Chris Murphy

Murphy has covered sports in Chicago, Minnesota and North Dakota since 2009, working for The Forum since 2012. Contact: or 701-241-5548

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The tweet went out at 10:52 a.m. Wednesday from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
FARGO — Saturday was a first for West Fargo Sheyenne senior Preeti Chemiti and freshman Mimi Gu. The two had never had to stop a tennis match because of an alarm going off, but a tennis ball set one off at Courts Plus on Saturday, as the two were playing for an East Region doubles title.
FARGO — Blayne Smith twice mentioned in his classroom work at Roosevelt Elementary in Detroit Lakes, Minn., that he wanted to run a half-marathon with his mom. He wrote it on a to-do list before he's 12 and on a list for his goals for 2019.
FARGO — If it weren't for a friend convincing Bonnie Jules to do a 50K marathon in Brighton, Colo., in 2017, she would have never met Edward Broadnax. On Saturday, before the Sanford Fargo Marathon, the two got married on a stage in front of the starting line.
FARGO — Kyle Gagner doesn't know how much time he has left with his 5-year-old son, Levi.
FARGO — Randy Woodward was in the middle of a 36-vehicle convoy in his second tour of duty in the Iraq War in 2005, when a roadside bomb exploded. The Navy Seabee was told in a Virginia hospital he would never run again, something he had done since high school in Peculiar, Mo.
FARGO -- The yearly drive to Willmar, Minn., for a cross country meet is not something Fargo North sophomore runner Josh Beck has ever done on the bus with the team. He drives separately with his parents because he needs a pillow to bury his face into when signs for Exit 55 or Exit 67 appear heading west on Interstate 94.
ST. PAUL -- The final players off the Xcel Energy Center Ice, after top-seeded Edina beat Moorhead 4-2 in the Minnesota Class 2A boys hockey quarterfinals Thursday, March 7, were Moorhead senior captains Kyler Kleven and Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe.
FARGO — Bismarck senior forward Jordyn Kisse was originally used as more of a defensive forward and on the penalty kill when she first started with the Blizzard.
FARGO — The champions remain to defend its crown, as Bismarck topped Minot 1-0 in the North Dakota girls hockey quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 21, at Farmers Union Insurance Center at Scheels Arena. The Blizzard will play in the semifinals at Scheels Arena.