In the state of North Dakota, one is hard pressed to find a more respected or successful high school golf coach than Darrell and Kathy Berglund. Their prestige is spreading past the state line as Darrell was recently named a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association golf coach of the year. Darrell is one of eight finalists with other golf coaches from Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, Connecticut, Illinois and Missouri. Each finalist will present a clinic during the convention and the winner will be announced June 23.
Hazen coach Mike Lorenzano couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the American Legion season sweeping Hettinger June 3. That was what he thought until he got to the second week of action as his Astros continued their Section 7 dominance over Bowman with commanding 9-1 and 17-1 wins last Thursday on the road.
The number three has been on Hazen golfers’ minds all season. External pressure has pounded the idea of a never-before-achieved three-peat state title into all the Lady Bison’s heads. With all the building hype during last week’s Girls Class B State Golf Meet, the dramatic finale was appropriate.
A Class B Girls State Track and Field team title has been on Allison Opp’s mind for the past three months. The Hazen senior could almost taste the trophy at last weekend’s state meet in Bismarck. However at the end, the Lady Bison were crowned second best as Benson County claimed the girls team title by nine points.
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.