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FARGO - A remarkable senior class is set to play its final regular season game for NDSU on Saturday. 20 seniors will suit up against Illinois State.This group has went throught a lot. From the change at head coach to three national titles, they have experienced an emotional roller coaster.
MOORHEAD - It was a disappointing year for MSU Moorhead, but the accolades continue for senior Damon Gibson. For the second straight year, MSUM wide receiver has been named to the NSIC north division first team. Gibson hauled in 54 catches for 649 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.
LAMOURE - We could be witnesses to history this weekend at the Fargodome and it has nothing to do with the Bison. The L-L-M volleyball team is just three wins away from being the first Class B school to win three straight championships. The Loboes have lost just once all year and have embraced the expectations that go with winning.
MOORHEAD - The countdown to a new Moorhead hockey season started shortly after last year's title game at the X. The Spuds fell that night to Grand Rapids, but bring back nearly their entire team to make another run at that elusive championship. Moorhead returns seven of its eight top scorers including Carter Randklev, Cole O'Connell, and Jack Stetz. The Spuds all bring back experience on the back end. UND committ Ethan Frisch is back after scoring seven goals and talling 13 assists last year. Moorhead also returns its starting goaltender Lance Leonard.
FARGO - In his return to North Dakota, former Red River standout Braden Costello helped lift the Des Moines Buccaneers over the Fargo Force Thursday night. Costello scored in the second period as the Buccaneers went on to beat the Force 4-2. Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup picked up a goal in the loss. Schmidt-Svejstrup leads the USHL with 10 goals. Fargo takes on Des Moines tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Scheels Arena.
GRAND FORKS - The UND volleyball team is regaining its form in the final homestand of the season. The Fighting Hawks swept Northern Arizona to pick up their 26th win of the season, which ties a record for the most in a season. Tamara Merseli led North Dakota with 12 kills. UND closes out its regular season at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at home against Northern Colorado.
CONCORDIA - The fate of the Cobber football team's season all comes down to one game. Concordia travels to St. John's this weekend, where the winner punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament. Last year the Cobbers where in a familiar spot, but lost to the Johnnies 31-7. Its been 12 years since Concordia has made the playoffs, and the team is eager to knock their rivals out of the postseason.
ADA, M.N. - In the first year of the Ada-Borup/Norman County West football co-op, Paul Tinjum knew he was going to see some new faces this year. On the first day of practice, he had someone come out for football that even suprised him. Vitor Vac Bitu Alves is a Brazilian foriegn exchange student at Ada-Borup. Vitor went out for the football team and is the Cougars kicker.
WEST FARGO - In West Fargo it was an eventful morning as three athletes signed Division 1 letters of intent.
FARGO - After losing the last four section title games prior to Thursday night's showdown with Perham, the Pequot Lakes football team finally broke through. Nathan Traut rushed for 164 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots beat the Yellowjackets 56-22 in the 8AAA championship game. Pequot Lakes is heading to state for the first time since 2009. The Yellowjackets season ends with a record of 7-3.