Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Christmas is right around the corner and as the song says "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and it has been up her in North Dakota. With lows below zero and high's in the single digits and teens one can tell it is definitely winter in Bottineau.

This past week I covered the Jacks hockey team, Bottineau boy's basketball team and a 19U hockey game. On the docket for the week ahead is another BHS boy's basketball game on Friday and DCB hockey on Saturday and Sunday.

As if the fantasy sports gods haven't tortured me enough this season, it happened again this week. They already didn't allow me in the playoffs in any leagues, but to make matters worse, I had my best week of the year in my Bottineau league. I was on bye. What a cruel fantasy world. Hopefully the team bands together again this week.

Things crumbled in pick 'em this week with one of those, 'wow, what was I thinking?' weeks. I picked Houston to upset the Patriots. Wrong. I picked Jacksonville to upset the Jets. Wrong. I picked Kansas City to beat the Browns. Very wrong. It all added up to a 7-9 week, the lowest total of the week.

I have quite a few pictures of athletes from the past week's events:

Bottineau 19U forward Paige Vad hits the back of the net past a diving Watford City goaltender in a 6-3 win.

Bottineau goaltender Jacie Ceglowski deflects a puck during last Sunday's win over Watford City.

Natalie Bahr skates toward the Oilers goal on a fast break.

Victoria Gullett dumps the puck into the zone.

Erin Severson takes a shot.

Ashley Blue looks for a teammate to pass to.

Karlee McCloud threads two defenders with a pass.

Blue prepares to shoot with Oilers on her heels.

Blue lifts the puck and puts it past the netminder.

Vad tracks down a pass.

Bottineau junior Garrett Pollman puts up a jumper last Friday against Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood (MLS).

Senior Trevor Wettlaufer fights off MLS's Adam Undlin as he drives to the hoop in last Friday's 49-29 win.

Parker Engelhard drives the hoop on a fast break.

Jeremiah Aberle puts up a jumper.

Wettlaufer drives past Undlin baseline.

Jake Carroll goes up and get a block.

Senior Ian Snodgrass tears down a rebound in the second half.

Referees chat before last Tuesday's Dakota College at Bottineau hockey game. From left: Matt Johnson, Andy Freeman, Norm Reitan and Jon Beyer.

DCB goalie Cody Brooks makes a last second stop in last Tuesday's 9-2 loss.

Sophomore Cole Reisenauer drives with the puck.

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