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Beulah new Class B boys No. 1; Ryan remains atop Class B girls poll

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Beulah is the new No. 1-ranked team in Class B boys basketball following its wins over previous No. 1 North Star and No. 8 Four Winds-Minnewaukan last Thursday and Friday, respectively.

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The Miners (7-0) are followed in the rankings by North Star (6-1) at No. 2 and Dickinson Trinity at No. 3. Trinity goes into its Christmas break undefeated at 7-0. Fargo Oak Grove (5-1) and Des Lacs-Burlington (5-0) round out the top five.

Beulah received all but one of the 12 first-place votes in the poll voted on by members of the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. North Star received the other first-place vote.

One of the two teams has been ranked atop the poll since Dec. 27, 2010. North Star won the 2011 Class B title and lost to Beulah in the 2012 championship game.

In the Class B girls poll, Minot Ryan held on to the top spot, receiving 10 of 12 first-place votes. The Lions are 3-0.

Kindred and Napoleon, which received two first-place votes, are tied at No. 2. Grafton and Hillsboro-Central Valley round out the top five.

Grant County moved up two spots to No. 6 while Dickinson Trinity (2-1 after a 69-24 loss to Ryan) and Beach (2-2) received votes.

Class B Boys Record Points Last Week

1. Beulah (11) 7-0 118 2

2. North Star (1) 6-1 104 1

3. Dickinson Trinity 7-0 81 4

4. Fargo Oak Grove 5-1 71 5

5. Des Lacs-Burlington 5-0 58 6-TIE

6. Rugby 7-1 50 9

7. Carrington 6-0 46 8

8. Tie: Cavalier 5-1 36 3

Four Winds-Minnewaukan 6-2 36 6-TIE

10. Central Cass 7-0 24 NR

Others receiving votes: Trenton (5-0), Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky (4-0), Minot Our Redeemer's (7-0).

Class B Girls Record Points Last Week

1. Minot Bishop Ryan (10) 3-0 118 1

2. Tie: Kindred 3-0 94 3

Napoleon (2) 2-0 94 2

4. Grafton 3-0 72 6

5. Hillsboro-Central Valley 3-0 70 7

6. Grant County 5-0 63 8

7. Shiloh Christian 3-1 32 4

8. Lakota-Adams-Edmore 3-1 28 5

9. Thompson 3-1 26 NR

10. New Town 2-1 18 9

Others receiving votes: Velva (3-0), Benson County (5-0), Maple

Valley (2-1), Dickinson Trinity (2-1), Beach (2-2), Linton-HMB (3-

1), Larimore (3-0).

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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 2014. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occassional Sunday column, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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