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North Dakota Sports

McFeely: Next on the Bison’s docket is a healthy dose of reality

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Omaha tried throwing a haymaker at North Dakota State in the Summit League tournament championship game Tuesday, March 12, midway in the second half. The Mavericks went on a 12-0 run to tie the game 51-51 and the 11-point halftime lead the Bison so diligently built was ...

Walseth out as Bison women’s basketball coach

By Mike McFeely Forum News Service FARGO — It was about the wins and losses more than the defections. Maren Walseth didn't win enough games as the head coach of the North Dakota State women's basketball team and so she no longer has the job. Walseth and the Bison "mutually agreed to part ...

Jamestown tops Davies for first Class A state boys basketball title since 1993

By Clay Cunningham Forum News Service BISMARCK — Coming off a 2016-17 season in which it won just two games, talks of the Jamestown boys basketball team winning a state tournament in just two years may have drawn snickers from some. With a perfect season, capped by a dominant performance ...

South Dakota women roll past Bison in Summit League opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Summit League Tournament woes continued for North Dakota State’s women’s basketball program Saturday, March 9. Suffering a 74-51 opening-round loss to South Dakota at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, NDSU now has a 1-10 all-time record in the Summit League ...

NDSU’s Otterdahl wins second national throwing title in two days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It took North Dakota State University a decade to crown its first individual national champion at the Division I level. On Saturday, March 9, Payton Otterdahl made it two titles in two days. Otterdahl won the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field ...

Woodside’s game-winner vaulted 2009 Bison team to legendary status

FARGO — There were 3.9 seconds remaining. That’s how much time was left for four North Dakota State seniors to keep their five years of dedication to Bison men’s basketball alive. That’s how much time was left when Ben Woodside released the shot that will forever be enshrined in the ...

Devils Lake girls roll by West Fargo Sheyenne in state semifinals

BISMARCK — The West Fargo Sheyenne girls basketball program took a step forward in reaching the North Dakota Class A state semifinals for the first time. Hopes of getting further were quickly squashed by Devils Lake. The East top-seeded Firebirds shot 24-of-34 from the floor in the first ...

Davies boys race past Red River to reach Class A title game

BISMARCK — With five minutes remaining in the first half, Grand Forks Red River had to feel good about its chances to upset Fargo Davies Friday, March 8. Five minutes into the second, Red River was more than ready to wave the white flag. Braeton Motschenbacher led a balanced offensive ...

Balanced attack lifts Century girls into Class A girls basketball title game

BISMARCK – The myth that defending state girls basketball champion Bismarck Century is a two-player team was dispelled Friday. Chloe Markovic had 15 points to lead 10 players into the scoring column as the top-ranked and unbeaten Patriots beat Bismarck Legacy 60-25 in a North Dakota Class A ...

Top-ranked Century girls roll again in state tournament

BISMARCK — Top-ranked and unbeaten Bismarck Century took the first step toward defense of its state title with an impressive 65-33 win over Grand Forks Red River Thursday, March 7, in the first round of the North Dakota Class A girls state basketball tournament at the Bismarck Event ...

Davies boys take down Legacy in state opener

BISMARCK — The Fargo Davies boys basketball redemption tour didn't end Thursday. Braeton Motschenbacher led a balanced scoring effort with 20 points and the East Region's top-seeded Eagles were in control from the start in a 91-61 win over Bismarck Legacy in the opening round of the North ...

West Fargo Sheyenne girls upset Mandan in opening round of state tournament

BISMARCK – Before Thursday, only one team had beaten Mandan this season. That is unbeaten and top-ranked Bismarck Century. West Fargo Sheyenne joined that exclusive club with a 75-61 win over the Braves at North Dakota Class A girls state tournament at the Bismarck Event Center. The Mustangs ...

Defense lifts Devils Lake girls to first-round win

BISMARCK – Devils Lake’s offense was good but its defense was better Thursday at the North Dakota Class A girls state basketball tournament. The Firebirds forced 33 turnovers leading to 32 points and cruised to a 73-50 win over Williston in a first-round game at the Bismarck Event ...

Benson tip-in lifts Red River boys over Mandan at state

BISMARCK — Grand Forks Red River had to grind out an overtime win over West Fargo Sheyenne just to get a spot in the North Dakota Class A boys state basketball tournament. Cole Benson made sure to get the Roughriders out of Thursday's state opener a little quicker. Benson got inside ...

Kolpack: Entz pulls back a layer of his personality during D.C. trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fans at Kansas State have taken an immediate liking to their new head football coach. Perhaps it’s the awe-shucks humble demeanor of Chris Klieman, a trait that seemingly will work in a mid-sized town in a state that has a lot of rural to it. Kansas is a lot like ...

Spring turkey drawing held, licenses remain

The 2019 spring wild turkey lottery has been held. Results are available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The Game and Fish Department will mail the spring turkey licenses to successful applicants after they purchase a valid 2019-20 hunting license. All spring ...

Applicants sought for Fishing Hall of Fame

The North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame, located in Garrison, is seeking nominations for potential Hall of Fame inductees. Anyone may nominate an individual or organization they believe has made a significant and lasting contribution to sport fishing in North Dakota. Nominees will be chosen ...

2018 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2018 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 92 percent for moose and 65 percent for elk. The department issued two bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All three hunters ...

43rd Annual Devils Lake Chamber Walleye Tourney

The dates for this years 43rd Annual Devils Lake Walleye Tourney are June 21-23. The tourney offers a $6,500 guaranteed first place, along with two Airwave Pedestals. Five teams entering by March 31 will be in a drawing to have their entry fees paid. If the 125-two-person field is filled by ...