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PORTS TttEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 By Kevin Skavhaug Men of Steel (women too)... I'm gonna step out on the ledge on this one and say that the band kids are the toughest in school. Tougher than the football team, who played their last game the last two years in- doors in 72 comfortable degrees. Tougher than vol- leyball, basketball, or even hockey players who all play indoors. Tougher than base- ball players who can wear jackets and huddle in the dugout when it gets cold outside. Tougher than track kids who can put on the warmest of clothes when their event is over. Most of them huddle in blankets in a tent when it gets a little chilly. But not our marching band. Last Friday night, in 36 degree temperatures with steady winds of 30 mph, the band kids marched for an hour at Bismarck's "Band Night." Most were in short sleeve polo shirts (the offi- cial uniform of our band.): Many had to press ,ndmb lips to metal instruments. They all had to keep the nose juice from pooling on their upper lip; not an easy task when both hands are occupied. Even the old tongue lick doesn't work with a trumpet in your mouth. But they all survived. They lined up 70th in a pa- rade of 80 entrants at 6:00 p.m. At a little after 8:00 they were back in the bus, shivered but coherent. Even their leader had to brave the elements. The kids said it was worth it. Band night is a big thing in Bismarck. People come out and line the parade route and cheer on the bands. Parents bring their kids. Dogs accompany many as well. It's an early Fourth of July kind of thing without the freworks. This year none would have ig- nited anyway; it was way too cold. Later that night at the ho- tel one of the kids said how this is one of his favorite events of the school year. But he also said he was en- vious of the bands with the full marching outfits, you know, the ones with the long sleeve jackets., if even for wiping the nose juice. Hopefully next time the weather won't be so ornery. !i!iii!) !!: i! ~i!~I :~i i)! ;!~!! Photos: Larry Biri Above: Aggie girls golf coach Alyssa Schauer does some coaching to golfers Jaymee Sangralt (left) and Makayla Jelinek before teeing off on the ninth hole at Hillcrest in Park River. Brenda Nilson also coach- es the gids. The Aggie girls finished second to Langdon in the meet. Top Right: Makayla Jelinek watch- es her tee shot on the ninth hole at Hillcrest. Bottom Right: Minto golfer Alexis Nice watches her chip shot fly towards the pin on the ninth hole. ByKevin Skavhaug Johrtson's 81 tied for medalist honors (his sec- Spencer Skavhaug hot an and Jonahgies Ibm:bed second by 40 strokes t,, of The Press ond tournament victory in four outings). The Ruzicka finished with a 0!). .,hm: , \ rgie m'c fiw ~ ~,r:!l ~! PARKRIVER, N.D. --- Both Aggie golf Aggies shot a 431, one stroke behind In four meets liu lhis 5ear, the Aggic nip to ,i'.m:. lhcir regional qt atilk teams placed second in their respective Grafton. To the Aggies credit, one Aggie boys have finished third twk:e second ot c,:: i.; !'htusday this week m I tournaments on Thursday. The boys lost to player called a two stroke penalty on him- and first once. The top ihrce eams in region llrm .rik is the leading ,we !: w !h Graffon by just one stroke while the girls fin- self for hitting the wrong ball. tOUlamment, which will be played tomorrow Aggi,.:s ttis yem with oH er x ar;dt5 ished second to Langdon once again. Other top scorers for theAggies were Jace in Cavalier, will tl c talc Ic, mcmbev lhat include Kaitt . In the boys meet. Jordan Johnson once Jehlicka with an 82 which was a solid sec- nament in late May. kirstii /halev ',~ again led the Aggies to a good team score, ond place in scoring tbr the tournament. In the girls tot .qmm nt l 'st vcek. Ilk'/\g, l,;',!ic Left: Minto-Mid- way Mustangs right fielder We- ston Napier charges the baseball hit down the right field line. Right: Aggies Adam Zavalney tums the double play against Minto-Midway. The Aggies handily downed the Mustangs at Midway. m,i,,,,,i,, 14 I' ii ~ ,1' I~ r' Photos: Larry Biri Full time, Part time, Local and Over the Road. No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 Do you or your group have a story to tell? Contact The Press: (7or) (701)248-3144 Or (701)520-0545 Minto, ND