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The Grand Forks Clash U15 soccer team captured a title in the recent Greater Grand Forks Soccer Club tournament held in Grand Forks. Team members: Back row, left to right- Coach CJ Cano, Sylver Osodo, Davie McLean, Jace Johnson, Maxx Andrade, Ben Kern, Jordan Robles, Alec Humble, John Aulich, Ethan Harsell, Alex Berger; Kneeling - Carter Krenelka, Stoker Short, Lucas Kanta, Nate Bye, Eric Olsen, and Kevin Brooks; (missing from picture Ben Stevens)
CARRINGTON, N.D.—J.R. Thielges has taken 12 teams to the North Dakota Class B American Legion baseball tournament. The veteran LaMoure coach can't recall many better state pitching performances from his teams in that time than the 1-hitter thrown by Brady Warcken on Thursday. "That's right up there with the best pitched games we've had,'' Thielges said. "You couldn't ask for anything more from him. "You give up one hit and you should win.''
In a way, there are two defending champions in the PGA Championship this week on the Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J. World No. 1 Jason Day of Australia captured his first major title in the final Grand Slam event last season, beating Jordan Spieth by three strokes at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. And Phil Mickelson won the 2005 PGA, the last time it was played at Baltusrol, hitting a sublime pitch shot to within one foot of the hole for a closing birdie to beat Steve Elkington of Australia and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark by one shot.
A year ago, Dustin Strand put himself in position to win a World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature at River Cities Speedway. The RCS regular grabbed the lead on Lap 16 and held the top spot for three laps before eventual winner Tim McCreadie slipped past Strand. Strand's night, however, didn't end well. "We had a left rear tire cut down with five laps to go," said Strand. "I was in third place at the time."
One of the top high school basketball players in North Dakota has given a verbal commitment to UND, according Prep Hoops Dakotas. Aanen Moody, who will be a senior at Dickinson High School in the fall, committed to UND, according to a tweet from Prep Hoops Dakotas on Tuesday night. After a high-scoring junior season, Moody earned North Dakota Class A all-state first-team honors. The 6-foot guard averaged 33 points as a junior, up from 15.6 points as a sophomore.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series has raced at River Cities Speedway since 2006. For the local late model drivers who race at The Bullring weekly, a strong finish against some of the best drivers in the country has been virtually impossible. This season, that feat may be even more difficult when the WoO LMS races at RCS on Friday night.
The lineups were altered a bit at River Cities Speedway on Friday night. The results, however, weren't much different that usual. The late models and sprints flipped their features, with the late models ending the mid-season track championship night before an estimated crowd of 2,000 fans. The favorites won in both classes, with Dustin Strand taking the 20-lap late model feature Mark Dobmeier dominating the 25-lap sprint feature.
After last season, Bob Martin thought about ending his racing days. "But I didn't want to quit after a year like that," said Martin. However, he decided to return and so far the the longtime East Grand Forks sprint driver is having a solid season heading into tonight's mid-season championship races at River Cities Speedway.
The weather hasn't cooperated much this season with go-kart racers in Grand Forks. On Wednesday night, however, the Forks Karting Association did mange to get in a complete night of...
One day, Mike Marek decided to figure out how many miles he's covered over the years in a school bus. His best guess: 40,000 miles, or nearly twice around the globe. That's a lot of miles to be driving and riding in a school bus. To Marek, however, the miles were worth it. "I hate driving the school bus, but the camaraderie that you develop over the miles with the players makes it worthwhile," said Marek.