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—Lake Park-Audubon wasn't ready for senior Jace Pulst in Saturday's high school boys basketball matchup with Fargo Oak Grove at the Fargo Civic Center. Honestly, considering he himself isn't sure of what his role will be each game, Pulst wasn't even ready for Pulst on Saturday. "It's really just roleplaying," Pulst said. "You just have to know your position and know what you have to do for your team. It's different for me every game. It just depends on the night."
FARGO—It took 56 shots between Fargo and Green Bay and more than 54 minutes of hockey for a goal to be scored in Friday's United States Hockey League matchup. The Gamblers struck first and that was the only strike the Gamblers needed, as they came away with a 1-0 win at Scheels Arena.
Wahpeton girls basketball continues to roll Wahpeton's girls basketball team has won nine straight games, including wins at West Fargo and over Fargo Shanley. The Huskies moved to 13-3 on the season and are ranked No. 5 in Class A. There's more to Wahpeton than South Dakota State commit Tylee Irwin.
Ethan Edeen Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton basketball D-G-F senior Ethan Edeen needed 34 points last Thursday to reach 1,000 points for his career. He made it as dramatic as possible, hitting a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in a game last week to go from 999 points in his career to 1,002. "Ethan is a tremendous player, leader and student-athlete," D-G-F coach Mike Clark said. "He's a great role model for our youth basketball players, both on and off the court." Edeen is averaging 19.8 points and 7.4 rebounds a game this season for the Rebels.
Dux brought to tears at gift from LP-A It was 1977 when Art Dux took over as the stat keeper for Lake Park's boys basketball team. The previous season he had subbed for Coral Beske when she would have games with the girls basketball team.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead's boys hockey team keeps on rolling, as a 4-0 win over East Grand Forks on Tuesday, Feb. 7, pushed the Spuds to 9-0-2 in its last 11. The win also pushed Class 2A's No. 13-ranked Spuds to 9-0-1 at Moorhead Sports Center this season.
FARGO—Another night against Bloomington. Another night of jawing and extracurriculars after the whistle in which Fargo Force's Hank Crone had the last laugh. Crone's goal with 3 minutes, 53 seconds remaining proved to be the winner for the Force to get the series sweep via a 3-2 win over Bloomington in United States Hockey League action at Scheels Arena on Saturday, Feb. 4. Crone had the winner in a shootout on Friday as well.
FARGO—Bloomington took every opportunity there was for an extra shove or some words when it came to Fargo right winger Hank Crone and left winger Jack Adams in Friday's United States Hockey League matchup. Crone and Adams hit back on the scoreboard where it counts, getting a 3-2 shootout win for the Force. "It was huge," said Crone. "Anytime you get keyed on like our whole line was, it's nice to shove it in their face. We'll see if we can come back tomorrow, stay disciplined and do it again."
WEST FARGO -- West Fargo coach Josh Downey said he hasn’t had to call out his boys basketball team very much this season. But with just a three-point lead going into halftime of a pivotal game at home, Downey wasn’t afraid to put a spotlight on his team’s mistakes. It certainly lit a fire in the Packers. No. 4-ranked West Fargo turned a 48-point second half into an 86-74 Eastern Dakota Conference victory over Grand Forks Red River on Thursday, Feb. 2, at West Fargo High School.
Rothsay boys basketball turning things around Rothsay boys basketball had not won more than six games since the 2008-09 season. The Tigers went 14-155 in the seven seasons since. Second-year coach Taylor Fuhs has the Tigers are 7-10, so far this season.