Forum staff reports
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The Fargo Force continued its winning ways Sunday with a 3-1 win at Sioux City. Head coach Cary Eades earned his 100th victory in his third season as the Force's head coach. Sammy Steele, Griffin Loughran and Grant Hebert each scored goals for the Force, who improved to 32-15-3. Force goalie Ryan Bischel had 22 saves. The Force now sit in first place in the Western Conference.
REYNOLDS, N.D. — Two young Fargo children were killed and two people were seriously injured Sunday morning, March 25, in a T-bone collision between an SUV and a semi. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Volvo semitrailer was in the right lane of northbound Interstate 29 at 11:22 a.m. following a 2013 Honda Pilot and other traffic. As the Honda moved into the left lane to pass a vehicle near mile marker 125 about 2 miles north of Reynolds, the driver lost control, and the SUV began to spin on the interstate.
FORT WAYNE, Ind.—North Dakota State completed a three-game series sweep of Fort Wayne with a 10-3 college baseball win on Sunday. NDSU junior outfielder Alec Abercrombie went 3-of-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Matt Elsenpeter added a pair of hits, including a double, and drove in two runs, while Mason Pierzchalski and Tucker Rohde each had two hits. Left-handed reliever Chris Choles (2-0) earned the victory after allowing no earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and no walks in 1⅔ innings.
FARGO — Police here are asking for the public's help locating a missing 12-year-old girl. Alisha Precious Turner was last seen by family on Seventh Avenue and 10th Street North in Fargo. Precious is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black, curly hair. She was last seen wearing a gray Ben Franklin T-shirt, blue jeans, black and blue Jordan shoes and a black coat with fur on the hood. She also may have a pink backpack.
REYNOLDS, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the Fargo man killed in a crash with a snowplow Tuesday, March 6, on Interstate 29 near Reynolds, N.D. Steven Newark Jr., 35, of Fargo, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup north in the left passing lane of I-29 at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the patrol said in a news release.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Valley City State University women's basketball team was bound for the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship when a slick interstate caused some trouble en route to the competition. The team took off on Interstate 29 in a charter bus Monday morning, March 5, for Sioux City, Iowa. The charter bus slid off the interstate when near Watertown, S.D. "It could've been worse," said Vanessa Keeler-Johnson, first-time head coach for the Vikings. "They were shaken up, but we were able to talk our way through it."
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—As North Dakota State's Summit League women's basketball drought continues, it is just beginning for South Dakota State freshman Tylee Irwin. Playing in her first Summit League Tournament game Saturday, March 3, Irwin came off the bench and scored 12 points—igniting a game-deciding rally in the second quarter—to lift perennial power SDSU to an 87-62 quarterfinal win over NDSU at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Irwin, a 6-foot freshman guard from Wahpeton, N.D., was playing in front of a lot of family and former high school teammates.
WEST FARGO — A Kindred man is charged with driving under the influence after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 94 and striking another vehicle head-on Thursday, March 1. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol reports that Brad Samples, 32, was traveling eastbound in the westbound Kindred exit ramp 2 miles west of West Fargo. Shortly before 8 p.m., Samples' Dodge Stratus struck a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 19-year-old Alyx Schmitz, of Oakes, who was preparing to take the Kindred exit.