Eye on southwest ND sports

Head Wrestling Coach Randy Burwick commented on the successful year the Night Hawk wrestlers had:

Head Wrestling Coach Randy Burwick commented on the successful year the Night Hawk wrestlers had:  “This season was one that all coaches dream of, a state championship, but it wasn’t without its ups and downs. We had 25 kids with one common goal and that was to be the best. We had our share of injuries and they started early. Andrew Sulzman tore his ACL in football, Alec Andress tore his labrum in his shoulder along with Braden Kline with the same injury. Just when we thought we were getting healthy something or someone else would get hurt, but through it all this team stayed together and stayed positive. This team stayed on course they worked hard and had fun doing it together. They were a team that refused to lose and to win a state championship it takes allot of hard work and it takes a special group of kids to get that done. This was a very special group and I am very proud of all of them. Next season we will be without 5 wonderful seniors but we will set our goals high and work hard to achieve them. We have very talented kids returning and they know what it takes to win, I know each one will put in the time to get better and we will keep the same motto. Refuse to lose.”

The young Hettinger Huskies wrestling team finished fourth at the 2017 ND State Duals Small Team tourney.  They lost their first match to the eventual champion Watford City 37-9.  They came back to down Napoleon 40-12 and Carrington 24-22 but then lost to Lisbon 37-18 in the third/fourth place match.

Parker Cotton of the Dickinson Press had a nice article on the new “kids on the block” in this area of the state for high school baseball.  This will be the initial season for the Heart River co-op of South Heart and Belfield.  Daren Kurle, principal of the Belfield School will be the head coach.

The North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association announced the All-State Class B Girls Basketball Team on March 20.  The North Dakota Class B All-State boy’s basketball team was announced on March 23.


Macey Kvilvang, North Star (Sr.) – unanimous selection

Mikayla Reinke, Kindred (Sr.)

Morgan Olson, Minot Our Redeemer’s (Sr.)

Mackenzie Sparby, Watford City (Sr.)

Anna Holen, LaMoure-LM (Jr.)


Harmony Burns, Tri-State (Sr.)

Zoie Breckheimer, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page (Sr.)

Katie Entzi, Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier (So.)

Maara Nelson, Carrington (Sr.)

Kari Wolfe, Harvey-Wells County (Sr.)

Taylor Roehl, Grant County (Jr.)

Jonnah Lee, Velva/Sawyer (Sr.)

Abbie Jiles, Westhope-Newburg (So.)

Brianna Honrud, Powers Lake (Sr.)

Kaity Hove, Trenton (Fr.)

All-State Class B Boys Basketball Team:


Tronis McKay, Four Winds-Minnewaukan (Sr.)

Logan Nelson, Northern Cass (Sr.)

Ethan Brown, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page (Sr.)

Deyondre Simpson, Parshall (Sr.)

Shawn Stoltz, Dickinson Trinity (Sr.)


Jake Hanson, Milnor-North Sargent (Sr.)

Cody Mauch, Hankinson (Sr.)

Kyle Henningsgard, Hillsboro-Central Valley (Sr.)

Brennen Vance, Ellendale (Sr.)

Steve Redfox, Four Winds-Minnewaukan (Sr.)

Jayden Komrosky, North Star (Sr.)

Drew Pearson, Des Lacs-Burlington (Sr.)

Hunter Rodin, Kenmare (Sr.)

Wyatt Hanson, Stanley (Jr.)

Isaiah Kludt, Hettinger-Scranton (Jr.)

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

–  April 3, Varsity Baseball at Dickinson

–  April 4, Varsity Track at Bowman

–  April 4, Elementary Volleyball vs Bowman & New England at Bowman

–  April 6, Varsity Baseball vs Dickinson at Hettinger

–  April 6, Elementary Volleyball vs Bowman & Killdeer at Killdeer

–  April 7, Varsity Track at Spearfish

–  April 7, JH Track at Lemmon

–  April 8, Huskie Wrestling at Hettinger

See you at the games.