Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses.
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GRAND FORKS - This season, the Central hockey team has been dominate. The Knights are outscoring their opponents 39-0. Central will be taking on Fargo South/Shanley Tuesday night at Purpur Arena.
GRAND FORKS - The UND women's basketball team started their regular season with seven straight road games. The Fighting Hawks are now 2-5 overall this season. North Dakota's first regular season home game will be this Friday against Milwaukee.
GRAND FORKS - UND's Jacob Bernard-Docker is one of 34 players who received an invite to attend Canada's National Junior Team Selection Camp. So far this season with the Fighting Hawks, Bernard-Docker has three goals and six assists through 15 games. He is one of only four NCAA players to be invited. The selection camp will take place from Dec. 11-14 in Victoria, British Columbia.
GRAND FORKS - Senior Katie Moller was one of 10 national finalists. She was named to the Second-Team Senior CLASS Award. This honor is given to individuals who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition. Moller was The Summit League's Offensive Player of the Year and led the conference in both goals with 15 and points with 35.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - This week's Hometown Star is Madison McDonald from East Grand Forks. She's known for her gentle leadership, her love for hockey and always putting her teammates at ease. So far this season, EGF is 3-1-1. The Green Wave will return to the ice this Friday when they take on St. Paul United.
GRAND FORKS - North Dakota freshman Jacob Bernard-Docker was named NCHC Defenseman of the Week. Bernard-Docker had a 4-point weekend against Alaska Anchorage where he had 3 assists and a goal.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Breanna Olson sports a green jersey and a heart of gold. The senior has been bringing her talents to the basketball court, soccer pitch and classroom for four years.
GRAND FORKS — The North Dakota high school boys hockey world has revolved around Grand Forks Central the past two seasons. The Knights have won two state championships and have a combined, 51-1-2 overall record.
GRAND FORKS — Now to UND hockey where Judd Caulfield, one of their commits, signed his National Letter of Intent to North Dakota on Monday, Nov. 19. Caulfield has been playing for USA Hockey in the state of Michigan.
The Knightriders are preparing for their opening game on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Grand Forks made it to the state tournament last season but fell in the first round to West Fargo, 4-1. The Knightriders weren't happy with their finish or their 9-15-1 overall record and worked hard this offseason to improve. This squad has continued to bond and their team chemistry is at an all-time high which allows them to play fast. The Knightriders start the season against Fargo Davies at Eagles Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.