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Wed., 1/23/19

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




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Minot Minotauros goaltender Samu Lonkila stopped all 30 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the 2018 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs.....

    BLAINE, MN - Minot Minotauros goaltender Samu Lonkila stopped all 30 shots that came his way for his third shutout of the 2018 NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs as he backstopped his club to a 2-0 win in Game 2 of the Robertson Cup Semi-Finals against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.

    It was a must-win game for Minot and they played like it throughout the contest. Both Lonkila and Fairbanks goalie Josh Benson were solid for their clubs through the opening two periods, which didn't feature any scoring, but had plenty of chances for both teams. Minot thought they had broken through early in the 3rd period, but the officials on the ice ruled that a puck was kicked in. However, just seconds ticked by after the call when Minot forward Miroslav Mucha was able to maneuver with the puck in the Ice Dogs zone and weave around the defense, ultimately putting a backhand laser past Benson for a 1-0 Minotauros lead. Lonkila held the fort the rest of the game for the Minotauros and an unassisted empty-net goal from Alex Adams secured the 2-0 win.

    With the Game 2 win, Minot forced a 3rd and deciding Game 3 of the Semi-Final series, which will take place today at 3:00pm.


    WINONA, Minn. (MSU) - Senior Samantha Huether broke her own school record in the steeplechase and Amber Hunsaker finished seventh in the javelin throw, while Jacob Hatfield and Derek Wax each scored in the javelin competition highlighting the Minot State performances at the 2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Paul Giel Field on the campus of Winona State.
    Huether finished eighth overall in the 3000 steeplechase as she finished the race in a time of 11:21.03, which broke her own school record of 11:21.93 set at the 2014 NSIC Outdoor Championships.
    Hunsaker posted the Beavers top finish on the day as she placed seventh overall in the javelin competition with a throw of 113-10.
    Led by Huether and Hunsaker, the Beavers finished 15th in the team competition with three points.
    The Minot State men also had two podium finishers on the day as Hatfield and Wax each placed in the javelin competition.
    Hatfield earned a fifth-place finish with a mark of 169-11, while Wax placed eighth overall with a throw of 168-03.
    Tanner Gust and Hatfield each narrowly missed scoring in the hammer throw. Gust placed ninth overall with a mark of 169-10, while Hatfield finished 10th overall with a mark of 167-08.
    The Beavers 4x100 relay team of Daniel Daffinrud, Josh Drew, Chiti Nkhuwa and Ethan Feist finished ninth overall in a time of 44.29. Daffinrud placed 12th in the 100 meters in 11.13 and was 15th in the 200 meters in 22.95.
    The Minot State men finished 11th in the team standings with five points.

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (MSU) - Minot State junior Wyatt Schlosser was named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Tournament team as selected by media members and announced by the league office on Saturday.

    Schlosser batted .368 in the five games in which the Beavers played in the tournament. He hit one home run and drove in a pair of runs. He finished the tournament 7-for-19 at the plate and scored three runs. He also had an on-base percentage of .429 and a slugging percentage of .579.

    After going 0-for-4 in the Beavers first game of the tournament, Schlosser recorded hits in the final four games in which the Beavers played and had two hits in each of the final three games. He went 2-for-4 with a home run and a RBI against Concordia-St. Paul and was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored against St. Cloud State.

    Schlosser was joined on the all-tournament team by Jacob Blank, Lucas Wylie, Sam Baier and Jordan Barth of Augustana, Gus Varland, Patrick Bordewick and Carter Schmidt of Concordia-St. Paul, Travis Miller of Wayne State, Jack Schmidt of Northern State and Bo Schmitz of St. Cloud State.

    Minot State, which is currently 34-16 on the season, posted a 3-2 record at the NSIC Tournament.


    MINOT, ND - Saturday scoreboard.

High School Baseball
    Class A
            Minot 5, Bismarck High 2
            Minot 15, Bismarck High 3

            Bismarck St. Mary's 5, Bismarck Legacy 3
            Bismarck St. Mary's 7, Bismarck Legacy 3

            Jamestown 8, Mandan 3
            Jamestown 4, Mandan 1

High School Girls Softball
    Class A
            Minot 6, Bismarck High 5
            Minot 21, Bismarck High 0

            Jamestown 10, Bismarck Legacy 4
            Jamestown 8, Bismarck Legacy 7

            Bismarck Century 8, West Fargo 7
            West Fargo 7, Bismarck Century 4

High School Girls Soccer
            Minot 4, Jamestown 0

            Bismarck St. Mary's 1, Bismarck Legacy 0

High School Girls Tennis
        West Fargo Sheyenne Invite
            1. West Fargo Sheyenne, 29 pts
            2. Minot, 25
            3. Bismarck Legacy, 16
            4. Fargo Davies, 14
            5. Bismarck Century, 12
            6. Grand Forks Red River, 10
            7. Mandan, 6
            8. Bismarck St. Mary's, 5
            T9. Fargo Shanley 4
                Valley City, 4
            T11. Bismarck High, 3
                 Dickinson, 3
            T13. West Fargo 2
                 Fargo North, 2
            T15. Grand Forks Central, 0
                 Jamestown, 0
                 Williston, 0
                 Fargo South, 0
                 Wahpeton, 0

High School Boys Golf
    Class A
            1. Bismarck Century 306
            2. Minot 316
            3. Bismarck High 328
            4. Dickinson 338
            5. Williston 349
            6. Jamestown 354
            7. Mandan 354
            8. Bismarck St. Mary's 354
            9. Turtle Mountain 391
            10. Bismarck Legacy 392

        Medalist: Kessler Heilman, Minot 72

High School Girls Golf
    Class B
        East-West Classic - Phesant Country Golf Course in South Heart
            1. Heart River, 690
            2. Bowman County, 744
            3. Northern Lights, 758
            4. Hazen, 791
            5. Rugby, 880
            6. Tioga, 959

        Medalist: Campbell Clarys, Heart River 163


     ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Rosario scored from first on Mitch Garver's double in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Saturday night.
     After Jefry Marte grounded out on a weak ball back to Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) with the bases loaded to end the 11th, Rosario came all the way around on Garver's ground ball down the third-base line to put the Twins back in front. Rosario, who went 2 for 4, had singled on a ground ball past Noe Ramirez (1-2).
     Garver then scored from second on Gregorio Petit's single to center.
     Fernando Rodney earned his seventh save, getting Zack Cozart to fly out to left to end the game after walking Rene Rivera with two outs.
     The Twins improved to 7-2 on their 10-game road trip, which concludes against the Angels on Sunday.
     Minnesota got to starter Nick Tropeano with three runs in the third, as Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier each had an RBI.
     The Angels got one back in the bottom of the third when Cozart scored on a chopper to third by Justin Upton to make it 3-1.
     Andrelton Simmons cut the margin to 3-2 in the sixth, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Luis Valbuena after getting a triple when Max Kepler couldn't make a diving catch.
     Upton got his second RBI in the seventh, driving in Calhoun to tie the score at 3. Albert Pujols struck out with runners on second and third to end the inning.

     WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and the Winnipeg Jets built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
     Patrik Laine and Joel Armia had goals 46 seconds apart to put the Jets up 3-0. Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg a 4-1 lead midway through the second period with his 12th goal this postseason.
     Brayden McNabb scored midway through the first and William Karlsson late in the second period to pull Vegas within two, but the expansion team couldn't get closer.
     Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for the Golden Knights.
     The Jets will host Game 2 on Monday night before the series shifts to Las Vegas.

     UNDATED (AP) - Left fielder Brett Gardner threw out Matt Olson at the plate with the help of a replay reversal to help Aroldis Chapman escape a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the ninth inning, and the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Saturday on Neil Walker's run-scoring single on the 11th to avoid New York's first three-game losing streak since last August.
     Chapman walked three straight batters around a wild pitch starting the ninth, his velocity down 3-4 mph on the cool afternoon from the 100 mph-plus heat that overpowered Boston on warm spring nights earlier in the week. After visits to the mound by both pitching coach Larry Rothschild and a trainer to check on a cracked fingernail, Chapman struck out Mark Canha, and pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy followed with a 297-foot fly to left field.
     New York, now 27-12, stopped a two-game losing streak that followed its 17-1 run. The Yankees began that day tied with AL East rival Boston for the best record in the major leagues.
     In other MLB games:
     - Scott Schebler hit a three-run go-ahead home run to lead the Cincinnati Reds a 5-3 over the Dodgers. The Reds (13-27) have won five consecutive games.
     - Freddie Freeman connected twice, Jose Bautista atoned for a costly error with his first homer of the season, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-5. Atlanta broke a 5-all tie in the eighth inning, when Marlins relievers issued three consecutive walks - each on a 3-2 pitch, and the last two with the bases loaded.
     - Gregory Polanco and Francisco Cervelli homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of a sloppy inning by former closer Tony Watson to slip by the San Francisco Giants 6-5 for their fifth straight victory. Watson loaded the bases in the eighth and brought home the winning run when he plunked Jordy Mercer.
     - Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado's runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. Freeland kept the Brewers in check the night after they had battered Rockies' pitchers in an 11-10 win in 10 innings. Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak.
     - Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 14 in seven solid innings and Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and Carlos Correa all homered to back him up and help the Houston Astros to a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
     - Stephen Strasburg struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 for their third straight victory against the NL West leaders. Strasburg allowed one run and five hits in Washington's sixth win in seven games.
     - David Price pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his first start since being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2. Price skipped last Wednesday's start against the Yankees after experiencing numbness during a bullpen session last Sunday.
     - Willson Contreras hit his third homer in two games and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 8-4 at a rainy and cold Wrigley Field. Contreras continued his surge after hitting two home runs and setting a career high with seven RBIs in Friday's romp.
     - Matthew Boyd pitched impressively until the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers broke through with three runs in the sixth on their way to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader. Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, and Grayson Greiner contributed the first two RBIs of his big league career. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Mariners slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over Detroit, salvaging a split.
     - Francisco Lindor homered twice and had four extra base hits, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday. Lindor hit solo home runs in the third and seventh, doubled twice and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. The All-Star shortstop also had the third four-hit game of his career.
     - David Hess pitched six effective innings in his big league debut, Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader. Manny Machado also homered for the Orioles, who shook off an early deficit to extend their winning streak to four games - their longest run since last August.  Brad Miller and C.J. Cron homered off former teammate Alex Cobb, and Tampa Bay breezed to a 10-3 win in game two and snap a five-game losing streak.
     - Eddie Rosario scored from first on Mitch Garver's double in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3. After Jefry Marte grounded out on a weak ball back to Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) with the bases loaded to end the 11th, Rosario came all the way around on Garver's ground ball down the third-base line.
     - Eric Hosmer hit an RBI double with no outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. Hosmer, San Diego's $144 million man, drove the first pitch from Mike Mayers down the right field line and after a few strides, tossed his batting helmet aside in celebration.
     - The Mets at Philadelphia was postponed due to inclement weather.

     KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kevin Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr. with one lap to go to win Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway, his fifth win in what has turned out to be a dominant start to the season.
     Harvick qualified on the pole and ran near the front all night, escaping all the trouble caused by a couple of late-race cautions. He was fifth after a restart with 10 laps to go, but rode four fresh tires to second place, then swung past Truex at the start-finish line to take the lead.
     Truex finished second after winning both races at Kansas last year. Joey Logano was third, Kyle Larson rallied from a late crash to finish fourth and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.

     INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Will Power's timing was impeccable Saturday. He picked the perfect strategy with his red tires. He pressed the push-to-pass button at precisely the right moment. He gave Roger Penske his 200th series win at Penske's place - Indianapolis.
     Power overcame a late caution period that shrunk his lead, barely won the race off pit lane on the final stop and even drove through some light rain to pull away from Scott Dixon by 2.2443 seconds for his second straight IndyCar Grand Prix victory.

     COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Three Nashville players will be joining Sweden at the ice hockey world championship in Denmark. The defending champs will get a boost with the addition of Predators forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg and defenseman Mattias Ekholm following Nashville's elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
     The move was announced by the Swedish hockey association on Saturday.
     Forsberg was leading scorer for the Predators in the regular season with 64 points for 26 goals and 38 assists. Arvidsson was second with 29 goals and 32 assists for 61 points. Ekholm had 34 points for 10 goals and 24 assists.
     Defending champion Sweden has won its first five games in Group A and next faces Switzerland on Sunday.

     UNDATED (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated left-hander Tyler Olson from the paternity list.
     Naquin pulled up running into second base Friday night after his two-run double in the fourth inning against Kansas City. He was replaced in the top of the fifth and an MRI revealed the strain.
     Naquin, primarily playing right field, is batting .333 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 30 games.
     Olson was placed on the paternity list Friday when Andrew Miller was activated after missing more than two weeks with a hamstring injury.
     Olson is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 15 appearances
     In other baseball news:
     - The Washington Nationals have placed first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Washington also promoted veteran infielder Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Syracuse before Saturday's game at Arizona. Zimmerman last played on Wednesday at San Diego. Manager Dave Martinez said he hopes 10 days of rest will be enough to allow Zimmerman to return at full strength.
     - Marlins closer Brad Ziegler collects autographed baseballs as well as saves. His latest acquisition in the former category is a ball signed by Shaquille O'Neal, who threw the ceremonial first pitch to Ziegler at the Marlins-Braves game Friday. Ziegler likes to take part in such festivities.
     - Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats. Zobrist posted a letter from the league office on Instagram saying the cleats he wore May 2 against Colorado violated the collective bargaining agreement. MLB says they must be at least 51 percent blue - the Cubs' color - and warned he could be fined and disciplined if he doesn't comply.

     UNDATED (AP) -The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech to a four-year deal. The team announced the signing of the linebacker Saturday. Buffalo traded up to the 16th selection to get Edmunds. He had 109 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2017. That leaves the Bills with two of eight draft picks unsigned: Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips.
     In other pro football news:
     - The Detroit Lions have signed offensive lineman Brett Kendrick, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tennessee. The team announced the move a day after announcing the signing of five 2018 draft picks and 16 other undrafted free agents. They also waived safety Anthony Sherrils.

     INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs.
     Cleveland's starting guard was excused from practice on Saturday to receive his degree from IUPUI. As his Cavaliers teammates got in one last workout before heading to Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Hill took part in graduation ceremonies at the school in Indianapolis.
     The 32-year-old Hill received his degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He was one of two student speakers to address the new graduates. Hill played for the Jaguars from 2004-08.
     Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Hill would rejoin the team in time for the series opener Sunday against the Celtics.

     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr will join the Gophers. Pitino announced the transfer on Saturday. The university says the 6-foot-1 Toronto native played one season at Pittsburgh and will have three seasons of college eligibility at Minnesota.
     Carr appeared in every game for the Panthers last season, with all but five of those as a starter. He was third on the team in scoring, averaging 10 points and 4.0 assists. Carr also led the team with 20 steals. He had 14 games with double-digit scoring, including a career-high 23 in a win over Mount St. Mary's.


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