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THIEF RIVER FALLS -- East Grand Forks Senior High rallied to defeat Crookston 3-1 here Saturday night in the semifinals of the Minnesota Section 8A boys high school hockey tournament. Crookston took a 1-0 lead into the third period after Zach Markovich scored at the 10:19 mark of the second period. But power-play goals by Coby Stauss and Bauer Brown in the third period lifted the top-seeded Wave to a 2-1 lead. Brown added an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Park River/Fordville-Lankin jumped to a 15-0 start and was never headed Monday. The Aggies ran past North Border 65-33 in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota Class B Region 2 girls high school basketball tournament at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The defending region champion Aggies led 21-3, 41-9 and 55-24 at the quarter breaks. Park River/Fordville-Lankin received 18 points from Bailey Beneda and 16 from Kaitlyn Brintnell to lead a balanced offense that included nine 3-point baskets.
FARGO -- Brady Terrill became the first Grand Forks Central High School wrestler to win a state championship since 2013 here Saturday. In the 220-pound final, Terrill scored a major decision, beating top seed Chase Dockter of Bismarck 10-2. Terrill, the No. 2 seed, finished the seed with a 39-8 record. He became the first Central state champion since Bryce Fish won the 152-pound title in 2013.
Grand Forks Red River swept Grand Forks Central on Tuesday in a basketball doubleheader at Central High School. In the opener, Red River won the girls game 67-56 behind a balanced attack. Lexi Robson led four Roughriders in double figures with 18 points, with Kendra Bohm adding 12 points and Maggie Steffen and Danica Kemnitz 10 apiece. Lauren Dub's 16 points paced Central, with Amber Anderson scoring 11.
Cameran Bridgeford picked up eight wins as a freshman last season for the East Grand Forks Senior High/Sacred Heart co-op team wrestling in the heavier weight classes usually dominated by upperclassmen. How he would build on that as a sophomore, Bridgeford didn't know. There were unknowns after the Senior High/Sacred Heart co-op folded because of low participation numbers and Bridgeford and his Sacred Heart teammates joined Grand Forks Central in a new co-op.
Grand Forks Red River dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten in girls high school basketball Friday night when visiting Fargo Shanley handed the Roughriders a 74-59 setback. It was the first loss after 10 straight wins for the No. 2 ranked Roughriders. Fargo Shanley improved to 9-1. Reile Payne's 22 points led the Deacons, with Caira Berg and Emily Dietz each scoring 12. Lexi Robson had 19 points and Danica Kemnitz 12 for the Riders.
Four players scored in double figures for East Grand Forks Senior High on Saturday as the Green Wave edged visiting Sacred Heart 77-72 in boys basketball. Aaron Havis scored 23 to lead the Green Wave, with Christian Dugan adding 17 points, Julian Benson 13 and Sam Votava 11. Jordan Tomkinson had a game-high 34 points to lead Sacred Heart, with Jack Gerber adding 19.
Lexi Robson's school record-setting performance led Grand Forks Red River to a 71-59 girls high school basketball win against visiting Grand Forks Central on Friday. Robson set a Red River single-game scoring record, erupting for 38 points in the win. That included 15 of the 9-0 Roughriders' final 19 points in the last 10:13. Lauren Dub's 28 points led Central, with Liz Dub adding 17 as the sisters combined for 45 of the Knights' 59 points.
Four players scored in double figures for Grand Forks Red River on Friday as the Roughriders ran past visiting Grand Forks Central 70-33 in boys high school basketball. Jordan Polynice had a double double with 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Roughriders. Mark Toe added 14 points, Mason Benefield 12 and Tyler Enerson 10 as the 5-4 Riders snapped a three-game losing streak. Debyn Johnson's eight points led 0-7 Knights.
Chris Logan on Wednesday was named head women's soccer coach at UND. Logan comes to UND after a year as the head coach at the University of Northern Iowa, where...