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GGF notebook: Green Wave record a family matter

Former East Grand Forks Senior High girls soccer player Briana Scanlan's school career scoring record has been bested. The record, though, is still in the family. Senior High junior Jaclyn Scanlan had a goal and an assist last Thursday in a win o...

Former East Grand Forks Senior High girls soccer player Briana Scanlan's school career scoring record has been bested.

The record, though, is still in the family.

Senior High junior Jaclyn Scanlan had a goal and an assist last Thursday in a win over Minnewaska to bring her career total to 107.

Older sister, Briana, finished her career with 106 points.

"Jaclyn is marked every game," Senior High coach Jessica Krog said. "She has one or two people on her all the time. She can be our star of the game without even scoring with the way she runs around the field."

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Briana is now a sophomore with the Bemidji State women's soccer team.

At the Green Wave's game against Esko-Carlton last Saturday, Briana presented a soccer ball to Jaclyn to honor the accomplishment.

The sisters did plenty of damage together. Of Jaclyn's 107 points, Briana was in on 43 of them.

Senior High, paced by a balanced offense this season, is off to an 8-0 start. Senior High used an overtime goal from Leah Jensen on Thursday to stay perfect and beat Moorhead 2-1.

Sacred Heart honors new Hall of Fame class

East Grand Forks Sacred Heart recognized its latest inductees into the school's Hall of Fame at Friday's football game between the Eagles and Goodridge-Grygla.

Two undefeated football teams -- 1977-78 and 1978-79 -- make up this year's class.

Five football teams have gone through the regular season undefeated in Sacred Heart history. The 1977 and 78 teams put together a string of 19 consecutive wins spanning two seasons.

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During the 1977 season, Sacred Heart opponents scored only 16 points while the Eagles put up 235 points. The 10-0 season concluded with a 6-0 conference playoff win against Kennedy High School.

Patrick Gaddie led the team in scoring with 66 points, followed by John Zavoral with 62 and Tom Shaw with 44.

In 1978, The Eagles outscored opponents 223-21 and compiled another 9-0 regular season record. In the first round of the state playoffs, No. 4 Sacred Heart lost to No. 1 Battle Lake.

Cory Fontaine, Shaw and Zavoral were named all-conference in 1977, while Zavoral, Craig Pietruszewski and Mark Beauchamp made all-conference the following season.

Rider tennis displays depth

The Grand Forks Red River boys tennis team headed to the West Fargo Invitational last weekend shorthanded.

The Roughriders were missing No. 1 singles player Erik Johnson (illness) and one of its top doubles players in Jake LaDouceur (hockey commitment).

But that didn't slow Red River down. The Riders won six of eight divisions and tallied almost twice as many points (37) as second-place Fargo South (19).

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"It was a very good showing," Red River coach Greg LaDouceur said. "It gave opportunities to some other kids. That just shows that these guys are learning a lot from practices and the matches they do get."

LaDouceur was referencing the play of John Shaft, Kenny Hahn, Wes Mosher and Steven Halvorson.

At the West Fargo Invitational, Shaft won No. 5 singles, Hahn won No. 6 singles and Mosher and Halvorson paired to win at No. 3 doubles.

Great Plains team starts strong at elite tournament

Team Great Plains, with nine players from the Greater Grand Forks area and 17 from the Herald coverage area, has started 3-0 at the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League.

Great Plains has outscored opponents 19-5.

Roseau's Adam Knochenmus and Warroad's Brock Nelson lead the league in scoring with eight points apiece.

Justin Moody, one of seven Grand Forks Central players on the team, has scored four points.

UND recruit and Thief River Falls native Zane Gothberg has a 1.34 goals-against average.

Miller reports on sports. Reach him at (701) 780-1121; (800) 477-6572, ext. 121; or send e-mail to tmiller@gfherald.com .

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Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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