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Hillsboro's Gannon Limke fulfilling lifelong dream as Bison walk-on commitment

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Hillsboro-Central Valley's Gannon Limke will join the North Dakota State men's basketball program.
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Gannon Limke said he's always wanted to play college basketball at North Dakota State, so he did something about it. He called head coach Dave Richman.

"I reached out to coach Richman and told him it was my lifelong dream to play for the Bison. I felt like I had a chance to play there," Limke said. "He gave me the opportunity to be a walk-on and join the program."

So the Bison added another player this week, this one closer to home than the last.

The 6-foot-6 wing from Hillsboro, N.D., committed to NDSU. He will join the Bison program this summer. Limke averaged 18.7 points and 12 rebounds for the Burros last season. He was named to the North Dakota Class B all-state second team. >>>Full column here.

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6-foot-6 wing has always wanted to play for NDSU, so he called Bison coach and asked to be on team

Fargo's Medders goes from "old Joe Shmoe" to 13-time Fargo Marathon finisher

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Jason Medders rounds out the Fargo Half Marathon in 2010.

It's not hard to find motivation for runners in this weekend's Fargo Marathon.

For Fargo's Jason Medders, his inspiration started 17 years ago, and started as just a small personal goal.

"I've just found that it's something I enjoy," he said.

Medders thinks of himself as the average guy. A 9-5 job in North Dakota State residence life, a husband and a father of six children.

"I'm just the old Joe Shmoe kinda guy," Medders said.

Nearly 20 years ago, he got the encouragement he needed to something out of the box. >>> Full story here.

On Sunday, that meant scoreless performances from Cody Stashak, who followed Paddack and threw 2⅔ innings, Caleb Thielbar, who struck out all three batters he faced, Joe Smith, Tyler Duffey and Emilio Pagán, who locked down the save after allowing a pair of baserunners in the ninth.

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