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Dickinson High School senior Madi Steier, middle right, reacts to winning homecoming queen on Friday at the Biesiot Activities Center. Gabe Dschaak, left, won homecoming king. Austin Mack, the cardboard cutout, was unable to attend the homecoming ceremonies because he's playing in the Class A state soccer as part of the Bismarck Century team.
Dickinson High senior Jordan Krieg isn't bashful about saying football isn't his favorite sport. However, Krieg knows playing football is beneficial to be a better athlete in every other sport. "The training for football helps you in all your sports," Krieg said. "The countless hours in the weight room is not only going to make you a better football player, but it's going to help you in other sports. "There's the mental toughness needed to get through practices. The mental toughness needed to finish out the season and play a game for all four quarters.
The Dickinson Trinity football team didn't have much success this year playing at the Badlands Activities Center. But the Titans are perfect at the newly renamed Biesiot Activities Center. Trinity scored one touchdown in all four quarters to defeat Bottineau 28-13 on Thursday in a Class 2A, West Region game. "We needed to win and it was the biggest game of the year," Trinity head coach Randy Gordon said. "Bottineau is a great team. They played Beulah right to the end." With the win, the Titans (5-3, 4-2 West) inch closer to nabbing a playoff spot.
The 100-mile trip from Dickinson to Bismarck for soccer practice or games never gets any closer for Austin Mack. But it has all been worth it. Last weekend, the Dickinson High senior was named West Region Senior Athlete of the Year as the lone boys soccer player in the school's co-op with Bismarck Century, which has been in place since his freshman year. "Soccer has always been my passion," Mack said.
Heart River head coach Dave Hendrickson knows his team has a long road ahead of them before the season is over. The No. 3-ranked Cougars host New Salem-Almont-Glen Ullin at 7 p.m. on Friday in a Class 1A, Region 4 game. Though Heart River has already sealed a playoff berth, the team isn't looking past the Holsteins. "Our players aren't looking past this one," Hendrickson said. "We haven't lost a home game in two years. It's a big game for us." Since the 29-27 loss against Killdeer on Sept. 28, the Cougars have earned back-to-back wins over region opponents.
As for the only moose he saw, Dickinson's Nathan Ingman's moose turned out to a record breaker. Ingman downed a Canadian Moose, whose antlers width measure 57 inches and the Pope and Young score marked at 181, a couple miles north of the Columbus. "Nothing really full hit until I got him loaded up in my pickup," Ingman said. The previous high Pope and Young score for a Canadian Moose was 162-3/8 set back in 1994. "I thought it was incredible that I got one," Ingman said. "There are guys who have hunted for moose and not even seen any.
Somewhere, the phrase is always uttered when the Dickinson High and Bismarck Century volleyball teams take the court. "It's going to be an exciting match." That rang true again Tuesday. The Patriots held off a resurgent Midgets team for a five-set win, 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 22-25, 15-13 in a West Region match at DHS gymnasium. "That right there is about 99 percent of the matches we have with Century," Dickinson head coach Jay Schobinger said. "They all are just like that. It doesn't matter some years if one team is way better than the other. They are exciting.
The final race of the day came down to seven-hundredths of a second. Ketti Ringwall, a Dickinson Trinity junior who competes for Williston, swam the anchor leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay, but Minot's Mckenna Brown edged out the win. "That was an exciting one," Ringwall said with a smile. "Minot is definitely the team to beat this year in that relay.
The Dickinson State volleyball team grabbed a momentous third-set win against Montana Western. The Bulldogs, however, didn't allow the momentum to travel any further. Western ended the Frontier Conference match in four sets, defeating DSU 25-20, 25-17, 26-28, 25-20 on Saturday at Scott Gymnasium. "We knew Dickinson was going to play well in their home gym," Western head coach Lisa Griffiths said. "We really wanted to come in and establish our game. When we were able to do that, we were able to be successful." The Blue Hawks and Bulldogs met in Dillon, Mont., on Sept.
Ron Fettig has received many accolades throughout his bowling career. The crown jewel was joining the North Dakota Bowling Hall of Fame. The Killdeer bowler was joined by Bismarck's Anton Weekes Jr. and Devils Lake's Becky Thomas as the 2012 inductees, which took place on Sept. 29 in Mandan. "It's a pretty great honor," Fettig said. "I've won tournaments in four or five different states. I've bowled quite a bit." In his 38 years of league bowling, Fettig has 16 perfect games and six 800 series.