Eye on SW ND Sports

Dickinson State has won the last four North Star Athletic Association football conference crowns. They open this season on August 29 with 24th-ranked Rocky Mountain College in Dickinson. They have split in their last two contests.

Sheldon Christenson
For the Record

In the preseason poll for 9-man Region 4, Napoleon-GS, Linton-HMB, Kidder County, Grant County-Flasher and Beach were picked in the top five spots.

The first 9-man state football poll of the season came out and look who is rated number two. Grant Co. threw a monkey wrench into the polls by downing Napoleon/GS 30-24. A key game in Region 4 on August 30 is Grant Co. at Beach.
1) New Rockford-Sheyenne (6) 43
2) Napoleon/G-S (3) 41
3) Ray/Powers Lake (2) 38
4) Richland (1) 31
5) Cavalier 14
The #2 Division A ranked Oakes Tornadoes escaped with a 24-20 win over the #5 ranked Bowman Bulldogs. Bulldogs were down at one point in the second quarter 17-0 but fought back and came close to winning.
The first Cross Country preseason coaches’ poll is out.
Class B Boys Team: 1, New Town. 2, Hillsboro/Central Valley. 3, Griggs County Central. 4, Bowman County. 5, Grafton. Others Receiving Votes: Thompson.
Class B Girls Team: 1, Hillsboro/Central Valley. 2, Rugby. 3, May-Port-CG. 4, New Town. 5, Bowman County.

Bismarck Century’s Cade Feeney is headed to North Dakota State to play Division I baseball for the Bison next season where he expects to play infield, possibly first base, and pitch as a true freshman.

Sports schedule for the coming week is as follows:

– Aug 29, Elementary Football at Belfield
– Aug 30, Varsity Football at Mott-Regent
– Aug 31, Varsity Volleyball at the Killdeer Mountain Volleyball Tournament
– Aug 26, JH & JV Jamboree at Elgin-New Leipzig
– Sep 3, JH & JV Football vs Mott-Regent at Scranton
– Sep 3, Varsity Volleyball vs Lemmon at Hettinger
– Sep 5, Varsity Volleyball vs Grant Co. at Hettinger
– Sep 5, Elementary Football at New England
– Sep 6, Varsity Football vs Lemmon at Hettinger
– Sep 7, JH Volleyball at Mott
See you at the games.

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