« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Forum staff reports, Published October 14 2010

Weekend watch

College basketball: The Late Show

7 p.m., Friday, Bison Sports Arena

The opening day of North Dakota State men’s and women’s basketball teams returns with the annual showtime event with player introductions, 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest and intrasquad scrimmages. The Bison men return seniors Michael Tveidt and Freddy Coleman. The NDSU women return standout guard Katie Birkel on a roster where eight of the 12 players are either freshmen or sophomores.

– Jeff Kolpack

Junior hockey: Chicago at Fargo Force

7:35 p.m., Friday, Scheels Arena

It’s finally here. The Force, which is 2-2, plays their home opener against the Chicago Force. The Force opened the season against Chicago on the road where it lost 4-2. Also, the game marks the return of defenseman Troy Hesketh. Hesketh, a third-round NHL Draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers, was traded days before the season started. Force forward Joe Rehkamp said playing against an old friend will be different, but he’s just happy to be home. “It’s going to be great to be back at the (Urban Plains Center), well, now it’s the Scheels Arena,” Rehkamp said. “It will be nice to have some home ice advantage and get fans involved.”

– Ryan S. Clark

College men’s hockey: UND at Bemidji State

7:37 p.m. Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday, Bemidji Regional Events Center

The No. 2-ranked Sioux (1-0-1) open the Beavers’ new home facility to start the WCHA schedule. Friday is the first WCHA conference game in Bemidji State history. UND sophomore forward Danny Kristo will be playing against his father’s alma mater. Mark Kristo was recently named one of Bemidji State’s top 50 greatest players.

– Eric Peterson

High school football: Thief River Falls at Detroit Lakes

7 p.m., Friday, Mollberg Stadium

Coach Jeff Mumm can admit Detroit Lakes has got the better of him in his 26 years at TRF. But he has a feeling this year will be different. Mumm might be onto something with TRF winning its last four games. “I think we’ve put ourselves in a great position,” he said. “We’re playing really good football and we’re relatively healthy. I like our chances.” TRF’s defense has been solid giving up an average of nearly 10 points a game. That could come in handy against Detroit Lakes’ triple option offense. Detroit Lakes coach Flint Motschenbacher said quarterback Joe Mollberg, in his third year running the offense, has had a smooth season and does expect anything less. “He’s becoming a leader on the football team,” Motschenbacher said. “He’s doing a good job of running our offense and he’s just taken what the defenses have given him.”

– Ryan S. Clark