Eye on southwest ND sports

The Post 115 Legion baseball team swept a non-region double header against Baker, Mont., on June 28 to bring their overall record to 6-6.

Sheldon COLUMN BOXThe Post 115 Legion baseball team swept a non-region double header against Baker, Mont., on June 28 to bring their overall record to 6-6.  The Bears won the first game 13-7 and the second by a 15-2 score.  Coach Nolan Dix is working on a date and location for rescheduled games with Makoti and Burlington.  It looks like their last home game will be on July 10 against Hazen who is currently in second place behind Surrey in the Region.  The Regional tournament is scheduled for July 19-23 at Shiloh.

Updated Standings as of July 1, 2016

West Region Class B

1. Surrey. 10-1 

2. Hazen Astros 9-1 

3. Renville County 11-3 

4. Bismarck Capitals 7-3 

5. Kidder County 5-3 

6. Makoti Mavericks 5-2 

7. Burlington Bulldogs 4-9 

8. Stanley Blue Jays 2-7

9. Hettinger Bears 2-6 

10. Garrison Titans 2-10 

11. Crosby Cubs 1-13

The Region Babe Ruth Tournament is scheduled for July 14-17 in Hettinger.  The Coach/Pitch tournament is tentatively scheduled for July 12 at Bowman.

LOOKING BACK:  Fireworks lit up the night sky in the form of free flowing offense, as points came by the dozen.  The Richardton-Taylor Raiders and Hettinger Black Devils combined for 100 points and 1,000 yards of offense.  After the smoke cleared, the Raiders walked away the winners in a 54-46 victory in 9-man action Friday in Hettinger.

Hettinger quarterback Alex Willoughby, working in place of injured starter Mike Fried, threw  for 516 yards and six touchdowns.  More than three-quarters of those passing yards went to one target; senior wide receiver Jeff Smith, who caught 13 passes for 379 yards, including five touchdowns.

But those numbers were matched by the productivity of the Raiders running game, which produced 230 yards on the ground, led by Austin Aluise’s 98 yards on 14 rushes and Andrew Hauck’s 76 yards.  The Raiders exploded for four touchdowns in the 3rd quarter alone.  (Excerpts taken from the October 15 edition of the Dickinson Press)

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– July 10, U of Mary Girls Basketball Camp

– July 11-14, Volleyball Camp at Hettinger

– July 12, Coach/Pitch Tournament at Bowman

– July 13-14, Elementary Girls Volleyball Camp at Hettinger

– July 14-17, Region Babe Ruth Tourney at Hettinger

See you at the games.