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Come Friday night and Mercer County will be split down the middle for Coal Bowl XXXI. The annual grudge football game between Hazen and Beulah may be more than 30 years old but that doesn’t stop players on both sides from treating the day as if it were a state title game.
Courtney Fettig doesn’t have the best memories of her days playing in the Beulah High School gym. The former Bismarck Century player doesn’t cringe at the results of those prep games but by how Class A beat down a talented program. This time around the new assistant coach is happy to be a part of Beulah’s volleyball coaching staff that has turned the program around in Class B.
The issue has formally been discussed for little over a month but the idea of eventually dissolving the cooperative agreement between Hazen and Beulah public schools concerning spring baseball started even as the agreement was being signed.
If you asked Beulah American Legion baseball coach Reid Flaagan if it is better to be lucky or better to be good, he would answer “both.”
Beulah American Legion coach Reid Flaagan sounds like a broken record but that doesn’t mean his words don’t still hold truth.