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Fargo Marathon week kicks off with the Fargo Cyclothon
Tue May 17 10:52:59 EDT 2022
Fargo Marathon week kicked off today with the Fargo Cyclothon.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the north side Buffalo Wild Wings for the 26.2 mile race. The course included a loop of Fargo North, Harwood and Moorhead.

Fargo native, Sean Tostenson, competed in his first ever bike race and beat out the rest of the competition crossing the finish line first.

42 players take the field in Minnesota Vikings rookie minicamp
Mon May 16 11:02:31 EDT 2022
42 players including: all 10 of Minnesota's draft picks, college free agents and select returnees, took to the field on Friday to participate in the beginning of the Minnesota Vikings rookie minicamp.

The day consisted of a hour and a half practice filled with position drills, walk-through installations and 7 on 7 passing drills.

NFL releases 2022 regular season schedule
Fri May 13 10:53:21 EDT 2022
The path to Super Bowl LVII is out for all 32 NFL teams, the league releasing its schedules on Thursday.

Take a look at the Vikings 17 games, as well as the key games for Carson Wentz's first season with the Washington Commanders and Trey Lance's San Francisco 49ers.

UND completes 2022-23 season roster with Union transfer Ryan Sidorski
Thu May 12 10:53:59 EDT 2022
The Fighting Hawks picked up a commitment this week from Union senior defenseman Ryan Sidorski to be the eighth and final blue liner, replacing Brady Ferner who is expected to sign a pro contract.

Sidorski, who is from the Buffalo, N.Y., suburb of Williamsville, will graduate from Union in June with a double major in neuroscience and economics. He has one year of college eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound defensive defenseman played 97 games at Union, tallying one goal and five points. Sidorski was fourth on Union in ice time last season, playing an average of 17 minutes, 55 seconds per game.

Wild at risk of elimination after a 5-2 loss to the Blues in Game 5
Wed May 11 11:02:34 EDT 2022
In a span of 1 minute, 28 seconds on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center, Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko took complete control of the game with a pair of goals. He finished with a natural hat trick, and in the process, the Blues took complete control of the series.

Despite some incredible play from Kaprizov, especially in the opening 20 minutes, the Wild suffered a 5-2 loss to the Blues in Game 5 . They now trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and will be on the brink of elimination heading back to St. Louis for Game 6.

Quincy Patterson to transfer from NDSU after one season as Bison quarterback
Tue May 10 10:53:29 EDT 2022
Quincy Patterson II's time at North Dakota State is over.

Two sources confirmed to WDAY Sports that the dual-threat quarterback entered the NCAA transfer portal Monday morning.

The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Patterson originally came to NDSU as a transfer from Virginia Tech, a Division I FBS program where he spent the first three years of his collegiate career.

Wild suffer 5-2 loss to Blues in Game 4, tied series at 2-2
Mon May 09 10:57:26 EDT 2022
On nine separate occasions this season, the Wild erased a multi goal deficit, and parlayed into a comeback win. That impressive total tied them with the Florida Panthers for the most in the league.

Thus, with the Wild giving the St. Louis Blues everything they could handle down the stretch in Game 4 of their playoff series, it felt like only a matter of time before they leveled the score.

Moorhead's Sam Laurila to skip high school hockey and join U.S. National Team
Fri May 06 10:41:48 EDT 2022
It was one of those moments, of when you know, you just know.

“That’s really all you can say is, wow that’s awesome,” said 15-year-old Sam Laurila.

When Laurila laced up his first pair of hockey skates, there was no surprise that the game just came easy to him.

“I think just with my dad playing growing up, he just brought me to the rink and I started skating around and I just liked it ever since. I think it clicked right away, it stuck with me my whole life. I like it, I love it, actually,” said Sam.

Wild even playoff series with Blues in Game 2
Thu May 05 13:15:33 EDT 2022
All the Minnesota Wild needed was a break to get back in the series with the St. Louis Blues.

They got it in Game 2 on Wednesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Literally.

With the Wild struggling to get anything going nearly 10 minutes into the contest, Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo broke his stick in the defensive zone. As a result, the puck squirted away from Bortuzzo, and landed right in front of Jordan Greenway.

That proved to be just the break the Wild needed. A few seconds after Greenway scooped up the loose puck, Joel Eriksson uncorked a shot that beat Blues goaltender Ville Husso clean.

NDSU baseball wins in home opener against Mayville State 10-0
Wed May 04 10:53:02 EDT 2022
After 37 games on the road, NDSU baseball cruises to a 10-0 win over Mayville State in home opener.

Druw Sackett set the tone early for NDSU hitting a home run in the third inning, sparking a four run inning for the Bison.

NDSU will go back on the road to Miami for its series this weekend.