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The reason I am alive today in NOT because in my darkest days I held on to God. It's because in my darkest days God held on to me. It is HIS faithfulness that is great, not ours.

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K-Heart Sports - Friday - 06/27/19 - Morning Edition

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association have handed out their year end awards for high school sports....

    FARGO, ND - The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association have handed out their year end awards for high school sports.

Female Team - Bismarck Century Basketball

    Century claimed its second straight Class A state championship with a perfect 27-0 record. The Patriots, which also won titles in 2012 and 2013, posted a 69-61 championship-game win over Devils Lake. Century finished the season with a 33-game winning streak.

    Other finalists: Dickinson Gymnastics, Fargo Davies Track & Field, Thompson Volleyball


Female Athlete - Lauren Ware, Bismarck Century Basketball and Volleyball

    With one year left at Century, Ware has already won three North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year Awards - two in basketball and one in volleyball. The 6-foot-5 Ware has won five state titles, two in basketball and three in volleyball.

    She is a prized recruit in both basketball and volleyball. Ware, who said she would like to play both sports in college, has narrowed her college possibilities to: Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Iowa, LSU, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Oregon and Texas.

    Ware averaged 17.3 points, 11.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocks in leading 27-0 Century to a state basketball title. She had 586 kills, 187 digs, 86 blocks and 48 service aces in leading 34-5 Century to a state volleyball title.

    Other finalists: Taylor Zak, Thompson; Maria Blessum, Rugby


Female Coach - Justin Klein, Devils Lake Girls Basketball

    Justin Klein guided the Devils Lake girls to a 25-2 record - nearly winning the school's first girls basketball state championship since 1987. Devils Lake maintained a 53-52 lead in the state title game, threatening to end Bismarck Century's 32-game winning streak. But Devils Lake lost 69-61, ending one of its most-successful seasons in years.

    Other finalists: Lisa Strand, Thompson Volleyball; Rory Biel, Fargo Davies Track & Field


Male Team - Jamestown Basketball

    The Blue Jays became the fourth team in Class A boys basketball history to finish the season unbeaten. After topping Fargo Davies 66-49 in the state championship game, Jamestown joined Wahpeton (1941), Fargo South (1989) and Fargo North (2002) as the only Class A undefeated, state championship teams.

    Jamestown was led by senior Mason Walters, a 6-foot-7 center heading to the University of Jamestown, who averaged 21.5 points and 11.2 rebounds. Junior guard Boden Skunberg, who has committed to play at North Dakota State, surpassed the 1,000-point career mark and broke the school's single-season scoring record of 544 points.

    Other finalists: Thompson Football, Thompson Basketball


Male Athlete - Cadyn Schwabe, Thompson

    Schwabe shined in three sports as a first-team all-state quarterback, an all-state baseball player and a most valuable player in the Class B state basketball tournament that Thompson won.

    In football, Schwabe threw for 1,863 yards and 27 touchdowns and ran for 1,157 yards and 25 touchdowns for Thompson's 12-0 9-man state championship team. In baseball for Thompson's state runner-up team, Schwabe batted .500 and had a 1.62 earned run average. In basketball, he averaged 12.5 points per game to help Thompson to a 26-1 state championship season.

    Schwabe plans to play baseball at Des Moines (Iowa) Area Community College.

    Other finalists: Ben Bohl, Bishop Ryan; Bo Belquist, New Rockford-Sheyenne


Male Coach - Jacoby Lloyd, Jamestown Basketball

    In only his second season as Jamestown's head coach, Lloyd helped claim the school's first state championship since 1993. Lloyd, who was an assistant coach for eight years under Bismarck Century head coach Darin Mattern, took over a program that had a 2-19 record in the 2016-17 season.

    Lloyd's team went 12-14 during his first season before posting a 27-0 record this past season - becoming only the fourth Class A team to finish the season unbeaten. Jamestown won the West Region tournament for the first time and beat Lloyd's former team, Century, three times.

    Other finalists: Brandy George, Thompson Basketball; Jake Solper, Minot Swimming & Diving



    MINOT, ND - The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs scored a season high eight runs in the eighth inning to seal a 17-7 win over the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks and a three game sweep of the series at Corbett Field. The Sabre Dogs are scheduled to host the Hub City Hotshots Saturday and Sunday.


    MINOT, ND - The Metros swept a pair from Bismarck on Thursday.

American Legion Baseball
    Class AA
            Williston Keybirds 6, Mandan Chiefs 2
            Mandan Cheifs 7, Williston Keybirds 0

    Class A
            Minot Metros 11, Bismarck Capitals 7
            Minot Metros 4, Bismarck Capitals 3

            Williston Oilers 8, Mandan A's 3
            Williston Oilers 5, Mandan A's 2

    Class B
            Renville County JV 6, Crosby 1
            Renville County JV 10, Crosby 5

            Cando 8, Bottineau 7

            Bismarck 15's 6, Garrison 5                



     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yandy Diaz hit a sacrifice fly for Tampa Bay in the 18th inning to break a tie that lasted since the second, and the Rays finally pulled away from Minnesota for a 5-2 victory on Thursday to avoid being swept in a series by the Twins for the first time in 13 years.
     Ryan Yarbrough (7-3), the eighth reliever and the 22nd player used by the Rays during the game that lasted 5:42 after rain delayed the first pitch by 57 minutes, threw three scoreless innings for the victory.
     After the first eight relievers for the Twins allowed just two hits over a combined 10 innings, Ryne Harper (3-1) faltered in the 18th while pitching for the third straight game and the sixth time in the past 10 days.
     The Rays loaded the bases with nobody out, just as they did in the 10th against Blake Parker when they failed to score. Diaz hit a medium-depth fly ball with one out to left fielder Luis Arraez, whose strong throw was a little too far up the first-base line for catcher Jason Castro to catch and make the tag before Brandon Lowe's left hand grazed the plate on his head-first slide.
     Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi followed with RBI singles to give the Rays some insurance and salvage a 3-7 record from this three-time zone road trip. Just 13 days ago, they led the American League East by a half-game over the New York Yankees. Now they're 6 1/2 games back.
     Rays pitchers set a franchise record with 22 strikeouts. This matched their longest game in history, innings-wise, and this was also the most innings played in Target Field's 10-season history. The Twins beat the Boston Red Sox in 17 innings just last week.
     The Twins turned to starter Kyle Gibson (9-4) for the 17th inning, his first relief appearance in 170 career games.
     Ryne Stanek made his major league-leading 23rd start for the Rays in their trendsetting opener role, falling behind 2-0 in the first of his two innings. Arraez had the third hit of the frame for the Twins, a sharp two-out single to right field that prompted third base coach Tony Diaz to wave Nelson Cruz home.
     The throw by Guillermo Heredia would've beaten the 38-year-old designated hitter by a long way, but the ball skipped past catcher Mike Zunino for an error on Heredia as Cruz safely reached the plate.
     The Twins, who lead the major leagues in runs and several other hitting categories, left starter Martin Perez hanging after he allowed only three hits over seven stellar innings.
     After allowing consecutive two-out RBIs in the second that tied the game, a double by Michael Brosseau in his first major league start and a single by Heredia, Perez finished his afternoon by retiring 16 consecutive batters. Perez was 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA in his previous five turns.
     The Twins, who were missing three regulars from their lineup to injuries, went without a home run in two straight games for the first time since May 30-31, also against the Rays.
     The Rays, who improved to just 11-16 since beating the Twins 14-3 on May 30, were further thinned when center fielder Kevin Kiermaier departed with tightness in his lower right leg in the second inning.  
     Twins: The multi-positional Willians Astudillo, who has spent most of his time behind the plate, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. He said he initially hurt the muscle while making a catch against the wall in RF on Tuesday, then aggravated it while swinging in his last at-bat on Wednesday. OF LaMonte Wade was recalled from Triple-A to fill his spot, the first time in the major leagues for the ninth-round draft pick in 2015.
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     Twins: RHP Jose Berrios (8-3, 2.84 ERA) will take his 17th turn of the season in Chicago tonight, opening a three-game series. Berrios has a 1.63 ERA in four starts this month. The White Sox were waiting to announce their starting pitcher.


     UNDATED (AP) - Craig Kimbrel managed to pick up a save in his Chicago Cubs debut on Thursday afternoon, but only after a nifty play by first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

     Kimbrel put runners on first and second with two out before Rizzo grabbed a hot grounder and dove to the bag for the final out to preserve the Cubs' 9-7 comeback win over the Braves. Kimbrel earned his 334th career save and did it against his original team.

     The harrowing ninth inning followed a five-run comeback by the Cubs. Victor Caratini's two-run homer capped a four-run fifth that put Chicago ahead for good. Kyle Schwarber also went deep and Jason Heyward drove in three runs as the Cubs kept their one-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central.

     Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies homered for the Braves, whose lead in the NL East is down to 4 1/2 games over Philadelphia.

     The Brewers and Phillies were among the Thursday afternoon winners.

     Orlando Arcia smacked a three-run homer and the Brewers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-2 win over the Mariners. Chase Anderson hit an RBI sac bunt and allowed one earned run while striking pit six over 5 1/3 innings. Josh Hader earned his 19th save of the season, striking out three batters over two scoreless innings.

     Jean Segura slammed a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Phillies' five-run rally against Mets closer Edwin Diaz in a 6-3 victory. Mikael Franco tied it with a two-run shot off Diaz after Todd Frazier smacked a two-run homer in the Mets' three-run ninth. Segura gave the Phils a four-game series sweep that followed a seven-game losing streak.

     Elsewhere on the major league diamonds:

     - Chris Taylor singled home the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning before pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez launched a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 12th consecutive win over the Rockies, 12-8. Max Muncy homered twice for Los Angeles, which also received round-trippers from Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo and Justin Turner. Bellinger is one away from matching the Dodgers' record for most homers before the All-Star break, which was set by Gil Hodges in 1951 and tied by Duke Snider four years later.

     - Victor Robles and Matt Adams homered against starter Sandy Alcantara during a five-run sixth erased the Nationals' 4-1 deficit in an 8-5 win at Miami. Juan Soto and Kurt Suzuki also went deep for the Nats, who are 8-2 in their last 10 games after completing a three-game sweep. Stephen Strasburg gave up four runs over seven innings and won his 10th straight decision against the Marlins.

     - Alex Young won his big league debut by holding the Giants to a run and two hits over five innings of Arizona's 5-1 victory. Nick Ahmed hit a go-ahead home run leading off the fifth and Carson Kelly added a two-run shot in the seventh. The Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in five games following a six-game skid.

     - The Pirates clobbered the Astros for the second straight day by blasting five home runs in a 10-0 victory at Houston. Josh Bell, Kevin Newman, Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Jacob Stallings all connected as Pittsburgh dealt the Astros their ninth loss in 11 games. Former Astro Joe Musgrove gave up nine singles but no extra-base hits over six innings, one day after the Bucs posted a 14-2 win at Houston.

     - Joey Gallo hit two solo homers and Ariel Jurado threw seven shutout innings as the Rangers knocked off the Tigers, 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Gallo went deep in the second and fourth innings for his eighth career multi-homer game, helping the Rangers match a season high with their fifth consecutive win and get within 4 1/2 games of the AL West-leading Astros. Detroit has dropped seven straight overall and is 2-20 in its last 22 home games.

     - Ryan Yarbrough worked three shutout innings of relief and the Rays beat the Twins for the first time in six tries this season by scoring three times in the 18th inning of a 5-2 triumph at Minnesota. Yandy Diaz hit a sacrifice fly to break a 2-2 tie that had lasted since the second inning before Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi followed with RBI singles. Rays pitchers set a franchise record with 22 strikeouts.

     - The Angels came away with an 8-3 win over the Athletics as Shohei Ohtani and Kole Calhoun each hit two-run homers off loser Tanner Anderson. Griffin Canning allowed only three hits over six innings to help Los Angeles earn its four straight win. Ramon Laureano and Matt Olson homered off Canning.



     UNDATED (AP) - Barring injury, the Astros will make up one-third of the American League's starting lineup for the All-Star Game at Cleveland on July 9.

     Outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley will join teammate and third baseman Alex Bregman in the AL lineup, along with Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and New York second baseman DJ LeMahieu.

     The rest of the AL starters announced Thursday are Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco, Rangers designated hitter Hunter Pence and Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

     Trout was the leading vote-getter in the Starters Election among all MLB finalists to earn his eighth consecutive All-Star selection and seventh straight fan-elected starting assignment

     The Cubs and Braves each have two players in the National League starting lineup. Catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Javier Baez will represent the Cubs, while the Braves will send first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.

     Also named NL starters are Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.

     In other MLB news:

     - Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says slugger Giancarlo Stanton is more likely to return in August than July after straining his right knee while sliding in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays. The injury comes barely a week after Stanton returned from a series of setbacks that sidelined him for almost three months.

     - Tom Seaver will be getting a statue outside the home of the New York Mets, and the team will get a new address. Citi Field will now be listed as 41 Seaver Way in honor of the Hall of Fame pitcher's number. The 74-year-old Seaver has dementia and could not attend Thursday's announcement. But daughter Sarah Seaver says her father is proud to know he "very much will be remembered."



     UNDATED (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have worked a trade with the Washington Wizards that gives them salary cap room to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Wizards will get Moritz Wagner, Issac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and a future second-round draft pick from the Lakers. The Pelicans will receive cash from Washington, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The move will give the Lakers enough cap space to sign a max-contract free agent if they are so inclined.



     RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Vegas Golden Knights have a little more salary cap space after sending forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020.

     The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee injury. He had career highs with 29 goals, 26 assists, 55 points and 12 power-play goals in 2017-18 as the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final. Haula's contract is a $2.75 million cap hit for next season.

     The Hurricanes made their own cap relief by buying out the remainder of Patrick Marleau's contract less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with Toronto. Marleau was entering the final season of a three-year, $18.75 million contract he signed with the Maple Leafs as a free agent.



   (Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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