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There's no doubt that from very first practice four years ago to now, the Dickinson High softball team has grown by leaps and bounds. The Midgets highlight of these past four years culminated last Saturday when they clinched their first state tournament appearance. The Class A state tournament starts when the Midgets play Fargo North on Thursday in West Fargo. "What this means for a program and where our program is at -- it's a big deal," Dickinson head coach Bill Butterfield said. "The girls know it is. They felt that they should have gone last year and I felt the same way.
Patience is a virtue and the Dickinson High boys golf team has been waiting all season to host the West Region Tournament. That day is finally here and the Midgets couldn't be more excited. "We have home-course advantage," Dickinson senior Tanner Halter said. "We play on it every single day. We just have to play smart golf. We're all pretty excited." Dickinson takes its excitement and confidence to the No. 1 and No. 10 tee boxes starting at 9 a.m.
BISMARCK -- Neither wind nor rain could damper the spirits of the Killdeer boys track and field team. Killdeer head coach Larry Walker was named Class B boys track and field Coach of the Year and the Cowboys' boys took fourth as a team during the state meet Saturday at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "Our seniors really come through for us," said Walker, who in his final season coaching the Killdeer boys and girls teams. "Our underclassmen really competed for being freshmen and sophomores and being here for the first time.
BISMARCK -- Pleasant surprises were all around on a not-so-perfect day. The Dickinson High boys track and field team was happy to finish out the final day of the Class A state track and field meet on Saturday at the Bismarck Community Bowl with some strong finishes. "Those were a couple good surprises from the young guys," Dickinson senior Michael Porter said.
BISMARCK -- There are few events where Mott-Regent's Abby Honeyman doesn't excel. The sophomore went home a placer in all four events in the Class B girls state track and field meet on Saturday at the Bismarck Community Bowl. However, Honeyman knows it's going to take work during the offseason to perform better each and every year. "We'll (the Mott-Regent team) be doing the Acceleration program at Dickinson State," Honeyman said. "That's just teaches you to push yourself to the limit. Next year, we have a lot of goals." Honeyman added three more pieces of hardware to her collection.
BISMARCK -- The Dickinson High boys track and field team is in the right position. The Midgets sent a handful of runners to the finals in open and relay events after the first day of the Class A state track and field meet on Friday at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "Anytime you can get through the prelims in anything is huge," Dickinson co-head coach Dave Michaelson said. "You don't want to false start. You don't want to do anything silly like that. ...
BISMARCK -- Dickinson Trinity senior Brady Fettig had his reservations about joining the track and field team before the season started. It's crazy how quickly doubts can fade. Fettig and the Titans' 3,200-meter boys relay ran away as state champions at the Class B state track and field meet Friday at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "At the beginning of the season, I didn't even think I was going to go out," Fettig said. "These guys convinced me to and to get a state championship, that's great." Fettig's teammates were junior Dylan Gress, junior Alex Binstock and senior Paul Gardner.
A bond between teammates is strong, but it's even stronger when the teammates are twins. Killdeer seniors Kyle and Taylor Boster have the top throws in the Class B boys and girls discus, respectively, heading into the state track and field meet today at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "I'm really happy for them," Killdeer head coach Larry Walker said. "They are really hard workers. They've earned where they've gotten.
There's no doubt that every athlete on the Bowman County track and field team wants to be like senior Erika Olson. The senior will step on the track for the final time in her high school career at the Class B state track and field meet today at the Bismarck Community Bowl. "It just kind of hit that this is really the last meet, I'm just going to make the most of it and give every race all I got," Olson said. Olson leads a group of primarily freshman into the state meet and head coach Jon Jahner can't think of anyone else he would like to lead his girls. "I don't have to worry a lot about t
Dickinson Trinity senior Lance Pender has been in the hunt for a Class B state tournament medalist since he was a sophomore. Pender will finish his high school career on the links of the Oxbow County Club at the Class B state golf tournament starting on Monday. "I knew what his true potential was and I knew where he could be at," Trinity head coach Tyler Reisenauer said. "It was a pretty good year for everybody." However, Pender didn't have a fairy tale start to the season.