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Beulah head football coach Jim Dooley isn't going to lie, the Miners have a tough road ahead of them. The No. 3-ranked Miners travel to No. 1-ranked Fargo Shanley for the Class 2A semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sid Cichy Stadium in Fargo. "We not overly confident going in," Dooley said. "It's quite a task for us." Since moving down to Class 2A in 2009, the Deacons have reached the semifinal game every season. On top of that, Shanley is 6-0 in playoff games at Sid Cichy Stadium. "Shanley is a tough team," Beulah senior quarterback Trevor Zacher said.
Through the snow, wind and mid-20 degree temperatures, the Bismarck High boys and girls cross country teams stayed hot. The Demons swept the individual and team championships, including senior Jake Leingang's third straight individual title during the Class A state cross country meet on Saturday at Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson. "He's very special and very deserving," Bismarck co-head coach Darrell Anderson said. "He runs extremely hard. He's matured a lot as a runner.
Shiloh Christian senior Donovan Lambert observed and learned from former Parshall standout Ken Wells. On Saturday, Lambert put Wells' lessons to work. The Shiloh Christian senior won the Class B boys state cross country individual title at Heart River Golf Course. "Ken is one of my close friends and he's always been good," Lambert said. "Ken pushed me a lot." Lambert, who was also named Class B boys senior athlete of the year, saw plenty of Wells in the past few years. He finished second behind Wells at last year's state meet. "It's really good accomplishment," Lambert said.
In the previous five cross country seasons, Dickinson High's Meleah Leiss has seen many changes. A majority of those changes were on the roster as her father, Shawn, stood at the head coaches' helm. "This is my first year without him," Meleah Leiss said. "It's been weird I guess. I miss him, but Mousseau does a great job." As Leiss entered her senior season, her father stepped down as head coach and James Mousseau, who was an assistant under Shawn for two years, took over the head coaching duties.
On Aug. 25, the Killdeer football team left the Dickinson High School practice field and a scrimmage against Dickinson High and Dickinson Trinity in a bind. Sophomore Lewis Dobitz, who was expected to take a majority of the carries for Killdeer, suffered an arm injury. "For me, sitting on the sidelines was really painful," Dobitz said. "Coming back, it was just fun to be back out with the team again.
For six Dickinson High seniors, it was the final time they would step into the DHS gymnasium as the home volleyball team. The Midgets got contributions from all six seniors on their way to a sweep of Bismarck St. Mary's, 27-25, 25-20, 25-15, in West Region match on Thursday night. "When you have a senior night, you never know how kids are going to react," Dickinson head coach Jay Schobinger said. "We just went back and started running that 6-2 again. We ran a lot of new things tonight. The kids handled it and responded real well. In the end, St.
Two weeks ago, Dickinson High head football coach Dennis Morris knew the homecoming game against No. 3-ranked Fargo South was going to mean more than just a win or a loss. It was a chance for the Midgets to learn the offensive scheme and the physical nature of the Bruins entering the quarterfinals of the Class 3A playoffs at 3:30 p.m. today at the Fargodome. "It's a matchup were kind of hoping for as well," Morris said. "If you could pick one of the top teams in the East to play, I'd pick Fargo South. "They've got a powerful offense, but it's all between the tackles.
There's no surprise for first-year head coach James Mousseau about the type of runner Dickinson High senior Gabe Dschaak has become. Dschaak will step onto the Heart River Golf Course for the final cross country meet of his high school career at North Dakota Class A state cross country championship meet starting at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. "It's going to be very powerful emotionally," Dschaak said.
At the beginning of the season, even before the Dickinson High football team took the field for the first time, head coach Dennis Morris knew he had special offensive and defensive lines. The lines are made up of two seniors, five juniors and one sophomore. As the Midgets head into the Class 3A playoffs for Morris' first time as a head coach, the play of the team's offensive and defensive lines are going to be more important than ever. "They are still juniors and I thought those guys getting playing time as sophomores was going to mature them a little bit more and it did," Morris said.
Dickinson High senior Ali Moody knew she wanted to play college volleyball. She just didn't know for what team. Until Wednesday. Moody made her commitment to the North Dakota State volleyball program known like most high school athletes do -- via Twitter. She posted "Just committed to NDSU to play volleyball!! (hashtag)DreamComeTrue." NDSU coaches cannot comment on recruits until they sign national letters of intent on Feb. 6. "I'm very excited," Moody said. "I've never been more excited in my life.