Big time teams make big time plays in big time moments. For the Beulah Miners there was no bigger time than Jan. 15. The Miners, ranked first in the state, faced Dickinson Trinity, ranked third in the state, in an undefeated showdown for control of first place in District 14.
Casey Walcker rocked the Bison to bed. The freshman reserve forward chipped in 14 points helping the Miners secure a victory over their Highway 200 rivals. Walcker’s play inside was critical because of early foul trouble that Noah Iverson, Beulah senior forward, encountered.
The Miners started off 2012-2013 right where they left off, winning. After the 2011-2012 basketball team was announced and awarded with an honor for their state championship campaign the Miners went to work. The Miners were a little bit rusty but dug out some golden moments.
The Beulah-Hazen ice hockey team knew they had two big consecutive games last week. First, the North Stars were challenged with protecting their home ice against the Century Patriots; then 24 hours later they had a battle with the win-less Devils Lake Firebirds.
The North Stars Hockey team is 0-2 after the conclusion of the first week of the hockey season. The North Stars were shut out in their first game of the season against Mandan but managed to score in their second game of the season against Jamestown.
The Region 7 tournament featured teams from Districts 13 and 14. District 14 is known as being one of the tougher districts in the state and District 13 is often overlooked when it comes to regional tournament. The tournament was held in Killdeer where the non-qualifier Cowboys were hosting.