Jody Norstedt is WDAY/WDAZ's weekend sports anchor and reporter. The Montevideo, MN native joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as WDAZ's weekend sports anchor in Grand Forks in June of 2008. As time went on, he transitioned to Fargo and is now the sports anchor for our weekend WDAY/WDAZ newscasts. Jody has helped the WDAY sports staff earn numerous awards, including the 2015 MBJA Sevareid Award for Sportscast/Program for the team's submission of "First Down Friday". Jody said the highlight of his career, although it's so tough to pick only one, was covering the 2011 LPGA U.S. Open in Colorado Springs, CO when Oxbow's Amy Anderson held the lead as an 18-year old. He is also a proud graduate of St. Cloud State University and an avid college hockey fan, despite never playing the game himself. Go Huskies! Jody can relate to the heartache and the hope of Minnesota sports fans, he has been cheering for the Twins, Wild, Vikings, and Timberwolves his entire life. The thing he likes most about his job is the passion that this area has for sports and the opportunities to cover so many teams, athletes and outdoor activities across North Dakota and Minnesota. In 2012, he married his wife Amy (Unrau) who joined the WDAY/WDAZ team as a weekend news anchor/reporter. Together, the two have enjoyed volunteering in the community and providing viewers with the best local news and sports coverage in the Red River Valley. Jody enjoys going for runs, being active in his church community, spending time with family & friends, travelling and the ups and downs of being a homeowner. If you have a sports story idea or a homeowner tip, send it his way. You can "like" Jody's page on Facebook or follow him on twitter:@J_Norstedt
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WDAY TV - On Thursday, the battle for the Class B girls basketball state title begins in Grand Forks at the Alerus Center and you can watch it live on WDAY/WDAZ/KBMY/KMCY. Here's a preview of what to expect from North Dakota's elite eight.
Grand Forks, ND - The Davies Eagles kept it close with the 2nd-seeded Red River Roughriders, trailing 2-1 entering the final period. But, the Roughriders scored twice in the final frame to win 4-1, advancing to the EDC championship game. Red River will meet Central for the title tomorrow after the undefeated Knights knocked off Devils Lake, 6-2. The state qualifier games will feature Davies against South-Shanley, while the other trip to state will be up for grabs between Devils Lake and North.
WDAY TV - Davies goaltender Sydney Peterson made 33 saves on Friday night, but it wasn't enough against the Bismarck Blizzard who pulled away late for the 5-1 victory. With the win, the Blizzard improve to 20-3-1 on the season. The Eagles are now 15-8-0 overall.
WDAY TV - It was a busy night of Region 1 boys basketball, which included 10th ranked Oak Grove (14-4) defeating Maple Valley 74-49 for its 7th consecutive win. TJ Anderson scored 16 for the home team, while Dustin Kasowski tallied 17 for the Raiders (8-9). 8th ranked Northern Cass stopped its first 2-game losing streak of the season by pulling away from Kindred (9-8) on the Vikings home floor for the 67-57 win. The Jaguars got 26 points from Logan Nelson and 17 points from Brant Bohmert, while improving to 16-3. The Vikings were led in scoring by Ethan Lingen's 13 points.
WDAY TV - The Kindred girls basketball team will be the top seed in next week's region tournament, boasting a perfect 20-0 record. Only one North Dakota team has finished within 10 points of the Vikings and that was Thompson back in January. Otherwise, it's been pretty smooth sailing for this sharp-shooting team that has thrived largely in part to its five seniors.
WDAY TV - Spots at the state wrestling tournament are on the line Saturday in Grand Forks as the EDC Championship will determine who gets to wrestle inside the Fargodome. West Fargo knows its team will be there after earning the top seed for the dual tournament. But, the Packers are hungry to reclaim the throne in North Dakota. The last time West Fargo won a state dual wrestling title was in 2014. It doesn't seem like that long ago, but after losing out in the first round West Fargo is aiming high.
WDAY TV - The 24th ranked MSU Moorhead men's basketball team wraps up its regular season home schedule this weekend. 2017 has treated the Dragons well, posting a 9-1 record with the lone loss coming in overtime. As the season winds down and the games get more important, these Dragons are battled tested. Tonight will mark MSUM's 25th game, remarkably 15 of them have been decided by ten points or less. They have sweated out their fare share of victories, which has them ready for whatever the next few weekends will bring.
WDAY TV - Luke Sandy scored a goal in the third period to stretch South-Shanley's lead to 3-0 over North and the Bruins hung on for the 6-3 victory on Tuesday night at Scheels Arena. South-Shanley improved to 10-9-1 with the victory, while North stands at 4-15-1 overall.
WDAY TV - Shanley held a lead in the second half, but Sheyenne rallied to defeat the Deacons 65-57 on Tuesday at Sheyenne high school. Josh Thiele scored 17 points for the Mustangs who improved to 12-5 overall and 11-5 in EDC play. Jake Kava poured in a game-high 27 points to pace the Deacons who dropped to 9-8 overall and 9-7 in the EDC.
WDAY TV - After back to back losses, NDSU's two game conference lead is all but gone. The Bison have just a half game advantage now. Things get dicey for NDSU this week, starting with a midweek showdown with South Dakota State on Wednesday. Bison head coach Dave Richman says he's not worried about any other teams and he changed up the goal for the rest of the season.