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Last-Second Touchdown Gives No. 12 Montana 38-35 Win Over No. 1 NDSU
Fargo -- The No. 12/13 ranked Montana Grizzlies scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by Joey Counts with two seconds remaining to defeat No. 1 North Dakota State, 38-35, on Saturday afternoon in front of a record crowd at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. NDSU senior quarterback Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. He completed 16-of-28 passes for 198 yards and added 70 yards on the ground. Junior running back King Frazier led NDSU with 91 yards on 15 carries. Montana outgained NDSU 544-427 for the game, and the Griz converted 4-of-6 attempts on fourth down. Montana quarterback Brady Gustafson went 30-of-55 passing for 434 yards. Neither team led by more than eight points the entire game, with NDSU holding a 21-13 advantage in the second quarter after Wentz's second rushing touchdown with 7:26 left in the half. Montana tied the game at 21-21 with a 38-yard scoring strike in the next minute, but NDSU responded with 10-yard TD pass from Wentz to senior Zach Vraa with 0:26 left in the half. The Bison led 28-21 at halftime. With the game knotted at 28, Frazier bulled into the endzone from seven yards out to give the Bison a 35-28 lead with 10:37 remaining in the fourth quarter. Montana got a 28-yard field goal from Daniel Sullivan with 2:47 left to cut its deficit to 35-31. The Grizzlies' winning drive measured 16 plays and 80 yards, lasting only 1:37. Counts cut through the left side of the line on 4th-and-goal, scoring the winning touchdown with two seconds on the clock. A stadium record crowd of 26,472 witnessed the upset.  FULL STORY

RedHawks Trounce the Fish 11-4
Fargo -- The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks pounded out 11 runs on 16 hits as they trounced the Winnipeg Goldeyes 11-4 before 5,387 at Shaw Park on Saturday evening. Kyle Anderson started on the hill for the Goldeyes and the ‘Hawks got to him early and often. In the first Chad Mozingo stepped to the plate and singled bringing up Luke Bailey who doubled to straightaway center making it 1-0. The RedHawks made the Fish pay with two outs again in the second. Ryan Pineda was issued a walk followed by a Michael Leach single bringing Zach Penprase to the dish. The shortstop delivered with a bases clearing double scoring two extending the lead to 3-0. Manager Doug Simunic praised starter Ty Kelley before the game calling him a “formidable” fifth starter and he showed why on Saturday evening at Shaw Park.  Kelley retired the side consecutively three times in the first six innings and just faced 24 batters in that span. With command of his off-speed pitches, he cruised comfortably with the run support. Anderson began to settle down in the third and fourth innings. Including the last batter in the second and the first in the fifth, Anderson retired eight straight batters before Fargo-Moorhead figured out the left-handers dealings. Penprase got the fifth started with a double and would advance to third on an errant pickoff attempt with Muren at the plate, who singled scoring Penprase making it 4-0. Mozingo would proceed to walk bringing Bailey to the dish. Bailey took the first offering from Anderson and sent a line drive shot that just cleared the fence in left, a three run homer, giving the ‘Hawks a 7-0 lead.  FULL STORY

Miners Win First Coal Bowl
Since 2012, Defeat Bison 22 to 6

-- The Hazen Bison have held the Coal Bowl Trophy for the last two seasons, including a victory on the Miners home field a year ago. Beulah, armed with a strong returning cast, aimed to change that. Hazen struck first on a TD pass from Wyatt Carr to Chase Bruner to go ahead 6 to 0, and Beulah responded with a TD pass of their own, from Casey Walcker to Corey Alt. The PAT made it 7-6. The next 24 minutes were scoreless, with a big part of that thanks to John William Suter intercepting a Carr pass deep in Miner territory. With about 5 minutes left, Beulah’s bell cow for the game, Mikey Morris plunged in for a TD, and Walcker’s two point conversion gave Beulah a 15 to 6 lead. Walcker added another score late to give the Miners a 22 to 6 win. Beulah looks to be a serious contender in the AA ranks, while Hazen will no doubt be a factor in Class A again. But tonight, it was all about the Coal Bowl, and the Beulah Miners turned that lump of coal into a diamond like performance.

Bobcats Pledge to Raise $100,000 for Schaumberg Ice Arena Expansion
Bismarck -- In their continuing effort to promote and grow the youth ice sports—including hockey and figure skating—in the Capital Region, the Bismarck Bobcats are pleased to announce that they have committed to raise $100,000 toward Bismarck Parks & Recreation’s Schaumberg Ice Arena Expansion. “It is and always has been part of our mission to be mentors for youth and to be a good partner in our community,” affirmed Bobcats team owner and CEO Thom Brigl. “Youth hockey and figure skating too have come a long way in the 14 years that I have witnessed it since being involved with the Bobcats. It has been fun to watch, particularly the 22 Bismarck youth players that have donned the Black and Gold in that time frame. “Our entire organization is really proud to be part of this community helping to help grow hockey and figure skating and we recognize the positive impact of an extra sheet of ice for the kids. The Bismarck Hockey Boosters and Bismarck Figure Skating Club are doing a great job of getting kids interested in ice sports. Bismarck Parks & Recreation is also is making a very significant contribution to this project as well so we are confident it will get done soon.”  FULL STORY

Former DSU Baseball 1st Team All-American Signs Pro Contract

Dickinson -- Former Dickinson State University Baseball All-American, Jordan Tescher, signed a professional contract to play baseball for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks announced the signing of Jordan Tescher. "I remember when I just wanted a chance to play college baseball, just a chance, now I have a chance playing professionally," stated Tescher. "I am very thankful for all of the support that I have received over the years and I hope that I can continue to fulfill my dream of being a professional baseball player." Tescher, a Beach native, played college baseball for Dickinson State where he completed his career on a high note. In his senior year this spring, the infielder earned NAIA first-team and all-American honors and was third in the nation with a .448 batting average, and led the NAIA with a .891 slugging percentage. Tescher also recorded 74 hits, 52 RBI, 16 home runs, 13 doubles, nine stolen bases and six triples.  FULL STORY

Blue Hawks Fall to Rocky Mountain College on Road
-- Tacked to a bulletin board outside the offices of the Rocky Mountain College football coaches is a list of players who were still missing paperwork of some sort during fall camp. The list includes players who needed to turn in insurance forms, physicals and other necessities before the season. At the bottom of the paper, somebody wrote in, “Eric Buer, AARP card.”“Yeah, I’ve seen it,” said a smiling Buer, who at a long-in-tooth 25 is the oldest player on the team. “It’s been a running joke with the team. It’s all in fun.”The senior strong safety helped Rocky shut down Dickinson State 23-13 on a hot, hazy Saturday afternoon at Herb Klindt Field. In his first start, quarterback Chase White finished 20-of-26 passing for 297 yards and a touchdown. Evan Connolly had field goals of 23, 18 and 23 yards.  FULL STORY

By Jeff Baranick
Beulah -- Prep football, volleyball, and cross-country all shared the stage this week on the North Dakota athletics scene, as students returned to the classroom en masse all across the state in the final days of August. On the gridiron, one of the marquee games played was in Coal Country--an inter-divisional showdown between the Class A Hazen Bison and AA Beulah Miners. In the 36th reprisal of the annual Coal Bowl contest, the Miners scored twice in the 4th quarter to down Hazen 22-6. KDKT Sports Radio 1410 was on-site at Bison Field this past Friday evening to provide live coverage of the much-anticipated matchup; and the two teams didn't disappoint fans tuned in on the radio, logged on to the internet, or actually in attendance in hot, hazy, & humid conditions in Coal Country.  Sparking the Miners to their hard-earned win was Soph RB Mikey Morris who carried the pigskin 30 times for just over 130 yards and one score--from the one-yard-line. Hazen tallied the first points of the game with 4:58 remaining in the 1st quarter on a 1-yard TD pass from Jr QB Wyatt Carr to Sr wideout Chase Bruner. Beulah responded with the tying touchdown 5:41 before halftime on a 23-yard aerial connection between Sr quarterback Casey Walcker and Sr All-State RB Cory Alt. Morris added the extra-point kick to give the Miners a one-digit lead at the intermission. In the 2nd half, the only points tallied (beyond Morris's scoring run) were on a 4-yard keeper by Walcker and his conversion run which followed. Elsewhere on the gridiron, in another inter-divisional clash that took place in the Bakken, AA Dickinson Trinity pulled away from defending Class A state runner-up Killdeer 35-21. In claiming its 14-point victory, Trinity unleashed an electric passing attack. Titans' Sr quarterback Willy Jahner tossed five TD passes and threw for a school-record 420 yards, completing 16-of-29 aerial attempts. His two primary targets were Jaret Lee and Noah Sickler. Lee hauled in 12 catches for 253 yards, while Sickler nabbed 5 receptions for 167 yards. In a big AA showdown in the Capital City at the MDU Resources Community Bowl pitting last fall's Dakota Bowl participants against each other, defending state champion Bismarck St. Mary's rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to down Fargo Shanley 27-19. Paving the way for the Saints' comeback victory was Soph quarterback Cole Gendreau who accounted for 233 yards from scrimmage--151 rushing and 82 passing.  In other contests at the Class A level, Velva-Sawyer vanquished Garrision-Max 46-6; Heart River outlasted Fargo Oak Grove 26-20; and Rugby more than doubled up Minot Ryan 55-27. In area 9-man clashes, Strasburg-Zeeland spanked South Border 50-16; Shiloh Christian cleaned up Kidder County 36-6; Drake-Anamoose slammed Surrey 46-14; Linton-HMB waxed Center-Stanton 49-0; Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter doubled up Central McLean 32-16; Mott-Regent pounded Beach 46-18; Lemmon (SD) whitewashed Bowman 36-0; and New Salem-Glen Ullin cruised past Grant County-Flasher 32-14. In AAA action, Century blanked defending state titlist Fargo Davies 21-0; Fargo South rallied in the last half-minute of game action to trim Mandan 20-16; Dickinson outpaced Fargo North 21-7; West Fargo-Sheyenne humbled Bismarck Legacy 62-18; Minot slipped past West Fargo 20-12; Jamestown defeated Grand Forks Central 27-14; Devils Lake outpointed Williston 13-9; and Bismarck blasted Grand Forks Red River 55-20 behind a 222-yard, 3-touchdown rushing performance from Sr RB Jaxon Ford.  In this new week, KDKT Sports Radio will call the 9-man Region 5 showdown on Friday night between Richardton-Taylor-Hebron and New Salem-Glen Ullin at New Salem's Gaebe Field. KDKT's pre-game show will air at 6:30 pm CDT, with kickoff slated for 7:00. On the Class B volleyball scene, Beulah and Hazen co-hosted the annual Coal Country Invitational Tournament this past Saturday which assembled 16 squads for pool-play action before dividing them into Gold (Upper) and Silver (Lower) divisions. Claiming the Gold Division championship was Minot Our Redeemer's (over Dickinson Trinity) and winning the Silver Division title was Center-Stanton at the expense of New England. Also in Class B volleyball, Glen Ullin-Hebron took the title in the six-team Killdeer Invitational Tourney, with Hettinger-Scranton grabbing runner-up honors. A plethora of Class A volleyball teams congregated in the Capital City this past weekend for the annual Bismarck Invitational. Team standings were not officially kept, nor final place-winners determined; but the three teams that assembled the best records in the two-day tourney that had East & West Region squads squaring off against each other were Fargo South (7-0), Century (6-1), and Fargo Shanley (also 6-1). Finally, on the cross-country scene, Killdeer hosted a Class B meet this past Thursday at its Medicine Hole Golf Course. Beulah-Hazen grabbed first place in the boys' division while Watford City garnered top honors in the girls' competition. In a Class A meet for Bismarck-Mandan squads at McDowell Dam named "the Rusty Bucket", the Bismarck Demons' boys' & girls' teams combined for a 1st-place finish ahead of Century, Mandan, & Legacy. Winning individual titles in the two races--5K for guys and 4K for girls--were Demon harriers Sam Clausnitzer and Mattie Shirley-Fairbairn, respectively.

Filed by Veteran KDKT Sportscaster Jeff Baranick

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