The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team kicked off its 2017 season with a 1-0 exhibition win over Jamestown College on Saturday in Grand Forks. The two teams played three 30-minute periods. Freshman Mimi Eiden scored the game’s lone goal, assisted by Katie Moller. UND junior goalkeeper Olivia Swenson stopped only one shot, and backup goalie, sophomore Jacqueline Wells, did not see any shots. Jamestown goalkeepers Lauren Sayler and Sophie Ledger combined for 14 saves, including nine by Ledger in the final frame. UND hosts Bemidji State at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will open the regular season Aug. 18 at North Dakota State.
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks rode the pitching of Tyler Alexander to a 5-0 win over the Kansas City T-Bones on Tuesday night at Newman Field in Fargo, and photographer Russ Hons was there. Alexander allowed just three baserunners (one hit and two walks) while striking out 13 batters in the American Association game. Third-baseman Josh Mazzola drove in three runs with a single and two-run homer for the RedHawks. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The 2017 season of the Grand Forks Blues ended Friday with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Casselton in the North Dakota Class A American Legion Tournament at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Blue trailed 3-0 going into the seventh and scored two runs before leaving the bases loaded in the loser-out game. Parker Monette had three hits for the Blues, while Peyton Lotysz and Zach Vodden each chipped in two.
The Second Annual Island Lake Rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, and Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there, catching images of roping and riding events and much more. Island Lake is located in Mahnomen County near Lengby, Minn., (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The Grand Forks Royals and the Dickinson Roughriders split a North Dakota Class AA American Legion baseball doubleheader Thursday night at Kraft Memorial Field in Grand Forks. The Royals won the opener 5-0, behind Brock Reller’s five-hit shutout. The Roughriders took the nightcap 4-2. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
A visit to Medora, N.D., can be memorable. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was there this past weekend, taking in the Medora Musical, a Tigirlily concert and the awesome sights of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are just a few of the images that caught his eye. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The Grand Fork Royals took two games from the Fargo Post 400 Trappers in North Dakota Class AA American Legion play Friday night at Kraft Field in Grand Forks. The Royals won the first game 5-0 and the second 7-3. The first game was the completion of a game started June 13 in Fargo that was halted in the second inning because of rain. Brock Reller led the Royals in the first game, going 2-4 with a home run and picking up the win in relief. Rakeem Wright, Zach Murphy and Landon Kraft each chipped in two hits. In the second game, Connor Richardson led the Royals, picking up the win in relief and going 2-2 with three RBI. Reller and Murphy each added two hits. The Post 6 Royals upped their record to 18-4 with the wins. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
Island Lake, located in Mahnomen County near Lengby, Minn., is a popular destination for many in northwest Minnesota. The lake offers trophy-class walleye fishing, and and panfish are also plentiful. Island Lake also boasts diverse outdoor recreational opportunitiess such as miles of snowmobiling, four-wheeler and walking trails through the woods. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons had the opportunity to visit Island Lake recently, and here are some of the sights he saw. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
A lot of people believe that’s there’s nothing better to do on a nice summer night than go to a baseball game. And that’s exactly what Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons did Wednesday night. Here are some of the photos Russ took of the American Legion game between host Grand Forks Post 6 and visiting Fargo Post 2 at Kraft Field in Grand Forks. Post 2 won the opener 8-2 behind the pitching of Cameron Blazek (nine strikeouts) and the hitting of Luke Sandy (3-4 with a triple). However, the Royals of Post 6 took the nightcap 5-4, rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim the win. Leading the Royals were Isaac Berger, who was 3-3 at the plate, and Brock Reller, who pitched a complete game and was 2-3 (double and single). Also contributing two hits apiece for the 4-1 Royals were Rakeem Wright (homer and single) and Ben Carolin (double and single). Landon Kraft was 1-4 with two RBI. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)