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North Dakota Sports

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 ...

Bis-Man Reel and Rec Fishing Derby results:

Northern pike: 1–12 lbs., 9 oz., Mike Hutchins. 2–9 lbs., 0 oz., Mike Hutchins. 3–6 lbs., 3 oz., Josh Rademacher. Walleye: 1–2 lbs., Denver Ennen. 2–1 lb., 9 oz., Delvin Trehus. 3–1 lb., 2 oz., Shawn Keller. Yellow perch: 1–8.6 oz., Randy Belisle. 2–8.5 oz., Chad ...

Monday’s Bison football team White House visit will be a long day

FARGO — North Dakota State University assistant football coach Grant Olson is a self-described history fan, a college engineering major who enjoyed reading about Reagan or Kennedy as a student just as much as calculating a formula. He’ll get an up-close view of his hobby on Monday, March ...

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 ...