When it comes to American Legion baseball, Beulah is traditionally one of the most feared teams in the league. The one factor that unites the Cyclones every year is their ability to produce great ballplayers. This season is no exception as recent high school grad Luke Senske joined a long line of former Beulah players to be selected for the American Legion All-Star Series last Sunday in Mayville.
At last year’s girls state golf meet, all eyes were on Beulah’s Rebecca Alt after she scored a hole-in-one on Carrington’s course. During last week’s 2010 Girls State Class B Golf Meet at Jamestown’s Hillcrest Municipal Golf facility, there was little room for such shows of fancy. “There is a lot of tall grass and it was easy to go out of bounds,” the junior said. “The back nine is more hilly, it’s long and frustrating.”
Dustin Rueb would describe himself as a basketball player. Following last weekend’s Class B State Track and Field Meet, he may need to reclassify himself as just a tremendously talented athlete who enjoys basketball. In the junior’s first season participating in track and field, he placed second at the state meet in the high jump.
Too many free passes hurt Beulah-Hazen last Tuesday. And the Miners still almost made up the deficit with their ability to hit the long ball. B-H got out to an early three-run lead thanks to a home run from Lucas Senske, eventually driving the game into extra innings before giving up the non-conference game to the Midgets. The night proved to be a sweep for the visitors on the scoreboard at Goldmann Field.
Running a relay takes more than just a quick time. It’s one of the biggest team aspects of the track and field environment. Timing must be down, strategies kept straight and hand offs clean. One miscue can cause the entire group’s efforts to be lost.
Any track and field coach will say the same thing, the more the merrier when it comes to team members. Beulah’s boys team is struggling with lower numbers this season but coach Randy Pacall is quick to point out that it has no effect on their heart.