Colton Pool / Forum News Service
FARGO—Fargo South's Jamon Howard saw he had man-to-man press coverage and gave Langdon Area quarterback Jacob Delvo a wink. Although they had hardly played together, they both knew exactly what that meant.
FARGO — No matter if it's batting or pitching, Matt Hagen likes to be in clutch situations. Hagen took the mound and got Fargo Davies through the seventh inning in a tied game. Then he stepped up to the plate and hit a game-winning RBI to propel the No. 1-seeded Eagles to a 5-4 win over West Region No. 4-seeded Mandan in the North Dakota Class A state baseball quarterfinals on Thursday, May 31, at Newman Outdoor Field.
FARGO—Head coach Jeff Fiechtner thought Fargo North's Cameron Blazek pitched well enough to win. But Bismarck Century's Jakob Olson was better. After Century scored two runs in the first inning, Olson pitched a shutout as the West Region No. 2-seeded Patriots edged East Region No. 3 seed North 3-0 on Thursday, May 31, at Newman Outdoor Field.
FARGO—Ryan Bourassa and Carson Tonini were pitch for pitch, exchanging strikeouts and jams avoided. Tonini knew every hit and every scoring opportunity was going to matter. So he took matters into his own hands and gave himself the only offense he needed.
FARGO—Monti Knewtson was clearly feeling fine as she jumped up and down and watched her teammates play a match-clinching tiebreaker. Knewtson was even more nervous than she was playing her own match. Pooja Chemiti and Abby College could each hear their coach's voice in their heads guide them through the high pressure situation. Chemiti and College came out the victors, which meant an East Region girls tennis championship for West Fargo Sheyenne.
FARGO—Bismarck Century finally won its first state championship since 2011. And for the first time in 16 years, the Patriots have two players on the North Dakota Class A boys basketball all-state first team. Century's Josh Sipes and Kade Amundson both made this year's Class A first team as selected by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.