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2013 SPORTS TEAMS BOWMAN Bulldogs Wrestling —12 BOWMAN Bulldogs Girl’s Basketball — 10 BOWMAN Bulldogs Boy’s Basketball — 11 KILLDEER Cowboys Wrestling — 7 KILLDEER Cowboys Girl’s Basketball — 9 KILLDEER Cowboys Boy’s Basketball — 8 LEMMON Cowboys Wrestling — 19 LEMMON Cowboys Girl’s Basketball — 18

LEMMON Cowboys Boy’s Basketball — 17 MOTT-REGENT Wildfire Girl’s Basketball — 15 MOTT-REGENT Wildfire Boy’s Basketball — 16 NEW ENGLAND Tigers Girl’s Basketball — 14 NEW ENGLAND Tigers Boy’s Basketball — 13 SCRANTON/HETTINGER Nighthawks Wrestling — 5 SCRANTON/HETTINGER Nighthawks Girl’s Basketball — 4 SCRANTON/HETTINGER Nighthawks Boy’s Basketball — 3

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Nighthawk Boys Hope Experience Leads to Success By COLE BENZ Pioneer Sports Writer After a season in which they were bounced in the first round at the regional tournament, head coach Adam Hill has all the con-

fidence in the world his team can advance farther this season. “I think we should play three games in the regional tournament,” Hill said. “Our intention is to get through

that first round of the regional and play in the semifinal night, and see what happens after that; we think we can play with anyone in the region.” As far as his preseason

SCRANTON/HETTINGER BOY’S BASKETBALL — (Back row) Head Coach Adam Hill, Ben Pearson, Hayden Sadowsky, Nevan Weaver, Christian Kilwein, Sam Kludt, Tanner Sanford, Asst. Coach Jeremy Deitchman. (Front row) Asst. Coach Tyler Kostelecky, Kye Erickson, Brandon Pierce, Isaiah Kludt, Damon Mellmer, Logan Robinson.

routines go, there is not much difference now than years past, with the exception of a few things based on team personnel. “Pretty standard,” Hill said. “I mean obviously we’re getting them into shape with conditioning and things like that, but it’s pretty typical.” Early in the season Coach Hill can already feel a difference in his team from last year. He knew one challenge he wanted to work on was team chemistry, and so far his team has made the adjustments. “So far this year, our chemistry is really good,” Hill said. “We got a lot of talent back, and the chemistry seems to be a lot better.” Come opening night, Hill’s squad stands at 21 athletes, with two more hoping to join the team as nagging injuries will delay their season debut. Of the athletes out this year, five are seniors, with the team graduating three from last year’s

►Scranton/Hettinger Boy’s Basketball Schedule Dec. 21 – 5:30 p.m. Lemmon @Hettinger Dec. 26-28 – TBA Mandan Holliday @Mandan Jan. 7 – 4 p.m. @Killdeer Jan. 9 – 4:45 p.m. @Faith Jan. 14 – 4 p.m. Beulah @Hettinger Jan. 18 – 5 p.m. @Bison Jan. 21 – 4 p.m. @South Heart H.S. Jan. 24 – 4 p.m. New England @Scranton Jan. 28 – 3:30 p.m. @Hazen Jan. 31 – 5:30 p.m. Beach @Scranton Feb. 4 – 4 p.m. Glen Ullin/Hebron @Hettinger Feb. 7 – 4 p.m. Dickinson Trinity @Hettinger Feb. 11 – 4 p.m. @Mott-Regent Feb. 14 – 4 p.m. @Richardton Feb. 18 – 4 p.m. Bowman @Hettinger Feb. 21 – TBA Regional Play In @TBA Feb. 24, 25, 27 – TBA Tournament @Dickinson March 6-6 – TBA Tournament @Grand Forks squad. As far as advantages the Nighthawks might have? Depth. Coach Hill’s team has experience, with only losing three seniors from the season before most of his players have experience at the varsity level. “The one nice thing we’ll have this year is depth,” Hill said. “We could easily go ten deep; it’s kind of a nice problem to have as a coach.” A really deep team is going to allow Hill to keep fresh legs on the court. Something the Nighthawks are going to have to overcome against their opponents is size. “Trying to rebound might become an issue for us,” Hill said. “But on the other side we’re going to be so versatile

that we are going to give teams problems that way also,” “we’re going to be a very fast team,” said Hill. As the Nighthawks look at this team and beyond, Hill is excited at the prospect of future successes based on the amount of young talent he has under his wing. Some underclassmen have already logged minutes with the varsity team, and he expects the same to happen this year, which bodes well for the long-term success of the squad. “Even though we’re young, we still have that experience factor,” Hill said. “It’s a good thing, we’ve got talent that’s young with experience, we plan on being successful for the next few years.”


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Scranton/Hettinger Girls Will Utilize Speed, Athleticism This Season

By COLE BENZ Pioneer Sports Writer With over 13 years of head coaching experience, Kelly Pierce enters this season hoping to utilize the speed and athleticism of his team to take them to the next level. Coming off a season

ending loss to Dickinson/ Trinity in the first round of the regional tournament, Pierce is ready to move on and hopes returning players can pick up where they left off. “We returned two AllDistrict players,” said Pierce. “We have a lot of

key players back.” His squad graduated five seniors, three of which were starters. This year his leadership includes five senior athletes. There are 26 players total for the Nighthawks this year that will fill out the varsity, JV and

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c-squad. Early on in the preseason he is emphasizing conditioning, as it will be imperative for their style of play. “We always want to play fast, up tempo, both offensively and defensively,” said Pierce. His practices include, according to Pierce, a lot of drills that are at a fast speed. One challenge that the Nighthawks head coach will be focusing on overcoming this season are his team’s shooting performances. “Last year we had some good shooters,” “we didn’t shoot the ball from the perimeter as well as we thought we would,” said Pierce. He can already see some of the practice paying off early in the preseason. “We’re shooting the ball really well,” said Pierce. “Hopefully that can continue.” A big part of the Nighthawks girls’ basketball team is the tempo in

►Scranton/Hettinger Girl’s Basketball Schedule Dec. 19-20 – TBA Roughridger @Killdeer Dec. 28 – 5:30 p.m. Lemmon @Hettinger Jan. 3-4 – TBA McLean Co. Jamboree Jan. 6 – 5:30 p.m. McIntosh @Hettinger Jan. 9 – 4 p.m. @New England Jan. 13 – 5:30 p.m. Harding Co. @Scranton Jan. 27 – 5:30 p.m. Richardton @Scranton Feb. 1 – 1 p.m. @Trinity Feb. 3 – 4 p.m. Heart River @Scranton Feb. 6 – 4 p.m. @Bowman Feb. 10 – 4 p.m. Mott-Regent @Hettinger Feb. 13 – 3:30 p.m. Hazen @Hettinger Feb. 17 – 5 p.m. @Hebron Feb. 20 – 3 p.m. @Beulah Feb. 28 – 4 p.m. @Beach March 10-13 – TBA Regionals @Trinity March 20 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome March 21 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome March 22 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome March 22 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome which they play the game. They use speed, and athleticism to control the game against their opponents, something that their coach will utilize throughout the lengthy season. “We like to play a full court game, up and down with a fast pace tempo,” said Pierce. “We’re pretty athletic, as a group we have team speed and have some good length.” An opportunity that the head coach will try to improve as the season progresses will be, according to Pierce, their game down on the post. “We need to develop some of

our younger post players, so we can get some low post scoring, as well as defend the post” said Pierce. “We definitely have some players that are capable of taking on that task.” Coach Pierce is hoping to control the tempo of the games and make sure their opponents are forced to play their type of game. “If we can speed them up and make them play the way we want to play, then we are going to be fine,” said Pierce. “I think dictating the tempo of the game, and playing fast; it’s going to be key for us.”


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scranton/hettinger nighthawks ►Scranton/Hettinger Wrestling Schedule Dec. 20 – 4 p.m. @ Linton Dec. 21 – 9:30 a.m. @ Linton Jan. 3 – 1:30 p.m. Hettinger Classic @Hettinger Jan. 4 - 9 a.m. Hettinger Classic @Hettinger Jan. 10-11 – 9 a.m. Invite @Miles City Jan. 16 - 6 p.m. Killdeer @Hettinger Jan. 18 –TBA Tournament @Moorcroft Jan. 24 – 2 p.m. Tournament @New Salem Jan. 25 – 8 a.m. Tournament @New Salem Jan. 30 – 5 p.m. Triangular @Beulah Feb. 8 – 10 a.m. Regionals @New Salem Feb. 13-15 – TBA State Tournament @Fargo

Reigning Regional Champ Nighthawks Enter Season With High Expectations By COLE BENZ Pioneer Sports Writer Head coach Randy Burwick spoke glowingly about how his teamed

performed last season, and hopes his Nighthawk wrestlers can build off of their own success. The Nighthawks were

crowned regional champions and qualified for the state duel match. They had five state place winners and a state final-

SCRANTON/HETTINGER WRESTLING — (Bottom row) Lindsey Obrigewich, Alec Andress, Paul Abrahamson, Kyle Burwick, Braden Kline, James White, Carlos Martinez, Cale Schalesky, Stephanie Odom, Head Coach Randy Burwick. (Middle row) Patience Cummings, Kilo Bowen, Chauncey Hughes, Andrew Sulzman, Trevor Abrahamson, Adam Canan, Jacob Schalesky, Aric Spratta, Devin Faller, Brenda Saldana, Lacey Williams. (Back row) Thane Schalesky, Arv Lachowitzer, Logan Lachowitzer, Dalton Schaefer, Brandon Ehlers, Joe Earl, Dave Steinke, Kevin Sandgren, Colbey Steeke, Denby Lueck, Christian Hughes, Jeff Abrahamson, Trevor Steeke.

ist. “We were regional champs, that was one of our goals,” Burwick said. “It was a very good year for us.” After having only graduated two seniors Burwick knows that he can rely on experience to keep his team successes alive as they head into competition. “We did lose two very good seniors,” Burwick said. “But we have some great kids back.” There are four seniors this season that head up the 26 total athletes out for the team this year. The preseason regiment has been similar in most aspects, with the exception of how long it has been. The team has been working together for weeks now, and with weather interfering with their first match, they’ll have to wait a little longer before they can display the work they’ve put in. “Our junior high team has been wrestling, but our high school kids want to get on the mat,” Burwick said. A challenge for him is going to be getting his wrestlers in the right... ►Please See Page 6


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killdeer cowboys ►Killdeer Wrestling Schedule Dec. 3 – 5 p.m. Watford City Dual @Home Dec. 6-7 – TBA @Sidney Tournament Dec. 14 – 10 a.m. @Bowman Rotary Tournament Dec. 17 – 6 p.m. @Stanley Dual Dec. 20-21 – 2 p.m. @Linton Tournament Jan. 3-4 – 1:30 p.m. @Hettinger Nighthawk Classic Jan. 10-11 – 4:30 p.m. @Rugby Tournament Jan. 14 – 5 p.m. @Bowman Triangular Jan. 16 – 6 p.m. @Hettinger Dual Jan. 21 – 6 p.m. @Killdeer Triangular Jan. 23 – 4 p.m. @Killdeer Beulah Dual Jan. 24-25 – 2 p.m. @New Salem East West Tournament Feb. 1 – TBA Region Dual Tournament Feb. 8 – TBA Region Individual Tournament @New Salem Feb. 13-14-15 – TBA State Tournament @Bismarck

Young Cowboy Wrestling Team Has High Hopes for Season By PAT RATLIFF Dunn County Herald Editor Killdeer Wrestling Coach Shane Olson and his team of Killdeer High School wrestlers are looking forward to a good season this year. Going into the season, they are enjoying a brandnew wrestling area at the school (called the multipurpose room), which gives the wrestlers their own space to practice. The new venue welcomes 19 wrestlers this season.

“That’s about average,” Coach Olson said. “It’s up from last year though.” Coach Olson said he graduated “a bunch” of players last year and is looking at younger wrestlers. “We’ve only got one senior,” he said. “We’re mostly freshman and sophomores, it’s a pretty young team.” That senior is Dave Dukart, who was ranked in the top four in the state at 195

pounds last year. Also returning is TJ Moore, who placed sixth at state two years ago but missed the finals last year with a knee injury. The young team defi-

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►Killdeer Boy’s Basketball Schedule Dec. 7 – 2 p.m. New Town @Home Dec. 10,12,14 – RR Tournament @Trinity Jan. 4 – noon @Williston Trinity Christian Jan. 7 – 4:30 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Home Jan. 9 – 4 p.m. Watford City @Home Jan. 11 – 5:30 p.m. Shiloh @Bismarck Civic Center Jan. 13 – 4 p.m. Stanley @Home Jan. 14 – 4 p.m. New England @Home Jan. 18 – 4:30 p.m. Powers Lake @Home Jan. 21- 4 p.m. @Bowman County Jan. 24 – 4 p.m. Glen Ullin-Hebron @Home Jan. 27 – TBA Heart River JV Tournament @SH/Belfield Jan. 28 – 5:30 p.m. Beach @Home Jan. 31- 4 p.m. @S/Heart Heart River Feb. 1 – TBA Heart River JV Tournament @SH/Belfield Feb. 4 – 3:30 p.m. @Hazen Feb. 7 – 4 p.m. @Richardton/Taylor Feb. 11 – 4 p.m. Beulah @Home Feb. 14 – 5:30 @Mott-Regent Feb. 18 – 4 p.m. @Dickinson Trinity Feb. 21 – TBA Region Play-In Game Feb. 24-25-27 Reg. Tournament @Trinity TBA Mar. 6-7-8 State Tournament @Minot TBA

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Dec. 20 – TBD Tournament @Killdeer Dec. 28 – 5:30 p.m. @Harding Co. H.S. Jan. 4 – 4:30 p.m. @Hazen Jan. 7 – 7 p.m. Lemmon @Home Jan. 9 – 7 p.m. @Richardton-Taylor Jan. 11 – 11:30 a.m. New Salem @Bismarck Civic Center Jan. 16 – 7 p.m. @South Heart H.S. Jan. 18 – 1 p.m. Williston Trinity Christian @Home Jan. 23 – 7 p.m. Beach @Home Jan. 30 – 6 p.m. Beulah @Home Feb. 1 – 3 p.m. @Watford City Feb. 3 – 7 p.m. @Killdeer Feb. 6 – 7 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Home Feb. 8 – 3 p.m. @Standing Rock H.S. Feb. 13 – 7 p.m. New England @Home Feb. 17 – 7 p.m. Mott-Regent @Mott Armory Feb. 20 – 7 p.m. Dickinson Trinity @Home Feb. 28 – 7p.m. Glen Ullin/Hebron @Home March 4 – TBD Tournament @TBD March 10 – TBD Tournament @Dickinson Trinity March 11 – TBD Tournament @Dickinson Trinity March 13 – TBD Tournament @Dickinson Trinity March 20 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome March 21 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome March 22 – TBD Tournament @Fargo Dome

►Bowman Co. JV Girl’s Basketball Schedule

Dec. 28 – 4 p.m. @Harding Co. Jan. 4 – 3:15 p.m. @Hazen Jan. 7 – 5:30 p.m. Lemmon @Home Jan. 9 – 5:30 p.m. @Richardton-Taylor Jan. 16 – 5:30 p.m. @South Heart H.S. Jan. 20 – TBD Tournament @South Heart H.S. Jan. 23 – 5:30 p.m. Beach @Home Jan. 25 – TBD Tournament @South Heart H.S. Jan. 30 – 5 p.m. Beulah @Home Feb. 1 – 2:30 p.m. @Watford City Feb. 3 – 5:30 p.m. @Killdeer Feb. 6 – 5:30 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Home Feb. 8 – 1:30 p.m. @Standing Rock H.S. Feb. 13 – 5:30 p.m. New England @Home Feb. 17 – 5:30 p.m. Mott-Regent @Mott Armory Feb. 20 – 5:30 p.m. Dickinson Trinity @Home Feb. 28 – 5:30 p.m. Glen Ullin/Hebron @Home

►Bowman Co. C-Squad Girl’s Basketball Schedule

Jan. 4 – 2 p.m. @Hazen Jan. 16 – 4 p.m. @South Heart H.S. Jan. 23 – 4 p.m. Beach @Home Jan. 30 – 4 p.m. Beulah @Home Feb. 1 – 1 p.m. @Watford City Feb. 3 – 4:30 p.m. @Killdeer Feb. 6 – 4 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Home Feb. 8 – 12 p.m. @Standing Rock H.S. Feb. 20 – 4 p.m Dickinson Trinity @Home

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Bulldogs Girls’ Basketball Hope to Lean On Experience By COLE BENZ Pioneer Sports Writer Coming off a season in which the girls’ basketball team from Bowman County placed second in the district and third in the region, head coach Pam Fisher thinks her team has the experience to run with the best this year. Coach Fisher has over 13 years of coaching experience that she brings to the court, along with a veteran coaching staff. “It’s a solid program that has some stability to it.” Right now the team has 22 athletes between grades 9-12. The team lost only two seniors from last year’s class while returning three for this season. With so few players graduating, many of the athletes have already got their feet wet, with many having logged minutes at the varsity level. Preparation has been steady this preseason, and with varsity starting earlier than the other levels, the early focus will be on getting them ready to play. “The early emphasis will be getting the varsity ready to play,” said Fisher. “We have some time for the JV and the c-squad; we’re not under pressure to have three squads ready.” Getting the players acclimated with each other is another point, according to Fisher, that they will work on

this early. Looking forward to the season, one big challenge will be Beach. “The biggest challenge in our region is Beach, they’ve won the region three or four years in a row,” said Fisher. “They’re a power house, and you don’t really go anywhere unless you find a way to get by them.” An opportunity they

might have, according to Fisher, is going to be defense. “We need to focus on defense and rebounding,” said Fisher. “To be competitive we’re really going to have to step it up there.” The biggest strength this team has going for it is experience, something that coach Fisher is counting on for her

team’s success. With losing only two players from last year’s squad, many of them have been through the program for a few years. “We have some depth and experience at all positions on the floor,” said Fisher. “We’re going to be able to generate some offense; we’re going to put some points on the board.”

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After Graduating 6 Seniors, e Bowman Co. Boys Basketball Hope to Surpass Expectations

losrom ny of ough fewBy COLE BENZ omePioneer Sports Writer ce at The Bowman County oor,”Boy’s Basketball Team is go-going to lean heavily on a eratenew pool of talent for this oingupcoming season. After n thegraduating six seniors from last year’s squad, head coach Steven Shahan is working to give his team a new identity.

“There is only one player returning from last year that had considerable time (with the varsity team), but they played JV together and they’re moving up,” Shahan said. Coming off of a 9-13 season, and placing sixth in districts, the second year head coach says he’s keeping the routine

mostly similar to years past. The 17 athletes that came out this year are focusing on moving the ball around more. “We run a motion style offense, trying to take advantage of whatever mismatches we can create,” Shahan said. “We don’t really have a ton of height so we can’t really pound it inside, so

BOWMAN CO. BOY’S BASKETBALL —(Back row) John Yale, Ryan Sime, Brayden Miller, Cole Osendorf, Tanner Fischer, Erik Bloomgren, Chandler Braaten, Hunter Lanchbury, Jacob Boehm. (Front row) Gabe Rodakowski, Alex Bartholomay, Tyler Hansey, Levi Holzer, Hank Brooks, Daniel Baesler, Clay Caron. Not Pictured: Mason Moran. we have to take what they give us.” Last year, his team struggled to overcome a few ruts, and coach Shahan is hoping that won’t be such an obstacle this year. One of the main things that he has focused on early in the season is team chemistry. “They understand the position

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they’re in, and know they are going to have to play good team basketball,” Shahan said. Shahan cites the lack of experience as a possible hurdle his team is going to have to overcome this season. “The kids are working real hard, and have been giving real good effort at practice,” Shahan said. When a team graduates six seniors, expectations won’t be very high for a team with fresh faces on the court. Shahan however, sees this as an advantage. With so many new athletes getting a chance to showcase their talents, Shahan likes the excitement and optimism he’s seeing from them. “I think that’s probably our biggest advantage,” Shahan said. “Those guys are ready to step up, and they’re excited for the chance to step up and prove they can play basketball too.” The Bulldogs start their season at the Dickinson Trinity Roughrider tournament on Dec. 10. They open against a tough New England team that is a top five pick in the region, something coach Shahan doesn’t mind. “They have a pretty talented team,” Shahan said. “So it will be a good challenge to open up with.” “I’m pleased with the way things have started,” Shahan said. “They know people aren’t expecting much from them, and they are relishing in the opportunity to surprise some people.”

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Dec. 21 – 3:30 p.m. Hazen @Home Dec. 28 – 2:30 p.m. New Town @Home Jan. 3 – 7 p.m. Watford City @Home Jan. 4 – 6:30 p.m. Lemmon @Home Jan. 7 – 5:30 p.m. @Beulah H.S. Jan. 11 – 1 p.m. Flasher @Bismarck Civic Center Jan. 14 – 7 p.m. @Dickinson Trinity Jan. 17 – 7 p.m. Grant Co. @Elgin H.S. Jan. 21 – 7 p.m. Killdeer @Home Jan. 24 – 7 p.m. Richardton-Taylor @Home Jan. 28 – 7 p.m. @New England Jan. 31 – 6:30 p.m. @Hebron H.S. Feb. 4 – 7 p.m. Mott-Regent @Home Feb. 7 – 7 p.m. @Beach H.S. Feb. 14 – 7 p.m. Heart River @Home Feb. 18 – 7 p.m. @Hettinger Feb. 21 – TBD Tournament @TBD Feb. 24 – TBD Tournament @TBD Feb. 25 – TBD Tournament @TBD Feb. 27 – TBD Tournament @TBD March 6 – TBD Tournament @TBD March 7 – TBD Tournament @TBD March 8 – TBD Tournament @TBD

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Dec. 21 – 2 p.m. Hazen @Home Dec. 28 – 1 p.m. New Town @Home Jan. 3 – 5:30 p.m. Watford City @Home Jan. 4 – 5 p.m. Lemmon @Home Jan. 7 – 4 p.m. @Beulah Jan. 14 – 5:30 p.m. @Dickinson Trinity Jan. 17 – 5:30 p.m. @Elgin H.S. Jan. 21 – 5:30 p.m. Killdeer @Home Jan. 24 – 5:30 p.m. Richardton-Taylor @Home Jan. 27 – TBD Tournament @South Heart H.S. Jan. 28 – 5:30 p.m. @New England Jan. 31 – 5:30 p.m. @Hebron Feb. 1 – TBD Tournament @South Heart H.S. Feb. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Mott-Regent @Home Feb. 7 – 5:30 p.m. @Beach Feb. 14 – 5:30 p.m. Heart River @Home Feb. 15 – 1 p.m @Lemmon Feb. 18 – 5:30 p.m. @Hettinger

►Bowman Co. C-Squad Boy’s Basketball Schedule

Jan. 3 – 4 p.m. Watford City @Home Jan. 7 – 3 p.m. @Beulah H.S. Jan. 14 – 4 p.m. @Dickinson Trinity Jan. 21 – 4 p.m. Killdeer @Home Jan. 24 – 4 p.m. Richardton-Taylor @Home Jan. 28 – 4 p.m. @New England Jan. 31 – 4 p.m. @Hebron Feb. 14 – 4 p.m. Heart River @Home Feb. 18 – 4 p.m. @Hettinger

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Bowman Co. Wrestling Begins Second Year Co-op With Beach

By COLE BENZ Pioneer Sports Writer The Bowman County wrestling team is set to begin its second season teaming up with Beach. The team is fairly young as they only have one returning senior, and fourth year head coach Jeff Boynton is ramping up the tempo this pre-

season. “They’re working harder, and practices are more intense,” Boynton said. In the first season as a co-op the results were fairly successful. Finishing in the Top 20 was a great accolade considering the squad was adjusting to the newly

formed squad. “It went pretty good last year,” Boynton said. “All the kids got a long and we wrestled well together.” Despite the camaraderie, it was still an adjustment in some aspects. “Dueling as a team, this was a new challenge last year,” Boynton said.

Heading into this season, one of the biggest challenges Boynton wants to overcome are the results in the meets and intensity during dual matches. “Placing in tournaments and winning duals,” said Boynton, when talking about what he would like to see from his

►Bowman Co. Varsity Wrestling Schedule Dec. 20 – 2 p.m. @Linton H.S. Dec. 21. – 8 a.m. @Linton H.S. Jan. 3 – 1:30 p.m. @Hettinger Jan. 4 – 9 a.m. @Hettinger Jan. 11 – 9 a.m. @Beulah H.S. Jan. 14 – 5 p.m. Meet Killdeer/New Salem @Beach Jan. 18 – TBD @Watford City H.S. Jan. 21 – 5 p.m. @Killdeer H.S. Jan. 24 – 2 p.m. @New Salem-Almont H.S. Jan. 25 – 8 a.m. @New Salem-Almont H.S. Jan. 28 – 4:30 p.m. @Lemmon Feb. 1 – TBD @TBD Feb. 8 – 9 a.m. Tournament @New Salem-Almont H.S. Feb. 13 – TBD Tournament @Bismarck Civic Center Feb. 14 – TBD Tournament @Bismarck Civic Center Feb. 15 – TBD Tournament @Bismarck Civic Center wrestlers. The Bulldogs are fresh in their season, and their coach says one thing in par-

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New England Tigers Loaded With Inexperienced Talent By KEVIN SCHAEFER The Herald Last year’s New England Tigers boys basketball team was loaded with Seniors and they brought to the team expe-

rience and speed. However, those six seniors are gone and this year’s Senior crop is very inexperienced, but overloaded with talent. Head coach Luke Pow-

ers begins his forth year at New England and as preseason practices progressed, and the Tigers’ early games proved, that if a successful season is to be had, then the bulk

NEW ENGLAND BOYS BASKETBALL — (Back row) Head Coach Luke Powers, Brady Bender, Mason Stang, Gavin Fitterer, Daniel Prince, Ty Nordby, John UrlacherGreff, Hunter Wolf. (Front row) Aaron Bullinger, Jordan Maershbecker, Casey Molitor, Stephen Roller.

of the leadership will land on the shoulders of the underclassmen. Three Juniors • 6’4’’ Daniel Prince • 6’2’’ John Urlacher and • 6’2’’ Ty Nordby and Sophomores • 6’0’ Brady Bender and • 5’7’’ Hunter Wolf appear so far to be the owners of those shoulders. Seniors • 5’’11’ Jordan Maerschbecker • 6’1’’ Aaron Bullinger • 5’10’’ Casey Molitor and • 6’0’’ Stephen Roller, Juniors • 6’1’’ Gavin Fitterer and • 6’1’’ Mason Stang round out the rest of this year’s streak “We have a great group of talented kids and what we lack in experience, we make up with our hustle.” Powers boasted. “These kids are growing up to-

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Dec. 16 – 5:30 p.m. Lemmon @Home Jan. 4 – 7:15 p.m. New Town @Home Jan. 7 – 4 p.m. Heart River @Home Jan. 11 – 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Jamboree @Bismarck Civic Center Jan. 14 – 7 p.m. Killdeer @Killdeer Jan. 16 – 6 p.m. Flasher @Home Jan. 18 – 5:30 p.m. Grant County @ Elgin Jan. 21 – 4 p.m. Richardton-Taylor @Home Jan. 24 – 7 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Scranton Jan. 28 – 4 p.m. Bowman County @Home Jan. 31 – 7 p.m. Dickinson Trinity @Home Feb. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Beach @Beach Feb. 7 – 4 p.m. Beulah @Beulah Feb. 8 – 4 p.m. Trinity Christian @Trenton Feb. 11 – 4 p.m. Glen Ullin/Hebron @Glen Ullin Feb. 14 – 7 p.m. Hazen @Home Feb. 18 – 5:30p.m. Mott-Regent @Mott Armory

gether, and as they mature during the season, they can only improve.” At the beginning of last season Coach Powers stated, “We expect to improve every day. We want our hard work to pay off come tournament time.” And it appears that that statement could be repeated this year.

New England finished last season with a 11-12 overall record and their goal this year is to improve each game that they play, finish with a better record than last year and have a strong, strong. strong finish in the tournament. Powers is assisted by Marcus Mann and Brock Wigert.

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guard, shoots well from the arc and also loves to drive the lane. She is also very competitive and loves to win. Assisting Plaggemeyer under the bucket will be (12.1 pts./ game) Nordby. Her teammates know that they can go to her for anything. She shows her leadership with her work ethic. Wolf contributed greatly to the Tiger’s success in volleyball and if her basketball skills improve as much as

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Mott-Regent Wildfire Ladies Are Young, Enthusiastic By KEVIN SCHAEFER The Herald Jasmine Ottmar is in her first-year as the head coach of the Wildfire. She

took over for Brad Greff, who was the head coach at Mott-Regent for the last three years. Last year’s Naomi

Meier, McKayla Roll and Marah Friez will be greatly missed, as they took a ton of experience and game time with them

MOTT-REGENT GIRLS BASKETBALL — (Back row) Head Coach Jasmine Ottmar, Allison Gion, Abby Honeyman, Sadie Ambers, Maddison Johnson, Kaitlyn Duncan, Andrea Klein, Jaylea Schaible. (Front row) Samantha Condon, Amber Friedt, Shantel Herner, Eleanor Messmer, MaLynn Kautzman.

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when they graduated last May. They also left with their athletism and speed. But the team returns a small handful of players including 5’7’’ forward Abby Honeyman. The senior forward has already signed her letter of intent to compete for the Dickinson State women’s track and field team. Abby averaged 14.5 points and seven rebounds during the District 13 Tournament last season. She was named to the All-District 13 team. Mott-Regent also returns a host of underclassmen of juniors and sophomores. The junior class includes • 5’3’’ Shantel Herner, • 5’7’’ Jaylea Schaible and • 5’7’’ Allison Gion. The sophomores

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►Mott-Regent Boy’s Basketball Schedule Dec. 17 – 5 p.m. Flasher @Mott-Regent Gym Jan. 3 – 5 p.m. @Washburn Jan. 7 – 7 p.m. @Dickinson Trinity Jan. 10 – 5:30 p.m. Glen Ullin/Hebron @MottRegent Gym Jan. 11 – 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Jamboree @Bismarck Civic Center Jan. 14 – 5:30 p.m. Beach @Mott Armory Jan. 17 – 6 p.m. @Shiloh Christian Jan. 18 – 5 p.m. @Mott Armory Jan. 21 – 5:30 p.m. Beulah @Mott Armory Jan. 24 – 5:30 p.m. @South Heart Jan. 28 – 5:30 p.m. @Richardton-Taylor Jan. 31 – 5 p.m. @Hazen Feb. 4 – 5:30 p.m. @Bowman Feb. 10 – 5:30 p.m. Grant County @Elgin Feb. 11 – 7 p.m. Hettinger/Scranton @Mott Armory Feb. 14 – 7 p.m. Killdeer @Mott Armory Feb. 18 – 5:30 p.m. New England @Mott Armory

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for any game. Any team can be beaten on any given night. Last season MottRegent averaged 63.1 points per game and allowed 56.2. The Wildfire lost to Heart River during the District 13 championship but turned around to defeat the Cougars for third place in the Region 7 Tournament.

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Dec. 13 – 3 p.m. Timber Lake @Home Dec. 16 - 5:30 p.m. @New England Dec. 20 - 2 p.m. Beach @Home Dec. 21 - 5:30 p.m. @Hettinger/Scranton Jan. 3 - 7:30 p.m. @Belle Fourche Jan. 4 - 5 p.m. @Bowman County Jan. 6 - 5:30 p.m. Grant County @ Home Jan. 10 – 3 p.m. Newell @Home Jan. 17 - 5:30 p.m. Dupree @Home Jan. 18 - 1 p.m. Tiospaye Topa @Ridgeview Jan. 21- 5:30 p.m. Faith @Home Jan. 24 - 5:30 p.m. @McLaughlin Jan. 31 - 5:30 p.m. McIntosh @Home Feb. 6 - 6 p.m. LMC Tourney @Harding County Feb. 7 - 6 p.m. LMC Tourney @Harding County Feb. 8 - 1 p.m. LMC Tourney @Faith Feb. 18 - 5:30 p.m. Takini @Takini Feb. 20 - 5 p.m. @Bison Feb. 21 - 5:30 p.m. Harding County @Buffalo Feb. 28 - 5:30 p.m. Wakpala @Home

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Lemmon Squad Ready For New Opponents ►Lemmon Wrestling Schedule Dec. 3 – 5 p.m. Lemmon Round Robin @Lemmon Dec. 7 – 8 a.m. Stanley County @Ft. Dec. 10 – TBA Baker Round Robin @Baker Dec. 10 – 9 a.m. @Faulkton Dec. 20 – TBA Dickinson Tourney @Dickinson Dec. 21 – TBA Dickinson Tourney @Dickinson Jan. 3 – 1:30 p.m. Hettinger Tourney @Hettinger Han. 4 – 9 a.m. Hettinger Tourney @Hettinger Jan. 10 – 11 a.m. Lyman Co. Tourney @Lyman Jan. 11 – 9 a.m. Lyman Co. Tourney @Lyman Jan. 17 – 3 p.m. Philip Tourney @Philip Jan. 18 – 9 a.m. Philip Tourney @Philip Jan. 21 - 4:30 p.m. Mobridge-Pollock Quad @ Mobridge Jan. 24 – TBA @Ipswich Jan. 28 – 4:30 p.m. Round Robin @Lemmon Jan. 31 – 1 p.m. @Belle Fourche Feb. 1 – 9 a.m. @Belle Fourche Feb. 8 – TBA @Hill City JAMIE SPAINHOWER/LEMMON LEADER

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Lemmon Girl’s Basketball Seek Challenges This Season

►Lemmon Girl’s Basketball Schedule Dec. 13 – 3 p.m. Timber Lake @ Home Dec. 14 – 5 p.m. @ Flasher Dec. 17 – 5:30 p.m. @Dupree Dec. 20 – 2 p.m. Beach @Home Dec. 28 – 5:30 p.m. @Hettinger/Scranton Jan. 3 – 5:45 p.m. @Belle Fourche Jan. 7 – 5:30 p.m. @Bowman County Jan. 10 – 3 p.m. Newell @Home Jan. 13 – 5:30 p.m. Mott-Regent @Home Jan. 16 – 5:30 p.m. Faith @Home Jan. 23 – 6 p.m. LMC Tourney @Bison Jan. 24 – 6 p.m. LMC Tourney @Bison Jan. 25 – 1 p.m. LMC Tourney @Home Feb. 4 – 6:30 p.m. CT @Selby Feb. 11 – 5:30 p.m. @Bison Feb. 13 – 5:30 p.m. Grant County @Home Feb. 15 – 5:30 p.m. Harding County @Home Feb. 18 – 5:30 p.m. @McLaughlin Feb. 20 – 5:30 p.m. McIntosh @Home Feb. 22 – 5:30 p.m. Mobridge-Pollock @Home

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LEMMON GIRL’S BASKETBALL — The Lemmon cowgirls are eager and ready for the new season to begin.

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• Pre-season screenings • Strength conditioning • Flexibility training • Injury rehabilitation

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