KHRT Sports – 02/27/24


MINOT, ND – The top two seeds will play for the District 8 Tournament title tonight. 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
Loser Out
#7 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. #6 Harvey-Wells County, 48-37
#5 T-G-U def. #8 Surrey, 61-51
#2 Westhope-Newburg def. #3 Velva, 70-45
#1 Bishop Ryan def. #4 Our Redeemer’s, 46-45 OT
Today’s schedule (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
Region Qualifier
#4 Our Redeemer’s vs #7 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 4:30 pm
#3 Velva vs #5 T-G-U, 20 min after
#1 Bishop Ryan vs #2 Westhope-Newburg, 20 min after
District 7 Tournament – 4Bears Event Center in New Town
Loser Out
#5 Parshall/North Shore-Plaza def. #8 Tioga, 56-50
#6 Ray def. #7 Trenton, 53-35
#4 Alexander def. #1 Kenmare-Bowbells, 67-51
#2 Williston Trinity Christian def. #3 Powers Lake-Burke Central, 78-55
Today’s schedule
Region Qualifier
#1 Kenmare-Bowbells vs #6 Ray, 4:30 pm
#3 Powers Lake-Burke Central vs #5 Parshall/North Shore-Plaza, 20 min after
#2 Williston Trinity Christian vs #4 Alexander, 20 min after
District 6 Tournament – White Shield
Loser Out
#5 Central McLean def. #8 Mandaree, 67-36
#6 White Shield def. #7 Center-Stanton, 59-47
#1 Garrison def. #4 Washburn, 65-52
#2 Wilton-Wing def. #3 New Salem-Almont, 63-55
Today’s schedule
Region Qualifier
#4 Washburn vs #6 White Shield, 4:30 pm
#3 New Salem-Almont vs #5 Central McLean, 20 min after
#1 Garrison vs #2 White Shield, 20 min after
MINOT, ND – Other scores:
High School Boys Basketball
Class A
Dickinson Trinity def. Stanley, 53-43
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (MSU) – Jonah Prokott did not allow an earned run and his teammates helped him out with a late rally as the Beaver baseball team beat host Concordia, St. Paul 6-3 to open an NSIC doubleheader on Monday. The Golden Bears bounced back to take the nightcap, 14-4 in 8 innings to wrap up the series. Minot State (2-6 overall, 1-3 NSIC) returns to the diamond this weekend in Denver, Colorado playing Metro State in a doubleheader on Friday.
GAME 1 | Minot State 6, Concordia-Saint Paul 3
Sophomore Jonah Prokott fanned seven Concordia, Saint Paul hitters over five innings of work to help lead the Minot State Beavers over the Golden Bears 6-3 on Monday in the opener of an NSIC doubleheader. In addition to his seven strikeouts, Prokott (1-0) went five innings, giving up three runs, zero earned, on four hits and walking one for Minot State. Junior Devin Marton also made an impact on the mound for the Beavers, throwing one shutout inning while allowing no hits, with one walk and two strikeouts to earn his first save of the season. Sophomore Noah Madas led the way offensively for the Beavers, going 1-for-4 in the ballgame with a home run and an RBI. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw put together a standout day at the plate as well, going 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Junior Gunnar Kozlowitz also helped out, going 1-for-2 for Minot State with two walks and an RBI.
The Beavers got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the top of the first inning. Junior Seugjun Song came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. The Golden Bears failed to push any runs across before the Beavers built on their lead in the third inning. Minot State scored once on an RBI single off the bat of Kozlowitz, which brought the Beavers lead to 2-0. Minot State’s lead had disappeared once the fourth inning arrived and turned into a 3-2 Concordia, Saint Paul advantage, when the Beavers tied up the game at three. The Beavers picked up a run on Madas’ one-out solo home run off Reece Piontek. The game remained tied until the very next inning, when Minot State got moving again on offense. The Beavers sent in two runs when a single from senior Martin Rodriquez brought home Kozlowitz and senior Cameron Carr, bringing the Minot State advantage to 5-3. The Beavers kept Concordia, Saint Paul off the scoreboard before building their lead to 6-3 the following inning. Junior Brent Riddle came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State and get them on the board. The score remained 6-3 for the rest of the game, as the Beavers held on for the win.
GAME 2 | Concordia-Saint Paul 14, Minot State 4
The Minot State Beavers got a boost from junior Grant Gabbert, who strung together three hits in a 14-4 loss to the Concordia, Saint Paul Golden Bears on Monday in the nightcap of an NSIC doubleheader. Senior Tim Carlson (0-2) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State. Junior Hayden Bode was a bright spot out of the bullpen, going one shutout inning without allowing a hit, walking none and striking out two. In addition to his three hits, Gabbert had a triple, a home run and two RBI to lead the Beavers. Junior Brent Riddle put together a standout performance as well, going 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI. Senior Cameron Carr also contributed for Minot State, putting together one hit in four trips to the plate while adding a double and an RBI. The Beavers were trailing 4-0 in the third inning when they first put runs on the board. Riddle put Minot State on the board with a one-out solo home run off Ian Segna. The Golden Bears expanded their lead to 11-1 before the Beavers offense got back to work, cutting into that lead in the fourth. Minot State picked up a run on Gabbert’s leadoff home run off of Segna, which brought the score to 11-2 in favor of the Golden Bears. Concordia, Saint Paul built their lead to 12-2 before the Minot State offense got back in action, reducing that lead to 12-3 in the fifth. The Beavers picked up a run on Carr’s two-out RBI double. The Golden Bears expanded their lead to 13-3 before the Minot State offense got back in action, cutting into that lead in the seventh. The Beavers sent in a run on an RBI triple off the bat of Gabbert, scoring sophomore Colton Bagshaw, tightening the Concordia, Saint Paul lead to 13-4. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Concordia, Saint Paul added one run to their tally on the way to a 14-4 final.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (UND) – Sophomore forward Jackson Blake and freshman defenseman Jake Livanavage were each honored with weekly awards by the NCHC, the league announced on Monday evening. Blake was named the NCHC Forward of the Week for the second time this season while Livanavage earned NCHC Defenseman of the Week for the second time as well.
Blake powered North Dakota to a sweep of Minnesota Duluth with a seven-point weekend, tallying three more points than any other NCHC player over the weekend. On Friday, Blake recorded a career-high five points, as he had a hand in all but one goal in UND’s 6-0 shutout of the Bulldogs. The Carolina Hurricanes draft pick opened the scoring only 1:05 into the game Friday, with his goal serving as the game-winner. He then assisted on UND’s final four goals, with the first three primary helpers, including a highlight-reel steal and set-up on the Fighting Hawks’ fifth goal. Blake was named the game’s first star on Friday. The next night, he doled out two more primary assists in a 4-2 victory, setting up each of UND’s first two tallies. Blake finished the series with a game-winning goal and six assists, including five primary helpers, to record the first seven-point weekend by a UND player since Mark MacMillan did it against Colorado College on Oct. 17-18, 2014. He also fired seven shots on goal and posted a +4 plus/minus, tying for the NCHC lead on the weekend. Blake now has 17 points in his last eight games and is tied for the NCHC scoring lead with 47 points (18g/29a) overall this year, which ties for fifth nationally. His 32 points and 22 assists in conference play are both first in the NCHC.
Livanavage contributed at both ends of the ice in North Dakota’s sweep of Minnesota Duluth. Defensively, he helped limit the Bulldogs to two goals all weekend, including a shutout in Friday’s opener, while playing on a penalty kill unit that was a perfect 3-for-3. Offensively, Livanavage handed out a trio of assists, including two in Friday’s 6-0 victory, with all three helpers coming on the power play as UND went 3-for-9 on the man advantage. He had the primary assist on UND’s first goal Friday (by Jackson Blake), which was the game-winner, then also had a hand in the Fighting Hawks’ fourth goal Friday and set up UND’s first goal again on Saturday in a 4-2 win. Along with the three assists, Livanavage blocked three shots in the sweep and finished with a +2 plus/minus. He’s now riding a three-game point streak and ranks second among freshman defensemen in the NCHC with 22 points (3g/19a) in 32 games this season. His 22 points are seventh among all NCHC blueliners this year.
North Dakota, which leaped back to No. 3 in both polls this week, is set to host No. 12/11 Western Michigan in the final home series of the regular season beginning on Friday night at 7:06 p.m. from Ralph Engelstad Arena.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired outfielder Manuel Margot, minor league shortstop Rayne Doncon and cash on Monday from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league shortstop Noah Miller. In conjunction with the trade, the Dodgers announced a $4 million, one-year contract to keep Kiké Hernández.
The 29-year-old Margot just joined the Dodgers two months ago with starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow in a trade with Tampa Bay. Margot hit .264 with a .686 OPS in 99 games for the Rays last season while playing center field and right field. He has also played left field. Margot made his major league debut with San Diego in 2016 and was the primary center fielder for the Padres from 2017-19, before being traded to the Rays. In 788 career games, he’s batted .255 with a .694 OPS, 52 home runs and 91 stolen bases. Margot has a $10 million salary this season as part of a $19 million, two-year contract he signed with the Rays, a deal that includes a $12 million mutual option for 2025 with a $2 million buyout. If the option is not exercised, the Rays must pay the Dodgers an additional $2 million as part of the Glasnow trade. The Rays agreed to send the Dodgers an additional $2 million toward Margot’s salary for 2024, and Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said his club will receive that $4 million commitment as well as an unspecified amount on top of that from the Dodgers to cover Margot’s salary. The Twins have pared back their payroll in 2024 in light of a reduction in regional television revenue. Margot will essentially replace Michael A. Taylor, who became a free agent after hitting a career-high 21 homers and playing 126 games in center field last season while star Byron Buxton was limited to designated hitter duty due to knee trouble. Buxton is healthy again and on track to be the regular center fielder, with Matt Wallner in left and Max Kepler in right, but utilityman Willi Castro was the only other sure bet for the opening day roster with reliable outfield experience. Margot was a player the Twins had targeted for a while as a fit for his exceptional defensive ability in the corners as well as his capability of handling center field when Buxton is out of the lineup.
The 20-year-old Doncon played last season for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He was signed out of the Dominican Republic. Miller was the 36th overall pick by the Twins in the 2021 amateur draft. The 21-year-old finished last season with Class A Cedar Rapids. Hernández hit .237 with 11 home runs and 61 RBIs in 140 games with the Red Sox and Dodgers in 2023 while playing all four infield and all three outfield positions. The 33-year-old was reacquired by the Dodgers from Boston on July 25 and became a free agent after the World Series. Hernández has played in 10 major league seasons, including parts of seven with the Dodgers.

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