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VALLEY CITY - it's been a debate in North Dakota high school sports for nearly half a century and it's back on the table. Three classes for North Dakota high school volleyball and basketball. We first reported the story last month and in Valley City the discussion has begun on the NDHSAA school board. The board did vote unanimously to send the issue to a realignment committee. The committee will look deeper into schools around the state get their opinion. The board will meet again in September, it's not known then if a vote will be taken.
FARGO - The weather may not have been ideal to be on the golf course Monday night, but it didn't scare off nearly 100 aspiring golfers at El Zagal as the PGA Junior League series began. This is the third year of the league, which consists of teams for boys and girls that are 13 years old or younger that wear jerseys. Each team has a PGA pro that helps the young golfers become fans of the game.
SPORTS SUNDAY - This week's play of the week comes from the baseball diamond and it came in a cruical moment. DGF needed one more out to seal a section championship and catcher Adam Weatherly delivered. Bases loaded and Weatherley made a diving catch in foul territory to punch the Rebels ticket to state.
SPORTS SUNDAY - Its the fastest growing sport in the midwest and the US and it soon could be coming to Moorhead. On Monday, the Moorhead Lacrosse booster club will make a proposal to make lacrosse a varsity sport for boys and girls at the school. Matt Gilbertson, the president of the booster club, joined Sports Sunday discuss why he thinks the school will add lacrosse.
SPORTS SUNDAY - The Red River boys golf team is once again the state champions in North Dakota, but it wasn't easy. The Riders made up a 17 shot deficit in the Day 2 of the state tournament to win their second straight championship. On Sports Sunday seniors Adam Van Raden, Mat Halvorson, and head coach Merle Mikkelsen joined Mark Pearson in studio to discuss their season.
SPORTS SUNDAY - On Wednesday, the Sacred Heart baseball team took down Fosston 3-1 in the Section 8A Championship. It's been a long time coming for the Eagles. Sacred Heart is off to state for the first time in 12 years. The Eagles are peaking at the right time. Sacred Heart beat the top seed in the section, Fosston twice to advance to state. The Eagles will take on the top seeded Heritage Christian Academy at state.
SPORTS SUNDAY - The last two years the DGF baseball team has left the field with a bitter taste in its mouth. This week, once again the Rebels were in a position to fufill their goals, and they didn't let the opportunity slip. DGF beat Wadena-Deer Creek in the 8AA baseball title to advance to state for the first time since 2015. The Rebels have been playing some their best baseball lately as they didn't drop a game in the section tournament. DGF will play the two seed Maple Lake. The game is set to begin at 3 on Thursday in St Cloud
DETROIT LAKES - Winning its section by 52 strokes, the Detroit Lakes girls golf dynasty has shown no signs off dropping off this year. This year's Lakers team has a different feel to it. Detroit Lakes is fueled by its "core four." Made up of Ms. Golf finalist Maddie Herzog, sophomores Shelby Busker and Anna Cihak, as well as eight grader McKenna Mallow and the Lakers core four have been getting it done all season. Going into the state meet, the Lakers will rely on them if they want to make it six state titles in the last seven years.
NEW YORK MILLS - The New York Mills softball team is heading back to Mankato and the state tournament for the sixth straight year. The Eagles have soared to the top of Class A, reaching the mountain top last spring, winning the state championship. New York Mills has developed a loyal fan base, who came out in droves to say good luck to the Eagles before they attempt to win a second straight championship.
GRAND FORKS - The Sheyenne's girls tennis team was in a familiar spot Thursday night, the dual championship match. However they were seeing a new opponent in Minot. The Majettes made it to the championship match after beating Red River in the semis. Minot carried that momentum into its match. The Majettes beat the Mustangs, 3-2 for their first girls tennis team title since 1991. Haya Dodin won in #1 singles 6-1, 6-2 for Minot. The Majettes also got wins from Eden Olson at #3 singles and #2 doubles from Gwen Matthews and Joelle Fettig.