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RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Park River/Fordville-Lankin Vs. Thompson

Adam Zavalney’s 4-for-4 performance led Park River/Fordville-Lankin to it third straight North Dakota Class B state high school baseball championship, a 9-8 win over Thompson on Saturday in Fargo. Zavalney, who had two doubles and three RBI, scored the winning run on Bryce Wood’s sacrifice fly for the walkoff win. Wood was 3-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Thompson …


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

East Grand Forks Senior High took its opening game in the Minnesota Section 8AA high school baseball tournament with a 10-0 victory over Crookston on Tuesday at Stauss Park in East Grand Forks. The Pirates had advanced after defeating Bagley in a play-in game earlier in the day. The Green Wave scored seven runs in the second inning to blow …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — F-M RedHawks Vs. Texas Airhogs

Leo Pina to hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the F-M RedHawks to a 6-2 American Association baseball win over the Texas Airhogs on Sunday at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo. With the win, the RedHawks improved to 6-4 while the Airhogs fell to 2-8. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

Grand Forks Central clinched first place in the Eastern Dakota Conference with a 10-6 high school baseball win over Fargo Davies on Thursday at Kraft Memorial Field. The Knights, who finished the regular season with a 9-1record in the EDC and 12-4 overall, were led by Parker Stroh, who was 4-4 with four RBI, and Brandon Holt, who was 3-3 and …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Ninth Annual Northern Valley Police Week Memorial Service

Local and state law enforcement officers from North Dakota and Minnesota agencies, federal law enforcement, the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police participated in the Ninth Annual Northern Valley Police Week Memorial Service on Tuesday on the front lawn of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. The ceremony included presentation of the colors, reading of roll call for fallen officers, …

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

Four Grand Forks Central players had two hits, including Joey Grabanski who smashed a grand slam home run and had five RBI, to lead the Knights to a 9-2 win over visiting West Fargo Sheyenne on Friday at Kraft Memorial Field. Will Eagleson, Brandon Holt and Parker Stroh (three RBI) also collected two hits for the Knights, who lead the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Grand Forks Red River Vs. Fargo Shanley/West Fargo

Grand Forks Red River won a pair of Eastern Dakota Conference baseball games Thursday at Kraft Memorial Field, edging Fargo Shanley 2-1 and shutting out West Fargo 7-0. Red River improved to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the EDC. Shanley dropped to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the EDC and West Fargo fell to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the EDC. (Check out …

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

Sunday was a big day for University of North Dakota women’s softball coach Jordan Stevens. Not only did his Fighting Hawks team clinch a spot in the Summit League Softball Tournament in Fargo in two weeks with a 7-1 win over South Dakota State University at Apollo Sports Complex in Grand Forks, Stevens also claimed his 100th career win at UND, …

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 …

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 …