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—A face and name that has been synonymous with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks for two decades is no longer leading the team. RedHawks chairman Bruce Thom said Sunday, Aug. 13, longtime manager Doug Simunic has been "relieved of his duties," but will be paid until the end of September. Simunic was in the final year of his contract and was in his 22nd season with the team. Simunic has managed the RedHawks since 1996, their inaugural season.
FARGO—North Dakota State senior quarterback Cole Davis played an integral role in one of the biggest moments in Bison football history. Davis was the holder for the game-winning 37-yard field goal against the Iowa Hawkeyes last September at Kinnick Stadium. His clean hold allowed Cam Pedersen to drill the football through the goalposts as time expired, giving NDSU a 23-21 victory against a ranked Division I FBS opponent in a Big Ten Conference stadium.
FARGO—Ryan Ripplinger didn't get the result he wanted Friday afternoon at the Fargodome, but still secured his best finish on the national stage. A Bismarck High School junior-to-be, Ripplinger took second place at the USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships at 126 pounds. Reece Witcraft of Coweta, Okla., earned a 15-4 technical decision against Ripplinger in the title match.
FARGO—For Azaria Reel, an 8-year-old from West Fargo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looked a lot different in person. Reel and her family got to meet and take a photo with the former North Dakota State Bison standout Tuesday night at the Avalon Events Center. "He was a lot taller and he looked a lot different than I've seen in pictures," Reel said. "It was just amazing meeting him."
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.