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Prep baseball

Green Wave capture tournament

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — The East Grand Forks Senior High baseball team captured the Park Rapids tournament Saturday after downing Menahga 11-1 in the title game.

Senior High beat Wheaton 18-3 on Friday and Park Rapids 4-3 in the semifinals Saturday to reach the title game.

Winning pitchers for Senior High were Micah Friez, Taylor Brierley and Wyatt Swanson. 

“It was nice just getting outside,” said Green Wave coach Garret Hjelle. “Everyone contributed all weekend. I think we did a good job as a team executing our game plan. The boys had great approaches at the plate and were hitting the ball hard. It was fun to see this early in the season.”

The Green Wave improved to 3-0.

Central swept by Fargo South

FARGO — In the first game of an Eastern Dakota Conference doubleheader Saturday, Fargo South’s Dallas Raftevold drove home the game-winning run with a single in the eighth inning to beat Grand Forks Central 4-3.

In game two, South’s two runs in the second were enough to complete the sweep as the Bruins won 4-1.

On the mound for Central, Kaden Monette picked up the loss in game one while Zane Reller was handed the loss in game two. 


Lake Region player named All-American

DEVILS LAKE — Lake Region State College sophomore Jordyn Kirk has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America team.

Kirk, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Sisseton, S.D., averaged 16.8 points and 7 rebounds a game for a Lady Royals team that advanced to the national tournament this season. She was named most valuable player in Region 13.

Teammates Sarah Schafer, a sophomore from Devils Lake, and Becca Scherr, a sophomore from Carrington, joined Kirk on the all-Region 13 team.


  •  Girls soccer: Grand Forks Red River split two matches Saturday in the East-West Crossover. The Riders beat Jamestown 2-0 on two goals from Jessica Dallman. Minot then beat Red River 3-1. Dallman scored the Riders’ lone goal. Dallman has scored six goals in Red River’s prior three games. The Riders are 3-1.
  •   Girls soccer: Haylee Novak scored both goals to lead Grand Forks Central past Bismarck Legacy 2-0 on Saturday in the East-West Crossover. Bismarck High downed Central 2-0 in the Knights’ second game of the day. Karleigh Gause had seven saves in the loss against Bismarck High.