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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #586, Date: Aug. 24, 2017
The Minot High girls cross country team prepared to embark on a new season, led by the “A” group of Allie Nelson, Allie Wahlund, Abbie Wahlund, Abigail Hoffarth, Abigail Richardson and Abigail Folk.
Practices got a little confusing with six first names being so similar. So, for MHS girl’s coach Carla Wahlund, it was easier to group them all together.
“They are either an Allie or an Abbie, so we call it the ‘A’ group more or less,” Carla Wahlund said. “You can’t go wrong if you say an Abbie or an Allie, then you have hit the top contenders from our team.”
Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,172, Date: May 26, 2018
Des Lacs-Burlington senior Caitlyn Vogel was all smiles with a lot of laughter as she tried to comprehend her state title-winning long jump of 17 feet, 3 1/2 inches.
After coming back from a torn ACL as a sophomore to play volleyball and basketball, Vogel decided to give long jumping a go as well.
“I only started (long jump) this year, so I wasn’t even expecting to place really,” she said. “My doctor even told me that I probably should slow down, and I wouldn’t be as athletic. I just kept pushing, I had a trainer that really helped me, and I won state.”
Alex’s Tale of the Tape #2,243, Date: Jan. 18, 2020
Sinking a wide-open 3-pointer from left corner baseline with 2.7 seconds remaining, freshman Kobe Jackson snapped the Minot State men’s basketball team’s 11-game losing streak.
The Beavers upset NSIC South leaders Sioux Falls, 69-66.
While Jackson got to play the role of hero, Sam Ohlrich was a pivotal contributor who provided a much-needed boost from the bench with 11 points and didn’t miss from behind the arc (3-for-3).
“Coming off the bench, I have to bring a spark to the game,” Ohlrich said. “Thankfully, I was able to do that for my guys, and we got the win.”