Chris Murphy / Forum News Service
ST. PAUL -- Moorhead junior Sutter Colborn remembers moving to Moorhead at the age of 8 when his house flooded in 2009. He originally went to Norman County West. When he got to Moorhead he found out it was a requirement to do one track meet in elementary school. Colborn found high jump, even clearing 4 feet, 6 inches in eighth grade. “I was winning a lot and I really like winning,” Colborn said.
FARGO—Minot was the No. 4 seed out of the West Region for the North Dakota Class A softball tournament. The Majettes had to face a Dickinson team in Saturday's state championship game that had lost two games out of 29 this season and beaten Minot all four times the two matched up. Dickinson had the coach of the year in Amanda Mickey and the player of the year in Jordanne McNeilly. "Honestly, I think we were the only ones who really thought we could do it," Minot senior Rylee Terrel said.
FARGO—Dickinson senior Kayla Friske could feel off the bat her hit in the bottom of the fourth of Friday's North Dakota Class A state semifinal against West Fargo Sheyenne was a good one. She hadn't hit a home run all season, so she didn't think it had a chance of being one. She was wrong. It flew over the left-center fence at Mickelson Park to put Dickinson up one run on Sheyenne. Dickinson senior Amber Sickler took it from there in the pitcher's circle, holding off Sheyenne for a 3-2 victory.
FARGO—Bismarck was trailing by two in the bottom of the seventh of Thursday's North Dakota Class A state softball quarterfinal at Mickelson Park. The Demons had loaded the bases with one out on West Fargo Sheyenne. Sheyenne was trying to win its first ever softball game at the state tournament against the top seed out of the West Region and a team that played in the state championship last season.
FARGO—West Fargo will not be state softball champions. Two decades straight of championships disappeared Thursday into the clear blue sky above Mickelson Park, as Century's Maddy Zander pierced it with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning.
APLETON, N.D.—Kindred sophomore Mark Olson got a par on the 18th hole at Maple River Golf Course, hugged his teammates, his dad and gave a bit of an extra hug to his mom Wednesday. He finished with a two-day score of 149, 5-over par, shooting a 77 on Day 1 and a 72 on Day 2 of the Class B state boys golf meet.
FARGO—The Fargo Force had one last hoorah together Monday at Scheels Arena before players head home for the offseason Tuesday. And they invited anyone in the area to celebrate the organization's first Clark Cup championship with them. "Ten years. Finally," team owner Ace Brandt shouted to the crowd of hundreds during a ceremony. "It was worth the wait."