NDHSAA Wednesday Water Cooler (September 28)

September 28, 2022 10:00 am

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.

  • 2022 NDHSAA Class A Girls Golf State Tournament tees off next week. The Class A Girls Golf Region Tournaments are in the books and now eyes are focused on the State Tournament which is set for October 3-4 at the Jamestown Country Club. Defending Class A team state champions Fargo Davies won the East Region team championship on Monday, September 26 at Bois de Sioux Golf Course in Wahpeton shooting a 329. The Eagles wer led by defending Class A state medalist Lexi Bartley (76, second individually) and Rose Solberg (77, third individually). East Region individual medalist honors went to West Fargo Sheyenne’s Payton Stocker who finished with a round of 74. Out West, Bismarck Century claimed the West Region team title scoring a 320 – 22 strokes better than Bismarck Legacy (342). Legacy’s Ava Kalanek took home individual medalist honors at the Jamestown Country Club on Monday, September 26 shooting a 72. Century’s Leah Herbel finished second with a 74 followed by Mandan’s Anna Huettl (77). Century senior Hannah Herbel, the Class A individual runner up a year ago and three time individual medalist in her prep golf career finished four the regional shooting a 78.       

  • Region Boys Tennis Tournaments are this week. Region tournaments are on the schedule this week in boys tennis. Thursday the team duals in both the East and West Regions will be played to conclusion and Friday and Saturday will feature individual singles and doubles competition. Minot High (14-2) holds the No. 1 seed in the West Region Team Dual Tournament. Grand Forks Red River (10-0) is the No. 1 seed in the East Region Team Dual Tournament. Links to detailed NDHSAA Region Boys Tennis Brackets can be found at https://ndhsaanow.com/brackets/tennis-boys

  • East Region Seeds locked in for 2022 Boys Soccer State Tournament. We know the four teams that will be representing the East Region at the 2022 NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Tournament set for October 6-8 at West Fargo High School. Fargo Davies (14-0-1) holds the No. 1 East Region seed. West Fargo Sheyenne (11-4-2) is the No. 2 seed. West Fargo High (9-6-1) is the No. 3 seed and Grand Forks Red River (5-7-5) is the No. 4 seed clinching its berth to state on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 win over West Fargo Sheyenne and loss by Fargo Shanley, who the Roughriders leapfrogged in the final points standings to get the final state berth.       

  • Fargo South and Fargo Davies, both ranked No. 1 in respective divisions, square off on Friday. Crosstown rivals Fargo Davies and Fargo South will meet on the football field this Friday (September 30). Adding to the intrigue is that both squads were ranked No. 1 in the latest NDAPSSA Division 11AA (Davies) and Division 11A (South) Football Polls. Davies is out scoring its opponents 154-88 this fall and is led by dual-threat sophomore quarterback Mason Klabo. Klabo leads the Eastern Dakota Conference Division 11AA football teams in rushing with 354 yards through five games and has also thrown for 656 yards and six touchdowns. South counters with junior running back Damarion Semanko who scored the game-winning touchdown in last week’s 17-14 win against Fargo North. Semanko has rushed for 356 yards and has scored three touchdowns for the Bruins this fall.

  • JOTTINGS. West Region seeds for the 2022 NDHSAA Boys Soccer State Tournament will be determined on Saturday, October 1 with three seeding matches at Bismarck St. Mary’s High School. Bismarck Century plays Jamestown in a state qualifier match at 11 a.m. followed by another state qualifier match between Bismarck High and Mandan. Bismarck Legacy and Minot will play at 3 p.m. to determine who will be the West Region’s No. 1 seed at state. … The LaMoure-Litchville/Marion football team extended its winning streak to 18 games with its win over May-Port-CG last Friday. The winning streak is the longest active streak in the state presently. … Grafton senior Ainsley McLain was named the 2022 North Dakota High School Coaches Association Senior Athlete of the Year in Class B girls golf on Tuesday. McLain finished runner up individually at the state tournament on Tuesday and in 2021 (her junior season). … Fargo North junior running back Peder Haugo has rushed for 565 yards and 10 touchdowns this season for the Spartans.  

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