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FARGO — Wahpeton ended Grand Forks Central’s dual season Monday with its win in the play-in round of the East Region dual tournament.
Wahpeton will take the No. 8 seed into the region tournament, where it will meet top seed Grand Forks Red River in Thursday morning’s quarterfinals in Grand Forks. Central closed at 0-9.
The Knights received wins from Katie Sween at No. 2 singles and Brynn Regimbal at No. 3 singles.
“We played really tough in singles,” Central coach Max Weisser said. “It was 2-2 and it came down to No. 1 doubles. Wahpeton played real tough there. They were good in the deuce points.”
Senior High fourth
CROOKSTON — Casey Swanson’s 82 led East Grand Forks Senior High to a fourth-place finish Monday at the pre-subsection meet at Minakwa.
Roseau won the meet with a 318, followed by Crookston at 320, Hawley at 341 and Senior High at 349.
The meet was held in a steady rain.
“It was not an easy day to play but everyone had the same conditions,” said Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund.
Crookston’s Brady Heppner was the medalist with a 74.
UND Athletics and the UND Alumni Association and Foundation announced Monday that Val Sussex has been named associate director of the North Dakota Champions Club, the general scholarship and annual fundraising arm of UND Athletics.
Sussex joins the Champions Club after a seven-year association with UND’s women’s basketball program as a student-athlete, administrator and coach.
“With her background as a UND athlete and coach, she brings not only a passion for UND Athletics, but also a built-in understanding of the needs of student-athletes,” said DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO and Executive Vice President of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.
As associate director of the Champions Club, Sussex will manage hallmark and high-impact Champions Club events. Sussex will coordinate member relations activities and marketing initiatives.
The Champions Club raised $2.45 million in cash gifts and commitments from over 2,673 memberships for student-athlete scholarships and athletics program support in 2013-14, marking the program’s eighth straight year of record giving.
“I am very grateful for all that UND Athletics has offered me and I am excited to continue to work for UND in a more global capacity,” said Sussex. “I want to thank Coach Brewster for believing in me as a coach and I’m thankful for the time I had with him and with the women’s basketball program.”
Sussex played for UND from 2004-05 to 2007-08, helping lead UND to a NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance as a junior and serving as a team captain as a senior.
Jimmie coach leaves
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Justin Wieck wasn’t looking to leave, but an opportunity came up that was too good to pass up.
Wieck resigned as head men’s basketball coach at the University of Jamestown to become the top assistant at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Wieck and MSUM head coach Chad Walthall have a long relationship, dating back to their days together at the University of Iowa.
“I didn’t apply for anything. I wasn’t looking to go. My wife and I have really enjoyed our time here,” Wieck said. “It was a very tough decision, but one I felt I needed to make.”
Wieck had been the head coach of the Jimmies the past two seasons, leading them to the national tournament in his first season and then guiding the team to the North Star Athletic Association regular season and tournament titles this past year. The program did have to forfeit seven games of the 2012-13 season after learning it had used an ineligible player after the season.
Wieck had replaced Matt Murken, who took the head job at Minot State.
- Softball: Heather Nelson of Northland Community and Technical College has been named to the second team of the all-Minnesota College Athletic Conference team. Nelson, a freshman, is a catcher-infielder.