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NDHSAA Wednesday Water Cooler (September 27)

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Each Wednesday NDHSAA Media Specialist Tom Mix posts several notable news items, current events and buzz-worthy games upcoming on the NDHSAA prep sports calendar on the NDHSAA NOW website. Keep visiting each Wednesday for all the latest midweek newsworthy items.

  • Avery Bartels joins Emily St. Aubin in 4-time Girls Golf Individual Medalist Club. Kindred senior girls golf standout Avery Bartels joined the exclusive 4-time individual state medalist club on Tuesday, September 26. In the history of high school girls golf, only two players have ever won four individual state medals. Former South Border standout Emily St. Aubin won four consecutive NDHSAA Class B girls golf individual medals from 2016-2019. Bartels became the second member of the 4-timers club on winning individual state medalist honors at the 2023 NDHSAA Class B Girls Golf State Tournament played at Maple River Golf Club. Bartels, a North Dakota State women's golf commit, finished the two-day tournament with a 5-under 139 to secure the final individual medal of her decorated prep golf career. Bartels also won individual medals in 2022, 2021 (Fall) and 2021 (Spring). In the 2021 Spring title – Bartels’ freshman season – she edged St. Aubin, then a senior, in individual stroke play. Bartels won the tournament by 17 strokes. For a complete recap of the 2023 NDHSAA Class B Girls Golf State Tournament visit:   

  • Class A Girls Golf Region Meets wrapped up Monday. It’s been a busy week for girls golf around the state. In addition to the 2023 NDHSAA Class B Girls Golf State Tournament, the Class A East and West Region Tournaments were played at Tom O’Leary Golf Course (West) and Grand Forks Country Club (East) on Monday, September 25. In the West, Mandan continued its brilliant play this fall winning its first ever team region championship by posting a team score of 312. The Braves were led by Anna Huettl, who shot a 1-under 71 to earn West Region medalist honors. In the East, Grand Forks Red River picked up the sweep winning the East Region team championship with an impressive team tally of 293 strokes. East Region individual medalist honors were won by senior Jaya Grube, who scored a 3-under 69. 

  • 2023 NDHSAA Class A Girls Golf State Tournament set for next week. The 2023 NDHSAA Class A Girls Golf State Tournament is set for October 2-3 at the Grand Forks Country Club. Bismarck Century, Bismarck St. Mary’s Dickinson, Fargo Davies, Fargo Shanley, Grand Forks Red River, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot, Wahpeton, West Fargo High, and West Fargo Sheyenne qualified for team stroke play. Defending individual medalist Rose Solberg of Fargo Davies will be trying for a repeat championship in a very talented field of individual players. Be sure to follow all the action on iWanamaker. To view the Live Scoring of the 2023 NDHSAA Class A Girls Golf State Tournament create a free account on iWanamaker and visit

  • Class B Volleyball squads meet in the West for the Des Lacs-Burlington Tournament. The 2023 Des-Lacs-Burlington Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for September 29-30. It’s one of the best Class B regular season tournaments and should provide plenty of intriguing matchups throughout the weekend. Des Lacs-Burlington, May-Port-CG, Glen Ullin-Hebron, Carrington, Kenmare-Bowbells are in Poll A. Center-Stanton, Rugby, New Rockford-Sheyenne, Linton-HMB and Dickinson Trinity are in Poll B, Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich, Beulah, Bishop Ryan, Park River/Fordville-Lankin and Central Cass are in Pool C. LaMoure-Litchville/Marion, Or Redeemer’s, Ray, Northern Cass and Thompson are in Pool D.

  • JOTTINGS. Grand Forks Red River defeated Grand Forks Central 6-3 in an Eastern Dakota Conference boys tennis team dual on Tuesday, September 26 to extend its active team dual winning streak to 25 matches and take sole possession of first place in the EDC standings in the final week of the regular season. … Fargo Davies handed Fargo Shanley a 4-1 boys soccer loss on Tuesday, September 26. It was the Deacons’ first loss of the season, but Shanley still maintains a four-point lead over Fargo Davies in the EDC standings. … Bismarck Legacy defeated Minot High 1-0 in boys soccer on Tuesday, September 26. It was the Magicians’ first loss of the season. 

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