Eye on southwest ND sports

I was unable to watch the entire Midget tournament this past week, but a couple of suggestions.  More than one port-a-potty should be available.  The one permanent rest room is located on the south end of the football field.

Sheldon Christenson
Sheldon Christenson

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

I was unable to watch the entire Midget tournament this past week, but a couple of suggestions.  More than one port-a-potty should be available.  The one permanent rest room is located on the south end of the football field.

Quite a hike for a youngster who may be playing but requires a trip to the toilet.  The one port-a-potty was located between the two baseball fields and was well used.

I also think that any town with two teams should not have both teams in the same bracket.  South Heart was split up but the two Bowman teams were in the same bracket.

I went to Buffalo, SD, last Monday, July 13, and watched Nighthawks boys basketball team play three games as part of the Harding Co. basketball camp.  The Nighthawks were short handed as they only had seven players.

The games were broken up into two 18 minute halves.  In the first game they lost to Harding Co. 59-43.  They were trailing by 10-12 points at the end of the first half and started making it close early in the second half but their shooting and rebounding fell off.

The next game was with Faith, SD, and they won that one 47-35 behind the shooting of Hayden Sadowsky and Isaiah Kludt.  I don’t believe Faith had their full team either.  The Nighthawks third game was with a tough Rapid City Christian team.  They had a big man that was tough to stop and the Nighthawks went down 78-47.

Poor shooting in the second half really hurt them.  Playing for the Nighthawks were Sadowsky, I. Kludt, Sam Kludt, Jordan Hill, Tate Resner, Thomas Maychrzak and Carson Schalesky.

The legion team lost to Bismarck Capitals twice, 3-0 and 4-3, on July 13.  Coach Kelly Pierce said they were two well played games but the Bears struggled getting timely hits.  Although they lost two, they played two close games against a very good team.

Class B Legion Western Region Rankings

1. Kidder County Post 231 (16-0), 2. Bismarck B “Capitals” (10-4), 3. Hazen Post 189 “Ast, os” (9-6) , 4. Burlington “Bulldogs” (7-4), 5.   Garrison Post 49 “Titans” (6-8)                                                         , 6. Renville County “Muskrats” – M-L-S (5-7), 7.   Surrey “Blue Sox” (5-8)

8. Stanley Post 134 “Blue Jays” (4-8), 9. Hettinger “Bears” (2-8), 10. Crosby Post 75 “Cubs” (0-11).

(Records are for games posted under schedules as of July 9.  Some games are not reported so not included.  Source is the ND American Legion Class B web site.)

The Babe Ruth committee is still looking for host families willing to house players from the teams participating in the State Tournament here in Hettinger, July 31 – August 2.  Contact Nolan Dix at KNDC if you are willing to host players, whether it be two or more.

Summer sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– July 17-19, Babe Ruth Regional tourney at Hazen – July 19-20, Legion Regional play-in games

– July 22-26, Legion Regional tourney at Surrey

See you at the games.







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