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North Dakota Sports

Depth chart of FCS power North Dakota State is a work of art

FARGO (AP) — The most dominant team in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision has had turnovers in so many places — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback and nearly 70% of its starting lineup. It would seem that this year's playoff might be more than the race for second ...

Federal duck stamp required Sept. 1

Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are reminded a federal duck stamp is required beginning Sept. 1. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coots. This year’s 2019-20 federal duck stamp is available for electronic purchase through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Aug. 30 – Mountain Lion Season opener. Aug. 30 – Pronghorn Archery Season opener. Aug. 30 – Deer Archery Season opener. Aug. 31 – Harvest Trapshoot, Minot Gun Club. Sept. 6 – Elk Archery Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2,E6. Sept. 6 – Elk Regular Season opener, E3, E4. Sept. 6 – ...

Deer archery season opens Friday

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Aug. 30 at noon, and continues through Jan. 5, 2020. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing ...

Fargo Post 2 falls to Idaho Falls in World Series championship

SHELBY, N.C. — Fargo Post 2’s bid for its first American Legion baseball World Series championship fell short Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a 5-3 loss to Idaho Falls Post 56 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium. Post 2, which reached its first title game in its 91-year history, held a 2-1 lead ...

Bison name starting quarterback

By Eric Peterson and Dom Izzo Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota State will go with youth under center. Bison head coach Matt Entz named redshirt freshman Trey Lance as the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 19, for the team's season opener Aug. 31 against Butler University at Target ...

Hankey primed to man middle linebacker spot for the Bison

FARGO — North Dakota State linebacker Jackson Hankey walked off the artificial turf at Team Makers Athletic Fields at a recent practice and shed his shoulder pads. He always envisioned this is where his football career would lead. "I've always been a Bison fan," said Hankey, from Park River, ...

UND senior overcame endless adversity to play DI football

GRAND FORKS — UND senior running back Teddy Sherva wasn’t supposed to be in America. Born in a Ghana refugee camp in 1998, Teddy was living in Liberia in 2005 when his grandmother applied for her son — not her grandson — to flee civil war in Africa to join her in the United States. At ...

In Wisconsin, two ‘Sheps’ connect through their Bison football roots

FARGO — When the University School of Milwaukee high school assistant football coach Michael Sheppard went looking for a player to give his team a motivational boost, he turned to a fellow “Shep” alum from North Dakota State — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Darrius Shepherd. The ...

UND hopes to break cycle

GRAND FORKS — A year ago, the University of North Dakota had a special teams situation that would make any college football coach squeamish. The Fighting Hawks started freshmen at kicker, punter and long snapper. In order to avoid facing that situation every four-year cycle, UND needed to ...

Bison freshmen receivers in line to get redshirts pulled

FARGO — Almost two weeks into fall practice, it’s becoming apparent true freshmen receivers Braylon Henderson, D.J. Baptiste and Jake Lippe have a serious shot of having their redshirt removed at some point this season. The beauty for the North Dakota State coaching staff: They don’t have ...

UND juggles defensive line

GRAND FORKS, (FNS) — When defensive line coach Jordan Gigli left the University of North Dakota for Northern Illinois after five years with the Fighting Hawks in the offseason, defensive coordinator Eric Schmidt shifted from coaching linebackers to the line in order to make the hire he wanted ...

Day 1 of East-West Classic canceled

By Daily News Staff sports@minotdailynews.com JAMESTOWN — The first day of the East-West Classic girls golf meet at the Hillcrest Golf Course in Jamestown was canceled due to weather. The second and final day of the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. this morning. Bismarck Century defeated ...

Knotek emerges during NDSU’s basketball tour of Puerto Rico

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — One player has departed and one player emerged in games played in Puerto Rico and North Dakota State has the look of a men’s basketball team that could make some noise again this season. The Bison took advantage of an NCAA-allowable foreign ...

UND freshmen trying to make waves at corner

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Senior Evan Holm and junior Hayden Blubaugh are essentially locks as the University of North Dakota football team's starting cornerbacks for the Fighting Hawks' season opener Aug. 31 against Drake. Holm will be a three-year starter, while ...

CATCH n RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for July: Lake Darling smallmouth bass: James Boley, Minot, July 2, 17 inches. Lake Sakakawea smallmouth bass: Tony Michlitsch, Minot, July 1, 18 inches. Zane Morrison, Gillette, July ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Thursday – Full moon, 7:30 a.m. Thursday – Early Canada Goose opener. Friday –Bite Me Invite, Indian Hills Resort, Lake Sakakawea, 743-4122, Friday-Saturday – Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit, Devils Lake, Grahams Island State Park, 662-4903. Saturday – Great Planers Trout and ...

Hunters reminded of baiting restrictions

It is unlawful to hunt big game over bait, or place bait to attract big game for the purpose of hunting, on both public and private land in deer units 3A1, 3A2, 3A3 north of N.D. Highway 2, 3B1, 3C west of the Missouri River, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1 and 3F2. The restriction is in place to help slow the ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for July: Lake Sakakawea walleye: Percy Ottmar, Minot, July 4, 11 lbs., 8 oz. Joe Salas, Bismarck, July 4, 10 lbs., 0 oz. Maverick Marquardt, Watford City, July 12, 9 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Darling ...

AIM WALLEYE

Here are the results of the AIM Weekend Walleye North Dakota Championship held at Devils Lake Aug. 2-3: 1 – 41.68 lbs., Pearl and Scott Gillespie, Minot. 2 – 38.59 lbs., Travis Clemens and Roger Schumann. 3 – 38.41 lbs., Robert and Matt Bauer. 4 – 31.38 lbs., Justin Krieger and ...