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

Riese Gaber, Gavin Hain, Lous Jamermik V and Jackson Blake scored goals as the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated the University of Minnesota-Duluth 4-2 in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks (10-10-4 overall, 4-7-2 NCHC) won their four straight game against the visiting Bulldogs (9-13-1 overall, 4-9-0 NCHC). Drew …


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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team erupted for six goals against Western Michigan University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena but surrendered seven en route to a 7-6 National Collegiate Hockey Conference loss in redshirt goalie Caleb Johnson’s first collegiate start before a hometown crowd. The Fighting Hawks (9-10-4 overall, 3-7-2 NCHC) blew a three-goal lead to …


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

Tyler Kleven scored two goals for the second straight game to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-2 nonconference win over Lindenwood University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ben Strinden and Mark Senden also scored goals for the Fighting Hawks (9-8-4), while David Gagnon and Caige Sterger scored for the Lions (5-15-0). Goalie …

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

Tyler Kleven scored two goals to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 4-3 nonconference win over Lindenwood University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Nick Portz and Farmer scored the other goals for the Fighting Hawks (8-8-4), while David Gagnon, Hunter Johannes and Caige Sterzer scored goals for the Lions (5-14-0). Goalie Jakob Hellsten, …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 71-49 Summit League contest to North Dakota State University on Friday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Bison (4-11 overall,1-2 Summit) led 36-20 after the first half and the Fighting Hawks (6-9 overall,0-2 Summit) couldn’t quite recover from the deficit.  Grant Nelson and Andrew Morgan led NDSU with 15 …

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

The University of North Dakota football team’s valiant rally in the second half of Saturday’s FCS playoff game in Odgen, Utah, against Weber State University fell just short as the Fighting Hawks fell 38-31 to the Wildcats. The Hawks trailed 24-0 in the first half and 31-14 heading into the third quarter before staging the comeback. UND quarterback Tommy Schuster …

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

No. 4 North Dakota State University handed No. 16/23 University of North Dakota a 42-21 Missouri Valley Conference loss Saturday in the Fargodome. The Fighting Hawks (7-4 overall, 5-3 MVFC) trailed 28-14 after the first half but couldn’t overcome the 14-0 first quarter lead racked up by the Bison (9-2, 7-1 MVFC). Cam Miller led NDSU, rushing for 93 yards …

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

The University of Denver men’s hockey team scored 3-2 come-from-behind National Collegiate Hockey Conference win against the University of North Dakota on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Griffin Ness and Chris Jandric scored for the Fighting Hawks (4-4-2 overall, 1-1-1 NCHC). The Pioneers (8-3-0, 4-1-0 NCHC) received goals from Carter King, Aiden Thompson and Jared Wright. UND goaltender Drew …

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

Tommy Schuster was 24-for-28 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns to lead the University of North Dakota football team to a 28-19 Missouri Valley Conference win over the University of South Dakota on Saturday in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (7-3 overall, 5-2 MVFC) trailed twice in the first half but a blocked punt inside the 10-yard-line of …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team jumped out to a 2-0 in the first nine minutes of its game with Arizona State University on Saturday night but the Sun Devils (5-4-0) rallied for with goals from Matthew Kopperud, Lukas Sillinger and Robert Mastrosimone to claim a 3-2 win over the Fighting Hawks (3-3-1) in the 2022 U.S. Hockey …

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

The University of North Dakota football team held South Dakota State University in check for one half but stumbled the final two quarters as the Jackrabbits (7-1, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference) handed the Fighting Hawks (4-3, 3-2 MVC) a 49-35 Missouri Valley Conference loss Saturday in the Alerus Center. No. 20 North Dakota led 21-14 at halftime but was outscored …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team surrendered a five-goal lead to fall 6-2 to Quinnipiac University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 3 Fighting Hawks (2-1-1) led 2-1 after one period on goals by Riese Gaber and Jackson Blake, but the Bobcats (2-0-2) scored three goals in just over four minutes in the second period …

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

Gavin Hain has been a roll for the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team. The fifth-year senior scored twice and Ethan Frisch and Carson Albrecht each scored once as the Fighting Hawks defeated the College of the Holy Cross 4-1 to complete a weekend sweep of the Crusaders on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Hain has scored six …

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

The University of North Dakota football team capped Homecoming Week with an impressive 48-31 win over Missouri State University in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (3-2 overall, 2-1 MVFC) trailed 21-20 after the first half but outscored the No. 7-ranked Bears (2-3 overall, 0-2 MVFC) 38-10 in the second half to …

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

Tommy Schuster completed 20 of 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns to lead the University of North Dakota to a 29-27 Potato Bowl win over the No.-24 ranked University of Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Conference football Saturday in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (1-1 overall, 1-0 MVC) clinched the seesaw game on Schuster’s 6-yard touchdown run …

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

Photographer Russ Hons traveled to Lincoln, Neb., this past weekend for the University of North Dakota football team’s season opener against the University of Nebraska. The Fighting Hawks gave the Cornhuskers a scare before falling 38-17 in a nonconference game. UND quarterback Tommy Schuster was 24-37 for 137 yards and one touchdown, a 1-yard strike to Adam Zavalney. Isaiah Smith …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — DockDogs

DockDogs is one of the fastest-growing sport on four legs. It was started in 2000 “to create a nationally recognized competitive sport based on rules and precedents in track and field competitions,” the organization’s website states. DockDogs brought the competition this past week to the Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn. Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons was on hand for the …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Total Eclipse Of The Moon

Those who stayed up late Sunday night were in for a treat. The first total lunar eclipse of the year was visible to people from the Americas, Europe and Africa. The Flower Moon, the May full moon, named as it coincides with the spring blooming season in America, was also a supermoon, making it the Super Flower Blood Moon of …

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

A goal by Brandon McManus in overtime lifted the University of Nebraska-Omaha to a 3-2 win over the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The win gave UNO a split in the series. UND won Friday night’s contest 4-1. The Fighting Hawks (15-11-1 overall, 10-5-1 NCHC), ranked …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team gave Summit League-leading South Dakota State University all it could handle Monday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, but it wasn’t enough as the Fighting Hawks (4-19 overall, 0-10 Summit) dropped a 70-64 decision to the Jackrabbits (20-4 overall, 11-0 Summit). Bentiu Panoam and Paul Bruns each scored 13 points to lead …

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

Paul Bruns scored 21 points and added eight rebounds but it wasn’t enough as the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team dropped a 75-68 Summit League decision to the University of South Dakota on Monday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks (4-13 overall, 0-4 Summit) also received double-figure scoring efforst from Tsotne Tsartsidze (13), Matt Norman …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team surrendered a two-goal lead in the third period and lost 4-3 to No. 14 Cornell University on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Mark Senden, Ashton Calder and Jake Schmaltz scored for the No. 5 Fighting Hawks (13-7), while the Big Red (10-3-1) received goals from Sam Malinski, Jack O’Leary, Max Andreev …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team dropped its Summit League conference opener 67-61 to North Dakota State University on Wednesday night in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, despite a game-high, 25-point performance by Kacie Borowicz, who also added seven rebounds and four assists. The Fighting Hawks (6-6 overall, 0-1 Summit) also received 13 points from Olivia Lane. The Bison …

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

Captain Mark Senden scored a career-best two goals and an assist to lead the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team to a 3-2 win over the University of Minnesota on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 6-ranked Fighting Hawks (10-5) gained a weekend split with the No. 11 Gophers (9-7) after losing 5-1 Friday night. Gavin Hain …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team came from behind to defeat the University of Minnesota-Duluth 2-1 in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The victory gave the Fighting Hawks (9-4-0 overall, 5-1-0 NCHC) a split in the series with the Bulldogs (8-3-1 overall, 3-2-1 NCHC), the No.-ranked team in the country. UMD …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team was swept 3-0 by South Dakota State University in Summit League play on Saturday afternoon in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Jackrabbits (18-11 overall, 10-8 Summit ) spoiled Senior Day for the Fighting Hawks (1-29 overall, 0-18 Summit). SDSU took the opening set 25-23 and the subsequent sets 25-21 and 25-16. Ashlyn …

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

Backup quarterback Quincy Vaughn threw a 3-yard pass to Gavin Ziebarth with 4:26 left in the ball game to lift the University of North Dakota football team to a 14-7 Missouri Valley Conference win over Illiinois State University on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks (5-5 overall, 3-4 MVFC) were led by starting quarterback Tommy Schuster who …

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

The University of North Dakota football team overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 24-21 come-from-behind Missouri Valley Conference victory over visiting Youngstown State University on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center. Quarterback Tommy Schuster led the Fighting Hawks (4-5 overall, 2-4 MCV) to the win over the Penguins (2-6 overall, 1-5 MVC), throwing for 191 yards …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team defeated the University of Denver 4-1 on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena to complete a weekend sweep of its opening 2021-22 National Collegiate Hockey Conference series. Riese Gaber, Austin Calder, Tyler Kleven and Matteo Constantini scored for the Fighting Hawks (6-3-0 overall, 2-0-0 NCHC). Sean Behrens scored the only goal for …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team opened its 2021-22 National Collegiate Hockey Conference season with a 3-1 win over the University of Denver on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Louis Jamernik scored two goals to lead the Fighting Hawks (5-3-0 overall, 1-0-0 NCHC) to the victory. Matteo Costantini scored the other UND goal. Cameron Wright tallied the …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team couldn’t overcome an early Penn State University lead and played behind all evening as the Nittany Lions defeated the Fighting Hawks 6-4 in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game on Saturday night in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. No. 6 North Dakota (4-3) fell behind 2-0 in the first period and …

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

The University of North Dakota football team defeated Missouri Valley Conference foe Western Illinois University 34-10 on Saturday in the Alerus Center on Homecoming weekend. The Fighting Hawks (3-4 overall, 1-3 MVC) held the Leathernecks (2-6 overall, 1-4 MVC) scoreless in the second while holding them to just 99 yards of total offense. Otis Weah rushed for 125 yards on …

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

The University of North Dakota women’s volleyball team dropped a three-set match to the University of Nebraska-Omana 25-15, 25-14, 25-13 Thursday night in a Summit League play in Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. North Dakota (1-17 overall, 0-16 Summit) was led by Alexa Albinson with five kills and Elizabeth Norris who had 11 assists. UNO is 8-7 overall and 5-0 in Summit. (Check …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team kicked off its 2021-22 season with a 2-1 exhibition win over Bemidji State University on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The No. 8 Fighting Hawks usually open their season with an exhibition game against a Canadian team, but travel restrictions because of COVID-19 prevented that this year, so the NCAA allowed …

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

The University of North Dakota football team held North Dakota State University to just one touchdown and three field goals Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, but the Bison defense was a bit better, holding the Fighting Hawks to one touchdown and one field goal en route to a 16-10 Missouri Valley Conference win. The 10th-ranked Fighting …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — West Polk County Fair

County fairs in a way are a slice of small-town Americana. Photographer Russ Hons recently took in the West Polk County Fair in Fertile, Minn. Here is a small sampling of what he saw, including the rodeo Wednesday night and the DockDog’s competition Saturday and Sunday. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team quest for a ninth national championship was cut short Saturday night in Fargo’s Scheels Arena as the Fighting Hawks were defeated 3-2 by the University of Minnesota-Duluth in a five-overtime game. North Dakota (22-6-1) trailed 2-0 late in the third period before pulling goalie Adam Scheel and tying it up on goals …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team used a four-goal first period outburst in the span of just over seven minutes en route to a 5-1 win over American International University on Friday night in Fargo’s Scheels Arena to advance to the NCAA Midwest Region championship tonight against National Collegiate Hockey Conference rival the University of Minnesota-Duluth. UMD gained the …

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

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team was handed only its second home loss in 28 games, falling 3-2 in overtime to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in National Collegiate Hockey Conference play Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The loss spoiled Senior Night for eight UND players. The Fighting Hawks (18-5-1) battled back from a 2-0 deficit on goals …

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

The University of North Dakota football team picked up its third straight Missouri Valley Conference win, a 21-10 decision over the University of South Dakota on Thursday afternoon in the Alerus Center. The No. 4-ranked Fighting Hawks (3-0, overall, 3-0 MVC) once again were led by running back Otis Weah, who rushed for two touchdowns and 163 yards. Quarterback Tommy …

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

The University of North Dakota football team knocked off its second nationally ranked team in two weeks with a 28-17 win over No. 3 South Dakota State University on Saturday afternoon in the Alerus Center in Missouri Valley Conference play. Last week, the Fighting Hawks (2-0 overall, 2-0 MVFC) defeated No. 24-ranked Southern Illinois University in its first-ever MVFC contest. The …