Eye on southwest ND sports

The girls 13 and under softball season ended with a tournament in Hettinger on July 8. Hettinger and Baker, Mont., entered two teams with Bowman and Bison rounding out the tourney.

(Front Row) Tanner Sanford, Denver Colgrove, Brett Messmer, Carter Honeyman. (Back Row) Cullen Seeger, Brodie Ambers, Nic Rivinius, Tyler Eggers, Abe Axtman, Top Row Coach Ron Benson, Sam Stoveland, Colbey Steeke, and Coach Nate Zachmann.
(Front Row) Tanner Sanford, Denver Colgrove, Brett Messmer, Carter Honeyman. (Middle Row) Cullen Seeger, Brodie Ambers, Nic Rivinius, Tyler Eggers, Abe Axtman. (Back Row) Coach Ron Benson, Sam Stoveland, Colbey Steeke, and Coach Nate Zachmann.

Sheldon COLUMN BOXThe girls 13 and under softball season ended with a tournament in Hettinger on July 8. Hettinger and Baker, Mont., entered two teams with Bowman and Bison rounding out the tourney. The Hettinger teams did well as the B team downed the Baker A team for the championship and the A team defeated the Baker B team for third place. Bowman was victorious over Bison for fifth place. Tayler Burwick and Brianna Robinson were the coaches for the Hettinger teams. Led by 6-foot-6 Cordell of Drake-Anamoose the Class B boys defeated the Class A boys 88-70 at the Lions all-star basketball game on July 11 at the Fargo Civic Center. Hettinger-Scranton’s Hayden Sadowsky tallied eight points and North Dakota’s Mr. Basketball, Jason Feather of Four Winds-Minnewaukan, added nine. Class A bounced back to down Class B 80-77 the next day at Bismarck. Sadowsky had five points. The Class A girls took both game from the Class B girls by scores of 79-74 and 68-65. In the Shriners football game the West downing the East in the 9-man game by a 20-14 score. Tanner Sanford and Colbey Steeke of the Night Hawks were on the West team. The format of this game has changed over the years and as of 1998 it went to two games of 11-man and 9-man, East vs West in each game. The 9-man East holds an 11-7 edge over the 9-man West, but the West has won the past five games. The Post 115 Legion baseball team upped their Region record to 7-9 and an overall 9-9 record with two wins over Renville County. Their Regional tournament runs July 19-23 at Shiloh. Coach Nolan Dix feels that Hazen, Surrey and Kidder County should be the favorites. He added that his team should be at full strength. Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows: – July 14-17, Region Babe Ruth Tourney at Hettinger – July 17, Girls Basketball Camp at Minot – July 19-23, Legion Region Tournament at Shiloh – July 20-21, Little League Tournament at Hettinger – July 21-22, Varsity Team Volleyball Camp at Valley City See you at the games!