NDHSAA Wednesday Water Cooler (February 9)


February 9, 2022 2:00 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.

  • Enderlin’s Joe Hurlburt eclipses 2,000 career point milestone. Enderlin senior Joe Hurlburt scored the 2,000th point of his prep boys basketball career during the Eagles’ 85-47 Region 1 road victory over Richland on Tuesday, February 8. Hurlburt finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds in the victory. Last Thursday (February 3) Hurlburt broke the state’s unofficial all-time & Class B boys basketball career rebounds record during the Eagles’ 89-61 win over Oak Grove at Enderlin High School. Hurlburt surpassed Linton’s Dean Streyle on the all-time list, eclipsing Streyle’s mark of 1,339 rebounds. Hurlburt also finished with 37 points during the Eagles’ win. Hurlburt is signed to play collegiate men’s basketball at the University of Colorado. 

  • Cordell Volson, a 2016 Drake High School graduate, gets NFL Scouting Combine invite. Last week former North Dakota State offensive tackle and 2016 Drake High School graduate Cordell Volson was preparing for the East-West Shrine Bowl game in Las Vegas. A strong showing at the collegiate football event has led to more big news for Volson who announced late last week he has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine schedule for March 1-7 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Official invites for the NFL Combine were announced today (Wednesday, February 9). Volson becomes the 15th player from NDSU to receive an invite to the Combine and joins Carson Wentz (NDSU QB, 2016 prospect, 2011 Bismarck Century graduate) as former North Dakota prep football standouts to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

  • Class B Boys Wrestling Team Dual State Tournament seeding takes place Thursday. The 2022 NDHSAA Class A Boys Wrestling Team Dual State Tournament Bracket was finalized over the weekend and on Thursday, February 10 the 2022 NDHSAA Class B Boys Wrestling Team Dual State Tournament will be seeded to determine quarterfinal pairings. The Team Dual State Tournaments are set for Saturday, February 19 at the FARGODOME. Visit www.ndhsaanow.com for the seeding results.

  • Class B District Girls Basketball Tournaments begin this week. Believe it or not the postseason tournaments are starting to pop on the calendar. Class B District Girls Basketball Tournaments kickoff the fun as we get closer and closer to March Madness. Visit https://ndhsaa.com/district-touramnment/basketball-girls for more information on Class B District Basketball Tournaments including bracket and schedules.  

  • Quick hitters. Fargo North sophomore Jeremiah Sem scored 46 points in the Spartans’ 125-60 Eastern Dakota Conference boys basketball win over Devils Lake at the Spartandome. Sem made six 3-pointers and 12 free throws in the victory while also posting four rebounds and five steals. The 46-point scoring effort set a new single-game school record for North breaking the previous high total of 45 points set by Siman Sem (Jeremiah’s older brother). … Fargo Davies defeated Grand Forks Red River 5-3 in an East Region boys hockey matchup on Tuesday, February 8. The victory pulls Davies’ to within one point of the Roughriders in the East Region standings. … No. 8-ranked Central Cass picked up a big Region 1 boys basketball victory over No. 2-ranked Kindred on Tuesday, February 8. The Squirrels defeated the Vikings 69-60. Enderlin is atop the Region 1 standings with a 7-0 region mark followed by Kindred and Central Cass – both at 7-1.

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