Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What They Want

This week is all about giving the people "What They Want." The song from Schoolboy Q's new album Oxymoron is one of the best tracks, and features the great 2 Chainz.

This past week I was doing what I wanted by covering several events. I went to Westhope-Newburg girls basketball, Bottineau girls basketball, 19U hockey, fishing and a Dakota College at Bottineau doubleheader.

This week I have DCB basketball playoffs, and girls basketball playoffs to cover, and a 19U state story.

I have several pictures from the past week to share. Enjoy, and follow me on twitter @typhoonater467.

Westhope-Newburg's Maddy Lodoen drives to the hoop last Thursday against Surrey.

Sioux junior Molly Lodoen delivers a pass around the perimeter.

Lauren Mach fights for the ball in a tangle with Mustang defenders.

Maddy Lodoen releases a long-range jumper.

Molly Lodoen fights with Skylar Bertsch for a rebound.

Bottineau's Maria Diepolder shoots over two Kenmare defenders.

Bottineau senior Rachael Fix tries to draw a charge against the Honnkers' Karis Murry.

Stars junior Stephanie Brenden guards Shantell Brekhus last Friday night in Bottineau.

Diepolder for two on the fast break.

Fix absorbs a foul and tries to score.

Senior Courtney Gallagher gets a shot up over Kenmare's Justice Brown.

Gallagher dishes a pass out.

Stars' senior Danielle McDonald last Friday.

McDonald got a premium seat to see the rest of the game after she injured her ankle in the second half.

Bottineau Stars forward Alexis Kihle pushes a shot toward the Hazen-Beulah net last Saturday.

Hunter Bennie follows through after she fired a shot.

Cheyenne Sturlaugson flies toward the net ahead of defenders.

Bennie watches as the puck gets past a defender.

Erin Severson gets control of the puck behind the Hazen-Beulah net.

Shelby Pedie tries to threat a puck between a defender to the net.

Senior Bailey Neubauer reaches back to get control of a puck in the offensive corner.

Paige Vad skates up the board with a rolling puck.

DCB sophomore Julian Vasquez delivers a pass behind the back of a defender last Sunday against Williston State.

The Jacks huddle for a timeout.

Freshman Xavier Cruz releases a deep three against the Tetons.

Justin Musgrave hangs in the air and goes around two defenders.

Jalyn Turner finishes near the rim.

Billy Engel tries to signal a teammate.

Ladyjacks sophomore Tiffany Bradford goes up for two last Sunday against Williston State.

Imani Scott delivers one of four consecutive three-pointers that she hit to give DCB a lead.

Jason Nieters and Brittany Laber brave the cold conditions to weigh in fish for the DCB Wildlife Club's fishing tournament.

It was fishing in the darkhouse for the Becoming and Outdoors-Woman crew last Saturday.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover's track off her debut album "Music Speaks," the song "Cried," describes some of the emotions that many teams have at this time of the year--playoff time.

This past week the season ended for Bottineau-Rugby hockey, Westhope-Newburg and Bottineau boy's basketball and Dakota College at Bottineau hockey. They all fell in postseason tournaments or series in the past week or so.

This week the prep girls both hockey and basketball, and the DCB basketball teams close out their regular season and then move on to try their luck in the playoffs.

I have 25 pictures to share from the past week. Enjoy and follow on twitter @typhoonater467.

I also have some pictures from the Feb. 9 ski race held at the Bottineau Winter Park.

Camille Deschamp skates around the corner.

Unfortunately, I didn't catch all the names of the skiers. This is one from the BWP team though.

This could totally be an ad picture or poster or something. That's Annie's House on the top of the hill.

Another of BWP's skiers heads for the finish line.

Sophomore Lucas Lindholm fires a shot at the Williston State net last Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Cory Fehringer lights lamp as he gets it past Dano Fagerlund in the second "Slapshot Regatta." The two basketball coaches faced off on the ice. Fagerlund came back and won though, stopping three of five shots from Fehringer.

The goal from Fehringer.

Ethan Hicks dumps the puck into the corner.

Goalie Ryan Miner deflects a Tetons shot.

Brett Hebel had to be restrained after the game against the rival Tetons.

How this WSC player's glove got stuck up there I do not know.

Here is Mr. Gloveless against Casey Barile.

Luke Bacon tries to block Chance Kitzman in the opening round of the district tournament last Thursday.

Sophomore Parker Engelhard is fouled on his way up to the hoop on a breakaway.

Senior Philip Neubauer secures a loose ball in last Friday's upset of Velva.

Ethan Kerslake tries to get a loose ball.

Engelhard makes a tough save.

Senior Nigel Hageness goes to celebrate after a first-period goal from Cody Bedlion (left) last Saturday against Mandan.

Hageness reaches and deflects a puck.

Bottineau-Rugby senior goaltender Riley Monson about to make a nice glove save.

A pad save, and it's a beauty.

Harrison Aide slides into a loose puck.

Dakota College at Bottineau's Matt Mehlhaff gets the puck past a Williston defender last Tuesday.

Fagerlund celebrates after winning his second straight slapshot regatta.