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THIEF RIVER FALLS — Fosston weathered one surge by Red Lake. The Greyhounds couldn’t handle another by Red Lake’s Rob McClain. McClain had his hand in all nine points in a 9-0 run that sparked Red Lake to a 73-57 win against Fosston in the championship game of the East Subsection 8A boys basketball tournament Monday in Thief River Falls. “We tell Rob to let the game come to him,’’ Red Lake coach Roger White said. “He does things naturally rather than force things. He can score and defend. And when defenses suck in on him, he’ll make the passes.’’
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Derek Murph admits he had some self doubts when, as a junior, he was in line to replace graduated all-stater Chad Bartosh as Grand Forks Red River High School’s starting quarterback. “I was a young quarterback,’’ Murph said. “I didn’t know if I was physically or mentally ready for that level. You just have to face your fears and remain positive.’’
EAST GRAND FORKS — Blackduck’s defense did the job during Saturday afternoon’s season opener against Polk County West. The Drakes held Polk County West to just seven points and less...
THIEF RIVER FALLS — In each of its first three Section 8A playoff games, Clearbrook-Gonvick was able to rally from double-figure deficits to win. That streak was snapped in a...