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Fargo Davies needed just 50 seconds to net its first goal -- and the Eagles were far from done. Davies used a nine-goal second period en route to a 17-1 win over Dickinson in a nonconference boys hockey game on Saturday at the Dickinson Recreation Center. "I think we are a pretty good skating team," Davies head coach Brian Davidson said. "We returned everybody from our team from last year and we picked up where we left off." Coming into the game, Dickinson head coach Tom Folske knew he would be shorthanded.
The journey from the minor leagues to the big leagues is long and treacherous, but Cole Frenzel wouldn't want it any other way. After being the New York Mets' seventh-round draft choice in 2011 and finishing his first season with the short-season Class A Brooklyn Cyclones, Frenzel has had some time off to reflect on his first professional baseball season. "You really find out how to make the change from college and how much of a grind it becomes," said Frenzel, who was drafted out of the University of Arizona.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park elk reduction program is halfway over and the goal is in sight. There have been 270 elk removed as of Tuesday and Valerie Naylor, Theodore Roosevelt National Park superintendent, said the second-year program has been a success. "Last year we removed 406 elk during a 14-week period," she said. "We are on track to take the same number of elk as last year or close to it." How tough is participation in the reduction program? So far, the program has had 82 volunteers from all around the country in the first five weeks of the reduction.
The Dickinson High boys hockey team made one costly error in the second period. Williston junior Colton Nehring scored the deciding goal with 50 seconds left in the second period to help defeat the Midgets 3-1 in a West Region game Tuesday at the Dickinson Recreation Center. Nehring scored after smacking a loose puck past Dickinson goalie Matt Porter. "We made a bad decision," Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. "It was just being young, that's all it was. The first game out things are going by so fast.
The Class B wrestling season has barely started and Killdeer is already marred by injuries. Other teams like Hettinger-Scranton have been more fortunate, staying relatively healthy during the football season. The Night Hawks return 140-pound division champion senior Sean Elkins. Experience and confidence are going to be important for the Hettinger-Scranton this season. "We are pretty excited about this wrestling season," Hettinger-Scranton head coach Randy Burwick said.
Bruce Heppner inherited a Dickinson High program that was good. But in the few months he has been the head coach, he has made the team better. Heppner isn't alone for his first season as the Midgets' coach though. He brought along some friends, seven to be exact. "The nice thing about having all of these coaches is that at the beginning of the season, I sat them all down and gave them all their own roles as far what they need to bring to the table," Heppner said.
The Dickinson boys hockey team notched a win against Williston for a spot in the West Region Tournament last season. Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said that's a factor motivating his team this season. "We want to build on last year," Folske said. "We finished last year with a good win against Williston to get into the WDA." The Midgets don't have to wait long to play Williston again. Dickinson's regular-season opener is against the Coyotes at 7:30 p.m.
The alarm buzzing at 4 o'clock in the morning is Dickinson High girls hockey head coach Lauren Hansen's signal to start her coaching career. The first year coach is starting with a young team, made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores. "I'm excited," Hansen said. "We have a very young team this year, which I think it's great. It gives us the opportunity to grow together.
When two people meet, whether they know each other or just making quick chit-chat, the first thing that pops into everybody's mind is the weather. The main reason why is that is something everyone can relate to, except nobody can control it. Before moving up to Dickinson in mid-July, from South Dakota, people kept asking about the weather.
The Dickinson High volleyball team's motto a week ago was not to take anyone lightly. The Midgets definitely won't run into that dilemma against Fargo North when they open the Class A state tournament at 7 p.m. MST today at the Fargodome. "We go in and everybody at the state tournament is good," Dickinson head coach Jay Schobinger said. "We've got to line up and compete." Dickinson (29-8) is the No. 2 seed out of the West Region after being swept by Bismarck Century in the title match. That loss isn't affecting the Midgets' minds, however.