Eye on Southwest ND Sports

Congratulations to North Dakota State in winning their seventh NCAA Division I FCS football championship, their seventh national crown in eight seasons. 

Sheldon Christenson
For the record

NDSU’s seven titles are the most in FCS history.  They finished the season with a 15-0 record.

The sixth North Dakota Class B girls basketball poll and fifth Class B boys basketball poll of the 2018-19 season were released Monday, January 7.  The Class B basketball polls are voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NDAPSSA).

Class B Boys Basketball Poll:

1. Thompson (18) 8-0, 189

2. Four Winds-Minnewaukan (1) 8-0, 172

3. Rugby 7-0, 149

4. Hillsboro-Central Valley 5-1, 130

5. Richland 5-1, 100

6. Cavalier 7-0, 99

7. Kindred 5-1, 66

8. Shiloh Christian 6-2, 52

9. Bishop Ryan 5-2, 33

10. New Rockford-Sheyenne 4-1, 27

Others Receiving Votes: Dickinson Trinity (6-3), Mandaree (7-1), Edgeley-Kulm-Montpelier (6-1), Glen Ullin-Hebron (7-1), Beulah (4-3).

Note: First-Place votes in parentheses.

Class B Girls Basketball Poll:

1. Thompson (18) 9-0, 188

2. Velva 10-0, 161

3. Grafton (1) 8-0, 154

4. Rugby 9-0, 124

5. Kidder County 12-0 111

6. Langdon/Edmore/Munich 7-2, 78

7. Kindred 7-2, 73

8. LaMoure-LM 10-1, 57

9. Trenton 7-0, 43

10. Linton-HMB 9-1, 20

Others Receiving Votes: Beach (7-0), Hettinger-Scranton (7-1), Carrington (8-2), Four Winds-Minnewaukan (7-2), Oakes (8-2), Harvey-Wells County (7-3).

Note: First-Place votes in parentheses.

The Night Hawk wrestling team may not be as strong as last season at this point, but the future looks good.  Four freshmen are doing well and currently ranked, as of Dec. 18, by the ND Wrestle web site.  Gavin Dalley is ranked third at 113, Cade Warbis is fourth at 132, Conner Andress at 120 and Peyton Tuhy at 106 are both ranked sixth.  Fellow freshman Miles Weichmann, eighth graders Tristan Pekas and Tanner Defoe, and seventh grader Jaron Frank have shown they have the potential to be trouble for opposing teams in the future.

Each Friday NDHSAA Media Specialist Tom Mix posts several NDHSAA Fun Facts on the NDHSAA NOW site. Keep visiting each Friday and learn more about the NDHSAA and its rich history of sponsoring education-based athletics and activities in North Dakota.  Here are a few from Tom Mix’s Jan. 4 Fun Facts:

– The 2019 NDHSAA Wrestling State Tournament is scheduled for February 14-16 at the FARGODOME.

– Oakes has won five NDHSAA Class B team individual wrestling state championships (1993, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

– Lisbon has won five NDHSAA Class B team individual wrestling state championships (1978, 1983, 2008, 2017, 2018)

– Napoleon won six straight NDHSAA Class B team dual wrestling state championships from 2002-2007.

New Salem-Glen Ullin’s Evan Henke was named to the first team defense on the All-USA Today North Dakota high school football team.  He was also a pretty good quarterback.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

     – Jan 10, Varsity Girls BB at Richardton-Taylor

     – Jan 11-12, Varsity Wrestling Tournament at Miles City

     – Jan 12, Varsity Girls & Boys BB vs Bison at Hettinger

     – Jan 12, Elementary Wrestling Tournament at Sturgis

     – Jan 14, Varsity Wrestling Dual vs Dickinson at Hettinger

     – Jan 15, Varsity Girls BB vs Trinity at Hettinger

     – Jan 17, Varsity Girls BB at Hazen

     – Jan 18-19, Varsity Wrestling Tournament at Moorcroft, WY

     – Jan 18, Varsity Boys BB at Hazen

     – Jan 19, Elementary Wrestling Tournament at Lead, SD

     – Jan 20, Elementary Wrestling Triangular at Killdeer

See you at the games.




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