Tom Mix is the North Dakota high school sports reporter. He's worked at The Forum for five years. He was the 2013 North Dakota sportswriter of the year, an award that is sponsored by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
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VALLEY CITY — Bismarck senior Matt Gotta entered the North Dakota Class A state boys cross country meet ranked No. 1, but he brought along a good luck charm just to be safe.
FARGO -- The North Dakota High School Activities Association announced this week that it is taking a big step in making sure more of its postseason tournaments get broadcast. Executive Secretary Sherm Sylling said the NDHSAA has signed a five-year, $195,000 contract to join the upstart National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network. The new network -- a partnership of the NFHS and PlayOn! Sports broadcasting company -- is an all-digital network devoted to coverage of high school athletics and extracurricular activities through the member associations of the NFHS.
Forum News Service sports reporter Tom Mix lists the state's top moments in high school sports this year. Shanley's Jacobson has historic night on basketball court Fargo Shanley senior A.J. Jacobson closed out his high school hoops career with a 27-point performance in the Deacons' 73-54 win over Bismarck in the Class A state championship game. During the game, Jacobson -- a North Dakota State basketball recruit -- broke the unofficial Class A scoring record, finishing with 2,002 career points. Following the game, Jacobson won the state's Mr.
VALLEY CITY -- The high school football careers of Central Valley seniors Ethan Proznik and Dusty Schildberger are still in limbo. Proznik and Schildberger are hoping to play their senior seasons at Hillsboro High School after Central Valley's program dissolved following the 2011 season. Their first attempt at joining the Burros was blocked by a unanimous vote by the North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors on April 16.
VALLEY CITY -- There will be no seeding system adopted for the Class B volleyball and basketball tournaments. The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted down the recommendation from the district chair 7-2 on Tuesday. An advisory committee had endorsed the seeding system with a 12-4 vote earlier in the month, but the current eight-year cycle of determining the pairings for the three tournaments remains intact. "I kind of thought they'd be interested in seeding the state tournaments," NDHSAA Executive Secretary Sherm Sylling said.