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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VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Valley City State guard Lexi Lennon leads the Vikings in points per game and assists, but those numbers don't quantify her overall value to the women's basketball program. A fifth-year senior, Lennon has intangibles that are hard to measure, first-year head coach Vanessa Keeler-Johnson said. "She is just a good all-around kid and wants what's best for her, but then what's best for this program," Keeler-Johnson said. "She sets the tone for our younger kids and not just statistically."
FARGO—In the midst of final exams and coming off a win against its rival last weekend, the task for North Dakota State on Tuesday night was to remain focused. The Bison accomplished that mission, getting a career-high 17 points from true freshman Rocky Kreuser to cruise to a 101-58 victory against Valley City State in nonconference men's basketball before 1,661 fans at Scheels Center at Sanford Health Athletic Complex.
FARGO -- The Fargodome has become a defacto home site for the national semifinals in recent Division I FCS football history. For the seventh consecutive season, the facility will host the semis after the Bison rolled to a 42-10 victory against Wofford College (S.C) on Saturday afternoon before 17,008 fans.
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead head men's basketball coach Chad Walthall thought Dragons senior guard Tanner Kretchman was at his finest Friday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. Kretchman poured in 22 of his team-high 24 points in the second half to help lift the Dragons to an 81-78 comeback victory against Minnesota-Crookston in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball before 1,208 fans.
MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead rebounded from a nine-point halftime deficit, but couldn't recover a four-plus minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter. Minnesota-Crookston got a game-high 21 points from Isieoma Odor to rally past the Dragons late to earn a 69-65 victory Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse before 976 fans.
FARGO -- It’s been nearly two decades since someone has worn the No. 10 jersey for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, a streak that will end next summer. Chris Coste was named the RedHawks hitting coach, the American Association baseball club announced Thursday. Coste played for the RedHawks from 1996 to 1999 and wore the aforementioned No. 10 and played catcher.
Columbia, Mo. While Kira Larson knows each volleyball match she plays now could be her last, the Missouri Tigers senior right-side hitter isn't stressed. The Fargo North High School graduate has experienced pressure situations before. "You have a sense of urgency with every single (match) in realizing this (match) could be the last of your career, but I also have a calming feeling," Larson said. "Sometimes when you're younger, you're a lot more nervous and anxious."
FARGO—North Dakota State got the shot it wanted in the closing seconds Tuesday night at the Scheels Center, but not the result it wanted. Bison senior guard Taylor Thunstedt had a 3-pointer rim off moments before the final buzzer that would have tied the game. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley got a game-high 23 points from Jameka Dowell to earn an 82-79 victory in nonconference women's basketball before 609 fans. "It was the play we drew up," Bison head coach Maren Walseth said. "It was a good shot, a shot that a shooter wants to take."
FARGO -- North Dakota State showed its own version of a triple-option backfield Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome. Three different running backs scored touchdowns and the Bison rushed for more than 300 yards, rolling to a 38-3 victory against the University of San Diego in the second round of the NCAA Division I FCS football playoffs before 18,067 fans at Gate City Bank Field.
West Fargo Minnesota State Moorhead women's swimming and diving coach Todd Peters had a smile on his face Friday afternoon as he stood near the pool at the Hulbert Aquatic Center. The $20.2 million facility, added on to L.E. Berger Elementary in West Fargo, had come to fruition after years in the making.