KHRT Sports – 02/17/24


MINOT, ND – Minot High will play in the championship of the West Region Boys Hockey Tournament today in Bismarck.
High School Boys Hockey
West Region Tournament – VFW Sports Center in Bismarck
Loser Out
#5 Mandan def. #8 Bottineau-Rugby, 7-3
#6 Jamestown def. #7 Williston, 6-1
#4 Dickinson def. #1 Bismarck Century, 7-5
#3 Minot High def. #2 Bismarck Legacy, 5-1
Today’s schedule
State Qualifier
#1 Bismarck Century vs #6 Jamestown, 11 am
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Mandan, 30 min after
#3 Minot High vs #4 Dickinson, 30 min after
MINOT, ND – The individual portion of the State Wrestling Tournament finished on Friday and several area athletes placed well. The team dual competition is today.
High School Boys Wrestling
Individual State Tournament
Class A
107 – David Llamas of Minot High, 2nd
172 – Noah Bledsoe of Minot High, 3rd
285 – Gabriel Parisien of Turtle Mountain, 3rd
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. Bismarck High, 219
2. Dickinson, 151
3. West Fargo Sheyenne, 150.5
9. Minot, 75
Class B
107 – Bode Henderson of Northern Lights, 1st
114 – Josh Ternes of Beulah-Hazen, 2nd
121 – Cohen Bell of Stanley, 2nd
133 – Alva Henderson of Northern Lights, 2nd
139 – William Cook of Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 1st
145 – Carson Hildre of Velva, 2nd
172 – Drew Zwak of Bishop Ryan, 1st
189 – Cole Henderson of Northern Lights, 2nd
215 – Carter Engebretson of Harvey-Wells County, 2nd; Cade Okeson of Bishop Ryan, 3rd
285 – Coy Okeson of Bishop Ryan, 1st
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. South Border, 185
2. Lisbon, 150
3. New Salem-Almont, 115.5
4. Northern Lights, 110.5
7. Velva, 81
9. Bishop Ryan, 77.5
10. Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 75.5
Senior Athlete of the Year – Coy Okeson of Bishop Ryan
Coach of the Year – Ryan Mitchell of Northern Lights

High School Girls Wrestling
Individual State Tournament
118 – Hallie Nash of Minot High, 2nd
124 – Amaya Baptiste of Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central, 2nd
155 – Kiera Auguilla of Minot High, 2nd
170 – Vicotoria Pasterz of Des Lacs-Burlington, 2nd
190 – Danijah Moore of Minot High, 2nd
Individual Team (Top 3)
1. Bismarck, 202
2. Minot High, 172
3. Bismarck Legacy, 156
Coach of the Year – Mitch Meyer of Minot High
MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
High School Boys Basketball
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. #4 Bismarck Century, 59-37
Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy, 61-59
Dickinson def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 87-68
Williston def. Jamestown, 65-62
Division A
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Dunseith, 77-37
Nedrose def. South Prairie-Max, 56-48
Rugby def. Hazen, 73-70
Stanley def. Bottineau, 55-49
Turtle Mountain def. New Town, 75-43
Division B
T-G-U def. Benson County, 65-58

High School Girls Basketball
Division AA
#1 Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 77-59
Mandan def. #4 Bismarck Legacy, 56-47
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, 77-32
Williston def. Jamestown, 54-51

High School Girls Gymnastics
WDA Championships – Jamestown
1. Dickinson, 149.900
2. Jamestown, 143.475
3. Minot High, 141.575
4. Bismarck Century, 137.700
5. Mandan, 132.300
6. Bismarck Legacy, 131.975
7. Bismarck High, 77.850
8. Northwest Stars, 70.650
All-Around Winner: Aspen Roadarmel of Dickinson, 37.950
MINOT, ND – Minot High Boys Basketball Coach Dean Winczewski has been honored. He has been selected as a finalist for the NHSACA National Basketball Coach of the Year. Winczewski is one of eight finalist for the award in boys basketball. The winner will be announced at the 2024 National High School Coaches Association National Coaches Convention which will be held June 22 – 27 in Bismarck.
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros survived a penalty filled contest to defeat the Norsemen 5-1 in St. Cloud on Friday. The teams combined for 15 penalties totaling 60 minutes in the box. The Tauros tallied seven for 33 minutes, while St. Cloud was whistled for eight totaling 27 minutes. Adam Mahler put the Tauros up 1-0 in the first. Nicklas Ketonen and Joel Lehtinen lit the lamp in the second to give Minot a 3-0 lead through two periods. Ian Spencer scored in the third to make it 4-0 before St. Cloud responded with a tally by Lucca Munoz. Jack O’Hanisain would find the back of the net with less than 2 minutes to play. Brady James made 27 saves on 28 shots from the Norsemen. The Tauros remain six points ahead of Bismarck in the NAHL Central Division standings as the Bobcats trounced Aberdeen 7-4.
DENVER, Colo. (MSU) – Senior Ricky Apodaca went 2-for-4 with a double, but the Minot State Beavers still came up short on Friday in their non-conference season opener and suffered defeat at the hands of the Regis Rangers by a final of 5-3. Senior Craig Schmich (0-1) got the ball to start for Minot State (0-1 overall) and took the loss. Offensively, the Beavers were led by Apodaca, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a double. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw furnished a standout day at the plate as well, going 1-for-4 with a double. Senior Cameron Carr also helped out for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting one run on the board in the top of the first inning. Minot State got an RBI single from Carr, scoring Apodaca from second base. The Rangers then rallied to score two runs and take a 2-1 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the fourth. Junior Javier Gutierrez came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State, which evened the score at 2-2. Regis broke that tie and grabbed a 5-2 lead moving into the ninth, when Minot State narrowed the gap to 5-3. The ballgame ended with that ninth-inning rally falling short. The teams will play a doubleheader today.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The 23rd-ranked Minot State men’s basketball team got a 31-point showing from the bench but fell 94-90 to the 17th-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at home Friday in an NSIC battle. The Beavers (18-7 overall, 13-6 NSIC) had four players score in double figures, led by Ben Bohl, who had 24 points. Kameron Givens added 17 points and two steals from the bench and Connor Hollenbeck chipped in as well with 14 points. Led by Michael Jok’s three offensive rebounds, Minot State did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 10 boards that resulted in 18 second-chance points. After falling behind 21-18, Minot State went on a 9-0 run with 12:42 left in the first half to take a 27-21 lead. The Beavers then added four points to that lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 55-45 advantage. Minot State did most of its first half damage in the paint, scoring 30 of its 55 points close to the basket. Minnesota Duluth proceeded to take a 79-73 lead before Minot State went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Hollenbeck’s three, to shrink the deficit to 79-78 with 6:14 to go in the contest. Minnesota Duluth responded and outscored the Beavers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 94-90. Minot State got out on the break in the period, scoring seven fast-break points. Minot State will try to bounce back today as they host Concordia-St. Paul at 5:30 pm.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s basketball team fought back from a 10-point deficit at 42-32 with 5:30 remaining in the third quarter to knock off the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 66-54 at home Friday in NSIC action. The Beavers (9-19 overall, 6-13 NSIC) had three players score in double figures, led by Lorelei McIver, who had 21 points and eight rebounds. Maya Aguilar tacked on 10 points and two steals off of the bench and Jaime Skeggs helped out with 10 points. Minot State pulled down 31 rebounds in Friday’s game compared to Minnesota Duluth’s 24, led by McIver’s eight boards. Minot State forced 13 Minnesota Duluth turnovers while committing 11 themselves in Friday’s game. The Beavers turned those takeaways into 14 points on the other end of the floor. Aguilar’s two steals led the way for Minot State. Minot State struggled out of the gate, falling behind 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Beavers fought back in the second period, narrowing the deficit to 29-22 by the time halftime rolled around. Minnesota Duluth continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 42-29 advantage before Minot State went on a 17-0 run, punctuated by a three from Aguilar, to grab a 46-42 lead with one second to go in the third. Minot State took advantage of four Minnesota Duluth turnovers in the quarter, scoring 10 points off of takeaways. Minot State kept widening that lead, expanding it to 58-52 before going on a 6-0 run to grow the lead to 64-52 with 58 seconds to go in the contest. The Beavers held onto that lead for the rest of the game for the 66-54 win. Minot State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 10 of its 20 points in the paint. The Beavers host Concordia-St. Paul today at 3:30 pm at the Dome.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Even with tonight’s game being given the title of “exhibition,” it was a unique situation that the Minot State men’s hockey team faced and handled on their own terms. The BCIHL’s Simon Fraser Red Leafs club team came to town to kickstart a weekend series in the Magic City. No. 1 Minot State (26-6-1) played to their style with strong efforts in route to a 5-2 win over Simon Fraser (4-11-1). Some of those efforts included fantastic individual plays from some of the top guns on the squad. Things got started when the Beavers opened with the ice breaker at 16:12 of the first period. Nearly six minutes later, Simon Fraser answered with a strong push of their own. The first would not end like that however, as the Beavers would pick up a huge confidence booster with a goal to make it 2-1 with 50 seconds to go. Minot State would add two in the second period, nearly three minutes apart at 14:44 and 11:43. A tall hill to climb for Simon Fraser got even bigger when the Beavers grabbed a big insurance goal less than two minutes into the third period. The Red Leafs would cap off the scoring with 30 seconds left in regulation, but it was already too little too late as the game ended 5-2. Three players made up for all five goals on the night, as Christian Kadolph and Reid Arnold scored twice in the win. Joey Moffatt drove hard to the net just enough for the puck to cross the line, as he joined Kadolph and Arnold as the other goal scorer. Jake Anthony did enough to fulfill his starting role in the net, making over 10 saves on the evening. Minot State wins the first of two exhibition matches versus the Simon Fraser Red Leafs. It will not count towards the all-time series, but it could potentially set up a much more intense battle heading into tomorrow when both teams wrap up the weekend set. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (CT) at Maysa Arena. Fans can also capitalize on free admission for the whole day, including women’s hockey versus Jamestown beforehand.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Even giving up the first goal, it meant nothing to the Minot State women’s hockey team. The Beavers were back on the first night of a back-to-back with the Jamestown Jimmies, as each gear towards the end of the regular season. Minot State (19-10-1) took care of business with a 4-1 win over Jamestown (13-15-0) on Friday afternoon at Maysa Arena. While the Jimmies picked up the first goal of the game, it was the Beavers who rattled off four straight to come away with the victory. After Jamestown tallied at 9:19 of the first, the Beavers responded moments after. In fact, 18 seconds following the Jimmies goal. As the game remained tied at one heading into the middle frame, the next score would not come until 14:35 of the second as Minot State took on their first lead of the game. Two early markers in the third period, both at 1:11 and 4:15 would settle it for the Beavers. Scoring first for the Beavers was Olivia Opheim as she racked up her sixth of the year. Mia McKee with blazing speed down the right-wing side put up a nice wrister glove side for her fifth. She would then score again for her second of the game and sixth overall. Cameron Schmidt got on the board with her sixth as she scored in between both of McKee’s two goals. Aspen Cooper was a big help on the back end after she dished out two assists. An early shot from the blue line that took a wild redirect did not deter the performance of Morgan Baker, who stepped in again as the starting netminder. She grabbed 24 saves on 25 shots. Count win number seven on the season for Minot State over Jamestown and 16th in the all-time series. Both teams will meet again tomorrow for a 3:45 p.m. (CT) puck drop. It is another day of free admission for the fans, but more importantly a day to recognize the six Seniors from women’s hockey. The Beavers will honor Riley Ball, Gillian Gervin, Gracie Perry, Anna German, Aspen Cooper, and Haylie Biever for their time and dedication to the program.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – No. 2 North Dakota dropped a 7-1 decision to No. 15/16 Colorado College on Friday night from Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. UND (20-7-2, 11-5-1 NCHC) becomes the final team in the nation to suffer a regulation loss during league play and sees its school record 21-game regulation unbeaten streak come to an end – the first since Nov. 3 at Boston University. Colorado College (17-9-1, 11-6-0 NCHC) scored three times in the second period to turn a 2-1 game into a 5-1 contest while forward Zaccharya Wisdom tied the NCHC record with four goals to hand the Tigers their first three-game winning streak over North Dakota since 1995. Riese Gaber scored the lone tally for the Fighting Hawks in the loss, knotting the game at 1-1 with his 15th goal of the season and seventh with the man advantage midway through the first period, but CC responded with a tally in the final two minutes of the opening frame to take a 2-1 lead into the intermission. The Tigers took control over the final six minutes of the middle stanza, striking for a trio of goals in a 2:48 span to grab a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes. CC added two more goals, both coming from Wisdom, in the final 20 minutes to seal the 7-1 victory and claim the season series over NoDak. North Dakota will look to salvage a series split on Saturday night at 7:08 p.m. (CT).

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