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MEN'S HOCKEY Two ex-Sioux sign deals A pair of former UND players have signed professional contracts to play in the ECHL. Brad Miller has signed with the Gwinnett Gladiators. Miller is an Alpharetta, Ga., native. Evan Trupp, the final unsigned se...


Two ex-Sioux sign deals

A pair of former UND players have signed professional contracts to play in the ECHL.

Brad Miller has signed with the Gwinnett Gladiators. Miller is an Alpharetta, Ga., native.

Evan Trupp, the final unsigned senior from last year's team, has signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Cyclones are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators.



Former Sioux Sannes

named assistant coach

Former UND player Val Sannes will rejoin the Sioux as an assistant coach.

Sannes joins head coach Gene Roebuck, associate head coach Travis Brewster and assistant coach Annie Isler.

"We are very happy to have Val join our staff," Roebuck said. "She brings with her not only experience as a player, but as a coach as well. She'll be a great asset. Having been a Fighting Sioux for four years, she already understands the goals of the program and what it means to represent UND on the court."

A former Wahpeton High School standout, Sannes played for UND from 2004-08.

Sannes previously served as an assistant women's basketball coach at Minnesota-Crookston.


Initially hired as the director of operations, Sannes was elevated to the title of assistant coach to replace former assistant coach John Motherwell, who was recently hired as the associate head coach at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, Minn.


EGF Senior High 4,

Detroit Lakes 0

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- East Grand Forks Senior High goalkeeper Jenna Knutson made 13 saves to shut out Detroit Lakes on Thursday.

"Our girls did a good job winning every foot race in the first 10 minutes," Senior High coach Jessica Krog said. "Both goalkeepers made excellent saves."

Marina Galstad and Emily Swenson scored within a minute of each other to keep the pace.

"We try to keep less than five minutes between goals," Krog said. "They can be real momentum swingers."


Senior High, 7-1, will play Fergus Falls at home on Saturday.


Fargo Davies 2,

GF Central 0

Fargo Davies sophomore Hunter Brekke scored early in the second half to complete the shutout against Grand Forks Central on Thursday.

"They made it difficult to generate chances," Central coach Mike Wilber said. "We made a mistake in the first half and they capitalized. It was frustrating."

Taylor Endres made seven saves for the Knights. Gabe Wilberschell stopped four for Davies.

Central, 5-7-1, will face East Grand Forks Senior High on Monday.


EGF Senior High 4,

Detroit Lakes 1

Robbie Grabanski scored a hat trick as East Grand Senior High beat Detroit Lakes on Thursday.

All of Grabanski's goals came in the first half.

Cody Jordan scored the lone goal for Detroit Lakes in the 80th minute.

The Green Wave, 5-2-1, will host Hillcrest/Pelican Rapids on Saturday.


Crookston 4,


EGF Senior High 3

CROOKSTON -- East Grand Forks Senior High got wins from their top singles and doubles players but it wasn't enough against Crookston.

Senior High junior Jessamy Jones won in straight sets over Riley Erickson, while Lilly Mankie and Bethany Driscoll defeated Crookston's Bailey Morris and Lili Denison 64, 1-6, 6-4.

"Jess was her usual dominant self, and Lilly and Bethany had a very nice win against a pretty good doubles team," said Senior High coach Jim Wyatt.


West Fargo 3,

GF Central 1

Alli Barta had 18 kills as West Fargo beat Grand Forks Central 25-14, 14-25, 25-17, 29-27 on Thursday.


The Knights were paced by Katelyn Olson's 10 kills.

"This was our best defensive effort of the entire season," Central coach Missy Miedema said. "The girls did an awesome job limiting their offense."

But the Packers pulled away as Rachel Hummel pitched in nine kills and Katie Woodbury had 27 assists.

"Their right-side attack is tough to stop," Miedema said. "They're also a mentally tough team. Even when they were down, they were business as usual. They couldn't be rattled."

Red Lake CC 3,

EGF Senior High 1

Michaela Casavan had 14 kills, three blocks and a service ace to lead Red Lake County Central to a 25-8, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over East Grand Forks Senior High on Thursday.

Rachael Kuznia's 24 assists highlighted the Green Wave offense.

"It was our first home game," Senior High coach Sara Schnathorst said. "Something happened, and we just didn't move well. Once we got the first set out of the way, we played well."

The Wave bounced back, winning the second set 25-18 but ultimately falling in Game 4. "We made some key mistakes tonight," said Schnathorst. "We can't afford to do that when the game is within two points."

Claire Potter had seven aces for Senior High, while Aubrie Carlstrom racked up 12 kills.

Crookston 3,

Sacred Heart 0

CROOKSTON -- Monica Wold registered 14 kills to lead Crookston over East Grand Forks Sacred Heart 25-19, 27-25, 26-24 on Thursday.

"Passing hurt us in the back row tonight," Sacred Heart coach Leah Marti said. "We can't let a team take 21 aces on us again."

Brittany Hammond had eight kills to lead the Eagles. Michaella Johnson chipped in eight assists.

"Crookston came out strong in the first set," said Marti. "It was the reverse in Game 2. Both teams had their own runs and comebacks."

Sacred Heart will play in the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo tournament on Saturday.

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