Beulah
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BASEBALL ALL-STATE
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B All-State Baseball Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
 
First Team
Kekoa Munos – Surrey
Colton Francis – Surrey
Carson Yale – Des Lacs-Burlington
Colin Dean – Velva/Drake-Anamoose
Joe Savelkoul – Renville County
Michael Fagerland – Shiloh Christian
Trace King – Shiloh Christian
Trapper Skalsky – Beulah (also Senior Athlete of the Year)
Second Team
Paxton Ystaas – Des Lacs-Burlington
Gannon Hall – Renville County
Brody Schneibel – Rugby
Tyson Wick – Hazen
Eli Thompson – Shiloh Christian
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GOLF ALL-STATE
 
MINOT, ND – The North Dakota High School Coaches Association has named their Class B Boys Golf All-State Team. Sevaral players from western North Dakota were honored including:
 
Champ Hettich – Beulah
Zach Hendrickson – Our Redeemer’s
Luke Anderson – Glenburn
Jordan Anderson – Glenburn
Max Palmer – Bottineau
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The starting pitching has been so dominant for the New York Yankees this year, it has almost overshadowed another potent offense that leads the major leagues in home runs. With Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton in the heart of the order, well, there’s just no hiding this familiarly loaded lineup. Rizzo hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to crack open a close game for the Yankees, who brushed off a rare rough start by Jameson Taillon to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Judge and Stanton got the visitors going with first-inning homers, the 23rd time they’ve gone deep in the same game in five seasons together. The Yankees have only lost once when that happens, in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa last Aug. 12.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-RANGERS
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning delivered on a promise to play with a greater sense of urgency, storming back in the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers and keeping their bid for a third straight Stanley Cup title alive. Nikita Kucherov scored on a breakaway and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 33 saves Tuesday night, helping the two-time defending NHL champions shut down the Rangers 4-1 and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers won Games 1 and 2 and are 8-1 this postseason.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/06/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/06/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Six high school state tournaments finished on Saturday, including the Girl’s State Soccer Tournament in Mandan that was won for a second consecutive year by Minot High. The Majettes completed back to back undefeated seasons. They were 17-0-0 this year and outscored their opponents 84-4. Over the past two years, Minot is 33-0-0 and has outscored opponets 190-8.
 
At the Girls State Tennis Tournament in Grand Forks, Minot High came in 2nd and the doubles pair of Sophia Egge and Eden Olson repeated as state champs. Olson finishes her career tied with Raquel Egge (2019) for the most wins in program history with 157. Sofia Egge finishes her career tied with Alyssa Hensen (2018) for 5th most wins in program history with 133 victories. An amazing feat considering both didn’t get to play the 2020 season because it was cancelled due to COVID.
 
West Fargo Sheyenne repeated as the State Class A Baseball champion with Minot taking 4th.
 
In a rematch of last years Class A Girls Softball championship game, Bismarck High took the win this year against Dickinson. It’s Bismarck High’s first state softball title.
 
Thompson captured their first State Class B Baseball championship since 2016 while Des Lacs-Burlington finished 4th and Surrey 6th.
 
Central Cass tallied their sixth State Class B Girls Softball title since 2013 and fourth consecutive championship with a 10-run win over Kindred-Richland. Renville County finished 4th, Velva/Drake-Anamoose was 6th and Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark finished 8th.
 
The final high school tournament of the season is this week with the State Class A Boys Golf Tournament at Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) — Luis Arráez went 4 for 4 with a walk, Gary Sánchez and Trevor Larnach homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Sunday. Arráez leads baseball with a .358 batting average. Six different players drove in a run and the Twins collected a season-high 16 hits as they took two of three from the Blue Jays, cooling down a Toronto team that came into the series on an eight-game winning streak. Sánchez hit a two-run homer off Jeremy Beasley in the eighth inning, his seventh of the season, and Larnach hit a solo blast off Adam Cimber in the seventh, his fourth of the year. The Twins roughed up Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman (5-4). Gausman allowed season highs of nine hits and five runs, three earned, in 3 2-3 innings. Twins right-hander Devin Smeltzer allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. Jharel Cotton (2-1), Griffin Jax, Joe Smith, Jhoan Duran each worked one inning. Tyler Duffey got two outs in the ninth and Jovani Moran retired Bo Bichette to strand runners at the corners to earn his first career save.
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LYNX-LIBERTY
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 27 points, Sylvia Fowles and Kayla McBride added 18 apiece and the Minnesota Lynx held off the New York Liberty 84-77 on Sunday after nearly blowing a 19-point lead late in the third quarter. A pullup jumper by Sebrina Ionescu had New York, which trailed 71-55 after three quarters, within 74-73 with four minutes to go. Powers grabbed an offensive rebound on the ensuing possession and turned that into a pair of free throws. She then rebounded a Liberty miss and quickly scored on the other end for a 78-73 lead. Minnesota turnovers gave New York several chances down the stretch, but the Liberty also had key miscues and never got closer than three before the Lynx got some breathing room with baskets by Fowles and Rachel Banham. Banham scored 11 points for Minnesota (3-8), which ended a two-game losing streak. Ionescu led the Liberty (3-8), which had won two straight, with 31 points and seven assists. Natasha Howard had 20 points. New York was 4 of 30 from 3-point range, 28 of 41 inside the arc. Minnesota was 7 of 13 on 3-pointers and shot 49% overall. The Lynx won an earlier matchup and try to complete the season sweep on Tuesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-CELTICS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected from just inside of midcourt to cap a huge third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday night in Game 2 to even the NBA Finals. Poole finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who outscored Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge. And when the Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench. Golden State also got 12 from Kevon Looney on 6-for-6 shooting, and 11 apiece from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson. Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics, but fought through a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White scored 12. Just like in Game 1, a huge run decided everything. The Celtics went on a 48-18 run in the second half to decide the opener; the Warriors didn’t wait that long in Game 2, going on a 43-14 burst from late in the first half until early in the fourth quarter to turn a tie game into an absolute runaway. Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-LIGHTNING
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just when it appeared the New York Rangers might be ready to push Tampa Bay to the brink of elimination, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning showed they were nowhere near finished. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos scored to wipe out a two-goal deficit, and Ondrej Palat finished a dramatic comeback with the 10th winning playoff goal of his career Sunday in a 3-2 victory that cut the Rangers’ lead in the Eastern Conference final to 2-1. Palat scored with 42 seconds left, off a nifty back pass from Kucherov, to cap a rally that began after Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals in a span of just over two minutes to put the Rangers up 2-0 in the second period. Facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0 in a series that began with a pair of losses on the road, the Lightning fought back with Kucherov scoring on the power play in the second period and Stamkos blistering a shot past goalie Igor Shesterkin from the left circle early in the third. Game 4 is Tuesday night, with Tampa Bay looking to even the best-of-seven series and New York still in a position to move within one victory of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final since 2014.
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NASCAR
 
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano watched helplessly as Kyle Busch drove away from him on a late restart Sunday, seemingly ending his hopes of delivering a much-needed win for Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway. Kevin Harvick’s wreck with five laps left gave Logano another chance. He took advantage of overtime, too, winning a drag race with Busch into the first corner in overtime, then jockeying briefly for the lead, before pulling away to take the white flag and eventually Logano’s second win of the season. The victory must have felt even sweeter for Team Penske given its recent struggles. In the last five points races, Logano has the only top-10 finish for the entire team with his victory last month at Darlington. Kurt Busch finished second Sunday with Logano’s teammate, Ryan Blaney, in fourth and Aric Almirola in fifth.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 06/01/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 06/01/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – it was a cold, windy day for the first round of the State Class B Boys Golf Tournament at Oxbow Country Club on Monday. KIndred leads the team competition with a 321, Central Cass is 25 strokes back in 2nd, last years champ Fargo Oak Grove is currently 3rd, with Grafton and Beulah rounding out the top five. Other area schools have Gleburn 6th, Hazen is 7th, Our Redeemer’s is tied for 8th, Bottineau is tied for 12th, Stanley is 17th and Des Lacs-Burlington is 18th.
 
Individually, Champ Hettich of Beulah shot an even par 72 for the lead. Max Palmer of Bottineau is 2nd at 75 and Jordan Anderson of Glenburn is tied for 3rd at 76. Other area golfers in the top 20 include Luke Anderson of Glenburn tied for 6th (80), Zach Hendrickson of Our Redeemer’s is 17th (85), and Mason Wick of Hazen is tied for 18th (86).
 
Conditions for today’s final round look much improved with temps topping out in the lower 70’s and wind at 10-20 mph.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. Tigers starter Joey Wentz, making his second major league appearance, allowed just one hit in four innings, but left with a shoulder strain while pitching to the first batter of the fifth inning. Reliever Wily Peralta (2-0) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Five Tigers pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout. Minnesota starter Cole Sands (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and four walks in four innings.
 
Max Kepler had three hits and drove in three runs and Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer to help the Twins to an 8-2 win in the first game. Devin Smeltzer (2-0) was the winner in the first game, giving up two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. Rony Garcia (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings. Minnesota took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by Trevor Larnach, and the Twins added four more runs in the third.
 
In the fourth game of a five-game series tonight, RHP Bailey Ober (1-1, 3.25) starts for the Twins against LHP Tarik Skubal (3-2, 2.44). Detroit has won two of the first three games.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-OILERS
 
DENVER (AP) — In a frenetic game that featured 14 goals, Colorado and Edmonton players came away with the same thought — defense can’t be so optional. J.T. Compher scored twice, Cale Makar had a goal and two assists and the Avalanche held off the Oilers 8-6 on Tuesday night in a fast-paced, no-lead-felt-safe Game 1 of the Western Conference final. The game is tied for 10th highest-scoring playoff game in NHL history, according to the league. Not only were there goals galore, but both teams needed to use backup goaltenders in a frenzied second period: Mike Smith was pulled after giving up six goals and Darcy Kuemper left with an upper-body injury (coach Jared Bednar didn’t have an update after the game). Edmonton and Colorado scored six times over a 6:43 span — nearly a goal a minute. And the opening two periods saw 11 total goals. At times, it looked more like an All-Star Game rather than a conference final. Game 2 is Thursday.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/31/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/31/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Today begins a full week of high school state tournaments. The State Class B Boys Golf Meet begins today at Oxbow Country Club outside of Fargo. The two-day event was won by Fargo Oak Grove last year. The individual champion in 2021 was Jaden McCloud of Bottineau.
 
Thursday – Saturday: the State Class B Baseball and Softball Tournaments will be in Fargo, the State Class A Baseball and Softball Tournaments will be in Jamestown, the State Girls Tennis Tournament will be in Grand Forks, and the State Girls Soccer Tournament will be in Mandan. We’ll be at the State Class B Baseball Tournament and broadcast the games of Des Lacs-Burlington and Surrey on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop became the third player from Curaçao with 1,000 major league hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday in the opener of a five-game series. Twins starter Dylan Bundy gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings, throwing a season-high 95 pitches. The Twins have lost four of theri last six games. The teams play a day-night doubleheader today. Detroit RHP Rony Garcia (0-0, 3.00) will face Minnesota LHP Devin Smeltzer (1-0, 1.04) in the first game, while the Tigers are expected to start LHP Joey Wentz (0-1, 20.25) in the nightcap against RHP Cole Sands (0-0, 6.75).
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TWINS-CORREA
 
DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Correa has tested positive for COVID-19, the Minnesota Twins said after Monday’s 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. “We found out during the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He’s back at the hotel resting and we’ll figure out what the coming days will mean for him.” Baldelli said the 27-year-old shortstop had not been feeling well but doesn’t have significant symptoms. “He’s under the weather, but nothing above and beyond that,” Baldelli said. “I think resting and hydrating are the most important things for him right now.” Monday’s game was the first in a five-game, four-day series against the Tigers. “We’ve had some guys stay behind in cities, but there are other possible options,” Baldelli said. “We’re going to be here for a while, so no one needs to go anywhere yet.” Correa is hitting .279 with a .751 OPS in his first season with the Twins. He left the Houston Astros after seven seasons to sign a $105.3 million, three-year contract in March, a deal that allows him to opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-HURRICANES
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nothing is fazing these New York Rangers, not multi-game series deficit nor playing in a building where no road team has won in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Instead, this resilient bunch is carrying an ever-growing confidence straight into the Eastern Conference finals, thanks to another Game 7 win and the latest strong performance from possibly the game’s best goaltender. Chris Kreider scored twice, Igor Shesterkin was strong in net again and the Rangers ended Carolina’s perfect postseason run at home, beating the Hurricanes 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of their second-round playoff series Monday night. Kreider and Adam Fox had first-period power-play goals as the Rangers raced to a quick lead. The Rangers then rode Shesterkin’s latest offense-stymieing performance to win a fifth straight elimination game win in these playoffs. Shesterkin — a finalist for both the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top goalie and Hart Trophy for most valuable player — finished with 36 saves and carried the shutout well into the third period. Now the Rangers are off to a conference final for the first time since 2015, earning a matchup with two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. New York will host Game 1 of that series Wednesday night.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/29/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/29/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High baseball team will head to the state tournament as the #2-seed from the WDA. The Minot softball team saw their season come to an end on the final day of the WDA Tournament.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
State Qualifier
#5 Jamestown 8, #2 Bismarck Legacy 0
#1 Dickinson 5, #3 Mandan 2
Championship
#4 Bismarck Century 12, #6 Minot 9
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
State Qualifier
#5 Jamestown 3, #2 Minot 2
#4 Bismarck Legacy 14, #7 Bismarck Century 5
Championship
#1 Dickinson 4, #3 Bismarck High 2
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BISMARCK, ND – The State Track & Field Meet wrapped up on Saturday.
 
High School Boys Track & Field
Class A
 
State Meet – Bismarck
1. Bismarck Century, 118
2. Bismarck High, 85
3. West Fargo Sheyenne, 75.5
T4. Fargo Davies, 58
T4. West Fargo, 58
6. Grand Forks Central, 52
7. Williston, 46
8. Grand Forks Red River, 44
9. Bismarck Legacy, 41
10. Fargo South, 38
11. Dickinson, 25
12. Mandan, 23
13. Wahpeton, 19
14. Minot, 16
15. Jamestown, 12
T16. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 7
T16. Devils Lake, 7
18. Fargo Shanley, 6
19. Watford City, 4
20. Valley City, 3.5
21. Fargo North, 3
 
Class B
 
State Meet – Bismarck
1. Kindred, 124.5
2. Bowman County, 95
3. Harvey-Wells County, 66
4. Central Cass, 59
5. Hazen, 56
6. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 50
7. Dickinson Trinity, 32
8. Beulah, 30
9. Lisbon, 28
10. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 15
11. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 14
12. Nelson County, 12
13. Carrington, 11
T14. Ellendale, 10
T14. Southern McLean, 10
16. Thompson, 9
T17. May-Port CG, 8
T17. Grant County-Flasher, 8
19. Rugby, 7.5
T20. New Town, 7
T20. Standing Rock, 7
T20. Richland, 7
T20. Beach, 7
T24. Mott/Regent-New England, 6
T24. Northern Cass, 6
T24. Oakes, 6
27. Barnes County North, 5
T28. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 4.5
T28. Edgeley-Kulm, 4.5
T30. Northern Lights, 4
T30. Garrison, 4
T32. Fargo Oak Grove, 3
T32. Killdeer, 3
T32. Powers Lake, 3
T32. Richardton-Taylor, 3
T32. Linton-HMB, 3
T32. Bishop Ryan, 3
T38. Surrey, 2
T38. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood, 2
T38. Nedrose, 2
T41. Drayton/Valley-Edinburg, 1
T41. Shiloh Christian, 1
T41. Griggs Midkota, 1
T41. Stanley, 1
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
Class A
 
State Meet – Bismarck
1. Fargo Davies, 137
2. Bismarck Century, 105
3. Jamestown, 76
4. West Fargo, 71
5. Mandan, 52
T6. Bismarck High, 38
T6. Fargo North, 38
8. Dickinson, 34
9. Grand Forks Red River, 33
10. Minot, 28
11. Bismarck Legacy, 24
12. West Fargo Sheyenne, 23
13. Williston, 22
14. Fargo Shanley, 14
15. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 13
16. Watford City, 11
17. Wahpeton, 8
T18. Valley City, 5
T18. Devils Lake, 5
20. Fargo South, 4
 
Class B
 
State Meet – Bismarck
1. Central Cass, 82
2. Kindred, 47
3. Rugby, 41
4. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 40
5. Beulah, 38
T6. Carrington, 37
T6. Lisbon, 37
8. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 30
9. Fargo Oak Grove, 28
10. Sargent County, 25.5
11. Griggs Midkota, 21
12. Bottineau, 20
T13. Oakes, 17
T13. Edgeley-Kulm, 17
15. Kidder County, 15.5
T16. Hillsboro/Central Valley, 15
T16. Hatton-Northwood, 15
18. May-Port CG, 14
T19. Bowman County, 13
T19. Central McLean, 13
T19. Bishop Ryan, 13
T19. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 13
23. Dickinson Trinity, 12
T24. Southern McLean, 11
T24. Garrison, 11
T24. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood, 11
27. Ellendale, 10
T28. Stanley, 9
T28. Hazen, 9
T30. Benson County, 8
T30. Shiloh Christian, 8
T30. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 8
33. South Border, 6
T34. North Star, 5
T34. LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 5
T36. Thompson, 4.5
T36. Northern Cass, 4.5
T38. Grafton, 4
T38. Drayton-Valley-Edinburg, 4
T38. Enderlin, 4
T41. Trenton, 3
T41. Mott-Regent/New England, 3
T41. South Prairie – Max, 3
T44. Grant County-Flasher, 2
T44. Surrey, 2
T46. Kenmare-Burke Central-Bowbells, 1
T46. Linton-HMB, 1
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MSU TRACK & FIELD
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (MSU) – Minot State’s Leif Nelson ended his first trip to nationals with honors on Saturday. The Beaver sophomore thrower from Devils Lake, N.D., turned in one of his best efforts of the spring with a throw of 207 feet, 11 inches to finish 12th in the javelin at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships hosted by Grand Valley State and earn USTFCCCA Second Team All-American honors. Nelson’s throw was his second-best of the season as he qualified for nationals with a new all-time Minot State record effort of 210 feet, 1 inch earlier this season. Along with earning All-American honors and setting a new school record in the javelin, Nelson also earned All-NSIC honors earlier this month finishing third in the javelin at the NSIC Championships. Freshman Jordan Davis from Southern Connecticut State won the national title in the javelin with a throw of 238-0.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Bobby Witt Jr. delivered three more doubles for his second straight three-hit game and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Saturday. A double shy of hitting for the cycle Friday, Witt doubled in his first two at-bats, both times driving home Andrew Benintendi. Witt added another double in the seventh inning. Of Witt’s 41 hits, 22 have been for extra bases, including a team-best 13 doubles. Hunter Dozier added three hits as the Royals won for just the second time in nine games. Minnesota has lost three of four. Luis Arraez and Carlos Correa had three hits and Trevor Larnach homered for the Twins.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Callens scored in the 29th minute and Sean Johnson made it stand up to lead New York City FC to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday. Santiago Rodríguez picked up an assist on Callens’ goal for NYCFC (8-3-2). Johnson turned away all five shots he faced to notch a clean sheet. NYCFC had a 14-12 advantage in shots. Dayne St. Clair had four saves for Minnesota United (5-6-3). NYCFC moved into the top spot in the Eastern Conference, one point in front of Philadelphia after the Union settled for a 1-1 tie with New England.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANE-RANGERS
 
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers got off to a strong start and didn’t need a comeback to win another elimination game. One more like this — but on the road — and they’ll be heading to the Eastern Conference finals. Igor Shesterkin stopped 37 shots and became the fifth goalie in NHL history to have two assists in a playoff game, and the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their second-round series. Tyler Motte and Mika Zibanejad scored in the first period, Filip Chytil had two goals in the second, and Artemi Panarin tallied in the third period to help New York win its fourth straight elimination game, including Games 5, 6, and 7 in the first round against Pittsburgh. They had to rally from a deficit in each of those games. The Rangers also set a franchise record with their sixth straight home win since a three-OT defeat to the Penguins in Game 1 of that series. Game 7 is back in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday night. The winner will open the Eastern Conference finals at home against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/28/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/28/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the State Class B Baseball Tournament next week in Fargo.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo
 
First Round – (Thu 6/2)
#2 Thompson vs North Star, 10 am
#3 Central Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlington, 12:45 pm
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Surrey, 3:30 pm
#4 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs #5 Beulah, 6:15 pm
We’ll broadcast the state tournament games of Surrey and Des Lacs-Burlington on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament with a semifinal win on Friday. The Minot softball team will try to play their way in to state today.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
Loser Out
#5 Jamestown 6, #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s 2
#3 Mandan 11, #7 Williston 2
Semifinal
#4 Bismarck Century 8, #1 Dickinson 3
#6 Minot 9, #2 Bismarck Legacy 6
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Jamestown, 12 pm
#1 Dickinson vs #3 Mandan, 2:30 pm
Championship
#4 Bismarck Century vs #6 Minot, 5 pm
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
Loser Out
#4 Bismarck Legacy 12, #8 Williston 1
#2 Minot 13, #6 Mandan 2
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson 1, #5 Jamestown 0
#3 Bismarck High 12, #7 Bismarck Century 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
State Qualifier
#2 Minot vs #5 Jamestown, 11 am
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Bismarck Century, 1 pm
Championship
#1 Dickinson vs #3 Bismarck High, 3 pm
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The first trip to nationals for Minot State freshman Kori Nagel ended with a strong finish in the women’s discus. Nagel turned in a throw of 136 feet, 0 inches on Friday afternoon to finish 16th in the event at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships hosted by Grand Valley State. West Texas A&M senior Zada Swoopes won the national championship in the discus with a throw of 186-5. While Nagel wrapped up her weekend at nationals on Friday, the Beavers will have one more competitor in action at the NCAA meet as Leif Nelson will compete in the men’s javelin Saturday morning.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered in a four-run first inning and Carlos Correa hit a go-ahead homer in the fourth to power the Minnesota Twins to a 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Minnesota had a season-high 15 hits. Polanco’s first inning two-run homer was his fifth of the season and it came in his first at-bat after missing three games with an ankle injury. Correa’s solo home run was his third of the season and broke a 4-4 tie in the fourth inning to give the Twins a lead they never relinquished. Every batter from both teams reached base at least once. Bobby Witt Jr. finished a double shy of the cycle for the Royals, who have lost seven of eight. He singled in the first, hit a two-run triple in the third and added a solo homer in the seventh for his sixth of the season. In his bid to complete the cycle, he flew out to right field in the eighth inning with two runners on base.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT-CELTICS
 
BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Lowry listened politely while Jimmy Butler shared the credit for Miami’s Game 6 victory until his fellow All-Star took the humility too far and called his 47-point, elimination-avoiding performance “decent.” Butler scored 47 points — a career playoff high and one of the best performances by a player facing elimination in NBA history — and the Heat forced the Eastern Conference finals to a decisive seventh game by beating the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Friday night. Ten years after LeBron James scored 45 points in a Game 6 in Boston en route to the first of the Heat’s back-to-back NBA titles, Butler scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to top him and send the series back to Miami. The winner of Game 7 on Sunday will advance to the NBA Finals against Golden State, which eliminated the Dallas Mavericks in five games Thursday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado coach Jared Bednar had been looking for a little extra aggressiveness from veteran center Darren Helm. Bednar got his wish on Friday night. Helm scored with 5.6 seconds left and Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots as the Avalanche finished off their second-round series with a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night. J.T. Compher scored twice for Colorado, which advanced to the Western Conference finals for first time since 2002. The Avalanche had been eliminated in the second round each of the past three years. Colorado opens the series against Edmonton on Tuesday night in Denver. Jordan Kyrou and Justin Faulk scored for St. Louis. and Ville Husso made 36 saves.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/27/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls won both the WDA Team Dual Tennis Tournament and WDA Soccer Tournament on Thursday.
 
High School Girls Tennis
West Region Dual Tournament – Minot
 
First Round
#1 Minot 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#4 Dickinson 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#2 Bismarck Legacy 5, #7 Williston 0
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #6 Bismarck Century 2
 
Semifinal
#1 Minot 5, #4 Dickinson 0
#2 Bismarck Legacy 4, #3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 1
Loser Out
#5 Bismarck High 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #7 Williston 2
 
State Qualifier
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #4 Dickinson 2
Championship
#1 Minot 4, #2 Bismarck Legacy 1
 
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High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 11, #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
#4 Bismarck Century 7, #5 Jamestown 5
#2 Bismarck Legacy 11, #7 Williston 0
#6 Minot 5, #3 Mandan 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#5 Jamestown vs #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 11 am
#3 Mandan vs #7 Williston, 1:30 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #4 Bismarck Century, 4 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Minot, 6;30 PM
 
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High School Baseball
Class B
 

Region 8 Tournament – Hettinger
Championship
#4 Beulah 11, #1 Hazen 1

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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 14, #8 Willliston 1
#5 Jamestown 12, #4 Bismarck Legacy 8
#7 Bismarck Century 3, #2 Minot High 2
#3 Bismarck High 10, #6 Mandan 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #8 Williston, 11 am
#2 Minot vs #6 Mandan, 1 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #5 Jamestown, 3 pm
#3 Bismarck High vs #7 Bismarck Century, 5 pm
 
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High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
State Qualifier
#5 Mandan 1, #4 Jamestown 0
#3 Bismarck Legacy 2, #6 Bismarck Century 0
Championship
#1 Minot 2, #2 Bismarck High 0   (Minot’s MaLiah Burke – Senior Athlete of the Year and Matt Pfau -WDA Coach of the Year)
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STATE SOFTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the State Class B Softball Tournament in Fargo next week.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Tharaldson Park in Fargo
 
First Round (Thu 6/2)
#2 Kindred-Richland vs Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 11 am
#3 Beulah vs Thompson, 1 pm
#1 Central Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 4 pm
#4 May-Port-C-G vs #5 Renville County, 6 pm
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a double and scored on Bobby Witt Jr.’s double, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Thursday night. Josh Staumont (2-1) worked a scoreless inning and picked up the win. Scott Barlow escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and stranded two on base in the ninth to earn his fifth save as the Royals snapped a seven-game losing streak. Devin Smeltzer pitched seven scoreless innings for the Twins before Tyler Duffey (2-3) let the lead slip away in the eighth. Emmanuel Rivera singled with one out and moved to second on Ryan O’Hearn’s two-out, pinch-hit single. Merrifield then lined a double into the gap in right-center to tie the score at 2. After Andrew
Benintendi walked, Witt doubled to left-center, scoring Merrifield with the go-ahead run.
 
The Twins tried to rally in their half of the eighth, loading the bases on singles by Gary Sánchez, Gio Urshela and Luis Arraez with no outs. But Barlow came on to strike out the next two batters and retired Max Kepler on a soft grounder to first base, leaving the bases loaded. Smeltzer handcuffed the Royals all night, relying mostly on a mix of fastballs and changeups. He allowed two hits and walked one while striking out six. He was starting in place of Joe Ryan, who was added to the COVID-19 IL on Wednesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back into form and shot the Golden State Warriors back into the NBA Finals. Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Warriors advanced to their sixth finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Thompson tore his left ACL during a season-ending Game 6 loss in the 2019 NBA Finals against Toronto and then tore his right Achilles’ tendon just before the start of the 2020-21 season. After Golden State missed the postseason in both seasons he was sidelined, Thompson finally returned to action in January. Andrew Wiggins added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Dramond Green scored 17 points and Stephen Curry had 15 points and nine assists. He was named the MVP of the series. Luka Doncic overcame a slow start to score 28 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie added 26. Golden State will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Boston and Miami on June 2 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics hold a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 at home on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – CANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the New York Rangers, too. Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score and the Hurricanes beat the Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. It was part of yet another strong home performance for the Metropolitan Division champions, who improved to 7-0 at home in the postseason. Andrei Svechnikov also scored, beating Igor Shesterkin with a backhander on a breakaway midway through the third period as the Hurricanes protected their Game 5 lead. The Hurricanes can advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay by winning Game 6 in New York on Saturday, though they are 0-5 away from PNC Arena so far despite tying for the NHL lead in regular-season road wins.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years. It was fitting Edmonton’s dynamic duo combined to end it. McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series and advanced to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of the postseason, beating Jacob Markstrom off a pass from Draisaitl to send the Oilers spilling over the bench in celebration. Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists and Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers. Mike Smith made 32 saves as Edmonton claimed the first postseason Battle of Alberta in 31 years. Draisaitl added four assists — his fifth straight contest registering three-plus points to build on the NHL playoff record he set in Game 4. McDavid and Draisaitl have both amassed 26 points to lead the playoffs so far. The Oilers will face either the Colorado Avalanche or St. Louis Blues in their first conference final appearance since 2006. Colorado leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday in St. Louis.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/26/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/26/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Wednesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
Championship
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 14, #2 Renville County 4
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Region 8 Tournament – Hettinger
 
Loser Out
#1 Hazen 10, #5 Hettinger-Scranton 3
Semifinal
#1 Hazen 10, #2 Shiloh Christian 6
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#4 Beulah vs #1 Hazen, 1 pm
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Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Semifinal
#2 Rugby 7, #4 Northern Lights 2
Championship
#1 North Star 6, #2 Rugby 5
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Renville County 10, #2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 3
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau 13, #10 Tioga 3
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 12, #3 Bottineau 1
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#2 Beulah 8, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 1
Loser Out
#4 Heart River 5, #3 Harvey-Wells County 4 (9)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8, #4 Heart River 4
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MINOT, ND – Several WDA Tournaments begin today, including girls tennis here in Minot.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson vs #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 12:15 pm
#4 Bismarck Century vs #5 Jamestown, 2:30 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston, 4:45 pm
#3 Mandan vs #6 Minot, 7 pm
 
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson vs #8 Willliston, 11 am
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Jamestown, 1 pm
#2 Minot High vs #7 Bismarck Century, 3 pm
#3 Bismarck High vs #6 Mandan, 5 pm
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
State Qualifier
#4 Jamestown vs #5 Mandan, 4 pm
#3 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Bismarck Century, 6 pm
Championship
#1 Minot vs #2 Bismarck High, 8 pm
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
 
West Region Dual Tournament – Minot
 
First Round – 10 am
#1 Minot vs #9 Jamestown
#4 Dickinson vs #5 Bismarck High
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s vs #6 Bismarck Century
 
Consolation, Semifinals 1 p.m.
State qualifiers, championship, 4 p.m
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STATE TRACK MEET
 
BISMARCK, ND – The 2022 combined Class A & B Boys & Girls Track & Field State Meet will be held today through Saturday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck. The event will at 4:30 pm today. On Friday and Saturday, the meet will begin with field events at 9:30 a.m. Bismarck Century is the defending Class A Boys and Girls champion. Kindred won the Class B Boys last year and Oakes won the Class B Girls.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning after Harold Castro went deep twice earlier, and the Tigers came back to beat the Twins 4-2 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep. The Twins, who had their six-game winning streak stopped, loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom half. Michael Fulmer struck out Carlos Correa before yielding to Andrew Chafin, who struck out Max Kepler and retired Gary Sánchez on a foul pop for his first save this season.
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TWIN-RYAN COVID LIST
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Joe Ryan on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday, bumping the surging rookie from his upcoming turn. Ryan was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Kansas City. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Ryan was “doing OK.” The 25-year-old right-hander, who made five starts last season after being acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay, is 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in eight starts this year. Ryan has 14 walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings with a .186 opponent batting average. He leads all major league rookies in wins and innings and is second in strikeouts. The Twins recalled left-hander Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul to take Ryan’s spot in the rotation. Smeltzer made two earlier starts for the Twins, winning one, with a 1.74 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He pitched last Friday before being sent down for the return of Bailey Ober from the injured list, a back-and-forth move he has grown accustomed to since debuting in 2019.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
MIAMI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win from the NBA Finals. They ran away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 93-80 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series. Al Horford had 16 points and Derrick White added 14 for the Celtics. Tatum finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists. Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat, who shot 32% in the game — after shooting 33% in Boston’s 20-point win in Game 4. Gabe Vincent added 15, Jimmy Butler had 13 and Duncan Robinson scored 11 for Miami. The Heat were 7 for 45 from 3-point range. Game 6 is in Boston on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – BLUES-AVALANCHE
 
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Bozak and the St. Louis Blues experienced just about every emotion imaginable over the course of a win-or-season-ends game in which they fell behind by three goals. Ultimately, they landed on this improbable one — elation. Bozak scored 3:38 into overtime and the Blues fended off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, overcoming a pair of deficits in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Bozak, a fourth-line center, unleashed a shot from near the blueline that got past Darcy Kuemper, capping a remarkable comeback for St. Louis. Robert Thomas had two goals, including the tying tally with 56 seconds left in regulation, for a resilient Blues team. It’s the latest game-tying goal for the Blues when facing elimination, according to NHL Stats. Vladimir Tarasenko and Justin Faulk also scored, Nick Leddy had four assists and Pavel Buchnevich had two. They never doubted — even down 3-0 late in the second period and 4-3 late in the third. Game 6 is Friday in St. Louis.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/25/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/25/22 – 0700
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Semifinal
#3 Bishop Ryan 9, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8
Championship
#2 Surrey 7, #3 Bishop Ryan 4
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Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
Semifinal
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 7, #2 Renville County 6 (8)
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 12, #5 Stanley 11
Semifinal
#2 Renville County 12, #4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #2 Renville County, 3 pm
(if needed, 2nd championship follows by 30 minutes)
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Region 5 Tournament – Rugby
 
Loser Out
#4 Northern Lights 1, #3 Bottineau 0
#5 Harvey-Wells County 6, #6 Dunseith 5
Semifinal
#1 North Star 8, #2 Rugby 1
Loser Out
#4 Northern Lights 22, #5 Harvey-Wells County 5
 
Today’s schedule – Cando
 
Semifinal
#2 Rugby vs #4 Northern Lights, 3 pm
Championship
#1 North Star vs Rugby/NL winner, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County 22, #4 Rugby 0
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 23, #3 Bottineau 6
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau 8, #5 Ray 7
#10 Tioga 23, #4 Rugby 22
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Renville County vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 3 pm (KC Field)
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau vs #10 Tioga, 3 pm (Eagles Field)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
RC/DLB loser vs Bottineau/Tioga winner, 5 pm (KC Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
Second Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 10, #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 1
#2 Beulah 7, #6 Central McLean 1
Loser Out
#4 Heart River 17, #8 Hazen 7
#3 Harvey-Wells County 18, #7 Wilton-Wing 3
#4 Heart River 13, #6 Central McLean 3
#3 Harvey-Wells County 5, #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #2 Beulah, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
Loser Out
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #4 Heart River, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
VDA/Beulah loser vs HWC/HR winner, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
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High School Baseball
Class A
WDA Tournament – Play In
(8) Bismarck St. Mary’s 8, (9) Bismarck High 2
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(5) Mandan 3, (8) Williston 0
(6) Bismarck Century 2, (7) Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray was fully aware of the solid start the Minnesota Twins needed from him, with injuries piling up on their pitching staff. He delivered a gem, showing just why the Twins were willing to part with their most recent first-round draft pick to get him. Gray struck out a season-high 10 over seven sharp innings, carrying the Twins past the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Gray (2-1) allowed four hits and one walk in by far his best of six starts with his new team. The Twins, who are 23-8 since April 21, have won each of the last four games with Gray on the mound after he returned from a strained hamstring.
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LYNX-LIBERTY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 12 of her 18 points on free throws and the Minnesota Lynx held off the New York Liberty 84-78 on Tuesday night. Powers added nine rebounds and two blocks for Minnesota (2-6). Kayla McBride scored 15 points and made four free throws in the final 15.9 seconds to preserve the victory. Sylvia Fowles finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Moriah Jefferson scored 12. The Lynx outscored New York 27-13 at the foul line and picked up their first home win in their third try. Natasha Howard had 23 points to lead the Liberty (1-5). Rebecca Allen, who came in averaging 4.0 points per game, made four 3-pointers and scored 21. Han Xu had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Sabrina Ionescu totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. New York took a 65-63 lead into the final quarter.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVS
 
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and the Mavericks beat Golden State 119-109 in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The loss snapped the Warriors’ nine-game winning streak in Western Conference finals games, though they are still firmly in control of this series headed back to California for Game 5 on Thursday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series. Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and 12th goals of the postseason, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl added three assists and Mike Smith made 29 saves. Connor McDavid also had two assists. He has 25 points in 11 playoff games for the Oilers, who earned a third straight victory over their provincial rival. Rasmus Andersson, Elias Lindholm and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary. Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 shots.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-HURRICANES
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 Tuesday night, evening the second-round series. Mika Zibanejad also scored, Ryan Lindgren had two assists and Igor Shesterkin stopped 30 shots for the Rangers, who won their fifth straight at home in the postseason. In the series, New York won two at home after opening with two losses at Carolina. Teuvo Teravainen scored and Antti Raanta finished with 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who fell to 0-5 on the road in the postseason to go along with their 6-0 mark at home. Game 5 is in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night, and Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/24/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/23/22 – 1600
 
MINOT, ND – Class B baseball and softball region tournaments began Monday.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 23, #4 Garrison 3
#2 Surrey 6, #3 Bishop Ryan 3
Loser Out
#3 Bishop Ryan 12, #4 Garrison 11
Semifinal
#2 Surrey 6, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 5
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #3 Bishop Ryan, 5 pm
Championship
#2 Surrey vs VDA/BR winner, 7 pm
(if needed, second championship Thursday at 5 pm)
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Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
First Round
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 15, #5 Stanley 5
Second Round
#2 Renville County 9, #3 Lewis & Clark 0
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 12, #4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke 2
Loser Out
#5 Stanley 11, #3 Lewis & Clark 9
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #2 Renville County, 11 am
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central vs #5 Stanley, 30 min after
DLB/RC loser vs K-B-BC/Stanley winner, 30 min after
———-
 
Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Second Round
#2 Rugby 7, #3 Bottineau 5
#1 North Star 10, #5 Harvey-Wells County 0
 
Today’s schedule – Rugby
 
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau vs #4 Northern Lights, 11 am
#5 Harvey-Wells County vs #6 Dunseith, 1 pm
Semifinal
#1 North Star vs #2 Rugby, 3 pm
Loser Out
Bottineau/NL winner vs H-WC/Dunseith winner, 5 pm
———-
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Renville County 21, #8 Divide County 9
#4 Rugby 15, #5 Ray 14
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 32, #10 Tioga 7
#3 Bottineau 14, #6 Glenburn 4
Loser Out
#5 Ray 25, #8 Divide County 4
#10 Tioga 39, #6 Glenburn 30
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County vs #4 Rugby, 4 pm (KC Field)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #3 Bottineau, 4 pm (Eagles Field)
Loser Out
#5 Ray vs DLB/Bottineau loser, 6 pm (KC Field)
#10 Tioga vs RC/Rugby loser, 6 pm (Eagles Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 28, #8 Hazen 1
#5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 18, #4 Heart River 7
#2 Beulah 18, #7 Wilton-Wing 0
#6 Central McLean 16, #3 Harvey-Wells County 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 1 pm (Diamond 1)
#2 Beulah vs #6 Central McLean, 1 pm (Diamond 2)
Loser Out
#4 Heart River vs #8 Hazen, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #7 Wilton-Wing, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
Beulah/CM loser vs HR/Hazen winner, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
VD-A/WCS loser vs H-WC/WW winner, 5 pm (Diamond 2)
———–
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(7) Williston 3, (10) Watford City 2
 
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(7) Bismarck Century 15, (10) Turtle Mountain 1
(8) Williston 23, (9) Watford City 3
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(9) Jamestown 3, (8) Mandan 2
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Watford City Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 299
2. Minot, 313
3. Bismarck High, 339
4. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 343
5. Williston, 353
6. Bismarck Legacy, 356
7. Mandan, 359
8. Dickinson, 360
9. Watford City, 387
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 72
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela’s infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Urshela hit a grounder toward Tigers shortstop Javier Báez, who couldn’t make a play. That allowed Kepler — who launched his slam in the first inning — to score the winning run. It was the second day in a row that Urshela drove in the deciding run. His single in the top of the ninth Sunday against Kansas City lifted the Twins to a 7-6 comeback win. Emilio Pagan (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Andrew Chafin (0-1) took the loss. Twins starter Chris Archer allowed just one run but lasted only four innings. The veteran right-hander has not pitched deeper than 4 1/3 innings in any of his eight starts this year.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics are as close as can be — heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston scored 18 of the first 19 points on Monday night on the way to a 102-82 victory in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. The Celtics led by as many as 32 in the third quarter — a big gap, even for a series that has been full of them. The series now shifts to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday, with Boston guaranteed another game at home on Friday. The Heat would host the decisive seventh game on Sunday, if necessary.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory Monday night that sent the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years. Pat Maroon snapped a scoreless tie, batting Zach Bogosian’s shot down behind Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the puck trickled into the net a little over six minutes into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left. Vasilevskiy won his sixth straight game, a streak that began with the Lightning facing a 3-2 series deficit in the opening round. It was his sixth shutout in his last seven series-clinching wins. The Panthers became the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept by a defending Stanley Cup champion in the playoffs since Edmonton breezed past Calgary on its way to another title in 1988.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored three goals, including two during a four-goal second period barrage, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference series. Erik Johnson and Devon Toews also scored and Mikko Rantanen added an empty netter for the Avalanche, while Darcy Kuemper made 17 saves. David Perron scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Blues. Ville Husso, making his first start since Game 3 of the first round against Minnesota, made 31 saves. Game 5 is Wednesday in Colorado.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/22/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/22/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class A (end of regular season)
 
Dickinson 13, Minot 0 (Dickinson #1-seed)
Dickinson 17, Minot 5 (Minot #6-seed)
 
 
High School Boys Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck Century , 177.5
2. Bismarck High, 173.5
3. Williston, 87
4. Mandan, 62
5. Minot, 58.5
6. Bismarck Legacy, 53
7. Dickinson, 51
8. Jamestown, 37
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 23.5
10. Watford City, 18
11. Turtle Mountain, 0
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Minot
1. Surrey, 123
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 95
3. Bishop Ryan, 75
4. New Town, 68
5. South Prairie – Max, 64
6. Stanley, 57
7. Powers Lake, 52
8. Nedrose, 34
8. Garrison, 34
10. Kenmare-Bowbells, 33
11. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 24
12. Trinity Christian, 22
13. Trenton, 19
14. Williams County, 7
15. Parshall, 6
16. Divide County, 3
17. White Shield, 1
 
North Central Region Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 213
2. Harvey-Wells County, 171
3. Northern Lights, 65
4. Bottineau, 61
5. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 58
6. Benson County, 56
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 45
8. North Star, 29
9. Glenburn, 21
10. Rolette, 14
11. Dunseith, 1
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck Century, 147.33
2. Bismarck High, 127
3. Jamestown, 104.33
4. Minot, 88
5. Mandan, 68.5
6. Dickinson, 65
7. Williston, 43
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 37
9. Bismarck Legacy, 36.33
10. Watford City, 21
11. Turtle Mountain, 0
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Minot
1. Bishop Ryan, 146
2. Stanley, 120
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 92
4. Kenmare-Bowbells, 73.5
5. Nedrose, 48.5
6. South Prairie – Max, 42
7. Williams County, 40
8. Surrey, 39
9. New Town, 30
10. Garrison, 22
11. Powers Lake, 20
12. Trenton, 16
13. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 14
14. Divide County, 12
15. Parshall, 8
16. Trinity Christian, 5
 
North Central Region Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 231
2. Bottineau, 112
3. Benson County, 89
4. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 76
5. Harvey-Wells County, 71
6. North Star, 60
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 46
8. Rolette, 22
9. Northern Lights, 17
10. Glenburn, 10
11. Westhope-Newburg, 1
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Joe Ryan struck out six and the Minnesota Twins capped the game with a four-run ninth inning for a 9-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Ryan (5-2) allowed one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts. Minnesota had a pair of two-run innings and was ahead going into the ninth, when the offense erupted — including two-run double by Carlos Correa. The top six batters in the Twins lineup all collected RBIs in the win, and Minnesota’s Luis Arráez had two RBIs and scored on a wild pitch. Brad Keller (1-4) tossed seven innings for the Royals, giving up four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks. He also notched his 400th career strikeout in the sixth inning.
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LYNX-WINGS
 
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored 22 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 20 and the Dallas Wings pulled away in the second half to beat the Minnesota Lynx 94-78 on Saturday night. Dallas (4-2) trailed 45-43 at halftime, but Kayla Thornton made a 3-pointer with 8:22 left in the third quarter to put the Wings up 51-49 and they never trailed again. The Wings outscored the Lynx 36-19 in the third period. Thornton finished with 12 points to help Dallas grab its first home win after an 0-2 start. Satou Sabally had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench before fouling out. Jessica Shepard, Sylvia Fowles and Kayla McBride all had 14 points to pace Minnesota (1-6). Moriah Jefferson and Aerial Powers scored 12 apiece as all five starters reached double figures. The Lynx bench was outscored 27-12 by the Dallas reserves.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
BOSTON (AP) — Still angry over a blowout loss in Miami that cost them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat jumped to a 26-point first-half lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 3. Then Bam Adebayo made sure it was enough – just barely – to give Miami a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Heat center scored 31 points with 10 rebounds, filling a void left by injured All-Star Jimmy Butler and leading Miami to a 109-103 victory Saturday night. Adebayo also had six assists and four of the Heat’s franchise postseason record 19 steals. The Celtics never led, but they cut a 46-20 deficit to one point, 93-92, with 2:40 to play on a 3-pointer from Jaylen Brown, who finished with 40 points. Max Strus answered with a 3 and then Adebayo bounced off defender Al Horford and made a basket at the shot clock buzzer to give Miami a six-point cushion. The Celtics never came any closer. Game 4 is Monday night in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite regaining the edge in their second-round series, the Colorado Avalanche aren’t satisfied. Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots and the Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Logan O’Connor, Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog also scored as the Avalanche bounced back from a 4-1 loss at home two nights earlier, and improved to 3-0 on the road in the postseason. Game 4 is Monday night in St. Louis.
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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-WWODS
 
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods produced a couple of firsts Saturday, neither cause for a fist pump. He posted his highest score ever in the PGA Championship, and later withdrew from a major for the first time in his pro career. Hours after Woods limped his way to a 9-over 79 in the third round at Southern Hills, he informed the PGA of America of his withdrawal. Anyone who watched the staggered steps from a right leg that was battered 15 months ago in a car crash should not have been surprised. Woods declined media interviews after his round, speaking only to a pool reporter. He was asked if days like this — high pain, high score — made him question the process it takes to play and if he would tee it up on Sunday. “Well, I’m sore. I know that is for a fact,” he said. “We’ll do some work and see how it goes.” The PGA of America announced his withdrawal after the third round ended. Woods was 21 shots behind Mito Pereira of Chile, who takes a three-shot lead into the final round.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/21/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/21/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Friday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
Jamestown 6, Minot 5 (10)
Minot 6, Jamestown 4
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Jamestown Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 328
2. Minot, 332
3. Bismarck Legacy, 359
4. Jamestown, 360
5. Mandan, 363
6. Bismarck High, 364
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 366
8. Williston, 368
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 77
 
 
High School Girls Soccer (end of regular season)
Minot 10, Williston 0 (Majettes 13-0, WDA regular season champs, winning streak at 29)
Bismarck High 3, Bismarck Legacy 0 (Bismarck finishes 2nd in WDA, Legacy 3rd)
Mandan 6, Bismarck Century 0
Jamestown 2, St. Mary’s 0
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot 8, Dickinson 1 (Majettes 17-0, clinch WDA regular season title, first since 2018)
Bismarck St. Mary’s 6, Williston 3
Fargo Davies 5, Bismarck Legacy 0
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck High 1
Bismarck Century 4, West Fargo 1
Bismarck Legacy 4 West Fargo 1
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FARGO, ND – The latest softball polls as voted on by the high school coaches.
 
Class A Softball Coaches Poll
1. Dickinson (previously) 1
2. Minot 3
3. West Fargo Sheyenne 5
4. West Fargo 2
5. Bismarck High 6
6. Jamestown 4
7. Bismarck Legacy 7
8. Mandan 8
9. Grand Forks Red River 9
10. Bismarck Century 10
 
Class B Softball Coaches Poll (Final)
1. Central Cass 1
2. Kindred-Richland 2
3. Beulah 3
4. Thompson 4
5. Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8
6. Renville County 5
7. May-Port-CG 6
8. Harvey-Wells County 7
9. Northern Cass NR
10. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 9
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MINOT, ND – The Region 7 Baseball Tournament was scheduled to begin today, but has been postponed to Monday. Many other Class B baseball and softball region tournaments begin Monday as well.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Makoti (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central vs #5 Stanley, 10 am
Second Round
#2 Renville County vs #3 Lewis & Clark, 30 min after
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs K-B-BC/Stanley winner, 30 min after
Loser Out
K-B-BC/Stanley loser vs RC/L&C loser, 30 min after
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Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #4 Garrison, 1 pm
#2 Surrey vs #3 Bishop Ryan, 3 pm
Loser Out
Velva/D-A/Garrison loser vs Surrey/Ryan loser, 5 pm
Semifinal
Velva/D-A/Garrison winner vs Surrey/Ryan winner, 7 pm
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Region 5 Tournament – Cando (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
Second Round
#2 Rugby vs #3 Bottineau, 11 am
#1 North Star vs #4 Northern Lights/#5 Harvey-Wells County winner, 1 pm
Loser Out
Northern Lights/Harvey loser vs Rugby/Bottineau loser, 3 pm
North Star/ NL/H-WC loser vs #6 Dunseith, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Renville County vs #8 Divide County, 2 pm (KC Field)
#4 Rugby vs #5 Ray, 2 pm (Eagles Field)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #10 Tioga, 4 pm (KC Field)
#3 Bottineau vs #6 Glenburn, 4 pm (Eagles Field)
Loser Out
RC/DC loser vs Rugby/Ray loser, 6 pm (KC Field)
DLB/L&C / Tioga loser vs Bottineau/Glenburn loser, 6 pm (Eagles Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #8 Hazen/#9 Garrrison winner, 11 am
#4 Heart River vs #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 1 pm
#2 Beulah vs #7 Wilton-Wing/#10 South Prairie-Max winner, 3 pm
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #6 Central McLean, 5 pm
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PGA-HOGE
 
TULSA, Oklahoma — Fargo PGA pro Tom Hoge seemed to find his groove early on Friday at the PGA Championship but that momentum faded quickly and he fell well back into the pack after the second round at Southern Hills Country Club. Hoge, who was 4-under and tied for second after Thursday’s opening round, struggled home in 4-over 74 on Friday and he is tied for 23rd at even-par 140 heading into the weekend. Will Zalatoris, who was tied with Hoge in second after Thursday’s first round, zipped to the top of the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 on Friday. He is at 9-under and leads Mito Pereia, who shot 64 on Friday, by one shot.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Kyle Garlick and Jose Miranda each drove in two runs, leading Devin Smeltzer and the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Friday night. Garlick put Minnesota on the scoreboard with an RBI single in a three-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the second. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. Miranda had two hits, including a two-run double with two outs in the eighth that made it 6-3. Smeltzer (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings, throwing 74 pitches in his second major league start this season. He walked one and did not record a strikeout. Jhoan Duran worked 1 2/3 hitless innings to set up Emilio Pagán for his sixth save. Pagán gave up three hits in the ninth, including Emmanuel Rivera’s solo homer. Royals starter Daniel Lynch (2-3) gave up four runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVERICKS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry’s house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason runs — with this one sparked by Kevon Looney. Just like that, the Warriors are two wins from getting back to another NBA Finals. Curry scored 32 points with six 3-pointers and eight more rebounds, Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Warriors rallied past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 on Friday for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 42 points and the Mavericks led most of the way before Golden State grabbed its first lead of the night on Otto Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer 18 seconds into the fourth. The series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith had gone nine years since last finding the back of the net in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And Antti Raanta, well, he never had a postseason game like this. The Carolina Hurricanes keep finding different ways to win in the playoffs. It’s why they’re unbeaten at home, and up 2-0 again in a series. Smith scored a short-handed goal late in the second period while Raanta had 21 saves for his first postseason shutout to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, claiming Game 2 of their second-round series. Now 6-0 at home in the playoffs, Carolina faces the challenge of winning on the road for the first time in the postseason after failing to win a road game against the Bruins. They’ll get their first chance to win at Madison Square Garden in Game 3 on Sunday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the second-round series at one game apiece. Edmonton captain Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, becoming the fastest active player to reach 20 points (six goals, 14 assists in nine games) in a single postseason, and fastest among any player since Mario Lemieux in 1992. The best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal heads to Edmonton’s Rogers Place for Game 3 on Sunday.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/20/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/20/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Thursday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class B
Hazen 12, Hettinger-Scranton 2
Beulah 5, Shiloh Christian 4
 
Region 6 Tournament – Play in
Bishop Ryan 14, South Prairie-Max 4
Garrison 6, Central McLean 4
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 12, Williston 2
 
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – Play In
Tioga 28, Bishop Ryan 15
Divide County 21, Stanley 11
Glenburn 19, New Town 9
 
Region 4 Tournament – Play In
Hazen 19, Garrison 9
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, Williston 2
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot 8, Jamestown 1   (Majettes win WDA regular season title)
Bismarck Legacy 9, Bismarck Century 0
Bismarck High 5, Mandan 4
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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-HOGE
 
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NDHSAA) – Tom Hoge continues to impress on the PGA Tour this season and on Thursday the former Fargo South standout found himself one shot off the lead in a Major tournament. Hoge fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday during the opening round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Hoge is tied for second place and is one shot behind Rory Rory McIlroy (5-under). Hoge, a 2007 Fargo South graduate, opened the tournament with a birdie and was 3-under at the turn. In total, Hoge carded five birdies in the round. It has been a big year on the PGA Tour this season for Hoge, who played in his first Masters tournament last month and recorded his first PGA Tour win in February.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown each had 24 and the Boston Celtics went on a massive first-half run to roll past the Miami Heat 127-102 on Thursday night in Game 2 of the series. Smart was a rebound shy of a triple-double, after adding 12 assists and nine rebounds. Grant Williams scored 19 points for Boston, which used a 17-0 run late in the first quarter — fueled by five 3-pointers in the span of six possessions — to take control. Payton Pritchard and Al Horford each had 10 for the Celtics.Jimmy Butler had 29 points in 32 minutes for Miami, which fell to 7-1 at home in these playoffs. Gabe Vincent and Victor Oladipo each scored 14 points, and Tyler Herro added 11 for the Heat. The Celtics — now 4-0 in these playoffs in the game immediately following a loss — made 20 shots from 3-point range to Miami’s 10. Game 3 is Saturday in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – BLUES-AVS
 
DENVER (AP) — Between the new line combinations and wrinkles — using five forwards on a power play — there was one big-time constant for St. Louis: Jordan Binnington. Stellar in goal yet again. David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive pairings, Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their second-round series at a game apiece. Jordan Kyrou added a goal and Brandon Saad sealed it with an empty-netter for the Blues, who rode another superb performance from Binnington. The Blues goaltender stopped 51 shots during a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1. Binnington’s flashing his 2019 form, when as a rookie he led the Blues to a Stanley Cup title with a 16-10 mark and a 2.46 goals-against average. It was also his 20th career playoff win. There are only two other goaltenders who have as many postseason wins as him since 2019 — Andrei Vasilevskiy (40-21) and Tuukka Rask (22-16), according to NHL Stats. Game 3 is Saturday in St. Louis.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Thursday night. The Lightning have won four straight since falling behind Toronto 3-2 in the first round and will look to take a commanding series lead over the Presidents Trophy-winning Panthers when the matchup moves across the state to Tampa for Game 3 on Sunday. Florida, which had the NHL’s best record during the regular season, now has to win four of the final five games in the series to advance to the Eastern Conference final.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/19/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/19/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Wednesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck Legacy 11, Watford City 0
Bismarck Legacy 10, Watford City 0
 
Bismarck Century 11 Williston 0
Bismarck Century 6 Williston 0
 
Class B
Region 5 Tournament – First Round
Bottineau 11, Dunseith 10
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Dickinson 11, Mandan 1
Dickinson 11, Mandan 1
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament
1. Bottineau, +86
2. Our Redeemer’s, +101
3. Glenburn, +114
4. Northern Lights, +124
5. Rugby, +125
6. Harvey-Wells County, +127
7. Westhope, +139
8. Bishop Ryan, +151
9. Nedrose, +189
 
Medalist: Zach Hendrickson of Our Redeemer’s, 83
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TWINS-A’s
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in his return from a stint on the injured list caused by a bruised middle finger on his right hand, and the Minnesota Twins set a season high for runs Wednesday in a 14-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics. Correa was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing 11 games due to an injury sustained when a pitch hit the two-time All-Star while he gripped the bat during a swing. Gary Sánchez went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Luis Arráez, Ryan Jeffers and Gilberto Celestino each drove in two runs. Gio Urshela, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler and Nick Gordon also had RBIs for the Twins, who won their first series in Oakland since 2011, stopping a nine-series losing streak. Minnesota took two of three from the A’s in a series that drew just 13,884, including 7,106 for the afternoon finale.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored in the 87th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday. Lod scored the equalizer for United (4-5-3) with an assist from DJ Taylor. Sacha Kljestan broke a scoreless tie with a penalty-kick goal in the 83rd minute for the Galaxy (6-4-2). United outshot the Galaxy 17-12, but LA had an 8-4 edge in shots on goal. Dayne St. Clair saved three shots for United. Jonathan Bond had seven saves for the Galaxy.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVERICKS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson slowed down, caught their breath and stopped rushing shots, the Splash Brothers got on a roll that proved too much for Dallas to stop. Especially because Andrew Wiggins worked end to end to make sure Luka Doncic couldn’t get going. Curry had 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, Golden State held Doncic in check and the Warriors beat the Mavericks 112-87 on Wednesday night for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 20 points but shot just 6 for 18 and 3 of 10 from deep. He made back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half to get his team within 54-45 at the break, but Curry and Thompson heated up and helped the Warriors pull away in the second half. Jalen Brunson scored 14 points but missed all five of his 3’s for the surprising Mavs, who stunned the top-seeded Suns in a 123-90 thumping in Game 7 on Sunday in Phoenix.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho extended the game. Ian Cole ended it. And that allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to escape their first home loss of the playoffs despite being completely outplayed most of the night. Cole beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night, making a late rally to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Aho had forced the extra period when he pushed one past Shesterkin late in the third period in a dramatic finish. Yet it overshadowed the fact that the Metropolitan Division winners were fortunate to win after the Rangers controlled the first 40 minutes. The Hurricanes won home-ice by securing the division title with a win against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden in the final week of the regular season. They nearly handed it over but instead will seek a sixth straight win here when they host Game 2 on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – FLAMES-OILERS
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn’t disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw the most goals in a postseason game in 29 years. Blake Coleman scored twice for the Flames. Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane each had a goal and two assists, and Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored. Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots for the win. Zach Hyman scored twice for Edmonton, and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists for his fourth straight multi-point game in the playoffs. McDavid leads the league’s postseason points race with five goals and 13 assists. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Kailer Yamamoto and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers. Edmonton starter Mike Smith was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on 10 shots. Mikko Koskinen made 32 saves in relief. The winner of the best-of-seven series advances to the Western Conference final. Game 2 is Friday at the Saddledome before the series heads to Edmonton for Sunday’s Game 3 and Tuesday’s Game 4.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/18/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/18/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – A pair of Minot State throwers will get a chance to finish the 2022 season on the biggest stage. Leif Nelson and Kori Nagel both earned a spot at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held May 26-28 at Grand Valley State in Michigan. The trip to nationals in the first for both Minot State student-athletes who each earned All-NSIC honors last week at the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
 
Nelson, a sophomore Entrepreneurship major from Devils Lake, North Dakota, qualified for nationals in the men’s javelin with a throw of 210 feet, 1 inch, a mark that also is a new all-time record in the event at Minot State. Nelson’s throw ranks him No. 16 in the nation in the javelin. He will compete in the event at nationals at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
 
As for Nagel, a freshman Nursing major from Center, North Dakota, she turned in a throw of 155 feet, 7 inches in the women’s discus which ranks her No. 18 in the national and is an NCAA Division II-era school record in the event. She will compete in the discus on Friday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at nationals.
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MINOT, ND – Tuesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck Century 4, Bismarck High 2
Bismarck Century 17, Bismarck High 1
 
Dickinson 8, Watford City 1 (Dickinson wins WDA regular season title)
Dickinson 18, Watford City 2
 
Mandan 14, Williston 1
Mandan 15, Williston 1
 
Jamestown 10, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
Jamestown 12, Bismarck St. Mary’s 4
 
Class B
 
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 12, Bottineau 0
 
Northern Lights 4, Harvey-Wells County 0
 
Harvey-Wells County 19, Dunseith 7
 
Hazen 7, Beulah 5
Beulah 8, Hazen 7
 
Heart River 6, Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 4
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 10, Mandan 0
Mandan 4, Minot 2
 
Bismarck Legacy 21, Williston 0
Bismarck Legacy 21, Williston 3
 
Bismarck High 19, Watford City 0
Bismarck High 17, Watford City 0
 
Dickinson 13, Bismarck Century 2
Dickinson 11, Bismarck Century 1
 
Turtle Mountain 11, Jamestown JV 8
Turtle Mountain 8, Jamestown JV 7
 
Class B
 
Renville County 12, Rugby 3
 
Rugby 19, Glenburn 3
 
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 16, Bishop Ryan 3
 
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 2, Beulah 1
 
Bottineau 15, Divide County 5
 
Tioga 34, New Town 14
 
Ray 15, Tioga 3
 
Ray 16, New Town 0
 
Washburn-Center-Stanton 24, Hazen 8
Hazen 8, Washburn-Center-Stanton 5
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
BHS Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 302
2. Minot, 325
3. Dickinson, 330
4. Bismarck High, 339
5. Bismarck Legacy, 344
6. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 345
7. Jamestown, 348
8. Mandan, 350
9. Williston, 361
10. Watford City, 392
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 72
 
Class B
 
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
1. Stanley, 357
2. Des Lacs-Burlington, 365
3. Divide County, 374
4. New Town-Parshall, 402
5. Kenmare, 423
6. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 457
7. Lewis & Clark, 465
8. Tioga, 511
 
Medalist: Tyler Gjelstad of Stanley, 81
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck High 7, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
Mandan 2, Jamestown 1
Bismarck Century 6, Williston 1
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot High 8, Bismarck Legacy 1 (Majettes 15-0)
Dickinson 5, Bismarck High 4
Mandan 5, Jamestown 4
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TWINS-A’s
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics ended their four-game losing streak against the Twins, beating Minnesota 5-2 on Tuesday night. Royce Lewis and Gary Sánchez each hit solo home runs for the Twins. After the game Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelii said Lewis will be sent down to the minors to make room for shortstop Carlos Correa coming off the injured list.
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LYNX-SPARKS
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 24 points in her season debut for Minnesota while Sylvia Fowles and Moriah Jefferson each added 20 points to help the Lynx win their first game of the season with a 87-84 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night. McBride, who missed the first four games of the season finishing up playing in Turkey, made 4 of 7 from 3-point range, Jefferson finished with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals and Fowles added 12 rebounds and two blocks. Jessica Shepard finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Minnesota (1-4) avoided its first season-opening five-game losing streak since 2007. The Lynx began the 2021 season with four consecutive losses before finishing the season with 22 wins, third most in the WNBA.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT-CELTICS
 
MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by eight at halftime, and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra went into the locker room ready to deliver a big speech. Turns out, one wasn’t needed. Jimmy Butler decided to let his play do the talking. Butler scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half, and a huge third quarter by the Heat carried them to a 118-107 win over the short-handed Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Along with the 41 points, the rest of Butler’s line: nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Tyler Herro scored 18 and Gabe Vincent added 17 for the Heat, who outscored Boston 39-14 in the third quarter. Butler had 17 alone in the third, outscoring the Celtics by himself over those 12 minutes. Boston shot 2 for 15 in that third quarter. Game 2 is Thursday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson was simply trying to hold his ground near the blueline with players flying at him. Not on the winning goal — he was that open — but from the group of teammates charging his way. Manson scored his first career playoff goal 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Valeri Nichushkin and Samuel Girard also scored for an Avalanche team that had a weeklong layoff after sweeping Nashville. It showed early on, too, before they found their stride. They outshot the Blues by a 54-25 margin, including 13-0 in OT. The Avalanche also hit three posts and two crossbars.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of their playoff series with the Florida Panthers on the road last year. They’re halfway to a repeat performance. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy remained red-hot with 34 saves and the Lightning topped the Panthers 4-1 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday night. Nikita Kucherov and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist, and Ross Colton also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who went ahead 1-0 against their in-state rivals for the second consecutive season.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/17/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/17/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 

Class A
Bismarck Legacy 6, Minot 3
Bismarck Legacy 6, Minot 5

Class B
Renville County 6, Bishop Ryan 1
Bishop Ryan 4, Renville County 3

 
Surrey 6, Lewis & Clark 2
Surrey 8, Lewis & Clark 2
 
Velva/Drake-Anmoose 11, Garrison 0
Velva/Drake-Anmoose 10, Garrison 0
 
Bottineau 14, Harvey-Wells County 3
 
North Star 4, Rugby 0
 
Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 3, Beulah 0
Beulah 12, Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 0
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 5, Jamestown, 4
Minot 8, Jamestown 7
 
Williston, 21, Watford City 3
Williston 17, Watford City 13
 
 
Bismarck Century 7, Turtle Mountain 1
Bismarck Century 12, Turtle Mountain 1
 
Bismarck High 4, Dickinson 1
Dickinson 9, Bismarck High 6
 
Class B
 
Ray 25, Bishop Ryan 4
Bishop Ryan 14, Ray JV 13
 
Renville County 23, Stanley 1
 
Central McLean 18, Hazen 8
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Minot 4, Bismarck Legacy 0 (Majettes 12-0)
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 8, Williston 1
 
 
High School Boys Track & Field
 
West Region Last Chance – Bismarck
1. Bismarck High, 157
2. Bismarck Century, 134
3. Bismarck Legacy, 120
4. Mandan, 69
5. Dickinson, 68
6. Minot, 44
7. Watford City, 43
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 41
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
 
West Region Last Chance Meet – Bismarck
1. Bismarck Century, 152
2. Bismarck High, 114.5
3. Minot, 105
4. Bismarck Legacy, 85.5
5. Mandan, 77
6. Williston, 57
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 46
8. Dickinson, 43
9. Watford City, 25
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SCHEELS SOFTBALL ALL-STARS
 
MINOT, ND – The rosters for the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series have been announced and several area players will be featured. The West Team includes Lorelei McIver of Glenburn; Mackenzie Rist of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark; Caroline Bodine of Velva/Drake-Anamoose; Haleigh LeMatta of Harvey-Wells County; Olivia Retterath of Washburn-Center-Stanton; and Averi Backus of Beulah. Peggy Person of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark will be one of the co-coaches for the West. Games are scheduled for June 6th at Bismarck Legacy High Schoool and June 7th in Casselton at Central Cass High School.
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TWINS-A’S
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gary Sanchez homered, Royce Lewis scored twice and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Monday night. The Twins followed up a sweep at home against the A’s with a victory in the opener of this series for their first four-game winning streak in a single season against Oakland since 2007. Minnesota has scored just 10 runs in the four games but has held Oakland to only five. Sanchez then launched a towering 433-foot drive to center field for his third homer of the season leading off the sixth against Domingo Acevedo, making it 3-1. Chris Archer allowed one run and two hits in four innings but didn’t get a decision because he didn’t pitch long enough. Yennier Cano (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings for his first career win.
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VIKINGS-STAFF ADDITION
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations on Monday, a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that’s designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making. Washington was the manager of football research and development for the past two years with the San Francisco 49ers, focusing on process improvement and statistical analysis. He was an analyst in the department for five years prior to that, when he worked closely with Adofo-Mensah. Washington earned a finance degree from Central Arkansas in 2011 and an MBA in finance and analytics from Missouri in 2014. He’ll join co-directors of player personnel Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson and senior football advisor Ryan Grigson as the key leaders under Adofo-Mensah, along with executive vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski, the salary cap and contract negotiation specialist.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/15/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/15/22 – 0700
 
BRANDON, S.D. (MSU) – Minnesota Duluth’s Tosten Mann spoiled the day for the Minot State baseball team. Mann provided the bite for the Bulldogs, hitting three home runs to lead Minnesota Duluth past Minot State as the Beavers fell 6-4 in an elimination game at the NSIC Tournament. Junior Matt Malone led the way for Minot State as he racked up three hits in Saturday’s contest. Senior Noah Myhre (2-4) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State (28-23 overall). Sophomore Gage Yost was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going two shutout innings without allowing a hit, walking one and striking out two. In addition to his three hits, Malone had a home run and an RBI to lead the Beavers. Junior Ricky Apodaca compiled a noteworthy effort as well, going 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI. Freshman Dalin Ludlow also helped out for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding a double and an RBI.
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MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, Bismarck High 2
Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, Bismarck High 1
 
Dickinson 10, Bismarck Legacy 5
Dickinson 13, Bismarck Legacy 3
 
Williston 7, Jamestown 1
Williston 11, Jamestown 5
 
Mandan 10, Bismarck Century 5
Mandan 11, Bismarck Century 5
 
Class B
Bishop Ryan 13, South Prairie-Max 6
Bishop Ryan 13, South Prairie-Max 3
 
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 2, Central McLean 1
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 15, Central McLean 4
 
Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 7, Hettinger-Scranton 4
Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 11, Hettinger-Scranton 10
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Mandan 4, Bismarck Century 3
Bismarck Century 19, Mandan 3
 
Class B
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 16, Hazen 0
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 11, Hazen 5
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Century-Legacy Invite – Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck
1. Bismarck Century, 296
2. Minot, 318
3. Dickinson, 324
4. Bismarck Legacy, 334
5. Jamestown, 342
6. Bismarck High, 343
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 347
8. Mandan, 348
9. Williston, 353
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 69
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck High 3, Mandan 2
Jamestown 4, Williston 1
Bismarck Legacy 4, Bismarck Century 2
 
 
High School Boys Track & Field
 
Glenburn Invite – Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot
1. Minot, 93.5
2. Rugby, 84
3. Hazen, 67
T4. Bishop Ryan, 65
T4. Surrey, 65
6. Beulah, 52
7. New Town, 43
8. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 38
9. Stanley, 31
10. South Prairie – Max, 27
11. Powers Lake, 26.5
12. Nedrose, 25
13. Northern Lights, 24
14. Garrison, 20
15. Bottineau, 19
16. Kenmare-Bowbells, 18
17. Glenburn, 17
18. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 12
19. Williams County, 7
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
 
Glenburn Invite – Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot
1. Rugby, 142
2. Beulah, 103
3. Bottineau, 81
4. Bishop Ryan, 69
5. Stanley, 59
6. Hazen, 55.5
7. Minot, 52
8. Kenmare-Bowbells, 39.5
9. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 26.5
10. South Prairie – Max, 26
11. Garrison, 23
12. Nedrose, 16
13. Trenton, 15.5
14. New Town, 13
15. Surrey, 12
16. Williams County, 3
17. Powers Lake, 1
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MINOT HIGH GIRLS TENNIS
 
MINOT, ND – The individual portion of the West Fargo Sheyenne Invite girl’s tennis match was held on Saturday. Minot won the team championship scoring a total of 29 points. Points were awarded from 5 points for a win to 1 point for a 5th place finish. Minot won three of their six singles tournaments while placing second, fouth and fifth in the others. The Majettes were first and fourth in the doubles tournaments. Host team, West Fargo Sheyenne, came in second with 27 points and Fargo Davies rounded out the top three at 20 points.
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez ripped a go-ahead double in the 10th inning and scored an insurance run after a collision on the bases, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Saturday night. Giménez scored the automatic runner but ran into Minnesota first baseman Jose Miranda as he turned the corner toward second. He was shaken up and met with an athletic trainer but remained in the game. Umpires awarded him second base, and he then scored on Myles Straw’s single. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli argued the decision to award Giménez second base and was ejected. The Twins were 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base. Minnesota twice loaded the bases against starter Shane Bieber and wasn’t able to score.
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LYNX-SKY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored five of her 16 points in the final 38 seconds and the Chicago Sky held off the Minnesota Lynx 82-78 on Saturday night. Vandersloot hit a 3-pointer to give Chicago (2-1) an 80-76 lead with 38 seconds left and added two free throws 15 seconds later. Emma Meesseman finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven steals for the Sky. Azura Stevens added 14 points. Candace Parker had 11 points. Reserve Nikolina Milic topped the Lynx (0-4) with 18 points. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Moriah Jefferson finished with 16 points and five assists.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANES-BRUINS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Twice before, the Carolina Hurricanes had reached the playoffs only to see their ascent to becoming a serious Stanley Cup contender blocked by the Boston Bruins. Two newcomers helped the Hurricanes finally push past their playoff bully — and in a Game 7, at that. Midseason acquisition Max Domi scored twice in the second period while Antti Raanta had 27 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday to win their first-round playoff series. Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes, who finally put away a team that swept them in the 2019 Eastern Conference finals then took a five-game first-round series in the Toronto bubble a year later.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-MAPLE LEAFS
 
TORONTO (AP) — Nick Paul came through with the best playoff performance of his career when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed it most and the two-time defending champions are moving on again. Paul scored twice, including an incredible individual effort on the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round playoff series. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots for the Lightning. Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto, which hasn’t reached the second round since 2004 and is now 0-9 in elimination games over the last five postseasons after also losing 4-3 in Game 6 at Tampa, Florida, two nights earlier. Jack Campbell had 23 saves.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – KINGS-OILERS
 
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Captain Connor McDavid has seen his team through to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. McDavid a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers got a nerve-racking 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 on Saturday night. Cody Ceci also scored and Smith made 28 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs for the Oilers, who last won a Game 7 in 1998 and celebrated their first playoff series win since 2017. Jonathan Quick made 39 saves for the Kings, who have not won a playoff series since they won their second Stanley Cup in 2014 — also the last year they won a series in a Game 7.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/14/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/14/22 – 0700
 
BRANDON, S.D. (MSU) – The Minot State baseball team picked the perfect time for their first win of the season against Saint Cloud State. The Beavers took a 2-0 lead in the third inning and never surrendered the advantage on the way to a 4-3 victory against the Huskies on Friday in an elimination game at the NSIC Tournament. With the win, Minot State advances to another loser out game this afternoon against Minnesota Duluth who eliminated Winona State 7-1.
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MINOT, ND – Friday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Williston 9, Minot 6
Williston 17, Minot 1
 
Class B
Beulah 7, Heart River 0
Heart River 7, Beulah 0
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Minot 5, Jamestown 1
(11-0; win streak at 27; clinch second consecutive WDA Championship & #1-seed from West Region)
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
East-West Crossover – Fargo & West Fargo
Minot 4, Fargo North 1
Minot 4, Fargo Davies 1
Valley City 3, Dickinson 2
Dickinson 5, Fargo South 0
Valley City 3, Mandan 2
Mandan 3, Fargo Shanley 2
Fargo Shanley 3, Bismarck St. Mary’s 2
Bismarck Century 5, Fargo South 0
Bismarck High 5, West Fargo 0
West Fargo Sheyenne 4, Williston 1
Williston 3, Fargo North 2
Bismarck Legacy 4, West Fargo 1
Bismarck Legacy 4, Fargo Shanley 1
Bismarck Legacy 4, Wahpeton 1
Jamestown 3, Wahpeton 2
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TWINS-GUARDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Lewis hit a grand slam for his first big league homer, capping a nine-run fifth inning that sent the Minnesota Twins past the coronavirus-struck Cleveland Guardians 12-8 Friday night. Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Gary Sánchez also homered for Minnesota. The barrage came after Minnesota was shut out in two of its three games against Houston. Lewis, the Twins’ top prospect who debuted earlier this season, batted twice in the fifth. After doubling in his first trip to the plate in the inning, Lewis cleared the bases with a grand slam off reliever Bryan Shaw. The 22-year-old shortstop received a curtain call from Twins fans, stepping out of the dugout to tip his cap after his memorable homer.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-BUCKS
 
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 46 points and the Celtics withstood a brilliant performance from Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo to win 108-95 on Friday night, the third straight victory for a road team in this thrilling series. After the Bucks reduced a 14-point deficit to four with just under 9 minutes left, Tatum took over the game. He scored 16 of Boston’s 26 fourth-quarter points. Antetokounmpo was pretty extraordinary in his own right with 44 points, 20 rebounds and six assists. Tatum’s effort set up a winner-take-all matchup Sunday in Boston. The victor heads to Miami to begin an East finals matchup with the top-seeded Heat on Tuesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-GRIZZLIES
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are cherishing this playoff run a little more given they spent the past two years watching the postseason instead of their familiar position chasing championships. Now, with those experienced faces and a cast of new stars, the Warriors are headed to another Western Conference Finals and need just four more wins to give themselves a title chance again. Golden State eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies 110-86 on Friday night and now advances to face either the Suns or Mavericks in a best-of-seven battle for the West. Game 7 of that series is Sunday in Phoenix to determine who’s next for the Warriors.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-PENGUINS
 
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kreider doesn’t believe in dwelling on the past. There is only the next play for the New York Rangers’ star forward. It’s why Kreider threw linemate Mika Zibanejad’s iPad to the ground out of frustration after Zibanejad stewed over a breakaway during the second period against Pittsburgh’s Louie Domingue on Friday night that ended up with Zibanejad hitting the post. Kreider told Zibanejad to stop second-guessing himself. It was a good move. It didn’t go in. It happens. Just keep playing. So Zibanejad did. Kreider, too. And thanks to their relentlessness the resilient Rangers are heading back home for a Game 7.
 
The two longtime teammates scored two goals apiece — including Kreider’s blast from the point that hit Domingue high then sailed over the goaltender’s head and rolled into the net with 1:28 remaining to lift the Rangers to a 5-3 win over the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins to push their thrilling first-round playoff series to the limit. As they have done repeatedly throughout this topsy-turvy series the Rangers rallied from a multiple-goal deficit and will host Game 7 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden with some serious momentum.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – PANTHERS-CAPITALS
 
WASHINGTON — Florida snapped its 26-year playoff series drought with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 Friday night. The Panthers hadn’t won a playoff series since 1996, when they appeared in a Stanley Cup Final. Florida, which advanced thanks to Carter Verhaeghe’s OT game-winner, moves on now to face the winner between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round. Game 7 of that series is set for Saturday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – STARS-FLAMES
 
DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars were skating with urgency in the third period. If not, it could easily have been their last one of the season. Miro Heiskanen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Stars recovered after blowing an early two-goal lead, beating the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their first-round Western Conference series. The series is going back to the Saddledome in Calgary for a deciding Game 7 on Sunday night.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/13/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/13/22 – 0700

SIOUX FALLS, SD (MSU) – Minot State senior Drew Behling hit his 13th home run of the season, a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, a game-winning hit that helped power the Minot State Beavers over the Mary Marauders 6-3 on Thursday in an elimination game on day two of the NSIC Baseball Tournament. With the win, the Beavers advance to another elimination game against the loser of the Minnesota State, Mankato versus St. Cloud State game which was suspended in the sixth inning Thursday night. Minot State’s next game will be some time after conclusion of the Mankato/St. Cloud State game today.
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MINOT, ND – Thursday scoreboard.

 

High School Baseball
            Class A
                                    Bismarck High 8, Watford City 7

                                    Mandan 11, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
                                    Mandan 14, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0

            Class B
                                    Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 10, Des Lac-Burlington 7 (10)

                                    Lewis & Clark 14, New Town 0 (suspended in 2nd)

                                    Bishop Ryan 12, Garrison 2
                                    Bishop Ryan 4, Garrison 0

                                    Surrey 12, Velva/Drake-Anamoose 11
                                    Velva/Drake-Anamoose 7, Surrey 0 (suspended in 4th)

                                    Rugby 4, Bottineau 0

 

High School Girls Softball
            Class A
                                    Bismarck Legacy 11, Mandan 1
                                    Bismarck Legacy 19, Mandan 9

            Class B
                                    Velva/Drake-Anamoose 20, Central Mclean 6

                                    Bottineau 25, New Town 0

 

High School Girls Soccer
                                    Mandan 4, Williston 2

                                    Bismarck Legacy 2, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0

                                    Bismarck High 4, Bismarck Century 0

 

High School Girls Tennis
                                    Minot 9, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0 (12-0)

                                    Bismarck Legacy 9, Mandan 0

                                    Bismarck High 8, Williston 1
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WILD-BLUES

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was a Jordan Binnington type of game. The St. Louis Blues goalie has earned a reputation as a clutch performer when the team has a chance to close out a playoff series. And he proved it again Thursday night. Binnington made 25 saves and the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 in Game 6 to advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. The St. Louis goalie improved to 5-1 in potential series-clinching games.
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TWINS-ASTROS

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Garcia and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Yordan Álvarez homered twice and Jeremy Peña capped a big day with three hits as the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Houston completed a three-game sweep. Before the regularly scheduled game, the teams completed a game suspended after three innings on Wednesday night due to severe weather. Jose Altuve homered, doubled and drove in three runs in an 11-3 victory. The Astros have given up just 11 runs during the streak with five shutouts and a 0.90 ERA over that stretch.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – MAVERICKS-SUNS

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic has his first victory in an elimination game. Now the young Dallas superstar gets another one — and another Game 7 to boot. Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 on Thursday night to force a deciding game in the Western Conference semifinals. The home team has won all six games, none with a margin closer than seven points. A trip to the West finals will be at stake Sunday in Phoenix.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT-76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler knocked Joel Embiid out of the playoffs, then walked over to his former 76ers teammate and hugged him, told him he loved him and was proud of him. Butler then headed out of a familiar court a winner — and straight into another conference finals with Miami. Butler scored 32 points and waved “bye bye” to the Philly crowd as he sent Miami into the Eastern Conference finals with a 99-90 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday night in Game 6. The Heat will play the winner of the Milwaukee-Boston series. The defending champion Bucks lead that series 3-2, with Game 6 on Friday night in Milwaukee.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-MAPLE LEAFS

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning saved their season, keeping their bid for a three-peat alive. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night, staving off elimination and forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 in the first round playoff series between the Atlantic Division rivals. Game 7 is Saturday in Toronto.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – BRUINS-HURRICANES

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins earned themselves a seventh game with another dominating performance at home. The problem: The clincher will be at Carolina, where the Hurricanes have been just as unbeatable. Jeremy Swayman stopped 23 shots, and Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist for Boston in the sixth straight blowout for the home team. Charlie Coyle also had a goal and an assist for Boston, and Erik Haula and Derek Forbort added third-period goals before Curtis Lazar backhanded the puck into the empty net with 4:17 to play to make it 5-1. The Hurricanes will host Game 7 on Saturday in Raleigh, where they have gone 3-0 by a combined score of 15-4.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-KINGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a picture indeed tells a thousand words, Evander Kane holding seven fingers in the air after scoring an empty-net goal told plenty about the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The Oilers fought off elimination and forced a deciding game. Kane’s second goal late in the third period put an exclamation point on the Oilers’ 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series. Edmonton will host the winner-take-all game Saturday night
 
 

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