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Patchy rain throughout the week didn't keep drivers away from River Cities Speedway. A total of 166 cars in four classes—late models, sprints, Midwest modifieds and modifieds—showed up to The Bullring on Friday night as the track hosted the 10th annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational. Racing stretched long into the night Friday and was still in progress at press time. For full results, go to grandforksherald.com.
It wasn't the big prize he was after, but the start of the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational worked out well for Dustin Strand. Strand dominated Thursday night's portion of the Seitz—winning the 25-lap feature that also served as the wrap up to the NLRA season. Strand topped a field of 38 late models, winning the feature by 1.572 seconds over Bill Mooney. Strand grabbed the lead from Brad Seng on Lap 9 as both drivers came out of Turn 2. Strand controlled the rest of the event.
This season, Dustin Strand has been the driver to beat at River Cities Speedway. He's parked his No. 71 late model in Victory Lane seven times. On Saturday night, he'd love to drive into Victory Lane for the eighth time. But the Grand Forks driver admits No. 8 has its challenges.
In past seasons, UND largely has opened its men's basketball season with a handful of challenging road games. This season, UND will play three home games to start the season—the first time that's happened in the past decade. UND announced its schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes 28 games, a tournament at Wright State of Ohio, a home-and-home series with North Dakota State and a game at Big Ten member Iowa.
Prep volleyball 6 Tuesday's results North Dakota Fargo Shanley 3, West Fargo 2 Fargo North 3, Fargo Davies 1 Fargo South 3, Valley City 2 West Fargo Sheyenne 3, Wahpeton 0 Fargo Oak Grove 3, Norman Co. West 0 Minnesota Crookston 3, Red Lake Falls 0 Perham 3, Detroit Lakes 0 Dilworth-G-F 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 0 Park Rapids 3, Frazee 0 Crosby-Ironton 3, Isle 0 Alexandria 3, Fergus Falls 0 EGF Senior High 27-25-25, GF Central 25-15-21
Local-area clipboard 6 Golf UND ties for fourth NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.— UND finished in a tie for fourth place at the UNO Invitational that wrapped up Sunday. Ally Rogers and Alexis Guggisberg each shot a 75 during Sunday's final round to move the Fighting Hawks up two positions. Rogers wound up tied for 12th place individually in her collegiate debut. Guggisberg tied for 14th. Rogers finished with a 54-hole total of 234 while Guggisberg finished one shot behind her teammate.
Auto racing 6 Greenbush Race Park Saturday's results Modifieds Feature—1. Rick Delaine; 2. Ward Imrie; 3. Mark Esala; 4. Billy Vogel; 5. Brody Strachen Streets Feature—1. Ryan Johnson; 2. Shawn Teunis; 3. Art Linert; 4. Jesse Teunis; 5. Chase Boen Midwest modifieds Feature—1. Jordan Wahl; 2. Shane Wahl; 3. Cody Wall; 4. Justin Olson; 5. Charles Davis Lightning sprints Feature --1 . Eric Johnson; 2. Ryan Davies; 3. Kelsi Pederson; 4. Kyle Cole; 5. Charles Davis Pure stocks
Cross country 6 West Fargo Invitational In Moorhead, Saturday Girls team totals GF Central 34, Fargo Davies 41, West Fargo Sheyenne 72, West Fargo 82, Valley City 156, GF Red River 161 Top 10 individuals
Whether or not "Kick Six, Part II" will have the same impact of the original remains to be seen. But No. 15 Houston used a reprise of the play that vaulted Auburn into the BCS National Championship Game three years ago to help undo No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday. Brandon Wilson returned Austin Seibert's missed field goal 100 yards—officially—to help turn the momentum the Cougars way in an eventual 33-23 win.
Local-area clipboard 6 Golf UND opens season NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.—UND opened its 2016-17 season on Saturday with 36 holes at the UNO Invitational. The Fighting Hawks were one of six teams to complete their opening two rounds before play was suspended due to darkness. Freshman Ally Rogers led UND with a two-round total of 159 (+15). Senior captain Alexis Guggisberg came in at 160.