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The Dickinson High girls basketball team nearly erased a 20-point deficit, but its offense came up short. Williston held on late in the second half to defeat the Midgets 71-61 on Tuesday in a West Region game at the DHS gymnasium. "I think we all just started to play together and realize we can win the game," Dickinson junior guard Taylor Cooper said.
The Jamestown girls hockey team started off well and never let up. The Blue Jays netted three goals in the first period en route to a 7-0 win over Dickinson on Saturday at the Dickinson Recreation Center. "To be honest, I was happy with how the girls played despite the score," Dickinson head coach Lauren Hansen said.
The Jamestown boys hockey team took advantage of Dickinson's miscues to jump out a substantial lead in the second period. The Blue Jays used the three-goal second period to defeat West Region opponent Dickinson 4-0 on Saturday at Dickinson Recreation Center. "We played a good first and third periods, the second period absolutely got away from us," Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said.
BELFIELD -- Playing its first home game of the season, the Heart River girls basketball team was in high spirits. The Cougars' defense was in shutdown mode defeating Region 7 opponent Richardton-Taylor 52-32 on Tuesday at the Belfield High School gymnasium. "I always try to emphasize to the girls that if we put the effort in defensively and commit to our press, the offense will come," Heart River head coach Ashlee Viveros said. "When our defensive effort is there, our offense just falls into place." Heart River (6-1) made its presence known early, jumping out to an 11-0 lead.
Every athlete loves to be in front of their home crowd. The Dickinson Dolphins club swim team is brimming with excitement heading into its first home meet of the season on Saturday and Sunday at the West River Community Center. "I love swimming at home meets," Dickinson High senior Alexa Martel said. "The more people recognize us, the more they come and watch us." Dickinson has two home meets this season, but this meet includes teams from Mandan, Bismarck, Minot and Williston. "We also have a consolations meet in March," Dickinson coach Kristi Roller said.
Scoring hasn't been a problem for the No. 4-ranked Dickinson Trinity boys basketball team this season. Trinity got a little more help on Tuesday when senior guard Mason Schiff got back into the lineup. "It was weird getting back into it," Schiff said. "The first time in, I was pretty tired, but the rest of the times it got better and better." Schiff has no complaints coming back to a team with a perfect 9-0 overall record and a 2-0 record in District 14. "Having all these guys on my team really helps," he said. "If I'm a little bit behind, they are always pushing me.
If the price is right. The trapping and snaring popularity is based on what everything else in the country to based on -- money. "The number of trappers and the amount of trapping activity is directly driven by the fur market," Gay Jepson of Grassy Butte said. "You'll always find that as far back in history as you want to look." Trapping and snaring have taken a backseat to other forms of hunting. The process of setting traps and checking everyday can be tiresome.
MOTT -- Every second counts. New England senior Kaine Hanson had a half-court shot rattle in and out as time expired and the Mott-Regent boys basketball team held on for a 68-66 win on Tuesday at National Guard Armory Gymnasium. "It was a battle about the last two minutes," Mott-Regent head coach Wayne Heckaman said. "We had our chances to seal the deal, but we kept giving them opportunities to come back in the game." The Tigers (7-3, 0-1 District 13) were the comeback kids for a majority of the game.
The eras of Bart Starr to Aaron Rodgers can relish with many of the Green Bay Packers fans who received a special Christmas gift. Christmas is a time for giving, but some Dickinson residents received an extra piece of Packers' memorabilia in their stockings -- a stock. "When they came out with the shares, I knew I wanted one," said Perry Kovash of Dickinson. "I know, dollar-wise, it doesn't have much, but from the standpoint of just being part-owner of that team excited me." On Dec. 6, the Green Packers issued 250,000 new stock shares to be sold for $250 a piece.
Editor's Note: The Dickinson Press' Top 10 sports stories of 2011 countdown continues through Dec. 31. Each story in the countdown will be presented as a column with the reporter's take on why the story was impactful this year. Cole Frenzel is living the dream he always wanted. After a successful high school career, Frenzel spent the next two years honing his craft at the University of Arizona, playing in the Pac-10 against some of the best college baseball players in the country. On June 8, Frenzel learned he would be playing against the best players in the world.