Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at www.bisonmedia.areavoices.com. On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.
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FARGO—It was a two-hour layover in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday morning, Jan. 15, two more hours for Tom Hoge to perhaps contemplate what could have been and what actually happened. That's the thing about the PGA Tour — if you don't win the tournament, there is always something. What the Fargo South High School graduate can take away is his highest career finish, a third-place showing at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii. It has him on the doorstep of threatening to reach the next level in PGA Tour status.
The North Dakota State men's team was walking through an airport during a flight connection recently when somebody asked about the players. The prevailing thought had to be why is a basketball team traveling this early in the season? Nope, think again.
It was back in eighth grade in Detroit Lakes, Minn., when Rose Jackson left school during the day for an orthodontist appointment. Her mother Linda Jackson, in an oddity, told Rose to also bring some workout clothes.
The Fargo Marathon is going on its 13th year of being one of the most highly-visible and participated events in the region. As of Monday, May 8, one race was already capped: the one with the dogs. If there was any doubt Fargo-Moorhead is an animal-loving community, this should cement it. The cap of 500 participants in the second annual Furgo Dog Run was reached and the discussion now with the marathon organizers is centering on how big can it go?
FARGO—The Fargo Marathon is going on its 13th year of being one of the most highly-visible and participated events in the region. As of Monday, May 8, one race was already capped: the one with the dogs. If there was any doubt Fargo-Moorhead is an animal-loving community, this should cement it. The cap of 500 participants in the second annual Furgo Dog Run was reached and the discussion now with the marathon organizers is centering on how big can it go?
The home opener was Wednesday, April 5. The real home opener for the North Dakota State baseball team is this weekend when South Dakota State comes to Newman Outdoor Field for a three-game Summit League series. It means the Bison will put out their best three starting pitchers and the first two, Luke Lind and Reed Pfannenstein, are seniors from near the Twin Cities area. The Sunday starter has a home address of Hitterdal, Minn., population 201.
The more Tom Hoge looked at the Florida weather, the more he had an uneasy feeling about the Web.com Tour Championship. The final tournament of the season was canceled Wednesday...
The senior year at the University of Kansas couldn't have gone any better for Ben Welle, who won a couple of tournaments and was part of a team that reached...
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FARGO — It wasn’t the best start to the college golfing career of Natalie Roth, but that’s not uncommon for freshman players, either. The courses are longer, the competition is better and the travel is constant. It didn’t seem to rattle the North Dakota State golfer, however, and this spring her game has evolved to the point that comparisons are already being made to former Bison great Amy Anderson, now on her second year on the LPGA Tour. Roth shot a 68 in her opening round at the KC Shootout in Kansas City last week and is averaging 74.6 strokes per 18 holes this spring.