Red Lake Falls had never been to a state softball tournament prior to last season. The experience gained while placing sixth at state last season has helped the Eagles as they return for another state tournament.
Bismarck Century cashed in big playing with the wind on Saturday at Sid Cichy Stadium. The Patriots posted a 2-1 victory over defending state champion Fargo Shanley during the championship of the North Dakota state girls soccer tournament.
MANDAN -- Grafton broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the sixth inning to beat defending state champion Beulah 3-1 here Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the North Dakota Class B high school baseball tournament.
Gabe Sandy likely won’t forget his first varsity home run anytime soon, and neither will his teammates. The Fargo Shanley junior crushed a 1-1 pitch over the left-field fence in the third inning that stood as the only run in the Deacons’ 1-0 triumph over Grand Forks Red River on Friday at Jack Brown Stadium.
Cindy Holt is dealing with a Jekyll-Hyde situation on the softball field.
“I tell people I coach two teams, an A team and a B team,” the Grafton High School fastpitch coach said. “It’s the same kids on both teams. When the A team shows up, we’re very good. But when the B team is there, our youth and inexperience shows and we make a lot of errors.”
Payton Salquist is thankful for second chances.
Salquist and her Grand Forks Red River High School soccer teammates are preparing for the North Dakota girls state tournament, which begins Thursday in Fargo. And they’re going only because of a change in the format for qualifying.
Bryan Bjerk lacked a lot of practice time this season. Kat Reller lacked a lot of experience over her short career. Neither situation proved to be an obstacle in the seniors’ bids for state discus titles at the North Dakota Class A high school track meet Friday.
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