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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team ran its home winning streak to 18 behind three different players who recorded double-doubles in defeating Idaho State University 25-22, 27-25, 25-16 in Big Sky Conference action Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Faith Dooley (10 kills, 10 blocks), Tamara Merseli (10 kills, 14 digs) and Sydney Griffin (40 assists, 10 digs) all scored  double-doubles, while Jordan Vail led the Fighting Hawks offense with 13 kills. Alivia Fraase chipped in 21 digs and Teodora Tepavac added 16. UND upped its season record to 22-4 overall and 7-2 in the Big Sky. The Bengals fell to 8-14 overall and 5-4 in the BSC. UND hosts Weber State on Saturday in its next action.

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Central Vs. Fargo North

Grand Forks Central closed out its 2017 high school football season on a winning note, defeating Fargo North 28-27 on Wednesday night at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. A 5-yard touchdown pass from Zach Murphy to Caleb Johnson and and the extra-point kick by Lucas Kanta with 3:03 left in the game gave the Knights the win. Murphy finished the game with three touchdown passes and one rushing to lead the Knights. He ran for 161 yards, going over the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Both Central and North ended their season with 3-6 records. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

The University of North Dakota fell to 2-5 and 1-3 in the Big Sky Conference after the University of Montana (5-2, 3-1 BSC) scored a 41-17 victory over the Fighting Hawks Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula. Montana redshirt freshman Gresch Jensen overcame a shaky start to finish the game with 423 yards passing and four touchdowns. The Fighting Hawks were playing without their starting quarterback, Keaton Studsrud. His backups, Brad Heidlebaugh and Andrew Zimmerman, were a combined 12-29 for 188 yards and one touchdown. UND running back James Johannesson led the Fighting Hawks rushing game with 93 yards on seven carries and one touchdown. UND’s only other touchdown came on a 62-yard pass from Zimmerman to Stetson Carr. UND returns Saturday to take on Sacramento State at the Alerus Center. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Central Vs. Grand Forks Red River Volleyball

Grand Forks Red River defeated crosstown rival Grand Forks Central 25-16, 25-10, 25-18 in girls high school volleyball Tuesday night on the Knights’ home court. The Roughriders were led by Maggie Steffen, who had 15 kills. Korri Gust, Bailey Jaeger and Jaylin Perrault had four kills each to lead the Knights. Red River upped its record to 6-9 in Eastern Dakota Conference play and 11-16 overall. Central fell to 1-13 in conference play and 5-20 overall. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

A late goal in the second half by Myah Merino gave the University of Idaho a 2-1 win over the University of North Dakota in Big Sky Conference women’s soccer Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field. Merino’s goal broke the tie after UND freshmen Mimi Eiden scored her second goal of the season just eight minutes earlier. Taylor Brust scored the other Vandals’ goal. Idaho goalkeeper Makayla Presgrave had nine saves, while UND’s Catherine Klein had just one save. The loss dropped UND to 2-4 in the Big Sky and 6-7-3 overall. UND now hits the road for games at Southern Utah (Saturday), Portland State (Oct. 20) and Montana (Oct. 22). (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Women’s Soccer Vs. Eastern Washington

UND fell 2-1 in overtime against Eastern Washington on Friday in Grand Forks on a rebound goal by Emma Vanderhyden. EW scored first on a goal from Aimie Inthoulay in the first half. UND’s Katie Moller tied it up in the second half. Eastern Washington outshot UND, 24-12. UND dropped to 2-3 in the league and 4-6-3 overall. UND takes on Idaho on Sunday in another Big Sky league game. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

Ludvig Hoff scored two goals and Grant Mishmash, Jordan Kawaguchi, Johnny Simonson and Christian Wolanin scored one goal each as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated the University of Manitoba 6-2 in an exhibition game Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Calvin Spencer and Remi Laurencelle scored goals for the Bison. UND goalie Cam Johnson stopped 10 of 12 shots, and his backup, Peter Thome, had five saves and didn’t allow a goal. Byron Spriggs stopped 29 shots for Manitoba. UND officially opens the season next Friday and Saturday with a nonconference series against Alaska-Anchorage.   (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

Senior Faith Dooley blocked 10 shots and added nine kills without an error and Sydney Griffin chipped in with her seventh double-double of the season (26 assists, 10 digs) as the University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its 19th match out of 21 with a sweep of Eastern Washington University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks upped their Big Sky Conference record to 4-0 with the 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 sweep. EWU fell to 5-8 overall and 2-2 in the Big Sky. UND goes on the road for its next four matches facing Portland State and Sacramento State next week. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

The University of North Dakota football team suffered its third loss of the season Saturday, dropping a 49-21 Big Sky Conference game to Montana State University before 12,342 fans, the first sellout at the Alerus Center since the 2009 season opener vs. South Dakota. The 17th-ranked Fighting Hawks, who fell behind 21-0 in the first half, closed the gap to 28-13 in the third quarter on two Reid Taubenheim field goals and a 37-yard touchdown interception by Jake Disterhaupt, but the Bobcats outscored UND 21-8 the remainder of the game for the victory. Brady Oliveira scored UND’s only other touchdown, a 34-yard run late in the third quarter. Montana State quarterback Chris Murray rushed for 132 yards and one touchdown and threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns. MSU (1-2, 1-0 BSC) finished with a 515 to 255 edge in total offense, with 341 of those coming on the ground. UND (1-3, 0-1 BSC) will return to league action next Saturday at UC Davis. (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 soccer team had to battle the elements as well as visiting Weber State University on Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field on its way to a soggy 1-0 Big Sky Conference win. Freshman forward Mimi Eiden scored the game’s only goal in the 48th minute of play to give the Fighting Hawks their first-ever win over the Wildcats and their first 2-0 conference start since 2003. Weber outshot UND 21-14, with both teams registering nine shots on goal. UND goalkeeper Catherine Klein recorded her second straight shutout and the fourth of her career. Sydnie Brough had nine saves for Weber State. UND is on the road next weekend at Sacramento State and Northern Arizona. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)