It was the running part of track and field that initially soured Katarina Reller on the sport. Now it’s the throwing part that has Reller in state title contention. Reller is a top-three seed in the discus, shot put and javelin going into the ND Class A girls high school track meet.
Broken finger and all, Sammie Smith and West Fargo are playing for the state championship. It marks the first-ever trip to the state team championship for West Fargo, which will take on 11-time defending state champ Grand Forks Red River at 10:30 a.m. today.
A year ago, Greg LaDouceur spotted a weakness in Cindy Lim’s game.
“Sometimes, she’s too nice,” LaDouceur said. “That’s her nature.”
Lim became more confident and more assertive this year, and in turn, she’s become a contender for the North Dakota state singles crown.
A year ago, Grafton’s regular lineup hit a total of four home runs going into the North Dakota Class B high school baseball tournament.
On Wednesday, Jaime Villarreal was one shy of that total by himself.
That shadow cast over Jocelyn Dinius by her older sisters is getting dimmer.
Dinius won four open events Saturday, leading Langdon Area to the team title in the girls division of the North Dakota Class B Northeast Region high school track meet. The Cardinals won with 151 points.
One event just fed into the next on Saturday for West Fargo senior Jaime Heinen-Lugert. Heinen-Lugert won three events – 100 meters, high jump and the triple jump – at the North Dakota East Region boys track and field meet at Fargo South High School.
Being down three games in the final set, Fargo South’s Karen Moe could see her North Dakota East Region singles title slipping away from her. But head coach Jason Thiner knew as well as she did that the job was going to get done.
Make it 13 straight North Dakota East Region team championships for the Grand Forks Red River girls tennis team. The Roughriders continued their dominance defeating West Fargo 5-0 on Thursday at Courts Plus.
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