Friday's local clipboard
Truedson competes in Chili Bowl: Presley Truedson of Kennedy, Minn., competed in the annual Chili Bowl Nationals this week in Tulsa, Okla. The Chili Bowl attracts some of the biggest names in racing for the week-long midget event held at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
At age 16, Truedson is the youngest competitor in the event, which features such drivers as NASCAR's Kyle Larson and the World of Outlaws' Donny Schatz.
Truedson drove for Daum Motorsports.
On Thursday night, she started and finished fifth in her heat race. In the C feature, she finished fifth, one spot away from the transfer to the B feature.
In February, Truedson, who has raced lightning sprints in the area the past couple of seasons, will compete in the POWRi Midget Series in Florida.
Curl sparks Team USA: Britta Curl of Bismarck and Makenna Webster scored in the shootout and Lindsay Reed stopped the final four shots she faced in the shootout as the U.S. Under-18 women's national team overcame a two-goal deficit in the final period to defeat Canada 4-3 on Friday in the semifinals of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia.
The victory gives Team USA its 11th consecutive berth in the event's gold-medal game, which is scheduled today against Sweden.
Tri City Northstars tryout: The Tri City Northstars will hold a combine and tryout today for the upcoming 2018 season. The tryout and combine is scheduled for the UND High Performance Center.
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and will last from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The fee is $25 per participant. The fee pays for the combine T-shirt and pizza.
Successful participants will receive a contract to play for the Northstars.
For further information, contact the Northstars at firstname.lastname@example.org
Warroad 2, EGF 0: Tiff Foster and Madison Oelkers scored first-period goals to lift Warroad to the Section 8A win over the Green Wave on Friday night.
Quinn Kuntz stopped 18 shots in goal for Warroad while McKenzie Whalen made 34 saves for the Wave.
GF Central 55, Valley City 54: Grand Forks Central picked up its first win of the season Friday night. Jacob Ohnstad led Central with 16 points while Branson Delorme and Debyn Johnson added 11 and 10, respectively.
"Branson got a big rebound and hit a couple of free throws to seal the game with five seconds left," said Central coach Dan Carlson. "The team played hard and executed down the stretch."
Red River 8, WF Sheyenne 2: Mason Salquist scored twice in the first period to lead Grand Forks Red River past West Fargo on Friday night.
"There wasn't a lot of flow and we had to grind it out at both ends," said Red River coach Bill Chase. "It was a sloppy start for us but our leaders got us back on track."
GF Central 2, Fargo North 1: Cole Wigestrand and Lucas Kanta each scored for Central in its road win. Kanta scored the game-winner at 14:40 of the third period in a four-on-four situation.
Central improved to 10-1-2 overall, while North fell to 5-8-1 overall.
Grand Rapids 69, EGF 53: Grand Rapids outscored East Grand Forks Senior High 41-27 in the second half en route to Friday night's win.
Natalie Carlstrom led Senior High with 11 points. McKenna Aitchison added 10.
"We started each half slow and then played them fairly even," said Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund. "They have a few highly skilled players who we struggled to keep in check."
Valley City 56, GF Central 46: Valley City outscored Grand Forks Central 33-24 in the second half to take the win. Central was led by Cassidy Kuntz, who finished with 14 points.
"I was happy with our effort tonight and thought we played one of our best all around team games," said Central coach DJ Burris. "I thought at the end of the game we just had a few bounces that went the wrong way."
Red River 68, Shanley 57: Kenady Steffan led River River with 20 points Friday night as the Riders downed Fargo Shanley. Maggie Steffen added 13 as the Riders shot 40 percent.
"It was a very evenly matched game with both teams playing hard to the end," said Red River coach Kent Ripplinger. "I thought we played well defensively and rebounded the ball well as a team. We did a nice job containing the ball and contesting shots."
Grand Forks wins Fargo Invite: The Grand Forks KnightRiders captured the Fargo Invite on Friday, scoring 135.525 points.
"The girls did really well, considering practice was very limited this week due to the weather," coach Courtney Gripentrog said.
Freshman Sydnee Spivey took first place in the bars and floor events and was second in the all-around.
Grand Forks second: The Grand Forks KnightRiders finished second at a meet in Bemidji on Friday.
Melrose/Sauk Centre won the meet with 575 points followed by Grand Forks with 433.
Individual winners for Grand Forks were Jakob Craven in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and Brayden Rygh in the 500 freestyle. The Grand Forks 200 and 400 freestyle teams also took first.