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.
One thing is for certain at the Hazen girls track and field camp. No matter how the team does at the regional meet, at least four events will be represented by Bison at the state meet. Before last week’s action Breaunna Oakland stood alone as Hazen’s only qualifier. After two more meets last Tuesday and Saturday, the number is up to three athletes.
Last Tuesday’s baseball game between Beulah-Hazen and Mandan teetered the Mother Nature line all afternoon. Keeping on constant contact, Mandan made the 72-mile trip to Goldmann Field at McKenzie Park. The teams were out warming up when the darkening skies opened up to begin a 12-hour downpour.
Hazen girls track head coach Leland Opp is fortunate to have a stable full of high quality athletes. What makes the veteran coach produce successful teams every season is his demand for athletes to reach the potential he sees for them.
Matthew Krizan is like most 12-year-old boys in that he loves football, Kung Fu movies and chasing girls. His older sister Emily Krizan is a bit quiet for a 14-year-old but don’t let the pretty exterior fool you as she has an inner fire when she is interested in the topic.
The meet may be termed the “state indoor” but veteran Hazen track and field coaches know it’s just not true. No matter the conditions, a superior track team does not win the season with March success.