KHRT Sports – 04/05/24


MINOT, ND – The High School Battle In The Bubble began on Thursday at Minot State
High School Girls Softball
Battle In The Bubble – Minot State
Minot High def. Grand Forks Central, 16-1
Minot High def. Grand Forks Central, 15-3
Friday (4/5)
Grand Forks Red River vs Minot High, 8:30 am
Grand Forks Central vs Minot North, 12:00 pm
Kindred-Richland vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3:45 pm
Northern Cass vs Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 5:30 pm
Wilton-Wing vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 8:00 pm
Saturday (4/6)
South Prairie-Max vs Bishop Ryan, 9:00 am
Kindred-Richland vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 11:10 am
Northern Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlinton/Lewis & Clark, 1:20 pm
Beulah vs Kindred-Richland, 3:30 pm
Stanley vs Washburn-Center-Stanton, 5:40 pm
JV games, 7:45 pm
MINOT, ND – Other scores from the area:
High School Baseball
Class A
Dickinson def. Watford City, 18-4
Dickinson def. Watford City, 3-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 9-1
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck High, 13-0
Class B
Bishop Ryan def. Berthold, 16-0
Bishop Ryan def. Berthold, 15-3

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain, 30-0
Jamestown def. Turtle Mountain, 27-4
Mandan def. Bismarck High, 6-4
Bismarck High def. Mandan, 11-6
Class B
Bottineau def. South Prairie-Max, 33-0
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (UND) – Sophomore forward Jackson Blake has been named one of the three Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalists, as announced by the award committee on Thursday. The three finalists for this year’s Hobey Baker Award were selected from the initial list of Top Ten candidates by the 30-member Selection Committee and an additional round of online fan balloting. Criteria for the award includes: displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game; strength of character on and off the ice; sportsmanship; and scholastic achievements. Blake becomes the seventh North Dakota player to earn the distinction and the third in the last five years, joining Jordan Kawaguchi (2020) and Shane Pinto (2021). The Eden Prairie, Minn., native put together one of the best sophomore seasons in program history, finishing with 22 goals and 38 assists to become only the second UND player in the last decade to hit the 60-point mark in a single season (Brock Boeser, 2015-16). His 60 points rank fourth in the nation and pace the NCHC while his 38 assists sit tied for third in the country and atop the conference leaderboard. He was even better as the calendar flipped to the new year, potting points in 21 of UND’s 22 games during 2024 while finishing with 34 points over his last 18 games to help the Fighting Hawks capture their fourth Penrose Cup in the last five seasons and sixth overall in the 11-year history of the league. During NCHC play, Blake shattered the conference’s scoring record with 37 points in just 24 games on his way to becoming NCHC Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and earning a unanimous spot on the All-NCHC First Team. For his career, Blake has 38 goals and 64 assists for 102 points in 79 career games to sit as only the second NoDak player to join the 100-point club as a sophomore in the last 30 years (Zach Parise, 2003-04). He hit the century mark in just 78 games, which is the sixth-fastest mark in program history. The award will be presented on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the NCAA Frozen Four and will air live on NHL Network beginning at 5 p.m. (CT).
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanner Bibee and the Cleveland bullpen had 15 strikeouts to put the clamps on Minnesota’s bats, Steven Kwan had three hits and the Guardians spoiled the Twins’ home opener with a 4-2 victory Thursday. Bibee (1-0) matched his career high with nine strikeouts, allowing one run over 5 1/3 innings. Four relievers followed, with Emmanuel Clase working a perfect ninth for his third save. Carlos Correa had three hits and Edouard Julien homered for the Twins. Minnesota, which averaged more than 10 strikeouts per game to lead the majors last year, fanned the 15 times and stranded nine runners — eight in scoring position. The eighth inning was emblematic of the Twins’ struggles. With Minnesota down by two runs, Correa led off with a double. But he remained stuck at second as Scott Barlow struck out Carlos Santana, Manuel Margot and Willi Castro in order to end the threat. Twins starter Pablo López (1-1) gave up four runs — three earned — in 5 2/3 innings. The Twins put runners in scoring position in three of the first four innings but came up empty each time. Julien finally broke through when he led off the fifth with an opposite-field homer, a towering fly that got up in the stiff north wind and carried into the left-field stands. Game two is Saturday in Minneapolis. RHP Joe Ryan (0-0, 1.69) gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings in his first start of the season on Saturday at Kansas City. Ryan was 0-3 with a 3.24 ERA in three starts against Cleveland last year. On Saturday, RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 5.40 ERA) will make his second start in his return to Cleveland after three seasons with the Mets. Carrasco gave up three runs in five innings against the Athletics on Sunday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Justus Annunen made a career-high 44 saves and the Colorado Avalanche moved closer to first place with a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Jonathan Drouin scored twice and added an assist as the playoff-bound Avalanche bounced back from a vexing loss Monday at Columbus, last in the Eastern Conference. Second-place Colorado is three points behind idle Dallas, which leads the Central Division and Western Conference with 105 points. Meanwhile, the Wild’s slim postseason chances are fading. Vinni Lettieri and Declan Chisholm scored for Minnesota. Filip Gustavsson stopped 31 shots. Minnesota is ten points behind Los Angeles for the second Western Conference wild card. The Wild have seven games remaining. The Wild will host Winnipeg on Saturday.

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