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CLIPBOARD: UND football names captains

UND announced its captains for the 2014 season Saturday.

The four players selected are offensive lineman Brandon Anderson, fullback Dwayne Pecosky, linebacker Will Ratelle and cornerback Alex Tillman.

UND opens its season Thursday night at San Jose State.

Cross country

Ackley, Larson

lead Knights

HILLSBORO, N.D. — The Grand Forks Central girls cross country team took first place at the Hillsboro meet Saturday, finishing with 35 points while runner-up Fargo Davies finished with 64.

Karly Ackley led the way for the Knights, finishing first with a time of 14 minutes, 34.55 seconds. Alexia Scott came in third, while Rachel Torrey (ninth), Mandy Williamson (10th) and Rachel Cox (12th) rounded out the scoring for Central.

The Grand Forks Red River girls finished seventh and East Grand Forks Senior High came in 13th. The Roughriders were led by Norah Kleven (22nd) and Morgan Coleman (29th), while the Green Wave were led by Erica Eades (24th) and Tessa Hanson (54th).

“The girls came out excited to race,” said Central coach Sean Allen. “They’ve been training all summer and they went out and raced hard. A lot of the girls had personal records time-wise … that’s a great way to start the season.”

In the boys division, junior Leif Larsen won his first career meet with a time of 15:52.43 in leading Central to a second-place finish. 

David Hettich also finished in the top five for the Knights, who finished one point ahead of third-place Grand Forks Red River.

Richie Osborn (12th), Dylan Foley (44th) and Zach Nelson (47th) rounded out the scoring for Central, while Ty Boucher (8th), Benjamin Hutchinson (14th), Zach Relling (19th), Thomas O’Flannigan (33rd) and Will Valentine (36th) were the Red River scorers.

“The boys are young and they came out and competed,” said Allen. “A lot of the young guys stepped up for us today.”

Boys soccer

Red River 4,

Jamestown 0

Grand Forks Red River shut out Jamestown in both goals and shots on goal Saturday in registering the home win.

Red River held an 11-0 advantage in shots on goal.

“We played a solid game,’’ Red River coach Luke Glasoe said. “We not only did a good job of possessing the ball, but we were finishing on offense. We played good defense. It started with our midfielders putting pressure on the ball. Jamestown didn’t get the ball across midfield very often.’’

Garret Huus scored the opening goal on a header off a Mohamed Mohamed corner kick. Braden Axtman had a pair of goals and Zach Ghribi scored one.

The Roughriders improved to 3-0 with their second shutout win of the season.

Girls tennis

Jones, Loven take first

CROOKSTON — East Grand Forks Senior High’s Chessa Jones and Cynthia Loven both took first place in the Crookston Pirate Booster Tournament on Saturday.

At No.  1 singles, Jones defeated Alyssa Fee of Crookston 6-0, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Loven defeated Callie Fagerstrom of Thief River Falls 6-2, 6-2.

“I liked what I saw today,” said Green Wave coach Kyle Hanson. “We had some new players getting their first varsity action and they had some great shots. Chessa was really strong. Again this week, Cynthia was rock solid in winning both her matches. Throughout the lineup, we played better than last week.”

Girls soccer

EGF Senior High 2,

St. Cloud Apollo 1

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Riley Koberinski scored both goals in leading the Green Wave to a win over St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday.

Lauren Pesch assisted on the first goal, while Rylee Skyberg assisted the second.

“We had three games in three days,” said Senior High coach Marco Campoverde. “I think that’s tough in any sport, but I’m really proud of how the girls played today.”

The Green Wave improved to 3-0 and will host Fergus Falls on Tuesday.