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Rerick is entering his junior year at Davies High School and has spent the last few seasons within the Post 400 program.
The Spuds senior captain was one of five Minnesotans to compete for Team USA at the annual Under-18 tournament, which was held in Red Deer, Alberta this year
La Deaux will lead Hawks activities after a four-year stint as activities director at Grand Forks Central
Luc duCharme, a sophomore at Moorhead High School, started playing competitively last summer and will often practice with the Spuds varsity squad
Behm was hired in July and will take the reins from former Packers activities director Jay DeCann
The Patriots are headed back to the Central Plains Regional set for Aug. 3-7 in Rapid City, S.D.
Two sacrifice bunts from Seth Wiggestrand and Eastin Heisler plated the winning runs and advanced West Fargo to Saturday's championship bracket
The seventh-seeded Eagles have now taken down the tournament's top three seeds in as many days
Eagles starting pitcher Jacoby Nold was impressive, striking out nine and taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning
Starting pitcher Casey Clemenson struck out nine for the Patriots while Brennan Haman recorded the final out after Post 400 threatened in the seventh