Plus notebook: GF team wins state mixed curling
North Dakota's mixed curling champions hale from Grand Forks. The Bob Bina rink went 3-1 during the round-robin portion of the event. won a tie-breaker and then defeated the Evan Workin rink of Fargo to win the five-team state mixed event Feb. 10...
North Dakota's mixed curling champions hale from Grand Forks.
The Bob Bina rink went 3-1 during the round-robin portion of the event. won a tie-breaker and then defeated the Evan Workin rink of Fargo to win the five-team state mixed event Feb. 10-12 in Grafton, N.D.
Bina skips the team, which also includes third Abi Lindgren, second Dan Lindgren and lead Emily Lindgren. The team is qualified to compete in the national mixed curling championships March 18-24 in Portage, Wis.
It had been seven years since a Grand Forks team had captured the state mixed crown.
Wischer win titles
Mimi Yunker, Joey Anderson and Greg Wischer, all of Grand Forks, won titles recently at the Happy Joe's tennis tournament held at Center Court Fitness Club.
Yunker defeated Kylie Boyer of Rochester, Minn., 6-0, 6-0 to claim the girls' 16 championship singles title and Yunker paired with Boyer to also win the girls' 16 doubles title defeating Haley Hankenstad and Kelly Reger of Edina, Minn., 8-3 in the final round.
Anderson and Wischer won the boys' 16 championship doubles title defeating Joey Richards and Evan Cater of Eden Prairie, Minn., 8-0 in the final round. Anderson placed second and Wischer took third in boys' 16 singles.
Due to a lack of snow, the USCC National Guard Cross Country Snowmobile Championship has been forced to cancel the Red Lake I-500.
Originally scheduled for Jan. 13-15, the race was moved to its backup dates of Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week in hopes there would be more snow. However, USCC officials have decided that the poor conditions in the Thief River Falls, Minn., area are not conducive to a 500-mile event.
"We were hoping along with everyone else that we would get some snow, but it's just not happening," said USCC race director Jesse Strege. "The decision to cancel the race is a hard one, but there's no way we can get 500 miles of racing in on the little bit of snow on the ground in the area."
While it won't be racing the Red Lake I-500, the USCC will be hosting a race this week nonetheless. The Oslo 100 will take place Saturday in Oslo, Minn.
"While we can't race the I-500, we can run a shorter race, so we decided to use the snow available in the Oslo area to stage a one-day, 100-mile event," said Strege. "The Oslo 100 will be a USCC-level event and we're hoping to see everyone there."
--Herald staff reports