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North Dakota Sports

Fighting Hawks hope for more Alerus Center magic

GRAND FORKS — Montana State football coach Jeff Choate wasn't focusing on the University of North Dakota's road losses at Idaho State and Eastern Washington. He was zeroing in on the Fighting Hawks' home wins against Top 25 teams Sam Houston State and UC Davis. "They're playing very well at ...

UND scoring goals from on top of the crease this season

GRAND FORKS — A lot of games ended a season ago with the shot counter heavily in the University of North Dakota's favor but the scoreboard in favor of the opponent. On some nights, perhaps, it was bad luck. On other nights, like four games against Denver, it was a star goalie on the other ...

NDSU’s Schoening latest ND lineman to make it big

FARGO — It was a way of life for teenager Karson Schoening, who would wake up just before 2 a.m. at his farmhouse south of Rolla to do his job. Winter was still hanging around and the temperature near the Canadian border had the tendency to dip below zero. It would take about 20 minutes for ...

UND defense hopes to buck a trend

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The University of North Dakota football team has looked different lately at home and on the road. The Fighting Hawks' defense has been the most troubling. In the last five road games, dating back to the final two of the 2018 season, UND has given up at least 30 ...

Kolpack: For some Bison players, it’s the dog days of football

FARGO — It’s all so cool, and so Gen Z, when a high school football recruit announces on Twitter where he plans on spending the next four-to-five years of his life. He says he’s blessed, thanks the appropriate people, and the coaching staff of said university is high-fiving each other ...

Bismarck downs Davies for boys state soccer title

BISMARCK — For the Bismarck Demons, the odd-year beat goes on. For Fargo Davies, another runner-up trophy. Bismarck rang up its eighth shutout of the season, but its first in six games, to down Fargo Davies 3-0 Wednesday, Oct. 16, for its fifth boys soccer state championship. The game was ...

UND hoping to avoid a letdown

GRAND FORKS — When looking at the University of North Dakota football team's grueling early-season schedule this year, the discussion always targets the stretch of North Dakota State, Sam Houston State, Eastern Washington and UC Davis. Now that those four games are in the rear-view mirror, a ...

Motorists warned to watch for deer

October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce ...

Agronomist joins Ducks Unlimited

Emily Schwartz is a new field agronomist at the Ducks Unlimited Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck. Schwartz hopes to use her passion for agriculture and conservation to help promote, deliver and adapt DU’s new soil health programs. “After working in agricultural consulting, I worked ...

WHOOPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for September: Lake Darling smallmouth bass: Nick Gonzales, Minot, Sept. 15, 3 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Brent Helm, Mandan, Sept. 14, 3 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Sakakawea ...

Game and Fish announces concurrent deer licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has amended the 2019 deer proclamation to allow hunters to purchase multiple licenses that are valid during any open deer season. Beginning Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. Central Time, any remaining doe licenses will be issued as a concurrent season license, which ...

PLOTS regulations

Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 12-18. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land. The law applies to all small game, waterfowl, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Moose Regular Season opener. Saturday – Pheasant season opener. Saturday – Fall Turkey season opener. Sunday – Full moon, 4:09 p.m. Nov. 1 – Bighorn Sheep Season opener. Nov. 12 – Full moon, 7:36 a.m. Nov. 8 – Deer Gun 16 1/2 Day Season opener. Nov. 29 – Deer ...

CATCH N RELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for September: Lake Sakakawea northern pike: Maryn Davis, Minot, Sept. 1, 36 inches. Steven Rohlts, Wolsey, Sept. 3, 38 inches. Lake Sakakawea smallmouth bass: Maggie Ritts, New Town, ...

Looking to build a resume

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota senior wide receiver Travis Toivonen had his math ready on the spot earlier this week to place Saturday, Oct. 5's homecoming matchup with No. 12 UC Davis in perspective. "We have seven (games) left," Toivonen said. "The mark has pretty much been seven ...

NDSU’s run of Valley football titles has been historic

FARGO — It was on Sept. 7, 1985, when Missouri State and Southern Illinois played the inaugural conference game in what was then known as the Gateway Football Conference. The league has seen several changes over the years, including a new name and a change in subdivision label from Division ...

11 new things you’ll notice at UND home hockey games this season

GRAND FORKS — Ralph Engelstad Arena begins Season No. 19 at 7:07 p.m. Saturday night, when the University of North Dakota hosts the University of Manitoba in its season-opening exhibition. Fans attending the games may notice some new items and features in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Here are 11 ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Lake Darling closes for boat fishing. Friday – Pronghorn Gun Season opener. Friday – Elk Regular Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2, E6. Saturday – Run the Refuge 5K, Upper Souris NWR, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday – Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown Fishing Tourney, Williston ...