Ray Maloney, Sports

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — After finding itself in a hole Griggs County found the magic and won the final two sets to claim a five-set victory over Carrington in Class B volleyball action on Tuesday.

The Cougars claimed the victory by scores of 16-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-20, 16-14.

Sophomore Emily Thompson led the way for the Cardinals with a team-high 17 kills in the match. Meanwhile, teammate Sierra Roseneau added 13 kills of her own in the loss.

Thompson also registered a team-best five blocks on the night, while Noelle Braaten and Kirsten Copenhaver each had one.

Kali Kurtz and Charlsey Kessler finished with 16 and 13 assists, respectively, to aid in the Carrington offense, which benefitted from 10 service aces against the Cougars.

Kurtz and Kessler each posted three aces on the night, while Braaten and Roseneau each posted a pair.

Carrington’s defense was also impressive despite the loss. The Cardinals got 15 digs from Hope Carr, while Roseanu (9), Braaten (7) and Kessler (5) also turned in solid play on the defensive side of the ball for the Cardinals.

Carrington stands at 4-1 in district play and has a 14-6 season record.


THOMPSON, N.D. — Thompson used a big second quarter to give the Tommies some breathing room and went on to defeat Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 46-20 in Region 3 football action Oct. 2.

Garret Reineke ran for all three scores in the pivotal period as Thompson broke away from a 6-6 deadlock with the Blue Knights.

Reineke’s 71-yard scamper broke the deadlock and put him on his way to a huge night. He finished the game with 341 yards rushing on 23 carries and averaged 14.8 yards per carry in the contest.

He added scoring runs of three and 23 yards later in the quarter and also ran for a two-point conversion after PAT on his first two scores failed.

The Blue Knights closed the gap to 26-12 early in the second half when Chris Martinson scored from three yards away.

That was as close as Reineke and the Tommies would allow the visitors to get the rest of the way.

Reineke added a 19-yard scoring burst later in the third quarter and ran in for the fifth time early in the final period of play, this time from 19 yards, to end his night.

Jordan Weber ran in from two yards out to close out the scoring for the Tommies.

A 38-yard scoring pass from Christian Lunde to Adam Redman was the final TD for the Blue Knights.

Jace Strand gave Thompson the early lead when he scored after hauling in a 15-yard pass from Weber in the first period.

D-St-V answered that with a 35-yard touchdown run from Marcus Tucker.

Thompson travels to play New Rockford-Sheyenne on Friday, while Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley plays host to Central Valley.