PREP CLIPBOARD: Red River 9, Valley City 0 in tennis
GIRLS TENNIS GF Red River 9, Valley City 0 Grand Forks Red River didn't waste any time asserting dominance this season, bowling over Valley City in a match the Riders swept to straight-set wins in all but two of singles-doubles showdowns Tuesday ...
GF Red River 9,
Valley City 0
Grand Forks Red River didn't waste any time asserting dominance this season, bowling over Valley City in a match the Riders swept to straight-set wins in all but two of singles-doubles showdowns Tuesday at Register Courts.
"We've been hitting balls at each other for 11 days, so the girls were pretty eager for this match," said Riders coach Greg LaDouceur about the season-opener. "Valley City is a younger, inexperienced team and it showed. Our girls put a lot of time into the game and they were eager to go today."
Sammy Anderson, Mimi Yunker, Lalanghi Marasinghe, Cindy Lim, Paige Relling and Michaela Meland all picked up singles wins, while the doubles teams of Anderson-Yunker, Marasinghe-Lim and Alexis Caoili-Maddie Anderson all notched victories. It was the first career wins for Anderson, a seventh-grader, and Meland, a sophomore.
EGF Sacred Heart 10,
Corey Roach pitched a one-hit shutout to lead East Grand Forks Sacred Heart past Win-E-Mac on Tuesday. It was the third win of the season for Roach.
"Corey threw the ball well today," Sacred Heart coach Craig Pietruszewski said. "He pitched a great complete game."
On the offensive side, Caleb Wavra went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI, including a home run. Michael Pietruszewski and Alex Vanyo also went 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Eagles. Jake Walker went 1-for-3 for Win-E-Mac.
The win improved Sacred Heart to 5-0 on the season.
EGF Senior High 1
Brandon Newhouse went 2-for-3 to lead Warroad to a 2-1 victory over East Grand Forks Senior High on Tuesday.
"Both pitchers threw really well the whole game," Senior High coach Garrett Hjelle said. "I thought we could have done the little things better."
Tommy Astrup also went 2-for-4 for Warroad. Mike Larson went 1-for-3 with a double to lead Senior High.
The loss puts the Green Wave at 1-1.
• Girls tennis: Grand Forks Central's Taylor Corbett won at both No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles to lead the Knights to a 6-3 win over visiting Wahpeton in the season opener. Maddie Comeau, Shelby Regimbal and Sam Longtin also won singles matches. "I'm proud of the girls; we showed up to compete," Central coach Emma Larson said. "It was a nice start to the season."
• Girls soccer: Emma Bergeron scored two goals to lead Fargo North to a 6-0 win against Grand Forks Central on Tuesday. The Knights, who trailed 2-0 at halftime, dropped to 0-5. "We played a decent first half," Central coach George DuBois said. "When things broke down in the second half, we let it snowball on us."
• Boys golf: Nick Forsberg shot a 73 to help Staples-Motley to a team title at the Detroit Lakes Invitational at Wild
Flower on Tuesday. Brock Amundson led East Grand Forks Senior High golfers with a score of 79. Senior High shot a 336 as a team.
• Boys tennis: A.J. Albaaj won a close 6-3, 7-6 match against Nick Lopez to help East Grand Forks Senior High defeat Park Rapids 7-0."The guys played well today," Senior High coach Jim Wyatt said. "It was a good win and hopefully we can carry that momentum over to our next match."
• Prep softball: Ciara Grant was 3-for-4 with a home run to lead Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal to an 8-1 win over East Grand Forks Senior High on Tuesday in Fosston, Minn. Anna Hulteng and Brandi Wickersham each had two hits to lead the Green Wave.