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Grand Forks falls in game one, 4-3 in 8 innings but the Blues would take game two, 9-2.
Now to the UND women's basketball team where they continue to load up on local talent. Today, Kacie Borowicz announced that she has committed to be a Fighting Hawk. The Roseau senior went over the two thousand point mark last season. Borowicz will join the other UND 2019 commits that include West Fargo Sheyenne's Maggie Manson, Mandan's Megan Zander and Bismarck Century's Lilly Keplin.
The UND football tradition runs thick in the blood of its newest commit. West Fargo standout, Luke Lennon, the nephew of former legendary UND coach Dale Lennon, verbally committed to North Dakota today. Lennon was named second team all state for Class AAA last season. While his family has deep ties to the school, Lennon wanted to make the decision for himself.
The Grand Forks Royals take game one, 3-0 against Jamestown but fall in game two, 8-6. East Grand Forks defeats Alexandria in game one, 9-3 but fall in game two, 10-2.
Now to UND volleyball where they earned an American Volleyball Coaches Association's Team Academic Award. The Fighting Hawks were among 163 Division One schools to earn this award. As a team, North Dakota had a cumulative GPA of 3.329 and last semester had four players earn perfect 4.0s in the spring. This is the 4th time that UND has earned the AVCA Team Academic Award. Minnesota Crookston and NDSU also earned the award as well.
Well believe it or not, UND football will begin their season in just a month and a half. The Big Sky Conference Preseason Polls came out and North Dakota wasn't on them. Why is that? It's because the school is changing conferences and is an independent team until they join the Missouri Valley Football Conference in the fall of 2020. Although they aren't a member, they will play a league schedule. Here's the Big Sky Preseason Coaches Poll with Eastern Washington in first with six first place votes.
Now to legion baseball where the Grand Forks Royals have won 5 out of their last 6 games. The team is 12-10 this season but are hitting their stride at the right time. The state tournament is next week and the Royals want to be playing their best baseball. Although this has been a long summer season, these players have been playing together for a couple years and truly enjoy playing on the same team.
So let's head out to River Cities Speedway where all the action was taking place. The order was switched due to the World Of Outlaw Late Models being in town. In heat one of the sprint cars it was Mark Dobmeier taking the checkered flag. Dobmeier also won the feature. In the modifieds tonight, this also in heat one, it's Bemidji's Davey Mills getting the heat win. Dustin Strand took the feature. Then the World of Outlaw Late Models were up. This is Ricky Weiss crusing around the track. He would get the W. This feature was won by Mike Marlar
The North Dakota Shrine Bowl is just one day away. This week long event has made enemies become friends all for a great cause. For a lot of these players, this will be the last football game they will be apart of. And for all of these players, it will most likely be the last high school event they participate in. The Shrine Bowl will be down in Fargo at Shanley High School with the 11-man game starting at 4 PM and the 9-man game starting at 7 PM.
North Dakota Shriners pick the most elite football players from all over the state plus parts of Minnesota to participate in a week long event to raise money and awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Four teams are made, 9-man east and west teams and 11-man east and west teams. Shrine Bowl week is upon us and Taylor Brooks tells us what makes this week so special for these athletes. The 11-man game will start at 4 PM followed by the 9-man game at 7 PM.