Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO — LaMoure head coach Laurie Good said the way her team played Thursday at the Fargodome mirrored how many matches have played out for the Loboes this season: A slow start with a strong finish. "We'd finally get our fire, get together and roll from there," Good said. The No. 3-seeded Loboes fell behind early in the first set against Hazen, but rallied for the set win. That sparked LaMoure to a 25-12, 25-16, 25-19 victory in the first round of the North Dakota Class B state volleyball tournament.
FARGO — Top-ranked Bismarck St. Mary's scored four touchdowns in less than nine minutes to end the first half Friday at the Fargodome. That scoring spree sparked the Saints to a 47-6 victory against Kindred for the North Dakota Class 2A state football championship at Gate City Bank Field. "Momentum is hard to get back in a football game and they had it and they rode it," Kindred head coach Matt Crane said. "We needed at those times to answer and we just didn't."
FARGO—North Dakota State senior Chase Morlock looked up at the high-definition video board in the Fargodome as he broke into the open midway through the first quarter. "I had to check the big screen to make sure I was in the clear," Morlock said with a laugh. No one caught Morlock, who scored on a 71-yard touchdown run for the game's first points. That big play helped spark the No. 4-ranked Bison to a 24-3 victory against No. 15-ranked Youngstown State in Missouri Valley Football conference play Saturday, Nov. 5, at Gate City Bank Field.
FARGO — If No. 1-ranked North Dakota State wants to keep the 75-pound Dakota Marker trophy in Fargo, the Bison need to contain the highest-scoring offense in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. No. 14-ranked South Dakota State is averaging 45 points per game entering Saturday's rivalry game against the Bison at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Jackrabbits sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion leads the conference in total offense.
FARGO — Illinois State was threatening to take the lead back early in the second quarter when the North Dakota State defense made a game-shifting play. Bison defensive tackle Aaron Steidl caused a fumble that linebacker Pierre Gee-Tucker recovered with the Redbirds near the goal line. Four plays later, No. 1-ranked NDSU was in the end zone to cap a sequence that sparked a 31-10 victory Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
FARGO—Steve Dahl and his tailgating group started with a grilling trailer around 10 years ago. "Then we just kept upgrading," said Dahl, who played linebacker at North Dakota State from 1982-85 and was part of two NCAA Division II national championship football teams.
CHASKA, Minn.—David Johnson of Mayville, N.D., got called out by some of the best golfers in the world at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He ended up taking their money. Johnson was picked out of the gallery Thursday and sank a 12-foot putt at a Ryder Cup practice round after talking trash to some Team Europe players who couldn't make the same putt. European player Rory McIlroy tweeted video of the 30-year-old Johnson making the shot to his 3 million followers. Johnson, a State Farm Insurance agent, became an international sports story.
FARGO—Facing a legendary slugger in a historic ballpark is one of the moments that stand out for Kansas City Royals pitcher Matt Strahm in his brief time in Major League Baseball. "I get chills talking about it right now," said Strahm, a West Fargo High School graduate. In late August, Strahm came out of the bullpen to face Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz at Fenway Park. "That was very, very ... words can't explain that," Strahm said. "That was awesome."
IOWA CITY, Iowa – North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman didn’t look at kicker Cam Pedersen in the closing seconds. Bison quarterback Easton Stick got out of the way...
FARGO -- North Dakota State football first caught the attention of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz about a decade ago. The Bison earned a 27-21 victory against the Minnesota Gophers...