Plus notebook: Frozen Feat raises $3,000

Nearly 225 people took part in the 5K and 10K Frozen Feat run and walk in Grand Forks, a part of the Grand Cities Winter Fest on Feb. 13 that raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics of Grand Forks.

Nearly 225 people took part in the 5K and 10K Frozen Feat run and walk in Grand Forks, a part of the Grand Cities Winter Fest on Feb. 13 that raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics of Grand Forks.

Here are race results:

- 5k Men: First, Kyle Downs, 18:07.2; second, Aaron Ortiz, 19:24.5; third, Ryan Mischel, 20:04.3.

- 5k Women: First, Miriam Wood, 23:46.0; second, Marie Remz, 24:08.6; third, Jessica Snyder, 24:08.8.

- 10k Men: First, Justin Weber, 36:50.9; second, Brian Eldridge, 42:08.8; third, Charles Black, 42:10.3.


- 10k Women: First, Emily Mallory, 46:13.7; second, Allison Mackay, 51:30.8; third, Brooke Dettler, 54:04.3.

- 5k Lovebirds Winners: Tyler Gehrman, 21:42.3; Kristine Jensen, 24:16.1.

- 10k Lovebirds Winners: Bill Johnson, 47:31.9; Kathleen Johnson, 57:24.4.

Lithia was title sponsor for the Sunday event and the Herald was the host site.

Other sponsors were Aurora Clinic, Avant, East Grand Floral & Wy's Floral, Hugo's, SNAP Fitness, Rhombus Pizza, Green Mill, Advanced Skin and Body Care, Farmers Union Insurance, HB Sound and Light, Rick Odegard at Kindness Animal Hospital, and Surefoot Corp.

The 2011 event is scheduled for Feb. 12. For more info and race results, go to .

Thompson rink at nationals

The Paul Thompson Rink of Devils Lake is competing in the 2010 U.S. Nationals this week in Madison, Wis.


The rink won the North Dakota men's state curling title recently at the Lake Region Curling Club in Devils Lake.

The Thompson rink finished the state tournament with a 6-1 record and became the first Devils Lake team to win the state title since 1996 and only the second Devils Lake team to win the event since 1973.

The other members of the rink are Rick Litzinger, Curtis Bradbury and Mark Fisher.

Wischer takes consolation

Greg Wischer of Grand Forks captured the consolation championship at the Louisiana National Open Tennis Tournament held at the Lake Charles Raquet Club in Lake Charles, La., recently.

Wischer went 6-1 in the singles division and fought off two match points to defeat Avery Liu of Plano, Texas, 6-1, 4-6, 12-10 in the final round.

Wischer and partner Kavir Kumar of Edina, Minn., advanced to the championship round of the doubles competition but fell 8-5 to Jean Thirouin and Charles Tan of Austin, Texas, for a second place finish.

TRF rider sweeps Grand Cities 100


Brian Dick of Thief River Falls captured the USCC Drummer's Diesel Grand Cities 100 in Grand Forks, recently, sweeping the Pro classes.

The course was virtually the same as last year and consisted of a 10-mile lap with woods, river and open areas.

Dick began the day by winning the Pro Open class in 21 minutes, 26.374 seconds. He was followed by D.J. Ekre, Aaron Christensen and Ross Erdman.

Dick also took the Pro 600, winning the race in 56:47.193. Christensen was second at 56:48.653. Ekre was third, followed by Chad Lian and Cody Kallock.

Yunker, Wischer win

Mimi Yunker and Greg Wischer of Grand Forks won championship titles at the Fargo Level 5 Championship tennis tournament held over the weekend in Fargo.

Yunker, 14, won the Girls 18 singles title, beating No. 1 seed Sierra Halvorsen of Burtrum, Minn., 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals and then defeated second-seeded Jessa Richards of Eden Prairie 7-5, 6-3 in the championship round.

Unseeded Wischer beat No. 2 seed Kavir Kumar of Edina 6-0, 6-1 in the semis and Andre Coali 7-5, 7-6 (3) to claim the boys' 14 singles championship title.


Coali, who was not seeded, beat top seed Toby Boyer of Ham Lake, Minn., 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in the quarterfinals and Evan Cater of Edina 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals.

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