LOCAL CLIPBOARD: Girls basketball, college hockey, curling
Girls basketball Senior High 74, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 49 WARREN, Minn. -- A balanced East Grand Forks Senior High offense propelled the Green Wave over Warren-Alvarado-Oslo on Thursday. Eleven players scored for the Wave. Leading the way was Hayl...
Senior High 74,
WARREN, Minn. - A balanced East Grand Forks Senior High offense propelled the Green Wave over Warren-Alvarado-Oslo on Thursday.
Eleven players scored for the Wave. Leading the way was Haylie Carlstrom with 15 points, while Chloe Vonasek put up 10. The Ponies’ Taylor Mortimer led all players with 17 points.
“Offensively, we played well and defensively at times we really forced a lot of turnovers,” said Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund. “We had a nice balance on both ends.”
Former UND coach honored
Former UND defenseman, assistant coach and head coach Bill Selman was named the 2016 Legend of College Hockey recipient Thursday by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation.
Selman was a three-year letterwinner on defense for North Dakota from 1960-61 to 1962-63, appearing in 72 career games and collecting one goal and 20 assists. The Fort Frances, Ontario, native was a senior on UND’s 1962-63 team that won the program’s second NCAA and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) championships.
After graduating in 1963, Selman returned to his alma mater in 1964-65 as an assistant coach and helped guide UND to another WCHA championship. He spent one more season as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach for the 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons, leading the Fighting Sioux to two more WCHA titles. In all, UND won four conference titles and one national championship in Selman’s seven seasons with the program.
Selman’s collegiate coaching career also included head-coaching stints at Minnesota Duluth (1968-70), St. Louis University (1970-79) and Lake Superior State (1981-83). He amassed a career record of 277-217-21 (.558).
Selman was inducted into the UND Athletics Letterwinners Hall of Fame in 1993. He is also a member of the St. Louis University, Northwestern Ontario Sports, and Fort Frances Sports Halls of Fame.
Now retired, Selman will be honored along with this year’s Hobey Baker Award winner at the annual Hobey Baker Award banquet on May 26 in St. Paul.
Clark rink wins
Seattle’s Brady Clark rink won the men’s final of the 2016 USA Curling National Championships in with a 10-4 victory over John Shuster recently in Jacksonville, Fla.
Clark originally is from Grand Forks and began his curling career at the Grand Forks Curling Club.
It was the third time the two sides met during the national meet with Clark and his team of Greg Persinger, Colin Hufman, and Philip Tilker prevailing all three times against Shuster’s defending champions.
This is the second men’s national championship for Clark and Tilker, who won the title together in 2013, and first for Persinger and Hufman.
The Lindgren rink from Grand Forks competed in the women’s division of last week’s event. The team consisted of Abygayle Lindgren, Katie Sigurdson, Emily Lindgren and Kelsey Colwell.
Sigurdson also received the Ann Brown Sportsmanship Award, which goes to the curler who is judged to best embody the USCA Spirit of Curling as voted on by their peers.
- Herald staff reports