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October 23, 2013

This may get really weird

It would be nice if things went smoothly and as planned. But that’s just not how things work in reality. They are strange, kooky and make no sense. That’s about where we’re at in Region 7 volleyball play.
The top two teams will decide the top spot and second spot in the region. Dickinson Trinity and Beach are both undefeated in region play and will meet on Oct. 29. But there are some strange things that could happen after that.
Beach might actually drop to third in the region. If they lose to Trinity and drop games to Richardson-Taylor and Heart River. There’s a chance that things could get real messy but only if Heart River can also top Richardton-Taylor.
If Heart River wins that game then there could be four teams with three loss records. Hazen lost to Richardton-Taylor, Beach and Dickinson Trinity but beat Beulah. Beulah lost to Beach but beat Richardton-Taylor but Beach has wins Hazen and Beulah.
So we may be looking at some strange tie breakers on Nov. 5 – the opening round of the region tournament. The Miners have an easy path to the tie breaker situation but have to stay focused. Hazen has a tough game at New England that could move them out of a top four spot.


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