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LOCAL CLIPBOARD: Deutsch named to N.D. Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame

The late Dennis Deutsch of Devils Lake has been selected for induction into the North Dakota Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame.

Deutsch was a standout second baseman for the Devils Lake Knights of Columbus teams that won seven state fastpitch championships in a nine-year span in the 1970s. He had a lifetime batting average of approximately .350.

Deutsch also coached boys fastpitch teams that won state titles in 1980-81, finishing third at the age 14-15 national tournament in 1980. Deutsch, who died in November 2013, also was a softball umpire for 13 years.

Induction ceremonies will be held April 26 in Jamestown. Other hall of fame selections include: Steve Granberg, Fargo; Glen Johnson, Moorhead; Stacey Keller, Bismarck; Sue Lachenmeier, Bismarck; and Brad Walsh, Bismarck.

College Softball

Bowling Green sweeps UND

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — UND dropped a pair of games Monday to Bowling Green, falling 3-0 and 8-0.

The first game started off as a pitcher’s duel, with both teams only getting one hit through the first three innings. However, in the bottom of the fourth the Falcons got on the board with two runs, before posting their third and final run in the sixth.

Freshman Kaylin VanDomelen pitched all six innings for UND, conceding only three runs on seven hits. She struck out four BGU batters.

“Kaylin pitched a great game for us,” head coach Eric Oakley said. “Unfortunately we just couldn’t string hits together.”

UND managed only three hits in the second game.

UND meets Illinois-Chicago today before finishing its eight-game road trip with a doubleheader Wednesday at Wisconsin.

Junior hockey

Hockey players allegedly

shared teen sex video

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Police are investigating two Nebraska hockey players for allegedly circulating a video that shows one of the players having sex with a 15-year-old Moorhead girl when their minor league team was in town to play the Fargo Force in February.

Court documents filed with the investigation show two 18-year-old players for the Lincoln Stars allegedly had sex with the girl at the Days Inn in Moorhead on Feb. 15 and took photos and video.

A 10-second video clip of one of the players having sex with the girl was distributed among Stars players and to other teams in the United States Hockey League, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said Moorhead police took a complaint from a parent on Feb. 27 in reference to an adult being involved with their juvenile daughter in a sexual contact investigation.

No charges have been filed.

Jon Hull, president of hockey operations and general manager for the Lincoln Stars, said it was too early in the investigation for the team to comment.

If criminal sexual conduct charges are filed, he said the team would “act accordingly.”


  • Women’s golf: UND Freshman Alexis Guggisberg equaled her lowest round of the season in Monday’s opening round of the Gary Crossley Ford Kansas City Shootout, then did one shot better in second 18 holes of the day. Guggisberg shot a seven-over 79 in the opening round as UND carded its best team score of the spring with a 325. The freshman from Glenwood, Minn., then birdied the 18th hole of her second round to card a 78. Guggisberg is tied for 19th with a 36-hole total of 157 (+13). Wichita State is the leader after two rounds with a 607. North Dakota State is tied for fifth at 632 while UND is 11th at 659. The tournament concludes today.
  • Men’s golf: Senior Sean Halverson has been the steadiest player for the North Dakota men’s golf team during the spring and that trend continued on Monday in the opening two rounds of the Arkansas State Red Wolf Invitational. Halverson turned in scores of 75 (+3) and 74 (+2) to pace UND in the first 36 holes. Arkansas State leads the meet with a score of 570. UND is in 21sthat 650. The meet in Jonesboro, Ark., concludes today.