Eye on southwest ND sports

The 2015 football season is upon us as the Nighthawks start the season with a non-region game against Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (WL) on August 22 at Shiloh.

Sheldon Christenson
Sheldon Christenson

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The 2015 football season is upon us as the Nighthawks start the season with a non-region game against Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (WL) on August 22 at Shiloh.  It is one of three games being played at Shiloh.  The Nighthawk game starts at 10:30 a.m. MST, and after that game Hankinson takes on Mott-Regent followed by Kenmare-Bowbells versus Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter.  Wyndmere and Lidgerwood are located in Southeast region of the state and they are in     Region 1.  Their record last year was 1-7.

I got in touch with the WL head coach and he provided me a short synopsis on his team.       “Our offensive and defensive lines will be better this season because of the work the players put in during the off season. We have a great deal of experience but not as much as Hettinger-Scranton. The coach’s preseason selected us as the No. 7 team in our region.

Our goal is to make it into the playoffs. We are replacing a three-year starting quarterback with a sophomore and we graduated two very good receivers.”

I looked up New Salem-Glen Ullin’s football roster on the NDHSAA web site and they have a roster of 33 which includes 12 freshmen.  They are dropping down to 9-man football after being in the 11-man ranks.  They will be in Region 5 along with the Nighthawks.

The Bismarck Capitals, Midwest Plains Regional Baseball Champs, won their second game at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series in Jamestown, N.Y., on August 17.  They defeated Janesville, Wis., 7-0.  In their first game of the tournament they downed the Jamestown All-Stars, 11-0, the host team of the tournament.

One of the sporting events I really like starts up this week, the Little League World Series from Williamsport, Pa. The following are the American teams:

Sweetwater Valley, Calif.; Pearland West, Texas; Wilshire-Riverside, Ore.; Webb City, Mo.; Bowling Green Eastern, Ky.; Northwood, S.C.; Red Land, Pa.; Cranston Western, R.I.

The international bracket has the Dominican Republic, Uganda, Venezuela, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Chinese Taipei.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

-August 22, Varsity football vs Wyndmere-Lidgerwood at Shiloh

– August 24, JV football vs Bowman at Scranton

-August 27, Cross Country at Killdeer

-August 28, Varsity football at Richardton-Taylor

See you at the games.







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