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Horace Hawks ready for first football season as varsity team

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High school football in North Dakota began today as teams around the state held it's first practice of the season. The Horace Hawks are looking back, as they look ahead to their first season in 11A.

"This is really where the work starts to begin,” said Horace head coach Harvey McMahon.

Two years ago Horace football was just getting started.

"In our first ninth-grade year, it was an eye opener of what we’re going up against," said Junior center Asher Kranz.

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As a Junior Varsity team.

"It’s a little bit sentimental," McMahon said. "I looked back this morning and I saw a picture of our very first practice ever as ninth graders. We’ve sat in this ride together and we’ve grown together.”

Today, 12 of the original 14 players took the field for the Hawk’s first varsity practice. >>>Full story here.

Horace High School holds it's first football practice as a varsity team to begin 2022 season

NDSU athletics names former Sam Houston radio play-by-play voice Hipp new 'Voice of the Bison'

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Robb Hipp has been named the new radio "Voice of the Bison," the North Dakota State athletic department announced Friday, Aug. 5, along with its media partners.

Hipp — who was the radio play-by-play voice for Sam Houston's football, basketball and baseball programs — will also serve as sports director for KQWB-AM BISON 1660. At NDSU, he will handle play-by-play duties for football and men’s basketball. In addition, Hipp will host the one-hour coaches’ shows for radio and television during the football and men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Hipp is set to start Aug. 15. He takes over for Jeff Culhane, who took a similar job at Florida State in the offseason.

“The Voice of the Bison position goes well beyond calling football and basketball games. It is about conveying the NDSU Athletics story to our passionate fanbase across the nation,” said NDSU athletic director Matt Larsen. “In addition to his strong play-by-play call, Rob Hipp’s ability to connect with the community and fanbase truly separated him from other talented candidates." >>> Full story here.

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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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