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Beulah and North Star boys remain Nos. 1 and 2, will play Thursday

The top two ranked teams in Class B boys basketball will play Thursday when Beulah hosts North Star.

The teams held on to their Nos. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, in the Class B poll released Monday.

Beulah (7-0) is No. 1 for the third consecutive week after receiving eight first-place votes. North Star (6-0) has followed the Miners at No. 2 each week and received four first-place votes after defeating No. 5-ranked Grafton last week.

Dickinson Trinity made the polls biggest leap, moving from No. 10 to No. 8 after winning three games last week to improve to 7-0.

Carrington remained No. 1 in the Class B girls poll, receiving all 13 first-place votes. The top five remained unchanged.

Grant County and Beach held steady at Nos. 4 and 9, respectively.

The polls are voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Class B Boys Rcd Pts Pvs

1. Beulah (8) 7-0 114 1

2. North Star (4) 6-0 111 2

3. Berthold 6-0 97 3

4. LaMoure 8-0 67 5

5. Grafton 5-1 55 4

6. New Town 6-0 52 6

7. Central Cass 6-0 51 7T

8. Dickinson Trinity 7-0 44 10

9 (tie). Bottineau 4-0 28 9

9 (tie). Hatton-Northwood 4-1 28 7T

Others receiving votes: Rugby (6-0), Hazen (7-0), Griggs County Central (6-1), Maple Valley (7-1).

Class B Girls Rcd Pts Rcd

1. Carrington (13) 3-0 130 1

2. Grafton 3-0 101 2

3. Central Cass 3-0 97 3

4. Grant County 4-0 83 4

5. Minot Ryan 4-0 76 5

6 (tie). Central Valley 4-0 56 7

6 (tie). Linton-HMB 3-0 56 6

8. Thompson 4-0 55 8

9 (tie). Beach 3-1 16 9

9 (tie). New Town 4-0 16 NR

Others receiving votes: Lakota-Adams-Edmore (4-0), Watford City (3-0), Napoleon (1-2), Kindred (3-0), Hatton-Northwood (2-0), Midkota (2-1), New Rockford-Sheyenne (4-0), Northern Cass (3-0).

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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