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

Grand Forks Central defeated Grand Forks Central 8-2 in boys high school baseball Tuesday at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Knights banged out 15 hit in the game. Will Eagleson was three for five, Brandon Holts was three for four, Joey Grabanski was two for three and Cole Wigestrand was two for four. Zach Carolin led the Roughriders …


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

Western Illinois University defeated the University of North Dakota women’s softball team 10-1 and 3-2 on Saturday in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks to complete a three-game sweep of the Fighting Hawks in Summit League play. The Leathernecks (13-19 overall, 5-6 Summit) won the series opener 8-0 on Friday. In that game, Angel Love had UND’s only hit. On Saturday, …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s tennis teams dropped a 4-3 Summit Leaguer contest to Oral Roberts University on Saturday in Choice Health and Fitness in Grand Forks. A win would have clinched a spot in conference championships. The Fighting Hawks (11-9 overall, 2-2 Summit) picked up wins in singles from Nejc Sitar, Lukas Buth, Johnnie Carmichael and Jake Kuhlman and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha 5-4 in overtime Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to complete a National Collegiate Hockey Conference weekend sweep of Mavericks. The Fighting Hawks (18-15-2 overall, 12-11-1 NCHC) won Friday night’s game 2-1. UNO dropped to 9-22-3 overall and 5-17-2 in the NCHC. Jordan Kawaguchi scored two goals, including the game-winner …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team picked up a National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena, edging the University of Nebraska-Omaha 2-1. Gabe Bast and Nick Jones scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (17-15-2 overall,11-11-1 NCHC), while Zach Jordan scored for the Mavericks (9-21-3 overall, 5-16-2 NCHC). Peter Thome stopped 23 shot in goal …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament Championship

Thompson defeated Hillsboro-Central Valley 59-53 in the championship game of the North Dakota Region 2 boys basketball tournament Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Tommies will make their first state tournament appearance next week in Minot with the win. Thompson was paced by Hayden Overby, who scored 26 points, and Cadyn Schwabe, who added 16. The Burros were …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — North Dakota Region 2 Boys Basketball Tournament

Thompson and Hillsboro-Central Valley won semifinal games in the North Dakota Region 2 boys basketball tournament Tuesday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center and will meet in the championship game Thursday in the Betty. The Tommies were 57-44 winner over Hatton-Northwood, while the Burros defeated Grafton 58-44. Candy Schwabe (19 points) and Marcus Hughes (15) led Thompson to the win, while Hatton-Northwood …

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

Grand Forks Red River advanced to the semifinals of the East Region boys basketball tournament with a 52-51 victory over Wahpeton on Tuesday in the Riders’ gym. Red Rivers will play regular-season champion Fargo Davies on Friday in Scheels Arena in Fargo.. The Roughriders (12-10) were led by William Obioha and Brady Dvorak, who both scored 14 points. The Huskies (12-10) were …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team dropped a defensive battle against the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena, falling 3-2 after a 4-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win against the No. 3 Bulldogs on Friday night. The Bulldogs (19-9-2 overall, 12-7-1 NCHC) took advantage of UND penalties, scoring twice 5-on-3 power plays, both goals …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team clinched a spot in The Summit League Men’s Basketball Championship with an 81-63 victory over the University of Denver on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Arena. UND (11-16 overall, 5-9 Summit) was led by Kienan Walter, who had a game-high 19 points, five rebounds and three assists. Also in double figures were Billy Brown (18), …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team staged a dramatic comeback against the University of Denver on Saturday in Betty Engelstad Arena but fell short, losing 92-91 in overtime to the Pioneers in Summit League action. The Fighting Hawks (10-17 overall, 5-9 Summit), trailed the Pioneers (15-12 overall, 8-6 Summit) by 18 points in the third quarter but took a three-point …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team knocked off the University of Minnesota-Duluth — the No. 3 team in the country — 5-1 in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (15-13-2 overall, 9-9-1 NCHC) jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period before adding an empty-net goal in the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — East Grand Forks Senior High Vs. Red Lake Falls

East Grand Forks Senior High defeated Red Lake Falls 9-0 on Thursday at the East Grand Forks Civic Center to advance to the semifinals of the Minnesota Section 8A high school hockey tournament Saturday. The Green Wave will meet Detroit Lakes, a 2-1 winner over Crookston. The other semifinal game will pit Warroad against Thief River Falls. Scoring goals for …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team won its fourth match of the season with a 7-0 rout of visiting Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday morning in Choice Health & Fitness. The Fighting Hawks (4-3) received singles wins from Isa Sullivan, Kaede Amang, Preethi Kasilingam, Allie Ochotorena, Zahra Finnigan and Alex Revenig. The doubles teams of Amano-Masha Lobanova, Kasilingam-Ochotorena and …

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

Lexi Klabo scored 24 points and added nine rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped a 80-58 Summit League decision to Oral Roberts University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. North Dakota fell to 10-16 overall and 5-8 in the Summit with the loss. Faith Dooley chipped in eight points. …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team picked up a big Summit League victory with a 85-73 decision over Oral Roberts University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (10-16 overall, 4-9 Summit) were led by Marlon Stewart, who led all scorers with 23 points. He was joined in double-figure scoring by Aanen Moody (21) and …

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

Grand Forks Central hosted Grand Forks Red River in boys and girls basketball Friday night, with the Roughriders coming out on top in both contests. The girls won 70-25 girls and the boys were victorious by a score of 68-63. In the girls game, Red River was led by Alex Page, who scored 17 points. The Sondol sisters, Jadyn and Jasmine, …

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

Lexi Klabo scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season, to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team back from a first-half deficit and a 70-58 Summit League win over North Dakota State University on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (10-14 overall, 5-6 Summit) trailed 31-30 at halftime before …

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

Three University of North Dakota men’s basketball players scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks dropped a 74-70 Summit League decision to North Dakota State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win gave the Bison a season sweep of the Hawks, their first since 1996-97. Marlon Stewart of UND ((9-15 overall, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Cold Weather Wonders

The bitterly cold weather, which pretty much of the country (including the Great Plains and the Midwest) is experiencing, can produce some pretty spectacular photographic images. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was out and about on Tuesday (Jan. 30) in temperatures that were minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit and lower. Here are some of the things he saw through his camera’s lens. (Check …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Indoor Open

UND track and field performers won 10 events  during the two-day UND Indoor Open Friday and Saturday at the High Performance Center. For the women Friday, Ellie Miller and Erica Benson shattered the school record for the pentathlon, with Miller winning three of the five events (high jump, shot put, long jump), while Benson won one (800 meters). On Day …

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

Gavin Hain and Dixon Bowen each scored two goals — a personal-best for both — as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team knocked off No. 1 St. Cloud State University with a 5-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The victory gave the Fighting Hawks (13-11-1 overall, 7-7 NCHC) a weekend split with …

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

No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State University claimed a 3-1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. A first-period goal by Nick Jones had given the Fighting Hawks (12-11-1 overall, 6-7 NCHC) a 1-0 lead, but the Huskies (18-3-2 overall, 10-1-2 NCHC) tied the game late in the second period …

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

The first-place University of South Dakota women’s basketball team lived up to its standing with a  80-50 Summit League win over the University of North Dakota on Thursday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (8-13 overall, 3-5 Summit), were led by Lexi Klabo and Jill Morton, who each scored 10 points, and Mikayla Reinke, who pulled down …

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

Marlon Stewart scored 22 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a steal, but it wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team team dropped a 70-56 Summit League contest to the University of South Dakota on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The matchup was the first conference meeting between the Fighting Hawks (8-13 …

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

The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks men’s basketball team played its first conference game with North Dakota State University since 2004 on Saturday afternoon in the Scheels Center in Fargo but came up short, losing a 67-65 Summit League decision to the Bison. UND (8-12 overall, 2-5 Summit) were led by Marlon Stewart, who scored 14 points and added six …

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

The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks men’s basketball team put a scare into the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, the three-time defending Summit League champions, but came up on the short end of a 78-74 game Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (8-11 overall, 2-4 Summit) trailed by 13 points in the second half but …

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

Lexi Klabo scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Western Illinois University women’s basketball team handed the University of North Dakota a 92-80 loss Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Summit League play. Olivia Kaufmann led all scorers with 28 points, one of five players in double figures for the Leathernecks (6-12 overall, 2-3 …

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

Jordan Kawaguchi’s goal just 50 seconds into overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 3-2 win and a sweep of Colorado College in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (11-9-1 overall, 5-5 NCHC) gave up a 2-0 lead for the second night in a row before Kawaguchi’s winning …

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

Connor Avants and Marlon Stewart each scored a game-high 21 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 71-65 Summit League win over Western Illinois University on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Cortez Seales’ three-pointer with 13.5 seconds left in the game sealed the win for UND. Avants, who was 7-of-11 shooting from …

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

Ludvig Hoff’s goal with just 46 seconds left in overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 4-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over Colorado College on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (10-9-1 overall, 4-5 NCHC) had jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a first-period goal by Nick Jones and a second …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Nebraska-Omaha

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team, despite playing without the Summit League’s leading scorer, defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha 68-57 Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. With Lexi Klabo sidelined because of an injury, the Fighting Hawks (8-9 overall, 3-1 Summit), received big efforts from Julie Fleecs and Melissa Leet at the post position. Fleecs had a game-high 14 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Red River Vs. East Grand Forks Senior High

Tanner Mack and Jake Hjelle scored goals 37 seconds apart in the third period to break a scoreless tie and give East Grand Forks Senior High a 2-0 boys high school hockey win over Grand Forks Red River on Thursday night in East Grand Forks Civic Center. The Green Wave (11-1), the the No. 4-ranked team in Minnesota Class A, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Lexi Klabo scored 21 points and added eight rebounds as the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team won its Summit League opener, a 79-60 victory over Purdue University Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Three other players for UND (6-9 overall, 1-0 Summit) were in double figures. Melissa Dailey and Jill Morton each scored 13 points …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. U.S. Under-18

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team received goals from six different players en route to a 6-2 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 team Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Rhett Gardner, Ludvig Hoff, Casey Johnson, Grant Mismash, Collin Adam and Gavin Hain  scored for the Fighting Hawks, while Matthew Boldy and Alex Turcotte scored for the U.S. team, …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Purdue University Fort Wayne

Anon Moody scored a career-high 21 points and Marlon Stewart posted a double-double but that wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 84-73 Summit League decision to Purdue University Fort Wayne on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Stewart scored 18 points and added a career-best 10 assists for the Fighting Hawks (6-8 …

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

Four players scored in double figures, including Julia Fleecs who poured in a career-high 19 points, to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 84-50 win over Mayville State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Lexi Klabo (18), Melissa Dailey (15) and Jill Morton (14) joined Fleecs in double figures for UND (3-7). …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cortez Seales scored 19 points and had a career-high five steals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 83-72 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Joining Seals in double-figure scoring for the Fighting Hawks (5-5) were Aanen Moody (18), Kienan Walter (14) and Conner Avants (12). Darius Roy …

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

Goalie Adam Scheel stopped 21 of 22 University of Denver shots, including a penalty shot in the third period, to lead the Fighting Hawks to a 4-1 win over the Pioneers on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND (9-6-1 overall, 3-4 NCHC) jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Gavin Hain and Mark Senden. Matt Kiersted made it …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University Of North Dakota women’s basketball team jumped to an early first-half lead but fell victim to some hot shooting at the start of the second half by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in losing 64-46 in nonconference play Friday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (2-6) were led by Lexi Klabo, who scored 14 points. The Panthers (4-5) …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team snapped a three-game National Collegiate Hockey Conference losing streak and won for the first time its last six visits to Duluth’s AMSOIL Arena with Saturday night’s 2-1 victory over the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Jordan Kawaguchi and Grant Mismash scored first-period goals and and goalie Adam Scheel  stopped 28 of 29 shots as …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Minnesota-Duluth

The University of Minnesota-Duluth men’s hockey exploded for four goals in the second period — two on the power play — to propel the Bulldogs to a 5-0 win over the University of North Dakota in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action Friday night in Duluth’s AMSOIL Arena. It was UND’s fifth straight loss at AMSOIL. Kobe Roth scored twice to lead …