The Bismarck High boys Cross Country team is ranked number 17 in the nation, in the preseason poll.
PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL CLASS A Boys
1. Bismarck. 2. Williston. 3. Fargo Davies. 4. Grand Forks Red River. 5. Century
1. Jake Leingang, Bismarck. 2. Lane Kashur, Bismarck. 3. Preston Lerew, Bismarck. 4. Chris Chamberlin, Williston. 5. Brandon Berg, Bismarck. 6. Brandon Scheel, Fargo Davies. 7. Cataldo DiDonna, Century. 8. Brennan Goldade, Williston. 9. Matt Gotta, Bismarck. 10. Tanner Bjorlie, Fargo North.
1. Fargo Davies. 2. Bismarck. 3. Century. 4. Minot. 5. Fargo South
1. Alison Allmer, Jamestown. 2. Jordan Jacob, Century. 3. Katie Bye, Fargo Davies. 4. Carley Bertsch, Fargo Davies. 5. Maddie Strandemo, Fargo South. 6. Morgan Pierce, Bismarck. 7. Samantha Huether, Minot. 8. Lexi Zies, Bismarck. 9. Paige Melin, Century. 10 Katie Bostrom, Fargo South.
CLASS B Boys
1. New Town. 2. Lisbon. 3. Grafton. 4. Rugby. 5. Beulah-Hazen
1. Donovan Lambert, Shiloh Christian. 2. Thomas Horgeshimer, Lisbon. 3. Jacob Gallagher, Lisbon. 4. Devan Helmoski, Grafton. 5. Kyle Halvorson, Rugby. 6 Luke Ressler, Griggs County Central. 7. Mike Palczewski, Bowman County. 8. Elliott Stone, Shiloh Christian. 9. Jacob Garza, Grafton. 10. Ryan Gapp, Langdon Area.
1. Hillsboro. 2. Rugby. 3. Watford City. 4. Grafton. 5. Surrey
1. Asha Smith, Watford City. 2. Abi Waloch, South McLean. 3. Shayla Fossum, Hillsboro. 4. Averi Olson, Hatton-Northwood. 5. Alexis Woods, Parshall. 6. Chandra Yankton, Dunseith. 7. Leah Oien, Griggs County Central. 8. Miriah Forness, Shiloh Christian. 9. MacKenzie Holkesvig, Hatton-Northwood. 10. Lauren Christenson, Rugby.
BOYS SOCCER: EAST-WEST CROSSOVER At Jamestown -
Bismarck vs. Fargo Davies, 9am
Century vs. West Fargo, 9am
Mandan vs. Fargo South, 10:45am
Jamestown vs. Fargo North, 10:45am
Minot vs. G.F. Red River, 12:30pm
St. Mary’s vs. G.F. Central, 12:30pm
Century vs. Fargo Davies, 2:15pm
Bismarck vs. West Fargo, 2:15pm
St. Mary’s vs. Fargo South, 4pm
Mandan vs. Fargo North, 4pm
Minot vs. G.F. Central, 5:45pm
Jamestown vs. G.F. Red River, 5:45pm
SEATTLE (AP) _ Minnesota Twins starter Nick Blackburn has lost his fifth consecutive decision in the team's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners last night. Blackburn allowed five runs and 11 hits. He hasn't won since June 22.
UNDATED (AP)_ Michael Morse cracked his third career grand slam and Bryce Harper followed with his 11th homer of the year to power the surging Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 6-4. The Nats have won 11 of 13 to expand their lead in the NL East to five games over Atlanta.
In the rest of the NL:
_ Atlanta stayed four back of the Nationals in the NL East by edging the L.A. Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings. Pinch-hitter Juan Francisco's hit drove in the winning run.
_ San Francisco took over first place in the NL West by a half-game over the Dodgers by routing San Diego 10-1. Matt Cain took a no-hitter in the fifth inning. Cain allowed four hits and one run in his eight innings to improve to 12-5.
_ Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 32nd home run, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their home winning streak to nine with a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
_ Pittsburgh nipped St. Louis 2-1. The Pirates' runs scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball. James McDonald won his 11th game.
_ Jose Reyes (RAT'-uhs) and Giancarlo Stanton homered, Wade LeBlanc won for the first time as a starter and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5.
_ Wade Miley pitched six solid innings and drove in a run to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
_ Todd Frazier hit a two-run home run, Ryan Ludwick and Jay Bruce added solo shots, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3.
Over in the AL:
_ Derek Jeter hit his 250th home run, Nick Swisher connected twice and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 for their eighth win in 10 games. Swisher, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Jeter hit solo homers off loser Franklin Morales as the Yanks improved to 7-3 against Boston this season.
_ B.J. Upton went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs, Ben Zobrist and Jose Molina also homered and the Tampa Bay Rays battered Jered Weaver for a career-worst nine earned runs in a 12-3 rout of the Los Angeles Angels.
_ Oakland rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Cleveland 6-4. Josh Donaldson went 4-for-4 and delivered the go-ahead single with the bases loaded in the eighth. Shelly Duncan hit a grand slam for the Indians.
_ Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Miguel Cabrera added his 31st home run.
_ Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kar-nah-see-OHN') hit his 31st home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Yu Darvish and the Rangers 3-2. Texas has lost four of its last five games.
_ Salvador Perez hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two out in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Vikings have gotten a strong performance from Christian Ponder in their pre-season win against the Buffalo Bills. Ponder threw a first-quarter touchdown in a sharp three-possession appearance. The Vikings won 36-14.
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ Tony Schumacher has broken a track record with a 323.97 mph qualifying run for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Driving a dragster with the new cockpit canopy, Schumacher had a 3.791-second run. Schumacher used the enclosed cockpit on both qualifying attempts.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) _ Mark Martin has won the pole for the ASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Martin posted the top qualifying speed of 199.706 miles per hour on the track's still-new surface. Carl Edwards was second, followed by points leader Jimmie Johnson.
It's the fourth pole of the year for the 53-year-old Martin, who is making only his 15th Cup start this season. It's the 55th pole of his career.
MASON, Ohio (AP) _ Serena Williams lost her cool and her 19-match winning streak at the Western & Southern Open. Sister Venus did much better, reaching the semifinals for the first time this season.
Serena Williams flubbed routine shots while falling to German's Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Friday. She hadn't lost a set since she won the title match at Wimbledon.
After losing a game in the second set, she threw her racket at the ground, picked it up and slammed it on the court again.
Venus Williams advanced by winning a three-set match for the third time in the tournament.
On the men's side, Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak YOH'-koh-vihch) and Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mar-TEEN' dehl POHT'-roh) won in straight sets, setting up a rematch of their bronze medal match at the Olympics. Del Potro won that one.
ROSEMONT, Ill (AP) _ NHLPA head Donald Fehr (feer) says NHL players are prepared for the eventuality of an owners' lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement can't be reached by Sept. 15.
Fehr says it's no surprise for players to hear about the possibility of a lockout, especially since both the NFL and NBA have recently weathered shutdowns.
Players are not surprised and fully understand what the ramifications of a work stoppage would mean, since most of them either lived through or have teammates who were playing when the NHL shut down in 2004.
Fehr says formal discussions with the league will resume Aug. 22.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ Multiple media outlets are reporting the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps, who played running back at Florida but was not drafted by an NFL team. Demps won the Olympic silver medal in the 4x100 relay.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Jimmy Walker fired a 10-under 62 for the 36-hole lead at 12 under in the Wyndham Championship. Defending champion Webb Simpson was a stroke back after a 63, and first-round leader Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark, Sergio Garcia and rookie Harris English were 10 under.
This week's tournament ends the points race for the 125 spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) _ This week's LPGA Tour stop is in Oregon for the Safeway Classic. They are playing at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, where they held the 2003 U.S. Women's Open.
Sydnee Michaels and Mika Miyasato (my-ah-ZAH'-toh) share the first-round lead at 7-under 65.
Norway's Suzann Pettersen (PEHT'-ur-suhn) is the defending champion. She shot a 71.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) _ On the Champions Tour, Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) topped the leaderboard at 7 under when first-round play in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open was suspended because of rain in upstate New York.