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MOORHEAD - Concordia head football coach Terry Horan said his team's game at Augsburg on Saturday is being moved to 10 a.m. due to an expected high heat index. The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has a rule that a game can't be played when the heat index reaches 86.1. The game was initially scheduled for 1 p.m. in Minneapolis. "I'd rather go early in the morning and be done," Horan said. You can listen to the game on WDAY AM 970.
MOORHEAD — Minnesota State Moorhead may have found another big-play wide receiver. Jake Richter had more than 100 receiving yards and two touchdown catches Thursday night at Scheels Field at Alex Nemzek Stadium. His performance helped lead the Dragons to a 34-10 victory against Minnesota-Crookston in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football opener for both teams before 2,737 fans.
FARGO—The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks were starved for a win Sunday night and starting pitcher Will Solomon provided the sustenance. Solomon pitched seven stellar innings to lead the RedHawks to a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Dogs in American Association baseball at Newman Outdoor Field before 3,059 fans.
FARGO—The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks got a grand slam from first baseman Chris Jacobs and stellar pitching over the final six innings Saturday night at Newman Outdoor Field. That combination vaulted the RedHawks to a 5-3 victory against the rival Winnipeg Goldeyes in American Association baseball before 3,801 fans. "He's turning into a big-game guy for us in that he steps up when it counts," RedHawks manager Michael Schlact said of Jacobs.
MOORHEAD—Concordia's Memorial Auditorium recently received a refresh. The parquet basketball court was sanded down and repainted with a new design, including a larger Cobbers' "C" at center court. "It's more accurate colors and a more accurate maroon," saids Concordia athletic director Rachel Bergeson. "I think the exciting part of the design is the large 'C' in the center." Bergeson said the court redesign cost around $25,000 and was done in conjunction with the Communications and Marketing department at Concordia.
MOORHEAD—Wyatt Gunkel showed up at Jim Gotta Stadium on Friday afternoon in a Carson Wentz jersey and khaki cargo shorts, not expecting he would be catching passes from the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. Had he known: "I probably would have wore some more athletic clothes," said Gunkel, a junior-to-be for the Moorhead Spuds football team. His wardrobe choices didn't prevent, however, Gunkel from making a nice over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone at the end of a 70-yard heave from Wentz.
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.