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In a battle of the top two teams in the Dakota Premier Lacrosse League, the Sioux Falls Spark downed the Grand Forks Predators 8-7 on Saturday morning at Cushman Field. Conditions for the day were ideal. "It's a beautiful day for lacrosse," said Brent Lindstrom, the president of the Grand Forks Lacrosse Association. The day, in many respects, matched the progression of the sport in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks the past few years.
Austin Reitan took up boxing less than two years ago. But the 21-year-old has managed to enjoy success early in his career. The Grand Forks boxer has qualified for next week's National Golden Gloves tournament in Lafayette, La. He's scheduled to have his first bout at nationals on Monday. Reitan went 2-0 at last week's Upper Midwest Golden Gloves tournament in Walker, Minn. "It's been going pretty well for me," said Reitan, who will box at 178 pounds. "The sport has been pretty good to me so far." Reitan is 10-2 since he took up the sport.
MANVEL, N.D. — Mike Maidenberg and Mike Jacobs, like thousands of other Grand Forks and East Grand Forks residents, couldn't predict when the Red River would crest during the devastating 1997 flood. But the Grand Forks Herald publisher and editor accurately predicted one thing after the rising, unforgiving Red River of the North forced them from their homes. "Come Hell and High Water," the Grand Forks Herald wouldn't miss a day of publication during the newspaper's most trying time in its 138-year history.
Prep softball 6 Thursday's results EGF Senior High 18, Norman County/NCW 0 EGF 52(11) 0 -- 18 14 0 NOR 000 0 -- 0 3 5 WP—Megan Boman; LP—A. Olson Highlights—EGF: Boman 12 Ks, Boman 3x4, HR, Kayla Nelson 3x4, 2B, 2 RBI, Haylie Carlstrom 2x3, 2 RBI, Natalie Carlson 2x4, 3 RBI Fargo Davies 14, GF Central 4 GFC 020 110 -- 4 5 3 FDV 160 205 -- 14 10 2 WP—Emma Bothum; LP—Willow Rynestad
Young basketball players were everywhere in Grand Forks on Saturday, thanks to the Junior Grand Am tournament sponsored by the Fast Break Club. And Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen enjoyed every minute of the day. She was in town to conduct a youth basketball clinic sponsored by The Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy. For roughly 90 minutes, campers ran through drills at Red River High School before having the chance for autographs and pictures with Whalen—one of the top players in the WNBA.
River Cities Speedway has been called one of the top dirt tracks in the country. It is one of the few tracks in the country that run sprints and late models on a weekly basis. The track, however, will get even more exposure this summer as Midco Sports Network will televise a night of racing live at The Bullring on June 23. For Midco, it will be its first live broadcast of motorsports.The night of racing will be available to viewers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
UND sweeps SDSU UND opened its home softball schedule by sweeping South Dakota State on Wednesday at Apollo. The Fighting Hawks won 6-0 and 4-3. Junior Kaylin VanDomelen blanked the Jackrabbits in the opener, striking out eight batters and allowing two hits. VanDomelen also went 2-for-3 at the plate as did Lindsey Harford. Hannah Bergh threw all seven innings to get the win in the nightcap. Alicia Young led UND with a 3-for-4 performance while Marina Marzolino hit a homerun and drove in two runs for the Hawks.
Sonja Fox waited her chance to win a championship belt. When she got the chance, she didn't waste it. The Mandaree, N.D., boxer won by unanimous decision over Laura Ramsey in the main event of the Quicksilver Hill Championship Boxing card at Purpur Arena on Saturday night. The event was promoted by former light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill. And Fox also is trained by Hill, who now operates a gym in Los Angeles. Fox finished with a flurry in the six-round bout. The win earned her a regional women's heavyweight title belt in the American Boxing Organization.
Virgil Hill, the former light heavyweight champion of the world, grew up with boxing. And the former Grand Forks resident, who also won a Silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games, is still doing his part to keep boxing alive. Hill was at Purpur Arena late Friday afternoon, overseeing the final preparations for Saturday night's boxing card in Grand Forks. Hill is the promoter of the Quicksilver Hill Championship Boxing card; the main event being the bout between Sonia Fox of North Dakota and Laura Ramsey for the American Boxing Organization women's title.
Boxing is back in Grand Forks. Former world light heavyweight champion Virgil Hill will put on a boxing card Saturday night at Purpur Arena. There are seven fights on the card, with boxing set to begin at 7 p.m. The main event will be Sonia Fox taking on Laura Ramsey for the American Boxing Organization women's title. Fox, who is from North Dakota, is 5-0 with two knockouts, while Ramsey is 10-6 with five KOs.