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 -- For a second it looked like there would be a new North Dakota dual wrestling champion in Class A, but Bismarck High 106-pounder Laken Boese ended any of those talks. Boese’s pin in the final match turned a 26-22 Minot lead into a 28-26 Bismarck win. The Demons will defend their title at 7 p.m. against Bismarck Century.
Kyle Rothschadl Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton basketball D-G-F senior guard Kyle Rothschadl picked up the 1,000th point of his career on Feb. 9 against Barnesville. He's averaging 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals a game this season for the Rebels. "Kyle is a tremendous player, who can not only score at a high rate, but also make many jaw-dropping assists," D-G-F coach Mike Clark said. "He has been a tremendous asset to our program the last four years." Brooke Tonsfeldt Moorhead basketball
Kindred takes perfect record into postseason Only two girls basketball teams in the state of North Dakota are undefeated this season. North Star-Starkweather is 21-0 and Kindred is 20-0. That's not changing the way the Vikings are thinking.
Hillsboro, N.D. The carpet of the home of the Hastings family has been through a lot thanks to Hillsboro-Central Valley (N.D.) senior wrestler Luke Hastings and his younger brother Mark. The two wrestled each other so much at a young age they had to buy a wrestling mat for the basement because the carpet kept getting ripped up. "We were always getting after each other," Luke said.
Moorhead's Schultz entering hall of fame He's been the man on the bench with the hat for more than a decade, but Moorhead assistant girls hockey coach John Schultz is more than just a guy with a hat that looks like it came from Indiana Jones' closet. "He's a teacher at heart and he just loves being around the kids," said Moorhead girls head coach Emily Sell. "He has worn that hat for as long as I've known him. That's his staple. I think it's pretty awesome. I wish I could pull it off."
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.