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SIDNEY HERALD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 ! e land girl defeat Bottineau tea n the ice in state play MELANIE CVANCARA I SUBMI'ITED The Lady Rangers await their championship trophy at the end on Sunday for the state title. of their 2-1 victory over Bottineau BY SARAH BLOOM it through a five-on-three that the Lady Rangers were SIDNEY HERALD Fargo team and ended theable to tie the game. With period still on top with the 3:08 left to play in the pe- Richland Rangers' 19u score 2-1. riod, Bryana Christensen girls took home the hard- Richland's girls were forced the puck to the back ware Sunday afternoon the only ones on the board of the net for a point and after defeating Bottineau in the third period after tied the game 1-1 during a 2-1 in the North Dakota another goal. Balcer scored powerful top shelf power Amateur Hockey Associa- for the Lady Rangers after play. tion championship game in Harris returned the favor In a similar scoring pat- Devils Lake, N.D. with an assist, tern, the Lady Rangers had The Lady Rangers de- With a 3-1 lead, Fargo's17 shots on goal in the sec- feated the Fargo 19u squad 14u squad couldn't climbond period while Bottineau by 10-0 in their opening out of the hole and the Lady had six. game of the tournament to Rangers secured the cham- It was anyone's game in advance early in the win- pionship game on Sunday.the third period. But it was ner's bracket. Erin Harris' goal, assisted LADY RANGERS TOP by Ashley Bjork, that made FARGO 14U GIRLS BOTTINEAU 2-1 IN the difference in the game. FALL TO RICHLAND 3-1 TITLE GAME With 2:21 left to play in regu- Richland's next victory A long first period leftlation, Richland jumped for came after the Lady Rang- Richland's girls trailing 1-0 the lead that left Bottineau ers took on the 14u squad at the end of the opening 20 trailing 2-1. out of Fargo. minutes. Bottineau was able Richland took shot after A strong defensive open- to score a goal and keep the shot on the Bottineau goalie ing quarter left the score- Lady Rangers quiet offen- and made 26 shots on goal in board empty as both teams sively, the third period alone. were unable to score in the ,,= . .= A tough defense secured first 20 minutes of play.'/ney stuck 10gemer the victory with only A penalty against Rich- minutes left, and the Lady land left the team short- all season and finishedRangers had finally reached handed on the ice and with the moment they have been 13:32 left to play in the sec- extremely strong. As working all season long for. ond period, Fargo earned a The Lady Rangers outshot goal and took a 1-0 lead over coach, I could not the Sottineau girls 60-16 the Lady Rangers. a and had a better offensive Richland refused to go control of the puck through- quietly in the remaining be more proud of this out the game. Richland had minutes of the period and eight total game penalties. scored back-to-back goals, group. They always The NDAHA girls state Chelsey Metcalf jammed " title went to the Richland the puck in the back of the seem to find a way no Lady Rangers, a team that net after she received an as- went undefeated in league sist from Malorie Cvancara. matter what.' play during the season. With Fargo unable to re- "The girls did a great job spond offensively, the Lady of constantly putting pres- Rangers went back to work Damon McLaughlin sure on the opponent," Rich- on offense, and after an as- land Lady Rangers head sist from Abby Balcer, Erin Lady Rongers head coach coach Damon McLaughlin Harris tacked on another said of his 19u team. "They point and broke the tie for a stuck together all season 2-1 lead over Fargo. The Richland team out- and finished extremely Despite being shorthand- shot Bottineau 17-6 in the strong. As a coach, I could ed for a few minutes in the first period, not be more proud of this second period due to penal- It wasn't until the very group. They always seem to ties, the Lady Rangers made end of the second period find a way no matter what." The Lady Rangers celebrate their successful season with all Dakota Amateur Hockey Association girls championship game. The team's seniors, from left, Maci Hoist, Abby Baker, the NDAHA trophy on Sunday. MELANIE CVANCARA SUBMITTED the hardware earned at the North ME[ANIE CVANCARA I SUBMITTED Ashley gjork and Jade grunsvold, pose with FaJrview Warriors headed to Class C state tournament basketball tournament BY SARAH BLOOM around, but they find most SIDNEY HERALD of their offensive strength from Rocky Lewis, Josh The Fairview Warriors Reed and JR Camel, who are headed off to state tour- lead the team in scoring. nament play this weekend, And Arlee can be dangerous and their first challenge will outside of the paint, as well be the Scarlett Warriors of as in. Arlee. "Arlee is a very good The Scarlett Warriors shooting team all around," have a strong team all Fairview head coach Luke ................ i ill il i Lg:qK',f,;'ltJ, -- .............. Basketball ......Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9 STATE Fairview Boys at Bozeman .................. ~ 0111 II ~qk~lr-'lvJ u... ................ Kloker said of his team'stwo of our strengths areArlee was in the big game, discipline. upcoming opponent. "Rocky our depth and experience," the Scarlett Warriors had "As far as foul trouble, our Lewis, Josh Reed and JR Kloker said. "We feel we can an entirely different roster, depth helps us counter some Camel are their top scorers, wear teams down because The team's last appearance of that," Kloker said. "We do but it seems like they have was in 2011 in a 55-47 loss like to keep certain players quite a few guys that can hit 'We are looking against the Scobey/Opheim on the floor as much as pos- threes." Spartans and before that, in sible, but if we have to sub, In order to stop Arlee of- forward to the 1995 against Fairfield, where we feel comfortable with fensively, Fairview needs to the team lost in the Class B that. Several of our players championship game with are pretty good at playing control the momentum of opportunity, and will do the score 58-46. with fouls and have learned the game. "Defensively, we plan on "Our experience at state is from experience how to stay limiting their looks from our best to play as hard ,, an advantage," Kloker said. aggressive without fouling. the three-point line and try "But once the game gets It's one game at a time to limit Camel's drives into and as well as we con.' going I don't think it will right now, and the Warriors the paint. We will also need affect the other teams too aim to concentrate on each to keep them off the offen- much." opponent as they move for- sive glass as they are a good Luke Kloker And Kloker isn't just ward in hopefully advancing offensive rebounding team. Foirview head coach thinking about Arlee, in the state tournament. Offensively, we will try to but ahead to other teams"We know that if you control the pace of the game Fairview will look to play want to advance at the state and limit our turnovers and against, tournament you need to not allow them to run and we play a number of kids, "While I have heard a lot play well," Kloker said. "We fast break," the coach said. and that we can match upabout Roy/Winifred and are looking forward to the Kloker feels comfortable with the other team no mat- Melstone, I think all the opportunity, and will do our going into the match-up ter the situation." teams there are good enough best to play as hard and as because Fairview's roster It was just last year Fair- to beat everyone else on any well as we can." offers a lot of unique play- view brought home hard- given night," Kloker said. ing styles, ware from the Class C state As far as the Fairview sporls@sidneyherald.com "As far as our team goes, tournament. 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