Kevin Schnepf / Forum News Service
OGDEN, Utah—The University of North Dakota's run in the Big Sky Conference softball tournament came to an unexpected Saturday when the tournament was cut short due to rain and time constraints. UND was one of four teams still alive in the double-elimination tournament. Top-seeded Sacramento State was declared the tournament winner following its winner-bracket win over Northern Colorado Saturday.
FARGO—Four underclassmen, including two from state champion Bismarck Century, highlight this year's North Dakota Class A girls basketball all-state team as voted upon by the North Dakota Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Century's sophomore center Lauren Ware and junior guard Lilly Keplin were named to the first team and are joined by Fargo Davies senior Raegan Linster, West Fargo Sheyenne junior Maggie Manson and Mandan junior Megan Zander.
FARGO—When West Fargo Sheyenne sharpshooter Maggie Manson put up her first shot of Thursday's North Dakota Class A state girls basketball tournament game, it was blocked by Bismarck Century's Lauren Ware.
FARGO—It was not the way Paul Miller, A.J. Jacobson and Spencer Eliason wanted to end their last basketball game in the Scheels Center. And it was not the way North Dakota State's men's basketball team wanted to be playing heading into the last week of the regular season.
FARGO—Laken Boese, who earlier on Friday got upset in the individual semifinals, made up for his loss by knocking off the wrestler who beat him and sparking Bismarck to a 32-20 win over Mandan to claim the North Dakota Class A dual team state championship in the Fargodome. Boese, the top seed at 120 pounds, got pinned by No. 5 seed Corey Hooker. So a few hours later, Boese made sure not to get pinned this time. His 2-1 win ended a rally in which Minot had cut Bismarck's lead to 19-14.
FARGO—Monti Knewtson finally won her first East Region individual tennis championship—as a freshman, as in she may contending for a few more titles. "She's been my No. 1 singles player since seventh grade," said West Fargo Sheyenne tennis coach Chad Anderson, who watched Knewtson defeat fellow freshman Shaelyn Johnson of Grand Forks Red River 6-4, 6-3 in Saturday's championship match at Courts Plus.
FARGO—A tap on a window and some thumbs-up signs was the message Greg LaDouceur has been awaiting for nearly a year. His Grand Forks Red River girls tennis team finally beat West Fargo Sheyenne—the team that ended Red River's 15-year domination last year. Red River defeated Sheyenne 4-1 Thursday, May 25, for the Class A East Region team championship, not only avenging last year's region title loss to Sheyenne but last year's state championship loss and this year's regular-season loss.