EYE on South West ND Sports

Sheldon Christenson

The 2018-19 Girls Hoopster had a page with the “Top Ten Athletes (A & B) over the first 27 years, (Compiled by Hoopster-not official). Tanya Fisher of Bowman was listed #1 in scoring for 1993 with a 31 average and in 1992 with an average of 25. The 2018-19 Boys Hoopster did the same page covering the first 36 years. Local players noted were Mark Kunze of New England was tenth with an average 15.4 rebounds per game in 1987-88, Chet Nichols of Reeder was fourth for totaling 235 assists in 1991-92, most 3-pointers and tied for third were Night Hawk Hayden Sadowsky and Nichols both who both totaled 103, and Josh Ness of Scranton was tied with ten other players for most 3-pointers in one game with 10.

The roster for the North Dakota Badlands Bowl was released. Beau Jeffers from Bowman Co. is one of the 34 selected and Nick Walker of Bowman is one of the assistant coaches. They will take on the Montana all-stars at Miles City on June 18. Montana has won the past four games and seven of the past eight to take a 19-6 all-time lead in the series.
The Night Hawk elementary volleyball teams are off to a good start. According to coach Reba Resner the girls did really well at Killdeer on March 26. The 4th grade beat killdeer and lost to Heart River. The 5th grade beat killdeer and lost to Heart River and the 6th grade won both of their matches! Coach Resner commented, “They played really well! Everyone is having fun and learning the skills and getting better every week!”

At Hettinger on Mar 28, the 4th grade had one match lost both to Heart River. The 5th grade
split their matches and the 6th grade won both against Beach and Heart River.

Opening Night Hawk home baseball game is scheduled for Apr 11 vs Shiloh. Shiloh is always tough, let’s hope the weather is decent. They play at Hazen on Apr 9.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– Apr 4, Elementary Volleyball Triangular at New England
– Apr 8, JH Track & Field Meet at Bowman
– Apr 9, Varsity Track & Field Meet at Bowman
– Apr 9, Elementary Volleyball Triangular at Trinity
– Apr 9, Night Hawk Baseball at Hazen
– Apr 11, Elementary Volleyball Triangular at Scranton
– Apr 11, Night Hawk Baseball vs Shiloh at Hettinger
– Apr 12, Varsity Track & Field Meet at Dickinson
– Apr 13, Varsity Track & Field Meet at Baker
– Apr 14, Elementary Wrestling at Grand Forks

See you at the games.