Not so long ago, Hettinger-Scranton were the reigning champions of Region 7. The team enters the new season having lost phenomenal talent to graduation and are looking to replace them with a younger squad eager to make their own legacy in their bid to reclaim the throne.
The Hettinger-Scranton NightHawks are returning defensive minded players and with some height. This season they have eight players who are six feet or taller and could go a long way for them with good boxing out and consistent shooting. The returning starters are not afraid to go after a ball and look to grow from last season’s 11th place finish in Region 7.
DICKINSON — The Beach Buccaneers began their new season with a commanding 72-46 victory over the Hettinger-Scranton NightHawks in the Roughrider tournament at Dickinson Trinity gymnasium. The game, originally scheduled for the previous week, had been postponed due to snow in the Southwestern region of North Dakota. The Buccaneers showed their strength and potential in this high-scoring game.
DICKINSON — The Trinity Titans defended their home court against the Hettinger-Scranton NightHawks with commanding court IQ as they carried over the momentum from their competitive weekend of tourney play.
“It is fun to see some different athletes. We have so much snow sitting around in our area, we had to travel a ways just to get in a meet and this is only our second meet of the year… A lot of personal best today and real close to state qualifying effort so that is what we were trying to do today and just to see where we are at," Trinity head coach Craig Kovash said.