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FARGO -- North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman has signed a new six-year contract to remain at the school through the 2021 season. The agreement was announced Friday in a news release. Klieman is in his sixth year overall and his third as the head coach at NDSU. He signed a five-year contract as head coach in 2014 and accepted a two year extension in 2015 that ran through the 2020 season.
FARGO--The nonconference softball game played between the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State on Wednesday was an eye-opener for both squads. The Fighting Hawks defeated the Bison 4-1 at NDSU's Ellig Sports Complex. NDSU--ranked 51st in the NCAA RPI rankings released Monday --was unable to get into a groove at the plate against UND sophomore starter Kaylin VanDomelen.
FARGO — Familiar faces make up this season’s Class A high school girls basketball all-state team. Four of the five first-team players — Fargo Shanley seniors Sarah Jacobson and Lauren Rotunda, Minot senior Cassie Askvig and Wahpeton junior Tylee Irwin — were first-team selections a year ago. The all-state team, selected by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, also included first-team selection West Fargo junior forward Akealy Moton.
BISMARCK -- A second straight perfect season and a third straight North Dakota Class A girls basketball state championship were earned the hard way by Fargo Shanley on Saturday night at the Bismarck Event Center. Shanley was put to the ultimate test by Bismarck Century, which took the No. 1-ranked Deacons to overtime. In the end, Shanley edged Century 73-66.
WEST FARGO -- Following a breakout season pitching in the minor leagues of the Kansas City Royals organization last summer, former West Fargo baseball standout Matt Strahm is about to enter a pivotal time in his professional career. Pitchers and catchers report to the Royals spring training complex in Surprise, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and few may be as eager to get to work than Strahm, who was added to the team's 40-man roster in November.
TOWER CITY — Maple Valley senior girls basketball player Rylee Nudell is on the brink of making history. Nudell is approaching North Dakota’s unofficial career scoring record and the Class B rebounding record — possible feats the 5-foot-10 North Dakota State commit admits she has begun to think a little bit more about lately.
MINOT — Bismarck Century made the most of its rematch against Fargo Shanley in the North Dakota Class A state volleyball championship match. A year after losing to the Deacons in the title match, the Patriots broke through, scoring a 25-18, 25-19, 25-18 win on Saturday at the Minot State Dome for the program’s fourth state title and first since 2012. “It’s an awesome feeling,” Century senior defensive specialist Taryn Neameyer said. “We wanted to achieve this goal all year.” Century had played in the last five state title matches and seven of the last eight.
FARGO--Execution on both sides of the ball helped Fargo Shanley's football team clinch its seventh straight trip to the North Dakota Class 2A state semifinals. The Deacons defeated Dickinson Trinity 41-7 in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Sid Cichy Stadium. Senior wide receiver Devin Klieman said the team wanted to prove it can do more than just run the football.
FARGO — Former Fargo South football standout James Johannesson has only been on the campus of the University of Minnesota for a couple of months, and he’s already making a name for himself.
FARGO — Duke freshman Tyus Jones is on top of the sports world after pouring in a game-high 23 points in the Blue Devils’ 68-63 win over Wisconsin in the NCAA men’s basketball national championship game on Monday in Indianapolis.