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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). …


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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 …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Alaska-Anchorage

Rhett Gardner scored twice, the tying and winning goals 41 seconds apart in the third period, to lift the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 win and a weekend sweep of its nonconference series with University of Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND (7-5-1) rallied from a 3-1 deficit to claim the victory of …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of Alaska-Anchorage

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over visiting University of Alaska-Anchorage on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ludvig Hoff, Grant Mismash, Rhett Gardner, Casey Johnson and Jackson Keane scored for the Fighting Hawks (6-5-1). Keane’s goal was the first of his career. Nicolas Erb-Ekholm and Nils Rygaard scored goals …

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

Western Michigan University completed a National Collegiate Hockey Conference weekend sweep with a 6-2 win over the University of North Dakota in men’s hockey Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Broncos (6-6 overall, 3-3 NCHC) surrendered the lead in the first period on Jasper Weatherby’s first collegiate goal but scored the game’s next six goals before Rhett Gardener closed out …

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

Bent Panoam and Elijah Hazenkamp each scored 18 points to lead the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team to a 112-58 win over the University of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Panoam was a 7-for-11 from the field, including three three-pointers. He also had a game-high five assists, two rebounds and blocked a shot …

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

Despite outshooting Western Michigan University 31-19, the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team fell 2-0 to the Broncos on Friday night in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The two teams played scoreless hockey for two periods before Josh Passolt and Colt Conrad (empty net) tallied in the third period to give WMU the win. Goalie …

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

The University of Kentucky handed the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team its first loss of the season Thursday night in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., by a score of 96-58. PJ Washington scored a game-high 25 points and added seven rebounds to help the No. 10 Wildcats (2-1) over the Fighting Hawks (2-1). North Dakota was led by …

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

Jacob Bernard-Docker’s second goal of the weekend gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 3-2 overtime win over the University of Wisconsin on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and a sweep of the weekend series. The Fighting Hawks ( 4-2-1) shut out the Badgers 5-0 Friday night. Bernard-Docker also scored in the Friday night win over the …

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

Captain Rhett Gardner scored three goals on a night that honored another University of North Dakota captain to lead the Fighting Hawks men’s hockey team ( 4-2-1) to a 5-0 win over the University of Wisconsin on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Before the game, North Dakota honored former team captain Jim Archibald (1981-85) who was recognized during the pregame introductions as …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team closed out its home schedule Saturday, falling 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23), to Purdue Fort Wayne in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (14-16 overall, 6-8 in the Summit League) have just one match remaining the regular season, holding the sixth-and-final spot that qualifies them for the conference’s postseason tournament entering the …

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

Five players scored in double figures to lead the University of North Dakota women’s basketball team to a 74-58 exhibition win over visiting University of Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Faith Dooley led the way for the Fighting Hawks with 13 points, followed by Melissa Dailey (11), Lexi Klabo (10), Jill Morton (10) and Bailey Strand …

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

Colton Poolman scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over archrival University of Minnesota in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game on Saturday night in sold-out Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Poolman’s first goal, his first of the season, tied the game in the second period …

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

Katie Moller scored four goals and Olivia Knox added two more to lead the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team to a 7-1 Summit League rout of Purdue University Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon at East Grand Forks Senior High. Moller became UND’s all-time leading goal scorer in the Division I era with the goals. Veronica Kessler score the …

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

Cole Smith scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 win over Minnesota State University-Mankato on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The gave North Dakota a a split in the two-game series. Minnesota State won 7-4 Friday night. Gabe Bast and Grant Mishmash scored the other goals …

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

Max Coatta scored three goals to lead No. 7-ranked Minnesota State University-Mankato to a 7-4 win over the University of North Dakota on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (0-2-1) jumped out to a 2-1 lead just 2:44 into the first period, but a checking from behind major penalty and an automatic game disqualification against captain Rhett …

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

University of North Dakota quarterback Nate Ketteringham threw four passes for touchdowns and ran for another as the Fighting Hawks knocked off No. 22 University of Montana on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Ketteringham threw two touchdown passes to Noah Wanzek and one each to Garret Maag and Izzy Adeoti. Running back James Johannesson scored the other …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team rebounded from a Friday night loss to Bemidji State University by skating to a 1-1 tie with the Beavers on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Grant Mishmash gave the Fighting Hawks (0-1-1) a 1-0 first-period lead lead, but Charlie Combs scored at 15:46 of the third period to pull BSU (1-0-1) even. …

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

The University of North Dakota received goals from five different players en route to a 5-0 win over Western Illinois University in Summit League play Thursday afternoon at East Grand Forks Senior High Field. Mimi Eiden, Brittany Mueller Olivia Knox, Cassie Giddings and Emma Bangert scored for the Fighting Hawks (8-2-1 overall, 2-0-0 Summit). Goaltender Olivia Swenson recorded her seventh shutout …

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

The University of North Dakota used a strong running game, with James Johannesson and Brady Oliveira each rushing for over 100 yards, en route to a 38-13 win over Northern Colorado University on Saturday at Nottingham Field in Greeley, Colo. Johannesson ran for 141 yards and Oliveira chipped in 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Hawks improved to 3-2 …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team made its Summit League debut one to remember with a 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 24-26, 15-9) victory over the instate rival North Dakota State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Senior Jordan Vail led the Fighting Hawks (10-8 overall, 2-1 Summit League) with a career-high 19 kills. Several other UND …

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

The University of North Dakota, after leading Idaho State University 21-19 at halftime, failed to score again and gave up a late fourth-quarter touchdown to fall 25-21 to the Bengals on Saturday in the Alerus Center in the annual Potato Bowl and Homecoming game. The Fighting Hawks (2-2) were led John Santiago, who rushed for 111 yards and ran for one …

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

The University of North Dakota football team rebounded in Week 3 of the season with a big 24-23 win over No. 5-ranked Sam Houston State University on Saturday in Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas. Noah Wanzek’s 8-yard, fourth-down touchdown with less than five minutes left in the game was the difference for the Fighting Hawks (1-1) and snapped the Bearkats’ …

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

The University of North Dakota knew it had its work cut out Saturday in its matchup with the University of Washington from the Pac-12, and that proved to be the case as the Huskies defeated the Fighting Hawks 45-3 in Seattle’s Huskie Stadium. UND (1-1) trailed just 17-0 after the first half and cut the margin to two touchdowns on …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team dropped its first match of a season, a 1-0 decision to Bemidji State University on Sunday afternoon at East Grand Forks Senior High. UND (4-1-1) suffered its first loss of the season and also became the final Division I program to concede a goal, seeing its shutout streak end at 547:42. The …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. Western Carolina University And Louisiana Tech University

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team swept Western Carolina University (25-19, 25-19, 25-16) and Louisiana Tech University (25-17, 25-16, 25-17) on Saturday to clinch the title of the UND Classic, its sixth championship since 2011. Eastern Washington, Western Carolina and Louisiana Tech will each all play at least one match today to determine the final placings of the teams. UND …

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 Thursday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep (25-10, 25-20, 25-12) of Eastern Washington University (3-1) in the first match of the UND Classic in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks were led by Jordan Vail, who had a career-high 16 kills, a career-high eight block assists and a solo …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s football team opened its 2018 season with a resounding 35-7 win over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (1-0) led the Delta Devils 21-7 at halftime before adding two second half touchdowns to close out the scoring. On offense, both John Santiago and Brady Oliveira each topped …

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

Mara Yapello and Cassie Giddings scored goals to lead the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over the University of South Dakota in exhibition play Saturday at Senior High Field in East Grand Forks. The one USD goal was scored by Alexis Mitchell. Olivia Swenson and Jacqueline Wells combined for seven  saves in goal for …

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

Olivia Knox scored two goals and Katie Moller, Maddy Beams and Cassie Giddings each scored once as the University of North Dakota women’s soccer team defeated the University of Manitoba 5-1 in Wednesday night’s exhibition opener at East Grand Forks Senior High, the team’s temporary home in 2018 while Bronson Field undergoes renovations. Alanna Shaw scored the lone Bisons’ goal …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s softball team, behind the pitching of Kaylin VanDomelen, defeated Idaho State University 5-1, in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Apollo. UND (25-26, 10-8 Big Sky Conference) set a program mark for wins in a single season and the most-ever Big Sky Conference wins with the victory. VanDomelen picked up her 12th win of …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Athletics Night Of Champions

Grand Forks photographer attended the University of North Dakota Athletics Night of Champions awards banquet Tuesday night in the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. Among the winners were University of North Dakota junior thrower Molli Detloff and junior defenseman Christian Wolanin. Detloff was named the Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year, and Wolanin was named UND’s Glenn …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — UND Indian Association 48th Annual Time Out Wacipi Powwow

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons attended the Grand Entry of the 2018 University of North Dakota Indian Association Time-Out Week/ Wacipi Powwow on Friday night in Hyslop Sports Center. The weeklong celebration concludes Saturday with another Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Saturday. (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 women’s softball team shut out the University of Montana 4-0 on Saturday in the Alerus Center to complete a Big Sky Conference weekend sweep of the Grizzlies. The Fighting Hawks (19-18 overall, 5-1 Big Sky) defeated the Grizzlies (15-19 overall, 3-3 Big Sky ) 3-0 and 3-1 in a Friday doubleheader. The Fighting Hawks took …

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — UND Writers Conference 2018

Jim and I attended the 49th Annual UND Writers Conference this week, where he was a presenter on a panel entitled “What’s News? The State of Journalism in North Dakota and Beyond,” convened by Chuck Haga of Grand Forks. I seized the opportunity to do some research at UND’s Chester Fritz Library, reading from dozens of reels of microfilm on …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey defeated the University of Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 in the third-place game of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff on Saturday night in St. Paul’s Excel Energy Center, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Fighting Hawks’ run to 16 consecutive national tournament berths. Boston University’s victory over Providence in the Hockey East championship …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s quest for landing a spot in the NCAA tournament field took a hit Friday with a 3-2 overtime loss to St. Cloud State University in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff. Nick Poehling’s goal 1:47 into overtime gave the Huskies, who already …

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

A goal by Nick Jones — his second of the game — just 53 seconds into overtime gave the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team a 4-3 win over the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena and a trip to the National College Hockey Conference’s Frozen Faceoff  next weekend in St. Paul. The Fighting Hawks (16-12-10 overall) …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team shut out the University of Nebraska-Omaha 4-0 in the opening round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (15-12-10 overall) received goals from Shane Gersich, Christian Wolanin, Nick Jones and Joel Janatuinen to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. A win …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Golden Girls

The city of Grand Forks welcomed home Olympic heroes Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando on Thursday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The twins were members of the U.S. women’s hockey team that won the gold medal last month in South Korea. In the gold-medal victory over Canada, Monique scored the tying goal late in the third period and Jocelyn iced …