Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Say Goodbye

This week I chose the song "Say Goodbye" by Beck. I chose it not only because the winter sports season is almost done, but also because this is likely my last blog post, or at least the last one from Bottineau.

If you haven't heard I am moving back near home in Minnesota in less than two weeks. I have taken a part-time sports gig there. I know I will surely miss it here in Bottineau, and I appreciate all of my readers. I may begin the blog again when I start back in Minnesota, but likely I will probably just use it to keep an update now and again.

I have a couple pictures from the fishing tournament hosted by the Jaycee's last weekend at Lake Metigoshe.

Kenny Knutson carries in a northern to be weighed last Saturday.

Marshall Grant hands over a northern to Knutson to be weighed.

Contestants listen to the rules before hitting the ice last Saturday at the Jaycee's fishing derby.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Brand New

The new Pharrell Williams album "G I R L" is very well done, and this week I chose the song "Brand New" that features Justin Timberlake. I picked it because the Dakota College at Bottineau women's basketball team is going to be experiencing something brand new real soon.

A win last Sunday earned the Ladyjacks a district title and their first ever berth in the national tournament, which begins on Monday, March 17. I was there for the game and snagged a few good pics. It was the only event that I have pictures from this week.

Enjoy the six pictures and follow me on twitter @typhoonater467.

Ladyjacks freshman Imani Scott goes up for two last Sunday against North Platte Community College.

Savannah Bruce gets past a Lady Knights defender on her way to two points.

Scott puts up a floater in the second half.

Bottineau's very own Whitney Brandvold battles for a rebound after a free throw attempt.

Sophomore Leah Parizek looks to pass.

Scott drives hard into the lane.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

War Ready

Sports is often likened to a militaristic battle. Words like trenches, battle, war and fight get thrown around in sports all the time. So, if that is the case, the three area teams that are still alive in the playoff hunt (both Dakota College at Bottineau basketball teams and the Bottineau girls basketball team) will have to be "War Ready" if they wish to do well in the upcoming playoffs. The song is off the latest Rick Ross album "Mastermind" that came out yesterday.

This past week I covered the DCB  men's run in the Region XIII playoffs, which they won. I also covered the District 11 girls basketball tournament, and the Stars moved on to the region tournament from there.

I have 27 photos to share this week, and please follow me on Twitter @typhoonater467.

Dakota College at Bottineau sophomore Julian Vasquez goes toward the hoop last Wednesday against United Tribes in the first round of the Region XIII playoffs.

Jake Arck hammers home a dunk on a fast break last Wednesday.

Xavier Cruz fights to the hoop for a pair.

Jalyn Turner about to dish to a teammate.

Vasquez drives to the hoop.

Sam Robinson delivers a pass.

Freshman Wes Harrison is fouled on his way up to the basket.

Westhope-Newburg junior Lauren Mach strides down the court last Saturday in the District 11 Tournament in Rugby.

Ashlyn Huber, a senior, takes the ball past the half court stripe last Saturday against Bottineau.

Maddy Lodoen puts up a three in the fourth quarter.

Mach looks to go to the hoop past Bottineau's Courtney Gallagher.

Is it Goro from Mortal Kombat? No. Just Gallagher and Molly Lodoen fighting for the opening tip of the game.

Bottineau's Rachael Fix fouls Paige Stratton, but more importantly check out coach Joe Bender. He's scared.

Gallagher draws a foul on her way to layup.

Ashleigh Aufforth nervously waits after a timeout with less than 10 seconds to go and the Jacks up three.

Jacks sophomore Billy Engel flies in for two last Sunday against Gogebic Community College.

Julian Vasquez's mother was by far the most enthusiastic fan in the stands last Sunday.

Vasquez puts up a last second shot as the clock expired in the first half.

Kolbi Selby delivers one of two first-half three pointers.

Jacks fans are fired up early on in the game.

Robinson fights hard in the lane against a Samson defender.

Turner fires a shot from beyond the arc.

Turner goes hard to the hoop.

Players mob coach Cory Fehringer (he's in their somewhere) after he is named region Coach of the Year.

The Jacks celebrate and Engel holds up fallen teammate Dashamone "Spuddy" McCarty's jersey.

Fans an the Jacks celebrate at center court after the victory last Sunday.

Vasquez barks out signals last Wednesday against United Tribes.