Eye on SW ND Sports

Sheldon Christenson
For The Record

Hettinger five-time state champion Kyle Burwick finished fourth at the Junior Freestyle National Championships Tuesday afternoon in Fargo.  After two days of rigorous competition, Burwick fell to Missouri’s Wyatt Henson 17-6 in the third place bout at 126 pounds.   The match was much closer than the score reflects.  Burwick knotted the score at two with a takedown in the final seconds of the first period.  After the break, Henson scored a four point feet-to back leg attack to push the score to 6-2, but Burwick countered with a takedown and leg lace that made the score 6-6.  Henson then scored two more four point leg attacks that ultimately turned the score heavily in his favor late in the second period.  After finishing in fourth place in the Junior Freestyle division last season, the University of Wisconsin commit joined elite North Dakota status as one of the few two-time Fargo Junior Freestyle All Americans.  (Source ND Wrestle) 


South Heart won the Little League tourney by downing Belfield.  Belfield started the day in the loser’s bracket and defeated Hettinger 3-2, Bowman 3-1 and then Lemmon to get to South Heart. 


The Class A boys team earned a split of the Lions All-Star Basketball Series with an 85-74 win over Class B at West Fargo on July 16.  The Class A girls defeated Class B, 95-66, for the second time. 


The dates for the District One legion tourney in Hettinger were changed to July 25-26 due to New Salem dropping out. 


Hettinger/Scranton’s Babe Ruth team lost to Beulah, 6-5, and Washburn, 11-10, in the District 5 Babe Ruth Tourney at Hazen to end their season. 


Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows: 


     – July 25-26, Post 115 Legion Baseball District One Tourney at Hettinger 

     – July 31, Aug 1-3, State Class B Legion Baseball at Hazen 


See you at the games. 

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