Peterson covers 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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MOORHEAD—Concordia senior Greta Walsh had a career night, even though she watched the closing minutes on the bench after fouling out. "I was kind of nervous ... but I had trust in my teammates and they did what needed to be done," Walsh said. Walsh scored a career-high 28 points and the Cobbers held off a late rally to earn an 85-78 victory against St. Catherine on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball at Memorial Auditorium.
FARGO -- Upon further review, the NCAA will allow teams to show their normal pregame introductory videos for the remainder of the Division I FCS playoffs. Earlier this week, the...
FARGO—South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert nearly decided to play football for an NCAA Division II program. "I was really close," Goedert said, referring to the offer he received from Northern State in Aberdeen, S.D. "I was hours away from committing to NSU." Then one day, Goedert said, he woke up and decided to text SDSU head coach John Stiegelmeier to let Stiegelmeier know he was going to walk-on for the Jackrabbits.
FARGO -- North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick had a historical afternoon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Fargodome. Stick threw three touchdown passes to tie a Bison postseason single-game record...
MOORHEAD—Seven games into his college career, Minnesota State Moorhead freshman Matt Anderson is already making an impact. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 17 points off the bench Friday, Dec. 2, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. His performance helped spark the Dragons to an 82-66 victory against the University of Mary of Bismarck in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball before 1,307 fans.
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Karla Nelson had to chuckle when she heard the stat line junior Drew Sannes compiled Friday, Dec. 2, at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. "I had no idea," Nelson said with a smile. Sannes scored a career-high 32 points and also grabbed 15 rebounds to help spark the Dragons to an 82-59 victory against the University of Mary in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball before 1,029 fans.
FARGO—Missouri junior Kira Larson ranks third on the Tigers in kills heading into the NCAA Division I volleyball tournament, but those numbers don't mean much to the Fargo North graduate. "I like being able to compete," said Larson, who is averaging 2.14 kills per set. "I don't care if I'm leading in kills, leading in stats, anything like that."
FARGO—Former North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen recently received a text message reminder from his father, Steve, on the championship game efficiency Brock has enjoyed since his sophomore year in high school. In the nine football seasons he's played since, Jensen's teams have played for a championship seven times. His high school teams won two state title games, he led the Bison to three Division I FCS national championships and now he's adding a second Grey Cup game to his resume.
MOORHEAD—Edmonton Eskimos receiver Brandon Zylstra went airborne to make a first impression in the Canadian Football League, hurdling a defender on his first pro catch in September. "That kind of opened up a lot of guy's eyes up here," said Zylstra, a former Concordia wide receiver. "It just seemed like a lot of people thought that was pretty cool, especially for your first catch."
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State-Moorhead senior Aaron Lien needed only seven shots to net 19 points Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Memorial Auditorium. That offensive efficiency proved contagious for the Dragons against rival Concordia. MSUM shot 64 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point range to fuel a 107-74 victory against the Cobbers in nonconference men's basketball before 822 fans. "We know that we can score the ball," said Lien, who was 6-for-7 from the floor and 3-for-3 from 3-point range. "We're a very unselfish team. That definitely helps."