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Jody Norstedt

2018 ND High School Football Preview - Class A

Last year was a lot of fun in Class A because we got to see the two teams that were the best all year meet for the state championship! In the end, Hillsboro-Central Valley’s defense found a way to disrupt the potent passing attack of Langdon-Edmore-Munich en route to claiming the state championship. Both of those programs graduated their key...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview - Class AA

Will the state remain “blue” this year as St. Mary’s pursues a three-peat? Will we see the “red” rise again as Shanley tries to claim the crown for the first time since 2012? Or could we see another team challenge the Class AA powers? We got our first taste of the new look 10-team Class AA division last year – and despite some of the long trips...
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2018 ND High School Football Preview: 9-Man

Will the eastern streak come to an end in North Dakota 9-Man high school football this year? That’s one of the biggest storylines entering the 2018 season, in my opinion. New Salem/Glen Ullin is loaded with talent – and reached the Dakota Bowl and the state semifinal round in back-to-back seasons. Now, the Holsteins have a chance to become the first team from the western half of the state to win a 9-Man state title since Mott-Regent back in 2007. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood made it 10 straight titles for the east last year, but the Warbirds will be filling a lot of spots vacated by last year’s senior-heavy team. I think 9-Man will be a wide-open race with some of the usual suspects in contention. Shiloh Christian is coming off a state runner-up finish – and Thompson, Cavalier and Napoleon/Gackle-Streeter are also fielding strong programs year after year.
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MidcoSN Podcast: Trio of D-1 commits from ND high school football

Are you ready for football season? Okay, maybe let's pump the brakes and enjoy a little more sunshine, fishing, racing, golfing, bocce ball...whatever you like doing. Yes, I suggested bocce ball. Anyway, this past week a trio of high school football standouts from North Dakota announced their verbal commitment to play division one football. Fargo...
Filed Under Football | Varsity Sports | MidcoSN News | Podcast | North Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | ND High School

A Glance Back: The talented 2015 ND girls basketball all-state teams

Alright, you’re probably wondering what prompted me to randomly look back to the 2015 ND Girls High School Basketball all-state teams and that is a perfectly fair question. In an attempt to compile a list of the top ND high school girls basketball players for this season I started thinking about some of the recent great players that are making an...
Filed Under Basketball | Varsity Sports | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | ND High School | Volleyball

ND Class A & B Boys Basketball Season Preview

The North Dakota high school boys basketball season is just getting underway. In this blog post, I take an in-depth look at some of the top contenders to win a state championship.
Filed Under Power Rankings | Basketball | Varsity Sports | ND High School