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It was last summer when UND football standout Deion Harris injured his achilles tendon. An injury that would cost him an entire season but thankfully a redshirt year will have Harris back out on the field in 2018. As fall camp officially began for the redshirt senior and the rest of the Fighting Hawks, it was a new beginning for Harris. In his junior season in 2016, he led the FCS with three interceptions returned for touchdowns and was dubbed a second team All-American that year.
Friday, USA Hockey announced 75 players who have been invited to the 2018 USA Hockey Women's National Festival. Mak Langei, Patti Marshall and Britta Curl were three players included on that list.
Park River Fordville Lankin's head baseball coach has put together an end of summer camp that has kids coming from Bemidji to Devils Lake to everywhere in between. Taylor Brooks was in Fordville tonight and tells us what this three-day camp is doing for kids of all ages. Coach Omdahl told WDAZ this is the camps biggest year yet as there were over 90 kids who attended.
Tomorrow is the beginning of August which means UND football is right around the corner. The team has their first practice of the fall on Thursday morning and two of their players received big time preseason accolades today. Deion Harris and John Santiago were named STATS FCS Preseason Second Team All-Americans Harris, who did not play last season due to an injury to his achilles tendon, made the second team as a defensive back. In 2016, he led the Big Sky with five interceptions.
Hillsboro Central-Valley beat Harwood 19-0 in five innings. Carrington defeats May-Port 2-0.
Thompson gets the win over Nelson County, 1-0.
A Grand Forks hockey player is being recognized on a national level. Red River's Dane Montgomery has been selected for the 2018 U.S. Under-17 Men's Select Team. The week long boys select 16 player development camp concluded today and Montgomery impressed. Montgomery and 19 other guys will compete August 15th through the 19th at the Five Nationals Tournament in Slovakia.
Staying with UND where their women's basketball program received another commitment today. Megan Zander from Mandan will be a Fighting Hawk. The 5'11" forward averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks per game as a junior and helped lead her team to a second place finish at state. Zander joins Bismarck Century's Lilly Keplin and West Fargo Sheyenne's Maggie Manson as 2019 in-state verbal commits.
Sticking with UND where two of their athletes are getting recognition on the national stage. Faith Dooley and Tamara Merseli were both nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. These were two of 581 student-athletes that were nominated from across the country. Dooley and Merseli helped led North Dakota to a school-record 30 wins last volleyball season and their second straight Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship. Dooley also started the final 10 games for UND in basketball.
The UND hockey program has added another forward to their incoming class for the 2018-2019 season and people in this region will recognize this name. Mark Senden who captained the Fargo Force to the Clark Cup this season will be a Fighting Hawk. Senden appeared in 60 games and accumulated 15 goals and 9 assists during the regular season and added 4 more points in 14 playoff games. He has spent the past two years with the Force in the USHL and played prep hockey at Wayzata High School where he captained them to a Minnesota Class 2A state championship as a senior.