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Russell Hons

Russell Hons has been a private investigator in Grand Forks for the past 25 years. During that time, he has honed his photography skills in many different environments, including, surveillance, accident scene photography, document photography, etc. He also has enjoyed photography as a hobby for many years. Russell is a freelance photographer and works for many different media outlets photographing sporting events for their publications. He also enjoys taking portraits, wildlife, landscapes and other commissioned works. His website is RussellHonsPhotography.com and his photos also can be seen on Facebook/RussellHonsPhotography A former swimmer for UND, and diehard UND Sports fan, he has three grown sons, a stepdaughter and four grandchildren and lives in Grand Forks with his wife, Paulette.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Northern Arizona University

Geno Crandall scored a team-high 28 points and Dale Jones added 16 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 86-81 Big Sky Conference overtime victory over Northern Arizona University on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Marlon Stewart chipped in 13 points and equaled his career-high with nine assists for the Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 5-10 BSC). Torry Johnson led NAU (4-23 overall, 1-13 BSC) with a season-high 33 points. UND closes out its home schedule next Saturday against Northern Colorado University.(Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Idaho

The University of Idaho men’s and women’s tennis teams swept the University of North Dakota by identical 6-1 scores Friday in Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks. In singles competition, Alex Mailes was the lone Fighting Hawk to earn a win for the men’s team, while Zahra Finnigan was the only UND woman to win a match. The men, 1-4 on the season, return to action Monday at home against Eastern Washington University, while the women (2-5) host South Dakota State University on Saturday in their next contest. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Southern Utah University

Geno Crandall scored a game-high 17 points and Kienan Walter chipped in 15 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 61-57 Big Sky Conference victory over Southern Utah on Thursday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks upped their season record to 9-17 overall and 4-10 in BSC play. Jade Cohee led the T-Birds (10-14 overall, 4-9 BSC) with 14 points. UND returns to action Saturday against Northern Arizona. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team gained a weekend split with Colorado College with a 5-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Tigers won 4-2 Friday night. The win put UND in a tie for third place in the NCHC with Western Michigan University and snapped a six-game winless streak. The Fighting Hawks (13-9-8 overall, 7-7-4 NCHC) received two goals Joel Janatuinen and singles from Rhett Gardner, Austin Poganski and Grant Mismash. Nick Halloran scored the only goal fort the Tigers (12-12-4 overall, 6-9-3 NCHC). UND goalie Peter Thome stopped 20 shots, while CC’s Alex LeClerc had 25 saves. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Idaho State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped a 68-55 Big Sky Conference decision Saturday to Idaho State University on Senior Day in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win was the first for ISU (15-8 overall, 7-5 Big Sky) in Grand Forks in six tries. UND (11-13 overall, 4-9 Big Sky) was led by Lexi Klabo, who had a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds. The Bengals were led by Brooke Blair’s 19 points. Dora Goles added 14 and Grace Kenyon had 11 for the Bengals. Chastity Franklin, UND’s lone senior, was honored before the game. UND returns to action Thursday at Southern Utah. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Colorado College

Despite spectacular goals by defensemen Christian Wolanin and Colton Poolman, the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team dropped a 4-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference decision to Colorado College on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win for the Tigers (12-11-4 overall, 6-8-3 NCHC) left them just one point behind the Fighting Hawks (12-9-8 overall, 6-7-4 NCHC) in the league standings. Wolanin scored his goal on a penalty shot and assisted on Poolman’s brilliant solo rush—  both coming in the second period to tie the game —  but the Tigers answered quickly after both scores and added an empty-netter in the last minute of the game to defeat the Fighting Hawks. Troy Conzo scored two goals for CC, while Alex Pernitsky and Westin Michaud had one each. UND starting goalie Cam Johnson stopped 11 shots before being pulled after Conzo’s second goal. Backup goalie Andrew Thome had 14 saves in relief. CC goalie Alex LeClerc had 34 saves. The two teams meet again tonight at 7:07 in the Ralph. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Weber State University

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team upended Big Sky Conference leader Weber State University 80-67 on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, giving coach Travis Brewster his 100th career win. The Fighting Hawks (11-12 overall, 4-8 BSC) were led by Jill Morton, who had a career-best 25 points. Lex Klabo also scored 20 points and had nine rebounds, and Melissa Dailey added 15 points and a career-best eight rebounds for UND. The Wildcats (16-6 overall, 8-3 BSC) were paced by Larryn Brooks, who scored a game-high 30 points, and Emily Drake, who chipped in 16 points. North Dakota returns to action Saturday, when it hosts Idaho State University. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Indoor Open

The University of North Dakota track team racked up more than 20 personal records at this past weekend’s UND Indoor. Among those was pole vaulter Kyley Foster, who broke her school record vault with a clear of 13 feet, 1.50 inches, and Josh Pillath, who broke the school record in the heptathlon with a score of 4,778 points. The Fighting Hawks will enjoy a midseason break next week and will see their next competition at the South Dakota State Indoor Classic on Feb. 9-10.(Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Denver University

Christian Wolanin scored for the University of North Dakota and Kohen Olischefski tallied for Denver University as the Fighting Hawks and the Pioneers skated to a 1-1 overtime tie in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. Denver (14-6-6 overall, 8-4-4-3 NCHC) picked up the extra point as Ian Mitchell scored on 3-on-3 hockey after a scoreless 5-minute overtime. Cam Johnson of North Dakota (12-8-8, 6-6-4-2 NCHC) stopped 22 shots in goal, while DU goalie Tanner Jaillet had 21 saves. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Denver University

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 overtime tie with No. 4-ranked Denver University in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (12-8-7 overall, 6-6-3-2 NCHC) led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Cole Smith and Shane Gersich, but the Pioneers (14-6-5 overall, 8-4-3 NCHC) took a 3-2 lead on goals by Dylan Gambrell, Tariq Hammond and Troy Terry. UND’s Hayden Shaw sent the game to overtime with a goal late in the third period. Denver gained the extra point on a Terry goal in the 3-on-3 after the scoreless overtime. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 17 shots, while DU’s Tanner Jaillet had 18 saves. The two teams meet again tonight. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)