Eye on Southwest ND Sports

My July 21 column mysteriously showed up again in the Aug. 4 edition so I’m including the Aug 4 comments with this one.

Sheldon Christenson
For the Record

Kyle Burwick and Cale Schalesky continue to improve and fine tune their wrestling skills as they competed in the Junior and Cadet nationals at Fargo recently.  They competed against some of the top wrestlers from around the US and it is the largest tourney in the US.  Kyle finished 5-2 in freestyle and Cale went 2-2 in freestyle and 2-2 in Greco.

Bowman repeated as the Little League tournament champs held in Bowman, July 19-20.  They took on Lemmon in the semi-finals as both teams were undefeated in the double elimination tourney.  They lost that game but came back to face them again and downed them twice.  Hettinger Little Leaguers went 1-2.

Thompson High School’s Calen Schwabe’s contributed 269 yards in total offense to lead the 9-man East football team past the West 28-27 in the annual North Dakota Shrine Bowl.  Mott-Regent’s Brady Wegh’s had a 45-yard run with 7:48 left in the game to come within one point, 28-27, but the West couldn’t convert on its conversion attempt.

Are you ready for some football?  Practice started Aug. 7 with the first game being a home game against Lemmon on Aug. 18.

Speaking of football, Hettinger and Scranton are working on having an elementary football team entered into the current league which has towns like Bowman, New England, Baker, Heat River and a few others.  Coaching for the team are Chris Parnow, Kortney Kindsfater, Darrin Holzer, Brad Guthrie, and Rich Jahner from Hettinger.  Assisting from Scranton are Brian Schumacher and Kelly Pierce.  There are about 33-34 kids out from grades fourth, fifth and sixth.

Participating in girls softball this summer for the 10-13 year olds were Olivia Havelka, Anna Havelka, Sophia Kennedy, Gracia Jorgenson, Sienna Burwick, Laela Jensen, Katy Schauer, Erica Havelka, Alyson Schalesky, Gabby Dix, Ella Jensen, Naomi Salazar, Avery Tuhy, Kelly Schauer,

Olivia Defoe, Chloe Geumont and Joclyn Wolff.

Seven through nine year olds were Allison Skogen, Shay Dschaak, Liesl Jacobsen, Jaeda Jensen, Kennedy Greff, Callie Timm, Quinn Schalesky, Addison Schmidt, Kayla Schauer, Kortney Schauer, Acalia Olson, Dru Dschaak, Katie Buckmier, Delaynah Nagel and Samantha Salazar.  Tayler Burwick and Brianna Robinson were the coaches.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

•Aug18, Varsity Football vs Lemmon at Hettinger

See you at the games.