The transition from junior high to varsity track hasn’t been difficult for Bradley Davidson. The Devils Lake freshman has emerged as one of the top North Dakota Class A sprinters. He’s also been a big surprise to his coaches.
Six starters, as well as two of the top three pitchers, graduated from last spring’s state runner-up Grafton High School baseball team. And yet, when the preseason state coaches’ poll came out, the Spoilers were ranked second.
The North Dakota High School Activities Association has taken a proactive approach to the piles of snow across the state. Last Friday, at its monthly meeting, the NDHSAA board of directors lifted some of the association’s limitations for weekly activities for spring sports teams.
In the first two rounds of the North Dakota Class B Region 2 girls basketball tournament, Thompson cruised to wins by margins of 41 and 17 points. Now, with a state tournament berth on the line, Jason Brend has no expectations of another one-sided win.
In Minnesota Section 8AAA boys basketball, East Grand Forks Senior High had more wins (20-5) than any other team entering Friday night’s games and had the longest winning streak (13 games). With the 8AAA playoffs beginning Tuesday, however, the most significant numbers to Green Wave coach Travis Lindgren are 3-2.
Even though true-second matches haven’t always worked out well for his team, Greenbush-Middle River-Badger coach Todd Bergeron is a supporter of wrestling’s version of a sudden-death bid for a state berth.
Jason Gregory takes on the typical one-game-at-a-time philosophy of coaches. However, even with two games this weekend, the Grand Forks Red River boys basketball coach can see his players looking ahead to Tuesday.
Poole’s Thief River Falls High School young girls hockey team is ranked third in the latest Class A state poll. Last season, the Prowlers were regulars in the state poll, getting as high as No. 4. But, it seems, Warroad has always stood in the Prowlers’ way, in the polls and in Section 8A.
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