Aggies grazed by Mustangs
The Midway-Minto (M-M) Mustangs girls basketball team completed their goal of winning the final District 4 championship game against the Park River-Fordville-Lankin (PR-F-L) Aggies, by a score of 50-48 on Monday in Park River.
M-M’s Mackenzie Irwin scored a game-high 20 points followed by Helen Schuster with 11. The Aggies were led by Ashley Fontaine with 14 and Bailey Beneda, 9.
The last time the Mustangs won the district tournament was 2006.
“I’m incredibly proud of my girls and all of their hard work this season,” said Mustangs coach Scott Lloyd. “They’re thrilled to be district champs and are looking forward to the regional tournament next week.”
The Mustangs fought hard through a tough PR-F-L defense and with a basket by Cortney Burnett in the closing seconds of the first quarter M-M held a 14-7 lead. (more…)
Aggies grazed by Mustangs
Tornadoes defeat Grafton in loser-out game in District 4 tournament
The Grafton girls basketball team concluded their season with a 48-37 loss to the Cavalier Tornadoes.
Grafton was led in scoring by Jillian Hanson with 14 followed by Emma Suda with 8. The Tornadoes were led by Ronica Helgoe with 12.
The Grafton defensive pressure kept the Spoilers within reach of the Tornadoes early on but in the end they couldn’t get crucial shots to drop.
The game started with 22 fouls called between the teams in the first half alone which worked against the fast pace strategy of the Spoilers. Combine that with shots that wouldn’t fall and Grafton found themselves battling uphill from the start. After the first quarter Grafton was down 11-8. However in the early part of the second they took the lead briefly at 16-14 and 17-16 but then Helgoe went on a 6-0 run to put Cavalier up 22-17. (more…)
for young readers
The children’s library tucked away in the lower level of Carnegie Regional Library in Grafton became a much more alluring place for young readers this past weekend thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and busy hands of committed volunteers.
Colorfully painted walls, a play mat featuring pictures of books, numbers and letters and cozy pillows to sit or lay on while reading now greet youngsters as they walk through the door, creating a much brighter and cheery atmosphere. The transformation from the former plain off-white walls to walls that could be compared to a four pack box of crayons happened over the past weekend when ambitious volunteers Carol Tallackson, Elaine Broker, Carnegie Regional Library Board president Kristy Eikenberry, board member Linda Johnston and library director Jill Bjerke arrived on the scene with paint brushes and rollers in hand. (more…)
Approve bid for road project
GRAFTON – The speed limit through Nash on Walsh County Road 9 will be changed from 25 to 35 miles per hour. At their regular meeting Monday, the Walsh County Commissioners made the motion to go ahead with the change.
Commissioners Luther Meberg and Ernie Barta said they both had gotten some complaints that the speed limit was too slow for the area. A stretch of the road, just under two tenths of a mile in length is currently set at 25 miles per hour. That portion of the road is close to the former Nash school. Since the Nash school is no longer open and there are no houses in close proximity to the road as there are in some other small Walsh County towns, commissioners said raising the limit by 10 miles per hour shouldn’t cause any safety hazard. (more…)
Team to be honored at Class A tourney to be held in Minot
On Friday, March 14, 2014 at the State Class A Basketball Tournament in Minot, the 1963-64 Grafton Spoilers boys basketball team will be honored on the 50th anniversary of their state title. It was the first for Grafton since 1937 when the Spoilers captured the Class B title and the first time since 1935 when Grafton won it’s second consecutive Class A basketball title.
The seeds for the 1964 title run were sown a year earlier when the Spoilers lost to the Bismarck Demons in the fifth place game at the 1963 state tournament.
The Spoilers opened the 1963 state tournament against eventual champion Williston which featured a young Phil Jackson as its star player. Jackson scored 27 points to lead the Coyotes to a 77-58 victory. (more…)