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

The University of North Dakota football team stayed with Nicholls State University into the third quarter, trailing by just four points, but the No. 19-ranked Colonels struck for the next two scores to defeat the No. 24 Fighting Hawks 24-6 in the first round of the FCS playoffs in Thibodaux, La. UND’s only scoring came on two Brady Leach field …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team completed a sweep of the University of Minnesota with a 3-2 win Friday night in Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. UND beat the Gophers 9-3 Thursday night. The victory ran UND’s unbeaten streak to 11 games. Jordan Kawaguchi, Shane Pinto and Jasper Weatherby scored goals for the No. 3 ranked Fighting Hawks (12-1-2 ), while Tyler …


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

Eight different players scored goals, including two by Jordan Kawaguchi, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 9-3 drubbing of the University of Minnesota on Thursday  night in Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. Also scoring for the Fighting Hawks (11-1-2) were Grant Mishmash, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Jasper Weatherby, Colton Poolman, Shane Pinto, Dixon Bowen and Cole Smith. Ben …

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

Eight players scored in double figures to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 118-35 win over Northland College on Tuesday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Megan Zander scored 18 points and Olivia Lane chipped in 14 to pace the Fighting Hawks (5-2). Bailey Wynn led Northland (2-3) with 12 points. North Dakota travels to South Carolina this …

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

Gertautas Urbonavicius scored 20 points to lead all scorers and the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team set a team scoring mark in Betty Engelstad Arena en route to a 115-50 win over North Central University on Tuesday night. It  the largest margin of victory in a game since a 70-9 win vs. the Grand Forks YMCA in 1921 …

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

Illinois State University snapped the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team’s four-game winning streak in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center with a 66-58 win Sunday afternoon. The Redbirds (4-1) took a 12-point halftime lead into the third quarter before the Fighting Hawks (4-2) closed the gap. Lily Keplin and Jaclyn Jarnot paced UND offensively with 12 and 10 points respectively. …

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

Jordan Kawaguchi’s goal 3:41 into overtime lifted the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 2-1 win and a weekend sweep of St. Cloud State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad University. The Fighting Hawks won 4-2 on Friday night. The win was the 100th of coach Brad Berry at UND. St. Cloud’s Jack Ahcan and UND’s Jacob …

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

The University of North Dakota football team outscored Southern Utah University 19-3 in the second half on its way to a 36-18 victory Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Luke Skokna led the way offensively for the Fighting Hawks (7-4), rushing for 116 yards on 11 carries while scoring two touchdowns. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham chipped in 53 yards on the …

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

Shane Pinto scored the game’s first two goals to put the University of North Dakota men’s hockey on its way to a 4-2 National Collegiate Hockey Conference win over St. Cloud State on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena fans. Cole Smith and Collin Adams (empty net) scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks, who upped their record to …

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

Jaclyn Jarnot scored the first double-double of her career (16 points,11 rebounds) and her sister, Alaina, added 10 points and five assists to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 65-63 win over Valparaiso University on Sunday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Addison Stoller of Valparaiso (1-2) led all scorers with 23 points. The Fighting Hawks (3-1) …

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

The University of North Dakota football team picked up its sixth win of the season with a 45-38 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham was 26 for 37 passing with two touchdown tosses and one rushing score. His favorite receiver, Noah Wanzek, caught nine of those passes for 125 yards and a …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team closed out its regular falling 16-25, 23-25, 25-16, 22-25 to Oral Roberts University despite a history-making performance by senior Ashley Brueggeman on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Brueggeman became the eighth player in program history to reach 1,200 kills and 1,400 points with her 14 kills and three blocks. The …

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

Melissa Leet scored a career-high 15 points and Julia Fleecs added 13 to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 67-61 win over the University of Rhode Island on Friday afternoon in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Leet added five blocks and three steals and Fleecs had a game-high nine rebounds for the Fighting Hawks, who raised their …

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

Jordan Kawaguchi, Matt Kierstad and Gavin Hain scored goals and goalie Adam Scheel stopped 14 of 15 shots to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 3-1 win over Michigan Tech University in the 2019 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks have won seven straight U.S. Hockey …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Bemidji State University with a 4-1 win Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Grant Mismash, Colton Poolman, Mark Senden and Jonny Tychonick scored for the Fighting Hawks, who improved to 4-1-1. Aaron Miller scored the lone goal for the Beavers (0-2-2). UND Goalie Adam Scheel had19 saves, …

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

A fourth quarter blocked punt in the end zone by Alex Cloyd and recovery for a touchdown by Jason Coley propelled the University of North Dakota football team to a 16-12 win over No. 9 Montana State University on Saturday in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Quarterback Nate Ketteringham was 27-of-36 for 220 yards for UND (5-3), and wide receiver …

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

Westin Michaud’s goal just 52 seconds into overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 2-1 win over Bemidji State University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jordan Kawaguchi scored the other goal for the Fighting Hawks (3-1-1). Owen Sillinger scored for the Beavers (0-1-2). Adam Scheel made 16 saves in goal for UND, while Zach …

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

Freshmen Kacie Borowicz and Lilly Keplin scored 19 and 15 respectively to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 98-19 exhibition win over Concordia College on Thursday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Julia Fleecs added 18 points for the Fighting Hawks, who travel to Arizona for a Thursday game against the 2019 WNIT champion Wildcats. (Check …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team was defeated 7-0 by the University of Denver in its final homestand of the season Thursday afternoon at Bronson Field. The Summit League champion Pioneers upped their record to 8-4-3 overall and 4-0-1 in the Summit. The Fighting Hawks (9-6-1 overall, 3-3-0 Summit) ended weekend play Sunday against the University of Nebraska-Omaha. …

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

Seven different players scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to an 8-1 win and a weekend sweep of Canisius College on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Cole Smith scored twice and Gabe Bast, Mark Senden, Westin Michaud, Andrew Peski, Harrison Blaisdell and Collin Adam added single tallies for the Fighting Hawks (2-0). Austin …

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

In a high school football game dominated by defense and played in wet, cold and windy conditions, Grand Forks Red River dropped a 10-0 Homecoming decision to Fargo Shanley on Thursday afternoon at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. The Roughriders fell to 2-5 on the season, while the Deacons raised their record to 6-1. The only scores came on a …

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

Emma Bangert and Mimi Eiden scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team to a 2-1 Summit League win over the University of South Dakota on Thursday at Bronson Field in Grand Forks. Bangert’s goal came just 78 seconds after South Dakota tied the match 1-1 on a penalty kick by Alexis Mitchell. UND goalie Catherine …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University of California-Davis

Nate Ketteringham threw three touchdown passes and Brady Leach kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal with less than a minute left in the game to lift the University of North Dakota to a 38-36 Homecoming victory over No. 12 University of California-Davis on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2) were  paced on the ground by James …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team was dropped by Akron University by a score of 14-25, 23-25, 15-25 in the final of the UND Classic on Friday in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND’s Lydia Rutten and Sara Antic were  named to the All-Tournament team. The Fighting Hawks (8-6) were led by Ashley Brueggeman, who had 10 kills and …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team won its home-opener against Eastern Washington University on Thursday in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The scores were 21-15, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 15-9 in favor of the Fighting Hawks (8-5). The Eagles fell to 2-9. UND was led by Lydia Rutten, who had 18 kills. Ashley Brueggeman added 11 kills and 11 digs, becoming …

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

Freshman quarterback Tommy Schuster came off the bench to replace an injured Andrew Zimmerman to lead the University of North Dakota to a 27-23 win over 24th-ranked Sam Houston State University (1-2) on Saturday in the 55th annual Potato Bowl in the Alerus Center. It was UND’s ninth win over a nationally ranked team since joining the FCS ranks in 2008. …

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

The University of North Dakota dropped a 38-7 decision to topped-ranked North Dakota State University in the much-anticipated nonconference matchup of the two former North Central Conference foes Saturday in the Fargodome. The win evened UND’s record at 1-1, while NDSU is now 2-0. UND’s lone score came in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by James Johannesson, who rushed …

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

The University of North Dakota cruised to a 47-7 win over Drake University in Saturday’s season opener in the Alerus Center. Three Fighting Hawks quarterbacks combined for 295 yards as UND racked up 431 total offensive yards. Starting quarterback Nate Ketteringam led the way with a 19-for-25 performance good for 152 yards and a passing touchdown before leaving with an …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team played to a 0-0 tie with the University of Montana in the season opener for both squads Friday afternoon at Bronson Field in Grand Forks. UND goalkeeper Catherine Klein had five saves. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.) The Fighting Hawks will return to action Sunday, Aug. 25, hosting West Coast Conference …

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 …