Chris Murphy is a sports reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school and college sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota since 2009 and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so.
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MOORHEAD—Todd and Jackie Beedy had to wait a week for the results of blood tests to tell them their first-born son, Sam, had Down syndrome. During the wait, they read as much material as they could. They also did what all good parents do. They worried. "You think about all the things they're not going to be able to do and how they're going to be different because you don't know any better," Jackie said.
FARGO—Fargo had not been kind to the UND men's basketball team in recent years. Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex looked like home sweet home to UND sophomore guard Geno Crandall on Wednesday as UND knocked off North Dakota State 74-56. It was the first time UND won in Fargo since 2003. UND entered having lost 71-42, 72-52 and 81-55 in its past three trips to Fargo. On Wednesday, the Fighting Hawks didn't trail after the opening basket and returned the favor for those blowouts. Crandall wouldn't let the Fighting Hawks trail.
Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be? A: Invisibility. I'd like to sneak around places where people don't know where I am. Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your phone or iPod? A: Anything by Justin Bieber. I got probably five of those. Q: What's the funniest trash talk you've ever received? A: Not a lot of people trash talk me. Anything to do with my mom I guess. Q: Who has the best hair on the team? A: Martin John (MJ Stumpf). Q: Who is the best dancer on the team? A: Tre Dempsey.
FARGO—Former North Dakota State All-American and NFL linebacker Joe Mays looked around at the tailgating scene Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Fargodome parking lot and couldn't contain his smile. It had been nearly seven years to the day, since the last time Mays had set foot in Fargo. "Football has usually been taking my attention," said Mays, who played for six NFL teams from 2008-2015. "It's hard for me to draw some days, as far as bye weeks, so it was tough to get back. I just haven't been able to make it back, unfortunately."
Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be? A: That's a tough one. I'd like to fly because I enjoy the feeling of being up high and all that. Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your phone or iPod? A: "Call Me Maybe" (by Carly Rae Jepsen). Q: What's the funniest trash talk you've ever received? A: One guy from Jacksonville State made fun of my shoes. They were older, tattered, had a hole in them. I couldn't understand what he was saying, but I picked out the word "shoe" two or three times in there.
MOORHEAD—The Stanley Cup is coming to Moorhead on Saturday, July 30. Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen, a former Moorhead standout, has announced his plans with the Stanley Cup. Cullen will...
FARGO—The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday, July 12, high school baseball rules will now require a pitching restriction based on the number of pitches thrown in...
FARGO — It finally hit former Fargo Shanley standout Sarah Jacobson when she was lifting weights with the North Dakota State women's basketball team this summer. She was a college basketball player. "It was when we started classes and lifting," Jacobson said. "Lifting is completely different than what I did in high school. It's more structured and detailed. This is a lot different than high school. It hit me. Wow, I'm a college athlete."
ROTHSAY, Minn. — For five years, former Rothsay High School football coach and English teacher Andrew Oland would receive his coaching evaluation in mid-November. High school coaches generally get paid...
MOORHEAD—Former Moorhead standout Matt Cullen, who is fresh off a Stanley Cup championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is bringing the Stanley Cup to Moorhead. Cullen's day with the Stanley Cup...