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The game between No. 2-ranked Hazen and No. 4 Heart River won't be lacking in speed. Hazen hosts the Cougars in a battle of Class 1A, Region 4 unbeatens at 6 p.m. MDT Friday. Despite Hazen and Heart River both being ranked in the top 5, the coaches hold little value to those rankings. "At this point in the season, we don't really hold a lot of stock in rankings," Hazen head coach Rick Philion said.
The Dickinson High girls golf team is sitting second place in the West Region team standings, just a couple shots behind Bismarck Century. The only problem is the golf team is still searching the Nos. 4, 5 or 6 spots. "Somebody else that could shoot around that mid-90s could help us out a lot," Dickinson head coach Olivia Wellenstein said. "We are kind of right there with Century." Wellenstein said she has seen points of progress at those positions, but needs someone to become more consistent. "Our problem right now is finding that No. 4 player," she said.
BELFIED -- Heart River junior Seth Ewoniuk weighs only 135 pounds, but he packs a punch at the running back position. Ewoniuk scored four touchdowns for the No. 4-ranked Cougars stayed undefeated with a victory over Grant County-Flasher 30-18 on Friday in a Class 1A, Region 4 game. "We know that the rest of the games this season are going to be close," Ewoniuk said. "We've shown we can win close games." Ewoniuk was averaging 10.5 yards per carry coming into the game and averaged 8.6 yards per carry against the Storm (2-1, 1-1 Region 4).
Dickinson Trinity defensive back Jacob Good said it best: "Win or lose, you have to move on to the next game." Those words are exactly what the Titans need after losing to Valley City on a late touchdown pass last Friday. Trinity enters the important part of its schedule at 6 p.m. today against Class 2A, West Region opponent Carrington at the Badlands Activities Center. "I think this game is crucial," Trinity head coach Randy Gordon said. "It's not life or death, but it would be sure nice to have." Toughness has been the key to start the season for the Titans.
Transporting deer, elk and moose is going to become much harder with the possible threat of transmitting chronic wasting disease. CWD is primarily found in the brain and spinal cord of deer, elk and moose. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has found two cases of chronic wasting disease near the North and South Dakota border. The specific hunting unit is 3F2, which includes Bowman, Adams, Sioux and Hettinger counties. "Basically it's a prion, which is a fancy name for a protein, and it starts attacking the brain," Big Game Biologist Brett Wiedmann said.
Speed versus size. Hazen has the speed and Killdeer has the size for each to make a run at the Class 1A, Region 4 title. The teams meet at 6 p.m. MDT Friday in Hazen. "We do have some advantage with size," Killdeer head coach Lou Dobitz said. "We are hoping to play tough football and use that to our advantage." The teams are only about an hour away from each other. Though it's a rivalry game, Hazen head coach Rick Philion characterized it a friendly type of rivalry. "Killdeer is a team that we see in basketball every year," said Philion, whose Bison moved from 2A to 1A a few years ago.
Dickinson native Tyler Reisenauer accomplished something he hadn't done in five previous meetings at the Kevin Bergman Labor Day Classic Tournament -- he defeated Paul Keller. Reisenauer claimed his second straight Labor Day Classic title on Monday at Heart River Golf Course with a 2 and 1 match play victory against Keller. "I've played this course so many times, I know how to play it," Reisenauer said. "When you are playing match play, anything can happen." That anything almost happened right out of the gate for the defending champion.
Dickinson Trinity had a missed opportunity early in the game that proved to be one of the differences in its home opener against Valley City on Friday. Ben Sorenson found Kyle Knutson for a scored 12-yard touchdown with 72 seconds left and helped the Hi-Liners defeat the No. 2-ranked Titans 14-12 in a Class 2A nonregional game at the Badlands Activities Center. "If we could have put it away at the end of the game or at the beginning of the game it would have been a lot different," Trinity head coach Randy Gordon said.
The confidence is high for the Dickinson Trinity football team coming off a season-opening win against Killdeer. Though Trinity opened with a 21-7 win over Killdeer, the Titans head coach Randy Gordon knows there are improvements heading into the non-region matchup against Valley City at 7 p.m. today at the Badlands Activities Center. "I think we found some good things out about ourselves against Killdeer," Gordon said. "This is just one more game to get better, before our regional games." The No.
Getting a win is great, but winning a home opener is even better. Dickinson Trinity had its moments of greatness and moments of confusion, but the Titans managed to sweep Hettinger-Scranton 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 in a Region 7 match Thursday at Knights of Columbus Activities Center. "We all know that we have to work on the little things," Trinity middle hitter Andrea Jirges said.