KBMW Tuesday Sports Roundup: High school football playoffs enter big weekend

The pairings are set for semifinal play in North Dakota and quarterfinal play in Minnesota in high school football playoffs.

In North Dakota, the Class 3A semifinals have Mandan at Bismarck Century and West Fargo at West Fargo Sheyenne. In Class 2A, Valley City plays at Beulah and Bismarck St. Mary’s at Hillsboro-Central Valley, in 1A Bishop Ryan is at Velva and Lisbon at Langdon-Edmore-Munich and in 9-man, Linton-HMB plays at Cavalier and Kidder County is at Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page.

In Minnesota, the Class A quarterfinals have Underwood vs. Ada-Borup at 3 p.m. Saturday in Moorhead, BOLD vs. Deer River, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop vs. Browerville-Eagle Valley and Blooming Prairie vs. Springfield.

Other area Minnesota teams in the playoffs include Hancock vs. Renville County West in the 9-man playoffs, Barnesville vs. Osakis in the Class 2A quarterfinals Saturday at noon in Moorhead and Moorhead vs. Elk River in Monticello at noon on Saturday in the 5A quarterfinals

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NDSU remains the top team in the FCS Coaches Poll released Monday. The Bison, 9-0 on the season, received all 26 first-place votes. James Madison remains second with Weber State climbing to No. 3, South Dakota State fourth and Montana fifth. Other Missouri Valley Conference teams in the poll include Northern Iowa at No. 7 and Illinois State at No. 12. North Dakota climbed one spot in the poll to No. 22 despite not playing this week. UND plays at Weber State Saturday while NDSU hosts Western Illinois.

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Wahpeton Lady Huskies will be the No. 11 seed for the Eastern Dakota Conference volleyball tournament and will play at No. 6 seed West Fargo in a play-in game at 5 p.m.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

The NDSU Bison men’s basketball team begins the 2019-20 season today with a road game at Kansas State at 7 p.m. The Bison were picked to win the Summit League prior to the season starting.

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

The Twins have declined a $7.5 million option on left-hander Martin Pérez and made a $17.8 million qualifying offer to All-Star right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Pérez will receive a $500,000 buyout as part of a contract agreed to last winter that paid him a $3.5 million salary this year. Odorizzi was a career-best 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA and a career-high 178 strikeouts. He is 22-17 in two seasons since the Twins acquired him from Tampa Bay.

 

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

The Milwaukee Bucks outscored the Minnesota Timberwolves 38-25 in the third quarter to pull away for a 134-106 win at the Target Center on Monday.

Minnesota was playing its second game without Karl Anthony Towns, who was suspended for two games this week for his fight with Philadelphia’s Joel Embid.

Andrew Wiggins led the T-Wolves with 25 points.

 

MONDAY’S LOCAL RESULTS

VOLLEYBALL:

Richland def. Sargent Central, 3-0

Tri-State def. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood, 3-0

Enderlin def. Milnor-North Sargent, 3-0

 

TUESDAY’S LOCAL SCHEDULE

VOLLEYBALL: Wahpeton at West Fargo Sheyenne, 7 p.m. (regular-season finale)

 

LOCAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

TUESDAY: NDSU basketball at Kansas State, 6:30 p.m. pregame (KBMW)

SATURDAY: Western Illinois at NDSU football, 2 p.m. pregame (KBMW)