KHRT Sports – 02/26/24

MINOT, ND – It’s day two for Division B District Boys Basketball Tournaments. Hear all the games of the District 8 Tournament on The Heart 106.9,, and through the LIVE 365 app.
High School Boys Basketball
Division B
District 8 Tournament – Minot Auditorium (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
Loser Out
#6 Harvey-Wells County vs #7 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 3 pm
#5 T-G-U vs #8 Surrey, 20 min after
#2 Westhope-Newburg vs #3 Velva, 20 min after
#1 Bishop Ryan vs #4 Our Redeemer’s, 20 min after
District 7 Tournament – 4Bears Event Center in New Town
Loser Out
#5 Parshall/North Shore-Plaza vs #8 Tioga, 3 pm
#6 Ray vs #7 Trenton, 20 min after
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells vs #4 Alexander, 20 min after
#2 Williston Trinity Christian vs #3 Powers Lake-Burke Central, 20 min after
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (MSU) – The Beavers opened NSIC play Sunday with a strong pitching performance only to see game one slip away in a last at-bat rally that sparked host Concordia, St. Paul to a doubleheader sweep. The Golden Bears rallied for three runs for a walk-off, 3-2 victory to start the day, then completed the sweep of Minot State (1-5 overall, 0-2 NSIC) with a 10-6 win in the nightcap. The two teams play another doubleheader starting at noon today.
GAME 1 | Concordia-Saint Paul 3, Minot State 2
The Minot State Beavers took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning but could not hold on and fell 3-2 to the hst Concordia, Saint Paul Golden Bears on Sunday in the opening game of an NSIC doubleheader. Senior Craig Schmich (0-2) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State. The right-hander went six innings, giving up three runs, one earned, on five hits, allowing two walks and striking out seven. In the batter’s box, the Beavers were led by senior Martin Rodriquez, who went 2-for-3 on the day with an RBI. Senior Cameron Carr put together a noteworthy day at the plate as well, going 1-for-3 with an RBI. Junior Grant Gabbert also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in three trips to the plate while adding a double. The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the top of the first inning. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. The Beavers then held the Golden Bears scoreless before expanding their lead in the seventh inning. Minot State scored once on an RBI single off the bat of Rodriquez, which brought the Beavers lead to 2-0. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Concordia, Saint Paul scored three times in the bottom half of the seventh to grab the 3-2 win.
GAME 2 | Concordia-Saint Paul 10, Minot State 6
Four Minot State players recorded at least two hits, but the Beavers fell to the Concordia, Saint Paul Golden Bears 10-6 on Sunday in NSIC play. Junior Gage Yost (0-2) got the ball to start for Minot State and took the loss. Freshman Conner Meldrim was a bright spot for the Beavers, coming out of the bullpen and throwing one scoreless inning, allowing no hits, with no walks and one strikeout. Junior Seugjun Song led the hit barrage for the Beavers, going 2-for-5 in the ballgame. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw put together a standout performance as well, going 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Trailing 3-0, the Beavers first put runs on the board in the fourth inning. Minot State plated two runs when Bagshaw left the yard with Song aboard. The Beavers deficit grew to 10-2 before their offense got back on the scoreboard, cutting into that deficit in the eighth inning. Minot State scored three runs in the frame, buoyed by a two-RBI double from senior Cameron Carr, which tightened the Golden Bears lead to 10-5. Minot State kept the Golden Bears off the board before narrowing the gap to 10-6 in the ninth. The Beavers scored once on an RBI single off the bat of junior Gunnar Kozlowitz. The ballgame ended with that ninth-inning rally falling short.
DENTON, Texas (MSU) – Softball will have to wait a few more weeks for Minot State’s two-sport student-athlete Haleigh Lematta. Lematta extended her wrestling season on Sunday as she earned her first trip to the NCWWC National Championships, finishing fourth in the 143-pound weight class and then winning a wrestle-off at the NCWWC Region VI Tournament hosted by Texas Woman’s University. Lematta becomes the fourth Minot State women’s wrestler to qualify for nationals in just two years as a collegiate program. She joins Jazmin Gorder, Annika Gotlieb, and Nina Sandoval who all qualified for nationals last year in the Beavers inaugural season. Lematta will be the lone Beaver at nationals this year, but teammate Julia Petryna was poised to make the trip, as well, finishing fifth in the 116-pound weight class and earning a spot in a wrestle-off only to fall to Jaia Ashley of Schreiner University in that extra match. Petryna went 3-2 on the day picking up a 10-0 technical fall victory over teammate Skye Shelmerdine and a 15-5 technical fall win over Sioux Falls’ Paige Denke, then collecting a forfeit victory over Cassandra Witte of Chadron State in the fifth-place match to earn her shot in the wrestle-off. As for Lematta, her day started with a 6-3 decision win over Linfield’s Klaira Flatt in the championship quarterfinals before a tie-breaker loss in the semifinals sent her into consolation-bracket action. In the consolation semifinals, Lematta pinned Karstin Hollen of Chadron State in 3 minutes, 21 seconds before falling by pin in the third-place match to Erica Schroeder of Colorado Mesa. Unfazed by the setback, Lematta took the mat with nationals at stake and pinned Jermariah Ferguson of the host school, Texas Woman’s, in 2:47, earning a spot at the NCWWC National Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 9-10. The performance of Lematta and Petryna helped lead the Beavers to a seventh-place finish as a team with 34 points in the 10-team regional. Adding to the Beavers score was Ari Korish at 123 pounds as she finished eighth and picked up a win by forfeit over teammate Jazmin Gorder on the day, and Madison Parsons who also finished eighth at 191 pounds.

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