In the past decade, nearly every team in the country has recruited 16-year-olds. Many have received commitments from players as young as 14. And it all has had a profound effect on the sport. The current landscape is a controlled chaos.
After two straight titles, North Dakota didn’t win the third annual UND Classic. But that’s OK with UND coach Ashley Hardee — mainly because the level of competition far exceeded any in the previous two tournaments.
The Kansas City bullpen picked up starter Danny Duffy when he labored in his return from Tommy John surgery, keeping the Minnesota Twins guessing Wednesday night and sending the Royals to a 5-2 victory and series win.
Bismarck Century ended a Packers scoreless streak that reached 76 innings on Friday night. But Jolene Woodbury’s sharp single to left scored Paige Andel from third base in the seventh inning, giving West Fargo a 2-1 win in the North Dakota Class A state tournament semifinals at Elmwood Park.
After a third attempt, Senate lawmakers successfully passed a resolution proposing a constitutional change to remove the State Board of Higher Education and replace it with a full-time three-member committee.
The Norway-North Dakota connection founded by 19th-century immigrants and “greased” by more recent ties in oil development continues to grow, as UND and the University of Bergen, Norway, look to establish a student, faculty and research exchange.
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