Eye on southwest ND sports

The following is from Scranton Little League coach Larry Tibor.  I received the information too late for last week’s edition.  It pertains to the Little League Tournament conducted in Hettinger, July 20-21.

Sheldon COLUMN BOXThe following is from Scranton Little League coach Larry Tibor.  I received the information too late for last week’s edition.  It pertains to the Little League Tournament conducted in Hettinger, July 20-21.

“In the first game of the tournament, Scranton defeated Belfield by a score of 11 to 1.  Bradee Clapper pitched an excellent game, striking out 8 batters in 4 innings. Blake Pierce led the hitting attack with a 3 for 3 effort.  All of the Miners hit the ball well.  In the second game, Scranton beat the New England team by a score of 12 to 0.  Maddox Pierce struck out 11 batters in great effort.  Maddox Pierce and Ryder Sanford led the hitting attack with each player going 3 for 3 in 4 innings.  On the second day of the tournament, Scranton went down to Bowman by a score of 5 to 12.  Although Scranton again hit the ball well, the Bowman defense did a good job of stopping the Miners from scoring more than 5 runs.  In the second game, Scranton went down to South Heart by a score of 3 to 0.  The Scranton bats went cold.  Maddox Pierce pitched another great game, striking out 12 batters.  Overall, the 2016 season saw the Miners with a 7-3 record with improvement by all the players throughout the season.”

The Night Hawks have a new head volleyball coach, Ria Eaton.  I hope to get more info on her in the near future.

News from NDHSAA web site:  Former West Fargo High School baseball standout Matt Strahm made his debut in Major League Baseball with the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, July 31.  Strahm, a 2010 graduate of West Fargo High School, was called up Sunday morning from the Royals’ Double-A minor league club in Northwest Arkansas. He took the roster spot of Wade Davis, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.  The 6-foot-3 left-handed pitcher was 3-8 with 107 strikeouts and a 3.43 earned run average in 18 starts with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals this season.

LOOKING BACK:  Hettinger won the 2006 Hettinger Classic with 335.5 points and Harding Co. finishing in 2nd place with 264.5 points.  There were 10 teams in the tourney.  Champions for Hettinger were Pat Schlosser at 125, Steven Nash at 160, Cole Miller at 189 and Josh Raab at 275.  Hettinger wrestlers placed in all 14 weight classes.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– Aug. 8, First Cross Country Practice

-Aug. 8, First Football Practice

See you at the games!