Sixth place at a state tournament — there’s no shame in that. For Garrett Pic, however, being No. 6 has been a big motivator. That’s because it’s a big drop from No. 1.RELATED CONTENT
As she lines up before almost every race, Ashley Perez feels a little nervous. Nothing — not even the fact that the Nelson County freshman already is a state champion — calms those nerves.RELATED CONTENT
That shadow cast over Jocelyn Dinius by her older sisters is getting dimmer. Dinius won four open events Saturday, leading Langdon Area to the team title in the girls division of the North Dakota Class B Northeast Region high school track meet. The Cardinals won with 151 points.
Health will be a key factor in Grand Forks Red River’s bid to win the East Region boys track meet. The regional will be held today in Fargo, beginning at 1 p.m. On the line are a lot of berths for next weekend’s Class A state meet in Bismarck — the top six finishers in each event, as well as all entrants who meet state qualifying standards, advance.RELATED CONTENT
Langdon High School has 27 seniors this school year. Nearby Munich has 13 — a discrepancy pointed out at times by Wyatt Dick’s teammates on the Langdon Area boys track team.RELATED CONTENT
The Spoilers have won or shared the regular-season championship in North Dakota Class B Region 4 baseball every year since 2004.
Nagging injuries have bothered Loren Bothun before and after races for most of the outdoor track season. One thing that does ease the pain is competition.RELATED CONTENT
The current format in volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball throughout the state has each of the 16 districts advancing four teams from a district to a regional tournament. That format is in jeopardy because of the declining number of teams throughout the state.
The transition from junior high to varsity track hasn’t been difficult for Bradley Davidson. The Devils Lake freshman has emerged as one of the top North Dakota Class A sprinters. He’s also been a big surprise to his coaches.
There was no win and no save for Ryan Richardson. But there was a lot of relief.The junior got Red River out of a big jam Monday, helping the Roughriders claim a 12-5 Eastern Dakota Conference baseball win Grand Forks Central. In the second, non-conference game, Red River won 9-1.RELATED CONTENT
The Minnesota state girls hockey poll is a good news-bad news deal for East Grand Forks Senior High. The Green Wave have earned statewide respect, as indicated by their No. 18 ranking in this week’s Class A poll. The bad news? The Section 8A tournament begins next week, and three 8A teams are ranked higher than Senior High. Two-time defending state champion Warroad is ranked second, Thief River Falls is fourth and Crookston is 13th.RELATED CONTENT
Seniors dominated the lineup for the Fosston boys basketball team that won the Section 8A title last season. The roster had nine seniors, including three starters and the team’s top three reserves. But coach Ben Hemberger didn’t anticipate a major drop off this season.
Three Red Lake County running backs have nearly amassed 1,000 yards in three games
The Cougars are off to a 3-0 start and tied for first place in Region 2A with Langdon-Munich. Bonn, an all-state running back in 2008 when he rushed for 1,049 yards and 17 touchdowns, again paces the ground game with 282 rushing yards.
Randy Vigen has been involved in a lot of football games in his 35 seasons as head coach. The Central Valley High School coach can’t remember another similar to the one his Valiants endured Friday.RELATED CONTENT
Badger-Greenbush-Middle River and Stephen-Argyle finds themselves in uncharted waters on the golf course. On Monday, the Gators won the team championship in the North Subsection 8A girls golf meet. They shot a 405 to beat runner-up Kittson County Central by 18 strokes.
Roseau opened the baseball season with five consecutive losses, scoring a total of 14 runs and no more than four in any game. Since that slow start, Roseau has improved to 8-6. On its current 8-1 run, the Rams have averaged 9.9 runs per game, scoring five or more in every outing.
Moses Heppner went to St. Paul on Friday looking for some more challenging competition. Instead, he became the challenge to opponents. The Warroad runner won the 1,600 at the Hamline Elite invitational track meet. His time of 4 minutes, 17.74 seconds not only broke his own school record of 4:23.15 but is the fastest this spring in both Minnesota Class A and AA ranks.
The Rams’ bid to repeat likely will rely more on quality depth than an individual standout like Jason Fabian. He graduated last spring after winning the 110 and 300 hurdles in the section and getting top-five places in both events at the state meet.
Of the eight teams that competed in the 2008 North Dakota Class B high school baseball tournament, seven are ranked in the top 10 in this year’s preseason state coaches’ poll. The one missing from the rankings is Central Valley-Hillsboro.