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Prep golf Swanson, EGF win subsection ROSEAU, Minn. -- Casey Swanson shot his best round of the season Tuesday and the rest of his team followed suit. Swanson earned medalist honors by shooting a 68 and East Grand Forks Senior High won the Minnes...
Swanson, EGF win subsection
ROSEAU, Minn. - Casey Swanson shot his best round of the season Tuesday and the rest of his team followed suit.
Swanson earned medalist honors by shooting a 68 and East Grand Forks Senior High won the Minnesota Section 8AA north subsection tournament in Roseau.
The Green Wave shot a 292 to edge Roseau by one stroke and beat out third-place Crookston by four shots.
“I’ve been coaching a long time and I don’t ever remember beating Roseau in Roseau,” Senior High coach Jay Frydenlund said. “It was a fantastic team win. We’ve been looking up at Roseau and Crookston all year. To get them at this time of year was a great team effort.”
Swanson’s 68 beat out Isaac Westlake’s 69 to win medalist honors.
“What else can you say? A 68 at tournament time is a huge performance,” Frydenlund said. “We had to do our best and get a lot of PRs (personal records) today to beat them. We did that.”
Other scorers from the Green Wave included Nate Deziel (73), Bauer Brown (75) and Grant Loven (76).
Senior High, which shot a 317 at the same course a week earlier, now advances to the section meet along with Roseau and Crookston. The section meet will be held at Longbow near Walker, Minn., on Monday.
Northern Lights top team in B
CARRINGTON - Northern Lights set the tone on the first day of the Class B boys state golf meet at CrossRoad Golf Course in Carrington.
Behind Dalton Poitra’s 1-under-71, the defending state champion has a 10-stroke lead going into today’s final round. Northern Lights is a co-op of Rolla, Rolette-Wolford and St. John.
Poitra, Brody Cahill (78) and Casey Julson (79) all came in under 80 for Northern Lights, which has a lead over Dickinson Trinity and Heart River, two teams tied for second with a 323. Hillsboro-Central Valley is fourth with a 324.
Poitra is three strokes ahead of Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page’s Cameron Rall and Heart River’s Joey Wagner, who carded 74s and are in second place.
Senior High advances two
ROSEAU, Minn. - East Grand Forks Senior High advanced two golfers to next week’s Minnesota Section 8AA meet.
Senior High’s Nicole Schlenk and Dani Filipi, both freshmen, qualified during Tuesday’s north subsection meet in Roseau.
Schlenk shot an 88 while Filipi ended with a 95.
Senior High finished sixth as a team with a 377. Thief River Falls won the meet with a 364.
“I’m pleased with how we golfed,” said Senior High coach Paula Devine. “Team-wise, we were 22 strokes better than we’ve been all season. Four of our six players hit personal bests.”
The Section 8AA meet is scheduled for Longbow near Walker, Minn., on Monday.
Mattson leads B
JAMESTOWN - Jada Mattson of Heart River is typically a strong finisher and that bodes well for her today at the Class B state girls golf meet.
Mattson overcame a few struggles on the front nine to tie for the lead with an 82 on Tuesday at the Jamestown Country Club. She is Class B’s defending state champion.
“We had a beautiful weather, but it’s a tough course,” Mattson said. “You have to hit it straight, that’s for sure. There’s not much margin for error. I went out there and played my best. I’m pretty happy with my score.”
Mattson is tied with Lidgerwood-Hankinson-Fairmount’s Kaitlyn Hubrig for the top score after the first day. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter leads the team competition with a 377, just ahead of South Border (378) and Heart River (380).
Hawley 4, EGF Senior High 1
FRAZEE, Minn. - A three-run Hawley fifth inning and failing to score when it had the bases loaded itself in the second inning was the downfall of East Grand Forks Senior High on Tuesday as the Green Wave fell to the Nuggets in the loser-out bracket of the Minnesota Section 8AA tournament.
The loss ended the Green Wave’s season at 10-9.
“That second inning was a killer for us,” said Senior High coach Heidi Spicer about the frame that saw two Green Wave batters in a row strike out with the bases loaded and their team trailing 1-0. “To get the first three on and then get nothing really hurt. We didn’t really threaten them too much after that.”
Hawley extended its lead to 4-0 with the three-run fifth. “They had three hits in a row to start that inning and two of them were little bloopers over the infield,” said Spicer. “Their fourth batter then got a solid double and that was pretty much their scoring.”
Two Nuggets pitchers held the Green Wave to three hits. “Hey, they’re a good team. They’ve been to state before, so they know what it’s all about.”
Badger-G-MR 5, Sacred Heart 2
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. - Aunica Novacek held Sacred Heart to two hits as the Gators won in the matchup of the two remaining unbeatens in the Section 8A tournament here Tuesday.
Badger-G-MR managed eight hits off Eagles pitcher Hannah Reimer, who struck out 11. Reimer threw three shutout innings before Badger-G-MR scored once in the fourth, then broke the game open with a 3-run fifth.
Sacred Heart plays Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in a loser-out game at 2 p.m. Thursday. The winner advances to the championship game against against Badger-Greenbush-Greenbush-Middle River at 4 p.m. A second championship game, if necessary in the double-elimination tournament, will follow.
UND, NDSU set for October match
UND released its 2015 volleyball schedule Tuesday, one that has North Dakota hosting rival North Dakota State on Oct. 13 at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
UND will play 33 matches next season, 16 of them Big Sky Conference contests.
The defending Big Sky North Division champions tied the program record for wins (26) en route to the school’s first-ever win at the league tournament in 2014.
“Our preseason is going to be very similar to last year’s pre-conference schedule,” said second-year UND coach Mark Pryor said. “We will play a ton of matches, and we are doing that to get some newcomers an opportunity for extended playing time. This early experience will help to get them acclimated to the power and speed of the game before Big Sky Conference play begins.”
Four of UND’s first five matches will be against 2014 NCAA tournament teams that had a strong RPI last season - Marquette, (33 RPI) Dayton (56), Iowa State (17) and Central Florida (35).
All of those matches are on the road.
UND’s first home match will be Sept. 8 against South Dakota State.
North Dakota will host the UND Invitational Sept. 8-10. UND will play Green Bay, Drake, South Dakota and Jacksonville State in the invitational.
UND opens Big Sky play Sept. 24 at Eastern Washington.
College track and field
UND to send 5 to NCAA meet
A school-record five UND athletes will compete in this week’s NCAA Division I Track & Field Outdoor Championship West Preliminary in Austin, Texas.
Throwers Jayd Eggert and Molli Detloff each will compete in a pair of events at the West Prelimary, scheduled to begin Thursday.
Eggert qualified in both the javelin and hammer throws, while Detloff will compete in the discus and hammer.
“If you’re a track coach, this is the most exciting time of the year,” said UND track and field coach Kevin Galbraith. “From the conference meet on, there’s great competition and our athletes have really shown up and done well this year.
“With our most qualifiers ever, I feel like the team is really going in the right direction. We’ve increased in both quality and depth this year, and it really shows. Our coaching staff has really brought them along nicely and I couldn’t be more pleased,” added Galbraith.
Eggert, a junior from Minot, hit her javelin qualifying mark of 164 feet 5 inches at the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship last week. She hit her hammer qualifier of 195-08 in April at the Drake Alternative Meet.
Detloff, a freshman from Elk River, Minn., hit both of her qualifying marks while at the Lyle Hokanson Classic in Fargo. She qualified with a hammer throw of 195-05 and a discus mark of 170-07.
On the men’s side, UND will send seniors Jakob Bissell, Jesse Fenstermacher and Roman Waldera to Austin.
Bissell, who is from Plymouth, N.H., qualified in the hammer throw after turning in throw of 198-08 at the Big Sky meet.
Fenstermacher, from Hibbing, Minn., also qualified at the conference meet, running a time of 1 minute, 50.04 seconds in the 800.
Waldera, also from Minot, qualified in the discus after hitting a throw of 175-0 at the Cobber Twilight in Moorhead, Minn., in April.
Ex-UND standout Schultz honored
REGINA, Sask. - Former UND standout Scott Schultz will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Hall of Fame next month.
The former UND defensive lineman (1997-2000) will be inducted Sept. 25.
Schultz, from Moose Jaw, Sask., played nine seasons in the CFL - all with Saskatchewan. He was the first overall player taken in the 2001 CFL draft. Schultz played 128 games with the Roughriders and helped lead Saskatchewan to the 2007 Grey Cup.
Schultz finished his pro career with 168 tackles and 35 sacks, sixth all-time in Saskatchewan history.
College baseball: Minnesota-Crookston has announced the signing of four junior college players for the 2016 season. They area Jason Angelo, Manteca, Calif.; Jacob Butcher, Palmer, Alaska; Zac Carrillo, Stockton, Calif.; and Matthew Dallas, Boise, Idaho. The four junior college signees give the Golden Eagles 13 new players for the 2016 season.
- Herald staff reports