Forum staff reports
FARGO—Fargo South High School tennis standout Davis Lawley announced via twitter Sunday that he has committed to play tennis at the University of Omaha. Lawley, a three-time state singles champion, completed an undefeated season in singles this past fall by beating Michael Janes of Bismarck Legacy 6-1, 6-0 in the state championship match. Lawley went 23-0 in singles as a senior, going 46-0 in sets and 276-4 in games.
FARGO—With five first-place finishers, Fargo Davies captured the team title at Saturday's Eastern Dakota Conference high school girls swim meet held at Davies. Davies sophomore Gracie Lingle won both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle. Sophomores Isabelle Chambers and Mya Winjum placed first and second in 1-meter diving. Davies senior Morgan Vareberg won the 500 freestyle while junior Alexis Sjorseth won the 100-yard breaststroke.
GRAND FORKS—Four players scored in double figures as the University of North Dakota claimed a 99-35 exhibition women's basketball victory Saturday over Minnesota-Morris. Freshman Akealy Moton of West Fargo scored 15 points while junior Lexi Klabo of Fargo Davies scored 19 points. Junior Melissa Dailey added 17 points and junior Fallyn Freije of Edmore, N.D., had 12 points for UND.
FARGO—South Dakota found momentum late in each set to defeat North Dakota State 25-23, 27-25, 26-24 in a Summit League volleyball match Sunday played before 1,034 fans at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. Erika Gelzinyte recorded a match-high 15 kills to pace NDSU, while McKenzie Burke finished with 10. Gelzinyte reached 1,000 career kills in the first set, combining her numbers at Columbus State and North Dakota State. She now has 1,013.
FARGO—North Dakota State posted a 4-0 women's soccer win over Fort Wayne Sunday to clinch a spot in The Summit League tournament. The Bison, 7-9 overall and 5-1 in The Summit, will host the conference tournament Nov. 2-4 at Dacotah Field. Sophomore Mariah Haberle netted two goals while juniors Britney Monteon and Malley O'Brien each scored for the Bison.
FARGO—North Dakota State broke free midway through the second set to post a 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 Summit League volleyball win over Western Illinois Sunday at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. NDSU, 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the Summit League, moved into a second-place tie in the league standings with South Dakota and Denver, a half-game behind first-place Oral Roberts.
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Greg Lewis rushed for a career-high 128 yards to lead St. Cloud State to a 31-7 Northern Intercollegiate Conference football win over Minnesota State Moorhead Saturday. After scoring the game's first touchdown, MSUM was outscored 31-0 for the rest of the game. The Dragons fall to 0-3 in the NSIC and 2-5 overall. St. Cloud improves to 2-1 in the NSIC and 5-2 overall. MSUM 7 0 0 0--7 SC 7 10 14 13--31 MSUM: Gibson 1 run (Albuquerque kick)
FARGO—Susan Bala, whose federal conviction on charges she ran an illegal gaming business was ultimately overturned, is now asking a judge for a "certificate of innocence." Bala, founder of Racing Services Inc., spent 523 days in prison before an appeals court overturned her convictions and set her free after recognizing the gambling business in question was legal.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn.—Four people were injured Saturday evening, Oct. 7, when two vehicles collided east of here. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Park Rapids resident Allen Duane Henderson, 77, collided on state Highway 34 with an eastbound 1957 Chevrolet Chevelle at 5:18 p.m. as the Jeep turned onto the highway from Country Road 20. Henderson and his passenger, 70-year-old Patricia Grace Henderson, also of Park Rapids, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were taken to CHI St. Joseph's Health in Park Rapids.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum has asked that all U.S. and North Dakota flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 8, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The governor's directive is in line with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, who designated Oct. 8-14 as Fire Prevention Week.