Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I named this week's blog post after the current Pitbull/Ke$ha hit "Timber" because this past weekend was filled with me covering a lot of Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) Lumberjack athletics.

I also went to Towner twice to cover both prep volleyball and football playoffs. I covered four DCB events throughout Friday and Saturday, and jumped back and forth between them all. Needless to say it was a long weekend.

This week there is a bit of a lull in the action. The only thing to cover for me to photograph is Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn's game in Bismarck for the semifinals of the playoffs.

I went 2-2 in fantasy football leagues this week and I'm in fifth (5-4), fourth (5-4), ninth (3-6) and sixth (4-5) in those leagues.

It was also a down week in NFL pick 'em, as I only got six games right this week.

I have a record number of pictures (or near record, I'm not sure, and I'm way too lazy to look it up), so enjoy.

Bottineau senior libero Rachael Fix digs out a Sawyer shot last Thursday at the District 11 tournament in Towner.

Fix passes the ball up to the setter.

Stars senior setter Bailey Neubauer puts up a set to a teammate last Thursday.

Junior Kennedy Olson goes up for a block.

Stephanie Brenden tries to block a Flashes shot.

Newburg-Westhope junior Lauren Mach delivers a big hit last Thursday against Rugby in the opening round of the district tournament in Towner.

Maddy Lodoen slams a shot to the Panthers side.

Mach and freshman Hannah Tofteland go up for a block.

Mach forces a shot to the corner.

Mach tries for the block.

Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn senior Hawkin Smette goes in to tackle Towner-Granville-Upham quarterback Eli Luna.

Senior Hunter Braaten waits near Donny Artz as the clock runs down with the Sioux up by more than 30.

Smette plunges in from a yard out to score in late in the game.

Ethan Miller hauls in a catch near the sidelines.

Miller tries to juke out a Titans opponent.

Smette fights for extra yards with two Titans bringing him down.

Braaten flies down the field. He ran for 310 yards, his second straight game with more than 300 yards on the ground.

Braaten is congratulated by Titans senior Luke Bacon after the Sioux win last Saturday.

Sioux head coach Tom Nesvold is hit with the "Gatorade bath" by Hawkin Smette after the game. It was Nesvold's 100th win as the Sioux head coach.

Charles Johnson fights to stay up after catching a pass in the first half last Saturday against NDSCS.

Jacks quarterback Shazzon Mumphrey looks to throw after escaping a defender.

Mumphrey eludes rushers and looks toward receiver Jonathan Parks (left).

Parks heads up field after making a catch.

Mumphrey delivers a pass.

Desmond Goodlow-Griffin fights with the Wildcats ball carrier to try and bring him down.

Desmone Butler tries to bring down the Wildcats kick returner.

Jacks quarterback Willie Fair comes in to carry the ball for a good gain.

From left: Frankwood Altenor, Jeremy Hill and Mitchell Jules take a knee before they hit the field.

DCB Foundation Director Brandy Simpson played for the Alumni team last Friday and Saturday in the Kevin Thom Classic.

Simpson fights for a rebound.

Former Ladyjack Allison Scherr puts up a three ball.

Ladyjacks freshman and BHS alum Whitney Brandvold puts up a shot last Friday against CMU.

Zirahuen Hernandez drives to the down the court.

Hernandez looks to pass after driving into the paint last Friday.

Hernandez and Leah Parizek fight for a loose ball.

Mary Jones goes up for two.

Hernandez boxes out an opponent after a free throw.

Imani Scott puts up a three pointer in last Friday's contest.

Wesley Harrison puts up a jumper last Friday against CMU.

Sophomore Julian Vasquez has to restrain his teammates who get excited after a big dunk by Patrick Robinson.

Xavier Cruz puts up a three last Friday.

Travis Frye, a freshman, drives down the baseline.

Sophomore Billy Engel draws a foul.

Engel puts up a floater last Saturday against the Winnipeg Wesman.

Freshman Jake Arck goes in for two on the fast break.

Vasquez goes hard to the hoop last Saturday.

Cruz for two.

Engel on the fast break in the first half.

Brett Hebel tries to slide it past the NDSU goaltender last Friday evening at the Lumberdome.

Alex Herman fires a shot at the Bison net.

James Kelly gets around a defender and goes toward the net.

Lucas Lindholm tries to pound in a shot near the net.

Hebel looks to fire a shot past a defender and at the net.

Cody Bronson fires a shot at the net.

Matt Mehlhaff skates the puck up ice.

DCB celebrates a goal in the second period.

Cody Anderson fires a strong shot at the Bison net.

Goaltender Ryan Miner deflects the puck over the net.

Kelly goes to celebrate with Hebel after scoring his first collegiate goal.

Miner scoops up the puck.

Hebel tries to force the puck into the corner of the net.

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