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Football UND's Rodgers leaves for Southern Illinois UND safeties coach Marty Rodgers is leaving for a similar position at Southern Illinois. Rodgers, an SIU graduate, was a college teammate of new SIU head coach Nick Hill when they played for the...

 

 


Football

UND’s Rodgers leaves  for Southern Illinois

UND safeties coach Marty Rodgers is leaving for a similar position at Southern Illinois.

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Rodgers, an SIU graduate, was a college teammate of new SIU head coach Nick Hill when they played for the Salukis. Hill is taking over for former UND coach Dale Lennon in Carbondale.

Rodgers is the first UND assistant to leave UND head coach Bubba Schweigert’s original staff of two years ago.

Rodgers played safety for Schweigert, who was the defensive coordinator at SIU, for the Salukis (2006-09).

Rodgers finished his fourth season as a college coach after coming to UND from Minot State.

 

Boys hockey

GF Red River 6,
Bismarck 3

BISMARCK - A good start lifted Red River to the road win Tuesday over Bismarck High.

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Jacob Knecht, Mason Salquist and Dylan Spicer scored first-period goals to lead the Riders.

“We came out with lots of energy and a lot of hop,” said Red River coach Bill Chase. “We had a great start.”

Spicer scored twice for the Riders, who improved to 8-0.

Jacob Melhoff stopped 17 shots in net for Red River, which plays Bismarck Century today.

GF Central 8,
Bismarck Century 4

BISMARCK - Grand Forks Central’s first boys hockey trip to Bismarck in 15 years was a good one.

The Knights used goals from eight different players to down the Patriots on Tuesday night.

Tyrese Murph, Nick Lund, Tate Steffen, Grant Johnson, Skylar Belgarde, Blaise Monette, Cam Olstad and Cody Aarvig scored for Central, lifting the Knights to a 5-3 record.

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Central last played in Bismarck in 2000.

 

Boys basketball

Sacred Heart 60,
W-A-O 51

Devin Evavold’s double-double helped Sacred Heart secure a win over Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 60-51 on Tuesday at home.

Evavold tallied a game-high 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Nolan Hallaway also came up big for the 5-5 Eagles, registering 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Dylan Bradner also hit double figures in scoring for the Eagles, tallying 10 points.

“We had a few days off of practice from Christmas break,” said Sacred Heart coach Destry Sterkel. “I thought for having only one practice before today, we had a phenomenal day of basketball.”

Sacred Heart will play in the Jamestown Shootout on Friday against LaMoure.

 

Girls basketball

Detroit Lakes 45,
Senior High 30

Detroit Lakes’ big second half was instrumental in its 45-30 win over East Grand Forks Senior High in the Hugo’s Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.

Leading the way for the Lakers was Grace Swenson who notched 20 points. Rylee Skyberg led the Green Wave with 11 points, followed by Natalie Carlstrom who put up eight.

“We held a good team to 45 points,” said Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund. “Offensively we played well in the first half, but in the second half we went cold.”

Despite the loss, Senior High led at halftime 22-20.

- Herald staff reports

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