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Girls basketball

Galegher a finalist

for Miss Basketball

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Thompson’s Shannon Galegher is one of five finalists for the North Dakota Miss Basketball award.

The award goes to the outstanding senior high school basketball player in the state, as selected by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Galegher, a 5-foot-10 forward, averages 16.8 points and 9.7 rebounds for the 23-1 Tommies. She has 1,504 points and 1,064 rebounds in her career.

Other finalists are: Cassidy Thorson, West Fargo (14.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg); Paige Peterson, Jamestown (18.7 ppg, 13.5 rpg); Keisha Engelhardt, Bismarck (17.9 ppg, 10.8 rpg); and Faith Dooley, Central Cass (21 ppg, 12.3 rpg, 6.1 bpg). Dooley has signed to play volleyball at UND.

The Miss Basketball winner will be announced Saturday night after the conclusion of the North Dakota Class B girls high school basketball tournament in Fargo.

Boys hockey

Archibald out

as Brainerd coach

BRAINERD, Minn. — Jim Archibald, a former UND standout, will no longer be the Brainerd Warriors head hockey coach.

The Brainerd School Board Monday unanimously voted to not renew his contract. Brainerd Superintendent Steve Razidlo said after careful consideration by the administrative leadership team, “We believe it is in the best interest of students and for the program to move forward in not renewing the contract with the boys’ hockey coach.”

This will be the second hockey coach in Brainerd in the past month to lose their coaching job. Stephanie Sustercich on Feb. 28 submitted her “requested” resignation as head coach of the Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors girls hockey team. Sustercich told the Dispatch she was asked to resign by Brainerd activities director Charlie Campbell. She said the reason for the request was “political.”

Following the meeting, Razidlo would not comment if there was any disciplinary action taken against Archibald.

Archibald was the hockey coach for seven seasons and in December of 2013 he was presented his 100th career victory.

This hockey season marked the sixth consecutive year the Warriors had won or shared the Central Lakes College conference title. The Warriors lost to the Moorhead Spuds in the semifinals in February ending Brainerd’s season with a 16-8-2 mark.

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