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FARGO—The University of North Dakota continued its upper hand over North Dakota State in their Division I volleyball series. The Fighting Hawks were the better team down the stretch in three of four sets and the result was their fifth straight win over the Bison and eighth in 10 matches. Kayla Williams and Jordan Vail had 17 and 13 kills respectively to pace a 25-22, 25-22, 12-25, 25-16 Summit League victory at Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse Friday night.
FARGO — The Delaware Field House was built in 1966 for basketball and indoor track and field at the University of Delaware. The modern use of the structure, a turfed indoor practice venue, will get a workout this week. It has nothing to do with weather, either. The Blue Hens, in prepping for Saturday's Division I FCS football clash at North Dakota State, will challenge the speaker levels to prepare for the crowd noise at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
FARGO - The floor in the Cully's Kids Cabin Playroom at the Sanford Children's Hospital is a replica of a hockey rink, thanks to the work of Matt Cullen and his foundation. Standing on a goalie crease, not far from a light fixture of hockey sticks, including an Easton brand stick, the starting quarterback at North Dakota State was forced to call an audible and this one had nothing to do with a 280-pound defensive lineman snorting fire.
FARGO—It's 10 straight weeks, now. It's 10 consecutive football games for North Dakota State where there will be no more thinking about going home on the weekend to help on the farm or driving the country roads looking for a place to hunt. It's all business now. And it starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when the Bison host the University of North Alabama at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. NDSU will go into it virtually healthy as it can be, perhaps minus a nagging hamstring injury to backup running back Seth Wilson.
FARGO—Air Force One that carried President Donald Trump to Fargo on Wednesday night was on the ground at nearby Hector International Airport. A military helicopter presumably on guard was flying by Newman Outdoor Field.
FARGO—It had been awhile since Jason Ray had been in front of multiple media cameras and microphones. That changed when he was named an assistant football coach at North Dakota State on Tuesday. The hire by head coach Chris Klieman puts NDSU back at full strength after Atif Austin took a position with the New England Patriots. Ray, who will coach the receivers, was at Missouri State the past two years and Northern Iowa in 2015. So he's familiar with the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
HANKINSON, N.D.—There's not much to do for kids at Dakota Magic Casino, Emily St. Aubin says, so she grabbed her putter and a few golf balls and headed to the practice putting green on Tuesday night. It was just her and the prairie that surrounded Dakota Winds Golf Course.
FARGO—The high point of entries for the Sanford Fargo Marathon came in 2012 when 25,700 signed up for the races that comprise the weekend event. It was about that time when races around the region became more frequent, meaning Fargo has some competition to deal with. The numbers reflected it.
FARGO—Senior Bre Beatty won't soon forget her recruiting visit to North Dakota State four years ago, a tour that included all the cool amenities the athletic program had to offer. But when it came time to see where the Bison softball program played, that detail was just sort of glossed over. She never saw it. Then again, there wasn't much to show.