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, THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 Pa e 9 By Kevin Skavhaug It takes a Lawsuit It only took "talk" of a lawsuit to get the North Dakota Volleyball season moved to the fall from the winter. That was, what, a dozen years ago now? Talk of moving girls class B golf to the fall has been going on for a lot longer than that. Every year for the past 20 years the idea of chang- ing girls golf to the fall comes up and every year it dies a slow death. I'm sure it will come up again this year. So why the question? Because to many people it makes sense. Obviously to many, it doesn't. But here are the arguing points to moving girls golf to the fall 1) Area golf courses see a huge drop off in play in late August and September compared to May. This change alone would elimi- nate much 9fthe conflict lo- cal golfers and high school golfers have when compet- ing for course time. 2) The weather is almost without fail much better for golf in late August and Sep- tember in North Dakota compared to May. To be realistic, who wouldn't rather play golf on one of the many beautiful September days than a more usual than not cold day in May. Relat- ed to this is number three be- low. 3) The girls could have an actual 6 to 8 week season compared to the sometimes 4 or even 3 week season we get in our corner of the state Not much of a golf season. If you have a college caliber player who would like to be seen by college golf coaches, well, playing at mid season form in May out of the question 4) If girls class B golf was in the fall, the players would have had the entire summer to have worked on their game. When they start the high school season, they would indeed be in midsea- son form, thus increasing their ability to compete with players for college scholar- ships from states that have weather that provide ample playing time. By the way, in North Dakota, Class A girls play in the fall, putting them at a distinct advantage over the Class B girls who might be competing for the same college golf scholarship 5) But scholarships aside, golf by nature is designed to be played in good weather. Playing in May almost guar- antees that some meets will be played in wind, cold temps, rain and even snow. Early Autumn seldom sees days as nasty, as our Aprils and Mays. Well, what are the objec- tions? The primary objection is the fact that golf and vol- leyball would collide and apparently cannot coexist. But we do it without a sec- ond thoflght in the spring. There are many dual sport athletes in the spring FCP Cont page 15 1 Photos: Lany Bid Left: Aggie third baseman Bryce Wood fires a throw to first after fielding a ground ball. Bryce got the runner at first in the Aggies 240 win over Pembina County North. Bottom Middle: Ag- gies pitcher Nick Thompson underhands the ball to first after fielding a grounder hit back to the mound. Top Right: Drayton/St. ThomasNalley-Edinburg Blue Knights shortstop Nathan Gilleshammer has the baseball but is late in putting the tag on Nick Thompson stealing second. Bottom Right: Aggie first baseman Tom Magnusson underhands the ball to first after field- ing a ground ball. Nick Thompson the pitcher was covedng first. The Aggies downed Drayton/st. ThomasNalley-Edinburg 4-2 in the first game and followed that up with a 18-0 win. in By Kevin Skavhaug solid defense behind the pitching of The Press of Nathan Zavalney and would get PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The a five run inning in the sixth to win Aggies exploded for 11 runs over going away. Bryce Wood had a two innings to take a 12-2 win over double and two runs batted ill the Grafton Spoilers here Tuesday. during the filth and Jayse Fontaine Charlie Thompson laced a three went two for four at the plate with run double to deep center field in the third that eraseda 2-0,Spoiler one run batted in. lead. Will Magnusson followed With the win the Aggies re- with a deep homerun on thenext mained in a first place tie with pitch to make it a 6-2 Aggie lead. Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich in From there the Aggies played the region standings By Kevin Skavhaug open window via walks and errors. of The Press But it was a two mn single down the PARK RIVER, N.D. -- First right field line by Bryce Wood that place was on the line Saturday as the broke the game open PRFL Aggies hosted the Langdon From there the up start pitching of senior Tom Magnusson was able Area/Edmore/Mnnich Cardinals in to keep Cardinal hitters off the base a battle for first place in Region 4 paths through the fifth inning when baseball Nathan Zavalney came in to get the The Aggies broke open a score- save less game in the second when they With the win the Aggies stand scored five runs, three of those un- alone in first place with Langdon earned as the Cards provided an falling to second. 9 By Kevin Skavhaug of The Press CAVALIER, N D. -- Park River/Fordville-Lankin girls rolled by Pem- bina Cotmty North with a 114 point to 103 win in the Pembina County Outdoor meet held Monday in Cavalier. The AgNes bested an 11-team field, including a team from the far south in Enderlin/Maple Valley The Drayton/Valley-Edinburg girls finished fourth in the meet with 78 points The DVE boys would finish fifth with 68 points while PRFL end- ed in last place with just four points. Local Individual placers included: PRFL: Beatrice Kjelland: 1st 100 Meter Dash, 1st 200 Meter Dash. Elaina Swartz: 1st 100 Meter Hurdles, 1 st 300 Meter Hurdles. Hannah Gordon: 1 st Shot Put, 2nd Javelin. Gray- cn Cole: 2nd Shot Put. Vanessa Cooper: 3rd 100 Meters. DVE: Taylor Reilly: 3rd Javelin, 1st High Jump, 2nd Long Jump. Emilee Reilly: 1 st Pole Vault. Laiken Larson: 3rd High Jump, 2nd Triple Jump. In the boys division for DVE: Anders Rose: 1st 100 Meters, 1st Pole Vault Reed Gozdal: 1 st Javelin Connor Slama: 3rd Javelin . :i l "