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Boys golf

EGF's Deziel leads the field: East Grand Forks Senior High's Nate Deziel hasn't had a bad round of golf this season.

That trend continued Tuesday during the first round of the Minnesota Class AA boys tournament in Jordan.

Deziel fired a 69 to lead the field after the first day of competition.

The Green Wave senior shot 34 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine and ended the day two strokes ahead of Derek Hitchner of The Blake School.

"Nate had a great day,'' Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund said. "His ball striking was solid all day. He hit 14 of 18 greens. He was playing with the top golfers in the state. It was great golf.''

The final round is scheduled today.

Deziel, a senior, is making his fourth-straight trip to the state meet.

Prior to the state meet, Senior High played in 11 tournaments thi season. Deziel was the medalist in 10 of the meets and the runner-up in the other one. His 69 on Tuesday was Deziel's second-lowest round of the season.

He carried a 72.3 season average into the meet.

There are 86 golfers in the Class AA meet.

Detroit Lakes, the Section 8AA champion, leads the team portion of the meet after the first day. The Lakers shot a 305, three strokes better than Holy Family Catholic.

In the Class A state tournament at Becker, Section 8A champion Fertile-Beltrami is in sixth place, shooting a 353 on Tuesday. Rylin Petry shot an 84 to lead the Falcons, who are 28 strokes behind leader Sleepy Eye United (325).

Girls golf

Tiedemann tied for seventh: Crookston senior Ally Tiedemann is tied for seventh after Tuesday's opening round of the Minnesota Class AA high school tournament in Jordan.

Tiedemann shot an 80 to put her in a five-way tie for seventh heading into today's final competition, 17 shots behind leader Sophia Yoemans of Red Wing.

In the Class A state tournament at Becker, Section 8A champion Badger-Greenbush-Middle River is in seventh place. The Gators shot a 406, 59 strokes behind leader BOLD.

The top area golfer Tuesday was Sydney Hufnagle of Lake of the Woods, who shot an 85.

Prep lacrosse

Grand Cities players honored: Three players from the Grand Cities Predators earned all-state honors recently from the Dakota Premier Lacrosse League.

Drew Kallock, Caden Dahl and Tristan Miller were the Grand Cities players named all-state.

The Predators won the state tournament with a 10-9 win over Black Hills. It was the second title in three years for the Predators. In 2017, Grand Cities finished second. The Predators' junior varsity also won its division.

Also, Ajay Kofstad, Nathan Zeck and Cole Avery of the Predators were honorable mentions.

In another Dakota Premier honor, Terry Miller of Grand Forks was named the league's official of the year.

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