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Forever in the search for improvement

She goes by many names but the only thing more noteworthy about the coach’s kid is the variety of stamps she leaves on the Center-Stanton volleyball program.

Posted 12/02/09 (Wed) read more »

Spots still available for Coal Country Coyote Challenge

With gun deer season coming to a close this weekend, hunters who are not quite ready to pack all the equipment away for the winter can sign up for the Coal Country Coyote Challenge.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Lessons not learned in time

Last week’s Region 5 Tournament in Center read like a Charles Dickens novel with two-time defending champs Center-Stanton playing the best ball of the season followed by some of its worse.

Posted 11/18/09 (Wed) read more »

Three-peat not meant to be

Five out of the last seven years, Center-Stanton’s head coach Janet Erhardt has been honored by her colleagues as the District 9 coach of the year. For the past two season, Erhardt has taken the Wildcats to the Class B State Volleyball Tournament.

Posted 11/11/09 (Wed) read more »

Wildcat regular season concludes above .500

The week before the postseason is often overlooked in the high school volleyball season with pairings already determined for the upcoming District 9 Tournament in Standing Rock. But veteran coaches like Center-Stanton’s Janet Erhardt know momentum going into tournament time is just as important. Although the Wildcats split for the week, they ended the regular season 18-16 with a new focus on the fundamentals.

Posted 11/04/09 (Wed) read more »

Purpose propels C-S over Bearcats

With the No. 1 seed locked in for the upcoming District 9 Tournament, Center-Stanton played with a different purpose last week. Discarding their usual red and blue colors Oct. 20, the Wildcats paraded around the gym in pink and black to honor their bookkeeper Charmayne Leinius and her fight to raise awareness during national breast cancer awareness month. Through a raffle and donations, the Wildcats raised more than $150 to add to Leinius’ fund as she prepares for the 40-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in May.

Posted 10/28/09 (Wed) read more »

Strength training, optimism in the future for C-S football

Brett Eckert is generally a positive, upbeat guy. That wasn’t the case for the first-year head coach during the first quarter of Center-Stanton’s final football game Thursday. Fumbling the opening kickoff then adding on an array of miscues, allowed Hettinger to jump ahead 20 points in the first half. Despite a stellar fourth quarter offensive burst, the Wildcats ended the season 1-7 with a final 34-20 loss.

Posted 10/21/09 (Wed) read more »

Wildcats locked in for 1st place District 9 seed tourney

Before the first volleyball is taken out of storage, head coach Janet Erhardt sits down with her squad and makes a goals list. Despite some rough patches early in the season and a few stuffy noses recently, Center-Stanton can mark a check next to the top item on that list.

Posted 10/14/09 (Wed) read more »

Small miscues causing some monstrous problems

Through the course of four quarters of a high school football game, a missed route or missed block here or there are not necessarily crippling effects. However, last Friday night, those small miscues equaled a large deficit for Center-Stanton.

Posted 10/07/09 (Wed) read more »

Persistence pays Wildcats Homecoming win dividends

On any given Friday night, 21 of North Dakota’s 9-man division football teams walk off a field a little less chipper than their counterparts. For four weeks, Center-Stanton has experienced what those other 20 teams feel when that L is added to the record.

Posted 9/30/09 (Wed) read more »