The previous record for home runs in a season was in 2000 when 5,693 long balls were hit. The home run leader that year was Sammy Sosa with 50 bombs.
10 YEARS AGO (2007): Laura Steffan pounded out seven aces and Maren Dorval tacked on five as Heart River scored a 3-0 road volleyball victory over Grant County. Ashlynn Evoniuk was Heart River’s top hitter with six kills.
20 YEARS AGO (1997): The University of Mary scored 24 points off Rocky Mountain College turnovers and held on for a 53-48 football victory at Billings, Mont. Muhammad McDonald’s 47-yard touchdown run with 1:41 to play sealed the win for the visiting Marauders.
50 YEARS AGO (1967): Second-ranked North Dakota State is emphasizing pass defense prior to its upcoming encounter with the University of Northern Iowa. Phil Schooley, a 6-foot-3, 208-pound transfer from the University of Iowa, is rated by coach Stan Sheriff as the best quarterback he’s had at UNI. Northern Iowa upended the Bison 41-14 last season.
KFYR (500 AM) -- U-Mary at Upper Iowa
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KXMR (710 AM) – Minnesota at Detroit
ESPN — Temple at South Florida
ESPNU — South Carolina State at North Carolina Central
TGC — Web.com Tour, DAP Championship, first round, at Beachwood, Ohio
TGC — PGA Tour, Tour Championship, first round, at Atlanta
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB — L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia
MLB — Cleveland at L.A. Angels
FS1 — Minnesota at Detroit
MLB —Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee
NFL — L.A. Rams at San Francisco
NBCSN — Vancouver vs. Los Angeles, at Shanghai
Thursday, Sept. 21
College football: U-Mary at Upper Iowa, 7:07 p.m.
NAHL: Bismarck vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. at NAHL Showcase, Blaine, Minn.
High school volleyball: Shiloh Christian at Napoleon.
High school boys soccer: Minot at Bismarck, 8 p.m., Sanford Sports Complex; Century at Mandan, 7:30 p.m., Dacotah Centennial Park; St. Mary’s at Legacy, 6 p.m., Sanford Sports Complex.
High school boys tennis: Legacy at Century, 4:15 p.m., Sertoma.
High school girls swimming: Legacy at Mandan, 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22
High school football: Fargo South at Bismarck, 6:30 p.m., Bowl; Century at Williston, 8 p.m.; Legacy at Minot, 7 p.m.; Mandan at Dickinson, 8 p.m.; St. Mary’s at Jamestown, 7 p.m.; Shiloh Christian at Hettinger-Scranton, 8 p.m.
NAHL: Bismarck vs. Amarillo, 7 p.m. at NAHL Showcase, Blaine, Minn.
College volleyball: U-Mary at Minnesota State-Mankato, 6 p.m.
High school volleyball: Dickinson Invitational.
High school cross country: Bismarck, Mandan at Rapid City (S.D.) meet.
High school girls swimming: Bismarck at Legacy, 5 p.m., BSC Aquatic Center.
High school boys tennis: Century at Valley City, 11 a.m.; Century vs. Fargo Davies at Valley City, 2 p.m.; Legacy at Valley City, Noon; Legacy vs. Fargo Davies at Valley City, 2 p.m.
College women’s soccer: Bemidji State at U-Mary, 7 p.m., Sanford Athletic Complex.
Saturday, Sept. 23
College football: Montana State at North Dakota, 2:30 p.m.; Robert Morris at North Dakota State, 2:30 p.m.
NAHL: Bismarck vs. Coulee Region, 6:30 p.m. at NAHL Showcase, Blaine, Minn.
College volleyball: U-Mary at Concordia-St. Paul, 2 p.m.
High school volleyball: Dickinson Invitational; Shiloh Christian Invitational.
High school boys soccer: Bismarck at Jamestown, 1 p.m.; Century at Legacy, 2 p.m., Sanford Sports Complex.
College cross country: U-Mary at Roy Griak Invitational, Minneapolis, Minn., 11:30 a.m.
High school cross country: Century, Legacy, Shiloh Christian at Valley City Blue & White Invitational, 11 a.m.
High school girls swimming: Century at University of Minnesota invitational, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24
College women’s soccer: U-Mary at Minnesota-Crookston, 1 p.m.
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