Thursday Sports Roundup: WHS hoops swept by Sheyenne

 

The Wahpeton girls basketball team led by two points at the half, but couldn’t hold on in a 56-53 loss to West Fargo Sheyenne on Tuesday in Wahpeton.

In West Fargo on Tuesday, five Sheyenne players scored in double figures in a 71-43 win over the Huskies.

The Lady Huskies, now 0-5 on the season, got 22 points from Jadyn Kahler – including making 15 of 18 free throws – to go with six rebounds and four steals. Haley Kjar added 12 points

Blake Matejcek led the Huskies with 11 points. Wahpeton is now 1-4 on the season and in conference play.

 

Waseca, Sauk Centre lead Minnesota 2A polls

Waseca climbed over Caledonia for the top spot in the Minnesota Class 2A boys basketball poll while Sauk Centre rose from No. 6 to No. 1 in the

Caledonia is second in Class 2A boys with Lake City third, St. Croix Prep fourth and Perham moving up from eighth to fifth. The second five has Minneapolis North, Esko, Minnesota Lutheran Valley, East Grand Forks and Stewarts.

Also in the boys polls, Eden Prairie is No. 1 in Class 4A, Minnehaha Academy has the top spot in Class 3A and BOLD is No. 1 in Class 1A.

In Class 2A girls, Sauk Centre took over the top spot this week with Rochester Lourdes second, Fergus Falls third, Minnehaha fourth and New London-Spicer fifth. Rounding out the top 10 are Waseca, Duluth Marshall, Mesabi East, Winona Cotter and Proctor.

Also in the girls polls, Hopkins is No. 1 Class 4A, DeLaSalle tops the 3A poll and Minneota is No. 1 in Class 1A.

 

Wild will host next Winter Classic

The Minnesota Wild and the NHL announced Wednesday that next year’s Winter Classic will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year’s Winter Classic was Wednesday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

This will be the first Winter Classic for the Wild and its second outdoor game. The Wild beat Chicago in a Stadium Series at TCF Bank Stadium four years ago.

 

Gophers beat Auburn in Outback Bowl

Minnesota’s Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns Wednesday to propel the 16th-ranked Gophers to a 31-24 victory over No. 9 Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

Johnson broke Eric Decker’s school record for receiving yards and became Minnesota’s all-time leader for scoring receptions on a one-handed, 2-yard TD catch that put the Gophers up 24-17 at halftime. His 73-yard catch-and-run put his team ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.

Minnesota finished at 11-2, finishing with more than 10 wins for the first time since 1904.

Tanner Morgan completed 19 of 29 passes for 278 yards, one interception and both of the TDs to Johnson.

 

Twins sign two pitchers

The Minnesota Twins added two starting pitchers on Tuesday.

The Twins signed 33-year-old Homer Bailey and 39-year-old Rich Hill to one-year contracts.

Bailey made 31 starts for Kansas City and Oakland last season, going 13-9 with a 4.57 ERA. Hill was 4-1 for the Dodgers before missing most of the season with a left forearm strain.

 

LOCAL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge at Morris Area, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge at Morris Area, 6 p.m.

WRESTLING: Wahpeton vs. Fargo Davies, Fargo South at Fargo Davies, 7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL: Wahpeton at Fargo Davies, 7:30 p.m.; Richland at LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 7:30 p.m.; Lisbon at Milnor-North Sargent, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fargo Davies at Wahpeton, 7 p.m.; Lisbon at Milnor-North Sargent, 6 p.m.; Richland at LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 6 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: NDSCS vs. RCTC-Rochester at DCTC Classic, 4 p.m.

HOCKEY: Sauk Centre at B-W Blades, 7 p.m.

 

SATURDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge vs. Cass Lake-Bena at Perham, 5:30 p.m.; Wheaton-Herman-Norcross at Tri-State at Campbell, 2 p.m.; Hankinson at Northern Cass, 2:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hankinson at Northern Cass, 1 p.m.

GYMNASTICS: Breckenridge-Wahpeton at Sisseton Invitational, 11 a.m.

HOCKEY: B-W Blades vs. Rocori at Richmond, 2 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: NDSCS vs. Anoka-Ramsey at DCTC Classic, 1 p.m.

WRESTLING: Breckenridge at Moorhead Invitational, 9 a.m.