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Hockey practices started Monday. For Tucker Cosley, there’s no rush in making the transition from the football field to the ice. The winter-sport athletes on the Kittson County Central football team are sticking with football until that season ends.
The challenge was given to the Kittson County Central offensive line. The Bearcat blockers responded to the challenge, opening holes for Kittson County Central to rush for 416 yards and six touchdowns Saturday. The big ground game sparked KCC to a 38-14 win over Ada-Borup in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota 9-man high school football playoffs.
Trevor Haugo is making up for lost time. In his second game back in the lineup Saturday, the senior was a workhorse as the Indians beat Upsala-Swanville 28-12 in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Class A high school football playoffs.
Jeff Stith out-grew any aspirations he had of playing in the offensive backfield shortly after he began playing organized youth football. “When I was little and started playing, I wanted to be a running back,” Stith said. “But it dawned on me pretty early that, because of my size, I wasn’t going to be a running back.”
Kittson County Central is preparing to get a taste of its own medicine. The Bearcats are undefeated this season, in part because of a big-play offense that throws a heavy dose of passing at opponents. Now the 11-0 Bearcats take on pass-happy Ada-Borup in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota 9-man high school football playoffs.
For the first time in seven seasons, Langdon-Munich doesn’t take the title of defending region champion into the boys track season. The Cardinals’ bid for a ninth consecutive region championship came up short last season. Harvey won the Region 3 title with 170 points, 22 ahead of the runner-up Cardinals.
A growing competitive disparity between large and small Class B schools was one reason why the North Dakota High School Activities Association’s board of directors proposed a three-class system earlier this winter. Results of the recent Class B boys and girls high school basketball tournaments refute that point.
Warren-Alvarado-Oslo is a big offensive production on the basketball court. The Ponies average 73.9 points a game and have scored 75 or more 17 times this season.
Thief River Falls is having one of its most successful boys hockey seasons in recent seasons with a 21-4-2 record. The Prowlers have been hot, with 11 wins and a tie in their last 12 games.
Now is when wrestling coaches are looking for the next Jordan Sharp. Sharp went into last season’s Section 8AA tournament as the No. 3 seed at 215 pounds. He wasn’t in the top 10 in the final regular-season state rankings. All the Roseau wrestler did was not only win an 8AA championship but go on to cap his senior season by finishing second in the Minnesota state tournament.
Kenny Geiser calls this the best Thief River Falls wrestling team he’s coached in his seven seasons with the Prowlers. Whether that’s good enough to get the Prowlers back to the state tournament remains to be seen. At the Section 8AA dual tournament in Fosston on Friday, Geiser acknowledges that Thief River Falls is an underdog.
Lakota is defending North Dakota Region 4 girls basketball champion. Adams-Edmore won the region in the 2005-06 season. Next season, those two programs could become one.
Section 8A wrestling appears to be as unpredictable as it’s been in several seasons.
In a season of inconsistency for the Marshall County Central boys basketball team, Colby Owens has been a model of consistency.