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Alex’s Tale of the Tape #735, Date: Oct. 11, 2017
Minot State women’s soccer defender Kelli Creese talks about breaking the Beavers’ record for the most minutes played in the program’s history.
The six-year experienced senior took some bumps along the way, including a season-ending injury just two games into her sophomore season.
“I broke my collarbone in the first 10 minutes of the game,” Creese said. “Since I wanted to play, I played the rest of the game and overtime with a broken bone. And I still wanted to keep playing, but (head coach) Jason (Spain) made me go to the hospital because he knew something was wrong.”
Creese finished with 6,937 minutes played — a career record that was topped a season later by Ashley Franco with 6,948 minutes played.
Alex’s Tale of the Tape #1,871, Date: July 17, 2019
The Surrey Blue Sox baseball team ended the 2019 Class B American Legion regular season with a 6-0 regional counter win over the Velva 39ers.
Pitcher Alex Hansen was lights out on the mound with a complete-game shutout after a rather bizarre start to the game.
The ball fell out of Hansen’s glove before the opening pitch. The game carried on like nothing ever happened.
Mason Dunn provided the spark and run support the Blue Sox needed with a two-run home run in the third inning.
“Really, I didn’t have anything going through my head,” Dunn said. “My mind was clear. I just saw a pitch and owned it… I think that hyped a bunch of people up for the rest of the game.”
Alex’s Tale of the Tape #490, Date: May 20, 2017
The Class B Northwest Regional meet at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot showcased the best of the local track and field standouts.
Making that final push before the state meet a week away was on everybody’s mind.
Stanley’s Abby Iverson made the most of the occasion by winning both hurdle events of 100 and 300 meters.
She beat out the likes of Watford City’s Sydney Sanford and a pair of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark hurdlers in Sara Bonn and Brooke Bailey.
“That is the best I’ve ever done,” Iverson said. “The finish line, that’s all I saw. I just kept going and attacking each (hurdle). It feels awesome.”