Tuesday both BHS girl's and boy's basketball squads lost in close matches against rival Rugby.
Thursday the DCB men's team lost in a 90-89 thriller (the women's team won, but still).
The BHS hockey team lost Saturday night to Bismarck Century and fell out of first place.
I covered a lot of these events, and they could make Bottineau fans depressed, but my advice (stolen from Boston) is "Don't Look Back." It is Snow Fest this week and I will be playing a ton of trumpet with the BHS Pep Band, as well as covering several sports.
I don't really care much about the Super Bowl, but I think that Pittsburgh will win 28-17.
Here are my pics for the week:
|One Bottineau fan was fired up about the Bottineau/Rugby rivalry games.|
|Sophomore Devon Grenier drives past a Rugby defender last Tuesday in Bottineau.|
|Braves junior Justin McCloud watches his three-pointer go in during the first half.|
|Junior Mark LaCroix passes to a teammate in the first half last Tuesday.|
|McCloud flies down the court on a fast break in the first half.|
|Some witty signage displayed by a Bottineau fan.|
|Braves senior Jake Folven attempts to drive down the base line.|
|Grenier scores two after a turnover late in the fourth quarter.|
|The Jacks bench gets fired up after Adam Hunt hits a three-pointer in the first half last Thursday vs. Bismarck State.|
|Sophomore Jordan Ralph passes to Hunt in the first half.|
|Hunt drives past a Mystics defender in the first half last Thursday.|
|The bench gets excited once again after a Jabari Martin three ball.|
|Hunt shoots a three in the second half.|
|Jacks fans are excited late in the second half.|
|Ladyjacks freshman Jordan Allard drives betwixt two Mystics defenders last Thursday.|
|DCB sophomore Allison Scherr hits a lay-up on the first half.|
|Sophomore Kate Helgeson scores two last Thursday vs. Bismarck State.|
|DCB Coach Wayne Johnson looks on as sophomore Haley Mindt tries to control a loose ball|
|Mindt for three in the first half.|
|Johnson watches as his team prepares for the second half.|
|Mindt auditions for DCB's version of 'The Black Swan.'|
|Mindt after she made a 'heads up' play.|
|Stars junior Whitney Page passes to Alysha Thompson last Saturday against Grafton.|
|BHS senior Alyssa Strong corrals a pass in the first half last Saturday.|
|Stars junior Heidi Artz drives between two spoiler defenders last Saturday.|
|BHS junior Mikayla Hahn puts up a shot in the first half.|
|Stars sophomore Katryna Hahn about to shoot in the first half.|
|Page attempts a jumper near the end of the first half.|
|Artz is fouled as she drives to the basket.|
|Thompson scores in transition in the second half Saturday.|