Eye on Southwest N.D. Sports

Congratulations to the following girls who qualified for the state track meet in Bismarck, 22-23 May.

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

Congratulations to the following girls who qualified for the state track meet in Bismarck, 22-23 May.

1,600 relay- Brianna Robinson, Molly Holt, Elizabeth Thompson, Taylor Hestekin

3,200 relay- Taylor Hestekin, Taylor Burwick, Brianna Robinson, Elizabeth Thompson

Casey Joppa- Javelin

Taylor Hestekin- 400 and 800

Elizabeth Bartholmy- Triple Jump

The rosters for the Shrine Bowl have been announced.  The Shrine Bowl pits the 9-man and   11-man East teams against their West counterparts.  Players from Region 4 who made the team are Cory Rebel, Jaden Schmidt, Jordan Schumacher and Spencer Floberg all from Richardton-Taylor.  Two players from Beach made the team, Kirby Maus and Troy Steele.  The games are scheduled for July 18 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  Head coach for the 9-man West is Funnon Barker from Shiloh.  Only seniors are selected for the team.

The Nighthawk baseball team lost their opening game in the Region 8 tournament to Kidder Co., 13-1.  Their next game in the double-elimination tourney was scheduled for May 20 and they were scheduled to play either Beulah or Hazen.  Too late for the results to make the paper this week.

The DSU Blue Hawks girls softball team defeated Madonna University (MI) 7-3 in the championship game in the Concordia Bracket of the NAIA National Tournament.  That sent them to the NAIA Softball World Series as the No. 10 seed.  They will play No. 7 seed Oregon Tech (44-14) on May 22 in Sioux City, Iowa.

As the high school sports season comes to an end, summer baseball/softball is on the horizon.  If you haven’t signed up your son or daughter yet, please do it soon.  This year Hettinger is hosting the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament, July 31- Aug. 3.

LOOKING BACK:

The 1999 Babe Ruth district baseball tournament was played at Bowman on July 14-16.  Hettinger’s Babe Ruther’s came out as champs.  They defeated New England 5-4 in extra innings in their first game.  Daniel Clayton hit the game tying double in the fifth and Billy Doer knocked in the winning run.  Mike Manning was the winning pitcher.

Scranton was up next and Hettinger was victorious 11-1 behind the pitching of Eric Honeyman.  Honeyman, Manning, Andrew Hoerauf and Logan Drolc were the top hitters.  They had to face Scranton again in the championship game and pulled that one out 24-11.  Hettinger coach Kirk Nelson stated, “It was not the prettiest game, but a win and a district championship.”  Seth Clayton, Honeyman, Drolc, Kurt Rotering and Brandon Henderson were the top hitters for the game.

Hettinger advanced to the regional in Hazen.  (Excerpts taken from the 26 Jul 99 Adams County Record)

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

May 22-23, State Track Meet at Bismarck

See you at the games.