Eye on southwest ND sports

The Gremlins struck again, my column for last week was a reprint of my April 14 column and the column for the May 5 edition was printed under the title “Night Hawks Take Down #One Beulah”.

The baseball game article with Beulah never made the paper.  The online version of the ACR was correctly updated with my May 5 column and the Beulah baseball game.

After defeating Shiloh 7-6 on April 18, Shiloh came back to down the Night Hawks 7-4 on May 4 at Shiloh.  Jarad Mattis took the pitching loss while Hudson Pierce and Kyle Burwick each had two hits.  Shiloh also won the second game 4-0.  Only the first game of the double headers count in the Region standings and the second game is normally the junior varsity players.

The Night Hawks girls finished sixth out of 22 teams in the Biesiot Activities Center (BAC) Classic track meet on May 6.  Both of the girls 4×800 and 4×400 Relay teams finished second.  Molly Holt took first place in the 800m Run in a time of 2:41.68.  The boys only managed one point in their division.

4×800 Relay  10:49.59

1. Brianna Robinson

2. Taylor Hestekin

3. Bailee Pierce

4. Katrina Poss

4×400 Relay  4:23.75

1. Molly Holt

2. Brianna Robinson

3. Quinn Mellmer

4. Taylor Hestekin

Even though former Beach Buccaneer and NDSU Bison Landon Lechler went undrafted in the NFL draft, a few teams were still interested in him.  He decided to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals and will now get a chance to make the team.

Congratulations to a three students in communities close by who were nominated for Dickinson State University’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award.  They are Jonah Honeyman of Regent, Jalyn McGill of Richardton and Danielle Schoch of New England.

Carrington is going all out to keep their high school wrestling team as a consistent winner.  I found this on Rick Mathern’s ND Headlock wrestling web site.  “The Pit Crew Wrestling Club has officially opened its “Pit Crew Wrestling Training Center” in downtown Carrington.  The facility, which boasts over two full mats of wrestling space as well as locker rooms with lockers and showers, is a project that was undertaken and funded by Carrington Wrestling alumni and friends that wanted to ensure future generations of Pit Crew and Cardinal wrestlers have a place to train year round.  The Carrington High School wrestling room will still function as the in-season training facility for the Carrington Cardinals, but Middle School practices, as well as all offseason training will now take place in the new building.  A big reason behind the push for a new facility was that the Carrington High School wrestling room serves as a space for track and football during much of the offseason.  Now, Carrington grapplers will have greater opportunities for offseason training that weren’t previously available.”

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

–  May 11, Boys Golf at Heart River

–  May 11, Varsity Track at Killdeer

–  May 11, Varsity Baseball vs Washburn at Hettinger

–  May 13, Varsity Track at Beach

–  May 15, Girls Golf at Flasher

–  May 16, Varsity Baseball at Washburn

–  May 16, Varsity Track at Biesiot Activity Center

–  May 18, Boys Golf Regional at Bully Pulpit Golf Course

–  May 18, Varsity Baseball at Heart River

–  May 19, Girls Golf Regional at Mott

–  May 20, Varsity Track Regionals at Beach

See you at the games.