Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Satchel Paige Comes to North Dakota


Some great stories from the Satchel Paige years with the Bismack Churchills. There are many stories that have been passed around the area.  The Bismarck team had multiple players that are now in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Besides Paige, Double Duty Radcliffe and Hilton Smith have been inducted over the years. This article brings to life a golden era of Bismarck and North Dakota baseball.  Enjoy the link.

Pitch Black Baseball Link

Bismarcks of 1935


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Norval Baptie 

Another Story on the legend of Norval Baptie.  The Bathgate native, is a member of the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Do It Backwards
  • by 1pen, Mar 23, 2012, 11:38:42 AM
Once upon a time, long enough ago for this tale to become muddled folklore, there was a talented young man who desperately wanted a pair of skates.  Times were hard, there was war and rumour of war, and hockey was fast becoming a popular diversion from all of it.  Skates, and a very good pair of skates, ones designed by the fastest skater in the world, Norval Baptie, were particularly special and this particularly talented young man wanted them more than he had ever wanted anything.  All he would have to do to get them would be to beat Norval Baptie himself in a race.  Ever the showman and the gentleman, Norval Baptie offered to race backwards while his challengers could skate forward.  Norval Baptie was at the height of his speedskating career at the time, but facing him while he skated backwards especially for such a pair of skates was a tempting challenge.  The young man entered and the race was on, but as the race unfolded the young man realized something very quickly.  He was losing.  Not only could Baptie skate as fast backwards as the young man could skate forwards, the advantage was in Baptie's favour. He could see his opponents, and he could block them as they attempted to pass.   With every stride, the young man's frustration grew and grew, till he was so angry he could spit.

Story Link

Plaque located in Bapties hometown.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

From a North Border Farm...

...to the Governors Mansion.  Online Exhibit of Former North Dakota Governor Walter Welford on the North Dakota Historical Society webpages.  Welford's farm was located between Neche and Pembina.

ND State Historical Society Online Exhibit Link

As lieutenant governor, Welford became governor after Thomas H. Moodie was disqualified. Welford was a staunch supporter of the Nonpartisan League (NPL), a farmers' political group. During Welford's administration the state was caught in the grip of the Great Depression. The 1936 crop yield was disastrously low because of drought. Welford met with President Franklin Roosevelt and obtained federal aid for drought-stricken farmers.
Governor Welford and members of the Highway Patrol
Governor Welford and members of the Highway Patrol at the
state capitol.

In 1936, Welford decided to run for office again. He beat former Governor William Langer for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, but Langer refused to drop out, and entered the general election as an independent. Welford lost the three-way governor's election to Langer. (The third-place candidate was Democrat John Moses, who became North Dakota's twenty-second governor, following Langer's second term.) Walter Welford became governor when Thomas H. Moodie was removed from office shortly after being elected. Welford served during a time of drought and depression

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Maris' bat and ball to be displayed at tournament


FARGO – The bat that Roger Maris used to hit his record 61st home run and the ball that landed in the right-field stands of Yankee Stadium in 1961 will be on display at the 31st annual Roger Maris Celebrity benefit golf tournament.


The bat and ball will be on display on Monday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Roger Maris Museum at the West Acres Shopping Center. The viewing is free and open to the public.

The bat and ball will also be on display at the tournament auction which will be held Sunday, June 22, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. They will also be displayed at the tournament banquet that night at the Holiday Inn.



Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Best Food Stands at Target Field, Home of the Minnesota Twins

For those heading to Minneapolis this summer to watch the Minnesota Twins, here are a couple of Stadium food recommendations.

1. Andrew Zimmern Canteen - Minnesota Crispy Belly Bacon” with jalapeno jelly and vinegar slaw.  


2. Tony O's - Cuban Sandwich


3. Talenti Gelato - ( Italian word for ice cream) - Sea Salt Carmel



Mention of Former Neche HS Grad Gary Vollrath in this 1973 Fergus Falls Newspaper.


80 boxers in Upper Midwest 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - A field of 80 boxers from Minnesota and the Dakotas will compete Friday and Monday nights at the Minneapolis Auditorium in the Upper Midwest Golden Gloves Tournament Regional teams will be representing Minneapolis, St. Paul Wadena, Hibbing, Rochester Fairmont, Wahpeton, N.D., and Watertown, S.D. No less than three former champions make the heavy- weight division the most attractive on the card. Bob Culbertson of Rochester is the defending champion, Scott LeDoux of Minneapolis won the 1971 title and Gary Vollrath of Wahpeton was the 1970 king. The individual champions ad- vance to the national tournament in Lowell, Mass., in mid-March. 

Daily Journal Link

Monday, July 29, 2013

Joe Martindale (1936-2013)

James J. “Joe” Martindale, 76, of Cavalier, ND passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND due to surgical complications. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, March 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. Joe was born November 11, 1936 to Joseph and Laura Mae (Stockton) Martindale at the Deaconess Hospital in Grafton, ND. After Joe’s parents died, he lived with his Uncle Tom and Aunt Violet Martindale on a farm near Bathgate, ND. He attended school in Bathgate. After school, he was a PFC in the US Army stationed in California and Panama, serving for three years. He began working in law enforcement as a city policeman for the City of Cavalier. In 1969, he became a Pembina County Deputy Sheriff under the guidance of Sheriff Glen Wells. Joe served as deputy from 1969 to 1973 and Chief Deputy from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected Pembina County Sheriff and held that position until retiring January 1, 2003. Joe also farmed the family land near Bathgate. On December 14, 1984, Joe married Ila J. (Lesher) Jobe and became an instant father to Jay (Jan Marie) Jobe, Eagle, ID, Michelle (Jon) Ellingson, Fargo, ND, Scott (Rachel) Jobe, San Jose, CA, and Barclay Lesher, who preceded him in death. He was grandfather “Papa Joe” to Jeremiah, Dustin, Katie, Logan, Michael, Andrew, Hailee, Stephanie, Austin, and Jordan; Great-Grand Papa to Hunter and Jack. Joe is survived by his wife Ila, children, grandchildren, one sister, Margaret Joan Gebhardt of Fargo and many special cousins. Also preceding him in death were his parents; grandparents; brother-in-law, Marvin Gebhardt; sister-in-law, Patricia Fursteneau; and his special companion, his black lab named Hunter. Joe was a licensed pilot and enjoyed many hours flying with the Cavalier Flying Club. He was a member of the Tongue River Masonic Lodge#22, Cavalier American Legion Post #11, and Valley Car Cruisers. He was also a lifetime member of the North Dakota Peace Officers’ Association, and the North Dakota Sheriff’s and Deputies Association. Joe was the past president of the North Dakota Sheriff’s Association, a member of the Tri-Border Peace Officers, and the Combined Peace Officers Association. Wood carving and collecting toy tractors were some of his other hobbies. Clergy: Rev. John Werth. Music: Lon Flage, Dave McCurdy, Charlie Morrison, Kirk Morrison, Quartet; Jan Morrison, accompanist. Military and Law Enforcement Honors: Lavern J. Thompson Post #11, North Dakota National Guard Funeral Honors, Cass County Sheriff Department Honor Guard. Casket Bearers: Russell Kihne, Dave Lybeck, Ritchie Park, Keith Ogden, Melvin Stark, Lauren Wild.
Askew Funeral Home Link

Frank Hughes (1936-2013)

H. Frank Hughes, 76, of Neche, ND passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Neche Union Cemetery, Neche, ND. H. Frank Hughes was born August 9, 1936, on the family farm near Neche, ND to Howard and Doreen (Twamley) Hughes. He grew up in the Neche area, graduating from Neche High School. Frank received his Masters Degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University. On May 31, 1959, he married Judy Hvidsten at Neche. After working in California for several years he returned to Neche to farm with his father. He loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their activities and was also a motorcycle enthusiast. Survivors include his children: Jeff Hughes, Neche, Jackie (Steve) Johnson, Reiles Acres, ND, Laurie (Allen) Williams, Morrison, CO, Jonathan Hughes, Grand Forks, ND, Jeremy (Beth) Hughes, Thompson, ND; grandchildren: Daniel, Samuel, and Jacob Williams, Rachel, Mara, and Lauren Johnson, Marcus and Mackenzie Hughes; great grandson, Thomas Johnson; sisters: Judy (Roy) Wood, Collinsville, IL and Nancy (Randy) Heimark, Henderson, NV. Preceding him in death were his parents; twin brothers in infancy, Donald and David. Clergy: Rev. Don Swenson; Honorary Pallbearers: All of Frank's Grandchildren; Casket Bearers: Jack Driedger, Snookie Menke, Manford Newell, Roy Paton, Philip Renwick, Melvin Stark, Dick Winkler, Jim Wznick; Music: Lori Dingmann, Soloist and Bettie Lou Stegman, Accompanist.


Askew Funeral Home link

North Border Athlete Shines in Shrine Bowl

Grand Forks Herald Article Below

GRAND FORKS – Wide receiver Luis Vasquez said he and quarterback Tyler Stockton talked this week at practice about their love of the deep ball.

It was easy to see why Saturday night during the 9-man Shrine Bowl all-star football game.
The East squad used the Vasquez-Stockton combination to overwhelm the West 47-6 at the Alerus Center.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Vasquez of Wyndmere-Lidgerwood racked up 124 receiving yards, while Stockton of North Border tallied 215 passing yards.
“I told (Stockton) if you put it somewhere close to me, I’m going to try as hard as I can to go and get it,” said Vasquez, who plans to play college football at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton in the fall. “(Stockton) puts it right where it needs to be. That’s all a wide receiver wants is a chance. You don’t want an overthrow.”
Vasquez also had 40 rushing yards, a fumble recovery and a key block on a punt return for a touchdown.
Stockton finished 10-for-14 passing. His most effective plays were lobs to Vasquez. Stockton also consistently found New Rockford-Sheyenne’s Chance LaBrie, who finished with 100 receiving yards. Hillsboro-Central Valley’s Dusty Schildberger chipped in with two catches for 43 yards.
“You just throw it up and (Vasquez) makes a play,” said Stockton, who plans to pursue a coaching degree at Mayville State. “We knew we’d be good offensively, but we didn’t expect anything like this.”
The East thoroughly dominated. After the East defense forced a three-and-out on the West’s first possession, Jaron Moor of Lakota-Adams Edmore returned a punt 60 yards for a score.
After another three-and-out for the West, the East made it 14-0 in the first quarter when Stephen-Arygle (Minn.)’s Daniel Haugen capped a 10-play drive with a 5-yard run.
The East led 20-0 at halftime and pushed the lead to 47-0 before the West avoided the shutout with 43 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
On fourth-and-inches, Mason Ankenbauer caught a 6-yard pass from Aaron Morman to put the West on the board at 47-6.
The West was led offensively by Divide County quarterback Lance Knudson, who passed for 42 yards and rushed for 12 yards on 15 carries.
Knudson’s favorite target was Kenmare-Bowbells’ Mason Ankenbauer, who caught a pair of passes for 33 yards.
Knudson was under constant pressure from the East defensive line.
“Our line is stacked with kids,” Vasquez said. “All our linemen are going to play college ball. They’re big, mean guys who like to get to the quarterback.”
E 14 6 14 13–47
W 0 0 0 6–6
E–Moor 60 punt return (kick failed)
E–Haugen 5 run (Moor run)
E–Johnson 1 run (pass failed)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–Perleberg 3 run (Pic kick)
E–LaBrie 34 pass from Dufner (kick failed)
E–Moor 12 run (Pic kick)
W–Ankenbauer 6 pass from Morman (run failed)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING: E, Johnson 9-24, Polansky 6-32, Vasquez 3-40, Perleberg 3-11, Miller 4-0, Moor 1-12, Stockton 2-(1-5), Dufner 1-(-12), Haugen 3-14. W, Knudson 15-12, Bachmeier 3-10, Stene 6-9, Stoll 1-15, Ruff 3-9, Morman 1-1, Haberstroh 1-(-1).
PASSING: E, Stockton 10-14-0 215 yards, Dufner 3-5-1 52. W, Knudson 4-7-1 42 yards.
RECEIVING: E, Vasquez 6-124, LaBrie 5-100, Schildberger 2-43. W, Stene 1-8, Ankenbauer 2-33, Larson 1-1.
Tom Miller writes for the Grand Forks Herald

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Neche Basketball 1976

Saturday, May 03, 2008

North Border Golf

Grafton Invitational
At Fair Oaks Golf Club, Wednesday

Team totals
Grafton 322, North Border 334, Hatton-Northwood 340, Grafton No. 2 351, Grafton No. 3 363, Lakota 377, Cavalier 384, Dakota Prairie 386, Park River 388, Langdon 397, Devils Lake 399, Park River No. 2 433, Drayton-St. Thomas 472

Top 4 individuals
1. (tie) Ryan Mohagen, G, 77; 1. Adam Schaefer, G, 77; 3. (tie) Ty Zimprich, NB, 80, Ryan Hills, G, 80

North Border Baseball

Cavalier 8-1,
North Border 1-3

First game
Cavalier 422 00 — 8 4 0
North Border 001 00 — 1 3 3
WP — Ryan Kallionowski; LP — Alex Kalliokowski
Highlights — Cavalier: Paul Stevens 2x2, 2 RBIs, Nick Askew 1x2, 2 RBIs

Second game
North Border 200 10 — 3 6 0
Cavalier 001 00 — 1 2 0
WP — Blake Setness; LP — Alex Cull
Highlights — North Border: Tanner Carpenter 2x3, Jason Margerum 1x3, 2 RBIs, Carpenter save

Pembina County Track Meet

In Cavalier, Thursday

Boys team totals
Cavalier 163, Langdon 154, Grafton 130, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 84, Park River 78, North Border 30, Midway-Minto 13

Top 3 placers
4x400 relay — 1. Grafton (Andrew Wysocki, Wade Berg, Tyler Lindell, Riley Mathison) 3:56.12; 2. Cavalier 4:07.21; 3. North Border 4:20.00
4x800 relay — 1. Grafton (Berg, Lindel, Morgan, Mendez) 9:33.40; 2. Cavalier 9:37.43; 3. North Border 10:28.65

Girls team totals
Park River 182½, Langdon 117, Grafton 89½, Cavalier 84, North Border 77, Midway-Minto 34, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 18

Top 3 placers
1,600 — 1. Shanilec, Midway-Minto, 5:46.62; 2. Nicole Woinarowicz, Grafton, 5:50.28; 3. Shanon Lene, North Border, 6:05.27
4x100 relay — 1. Park River (Brittnee Linn, Katie Ralston, Tiffany McMillan, Thomas) :52.66; 2. Grafton :53.09; 3. North Border :56.82
4x400 relay — 1. North Border (Morgan Beattie, Hailey Longtin, Brenna Carpenter, Ellie Bjornstad) 4:35.30; 2. Cavalier 4:38.62
4x800 relay — 1. North Border (Beattie, Longtin, Carpenter, Shanon Lene) 10:33.02; 2. Grafton 10:38.65
300 hurdles — 1. Kram, Langdon, :51.15; 2. Larson, Park River, :53.12; 3. Kieran Horsley, North Border, :53.43
Long jump — 1. Kay Krahn, Langdon, 15-3½; 2. Samantha Baldwin, Grafton, 14-5; 3. Tiffany McMillan, Park River, 13-11
Shot put — 1. Cass Heigaard, Park River, 30-7; 2. Kelsey Iverson, Park River, 30-6½; 3. Jessica Helland, North Border, 29-0½
Discus — 1. Heigaard, Park River, 111-1; 2. Iverson, Park River, 92-6; 3. Liz Blair, North Border, 85-9
Triple jump — 1. Tiffany McMillan, Park River, 31-1¼; 2. Baldwin, Grafton, 30-9; 3. Megan Ternquist, Park River, 30-0
Pole vault — 1. Kram, Langdon, 8-0; 2. Julie Ault, Cavalier, 7-6; 3. Danika Carpenter, North Border, 7-0

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Magdeline E. Reimer

Magdeline E. Reimer age 84 of Cavalier, ND died on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Magdeline was born June 9, 1923, near Neche, ND to William and Ottilga (Stegman) Lembke. She grew up and attended school near Neche and helped on the family farm.

RELATED CONTENT
On April 23, 1947, she married Jacob Reimer at Neche. After their marriage they lived in the Hensel area. She then worked at the Borg Memorial Home in Mountain, until her retirement.
Survivors include her husband, Jake; children, Warren Reimer and Richard Reimer both of Cavalier, ND, Mark (Kathy) Reimer, Paso Robles, CA, Wayne (Pam) Reimer, Bakersfield, CA, Lisa (Michael) Carik, Cavalier, ND; daughter-in-law, Rita Reimer, Fargo, ND; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; siblings, Rudolph Lembke, Cavalier, ND, Evelyn (Lyle) Petsinger, Jefferson City, MO, and Helen (Earl) Jackson, Fargo, ND.
Preceding her in death were her parents; infant daughter, Jane; son, Dennis; sister, Dorothy Panasuk.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the time of services.

North Border Baseball

First game
North Border 000 00 —0 2 1
F-L/Park River 000 6X —6 7 0

WP — Nick Smestad; LP — Tanner Carpenter
Highlights — NB: A. Kallikoski 1x2, 2B; F-L/PR: Andy Gemmill 1x2, RBI, Cole Solseng 1x2, RBI, Max Otto 1x1, RBI, 2 SBs

Second game
F-L/Park River 031 04 —8 7 0
North Border 000 10 —1 2 1

WP — Nick Smestad; LP — Blake Setness
Highlights —F-L/PR: Andy Gemmill 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs, Max Otto 1x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; NB: Tanner Carpenter 1x3, 2B, Blake Setness 1x2, RBI

Grafton Invitational Track & Field

Boys team totals
Cavalier 130, Langdon 128, Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg 101, Grafton 100.5, Nelson County 90.5, Park River Area 54, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 51, Larimore 24, Midway-Minto 19, North Border 12

Girls team totals
Park River Area 158, Grafton 130, Langdon 101.5, North Border 86, Larimore 70.5, Cavalier 62, Nelson County 41, Midway-Minto 34, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 14, Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg 5

Top 3 placers
800 — 1. Kelsey Adamsen, Graf, 2:37.79; 2. Krahn, Lang, 2:38.70; 3. Morgan Beattie, NB, 2:41.67
1,600 — 1. Jessica Schanilec, M-M, 5:32.72; 2. Nicole Woinarowicz, Graf, 5:42.55; 3. Shannon Lene, NB, 6:05.87
300 hurdles — 1. Krum, Lang, :49.76; 2. Larson, PRA, :52.03; 3. Kieran Horsley, NB, :52.93
Pole vault — 1. Krum, Lang, 8-0; 2. Julie Ault, Cav, 7-6; 3. Danika Carpenter, NB, 7-0
Shot put — 1. Alysia Hagert, Lar, 35-3; 2. Jessie Helland, NB, 30-1; 3. Cass Heigaard, PRA, 30-0
Javelin — 1. Kelsey Thompson, Cav, 105-0; 2. Helland, NB, 95-6; 3. Larson, PRA, 89-8
4x400 relay — 1. Park River Area (Ralston, Danielle Gorder, Thomas, McMillan) 4:20.50; 2. Nelson County 4:35.43; 3. North Border 4:39.41
4x800 relay — 1. North Border (Beattie, Ellie Bjornstad, Brenna Carpenter, Lene) 10:52.52; 2. Grafton 11:25.46; 3. Cavalier 11:48.28

Sunday, April 20, 2008

North Border Baseball

MCC/T-C 311 19X X — 15 11 0
North Border 000 00X X — 0 0 8

WP — Chase Boen; LP — Alex Kalliokoski
Highlights — Marshall County Central/Tri-County: Boen 6 K’s, no-hitter; Jacobson 2x4, 2B, Grandstrand 2x4, 2 2Bs, Englund 3x4

Friday, April 18, 2008

Receives MSU Scholarships

Mayville State University is pleased to announce that Tanner Carpenter of Pembina has been awarded a Freshman Honor Scholarship and the D.E. and Clara Blackorby Memorial Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year. Tanner is the son of Jeff and Renae Carpenter of Pembina and will be a spring graduate of North Border HS. He will enroll as a freshman at Mayville State in the fall of 2008 to pursue a major in education and coaching. Tanner also plans to participate as a member of the MSU Comet football and baseball teams.

Anne M. Tillett

Anne M. Tillett, 77, of Cavalier, ND, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church, Cavalier, ND. Burial in the Bathgate Cemetery, Bathgate, ND. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Anne Marion Maxham was born July 29, 1930, at St. Johns, North Carolina to Basil M. and Mary K. (Dunning) Maxham. She grew up in St. Johns and graduated from high school at Ahoskie, NC. Anne worked as a licensed practical nurse in Norfolk, VA. On October 13, 1952, she married John Tillett at Elizabeth City, NC. In 1961, the family moved back to Bathgate, ND. She worked as and LPN at the Pioneer Rest Home, Bathgate and the Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier. John died on July 29, 1988. She is survived by her children, Anita (Ron) Storie, Cavalier, ND, Kitty (John) Johnson, Pembina, ND, JoAnne (Larry) Lupien, Cavalier, ND, Russell (Ola) Tillett, Seagoville, TX; grandchildren, James, Brian, Stacie (Derek), Amy, Erika, Jerod, Chris; step granddaughter, Marina; great grandchildren, Lexie and Gavyn; siblings, Bobby Maxham, Aulander, NC, Roselyn Phelps, Hayes, VA, Mary Bell, Disputanta, VA, and Kathy Maxham, St. Johns, NC. Also preceding her in death were her parents. Clergy: Rev. John Werth. Honorary Pallbearers: All of Anne’s Grandchildren. Music: Jenny DeMell, Soloist; Christine Hughes and Betty Irving,Accompanists.

Cavalier Invitational Track Meet

In Cavalier, N.D., Tuesday
Boys team totals
Langdon 122, Cavalier 105, Northern Lights 95, Grafton 72Zc, Thompson 68, Larimore 67, Park River/Fordville-Lankin/Adams-Edmore 49, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 42Zc, Nelson County 32, North Border 21, Minto 18, North Star 7Zc

Girls team totals
Park River/Fordville-Lankin/Adams-Edmore 130, Langdon 116, Grafton 108, North Border 71, Cavalier 58, Larimore 38, Nelson County 31, Northern Lights 31, Thompson 30, North Star 28, Minto 26, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 10

Top 3 placers
800 — 1. Jessica Schanilec, Minto, 2:32.24; 2. Kelsey Adamson, Graf, 2:35.87; 3. Morgan Beattie, NB, 2:41.88
1,600 — 1. Nichole Woinarowicz, Graf, 5:47.25; 2. Chloe Tweten, Graf, 5:58.76; 3. Shannon Lene, NB, 6:08.94
4x800 relay — 1. North Border (Hailey Longtin, Lene, Ellie Bjornstad, Beattie) 10:51.15; 2. Grafton 11:12.90; 3. Cavalier 11:14.75
Triple jump — 1. Taylor Morten, Lar, 31-1; 2. Ternquist, PR/FL/AE, 30-7; 3. Kieran Horsley, NB, 30-1¾
Pole vault — 1. Kram, Lang, 8-6; 2. Julie Ault, Cav, 7-0; 3. Danika Carpenter, NB, 7-0

Region 4 Baseball Standings

Grafton 2 0
Fordville-Lankin-PR 3 1
North Border 3 1
Cavalier 0 0
Adams-E-E 1 3
St. Thomas-D-V 1 3
Langdon 0 2

Overall records — Grafton 4-2, Fordville-Lankin-Park River 3-1, North Border 4-4, Cavalier 1-0, Adams-Edmore-Edinburg 1-3, St. Thomas-Drayton-Valley 1-4, Langdon 1-2

Thursday, April 17, 2008

North Border Sweeps Double Header

NORTH BORDER 3-7,
DRAYTON-ST. THOMAS 2-0

First game
D-St. Thomas-V 002 000 X — 2 4 1
North Border 002 001 X — 3 7 3
WP — Tanner Carpenter; LP — Ethan Littlejohn
Highlights — DST-Valley: Spencer Puppe 2 RBIs; NB: Carpenter 2x2, 2B, Blake Setness 2x2, 2 RBIs, Alex Kalliokoski GWH

Second game
North Border 031 30X X — 7 9 2
D-St. Thomas-V 000 000 X — 0 2 1
WP — Ashton McKay; LP — Ryan Pucker
Highlights — NB: Carpenter 2x3, 2B, 3 RBIs, Setness 1x2, 2B, Dustyn Chale 3B

Saturday, April 12, 2008

NORTH BORDER BASEBALL
Cavalier 5,
North Border 4
Cavalier 014 000 0 — 5 3 1
North Border 001 011 1 — 4 3 1
WP — Ryan Kallinowski; LP — Jason Margerum
Highlights — Cavalier: Alex Cull saveCBR

Thursday, April 10, 2008

William A. ''Bill'' Henschel, Sr.
Grand Forks HeraldPublished Thursday, April 10, 2008
William A. ''Bill'' Henschel, Sr.
William A. “Bill” Henschel, Sr. 84, of Bathgate, ND died on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at his home.
Bill was born February 16, 1924, near Hamilton, ND to Julius and Julia (Drager) Henschel. He grew up in the Hallson area. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Germany. After his discharge from the service he returned to Neche and worked at the Farmers Union Oil Company.

RELATED CONTENT
On June 20, 1954, he married Darlene Wolfgram at Neche, ND. They moved to Bathgate where they owned and operated Bill’s Bar. He later farmed until his retirement in 2004.
He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church and the Laverne J. Thompson Post #11, Cavalier American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Shirley Kemp, Fargo, ND and Bill Jr. (Ramona) Henschel, Neche, ND; grandchildren, Chris (Marijo ) Kemp, and Sarah (Paul) Johnson, all of Fargo, ND, Jacob Henschel, Manchester, NH, Nicolas (Katie) Henschel, Belleville, IL; siblings, Ruth (Stewart) Tully, Drayton, ND, Lydia Meagher, Manvel, ND, Ed (Hattie) Henschel, Grafton, ND, Karl (Deloris) Henschel, Bathgate, Martha Houston, McClusky, ND.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Rieny, Fred, and Gus; and sister, Annie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church, Neche, ND.
There will be visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services.
Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Neche, ND. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.
Online guest book may be signed at www.askewfuneralhome.com

PREP TRACK
Grand Forks HeraldPublished Thursday, April 10, 2008
Vern Schreiner
Invitational
At Hyslop Sports Center
Tuesday’s results
Boys team totals
Cavalier 107, Hatton-Northwood 83½, Thompson 80, Grafton 66½, Park River Area 65, Nelson County 43, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 37, North Border 23, Minto-Midway 20
Top 3 individuals
3,200 relay — 1. Thompson (Alex Shimek, Dillon Shimek, Adam Monson, Devin Monson) 9:19.174; 2. Cavalier 9:35.389; 3. North Border 10:20.059
50 — 1. Tyler Staskivige, H-N, :5.781; 2. Stephen Quanbeck, Cavalier, :5.984; 3. Alex Hartz, Cavalier, :6.026
440 — 1. Alex Shimek, Thompson, :54.482; 2. Andrew Wysocki, Grafton, :55.310; 3. Mavrik Peterson, Thompson, :55.650
50 hurdles — 1. Chris Martinson, DSTV, :7.66; 2. Kirk Sanders, H-N, :7.881; 3. Darian Brevik, Cavalier, :8.144
1,600 — 1. Adam Monson, Thompson, 5:20.673; 2. Berzain Mendez, Grafton, 5:24.589; 3. Kyle Defoe, North Border, 5:31.740
1 lap — 1. Reilly Mathiason, Grafton, :16.761; 2. Mavrik Peterson, Thompson, :16.920; 3. Jay Jelinek, PRA, :17.091
4 lap relay — 1. Park River Area (Ryan Larson, Erik Midgarden, Wade Thompson, Jay Jelinek) 1:09.421; 2. Cavalier 1:11.023; 3. Nelson County 1:11.082
880 — 1. Devin Monson, Thompson, 2:14.895; 2. Samuel Delka, DSTV, 2:19.376; 3. Alex Flage, Cavalier, 2:20.299
3,200 — 1. Anthony Askew, Cavalier, 11:45.245; 2. Dillion Shimek, Thompson, 12:26.461; 3. Austin Smith, Grafton, 12:26.859
1,600 relay — 1. Grafton (Andrew Wysocki, Reilly Mathiason, Tyler Lindell, Wade Berg) 4:01.953; 2. Cavalier 4:12.258; 3. Nelson County 4:18.174
Long jump — 1. Tyler Staskivige, H-N, 21-4; 2. Myles Leschied, H-N, 18-2; 3. Erik Midgarden, PRA, 18-1
High jump — 1. Tyler Staskivige, H-N, 6-0; 2. Ryan Larson, PR, 5-8; 3. Erik Midgarden, PR, 5-4
Triple jump — 1. Tyler Staskivige, H-N, 42-10½; 2. Erik Midgarden, PRA, 37-3½; 3. Reece Brown, Cavalier, 35-9½
Shot put — 1. Charlie Wellman, Cavalier, 41-9; 2. Ben Susa, Nelson County, 38-9; 3. Colton Johnson, Grafton, 38-0
Girls team totals
Park River Area 144, Grafton 81, North Border 69, Cavalier 63, Thompson 55, Nelson County 41, Hatton-Northwood 34, Minto-Midway 22, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 15
Top 3 individuals jhdnm

3,200 relay — 1. Grafton (Ashley Lopez, Nicole Woinarowicz, Chloe Tweten, Megan Jiskra) 11:06.463; 2. Thompson 11:10.859; 3. North Border 11:28.179
50 — 1. Adrienne Thomas, PRA, :6.342; 2. Samantha Baldwin, Grafton, :6.702; 3. Brenna Carpenter, North Border, :6.801
440 — 1. Maddi Lamb, Nelson County, 1:06.508; 2. Brooke Gaustad, Grafton, 1:07.126; 3. Whitney Sponslor, Thompson, 1:08.462
50 hurdles — 1. Nicki Schumacher, Thompson, :8.272; 2. Sydney Larson, PRA, :8.551; 3. Kieran Horsley, NB, :8.981
1,600 — 1. Nicole Woinarowicz, Grafton, 5:49.347; 2. Andrea Morengo, PRA, 6:03.364; 3. Shannon Lene, North Border, 6:14.338
1 lap — 1. Adrienne Thomas, PRA, :17.982; 2. Brooke Gaustad, Grafton, :18.898; 3. Chelsey Lutovsky, Midway-Minto, :19.063
4 lap relay — 1. Park River Area (Adrienne Thomas, Katie Ralston, Breanna Novak, Brittnee Linn) 1:16.440; 2. Nelson County 1:18.939; 3. North Border 1:20.733
880 — 1. Jessica Shanilec, Minto-Midway, 2:36.669; 2. Chloe Tweten, Grafton, 2:39.765; 3. Lexi Furstenau, Cavalier, 2:45.419
3,200 — 1. Ashley Lopez, Grafton, 13:08.485; 2. Julia Crisman, Nelson County, 14:07.679; 3. Emily Schenk, Thompson, 14:32.623
1,600 relay — 1. Park River Area (Brittnee Lynn, Danielle Gorder, Katie Ralston, Adrienne Thomas) 4:34.873; 2. Nelson County 4:42.979; 3. North Border 4:44.036
Long jump — 1. Samantha Baldwin, Grafton, 15-4½; 2. Alexis Tossett, H-N, 14-10; 3. Megan Ternquist, PRA, 14-8
High jump — 1. Taylor Brown, Cavalier, 4-11; 2. Josie Thompson, PRA, 4-7; 3. Lexi Erickson, PRA, 4-5
Triple jump — 1. Megan Ternquist, PRA, 28-8½; 2. Lexi Erickson, PRA, 28-4½; 3. Kieran Horsley, North Border, 27-0½
Shot put — 1. Kelsey Iverson, PRA, 29-9; 2. Jessie Helland, North Border, 29-7; 3. Anna Jacobs, Thompson, 28-4

Thursday, April 03, 2008

PREP TRACK
Grand Forks HeraldPublished Thursday, April 03, 2008
Pembina County
Indoor
At UND, Tuesday
Boys team totals
Thompson 111, Langdon 103, Cavalier 91, Hatton-Northwood 89, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 71, Park River/Fordville-Lankin/Adams-Edmore 60, North Border 35, Nelson County 26
Top 3 placers
50 — 1. Jon Dinius, Lang, :5.66; 2. Tyler Staskivige, H-N, :5.81; 3. Xantippean Lonewolf, Lang, :5.90
1-lap sprint — 1. Mavrik Peterson, Thomp, :16.91; 2. Jay Jelinek, PR/FL/AE, :17.01; 3. Lonewolf, Lang, :17.02
440 — 1. Alex Shimek, Thomp, :57.32; 2. Devin Monson, Thomp, :58.24; 3. Joseph Braun, NC, :58.39
880 — 1. Zach Brorby, Thomp, 2:16.59; 2. D. Monson, Thomp, 2:16.86; 3. Alex Feil, Lang, 2:20.31
1 mile — 1. Adam Monson, Thomp, 5:01.37; 2. Samuel Delka, D-ST-V, 5:10.46; 3. Patrick Askew, Cav, 5:22.02
2 mile — 1. D. Monson, Thomp, 11:20.42; 2. Shimek, Thomp, 11:31.23; 3. Anthony Askew, Cav, 12:00.50
50 intermediate hurdles — 1. Feil, Lang, :7.39; 2. Kirk Sanders, H-N, :7.67; 3. Andrew Schill, Lang, :7.80
50 high hurdles — 1. Tanner Anderson, D-ST-V, :7.57; 2. Sanders, H-N, :7.60; 3. Schill, Lang, :7.95
8-lap relay — 1. Langdon 2:26.82; 2. Park River/FL/AE 2:29.56; 3. Hatton-Northwood 2:30.07
1-mile relay — 1. Langdon 3:59.89; 2. Cavalier 4:14.32; 3. Drayton-ST-V 4:19.53
2-mile relay — 1. Thompson 9:00.06 (meet record); 2. Cavalier 9:35.16; 3. Nelson County 10:17.39
Shot put — 1. Charlie Wellman, Cav, 42-6; 2. Cory Hajicek, H-N, 42-½; 3. Jelinek, PR/FL/AE, 36-11
Long jump — 1. Staskivige, H-N, 20-1; 2. Miles Lescheid, H-N, 17-9; 3. Anderson, D-ST-V, 17-9
High jump — 1. Staskivige, H-N, 6-0; 2. Ryan Larson, PR/FL/AE, 6-0; 3. Garret Brown, Cav, 5-8
Triple jump — 1. Staskivige, H-N, 42-5½ (meet record); 2. Erik Midgarden, PR/FL/AE, 36-2; 3. Reece Brown, Cav, 35-8½
Pole vault — 1. Jordan Fisk, Lang, 12-0; 2. Schill, Lang, 9-6; 3. Marcus Tucker, D-ST-V, 6-0
Outstanding athlete award — Tyler Staskivige
Girls team totals
Park River/Fordville-Lankin/Adams-Edmore 141, Langdon 118, North Border 116, Cavalier 59, Thompson 57, Hatton-Northwood 44, Nelson County 41, Drayton-St. Thomas-Valley 6
Top 3 placers
50 —1. Adrienne Thomas, PR/FL/AE, :6.38; 2. McKenzie Hart, Lang, :6.63; 3. Mercedes Stein, Lang, :6.78
1-lap sprint — 1. Thomas, PR/FL/AE, :18.34; 2. Beth Segerholm, H-N, :18.74; 3. Stein, Lang, :19.00
440 — 1. Thomas, PR/FL/AE, 1:04.81; 2. Brandi Lorz, NB, 1:06.10; 3. Logan Dick, Lang, 1:06.24
880 — 1. Julie Dinius, Lang, 2:40.55; 2. Hailey Longtin, NB, 2:43.99; 3. Maddi Lamb, NC, 2:45.11
1 mile1. Shannon Lene, NB, 6:17.48; 2. Emily Schenk, Thomp, 6:30.84; 3. Nicole Askew, Cav, 6:44.53
2 mile — 1. Kelly Hennager, Lang, 14:04.52; 2. Julia Crisman, NC, 14:06.73
50 low hurdles — 1. Dick, Lang, :7.84; 2. Nicki Schumacher, Thomp, :8.67; 3. Sydney Larson, PR/FL/AE, :8.80
50 intermediate hurdles — 1. Dick, Lang, :7.73; 2. Larson, PR/FL/AE, :8.46; 3. Schumacher, Thomp, :8.72
8-lap relay — 1. Langdon 2:43.56 (meet record); 2. Park River/FL/AE 2:52.55; 3. Nelson County 2:55.32
1-mile relay —1. North Border 4:46.75; 2. Nelson County 4:49.13; 3. Thompson 4:50.73
2-mile relay — 1. North Border 11:26.79; 2. Cavalier 11:42.17; 3. Thompson 11:48.86
Shot put — 1. Cass Heigard, PR/FL/AE, 30-7; 2. Kelsey Iverson, PR/FL/AE, 29-11; 3. Jessie Helland, NB, 28-7
Long jump — 1. Lorz, NB, 15-9½; 2. Dick, Lang, 14-8; 3. Hollie Veurink, H-N, 13-7
High jump — 1. Taylor Brown, Cav, 4-11; 2. Thomas, PR/FL/AE, 4-11; 3. Lexi Erickson, PR/FL/AE, 4-5
Triple jump1. Lorz, NB, 30-7½; 2. Tiffany McMillan, PR/FL/AE, 30-3½; Veurink, H-N, 28-9
Pole vault —1. Julie Ault, Cav, 8-6; 2. Danika Carpenter, NB, 7-6; 3. Dinius, Lang, 7-6
Outstanding athlete award — Adrienne Thomas

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Four area teams win Junior Grand Am championship

Herald Staff ReportsPublished Monday, March 31, 2008
Four area teams won championships at the Grand Forks Junior Grand Am basketball tournament, which was held over the weekend.

One of the area champions was: (Keller, Smith, Chale, and Carpenter are NB Eagle players.)
Boys high school orange division: Pembina Dirty Penguins beat Red River 58-47 in the championship. Pembina players are: Austin Emerson, Justin Overby, Dustin Dalbey, Casey Myklebust, Josh Keller,Pembina, Mike Smith, Walhalla,Dustyn Chale,Pembina, Tanner Carpenter,Pembina, and Anthony Kliniske.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Carpenter named to All-State second team.

Tanner Carpenter, a senior guard for the North Border Eagles basketball team, was named to the North Dakota State Class "B" All-State second team. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Carpenter of Pembina.
Carpenter, a senior point guard, averaged 16.8 points, a program record 8.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals. He made 71 three point shots for the 23-3 Eagles.
"Tanner was like a coach on the floor," North Border Coach 'Cooter' Symington said, "He was so smart running the offense. He handled the ball all the time for us, and he's a very good outside shooter."

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Elsie Schuppert

Elsie Schuppert
Grand Forks HeraldPublished Saturday, March 29, 2008

Elsie Schuppert, 87, of Hatton, ND and formerly of Neche, Walhalla, Langdon and Grand Forks passed away March 24, 2008 at the Union Hospital of Mayville, ND.
Elsie Huldena Wagner was born September 1, 1920 at Neche, ND to Michael and Minna (Schmidt) Wagner. She grew up and attended country school near Neche and went on to help on the family farm.

RELATED CONTENT
Elsie was united in marriage to William Schuppert on November 15, 1946 at Neche. They made their home in Neche, Walhalla and Langdon before moving to Grand Forks in 1990. William passed away March 26, 1991. Elsie moved the nursing home in Hatton in 2005, where she enjoyed playing bingo and having her family visit. She loved to cook and spend time with her family, especially the grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Joyce Johnson of Langdon, ND; Shirley Konze of East Grand Forks, MN; Doris (Ronald) Ridley of Langdon, ND; Arthur (Marlene) Schuppert of Grand Forks, ND, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a brother, Art (Virginia) Wagner of Neche, ND, sister Erna Stegman of Neche, ND and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Mark Terry Schuppert, sister Emma Tamke.
Visitation: will begin at 3 p.m. Friday March 28, 2008 with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at the Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, ND.
Services: Saturday March 29, 2008 at 2:00 O ‘Clock at the United Lutheran church of Langdon, ND.
Interment: Neche Lutheran Cemetery, Neche, ND.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lincoln C. Edgar

Lincoln C. Edgar age 78, of Bathgate, ND died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial in the Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, ND. Lincoln Cherry Edgar was born June 21, 1929, at Kyle, Saskatchewan, Canada to Alex and Norma (Eastman) Edgar. He grew up in Carlisle Township, with his aunt Dottie Eastman and uncle Allen Eastman, receiving his education at the Carlisle Township School. He served in the U.S. Army and after his discharge returned to the family farm, where he farmed the rest of his life. Farming the land he grew up on and tilling with his John Deere tractor was one of the loves of his life. Lincolns love of people was evident, in the way he liked to visit and trade old stories. Music was another passion of his, as he was Ramblin Abe in the country band Ramblin Abe and the Valley Ramblers. He performed in this band for over 50 years and was very proud of his bookings. On November 1, 1957, he married Beverly Dumas at Neche, ND. He is survived by his children, Gary (Nanette) Edgar, Frenchtown, MT; Debbie Helgoe, Cavalier, ND; Russell (Holly) Edgar and Sharon (Ted) Zaharia, all of Bathgate, ND; grandchildren, Gary, Jr., Daniel, Brandy, Christina, Tyler, Brittany, Sarah, and Justin; five great grandchildren; brother, Russell Edgar Gillanders, Kyle, Saskatchewan. Preceding him in death were his parents; infant daughter, Rebecca; sister, Elsie; and brothers, Robert and Erwin. Clergy: Rev. Tom Simmons. Military Rites: Gainer-McAndrews Post #242, Neche American Legion. Honorary Pallbearers: All of Lincoln’s Family and Friends. Music: Lon Flage, Bob Murray, Dennis Schaler, and Duane Wileman, Quartet; Cheryl Hartz, Accompanist.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Neche Class of 1958 Celebrates 50 Year Reunion

Standing left to right: Bill Trenbeath, Mike Hughes, Butch Johnson, Jan Vosper Wahl, Shirley Stockton Ertz
Seated: Jan Stegman Large and Sandra Langton Lembke










Seven Neche HS, class of 1958, graduates with their spouses met in Miami FL, Feb 11, 2008 to begin a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas, with stops in the Grand Turk Islands, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. The 50th reunion cruise was organized by class president, Ron 'Butch' Johnson and his wife Rose.

On Feb 12, 2008, the group gathered in the ship's library to take pictures, renew friendships and reminisce. Reunion booklets were prepared and presented to the class by Glenn & Sandra Lembke. The books brought back many memories and prompted much praise for their hard work.

The group met for dinner and the entertainment each evening, took individual tours and enjoyed an evening of dancing to 50's music one evening.

Classmates and spouses on the cruise were: Rose and Ron 'Butch' Johnson, Homestead FL; Ernie and Shirley Stockton Ertz, Papillion, NE; Glenn and Sandra Langton Lembke, Roswell NM; Les and Jan Vosper Wahl, Pelician Lake MN; Maxine and Bill Trenbeath, Boise ID; Bruce and Jan Stegman Large, Mahnomen MN; and Sandra and Mike Hughes, Lancaster CA.

Other class members are June Vollrath Hurtt, Hermitage TN; Gerald Herzog; Arlys Kain Winkler, Mesa AZ; Judy Hvidsten Warner, Pembina ND; Eileen Stegman Andry, Carson CA; Ruth Ertman England, Garnderville NV; Wendell Rene, Hastings MN; Gary Werner, Fertile MN; Susan Glenn Paskewitz, Vesta MN; Phyllis Symington Paskewitz, Vesta MN; Gale Watts, Glasston ND; Myron Symington, Gordon Kollack and David Nelson of Neche ND.

Deceased members are Dennis Horgan, Allen Kelm, Marlyn Klein Kleveland and Sharon Jenson.

Sports Update March 6th

North Border Falls in Semi-Finals

Grafton 77, North Border 68: North Border drilled 11 three-pointers in the fourth quarter in an attempt to rally from a 26-point deficit.

But Grafton's early lead and Anthony Kliniske's 40 points and 12 rebounds led the Spoilers past the defending region champion Eagles to advance to Thursday's region championship.
North Border's Dustyn Chale scored 18 of his 22 points on fourth-quarter 3-pointers, including some from far beyond the arc.

Tanner Carpenter (25 points, 12 assists) also hit three treys and Mike Smith had two 3-pointers
for the Eagles in the final quarter.

“I've never seen a team shoot like that,” said Kliniske, Grafton's 6-foot-6 forward. “They're very capable of doing that so it's important to get a big lead right away.”

Kliniske's dominance was enough to hold off North Border.

“I knew he had a big night,” Spoilers coach Mark Hanson said of Kliniske. “But I never dreamt it was 40.”

The Spoilers led 21-12 after the first quarter and 34-20 at halftime.

North Border outscored Grafton 42-25 in the fourth quarter.

“Thank god we built a lead up,” Hanson said. “North Border is a great team; we knew there was a run coming.”

Josh Keller finished with nine points and Mike Smith eight for the Eagles.
Andrew Wysocki chipped in 16 and Kameron Collette added nine for the Spoilers.
Cavalier and North Border will play for third place at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Grafton - 21 13 18 25 77
North Border 12 8 6 42 68

Grafton - Paul Holand 7, Kameron Collette 9, Andrew Wysocki 16, Anthony Kliniske 40, Mike Bartunek 5
North Border - Tanner Carpenter 25, Dustyn Chale 22, Mike Smith 8, Josh Keller 9, Max Johnson 4

N.D. REGION 2 BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:
District 4 sweeps in quarterfinals

GRAFTON, N.D. - Who wins the North Dakota Class B boys high school basketball tournament is still uncertain.

One thing is clear, however. After Monday's quarterfinals of the regional here, the winner will come from District 4.

District 4 made a clean sweep of its District 3 counterparts in the opening day of competition. Not only did District 4 win all four, but only one was close, with Cavalier pulling out a 51-48 victory against Thompson.

In other quarterfinals, Park River topped Hatton-Northwood 68-46, Grafton beat Hillsboro 67-49 and defending champion North Border downed Dakota Prairie 69-59.
“I can't remember this happening before,”' veteran North Border coach Cooter Symington said. “That's all right.
“We felt our district was pretty strong all year. I thought there was a chance for this to happen.”
In today's semifinals, Park River plays Cavalier at 6 p.m., followed by Grafton against North Border.

Cavalier 51, Thompson 48:
Park River 68, Hatton-Northwood 46:
Grafton 67, Hillsboro 49:

North Border 69, Dakota Prairie 59: Dakota Prairie had the fast start, but North Border had the strong finish.
The Knights jumped to a 19-14 lead after one quarter. But standout guard Tanner Carpenter scored 12 of his game-high 25 points in the second quarter, giving North Border a 34-27 halftime lead.
“We came out strong,” Dakota Prairie co-coach Randy Severson said. “But it seemed like we relaxed in the second quarter, Carpenter started hitting his shots and things fell apart for us.”
Dakota Prairie managed only 20 points in the middle two quarters, trailing 51-39 after three.

North Border 14 20 17 18 69
Dakota Prairie 19 8 12 20 59

Dakota Prairie - Ross Severson 7, Seth Frederick 11, Kyle Lamb 5, Brady Tweed 10, Seth Nichols 14, Tyler Luehring 2, Gus Kueber 10
North Border - Mike Smith 7, Josh Keller 20, Max Johnson 4, Dustyn Chale 13, Tanner Carpenter 25

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

North Border Sports

North Dakota Class B Wrestling Tourney

Team totals
Lisbon 151, Oakes 125, Napoleon 121, Hettinger 95, Velva-Garrison-Max 93, Hillsboro-Central Valley 89½, Linton-HMB 88, Watford City 82½, South Border 71½, Beulah-Hazen 66, Central Cass 65½, New Town 64½, New Salem 57, Beach 55½, Carrington 55½, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 53, Rolla-Rock Lake-St. John 53, LaMoure 52, Harvey 45, Cavalier 42, Killdeer 42, Rugby 38, Kenmare-Tioga 31½, North Border 30, Kindred 29½, Stanley-Powers Lake 18, May-Port-CG 17, Des Lacs-Burlington 16, Larimore 7, Bishop Ryan 4

First Round
103 - Kyle Brown, North Border, def. Jess Hall, New Town, 6-0.
140 - Oliver Longtine, NB, def. Tim Szczur, NT,
145 - Tyler Christen, BR, pinned Colton Gapp, NB, 3:13
152 - Kyle Haustveit, K-T, def. Travis Bjornstad, NB,
215 - Zach Odden, Rug, pinned Tyler Lafferty, NB, 5:40
285 - Troy Jespersen, VGM, pinned Dustin Rauser, NB, :59.

Quarterfinals
103 - Elkins, Het, pinned Brown, NB, 5:01
140 - Gross, Nap, pinned Longtine, NB, 2:21

Wrestlebacks Round 1
119 - Keifer Wald, Het, pinned Sebastian Schill, NB, 4:57
125 - Albert Hornung, NB, def. Monte Nilsen, NS, major dec
135 - Brian Knorr, VGM, def. Bo Carrier, NB, 14-8.
145 - Billy Vetch, SB, pinned Colton Gapp, NB, :49
152 - Travis Bjornstad, NB, pinned David Stebbins, BC, 3:46
215 - Tyler Lafferty, NB, pinned Cody Fisketjon, WC, 2:00
285 - Dustin Rouser, NB, def. Norman Strehlow, Het, 2-1

Wrestlebacks Round 2
103 - Kyle Brown, NB, pinned Morten, Lar, 1:49
119 - Justin Grinnell, NT, def. Hornung, NB, major dec
140 - Oliver Longtine, NB, def. Norby, WC, major dec., 11-0
152 - Jake Jordahl, LaM, pinned Bjornstad, NB, 2:27
215 - Luke Wuori, R-RL-SJ, def. Lafferty, NB, 4-1, OT
285 - Emilo Rios, NT, def. Rouser, NB, 3-1, OT

Third Consolation Round
103 - Brown, NB, def. Koenig, CC, 9-2. Bosch, SB, def. Lee, VGM, tech. fall, 18-1.

Fourth consolation round
103 - Brown, NB, def. Rohrich, LHMB, 9-4. Elkins, Het, def. Bosch, SB, 7-6.

3rd Place
103 - Kyle Brown, NB, def. Sean Elkins, Het, 12-8.

Seventh place
Donn Nelson, LaM, pinned Oliver Longtine, NB, 2:10.

Soaring Eagles

Brandi Lorz, North Border, 11 points, 13 rebounds vs. Midway-Minto
Emily Stremick, North Border - All-District 4, Girls Basketball

N.D. Class B Girls Region 2
In Betty Engelstad, Sioux Center, GF

Monday's quarterfinals (all games start 20 minutes after conclusion of previous game)
Fordville-Lankin/Park River vs. Thompson,
3 p.m.; Dakota Prairie vs. North Border;
Grafton vs. Larimore;
Hillsboro vs. Midway-Minto