Whitecaps leading scorer Curtis re-signs with Premier Hockey Federation team

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The Whitecaps have re-signed as a striker Jonna Curtis, their points leader this season, to a one-year contract for the 2022-23 campaign. Curtis, an Elk River High School and New Hampshire alum, had nine goals and 15 assists in 20 games for the Whitecaps in 2021-22, plus three playoff assists.

She is a three-time Premier Hockey Federation All-Star.

The PHF has granted free agency to all current and incoming players, and the Whitecaps have signed five players so far. The others are attackers Ashleigh Brykaliuk and Sydney Brodtand the defenders Sidney Morin and Sydney Baldwin.

RANDY JOHNSON

Pepperdine and Hitchner lose in NCAA

Pepperdine, defending NCAA champion, with Derek Hitchnera Blake senior in the Waves roster, lost 4-1 to Arizona State in the NCAA men’s golf match-play semifinals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hitchner lost matches 2 and 1 against Cameron Sisk solar devils.

Earlier Hitchner, the Trans-Mississippi and amateur champion from Minnesota last summer, won the same score of 2 and 1 against Ryan Gerard of North Carolina in the team quarterfinals. Pepperdine won that match 3-2.

Three tied for lead at State Senior Open

Pro Derek Stendahl had bogeyed two of his last five holes but still managed to shoot a 1-under 71 in tough conditions and was tied for the lead after the first round of the Senior Minnesota Open at Keller Golf Club in Maplewood.

Stendahl of Rush Creek Golf Course who finished tied for third in this one-year tournament shared the lead with JT Johnson Olympic Hills Golf Club and pro Chris Borgen from the Lost Spur golf course.

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Gopher Center Jean-Michel Schmitz was named to the All-Big Ten preseason first team on offense by Athlon Sports, running back Mohammad Ibrahim to the second.

Gustavus first baseman Jack Hansson was named Player of the Year and Carleton’s Lord Kiefer pitcher of the year in NCAA Division III baseball Region IX. They also made first-team all-regions, as did a third MIAC player, reliever Macalester. Declan Elias. … Also on the all-region first team were two players from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, a pitcher Owen Boerema of Northwestern and outfielder Kyle Schroedle of Crown.

The Gophers volleyball program has officially announced the addition of a setter Miranda Wucherer, a graduate transfer from Northern Kentucky. He has one season left of college eligibility. She is the older sister of the Gophers freshman outside hitter McKenna Wucherer.

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