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The Clarence P. and Irene E. Olson Educational Scholarship Fund has awarded 15 scholarships to college students from north central North Dakota. In high school and college, these students have excelled in the qualities that make them good citizens.
Recipients for the 2014-15 academic year include: Kayla Peterson and Douglas Winzenburg of Bowbells.
2014 BHS HOMECOMING CORONATION
(back) Destiny Creed, King Nolan Beeter, Queen Taylor Peterson, Peyton Nelson; (front) Sabrina Kremer, Dylan Benge, Austin Deckert and Colton Gandrud.
KENMARE STOPS BURKE COUNTY
The Burke County Titans traveled to Kenmare Sept. 11 for a district contest. The Titans fell 0-3, 18-25, 24-26, 8-25.
The Titans fell behind in the first two sets, digging their way back into contention.
In set one, Lakin Peterson took over serve at 10-16, tying the game 16-16. The Honkers regrouped with BC falling 18-25.
Again in set two, the Titans found themselves down 13-18.
Burke recorded five aces (L. Peterson 2, Haley Allen 1, Brook Blom 1 and Reese Heinrich) to aid in the fight back into the game. Titan middle, L. Peterson converted consecutive kills, tying the set at 24. The Honkers pulled out the next two points, for a 24-26 Titan loss.
With the momentum of winning the second set, the Honkers controlled game three, dominating BC. The Titans unable to get their offense going, lost 8-25.
Offensively L. Peterson led BC with 9 kills, Allen 3, Blom 2 and Heidi Knutson 1. Taylor Peterson totaled 11 assists and Heinrich 4.
The Titans tallied 9 aces - L. Peterson 4, Heinrich 2, Allen, Blom and Knutson each with 1.
Defensively T. Peterson recorded 13 digs, L. Peterson 10, Knutson 9, Heinrich 8, Allen 5 and Blom 4. Blom also had one block.
The Titan junior varsity squad fell 0-2 to Kenmare with scores of 16-25, 11-25.
Top servers were Madison Deckert 4/4 and Disa Koppelsloen 3/3. Recording aces were Anna Pace 2, Taryn Schmit 1 and Deckert 1.
Deckert and Schmit each had a kill for BC and Lexi Mahlum was credited with the assist.
Defensively Aleyah Fettig gathered 6 digs, Sarah Nelson and Mahlum 2, Kiah Nelson and Schmit 1.
Titans Down Ranchers 3-0
Despite Powers Lake leading Burke County in sets 1 and 2, the Titans were able to overtake the Ranchers in both sets, and controlled the third, for a 3-0 victory.
In the first set, the Ranchers led 21-16. Lakin Peterson served the Titans to a tie at 21 behind two aces. Sadie Maruskie, PL setter, converted a tip kill. Haley Allen responded for BC with a kill, knotting the game again at 22.
A Titan miscue gave PL the advantage, but it was a short one as Brook Blom found open court, tying the game at 23.
With a mishit by the Ranchers, the Titans claimed the first set 25-23 with a kill by Heidi Knutson.
The second set started the same as the first. Powers Lake jumped out to an 11-4 lead.
Titans fought back, with their first lead at 18-17. Burke County controlled the rest of the set, winning 25-18.
The third was all Titans. Allen finished the set and match with a kill on the line, 25-16.
The Titans tallied 17 aces on the night: L. Peterson 5, Blom 4, Taylor Peterson 3, Reese Heinrich 3, Allen 2 and Knutson 1.
Recording kills were L. Peterson 10, Allen 6, Knutson 3, Blom 1 and Heinrich 1. Earning the assist was T. Peterson with 21.
Defensively L. Peterson made 2 blocks. Allen and T. Peterson led the Titans with 10 and 9 digs respectively. Also recording digs were Knutson 7, L. Peterson 6, Heinrich 5 and Blom 5.
For the Ranchers, Grace Hove tallied 3 aces, Sydney Titus 2, Allison Grote 2, Delaney Clark 1 and Kylie Gunderson 1.
Gunderson led the team with 5 kills, Maruskie 3, Hove 2, Titus 1 and Clark 1. Maruskie converted 5 assists and Grote 4.
Defensively, Gunderson and Titus each had 1 block.
Kinzi Grubb totaled 12 digs, Clark 8, Grote 7, Hove 5, Maruskie 4, Gunderson 2 and Titus 1.
I can’t end the summer without a Braden story can I?
This summer has been a whirl wind of life. In fact, just this week I finally cleaned out the trunk I took my supplies to Canada in. That trip was in early July.
So this summer started out slow and when it hit things were busy.
Braden only got to go fishing a couple times before July due to weather and a busy schedule.
On the fourth of July, my buddy, Big John invited us to join him in Devils Lake for a few hours. With the “Cars” rod in hand and lifejacket on Braden was there to catch fish. That kid toughed out nearly five hours of wind and cool temps to catch a few fish for dinner.
He has not been catfishing much but the last time we went out for just a couple hours he and I tag teamed what ended up being a tagged catfish from Manitoba.
That is another story all by itself, but how cool of a thing to share as catching a tagged catfish that swam to Grand Forks all the way from Winnipeg.
The big day, one he won’t let me forget and I won’t forget, was a couple weeks back in Devils Lake. We joined up with my buddy, Kenny for a few hours on the lake before we had to go home. Braden was into it this day and held the rod all of five minutes before he caught a fish. It was just a small walleye but a fish just the same.
A few minutes later he was into a small pike which he reeled up all by himself after an epic battle for a four-year-old.
After that fish the strategy became put the rod in the holder until a fish bends it over. Quite commonly known as “the do nothing technique.”
It turns out that on this day it was the preferred way to catch fish.
While doing other things like counting leeches or playing with worms, the rod would bend and I would say “come get your fish.” He would reel it in and want to keep it. This went on for many fish. I think he even caught more than I had at one point.
In the end he made his memory. He caught eight fish all by himself.
Usually it is just one as he gets bored and puts the rod down but on this day he stuck with it for eight fish. He even got the biggest walleye of the day.
He was so proud he posed for photos and wanted to eat his fish. We even had to call and tell Grandma about it.
I know eight fish is not very many but for a four-year-old I’m sure it is a ton. He still talks about it weeks later so I know a great memory was made and won’t soon be forgotten.
Until next time get outside and make some memories.