Grafton has made habit of state tournament appearances in 2011-12 The drive home from Bismarck to Grafton was a trip of mixed feelings for Kim Droog. The night before, Grafton won the championship in the North Dakota Class B girls high school basketball tournament. That capped a winter-long run of successes for the Spoilers — and a lot of running for Droog and many other Spoilers fans.
On Sunday, March 25, the Minnesota Wild flew home from Washington, having lost for the 34rd time in 45 games and officially knowing they would miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. But there could be a prize waiting for the Wild at the bottom of their slide.
Twenty minutes after UND’s season ended Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Minnesota in the championship game of the NCAA West Regional, Sioux players slouched in their locker room stalls in the depths of St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. Many still in full gear, they stared blankly into the distance at nothing in particular.
Brent Davidson may have graduated, but the “Diesel Wrap” is alive and well at UND. The wraparound, which Sioux players named after Davidson, has become a favorite play for rookie forward Michael Parks. The freshman from suburban St. Louis scored on one Saturday afternoon during UND’s 3-1 win over Western Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament, just the latest of scoring chances he has created with the move.
There are a number of reasons the UND men’s hockey team has made a charge in the postseason the past few seasons, but the discussion might want to start with an Aaron Dell statistic: the junior goaltender is now 13-0 in the month of March.
MINNEAPOLIS - Zach Huisken scored 15 points to lead Southwest Minnesota Christian Academy to a 59-41 win against Fosston on Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota Class A boys basketball tournament at Williams Arena.
Members of the Minnesota Vikings team that lost to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game 26 months ago say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acted appropriately Wednesday. And by appropriately, we mean using both barrels to blast Saints management to smithereens with a list of "Bountygate" punishments that shocked people throughout the league.
Ron Erhardt, who took an upstart football program at North Dakota State and turned it into a national power, died Wednesday morning. Erhardt, who was 81, went on to a career in the NFL most notably as the head coach of the New England Patriots and offensive coordinator of the New York Giants.
UND will wear new hockey jerseys Saturday against Western Michigan in a first-round NCAA West Regional game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. But fans likely will have to wait until the pre-game skate to see what they look like.
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