KVRR Sports Extra

Pilon’s Pitching Performance Earns HS Play of the Week

Pilon threw a no-hitter in Moorhead's first game of the season

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead pitcher Noah Pilon is the winner of the first warm weather set of High School Play of the Week nominees in 2019. He started off the Spuds’ season with a no-hitter, pitching on batter over the minimum to help his team win 10-0. Congratulations to Pilon for winning the Ken Kraft HS Play of the Week….

Concordia Volleyball Coach Dooley Adjusting to New Role

Dooley played Volleyball and Basketball at North Dakota

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Former UND basketball and volleyball standout Faith Dooley is getting more comfortable in her role as Concordia’s head volleyball coach. So far, she has had three weeks to adjust to her first head coaching job, just a year after graduating from UND. Dooley says not to worry about her relatively young age. She knows she’ll have to…

Play of the Week Nominees: April 19

Watch the nominees for the Ken Kraft High School Play of the Week

FARGO, N.D. — With Spring sports finally in full swing, this week’s Ken Kraft nominees come from the Diamond and the Pitch. The first is from Moorhead baseball. Noah Pilon opened up the season with a no-hitter against Detroit Lakes. He struck out five and gave up no walks in his six-inning showing. The second play comes from Shanley soccer….

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football Coach Steve Laqua

The Dragons have their Spring Game on April 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In 2018, MSUM football had its most successful in decades. The Dragons won eight games, earning an invite to the Mineral Water Bowl. As the team wraps up Spring Practice and tries to raise the bar yet again, head coach Steve Laqua is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…

Viking’s Smith Admires Barr’s Choice to Stay

Barr Turned down a $75 million deal with the Jets to remain a Viking

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Harrison Smith has played for the Vikings since being drafted by the team in 2012. During that time, the safety has emerged as one of the leaders of Minnesota’s defense. He has shared the field with plenty of talented teammates over that time, including Anthony Barr. Barr made headlines during free agency after backing out on a deal…

Play of the Winter Finalists

Warroad and Moorhead Battle it out for the DJ Colter Play of the Winter

FARGO, N.D. — It is time for the final round of the DJ Colter high school play of the winter. There was one hockey play and one basketball play chosen from the semifinal rounds. The first play comes from Warroad hockey. Grant Slukynsky makes a sweet move and goes five hole for the score. The second finalist comes on the…

Coach of the Week: Central Cass Softball’s Scott Kost

Central Cass is eager to get the season rolling to defend its Class-B State Title

CASSELTON, N.D. — A mid-April blizzard is delaying Spring sports in North Dakota. Central Cass is eager to get back on the diamond to defend its 2018 Class-B state title. The Squirrels picked up a win against Kindred before the storm this week, thanks in part to their turf field. Head coach Scott Kost is in his eighth season as…

Round Table: UND Football Spring Practice Recap

The Fighting Hawks conclude Spring Ball on Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football returned to the field for Spring practice with a new offensive system under first-year offensive coordinator Danny Freund. The team is also looking to add depth on defense, while bringing back a sold linebacker core. KVRR’s sports team analyzes the Fighting Hawks as they finish up the spring season. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra,…

Former NDSU Coach Babich Back in Fargo

Babich Coached the Bison from 1997-2002

FARGO, N.D. — Former NDSU head coach and current Buffalo Bills linebackers coach, Bob Babich, is back in Fargo to speak with the Bison. Even with Babich leaving for the NFL in 2002, his Bison pride is still close to his heart. “Anytime they’re on T.V, we watch them. We follow the scores. I coached a couple players in the…