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

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


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