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MOORHEAD — Moorhead graduate and St. Cloud State commit Will Borgen was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round of the National Hockey League draft on Saturday. Borgen was selected 92nd overall and is the first Spud drafted in the NHL draft since Jeff Foss was drafted in 2008 by the Nashville Predators. Borgen was a defenseman for the Spuds. He notched 28 points on 22 assists and six goals in 27 games in his senior season before heading to the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League.
MOORHEAD — The ground rumbled in the Moorhead High School weight room Tuesday, as weights were lifted into the air and dropped to the floor. Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" blared out of the speakers after someone quickly turned off Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Moorhead athletes were preparing themselves for sports for the 2015-16 high school sports year. It was summer, barely 8 a.m. and yawns were spreading among the teenagers Soon-to-be junior Hunter Brandt wasn't yawning.
MOORHEAD – A semi-truck was driving “extremely close” to a pickup before the Interstate 94 crash Tuesday morning that killed two Park Christian students, authorities said Wednesday.
FARGO — Jimmy Morton, one of the four Park Christian students involved in a Tuesday crash that killed 18-year-old Zach Kvalvog and his 14-year-old brother Connor, remains in critical condition, according to a report from a Mississippi newspaper. Morton is in intensive care at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. "He's still in critical condition but he's stable," his mother Sondra Taylor told The Clarion-Ledger Wednesday morning. "They ran some tests on him this morning, an MRI on his shoulder and he's still being sedated. He doesn't have any broken bones.
Ada-Borup girls basketball finds perfection Ada-Borup's girls basketball team went 32-0 and capped the season with a Class 1A state title via an 82-65 win over Maranatha Christian. Coach David Smart also picked up his 300th career win, all of which have come with the Cougars, during the season. Moorhead's Sethre-Hofstad wins golf state title In a golf season that saw him shoot an 8-under 64 at The Pines in Nisswa, Minn., Moorhead's Dane Sethre-Hofstad used a 69 on Day 2 of the Class 3A state meet to lock up a title.
FARGO—Former Fargo Force goaltender Mathias Israelsson has committed to Northern Michigan University for the fall of 2015. Israelsson, a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, began his USHL career with the Waterloo Black Hawks where he played 10 games, posting a 6-3-0 record and a .906 save percentage. He was traded to Fargo in January of 2014. Israelsson played a total of 63 games with Fargo in two seasons, posting a record of 26-29-5 with two shutouts. His average save percentage was .911. Prior to entering the USHL, Israelsson played in a competitive professional hockey league in Sweden.
JORDAN, Minn. – Brandon-Evansville will have to wait another day to make its Minnesota state baseball tournament debut, as weather has pushed back the start of the tournament.
COON RAPIDS, Minn. – The difference between a state championship and anything else for Moorhead golfer Dane Sethre-Hofstad came down to an agonizing two-hour wait in which a red marker...
DILWORTH – Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton senior pitcher Tyler Madson wasn't always intimidating on the mound. In fact, baseball used to intimidate him.
BECKER, Minn – Mahnomen-Waubun's boys golf team is in second place after Day 1 of golf at the Minnesota Class 1A state golf meet at Pebble Creek. Mahnomen-Waubun shot a 310, two strokes off of Mounds Park Academy's 308 Tuesday. Brothers Blake Kahlbaugh and Nathaniel Kahlbaugh shot a 73 and 74, respectively, to go along with Hunter Clark's 80 and Lucas Clark-Burnette's 83 for Mahnomen-Waubun. Neither Mahnomen or Waubun have ever won a state golf title, separately or as a co-op.