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GRAND FORKS - For the second straight season, the Grand Forks Central boys hockey team is atop of the state. The Knights beat Bismarck Century 4-2 to win the program's 27th title. Central goaltender Kaleb Johnson has been rock solid the last two weeks. Johnson had a 284 minute shut out streak until Patriots Casey Foss scored with four minutes left in the second period of the championship game. Johnson had 27 saves in the championship game and was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament.
JAMESTOWN - Several local gymnasts shined on individual day at the North Dakota state gymnastics meet in Jamestown. Grand Forks Katie Blackmun scored 8.2 on the vault. Blackmun took 14th overall. On the uneven bars, Jamestown's Hannah Schiele had a score of 8.4. She took 10th overall. On the balance beam, Charisse Vetsch capped off an impressive run with a flip at the end. The Knighrider scored 7.8.
GRAND FORKS - The Bismarck Blizzard are heading to the girls hockey state championship game for the sixth straight year. Skylar Ackerman stopped all 17 shots she faced as the Blizzard shut out West Fargo, 4-0. Britta Curl had two goals and an assist for Bismarck. The Blizzard will face North-South in the championship.
WDAY TV - A balanced attack led Fargo Davies over West Fargo Sheyenne in girls basketball. The Eagles downed the Mustangs 72-51. Raegan Linster and Alyssa Paper each had 18 points for Davies. Freshman Taylor Fey chipped in 14 points for the Eagles as well. In other EDC action, Deacons sophomore Reile Payne big night led Shanley over Red River. Payne had 30 points, 9 steals, and 8 rebounds as the Deacons beat the Roughriders 71-65.
WDAY TV - Fargo Davies and Fargo Shanley added to their win streaks. Davies hung on late to beat West Fargo Sheyenne, 72-68. Eagles Braeton Motschenbacher led all scorers with 23 points. Davies extends its win streak to 10. In other EDC action, Jake Kava poured 32 points to lead Shanley over Red River 89-74. The Deacons have won three games in a row.
WDAY/WDAZ TV - It's offically state hockey week in North Dakota as the state's best will compete for this years crown. Four past champions make up half of the field of this year's North Dakota State boys hockey tournament. The defending champion Grand Forks Central Knights are unbeaten against North Dakota competition and will face Dickinson. Red River shook off a loss in the EDC Tournament to qualify for state and will match up against Bismarck, the team that knocked off the Riders in last year's state tournament in overtime..
GRAND FORKS - Fargo Davies build an early lead against Grand Forks Red River and didn't look back to punch its ticket to state. Taylor Parret scored in the first period and Tyler Kleven scored in the second to give the Eagles a two goal lead going into the third period. Davies hung on to win 2-1. The Eagles will face Grand Forks Central for the EDC championship.
VALLEY CITY - The path to the Fargodome and the state wrestling tournament is not an easy one. Wrestlers have to overcome multiple obstacles throughout the season to reach the big stage. There is one wrestler from Valley City who exemplifies that toughness. Hi-Liners senior Jared Undem has went through a lot on the mat. His junior year, Undem tore his labrum in his right shoulder and missed out and at a chance of making the state tournament.
FARGO - Saturday marks the final home game for the Bison men's basketball team and one last game in Fargo for AJ Jacobson. The former Shanley standout will start his 117th straight game Saturday. This has been a tough winter for Jacobson. The Bison senior enter this season recovering from a stress fracture in this right foot. NDSU heads into this weekend at 13-14 overall and 4-7 in the Summit League.
MOORHEAD - It seems like a long time ago that the Dragon women's basketball team fell flat on its face in its season opener, losing at home to Michigan Tech. Oh how things have changed. MSUM now sits atop the Northern Sun conference and has a chance at the top overall seed this weekend. The Dragons enter the final weekend of the regular season winners of fifteen in a row, one win shy of tying the school record set 26 years ago. Head coach Karla Nelson says those early struggles were essential for this team.