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The following are Night Hawk Wrestling awards given out at the wrestling banquet.  Three wrestlers broke Hettinger High School Wrestling records:

Sheldon Christenson
Sheldon Christenson

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The following are Night Hawk Wrestling awards given out at the wrestling banquet.  Three wrestlers broke Hettinger High School Wrestling records:

•Kyle Burwick (113 takedowns)

•Cale Schalesky (28 2pt near falls)

•Alec Andress (67 escapes)

Also leading the way in some stats were:

•Kyle Burwick (Most Takedowns)

•Kyle Burwick (Most Pins)

•Chauncey Hughes (Calvin Steeke Hammer Award)

Awards voted on by the Night Hawk Wrestlers:

•Ethan Anderson and Colbey Steeke (Most Inspirational)

•Ben Dalley (Most Improved)

•Alec Andress (Hardest Worker)

•Kyle Burwick and Cale Schalesky (Most Valuable)

Talking to head football coach Randy Burwick, he informed that there are 34 players out at the high school level and only 11 in junior high.  He plans on having the junior high kids practice with the high school players and then have them break out to go over their offensive and defensive schemes.  Rob Warbis will be coaching the junior high games and assisting with the varsity and junior varsity.  He also told me that the opening game at Shiloh against Wyndmere will be one of four games that day at Shiloh.

I got the following report from Cross Country coach Stephanie Howe,

“So far for girls I have McKenna Poss, Rebecca Knutson, Samantha Knutson, Kalyn Schalesky, Elizabeth Bartholmy, Beth Lien, Sidra Sadowsky and Katrina Poss.  For boys I have Cale Schalesky, Zach Raash, Eric Steen & Carlos Martinez.  I am hoping we have some others turn out for practice next week!  I will keep you updated if I have any more join the team!”

I read in a recent Dickinson Press article that there is a shortage of sports officials in North Dakota.  Justin Fletschock, an assistant to the executive secretary of the North Dakota School Activities Association, said there is a shortage of officials in the southwest, southeast and northeast sections of the state.  I can say that officiating is a good part time job, but one does need thick skin.

I noted also that the Big Ten no longer wants it football teams to schedule non-conference games with Division I FCS teams, of which North Dakota State belongs to.  The Big Ten said they want a more beefed up non-conference schedule.  I wonder if NDSU scared them off after beating Minnesota in 2011, Kansas St. in 2013 and Iowa St. in 2014.  Kansas St. and Iowa St. are in the NCAA Big 12 Conference.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

August 17: First Nighthawk volleyball practice scheduled

August 22: Varsity football vs Wyndmere at Shiloh

See you at the games!







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