North Dakota Sports

Kindred overcomes 15-point deficit to beat Thompson in state semis

GRAND FORKS — With about 3 minutes, 15 seconds left in the third quarter, Thompson’s Kaia Sorby scored to give the Tommies a 15-point lead and all of the momentum against Kindred. “I told them I’m not ready to feel a loss yet,” Kindred coach Sam Brandt said. “If we’re going down, ...

Fargo’s Olson leads LPGA tournament at halfway mark

FARGO — There aren't many professional golfers who put away their clubs for the winter and don't touch them for weeks. But not many professional golfers are from North Dakota. Fargo's Amy Olson said taking a break from the game is key to her early season success in 2019. She shot a ...

NDSU assistant Hedberg relishes White House visit

FARGO — It was in January of 2014 when Randy Hedberg made the drive north to become an assistant football coach at North Dakota State. It’s been a trip, literally and figuratively. On Monday, the journey continues with a trip to the White House, an event normally reserved for professional ...

Can The Betty hold the B?

GRAND FORKS — The North Dakota High School Activities Association will be entering new territory when the state Class B girls basketball tournament gets underway Thursday, Feb. 28, in Grand Forks. The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will serve as the smallest host of such an event in recent ...

Bison men fall at home to Nebraska-Omaha

FARGO — North Dakota State's men's basketball team was again in position to topple another top-tier Summit League men's basketball team at home, but the Bison couldn't finish. NDSU didn't make a field goal in the final five-plus minutes Saturday, Feb. 23, as Nebraska-Omaha rallied for a ...

Walter, Brown carry North Dakota past Denver 81-63

GRAND FORKS (AP) — Kienan Walter had 19 points as North Dakota topped Denver 81-63 on Saturday. Billy Brown added 18 points for the Fighting Hawks, while Marlon Stewart chipped in 17. Cortez Seales had 12 points for North Dakota (11-16, 5-9 Summit League). David Nzekwesi had 19 points for ...

Bismarck clips North-South in OT, wins fifth straight state girls hockey title

FARGO — With the top two scorers in the state set to return next season, Fargo North-South's girls hockey team still appears to have a very wide open state championship window. But for the time being, the giant obstacle that is Bismarck continues to impede North-South's ability to climb ...

UND announces recruits from second signing period

GRAND FORKS — In piecing together the second phase of the 2019 recruiting class, the University of North Dakota football coaching staff had to maintain long-lasting relationships and also develop a connection only days old. UND added seven players in the second signing period, which opened ...

Bison football completes recruiting class

FARGO — The North Dakota State football program set another school record on Wednesday. The Bison finished off the biggest recruiting class in the NCAA Division I FCS era, which was somewhat surprising considering it came during a change of head coaches. The Bison added 13 players on the ...

Game and Fish offers food plot seed

Landowners interested in planting wildlife food plots for pheasants can now sign up to receive free seed from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for the 2019 growing season. Rather than a more traditional corn or sunflower food plot, Game and Fish is offering a seed mix that provides ...

North Dakota Earth Day patch contest

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2019 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15. The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in ...

Midwinter waterfowl survey

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January indicated there are about 99,000 Canada geese in the state. Andy Dinges, migratory game bird biologist, said that number likely would have been higher, but the blizzard that hit North Dakota in ...

NDSU, former football player disagree

FARGO — Former North Dakota State fullback Brock Robbins said the ingested supplement that ended his Bison football career was supplied by somebody within the program and he had no idea it contained a banned substance. His mother, Lori Robbins, said a “trusted program staff member” ...

Former Minn. high school state champ on doorstep of NCAA shot put record

By Jeff Kolpack jkolpack@forumcomm.com FARGO — Explaining how he is just 3½ inches from tying a Division I NCAA record in the shot put was easy for North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl. He looked over his left shoulder at the NDSU throwers coach. Justin St. Clair was sitting on a ...

Bison spanning the country looking for final recruits

FARGO — North Dakota State head football coach Matt Entz was in Lakeland, Fla., early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23. He wasn’t there for a winter vacation from the cold weather in North Dakota. Then again, recruiting in late January isn’t nearly the tension storm that it used to be thanks ...

UND’s faceoff success has been a solid predictor of the team’s fortunes

GRAND FORKS — The most important faceoffs of the University of North Dakota’s 2016 NCAA national championship season were taken by a freshman. Holding a one-goal lead over rival Denver in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, coach Brad Berry called on rookie Rhett Gardner to take back-to-back ...

Watchable Wildlife checkoff on state tax form

North Dakota citizens with an interest in supporting wildlife conservation programs are reminded to look for the Watchable Wildlife checkoff on the state tax form. The state income tax form gives wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to support nongame wildlife like songbirds and birds of prey, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Fishing Derby, Six-mile Bay, Devils Lake. Feb. 2 – New Town Chamber/Parshall Van Hook Ice Fishing Derby. Feb. 2 – Harvey Wildlife Club Ice Fishing Derby, Goose Lake, 399-9042. Feb. 9 – Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North ...

Defense lifts Bison women over UND for first series win in Division I era

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota State put a screeching end to several years of women’s basketball frustration against the University of North Dakota. The Bison shut down the Fighting Hawks with some good old-fashioned defense in beating UND for the first time in ...