WATCH: Sheyenne's Menz commits to Minnesota, Moorhead boys lacrosse no longer the new kids on the block

Karter Menz just finished an official visit at the University of Minnesota this weekend.
West Fargo Sheyenne's Karter Menz has 46 total tackles and eight sacks this season. David Samson / West Fargo Pioneer
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Karter Menz still has one more season to play for the Sheyenne Mustangs, but he's already made history.

The junior defensive end announced his commitment to the University of Minnesota on Monday, becoming the Mustangs first high-major DI commit for football.

Menz dominated in 2021, totaling 57 tackles and 11.5 sacks, helping lead Sheyenne to its first football state championship.

It's a fitting end to a busy time for Menz, who just returned from an official visit with the Gophers this weekend.

You can read more about Menz's journey onto college football radars here .


Moorhead boys lacrosse started playing varsity games in 2019. Yet in their short time, the Spuds are already proving they're no longer the underdogs in Minnesota high school lacrosse.

For a second straight season, Moorhead is one of the final eight teams left to play for a state championship. On Tuesday, top-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret's stands looming in the Spuds path. It's the second year in a row Moorhead will face the Red Knights.

"We've kind of built this program from the ground up and we're proud of what we've done and we have to keep going in that direction," said Spud senior defender Matt Peters.

See those stories and more in WDAY's 6 PM sports.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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