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GF Red River 7, West Fargo 3
WEST FARGO — Jordan Lunski had a five-point night to lead Grand Forks Red River past West Fargo on Thursday.
Lunski had a hat trick and two assists, while teammate Tony Haley had two goals and an assist.
The Roughriders outshot the Packers 47-22.
Sacred Heart 77, Goodridge-Grygla 60
East Grand Forks Sacred Heart was led by Michele Remer’s 24 points as they went on to a win over Goodridge-Grygla on Thursday.
“The team collectively shot very well, especially from the 3-point line,” said Eagles coach Joann Remer. “I also thought we did a very good job on the boards tonight.”
Jordyn Lloyd and Stacy Remer also added 14 points for the Eagles.
Goodridge-Grygla had two players finish in double-figures as Leah Shulz had 18 points and Shantel Verbout added 17 points.
Girls track and field
Carrington thrower signs with Iowa
JAMESTOWN — For Kayla Hochhalter, the drive to Division 1 started her first year of high school.
“That's been my main goal,” the Carrington senior thrower said. “To go Division I ever since I was a freshman. It's amazing.”
Hochhalter saw the fruits of her labor on Wednesday's National Signing Day, when she signed her letter of intent to throw for the University of Iowa track and field team.
A standout in the javelin, discus and shot put, Hochhalter said she narrowed her list to Iowa and the University of Minnesota, before ultimately deciding to become a Hawkeye.
“I just really, really enjoyed the University of Iowa and everything it had,” Hochhalter said. “They have a great program, but it's mainly because of (throwing coach Scott) Cappos. He's a great guy.”
Hochhalter has been told to concentrate on the javelin, but that she'll be asked to throw all three of her high school events at the next level. They also want her to try the hammer throw.
UND announces 11 recruits
UND coach Matt Kellogg has announced the signing of 11 incoming freshmen for the 2014 season.
Lexie Andres (Stillwater, Minn.), Zoe Berlinquette (Duluth, Minn.), Natalie Johnson (Stillwater, Minn.), Maia Lundstrom (White Bear Lake, Minn.), Sabrina Majerczyk (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Austin Overston (Florence, Ariz.) and Emily Smithson (Grand Rapids, Mich.) have all signed National Letters of Intent to play at North Dakota. Sydney Bravek (Brookings, S.D.), Tracy Mather (Lake Elmo, Minn.) and Liz McDowell (Woodbury, Minn.) round out the signing class as recruited walk-ons.
“These young ladies will come in right away and compete with our returners to help take UND soccer to the next level,” Kellogg said. “These new players will make great additions to the work that has been done over the past 12 months since our staff arrived on campus. This is a very talented class and I would not be surprised to see several of them make their way into the lineup right away.”
Senior High’s Galstad a top-five finalist
East Grand Forks Senior High’s Madi Galstad is one of five finalists for the Minnesota Senior Goalie of the Year award.
Galstad has a 19-2-1 record for the Wave, which is ranked No. 2 in Minnesota Class A girls hockey. She has a 1.19 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage.
The other finalists are Hannah Ehresmann of Minnetonka, Alex LaMere of North Wright County, Abbey Miller of Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Erin O’Neill of Hopkins.
The winner will be announced Feb. 23 at the Ms. Hockey Awards banquet at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
- Men’s hockey: The NCHC series between UND and Minnesota-Duluth scheduled Feb. 21-22 in Duluth will be televised by Midco Sports Network, UND announced Thursday.
- Boys basketball: Climax-Fisher defeated East Grand Forks Sacred Heart 52-40 behind Levi Dahl’s 24 points. The Eagles were led in scoring by Nolan Hallaway, who had 12.
- Men’s hockey: Jake McCabe scored with 6 minutes, 13 seconds left in the third period to lift Wisconsin to a 2-1 win over Minnesota on Thursday. The Gophers dropped to 19-3-5 and 8-1-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers improved to 15-8-2 and 6-4-1.