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Hockey Two GF players drafted: A pair of Grand Forks players were selected in the United States Hockey League Phase II Draft on Tuesday. Grand Forks Central graduate Grant Johnson, who played for the Bismarck Bobcats in the North American Hockey League last season, was picked in the seventh round by the Lincoln Stars. Grand Forks Red River's Dane Montgomery was picked in the 17th round by the Sioux Falls Stampede. The Phase II draft features all non-protected players born in 2002 or earlier.
Hockey USA takes bronze at World Juniors: The U.S. scored six times in the second period to rout the Czech Republic 9-3 for bronze at the World Junior Championship in Buffalo. It is the third-straight year with a medal for the Americans, who finished third in 2016 and first in 2017.
Grand Forks Central celebrated its first win over rival Grand Forks Red River in nine years this week. "I think we knew there was going to be a little letdown," Knights coach Bill Lorenz said. "I think we saw that tonight." Fargo Davies scored on the first play from scrimmage and beat Central 54-12 in Fargo on Friday. "They came out and hit us in the mouth right away," said Lorenz, whose team turned the ball over on their first two possessions of the game. "They came out ready to play and hit us in the mouth and took it to us all night long."
USD 45, UND 7 UND 0 0 7 0 --7 USD 10 21 7 7 --45 First quarter USD: Ryan Weese 21 field goal, 11:39 remaining. Drive: 9 plays, 82 yards, 3:21 Key plays: USD QB Chris Streveler hits hits Josh Hale on a 21-yard screen pass to get into UND territory. UND forces USD to take a field goal after having it first-and-goal from the 4. USD 3, UND 0
Grand Forks products Terry Paukert and Dave Geatz have been selected for the North Dakota Tennis Hall of Fame. They will be inducted on June 24 at Choice Health and Fitness as part of the annual China Garden Open. Paukert played tennis at Grand Forks Central and at UND, before embarking on a long coaching career. He has coached at every area high school -- Central, Grand Forks Red River and East Grand Forks Senior High -- during the past 40 years.
FARGO—Grand Forks Red River entered the East Region baseball tournament as the No. 7 seed among eight teams. But it is one of four that's moving on to state. Two days after upsetting No. 2 seed Fargo North, the Roughriders knocked off No. 4 seed Fargo Shanley on Saturday in a state-qualifying game in West Fargo. Against the Deacons, Red River struck first, scoring three in the top of the second thanks to a Shanley throwing error and singles from Matt Clauson and Mason Salquist.
FARGO—Valley City's Hailey Schaefer didn't just take care of business on the mound. The Hi-Liner softball pitcher tossed a complete game and had a pair of hits and two runs batted in to lead Valley City to a 7-2 win over Grand Forks Red River in a state-qualifying game Saturday in Fargo. Red River's season ended with a 15-15 record. The Roughriders received three hits from Gabrielle Nuelle and an RBI single from Haylie Kinneberg in the loss.
CLASS A BOYS Team scores (Final) Legacy 143. 2. Century 109. 3. Minot 87. 4. Bismarck 60. 5. Fargo Davies 54. 6. Grand Forks Red River 49. 7. Williston 48. 8. (tie) West Fargo Sheyenne and Fargo South 44. 10. Fargo North 34. 11. Mandan 28. 12. West Fargo 23. 13. Dickinson 11. 14. Wahpeton 7. Individual Results
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College hockey All-Americans West First team Forwards—Henrik Borgstrom, fr, Denver; Tyler Sheehy, soph, Minnesota; Alex Iafallo, sr, Minnesota Duluth Defensemen—Tucker Poolman, jr, North Dakota; Will Butcher, sr, Denver Goalie—Michael Bitzer, jr, Bemidji State Second team Forwards—Austin Ortega, sr, Omaha; Luke Kunin, so, Wisconsin; Mason Jobst, so, Ohio State Defensemen—Luc Snuggerud, jr, Omaha; Daniel Brickley, so, MSU-Mankato Goalie—Tanner Jaillet, jr, Denver