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Girls soccer Fargo Davies 2, GF Red River 0 Fargo Davies extended its winning streak to 11 with a win over Grand Forks Red River on Thursday to remain undefeated on the season. Ashley Matter and Alyssa Paper scored goals for the Eagles, who enter...
Fargo Davies 2,
GF Red River 0
Fargo Davies extended its winning streak to 11 with a win over Grand Forks Red River on Thursday to remain undefeated on the season.
Ashley Matter and Alyssa Paper scored goals for the Eagles, who enter the state tournament the No. 1 seed from the East Region. Mari Rustebakke posted 12 saves in net for the Roughriders, who fall short of state tournament contention.
“Davies is undefeated for a reason,” said Red River coach Jessica Bina. “We played them much better here than we did there and did a good job of narrowing their chances down.”
Red River will wrap up their season today against West Fargo Sheyenne at home.
Devils Lake upsets Packers
FARGO - Jacob Mertens pitched a four-hit shutout as No. 8 seed Devils Lake upset No. 1 seed West Fargo 1-0 Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota Class A East Region tournament at Jack Williams Stadium.
Mertens, a junior, struck out eight West Fargo batters as Devils Lake advanced to the semifinals with a 14-12 record. Senior Ty Ness had the lone RBI of the game while teammate Ryan Haahr had two hits.
West Fargo, which takes a 22-11 record to the consolation round, got hits from Hunter Ulmer and Andy Gravdahl. Ulmer, a senior right-hander, gave up only two hits.
West Fargo Sheyenne 4,
Grand Forks Red River 0
FARGO - Mike Glanville recorded five strikeouts in a four-hit shutout as No. 5 West Fargo Sheyenne beat No. 4 Grand Forks Red River on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota Class A East Region tournament.
Nashten McFarren and Tyler Fritz both tallied two hits for the Mustangs, who are 18-14 on the year.
Cody Tweten posted two of the four hits for the Roughriders, who take a 16-9 record to the consolation round.
Senior High wins two
THIEF RIVER FALLS –– Grace Beck hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lead East Grand Forks Senior High to a 3-2 win over Mahomen/Waubun on Thursday.
Megan Boman only allowed five hits in the Green Wave’s in a 3-1 win over Warroad in the other game of the day.
“We didn’t hit real well against Mahnomen/Waubun,” said East Grand Forks head coach Heidi Spicer. “But we played good defense and we got hits when we needed to.”
Kayla Nelson and McKenzie Whalen each hit solo home runs in Senior High’s win over Warroad.
“In the second game against Warroad we came out more aggressive offensively, and Megan pitched a very good game for us,” Spicer added.
The Green Wave will play Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in a winners’ bracket game Tuesday in Thief River Falls.
Valley City 6,
GF Central 3
FARGO - Grace Scherr went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to lead No. 2 Valley City over No. 7 Grand Forks Central on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the East Region tournament.
Sophomore Kacee White tallied three hits for the Hi-Liners, which advance to the semifinals with 17-12 record. Tarryn Justeson pitched a six-hitter for Valley City.
Taiylor Ellingson recorded two hits for the Knights, who will play in the consolation round.
GF Red River 9,
Fargo Davies 6
FARGO - Gabbie Nuelle went 3-for-4 with a double to lead No. 5 Grand Forks Red River past No. 4 Fargo Davies on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the East Region tournament.
Junior Caitlyn Seng tallied three hits and three runs scored for the Roughriders. Red River will play West Fargo in the semifinals.
Carly Kottsick went 2-for-3 with a double and Spenser Mohr added a triple for the Eagles.
Title trophy goes on tour
UND announced Thursday that fans across the state will have an opportunity to see the 2016 NCAA Division I men’s hockey national championship trophy and take their picture with it as part of a tour sponsored by Scheels.
The trophy tour will take place at Scheels locations in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot from Wednesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 4, and each tour stop will be free to the public.
The North Dakota men’s hockey team captured its eight NCAA Division I national championship on April 9 with a 5-1 victory over Quinnipiac at Amalie Arena in Tampa. North Dakota also captured its second consecutive Penrose Cup as NCHC regular season champions and finished the season with a 34-6-4 record.
Tour dates and locations: Wednesday, Scheels, Fargo, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, Scheels, Grand Forks, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; June 4, Scheels, Minot, 9:30 a.m. to noon; June 4, Scheels, Bismarck, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Men’s track: UND senior hurdler Jimmy Evers has been named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team for his performance in competition and in the classroom. A native of Grand Forks, Evers owns a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average as a physics major. He was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All District Team as a sophomore in 2013-14. Evers is currently in Lawrence, Kan., where he is preparing to compete in the NCAA Division I Outdoor West Preliminary in the 110-meter hurdles.
Girls golf: Nicole Schlenk’s season-best 87 led East Grand Forks Senior High at Thursday’s Roseau Invitational. Crookston won the meet with a 333. Ally Tiedemann of Crookston was the medalist with a 78. Senior High finished fourth at 376.
Softball: East Grand Forks Sacred Heart went 1-1 on Thursday in the Minnesota Section 8A tournament in Ada, Minn. The Eagles beat Norman County 4-2 in the first game of the day before falling 1-0 to Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in eight innings. Sacred Heart hosts the remainder of the tournament, beginning Tuesday when it plays Lake of the Woods in a loser-out game at 4 p.m.
- Herald staff reports