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Kienholz chose Washington, but NDSU is now a national recruiting factor
Thu Jun 30 12:35:21 EDT 2022
We're in the heart of college recruiting season as commits keep rolling in for North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota.

As you see the list of offers coming in for these newly minted college players, there was one player hanging out there until about 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon that could have put NDSU at another level.

Pierre, South Dakota native Lincoln Kienholz is a three-star ranked quarterback who has blown up the recruiting world over the last two months. Kienholz has offers from over 20 schools, NDSU being one of them.

Sheyenne weightlifter adds national title to list of championships
Wed Jun 29 11:05:18 EDT 2022
Another local high school weightlifter is bringing home some national championship hardware.

Sheyenne junior Nic Renner won a title in the 96 kilogram weight class at the USA Weightlifting National Championships on Monday night. His final results, lifting a combined 566 pounds in the snatch and clean and jerk, beat the runner-up by 63 pounds.

Gray pitched the Twins to 11-1 win with seven scoreless innings on emotional day
Tue Jun 28 12:22:25 EDT 2022
Sonny Gray let himself feel the full range of emotions on Monday. He let those emotions fuel him and then funneled them into one of his best starts of the season. And afterwards, he had a long embrace in the first base dugout with pitching coach Wes Johnson, a man whom he has become close to over the course of the past few months.

A day after news broke that Johnson would be leaving to take the pitching coach job at Louisiana State University, Gray went out and pitched the Twins to an 11-1 win with seven scoreless innings against the Guardians at Progressive Field on Monday night.

A finish for the ages at biggest golf tournament in FM area
Mon Jun 27 12:36:16 EDT 2022
Golfers around the region battled the conditions for the 59th Red River Amateur Championship. After three days of competition, It was a fight till the 18th hole in both the mens and women's division.

In the women's division, it was a three way tie between NDSU's Leah Skaar, Emily Isrealson and Becca Tschertter heading into the final hole. Skaar was able to finish the job shooting par becoming the first woman to win the tournament.

Fargo's former Little League stars leading Post 2
Fri Jun 24 11:00:42 EDT 2022
When the heat of the summer rises, Fargo Post 2 usually does as well.

Post 2 has won 16 of its first 18 games to begin 2022, scoring five or more runs in 14 of those games.

Most high school kids are getting to go on vacation when the summer arrives. For Legion baseball players like those with Post 2, getting on the field is their vacation.

NDSU Football's 2023 recruiting class rapidly rising with six commits already
Thu Jun 23 10:55:25 EDT 2022
NDSU Football's 2023 recruiting class is rapidly rising as the Bison picked up two new commits on Wednesday.

The day started with Jailen Duffie's commitment, a cornerback out of Illinois.

The cornerback had offers from 19 division one programs, including FBS and the top schools in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Past and present Bison football players reunite for a good cause
Wed Jun 22 11:08:25 EDT 2022
Bismarck native and former NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz returned to Fargo Tuesday along with some of the most recognizable names in Bison football for the third-annual AO1 Foundation charity softball game at Newman Outdoor Field

Festivities included a home run derby, and the main event: a nine-inning softball game that pitted team offense against team defense, all to benefit the various ministries of Wentz's foundation.

Red River's Shelby Frank is no stranger to making history
Tue Jun 21 10:59:23 EDT 2022
Shelby Frank is no stranger to making history.

"We know what I was able to do and I know that I wasn't gonna settle for anything less than what I was capable of.

“The discus has always been my baby.”

Beginning in 8th grade, Frank won four consecutive state titles in the discus at Red River High School. Frank's success at the high school level landed her in the Big 10 at the University of Minnesota.

Minnesota Gophers football lands two in-state recruits with Detroit Lakes brothers
Mon Jun 20 11:19:10 EDT 2022
Detroit Lakes (Minn.) High School rising junior Mason Carrier got his dream NCAA Division I college football offer in early June and it didn’t take long for him to make his decision.

Carrier verbally committed to the Minnesota Gophers on Sunday, June 19, he announced via Twitter. His older brother, Ethan Carrier, a rising senior, also committed to the Gophers on Sunday.

Sheyenne father-son duo take the field together one last time in ND Shrine Bowl
Fri Jun 17 10:06:15 EDT 2022
The top North Dakota high school seniors gathered at Mayville State preparing for one more football game.

For one coach and player, it's their last chance to be on the field together.

"It hasn’t really hit me yet and it probably won’t hit me until its over," said former Sheyenne Mustang Zander Newton.