NDHSAA Wednesday Water Cooler (February 14)

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Each Wednesday NDHSAA Media Specialist Tom Mix posts several notable news items, current events and buzz-worthy games upcoming on the NDHSAA prep sports calendar on the NDHSAA NOW website. Keep visiting each Wednesday for all the latest midweek newsworthy items.

  • 2024 NDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday, February 15. The state’s top boys and girls prep wrestlers will all gather in Fargo this week for the 2024 NDHSAA Wrestling State Tournament February 15-17 at the FARGODOME! The Individual Wrestling State Tournaments are set for Thursday and Friday and the Team Dual State Tournaments will be held Saturday. Be sure to visit www.ndhsaanow.com for all the brackets, results & more.     

  • 2024 NDHSAA Region Boys Hockey Tournaments are underway. The ice rinks are getting plenty of traffic these February days. The 2024 NDHSAA East Region Boys Hockey Tournament quarterfinals were played Tuesday, February 13. No. 1-seed Grand Forks Red River, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central and Fargo North eached picked up victories on Tuesday to advance to Friday’s semifinals at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The 2024 NDHSAA West Region Boys Hockey Tournament begins Thursday, February 15 at the VFW Sports Center in Bismarck. Bismarck Century is the No. 1 seed out west. Be sure to visit www.ndhsaanow.com for all the brackets, results & more.    

  • 2022 Kindred grad Abby Duchscherer off to a hot start in the 2024 NCAA Collegiate softball season. Abby Duchscherer, a former athletic standout at Kindred High School and 2022 NDAPSSA Miss Basketball Award winner, is putting together an impressive start to her sophomore season playing softball at the University of Alabama. Duchscherer, an infielder for the Crimson Tide, is batting .471 with a home run and eight RBI in her first five games of the 2024 season. She’s made five starts for the Tide and it is looking like this season has the potential to be a breakout one for Duchscherer.          

  • 2016 Drake High School graduate Cordell Volson lending a hand to the Drake-Anamoose boys basketball team. The 2023 NFL season wasn’t as good as his rookie campaign in 2022, but Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Cordell Volson has returned home to North Dakota with a pretty cool offseason gig – high school boys basketball assistant coach. Before the NFL offseason really starts to ramp up, the 2016 Drake High School grad is offering some of his athletic expertise as an assistant coach for the Drake-Anamoose boys basketball team. The Raiders are a young team with only two seniors on the varsity roster. Two of Volson’s younger brothers, Kyle and Zach Volson, play on the team. 

  • Division A & B Girls Basketball Region Tournaments begin next week. Pairings for the 2024 NDHSAA Division A and Division B Girls Basketball Region Tournaments are set. The Tournaments tipoff Monday, February 19 across the state. Be sure to visit www.ndhsaanow.com for all the brackets, results & more.

  • JOTTINGS. Minot High Boys and Girls basketball squads are ranked No. 1 in the latest NDAPSSA Division AA Media Polls released Wednesday, February 14. … The 2024 NDHSAA Hockey State Tournament is set for February 22-24 at Scheels Arena in Fargo. … The 2024 NDHSAA Gymnastics State Meet is set for February 23-24 at Dickinson High School. 

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