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Grand Forks Red River High School captured its first North Dakota Class A girls golf championship since 1997 on Tuesday. Led by medalist Morgan Hetletved, the Roughriders finished the two-day tournament at King's Walk Golf Course with a 627 score. Defending champion Bismarck St. Mary's scored a 644 to edge Bismarck Century by one stroke for second place. Hetletved put together rounds of 71 on Monday and 70 on Tuesday for a 141 score. Defending champion Sydney Smith of St. Mary's was second with a 155.
Betsy Seaver finished third on the Grand Forks Red River girls golf team with an 85.88 18-hole average this season. After Monday's opening round of the North Dakota Class A girls high school meet, Seaver is tied for second overall. The senior's strong play is a big reason the Roughriders are in first place at Grand Forks' King's Walk Golf Course. Red River takes a 312 score into today's final round, 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Bismarck Century. Rounding out the top five are defending state champion Bismarck St. Mary's (324), Minot (339) and Mandan (344).
Grand Forks Red River has a 10-stroke lead after Monday's opening round of the North Dakota Class A girls high school golf meet. Red River shot a 312. Rounding out the top five are Bismarck Century (322), defending state champion Bismarck St. Mary's (324), Minot (339) and Mandan (344). Red River senior Morgan Hetletved shot a 1-under par 71 to lead the tournament individually. Tied for second are Betsy Seaver of Red River and Maggie Manson of West Fargo Sheyenne, each with a 76. The tournament concludes Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m., at Grand Forks King's Walk Golf Course.
Evan Sczepanski made a game-winning touchdown out of nothing. The Polk County West junior's 50-yard touchdown run and a successful 2-point conversion rallied the Thunder past visiting Warroad 21-14 in high school football Friday at East Grand Forks Senior High Field.
Grand Forks Red River clinched the No. 1 seed in next week's East Region boys high school dual tennis tournament by defeating Grand Forks Central 6-3 on Wednesday. The teams were tied atop the region standings going into the dual. Red River improved to 8-0. Central dropped to 7-1 and will be the No. 2 seed in the regional. The teams wrap up their regular seasons today when Central hosts Valley City and Red River is at West Fargo Sheyenne in 4 p.m. duals. Red River 6, GF Central 3 Singles
Five holes into the East Region girls golf tournament, Morgan Hetletved was facing an uphill battle. The Grand Forks Red River High School senior had three-putted for a double bogey on the par-4 No. 5 to fall behind early in Monday's meet at Grand Forks King's Walk Golf Course. "I was mad with myself,'' said Hetletved, who had the low season average in the Eastern Dakota Conference this season. "My putting on the whole front 9 wasn't good.
Fumiteru Tsurumaki came a long way for a 5K title. Tsurumaki won the Alerus 5K race Friday as part of the Wild Hog Marathon weekend. The 18-year-old covered the course in 16:14.62 to beat runner-up Branden Scheel by a little more than 10 seconds (16:24.84). Rounding out the top five were Riley Lagasse (18:14.46), Will Valentine (18:49.85) and Alex Widner (19:22.12).
The grind-it-out style of East Grand Forks Senior High couldn't keep up with Steven Taves' big-play ability. Taves scored twice and set up a third score with a long kickoff return, leading visiting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to a 27-0 football win Friday at East Grand Forks Senior High. "We gave up a couple of big plays,'' Green Wave coach Ryan Kasowski said. "Those cost us. You feel like you might have them stopped, like you have something going, and they would spring something loose.''
After registering 20 or more kills in each of her last two volleyball matches, Maggie Steffen managed only nine Tuesday. That was more than enough to help lead the offense for Grand Forks Red River. Steffen and Alyssa Mulroy each had nine kills as the Roughriders swept Grand Forks Central 25-20, 25-13, 25-13 at Red River High School. The combined 18 kill points by Steffen and Mulroy nearly matched the point total generated by the entire Central offense, which had 12 kills and seven aces.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Fosston won the Minnesota Section 8A high school baseball tournament here Thursday. The Greyhounds battled back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat defending champion Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 6-3 in the section championship game. Jesse Sather pitched a complete game for the win, retiring 12 of the last 14 batters he faced. Fosston takes a 22-2 record into next week's Class A state tournament, with the first round June 15 in Jordan. Badger-G-MR closed with a 12-14 mark.