Eye on southwest ND sports

Comments from coach Stephanie Howe on the cross country team:

Sheldon COLUMN BOXComments from coach Stephanie Howe on the cross country team:

“Bismarck/ McDowell Dam was mostly Class A. There were close to 1,000 kids there. Peyton Tuhy finished with a time of 12:27.6 which was a personal record (PR) for him. He also finished 4th in his race for Class B. Levi Howard finished with a time of 15:13.8 which was faster than his first meet, but his best time this far was Mandan where he finished with a time of 14:51.  Brian Bartholmy ran a time of 16:02.0 which was a PR for him. He cut off 2:03 from his previous race which is a big improvement! Mitchell Dalley finished with a time of 14:38.0 and cut off 1:05 from his previous race this was also a PR for Mitch. Elizabeth Bartholmy ran JV and finished with a time of 22:37.5. This was her first race this season coming off of a foot injury and some time off. All in all I was very impressed with each athlete during this race. Their times have shown vast improvements. They are showing how hard they have worked in practice and it is paying off in meets. We head to Beulah for pre regionals this weekend (Sep 24) and I will finally have my full team at a meet. Beulah is a tough course with lots of hills, but we have been training for that. I look forward to seeing them compete this weekend.”

NDSU’s big victory over Iowa gave them six wins in a row over Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams.  NDSU is a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team, one level below FBS.  Their past wins and year were 2014 Iowa St.; 2013 Kansas St; 2012 Colorado St.; 2011 Minnesota; and 2010 Kansas.

Out of 99 players on NDSU’s roster, 21 are from North Dakota.

An interesting bit of information about Carson Wentz was that as a freshman in high school he was only  5-foot-8 and 125 pounds.   By the time he was a senior he was 6-foot-5.  Okay, you Hettinger and Scranton freshmen, starting growing.

An interesting note on the 2017-18 football seasons is that Killdeer has the enrollment to drop to 9-man and being placed in Region 5, taking Bowman’s place who is moving to 1A 11-man.  But they are considering opting to remain in 11-man.  They must make a decision by Sept. 30, 2016.

The Night Hawk volleyball team finished first in the Bronze division of the Dickinson tourney by defeating Dawson County.  Bismarck Century won the Gold division and Fargo Oak Grove the Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

–  Sept. 30, Varsity Football at Mott-Regent

–  Oct. 1, 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament at Heart River

–  Oct. 1, Volleyball C Tourney at Hettinger

–  Oct. 3, JH Football at Mott-Regent

–  Oct. 3, JH Volleyball at Belfield

–  Oct. 3, JV Football at Lemmon

–  Oct. 4, Varsity Volleyball at Beach

–  Oct. 4, Elementary Girls Basketball vs Lemmon at Hettinger

–  Oct. 6, Varsity Volleyball at Hebron

–  Oct. 6, Elementary Girls Basketball at Mott-Regent

–  Oct. 7, Varsity Football at New Salem

See you at the games.

Sheldon Christenson is a Hettinger resident and covers Night Hawks sports for the Adams County Record.