Eye on SW ND Sports

The Hettinger youth baseball and softball has started practicing with the Little League and Coach Pitch taking on South Heart in their first game on June 6 at Hettinger.  Head Coach and Rec Director is Amanda Kari with the help from assistant coaches Carson Schalesky and Ty Warbis.  Ethan Dupper and Schalesky are coaching the Babe Ruth team.

Sheldon Christenson
For the record

I was unable to confirm at my suspense date to the paper when Babe Ruth has their first game.

Park River/Fordville-Lankin (PRFL) and Thompson met in the North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B Baseball Championship Game for the third straight season on June 1.  PRFL defeated Thompson 9-8 in eight innings to earn their third straight Class B title. Shiloh downed Carrington 5-3 in their first game then lost to Park River/Fordville-Lankin 1-0 in the semi-finals.  They defeated Enderlin/Maple Valley 4-3 to take third place.

Central Cass defeated Kindred/Richland 6-2 in the championship game of the 2019 NDHSAA State Tournament.  Heart River lost to Kindred and Thompson but finished seventh with a 14-4 win over Velva-Drake/Anamoose.

Bowman County’s Brooke Peterson, 85-79-164, tied with Karlee Schmitt of Hazen for third place in the Individual Top 10 (All-State).  Kindred girls team finished first, 349-346-695, and Bowman County came in second, 358-343-701.

Dickinson State cut varsity baseball in 2017 due to funding concerns but now will return to competition during the 2020-21 academic year.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

     – June 5-6, Nighthawk Wrestling Camp

     – June 6, Volleyball Varsity Team Camp @ Harding County

     – June 6, Little League and Coach Pitch Baseball vs South Heart at Hettinger

     – June 8, Bears Legion Baseball at Belfield

     – June 8, Little League and Coach Pitch Baseball at Belfield

     – June 8, Bears Legion Baseball at Belfield

     – June 10-13, Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camp at Hettinger

     – June 11, Little League and Coach Pitch Baseball at Richardton

     – June 12, Bears Legion Baseball vs Mobridge at Hettinger

     – June 13, Little League and Coach Pitch Baseball vs Killdeer at Hettinger

     – June 14, Bears Legion Baseball at Watford City

See you at the games.