Thomas Nelson and Justin Nelson represented Wahpeton very well on day one of the 2015 State Class A Golf Tournament, at Edgewood Golf Course in Fargo on Tuesday. Thomas is tied for seventh with a 77 (37-40) and his brother Justin tied for 22nd shooting an 80 (41-39). Both struggled at times today, but still managed to post scores that will enable them to move up the leaderboard Tuesday.
The Breckenridge Cowboys’ baseball team had their chances, but the team’s season came to a close in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as they couldn’t shake their offensive slump in a 2-0 loss to the Menahga, Minnesota, Braves. Since Breckenridge entered the double elimination round, the last three playoff games, they’ve registered 20 innings and only scored during one of them as they rallied for five runs in a 5-0 win over Wheaton, Minnesota.
Running wild through Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has garnered what Minnesota State University Moorhead running back Zayne Medhaug would call some unexpected attention. The Dragon workhorse and Wahpeton graduate was named to the small school NFL Draft prospect list on the NFL Draft Diamonds website. The list consists of FCS to Division III football players. The senior standout set career-highs in nearly every statistical category last season, rushing for 1,127 yards and scoring 21 total touchdowns.
Every season American Legion baseball teams welcome back players who have graduated, but are still young enough to compete. Wahpeton’s four returning sluggers, Spencer Edwardson, Brock Lingen, Hunter McCall and Kameron McNary, will lead Post 20 and hope to repeat with another state championship.
MORRIS, Minn. – The Breckenridge Cowboys’ baseball team dropped their first game of the double elimination portion of the Subsection playoffs to the No. 1 seeded Brandon-Evansville, Minnesota, Chargers 2-0 Thursday in Morris. The offensive struggles carried over to the second game as they were shut out for a dozen consecutive innings on the day. Facing elimination, the Cowboys strung a rally together to score all five of their runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the Wheaton, Minnesota, Warriors’ season with a 5-0 victory to stay alive in the tournament.
Winning your section and advancing to state is no small feat, no matter the circumstances. However to Breckenridge junior Treyton Hought and sophomore Stevin Lipp it’s just another competition.
After being named a Heart of Lakes All-Conference golfer, senior Nick Jirak had another strong showing at the South Subsection 8AA Meet Wednesday in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He earned the right to advance to the sectional meet next Monday in Walker, Minnesota. The rest of the Breckenridge boys golf team performed up to standard as well, with three golfers finishing in the 90s on a rather challenging course. The team finished sixth out of the eight teams, shooting a 393.
Five years ago Thomas Nelson finished in the top-10 at the East Region Meet as an eighth grader and Wahpeton Coach Jeff Ralph knew he had a special golfer on his hands. Nelson, now a senior, tied for fifth at this year’s East Region Meet, as his brother, sophomore Justin Nelson, took home the first-place medal shooting a 71. Even with Justin Nelson shooting the best score on the day, Thomas Nelson was the man of the hour after being named East Region Senior Golfer of the Year.
A bridge south of Fairmount, North Dakota, connecting a township road and another on Richland County Highway 4, are the bridge projects slated for this year’s construction season, according to the Richland County Highway Department.
North Dakota State College of Science is expanding its educational opportunities to other institutions in the region and vice versa thanks to an invitation to join the Tri-College University.
This photo provided by Joe Burns shows the Minneapolis artist working on a painting of oilfield roughneck at work. Twenty-five paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom will be showcased for the first time in June, 2015, in Williston, N.D. Burns took his easel and a camera to Williston for about 30 days throughout 2014 to paint on site and take pictures of people he would later paint on canvasses back at his studio. (Joe Burns via AP)
The annual Movies in the Park series will kickoff this weekend during Blue Goose Days.
Erik Manning makes a play on a shallow pop up. The Cowboy defense held strong for nearly the entire game, but the Braves capitalized on Breckenridge’s mistakes to come away with a 2-0 win.
Thomas Nelson shot a 37 on the front nine and a 40 on the back nine to finish with a 77. His brother, Justin, trails Thomas by three strokes.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover which killed two area men Sunday.
Steve Vertin has requested to head-up a project to preserve a small portion of Breckenridge’s old City Hall building, which was left standing after demolition, as a monument to the nearly 100-year old building. The façade sits on the east side of the property and would be located at the edge of the new parking lot if allowed to stand.
Hankinson hosted its first Polka Fest Friday and Saturday. Fans of the music and dancing came from Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Dancers swing across the dance floor to music by Julie Lee and her White Rose Band.
The Nova R8400 Model 1 is one of the drones produced at ComDel Innovations in Wahpeton.
Zayne Medhaug has been named to NFL Draft Diamonds’ list of small school draft prospects. The Wahpeton graduate eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing last season and scored 21 touchdowns for the MSUM Dragons.