NDHSAA Wednesday Water Cooler (January 26)


January 26, 2022 12:00 pm

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.

  • Dickinson tops No. 1-ranked Bismarck Century in boys hoops. For the second time this season the Bismarck Century boys basketball team has taken a loss as the No. 1-ranked team in Class A. On January 4 the Patriots fell to Bismarck High 106-103 and on Tuesday, January 25, Century was bested by Dickinson 85-73 in a Western Dakota Association contest. Dickinson was led by Alex Dvorak who scored 23 points and Britton Cranston who chipped in 21 points. The Midgets are now 7-6 overall and improved to 5-5 in WDA play. Dickinson currently sits in fifth place in the WDA standings. Century is 10-2 overall and 9-2 in WDA. Dickinson’s victory snapped a 12-game winning streak in the all-time series between the Patriots and Midgets. The last time Dickinson defeated Bismarck Century was January 10, 2017. The new Class A basketball polls are released later tonight (Wednesday, January 26).

  • Grand Forks boys swimmer’s time in the 50-Yard Freestyle makes a mark. Grand Forks sophomore Ryaan Alshami turned in a time of 21.75 seconds in the 50-Yard Freestyle event during the Grand Forks vs. West Fargo Sheyenne boys swimming dual held Tuesday, January 25 at the Hyslop Sports Center in Grand Forks. Alshami’s time is the fastest state meet-qualifying performance in the 50-Yard Freestyle this season. Minot senior Grant Schaeffer previously had the state’s fastest time in the 50-Yard Freestyle this season (21.92 seconds) on December 11. 

  • Minot girls basketball scores a big win over Bismarck High. Minot avenged an earlier loss this season to Bismarck High on Tuesday, January 25 by defeating the No. 2-ranked Demons 65-50 at Bismarck High. The victory strengthens the Magicians’ grip on the No. 2 spot in the Western Dakota Association girls basketball standings at 10-1 overall and 9-1 in WDA play. Minot was led by junior Maya Aguilar who scored a team high 16 points. The Magicians also got 15 points apiece from Magdelana Fricke and Mariah Evenson. Minot has a seven-game homestand to look forward to highlighted by a game with Bismarck Century on February 5.   

  • Grand Forks Red River scores big victory over Grand Forks Central. Red River maintained its lead in the East Region boys hockey standings with a 1-0 win over Grand Forks Central on Tuesday, January 25 at Purpur Arena. The Roughriders’ lone goal was scored by junior forward Mason Reynolds. Red River kept its three point lead in the East Region standings over Fargo Davies. Fargo Davies defeated Fargo South/Shanley 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday.

  • Quick hitters. Our Redeemer’s sophomore Maya Vibeto scored the 1,000th point of her prep girls basketball career in the Knights’ 62-45 win over Surrey on Tuesday, January 25. … Flasher senior forward Jace Friesz scored the 1,000th point of his prep boys basketball career in the Bulldogs’ 70-65 win over New Salem-Almont on Tuesday, January 18.

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