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Boys hockey

East Grand Forks 6, Crookston 1: East Grand Forks is one win away from a trip to the Minnesota state Class A hockey tournament after beating Crookston on Saturday night in the Section 8A semifinal round.

The Green Wave advanced to the section title game for the seventh consecutive season.

Luke Vonesh started the scoring for the Green Wave as EGF led 1-0 after the first period.

Mason Poolman's power-play goal in the second period gave the Wave a 2-1 lead.

Justin Kallock and Coby Stauss scored the next two Senior High goals, giving the Wave a 4-1 lead after two periods.

Austin Overgaard and Carter Beck scored in the third period to round out the scoring. Beck's goal was short-handed.

Crookston's goal came from Eric Delorme.

Senior High improved to 15-10-2.

The Wave will meet Thief River Falls in Thursday's title game in Warroad. The Prowlers downed Warroad 6-4 in Saturday's first semifinal game.

College softball

UND's VanDomelen throws no-hitter: UND senior Kaylin VanDomelen threw the second no-hitter of her career, blanking Cleveland State, 2-0 on Saturday at the Belmont/Tennessee State Winter Warmup Tournament.

UND posted a 9-5 win over Tennessee State in the opener.

"Game one was a win, and we'll take it. In game two, congrats to Kaylin for an outstanding performance," said UND head coach Jordan Stevens. "She had very good command and was in control. I'm very happy for her. We finally did enough offensively to get the runs we needed."

VanDomelen struck out seven while walking just a pair in the win.

Boys swimming

Rygh earn all-conference honors: Brayden Rygh finished second in the 200 freestyle to lead the Grand Forks KnightRiders at Saturday's Eastern Dakota Conference meet.

He was also named to the all-conference team.

Grand Forks' Jakob Craven finished third in the 50 freestyle.

Fargo North won the meet with 416 points. Grand Forks was sixth at 189.

Boys basketball

Wahpeton 54, GF Central 43: Wahpeton pulled away late to claim the win in Saturday's East Region play-in game.

Wahpeton used an 11-0 run to break a 43-43 tie and end Central's season.

Chris Demuth led Central with 17 points. Debyn Johnson added 11. Josh Darwin led Wahpeton with 16 points.

"We made a good run in the second half to stay in the game," said Central coach Dan Carlson. "They made more plays down the stretch. I was proud of our effort."


Spivey leads Grand Forks: Sydnee Spivey led Grand Forks in the state individual tournament on Saturday in Jamestown, getting an eighth-place finish in all-around.

Spivey had top-10 places in vault (eighth, 9.15), bars (10th, 8.867) and floor (eighth, 9.333) and scored a 36.050 in all-around.

Other top-15 placers for Grand Forks were Julia Miller (15th in vault, 8.917) and Katie Blackmun (13th in floor, 9.133).

"I am very happy with how we performed,'' Grand Forks coach Courtney Engel said. "We made a few mistakes, but overall the team did really well. We had more girls place at the individual competition than we have in at least the last seven seasons.''

Girls basketball

Valley City 59, GF Central 48: Grand Forks Central registered its second-highest point total of the season Saturday, but that wasn't enough to extend its season. The Knights dropped a 59-48 road decision to Valley City in the East Region play-in round.

Korri Gust had 13 points and Bailey Jaeger 12 to lead the Knights.

"I thought this was our best game we've played from start to finish,'' Central coach D.J. Burris said.