Nov. 30 Sports Briefs

Friday, November 30, 2018

Volleyball: Cowgirls’ Oakland named to All-State team

Custer County District High School senior volleyball player Kyra Oakland has been named to the Class A All-State volleyball team for Montana. Oakland, a 6’-0’’ senior outside hitter, was also named to the Eastern A All-Conference first team. She is one of three CCDHS honorees. Senior Saige Diegel, a 6’-0’’ outside and right-side hitter, was named to the All-Conference second team, and 6’-1’’ senior middle blocker Morgan Johnstone was accorded honorable mention status. Other first-team Eastern A selections were Avery Hadley and Olivia Moten-Schell of Billings Central Catholic; Katie Murdock and Mariah Simmons of Hardin; and Meadow Torres of Dawson County. Kylie Kufeld of Billings Central was named the Eastern A Coach of the Year. Balloting was conducted by coaches.

— by STAR STAFF

Cowboys stifle Brees, end Saints’ 10-game win streak

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott scored the only Dallas touchdown and the Cowboys stifled Drew Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans’ 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night. The Cowboys (7-5) won their fourth consecutive game and assured they will at least remain tied for the NFC East lead. The Saints (10-2) had a season low in points while missing on a chance to perfectly match Dallas from two years ago, when then-rookie sensations Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott won 11 straight after dropping the opener. Brees had his fewest yards passing in a half since joining the Saints in 2006 with 39, and couldn’t get a potential winning drive going in the final minutes. Instead, Jourdan Lewis’ interception — just the third of the season for Brees — gave the Cowboys a chance to run out the clock from the New Orleans 1 after an interference penalty in the end zone.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets beat Minnesota Wild 4-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riley Nash had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots and Columbus beat Minnesota 4-2 to move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan Division lead. Nash, who signed as a free agent last summer, got his first goal in 29 games — and first as a Blue Jacket — in the second period and assisted on Markus Hannikainen’s firstperiod tally. Columbus has won two in a row and six out of eight. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored. Nash redirected a pass from Zach Werenski in the second period to get the tally and had an assist on a first-period goal by Markus Hannikainen. “I thought it was coming 20-something games ago,” said Nash, who had a career-high 15 goals and 41 points with Boston last season. “It’s one of the things where you just have to keep plugging away, and it’s going happen sooner or later. Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. The Wild have lost two in a row and four of six. “It’s gotten away from us, and we have to pull it back in,” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said.

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