KHRT Sports – 05/04/24


MINOT, ND (MINOTAUROSHOCKEY.COM) – The Minot Minotauros welcomed the Bismarck Bobcats to the Pepsi Rink at Maysa Arena to start the Central Division Finals but were anything but gracious hosts in a 5-2 win. The Tauros extended their winning streak over their rivals to 7-0 in the playoffs. Jack O’Hanisain and John Small led the way for the Tauros with two goals apiece while Weston Knox had two assists. John Emmons scored the first goal of the game late in the first period. Brady James made 24 saves on 26 Bobcat shots. Game two is tonight at 7:35 pm at Maysa Arena.
MINOT, ND – Friday’s scores:
High School Baseball
Class A
Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 9-0
Minot High def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 11-3
Mandan def. Jamestown, 5-4
Mandan def. Jamestown, 16-1
Bismarck Century def. Bismarck Legacy, 9-4
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck Century, 9-7
Dickinson def. Bismarck High, 10-1
Bismarck High def. Dickinson, 7-5
Class B
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Renville County, 14-4
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Renville County, 16-1
Bottineau def. Turtle Mountain (Class A), 4-2
Bottineau def. Turtle Mountain (Class A), 11-0

High School Girls Softball
Class A
Minot High def. Turtle Mountain, 28-0
Minot High def. Turtle Mountain, 21-2
Jamestown def. Watford City, 24-1
Jamestown def. Watford City, 21-2
Mandan def. Bismarck Century, 13-12
Mandan def. Bismarck Century, 17-11
Bismarck High def. Williston, 6-4
Bismarck High def. Williston, 10-7
Class B
Bishop Ryan def. New Town, 28-9
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. Rugby, 19-2
Washburn-Center-Stanton def. Velva-Drake-Anamoose, 3-2
Harvey-Wells County def. Hazen, 29-4
Carrington def. Northern Lights, 23-4

High School Boys Golf
Class A
Minot Invitational – Souris Valley Golf Course in Minot
1. Bismarck Century, 305
2. Minot North, 309
3. Williston, 313
4. Jamestown, 322
5. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 334
6. Mandan, 339
7. Dickinson, 340
8. Bismarck Legacy, 343
9. Bismarck High, 345
10. Minot High, 347
11. Watford City, 349
12. Turtle Mountain, 376
Individual Medalist: Bode Eckblad of Williston, 73

High School Girls Soccer
Minot High def. Mandan, 10-0     (Minot 9-0-0. Outscored opponents 64-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Williston, 3-0
Bismarck Legacy def. Bismarck Century, 3-2
Jamestown def. Bismarck High, 2-0

High School Girls Tennis
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 8-1
West Fargo Sheyenne def. Bismarck Legacy, 5-4
Bismarck Century def. Fargo Davies, 5-0
Fargo Davies def. Bismarck Century, 3-2
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – Brent Riddle led the way with a pair of RBIs in the opener while Ricky Apodaca and Noah Madas each drove in a pair of runs in the nightcap, but it wasn’t enough as the Minot State baseball team dropped both games of an NSIC doubleheader to host Augustana late Friday. The Beavers (15-33 overall, 12-26 NSIC) fell 15-2 win in the first game and lost 13-6 in the nightcap to the Vikings. The two teams meet in a single game at 1 p.m. today in the season finale for Minot State.
GAME 1 | No. 12 Augustana 15, Minot State 2
Junior Brent Riddle put together an outstanding outing at the plate Friday, hitting two home runs, but the Minot State Beavers fell to the No. 12 Augustana Vikings 15-2. Senior Craig Schmich (2-9) 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 inning, giving up two runs, zero earned, on one hit, with no walks and two strikeouts. Riddle went 2-for-3 at the plate, supplementing his two home runs with two RBIs. Senior Mark Ossanna added to Riddle’s awesome power-hitting performance by going 1-for-2 with a double along with one walk. The Beavers got the scoring started early, putting one run on the board in the top of the first inning. Riddle put Minot State on the board with a one-out solo home run off sophomore Ashton Michek. The Vikings then rallied to score three runs and take a 3-1 lead before the Beavers got back on the board in the fourth. Minot State picked up a run on Riddle’s leadoff home run off of Michek, which tightened the Vikings lead to 3-2. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Augustana added 12 runs to their tally on the way to a 15-2 final.
GAME 2 | No. 12 Augustana 13, Minot State 6
Sophomore Colton Bagshaw racked up three hits, but the Minot State Beavers fell to the No. 12 Augustana Vikings 13-6 Friday. Senior Trevyn Badger (1-7) got the ball to start for Minot State and took the loss. Freshman Ayden Sauerbrei was a bright spot for the Beavers, coming out of the bullpen and throwing 2.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits, with no walks and seven strikeouts. In addition to his three hits, Bagshaw had a double to lead the Beavers. Senior Ricky Apodaca put together a standout day at the dish as well, going 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and two RBI. Sophomore Noah Madas also chipped in for Minot State, putting together one hit in three trips to the plate while adding a double, a walk and two RBI. The Beavers were trailing 4-0 in the third inning when they first put runs on the board. Minot State’s offense started clicking and put up four runs, including a two-run double off the bat of Madas. The Vikings then scored two runs to retake their advantage heading into the fourth inning, when the Beavers responded by getting back on the scoreboard themselves. Minot State pushed across a run on Apodaca’s two-out RBI double, which tightened the Vikings lead to 6-5. Augustana expanded its lead to 9-5 before the Minot State offense got back in action, reducing that lead to 9-6 in the fifth. The Beavers were unable to get any closer, as Augustana added four runs to their tally on the way to a 13-6 final.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) – A valiant postseason run by the Beaver softball team came up a few runs short of victory on Friday afternoon. Minot State’s offense was shut down by Minnesota Duluth senior pitcher Lauren Dixon as the Beavers could not push across a run despite totaling five hits as the Bulldogs collected a 2-0 victory in the NSIC Tournament semifinals. Junior Reegan Floyd (10-9) started and took the loss in the circle for Minot State (24-19 overall). The right-hander went six innings, giving up two runs, both of them earned, on eight hits, allowing one walk and striking out two. With the win, Minnesota Duluth (41-14) advances to Saturday’s NSIC title game and plays Augustana at noon for an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The loss ends Minot State’s season. Minot State managed one chance with a runner on third in the shutout, going a total of 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position. The Beavers last got a runner on third in the sixth, when junior Hannah Murray made it 60 feet away from scoring with one out. Minnesota Duluth scored a solo run in each of the third and fourth innings, then rode the arm of Dixon, who struck out four in the complete-game win.
TORONTO, Ontario (UND) – Former North Dakota wide receiver and return specialist Weston Dressler will be one of seven Canadian football icons joining the halls of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF) and Museum in 2024, the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced Friday. Dressler will be inducted with fellow CFL all-time receivers S.J. Green and Chad Owens, cornerback Marvin Coleman and defensive end Vince Goldsmith. Coaching legend Ray Jauch and one of Canada’s greatest proponents of touch football, Ed Laverty, will also be inducted into the hall. Over 11 seasons (2008-18), Dressler played in 161 games for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The four-time West Division All-Star and two-time CFL All-Star also appeared in two Grey Cup Championships, capturing Canadian football’s ultimate prize in 2013 in front of his Roughriders’ home crowd.
Dressler played at North Dakota from 2004-07 and earned 14 different All-America honors and was a four-time selection to the All-North Central Conference first team. As a senior in 2007, he became the first player in league history to earn All-NCC first team honors at three different positions (receiver, return specialist and utility) in the same season. He graduated as UND’s all-time leader in virtually every receiving category, including receptions (243), receiving yards (3,382) and touchdown catches (38). Upon graduation, Dressler made an immediate impact in the CFL, taking home Most Outstanding Rookie honors in 2008 with 56 receptions for 1,128 yards and 1,014 punt return yards. He had 715 catches in his career to rank No. 13 all-time in the CFL and his 10,026 total yards sits No. 17 in league history. The former Fighting Sioux football player tallied 65 touchdowns in his career, including five via kick returns. After his historic career with the Roughriders, Dressler was inducted into the SaskTel Plaza of Honour in 2022.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Paddack pitched six scoreless innings to carry the Minnesota Twins to their 11th consecutive victory, a 5-2 decision over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The Twins matched win streaks in 2003 and 2006 for their third-longest ever, trailing the club record of 15 straight during its last World Series championship season in 1991. Minnesota won 12 in a row in 1980. The Twins (18-13) also have the longest winning streak in the major leagues this year. There were only four last season of 10-plus games, topped by Tampa Bay’s 13 straight. Edouard Julien hit a two-out RBI single to give Paddack (3-1) a lead in the third, and the lanky, long-haired right-hander took it from there. He allowed two hits, struck out six and walked one in perhaps his finest start with the Twins, who acquired him in a trade with San Diego at the beginning of the 2022 season. He made just five starts that year and was lost to elbow ligament replacement surgery. Red Sox starter Tanner Houck (3-3) completed six innings for the sixth time in seven turns, but he was pulled three batters into the seventh as the Twins broke the game open with a four-run inning.
The Red Sox have scheduled a bullpen game for this afternoon, with a hole in their injury-ravaged rotation, and LHP Brennan Bernardino (0-1, 0.73 ERA) will start. RHP Pablo López (2-2, 4.83 ERA) will take the mound for the middle game of the series for the Twins.

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