Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Runnin' Outta Moonlight

Randy Houser is right when he says we are "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" at least we're running out of the summer moonlight, because it's almost August. Wow. I can't even believe that. Where did summer go?

Anyway this past week I took a much needed vacation back home for several goings on back in the central Minnesota area. I attended my godsons birthday party, hit up a family reunion/birthday party and was afforded the opportunity to chill with my friends who were in town for the weekend as well.

However, before I left for that vacation I did do some work. I covered the Bottineau Legion baseball team on Thursday before I took off for home. They won that game 17-7, but fell the next day in the third day of the Section 5 Tournament to Sheyenne-New Rockford, which ended their season.

I also did a couple news stories on Crazy Days and Annie's House.

This week will be pretty good with some news stories, and hopefully picking up a couple other stories, because I'm a little bare for sports news right now, not that it is unusual for that to happen at this time of year. I do have races on Sunday, so look for those photos next week.

Anyway, I have five photos from Legion this past week:

Brody Moum takes a big cut at a pitch last Thursday in the Section 5 Tournament in Cando.

Devin Bercier fights off a pitch in the 17-7 win over Burlington last Thursday.

Moum prepares to fire to first.

Moum rounds third to score one of 17 Bottineau runs on the day.

Ethan McCloud delivers a pinch hit single late in the game on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Simple Livin'

July is probably my least busy month. With Legion baseball's regular season winding down and getting ready for playoffs and most recruit stories and new coaches stories taken care of, it is simply a pretty boring month. That's why I chose the Gym Class Heroes' song "Simple Livin'" because that's what I'm doing.

This past week was no different. I had one Legion game that I went to, had one recruit and a new coach to write about. I also took a picture of the winning team from the Logrollers tournament. It was the first time since I moved here that I didn't partcipate in the golf tournament.

The upcoming week will be even less exciting than last week. There is only one day of legion and it's in Surrey on Friday, so I have none of that to cover. I have races on Sunday assuming the weather is good, but that's all. Hopefully I find something to cover.

Anyone with a good story is welcome to email me at courant1@utma.com or tweet me @typhoonater467.

I only have a few pictures from legion to share:

Bottineau's Cody Brooks takes a big cut toward a pitch last Thursday against Velva.

Brooks pulls a pitch foul during a two-strike count.

Christian McCloud rips a shot last Thursday.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


This week I chose the song "Somewhereinamerica" by Jay-Z off his new album Magna Carta...Holy Grail, which was recently released. Seems like a pretty good album through the first listen through.

Anyhow, this past week I had a couple Legion games to cover and also took pics of the first July 4th "kiddie/pet" parade up at Lake Metigoshe and the races. I have a few pics to share from all of them.

This week I have a few stories about Dakota College at Bottineau sports as well as Legion baseball once again.

I also started formulating my thoughts for my T.O's Fantasy Minute columns that will be coming up. Anyway, here are some pictures:

Bottineau starter Lee Schneider begins is motion toward the plate.

Schneider unleashes his pitch toward the plate.

Christian McCloud hits a fly ball to the outfield last Wednesday against Surrey.

McCloud makes a strong throw to first after fielding a ground ball.

Devin Bercier fights off a pitch.

This young man was all decked out for the parade at Lake Metigoshe on the 4th of July.

The parade weaves its way back up the hill.

Big Al Wondrasek (left) was the grand marshal.

Zack Dockter gets spun out.

Racers go four wide out of turn two last Sunday at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Sport stocks take turn three during the feature race.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Keepin' It Real

This week I chose the song "Keepin' It Real" off of the Barenaked Ladies newest album Grinning Streak. I picked it because that it was I plan to do for a low-key Fourth of July (and I happen to like the song).

Last week I photographed a couple of Legion baseball games and did a few news-type stories.

This week I'll be doing some more baseball as well as races and some Fourth of July things.

Keeping it short this week, but look forward to T.O's Fantasy Minute coming at the end of the month.

I have a number of pictures from Legion baseball to share:

Lefty Ethan McCloud takes a cut at a ball last Tuesday in a game against Burlington.

Bottineau Post 42 pitcher Devin Bercier fires to first after fielding a bunt last Tuesday.

Connor LaFountain rips a single up the middle against Burlington.

Third baseman Garrett Lynnes prepares to make a tough throw to first.

Bercier delivers a pitch in the late innings last Tuesday.

Lynnes rips a line shot to the outfield in last Thursday's 8-7 loss to Harvey.

Bercier bluffs a bunt last Thursday evening.

Starting pitcher Cody Brooks hurls the ball to the plate.

Bercier calls for an infield pop fly.