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Penalties, Overturned Goal Costly in Series Finale
Grand Forks -- Video reviews have not been very kind to the University of North Dakota hockey team. Last March, a Dixon Bowen overtime goal in an eventual regional semifinal loss to Boston University was overturned. Last Saturday, Johnny Simonson thought he had scored an overtime winner against Miami until a review ruled otherwise, ultimately resulting in a 3-3 tie. UND was done in again tonight by another critical, late-game review in a 4-1 loss at top-ranked Denver. Freshman Jordan Kawaguchi tied the game at 2-2 with 14:50 left in the second period, converting a brilliant rush and setup by classmate Collin Adams. But after a lengthy discussion among the officials, a view review was triggered, and it was ultimately ruled that Adams’ stick interfered with Denver goaltender Tanner Jaillet. The goal was taken off the board and it remained a 2-1 Pioneers’ lead. Denver took full advantage of the good fortune in the ensuing minutes, blowing the doors off the game with power-play goals by Troy Terry and Henrik Borgström three-and-a-half minutes apart. Terry’s goal came just one minute after Kawaguchi’s potential tying goal was taken off the board.  FULL STORY

Heartbreaking Loss for Marauders as Yellowjackets Sting Late
Bismarck -- From elation to deflation in the closing seconds of the game, the University of Mary men's basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss in their first road game of the season. Jaylan White scored a career-high 17 points and Tom Kubank added 16 in the Marauders narrow 75-73 loss at MSU Billings. Down 74-73, UMary freshman Matthew Kreklow stole the ball and fed Kubank on a breakaway. Heading to the basket with one Yellowjackets defender in the way, Kubank was whistled for the charge with 17 seconds left in the game. The Yellowjackets tacked on one free throw by Kendall Denham with six seconds left, but Denham missed the back end at the line and Kreklow snared the rebound, leaving a slight opening for the Marauders. Brody Sharkey launched a 3-pointer with time expiring for the win but couldn't get his shot to fall. "I'm extremely proud of our effort and the heart we showed tonight," said Marauders head coach Joe Kittell. "Now we have to learn how to finish games and get the win." FULL STORY

Southern Oregon Downs DSU, Advances in the NAIA Playoffs
Dickinson -- The Southern Oregon Raiders' perfect season continues after Saturday's 55-24 win against the Dickinson State Blue Hawks in the first round of the NAIA playoffs. Quarterback Tanner Trosin completed 30 of 42 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns for Southern Oregon (11-0).  He also carried the ball eight times for 85 yards to lead the Raiders running game. Rey Vega had five catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns for Southern Oregon. Jordan Suell led the Raiders with 86 receiving yards on five catches, including one for a touchdown, and Dominic Giampaoli had six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders, the Frontier Conference champion, move on to the second round of the 16-team playoff. Dickinson State (9-2) was the North Star Athletic Association champion this season and was ranked in a tie for 12th in the final season poll.

Bobcats, Minotauros Both Win Road Games Again

Bismarck -- Ty Enns’ goal in the second period, his second of the game, proved to be the game winning goal as the Bismarck Bobcats will leave Kenai River with a sweep of the Brown Bears. Tanner Vescio scored the other Bismarck goal and Ryan Ullan stopped 31 shots for the Bobcats. Luke Radetic and David Kaplan scored for the Brown Bears while Gavin Enright made 29 saves in the crease. Meanwhile with Minot, Miroslav Mucha’s goal in overtime propelled the Minotauros to a 4-3 victory over the Ice Dogs. Austin Dollimer, Connor McGinnis and Keenan Lund all scored in regulation for the Tauros. Samu Lonkila got the win between the pipes. Daniel Haider, Tanner Schachle and Samuel Ruffin scored for the Ice Dogs in a losing effort..

Goudeau Leads Beavers to Victory Over St. Cloud State

Minot -- Minot State entered the final game of the 2017 season against St. Cloud State looking for some positive momentum heading into the offseason under the direction of first-year head coach Mike Aldrich. The Beavers got exactly what they needed as junior Kiante Goudeau returned two interceptions for touchdowns and tied the school record with three interceptions overall as Minot State defeated the Huskies 23-13 on Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game in Husky Stadium. It was a day of firsts for the Beavers program as Minot State posted a victory over a team that finished with a winning record for the first time since turning NCAA Division II in 2011. The win over St. Cloud State also marked the first time the Beavers have beaten the Huskies after entering the game with an 0-9-1 overall record. Additionally, it marked the first time Minot State posted three road victories in NSIC play and the Beavers 3-3 road record is the best since moving up to Division II. Minot State finished the 2017 season with a 3-8 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the NSIC North, while St. Cloud State finished the year with a 6-5 mark and a 3-4 record in the North. FULL STORY

Kotelnicki Dismissed
as Head Football Coach
at University of Mary

Bismarck -- The University of Mary will not renew the head football coaching contract of Josh Kotelnicki, and his duties will cease immediately. Under Kotelnicki's tenure since 2014, Marauders football teams have experienced four consecutive sub-.500 record seasons. "I am extremely grateful to the University of Mary and President Monsignor James Shea for giving me my first head coaching opportunity," stated Kotelnicki. "I am grateful for the efforts of all the players, assistant coaches, and support staff that have worked here together during my tenure. I also greatly appreciate the support of my family and also of the spouses and families of our assistant coaches and players. I am extremely proud of how we have run our program, but I also recognize that winning on the field is part of the expectation here. Despite everyone's best efforts, we have not met that expectation and I accept the full responsibility for that. FULL STORY

By Jeff Baranick
Beulah -- As November begins to wind down, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at KDKT Sports Radio 1410!  The North Dakota fall prep sports season officially concluded this past weekend with Fargo's staging of the Class A & Class B volleyball state tournaments. And in an unusual turn of events, repeat champions were crowned in both divisions, as Bismarck Century and LaMoure-Litchville-Marion each garnered championship hardware for the third consecutive season. The Class A title tilt provided an exciting rematch of the previous weekend's West Region championship clash, as the powerhouse Patriots of the Capital City nudged the Jamestown Bluejays 3 sets to 2 (27-25, 25-18, 26-28, 24-26, & 15-10). Century has now appeared in the state championship match seven straight seasons and in 11 of the past 13 years. The Pats have won six state titles altogther, and five in the past decade (2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, & 2017). In Saturday evening's see-saw affair against league rival Jamestown, Patriot frontliners Lauren Ware and Katelyn Selesky registered state championship match records in kills and assists, respectively. Ware, a 6'4" Soph MH tallied 27 kills and Selesky amassed 65 assists. Although on the wrong side of the final scoreboard result, Jamestown's Megan Gaffaney was recognized as Class A's Senior Athlete of the Year. Valley City head mentor Jill Taylor was acknowledged as Class A's Coach of the Year. Nabbing state places 3 through 8 were Mandan, Valley City, pre-tourney favorite West Fargo, Bismarck, Fargo Davies, and Devils Lake, respectively. On the Class B side of things, paced by the dynamic senior duo of Anna Holen (Senior Athlete of the Year & OH) and Jackie Meiklejohn (setter), the victorious Loboes capped a wondrous 44-1 fall campaign in decisively sweeping the Thompson Tommies 3-0. Games scores were 25-10, 25-12, & 25-14. LLM's head coach Laurie Good was accorded the Class B Coach of the Year designation. Finishing in places 3 through 8, respectively, were Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, Minot Our Redeemer's, Central Cass, Watford City, Dickinson Trinity, and Shiloh Christian. Now on the immediate horizon for ND prep athletes is the beginning of competition for the winter sports season; and already this Tuesday (November 21), KDKT Sports Radio will be in Coal Country at Hazen's All-Seasons' Arena to call all the action of an NDHSAA boys' hockey contest between the Hazen-Beulah Northstars and the Mandan Braves Face-off is slated for 7:00 pm CST, with KDKT's pre-game show starting at 6:30.

Filed by Veteran KDKT Sportscaster Jeff Baranick

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