Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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MOORHEAD - Concordia Cobbers senior Zach Doerring was hoping to get a few favorites from friends after he posted a video on Twitter of him skating on the slick road outside his house on Wednesday morning, Dec.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—In 1964, Concordia earned a 20-0 home victory against football rival St. John's. In 1978, the Cobbers scored a 17-0 road victory against the Johnnies. In 1981, Concordia won 17-7 at St. John's. Former Cobbers longtime head coach Jim Christopherson was a Concordia assistant coach in 1964, and the head coach for the latter two victories. For Christopherson, the Johnnies game was critical in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and national landscape.
FARGO—A face and name that has been synonymous with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for two decades is no longer leading the team. RedHawks chairman Bruce Thom said Sunday, Aug. 13, longtime manager Doug Simunic has been "relieved of his duties," but will be paid until the end of September. Simunic was in the final year of his contract and was in his 22nd season with the team. Simunic has managed the RedHawks since 1996, their inaugural season.
MOORHEAD—Before the game's final drive last Saturday, Edmonton Eskimos offensive coordinator Carson Walch talked with wide receiver Brandon Zylstra. Walch told Zylstra the plan for the final minute and asked if the former Concordia Cobbers wideout was ready to make a play. Zylstra responded, "Absolutely" and then delivered.
FARGO—For Azaria Reel, an 8-year-old from West Fargo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked a lot different in person. Reel and her family got to meet and take a photo with the former North Dakota State Bison standout Tuesday night at the Avalon Events Center. "He was a lot taller and he looked a lot different than I've seen in pictures," Reel said. "It was just amazing meeting him."
MOORHEAD – Minnesota State Moorhead drained 3-pointers at a historic pace Saturday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. The Dragons sank 15 shots from beyond the 3-point arc to set a school record for a single game. That long-range success vaulted MSUM to a 94-74 victory against Bemidji State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball. “Everyone just had confidence to knock it down,” said Dragons sophomore Morgan Banasik, who was 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
Eric Peterson Forum News Service MOORHEAD — Larry Scott remembers a time when the Minnesota State Moorhead football team won games at places like South Dakota State and regularly made the playoffs. The former MSU Moorhead sports information director wanted to make sure those glory days weren't forgotten. "I kind of felt this need to chronicle those years and kind of preserve them if I could," said Scott.