Kramer to play baseball at MSU
Bishop Ryan standout catcher Ben Kramer has decided to play baseball for Minot State University.
Kra-mer, a four-year starter at Bishop Ryan, is a two-time state Class B baseball champion and a four-time state baseball qualifier. He was twice named to the all-state tournament team, has a 3.5 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to major in sports medicine.
As a junior, Kramer batted .574 with 31 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples and two home runs. He had a slugging percentage of .875, an on-base percentage of .660 and a fielding percentage of .995.
Hall of Fame nominees accepted
The Selection Committee for the Minot High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be accepting nominations from citizens of Minot or Minot High School alumni for candidates to receive this honor. Contact Pat McNally at 857-4431 with nominations.
Gatorade recognizes Sigl
Bismarck High School's Kelsey Sigl was named the 2008-09 Gatorade North Dakota Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Sigl, the second BHS recipient of the award, averaged 16.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season in leading the Demons to a berth in the state Class A tournament.
Sigl has a 3.37 GPA and is a member of her local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.
Yellow Jackets survive second half
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. - No. 5 seeded Black Hills State built a 30-17 first half lead and held off run by Cal State-East Bay winning 62-58 at the first round of the 2009 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament Thursday at Keeter Gymnasium.
The Yellow Jackets (28-4), the Dakota Athletic Conference's only representative, moves on to face Morningside College today at noon in the tournament's second round.
Cain Atkinson scored 21 points in 34 minutes for BHSU. DAC player of the year Luke Enos chipped in with 14 points and three rebounds. Will Johnson pulled down 14 rebounds and scored four points for the Yellow Jackets.
Tauran Moore scored a game-high 31 points on 7 of 12 3-point shooting for East Bay. He was the only player in double figures. Finis Jones had nine rebounds in the loss.