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Senior Tribute: NDSU Men’s Basketball’s Tyson Ward

Tyson Ward reflects on his time as a Bison

FARGO, N.D. — On March 10th, North Dakota State men’s basketball won back-to-back Summit League Championships to earn their spot in the field of 68 and the NCAA Tournament, two days later, that chance came to an unfortunate halt when NCAA president Mark Emmert canceled the big dance. “Sad. Not traumatized but you know you work so hard all year…

Ada-Borup’s Gwin Advances in Play of the Year Bracket

Gwin's Reverse Lay-In Advances to Elite Eight

FARGO, N.D. — On Friday night during Sports Extra, the KVRR Sports team announced the first two nominees for the Play of the Year Sweet bracket. After the first week of voting, Ada Borup’s Preston Gwin and his reverse lay-up against DGF from February advance on to the elite eight after taking home 74 percent of the vote. Congrats to…

Play of the Year Bracket, Round 1: March 20

Ada Borup, Lake Park Audubon are up for Play of the Year in Round one

FARGO, N.D. — Lake Park Audubon girls basketball and Ada-Borup boys basketball are the first pair of play of the week winners from this season to go head-to-head in KVRR’s play of the year bracket. The Raider’s Izzy Olson won earlier this year by showing off some great defense, poking the ball away to break free for the layup. That…

Shanley’s Reile Payne crowned North Dakota Miss Basketball

Payne received 56 votes from the NDAPSSA to earn the honor

FARGO, N.D. — Shanley girls basketball season ended abruptly after the postponement of the state tournament, however, the Deacons had their spirits lifted as it was announced their very own Reile Payne was named North Dakota Miss Basketball. The Deacons senior was one of seven players across the state up for the honor. Payne has been a member of Shanley’s…

Reaction on USHL Canceling Season From Fargo Force GM Cary Eades

Fargo Force General Manager Cary Eades Reacts to USHL Season Ending

FARGO, N.D. — Upon USHL Commissioner Tom Garrity canceling the reminder of the league’s season on Wednesday, KVRR Sports’s Nick Couzin spoke with Fargo Force General Manager Cary Eades to talk about the team’s plans moving forward. The season ended with 14 games left before the postseason and the Force were fourth in the Western Conference.   Categories: Fargo Force,…

UND’s Colton Poolman signs with Calgary Flames

Poolman was a two-year captain with the Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Graduating senior free agent defenseman Colton Poolman (East Grand Forks, Minn.) has signed a one-year, entry-level NHL deal with the Calgary Flames, announced Friday. The two-time captain helped guide the Fighting Hawks to a 26-5-4 overall record this season with a National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) regular season title and the top spot in the NCAA Pairwise Rankings at the…

UND’s Jordan Kawaguchi named USCHO Player of the Year

Kawaguchi is a an all NCHC First-team selection and a Hobey Baker Award finalist

GRAND FORKS,  N.D.– The University of North Dakota hockey team continued to be recognized for its stellar season with more national honors Friday. Head coach Brad Berry was named the national coach of the year by both USCHO.com and College Hockey News while junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the USCHO.com Player of the Year. Berry, in his fifth year, guided North Dakota to a…

UND Hockey’s Smith Signs With NHL’s Nashville Predators

11 goals this season (career-high)

NASHVILLE, Tenn .— (UND Athletics) Senior alternate captain Cole Smith has signed an NHL free agent deal with the Nashville Predators, announced Thursday. A Brainerd, Minn., native, Smith scored a career-high 11 goals this season to give him 24 for his career. He was a positive plus/minus rating in each of the past three seasons and is a finalist for the…

UND Hockey: Brad Berry Named USCHO Coach of the Year; Jordan Kawaguchi Hobey Baker Finalist

Postseason Awards Dished Out to UND Hockey With End to Winter Sports Season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics)  Postseason awards are starting to accumulate for the University of North Dakota hockey team after a memorable 26-5-4 season in 2019-20. Fifth-year head coach Brad Berry was named the USCHO.com’s Coach of the Year while junior forward and Hobey Baker Award finalist Jordan Kawaguchi was honored on the website’s All-America First Team. Berry and the Fighting Hawks enjoyed…

Fargo Force Season Ends With USHL Canceling Rest of Games

USHL cancels season due to Coronavirus

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Force season comes to an after the USHL decided Wednesday to cancel the rest of its season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league originally suspended regular season play last Thursday. The USHL  year ends with 14 games remaining in the regular season. Commissioner Tom Garrity saying in a statement that the health of players,…