EYE on South West ND Sports

My apologies to Christian Hughes who I mistakenly left out in the following sentence I had in my column last week:By SHELDON CHRISTIANSON

Sheldon Christianson
Sheldon Christianson

 

My apologies to Christian Hughes who I mistakenly left out in the following sentence I had in my column last week:

“HS had three wrestlers, (Burwick, C. Shalesky & Steeke), who made the semi-finals, one victory away from the finals, but all three lost.”

It was not C. Shalesky that made the semi-finals, it was Christian along with Burwick and Steeke. I must have had one of my senior citizen moments. Christian went on to place 3rd in his weight class, the highest place of the seven Nighthawks who placed in the state tournament.

 

The Nighthawks girls lost their battle with Beulah, 55-48, bringing their Region 7 record to 6-4. Kaitlin Reitz scored 23 to lead Hettinger-Scranton (HS). They have one remaining game with Region 7 leader Beach. Regardless of the outcome of that game they will host a region play-in game on 4 March.

Hettinger-Scranton’s (HS) girls “C” team held a jamboree at Scranton on 15 Feb and lost to Killdeer 32-29 and Beach defeated them handily.

The HS boys downed Glen Ullin-Hebron (GUH), 60-29, in the region play-in game. I really liked the starting five for HS with Kye Erickson, Hayden Sadowsky, Brandon Pierce, Nevan Weaver and Isaiah Kludt. I believe that is their strongest unit for the next two years, minus of course Erickson who is the lone senior, but Sadowsky and Pierce are sophomores, Weaver a freshman and Kludt only an eighth grader. They also will have a strong supporting cast, many of them sophomores and younger. Not saying they can’t win the region tournament this year, but they should be one of the favorites in the upcoming years.

What set the tone for the Nighthawks against GUH was I. Kludt stealing the ball on the opening possession by GUH and taking it in for an easy layup. Haden Sadowsky had a great game by leading HS with 34. His 3-point shot was a little off, but is ability to drive to the basket, score the bucket and get fouled to achieve the 3-point play the old way was on game. I. Kludt had a nice outing with 13 assist, six points and five steals. Pierce and Weaver did most of the rebounding.

The winter high school sports season is quickly winding down. Wrestling finished up on 15 Feb and now the Nighthawks boys’ basketball season ended on 24 Feb. In the second round of the Region 7 tournament HS faced Trinity on their home court and lost 56-39. Hayden Sadowsky led HS with 17 followed by Isaiah Kludt with 11. Over all the Nighthawks shot 33% from the field while the Titans shot 46%. HS was also outrebound 33-26. Other 2nd round results were:

Beulah 69, Mott-Regent 40

New England 50, Killdeer 44

Hazen 63, Heart River 60

 

Looking Back:

This was taken from the 16 April 2010 edition of the Adams County Record.

“The 4th grade boys’ basketball team placed second in the 26th annual Optimist tournament in Dickinson, 10-11 April. Players for Hettinger were Carson Schalesky, Tate Resner, Brett Christopherson, Isaiah Kludt, Jarad Mattis, Corey Christopherson and Jesse Qualls. Brian Christopherson was the coach.”

This was taken from the 22 April 2011 edition of the Adams County Record.

“The 5th grade boys’ basketball team placed third in the Gold Division of the Optimist tournament in Dickinson, 2-3 April. Players for Hettinger were Ethan Dupper, Corey Kugel, Carson Schalesky, Tate Resner, Brett Christopherson, Isaiah Kludt, Jarad Mattis, Corey Christopherson and Jesse Qualls. Brian Christopherson was the coach.”

On the first day they defeated Killdeer 38-32, Belfield/South Heart 33-22 and lost to Bismarck/Dad’s Root Beer 46-36. On the second day they defeated Watford City 43-20 and New Town 63-34.

Hettinger-Scranton’s sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– 28 Feb, Girls varsity at Beach

– 4 Mar, Varsity Girls Regional Play-In game at Hettinger or Scranton

See you at the games.