NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Spring Activities starting soon in ND


March 22, 2017 1:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association’s winter tournament season wrapped up last week with the 2017 NDHSAA Class B boys basketball state tournament at the Minot State Dome. Big thanks to all the student-athletes, officials, fans, volunteers and tournament workers who helped contribute to making those events a success!

Now the calendar flips to spring. There are a lot of activities and events coming up. Here is a preview of the spring sports and activities schedules:

Class A Plays Competition: April 3-4, 2017 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.

Class A Speech Competition: April 22, 2017 at Jamestown High School

Class A Music Competition: April 28, 2017 at University of Jamestown

Class B Speech Competition: April 29, 2017 at Mandan High School

Class B Music Competition: May 6, 2017 at Minot State University

Track and Field: Opening Date (Feb. 27)
State Meet: (May 26-27 at MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck)

Class B Girls Golf: Opening Date (March 27, 2017), First Contest: (March 31, 2017)
State Tournament: (May 30-31 at Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck)

Class B Boys Golf: Opening Date (March 27, 2017), First Contest: (March 31, 2017)
State Tournament: (May 30-31 at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan)

Girls Tennis: Opening Date (April 3, 2017), First Contest: (April 14, 2017)
State Tournament: (June 1-3 at Grand Forks Choice Health at Fitness)

Girls Soccer: Opening Date (March 27, 2017), First Contest: (April 7, 2017)
State Tournament: (June 1-3 at Sid Cichy Stadium on Fargo Shanley High School campus)

Class B Baseball/Softball: Opening Date (March 20, 2017), First Contest: (March 31, 2017)
State Tournament: (June 1-3 in Jamestown; Baseball at Jack Brown Stadium, Softball at Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field)

Class A Baseball/Softball: Opening Date (March 20, 2017), First Contest: (March 31, 2017)
State Tournament: (June 1-3 in Mandan; Baseball at Memorial Ballpark, Softball at Ft. Lincoln Elementary)

Class A Boys Golf: Opening Date (April 10, 2017), First Contest: (April 14, 2017)
State Tournament: (June 5-6 at Grand Forks County Club)

Media Spotlight

The Media Spotlight this week is Midco’s Varsity Sports Broadcast set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. This week, Midco Sports will recap the 2017 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament including the dramatic finish between Hillsboro-Central Valley and Four Winds/Minnewaukan in the state championship game. Hillsboro-Central Valley senior guard Kyle Henningsgard made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help the Burros pick up a 63-60 victory. Tune in and relive the highlights of one of the greatest Class B Boys Basketball Tournaments in state history!

MIDCO VARSITY SPORTS

Dickinson’s Aanen Moody picks up second Gatorade Player of the Year honor

Fresh off winning the state’s Mr. Basketball Award, which is presented by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Dickinson senior guard Aanen Moody won his second straight North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year honor in boys basketball on Monday, March 20.

Moody, a University of North Dakota signee, averaged over 30 points per game his junior and senior seasons. He finished his prep career with 2,192 points – the most scored by Class A player in state history.

NDHSAA/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Students

Applications are currently being accepted for NDHSAA/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Students for the 2017-2018 School Year. Application Deadline to submit an application is April 1st.

Details on the application process found here:
https://ndhsaa.com/news/752/distinguished-student-applications

Jottings

NDAPSSA All-State Basketball teams are released this week. … The Class B All-State girls basketball team was released on Monday evening. … The Class A All-State girls basketball team was released on Tuesday evening. … The Class A and B All-State boys basketball teams will be released Wednesday and Thursday evenings, respectively. … The All-State basketball teams will be posted to the NDHSAA NOW website. … Class A Plays State Competition is set for April 3-4 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake.

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