Forum staff reports
Forum sports reporter Chris Murphy, West Fargo Pioneer sports reporter Colton Pool and WDAY sports reporter Joel Sipper discuss the Force winning the Clark Cup, North Dakota high school sports and Minnesota high school sports. MINUTES OF THE PODCAST Force 13:39 - North Dakota Class A baseball 22:31 - North Dakota Class B baseball 26:05 - North Dakota Class A softball 28:33 - North Dakota Class B softball 31:05 - North Dakota golf 32:21 - North Dakota girls soccer 34:59 - North Dakota girls tennis
TULSA, Okla.—Blake Stockert threw a complete-game one-hitter to lift North Dakota State to a 2-0 win over Western Illinois Wednesday in the opening round of the Summit League baseball tournament. Stockert, a senior lefthander from Alexandria, Minn., walked only three batters and struck out five. The Bison scored one run in the fifth when Carter Thompson scored on Matt Elsenpeter's sacrifice fly. The Bison added their second run in the sixth inning when Thompson's single scored Mason Pierzchalski. Thompson had two of NDSU's five hits.
Baseball 6 Professional Standings/Results/schedule North Division St. Paul 4-1 .800 -- Winnipeg 3-2 .600 1 FM RedHawks3-2 .600 1 Sioux Falls 2-2 .500 1.5 Gary 2-2 .500 1.5 Chicago 1-4 .200 3 South Division Sioux City 4-1 .800 -- Cleburne 3-2 .600 1 Wichita 2-2 .500 1.5 Lincoln 2-3 .400 2 Kansas City 1-3 .250 2.5 Texas 1-4 .200 3 Monday, May 21 St. Paul 6, Chicago 4 Winnipeg 3, Texas 2 Fargo-Moorhead 4, Cleburne 3 (11)
CLEBURNE, Texas—Cleburne scored four runs in the seventh inning and added the game-winning score in the eighth to rally for a 6-5 victory against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Tuesday in American Association baseball. Maikol Gonzalez went 3-for-5 and scored two runs to lead the RedHawks, who built a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Leobaldo Pina went 2-for-4 with an RBI for F-M. Alex Poston led Cleburne with two RBIs.
FARGO—Fargo Davies shut out Grand Forks Central 3-0 Tuesday to kick off the East Region girls soccer tournament. Emily Hanson, Olivia Johnson and Averi Beyer each scored a goal for Davies, while Megan Barnick had two assists. Breanna Nelson recorded two saves for the Eagles. Maddi Schindler made 11 saves for the Knights. Davies (7-0-2) advanced to a 4:30 p.m. Friday semifinal game against Fargo North at Fargo Shanley. Central (1-6-3) will play a noon semifinal consolation game against Fargo South on Friday at Shanley.
GLYNDON, Minn.—Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton defeated Breckenridge 10-0 in the first round of the Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 softball tournament on Tuesday. Jenna Bjelland and Kierra Summers combined for a three-hit shutout for the Rebels. Summers and Natalie Steichen each had three hits to lead D-G-F at the plate. The Rebels (15-6) will face Perham at 4 p.m. Thursday in Frazee.
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WEST FARGO — Comedy fans in the area won't have to travel far to see major-market comedians when a West Fargo bar starts hosting rising stars next month.
ICELAND — A North Dakota native and her husband have died in a fishing accident while on vacation in Iceland. Janet Veit grew up in Richland County and was a graduate of Wyndmere (N.D.) High School. She and her husband, Brian Schumacher, were living in La Crescent, Minn., where she worked as a veterinarian. Janet's sister confirmed their deaths on Facebook. She says the US Embassy in Iceland told the family that Janet fell out of a boat while fishing on a lake, and Brian jumped in to save her from the cold water.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Despite the retreat from Common Core education standards, 49 states and the District of Columbia have raised their proficiency standards for learning since 2009, according to an analysis by Harvard University researchers. However, the study, reported in the journal Education Next, also found that raising standards for performance hasn't translated into big learning gains by students, researchers Daniel Hamlin and Paul E. Peterson found.