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FARGO—Right-handed starter Tyler Herron was in a familiar spot Sunday afternoon, toeing the rubber at Newman Outdoor Field. Herron, however, was in an unfamiliar uniform. The veteran pitched into the seventh inning to help lead the Lincoln Saltdogs to a 9-4 victory against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in American Association baseball before 2,173 fans.
WEST FARGO—Valley City junior Becca Thompson couldn't describe what led to her power surge Saturday afternoon. Thompson belted two home runs to help lift the Hi-Liners to a 9-0 victory against Fargo North for the East Region softball tournament championship at West Fargo Sheyenne. Thompson blasted five home runs in three region tournament games. She had two home runs during the regular season.
FARGO—Friday night at Newman Outdoor Field had a different feel for Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks manager Michael Schlact. It was Schlact's first home opener with American Association baseball club as the team's manager. He drew a round of applause from the crowd after he was announced over the public address system and lined up near home plate during the pregame festivities.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Minnesota State Moorhead senior Brian Huber capped his decorated Dragons track and field career with a national championship. Huber won the men’s long jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships on Thursday with a leap of 26 feet, 2¼ inches, which also set an MSUM school record.
FARGO -- Eric Loeffler thought his chances to win the men’s half-marathon at the Sanford Fargo Marathon on Saturday were slipping away early in the race. Those thoughts were wrong. Loeffler, 41, found his groove as the race progressed and he crossed the finish first in a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds. “I wasn’t actually feeling good early in the race,” said Loeffler, who also won the Fargo half-marathon in 2013 and 2015. “I thought it was going to be a long day.”
FARGO -- Katie Bostrom had simple goals for the women’s 10K race at the Sanford Fargo Marathon: The Fargo South graduate wanted to make it through the race and also break 40 minutes. She can add winning to her checklist. Bostrom crossed the line in 37 minutes, 31 seconds to earn the victory Saturday. A runner at North Dakota State, she flashed Bison horns with her hands as she broke the tape.
FARGO—Youngstown Phantoms forward Nicholas Cardelli spoiled the Fargo Force's attempt at a dramatic comeback Saturday night at Scheels Arena. Cardelli scored less than seven minutes into overtime to lift Youngstown to a 3-2 victory in the Game 2 of USHL's Clark Cup Final before 3,228 fans. "Cardelli has got some of the best wheels in the league," Youngstown head coach Brad Patterson said. "He goes in, makes a good move and it's in the back of the net."
FARGO—North Dakota State softball used a dash of raw power to earn a spot in the NCAA Division I tournament for a fifth consecutive season. The Bison blasted two home runs to fuel a six-run third inning. That power play helped lift NDSU to a 6-1 victory against South Dakota State to win the Summit League tournament championship Saturday at Ellig Sports Complex before 507 fans.
FARGO—The Fargo Force quenched their home ice Clark Cup Final drought Friday night. The Force used three power-play goals to fuel a 4-1 victory against the Youngstown Phantoms in Game 1 of the best-of-five United States Hockey League series at Scheels Arena before 3,028 fans.
Moorhead Minnesota State Moorhead senior runner Josh Young recently left the fate of his long, flowing locks in the hands of the people. Young posted a poll on Instagram with two options: mullet and a mustache or clean cut and clean shaven. The masses chose the mullet look. "I think that can be his trademark thing," Minnesota State Moorhead head track coach Ryan Milner said with a laugh. "You know what you're getting when you ask that question."