KHRT Sports – 04/06/24

MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls soccer team began the season just like they ended the last one, with a win. The three-time defending state champs extended their winning streak to 52 as they improve to 51-0-1.
High School Girls Soccer
Minot High def. Mandan, 2-0
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Williston, 2-0
Bismarck Legacy tied Bismarck Century, 1-1
High School Girls Softball
Class A
Minot High def. Grand Forks Red River, 11-0
Grand Forks Red River def. Minot High, 7-4
Minot North def. Grand Forks Central, 13-8
Grand Forks Central def. Minot North, 14-13
Bismarck Legacy def. Watford City, 18-2
Bismarck Legacy def. Watford City, 16-6
Williston def. Sidney MT, 18-0
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. Wilton-Wing, 17-3
Kindred-Richland def. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 7-2
Velva-Drake-Anamoose def. Northern Cass, 11-3
Bottineau def. Ray, 12-3
High School Baseball
Class A
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 5-0
Minot High def. Bismarck Century, 15-8
Mandan def. Devils Lake, 3-1
Devils Lake def. Mandan, 14-5
Fargo Shanley def. Bismarck Legacy, 7-6
Class B
Kindred-Richland def. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 13-1
Thompson def. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 10-0
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Hazen, 3-1
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Beulah, 15-7
High School Boys Track & Field
Dickinson High Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 217.5
2. Mandan, 91
3. Dawson County, 88
4. Dickinson, 74
5. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 72
6. Williston, 42.5
7. Hazen, 41.5
8. Watford City, 38.5
9. Richardton-Taylor, 19
High School Girls Track & Field
Dickinson High Invite
1. Bismarck Legacy, 172.5
2. Dickinson, 135.5
3. Mandan, 97.5
4. Hazen, 82
5. Williston, 57
6. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 29.5
7. Watford City, 27
8. Richardton-Taylor, 15
9. Dawson County, 11
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros defeated the Bobcats in Bismarck on Friday night, 4-3. The win secures the Tauros the NAHL Central Division regular season championship. Colby Bear, Chad Muller and Adam Mahler scored for Minot in the second period and Nicholas Sewecke added a third period tally for the win. Brady James made 36 saves on 39 shots. The Tauros go for the weekend sweep tonight in Bismarck.
MANKATO, Minn. (MSU) – Noah Madas led the way at the plate with three hits and five RBIs while Craig Schmich set the tone on the hill with seven strikeouts in six innings work as the Minot State baseball team split an NSIC doubleheader on the road Friday. Madas and Schmich teamed up to power the Beavers (9-18 overall, 6-11 NSIC) to a 7-3 win in the opener before the Mavericks (16-11, 12-5) rallied to take the nightcap 13-3 in 7 innings. The two teams play another NSIC doubleheader today.
GAME 1 | Minot State 7, Minnesota State 3
Sophomore Noah Madas collected four RBIs to help lead the Minot State Beavers over the Minnesota State Mavericks 7-3 on Friday. Senior Craig Schmich (2-5) started on the mound and picked up the win for Minot State. The right-hander went six innings, giving up one run on three hits, allowing three walks and striking out seven. Madas went 2-for-4 with a home run in addition to his four RBIs for the Beavers. Senior Mark Ossanna furnished a noteworthy day at the dish as well, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI. Sophomore Colton Bagshaw also contributed for Minot State, putting together two hits in four trips to the plate while adding a home run and an RBI. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting two runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Minot State plated two runs when Ossanna left the yard with junior Grant Gabbert aboard. The Beavers then held the Mavericks scoreless before expanding their lead in the fourth inning. Minot State scored three times, with an output that included back-to-back homers from Madas and Bagshaw, which brought the score to 5-0 in favor of the Beavers. Minot State held Minnesota State scoreless before expanding their lead to 7-0 the following inning. The Beavers scored two runs when a single from Madas scored Ossanna and junior Javier Gutierrez. Minnesota State put three runs on the scoreboard before the game was over, but Minot State still coasted to the 7-3 win.
GAME 2 | Minnesota State 13, Minot State 3
The Minot State Beavers got three hits from junior Brian Parry in a 13-3 loss to the Minnesota State Mavericks on Friday. Senior Trevyn Badger (1-4) started and took the loss on the mound for Minot State. In addition to his three hits, Parry had an RBI to lead the Beavers. Senior Ricky Apodaca compiled a standout day at the dish as well, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore Noah Madas also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in three trips to the plate while adding an RBI. The Beavers were trailing 5-0 in the third inning when they first put runs on the board. Minot State got an RBI single from Apodaca, scoring Parry from third base. The Mavericks expanded their lead to 8-1 before the Beavers offense got back to work, cutting into that lead in the fourth. Minot State brought home a pair, with one run driven in by Parry’s single, which tightened the Mavericks lead to 8-3. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Minnesota State added five runs to their tally on the way to a 13-3 final.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – University of North Dakota women’s basketball coach Mallory Bernhard announced the addition of Grafton, N.D., native Walker Demers to the Fighting Hawks 2024-25 recruiting class. Demers spent the past two seasons at South Dakota, where she played in 62 games while making 43 starts for the Coyotes. In her sophomore season, Demers averaged 6.0 points per game on .507 percent shooting and was the team’s third leading rebounder at 4.1 boards per contest. She poured in a career high 19 points while going 6-of-7 from the floor, 6-for-8 from the free throw line and knocked down a three-pointer in a win at Kansas City. She also pulled down seven rebounds and tallied two steals against the Roos. She nearly recorded her first double-double at Montana, where she scored 13 points and corralled nine rebounds. Demers reached double-figure scoring in four games last season and 12 times in her career. Demers helped the Coyotes to the No. 4 seed at the Summit League Tournament with a 9-7 conference record and advanced to the semifinal round where they fell to South Dakota State, 76-63. In her freshman season, Demers was one of six Coyotes to appear in all 30 games and earned 13 starts as a true freshman. She finished as the team’s second leading rebounder at 4.9 boards per game and was the fifth leading scorer with 7.0 points per contest on .453 percent shooting. She scored a season-high 14 points and hauled in eight rebounds against Western Illinois on Dec. 31, 2022. Demers was named to the 2022-23 Summit League honor roll. During her prep career at Grafton High School, she recorded over 1,000 points, 750 rebounds and 200 blocks while leading the Spoilers to a 110-18 record. She was named to the all-region team in three-straight seasons, the all-state tournament team three times and was the 2021 North Dakota State Tournament MVP. Demers led the state in blocked shots during the 2020 season with 98 rejections.
PHOENIX (AP) — Grayson Allen scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22 and the Phoenix Suns raced to a 15-0 lead in a 97-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Bradley Beal had 14 points for the Suns, who have won four straight home games. Devin Booker, coming off games with 52 and 40 points, finished with 13 points and 13 assists. His only 3-pointer of the night gave the Suns a 94-72 lead with 4:02 remaining. Jusuf Nurkic, who was a game-time decision with a left calf injury, played 26 minutes and had 11 points, 15 rebounds and six assists. It was only the fourth time the Suns didn’t score 100 points in a game, but it was the first time in those games that they won. Anthony Edwards struggled from the field, making just 6 of 19 shots and finishing with 17 points. Nickell Alexander-Walker was the only other Timberwolves player in double figures with 13 points. Naz Reid had 11 rebounds. The Timberwolves play at Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

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