Fargo North - Amanda Kaler, Amy Currier and Lauren Runsvold each earned All-Eastern Dakota Conference honors in girls golf for their play in the regular season. Kaler finished sixth in the conference, averaging a score of 86.1 per round. The Spar...
- Amanda Kaler, Amy Currier and Lauren Runsvold each earned All-Eastern Dakota Conference honors in girls golf for their play in the regular season. Kaler finished sixth in the conference, averaging a score of 86.1 per round. The Spartans finished third in the final team standings.
- The North football team, ranked fifth in the latest Class 3A poll, has a key Eastern Dakota Conference game Friday at No. 4-rated West Fargo. "They are a real good defensive team," North coach Bret Sorensen said of the Packers. "They are very sound and they don't miss any tackles." North running back Wyatt Lynnes will be a key player to watch as Sorensen said his team needs to sustain drives against the Packers.
- The South football team continued to struggle, losing its second game in a row last Friday to West Fargo. For the second consecutive week the Bruins' run game was bottled up. South was limited to 54 yards rushing on 32 attempts. "We couldn't
consistently put anything together," said South coach Jim Schilling, whose team fell to 1-2 on the season. "Every time we had
opportunities, things broke down somewhere. We need a lot of work on a lot of things in getting together something we can do."
- South boys soccer coach Dean Hashbarger after his team's 1-1 tie against rival Fargo North last Thursday: "Every time out we're getting better," Hashbarger said. "Every game we're learning about ourselves."
- Injuries have hurt the Packers' volleyball team, which has a 2-8 overall record this fall. Senior middle hitter Marin Rosenvold has been sidelined with an ankle injury, while junior hitter Trisha Howitz has yet to play and may miss the entire season with a knee injury she suffered in last season's Class A state title match. But Packers coach Randy Holzkamm isn't discouraged. "We've seen some very good things from some young kids," Holzkamm said. Sophomore hitter Kristin Hoy been strong as well as juniors Brittany Stargardt and Kelsie Selisker.
Junior Jennifer Grund and sophomore Emily Vetter have also been key contributors, sharing setting duties.
- Megan Kosse earned All-Eastern Dakota Conference honors in girls golf. Her average of 90.5 per round ranked eighth in the EDC during the regular season. The Deacons ranked fifth in the final team standings.
- The Deacons (2-1) were knocked out of the Class 3A football poll after losing 30-22 to Grand Forks Red River last Friday at Dacotah Field. Butch Blahosky had a big game against the Roughriders despite the loss. The 6-foot, 195-pound junior fullback rushed for 130 yards on 17 carries, including three touchdowns. "He's a different style fullback than we've had here in the past," Shanley coach Kevin Feeney said. "He has a little more speed. We need to get him the ball more."
- The Grovers' football team (1-2) is scheduled to face a strong test Friday when it hosts undefeated Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (3-0). "If we can correct some of our mistakes and limit our turnovers, we feel we can be competitive against Wyndmere," Oak Grove
co-coach Morgan Forness said. "But that said, we know that they are a very good team." Forness said his team needs to contain Warriors quarterback Kelly Meslow. "He makes that offense click," Forness said. "He's a good runner and he has a great arm. He's just a very solid athlete." Oak Grove running backs Jon Schroeder, Nate Piersol and Heath Horpedahl are expected to play key roles. "We need to establish the run game," Forness said.
- Pat Anderson, architect of a markedly improved Spuds' boys swimming
program, is now also head of the girls team. "The girls are challenging," he said. "They bring a lot more energy to work with and to coach. I'm trying to pace myself." Lessons have been coming at a breakneck pace, as 50 swimmers -- several of which have little experience -- are out this fall. Led by captains Alyssa Schmidt, Molly Tjosaas, Leah Sims and Jessica Megorden, a transfer from Fairbault, Moorhead is 0-4 against a tough schedule. The emphasis is on the future. "Right now we're teaching work ethic, we're teaching commitment, we're teaching dedication,"
Anderson said. "We're teaching team concepts."
- Identical twin brothers Tyler and Jordan Bjorhus make up half of the Rebels' cross country team -- and that's been good enough for great success. Only sophomores, Tyler has finished in the top eight in each of five meets this fall, with Jordan placing in the top 14. The highlight was a 1-2 showing by Tyler and Jordan, respectively, in Wahpeton (N.D.) "It's really easy for me and Jordan (to compete) because we push ourselves," Tyler said.
D-G-F will take part in the Princeton/Milaca Invitational on Saturday, with the Bjorhus' aiming for the top 25. Tyler was second in the ninth-grade division at last year's event.
"I expected to do well, but I'm doing better than I expected," he said.