Monday, October 29, 2018

UND student-athletes collecting food donations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota student-athletes have begun collecting non-perishable food items as part of the annual Summit League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) initiative known as the “Food Fight Challenge.”

The league-wide community service project challenges each Summit League school to host a food drive during select Summit League games. Fans can bring their non-perishable food items to those select events or to the main athletics office in the Hyslop Sports Center. All items will be donated to both the Grand Forks Salvation Army and UND’s Food Pantry.

Donations can also be made online at

UND will host two separate food drives during the 2018-19 academic year. The current fall drive will run through Nov. 3, while the spring collection will take place from Jan. 9 to Jan. 15.

Chick-Fil-A will donate a portion of their sales on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. and Hornbacher’s and Applebee’s will do the same on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Customers simply have to mention to their server that they are supporting UND’s Food Fight.

Below are the home events to which fans may bring their non-perishable food items:

Fall Collection: Oct.28 – Nov. 3
10/28 – Women’s Basketball vs Bemidji State
10/30 – Women’s Basketball vs Minnesota Crookston
10/31 - SAAC Halloween Bash
11/1 - Volleyball vs Western Illinois
11/2 - UND Fan Luncheon
11/2 - Hockey vs Wisconsin
11/3 - Volleyball vs Purdue Fort Wayne
11/3 - Hockey vs Wisconsin
Spring Collection: Jan. 9 – Jan. 15
1/9 – Women’s Basketball vs Omaha
1/10 – Men’s Basketball vs Omaha
1/11 - UND Fan Luncheon
1/11 - Hockey vs Colorado College
1/12 – Men’s Basketball vs Western Illinois
1/12 - UND-SDSU Track & Field Dual Meet
1/12 – Hockey vs. Colorado College
1/13 – Women’s Basketball vs Western Illinois

MN Boys’ and Girls’ State Cross Country Meet Preview

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The 2018 State Cross Country Meet will be conducted on Saturday, November 3, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Here is a look at the meet: 


The schedule: Class AA boys – 10 a.m.; Class AA girls – 11 a.m.; Class A boys – 1 p.m.; Class A girls – 2 p.m. All races are 5,000 meters and an awards ceremony will be conducted approximately 30 minutes after each girls’ race.
Tickets: Free admission
Team and individual results: Posted on the League’s website at
Social media: Follow the meet on the League’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn.

Class A – The Perham Yellowjacket return in search of their second consecutive and seventh overall team title. In addition to Mora, nine other teams from the 2017 field also return: St. James Area, which includes students from Butterfield-Odin, runner-up; Mankato Loyola/Cleveland, third; Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, fourth; North Shore, a co-op between Cook County of Grand Marais and Two Harbors, fifth; Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, seventh; West Central Area of Barrett, eighth; Staples Motley, 10th; Mora, 11th; and Heritage Christian Academy, which includes students from West Lutheran of Plymouth, 13th.

Class AA – The two-time defending champions from Wayzata return in search of more gold. If they win, it would be their 10th title overall. Nine other teams from 2017 also return: Stillwater Area, runner-up; Edina, third; Mounds View, fifth; Red Wing, seventh; Buffalo, ninth; Forest Lake, 10th; Willmar, 12th; St. Michael-Albertville, 13th; and Cloquet, 16th.

Class A – Eight teams, including the defending champions from Perham, return to this year’s team competition. If the Yellowjackets win, it would be their third title overall. The other returning teams are: Cotter of Winona, runner-up; Luverne, sixth; Jordan, ninth; Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, 10th; Belle Plaine, 11th; North Shore, 13th; and West Central Area, 15th.

Class AA – The Wayzata Trojans are looking for their second consecutive championship. If they win, it would be their fifth title overall. Twelve additional teams return from the 2017 field: Edina, runner-up; St. Michael-Albertville, third; Willmar, fourth; Forest Lake, fifth; Farmington, sixth; Marshall, seventh; Andover, eighth; Lakeville South, ninth; Rosemount, 10th; White Bear Lake Area, 11th; Alexandria Area, 12th; and Stillwater Area, 13th.

Class A – Sophomore Geno Uhrbom of Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, who placed third last year, leads a field of four returning Top 10 finishers. The others are: junior Cooper Lennox of Mora, eighth; junior Jacob Bright of Staples Motley, ninth; and junior Harris Anderson of Math & Science Academy of Woodbury, 10th.

Class AA – Acer Iverson, a senior from Roseville Area, is the highest returning qualifier. Iverson earned runner-up honors in 2017. Five additional Top 10 finishers return: senior Luke Labatte of Rosemount, third; senior Maxwell Manley of Edina, fifth; junior Nicholas Scheller of Chanhassen, sixth; senior Addison Stansbury of Stillwater Area, seventh; and senior Caleb Haugland of Minneapolis Washburn, 10th.


Class A – Two-time defending champion, sophomore Tierney Wolfgram of Math & Science Academy of Woodbury, returns in search of more gold. She will be joined by all nine of the additional Top 10 finishers from last year: eighth-grader Lauren Ping of Cotter, runner-up; sophomore Grace Ping of Cotter, third; sophomore Morgan Gehl of Murray County Central/Fulda, fourth; ninth-grader Tenley Nelson of Luverne, fifth; senior Makenna Thurston of LCWM/Nicollet, sixth; sophomore Marissa Whitehead of Martin County West/Martin Luther, seventh; junior Ava Hill of Mesabi East of Aurora, eighth; senior Kayla Christopherson of Pacelli of Austin, ninth; and sophomore Emma Fashert of Annandale, 10th.

Class AA – Defending champion, senior Emily Covert of Minneapolis Washburn, leads a field of eight returning Top 10 finishers. The other returning runners are: Farmington sophomore Anna Fenske, runner-up; Wayzata junior Emma Atkinson, third; Lakeville South junior Brianne Brewster, fifth; Farmington senior Lauren Peterson, sixth; Wayzata junior Caroline Sasson, seventh; St. Michael-Albertville ninth-grader Ali Weimer, ninth; and St. Paul Highland Park ninth-grader Molly Moening, 10th.

Class A – The Perham Yellowjackets claimed their sixth championship with 118 points. St. James Area placed second with 148 points and Mankato Loyola/Cleveland was third with 154 points. Matt Steiger of La Crescent claimed top individual honors with a time of 15:44.73. The victory was an improvement for Steiger, who placed second in 2016. Defending champion Declan Dahlberg of Mounds Park Academy of St. Paul and Geno Uhrbom of Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, placed second and third, respectively.

Class AA – Khalid Hussein of Wayzata, who earned runner-up honors in 2016, won the individual competition with a time of 15:22.54. Acer Iverson of Roseville Area placed second and Luke Labatte of Rosemount was third. Wayzata earned its second consecutive and ninth overall team championship with 37 points. Stillwater Area finished in second place with 79 points and Edina placed third with 107.

Class A - Perham earned its second team crown, finishing with 86 points. Cotter was second with 87 points and Annandale placed third with 131 points. Tierney Wolfgram of Math & Science Academy of Woodbury claimed her second individual title and set a Class A record with her time of 17:31.56. Lauren Ping of Cotter claimed runner-up honors and Grace Ping of Cotter placed third. 

Class AA – Emily Covert of Minneapolis Washburn earned her first individual title with a time of Class AA record time of 17:30.07. The win was an improvement for Covert, who finished eighth in 2016. Defending champion Anna Fenske of Farmington placed second and Emma Atkinson of Wayzata was third. In the team competition, the Wayzata Trojans earned their fourth championship with 51 points. Edina was second with 72 points and St. Michael-Albertville was third with 102 points.

(info courtesy of MSHSL)