Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO – North Dakota State gave the Missouri Valley Football Conference championship trophy a virtual high-5 on Saturday at Gate City Bank Field.
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead leaned on its veterans Thursday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. Junior guard Morgan Banasik and senior forward Heather Strese scored 20 points each to spark the Dragons to a 95-71 victory against Mayville State in nonconference women's basketball. "We've got good leadership," Dragons head coach Karla Nelson said. "It's going to start with them." The Dragons (3-0) start Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play at 6 p.m.
FARGO – The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks aren't concerned the University of North Dakota now has a similar nickname.
Concordia had three freshmen who performed like veterans Wednesday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. Ben Baumgartner, Parker Jackson and Hunter SantAmour all rallied for third-period wins to help lift the Cobbers to a 16-15 dual victory against rival Minnesota State Moorhead in nonconference college wrestling.
MOORHEAD—Concordia brought the energy Tuesday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, but Minnesota State Moorhead got the victory. Senior center Isaac Sevlie scored 18 points to lead the No. 9-ranked Dragons to a 90-82 victory against rival Concordia in nonconference men's basketball before 1,226 fans. "Concordia played much more inspired than us and I mean that with complete credit to them," Dragons head coach Chad Walthall said.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick sliced into the end zone from four yards out with less than a minute remaining, ending nearly 60 grinding minutes for the Bison at Stambaugh Stadium. Stick's touchdown run with 35 seconds remaining lifted No. 3-ranked NDSU to a dramatic 27-24 comeback victory against No. 19 Youngstown State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action Saturday before 11,309 fans. "It was joy," said Stick, a redshirt freshman. "We knew it was going to be a battle.
MOORHEAD - Minnesota State Moorhead closes out its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minnesota-Crookston. The Dragons (5-5) can complete their first winning season since...
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Moorhead senior offensive lineman Troy Peterson remembers his first play with the Dragons, getting driven back 10 yards into the backfield.
KINDRED, N.D.—Fargo Oak Grove had a vibe that head coach Julie Vancura liked Tuesday night, heading into the North Dakota Class B, Region 1 volleyball semifinals. "We had that fierce, focused look in our eye when we got on the court," Vancura said. That aura carried into the match with the No. 2-seeded Grovers powering their way to a 25-14, 25-20, 25-18 victory against Central Cass. "I think we came with a lot of energy and we really wanted it," said Oak Grove senior Jada Herzog, who had 13 kills.
KINDRED, N.D.—Hankinson was at its best when it mattered most Tuesday night. The top-seeded Pirates closed out each set with a scoring flurry en route to a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 victory against Northern Cass in the North Dakota Class B, Region 1 volleyball semifinals. "We played as a family as that's all that you can ask for," said Pirates senior Betsy Asp, who had a match-high 18 kills. "When we start playing an individual game, that's when we fall apart." Hankinson (30-2) advanced to Thursday's region championship.