5/14/2008 – News


Volume 125, Number 15           Wednesday, May 14th, 2008



May in North Dakota
This photo of the Ardon and Audrey Herman home adjacent to US 281 near Brinsmade illustrates what residents of Benson County woke up to on May 10. The snow began the day before. Although there was the usual complaining, most people were happy to see moisture.


Wildcats compete at CNDC meet in Fessenden; the boys take second
Mother Nature gave a little on Tuesday, May 6 and allowed track and field participants to compete in fairly decent weather at the CNDC outdoor meet in Fessenden.
The Benson County Wildcats boys’ team placed second with a score of 92. Rugby grabbed more than its fair share of points with 295 and Sheridan County-Anamoose trailed the Wildcats by 20 points, tallying 72. The rest of the team scoring was Harvey, 66; Wells County-New Rockford-Sheyenne 60; Northern Lights 59; Velva-Drake 51; and Garrison-Max 26.

Individual results for the boys were:
100 meter dash: JD Schmid, 11.91, 8th; Daniel Luhman, 11.97; Blake Darling, 12.53.
200 meter dash: Daniel Luhman, 24.52, 3rd; Derek Engh, 25.19, 6th.
400 meter dash: Paul Rice, 54.24, 3rd; Derek Engh, 56.61, 6th.
800 meter run: Beau Buehler, 2:11.72, 3rd.
1600 meter run: Colton Bullinger, 5:10.38, 6th; Jason Smith, 5:13.06, 7th.
3200 meter run: Colton Bullinger, 11:15.00, 4th; Andy Backstrom, 11:29.80.
110 meter high hurdles: Paul Rice, 18.56, 3rd.
300 meter int. hurdles: Paul Rice, 43.24, 3rd.
4×100 meter relay: BC (JD Schmid, Daniel Luhman, Paul Rice, Andy Bergrud), 46.81, 1st.
4×200 meter relay: BC (JD Schmid, Derek Engh, Michael Rameden, Blake Darling), 1:46.44, 7th.
4×400 meter relay: BC (Derek Engh, Beau Buehler, Jason Smith, Blake Darling), 3:55.18, 6th.
4×800 meter relay: BC (Jason Smith, Andy Backstrom, Preston Gilderhus, Alex Beecroft), 9:55.40, 2nd.
Discus: Trey Benson, 104’8", 8th; Kyle Britsch, 99’1.5"; Brennan Eyl, 96’8"; Dallas Welch, 93’5"; Ben Backstrom, 65’7".
Javelin: Jordan Smith, 106’5", 7th; Trey Benson, 93’5"; Kyle Britsch, 88’11".
High jump: Andy Bergrud, 5’6", 2nd.
Pole vault: Daniel Luhman, 8’0", 8th.
Long jump: Andy Bergrud, 19’3", 3rd; Michael Rameden, 17’7".
Triple jump: Andy Bergrud, 39’3.75", 4th; Blake Darling, 33’8.5"; Beau Buehler, 33’1.5".
With injuries plaguing the girls, some had to compete in events they haven’t been in for awhile. That made enough difference for a 4th place team finish with 73 points. Rugby also dominated the girls’ teams with a total of 216. Velva-Drake scored 177 and Wells County-New Rockford-Sheyenne had 94. The rest of the field followed with Harvey, 42; Sheridan County-Anamoose 32; Garrison-Max, 28; and Northern Lights, 21.

Individual results for the girls were:

100 meter dash: Sharisa Yri, 13.20, 3rd; Jessie Schwanke, 13.81, 8th; Rachael Olson, 15.69; Jessica Bingham, 17.24; Nikita Wright, 17.23; Amanda Redetzke, 17.45.

400 meter dash: Erin Leier, 1:06.17, 4th.

800 meter run: Erin Leier, 2:45.84, 3rd.

1600 meter run: Sara Schwanke, 5:42.00, 3rd; Katrece Thompson, 5:43.62, 4th.

3200 meter run: Katrece Thompson, 12:34.51, 3rd; Ashley Manley, 16:00.61.

300 meter low hurdles: Jessie Schwanke, 48.45, 3rd.

4×400 meter relay: BC (Sara Schwanke, Amanda Redetzke, Mackenzie Bullinger, Jessica Bingham), 5:21.09, 6th.

4×800 meter relay: BC (Jessie Schwanke, Erin Leier, Mackenzie Bullinger, Ashley Manley), 11:17.48, 4th.

Discus: Denage Braaten, 79’9", 8th; Courtney Hestdalen, 77’4"; Rachael Olson, 59’5".

Javelin: Denage Braaten, 73’6", 6th; Rachael Olson, 57’11".

Long jump: Jordan Callahan, 14’9.75", 8th; Nikita Wright, 10’10.25".

Triple jump: Sharisa Yri, 35’9.75", 1st; Jordan Callahan, 31’10.5", 3rd; Breana Buehler, 30’2.75", 5th.

Beau Buehler gets set to fly into the triple jump pit at the CNDC meet in Fessenden.

Keeping an eye on the discus he just threw at the CNDC meet is Dallas Welch.



Essay winners
The Auxiliary to the Theo. A. Togstad American Legion Post 123 of Maddock recently held an essay contest. The theme of the contest was "America — Home of the Brave, Land That I Love." Above Ruth Wallin, left, and Bernice Aanderud, right, present a $5 bill to Becca Johnson, a third grade student at Maddock School, for being one of two contest winners.

Maddock School fifth grader Ashley Risovi was the other contest winner and also received a $5 bill. Left to right are, Bernice Aanderud, Ashley Risovi and Ruth Wallin.



Senior tea held
On May 4 the GFWC Timely Topics Club of Minnewaukan hosted a senior tea in honor of the Class of 2008. The graduates and their mothers were treated to a program and reception. Left to right, front row, are the graduates, Katrece Thompson, Jordan Callahan and Alyssa Erickson. Standing behind them are their mothers, Robyn Thompson, Jean Callahan and Bonnie Erickson.



Receives donation
The Minnewaukan Community Club recently gave a donation of $200 to Beth Beecroft of Minnewaukan, who is raising money to go on the Sound of America tour of Europe in July. Left to right are Sherri Thompson, president of the club, Beth Beecroft and Genevieve "Genie" Smith, new treasurer of the club. Mrs. Smith replaces Julie Zillmer, who moved to Wisconsin. Beth is about halfway to her goal of raising $5,000 for the trip, which will take place in July.



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