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The Killdeer wrestling team hasn't had to shy away from many defeats this season and with almost the full roster back, the team is excited. The Cowboys host Beach, Bowman County and Standing Rock at the Killdeer Multiple on Friday. "I think everybody's kind of excited and working each day to get better as an individual," Killdeer head coach Shane Olson said. "Then they know by doing that, the team will get better." Killdeer is coming off a fifth-place finish at the East-West Invitational in New Salem this past weekend.
Midgets finally square off against Minot High The No. 1-ranked Dickinson High gymnastics team has waited and waited and waited to match up with Minot High. This is the Midgets lucky week. They face the No. 2-ranked Majettes during the Minot Invitational at 4:30 p.m. today. "I think it's going to be exciting," Dickinson senior Shalesa Wariner said. "Just to see all the new skills they (Minot) are getting and how they are doing this year. You hear, but you don't actually see." Not only will Dickinson compete against Minot, but No.
Minot High might have been absent at the Dickinson Invitational, but that didn't stop the Midgets gymnastics team from holding back. No. 1-ranked Dickinson High used a host of high scores to place first with season-high 149.15 team points on Saturday at DHS gymnasium. "We are really happy about the score," Dickinson head coach Kent Van Ells said. "Being that we are still missing one gymnast, Mckenzie Kostelecky, and to do it without her, it's pretty exciting." Fargo Davies was the runner-up (133.85), while Valley City took third (132.5) and Fargo was fourth (129.35). Because No.
Another West Region opponent dealt another heartbreaking loss to the Dickinson High boys basketball team Friday night. Bismarck St. Mary's struggled from the free-throw line in the second half, but did just enough after regulation to give the Midgets their fifth consecutive loss, 72-66 in overtime. "I'm really disappointed in the fact that we didn't get this one," Dickinson head coach John Wilson said. "We're playing basketball the way we want to. The thing that's killing us is our focus in crucial situations." The Saints shot 7 of 18 from the free-throw line in the second half.
Down, set, hike into a spring football league. Normally football takes place in the fall, but the semi-pro Dickinson Raiders are set to be part of the Dakota Football League, which starts in late April and ends in the middle of June. "There's been a lot of excitement," league owner James Kern said. "We've been working at it for about a month.
Right before practice Tuesday afternoon, Dickinson gymnastics coach Kent Van Ells broke the news that Minot High wasn't going to be at Saturday's Dickinson Invitational. The gymnasts' voices expressed disappointment. The No. 1-ranked Midgets will just have to wait a little longer to face No. 2-ranked Minot High. The meet begins 11 a.m. Saturday. "It was something that we were looking forward to," Van Ells said. "We're ranked No. 1 and they're ranked No. 2.
Being the first to do something is a tip of the hat, for Cathy and David Logosz, it's just a part of their lives. The Logosz will be the first residents of Dickinson to be inducted into the North Dakota Shooting Sports Association Hall of Fame on Feb. 4 in Grand Forks. "It's a humbling experience," Cathy said. "It's an honor to be inducted and certain humbling to be recognized by our peers." Cathy and David have been married for 34 years and both of them said it's a honor to be inducted together. "I'm extremely proud of all the stuff that she has done for the local club," David said.
The Dickinson High girls hockey team struck first, but Richland had the final word. The Rangers from Sidney, Mont., scored two goals in the second period to defeat the Midgets 3-1 on Tuesday at the Dickinson Recreation Center. "I think the girls played great," Dickinson head coach Lauren Hansen said. "Obviously it's frustrating that it was loss, but I think it was also a good thing for the girls to hang their hats on." Dickinson accomplished one aspect that it has been striving toward all season -- it played a strong first period. "It's the best start that we've ever had," Hansen said.
The Dickinson High boys hockey team had its hands full playing one of the top teams in North Dakota. Bottineau-Rugby used a four-goal first period to defeat the Midgets 9-0 in a West Region game Saturday at the Dickinson Recreation Center. "We played hard," Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. "We didn't quit and we kept coming at them. That's all you can ask." The Braves (12-3, 10-0 West) not only have one of the best records, but the top scorer in the state. Logan Millican had 24 goals coming into the game and added three more to his total.
Turnovers have been a key factor in the Dickinson High girls basketball team's defeats this season. But with a consistent offensive effort Friday, the mistakes that have haunted the Midgets didn't play a factor. Dickinson used a strong second half to beat Belcourt 69-58 for its first West Region win of the season at the DHS gymnasium. "I'm proud for the girls," Dickinson head coach Dan Pender said.