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Five point difference keeps Miners up

The Miners had their first home dual in Hazen Dec. 16 against the New Town Eagles. At 103 pounds, Logan Eisenbeis pinned Nate Monk in a short one minute, 11 seconds. Then, Ty Horning received a forfeit at 112 pounds.

Posted 12/30/08 (Tue) read more »

Bison still looking for team unity

The Center-Stanton Wildcats home opener Dec. 16 was a barn burner. The Hazen Bison went on the road ranked in the state poll and with a history of beating the Wildcats. But the Center-Stanton boys' basketball team pulled off the win 58-52. "This the first time we've beaten Hazen in the three years I've been coaching at Center," C-S head coach Scott Jung said. Although on the losing end, it certainly wasn't due to lack of effort by the Bison boys. They grabbed the opening tip, but could only muster one free throw in the first three minutes. The Wildcats didn't score at all until Michael Henke canned a two-pointer almost half way through the quarter. With two minutes left, the Bison got ahead for the last time in the game 8-6 with a 3-pointer by Michael Grimm. Center-Stanton's Shae Brown tied it with 30 seconds on the clock. Then, Brown put the Cats ahead at the end of the quarter 10-8. "We shot about 29 percent and when that happens it tends to cause some frustration because we had some really open looks," Hazen head coach Randy Johnson said. "They did put a chaser on Chad (Marshall) and really we ended up not executing offensively and got into a rush at times." Hazen tied the score immediately to start the second quarter, but the Wildcats' Tyler Price scored the next basket to make it 12-10.

Posted 12/23/08 (Tue) read more »

Bison start season 3-0 after shootout

That is the best way to describe the game plan of the 3-0 Bison girls' basketball team after their first holiday tournament action last weekend. Intense offense, intense defense, intense all around play. And first-year head coach Leland Opp wouldn't have had it any other way as the Bison traveled to the Hoopster Shootout at the Bismarck Civic Center last Friday.

Posted 12/17/08 (Wed) read more »

Stars open West Region with OT loss

Last week it was senior Riley Olson who was the North Stars unstoppable force. But come last Thursday's opening West Region game at Dickinson, Hazen-Beulah junior Conor Borud was the immovable object. His hat trick forced the game into overtime, where Dickinson earned their first victory at 4-3. "It's kind of nice for the two of them (Olson and Borud) to have good games like that but we can't rely on just those two," North Stars head coach Mark Schmitt said.

Posted 12/10/08 (Wed) read more »

Miner wrestling opens season 1-1

The Miner Wrestlers started out their season traveling to Minot for a triangular against the Bishop Ryan Lions and the Harvey Hornets last week. After the Harvey-Ryan dual, the night began with the Miners taking on the Hornets. Seventh-grader Alex Krebs started off the evening for the Miners in an exhibition match. Krebs pinned the Harvey competitor in 38 seconds.

Posted 12/03/08 (Wed) read more »

Change in position cements place in the record books

Some players are quiet leaders. Some players are vocal. And then some players bring the smiles to the timeouts. Macall Wimer is more the latter. The Hazen senior knows there's a time to be serious but volleyball should be fun too.

Posted 11/25/08 (Tue) read more »

Season-highs almost clinch it for Bison

Though Hazen's volleyball season ended a week before they had hoped, many Bison players earned a permanent place as part of the extensive tradition last week during the Region 7 Tournament.

Posted 11/19/08 (Wed) read more »

Holding onto the dream

For the Hazen volleyball squad the goal this postseason can be summed up in one word: win. "Winning is our only goal," Bison head coach Kim Wolf said. "We're all trying to get to the State tournament."

Posted 11/12/08 (Wed) read more »

Titans defeat Bison for fifth straight district title

Beecher named District 14 Senior Athlete of Year By Robyn Rohde It seems year after year, no matter how Dickinson Trinity does in the regular season, the Titans will find a way to make sure they are in the District 14 Championship match.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »

Bison host Bottineau in

The Hazen Bison have out-quicked their opponents, breaking big play after big play on their way to an 8-1 season record and fourth consecutive playoff birth.

Posted 11/05/08 (Wed) read more »