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PREP SOFTBALL Sacred Heart wins subsection title ADA, Minn. -- Hannah Reimer went the distance on the mound to lead East Grand Forks Sacred Heart to a 4-1 victory over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in the Minnesota Section 8A south subsection...


Sacred Heart wins

subsection title

ADA, Minn. -- Hannah Reimer went the distance on the mound to lead East Grand Forks Sacred Heart to a 4-1 victory over Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal in the Minnesota Section 8A south subsection tournament Thursday.

In the semifinals, Sacred Heart downed Norman County 5-1.


Sacred Heart now advances to next week's Minnesota Section 8A tournament.

Reimer fanned seven in the title game and struck out 12 in Sacred Heart's win over Norman County.

"Hannah pitched two outstanding games today and we played great team defense," said Sacred Heart coach Mike Marek.

Reimer, Kait Lynn Kowalski and Stacy Remer all had a pair of hits in the championship game to lead Sacred Heart.

Hannah Modeen had two hits for the Eagles in the first game.

After a slow start to the season, the Eagles will enter the section with momentum.

"We started out the year slow, only getting a few hits a game," said Marek. "We steadily improved throughout the season and hit the ball well today."

The Eagles will take a 9-5 record into the section tournament Wednesday in Greenbush. Sacred Heart will play Red Lake Falls, 14-7.


Senior High splits

Jayden Boushey went 4-for-6 to lead East Grand Forks Senior High to a 22-7 win over Northern Freeze in the Minnesota Section 8AA tournament Thursday.

"We played well offensively as we were able to hit all three of their pitchers well," said Sacred Heart head coach Heidi Spicer.

Karly Nelson got the win on the mound for the Green Wave as well as going 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles. Allyson Dahl and Carly Safranski provided two hits apiece for Northern Freeze.

Senior High lost their first game of the tournament to Thief River Falls 9-0. The Prowlers had eight hits in the contest, including a double from Hayley Nelson. Sam Rarick led the way for the Green Wave going 2-for-3.

Valley City 6,

GF Red River 4

FARGO -- Valley City scored five runs in the third inning to pull away from Grand Forks Red River on Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota East Region tournament.


McKenna King and Lauren Kraft led the Roughriders with 2-for-3 performances.

Brooke Breckheimer and Paul Andel hit home runs to pace the Hi-Liners.


Schlenk wins

EGF Invite

East Grand Forks Senior High golfer Kelsey Schlenk earned medalist honors by shooting an 87 on Thursday at Valley Golf Course.

Schlenk beat Roseau's Gracie Olson by two strokes to earn her second win of the year.

"She had a nice, solid round," Senior High coach Paula Hedlund said. "She's just hitting the ball very well right now and her putting and chipping are coming around. She was very consistent today."


Senior High finished third of four teams overall with 406. Roseau won the meet with a 385, nine shots ahead of Crookston.

Senior High hosts the Subsection 8A meet at Valley Golf Course on Wednesday.


Fargo North 4,

GF Red River 2

FARGO -- Max Teschendorf hit a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning to propel Fargo North to a victory against Grand Forks Red River during the East Region quarterfinals on Thursday.

Teschendorf scored two runs for the Spartans, while Ian Schultz picked up the pitching win and was 2-for-3 at the plate with three stolen bases.

Red River will face Fargo South in a loser-out game at 5 p.m. today.


Fargo Shanley 11,

GF Central 0

FARGO -- Lincoln Voss threw six scoreless innings while striking out 12 and went 2-for-4 from the plate to pace Fargo Shanley to a win over Grand Forks Central in the quarterfinals of the East Region tournament on Thursday.

Jake Salentine went 2-for-2 with two walks and three RBIs for the Deacons.

The Knights play Fargo Davies in a loser-out game today at 7 p.m.


NCHC details

officiating system


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has hired three former officials to be supervisors with the new, start-up league.

Former Western Collegiate Hockey Association ref Mike Schmitt and former NHL officials Scott Zelkin and Ron Foyt will attend games and give immediate feedback to NCHC officials.

The supervisors are geographically located to help attend as many games as possible -- Schmitt lives in Minot, Zelkin in Chicago and Foyt in the Twin Cities. NCHC director of officials Don Adam lives in Colorado.

With Schmitt, Zelkin and Foyt in the fold, the NCHC expects 75 percent of its games to be covered.

The NCHC teams are UND, Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State, Nebraska Omaha, Miami and Western Michigan.

The NCHC also announced it will have a three-day training camp before the season for all officials.

"We want to challenge our officials on a regular basis," NCHC director of hockey operations Joe Novak said. "Their success will be based upon performance and equal opportunities will be available to every official on the staff."


Chipman commits to UND

WINNIPEG -- Goaltender Annie Chipman, the daughter of Winnipeg Jets owner and former UND quarterback Mark Chipman, has committed to play for UND beginning this fall.

Chipman, a 5-foot-5, left-handed catching netminder, played for St. Mary's Academy last season.

UND is expected to bring in two rookie goaltenders to compete with last year's starter, Shelby Amsley-Benzie. In addition to Chipman, UND has a commitment from Lexie Shaw, who played for Detroit Honeybaked and the U.S. Under-18 team.


Houston Baptist 8,


NEWARK, N.J. -- Houston Baptist scored three times in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Huskies to a win over UND in the winners' bracket of the Great West Conference tournament on Thursday.

North Dakota was hampered by five errors. Jeff Campbell, who was 2-for-4 at the plate, went eight innings on the mound. He allowed eight runs on 12 hits with six of those runs earned.

UND will play the winner of Chicago State and Northern Colorado at 12:30 p.m. today.


n Football: Minnesota State-Mankato's Mike Cunningham has accepted a job as the offensive line coach at UND, according to a Mankato Free Press report. Cunningham has been at Mankato for seven seasons as the Mavericks' offensive line coach. Since 2009, he's also been the run-game coordinator.

n Boys tennis: Crookston downed East Grand Forks Senior High 4-3 in the semifinals of the Minnesota Section 8A tournament Thursday in Perham. Senior High's Ty Misialek won at No. 1 singles for Senior High, as did Zach Straw at No. 2 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Dane Rhen and John Gander. It was Crookston's fourth-straight win over Senior High this season. Bobby Tiedemann and Andy Gregg picked up singles wins for the Pirates, who were defeated by Thief River Falls in the Section 8A championship match.

n Softball: West Fargo scored 13 runs in the third inning to beat Grand Forks Central 17-0 on Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota East Region tournament in Fargo. Jolene Woodbury threw a perfect game against Central. "They hit the ball hard in the third inning and took over the game," said Central coach Darin Schumacher. The loss dropped Central into today's loser-out round. Central fell to 2-11.

n Soccer: Seven players scored to lead Fargo Shanley past Grand Forks Central 7-0 on Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota East Region tournament in Fargo. The regional was a late add to the teams' schedule as poor spring weather limited teams to seven matches. The Knights dropped into today's loser-out round.

n Baseball: Alex Vanyo went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead East Grand Forks Sacred Heart to a 5-4 win in the opening game of a doubleheader against Crookston on Thursday in Crookston. Crookston won the second game 4-3. Michael Pietruszewski had four hits in the doubleheader.

n Baseball: Dallas Dragich pitched a shutout to lead East Grand Forks Senior High to a 1-0 win over Warroad in game two of the doubleheader Thursday. Warroad took the first game 9-5 behind 11 team hits. Brandon Newhouse led the way with three for Warroad. "We started out a little sloppy on defense," Senior High coach Garret Hjelle said. "We dug ourselves a whole but were able to bounce back. Both teams played well today."

n Track: UND junior Shawn Johnson, the school's first-ever competitor at the NCAA Track and Field Preliminary Championships, finished 19th among 48 throwers on Thursday in the discus in Austin, Texas. Johnson, who entered the NCAA West Prelims ranked 31st nationally, vaulted up those rankings after just missing his personal record with a throw of 53.84 meters (176 feet, 8 inches). The Eveleth, Minn., native logged the second-best throw in his 16-man preliminary flight. Johnson's 19th-place overall effort left him just shy of a berth in the discus finals, which takes the top 16 preliminary finishers. Johnson, an all-Big Sky Conference performer this year, will compete in the shot put today, while teammate D'Monte Farley will compete in the triple jump on Saturday. On the women's side, freshman Jayd Eggert will compete in the javelin on Saturday.

n Track and field: East Grand Forks Senior High finished second in the boys division and third in the girls during Thursday's Minnesota Section 8A-30 track and field meet at Senior High Field. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton won the boys division with 133 points, while the Wave finished with 117.5. Norman County won the girls division with 149 points. Senior High finished with 111. In the boys division, Senior High's Ryan Brown (100), Tony Santos (3,200) and Jake Kallock (300 hurdles) won individual titles. Senior High also captured three relays (400, 800 and 1,600). In the girls division, Erica Eades (800) captured an individual title while two Wave relay teams (3,200, 1,600) also captured wins.

n Girls soccer: Fargo North scored all three of its goals in the first half to down Grand Forks Red River 3-0 on Thursday in the opening round of the East Region tournament in Fargo.

Emma Bergeron, Alyssa Gross and Haley Bolte scored for the Spartans.

"We played better in the second half," said Red River coach Jessica Bina. "We made some crucial mistakes in the first half. And shots were hard to come by. But that was a credit to North."

Red River meets Grand Forks Central today in a loser-out match.

-- Herald staff reports

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