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I’m back.  My computer was giving me a problem and I could not get my column out last week, but Current Connection out of Lemmon got it up and running for me.

Sheldon Christenson
Sheldon Christenson

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

I’m back.  My computer was giving me a problem and I could not get my column out last week, but Current Connection out of Lemmon got it up and running for me.

As of 16 September there is a new leader in the 9-man football poll as Thompson took over the number one position from Cavalier.  They defeated Cavalier 32 – 26.

9-MAN (as of 16 Sep 15)

Team (lst place); W-L; Pts

1. Thompson (16); 4-0; 80

2T. Cavalier; 3-1; 52

2T. Richland; 4-0; 52

4. Shiloh Christian; 4-0; 30

5. Linton-HMB; 4-0; 13                                                                                                                         Others receiving votes: Hankinson (4-0) 6, North Prairie (4-0) 6, Towner-Granville-Upham (4-0)

Region 5  Standings (as of 19 Sep 15)

Mott-Regent 3-0 (3-1)

New Salem-Glen Ullin 3-0 (4-1)

Hettinger-Scranton 2-0 (3-1)

Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 1-2 (1-3)

Beach 1-3 (2-3)

Grant County-Flasher 1-3 (1-4)

Bowman County 0-3 (1-4)

After defeating Beulah the Nighthawk Volleyball team faced two tough matches and lost both.  Harding Co. downed the Nighthawks in a match that went the distance of five sets.  Lizzy Thompson paced the Nighthawks with 18 kills, Kayla Chadwick totaled 23 digs and Taylor Burwick finished with 52 assists for the match.  Harding Co. came into the match with a 6-2 record.

Heart River was next and they won 3-0.  Heart River came into the match with a 10-4 record.  Hettinger-Scranton’s record went to 8-8.  In the Central Cass tourney on 12 September they went 2-4.

Hettinger-Scranton’s Junior High team took their record to 1-3 as Lemmon defeated them 28-12 on 21 Sep at Lemmon.  They started out strong by putting up a goal line stance and making Lemmon lose possession on downs.  In the 2nd quarter Ty Warbis scored the first touchdown of the game.  The first half ended at 6-6.  But the 2nd half was again their downfall as Lemmon scored three times.  Jeran Anderson scored the final TD for the Nighthawks on a nice 65 yard run with 1 ½ minutes left in the game.

It looks like Bison has turned their football program around behind the coaching of Chet Anderson and his assistant Charlie Harpster.  They currently are undefeated with a 3-0 record.  Last year they finished with a 1-7 record.

After Lemmon upset Hettinger-Scranton they lost the next week to Timber Lake, SD, 18-14 and dropped their record to 2-1.  One of Bison’s wins was a 22-16 decision over Timber Lake.  Lemmon is scheduled to play Bison on 16 October at Bison.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– 25-26 Sep, Varsity Volleyball at Dickinson Tourney

– 26 Sep, JH 7th Grade Volleyball Tourney at Bowman

– 26 Sep, Cross Country at Standing Rock

– 26 Sep, Varsity Football at Bowman

– 28 Sep, JH Volleyball triangular at Reeder

– 29 Sep, Girls Elementary Basketball vs Bowman at Scranton

– 29 Sep, Varsity Volleyball at Hazen

– 1 Oct,  Volleyball vs New England at Scranton

– 2 Oct, Varsity Football vs Mott-Regent at Hettinger

See you at the games.







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