Carrington Picks Up 4 Wins Over Weekend

Carrington, N.D. (—-The Carrington H.S. baseball team went 4-0 over the weekend and improved to 10-1 overall on the season. Carrington and New Rockford hosted a total of 12 teams and played 21 games over the weekend. All games were scheduled for 5 innings. Carrington and Kidder County both finished the weekend with perfect 4-0 records, Larimore went 2-0, Sheyenne-New Rockford and Midkota-DP both finished 3-1. Other teams competing were Rugby (1-3), defending state champion Mayville-Portland-C-G (1-3), Bottineau (1-3), Northern Lights (0-2), Langdon (2-2) North Star (0-2), and Harvey-WC (0-4).

Carrington  5     Rugby  2

Braxton Hewitt smashed 2 homeruns, collecting 3 RBI, to lead the Cardinals offensively. Hewitt’s first long ball came in the top of the first inning scoring Lucas Geiszler who walked prior to the homer. The second homer, a solo shot, was a leading off the 3rd inning giving the Cards a 5-0 lead. Jayden Shipman held the Panthers to 2 runs on 3 hits and they all came in the third inning, with Hunter Hager driving in 2 runs with a basehit. Shipman would go all 5 innings picking up the win, striking out 3 and walking 3. Carrington had a total of 6 hits and committed just 1 error defensively. Payton Smith added an RBI double, and a Connor Wendel RBI groundout accounted for the other Cardinal runs.

Carrington  4     Bottineau  3

The Cardinals rallied for 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to knock off the Bottineau Braves 4-3. The Braves took the lead 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning with a solo homerun from starting pitcher Adam Stenson. Carrington’s Alex Stusynzski walked to lead-off the the Cardinal 4th inning but was relieved on the bases by pinch runner Kolten Vetter who would score the tying run on an RBI double from Brett Lyman. After a Trey Rosenau groundout that moved Lyman to third with 2 outs, Jayden Shipman delivered a clutch run scoring single that gave the Cards the win. Freshman Kyle Leapaldt picked up the victory on the mound, pitching all five innings, allowing 3 earned runs, scattering 6 hits, striking out 3, and walking 2 batters. Leapaldt also added an RBI single in the first inning. The 2 teams both played an error free game, all 7 combined runs were earned. Adam Stenson took the tough loss for the Braves.

Carrington  11     Northern Lights (Rolette-Rolla-St. John-Wolford)  1  3 innings

The Cardinals wasted no time in the top of the first inning sending 10 batters to the plate, scoring 6 runs, and rapped out 7 base hits(including 3 double). Jayden Rosenau had the only hit that produced more than 1 RBI on a 2 run single. Braxton Hewitt, Alex Stusynzski, Trey Rosenau, and Payton Smith all delivered RBI hits in the big inning. Cardinal starting pitcher Brett Lyman only had to pitch 3 innings to pickup the win. Lyman struck out 7 Comet batters, walked 1, and allowed just 1 run picking up the victory. The Cards put the game out of reach in the 2nd inning, scoring 5 more times, aided by 2 Comet errors. Trey Rosenau (2-2), Lyman (2-2), and Stusynzski (1-2), had RBI in the inning.

Carrington  3     Langdon  2

Langdon scored once in the bottom of the 5th inning and had the tying run at second base, but Braxton Hewitt strikeout Jacob Delvo to end the Langdon threat and preserve the 3-2 victory for Carrington. Hewitt pitched all 5 innings, striking out 3 batters, walking just 1, and allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits. Langdon cleanup batter Triston Klingenberg hit a solo homerun in the 4th inning, accounting for their first run. Carrington scored once in the second inning on a Trey Rosenau sacrifice fly that scored Alex Stusynzski who singled earlier in the inning. Carrington increased their lead to 3-0 in the third inning on an RBI double from Kyle Leapaldt that plated Jayden Shipman and a sacrifice fly from Stusynzski that scored Hewitt. Carrington collected 7 hits and 3 walks, the 7 hits were recorded by 7 different players. Carrington improves to 10-1 overall on the season and 4-0 in Region 3 play and will travel to New Rockford on Thursday to play the Black Sox of Sheyenne-NR at 4:00 P.M. The game will be aired on KDAK 1600 AM and

Carrington Scores: All games scheduled for 5 innings.

Rugby  4     Midkota-DP  1

Midkota-DP  1     Mayville-Portland-C-G (M-P-C-G)  0

Bottineau  6     M-P-C-G  4  (7 innings)

Carrington  5     Rugby  2

Carrington  4     Bottineau  3

M-P-C-G  10     Northern Lights  8

Kidder County  3     M-P-C-G  1

Kidder County  9     Langdon  5

Carrington  11     Northern Lights  1 (3 innings–10 run rule)

Carrington  3     Langdon  2

New Rockford results:

Langdon  3     Harvey-WC (H-WC)  2

Kidder County  7     North Star  3

Langdon  8     Sheyenne-New Rockford (S-NR)  5

Kidder County  6     H-WC  1

S-NR  11     North Star  1 (4 innings–10 run rule)

Larimore  7     H-WC  2

Midkota-DP  4     H-WC  0

S-NR  6     Bottineau  2

Larimore  7     Rugby  6 (6 innings)

Midkota-DP  8     Bottineau  2

S-NR  3      Rugby  2 



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City County Health Valley City High School Student Survey Results Released

VALLEY CITY, ND ( – Valley City High School Juniors and Seniors shared their stories of heartache following an hour long presentation known as the “Think N Drive” event held April 20th inside the Valley City high school theater.

After the presentation, Barb Bjorum who works for the City County Health office in Valley City asked students to fill out a survey that focused on several possible situations involving alcohol. The results are listed below.

I will abstain from alcohol until I am 21 46%
I will abstain from alcohol while in high school 52.80%
I will abstain from alcohol during sport(s) seasons 75.80%
I will not date anyone who tries to get me to drink 59.60%
I will not use during prom and graduation activities 75.80%
I will promise my parent(s) that I will not use during prom or graduation activities 72%
I will not drink and drive 95.70%
I will not ride with anyone who has been drinking 90.70%
I will not let my friends drive if they have been drinking 93.80%
I will not allow anyone to have alcohol in a vehicle I am driving 87.60%
I will not go to a party where alcohol is being consumed 57%
I will leave a party if I discover alcohol is being consumed 49.10%
I will inform my friends & dating partner that I want an alcohol-free prom and graduation 62.70%
I promise to call 911 if I think someone is in danger of overdosing on drugs and/or alcohol 86.30%
I would be less likely to use alcohol if an “80 hours back” test was available for my parents to use free of charge 35.40%
I would not use for fear of my parents using the “80 hour back” test 26.70%
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Groundbreaking For Two Rivers Activity Center

JAMESTOWN, N.D. ( – Jamestown Parks and Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon at the site of the new Two Rivers Activity Center.

Representatives from the TRAC Advisory Board, Jamestown Parks & Recreation, and the building architect spoke during the ceremony. TRAC is owned and operated by the Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department.

The $28.1 million facility will include an aquatics center, child care center, individual cardio and weight training equipment, group fitness classrooms, multi-use courts, indoor field turf, walking/jogging track, locker rooms and party rooms.

All photos are courtesy of the TRAC Facebook page.

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Tornado Baseball Miscues Aid In Jaguars Win

OAKES ( The Northern Cass Jaguars defeated the Oakes High School baseball team for the second time this season with a 6-3 eight inning victory on Friday at Cummings Field.

The hometown Tornadoes (4-3 Class B Region I) struggled in the field and at the plate, as they committed four errors and only managed four hits. Two of those hits came from first baseman Kollen Knutson. Michael Kelly, who took the loss on the mound, struck out 10 and registered an RBI.

Northern Cass (4-3) had a double, single and a run scored courtesy of center fielder Dawson Hayden. Brennen Neva earned the win with eight strikeouts.

Oakes plays next on Monday at Townsend Field in LaMoure. The Tornadoes and LaMoure-Litchville/Marion Loboes will meet first at 5 p.m, to be followed by Oakes and Enderlin/Maple Valley. Coverage starts at 4:45 on KDDR-AM 1220/95.9 FM and

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