KHRT Sports – 04/19/24


MINOT, ND – Due to the cold, windy weather several events were postponed or cancelled on Thursday. A couple were held.
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 6-1
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, 6-0

High School Girls Tennis
Minot High def. Bismarck Legacy, 5-2
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High, 6-3
MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSU) – In a battle between NSIC teams that met earlier in the Minot State Bubble Invitational, the Beavers came away still searching for a first win against Minnesota State Moorhead as the Dragons scored a doubleheader sweep at home in conference action Thursday. MSU Moorhead (26-16 overall, 13-7 NSIC) fended off Minot State (18-15, 13-7) in the opener for a 3-1 win, then rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 walk-off win in the nightcap. Minot State is back in action this Saturday as the Beavers host Minnesota Crookston for a “Senior Day” doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. at SCHEELS Complex at South Hill. The Beavers conclude their home schedule Sunday hosting Bemidji State in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.
GAME 1 | Minnesota State-Moorhead 3, Minot State 1
Sophomore Paige Kellogg went 1-for-3 with a double but the Minot State Beavers still came up short on Thursday and lost to the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons by a final of 3-1. Junior Reegan Floyd (6-7) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State. The right-hander went six innings, giving up three runs, all of them earned, on four hits, allowing no walks and striking out two. The Beavers got on the scoreboard first, starting in the fourth inning. Senior Brooklyn Morrison came across to score the lone run of the inning for Minot State on an Anna LaCount sacrifice fly and get them on the board. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Minnesota State-Moorhead scored three times over the remaining three innings to grab the 3-1 win.
GAME 2 | Minnesota State-Moorhead 5, Minot State 4
The Minot State Beavers took a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning but could not hold on and fell 5-4 to the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons on Thursday. Senior Gabi Dawyduk (7-6) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State. Offensively, the Beavers were paced by junior Abby Lohse, who went 2-for-4 on the day with a double and an RBI. Sophomore Anna LaCount furnished a noteworthy effort as well, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Senior Brooklyn Morrison also chipped in for Minot State, putting together three hits in four trips to the plate. Trailing 2-0, the Beavers first put runs on the board in the fourth inning. Minot State scored twice, with one run coming across on junior Hannah Murray’s single. The game remained tied until the very next inning when the Beavers got going again on offense. Minot State got back-to-back run-scoring doubles from Lohse and LaCount to pick up a couple of runs, which brought the score to 4-2 in favor of the Beavers. The Beavers were unable to hold the lead, as Minnesota State-Moorhead scored three times over the remaining two innings to grab the 5-4 win.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – North Dakota head hockey coach Brad Berry announced on Wednesday that forward Carter Wilkie will play his final year of eligibility at UND in 2024-25. Wilkie spent his last three seasons with RIT, exiting eighth in the program’s history with 111 points on 43 goals and 68 assists. The Calgary, Alberta, native was the fourth-fastest Tiger to hit the 100-point mark, doing so in just 107 games while also becoming only the third RIT player to score 40 points in back-to-back seasons to earn back-to-back All-Atlantic Hockey First Team honors. He finished first on the squad with 41 points last season, potting 16 goals and adding 25 assists to help the Tigers capture the AHA regular season and tournament titles as well as advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016. A standout in the faceoff dot, Wilkie finished second nationally with 566 victories and reached double-digit wins in 38 of the 40 games he appeared this past season, including a trio of 20-win games. Wilkie is a two-time AHA All-Academic Team selection and is expected to pursue general studies at North Dakota.
University of North Dakota head hockey coach Brad Berry announced that goaltender T.J. Semptimphelter will transfer to UND for his final year of eligibility in 2024-25. Semptimphelter comes to NoDak after spending the last two seasons at Arizona State and beginning his career with Northeastern. The Marlton, N.J., native leaves ASU as one of the best goaltenders in the school’s history, finishing second in program history in appearances (61), starts (60), minutes played (3453:44), wins (30), saves (1,603) and goals against average (2.72) while his eight shutouts are tied for first and his .911 save percentage is third. Last season, Semptimphelter posted a 16-5-4 mark, 2.52 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and three shutouts between the pipes to help the Sun Devils set a new program record with 24 wins on the campaign. He matched the program’s all-time shutout record in a win over Colorado College, stopping 38 shots in a 2-0 victory at Ed Robson Arena. In his rookie campaign with ASU, he finished second in the NCAA in both saves (1,024) and minutes played (2050:35) while also finishing tied for fourth in the nation with five shutouts to earn a nomination for both the Hobey Baker Award and the Mike Richer Award. The N.J., native started his career at Northeastern in 2021-22, playing in eight games with the Huskies and helping the program capture the Beanpot crown with a 41-save performance over Boston College. Semptimphelter will graduate this spring from Arizona State with an undergraduate degree in finance and is expected to begin the MBA program at North Dakota.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The North Dakota men’s basketball team has announced the addition of transfer guard
Reggie Thomas. Thomas comes to the Fighting Hawks from Hastings College (Neb.), where he was the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year en route to being named an NAIA First-Team All-American—the first in the history of the Hastings program. He averaged 24.1 points per game last season for the Broncos, along with a team high 7.5 rebounds and shot 50.7% from the field and 42.2% from downtown; as well as 79.6% from the free throw line. He also averaged 4.5 assists per game. He recorded nine double-doubles: eight in points/rebounds and one points/assists, and he scored in double figures in every game. He was GPAC Freshman of the Year during the 2022-23 season, as well as Second Team All-Conference. During that season he averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Over his two-year career he averaged 21.8 points per game, shot 49.6% from the field, grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 4.4 assists per game.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – The North Dakota State men’s basketball program has added transfer guard Brennan Watkins, NDSU head coach David Richman announced Thursday. Watkins comes to NDSU from VMI, where he played two seasons in three years from 2021-24. He played in 30 games as a true freshman in 2021-22, sat out the 2022-23 season due to injury, and was the team’s leading scorer this past season. Watkins averaged 15.2 points and 3.0 assists in the 2023-24 season, draining 47 three-pointers and shooting 87 percent at the free throw line. He had nine games with 20-plus points, six games with five or more assists, and 13 games with multiple three-pointers made. A native of Kearney, Mo., and Kearney HS, Watkins comes to NDSU with two seasons of eligibility remaining.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – North Dakota State women’s basketball head coach Jory Collins has announced the addition of Amelia Hobson to the 2024 signing class. Hobson joins the Bison from Parkdale Secondary College in Parkdale, Australia. Hobson finished her career surpassing the 2,000 career points mark with 2,221. She was the fourth-highest scorer in the Victorian Championship League with 145 total points this past season. Hobson was also selected to the under 18s Victorian State Team, which recognizes the top 10 players in the state. Hobson joins Claire Stern and Marisa Frost in the 2024 class after the duo signed back in November. The Bison finished the 2023-24 season with the most wins in the NDSU Division I era with a 22-12 overall record and went on to make their second straight appearance in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tye Kartye tipped in a slap shot by Oliver Bjorkstrand for the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 remaining, and the Seattle Kraken held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night to wrap up the regular season for two teams that missed the playoffs. Brock Faber answered Yanni Gourde’s empty-netter with 1:46 left by scoring for the Wild on a 6-on-4 power play with 1:05 left and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury pulled, but Kraken goalie Joey Daccord — who had 21 saves — and the defense held up. Brandon Tanev, who assisted on both of Gourde’s third period goals, painfully blocked a shot with his lower body in the final seconds that had him doubled over on the ice at the final horn. Kirill Kaprizov scored his 46th goal of the season on a power play in the first period, and Mats Zuccarello had the tying goal midway through the third period for the Wild. Kaprizov finished with 96 points this season after a slow start, by far the second-most in franchise history behind his 105 points in 2021-22 when he had 47 goals and 61 assists to set the all-time Wild marks in all three categories. Kevin Fiala is third with 85 points in 2021-22. The Wild were ousted from contention five games ago, missing the postseason for just the second time in 12 years.

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