Chris Murphy is a sports reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school and college sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota since 2009 and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so.
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FARGO—The Fargo Force have named their captains for the upcoming United States Hockey League season. Blake Lizotte will be captain, while defenseman Bradley Johnson and forward Grant Meyer will serve as assistant captains. Lizotte was second on the Force in points last season with 46 in 54 games, while leading the team in assists with 34.
Moorhead's Werth commits to UND Moorhead girls hockey coach Emily Sell knew she had something special with Kara Werth right away. "I knew from my first practice that she was a college hockey player," said Sell, who has coached Werth the last two seasons. "It just depended on if she was a high-end D-III player or push the envelope to be a D-I player."
MOORHEAD—Due to low numbers and fearing for the safety of its younger players, Park Christian High School is canceling its varsity football season. Park Christian, which lost its first two games this season, has 15 players—with only three seniors, one junior and one sophomore. The rest are freshmen and eighth-graders.
BARNESVILLE, Minn.—Barnesville junior running back and defensive back Brady Tweeton wants no pity. People are always asking him if he's OK. They even ask him if at 40 will he be able to move because of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Everyone gets the same answer. "I'm fine." Barnesville coach Bryan Strand got that answer when shin splints were causing Tweeton to limp at practice. Strand yelled at him when Tweeton said he was fine because he knew he wasn't.
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page at Richland 7 p.m., Friday, at Richland High School Richland opened the season in ugly fashion, getting rolled by Kindred 55-6. Since then, the Colts have won three straight, outscoring opponents 124-46. The Kindred loss was the first for the Colts under coach John Freeman, who led the Colts to a perfect 12-0 season last season. His message was simple.
Ben Nordmark Detroit Lakes (Minn.) football Ben Nordmark ran for 177 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries in last week’s 47-0 win over Roseau. He had 170 yards and...
North football team breaks through After Fargo North’s football team fell to Fargo Shanley 16-12 in Week 2, head coach Adam Roland didn’t mince words. Babying his program was over...
Underwood wins big match over W-H-N Four out of the last five seasons, Underwood and Wheaton-Herman-Norcross have met in the playoffs in volleyball. There’s never a need for extra intensity...
MOORHEAD—Concordia's football team found its Week 1 loss to Jamestown hard to swallow. "It definitely left a bad taste in our mouth," Concordia junior defensive back Dallas Raftevold said. "It just seemed chaotic out there." The home opener Saturday, Sept. 10, at Jake Christensen Stadium was delectable for the Cobbers. They rolled the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 25-7, avoiding starting a season 0-2 for the first time in a decade.
FARGO—West Fargo had a football game that was not up to its standards last week. One would imagine defeating No. 2-ranked Bismarck Century on the road would suffice, but not for the Packers. Teams eyeing championships expect perfection. "The goal is to be perfect," West Fargo senior running back and linebacker Chase Teiken said. "Perfect is not an attainable thing, but you shoot for perfect. You have to strive for perfect. It's technically impossible, but we want to be perfect."