Senior High drops two at state: East Grand Forks Senior High dropped both of its matches in the Minnesota state Class A girls tennis tournament in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
Senior High was making its first state appearance.
The Green Wave dropped a 5-2 decision in the quarterfinal round to St. James, dropping Senior High into the consolation bracket.
In the consolation round, Osakis defeated Senior High 5-2. The Wave ended the season 16-8.
Senior High wins against St. James came from Delaney Aaker and Kendal Rand at second doubles and the Kate Johnson/Thea Haaven-Farstad third doubles team.
Against Osakis, Katelyn Farder won at No. 4 singles for the Green Wave while the No. 2 doubles team of Aaker and Rand also won.
"We came down here to have some fun and gain some experience," said Senior High coach Kyle Hanson. "And we did that.
"The teams are tough down here but I think we definitely pushed them. We put a scare into Osakis. I'm real proud of the girls. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun."
UND home games on TV: The UND athletic department announced on Tuesday that all 24 home North Dakota men's and women's basketball games will be televised throughout the region and nation in 2018-19.
North Dakota's partnerships with Midco Sports Network and FOX Sports North will ensure television exposure for men's and women's basketball. In addition, all games will be available on FOX College Sports.
"I cannot thank our media partners, Midco Sports Network and FOX Sports North, enough for making our entire home basketball schedule accessible to our fans," said UND athletic director Bill Chaves. "I also appreciate our external team for making this happen. The exposure will benefit not only our two programs, but the University as a whole which is exciting."
Midco Sports Network will televise each home men's and women's basketball conference game with the exception of the men's basketball tilt against Denver on Feb 23. That game, along with all of the home non-conference contests except for one, will be picked up by FOX Sports North. Alex Heinert returns for his third season full-time calling North Dakota basketball on MidcoSN along with Zach Dosch for the men's games and North Dakota women's basketball letterwinner and former assistant coach Val Sussex for the women's games.
The announcement also marks the first time in program history that every UND athletic event happening inside the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center (volleyball, men's basketball, and women's basketball) will be aired live on TV.
Moller honored again: North Dakota senior Katie Moller turned in a record-breaking performance to net her third Summit League Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season.
Moller, who is the first league player with three weekly honors this season, broke the Summit League single-match record for points after securing nine in the Fighting Hawks' 7-1 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne on Sunday. She also became just the fourth player in league history and the just the second in a conference match to score four goals. Moller first point came off a corner kick she sent in that was finished by Olivia Knox for UND's first goal of the match.
Lano honored: Longtime Fosston radio announcer Tom Lano has been selected as a member of the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Honor.
The 57-year-old Lano is in his 40th year broadcasting sports. He's been at Fosston since 1990. Lano has broadcast almost 7,000 games in his radio career, and has broadcast every Minnesota boys state basketball tournament since 1990.
The Hall of Honor was established to honor persons who have helped improve, promote or serve basketball in Minnesota. Other selections this year include Bill Bentson, Ron Haman, Bob Knutson and Ken Klawiter. They'll be recognized Friday at the MBCA Fall Clinic awards banquet in Minneapolis.