Eye on SW ND Sports

Houston high school sprinter Matthew Boling has garnered immense national attention on the track in recent months.  On Saturday, the 18-year-old took that to a new level. 
Sheldon Christenson
For the Record
Boling ran the 100-meter dash at the Texas UIL state track and field championships at the University of Texas in Austin in just 10.13 seconds, breaking a 29-year-old national record.
It looks like Beulah and Shiloh will finish one-two in region play and should be considered the favorites in the upcoming Region 8 baseball tourney at Hettinger, May 20-23.  I would consider Hazen a wild card as they have split with Beulah and Heart River and defeated Shiloh twice.  The Night Hawks defeated Hazen 12-2 and are scheduled to play them again on May 16.  That game should determine who is seeded #3 and #4 at the region tourney.  Beulah and Shiloh split their two games.  The Night Hawks can’t be counted out as they have three solid pitchers and if their whole team is available and their bats come alive they could create upsets.  Heart River has played better ball this season but I don’t think they are ready to challenge for the top spot.  I believe Beulah will come out on top.
The two best records in Class B baseball right now are Park River/Fordville-Lankin at 18-0 and Mohall/Lansford/Sherwood (MLS)-Glenburn at 25-2.
The Night Hawks had to cancel out of the Enderlin tourney scheduled for May 10-11 due to having to play a makeup game with Heart River on May 11.  That game was rescheduled from May 7 due to weather and then it was cancelled again on May 11 due to Mother Nature.
Region 8 Baseball Standings (unofficial), as of May 13,
Beulah   7-2
Shiloh   7-3
Hazen   4-3
Hettinger/Scranton 4-4
Heart River  4-4
Washburn/W/C-S 0-10
Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:
      – May 16, Night Hawk Baseball at Hazen
– May 20-23, Region 8 Baseball Tournament at Hettinger
– May 24-25, State Track & Field Meet at Bismarck
– May 26, Graduation, Congrats to the Seniors
See you at the games.