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Five Starters Return
to Titan Court

The Burke County Titans return five starters to the court, namely seniors, Taylor Peterson, Haley Allen and Lakin Peterson; and juniors, Brook Blom and Heidi Knutson.

These five girls have been playing together since 7th/8th grade, gaining valuable floor time as a team.

Another bonus is Head Coach Amanda Patch has returned for her second year, giving the team some stability. Coach Patch will be assisted by Keely Torgison and Christy Smith.
Coach Patch is busy getting her team ready for action without L. Peterson, who was out with an injury and starting minimal practicing.

Also vying for a spot on the varsity are juniors, McKenzie Berg, Anna Pace and Reese Heinrich; sophomores, Taryn Schmit, Kodiee Christian, Disa Koppelsloen and Lexi Mahlum; and freshmen, Haley Beeter, Mariah Smart, Sara Nelson and Madison Deckert.

The Titans finished fourth in District 16 last season.


The Titans take to the road for their first match of the season, going to Mohall, sparring with MLS on Tuesday, Sept. 2. They travel to Stanley for their first district contest of the season on Sept. 4.

Next they take on district rivals, Powers Lake in Bowbells, Sept. 9. New to the district is Kenmare, with the Titans going to Honker territory Sept. 11.

Rounding out the month is the Watford City Invite-Sept. 13; Tioga at Burke Central-Sept. 18; at Divide County-Sept. 23; at Burke Central versus Ray-Sept. 25 and a Shiloh Christian Tourney-Sept. 27.

October starts in Lignite vs. Divide County-Oct. 2; at Lignite vs. Trenton-Oct. 7; at Powers Lake-Oct. 9; Northwest Conference Tourney in Glenburn-Oct. 11; at Westhope-Oct. 14; at Trinity Christian-Oct. 20; at Lignite versus Mondak-Oct. 23 and they conclude the regular season in Bowbells against the New Town Eagles Oct. 30.

To date all three squads are scheduled to play, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00, except for the Mondak match will be junior varsity and varsity only.

Districts will be in Crosby on Nov. 3, 4 and 6; Regionals in New Town, Nov. 10, 11, and 13; with State in Minot, Nov. 20-22.

Band instructor, Becky Kaylor nominated the Burke Central Music Department to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

ALS Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on someoneís head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourages donations to research.

Outdoor Tales


Everyone at some point in their life has to make a life changing altering decision. Some of these include what college to attend (or drop out of), sometimes who to marry, or of course, whether to change careers.

Last time we visited I had a couple surprises but it was just too early to reveal them. Now however the time has come to let you in on the secret.

Last week, I turned in my notice to WDAZ Television to leave after nearly 16 years. The time had come to make a change.

I was very excited to turn in my resignation but apprehensive to leave behind my friends/co-workers. So with that a new beginning is in progress.
Iím sure you are asking, what are you going to do?

Well, number one I am taking a stab at the fishing game. The guiding business is spectacular this year and getting busier by the day. Just that in itself will be a full time job over the next couple months.

I am also in negotiations with two potentially huge sponsors. I am very lucky that over the past seven years the catfish business has grown as much as it has and is working out so well.

Once that slows down I have about four years of house projects that have been ignored and need attention before winter. Not the most glamorous thing I can think to do but needs to get done and out of the way so it can be ignored for another three or four years.

I also have two other business plans I want to pursue down the way.

One is an outdoor TV show and the other is an advertising and consulting firm specializing in small business and social media.

This firm is already set up legally and visiting with potential clients so that one will be in action by early 2015 Iím sure. (So if you need advertising services or social media management; call me.)

And now the other big one.

I am probably jumping the gun on this a bit but telling you all will be the fire I need to finish the project.

Over the past ten years I have been lucky enough to share my thoughts and feelings of fishing and the outdoors with you. You have been watching Braden grow up in the outdoors with me over the last four years.

I have gone through the ten years of columns from the Burke County Tribune and picked out my favorite ones and have started to re-edit them and add some commentary on thoughts of the time.

These stories are being compiled into a book which appears will be titled, ďWe Donít Flush the Grass.Ē
It will be a look at growing up and thoughts from the outdoors from my perspective.

Some stories will be serious, some will be funny, and others will just be random thoughts.

The plan is to have it ready for release by November 1 so it is available for Christmas. I will let you all know for sure.

So with that you are all up to speed on the life and times of Brad. I will be out on the water, in the yard, or looking at a computer screen over the next couple months.

Hopefully there will be time to make a memory or two along the way.

Until next time get outside and make some memories.


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