Eye on SW ND Sports

Congratulations to the Post 115 Bears going 3-0 and winning Class B District 1 championship and win a spot in the state Class B Legion tourney in Hazen. They are scheduled to play the winner from District 7, the Fargo Bombers. The 8 team District 7 field was headlined by the #1 seed Fargo Bombers, #2 seed LaMoure Post 19 and #3 seed Oakes Post 36.

Sheldon Christenson
For the Record

July 31 – August 4
Class B State Tournament 1st Round Games at Hazen (Times are CST)
D1 Hettinger vs. D7 Fargo Bombers 10am
D2 Burlington vs. D6 May-Port 1pm
D3 Surrey vs. D5 Thompson 4pm
D4 Carrington vs. Hazen (Host) 7pm

Hazen’ Babe Ruth team defeated Beulah 12-11 to win the District 5 Baseball Championship.

Canyon Lake downed Brandon Valley, 18-6 to win the South Dakota State Little League baseball tournament and has a few days off before taking to the practice field to get ready for the Midwest Region baseball tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 3-10.

Just wanted to thank the anonymous donor who paid for rooms in Beulah for the Babe Ruth players, coaches & bus driver. (Shawn Hanna report on Facebook)

LOOKING BACK: Hettinger’s 1983 American Legion baseball team was pretty good. They had a team batting average of .396 and averaged 11.7 runs per game. Versatile leader Bill Butterfield is batting .509. He also has a 9-1 pitching record with an ERA of 1.65. David Erickson, catcher and 2nd baseman is batting .507. Shortstop Ted Uecker is at .438 with nine home runs. Other top players are pitcher Todd Shirek (.431), 3rd baseman P.J. Brown (.404) and catcher/center fielder Rick Frank (.403). Other pitchers are Shirek (9-0), Kyle Eckman (6-0), Brown (5-1) and Uecker (1-1 as a reliever).

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– July 31, Aug 1-3, State Class B Legion Baseball at Hazen
– Aug 12, Football Practice Begins

See you at the games.




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