Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's hard to believe

It's hard to believe that I have been on the job here in Bottineau for nearly two months already. I have met some very nice people, amazing athletes and had a lot of fun so far in my time here. I hope everything continues to go well.

The past week I watched a lot of volleyball as all three teams that I cover were at home this week.

Tuesday I drove to Newburg to cover the Eagles. Wednesday the Ladyjacks played at home, and Thursday Bottineau beat TGU at home.

I got a call wondering why we haven't been covering cross country and came up with two reasons. One I had no idea that Bottineau had a cross country team (I was told that sometimes they do, sometimes they don't) and had no indication that they did until now. And two, they hadn't run anywhere close to here, so I hadn't heard of any meets that they may have went to.

However, thanks to whomever was concerned, I found out they would be running in Rugby last Saturday, so I made a trip down there and photographed both junior and senior high runners.

I went 8-6 on my NFL picks as most of my upsets came up short. Picks have been going down hill lately, but I had a good week in fantasy football getting wins on each of my three teams.

Bottineau eigth-grader Maria Diepholder finishes 23rd last Saturday in Rugby with a time of 13:41 in the 3k long race.

Another Bottineau eighth-grader Alysha Thompson sprints to the finish last Saturday. She finished with a time of 16:37.

Bottineau seventh grader Evan Koch starts of his race in Rugby last Saturday.

Koch finishing the race last Saturday in Rugby.

Bottineau junior high runners Maria Diepholder (left) and Alysha Thompson (right) begin their race last Saturday.

DCB sophomores Jen Thiessen (left) and April Moen (right) attempt to block a Bismarck State shot last Wednesday.

Ladyjack's sophomore hitter Kate Helgeson hammers a shot right into the waiting arms of Jenna Maas.

Moen poised for a kill last Wednesday in Bottineau.

Helgeson attempting to block a Mystics shot.

DCB freshmen Kelsey Gullett leaps in an attempt to block an incoming Mystics shot.

Gullett attempts a kill last Wednesday in Bottineau.

Eagles senior Alisha Braaten gets one of 13 digs last Tuesday against TGU in Newburg.

Eagles senior Hailee Sivertson attempts a kill last Tuesday.

Eagles senior Kendra Thom gets one of her team leading eight kills.

Sivetson hits one past a TGU blocker.

Thom hits one with intensity.

BHS sophomore Katryna Hahn attempts a kill last Thursday against TGU.

(L-R) Junior Ashley Aufforth, senior Kendra Suchor, junior Whitney Page and junior Mikayla Hahn celebrate an ace last Thursday.

BHS sophomore McKenzie Jensen comes in as a serve specialist last Thursday.

Katryna Hahn watches a hit go to the TGU side last Thursday.

Katryna Hahn winds up for a spike last Thursday in Bottineau.

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