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K-Heart Sports – 07/20/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/20/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – District tournaments in Class B Legion Baseball continue on Tuesday in Minot and Hettinger. Due to rain, the District 3 Tournament in Bottineau was postponed a day.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class B
 
District 2 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare def. #6 Crosby, 9-8
#3 Burlington def. #5 Stanley, 10-4
#3 Burlington def #4 Kenmare, 5-1
Semifinal
#2 Renville County def. #1 Surrey, 10-1
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Surrey vs #3 Burlington, 5:30 pm
Championship
#2 Renville County vs Surrey/Burlington winner, 7:30 pm   (if needed, second championship Thursday 7 pm)
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District 3 Tournament – Bottineau (day two postponed to Wednesday)
 
Loser Out
#4 Rolla vs #6 Harvey, 10 am
#3 Bottineau vs #5 Rugby, 12:30 pm
Semifinal
#1 Cando vs #2 Velva, 3 pm
Loser Out
Rolla/Harvey winner vs Bottineau/Rugby winner, 5:30 pm
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District 1 Tournament – Hettinger
 
Loser Out
#3 Hettinger-Scranton-Bowman-Lemmon def. #5 Bimarck Scarlets, 12-7
Semifinal
#1 Garrison def. #2 Hazen, 8-5
Loser Out
#3 Hettinger-Scranton-Bowman-Lemmon def #4 Washburn, 4-2
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#3 Hettinger-Scranton-Bowman-Lemmon vs #2 Hazen, 11 am MT
Championship
#1 Garrison vs Hettinger/Hazen winner, 1:30 pm MT   (if needed, second championship Thursday 1:30 pm)
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American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 5, Dickinson Roughriders 2
Bismarck Governors 4, Dickinson Roughriders 3
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MLB – ALL STAR GAME
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered into an especially sweet spot in his Dodger Stadium homecoming at the All-Star Game, putting his name alongside some of the sluggers he loved watching from the left field seats as a kid. Byron Buxton followed with another drive and the American League won its ninth straight Midsummer Classic, beating the National League 3-2 on Tuesday night. AL manager Dusty Baker reminded his team of the winning streak before the game.
 
Fans rooting for a tie score after nine innings so they could see a first-time home run derby decide the winner instead of extra innings didn’t get their wish. Instead, the back-to-back homers in the fourth inning were the difference as the AL boosted its overall edge to 47-43-2.
 
Facing 11-game winner Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers, Stanton’s impressive 457-foot, two-run shot landed in the left-field pavilion. Stanton and his father, Mike, would sit out there after buying tickets off scalpers for whatever price they could afford. “My Pops took me to my first Dodger game, showed me how to have love for this game and now we’re here,” the The homer ended Stanton’s career 0 for 7 skid in the game and at 111.2 mph, it was the hardest-hit homer in an All-Star Game tracked by Statcast. Also scoring was José Ramírez, tying the game 2-all.
 
Four pitches later, Buxton went deep to give the AL a 3-2 lead against a clearly frustrated Gonsolin, who took the loss. Nine-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw got the first start of his career for the NL in his home ballpark, with the Dodgers hosting for the first time since 1980. Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani got the game’s first hit on Kershaw’s first pitch. Framber Valdez of Houston got the win, tossing a scoreless third inning.
 
AL starter Shane McClanahan of Tampa Bay gave up two runs and four hits. The first-time All-Star, who owns an MLB-leading 1.71 ERA, had allowed four hits or fewer in his last seven starts. McClanahan combined with 10 other pitchers on the five-hitter. Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase put on quite a show, striking out the side in the ninth to earn the save. Austin Riley’s single in the eighth was the NL’s only hit after the first inning.
 
Ohtani led off for the AL as the designated hitter. Interviewed moments before the start, the Japanese superstar said, in English, he was going to swing. He cracked a 91-mph fastball into center field on the first pitch. His hit snapped an 0 for 8 streak as a hitter against Kershaw. Last year, Ohtani was the starting pitcher and led off as the DH in the AL’s 5-2 win at Denver. He didn’t pitch this year so he can start Friday in the Angels’ first game after the break at Atlanta. But the three-time NL Cy Young Award winner had the last word. Kershaw fired a pickoff throw to first that caught Ohtani off the bag.
 
Then the Yankees’ Aaron Judge, who leads the majors in home runs, went down swinging. After Rafael Devers walked, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. grounded into a fielder’s choice, and Kershaw walked off to applause from the appreciative crowd.
 
The NL wasted no time in taking its first 2-0 lead in 10 years. Styling in yellow spikes and alternate yellow and red sleeves, Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the bottom of the first with a ground-rule double to left and scored on Mookie Betts’ single. Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer with two outs. In between runs, Guardians second baseman Andrés Giménez made a defensive stop on Manny Machado and followed with a dazzling behind-the-back toss to shortstop Tim Anderson, who threw to first to complete the double play.
 
A sellout crowd of 52,518 filled Dodger Stadium two years after the third-oldest ballpark in the Majors was supposed to host before the game was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/19/2022

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/19/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – District tournaments in Class B Legion Baseball began on Monday.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class B
 
District 2 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#4 Kenmare def. #5 Stanley, 2-1
#3 Burlington def. #6 Crosby, 15-3
Second Round
#1 Surrey def. #4 Kenmare, 10-3
#2 Renville County def. #3 Burlington, 13-3
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare vs #6 Crosby, 12 pm
#3 Burlington vs #5 Stanley, 2:30 pm
Kenmare/Crosby winner vs Burlington/Stanley winner, 5 pm
Semifinal
#1 Surrey vs #2 Renville County, 7:30 pm
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District 3 Tournament – Bottineau
 
First Round
#4 Rolla def. #5 Rugby, 7-6
#3 Bottineau def. #6 Harvey, 15-2
Second Round
#1 Cando def. Rolla, 11-2
#2 Velva def. #3 Bottineau, 9-7
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#4 Rolla vs #6 Harvey, 10 am
#3 Bottineau vs #5 Rugby, 12:30 pm
Semifinal
#1 Cando vs #2 Velva, 3 pm
Loser Out
Rolla/Harvey winner vs Bottineau/Rugby winner, 5:30 pm
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District 1 Tournament – Hettinger
 
First Round
#4 Washburn def. #5 Bismarck Scarlets, 11-1
Second Round
#2 Hazen def. #3 Hettinger-Scranton-Bowman-Lemmon, 6-3
#1 Garrison def. #4 Washburn, 12-2
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#3 Hettinger-Scranton-Bowman-Lemmon vs #5 Bimarck Scarlets, 1 pm MT
Semifinal
#1 Garrison vs #2 Hazen, 3:30 pm MT
Loser Out
#4 Washburn vs Hettinger/Bismarck winner, 6 pm MT
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MLB-HOME RUN DERBY
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Soto bet heavily on his own talent and health by turning down a massive, long-term contract extension from the Washington Nationals. Soto then went to the Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium and showed why he almost certainly can’t lose. Soto won the Derby for the first time Monday night, holding off Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodríguez 19-18 in the final. The 23-year-old Soto hit 53 total homers, beating each of his three opponents by one homer while hitting second each time in the midseason power showcase.
 
With a big celebratory bat flip after the final homer dropped into the stands, Soto became the second-youngest Home Run Derby winner in baseball history — by a single day. At 23 years and 266 days old, Soto is only one day older than Juan González was when he won in 1993. Soto hit a 482-foot blast to right-center while beating Cleveland’s José Ramírez 18-17 in the first round, and he got past 42-year-old Albert Pujols 16-15 to reach the final.
 
Rodríguez was even more impressive in the first two rounds while signaling his arrival on baseball’s biggest stages, particularly when he knocked off two-time defending champion Pete Alonso of the Mets 31-23 in the second round. Only four players had managed to hit 30 homers in a single Derby round before the Mariners’ 21-year-old phenom did it twice, and he finished the night with 81 of them.
 
Soto earns a $1 million prize — a whole lot more than his $700,000 salary this season. Soto turned down a $440 million, 15-year contract to stay with the Nationals in a decision first reported by The Athletic last weekend, and he could be traded by the end of the month. That contract would have been the biggest in total value and the 19th-largest by average salary in baseball history.
 
Rodríguez became the third-youngest Derby finalist at 21 years, 201 days old, with only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bryce Harper getting there quicker. Rodríguez will have another chance to become the youngest Derby winner next year at home in Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, since he’ll still be younger than González was in 1993 or Soto is today.
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MLB-ALL STAR GAME
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start for the National League tonight in the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, and Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan will be on the mound for the American League.
 
Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will lead off for the AL as the designated hitter. Last year, he was the starting pitcher and led off as the DH in the AL’s 5-2 win at Denver. Ohtani is followed in the AL batting order by New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, Boston third baseman Rafael Devers, Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota center fielder Byron Buxton, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, Cleveland second baseman Andrés Giménez and Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk.
 
Atlanta right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will lead off for the NL and be followed by Dodgers center fielder Mookie Betts, San Diego third baseman Manny Machado, St. Louis first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, Atlanta designated hitter William Contreras, San Francisco left fielder Joc Pederson and New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil.
 
Willson and William Contreras are the first set of brothers to make the All-Star rosters in the same year since Aaron and Bret Boone in 2003. The Contreras siblings are the fifth pair of brothers to start together in the All-Star Game, joining Mort and Walker Cooper in 1942 and ’43, Dixie and Harry Walker in 1947, Joe and Dom DiMaggio in 1949 and Roberto and Sandy Alomar Jr. in 1992.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/18/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/18/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Sunday’s scores:
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 7, Jamestown Eagles 6
Bismarck Governors 12, Jamestown Eagles 2
 
Class A
Williston Oilers 9, Minot Metros 3
Minot Metros 13, Williston Oilers 12
 
Bismarck Reps 4, Bismarck Capitals 3
Bismarck Reps 6, Bismarck Capitals 3
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MINOT, ND – The District 3 Class B Legion Baseball Tournament begins today in Bottineau.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class B
 
District 3 Tournament – Bottineau
First Round
#4 Rolla vs #5 Rugby, 10 AM
#3 Bottineau vs. #6 Harvey, 12:30 PM
Second Round
#1 Cando vs. Rolla/Rugby winner, 3 PM
#2 Velva vs. Bottineau/Harvey winner, 5:30 PM
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TWINS-WHITE SOX
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dylan Cease spun a one-hitter over seven innings as the Chicago White Sox walloped Minnesota 11-0 on Sunday to surge into the All-Star break by winning three out of four games against the first-place Twins. The Sox outscored the Twins 32-10 in the series. Cease (9-4) allowed only a fifth-inning single to Alex Kirilloff and two walks. Lowering his ERA to 2.15 with his fifth scoreless start of the season, Cease struck out eight to become the fastest pitcher in White Sox history to record 500 career strikeouts. He got there in 399 1/3 innings, well ahead of seven-time All-Star Chris Sale (472 1/3).
 
Tim Anderson’s two-out, two-strike, two-run single gave Chicago the lead in the fifth inning against Twins starter Chris Archer (2-4), who was cruising in his return from the 15-day injured list for left hip tightness until a two-out walk to Seby Zavala. Vaughn followed with a two-run double four batters later to prompt Baldelli to pull Archer. The White Sox then roughed up right-hander Joe Smith in a six-run seventh inning with a two-run homer by Moncada, a solo drive by Vaughn and a three-run homer by Harrison. The 38-year-old Smith did not allow an earned run in his first 16 appearances of the season. In 14 games since May 23, Smith has surrendered 23 hits, 16 runs and six homers. The Twins don’t play again until Saturday at Detroit to start a two-game series. Their next home game is not until Aug. 1.
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LYNX-MYSTICS
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting and had 10 rebounds, Ariel Atkins added 15 points and three steals and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 70-57 on Sunday. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was 4 of 5 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range, and finished with 11 points for Washington (16-11). Natasha Cloud hit a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run that made it 28-21 with 4:20 left in the second quarter and gave the Mystics the lead for good. Minnesota went scoreless for more than six minutes in the third quarter as Washington scored 12 consecutive points to take a 19-point lead. Kayla McBride scored 16 points and Aerial Powers added 11 for Minnesota (10-17). Sylvia Fowles had nine points and 12 rebounds.
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BRITISH OPEN
 
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Cameron Smith made eight birdies on the final day of the British Open. His 8-under 64 was the lowest closing round at St. Andrews by the champion golfer of the year. His name on the claret jug includes his score of 268, the best ever on the Old Course. Cameron Young played with Smith and finished one shot behind him. This was a big one. And it was a big disappointment for Rory McIlroy, who along with Viktor Hovland started the final round tied for the lead. Smith and Young were four behind and by the end of the day, one had the silver claret jug and the other had a silver medal.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/14/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/14/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Wednesday’s scores:
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 13, West Fargo Patriots 4
Bismarck Governors 4, West Fargo Patriots 3
 
Aberdeen Smittys 7, Mandan Chiefs 3
Mandan Chiefs 9, Aberdeen Smittys 7
 
Class A
Williston Oilers 12, Dickinson Volunteers 5
Williston Oilers 17, Dickinson Volunteers 1
 
Class B
Garrison 8, Velva 4
Garrison 4, Velva 3
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MSU FOOTBALL-ASSISTANT COACH
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – With kick-off and the home opener less than two months away, the Minot State football team has prepared for a successful 2022 campaign by bringing in the best talent, and the Beavers are making sure the best coaches are on the field with them to guide the team to victory. To make that happen, Minot State head coach Mike Aldrich is pleased to introduce the team’s newest addition at assistant coach, Mike Famiglietti, a finalist for the Footballscoop Assistant Coach of The Year award in 2020-21 who spent the last two seasons as a top assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan helping guide the Coyotes to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title and an NAIA national quarterfinal game this past fall.
 
Famiglietti guided an offense at Kansas Wesleyan that averaged 42.8 points and 489.6 yards per game as the Coyotes rolled to an 11-2 overall record in 2021. In his two seasons in Salina, Kansas, he was offensive coordinator, tight ends and fullbacks coach, and special teams coach. Prior to his time in Kansas, Famiglietti spent two seasons in the NSIC with Northern State as an assistant where he was the associate recruiting coordinator for the Wolves and a specialists and running backs coach.
 
Famiglietti spent two seasons as special teams and running backs coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College prior to his time in Aberdeen and built a connection with North Dakota as he was an assistant at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for a year, working with the offense, as a recruiting assistant, and as video coordinator. The time at UND was not his only experience with NCAA Division I football, though, as Famiglietti started his playing career as the starting long snapper as a true freshman at FBS Western Michigan, then transferred to FCS Western Illinois where he spent three more seasons as a starter at long snapper for the Leathernecks and was twice named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Honor Roll.
 
Famiglietti began his duties with the Minot State team this week.
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UND HOCKEY
 
CALGARY (UND) – Incoming freshman forward Dylan James has been added to Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp. The camp will take place later in July at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. James will come to North Dakota following a standout season with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), helping the franchise capture the Clark Cup as league champions. The Calgary, Alberta, native was nearly a point-per-game player with 61 points in 62 games, becoming the first rookie to eclipse the 60-point mark in six years. His 28 goals and 33 assists earned him USHL Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first UND commit to earn the award since Brandon Bochenski in 2001. Tyler Palmiscno (1999) and Karl Goehring (1997) also won it. Last week, James was selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. He will be the highest draft pick on the 2022-23 North Dakota roster. If selected, James would be the first UND product to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships since Jacob Bernard-Docker in 2020 and only the third since 2007 (Tyson Jost – 2017).
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TWINS-BREWERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Miranda hit a game-ending, three-run homer against Milwaukee’s Josh Hader as the Minnesota Twins finally got a timely hit to beat the Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday. Miranda’s third hit of the game traveled to the second deck in left field. Hader (0-3) walked Jorge Polanco and allowed a single to Max Kepler before Miranda’s drive. Jhoan Duran (1-3) earned the first win of his career with one inning in relief, allowing one hit and a walk. Minnesota had plenty of chances to put the game away, but the Twins were 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base through the first nine innings.
 
RHP Sonny Gray (4-2, 3.03) starts today as Minnesota hosts the White Sox for a four-game series. Gray surrendered a season-high five runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas in his last start. Chicago is scheduled to start RHP Johnny Cueto (3-4, 2.91).
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WOLVES-RODRIGUEZ
 
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was standing near his courtside seat, oblivious to a few fans who were snapping a quick photo of the baseball great as they walked by. He was watching the Minnesota Timberwolves warm up instead. Rodriguez — currently part of the Timberwolves’ ownership group, with plans in place for he and business partner Marc Lore to assume control from Glen Taylor and become primary owners next year — said Wednesday that he’s enjoying his transitions from baseball to basketball and from player to executive, and noted that he’s still learning.
 
“I mean, I come at it from a different perspective, being in baseball for about a quarter of a century, and now it’s interesting to take my
experience from Major League Baseball, from broadcasting and now being here as an owner,” Rodriguez said in an interview with The Associated Press before watching Minnesota’s Summer League game in Las Vegas against Milwaukee. “It’s been great. The NBA has welcomed me with open arms.”
 
And the Wolves haven’t exactly been sitting around idly since Rodriguez and Lore started their ownership process. Minnesota has been one of the biggest stories in the league this offseason, first by luring executive Tim Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets to take over as president of the Timberwolves. Then came the trade — acquiring Rudy Gobert from Utah for a slew of players and draft picks, a move that created perhaps the top frontline in the NBA with Gobert playing alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
 
“It’s all about the fans in Minnesota. I think they deserve a winner,” Rodriguez said. “They deserve consistency, they deserve continuity. And I think across the board, we’ve seen that. … If you’re a fan, there’s a lot to cheer for. There’s a lot to be excited about. And I think when you can forecast predictability, it’s good for the energy of the town.”
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/13/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/13/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The 46th annual Lions All-Star Basketball series finished up at Fargo Davies High School on Tuesday night. The Class B girls complete the sweep in 2022 by scoring a record number of points in a 90-67 win. Kindred’s Abby Duchsherer tallied 17 points while Megan Roob of Richland added 15 for Class B. Lorelei McIver of Glenburn added 6. Class A was led by Marissa Burian of Fargo Davies with 14 points. Maria Evenson of Minot tallied 9.
 
The Class B boys earned a split of the two-game series with a 95-94 last night. Paul Olson of Kindred tallied 20 points, including making four of four freethrows in the final seconds to secure the win. Trey Brandt of Beulah added 16, Joe Hurlburt of Enderlin with 14. Zach Hendrickson of Our Redeemer’s tallied 8 points. Mike Nhial of West Fargo Sheyenne scored a game-high 21 for Class A.
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MINOT, ND – Tuesday scoreboard:
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Mandan Chiefs 11, Dickinson Roughriders 0
Mandan Chiefs 6, Dickinson Roughriders 5
 
Bismarck Governors 9, Grand Forks Royals 5
Bismarck Governors 14, Grand Forks Royals 3
 
Class A
Minot Metros 7, Mandan A’s 6
Minot Metros 18, Mandan A’s 8
 
Class B
Burlington 9, Kenmare 8 (8)
Kenmare 11, Burlington 6
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TWINS-BREWERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sure weren’t deterred by the storms in Minnesota. With the pitching they have waiting in the late innings, there’s not a lot to worry about. Andrew McCutchen and Willy Adames each hit a two-run homer, and the Brewers outlasted three rain delays to beat the Twins 6-3 on Tuesday night in the opener of a brief border-state series between the first-place teams. Jonathan Davis and Jace Peterson pitched in RBI singles to support 29-year-old rookie Jason Alexander, who endured two of the stoppages and stayed in for four innings with three hits and two walks allowed. Then the Brewers turned a 5-2 lead over to their dominant bullpen and bounced back from a 2-4 homestand. Jorge Polanco homered and Nick Gordon and Byron Buxton drove in runs for the Twins. Minnesota right-hander Josh Winder (4-3) finished five innings after giving up five runs and four hits.
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LYNX-MERCURY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers had career highs of 35 points and 12 rebounds, Rachel Banham added season highs of 25 points and seven assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 118-107 in two overtimes on Tuesday night. Kayla McBride was 9 of 9 from the free throw line and finished with 17 points for Minnesota (9-15). Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Jessica Shepard added 13 points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
 
McBride made two free throws to give the Lynx a 103-101 lead with 2.1 seconds left in the first overtime. After a timeout, Skylar Diggins-Smith made a driving layup to force a second OT. Powers made a layup and Banham hit her sixth and final 3-pointer to make it 108-103 with 3:37 to play as Minnesota finally pulled away.
 
Sophie Cunningham scored 36 points, hit six 3-pointers and had five steals — all career highs — for Phoenix (10-15). Diggins-Smith added a season-high 32 points and 10 assists, and Diana Taurasi scored 17 points. Taurasi, who shot 5 of 17 from behind the arc and 5 of 23 overall, drove to the basket and initiated contact with Fowles, then attempted a fadeaway as she kicked her right leg into Fowles’ midsection. No foul was called but, after Powers secured the rebound, the Lynx called a timeout with Fowles in obvious pain and 33 seconds to play.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/12/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/11/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Monday was night one of the 46th annual Lions All-Star Basketball series which puts the best senior high school basketball players from this past season against each other in a Class A versus Class B format. Games were played at Bismarck High School.
 
The Class B girls won 72-65, their first win since 2018. Cassie Erickson of Grafton and Miss Basketball Abby Duchscherer of Kindred tallied 13 points each and Lorelei McIver of Glenburn added 9 for Class B. The game was tied at 41 in the second half before Class B went on a 9-0 run and never relinquished the lead after.
 
The Class A boys made 16 3’s in defeating Class B 118-108. Adam Kallenbach of Jamestown scored a game-high 17 points in the win, while Eric Wentz of Minot added 9. Class B was led by Scott Wagner of Ellendale with 16 points, Trey Brandt of Beulah added 14, and Zach Hendrickson of Our Redeemer’s chipped in 12. Class B tallied 10 made 3’s in the loss.
 
The series will finish up tonight at Fargo Davies High School. Girls play at 6 pm with boys to follow at 8 pm. Games are streamed on the Your Live Event Youtube page.
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MINOT, ND – Monday Legion scoreboard:
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck Senators 7, Mandan A’s 5
Bismarck Senators 9, Mandan A’s 7
 
Bismarck Reps 7, Dickinson Volunteers 3
Dickinson Volunteers 10, Bismarck Reps 9
 
Class B
Velva 15, Rugby 5
Velva 12, Rugby 0
 
Garrison 3, Bismarck Scarlets 0
Bismarck Scarlets 6, Garrison 3
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UND HOCKEY
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – A total of 21 North Dakota players will be featured on NHL development camp rosters following the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. 16 of those players will take the ice for the Fighting Hawks during the 2022-23 season, including incoming freshmen Jackson Blake, Dylan James, Owen McLaughlin and Ben Strinden. In addition, former UND forwards Connor Ford and Grant Mismash as well as defenseman Jake Sanderson will attend camps in Vegas, Tampa Bay and Ottawa, respectively, while signed recruits Abram Wiebe (D) and Hobie Hedquist (G) head to the Golden Knights and Minnesota camps.
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TWINS-BREWERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins had the day off on Monday. They begin a six-game homestand leading up to the All-Star break. They’ll play the first of two against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at Target Field. The scheduled pitching match up tonight has Josh Winder for the Twins (4-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 27 strikeouts) against the Brewers Jason Alexander (2-1, 4.75 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, 17 strikeouts).
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WILD-OFF SEASON
 
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Wild have a lot of decisions to be made this off-season. One thing that was resolved was Minnesota’s goaltending situation, after the Wild re-signed three-time Cup-winner Marc-Andre Fleury for two years at $7 million. They are set to again pair Fleury with Cam Talbot, which was a successful recipe for the final six weeks last season. “To have Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot as a 1-2 punch, I think we have one of the top tandems in the league,” GM Bill Guerin said. “Every night we’re going to put a fantastic goalie in net.”
 
With the Avalanche turning to a bit of an unknown quantity in 26-year-old Alexandar Georgiev and moving on from Darcy Kuemper, Minnesota hopes to have enough in net to get through a long regular season and make a deep playoff run. “I go into every season looking to make the playoffs and go from there,” Fleury said. “I don’t think it’s a good thing to look too far ahead, but definitely our goal is always to make it to the end.” To do so, the Wild will have to go through the Avalanche — or one of the other teams in the West loading up for the same reasons.
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BARBER-OBIT
 
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber III died of heat stroke, police said Monday. In a statement, police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said the Collin County medical examiner had ruled Barber’s death an accident. A police spokesman provided no further elaboration on the circumstances of the 38-year-old’s death, and the medical examiner’s office did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press. Police making a welfare check on June 1 found Barber dead at a Frisco apartment that he was believed to have been leasing.
 
The former Minnesota Golden Gopher was a fourth-round draft pick by Dallas in 2005 and spent six seasons with the Cowboys. He had 24 combined touchdowns in 2006 and ’07 despite starting just one game those two seasons. Barber rushed for 654 yards and a career-high 14 TDs in 2006. Barber had a career-high 975 yards rushing and 10 TDs in 2007, when he made his only Pro Bowl. His role and production declined from there, and he had career lows in carries, yards and touchdowns in his final year in Dallas in 2010. Barber played a final season with Chicago in 2011.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/11/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/11/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs have repeated as Expedition League Champions. The Dogs scored at 2-1 win on Sunday over the Pierre Trappers to win the best of five series three games to one. The Dogs end the season with a record of 33-2.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Vistas hosted the Williston Keybirds on Sunday in a doubleheader.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
 
Minot Vistas 12, Williston Keybirds 2
Williston Keybirds 10, Minot Vistas 8
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TWINS-RANGERS
 
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Jeffers, batting ninth in the order, hit a run-scoring single in the second and put the Twins ahead 5-4 with a drive off Brock Burke (4-2). Jeffers was 5 for 8 in the series with four RBIs and two of his seven homers this season. Dylan Bundy (5-4) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings, improving to 7-2 against Texas and 3-0 at Globe Life Field. Bundy, whose overall record is 51-61, had been 0-1 in three starts since winning at Arizona on June 18. He allowed a three-run double by rookie Josh Smith in the second.
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TWINS-ALL STARS
 
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins have a pair of All Stars. Outfielder Byron Buxton and first baseman Luis Arraez were named as reserves for the American League squad on Sunday. Buxton leads Minnesota with 23 home runs and some amazing defensive plays in the outfield. Arraez leads the Majors in batting average and on-base percentage. Both are All Stars for the first time. They’ll participate in the Midsummer Classic to be played on July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
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WIMBLEDON-MEN’S FINAL
 
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic waited. He waited for Nick Kyrgios to lose focus and lose his way. Waited to find the proper read on his foe’s big serves. Waited until his own level rose to the occasion. Djokovic is not bothered by a deficit — in a game, a set, a match. He does not mind problem-solving. And at Wimbledon, for quite some time now, he does not get defeated. Djokovic used his steady brilliance to beat the ace-delivering, trick-shot-hitting, constantly chattering Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Sunday for a fourth consecutive championship at the All England Club, seventh overall there, and 21st from all Grand Slam tournaments. Among men, only Roger Federer owns more Wimbledon titles than Djokovic, with eight, and only Rafael Nadal owns more major trophies, with 22.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/08/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/08/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs win game one of the Expedition League Championship series. Luis Pelayo hit two home runs as the Dogs defeated Pierre 6-2 on Thursday night. Pelayo hit a two-run homer in the second inning to make it 5-0. He followed it up with a solo shot in the seventh to make it 6-1. The Dogs winning streak extends to 26 in a row. Game two in the best-of-five series is tonight in Pierre, SD.
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MINOT, ND – Just one Legion Baseball score to report.
 
American Legion Baseball
Class B
 
Garrison 2, Beulah 0
Beulah 6, Garrison 1
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UND HOCKEY
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – A tetrad of University of North Dakota hockey players have been invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp. The camp is set for July 24-August 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Current defensemen Tyler Kleven and Brent Johnson alongside incoming forwards Jackson Blake and Owen McLaughlin earned invites to the 60-member camp to select teams for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championships. The 2022 U.S. National Junior Team will play in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship August 9-20 in Edmonton, Alberta, and the final 23-player roster is expected to be announced by August 3. The tournament was originally scheduled for Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 5, 2022, in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, but was canceled due to COVID.
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NDSU WRESTLING
 
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – On Tuesday, the North Dakota State Wrestling program and head coach Roger Kish announced the passing of incoming freshman Damian Mendez over the weekend. Mendez signed with the Bison in March of 2022. He was set to join the Bison this fall and was intending to major in Sport Management at NDSU. Mendez was a highly decorated athlete out of Dodge City, Kansas, including being a three-time state champion on the mat. He went undefeated as a senior and set the Kansas high school state record for the most takedowns in a single season. Mendez died of heat stroke while training.
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NHL DRAFT
 
MONTREAL (AP) — Juraj Slafkovsky waited and wondered if the Montreal Canadiens would take him with the first pick in the NHL draft. When the moment came, he didn’t even hear general manager Kent Hughes call his name. Shock overwhelmed the big, charismatic winger as soon as he heard Hughes say, “From the Slovakian national team. “I didn’t even listen anymore,” he said. “I was like shaking and I had goosebumps.” Months after leading Slovakia to its first Olympic gold medal and being named tournament MVP, Slafkovsky made more history by becoming the first player from the country to be taken No. 1. Minutes later, countryman and Beijing Games teammate Simon Nemec went second to the New Jersey Devils. Slafkovsky and Nemec became the highest-drafted players from Slovakia, 22 years after Marian Gaborik went third to Minnesota in 2000.
 
The Minnesota Wild had two picks in the first round on Thursday. At 19th overall, the Wild selected Swedish winger Liam Öhgren out of Djurgardens IF in the SHL. Öhgrenis a 6-foot-1, 201 lbs winger that is a hard-working forward that thrives in transition. After scoring 33 goals and 58 points in just 30 games in the J20 Nationell (Swedish junior league), Öhgrenwas named the top forward of the league — to go along with the Under-18 Worlds gold medal. Already a player that has lots of character and is said to be captain material (something that the Wild clearly value), and skill to fit in with the all-out Minnesota system. The Stockholm native was ranked as high as 13th overall by some outlets. He will be playing in the Swedish Allsvenskan next year.
 
At pick no. 24, the Minnesota Wild selected Danila Yurov, a Russian winger who played last year in the MHL and KHL. At 6-foot-1 and 179 lbs, Yurov’s best assets are his puck skills, skating, size, and vision — so, pretty much everything. Essentially, he plays a 200-foot game. Yurov is an excellent value at pick no. 24 according to some scouts — both The Athletic’s Corey Pronman and Scott Wheeler ranked Yurov 10th and 12th best prospects respectively.
Rounds 2-7 are today.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/07/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/07/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – There were several American Legion baseball games played Wednesday in the area, including the Minot Vistas hosting the Bismarck Governors at Corbett Field.
 
American Legion Baseball
 
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 11, Minot Vistas 2
Bismarck Governors 6, Minot Vistas 3
 
Williston Keybirds 8, Grand Forks Royals 2
 
Class A
Dickinson Volunteers 11, Minot Metros 2
 
Watford City Walleye 6, Williston Oilers 5
 
Class B
Renville County 11, Burlington 0
 
Cando 8, Rugby 2
 
Garrison 6, Washburn 5
Garrison 3, Washburn 1
 
Hazen 14, Bismarck Scarlets 1
Hazen 15, Bismarck Scarlets 7
 
Bismarck Capitals 10, Bismarck Senators 9 (resumed from June 20th)
Bismarck Senators 9, Bismarck Capitals 8
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs play in game one of the best-of-five Expedition League series tonight in Pierre, SD. The Dogs dominated the league this season with a record of 30-1. They enter the post-season on a 25 game winning streak as they try to repeat as Epedition League champions. First pitch is at 6:35 pm and games will be broadcast on the Trappers Youtube page.
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MINOT STATE-NEW A.D.
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Kevin Forde will serve as the next Director of Athletics at Minot State University beginning July 18, 2022, MSU president Dr. Steven Shirley announced Wednesday. Forde has an extensive history at the NCAA Division II level and within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Forde spent 10 years in athletic administrative roles at the University of Mary, and earlier in his career was men’s basketball assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Kevin earned his bachelors and master’s degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University where he served as a graduate assistant and student assistant coach. All three universities are members of the NSIC. He also spent two years as Athletic Director at Wheeling University (W.V.), an NCAA Division II member of the Mountain East Conference, and has been interim Director of Athletics or Associate Athletic Director at NCAA Division II East Stroudsburg University (Pa.), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Regis University (Colo.), and NAIA St. Xavier University (Ill.). In total, Forde has 13 years of administrative experience in intercollegiate athletics.
 
He replaces former AD Andy Carter, who left Minot State University in April. MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Harmon has been serving as interim AD. Forde is the 13th Director of Athletics in school history and just the sixth AD since 1966.
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TWINS- WHITE SOX
 
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it each time before taking their first and only lead in extra innings to avoid a three-game sweep. Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak to the AL Central-leading Twins. Jorge Polanco homered twice, both times giving Minnesota the lead. Luis Arraez had four hits for the Twins, extending his hitting streak against the White Sox to 15 games. Arraez is batting .441 (26 for 59) during those contests. Gio Urshela put the Twins ahead 8-6 in the eighth with a two-run homer off Matt Foster.
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LYNX-SKY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 15 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Chicago 81-78 on Wednesday, ending the Sky’s five-game winning streak. Minnesota (8-15), which was coming off a 102-71 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday, has beaten the top-two teams in the WNBA standings in consecutive games. Jessica Shepard converted a three-point play with one minute left to give Minnesota a 77-75 lead. Sylvia Fowles added two free throws at 33.7 for a four-point lead, but Candace Parker answered with a 3-pointer to pull Chicago within 79-78. McBride made two free throws with 12.4 left to give Minnesota an 81-78 lead and Chicago’s Allie Quigley missed two 3-pointers at the other end. Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and seven rebounds and Shepard finished with 10 points for Minnesota.
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WILD-MIDDLETON RE-SIGNED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a three-year, $7.35 million contract Wednesday. The 26-year-old Canadian split last season between San Jose and Minnesota, joining the Wild on March 21 in a trade for goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a fifth-round selection this year. Middleton had three goals and six assists in 45 games for San Jose, then added a goal and four assists in 21 regular-season games for Minnesota. He also had an assist in six playoff games.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV
 
MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported Wednesday that Kaprizov immediately returned to the U.S. after Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov was taken to a remote military base in northern Russia because his name was linked to fraudulent military identification. “He’s in Russia, and he’s doing fine,” Guerin said after the annual GMs meeting at the NHL draft. “He’s with his friends and with his family.”
 
Uncertainty surrounding Kaprizov comes at an uneasy time with war still raging in Ukraine after Fedotov reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S. Fedotov, 25, signed with Philadelphia in May after his contract in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League expired. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher had no update on Fedotov’s status. “I think it’s best that I limit my public comments on the matter,” Fletcher said. “It’s obviously a sensitive situation, and we’re doing our best to stay abreast of developments, and that’s probably the best way to leave it.”
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TIMBERWOLVES-GOBERT INTRODUCTION
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. “Now we’re on the same side, so I’m excited,” Gobert said.
 
So is Minnesota, with good reason. The Timberwolves announced the acquisition of Gobert at a news conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday, when the trade that they agreed to make with the Utah Jazz last week could finally become official. It took four players, five first-round picks — including one made last month — and the option of swapping another pick to get the French center to Minnesota, and the Timberwolves still feel like they got the better of the deal. The final agreement in the Utah-Minnesota deal was this: Gobert to the Timberwolves for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, the rights to newly drafted Walker Kessler, Minnesota’s 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 first-round picks and a 2026 first-round pick swap.
 
In a league that has become increasingly positionless, where small-ball reigns at times, the Timberwolves now have two of the league’s very best big men in the same lineup with a three-time defensive player of the year in Gobert playing alongside All-NBA performer Karl-Anthony Towns. The Timberwolves haven’t seen the second round of the playoffs in nearly two decades, and are betting that Towns, Gobert, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell can become a core to change all that.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 07/06/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/06/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs are preparing to play in the Expedition League Championship Series this week.
The remainder of the Expedition League regular season has been canceled with departures of two of its four teams, the Red River Pilots and the North Iowa Ragin’ Roosters. On Friday, the league announced that Pilots head coach Matty Holem resigned and dismissed the Pilots’ players. In a press release, Expedition League President Steve Wagner said that Holem’s move to let the players go was “unauthorized.” Then on Monday, the North Iowa Ragin’ Roosters announced on their Twitter page that they are ending their season.
 
That leaves the Pierre Trappers and the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs as the two remaining teams who will play in the best-of-five championship series in Pierre starting Thursday. The Sabre Dogs at 30-1 on the season and have a 25 game winning streak as they seek back-to-back Expedition League championships. They were 9-0 against Pierre this season.
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RISK-HALL OF FAME
 
SAN ANTONIO (NDHSAA) – The North Dakota High School Activities Association is honored to announce that former North Dakota High School Activities Association official Jeff Risk of Minot, N.D. was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame during the 103rd National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Summer Meeting on July 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Risk was one of 12 inductees honored for their contributions to our Nation’s high school state associations and was inducted into the “Officials” category of the Hall of Fame.
 
Risk is now retired from a remarkable officiating career in North Dakota that spanned more than 40 years during which time he officiated more than 5,000 high school and college games in the sports of basketball, football and baseball, as well as another seven years and 1,000 games in professional baseball. Risk, a retired physical education teacher and athletic director, is one of the most decorated and respected officials in North Dakota history. Risk officiated 38 NDHSAA state basketball tournaments, six state football final championship games and three state baseball state championships. Risk was inducted into the North Dakota Officials Association (NDOA) Hall of Fame in 2016. While his time as an active official has ended, Risk remains involved off the field and courts. He continues to serve as statewide supervisor of basketball and football officials, director of summer basketball officiating camps, observes officials at NDHSAA football and basketball state tournaments, and assigns basketball state tournament officials. Nationally, Risk is a member of the NFHS Football Rules Committee. Risk and his wife Tammy currently reside in Minot.
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MSU SOFBALL-WAGNER RESIGNS
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State softball head coach Nat Wagner announced he is stepping down. Wagner, who just completed his third season as the head coach for the Beavers this spring, announced his resignation as of July 1 based on his desire to spend more time with his family. In three seasons as the Beavers head coach, Minot State compiled a 60-48 overall record including a 28-20 mark this past season. Wagner also coached three All-NSIC players, and 26 NSIC All-Academic Team student-athletes during his short tenure with the Beavers. A nationwide search for a new head coach for the Minot State softball program is already underway.
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TWINS-WHITE SOX
 
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were well on their way by the time Alex Kirilloff started knocking the ball over the wall. He just helped put the game away. Kirilloff hit two of Minnesota’s five homers, Jorge Polanco went deep on his birthday, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 on Tuesday night. Kirilloff went back to back with Polanco against slumping White Sox starter Michael Kopech in a three-run fifth, and then hit a two-run drive against Vince Velasquez in the seventh. The lefty-swinging Kirilloff drove the ball the opposite way both times in his second career multihomer game. Max Kepler and Jose Miranda also connected, and the AL Central-leading Twins finished one homer shy of their season high.
 
The three-game series wraps up this afternoon, with RHP Joe Ryan (6-3, 3.00 ERA) starting for Minnesota and RHP Lance Lynn (1-1, 4.50 ERA) getting the ball for Chicago. Ryan has a 4.37 ERA in four starts since returning from the COVID-19-related IL. Lynn threw six scoreless innings in Chicago’s 1-0 win at San Francisco on Friday, though he did not figure in the decision.
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TWINS-ARCHER IL
 
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness. Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to pitch in his place. The 33-year-old Archer is 2-3 with a 3.08 ERA over 15 starts in his first season with the Twins. He agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract in March after missing most of last season with Tampa Bay because of tightness in his right forearm. A two-time All-Star, Archer is 63-84 with a 3.84 ERA over 10 seasons with Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
 
 

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