Watford City’s Nick Liebel, a sophomore, battled back from an 8th place standing after shooting a seven over par, 79, on the first day of the Class B Boys State Golf Tournament to take second place individually and earn All-State honors.
Watford City’s relay teams turned in outstanding performances at the State Track and Field Meet in Bismarck last Friday and Saturday as the girls 1,600 and 3,200 meter relay teams captured first place finishes for the Wolves, while the girls 800 meter relay team took third place. In the boys division, Watford City’s 3,200 meter relay team took second place while the boys 1,600 meter relay team took fourth place.
In spite of being a first-year team, Watford City had high hopes of making it to the State Class B Baseball Tournament this year. And the Wolves very nearly saw their dreams come true as they worked their way through the Region 7 Tournament before falling in the title game to Minot Bishop Ryan 5-4.
Karson Pederson earned the right to advance to the State B Girls Golf Tournament with a second place finish at the Region 6 Golf Tournament on May 6.
It may have taken longer than either Dave Dougherty or Greg Brown wanted, but with bright sunny skies and warm temperatures last week, Watford City runners finally had their chance to qualify for the State Class B Track Meet.
With wins over New Town and Williston Trinity Christian last week, Watford City will be advancing to the Region 7 Tournament as the No. 3 seed.
Watford City athletes again had to struggle against strong winds on Saturday as the Wolves competed at the New Salem Track Meet at the Bismarck Community Bowl. “I feel our team ran extremely well in the meet,” stated Greg Brown, girls’ head coach.
Watford City’s varsity girls golf team finished in first place at the Ray Invitational State Qualifier on Friday, May 1. “I am pleasantly surprised with the win,” stated LeRoy Bettenhausen, girls head coach. “The ladies had a super team effort playing in cool, damp weather conditions this week.”
A cool, wet spring has definitely made the high school track season much more complicated this year as the dates of several meets this past week were changed because of inclement weather. But in spite of poor conditions, Watford City’s track teams are continuing to make big improvements in their performances.
The Watford City varsity boys and girls track teams opened their seasons on Tuesday, April 14 at the Mohall Track Meet, which was held at Minot State University. The Wolves’ girls team took third place with 85 points, while the boys team took fourth place with 95 points.
With this winter’s record snowfall and the late arrival of spring due to cold, wet temperatures, it may have seemed like track season was never going to happen in North Dakota. But at long last, Watford City’s boys and girls track teams are finally starting their competitive season as the Wolves will compete in the Mohall Invitational at Minot State University on Friday.
Like all other North Dakota high school spring sports teams, the Watford City High School golf teams have patiently been waiting for the start of their season. And with four golf meets already cancelled because of snow-covered courses, LeRoy Bettenhausen, girls head coach, says his girls are ready to start playing.
Let’s play ball! That’s the rallying cry of the Watford City baseball team as the Wolves anxiously await opening day action of their inaugural season. And after a snowy, wet spring the wait for the start of spring high school baseball is just about over for the Wolves as Watford City welcomes Des Lac/Burlington to town for a double header on Thursday at 4 p.m.