Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO — After the U.S. Olympic Trials last July, Laura Roesler needed a break from track and field. The next time Roesler raced was more than eight months later. While the time off from competition was longer than anticipated, it served as a mental and physical reboot for the Fargo South graduate and former Oregon Ducks track star. "I got to take a vacation and go on trips," said Roesler, who runs for Nike. "It was just really nice, and bonus, I got to heal up."
FARGO — Dexter Werner was clad in typical workout attire Wednesday, March 29, wearing dark green shorts and a form-fitting, long-sleeved gray Bison basketball shirt. The North Dakota State senior, however, was performing in a much different arena than he had during his men's basketball career with the Bison. Werner took part in NDSU's annual football Pro Day at the Dacotah Field Bubble. "Saying 'hi' to guys today when I walked in, 'Oh it's the basketball guy,' I've got a bunch of basketball gear on," Werner said. "But it was a fun day."
On game days, Concordia goalie Andrea Klug usually finds herself looking down at teammate Amber Schaack’s feet. Klug knows Schaack will be wearing something unique. “Everything you can think of, she has a pair of socks for,” said Klug, a senior from West Fargo. Schaack said she started wearing “weird, random socks” near the end of last season with no repeats on game days. Her collection includes pairs that feature Princess Leia, hamburgers, flamingos, watermelons and superheroes.
FARGO—Defending state champion Carrington earned a 62-12 win against Minot Ryan to reach the dual semifinals at the Class B state wrestling tournament Thursday at the Fargodome. "We had some momentum going into this dual," Carrington senior Walker Carr told Forum News Service. "It was definitely a good dual. The score definitely shows what we've been working for all season. I think it's gonna be a good tournament."
Carrington captures state wrestling title.
FARGO -- Carrington senior Chaz Bauer said winning wasn't enough for his team Friday night at the Fargodome. "We set a goal this year, that not only did we want to win it, but we wanted to dominate," Bauer said. Mission accomplished. The top-seeded Cardinals won 10 consecutive matches on the way to a 54-15 victory against No. 2 seed Napoleon for the Class B state dual wrestling championship. Carrington (19-1) earned its first dual state crown since duals were added to the state tournament in 2000.
FARGO -- The Oakes Tornadoes did it for the "Godfather" in the first round of the Class B dual tournament Thursday. "The kids were digging deep," Tornadoes head coach Cory Schall said. "They dedicated the dual to Rod Garland." Garland has been an assistant coach in the program for more than 30 years, and this is his last season.
FARGO — Top-ranked North Dakota State trailed at halftime Saturday afternoon at Gate City Bank Field, and then it decided to get physical. The Bison rushed for 181 yards in...
FARGO --; North Dakota State has played six fourth quarters this season, and the top-ranked team in Division I FCS still hasn't allowed a point in those 90 minutes. The Bison pitched another fourth-quarter shutout Saturday at Gate City Bank Field to finish off a 38-10 homecoming victory against No.
e MACOMB, Ill. — North Dakota State senior John Crockett used a vibrant description to explain his fourth-quarter touchdown pass Saturday at Hanson Field. “Johnny Rocket, the rocket ball,” the...