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College volleyball 6 Friday's results Minn.-Crookston over Minot State 18-25, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, 15-10 Minn.-Crookston over SD School of Mines 25-19, 25-19, 25-27, 26-24 UND Classic Appalachian State 3, South Dakota State 1 UND 25-25-25, George Washington 15-19-18 UND (kills-blocks-aces)—Teodora Tepavac 0-0-1 (16 digs), Sydney Griffin 4-2-0 (32 assists), Tamara Merseli 8-2-2, Jordan Vail 7-0-0, Faith Dooley 12-4-0, Ashley Brueggeman 7-0-0, Julia Kaczorowska 4-0-0, Maggie Smith 0-0-2, Tamika Brekke 0-0-2.
A.J. Diemel is becoming the driver to beat at the John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational. Diemel won Friday's pole dash at the 11th annual Seitz event, a win that means the Elk Mound, Wis., driver will start on the pole of Saturday night's 92-lap feature, which pays $9,200 to win. Diemel is looking to become the first three-time winner of the Seitz race. He won the event last year and in 2014. In 2015, he placed second.
The good news is that only one goal has been scored against UND so far this season at its Bronson Field home. The bad news is that one goal was inadvertently knocked into the net by a UND player on a redirect. On Sunday, an own goal was the difference in South Dakota's 1-0 win over UND—a home loss that dropped the Fighting Hawks to 2-3-1 on the season. In four prior home matches—two of them exhibitions—no opponent scored at Bronson Field.
The 2017 season for Jordan Adams has been a good one. The 21-year-old sprint car driver from Reynolds, N.D., had moved into second place in the season points race at River Cities Speedway before Friday night's races. His night, however, ended in a violent, wicked wreck—one of the worst The Bullring has seen in years.
Prep football 6 Friday's results Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 19, Fertile-Beltrami 14 Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 40, Red Lake 6 McGregor 50, Lake of the Woods 8 Barnesville 27, Dilworth-G-F 14 United North Central 22, Park Rapids 0 Pillager 36, Pelican Rapids 14 West Central Area 14, Breckenridge 6 Willmar 28, Fergus Falls 13 Hancock 62, Laporte 0 Bismarck St. Mary's 49, Valley City 0 Devils Lake 20, Central Cass 14 Wahpeton 34, Turtle Mountain 6
A week ago, Chris Ranten battled Mark Dobmeier for the win at River Cities Speedway. But Ranten came up short, like most drivers do on a weekly basis at River Cities Speedway. On Friday night, however, Ranten was the driver to beat—winning the 25-lap sprint feature on a lightning fast race track at The Bullring. Ranten started up front and held off Austin Pierce for the win during a race that featured a wicked crash involving Jordan Adams.
The Division I era in UND football began Aug. 28, 2008, against Texas A&M-Kingsville, which, to this date, remains a Division II school. UND routed Kingsville 48-18 before more than 11,000 fans at The Alerus Center. UND promoted the move to Division I in a big way back then, but it was hard for hard-core football fans to toe the company line, especially when the list of UND opponents read as such—St. Cloud State, Western Washington, Stony Brook, Sioux Falls, Lamar, Drake and the like.
OXFORD, Miss.—UND won the Big Sky Conference volleyball title last season and is picked to win the league again this season. But how good are the Fighting Hawks outside of the Big Sky? They're pretty good, evidenced by their performance this weekend. UND won the Rebel Invitational in Oxford, Miss., going 4-0 after taking down Louisiana Tech and Florida A&M by identical 3-2 scores on Saturday. "I've got a bunch of very, very tired and very, very happy kids," said UND coach Mark Pryor.
For Mark Dobmeier, the track conditions couldn't have been better. And, as usual, Dobmeier couldn't have run a better race. Dobmeier won Friday night's River Cities Speedway track championship, taking the 25-lap sprint feature on a smooth racing surface that saw considerable passing. "It wasn't an easy race by any means," said Dobmeier, who won from the fourth starting position. "They've got the track prep here down to a science here." Track conditions did allow for a lot of slide jobs and close passing throughout the night.
The UND women's soccer program still has some unfinished business in the Big Sky Conference before moving the Summit League next season. On Sunday, however, the Fighting Hawks made a statement that they should be ready to roll in their new home after downing Summit League member Western Illinois 4-0 at Bronson Field. On Friday, UND downed Summit League member North Dakota State 1-0. The 2-0 start by UND is the program's best in the Division I era. The start also has come under new coach Chris Logan.