MOORHEAD – In a 1996 issue of Sports Illustrated, San Antonio Spurs guard Doc Rivers said of teammate Avery Johnson: “People make the mistake of underestimating him because he’s a Christian. But he’s the first to remind us, ‘Don’t confuse being a Christian with being soft.’ ”
FARGO – A kick to the groin of a 13-year-old last month, along with a verbal lashing, prompted school officials to suspend Frazee-Vergas Public Schools wrestling coach and physical education teacher John Barlund.
MOORHEAD – Hawley shooting guard Olivia Olson’s dad is a pastor in Hawley, Minn.
MOORHEAD – Ada-Borup left no doubt Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, defeating Norman County West 73-31 in the North sub-section semifinal in Minnesota Class 1A, Section 6 girls basketball.
MOORHEAD – Moorhead Park Christian shooting guard Matt Moberg had tears in his eyes, remembering the fourth-grade sleepovers he, Duncan Hannestad, Hunter Nickel and Jared Olsgaard used to have. They’d stay up late talking about making it to the state boys basketball tournament together.
MOORHEAD – Alexandria was up 15 points with 1 minute, 22 seconds to go in Thursday’s Minnesota Class 3A, Section 8 boys basketball title game at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.
World champion snocross racer Tucker Hibbert does not worry about the broken bones he’s suffered or racing on tracks with snow-filled jumps on snowmobiles weighing hundreds of pounds.
MOORHEAD – It was a Perham boys basketball team that had beaten Barnesville twice during the regular season and every team it had faced in the three previous Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 tournaments.
ST. PAUL – In the tunnel of the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, he waited.
Border West junior 120-pound wrestler Cameron Sykora sat with his back against the wall, knees up and his head resting on his arms. He was mouthing the mixture of rap and country music coming from his headphones. His knees shook up and down as if he was starting his engine.
ST. PAUL – Fergus Falls wrestler Abram Aho remembers watching his older brother Abbot fall in the title match of the Minnesota Class 2A state wrestling tournament at 113 pounds last season. He was in the front row at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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