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Morning Kickoff


Thursday, Nov. 8

College wrestling: Minot State at U-Mary, 7 p.m., MAC.

High school volleyball: Region 5 Tournament at Underwood: third place: Flasher vs. Garrison-Max, 6 p.m., championship: Center-Stanton vs. Shiloh Christian 7:45 p.m.; West Region Tournament, Williston: No. 1 Century vs. No. 9 Williston, 1 p.m.; No. 4 Bismarck vs. No. 5 Jamestown, 3 p.m.; No. 2 Legacy vs. No. 7 Minot, 5 p.m.; No. 3 Mandan vs. No. 6 St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

College hockey: Williston at U-Mary, 7 p.m., Starion; UND at Miami-Ohio, 6:35 p.m.

College men’s basketball: BSC at Dakota County Technical College, 8 p.m.; U-Mary vs. Henderson State at Dallas, Texas; United Tribes vs. Bay College at Rosemount, Minn., 4/6 p.m.

High school football: Dakota Bowl, Fargodome, Class A: Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs. Hillsboro-Central Valley, 9 a.m.; Nine-man: Thompson vs. New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin, Noon; Class AA: Fargo Shanley vs. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 3 p.m.; Century vs. Bismarck, 6:40 p.m.

High school girls swimming: State meet at West Fargo.

High school volleyball: West Region Tournament, Williston: consolation, 1/3 p.m.; semifinals, 5/7 p.m.

NAHL: Bismarck Bobcats at Aberdeen, 7:15 p.m.



7:20 p.m.

FOX – Carolina at Pittsburgh



10 p.m.

ESPN2 — Junior middleweights: Jesus Soto Karass vs. Neeco Macias, at Indio, Calif.


7 p.m.

BTN — New Orleans at Northwestern


6:30 p.m.

ESPN — Wake Forest at NC State



GOLF — PGA Tour: Mayakoba Golf Classic, first round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico

3 p.m.

GOLF — Champions Tour: Charles Schwab Cup Championship, first round, at Phoenix

10 p.m.

GOLF — LPGA Tour: Blue Bay LPGA, third round, at Hainan Island, China

2 a.m. (Friday)

GOLF — European PGA Tour: Nedbank Golf Challenge, second round, at Sun City, South Africa


7 p.m.

TNT — Houston at Oklahoma City

9:30 p.m.

TNT — Milwaukee at Golden State


7:20 p.m.

FOX — Carolina at Pittsburgh


9:30 p.m.

FSN – Minnesota at Los Angeles



ESPN2 — Women: International friendly, Portugal vs. United States, at Estoril, Portugal

7 p.m.

ESPN2 — 2018 USL Cup: Louisville City vs. Phoenix Rising

9:30 p.m.

FS1 — MLS playoffs: Western Conference semifinals, Leg 2, Portland at Seattle



10 YEARS AGO (2008): Jordyn Strege's overtime goal gave Winona State a 1-0 victory over the University of Mary in the semifinals of the Northern Sun soccer tournament at Winona. Strege charged the net for the winning goal with just 34 seconds elapsed in overtime. Her opportunity came when U-Mary keeper Carly Feiler mishandled a hard shot by Melissa Sellier.

20 YEARS AGO (1998): Ross Brennan ran for 191 yards on 30 carries, most of them straight-ahead, helping West Fargo to a 22-19 football playoff win over visiting Bismarck. Brennan scored the first two Packer touchdowns on runs of eight and five yards. Bismarck's Seth Sandness ran seven times for 40 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 86 yards.

50 YEARS AGO (1968): Fred Lasher, a relief pitcher for the World Series champion Detroit Tigers and formerly a member of the Bismarck-Mandan Pards, will speak at the monthly meeting of the Bismarck Quarterback Club.

Trivia Answer

Mandan has the second-most state swimming titles with eight, one more than Century.


Dave Selvig, Tribune sports editor, 250-8246 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Steve Thomas, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8244 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Michael Weber, Tribune sportswriter, 355-8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Scott Throlson, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8245 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

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