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4 WED,ESOA,MARCH 6, Around our ore(:] SIDNEY HERALD II II I IIIIIIIII The Richland Rangers celebrate after winning the Junior Gold state championship. CRYSTAL BAKER j SUB~TTED 0 The Richland Rangers crushed the Fargo Freeze, 6-3, in the title game to win the North Dakota State Junior Gold hockey championship in Langdon, N.D on Saturday. The Rangers led the entire way and went ahead on an unassisted goal by Kyler Garsjo just 1:17 into the game. Richland moved ahead 2-0 when Jaxson Franklin accounted for an unassisted goal midway into the first period. After Fargo struck back with a goal early in the second period, the Rangers responded with a goal by Parker Tofte tbr a 3-1 advantage. Fargo battled back to 3-2 with 7:20 remaining in the second period. The Rangers took control with two goals in the final 45 seconds of the second period. After Frank- - - lin scored off an assist by Garsjo for a 4-2 lead, Tate :: i Wieferich scored an unassisted goal with 12 seconds : left for a 5-2 advantage. . = Fargo scored eahT in the third period, but Rich- land gained a 6-3 lead on a goal by Garsjo off an assist from Tofte. Graylin Martin was the winning goalie for the Rangers. Two Fargo players were kicked out during the very physical game. The Rangers defeated Crosby and Wafford City during the first two rounds of the tournament. Garsjo, Wieferich and Tofte were selected to the ' All-State squad. CRYSTAL BAKER ! SUBMI qED Richland's goalie Graylin Martin stops a shot, CRYSTAL BAKER SUBMI~ED CRYSTAL BAKER i SUB,~ITIED CRYSTAL BAKER i SUBMIITED Parker Tofte takes a shot against Fargo. Jaxon Franklin battles for control. Rangers hold up the championship trophy. FaJrview prepares for state tourney 0 BY BILL VANDER WEELIE SIDNEY HERALD The Fairview War- riors will face Manhat- tan Christian in the first round of the Class C state boys basketball tournament in Billings at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. "I think all eight teams at any state tournament put themselves in a posi- tion to have a chance," Fairview Coach Luke Kloker said. "We have to put three good games together, no doubt." Manhattan Christian is undefeated this season and has placed second at the last two state tourna- ment. "They returned a lot of players from the last two seasons," Kloker said. "I think they are evezT- body's pick to win the title this year. They are undefeated and reaUy haven't had any close games." Fairview's players have competed against Manhattan Christian during the summer. "We know what we're up against," Kloker said. "We feel that we need to play our game." When the Warriors lost to Scobey in the Eastern C championship game, Kloker felt the Warriors needed to play with more patience on the offensive end. "We got in a little too bit of a hurt3: We needed better shot selection and to be more patient," Kloker said. "We need to make the other teams defend us." The coach noted that the team's high expecta- tions set at the beginning MABCH 7-9 Class C state boys basketball tournament in Billings COMPANIES of the season included playing on Saturday night at the state tourna- ment. "That's still our goal," Kloker said. "We're ex- cited about the opportu- nity:" Other first-round games will feature Chinook against Plenty Coups, Scobey against Arlee and Melstone against Hays-Lodgepole. Fairview's second game will be against either Melstone or Hays- Lodgepole on Friday. Sidney gymnasts place at meet Sidney Gymnastics Club traveled to Stur- gis, S.D and had three gymnasts compete in the Rushmore Invitational on Feb. 23-24. Level 3 competitor Jordyn Saulsby earned a 8.40 on Vault, 8.0 on bars, 8.8 on balance beam and 8.250 on rio z: All around score of .450. Level 4 competitor Brooke Skov earned a 7.350 on Vault, 7.250 on bars, 7.50 on balance beam and 7.550 on floor. All around score of 29.650. Level 6 competitor Kambre Kloker earned a 8.30 on Vault, 8.1 on bars, 7.950 on balm~ce beam ~ and 8.650 on flooc All C. around score of 33.0. Richland's 19U girls hockey squad 1-i, Fargo scored three goals in the captured the third-place trophy at their third period. state tournament. Scoring for the Rangers was Jenna The Rangers opened action with an Baxter oft" an assist from Rebecca 8-3 victory over Wafford City. Aldrich. Brooke Franklin led the Rangers Hofer had 22 saves. with five goals and two assists. In the third-place game, the Rangers PJso scoring goals were Jaylen Bax- downed the BW Blades by an 8-2 final. ter, Cortney Hecker and Hadley Garsjo. I,'ranklin scored two goals. Also Garsjo had two assists. Adding as- scoring were A]cbich, Taylor Stewart, sists were Jenna Baxter and Jaylen Garsjo, Jenna Baxter, Makenzie Bjork Baxter. and Hocker. Goalie Scout Hofer finished with 29 Rangers with assists included Jaylen saves. Baxter, Franklin, Jenna Baxter, Hecker, The Rangers fell short against the Garsjo and Bjork. Fargo Freeze, 4-1, in the semi-fmal Hofer finished with 13 saves. round. With the game deadlocked at STELE OLSON i SUBMIflB The 19U team, front from left, Coach Kelly Berndt, Kassadee Olson, Richland Rangers 19U # I fan Owen Berndt and Scout Hofer; second row, Tana Kostelecky and Hadley Garsjo; third row, Coach Kallie Berndt, Makenzie Bjork, Samara Hofer, Jaylen Baxter, Brooke Franklin and Autumn Edd; back, Whitney VanHook, Tyann Edd, Ashlynn Kessel, Cortney Hocker, Taylor Stewart, Jenna Baxter Rebecca Aldrich and Coach Clint Hacker. !