From the Sidelines

From WDAY Sports and Forum Communications, "From the Sidelines" gives you an in-depth look at high school sports in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Barnesville makes major statement and playoff football arrives in North Dakota

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If statements were being made this week, Barnesville may have made the loudest one.

The Trojans rattled off 43 straight points to beat Detroit Lakes in a first time matchup on the football field. With the season starting to round towards the homestretch, does a win like that signal that the Trojans are beginning to peak at the right time?

WDAY Sports' Zach Staton, Jahmal Kennedy, and Taylor Budge dive into that and playoff football beginning in North Dakota in this week's edition of From the Sidelines. 

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Streaks End and Playoffs Near

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A massive week in high school football saw Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich's 44 game win streak ended by Hillsboro-Central Valley. 1,422 days passed between Cardinal losses, and both came to the Burros. 

WDAY's Sports Zach Staton, Jahmal Kennedy, and Taylor Budge chat about the ending of a vaunted streak, what teams are loading up for playoff runs, and chat about a ridiculous Class A girls golf state title, which saw the individual medalist decided by a five hole playoff. 

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Halfway through high school football season, who's stood out?

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North Dakota high school football is just a couple weeks away from playoff time, while Minnesota is already at the halfway mark of the season. So who's trending towards a postseason run? What players have stood out? WDAY Sports' Zach Staton and Jahmal Kennedy get back together after a few weeks off (we'll explain) to chat about it all as postseason football starts to loom. 

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Previewing Class 9B and 11B football

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High school football gets back underway this week! The action begins in North Dakota, where 9B and 11B teams begin their schedules in "Week Zero" of the season. 

WDAY Sports' Zach Staton and Jahmal Kennedy hit each of the new regions in the two classes, and chat about the teams that could continue success from 2020 and who could be prepared to take a jump up. 

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High School Sports Enter Second Year in a Pandemic

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For a second straight year, high school sports in North Dakota and Minnesota will have to navigate seasons in a pandemic. Even with vaccine's available, how do coaches, players, and fans make it work without any pauses or delays?

WDAY Sports' Zach Staton and Jahmal Kennedy chat about the memories of sports in 2020, and how those could help teams going into 2021. 

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About the Podcast

From WDAY Sports and Forum Communications, "From the Sidelines" gives you an in-depth look at high school sports in North Dakota and Minnesota. We'll discuss the newest and biggest events from around prep sports, and chat with the top athletes and coaches from the area. Take in high school sports from a new angle with "From the Sidelines." Hosted by Zach Stanton and Jahmal Kennedy.

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Zach Staton