It began with a comment from one parent to another. Who passed it on to another parent. Who also passed it on, and on, and on ... Next thing the group knew was the almost discarded room in the Center-Stanton High School once again had young athletes breathing life back into the space.
Center-Stanton head coach Jamie Entzi and the crew haven’t been able to schedule enough time around Mother Nature to get track and field training outdoors yet so a skeleton team took off for the University of Mary Monday for indoor competition.
Anyone wanting to catch a glimpse of Hollywood celebrities will find both modern and classic personalities in town this weekend.
“Anything can happen at tournament time.” It’s an old cliche that still holds some truth as nobody could have scripted the District 9 Tournament last week in Mandan. The fifth seed team ended up playing for the championship. The first place seed, which went undefeated in the regular season district schedule, was forced to fight for its life.
No matter what happens after 32 minutes on the court, Michael Bergstrom always has the two same words to describe his team – hard working. The head coach of the Center-Stanton girls basketball team hasn’t had the highest ranked team this season, but he admits his team has the most heart.
If anyone wants to question the level of competition in District 9, they only need to look at the battle raging for the seeds in the boys basketball district tournament. Last week New Salem clinched the regular-season championship but even their coach Rick Sturn acknowledged that any one of the top five teams in the race could come away with the wins when it counts.
For Center-Stanton New Year’s has its own tradition, a big match up against even bigger Beulah. When the two non-conference teams match up at the beginning of each new calendar year, no one leaves the gym without a fast heart rate.