Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In Too Deep

This week I chose Sum 41's 'In Too Deep" because I was deep into the spring playoff season, and thanks to the shortened season, everything began to pile up.

This past week the girls golf team, several members of the track team and Zack Monson of the boy's team all qualified for their respective state tournaments. The Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau softball team and the Bottineau and Westhope-Newburg boy's golf teams' season ended this past week. Bottineau's baseball team is still fighting for a region title after beating Rolette 15-5 last Thursday.

This week I covered region boy's golf yesterday and will go to Cando for Braves baseball tomorrow. I'll be shipping off for state golf on Monday.

A lot pictures to share this week. Enjoy.

Bottineau freshman Parker Engelhard tries to gun out a runner while on a run last Thursday against Rolette-Rolla-Wolford.

Outfielder Casey Tooke nabs a fly ball.

Engelhard winds up to fire the ball to first.

Tooke rockets the ball back into the infield.

Brody Moum about to throw it to first to try and get an out.

Engelhard rounds third base.

Braves junior Andrew Hill rips a base hit to start a rally.

Sophomore Luke Amsbaugh slides safely into home during a rally midway through the game last Thursday.

Amsbaugh was also on the hill and tossed a strong game.

Amsbaugh smacks a shot to the outfield.

Bottineau senior Zack Monson tees off of the first hole of last Friday's Individual Qualifier at Bottineau Country Club.

Freshman Ethan Jensen hits a putt from just off the green.

Senior Taylor Parisien tees off on the sixth hole.

Parisien eyes an upcoming putt on the seventh green.

Junior Amber hall avoids the mud kicked up by a baserunner and fields a ball hit to her shortstop position.

Sophomore Jacie Ceglowski fires from her third base position to try and get an out at first.

Hall avoids an inside pitch.

Maddy Lodoen takes one to the opposite field last Friday against Grafton.

Sophomore Lauren Mach squeezes the third out.

Molly Lodoen takes a healthy cut at a high pitch.

Sioux senior Becca Christenson digs out a low pitch and gives it a ride.

Mach hammers a Spoilers pitch late in the game last Friday.

Junior pitcher Ashlyn Huber delivers.

Bottineau senior Logan Pewe lands in the pit after a nearly 19-foot long jump.

Riley Gallagher successfully clears the bar to finish third place and advance to state in the pole vault last Saturday in Rugby at the North Central Region Track Meet.

Junior Harrison Aide breaks Tyson Page's record by clearing 14-feet, seven-inches last Saturday.

Aide falls down after clearing the record height.

Aide stands near parents Mark and Denise after not quite being able to clear 15 feet.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I am back again as things are now "Underway" this season. It is a song by Fleetwood Mac.

I had one baseball game that I knew about last week, so I have  a few pictures to share from that. I should have some more baseball as well as softball and golf pictures next week.

I am keep thing post short, because I'm going to be off to Westhope shortly to snap some pictures for softball.

Here are the pics:

Still lots of snow just off the field at this May 2 baseball game.

Garrett Lynnes swings at a pitch against Harvey-Wells County on May 2.

Lynnes catches the ball on a throw from Parker Engelhard (near).

Andrew Hill about to smack a single.

Engelhard flips the ball to second against the Hornets.

Second baseman Kellen Lagerquist catches a flip and tries to turn a double play.

Hill steals second base.

Lee Schneider fouls off a pitch.

Schneider releases a pitch.

Schneider awaits a bunt attempt from a HWC player.

Lynnes tags out a Hornets baserunner.

Garrett Pollman loses a fly ball in the sun.

Steal My Sunshine

This week I chose the one-hit wonder from 1999 "Steal My Sunshine," because it's been nice and sunny lately, but with much rain in the forecast that could be getting stolen away soon.

This past week I've been super busy covering golf, baseball and softball. In the upcoming week I'll be doing those three sports and adding in the region track meet as well. Going to be busy for the next few weeks.

Other than that I don't have much else. I'm still hoping my Bulls can somehow win three straight from the Heat, but it doesn't look good. Too many injuries.

Here are some pictures from the past week:

Westhope-Newburg's Hunter Ballantyne tees off the seventh hole last Friday in Bottineau.

Bottineau eighth grader Dalton Barbot strikes a chip last Friday.

Bottineau freshman Levi Pollman tees off on the second hole.

Another Braves freshman, Ethan Jensen, puts on the fourth green.

Bottineau junior Tanner Bickford hurls a pitch off the mound last Saturday against Belcourt.

Bickford has an unique finish after tossing a pitch.

Westhope-Newburg Sioux eighth grader Hannah Tofteland delivers a pitch.

Tofteland flips the ball toward home to try and get a Minot JV player out last Tuesday in Westhope.

A Minot JV player collides with Tofteland at home plate.

Junior Amber Hall smacks a pitch for a hit last Tuesday.

Lauren Mach delivers with a big hit.

Tofteland tosses to first to get out the player on a bunt.

Freshman Shelby Grenier leaps to make a catch in foul territory.

This Sioux player struck with a big pinch-hit to start a rally.