athletes

3rd Annual North Dakota Senior Games Begin

Nearly 150 seniors are competing in this year's tournaments

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cindy Miller learned from the people closest to her how important it is to stay active. “At the age of 91, my mom started trying to play pickleball. And her eyesight was a little shaky right then, but she was a tennis player. She played all the way up until she was almost 93,”…

Kids Fly High at North Dakota Elite’s Adaptive Cheer Camp

North Dakota Elite has an adaptive cheer team that meets year round

FARGO, N.D. — Kids are getting their groove on and flying high at North Dakota Elite’s Adaptive Cheer Camp. Some of the highlights include a dance routine, learning arm motions for cheer, and stunts like lifts and flips. The camp is designed to be all-inclusive. Even those in wheelchairs get to go up in the air. Not only is it a…

Special Olympics ND Summer Games Kick Off With Parade, Opening Ceremony

Over 600 athletes are participating

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Olympics North Dakota Summer Games kick off, and it’s all smiles for the six hundred plus athletes who will be competing. One athlete, Billy Pyfer, says the Special Olympics is basically his entire life. He trains five to six times a week, and competing has given him an outlet to meet many like-minded athletes. “You get…

Former NDSU & MSUM Athletes Bring Rise Training and Fitness to Moorhead

There are two programs: adult fitness and athlete performance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to spice up your fitness routine, there’s a new fitness center in town. Rise Training and Fitness celebrated its grand opening. It offers two main programs: one focusing on adult fitness and one on athlete performance. Workouts center around cardio circuits and strength training. Rise was started by former Bison Running Back Chase Morlock and…

People Ages 50+ Participate in Senior Games

The competitions aim to make physical activity a lifelong pursuit

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senior Games allows people over 50 to compete in both individual and team games. The games are taking place across Fargo and West Fargo through Saturday, July 28. There are plenty of sports for people to enjoy, including bowling, basketball, and swimming. The competitions aim to make physical activity a lifelong pursuit. “For one, it’s fun….

Happy 50th Birthday Special Olympics! Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates with Athletes

With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — The Special Olympics have officially kicked off its State Summer Games with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. With pride for their teams up in the air and big smiles on display, these athletes are absorbing the celebration. “The law enforcement torch run, it’s a symbol of hope for the Special Olympics and I really truly believe…

Gold-N-Motion is Back at Scheels Arena

The performers, ranging from 4 to 18 years old, are a part of the FM Acro Team and the competitive team.

FARGO, N.D. — What flips, tumbles and puts on a performance spectacular? Each of the gymnasts a part of Gold –N–Motion! The 36th Annual Spring Show took over Scheels Arena as hundreds watched these young athletes take the stage. The performers, ranging from 4 to 18 years old, are a part of the FM Acro Team and the competitive team….

Teens from Boys and Girls Club Complete New Fitness Program

The program was developed by two Fargo police officers

FARGO, N.D. — Some teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley have completed a new fitness program. The “It’s Time” Barbot Boxing and Mariah Prussia MPX Fitness program was developed by two Fargo police officers. They recruited professional teachers to create physical education classes. Besides learning new activities, teens get to learn about healthy life skills, stress…

Monster Jam is Officially in Town!

Although the drivers don't win a prize besides pride, they say entertaining their audience is their number one priority

FARGO, ND — Grab your earplugs and prepare to see a show unlike any other because Monster Jam has officially arrived in town! The Fargodome will host the competition tonight and tomorrow between eight different athletes competing in six different competitions using monster jam trucks, speedsters, and ATVs. Although the drivers don’t win a prize besides pride, they say entertaining…

Special Olympics of North Dakota Trains Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers

they learned coaching techniques and public speaking

FARGO, N.D. — Special Olympics of North Dakota trained athletes and coaches at their state leadership conference. Coaches learned about strategic planning and proper teaching techniques. Athletes were taught leadership skills and public speaking. While the organization aims at using sports to change the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, they also trained some volunteers. “The volunteers in our…