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South-Shanley sets the stage for boys hockey tournament with EDC win

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Fargo Davies’ Hunter Demers reaches around Fargo South-Shanley’s Chase Bry to try and gain control of the puck during the East Region boys hockey championship game on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at Farmers Union Insurance Center at Scheels Arena.
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FARGO — After losing both regular-season matchups to Fargo Davies, Fargo South-Shanley found itself on the winning side of Monday’s East Region boys hockey championship game against the Eagles.

South-Shanley scored on two of four power plays to pick up a 3-1 win over Davies and lock up the East’s No. 1 seed for the North Dakota boys hockey state tournament, which will be held at Scheels Arena.

The Bruins will face fourth-seeded Mandan (9-16-0) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals. Davies will be the No. 2 seed and will play West No. 3 seed Minot (16-8-0) at 2:30 p.m. The Eagles came up one game short of a sixth consecutive state appearance last year.

“It feels good. We came into the year ranked fourth by opposing coaches, and we beat everybody,” Bruins junior captain Zach Boren said. “But we know the job’s not done. We’re ready for this on Thursday.” >>> Full story here.

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South-Shanley used its special teams to pick up a 3-1 win over Davies and lock up the East’s No. 1 seed for the North Dakota boys hockey state tournament

Mason Walters at NAIA National Tournament
University of Jamestown's Mason Walters (33) works the ball in the post against Shawnee State, Ohio, during the 2021 NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship quarterfinals at Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, March 20, 2021. (2021 NAIAPhotos.com)<br/>

'He's one of the best in the country'; Jamestown's Walters excelling in his hometown

JAMESTOWN, ND - Mason Walters is a quiet guy. He lets his outstanding basketball skills do the talking.

"I don't know much that the guy can't do. I would say he's a top five player." University of Jamestown men's basketball coach Danny Neville said.

Those words describe Jamestown's Mason Walters. The reigning Great Plains Athletic Conference player of the year, who's on his way to winning the award for a second straight season.

The hometown product has led the Jimmies to another 20 win season, while along the way Walters has earned first team All-American honors. Walters averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds last season in leading the Jimmies to their best season in school history, winning 22 games, losing in the NAIA Elite Eight. >>> Full story here.

Mason Walters was a first-team NAIA All-American in 2021

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