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From high school volleyball in North Dakota to Minnesota 9-man football where Stephen-Argyle is in the semifinals for the first time since 2009.

That was the team leaving early this morning.

The Storm are looking for their 8th state championship in their co-ops history.

The team is currently 11-1 overall this season with their only loss coming to Nevis who is in the other semifinal game.

Stephen-Argyle will be taking on Spring Grove, the only undefeated team left in Minnesota 9-man football.

This game will be played inside U.S. Bank Stadium and the Storm feel they are ready for the challenge ahead.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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