Thursday's local clipboard
Fargo North 1, GF Red River 0: Fargo North's Abby Naseth scored at 29 minutes, 35 seconds to lead the Spartans past Grand Forks Red River on Thursday night at rainy Cushman Field.
In goal, Red River's Maddie Schindler finished with 13 saves.
GF Central 2, Fargo South 2: Hannah Hynek's goal at 72 minutes lifted Grand Forks Central to a tie against Fargo South on Thursday. Maddie Myrold picked up the assist.
Brenna Bertsch scored the Knights' first goalat 12 minutes.
The game was ended with six minutes to play due to inclement weather.
"We dug ourselves a hole in the first half but got ourselves back into the game with Hannah's late goal," said Central coach George DuBois.
Thief River Falls 7, EGF Senior High 0: Thief River Falls' Alexa Rogalla pitched a three-hit shutout to lift the Prowlers over Senior High on Thursday.
Khloe Lund went 2-for-2 at the plate for Thief River Falls.
Kenzie Whalen, Nicole Schlenk and Brianna Walski all were 1-for-3 for the Wave.
UND adds two signees: UND coach Mark Pryor announced a pair of setter signees for the upcoming season on Thursday.
The two-time defending Big Sky Conference Tournament champions added setters Roosa Rautio of Rovaniemi, Finland; and Julia Vetter of Fargo.
"Roosa's high-level experience will help us immediately," Pryor said. "Fans will really enjoy the way she plays the game. She could become a fan favorite at home matches very quickly."
Vetter was an all-conference pick at Fargo Shanley.
"We have watched Julia over the last four years get better and better," Pryor said. "She has been part of a great high school volleyball program, as well as a great high school basketball program. When she gets here and when she can focus solely on one sport, I really believe that she will add definite value to our program."
Track and field
UND qualifies nine: UND will send a school-record nine student-athletes to the 2017-18 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary Round in Sacramento May 24-26.
North Dakota's participants at the regional meet will include: Matt Culhane (discus), Molli Detloff (discus, hammer), Jessica Drady (hammer), Chris Evenson (discus), Kyley Foster (pole vault), Destinee Haas (discus), Nolan Hovland (high jump), Michael Quesenberry (shot put) and Katelyn Weber(shot put).
It is the third regional appearance for Detloff, who also qualified in 2016-17 and 2014-15, and the second straight appearance for both Foster and Weber. Culhane, Drady, Evenson, Haas, Hovland and Quesenberry will all be making their first appearances.
"All nine are from our jumps and throws groups, which indicates just what a fantastic job (assistant coaches) Joe Silvers and Drew Jones are doing for us," said UND coach Kevin Galbraith. "When you have good coaches who recruit good, solid people, nice things happen to your program and this group of nine is the proof. I'm very happy and couldn't be more proud."
UND's Kinsey to transfer: UND guard Jafar Kinsey announced Thursday plans to graduate transfer for his senior season next year.
Kinsey, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound Syracuse, N.Y., native, appeared in 26 games last year and made three starts. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.0 rebounds.
"I'd like to thank the University of North Dakota for a great two years," Kinsey posted to his Twitter account. "After talking with friends and family, I've decided I will be exploring grad-transfer options. I'm excited for this next stage in my life and I'm very thankful for the opportunity UND has presented me."
Kinsey, who redshirted at UND in the 2016-17 season, came to Grand Forks from Des Moines Area Community College, where he averaged 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Kinsey spent his first college season at Robert Morris, where he played in 14 games sparingly for the Colonials.
UND adds two: UND coach Matt Stricker announced the addition of a pair of prep standouts to his roster on Thursday.
North Dakota native Jackson Ward and Canadian Ronnie Postnikoff have committed to play for the Fighting Hawks.
A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Postnikoff has played on Alberta's Junior Development Team and won five Maple Leaf Junior Tour events and six high school competitions during his prep career.
"I think the sky is the limit for Ronnie," Stricker said. "He has incredible work ethic and is working with one of the best coaches in Canada. I expect him to compete for playing time in our top 5 right away and his aggressive style of play will bode well for us."
Ward has been the No. 1 player on the Bismarck Century High School team the past three seasons and has already won a pair of tournaments during his senior season. He was among the top five in stroke average in the Western Dakota Conference as a junior and is on pace to be the Valedictorian of his senior class at Century.
"Jackson is an incredibly well-rounded young man," Stricker said. "His academic accolades are extensive and his game has really improved over the last two years. He has added some strength, which has really helped him drive the ball further. He'll come in and push for a spot in our top five as well and I'm very excited to add one of the best seniors in the state of North Dakota to our program. That means a lot to our program."