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Wed., 1/23/19

- First Baptist Church of Minot has cancelled all services and activities tonight




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The Minot State baseball team was eliminated last night from 2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament in Sioux Falls, SD.....

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) - The Minot State baseball team was eliminated last night from 2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament in Sioux Falls, SD.

    In the Beavers first game of the day, Minot State rode the pitching of Reilly O'Rourke and a three-run seventh inning to eliminate the Northern State Wolves 4-1. The Wolves had defeated the Beavers in the opening round. O'Rourke worked 5.0 scoreless innings before turning the game over to the bullpen. O'Rourke allowed five hits and struck out four batters in keeping Northern State off the scoreboard.

    In the second game of the day, Concordia-St. Paul used a four-run fifth inning to eliminate the Beavers 4-2.
    Minot State improves to 34-16 overall. The Beavers will await word of a possible NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday night when the field is announced beginning at 9 p.m.


    BLAINE, MN (NAHL) - Minnesota native Jax Murray scored two goals and added an assist as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs jumped out to an early lead and withstood a comeback from the Minot Minotauros to capture Game 1 of their Robertson Cup Semi-Final 5-2.

    It did not take the Ice Dogs long to get on the scoreboard as Murray parked himself in front of the net and caught a pass and slipped a backhander past Minot goalie Samu Lonkila for a 1-0 lead. Just :36 seconds later, it was Fairbanks forward Caleb Hite who found himself streaking down the left wing and he fired a snap shot over the glove of Lonkila for a 2-0 lead. Before the period was out, Sam Ruffin converted on a 2 on 1 to make it 3-0 in a dominant 1st period for the Ice Dogs.

    The Minotauros got the only goal of the 2nd period as Colby Enns was the recipient of a nice back door pass to beat Fairbanks goalie Josh Benson to make it a 3-1 contest.

    The Minotauros closed the gap even further early in the 3rd period as a nice individual effort by Grant Loven cut the Ice Dogs lead to 3-2. However, Murray stepped up less than a minute later as he streaked down the right wing and beat Lonkila with a pin point shot to make it 4-2. Nolan Schaeffer added an empty-net goal to make the final, 5-2.

    Benson had to make 21 saves in the win, while Lonkila made 17 saves in the loss. Game 2 in the best of three series is today at 4:30 pm.


    WILLISTON, ND - The NJCAA Region 13 Baseball Tournament is underway at Aafedt Stadium in Williston.

College Baseball
    NJCAA Region 13 Tournament - Williston
        First Round
            #3 Dakota County Technical 7, #2 Dakota College at Bottineau 6
            #4 Southeast Community College 6, #1 Williston State 3
        Loser Out
            Williston State 3, Dakota College at Bottineau 2
            Southeast Community College 13, Dakota County Technical 3

      Today's schedule
            Williston State vs Dakota County Technical, 4 pm
            Southeast Community College vs WSC/DCT winner, 7 pm
                (if needed, a second championship schedule for Sunday at Noon)


    MINOT, ND - Friday local scoreboard.

High School Baseball
    Class B
            MLS-Glenburn-Kenmare-Bowbells 3, Bottineau 0
            Bottineau 2, MLS-Glenburn-Kenmare-Bowbells 0

            Surrey-Our Redeemer's 12, Max-Garrison 4
            Max-Garrison 5, Surrey-Our Redeemer's 3

            Des Lacs-Burlington 4, Carrington 1

            Carrington 11, Bishop Ryan 1             

            Bishop Ryan 2, Des Lacs-Burlington 0

            Shiloh Christian 10, Hettinger-Scranton 6
            Shiloh Christian 3, Hettinger-Scranton 0

High School Girls Softball
            Dickinson 10, Williston 0
            Dickinson 17, Williston 2

            Jamestown 25, Turtle Mountain 10
            Jamestown 23, Turtle Mountain 0

    Class B
        NW Sub-Region Softball Play-In Game
            Glenburn 12, Harvey-Wells County 11

High School Girls Tennis
        East-West Crossovers - Fargo, West Fargo
            Minot 5, Fargo North 0
            Minot 5, Fargo Davies 0
            Bismarck Legacy 5, Wahpeton 0
            Bismarck Legacy 4, West Fargo 1
            Fargo Davies 3, Bismarck Century 2
            Mandan 5, Valley City 0
            Mandan 3, Fargo Shanley 2
            West Fargo Sheyenne 9, Williston 0
            Bismarck High 3, West Fargo 2
            Wahpeton 3, Dickinson 2
            Fargo Shanley 3, Bismarck St. Mary's 2
            Fargo North 4, Williston 1
            West Fargo Sheyenne 5, Bismarck High 0

High School Boys Track & Field
        Radke-Orvik Meet - Minot
            1. Bismarck Century, 665
            2. Minot, 656
            3. Grand Forks Red River, 632.5
            4. West Fargo, 548
            5. Fargo South, 541
            6. Fargo Davies, 505
            7. Mandan, 446.5
            8. Grand Forks Central, 286


     ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Rosario homered twice, Bobby Wilson hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
     Rosario's solo shot to right pulled Minnesota to 4-2 in the sixth and his drive in the ninth cut the deficit to 4-3. Logan Morrison then doubled to left, and pinch-hitter Mitch Garver drove him in on a single down the first base line to tie it at 4. Wilson's sac fly scored pinch-runner Max Kepler to cap the three-run ninth.
     Fernando Rodney got Mike Trout to ground out to short with a runner on first for his sixth save.
     Matt Magill (1-0) picked up the win for his scoreless eighth inning in relief. Justin Anderson (0-1) gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings.
     Brian Dozier homered for the second consecutive game to give the Twins a 1-0 lead in the first. It was his seventh home run of the season.
     The Angels capitalized on a second chance in the third inning to take the lead. Justin Upton hit a two-run homer to left and put the Angels ahead 3-1 two pitches after Joe Mauer misplayed a pop-up in foul territory down the first base line that would have been the third out. The ball landed past the outstretched arms of a diving Mauer, allowing Upton to hit his fifth home run in six games.
     But the Angels only got one run across with the bases loaded in the fifth, with Andrelton Simmons drawing a full-count walk to make it 4-1, and the Twins punished the home team for their wastefulness.

     TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist in his Eastern Conference finals debut, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
     Braden Holtby stopped 19 shots and Michal Kempny, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller also scored for the Caps, who are alive beyond the second round of the playoffs for the first time in Ovechkin's brilliant 13-year career.
     Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat scored for Tampa Bay, which trailed 4-0 heading into the third period.
     Game 2 is Sunday night at Amalie Arena, where Tampa Bay also lost Game 1 in the second round against Boston.

     UNDATED (AP) -  Khris Davis, Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie and Matt Joyce all homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 10-5 Friday night, leaving New York with back to back losses for the first time in more than a month.
     The A's had lost three in a row before roughing up Sonny Gray, their former ace. Oakland has won five straight overall against the Yankees.
     Marcus Semien drove in four runs for the A's, three on a double in the ninth inning.
     Davis led off the second inning with his 10th home run, driving a fastball into the right-field bleachers. After Matt Olson singled, Chapman hit an 0-2 pitch 429 feet into the loading dock in center for a 3-0 lead.
     Gray (2-3) was acquired from Oakland just before last year's trade deadline for outfielder Dustin Fowler and two minor leaguers. Drafted 18th overall in 2011, Gray was 44-36 with a 3.42 ERA over parts of five seasons with the A's.
     In other MLB action:
     - Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Jose Osuna hit two-run homers, Max Moroff added a three-run blast and Pittsburgh beat San Francisco  11-2 in Andrew McCutchen's return to PNC Park.
     - Manny Pina hit a tying two-run homer with two outs in the ninth and Travis Shaw delivered a two-out RBI single in the 10th, lifting the Brewers to a 11-10 victory over the Rockies.
     - McCutchen, a five-time All-Star who played his first nine seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to the Giants in January, received an extended ovation from the largest crowd to
     - Cole Hamels allowed just one hit over six innings to narrowly outduel Justin Verlander and lead the Texas Rangers to a 1-0 win over the Houston Astros. Hamels cruised through the first four innings without allowing a hit before Evan Gattis led off the fifth with a single that dribbled between third base and shortstop into left field.
     - Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Jose Osuna all hit two-run home runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 11-2 in Andrew McCutchen's return to PNC Park. McCutchen went 1 for 5 with a double and an outfield assist in his first game in Pittsburgh since the Pirates traded him to the Giants over the winter. Pittsburgh has won five of six. The Giants have dropped five straight.
     - Andrew Miller, activated from the disabled list before the game, gave up Salvador Perez's two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Cleveland Indians 10-9. Miller, making his first appearance since straining his left hamstring April 25, allowed his first runs of the season and the Royals rallied from a 9-4 deficit.
     - Luke Maile hit two home runs, including a game-winning blast in the 12th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3. Maile hit a two-run shot off Boston's Brian Johnson (1-2) as the Blue Jays improved to 5-0 in extra innings, overcoming an impressive outing by Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale.
     - The Chicago Cubs passed out bobbleheads of Willson Conteras, and then watched him perform like an action figure. Contreras hit two homers and drove in a career-high seven runs, and the Cubs pounded the crosstown White Sox 11-2 on Friday. Contreras is the first Cubs player with seven extra-base hits in two games since at least 1913, according to STATS. He raised his average from .230 to .268.
     - J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including his fifth homer and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-3. Realmuto doubled and scored in the first inning, homered in the third and singled home a run in the fourth.
     - Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Hector Neris and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed five hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings and they led 1-0 until Neris allowed a one-out single, Conforto's third homer and a homer to Devin Mesoraco on the next pitch.
     - Manny Machado hit two home runs, including his eighth career grand slam, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 for their season-high third straight victory. Machado ripped a two-run shot in the first inning and made it 8-1 with a drive off Ryne Stanek in the seventh.
     - Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven innings of four-hit ball, Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. Scherzer (7-1) retired 15 in a row after giving up a home run to David Peralta leading off the third inning. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner also hit an RBI double, and remained unbeaten since April 4. Anthony Rendon also homered for the Nationals, who have won five of six.

     INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -  Will Power has won his third IndyCar Grand Prix pole by turning a fast lap of 1 minute, 9.8182 seconds on his final qualifying run. The Australian claimed his 51st pole win, giving him sole possession of third place in series history. He had been tied with Helio Castroneves, one of Power's three teammates who drives for Roger Penske's Chevrolet-powered team.
     Rookie Robert Wickens of Canada will start second after completing Indy's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in 1:09.9052 on Friday. Wickens was the top Honda driver and competes for Schmidt

     UNDATED (AP) -The New York Mets will skip struggling left-hander Jason Vargas' next turn in the rotation on Tuesday. Manager Mickey Callaway says Vargas will instead throw a simulated game before the Mets host Toronto. Vargas is 0-3 with a 13.86 ERA since returning from surgery on his right hand. He was an All-Star with Kansas City last season, going 18-11 with a 4.16 ERA in 32 starts. The 35-year-old signed with the Mets in February, and then was hurt when hit by a line drive in his non-throwing hand during spring training.
     In other MLB news:
     - Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is day to day with a bruised left elbow after being hit by a 92 mph pitch from Texas Rangers starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning. Springer stayed on the ground for nearly two minutes as Houston's medical staff attended to him.
     - The Texas Rangers activated second baseman Rougned Odor from the 10-day disabled list. He was in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros. Odor was sidelined by a left hamstring strain suffered against the Los Angeles Angels on April. 9.
     - The Baltimore Orioles have placed struggling right-hander Chris Tillman on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain. The move comes less than 24 hours after Tillman yielded six runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals. That left him at 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA.

     UNDATED (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks are giving Lloyd Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise. The Hawks announced Friday they had agreed to terms on a deal with Pierce. General manager Travis Schlenk says the Hawks wanted a teacher to develop their young core and feel Pierce checks every box.
     Pierce, who is 42, spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach in Philadelphia where the 76ers just reached the Eastern Conference semifinals after finishing third in the conference with a 52-30 record. Pierce also spent two years as assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies, including 2013 when they reached the Western Conference finals.
     He replaces Mike Budenholzer who left last month after the Hawks went 24-58 this season.
     In other NBA news:
     - The Toronto Raptors have fired coach Dwane Casey after the team was swept in the playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight season. Team President Masai Ujiri calls the move a "very difficult but necessary step." The 61-year-old Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and a top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time. He posted a 320-238 record in seven seasons.
     - The NBA and FIBA announced Friday that Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018 will be held May 30-June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region. The event with the Basketball Federation of India will bring together top male and female players ages 17 and under to learn from NBA and FIBA players and coaches. Basketball Without Borders returns to India for the first time since 2008. It launched in 2001 and has reached more than 3,000 participants from 127 countries.

     UNDATED (AP)- Rookie quarterback Josh Allen says the only time he became rattled during his first Buffalo Bills practice was when he was introduced to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. The first-round draft pick says Friday he was "shaking" while standing beside Kelly in a meeting of Bills quarterbacks past and present.
     Allen says he hopes to one day have his name included in the same sentence with Kelly, who guided the Bills to four consecutive AFC championships in the early 1990s. The Bills traded up five spots to select the Wyoming quarterback with the No. 7 pick two weeks ago. Kelly made a surprise visit for the start of two-day rookie minicamp some six weeks after his latest operation to have cancer removed from his jaw.
     In other NFL news:
     - The Carolina Panthers have signed free-agent running back Kenjon Barner from the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not available. Barner is expected to compete as a third down back and as a returner.
     - The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a deal with free-agent defensive tackle Terrell McClain, who started two games for the Washington Redskins in 2017. The 29-year-old McClain was released by the Redskins on April 30.
     - A third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at the home of New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowsi has waived extradition from Maine, where he's in custody. The Sun Journal reports that prosecutors in Maine on Friday decided to proceed with extradition of 26-year-old Shane Denn.

     UNDATED (AP) - Minnesota has hired Kyle Lindsted as an assistant coach. He spent the last three seasons in the same role at Wichita State. Gophers coach Richard Pitino also hired Rob Jeter last month after losing two assistants to other programs. Lindsted was a high school coach and athletic director at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas for 15 years before going to Wichita State. The Sunrise program produced 35 players who were NCAA Division I recruits during Lindsted's time there.
     In other college basketball news:
     - Florida has hired former Texas Tech assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach. Pinkins brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to Gainesville, including five in the Southeastern Conference. Pinkins replaces Armon Gates, who accepted a job at Nebraska earlier this week. The Gators and Gates parted ways after less than a month on the job. Pinkins spent the past two seasons at Texas Tech and helped the Red Raiders reach the Elite Eight in March.

     INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA approved a rule limiting the number people who can communicate through headsets during a game to 20 per team, including 15 coaches.
     The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the proposal from the football oversight committee on Friday. The head coach, assistants and graduate assistants are allowed to be on headsets during a game, along with four players and one other staffer who is a non-coaching role such as charting plays.
     The Division I Football Oversight Committee spearheaded the rules change, which is intended to clarify and limit the maximum number of headsets while still allowing adequate coaching and student-athlete teaching opportunities.


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