Area prep sports roundup for Saturday, May 18 (2024)


Moorhead 5, Andover 2

ANDOVER, Minn. — The Moorhead Spuds held on to defeat the Andover Huskies on Saturday afternoon.

Spud pitcher Easton Groce worked 6-2/3 innings, granting two earned runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts. Drake Kunza drove in two runs on three hits. Tyden Bergeson was 4 for 5. Cullen Wilson had two hits and two walks.

Andover’s Teddy Heller was 3 for 4. Grant Pieri had two hits and Anthony Micheli was 1 for 2 and had a walk.

Centennial 5, Moorhead 4

ANDOVER, Minn. — The Centennial Cougars held on to defeat the Moorhead Spuds on Saturday evening.

Centennial led 5-3 after two innings. Cougars pitcher Tyler Gruye allowed three earned runs on nine hits and struck out two in 6-1/3 innings. Peyton Streit had two hits. Aiden Lieser and Ben Clauson both went 1 for 2 with a walk.

Moorhead’s Cullen Wilson belted a solo home run to center field in the first inning. Later in the inning, Drake Kunza doubled to right field to score two runs. Carter Huotari was 2 for 2 with two RBI. Carter Heinsch also had two hits.

Fargo Oak Grove 9, Enderlin 8

CASSELTON — Fargo Oak Grove walked-off the Enderlin Eagles on Saturday in the Region 1 baseball tournament at Central Cass.

Trailing 8-5 in the bottom of seventh, the Grovers pieced together a two-out rally and tied the game after back-to-back errors by Enderlin. A passed ball slipped by the Eagles catcher and Oak Grove’s Beck Ulven scored from third base.

Kindred 16, Fargo Oak Grove 3

CASSELTON — The No. 2 Kindred VIkings outpaced the No. 5 Fargo Oak Grove Grovers in a loser-out matchup in the Region 1 tournament at Central Cass.

The Vikings led 12-0 after two innings and outhit the Grovers 11-5. Kylan Swenson was 3 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. Stanley Belaskie and Andrew Trom both had two hits. Tate Miller recorded the win on the mound, allowing three earned runs on four hits in 3-2/3 innings.

Oak Grove’s Jack Deitz singled and drove in two runs. Greyson Docktor was 1 for 2 with a walk and Jackson McIllonie had two walks.

The Vikings face off against No. 3 Northern Cass at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20, in Casselton. The winner advances to the championship game against the top-seeded Central Cass at 7 p.m.


Gentry Academy 21, Moorhead 4

MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Spuds fell to the Gentry Academy Stars on Saturday afternoon at Jim Gotta Stadium.


Spuds attacker Liv Deelstra paced Moorhead with two goals. Jocelyn Johnk and Sydney Martinson also buried goals for the Spuds.

Gentry Academy’s Samantha Hohn notched six goals. Ella Berg and Brogan Marsh both scored four goals. Bella Munz logged a hat trick. Lauren Lowe scored twice and the Stars’ Lilly Novotny and Zoey Anderson also scored goals.


GF Red River 7, WF Sheyenne 2

GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Red River forward Taylor Hodny scored four goals to lift the Roughriders past the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs.

Hodny scored two goals in the first half and two more in the second half. Taryn Swanson, Maggie Barker and Reagan Hodny also scored goals for Red River.

Sheyenne scored in the 14th minute with Kayle Gaffney burying a goal from 30-yards out. In the 62nd minute, Alivia Anderson scored another long goal for the Mustangs.

Red River improved to 7-3-3 in the EDC and overall. Sheyenne is 4-7-1 in the EDC and overall.

Fargo North 2, GF Central 0

GRAND FORKS — The Fargo North Spartans buried two goals late in the second half to defeat the Grand Forks Central Knights.

North’s Samantha Trogstad netted the Spartans’ first goal in the 68th minute. Eight minutes later, Solei Berg found the back of the net to close out the contest.


North rose to 6-2-4 in the EDC and overall. Central is 6-5-2 in the EDC and overall.

By Forum staff

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