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—The women's golf season had its share of great moments for University of Nebraska sophomore Kate Smith—like the school-record 64 she shot at a tournament in Arizona or the 4-under 68 at the Big Ten Championships. Her game continued to grow at a national level. And that wasn't the only growth, either. She learned a lot about life, too, watching a teammate and best friend endure the realities of racism.
Bison to play in the Madison women's golf regional
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...