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SIDNEY HERALD WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008 ! g Sidney's Cad Dynneson, left, and Beau Prevost work down low during practice. HARRY LIPgFA I SIDNEY HERALD / BY HARRY LIPSIEA year head coach said. "We SLD, EY,ERALD 'We don't know how hit a stretch where we had too many turnovers and "The kids are definitely well they handle or pass didn't shoot very well, Con- excited to play at home in sidering Williston's expert- front of our fans. We hope the ball so we1 push'ence and size, I was fairly to have really good support . =. happy with the team's per- this season at home. Our hard. We are lOOKingto formance." goal is to win all of our On SAturday, the Eagles games on our home court, put a lot of pressure on will face a fairly inexpert- It is exciting for the kids to enced Miles City squad. play here," Sidney Eagle their guards to get points The Cowboys return six basketball coach Danny players from last year's Strasheim said about his off of transition." team with three players team's home opener Friday. seeing quality minutes last The young Eagles will de- season. Strasheim feels but in front of their home Danny Strnsheim that a key to victory crowd against conference Sidney head c00chagainst Miles City is slow- rival Miles City at 7:30 p.m. ..... ................ ing down Cowboy star J.T. The Eagles will also be in Keith. action Thursday at Glas- "He is avery good scorer gow in a non,conference closer than the score sug- for Miles City. He shoots match-up. The games this gested, as the Eagles led well from the outside and weekend will mark the sec- early in the second half:, can score in a number of ond and third games of the The Eagles were led in ways. He scores a majority season for Sidney. scoring by Josh Morasko of their points," Strasheim "I wish we had more , with 17 points, Michael said. games to prepare for the Hammer with 14 and MitchSidney will look to test conference season. But Kallevig with 11. Carl Dyn- Miles City's ball handling with the game at Wolf neson and Tyrell McPher-skills with defensive pres- Point getting cancelled, we son added eight points sure. "We don't know how will just have two games be- each. well they handle or pass the fore we will play Miles City. "It was good to get our ball so we'll push hard. We That is just how it worked kids valuable varsity min- are looking to put a lot of out," Strasheim said. utes. It was a positive, expe- pressure on their guards to The Eagles are coming off rience from that stand- get points off of transi- of a hard fought 83-67 loss point. The kids are always tion," Strasheim said. at the hands of Williston going to play hard, so I was Tuesday. The game was happy with that," the first- spmts@sidneyherald.com 'i During the past sever.al weeks, the entire nation has had a chance to see what Montana athletics is all about. It is especially excit- ing that two Sidney natives have been featured on a na- tional stage. I am, of course, speaking of Beau Franzen and Ter- ran Hillesland. Franzen, re- cently competed at the Na- tional Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas and did himself sP~Oud. Franzen won the ixth round in steer wrestling and finished ninth overall in a crowded field. I have been told by some that rodeo is not a sport, but I couldn't disagree with that statement more. I can't imagine the muscles that one uses when bringing a large animal to the ground. I think I will leave it to the professionals. Hillesland is a starting of- fensive lineman for the Uni- versity of Montana Grizzly football team. The Grizzlies will play for the FCS nation- al championship Saturday. Hillesland,..has been fea- tured several times on na- tional programming for ex- cellent blocks. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to interview Ter- ran about the upcoming sea- son. I couldn't have been more impressed about his attitude and outlook on the future. Hillesland under- stands the importance of hard work and the suc- cess that comes from it. I would like to congratu- late both of Harry's hypnosis these ath- letes on a job Harry Upsieowell done. I cannot imag- ine the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to com- pete at the national levels in each of these sports. It is ex- citing to have two athletes receiving the national spot- light at the same time. It is so important to sup- port our athletes no matter if it is watching them on tel- evision, wishing them our best or going out and seeing a game. This area ]s so lucky to have quality sports all around us. If you haven't been to a winter sporting event so far, you should. One of the highlights for me was watching my first wrestling meet. I couldn't have been much more im- pressed with each one of the athletes involved. I think wrestling is the real "sweet science." There is a lot of planning and thinking in- volved in each match. After watching the sport, I cannot believe the endurance of the participants. I needed a wa- ter break just watching. I am looking forward for the hockey season to get in- to full gear as well. I am fa- miliar with the league, so it will be interesting to follow the Rangers this season. On Friday, Watford City travels to play the Rangers. I saw the two teams play earlier in the season, and I think the rematch will be a whale of a game. When I moved here, I was the told the quality of bas- ketball in the area was very high. From the little basket- ball I have seen so far, I would'have to agree. I have been very impressed with the pace and speed of the game in the area. I wish everyone a happy holiday. This means that we are almost half way through the high school sports season which is hard to believe. sports@sidneyherald.com The Lambert girls and fourth quarter, scored 17 points to Scobey's boys basketball teams fell MaKenzie Johnson led 19 points in the final quar- to Scobey Saturday. The the Lions with 13 points, ter. Spartans girls defeated the Anna Prevost added four Ben Diede finished with Lions 59-19. The Scobey while Michelle Murray fin: 11 points to lead Lambert. boys beat Lambert 54-33. ished with two points. Greg Rauschendorfer added In the girls game, the " In the boys game, the nine points. Caleb Servais Spartans outscored the Li- " Spartans outscored Lam- finished with six points. Je- ons 17-3 in the first quarter, bert in every quarter. The remy Evenson had three Scobey scored 20 points to Lions did their best to stick points, while Levi Helmuth Lambert's four in the sec- with the high powered and Kyle Sheehan rounded ond period. Lambert was Spartans, only trailing 22-13 out the scoring with two outscored 15-4 in the third at halftime. Scobey points each. quarter. The Lions outscored Lambert 13-3 in outscored Scobey 8-7 in the the third quarter. Lambert sports@sidneyherald.com Area players named to All-State teams The 6-man All-State foot- ing injury in week five ball team has been named, against Hysham. Lambert has six selections Diede is a second team on the team. Michael Vaira, offensive pick as a center Tanner Irigoin and Ben and a first-team defensive Diede have been named to selection as a lineman. the team. Vaira earned Diede is a senior. three selections and Diede Two local volleyball earned two. players have been named Vaira is a first-team of- to the Class C All-State fensive selection as a run- volleyball team. ning back, second-team de- Lambert's MaKenzie fensive selection as a line- Johnson and Richey's backer and a first-team Naomi Jensen are each kick returner selection, sen~or outside hitters who Vaira is a senior, have been named to the Irigoin is a sec.ond team All-State Class C volley- defensive selection as a ball team. Both players linebacker. Irigoin, a sen- were named to the 1-C All- ior, suffered a season end- Conference team. ~BA~TTED The Fairview Warrior middle school girls basketball team that went undefeated the entire season front from left, Morgan Taylor, Abby Lebsock, Sarah Knels and Kyra Candee; back, coach RaeAnn Klose, Lexi Cayko, Bri~ey Schneider, Mariah Karst, TriSha Hurley, Masyn Klose, Hannah Hardy and coach Rod Elkin. Eagles win three out of five in avre The Sidney wrestling team traveled to Butte for the Min- ing City Duals. The Eagles had a successful weekend by ffmishing with three wins in five duals. The Eagles had a tough first draw against power- house Havre: Levi Johnson and Beau Melby picked up victories in their matches. Johnson won 8-7 at 119 pounds. Malby won by a pin at 2:59. The Blue Ponies won the dual 64-9. Sidney bounced back with a 44-39,win against Glacier. Leith Johnson won by a pin in 2:24 at 105. Gorder won by pin :48 at 112. Levi Johnson won by forfeit at 119. Speldrich won by forfeit at 130. Houchen won an 18-8 de- cision at 135. Kelly won an 11-2 decision at 140. Mac Collins won by a pin in 2:59 at 160. Melby won by a pin in :47. The Eagles won their third dual, 67-15 against Dillon. Leith Johnson won by pin in 1:59. Gorder won by pin in 1:54. Levi Johnson won by pin in 4:32. Speldrich won by pin in 1:54. Houchen won by ao rn Plains RaM'a Nefwark Thursday, Dec. 18 Kr,','C Sidney at Glasgow; boys 6:30 p.m. time Friday, Dec. 19 Sidney at*Miles City; girls 7:30 p.m. on 660 AM Go to: www.sidneyheratd.com and click on KTHC Sports Radio to pin in :34. Kelly won by deci- sion 17-4. Clint Dunn won by pin in 5:01. Trevor Tracey won by decision at 152. Collins won by pin in 1:48. Melby won by pin in 1:21. Sidney lost a close dual to Great Falls 43-36. Gorder won by decision 3-0. Levi Johnson won by pin in 1:09. Scott Sturgis won by pin in 1:26 at 125. Lane Houchen won by pin in :52. Clint Dunn won by pin in 3:35. Collins Sat., Dee. 20 Jr. Gold Girls vs Watford City, 5 p.m. Jr. Gold Boys vs Wafford City, 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 Jr. Gold Girls vs Miles City, 11 a.m. Jr. Gold Boys at Rugby, 1 p.m. Speech & Fri., Dec. 19 Sidney at Glasgow Sat., Dee. 20 Culbertson & Sidney at Glasgow Fairview at Circle won by pin in :56. Melby won by decision, 6-5. Sidney defeated Helena in Sidney's final dual. Leith Johnson won by pin in 3:32. Gorder won by pin in 1:17. Levi Johnson won by forfeit. Speldrich won by decision, 6- 5. Clint Dunn won by pinn in 4:26. Collins won by decision, 8-0. Randy Green won by for- feit at 171. Melby won by for- feit. Chad Dunn won by for- feit. Thurs., Dec. 18 Sidney at Glasgow (BBB) Richey vs Wibaux Lambert vs Froid/Med Lake Fri., Dec. 19 Sidney at Miles City (GBB) Sidney vs Miles City (BBB) Savage at Brockton Fairview vs Circle Culbertson at Scobey Richey vs Bainville Sat., Dec. 20 Savage at Culbertson Lambert at Fairview Mon., Dec. 22 Savage at C rcle Tues., Dec. 23 Culbertson at Poplar