Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Moving Out

This week I chose "Moving Out" by Billy Joel, as I am moving from my current apartment to a new one next week. I am also going to be moving from spring to summer mode soon. Spring sports are on their last legs as it is make it or break it time for most sports.

I was able to make it to both region golf tournaments this past week as well as a rainy region track and field meet on Saturday.

This week I am covering region baseball, and leaving for state golf on Monday. Should be a crazy week with all the moving as well.

Plenty of pics to share this week, including a few Jr. High golfers:

Bottineau senior Patrick Nelson watches is ball as he tees off last Friday in Rolla.

Courtney Gallagher hands off the baton to Megan Fix in the 4x200 relay last Saturday in Rugby.

Gallagher lands in the finals of the long jump at the region meet last Saturday.

Junior Seth Bartholomay heaves the shot last Saturday.

Bottineau's Maria Diepolder easily clears six feet, six inches last Saturday. Diepolder won the event.

Senior Cody Steinhaus takes the hand off from a teammate in the 4x200 relay.

Gallagher leaps in the finals of the long jump.

Darrin Jahner hits a putt on the practice green before the Jr. high meet in Bottineau last Tuesday.

Ethan Jensen hits a drive on hole No. 7 last Tuesday.

Jacie Ceglowski putts last Tuesday before the meet.

Jaden Strand's chip clears the water and lands on the green on hole eight last Tuesday.

Luke Amsbaugh putts from the fringe before the meet Tuesday.

Brody Moum tees off on Tuesday at the Bottineau Jr. High meet.

Alex Bristol follows through on seven tee box.

Ceglowski chats with her group members at the region meet in Garrison last Thursday.

Tyler Neubauer watches his putt as it approaches the hole last Friday in Rolla.

Seirra Serhienko watches her ball as she follows through on hole three last Thursday at the region meet.

Ashley Blue watches her ball fly down the fairway on No. 3 last Thursday.

Madison Klebe strikes a putt on the second green Thursday.

Blue putts last Thursday in Garrison.

Senior Rob Opdahl about to strike his tee shot on hole six last Friday at the region meet in Rolla.

Check out this golfer's footwear...only in North Dakota.

Shelby Parrill hits a chip on hole nine last Friday.

Sophomore Zack Monson tees off on hole six in Rolla.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Race is On

This week I chose "The Race is On" by Sawyer Brown. Aside from being one of my favorite songs growing up, spring sports are also in full stride. Track, baseball, softball and most importantly golf are in the full swing of things for this spring season. The weather has finally been cooperating. And the race of covering all these things is definitely "on."

This past week I was able to attend a Bottineau High baseball game, as well as Dakota College at Bottineau baseball and softball games.

The upcoming week I will be (weather permitting) attending a Bottineau High baseball game and taking the girls golf team to Garrison in both a coaching capacity and a coverage capacity.

Here are my pictures for the week:

Bottineau eighth grader Luke Amsbaugh flips it to second base last Thursday against Rolette-Rolla.

Braves junior Matt Bowers braces to be hit by a pitch last Thursday in Bottineau.

Amsbaugh just misses a pitch late in the game Thursday.

Dakota College at Bottineau freshman Zach McBeain attempts a bunt in the Jacks game against Bismarck State last Saturday.

Jacks pitcher Hayden Johnson strides towards home in a game against the Mystics in Bottineau last Saturday.

Jacks shortstop Cody Benson makes a sensational stop in the hole.

Drew Haight awaits a throw in an attempt to tag out a mystics runner.

Jacks pitcher Tawnya Tychinski releases a pitch in a game against the North Dakota State College of Science last Saturday.

Ladyjacks sophomore Jen Theissen about to connect with a pitch last Saturday at Tommy Turtle Park in Bottineau.

Ladyjacks freshman Jess Mehling about to rap a base hit in Saturday's game against the Wildcats.

DCB freshman Maria Espindola swings at a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.

Ladyjacks outfielder Destiny Kaus rounds first after hitting a single last Saturday.

Thiessen and Espindola are unable to catch a bloop.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This week I picked the song "WTF?" by Ok Go, because that was exactly my reaction to waking up to foot deep snow drifts on May 1. It was also my reaction to the Vikings drafting Christian Ponder at No. 12 Thursday night, guess they didn't read my blog for advice. Fortunately they did really well with their other picks.

I finally got a decent week of weather the past week (minus the snow over the weekend), which allowed me to attend some sporting events in the area.

I was able to take pictures of Dakota College at Bottineau baseball and softball (they lost).

Here are some pics that weren't published in the paper:

DCB freshman pitcher Tawnya Tychinski about to deliver a pitch last Thursday at Tommy Turtle Park in Bottineau.

Ladyjacks sophomore Jen Theissen is thrown out trying to steal second against Minot State JV last Thursday.

The Ladyjacks right before they take the field last Thursday in Bottineau.

Tychinski delivers a pitch in last Thursday's doubleheader against the Beavers.

DCB sophomore Seth Cory delivers a pitch against Miles City last Thursday evening.

Jacks pitcher Mike Foerster winds up for a pitch in last Thursday's 26-0 loss to Miles City.

Pat Schinskie catches a fly ball in left field at the Lumberyard last Thursday in Bottineau.

Freshman Zach McBeain makes a play from third base last Thursday.

Travis Martin hurls a pitch late in the game last Thursday against the Pioneers.

DCB pitcher Brett Senechal fields a grounder Friday against Miles City.

Cody Benson connects with a ball in the first inning last Friday.

Benson throws to first last Friday against the Pioneers.

Student assistant Kirby Braybrook congratulates Foerster after he draws a walk Friday.

Benson attempts to tag out a Pioneers runner who attempts to steal second base.

Senechal about to deliver a pitch in the fifth inning last Friday.

Drew Haight watches a ball in the bottom of the fifth last Friday.